Image of UC-Berkeley readies police as Ann Coulter plans to speak in public plaza on campus - The Washington Post
UC-Berkeley readies police as Ann Coulter plans to speak in public plaza on campus - The Washington Post
The University of California at Berkeley is bracing for massive protests in a public plaza on campus after learning that conservative commentator Ann Coulter plans to give a speech there Thursday afternoon.Sproul Plaza, site of the iconic Free Speech Movement protests in the 1960s, is both symbolic and logistically challenging for the university. On an open campus, anyone can flock to the plaza.“I... [Read More]
Image of China Orders Universities to Make Communism Cool Again
China Orders Universities to Make Communism Cool Again
Hipsters in the Western world constantly flirt with radical chic, but over in the actual Communist superpower of China, the Politburo is worried that kids just aren’t digging the Little Red Book like they used to.The South China Morning Post reports that Education Minister Chen Baosheng wants to make Communist ideology “trendy” and “fashionable” again:    “When we investigate at col... [Read More]
Image of The Media Bubble is Real — And Worse Than You Think - POLITICO Magazine
The Media Bubble is Real — And Worse Than You Think - POLITICO Magazine
How did big media miss the Donald Trump swell? News organizations old and new, large and small, print and online, broadcast and cable assigned phalanxes of reporters armed with the most sophisticated polling data and analysis to cover the presidential campaign. The overwhelming assumption was that the race was Hillary Clinton’s for the taking, and the real question wasn’t how sweeping her November... [Read More]
Image of Al Gore Wants To Spend $15 Trillion To Stop Global Warming | The Daily Caller
Al Gore Wants To Spend $15 Trillion To Stop Global Warming | The Daily Caller
A group of executives who want to fight global warming has published a new report calling for countries to spend up to $600 billion a year over the next two decades to boost green energy deployment and energy efficiency equipment.The Energy Transitions Commission’s (ETC) report claims “additional investments of around $300-$600 billion per annum do not pose a major macroeconomic challenge,” which ... [Read More]
Image of PressTV-UK talks of nukes ‘as a first strike’
PressTV-UK talks of nukes ‘as a first strike’
British Prime Minister Theresa May will use nuclear weapons “as a first strike” against UK’s enemies, even if the country is not directly attacked, says Defense Secretary Michael Fallon.“In the most extreme circumstances we have made it very clear that you can’t rule out the use of nuclear weapons as a first strike,” Fallon told state-funded BBC on Monday.Asked what the circumstances would be, the... [Read More]
Image of PressTV-There are no sharia courts in UK: Lawyer
PressTV-There are no sharia courts in UK: Lawyer
There are no sharia courts (Islamic religious courts) in the United Kingdom or in the wider Atlantic World, says Barry Grossman, an international lawyer and political analyst.Grossman, who is based on the Indonesian island of Bali, made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Monday while commenting a statement by Paul Nuttall, the leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP).Nuttall said on Su... [Read More]
Image of Obama To Receive $400,000 Speaking Fee At Cantor Fitzgerald Conference | Zero Hedge
Obama To Receive $400,000 Speaking Fee At Cantor Fitzgerald Conference | Zero Hedge
Shortly after Barack Obama delivered his first (free) speech today since leaving the White House in Chicago before an invitation-only crowd of college students, community organizers and other fans, Fox News' Charlie Gasparino reports that in what may be his first paid speaking arrangement, Obama will be paid $400,000 to speak at Cantor Fitzgerald's healthcare conference this September, setting the... [Read More]
Image of Wikipedia founder aims to 'fix the news' with crowd-funded website| Reuters
Wikipedia founder aims to 'fix the news' with crowd-funded website| Reuters
By Estelle Shirbon | LONDONThe founder of online encyclopaedia Wikipedia has announced plans for a crowd-funded news website offering stories by journalists and volunteers working together, an initiative he hopes will counter the spread of fake news.Jimmy Wales said the new platform, Wikitribune, would be free to read and carry no advertising, instead relying on supporters to fund it, while the ac... [Read More]
Image of Entire U.S. Senate to go to White House for North Korea briefing| Reuters
Entire U.S. Senate to go to White House for North Korea briefing| Reuters
