A team of six Israeli scientists finished a four-day simulation of life on Mars on Sunday. The first of its kind mission was conducted in southern Israel's Negev desert, near the Ramon crater, which is similar to Mars in terms of its land structure, geology, aridity and appearance.
Investigations into how an Iranian terrorist group, Hezbollah, acquired US Abrams tanks is now gaining some traction in congress. Many are concerned Obama also handed over US Military equipment sitting in Iraq after he abruptly pulled US troops out, and gave them to the Iranian regime as per request by his Top advisor, Valerie Jarrett, who is an iranian herself.
The NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit surveyed 153 blocks of downtown San Francisco in search of trash, needles, and feces. The investigation revealed trash littered across every block. The survey also found 41 blocks dotted with needles and 96 blocks sullied with piles of feces.
A California state lawmaker at the forefront of the #MeToo movement faces a growing number of sexual misconduct allegations herself. Four former employees filed a formal complaint against Democratic Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia. Another says he was fired after protesting when she suggested playing "spin the bottle."
Garcia has authored numerous bills about sexual assault and consent. She was even recently featured in Time magazine's "Persons of the Year" issue recognizing the #MeToo movement's "silence breakers." But now she is on voluntary leave, as investigators look into claims she groped two men.
Daniel Fierro was working in the California State Capitol when he said Garcia cornered him at a staff softball game.
"I remember feeling a little confused about what happened," Fierro said.
"She touched you sexually?" Villarreal asked.
"Yea, she -- her hand dropped down. She touched – she grabbed my butt. And I spun to turn around … and as I turned, she tried to reach for my crotch and she did," Fierro said.
When Villarreal asked Garcia whether Fierro's claims happened, Garcia said, "No."
"What do you remember happening that day?" Villarreal asked.
"I was at the game at the end of the game… And I left with some staff and with some members, and so I have faith that the investigation will make sure and have the facts around it and clear my name," Garcia said.
Amazon's Jeff Bezos just revealed video of a massive 10,000-year clock that's being built inside a West Texas mountain.
The clock is 500 feet tall and powered by the Earth's thermal cycles, Bezos said in a tweet Tuesday.
"It's a special Clock, designed to be a symbol, an icon for long-term thinking," a blog post signed by Bezos says.
The clock has been in the works for nearly three decades, according to the post, and is designed to tick once a year. The century hand advances once every 100 years, and the cuckoo comes out on the millennium.
The project was initiated by Danny Hillis in 1989. Bezos said he's been "helping Danny with the project for the last half dozen years."
"Building a Clock inside a remote mountain is a big task. Construction is under way, and we're making progress every day," the post reads.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi stopped in Phoenix Tuesday to discuss how the “disastrous” tax cuts approved by Congress last year are impacting working families and talk trash about President Trump’s proposed budget.
But Pelosi’s hypocritical comments were apparently too much for one heckler, who called the wealthy career politician out for her duplicity at the Arizona Center for Economic Progress.
“These issues about the tax cuts and then the cuts to initiatives that help people, that’s part of the budget. The national budget should be a statement of our national values, what is important to us as a nation,” Pelosi preached. “Which makes us strong and builds for the future should be reflected in our budget.
“But what we have seen here is the complete opposite,” she claimed. “So this isn’t about Democrats or Republicans. This is about the United States of America and our children’s future. …
“It can’t possibly be a statement of values for us to talk about, as Martin Luther King said, … ‘God never intended for one group of people to live in superfluous inordinate wealth while others live in abject deadly poverty,’” Pelosi said to applause. “So these are kitchen table issues for most of America’s families. Most people are not in deadly poverty, but some are. But most people have to struggle to …”
At least one woman wasn’t buying it and shouted from the crowd to cut Pelosi off.
“How much are you worth, Nancy?” the woman yelled.
“No, we’re not talking about that,” Pelosi shot back, raising her voice to speak over the woman. “In any event … I can out … I’m a mother of five, I can speak louder than anybody.”
Pelosi’s screed in Arizona is part of a 100-city tour organized by Democrats to frame the recent Republican tax cuts as an assault against low-income Americans in favor of the ultra-rich.
Pelosi, of course, is among the richest of the rich in Congress.
