News and Headlines. 9/26/2017

Politics, In The News, World News, Tech Watch, NFL, Government/Corruption and Waste, Free Speech/Censorship and more all in News and Headlines today.

In The News:

Equifax CEO Richard Smith to Exit Following Massive Data Breach

“A British university refused a student’s request to research the regret experienced by people – who transitioned back to their original birth sex – after undergoing gender reassignment surgery.

The reasoning behind Bath Spa University’s ban on the study had nothing to do with academics … and everything to do with campus politics.

“[The proposed study] may be detrimental to the reputation of the institution,” the university stated, according to a report.” More here.> Univ. rejects study on transgender surgery regrets


“Voters in Alabama were not impacted by President Donald Trump’s endorsement and campaign for Luther Strange and remain likely to nominate conservative candidate Judge Roy Moore, according to polling data obtained by the Wall Street Journal.” More here.> Alabama Poll: No ‘Trump Bump’ for Luther Strange; Roy Moore Opens Up 16-Point Lead

“Former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon reportedly said during a Monday night rally in Alabama that the Republican establishment faces a “day of reckoning.”

“For Mitch McConnell and Ward Baker and Karl Rove and Steven Law — all the instruments that tried to destroy Judge Moore and his family — your day of reckoning is coming,” Bannon told the crowd, according to Politico.” More here.> Bannon warns GOP establishment: ‘Your day of reckoning is coming’

“A highly qualified and respected veteran law enforcement official with impressive credentials was precipitously eliminated as a finalist to be police chief in a U.S. city after officials discovered he endorsed immigration enforcement. Judicial Watch is investigating and has filed a public records request to obtain details about the troublesome case in which the support for the rule of law served as a disqualifier for a candidate hired to enforce the rule of law. It also marks yet another example nationwide of lawlessness leading to more lawlessness and the negative impact illegal immigration is having on taxpayers.” More here.> City Abruptly Eliminates Police Chief Finalist for Supporting Immigration Enforcement

Free Speech / Censorship:

“Attorney General Jeff Sessions is set to deliver a speech on how freedom of speech is “under attack” in American colleges and universities on Tuesday. The address takes aim at the rise of political correctness and safe spaces.

Sessions’ statements will come following an almost year-long series of confrontations started by leftist student activists against right-wing speakers throughout colleges in the United States. According to an advance provided to Fox News, Sessions plans to highlight the suppression of free speech and the prevalence of ideological “echo chambers.” More here.> Sessions To Deliver Address On Free Speech ‘Under Attack’ In Statement Against Political Correctness

Tomi Lahren: A Free Speech Lesson for NFL Anthem Kneelers


Deep State / Government Corruption and Waste :

“As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton whined to trusted adviser, Huma Abedin, about aides keeping her out of the loop, spending “hours talking about every issue to each other and you rather than asking me anything.” Clinton fumes that she’s frustrated and worried. “I am sick of people deciding what I should know rather than giving me the info so I can make a decision,” the Secretary of State writes in an amusing electronic mail exchange with her longtime confidant. “This really annoys me…” The emails are part of the latest batch of records obtained by Judicial Watch from Clinton’s secret—and illegal—private server during her tenure as head of the State Department.” More here.> Hillary Worries About “Dissing” Mexicans in G20 Shirt Gaffe, Tells Huma “I’m Sick of People Deciding What I Should Know

“The Trump administration is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to conduct research on transgender health, including “gender nonconforming people of all ages,’ according to a U.S. government grant announcement. The money will flow through the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the nation’s medical research agency and will focus on both youth and adults who are questioning their gender identity as well as individuals who are making or who have made a transition from being identified as one gender to the other. “This group encompasses individuals whose gender identity differs from the sex on their original birth certificate or whose gender expression varies significantly from what is traditionally associated with or typical for that sex,” the government document states.” More here.> U.S. Pays $200k to Study Impact of Stigma, Minority Stress on “Gender Nonconforming People”


“Denver Broncos star linebacker Von Miller took a knee during the national anthem Sunday, and lost an endorsement over it on Monday.” More here.> Broncos player takes a knee during national anthem – and loses endorsement over it

“Former NFL great Burgess Owens believes NFL players who protest the national anthem are sowing division and despair.

