July 16 - More Muslims are currently running for
government office than at any other time since Sept. 11, 2001,
the Associated Press reported Monday. Islamic advocacy groups
say as many as 90 Muslims are vying for positions on both the
national and statewide level this election cycle. Recent
primaries, however, have lessened that number to roughly 50,
according to Jetpac, a nonprofit that trains Muslim-Americans
for office. “Nine candidates for Congress are still in the
July 18 - Monday the Department of Elections Issued
Voter Registration Forms for non-citizens who are eligible to
vote for members of the San Francisco Board of Education in
the November 6th 2018 election. The measure passed in 2016
with a close vote of 54 percent to 46 percent following two
failed previous attempts. San Francisco is the first city in
the state to allow non-citizens to vote in local elections.
“As a parent myself and a former member of the SF Board of
Education it is critical...
July 18 - A regional politician in Austria defended a
plan to limit access to kosher meat, conditioning its sale on
permits that would be individually issued to observant Jews.
The Wiener Zeitung daily reported Tuesday about the draft
decree in the state of Lower Austria, one of nine states that
make up the federal Republic of Austria. Gottfried Waldhäusl,
the cabinet minister in the state government of Lower Austria
who is in charge of animal welfare and several other
portfolios, defended the plan...
July 17 - Well, we finally know what’s been going on in
Millarworld since it relocated to Netflix, as the streaming
service announced Tuesday its first slate of films and series
based on the stories of “Kick-Ass” and “Kingsman” comic book
creator Mark Millar. The lineup includes two TV shows:
“Jupiter’s Legacy” (to be showrun by Steven S. DeKnight) and “American
Jesus,” about a 12-year-old boy
who discovers he’s reincarnated as Jesus Christ. “He
can turn water into wine, make the crippled walk...
July 18 - The National Guard in Hawaii is warning of
new, immediate dangers to people living near the Kilauea
volcano some two-and-a-half months after the eruption started.
At the same time lava flow is changing the outline of the
island itself and creating hundreds of acres of new land where
the ocean used to be. The island has grown by nearly 700
acres, the equivalent of more than 500 football fields,
reports CBS News' Carter Evans. "In the mandatory evacuation
area there's an ever-present...
July 17 - A Dutch company that presented the world's
first lab-grown beef burger five years ago said Tuesday it has
received funding to pursue its plans to make and sell
artificially grown meat to restaurants from 2021. Mosa Meat
said it raised 7.5 million euros ($8.8 million), mainly from M
Ventures and Bell Food Group. M Ventures is an investment
vehicle for German pharmaceuticals company Merck KGaA. Bell
Food is a European meat processing company based in
July 17 - A new scientific study on the Shroud of Turin
is questioning the claims that the shroud could have been the
burial cloth of Jesus Christ. The study, published in the
Journal of Forensic Sciences, essentially states that all
the evidence from the shroud indicates the person who was
wrapped with the cloth was standing up at the time. The
biblical account of Christ's crucifixion
makes it clear that Jesus had died when he was wrapped with
burial cloths, so he couldn't have been standing.
July 17 - For most of the nation's history, only the US
Supreme Court made judicial rulings that could affect the
entire country. Now those nationwide decisions are coming more
frequently from an individual judge or local federal courts.
"Voila! The whole country has to follow this one judge, this
one person in this one district. It's outrageous," said
National Review reporter John Fund. Amy Swearer, a legal
analyst at the Heritage Foundation, added, "This is absolutely
a recent phenomenon.
July 14 - Imagine a world where everything you need to
get into your favorite ballpark is not only in the palm of
your hand; it is your hand. Well, your fingers to be exact.
This season, several Major League Baseball stadiums will allow
patrons to enter by scanning their fingertips. According to
Fox Business, the MLB will partner with the services firm
CLEAR to link a person’s ticketing information to their
fingertips using biometric ticketing. The plan is to
eventually develop facial recognition as well.