OpenSecrets.org listed Pelosi as the 6th richest member of the House in 2015, with an estimated net worth of $100,643,521. The staggering wealth makes Pelosi the seventh richest person – and richest women – in Congress.
Former New York police officer turned The Rebel journalist, John Cardillo, exposes how he witnessed and was told by firsthand accounts by students as well as their parents that the left-wing teachers of Parkland high school are currently encouraging students to attend anti-gun rallies started by anti-American left-wing billionaire George Soros and his paid stooges, the Democrats.
Listen to former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino explain of the left-wing media is using well-known left-wing students in order to promote their anti- gun agenda, then attacking anyone either ignores the kids, or response to them by explaining exactly where they are long.
Yet another example of the socialist agenda being perpetrated in order to get guns out of the hands of every day Americans by using tragedies in order to promote their agenda.
David Hogg, one of the acting students recruited by the same minds behind the anti-Trump Women's March, is having trouble reciting his lines, so he gets a little bit of help from the media.
This student in particular was posting left-wing propaganda by the Center for American progress way back in 2015, a left-wing group headed by John Podesta, the known pedophile who led Hillary Clinton's 2016 election campaign.
This kid was a radical leftist long before the shooting took place, now he's using this as an opportunity to push the same propaganda those he follows pushes on a daily basis.
Via Gateway Pundit:
This afternoon, the Gateway Pundit received a tip from a father of one of the Parkland school shooter survivors. Concerned and enraged, he confirmed what Gateway Pundit previously reported: these children are being used as political tools by the far left to further anti-Conservative rhetoric and an anti-gun agenda. The students at the forefront of this agenda were all peers of his child, they were all members of the same drama club at their high school. This fact was verified and confirmed by Buzzfeed who sent a reporter to visit the student activists at their “command center” at one of their homes. Buzzfeed reported on, but left unexplored, the fact that these students are theater-trained:
“The group, who mostly know each other from the school’s theater program, began their efforts in a scattered way in the chaotic aftermath of Wednesday’s horror.”
From our source: One of the students leading the current charge called the child of our contact up and asked if they were willing to workshop Anti-Trump/Anti-Gun lines, publish on their Twitter account, and possibly go on television with a similar statement.
This particular student, a Trump supporter, shouted “F*** you!” into the receiver before hanging up.
They didn’t want to be used as yet another pawn from the left. It was conveyed that these students are acting as the “bridge” between far-left activist groups and are specifically recruiting other students from the school’s drama department.
A theatrical background easily explains these students’ comfort on camera, composure, and ability to deliver the lines they are given while framing them with emotional call-to-action rhetorical devices. We were informed that students who were pro-First Amendment and supported the president were systematically blocked from any interviews or media appearances.
Several Newsweek staffers threatened to resign earlier this week, accusing the company of attempting to muzzle the publishing of a story further detailing internal turmoil at the magazine and ties to a controversial Christian college.
On Tuesday evening, Newsweek published a story about previously unreported ties between Newsweek Media Group (which also owns International Business Times) and Olivet University’s efforts to develop a campus in upstate New York. Olivet, which is affiliated with a mysterious religious sect called “The Community,” has numerous connections to former leaders of NMG.
But not before several reporters and editors made it clear to management that they would quit if Newsweek did not publish the story.
The team of journalists including Newsweek deputy editor Ross Schneiderman, news director Cristina Silva, politics editor Michael J. Mishak, and IBT reporters Josh Keefe and Josh Saul mulled resigning in protest on Tuesday if the article was not published.
“Newsweek Media Group has made it clear it will not allow us to publish a credible, independent story about the company’s financial ties to Olivet University—even though our reporting shows the Manhattan District Attorney’s office is scrutinizing those ties as part of a long-term fraud probe,” the protesting journalists said in a letter drafted—but never sent—to management, reviewed by The Daily Beast. “For this reason, we are immediately resigning from the company.”
According to one source directly involved in the process, the editors informed acting Newsweek editor Nancy Cooper of the group‘s intention to quit.
The group had been preparing a story for weeks, and met significant headwinds from the company's management.
“Newsweek Media Group has made it clear it will not allow us to publish a credible, independent story about the company’s financial ties to Olivet University.”
As US politicians weigh up controversial plans to arm teachers in the wake of the Florida massacre, schools have revealed the extreme measures they are taking to protect children.
