News Forum - HomePage - RSS News Forum - HomePage - RSS ( Tue, 17 05 2017 04:05:53 GMT Tue, 17 05 2017 04:05:53 GMT Michelle Yeoh would unleash ‘years of martial arts training’ if Weinstein made sex advances Tue, 17 02 2017 04:02:38 GMT 5e5de0fdde67d1fe3234759daa5eb17bc9874df4 Associated Press, by Staff Posted By: PageTurner- Tue, 17 02 2017 04:02:38 GMT Actress Michelle Yeoh said Tuesday that she was aware of Harvey Weinstein’s reputation and would have unleashed “years of martial arts training” on the fallen Hollywood mogul had he ever tried to sexually harass her. In a statement to Associated Press, the Malaysian star added to the chorus of female voices speaking out about the sexual harassment scandal surrounding Weinstein, who produced or distributed many of Yeoh’s films and TV shows. “Any man who treats women with such disrespect and contempt should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law,” said Yeoh, who stars in the new TV series Star Hollywood’s Other ‘Open Secret’ Besides Harvey Weinstein: Preying on Young Boys Tue, 17 27 2017 03:27:30 GMT 2e0dbd77eab8caa6276014710112935d7ce252e6 Daily Beast, by Ira Madison III Posted By: Drive- Tue, 17 27 2017 03:27:30 GMT Last week, former child actor Corey Feldman (Stand by Me, The Goonies) tweeted that he’d been asked for a statement about Harvey Weinstein’s sexual'harassment and rape allegations. It makes sense, since he has spent years speaking out about sexual abuse in Hollywood—not of women, but of young men. He has long alleged that pedophilia is the worst problem in Hollywood and that it’s in part responsible for his best friend Corey Haim’s eventual death by drug overdose. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter in 2016, Feldman said: “[Haim] had more direct abuse than I did. With me, there were some molestations, and The good news and bad news about today’s massive Wi'Fi bug Tue, 17 22 2017 03:22:26 GMT a598ebbdbcf6b59ea7c8bbd491cd51d01d18eab5 The Verge, by Russell Brandom Posted By: earlybird- Tue, 17 22 2017 03:22:26 GMT Today, researchers published details of a new attack against Wi'Fi encryption, which they dubbed “Krack.” Manufacturers have known about the issue for more than a month, but it still caught much of the industry off guard; major companies are still scrambling to deploy patches before an exploit code becomes available. It’s an unusual bug — both hard to exploit and hard to fix — and it’s already stretching vendor patching systems to their limit. Here’s what you need to know to keep your own devices safe.The good news is Krack is a wide but shallow bug: nearly every device that How a Healthy Economy Can Shorten Life Spans Tue, 17 40 2017 02:40:52 GMT d9a56b93015c34379cc5a7944b3e74e6469f2ff4 New York Times, by Austin Frakt Posted By: NorthernDog- Tue, 17 40 2017 02:40:52 GMT The health of a nation’s economy and the health of its people are connected, but in some surprising ways. At times like these, when the economy is strong and unemployment is low, research has found that death rates rise. At least, in the short term. In the long term, economic growth is good for health. What’s going on? One study of European countries just before and during the Great Recession found that a one'percentage'point increase in the unemployment rate is associated with an 0.5 percent decline in the overall mortality rate. Other studies of Europe during different periods, as well Sharyl Attkisson Pulls Back the Curtain Tue, 17 32 2017 02:32:58 GMT cb11602bfb6c73df55fa7b1fefae806fdf797e44 American Thinker, by John Dietrich Posted By: magnante- Tue, 17 32 2017 02:32:58 GMT Sharyl Attkisson’s The Smear gives insight to how news is made today. It goes a long way in convincing readers that they should believe only a small portion of what is released by the government and reported by the press. This leads to a very cynical view of the news and confirms Otto von Bismarck’s claim that "Nothing is proven until it is officially denied." Attkinsson gives an account of how massive the smear industry is. (snip) Her account of Larry Flynt’s reward for information on Congressional extramarital affairs was revealing. Just how many congressmen have nothing to hide and FBI uncovered Russian bribery