July 17 - The CW network has announced plans for a new
superhero series based on DC’s Batwoman character, but
featuring a lesbian lead character. The cable network plans to
introduce the new character on a crossover event across three
of its superhero shows, Arrow, The Flash, and
Supergirl. The CW has reportedly ordered the series for
2019 from Greg Berlanti, the main man behind the network’s
slate of comic book-based shows. Former Vampire Diaries
executive producer Caroline Dries...
July 17 - “God Emperor Trump,” a popular pro-Trump
Facebook page, has been removed from Facebook for the sixth
time on the same day that the Silicon Valley Masters of the
Universe denied to Congress that it routinely censoring
conservatives. “No posts were removed from the page, none of
the page’s staff were banned from the platform, and nobody was
given the customary ‘Session Expired’ notification users
receive when they go against one of Facebook’s Community
July 17 - A former Minneapolis daycare provider who
attempted to hang a toddler in her home avoided prison Monday
after a judge sentenced her to ten years of probation.
Nataliia Karia, 43, received the sentence after pleading
guilty to charges of attempted murder and third-degree assault
in February for hanging the toddler from a noose in her
basement, KARE reported. Karia also pleaded guilty to one
count of criminal vehicular operation for striking...
July 17 - An illegal alien working for the ride-sharing
service “Lyft” and living in the sanctuary state of California
— where criminal illegal aliens are protected from deportation
— has been accused of raping four women. Orlando Vilchez Lazo,
a 36-year-old illegal alien from Peru, was arrested last week
in connection with four separate rapes of four women after the
San Francisco Police Department say he matched the description
of the so-called “ride-share rapist.”
July 18 - Iran has built a factory that can produce
rotors for up to 60 centrifuges a day, the head of its atomic
agency said on Wednesday, upping the stakes in a confrontation
with Washington over the Islamic Republic's nuclear work. The
announcement came a month after Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali
Khamenei said he had ordered agencies to prepare to increase
uranium enrichment capacity if a nuclear deal with world
powers falls apart after Washington's withdrawal from the
July 16 - A 100-foot long fissure has prompted the
closing of part of Grand Teton National Park. The Park issued
this statement: "The Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point areas
are currently closed due to elevated potential for rockfall.
The area was closed to protect human safety on July 10 after
expanding cracks in a rock buttress were detected. It is
unknown how long the closure will be in effect. Geologists are
monitoring the buttress for movement and have initiated a risk
assessment for the area.'
June 27 - The Israeli army has finally found an
effective solution to the so-called ‘kite terror’ that has
already destroyed hundreds of acres of agricultural land and
forests in southern Israel. This solution was initially
developed by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems to counter the
growing threat of small unmanned aerial vehicles that are used
by Hamas and Hezbollah to spy on Israel or to carry out terror
attacks against the Jewish state. Hadashot, a state-funded
broadcaster in Israel...
June 26 - The reign in Spain of virtue-signaling on
mass migration ended abruptly yesterday, after less than two
weeks. Even the socialists in Europe are starting to realize
that their populace does not want millions more impoverished
"migrants" from cultures and religions that shun assimilation
and consider generous welfare subsidies as tribute from the
infidels, a signal of weakness and submission. Dramatic
evidence is provided by Spain, which just this month installed
June 25 - A Swedish television show decided to
celebrate the country’s “traditional” Midsummer festival by
having a Muslim woman in a hijab cook kebabs. Swedes normally
celebrate midsummer at the end of June by eating dishes based
on herring and potatoes and drinking shots of herb liquor, but
Swedish channel TV4 chose instead to feature headscarf wearing
Muslim food blogger Zeina Mourtada as the star in its
Midsummer holiday morning show.
June 27 - A new report has found that white Brits will
soon be a minority in the UK’s second largest city Birmingham
and that a significant proportion of the population cannot
speak English. By 2021, more than half of the city’s
population will be from an ethnic minority, which is already
the case for under-18’s, 60 per cent of whom are non-white.