Bullet-resistant doors, exploding smoke bombs, armed officers and live video links are among the steps taken by education chiefs to try and prevent shooters claiming innocent lives.
Last week 17 students and teachers were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
In the aftermath, Alabama state representative Will Ainsworth announced he would be introducing a controversial bill allowing trained teachers to carry guns, saying children are "sitting ducks in gun-free schools".
Lobby group Everytown for Gun Safety says there have been 19 shootings in US schools so far this year.
A school branded the 'safest school in America' boasts bullet-resistant doors, and the local Sheriff's department can track intruders in real time, NBC reports.
Southwestern High School in Indiana has introduced 'hot zones' - exploding smoke bombs in the ceiling which means a shooter can be isolated and would not be able to see.
Each teacher is given a key fob which can be pressed if there is a gunman inside the building and police can track the shooter via video-link.
Montgomery County Deputy Sheriff Mike Kersey told Fox59 in 2014 - following the Sandy Hook shooting, which claimed the lives of 20 teachers and six staff: "We can locate him. We can get a description of him immediately.
"We can track him throughout the building. We know his weapons platform. We know what he’s doing and where he’s doing it instantly."
In the aftermath of last week's massacre in Florida, several schools in Tennessee closed for the day so a security review could be carried out.
County officials fund armed School Resource Officers at elementary schools in the wake of the Sandy Hook attack, the Tennessean reports.
Announcing his controversial bill, Ainsworth said: "Our children are sitting ducks in gun-free schools, and as the parent of three public school students, I believe we must act now in order to prevent another tragedy," Ainsworth said in a press release.
"With roughly two-thirds of the regular session remaining, there is ample time to research, introduce, pass, and enact this much-needed and potentially life-saving legislation."
Four days after walking off an ESPN interview over a question about his romance with Katie Holmes, Jamie Foxx joked he’s following a “no white girls until March 1? rule.
The 50-year-old Oscar winner was caught by TMZ cameras on Saturday at his house in Thousand Oaks, California, where he was throwing a “Chacha The Wave” NBA All-Star basketball tournament.
Asked about the astounding success of Marvel’s Black Panther movie, Foxx told the photographer, “God—– right it’s Black History Month. That’s what I’m saying, no white girls ’til March 1” before speeding off in his Rezvani Tank.
His joke comes nearly a week after photos surfaced of Foxx and girlfriend Katie Holmes, 39, playing basketball together on Valentine’s Day.
The pair have kept their romance extremely private since they were first spotted dancing with one another in the Hamptons in 2013, one year after the Dawson’s Creek alum split from Tom Cruise following six years of marriage. Since then, they’ve mostly spent time together at one another’s homes in Los Angeles and avoided the spotlight.
Foxx recently even walked off a live ESPN interview with SportsCenter‘s Michael Smith when his pairing with Holmes was brought up.
“Jamie and Katie’s relationship is not a secret but they both like to keep it under the radar,” a Foxx source previously told PEOPLE of the couple, who stepped out at Clive Davis’ pre-Grammys party in New York City earlier this month. “They have nothing to hide but Jamie, especially, is very low key about his life in general, and rarely talks about it. He is not one to acknowledge anything about his private life and neither does Katie.”
“They are happy, they just don’t flaunt anything,” the insider continued. “Jamie will always go out of his way to stay discreet. That is his way, and it works for him. If they could stay secret forever, Jamie would be happy.”
The Dallas Mavericks released a statement about an hour before a scathing story was published by Sports Illustrated on Tuesday night that detailed a work culture that one former team employee called ''a real-life Animal House.''
The Mavericks said in the statement “there is no room for such conduct in the Mavericks’ workplace.”
The story describes the shocking conduct of former team president and CEO Terdema Ussery. Two women told the outlet that Ussery, who left the NBA team in 2015, made requests for sex and touched women’s legs during meetings among other forms of harassment.
Ussery, whose tenure with the team began before Mark Cuban took ownership in 2000, was subject of an internal investigation after several female employees lodged complaints in the summer of 1998, according to Sports Illustrated. Ussery's contract was renewed.
“The Dallas Mavericks have received information about behavior in our workplace that appears to have violated the organization’s standards of conduct,” the team said in the statement. “It has been alleged that a former officer of the organization engaged in various acts of inappropriate conduct toward women over a period of years. This individual left the employment of the Mavericks nearly three years ago and the Mavericks have only learned of the scope of these complaints in the past days. ... The Mavericks organization takes these allegations extremely seriously.”