By Patricia Zengerle | WASHINGTONTop Trump administration officials will hold a rare briefing on Wednesday at the White House for the entire U.S. Senate on the situation in North Korea.All 100 senators have been asked to the White House for the briefing by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and General Joseph Dunford, chai... [Read More]
Image of Russian Humanoid Robot 'Fedor' Learns to Shoot Using Both Arms
Russian Humanoid Robot 'Fedor' Learns to Shoot Using Both Arms
Humanoid robot F.E.D.O.R., set to fly into space in 2021, is now capable of shooting using both of his arms, according to Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin.“The robot of the F.E.D.O.R. platform showed skills of firing using both arms. Currently the work on fine motor skills and decision algorithms is underway,” Rogozin wrote on his Twitter.According to Rogozin, training to shoot is a way of tea... [Read More]
Image of Nasa announces one of Saturn's moons could support alien life in our solar system | The Independent
Nasa announces one of Saturn's moons could support alien life in our solar system | The Independent
There might be alien life in our own solar system, Nasa has announced.All of the necessary things to support life have been found on one of the moons that orbits Saturn.Enceladus has chemicals that when found on Earth tend to indicate life, suggesting that there might be living things under its icy shell.Scientists have long thought of Enceladus as one of the prime candidates for life within our s... [Read More]
Image of AI programs exhibit racial and gender biases, research reveals | Technology | The Guardian
AI programs exhibit racial and gender biases, research reveals | Technology | The Guardian
Machine learning algorithms are picking up deeply ingrained race and gender prejudices concealed within the patterns of language use, scientists sayAn artificial intelligence tool that has revolutionised the ability of computers to interpret everyday language has been shown to exhibit striking gender and racial biases.The findings raise the spectre of existing social inequalities and prejudices be... [Read More]
Image of Flash - US immigration crackdown heats up for border crossers and tech workers - France 24
Flash - US immigration crackdown heats up for border crossers and tech workers - France 24
WASHINGTON (AFP) - Encouraged by a sharp downturn in illegal border crossers, the US administration is ramping up a crackdown on undocumented immigrants, taking aim at both Central American laborers and Indian tech workers in Silicon Valley.Police, prosecutors and judges have been ordered to take a harder line against all illegal immigrants, detaining anyone without papers and vigorously prosecuti... [Read More]
Image of U.S. drops 'mother of all bombs' on ISIS in Afghanistan | Daily Mail Online
U.S. drops 'mother of all bombs' on ISIS in Afghanistan | Daily Mail Online
U.S. dropped its largest non-nuclear weapon after targeting ISIS tunnels in AfghanistanThe blast in eastern Afghanistan killed 36 militants, according to the Afghan Ministry of DefenseThe GBU-43 bomb weighs 21,600 pounds, is 30 feet long, contains 11 tons of explosives and carries a mile-wide blast radiusIt can create a blast crater more than 300 meters wide after being dropped from a Hercules MC-... [Read More]
Image of The Latest: Russia watching Korea tension with great concern
The Latest: Russia watching Korea tension with great concern
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- The Latest on tensions on the Korean Peninsula (all times local):6:30 p.m.The Kremlin says it's watching the developments around North Korea with "great concern."President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday that Russia is calling on all parties to show restraint and refrain from any provocative action. He emphasized that the crisis could only be set... [Read More]
Image of Laser weapons edge toward use in US military
Laser weapons edge toward use in US military
Washington (AFP) - A sci-fi staple for decades, laser weapons are finally becoming reality in the US military, albeit with capabilities a little less dramatic than at the movies.Lightsabers -- the favored weapon of the Jedi in "Star Wars" films -- will remain in the fictional realm for now, but after decades of development, laser weapons are now here and are being deployed on military vehicles and... [Read More]
Image of Polluted London sets its sights on cars
Polluted London sets its sights on cars
