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News and Headlines. 8/16/2018

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In The News:

Body of missing Colorado woman found at husband’s place of work, police say

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation said authorities found the body of 34-year-old Shanann Watts three days after she was reported missing. Her body was found on the property owned by Anadarko Petroleum, where her husband worked.Opera

John Camper, director for the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, said cops have strong reason to believe they know where the bodies of her two daughters, 3-year-old Celeste and 4-year-old Bella, may be and are trying to recover them.

North Carolina kids fatally shoot man abusing their mother, police say

Two North Carolina children got ahold of a gun and fatally shot a man police said was assaulting and strangling their mother.

During the attack, Steven Kelley, 46, said he was going to cut the throat of Chandra Nierman, his girlfriend, and kill everyone in the home, the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office said.

Police said Nierman’s 12-year-old son obtained a gun, and her 15-year-old daughter used it to shoot Kelley in the chest twice.

San Francisco Launches Poop Patrol Squadron to Deal with Feces in Streets

The city has fielded about 15,000 calls regarding turds on the streets since January 1 — an average of 65 calls every day! And it’s not just irresponsible dog owners, though they certainly are part of the issue. No, San Francisco has to worry about human fecal matter, thanks to a homeless population that runs rampant with not enough places to go to the bathroom.

The poop problem is so bad that San Franciscans have grown accustomed to watching their step to avoid piles of the nasty stuff. And now, the city has approved a new squad of sanitation employees to take care of the waste matter in neighborhoods where the issue has gotten particularly out of hand.

Pearl Jam shares poster depicting Trump’s corpse and a burning White House

A poster for a recent Pearl Jam concert has sparked outrage for depicting the corpse of President Donald Trump.

The band staged a concert to get fans to vote for Democratic Sen. Jon Tester on Monday.

To promote the show, bassist Jeff Ament and artist Bobby Draws Skullz drew up some artwork that included graphic imagery of the White House on fire and the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial cracked and breaking.

ISIS terrorist arrested in CA: Granted refugee status in 2014 before killing cop in Iraq, say officials

The FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force carried out the arrest based on an Iraqi federal court warrant issued in May. Ameen will be extradited to Iraq.

Ameen began living in Turkey in 2012 where he started applying for refugee status in the U.S. After claiming to be a victim of terrorism, the U.S. granted his request for refugee status in 2014. However, Ameen committed the killing before he left for the U.S. in November 2014.

The Trump Administration has been critical of the Obama-era refugee settlement program, as well as vetting practices, which elicits concerns about whether or not refugees can be properly vetted before entering the U.S.

After settling in Sacramento, Ameen applied for a green card, all while maintaining a secret membership in two terror groups, officials said.

Politics/ Deep State/Government Corruption:

Frantic texts from Christopher Steele to Bruce Ohr revealed

Compiler of Russia dossier said he hopes ‘firewalls will hold’ amid Comey’s 2017 testimony on Capitol Hill; Gregg Jarrett explains.

Tucker: John Brennan is unhinged

Would you want a person who casually accused people of murder, without evidence, to get a security clearance? Ex-CIA Director John Brennan is no different. In a statement released today, Brennan called the loss of his clearance an effort to suppress freedom of speech.

But Brennan is the one who believes words alone are a form of treason, and should get you sent to prison.

Bongino: Brennan was puppet master behind Trump spying

Former Secret Service agent on President Trump revoking John Brennan’s security clearance and the media framing it as an attack on the press, calling the former CIA director a ‘narcissistic fool’ and ‘stain on the country.’

Army Leader Agrees With Trump on Brennan…Calls Him a ‘Communist’

President Trump stripped former CIA Director John Brennan of his security clearance this week. He received his share of criticism for the decision, including from some Republican lawmakers.

Others, like U.S. Army Brigadier Gen. Anthony Tata (Ret.), believes it was the right call. In the vein of Trump, he even gave Brennan a nickname: “Communist John Brennan,” in reference to his once voting for a Communist Party candidate.

“I think that John Brennan is a clear and present danger and a threat to this nation,” Tata said on “Fox & Friends” Thursday. “He supports the overthrow of this particular president, and he needed to have his access to information revoked.”

World News:

Doctors, nurses protest rule of Venezuela’s socialist leader

CARACAS, Venezuela — Riot police have blocked hundreds of doctors and nurses from marching to Venezuela’s presidential palace to protest low pay and shortages of medical supplies amid the nation’s deepening crisis.

Thursday’s demonstration in Caracas was the first attempt by protesters to reach the presidential palace since massive anti-government protests last year.

The Latest: US says Turkey risks more sanctions over pastor

The Trump administration says Turkey could face additional sanctions if an American pastor detained on espionage and terrorism-related charges isn’t quickly released.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (mih-NOO’-shin) says the sanctions would be in addition to penalties recently imposed on two Turkish officials in the case of Andrew Craig Brunson. The American pastor continues to be detained in Turkey — a NATO ally — despite Trump’s demands that Brunson be freed.