Cuban called the conduct detailed in the story “abhorrent.”
“It’s not a situation we condone,” Cuban told Sports Illustrated. “I can’t tell you how many times, particularly since all this (#MeToo) stuff has been coming out recently I asked our HR director, ‘Do we have a problem? Do we have any issues I have to be aware of?’ And the answer was ‘no.’ ”
Human remains found inside a car in Mexico have been identified as two kidnapped federal agents from the organized crime unit.
The Mexican attorney general's office said Sunday that the remains found last week were of Octavio Martinez and Alfonso Hernandez, who were last seen in an online video earlier this month tied up and surrounded by cartel members.
Martinez and Hernandez disappeared on February 5 after attending a family event in the Pacific state of Nayarit, one of the regions hit hardest by an increase in gang-related killings.
A woman who lost her house in a divorce allegedly set it on fire and sparked an inferno that spread to 19 neighbouring homes - killing a cat and two dogs.
Adrienne Satterly, 41, is accused of piling mattresses on the kitchen floor and lighting them on fire before leaving her former marital home for the last time.
As the flames spread while her neighbours slept, she left with her two cats and walked to a Walmart before calling 911, say fire officials in the US city of Hiram, Georgia.
She told a 911 dispatcher that she had a "kitty cat and a suitcase" and she wanted someone to come and pick her up from the department store.
Nearly 30 firefighters raced to the inferno and evacuated neighbouring properties as they desperately tried to save houses on the block.
From behind the ghoulish mask hiding his identity, TopKat boasts of attacking innocent and unwary pedestrians using baseball bats, knives, swords and acid.
He is a new type of armed robber, one of the swarm of moped gangsters roaming our streets for easy pickings – mostly mobile phones.
“I like this stuff, get me?” he brags. “It’s easy, get me man, get paid, get me my money. I love it.”
There were over 23,000 motorcycle crimes in London alone last year – an average 63 every day.
Moped crime shot up 2,100% in the capital’s most famous shopping thoroughfare, Oxford Street.
A heartbroken mother set off a flare in protest of mental health service cuts after her daughter committed suicide.
The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, told the Bristol Post her 19-year-old daughter was "failed" by social services".
She said this then led to her taking her own life last Friday.
Heartbroken by the death of her child, the mum set off a red flare in the Bristol City Council chamber during its annual budget meeting on Tuesday.
She wanted to make a stand against cuts to mental health spending.
All local schools in Jackson Township in Stark County were on lockdown Tuesday morning after a 7th-grader shot himself inside Jackson Memorial Middle School around 7:50 a.m.
Authorities say the boy suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound inside the boy's bathroom. It's unclear at this time whether the shooting was accidental or intentional.
The 7th-grader was taken to a local hospital where his condition is unknown. Parents were reunited with their children outside of schools a short time later.
An Uber Eats driver wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of a customer over the weekend shot the victim in self-defense, the suspect's attorney said Monday. Robert Bivines, 36, turned himself in to authorities around 3 p.m. on Monday after police secured a warrant for his arrest on a felony murder charge.
Jill Stein Downplays Russian Meddling: Media and DNC Interfered in 2016 Election Too
Days after the Russian indictments were handed down, Jill Stein appeared on MSNBC today to downplay Russian interference by pointing to American interference in the election.
She told Alex Witt the idea there was this big Russian attempt to back her campaign to hurt Hillary Clinton is absurd, saying, “This doesn’t pass the laugh test.”
She continued on to say there was “other kinds of interference,” like all the airtime the media gave Trump in 2016:
“Yes, there was Russian interference, but remember, there was very compelling interference going on by way of media, by way of the DNC––did the DNC not rig the primary?”
Yet another Libtard came up running his mouth attempting to start a fight with a Trump supporter only to end up on his ass after smacking the Trump supporters MAGA hat right off of his head, with a bit of a face slap in the process.
The Turkish government has asked the U.S. to stop arming Kurds in Syria, and warned the Syrian government against involvement in Turkey's offensive against Kurds in Syria. Turkish officials spoke Monday in response to news reports that Damascus plans to send pro-government militias to Afrin in northern Syria to help the Kurds fight off a Turkish offensive.