plot before Obama administration approved controversial nuclear deal with Moscow Tue, 17 19 2017 02:19:09 GMT 6369d1763d4544d59a2f5d7097ddc53101017d04 The Hill, by John Solomon and Alison Spann Posted By: steveW- Tue, 17 19 2017 02:19:09 GMT Before the Obama administration approved a controversial deal in 2010 giving Moscow control of a large swath of American uranium, the FBI had gathered substantial evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering designed to grow Vladimir Putin’s atomic energy business inside the United States, according to government documents and interviews. Federal agents used a confidential U.S. witness working inside the Russian nuclear industry to gather extensive financial records, make secret recordings and intercept emails as early as 2009 that showed Moscow had compromised an American uranium trucking firm with bribes and kickbacks in Why the unknown motive in the Las Vegas massacre is so unsettling Tue, 17 59 2017 01:59:52 GMT 99df421da7a1adfac07bf0b2cd4e9d62d88530ae Los Angeles Times, by Melissa Healey Posted By: Drive- Tue, 17 59 2017 01:59:52 GMT Without answers that make gunman Stephen Paddock a rare and distant monster, Americans “are paralyzed” by fear LAS VEGAS '' We need to know. Two weeks after Stephen Paddock rained down bullets on attendees of a country music festival in Las Vegas, killing 58 and injuring more than 500, investigators are no closer to understanding the gunman’s motives. For a nation riveted by the deadliest mass shooting in recent U.S. history, this is a deeply unsettling problem. Police detectives and criminal profilers are working overtime to dissect Paddock’s behavior, circumstances and psychological state in the lead'up to the shootings. Mental health professionals and experts How to Break a Sexual Harassment Story Tue, 17 45 2017 01:45:32 GMT 35f0942705dbd7b3ac5ab449cdaf006c263d0874 New York Times, by ALEXANDRIA SYMONDS Posted By: Drive- Tue, 17 45 2017 01:45:32 GMT It starts with a whisper. A prominent man has used his wealth and power to harass or abuse a woman — or worse — and then to intimidate her, or to buy her silence. As several reporters at The New York Times have learned this year, it rarely ends with a single woman, a single whisper. Over the past six months, The Times has published three major investigative reports about sexual harassment across the media, tech and film industries. In April, Emily Steel and Mike Schmidt reported that over a series of years, about $13 million was paid to address complaints from women The Method to Trump’s ‘Madness’ Tue, 17 36 2017 01:36:40 GMT 34585eab6f63d9751488e09575816783d262a6eb American Greatness, by Victor Davis Hanson Posted By: garnet- Tue, 17 36 2017 01:36:40 GMT The Democratic Party, as it did after Hubert Humphrey’s close loss in 1968, seems still to be misdiagnosing its 2016 defeat. Democrats see too little identity politics rather than too much as their trouble, and thus are redoubling on what has been slowly shrinking the party into coastal enclaves. Promoting Black Lives Matter and open borders, promising free tuition and tax hikes, opposing fracking and pipeline construction, pushing single'payer health care and an ever'expanding transgender agenda as well as abortion—these are not majority positions. Neither will embracing Hollywood, the media, or the NFL protests win over voters. Thinking (or hoping) that President Emotional John McCain slams ´half'baked, spurious nationalism´ sweeping America in speech aimed at Trump as Joe Biden presents him with lifetime of service award Tue, 17 36 2017 01:36:22 GMT 95954182caa92eff16590b4e0ebf18eef97897a5 Daily Mail [UK] & Associated Press, by Regina F. Graham Posted By: KarenJ1- Tue, 17 36 2017 01:36:22 GMT Sen. John McCain warned against the US turning toward ´half'baked, spurious nationalism´ and jabbed at unnamed pushers of isolationist politics while at an event honoring the war hero´s contributions. (Snip) ´To abandon the ideals we have advanced around the globe, to refuse the obligations of international leadership for the sake of some half'baked, spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems, is as unpatriotic as an attachment to any other tired dogma of the past