“Birmingham is soon to become a majority minority city,”
according to the report. The report also found that nearly
50,000 residents of the 1.2 million...
June 26 - At least 21 individuals were shot, two
fatally, during a 14-hour time period on Monday in
gun-controlled Chicago. The wounded included children as young
as 11 years old. The Chicago Tribune reports that the
11-year-old was “shot while walking to the store” and a
13-year-old was shot as bullets sprayed in another incident,
killing one man and wounding two more. Two other individuals
under the age of 18 were also shot during the 14 hours of
violence. Six individuals were wounded...
June 26 - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh
Circuit Tuesday temporarily limited the scope of an injunction
forcing the Justice Department to keep dispersing funds to
so-called “sanctuary” jurisdictions to just the City of
Chicago. A three-judge panel of the same court sided with Rahm
Emmanuel and the City of Chicago in April, upholding an
injunction preventing Attorney General Jeff Sessions from
implementing his plan to withhold his department’s law
enforcement grants from cities...
June 20 - Shooting fatalities in the heavily
migrant-populated Swedish city of Malmö are set to exceed
2017’s total, the morbid statistic propelled forward by the
recent gang shooting in the area. The multicultural city has
been dealing with a fresh wave of criminal gang violence which
surged earlier this week when three people were killed outside
an internet cafe in an apparent drive-by shooting. In 2017
across the entire southern police region, including Malmö and
the city of Lund...
June 26 - Americans for Limited Government will fly a
“Fire the Swamp” banner over the Washington, DC, Beltway area
Thursday morning to raise awareness for legislation that would
streamline the process for firing corrupt federal bureaucrats.
The banner and its corresponding website, FireTheSwamp.com,
encourage members of Congress to support The Merit Act, a bill
introduced by Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA) which would give
all federal agencies the same power the Veterans
June 26 - New York Times best-selling author and
populist conservative columnist Ann Coulter says President
Trump must authorize the United States military to begin
building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. In an interview
with Breitbart News Tonight, Coulter told Breitbart
News Senior Editors-at-Large Joel Pollak and Rebecca Mansour
that Trump “does not need Congress” to begin building a wall
on the southern border and should focus on bringing U.S.
troops home so they can begin construction on the wall.
June 26 - Certain members of corporate America are
continuing to use financial gun control by refusing to process
payments for firearm manufacturers. NBC Los Angeles reports
that companies like Stripe and Inuit are refusing to process
payments from gun makers, while Bank of America refuses
“financing to companies that make AR-style guns.” Bank of
America is doing this even though AR-style rifles are both
legal and commonly owned. Honor Defense, a Gainesville,
Georgia, handgun manufacturer...
June 26 - A federal court in California dismissed
climate change lawsuits by the cities of San Francisco and
Oakland against five oil companies, saying the complaints
required foreign and domestic policy decisions that were
outside its purview. San Francisco and Oakland sued Chevron
Corp, Exxon Mobil Corp, ConocoPhillips, Royal Dutch Shell Plc,
and BP Plc last year seeking an abatement fund to help the
cities address flooding they said was a result of climate
change. Judge William Alsup...
June 26 - Four wildfires burned in Northern California
on Tuesday, threatening hundreds of homes, while another blaze
in an area of New Mexico hard hit by drought will force most
of a sprawling national park to close, fire officials said.
The most damaging blaze, the Pawnee Fire, burned in Lake
County near the Mendocino National Forest, 70 miles northwest
of Sacramento. It had destroyed 22 buildings and charred
11,500 acres by Tuesday afternoon, according to the California
Department of Forestry...
June 26 - Amid growing calls to break up Google, is the
public missing a quietly developing merger of the universal
information engine with government? That’s the question posed
by a lengthy analysis in the New Atlantis, a journal that
focuses on the intersection of technology and society. The
piece by scholar Adam J. White points out concerns expressed
in articles by the New York Times Magazine, the Wall Street
Journal and others that Google, as well as Facebook and
Amazon, has become...
