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Last week, a large part of the media ecosystem seemed to totally flip out following Facebook’s announcement that it was going to effectively de-prioritize news content in favor of content from friends and family. Facebook was pretty direct about how this will decrease traffic to many publishers:
Facebook shares fall more than 4% after Mark Zuckerberg announces major changes that will see less advertising in users’ News Feeds
January 11, 2018
Today Nomi Prins predicted radical changes in the world in 2018.
(King World News) – Nomi Prins: In last year’s roadmap, I forecast that 2017 would end with gold prices up and the dollar index down, both of which happened. I underestimated the number of Fed hikes by one hike, but globally, average short term rates have remained around zero. That will be a core pattern throughout 2018.
Central banks may tweak a few rates here and there, announce some tapering due to “economic growth”, or deflect attention to fiscal policy, but the entire financial and capital markets system rests on the strategies, co-dependencies and cheap money policies of central banks. The bond markets will feel the heat of any tightening shift or fears of one, while the stock market will continue to rush ahead on the reality of cheap money supply until debt problems tug at the equity markets and take them down.
Central bankers are well aware of this. They have no exit plan for their decade of collusion. But a weak hope that it’ll all work out. They have no dedicated agenda to (more…)
Virtual Reality’s Literal Side Effects: Headaches, Sore Eyes, Behavioral Changes in Adults; Eyesight, Balance Problems Unknown Long-Term Consequences in Kids
By B.N. Frank On October 28, 2017, The Guardian published “Virtual reality headsets could put children’s health at risk.” Scientists studied children aged 8–12 playing…
Source: Virtual Reality’s Literal Side Effects: Headaches, Sore Eyes, Behavioral Changes in Adults; Eyesight, Balance Problems Unknown Long-Term Consequences in Kids
U.S. House Considers Changes to Law That Protects Identity of Politicians Accused of Sexual Miscondu
By Derrick Broze Several new attempts are being made to reform a controversial law that prevents the public from knowing the identities of politicians accused…
Source: U.S. House Considers Changes to Law That Protects Identity of Politicians Accused of Sexual Misconduct
Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) released a statement changing her opinion on the sexual harassment allegations against Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) after a public outcry against her comments on a Sunday news show.
What is she saying now?
“This afternoon, I spoke with Melanie Sloan who worked for Congressman Conyers on the Judiciary Committee in the mid-1990s,” she said in the statement. “Ms. Sloan told me that she had publicly discussed distressing experiences while on his staff. I find the behavior Ms. Sloan described unacceptable and disappointing. I believe what Ms. Sloan has told me.”
“Ms. Sloan, as a respected ethics expert and attorney, also gave me valuable feedback into the substantive reforms many of us in Congress are advocating to foster a climate of respect and dignity, and to protect legislative branch employees,” she added.
“I have not had the opportunity to speak with the other women, one of whom cannot speak publicly because of the secretive settlement process in place,” she concluded. “That ridiculous system must (more…)
TruePundit.com warns that one haunting paragraph unearthed from 3,000 never-before-seen documents will shake Patriots to their core about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Or perhaps worse. Make that haunting three paragraphs.
This is not pretty.
But it is likely President Donald Trump understands what Kennedy comprehended, which now appears to have led to his murder:
In recent years, Russia has emerged as the key actor in global politics, according to prominent Argentine journalist and analyst Pedro Brieger. “Russia proved that it has become the key player in the international arena. If you want to understand that just look at what is going in Syria,” Brieger told Sputnik Mundo.
On Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin held his annual year-end major press conference. Commenting on the event, the journalist noted that the press conference was organized right at a time when Russia is making new global achievements and when Moscow’s ties with the United States and Europe are expected to considerably change. “I think that the Russian government and personally President Vladimir Putin are now preparing for new serious changes in global politics. These changes stem from the fact than soon new US President Donald Trump will soon enter office,” Brieger pointed out.
During the press conference, when asked about what he will discuss at his first meeting with Trump, Putin said: “Trump said during the election campaign that he believed it was right to normalize Russian-US relations and said that it couldn’t (more…)
Prenatal exposure to a mother’s stress contributes to anxiety and cognitive problems that persist into adulthood, a phenomenon that could be explained by lasting — and potentially damaging — changes in the microbiome, according to new research in mice.
When pregnant mice were exposed to stress in the study, it appeared to change the makeup of the bacteria in both their guts and placentas, as well as in the intestinal tracts of their female offspring, researchers at The Ohio State University found. And those microbial changes lasted into adulthood.
On top of that, the mice with stressed mothers struggled in tests aimed at gauging anxiety and cognitive health compared with female offspring of mice that were not stressed during pregnancy. And markers of inflammation increased in the placenta, the fetal brain and the adult brain of the offspring while a supportive protein called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) decreased.
“More and more, doctors and researchers are understanding that naturally occurring bacteria are not just a silent presence in our body, but that they contribute to our health,” (more…)
SOTT FOCUS: SOTT Earth Changes Summary – September 2016: Extreme Weather, Planetary Upheaval, Meteor Fireballs
As the Empire crumples under its own hubris, and as the flames of discontent spread amid rumors of world war, planetary upheaval continues unabated. This month’s Hurricane Matthew will probably be remembered as the year’s worst storm event in the US (and elsewhere), but in September two other storms, Hermine and Julia – one of them Florida’s first hurricane since 2005, and the other the first such storm to ever form directly over the Sunshine State – inundated the coastal US Southeast.
A series of cyclones also brought wave after wave of flooding to southeastern Australia, breaking rainfall records dating back to the country’s foundation in the 19th century, and bringing the country as a whole its third wettest winter on record. Meanwhile multiple typhoons in the northwest Pacific battered the Philippines, Taiwan, China, Korea and Japan. 50% stronger today than 40 years ago, the strongest of these cyclonic storms – Category 5 Meranti – was the strongest anywhere in the world so far this year, and second only to 2013’s Typhoon Haiyan in the record books.
In addition to the walls (more…)