Daily Archives: March 11, 2018

Senator suggests Israeli Ambassador leave Poland after anti-semitism comments

A member of  Poland’s ruling party has called on Israel’s Ambassador to leave the country after alluding to a rise in anti-semitism. A new law criminalizing blaming Poland for Nazi crimes created tensions between the two states. Prof. Jan Zaryn, senator for Law and Justice (PiS), was angered by suggestions that the actions of Poland’s ruling party were reminiscent of ...

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Le Pen seeks party rebranding into ‘National Rally’ to better appeal to French voters

France’s National Front party is planning a makeover, to counter public misconceptions about it. The move, leader Marine Le Pen hopes, will ensure the nationalist faction a firm position in power for decades to come. The leader of the National Front, Marine le Pen, formally proposed changing the name of the party to ‘National Rally’ on Sunday, in a speech ...

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Musk promises 1st ‘up-and-down flight’ for SpaceX Mars rocket next year

While admitting that his timelines often turn out to be way too “optimistic,” SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has claimed his company will conduct the first test flight of its giant Mars rocket early next year. “We are building the first ship, the first Mars or interplanetary ship, right now,” Musk told the South by Southwest convention in Austin, Texas on ...

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‘Throw them to crocodiles!’ Duterte tells soldiers not to cooperate with UN human rights probe

Rodrigo Duterte has once again harshly lashed out at UN human rights officials planning to probe alleged extrajudicial killings in his war on drugs, and claimed full responsibility for the “lawful” actions of law enforcers. This latest vulgar outburst against the international human rights officials comes a day after UN High Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein called for a “psychiatric ...

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Sweden cracking down on Islamic schools that don’t support gender equality

Sweden is cracking down on schools that do not support gender equality, according to the country’s education minister. The initiative is part of the government’s overall plan to remove religious influence from schools in general. Gustav Fridolin said Sunday that he has launched an inquiry into tightening the regulation of independent religious schools, by stopping those who do not support ...

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Helicopter crashes in east river off Manhattan, New York (VIDEO)

At least two people have been killed and several remain missing after a passenger helicopter crashed in New York City, according to officials and media reports. Emergency divers were seen in the water around the partially-submerged and upside-down wreck of the Eurocopter AS350. “NYPD and FDNY divers already on the scene and in the water,” New York Mayor Bill de ...

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Religious Zionists force IDF to remove satirical Women’s Day video

The Israeli Defense Forces reportedly removed a Women’s Day video promoting the army after a religious Zionist group complained. The IDF has been accused of bowing to pressure. The video, ‘The air force’s answer to chauvinism,’ features female soldiers working in various roles in the military, as the narrator reads a number of derogatory claims made by religious Zionists about ...

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‘3 strikes!’: 70yo woman charged with hiring hitmen while in jail.. for hiring a hitman

In a case akin to a mafia movie, an elderly lady has been jailed for trying to hire a hitman to knock off her husband. She now faces new charges, after reportedly trying, while she was behind bars, to have two other people killed. A jury found Linda Gillman guilty on Friday of trying to hire a hitman to kill ...

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Zero-carbon fuel ‘out of thin air’? Nanotube membrane start-up thinks big

Alumni from MIT and Yale universities have perfected nanotube technology which could eventually allow humans to 3d-print pretty much anything we desire, including creating carbon-free fuel “out of thin air.” “This technology gives us a level of control over the material world that we’ve never had before,” said Mattershift Founder and CEO Dr. Rob McGinnis, in a press release. “For example, ...

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‘If Mueller doesn’t get you, Stormy will’ – Maxine Waters to Trump after ‘low-IQ’ jab

Democratic congresswoman Maxine Waters says she’s “not intimidated” by Donald Trump and forecasts his impeachment, as the pair continued exchanging barbs in one of the most vitriolic running feuds on Capitol Hill. Waters, 79, went on MSNBC and insisted that Trump’s impeachment was a matter of time, saying that “if for some reason Mueller does not get him, Stormy will. ...

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