June 26 - You’ve seen Petra in movies – without
question. If you saw “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,” you
got a good look at it. The exquisitely city carved out of
solid rock makes quite a visual impression. For that reason,
it has made cameo appearances in “Arabian Nights,” “Passion in
the Desert,” “Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger,” “The Mummy
Returns” and countless other movies. Maybe it’s time to see
this desert wonder in person – which you can do on WND’s
Israel tour this fall...
June 26 - Laura Wilder’s name is synonymous with
children’s books. Her “Little House on the Prairie” stories,
based loosely on her own growing up years in frontier plains
America, likely are unknown to only a few, rare individuals.
But one literary group says she just isn’t up to today’s
politically correct standards. The American Library
Association over the weekend renamed what has been known as
the Wilder Medal for Excellence in Children’s literature, a
designation giving work prestige...
June 26 - It’s already been held in left-wing enclaves
such as Long Beach and St. Paul, and it’s infiltrated
children’s television program. Now it’s making a move into
small town USA. Beloit, Wisconsin, would qualify, with some
36,000 people, 17 square miles and a town website with
construction updates and the upcoming city council agenda. The
big issue for the next meeting is a “drag queen storytime”
announced by the local library. The plan has generated a wide
range of comments...
June 19 - Students in Spain have been forced to leave
their homes despite having paid their accommodation fees to
make way for migrants who just arrived on the Aquarius rescue
ship in Valencia. The ship docked in Valencia on Sunday,
carrying 630 migrants who were promised free healthcare and
possible asylum by Spain’s socialist government. The boat was
previously turned away by Italy after the country’s new
anti-mass migration interior minister Matteo Salvini denied it
June 19 - The Iraqi migrant who murdered a 14-year-girl
in Germany before fleeing the country bragged about how life
in Germany was easy, how he didn’t have to work and how he was
given free money by the state. The teenage girl, named as
Susanna F. by the media, was raped and choked for hours by
20-year-old Ali Bashar. Bashar evaded prosecution for the
horrific crime by escaping from an asylum center and fleeing
the country, but a deal was subsequently struck with the Iraqi
June 18 - Two recent Canadian government decisions are
raising concerns about anti-Semitic and anti-Christian bias in
Canada. Christians say Canadian Prime Minister Justin
Trudeau's insistence on a liberal "values test" has cut
government aid to churches but has provided financial help to
Muslim groups opposed to the United States and Israel. Candice
Bergen, a member of Parliament from the Conservative Party,
challenged the Canadian PM to explain why his government has
June 18 - A federal judge ruled Monday that Kansas
cannot require documentary proof of U.S. citizenship to
register to vote, finding such laws violate the constitutional
right to vote in a ruling with national implications for
voting rights. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Julie
Robinson is the latest setback for Kansas Secretary of State
Kris Kobach, who has championed such laws and led President
Donald Trump's now-defunct voter fraud commission.
June 19 - An illegal alien from El Salvador has been
arrested and charged with second-degree murder for allegedly
stabbing a woman while she was caring for a racehorse in
Nassau County, New York. Jose Franco-Martinez, a 53-year-old
illegal alien, is accused of stabbing Maria Larin, 51, to
death while she was caring for a racehorse at the Belmont Park
according to the New York Post. According to
police, Larin was calming down a racehorse named Our America
June 19 - Starbucks has announced that it will close
150 locations in some of the nation’s big cities to get ahead
of its worst growth performance in nine years. But the company
also admitted it is racing to blunt the effect of cities with
higher minimum wages and other business-killing regulations.
comes on the heels of the company’s low one-percent rise
in sales, a figure well below the 2.9 percent the company
expected to achieve, Bloomberg reported.