that Americans consigned to the ash heap of history,´ he said. He added: ´We live in a land made of California 2018 Senate primary shaping up as a bloody Democrat showdown Tue, 17 26 2017 01:26:27 GMT 9add08457a5c0679714728f3a16e29082ff96ea9 American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson Posted By: magnante- Tue, 17 26 2017 01:26:27 GMT Democrats are deeply split into two factions. The old guard, a gerontocracy that still runs the Congressional caucuses, is white, liberal. and very, very old. or racialist. The other faction is very progressive, if not outright socialist younger, far left, and heavily minority, usually comitted to identity politics. Thanks to two recent announcements, we can look forward to an open slugging match between to the two factions on a vast scale, one that may last most of the year, through a springtime primary election and a general election in November. First, ancient (84), rich (estimated net worth more than $40 million), Global Warming Hypocrites: Their Carbon Footprint Is OK, But Yours Must Be Eliminated Tue, 17 57 2017 12:57:46 GMT 25ea55584d0417514fcca9f6a5461bfc789ef27a Investor’s Business Daily, by Kerry Jackson Posted By: RockyTCB- Tue, 17 57 2017 12:57:46 GMT Scientists, identified as "conservation scientists" who presumably oppose human greenhouse gas emissions, have looked into their own lifestyles, as well as the lifestyles of other "conservation scientists," and found that they are preaching one thing while practicing another. "Most" of these scientists, the British Telegraph reports, "have a carbon footprint which is virtually no different to anyone else." Those are the findings of a new study from Cambridge University published by researchers who were "were keen to find out whether being fully informed about global warming, plastic in the ocean or the environmental impact of eating meat, triggers more ethical To Fix Everything Wrong With Obama´s Failed Iran Nuke Deal, Trump Had To Decertify It Tue, 17 55 2017 12:55:31 GMT 20e9c5ff419bbe5fd9b6240d1f718ee3bf6aff17 Investor’s Business Daily, by Staff Posted By: RockyTCB- Tue, 17 55 2017 12:55:31 GMT Nuclear Threat: As usual, the big media and Democrats are falling all over themselves in criticizing President Trump´s decision to decertify Iran´s compliance with President Obama´s nuclear deal. But in truth, Trump´s move was a clever one that will force both Iran and Congress to move beyond the failed status quo. In decertifying the Iran nuclear deal, which Obama concluded in 2015 without Congress, Trump now puts the ball in Congress´ court. Under legislation passed by Congress in response to Obama´s deeply flawed Iran treaty — a deal so bad he didn´t even dare submit it to Congress for approval — Three More Trump/Russia ´Bombshells´ Turn Out To Be Duds Tue, 17 53 2017 12:53:05 GMT fb75c3e74e7e0a02018ffb444c9b028893294192 Investor’s Business Daily, by Staff Posted By: RockyTCB- Tue, 17 53 2017 12:53:05 GMT Scandalmongering: Over the weekend, CNN offered up a shocking revelation: Russia had enlisted Pikachu and his Pokemon pals in its effort to get Donald Trump elected president. Well, not really. It was just the latest nonstory whipped up by the Trump'hating press. Here´s the headline CNN put on its "exclusive" story: "Even Pokemon Go used by extensive Russian'linked meddling effort." It begins: "Russian efforts to meddle in American politics did not end at Facebook and Twitter. A CNN investigation of a Russian'linked account shows its tentacles extended to YouTube, Tumblr and even Pokemon Go." By "meddle," of course, they mean "helped elect Trump Hillary Clinton breaks toe falling down stairs, misses BBC interview Tue, 17 39 2017 12:39:35 GMT 4ecbb9da3666079ed1cff274627824795794feb1 Telegraph (UK), by Staff Posted By: abuela10- Tue, 17 39 2017 12:39:35 GMT Hillary Clinton was delayed arriving for the filming of the BBC´s Graham Norton Show due to a broken toe. The former US presidential candidate arrived for the recording of Norton´s BBC One show wearing a surgical boot. Mrs Clinton said: "I was running down the stairs in heels with a cup of coffee in hand, I was talking over my shoulder and my heel caught and I fell backwards. "I tried to get up and it