Tech Watch:

Facebook threatens Press saying: ‘Work with us or end up in a hospice’

According to The Australian, as part of a four-hour closed-door meeting with Ms Brown, the top exec for the social media giant said: “We will help you revitalise journalism … in a few years the reverse looks like I’ll be holding your hands with your dying ­business like in a hospice.”

Five sources present at the meeting confirmed the comments.

She was also reported to have said: “Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t care about publishers but is giving me a lot of leeway and concessions to make these changes”.

She added: ““We are not interested in talking to you about your traffic and referrals anymore. That is the old world and there is no going back – Mark wouldn’t agree to this.”

Facebook strongly denies the reports and said the quotes were “not accurate” and have been “taken out of context.” But they have not released transcripts of the meeting.

Google employees revolt over censored search engine project, reports say

Google employees have written a letter to company management expressing their displeasure with the tech giant’s proposed search engine for China, which would see certain search results be censored at the Chinese government’s request.

Employees have demanded that the company be more transparent about its decisions, and the letter also calls the project’s ethics into question.

The letter, obtained by BuzzFeed News, states that the Mountain View, Calif.-based search giant needs to have more transparency about how it operates and relay that to its employees. “Our industry has entered a new era of ethical responsibility: the choices we make matter on a global scale,” the letter states, specifically referencing the Chinese search engine project, codenamed Dragonfly.

Midterm Meddling: Twitter Follows Facebook, Blacklists GOP Candidate’s Family Story

Shortly after Facebook came under fire for refusing to allow Republican Congressional candidate Elizabeth Heng to advertise with her campaign ad on their platform, Twitter has made the same decision.

Facebook blocked the ad, which shared the story of Heng’s family being forced to flee Cambodia for the U.S., claiming that the Facebook couldn’t allow videos that contained “shocking, disrespectful, or sensational” imagery on their advertising platform.

The ad was eventually approved with a Facebook spokesperson stating: “Upon further review, it is clear the video contains historical imagery relevant to the candidate’s story. We have since approved the ad and it is now running on Facebook.” A decision Twitter apparently disagrees with.

Twitter Purges Accounts Across the Platform – Again

Yesterday a number of Twitter users reported that their accounts were beginning to lose followers at a rapid pace. The banning seemed to apply to a multitude of accounts with little explanation as to why they were being suspended. Users took to the hashtag #TwitterPurge to voice their concerns over the issue:

The purge seems to have begun shortly after reports that Twitter would begin suspending and blocking certain accounts that had been previously banned or suspended from the site.


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Regular Wi-Fi can accurately detect bombs, chemicals, and weapons in bags

By examining the differences caused by absorption, refraction, and reflection when Wi-Fi signals transmit through or bypass certain objects, it’s possible to get a detailed idea of the object in question — even down to liquid volume estimation for chemicals. The result is an effective first line of defense for detecting hidden suspicious objects, without having to resort to major security checkpoints.tinfoilbox_clothes_setup2-720x720

In a proof-of-concept experiment, the researchers tested 15 types of objects in three categories, including metal, liquid and non-dangerous, carried in six types of bags. During repeated testing over a period of six months, the system successfully detected more than 95 percent of suspicious objects in different types of bags and identified 90 percent of dangerous material types.


Trump Is Slowly But Surely Reining in the Administrative State

Partisans of an “objective, non-partisan” civil service should be very nervous; rule of law supporters should be ecstatic. Why?

Because the administrative state is now forced to be more accountable, all thanks to a little-coveredmove by the Trump Administration, as part of its concerted campaign to rein in the vast “fourth branch” of government. An executive order issued in July grants agency heads greater discretion over the selection of administrative law judges (“ALJs”).

According to the Office of Personnel Management, as of December 2011, there were nearly 3 million federal civil servants, 2,000 of which are ALJs. ALJs drive the executive branch’s regulatory actions; they are a small but extremely important subset of the administrative state.

President Trump’s administration has just bound them more tightly to the political rule of “We the People.”

California Forest Fires Are Often Caused By Environmental Policies! Dick Morris TV:

Fox News Video:Jones: Cuomo, others want to fundamentally change America

Donald Trump’s first presidential campaign vowed to ‘Make America Great Again,’ and his second vows to ‘Keep America Great.’ New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo offered one:

Actually, America is pretty terrible. Plus, Hillary Clinton supports child kneeling during the Pledge of Allegiance. Editor-in-Chief Lawrence Jones sounds off.

Laura Ingraham: The media vs. Trump

What we are witnessing is the full on politicization of the media.

Tammy Bruce: Media Suggestion That Violence Is Okay Is ‘Obscene’

In Washington and Charlottesville, hordes of Antifa demonstrators turned out, ostensibly to fight fascism. Instead, they targeted police officers and members of the press.

Despite that, plenty of media personalities remain eager to defend them. Tammy Bruce, president of the Independent Women’s Voice, weighs in.