June 20 - Brexit could take as long as two decades to
get EU approval unless the two sides agree a "precise"
blueprint in October, Guy Verhofstadt has said. The European
Parliament's chief Brexit negotiator wants the UK to have an
"association agreement" with the EU. He told the UK MPs'
Brexit committee he wanted to see clear details of how that
would work in the Autumn. If there was room for
misunderstanding it could take a long time for the EU to
ratify it, he warned.
June 20 - Canadian lawmakers approved landmark
legislation on Tuesday to fully legalize
marijuana. The move will make
Canada the second country in the world to legalize
cannabis for both medical and recreational purposes
nationwide. Uruguay was the first to fully legalize the drug.
Bill C-45, also known as the Cannabis Act, was first
introduced on April 13, 2017, in a bid to legalize and
regulate the recreational use of weed. The bill passed in the
House of Commons that November...
June 20 - The British government announced Tuesday it
would move to lift its ban on cannabis-based medicines, amid
mounting criticism over the denial of treatment to severely
epileptic children. But it rejected calls to legalize
marijuana for recreational use. Home Secretary Sajid Javid
told lawmakers cases like that of a 12-year-old epileptic boy
denied cannabis oil for his condition showed there is "a
pressing need to allow those who might benefit from cannabis
based medicines to access them.
June 19 - Over the weekend, delegates at the Texas
Republican Party’s statewide convention
voted by wide margins in favor of several roll-backs of
marijuana prohibition. With over 80 percent support, the
delegates approved three state party platform planks calling,
respectively, for decriminalizing possession of up to an ounce
of marijuana, moving marijuana from Schedule 1 to Schedule 2
of the United States government’s Controlled Substances Act,
and urging the Texas...
June 19 - (Gen
2:18)Even if marriage is sometimes more a bed of
nails than roses, living into old age with a partner may help
ward off heart disease and stroke, researchers said Tuesday. A
sweeping survey of research conducted over the last two
decades covering more than two million people aged 42 to 77
found that being hitched significantly reduced the risk of
they reported in the medical journal Heart. The study
examined ethnically varied populations in Europe, North
June 18 - A California judge has ruled that Twitter’s
policy of banning users “at any time, for any reason or for no
reason” may constitute an “unconscionable contract”, and that
a lawsuit against the company brought by self-described “white
advocate” Jared Taylor may proceed on that basis. The judge
rejected Twitter’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit from Taylor,
who was banned by the platform in December last year. In
particular, Twitter’s argument that it has a first amendment
right to ban...
June 19 - A man who raped and killed a six-year-old
girl before burying her body in a bog has been sentenced to 40
years in prison. Gabriel Gaeta, from Bremerton, Washington,
pleaded guilty in February to murdering his neighbor Jenise
Wright, 6, in a sickening attack back in 2014. He was
sentenced to 40 years to life in the Kitsap County courtroom
nearly four years after her death. 'I can't put into words how
bad I feel about this,' Gaeta wrote in a statement read to the
judge by his lawyer.
June 19 - A lower-court decision that found states
could impose any fine they want, including a $40,000 hit for a
minor drug violation, will be reviewed by the U.S. Supreme
Court. The case of
Tyson Timbs had been presented to the court by the
Justice, which is arguing the penalties of a year of house
arrest and a $1,200 fine were appropriate. But the legal team
is contesting the decision by the state of Indiana to
confiscate the man’s $40,000 truck, which was upheld by the
Indiana Supreme Court.
June 20 - Federal immigration officials
illegal aliens late Tuesday in raids on meat-packing plants
in northeast Ohio. The workers were arrested at meat supplier
Fresh Mark's location in Salem, according to the U.S.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Search warrants were also
executed for documents at the company's two locations in
Massillon and one in Canton. The raid was part of a yearlong
investigation into allegations that Fresh Mark knowingly
June 19 - Genetically engineered (GE) Golden Rice has
been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA),
making the U.S. the fourth country to give the GE food the
green light, after Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Golden
Rice is genetically engineered to contain extra genes that
produce a precursor to vitamin A, beta-carotene. The rice,
which has been making headlines for nearly two decades, was
widely touted as a solution to vitamin A deficiency...
