Child’s Play: Team Trump Rewrites a Department of Energy Website for Kids

Child’s Play: Team Trump Rewrites a Department of Energy Website for Kids

Almost 20 years ago, the U.S. Energy Information Administration had an idea: Make an educational website for children about energy sources and the science behind them. In short order, the EIA created “Energy Kids,” which now features energy-themed sudoku and crossword puzzles, colorful pie charts and a know-it-all mascot called Energy Ant. Images of a […]

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Video: Trump on Russia: Getting along is great, sinking their ship is not

Video: Trump on Russia: Getting along is great, sinking their ship is not

Donald Trump would love to get along with Moscow, but due to “false, horrible and fake” news reporting, Americans would likely see it as weakness and would … Via Youtube

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Iraq: Operation launched to retake Mosul from ISIS

Iraq: Operation launched to retake Mosul from ISIS

Iraqi forces have launched a major military operation to retake the western part of Mosul from Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced. “We announce the start of a new phase in the operation, we are coming to Nineveh to liberate the western side of Mosul,” Abadi said in a brief televised address, referring to the province of which Mosul is the capital, AFP quoted. “Our forces are beginning the liberation of the citizens from the terror of Daesh,” Abadi added.

On Saturday, Iraqi aircraft dropped millions of leaflets in western Mosul, calling on residents to get ready to welcome the Iraqi troops as they continue the siege on the militants. “Your armed forces… are advancing in the direction of the right side, relying on God. Get ready to welcome the sons of your armed forces and to cooperate with them, as your brothers on the left side have done, in order to reduce losses and speed up the conclusion” of the battle, one of the leaflets read, as cited by Reuters.

Other leaflets were aimed at IS members, urging them to “lay down their weapons and surrender,” according to the defense ministry’s statement.

Also on Saturday, the US-led coalition said that they had destroyed the de facto command center of IS in Mosul, a building in the main medical complex. The terrorists denied that the Friday strike (more…)

Rogue border agents defy Trump policies

Rogue border agents defy Trump policies

Some border patrol stations have been slow to carry out President Donald Trump’s immigration enforcement executive order and instead have continued former President Barack Obama’s “catch-and-release” policies, according to a union official.

Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, told LifeZette that he raised concerns Thursday with U.S. Border Patrol Chief Ronald Vitiello. He said he is confident that issue soon will be corrected.

But Judd said as recently as Thursday, some border patrol stations were still releasing border-jumpers, often without even issuing notices to appear in immigration court hearings. Obama’s policy was to release anyone claiming to have been living continuously in the United States since before Jan. 1, 2014, if they did not have criminal records or active warrants. “We’re still walking people out the door,” Judd said. “The catch-and-release policy is still in place in some sectors.”

Judd said it was a minority of sectors that have been resisting Trump’s new directives. He laid the blame at the feet of U.S. Border Patrol managers, not front-line officers. “This is not the administration’s fault. This is Border Patrol’s fault,” he said. “It varies from sector to sector. Some sectors still are operating under the Obama administration’s policies. And that’s troubling … It’s just been very willy-nilly.”

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Trump Gets Ready To Pick John Bolton As Advisor

Trump Gets Ready To Pick John Bolton As Advisor

By Kurt Nimmo Picking John Bolton as national security advisor will not MAGA. Instead, it will open the floodgates for neocons chomping at the bit…

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#IAmAMuslimToo protest takes over Times Square to denounce Trump’s travel ban (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)

#IAmAMuslimToo protest takes over Times Square to denounce Trump’s travel ban (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)

An #IAmAMuslimToo march is underway at New York City’s Times Square to protest President Donald Trump’s recent travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries and to highlight interfaith solidarity among the American population. The so-called ‘muslim travel ban’ has faced widespread condemnation both at home and abroad and is currently embroiled in legal challenges across the […]

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Video: ‘America Divided’: Berkeley students supporting Trump facing threats & attacks

Video: ‘America Divided’: Berkeley students supporting Trump facing threats & attacks

President Donald Trump’s policies and rhetoric has essentially divided America and the rift seems to be growing. The division is especially clear on the … Via Youtube

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The Veterinary Cooperative Helps Independent Veterinarians Thrive

The Veterinary Cooperative Helps Independent Veterinarians Thrive

Though the freedom of owning a small business can be exhilarating, going at it alone can be a tough ride. Operating costs can be higher for independent veterinary practices and hospitals (thanks to pricey equipment, medicine, and supplies) compared to large veterinary hospital chains, which can access discounts through bulk purchasing. So when veterinarians Ronald Anders, […]

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US twin sea buildup against China, NKorea, Iran

US twin sea buildup against China, NKorea, Iran

February 19, 2017, 10:04 PM (IDT)

 

Donald Trump marked his first month as US President with two major military gambits in the Middle East, Asia and the South China Sea. Sunday, Feb. 19, the US Navy said that the Nimitz-class USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier and strike group had begun patrols in the disputed waters of the South China Sea. The US Navy also expanded its presence in the Red Sea, especially around the Strait of Bab El-Mandeb with the  large 11th Marine Expeditionary Combat Unit.
 

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Video: Forget hoverboards! World’s first fully-manned hoverbike tested in Moscow

Video: Forget hoverboards! World’s first fully-manned hoverbike tested in Moscow

Hoversurf, the Russian creators of the first manned quadcopter released test flight footage of their newest generation flying bike, ‘Scorpion 3’ in Moscow … Via Youtube

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Lufthansa-union agreement on arbitration ruling: an attack on pilots in Germany

Lufthansa-union agreement on arbitration ruling: an attack on pilots in Germany

  Lufthansa-union agreement on arbitration ruling: an attack on pilots in Germany By Dietmar Henning 18 February 2017 Lufthansa and the pilots union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) have accepted an arbitration ruling on compensation for 5,400 Lufthansa pilots. The airline linked the agreement with a new declaration of war on the pilots. Both sides agreed to […]

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Amongst The Wreckage Of Wednesday Morning I Found Her Curled Up Like Sunday And Alone

Amongst The Wreckage Of Wednesday Morning I Found Her Curled Up Like Sunday And Alone

by Paul Tristram / February 19th, 2017 Rocking gently like a harboured boatupon the muddy banked estuary of Penryn.I’ve never before witnessedtears trickle that slowly,sighs the depth of thunder,yet, with double the meaning and importance.To hear a woman cry and moanfrom the Soul like that… Jesus…strangles colour and magic from the day.Flatlines both hope and […]

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