Turkish troops have once again been caught on camera committing numerous war crimes, this time targeting journalists in the country that were attempting to flee the Syrian city of Afrin.
Michael Rapaport: “This is for Laura Ingraham, the cock-eyed FOX News with the Bobby Brown jaw who said that KD and LeBron James should just shut up and dribble. No cluckhead, you shut up and dribble these nuts, bitch… Your butt is so flat that when you stand up you can see your entire a$$hole.”
Rumbling Mount Sinabung on the Indonesian island of Sumatra shot billowing columns of ash more than 16,400 feet into the atmosphere and hot clouds down its slopes on Monday. There were no fatalities or injuries from the morning eruption, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency said.
The volcano, one of three currently erupting in Indonesia, was dormant for four centuries before exploding in 2010, killing two people. Another eruption in 2014 killed 16 people, while seven died in a 2016 eruption.
Last November, The War Zone posted an exclusive story detailing a bizarre incident involving an unidentified aircraft that transited the skies of the Pacific Northwest in the early evening of October 25th, 2017. What started as a radar target moving at very high speed over Northern California turned into a series of eyewitness accounts made by nearby airline pilots traveling northward over Oregon. Even F-15 fighters were launched to intercept the mysterious intruder that quickly became invisible to radar.
Now, through the Freedom of Information Act, we present what could be one of the most insightful instances of official documentation surrounding such an encounter that had already been confirmed to have occurred by both the FAA and the USAF. These materials include fascinating audio recordings of radio transmissions and phone calls made as the incident was unfolding, as well as pilot interviews, and conversations between FAA officials made in the aftermath of the highly peculiar incident.
For proper context, make sure to first read our original post linked here detailing the event, how our report came to be in the first place, as well as the rare confirmations as to its authenticity from both the FAA and the USAF. Below is also a short explainer video that will give you a basic overview of the incident.
Dr Ian Pearson said human beings are very close to achieving immortality in a number of different ways, but only if you can make it to the year 2050.
Anyone who dies before then could be part of the last generation of humans to die of old age.
Dr Pearson said: "By 2050, it will only really be for the rich and famous.
"Most people on middle-class incomes and reasonable working-class incomes can probably afford this in the 2060s. So anyone 90 or under by 2060.
"If you were born sometime in 1970 onwards, that would make you 48 this year.
Fierce clashes erupted between student protesters and police forces in Bogota on Tuesday, after some 500 students from the Pedagogical University of Bogota held a large rally, reportedly attacking the headquarters of the Centro Democratico (Democratic Centre) party.
Welcome to socialist Venezuela, were even women are beaten and robbed by fellow women simply because they are one of the lucky ones who still have diapers.
This is what socialists such as US Sen. Bernie Sanders do not want you to see, watch as this starving young Venezuelan man cries in the streets after not being able to make it across the border to Columbia in order to find food and safety.
This is the product of what happens when socialism takes over a country, equal misery.
A message that reads “kill the NRA” has appeared on a billboard in Louisville in response to last week’s school shooting.
The billboard, which appears on Interstate 65 in Louisville, was an act of vandalism, according to Outfront Media, the business that owns the sign.
The words “Resist 45” also appear on the sign, a reference to the “resistance” movement against the presidency of Donald Trump.
A spokeswoman for Outfront Media confirmed that the sign, which has been in place since Friday, was not part of an ad buy and that it is in the process of being taken down, although there was no sign of that happening on Monday evening.
“Some commuters thought the vandalized message encouraged violence,” reports Wave 3 News.
The NRA posted an image of the banner on its official verified Facebook page.
This is by no means the only violent threat directed towards conservatives in the aftermath of the Florida school shooting.
As we reported on Friday, a far-left Facebook group openly encouraged its members to shoot Republicans as revenge for the Parkland massacre.
“Dear Crazed Shooters, The GOP has frequent baseball practice. You really wanna be remembered, that’s how you do it. Signed, Americans tired of our politicians bathing in the blood of the innocent for a few million dollars from the terrorist organization NRA,” stated one of the posts.
“You remember the shooting at the Republican baseball game?” asked another post. “One of those should happen EVERY WEEK until those NRA-funded sons of bitches do something about this.”