June 20 - Surgery, drugs and radiation — aka the “cut,
poison, burn” strategy — are typically the only solutions
offered by most conventional oncologists to treat cancer, and
upon receiving a cancer diagnosis most people are willing to
do just about anything to get better. Unfortunately, the
standard of care for cancer is not necessarily the most
effective. Research dating back over a decade suggests many
women with breast cancer can opt for gentler versions of
June 20 - A tonsillectomy is the surgical removal of
your tonsils, two oval shaped pads of tissue located on each
side of the back of your throat. Although the number of
tonsillectomies has declined drastically in the last 30 years,
the surgery continues to be one of the most commonly performed
on children, with more than 530,000 done each year on children
under 15 in the U.S. Administration of the guidelines for the
surgery differ between countries. For instance, England's
National Health Service...
June 13 - California voters' decision to reduce
penalties for drug and property crimes in 2014 contributed to
a jump in car burglaries, shoplifting and other theft,
researchers reported. Larcenies increased about 9 percent by
2016, or about 135 more thefts per 100,000 residents than if
tougher penalties had remained, according to results of a
study by the nonpartisan Public Policy Institute of California
released Tuesday. Thefts from motor vehicles accounted for
about three-quarters of the increase.
June 12 - Farmer Jeffrey Scott Kirschenmann tried to
register an AR-15 with the state per California’s latest
“assault weapons” ban requirements and ended up having his
home raided, firearms confiscated, and faces 12 felony counts.
Kirschermann was trying to comply with the June 30, 2018,
deadline to register all “assault weapons” in the state and
became snared by the flurry of laws instituted by CA Democrats
over the past few years. KGET
reports that Kischermann tried to register a firearm...
June 12 - Days after a Michigan woman claimed her
Nissan Maxima was set on
fire when one of her two
phones "exploded," she said the tech giant sent her a prefab
kit to return the charred evidence. According to the woman, in
the kit was a pre-stamped manifest for ground transport, a
pair of blue gloves, a static-sensitive bag and illustrated
step-by-step instructions on how to mail back the remnants of
the phone. "Samsung asked her to use rubber gloves to take all
June 12 - God has a youthful face with feminine
features. At least that's according to a bizarre study by
scientists in North Carolina who have created an 'e-fit' of
God based on what American Christians think he looks like. Far
from being an old man with a beard, they found people's
perceptions of God tend towards a deity that is young and less
Caucasian that popular culture suggests. A team of
psychologists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel
Hill created the sketch...
June 11 - The shrinking Sea of Galilee, the inland lake
where Christians believe Jesus walked on water, is to be
topped up with desalinated seawater. A plan given Israeli
cabinet approval will pump 100 million cubic metres of water
annually by 2022 into the lake in the Galilee region, said
Yechezkel Lifshitz, from the country’s energy and water
ministry. In 2017 Israel’s water authority said the sea, hit
by years of drought, had reached its lowest level in a
century. Situated 200 metres (656ft) below sea level...
June 12 - Want to shut down the pro-choice
“it’s-my-body” liberal in your life? Look no further. Canadian
activist Laura Klassen – very pregnant and ripe with opinions
backed by actual logic – has released a hilarious viral video
magic birth canal”. The founder and director of
a promising non-profit aimed at educating dullards who deny
science, is decidedly “Pro-Woman, Pro-Baby, and Pro-Life”…and
not above using farce to derail the absurdity that human
June 12 - A proposal to split California into three
states will be on California's November ballot. According to a
document released by California's Secretary of State announced
Tuesday, the initiative to get the proposal on the ballot
419,362 signatures, which was more than enough to get a
spot on the ballot. The initiative has been spearheaded and
funded by billionaire venture capitalist, Tim Draper, who said
splitting California into three states would "emphasize
June 4 - A
new report reveals that dozens of criminal illegal
aliens shielded by New York City’s sanctuary policy were
released from jail and quickly rearrested for new crimes.