London (AFP) - Gone are the days of London's "pea souper" smogs, but like many European cities, the British capital is once again being choked by pollution -- and has road traffic firmly in its sights.In 1952, the Great Smog suffocated London for five days, bringing the city to a standstill as soot-filled clouds descended onto the streets and into people's lungs, leaving more than 12,000 dead.The ... [Read More]
Image of This house was 3D-printed in just 24 hours
This house was 3D-printed in just 24 hours
As we start to 3D-print everything — including houses, of all things — it's pretty impressive that a company built one in just 24 hours.Located in Russia, this 400-square-foot home (37 square meters) was built in just a day, at a cost of just over $10,000.3D-printing company Apis Cor built the house using a mobile printer on-site.The main components of the house, including the walls, partitions an... [Read More]
Image of Trump's Options for North Korea Include Placing Nukes in South Korea - NBC News
Trump's Options for North Korea Include Placing Nukes in South Korea - NBC News
The National Security Council has presented President Donald Trump with options to respond to North Korea's nuclear program — including putting American nukes in South Korea or killing dictator Kim Jong-un, multiple top-ranking intelligence and military officials told NBC News.Both scenarios are part of an accelerated review of North Korea policy prepared in advance of Trump's meeting with Chinese... [Read More]
Image of Stores Are Closing at a Record Pace as Amazon Chews Up Retailers - Bloomberg
Stores Are Closing at a Record Pace as Amazon Chews Up Retailers - Bloomberg
The battered American retail industry took a few more lumps this week, with stores at both ends of the price spectrum preparing to close their doors.At the bottom, the seemingly ubiquitous Payless Inc. shoe chain filed for bankruptcy and announced plans to shutter hundreds of locations. Ralph Lauren Corp., meanwhile, said it will close its flagship Fifth Avenue Polo store -- a symbol of old-fashio... [Read More]
Image of Google to display fact-checking labels to show if news is true or false | Technology | The Guardian
Google to display fact-checking labels to show if news is true or false | Technology | The Guardian
In its ongoing bid to combat fake news, Google follows Facebook in announcing new technology to help curb spread of misinformationGoogle is to start displaying fact-checking labels in its search results to highlight news and information that has been vetted and show whether it is considered to be true or false, as part of its efforts to help combat the spread of misinformation and fake news.The fa... [Read More]
Image of Workplace Surveillance Is The New Office ‘Perk’
Workplace Surveillance Is The New Office ‘Perk’
Americans are offering up more and more personal data at work — and it's about to get much harder to opt outThe snack machine wants to scan Alice’s fingerprints.Alice — not her real name — would prefer not to surrender her biometric data just to get a candy bar, but it’s the preferred option in the break room. She could input a personal code, instead, but either way everything she orders from the ... [Read More]
Image of Stockholm police make terror arrest: Injured man 'confesses that he drove hijacked lorry into shoppers' killing four - Mirror Online
Stockholm police make terror arrest: Injured man 'confesses that he drove hijacked lorry into shoppers' killing four - Mirror Online
Swedish police have arrested a man in north Stockholm who has confessed to carrying out a deadly truck attack in the centre of the city, local media reports.The man has some light injuries and said he was responsible for the attack, Reuters reported quoting local news outlet Aftonbladet.Swedish police said they had arrested one person in connection with the attack, saying he resembled the man in C... [Read More]
Image of North Korea vows ‘most ruthless blow’ on United States after Donald Trump pledges to build up defences against Pyongyang
North Korea vows ‘most ruthless blow’ on United States after Donald Trump pledges to build up defences against Pyongyang
NORTH Korea is ready to deliver the “most ruthless blow” if provoked by the United States, its ambassador to Moscow said overnight, after US President Donald Trump pledged to keep building up defences against Pyongyang.“Our army has already said that if there will be even the smallest provocation from the United States during exercises, we are ready to deliver the most ruthless blow,” Interfax new... [Read More]
Image of Microsoft Finally Reveals What Data Windows 10 Collects From Your PC
Microsoft Finally Reveals What Data Windows 10 Collects From Your PC
