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The number of people using Facebook daily in North America dropped for the first time

The number of people using Facebook daily in North America dropped for the first time

The number of people in the U.S. and Canada who check Facebook every day dropped between the third and fourth quarter of 2017, the first such quarterly drop in company history.

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Sean Penn: Donald Trump Is Mankind’s ‘Number One Enemy’

Sean Penn: Donald Trump Is Mankind’s ‘Number One Enemy’

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Oscar-winning actor Sean Penn has slammed Donald Trump, declaring him to be the number one enemy of mankind.  In a scathing op-ed for Time, the has-been actor branded Trump an “enemy of Americans, Republicans, Democrats, […]
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New Survey Reveals Staggering Number Of People Are Buying BitCoin On Their Credit Cards

New Survey Reveals Staggering Number Of People Are Buying BitCoin On Their Credit Cards

by Tyler Durden
ZeroHedge.com

Fri, 01/12/2018

A few weeks ago we presented anecdotal evidence from Joseph Borg, director of the Alabama Securities Commission, suggesting that people are taking out home equity loans and cash advances on credit cards just to purchase BitCoin in the hopes of getting rich quick (see: “It’s In The Mania Phase”: Securities Regulator Warns That “Mortgages Are Being Taken Out To Buy Bitcoin”)

“We’ve seen mortgages being taken out to buy bitcoin. … People do credit cards, equity lines,” said Borg, president of the North American Securities Administrators Association, a voluntary organization devoted to investor protection. Borg is also director of the Alabama Securities Commission.

“This is not something a guy who’s making $100,000 a year, who’s got a mortgage and two kids in college ought to be invested in.”

“You’re on this mania curve. At some point in time there’s got to be a leveling off. Cryptocurrency is here to stay. Blockchain is here to stay. Whether it is bitcoin or not, (more…)

The ocean ‘is losing its breath’: Number of ‘dead zones’ with no oxygen in open seas has quadrupled in just half a century due to global warming

The ocean ‘is losing its breath’: Number of ‘dead zones’ with no oxygen in open seas has quadrupled in just half a century due to global warming

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Border control has my IMEI number and a lot of my social media information, what can I do to protect myself now?

Border control has my IMEI number and a lot of my social media information, what can I do to protect myself now?

Also, when they took my phone they randomly sent a text just saying “Hamas” to one of my group chats (a group full of Muslim guys). Even if searching my phone is legal, there’s no way that posting sketchy stuff from it is right?

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A Record Number Of Americans Are Going On Vacation: Why That Is Bad News For The Market

A Record Number Of Americans Are Going On Vacation: Why That Is Bad News For The Market

Having identified virtually every single asset bubble of the current cycle (as well as a few extra), SocGen’s cranky strategist Albert Edwards has found yet another place where there is irrational exuberance: vacations, and ever the optimist, Edwards has a message for Americans: enjoy it while you can, because it won’t last.  In a note titled “Who needs wage inflation when even vacations have become a bubble” , the SocGen strategist observes that “more Americans plan to take a holiday in the next six months than ever before (see chart below)” and complains that there is “no wonder it was so difficult to book hotels in Yosemite National Park and Lake Tahoe next May!”

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The problem with this latest bubble is that while a record number of Americans are taking vacations, far fewer can actually afford it when one strips away the fleeting asset bubbles created by central banks. As a result, record vacations have become only the latest indicator of consumers’ confidence in rising wage growth, which however has yet to materialize. “I know US consumer confidence has been booming on the back of a surging (more…)

‘Alarming’ number of children missing from UK care homes

‘Alarming’ number of children missing from UK care homes

The number of children missing from UK care homes is “alarmingly” high, two charities say, raising concerns about the effectiveness of the country’s child protection system. Of the nearly 760 trafficked or unaccompanied children who disappeared from care homes across the UK last year, over 200 have not been found, according to a study by […]

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Large number of FBI agents view Killary as the “antichrist personified”

Large number of FBI agents view Killary as the “antichrist personified”

Having exposed the mutinous divide between the FBI and The Department of Justice, it appears the drip-drip-drip leaky bucket has turned into a spigot as The Guardian cites several seriously pissed off agents describe the FBI as “Trumplandia.”

As The Hill details, in a report published Thursday, multiple sources within the FBI say that deep antipathy toward Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and anger that FBI Director James Comey did not bring charges against her this summer have motivated leaks that could damage her presidential campaign.

One agent told The Guardian that many at the bureau view Clinton as the “antichrist” and are supportive of Trump.

The currently serving FBI agent said Clinton is “the antichrist personified to a large swath of FBI personnel,” and that “the reason why they’re leaking is they’re pro-Trump.”

“The FBI is Trumpland,” said one current agent.
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Number of children and adolescents hospitalized for prescription opioid poisoning has doubled since 1997

Number of children and adolescents hospitalized for prescription opioid poisoning has doubled since 1997

The number of children and adolescents hospitalized for prescription opioid poisoning more than doubled over the last two decades, according to a new study. The trend is part of endemic opioid abuse in the US.

Researchers analyzed pediatric hospital discharge records every three years from 1997 to 2012, identifying 13,052 cases of children or adolescents hospitalized for opioid poisoning. Records from the same time frame were also gathered for teens ages 15 to 19 whose opioid poisoning was due to heroin.

For children ages 1 to 19, opioid-poisoning hospitalizations went up by 165 percent (1.40 to 3.71 per 100,000 children) in the time period analyzed, according the study, National Trends in Hospitalizations for Opioid Poisonings Among Children and Adolescents, 1997 to 2012, published October 31 on the website of the JAMA Pediatrics. There was a 205 percent jump (0.86 to 2.62 per 100,000 children) for children ages 1 to 4, and an increase of 176 percent (3.69 to 10.17 per 100,000 children) for teens ages 15 to 19, the study found.

Poisonings from heroin for teens ages 15 to 19 went up (more…)

The Number Of Babies Born Addicted To Opioids Is Growing Alarmingly

The Number Of Babies Born Addicted To Opioids Is Growing Alarmingly

A new study from the University of Kentucky has confirmed that the rate of babies born addicted to opioids has risen at an utterly alarming rate. The researchers looked at the number of babies born with neonatal abstinence syndrome, a condition that exists when a child is exposed to opiate drugs in the womb, such as heroin or prescription opioids. The children diagnosed with this syndrome go through withdrawal for several days after their birth. According to the study, the rate of children born with neonatal abstinence syndrome has doubled from 2008. At that time, there were 2.8 cases of opioid dependencyper 1,000 live births. By 2013, the number rose to 7.3 cases per 1,000 live births. About 27,315 children in the United States during the year 2013 were diagnosed as having withdrawal symptoms at their birth. [

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