really hurt. I´ve broken my toe. I´ve received excellent care from your excellent health service." Mrs Clinton is said to be "very apologetic" after missing her slot on Fusion GPS to House: We´ll take Fifth rather than testify on Trump dossier Tue, 17 37 2017 12:37:46 GMT 900ab763fb7db0bed378099e72d849d5ed898580 Washington Examiner, by Byron York Posted By: abuela10- Tue, 17 37 2017 12:37:46 GMT On October 4, the House Intelligence Committee subpoenaed Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm at the center of the Trump dossier affair. On Monday, the company told the House what it can do with its subpoena. Fusion GPS chief Glenn Simpson and two others will "invoke their constitutional privileges not to testify," Simpson´s lawyers told the committee in a letter. The panel shouldn´t even bother to call Simpson to the hearing room, the lawyers said, because he won´t answer their questions under any circumstances. It seems unlikely the House will grant that request. If Simpson and two other GPS officials are Hillary Clinton breaks toe after falling down stairs during her London book tour Tue, 17 04 2017 12:04:12 GMT 7350e2e1adbda0141127b157a7d23e43719c4b28 New York Daily News, by Jessica Chai Posted By: Flyright- Tue, 17 04 2017 12:04:12 GMT Hillary Clinton fell and broke her toe during her book tour in London as President Trump said he hoped she would run for president again in 2020.Clinton, who had to cancel several interviews on Monday, appeared on "The Graham Norton Show" with a protective walking boot on her right foot.“I was running down the stairs in heels with a cup of coffee in hand, I was talking over my shoulder and my heel caught and I fell backwards,” she said.“I tried to get up and it really hurt. I’ve broken my toe,” Clinton continued, going on to say she received The Danger of President Pence Tue, 17 03 2017 12:03:36 GMT 064f27839ddb65083b7053a7f463764bac308672 New Yorker, by Jane Mayer Posted By: StormCnter- Tue, 17 03 2017 12:03:36 GMT On September 14th, the right'wing pundit Ann Coulter, who last year published a book titled “In Trump We Trust,” expressed what a growing number of Americans, including conservatives, have been feeling since the 2016 election. The previous day, President Trump had dined with Democratic leaders at the White House, and had impetuously agreed to a major policy reversal, granting provisional residency to undocumented immigrants who came to America as children. Republican legislators were blindsided. Within hours, Trump disavowed the deal, then reaffirmed it. Coulter tweeted, “At this point, who doesn’t want Trump impeached?” She soon added, “If we’re not getting ´A New Rosetta Stone for Astronomy´ Tue, 17 55 2017 11:55:22 GMT 9d75767bf6c7e9e5a365bf717ad06c2c5865ae1b Atlantic, by Marina Koren Posted By: StormCnter- Tue, 17 55 2017 11:55:22 GMT In September of 2015, astronomers detected, for the first time, gravitational waves, cosmic ripples that distort the very fabric of space and time. They came from a violent merger of two black holes somewhere in the universe, more than a billion light'years away from Earth. Astronomers observed the phenomenon again in December, and then again in November 2016, and then again in August of this year. The discoveries confirmed a century'old prediction by Albert Einstein, earned a Nobel prize, and ushered in a new field of astronomy. But while astronomers could observe the effects of the waves in the sensitive instruments NAFTA Update: Likely ‘Loggerheads’ to be Announced At 3:00pm… Tue, 17 41 2017 11:41:13 GMT 82af3e0ef8b5c42c85c564f8aa0475b9a4a95990 Conservative Tree House, by Sundance Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 17 41 2017 11:41:13 GMT NAFTA Round #4 negotiations have been ongoing and resulting in little progress on the serious issues surrounding the three nation trade pact. Word from behind the scenes, and off'the'record, finds several insiders with the opinion that the decision by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce lobbying group to conflict with President Trump and the U.S. trade team has backfired. U.S. CoC President Tom Donohue made the decision to align in common cause with Canada and Mexico, against the interests of the