According to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE),
440 criminal aliens were released from New York’s jails
between January and April despite having ICE detainers placed
against them. Of those 440, 40 have already re-offended and
been rearrested, ICE said. “In just three months...
June 1 - An Anglican diocese in England is calling on
clergy to invite LGBT people into roles of leadership in the
church. In a letter titled "Welcoming
and Honouring LGBT+ People," the diocese of Lichfield in
Staffordshire says the church must advance "radical Christian
inclusion." "We wish to affirm that LGBT+ people can be called
to roles of leadership and service in the local church. We
very much hope that they, like everyone else, feel encouraged
to serve on PCCs (parochial church councils)...
June 4 - A West Virginia school district finds itself
in the midst of controversy after a Berkeley County middle
school teacher taught a unit on world religions, and a parent
spoke out, claiming the class spent an excessive amount of
time on Islam. "My daughter had come home with an assignment
and said, 'Dad, can you take a look at this?'" Rich Penkoski,
the pastor of Warriors for Christ ministry based in West
Virginia, told CBN News. "It was an assignment on
Islam, and she knew something was wrong...
June 6 - College campuses are historically safe places
for free speech. But many of those so-called homes of higher
learning are bowing to censorship. Free speech advocates warn
the growing movement to shut down certain speakers and
opinions on college campuses threatens First Amendment rights.
Berkeley was ripped up in February 2017 by rioters who didn't
want a commentator from the conservative Breitbart website to
speak on campus. In March 2017, angry students at Vermont's
June 5 - Tesla is reportedly “wasting a jaw-dropping
amount” of materials and cash to produce its Model 3 cars.
After reviewing internal documents from Tesla,
Business Insider described the amount of resources
dedicated to Model 3 production as “jaw-dropping,” wasteful,
and claimed that “the company expects that as much as 40% of
the raw materials used to produce batteries and driving units
manufactured at Tesla’s Gigafactory in Nevada need to be
scrapped or reworked by employees...
June 5 - Within four years, Californians who want to do
their laundry on any given day effectively will be forced to
sacrifice taking a shower, thanks to two laws signed by
Democrat Gov. Jerry Brown. Beginning in the year 2022, a
limit of 55 gallons per person daily will be the standard for
indoor residential water use in the Golden State,
notes the Federalist. The two bills, SB 606 and AB 1668,
require cities, water districts and large agricultural water
districts to set strict annual water budgets.
June 5 - Israeli firefighters on Tuesday battled three
more fires on the
border caused by flaming kites ahead of expected protests at
the border's security fence. Authorities expected large
protests Tuesday along the border over the anniversary of
Israel's victory in 1967's Six-Day War, when the country
seized the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. The tactic of using
flaming kites and helium balloons containing burning fuel to
set Israeli territories ablaze has been used hundreds of times
in the past...
June 6 - Facebook says it has provided access to its
user data to Chinese smartphone maker Huawei, a company U.S.
intelligence agencies have said is a security threat. The
social media giant said Tuesday it
had partnered with Chinese device makers that permitted
the companies to recreate Facebook-like experiences for users.
The news follows a
report by The New York Times that Facebook has signed
data-sharing deals with dozens of phone and tablet makers
through the years...
June 6 - Lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano destroyed
hundreds more homes overnight, overtaking two oceanfront
communities where residents were advised to evacuate last
week, officials said Tuesday. No injuries were reported as
most residents heeded the advice to leave. The latest lost
homes were in addition to at least 117 others that were
previously reported by officials since lava began spilling
last month from cracks in the ground in a mostly rural
district of the Big Island.
