Monthly Archives: January 2018

'Trump’s State of the Union full of dog whistle noises to neo-cons'

Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech was largely aimed at finding major ‘enemies’ to justify the US’ enormous military chest, and appease defense industry war-hawks who have taken control of foreign policy, analysts told RT. Trump delivered his maiden State of the Union address Wednesday. The speech appeared to be full of nods to please the powers within the ...

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Swedish court clears man of fraud charges because he was in love

A lovestruck man who attempted to cash several fraudulent cheques has been cleared of all charges by a Swedish court because he wanted to impress a new lover. On Tuesday, Helsingborg District Court took pity on the man and cleared him of all charges of fraud and attempted gross fraud as the court determined that he was simply unlucky in ...

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'The Memo' can't be released because Republican Nunes altered it – Intel committee's top Democrat

Published time: 1 Feb, 2018 03:56 Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, has accused Devin Nunes, the panel’s Republican chairman, of secretly altering the soon-to-be released memo alleging FBI and Justice Department bias against Trump. The “material changes” that Schiff claims to have discovered late Wednesday make the memo no longer viable for release. BREAKING: Discovered ...

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Mobile delivers high exit multiples despite broader market slowdown

Jason RowleyContributor Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News. More posts by this contributor: Did the tide of global VC start to turn in Q4 2017? Where and why venture capitalists invest close to home In the world of mobile apps, numbers come in two sizes: big and bigger. More than one billion people use Facebook’s mobile ...

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French students occupy university floor demanding amnesty to all migrants

Students at the University of Paris occupied a campus building Tuesday, calling on the government to support and grant asylum to all migrants regardless of their reasons for coming to France. Describing themselves as the Migrant Support Committee, the students issued a statement calling for “papers for all” and an end to the distinction between “economic migrants” and “political refugees.” ...

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NOAA fisheries open investigation into minke whale deaths

The US National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration has deemed deaths of minke whales along the east coast last year an ‘Unusual Mortality Event’ (UME). UME, the designation for an occurrence involving a significant die-off of any marine mammal population has spurred a federal probe, NOAA Fisheries announced Wednesday in a teleconference with reporters. The investigation will span along the East Coast, ...

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Inside Joymode, a subscription service saving you from buying all of the things

Surveying the retail world right now, it’s hard to see anything but Amazon. The company offers a degree of convenience for buyers of stuff that’s never been equalled (which, while being hyperbolic may also be true), and it has made consuming new crap nearly effortless. In the process it’s become the boogeyman that haunts the dreams of small retailers and ...

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Polish senate passes Holocaust-related bill that triggered diplomatic spat with Israel

Published time: 1 Feb, 2018 01:37 Edited time: 1 Feb, 2018 01:51 Poland’s Senate has approved a bill that outlaws blaming Poles for the atrocities committed in WWII death camps on Polish soil, or even using the phrase “Polish death camp.” The bill earlier infuriated Israeli leaders. The upper house of the Polish parliament approved the bill with 57 votes ...

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Pest infestations among over 1,000 critical violations in NYC school cafeterias in 2017

Rats, roaches and other critters invading New York City public schools are part of a report citing 1,150 critical violations in nearly 700 cafeterias. Dozens of the worst facilities are serving the city’s poorest students. Almost half of all New York City public school cafeterias inspected were cited last year for at least one critical violation for issues which could ...

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Oops! Don’t say ‘Google’ in your Alexa voice app, Amazon said

The competition between Alexa and Google Assistant is fierce. How fierce? Cover all of Las Vegas in Google Assistant ads for CES fierce? Put voice assistance in weird things like a light switch or a fridge fierce? How about “don’t dare utter our competitor’s name in your voice app” fierce? Yep, Amazon has banned Alexa app developers from saying “Google” in ...

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