U.S., and go public with his attacks against the U.S. negotiating team, the administration and President Trump personally. Following the Blacks Trashing Trump from the Pulpit Tue, 17 24 2017 11:24:13 GMT 44f09fa8daf409c492d0ebfac89f20d779857245 American Thinker, by Lloyd Marcus Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 17 24 2017 11:24:13 GMT My brother Jerry is a deacon in his all'black church. Jerry called to tell me he confronted his pastor, telling him it is unchristian to include a hateful rant against Trump in every sermon. His pastor firmly believes Trump is a rabid racist. I asked Jerry, "What was your pastor´s response?" Jerry said his pastor gave him the same blank stare he always receives from fellow blacks when he states commonsense views that are contrary to Democrat lies believed by that most blacks. Condescendingly, Jerry´s pastor said he understood his concerns. Meanwhile, his attacks on Trump from the pulpit continue. Goat'Herding Dog Refused To Abandon Flock Amid Firestorm, Miraculously Survived Tue, 17 04 2017 11:04:46 GMT 225fc3921ccf99d3de0c46b10ab80673c58ec82a CBS SF, by Matt Yuris Posted By: Zarin- Tue, 17 04 2017 11:04:46 GMT With the deadly flames of the Tubbs Fire bearing down on his property, Roland Tembo Hendel knew it was time to round up his family, dogs and cats flee. But there simply was no room for the family’s flock of goats. “By 11:10 we could see the first of the flames across the valley,” he wrote on his Facebook page. “By 11:15 they were growing larger and the winds went mad. We had loaded up the dogs and cats, but Odin, our stubborn and fearless Great Pyrenees would not leave the goats.” Odin — living up to the Norse god he is named Harvey Weinstein: The Left’s Culture Rape Monster Tue, 17 03 2017 11:03:37 GMT 5442a8315510a93923843133b6df6f13cf908a7d FrontPage Magazine, by Daniel Greenfield Posted By: Tianne- Tue, 17 03 2017 11:03:37 GMT In the spring of his final year as a movie mogul, Harvey Weinstein was doing what he always did. Or rather what he always did in public view: as opposed to what he has been accused of doing in hotel rooms and deserted office storage rooms. He was fighting a ratings war over a movie with adult content. The movie was 3 Generations. It had been made two years earlier to cash in on the transgender boom. Back then it was called About Ray. But the reviews were bad and the movie was pulled a few days before it was supposed Nets Forget Obama Admin Championed Bergdahl as a ‘Hero’ Coming Home Tue, 17 02 2017 11:02:54 GMT 1041920906a0c2caa400640413316be5400dfc40 Newsbusters, by Nicholas Fondacaro Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 17 02 2017 11:02:54 GMT In a military courtroom in Ft. Bragg, North Carolina on Monday, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl pleaded guilty to charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy and faces up to life in prison. Back in 2014, President Obama traded five dangerous terrorists to get Bergdahl back. And in a flawed political calculation, the administration championed him as a ´hero.´ But considering the massive blowback that followed the ill'advised move, the Big Three Networks omitted that from their Monday evening reports. Following the trade, Obama held a flashy press conference in the White House Rose Garden with Bergdahl’s parents to commend the Led by Trump, Republicans set out to commit communal suicide Tue, 17 25 2017 10:25:23 GMT 3eec369abe0f0e9e8211716783d6d49d5854e3fb McClatchy Newspapers, by Andrew Malcolm Posted By: SurferLad- Tue, 17 25 2017 10:25:23 GMT Even more than 40 years later, picturing Gene Wilder and Donald Sutherland in “Start the Revolution Without Me” sets me laughing. At a royal masquerade ball around the French Revolution, decorously dancing couples, one after another, pass around conspiratorial notes to “Kill the Duke,” “Kill the Duchess,” “Kill the Queen.” Until finally, the note “Kill Everybody.” It’s much less funny, but that’s what the Republican Party seems bent on doing this fall, committing communal suicide to mark its historic election successes of recent years. And in preparation for the 2018 midterm elections. [Snip] Yet Republicans in Washington can’t seem to get anything