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News and Headlines. 11/21/2017


Covered in News and Headlines today some very interesting Headlines in Tech Watch, (Conspiracy Theories?) In The News, World News and Commentary / Opinion.

John Lasseter Taking Leave of Absence From Pixar Amid “Missteps”

John Lasseter’s Pattern of Alleged Misconduct Detailed by Disney/Pixar Insiders

A judge permanently blocked Trump’s ‘sanctuary cities’ executive order

“The District Court exceeded its authority today when it barred the President from instructing his cabinet members to enforce existing law,” Department of Justice (DOJ) spokesman Devin O’Malley said in a statement Monday.

“The Justice Department will vindicate the President’s lawful authority to direct the executive branch.”

New Uranium One Deal Details

Federal documents from the Uranium One Deal reveal more about Russia’s intent to make the U.S. dependent on Russia’s nuclear fuel.

On Tuesday, reports stated Russia intended to secure billions of dollars in contracts as part of its strategy to dominate global uranium markets.

It also revealed an FBI informant found criminal activity at Rosatom one year before Obama officials approved the sale of Uranium One.

The documents contradict earlier media reports of no uranium ore leaving the U.S.

Judge Roy Moore Jumps to 33 POINT LEAD in PredictIt Market Following Trump Nod! 69-36

Search intensifies for Argentina’s sub with 44 crew members as oxygen supply may be running low

A multinational search intensified on Tuesday for Argentina’s missing submarine with 44 crew members off the country’s coast, as the clock may be ticking on the crew’s oxygen supply.

Fact Check: No, Millions of People Would Not ‘Lose Healthcare’ Under Senate GOP’s Tax Reform Bill

San Francisco FBI Indicts Hells Angels Gang Members On Racketeering Charges

Federal investigators in San Francisco indict 11 members of the infamous Hells Angels biker gang on racketeering charges.

Hells Angels

Bikers ride in tribute to a fallen Hells Angels member, Oct. 31, 2011. (PATRICK TEHAN/AP/AP)

FBI officials allege members of the motorcycle club ran an extortion operation, which involved robbery, murder, and witness intimidation.

The federal indictment includes eight bikers in the Sonoma County chapter.

Congress barreling toward explosive immigration fight

The fight over “Dreamers” is heating up as the legislative calendar winds down, setting the stage for a year-end clash that’s heightening the odds of a government shutdown.

Conservatives knew ‘family values’ pol had secret gay life

PRESIDENT TRUMP THANKSGIVING SPEECH 2017: Barron, Melania Pardoning The National Thanksgiving Turkey

‘Disruptive’ passenger allegedly punched flight attendant, tried to open cabin door

An Air Canada flight traveling from San Francisco to Toronto was diverted to Denver on Monday morning after a passenger became disoriented and disruptive, according to SFGate.com.

An unidentified source with knowledge of the situation told the Gate that the man “became disoriented because he did not have his medication and he ended up being restrained by other passengers.”

World News:

US slaps new sanctions on North Korean, Chinese firms

The Trump administration imposed new sanctions on a slew of North Korean shipping firms and Chinese trading companies Tuesday in its latest push to isolate the rogue nation over its nuclear weapons development and deprive it of revenue.

Source of “extremely high” radiation in Russia a mystery

MOSCOW — Russian authorities on Tuesday confirmed reports of a spike in radioactivity in the air over the Ural Mountains.

The Russian Meteorological Service said in a statement Tuesday that it recorded the release of Ruthenium-106 in the southern Urals in late September and classified it as “extremely high contamination.”

Buried giant Swastika is discovered by builders 70 years after it was built as a Nazi memorial

A giant swastika dating back to the Third Reich has been unearthed by construction workers in Germany 70 years after it was built.

A giant swastika dating back to the Third Reich

A giant swastika dating back to the Third Reich has been unearthed by construction workers in Germany

Made from steel reinforced concrete, the crooked cross measuring four metres across was discovered during renovation work at the Hein Klink Stadium in Hamburg.

Tech Watch:

Watch out for ‘killer robots,’ UC Berkeley professor warns in video

In a dread-inducing video released this month, a UC Berkeley professor issues a sobering warning to the world: beware of killer robots.

Stuart Russell, a computer science professor, says at the end of the 7:47-minute sci-fi clip that a world filled with tiny drones that can seek out and kill people could be just around the corner and that we must act to prevent it. (What could go wrong./s) Slaughterbots

Conspiracy? Slaughterbots ~ The End to Free Speech…If you stay silent

The Facebook whistleblower wave

Facebook insiders with detailed knowledge of the company’s priorities and operations are increasingly voicing concerns that the tech giant is putting profits ahead of its users’ best interests. Their accounts come as many Silicon Valley insiders are speaking out about the negative consequences of the world they helped create.

FCC PREPARES TO UNVEIL PLAN TO GUT NET NEUTRALITY

THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS Commission will publish on Wednesday its plan to reverse Obama-era net neutralityrules that banned internet service providers from blocking or slowing down content, or creating so-called “fast lanes” for companies willing to pay extra to deliver their content more quickly.

Trump Says AT&T-Time Warner Deal ‘Not Good for the Country’

Nonprofit’s cruelty-free, therapeutic VR experience lets you swim with dolphins

Since the 1970s, some researchers have described the positive therapeutic effect that swimming with dolphins can have on people, particularly those with disabilities. However, so-called “dolphin therapy” is not readily available to everyone. For one thing, it can be prohibitively expensive, while the idea of people leaping into pools with captive animals has also been criticized as cruel by environmentalists. A Dutch nonprofit thinks it has the answer, though — and it involves virtual reality (VR). Wild Dolphin Waterproof VR trailer

Commentary / Opinion:

Gingrich on LaVar Ball Not Thanking Trump: ‘A Sad Commentary on What’s Happened to America’

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