What did he say?

Speaking on “Fox & Friends” over the weekend, the former Oakland Raiders and New York Jets safety made it clear what he thinks of the athletes who continue to kneel during the national anthem. He said:” More here.> Former NFL star makes it very clear where he stands on protests — and many players won’t like it

“If you’re a U.S. taxpayer then you’re subsidizing the wildly profitable National Football League, regardless of whether you’re a fan.” More here.> January 30, 2015:NFL gets billions in subsidies from U.S. taxpayers

“The National Football League sacks taxpayers from every angle.

The NFL is technically a nonprofit — thanks to a special exception in the tax code carved out by Congress in the 1960s — despite making billions of dollars of profit each year and paying top executives seven-figure salaries.

The NFL is allowed to negotiate contracts that would be illegal for companies like Apple or Exxon — thank Congress again for that one.

And the NFL is able to use its financial and political muscle to get lots of additional freebies from city and state governments, including taxpayer-funded stadiums and free sewer and water services.” More here.> Sep 27, 2013: NFL sacks taxpayers for billions in stadium subsidies and other goodies

“The NFL split a massive $7.24 billion in revenue with all 32 teams last season. Each team received $226.4 million as part of the split, most of which comes from the various television deals. The numbers come from the Green Bay Packers’ annual financial report, via the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

If you’re having trouble grasping the meaning of that massive amount of money, the NFL would qualify as one of the richest countries on the world, at least according to Wikipedia. Their numbers would put them somewhere in the 145 range. The league would rank somewhere around No. 50 overall when it comes to private companies as well, according to this list from Forbes.” More here.>Jul 20, 2015: The NFL brought in enough money last year to pay for 10 Pluto missions

“For many people, these national anthem knees simply come off like people being jerks about the national anthem because they don’t like President Trump.

Here are five reasons the NFL anthem protests are not going as well as the media would like to think.” More here.> 5 Problems With The NFL’s National Anthem Protest

‘Mad Dog’ Mattis Has No Time For Silly NFL Kneelers

World News:

“Russia’s armed forces in the country’s far east have kicked off a large air drill near borders with China and North Korea that will culminate with a practice air bombing, state news agency Itar-Tass said Tuesday.

The drill will draft the aviation of Khabarovsk region which spans a considerable stretch of Russia’s Pacific coastline and Primorie region, which has Russia’s short land border with North Korea, according to a military statement made to Itar-Tass. The statement did not specify what number of units would participate but confirmed that Su-35 and Su-30 fighter jets, as well as Su-24M2 and Su-25 bomber jets would be involved.” More here.> RUSSIAN FORCES START AIR BOMBING DRILL NEAR NORTH KOREA BORDER

Tech Watch:

“Running from October 8 to October 25, any purchase of a Wi-Fi-enabled LG appliance will come bundled with a Google Home device. This new line of smart products runs the gambit, including washing machines, dryers, refrigerators, ovens, dishwashers, vacuums, air purifiers, and more. Available nationwide, this retail promotion is meant to bring the smart home experience to even more consumers.” More here.> LG WILL PROVIDE FREE GOOGLE HOME DEVICES DURING OCTOBER PROMOTION

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“Robo-advisors are on the rise, but how do humans feel about receiving financial advice from a computer?

Most consumers say they would welcome robo-advice on banking, insurance and planning for retirement, according to new research by consultancy firm Accenture.

They think it’s faster and cheaper, and they trust machines to be “more impartial and analytical than humans”. More here.> Robots may take your job, but they can also plan your retirement

“Boeing is sponsoring the GoFly competition, which aims to create the first personal flying device with vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capabilities. The competition’s organizers, a mix of aviation engineers and enthusiasts, have spent the last two years working with aviation groups and authorities, and Boeing, to devise the rules and structure for the competition in such a way that they might spur the sort of innovation they’re after.” More here.> Boeing is hosting a competition to build the world’s first personal flying machine