May 29 - William Winter, a veterinarian, livestock
nutritionist, holistic herd health consultant and a chapter
leader for the Weston A. Price Foundation (WAPF), is the
latest to fall victim to the "food police," who raided his
Minnesota-based private food club. Operating under the name of
Uptown Locavore, residents subscribed to this buying club in
order to secure a share of farm-fresh foods like raw milk and
cheese and meat. Minneapolis health inspectors, however,
obtained a search warrant...
May 22 - Police in Sweden are telling women to “not go
out late” to avoid being raped in a damning indictment of how
the country is putting their own citizens at risk in favor of
pursuing mass migration policies. After two attempted rapes
over the weekend in Östersund, Police investigator Suss
told Swedish radio that women should be vigilant and
“preferably do not go (out) late.” The advice bears
similarities to that
voiced by Cologne Mayor Henriette Reker...
May 22 - An Illinois valedictorian may pursue legal
action against his high school after he says administrators
told him to remove references to his Christian faith from his
graduation speech. In his speech, Sam Blackledge's wrote, "The
most important thing in your life is to find… intimacy with
God. As you search for goodness, justice, love, and
forgiveness, know that only God is big enough to provide that
for you." The valedictorian at West Prairie High School in
May 22 - Georgetown University students who recently
held a community dialogue event on a new proposal to arm
campus police told their white peers that they weren’t
permitted to attend. The event, which was
highlighted by Robby Soave at Reason Magazine, took place
at the end of April and was hosted by the student group,
Georgetown United Against Police Aggression. The event’s
description on Facebook explicitly stated that white
students would not be permitted to attend...
May 22 - In recent weeks, the Boy Scouts of America
the organization would admit girls to take part in its
programs. And now, Charisma News
reports that condoms will be made available for its 2019
Jamboree in West Virginia and alcohol permitted in some
areas. The theme for next summer’s Jamboree is “Unlock a New
World” and will celebrate “cultural exchange, mutual
understanding, peace, and friendship,” Charisma News reported.
May 21 - The signs of a graduation party are still left
around the house of the Koscinski family. Jacob graduated
Saturday with the highest honors from a Christian-based
home-schooling program. So, his mom ordered a cake. "He did
not know we were getting a cake because he's not a big cake
eater. So we were all standing there waiting to see it and
when we opened it, it was a huge shock to all of us," said
Cara Koscinski. She explained how she ordered the 3/4 inch
sheet cake online through Publix.
May 22 - Scientists have identified the mechanism that
allows breast cancer cells to lie dormant in other parts of
the body only to re-emerge years later with lethal force,
according to a study published Tuesday. In experiments with
human cells and live mice, researchers showed that disabling
the mechanism -- with drugs or gene manipulation -- crippled
the cancer cells and inhibited their capacity to spread. The
discovery, reported in the journal Nature Communications,
provides a promising target...
May 22 - A bill helping people with deadly diseases try
experimental treatments sailed through Congress on Tuesday, a
victory for President Donald Trump and foes of regulation and
a defeat for patients' groups and Democrats who argued that
the measure was dangerous and dangled false hope. After an
emotional debate, the House gave the legislation final
congressional approval by a largely party-line vote of
250-169, nine months after it passed the Senate. Republicans
argued that the measure...
May 23 - A U.S. judge on Tuesday ruled that federal law
protects a transgender student who fought all the way to the
Supreme Court for the right to use a bathroom at a high school
in Virginia that corresponded with his gender identity. U.S.
District Judge Arenda Wright Allen in Norfolk rejected a bid
by the Gloucester County School Board to dismiss the civil
rights lawsuit filed by student Gavin Grimm. The judge said
Grimm has valid claims under a federal law...
May 22 - In November 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) approved AquaBounty salmon, a genetically
engineered (GE) “frankenfish” that’s being touted as a way to
solve overfishing and world hunger. The GE salmon are
engineered to grow about twice as fast as typical farm-raised
salmon, an eerie feat achieved by inserting the DNA from two
other fish, a growth-promoting gene from a Chinook salmon and
a “promoter” gene from the eel-like ocean pout. This genetic