Since the launch of Windows 10, there has been widespread concern about its data collection practices, mostly because Microsoft has been very secretive about the telemetry data it collects.Now, this is going to be changed, as Microsoft wants to be more transparent on its diagnostics data collection practices.Till now there are three options (Basic, Enhanced, Full) for Windows 10 users to select fr... [Read More]
Image of PressTV-‘Syria didn’t conduct gas attack, had no reason to’
PressTV-‘Syria didn’t conduct gas attack, had no reason to’
A recent incident in the Syrian town of Khan Shaykun in Syria’s northwestern Idlib Province saw the death of at least 86 people, who displayed signs of poisoning by chemical agents. The United States and its allies claimed the Syrian government had employed a chemical weapon against the town, while Damascus and Russia said a chemical weapons depot held and run by anti-Damascus militants had been h... [Read More]
Image of PressTV-May gets Saudi honor as UK bombs rain on Yemen
PressTV-May gets Saudi honor as UK bombs rain on Yemen
Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has presented visiting British Prime Minister Theresa May with the kingdom’s highest civilian honor as UK-supplied bombs keep raining on Yemenis during Riyadh's war on the impoverished Arab country.Salman presented the Order of King Abdulaziz to May on Wednesday during talks held in the al-Yamamah palace in Riyadh.The order is named after the founder of the ... [Read More]
Image of PressTV-Child trafficking in Britain hits record high
PressTV-Child trafficking in Britain hits record high
UK statistics have revealed that child trafficking referrals in Britain increased 30 percent last year, the highest figure on record.According to the latest figures from the UK government’s National Crime Agency, the number of children referred to the National Referral Mechanism (NRM), which identifies victims of human trafficking, increased to 1,278 in 2016, a record high. The report also said th... [Read More]
Image of Tommy Robinson Hunts Down Punk Who Called For His Assassination » Alex Jones' Infowars
Tommy Robinson Hunts Down Punk Who Called For His Assassination » Alex Jones' Infowars
Britain’s Tommy Robinson saw a Tweet saying, “Please someone just murder Tommy Robinson” and decided to look up the Twitter user’s personal information.Within fifteen minutes Robinson had the young man’s name, school and address.Tommy has received many similar threats over the years and has reported around three hundred cases to the authorities, but not once have they ever responded to him.Due to ... [Read More]
Image of Knoxville the first place Obamacare could fail
Knoxville the first place Obamacare could fail
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT/CNN)-- With the only insurer left on the Affordable Care Act exchange in the Knoxville area set to exit the market in 2018, the city could become the first place in the nation where Obamacare fails, according to a CNN Money report.When Humana pulls out of the exchange next year, roughly 40,000 people will be without an option for a subsidized insurance policy unless another ... [Read More]
Image of Illegal immigration down 67 percent under Donald Trump: Former commissioner - Washington Times
Illegal immigration down 67 percent under Donald Trump: Former commissioner - Washington Times
Illegal immigration across the southwest border is down more than 60 percent so far under President Trump, officials revealed Tuesday, even before the first new agent is hired or the first mile of his promised border wall is constructed.Mr. Trump took a victory lap over the “record reductions” in illegal crossers, saying he is already saving Americans’ jobs by preventing them from having to compet... [Read More]
Image of News Corp chief: Orwellian algorithms of Google and Facebook put us on ‘slippery slope of censorship’ – Press Gazette
News Corp chief: Orwellian algorithms of Google and Facebook put us on ‘slippery slope of censorship’ – Press Gazette
The chief executive of News Corp, parent company of The Sun and Times Newspapers, has warned that digital algorithms at Facebook and Google have “left us perched on the edge of the slippery slope of censorship”.His comments follow an investigation by The Times that revealed how programmatic advertising has led to adverts from reputable brands appearing alongside extremist online content and porn.T... [Read More]
Image of Firefox is ending support for Windows XP and Vista
Firefox is ending support for Windows XP and Vista
Firefox version 52 will be the last complete update for Windows XP and Windows Vista. Security updates will be released, but no new features.Why is Firefox support ending for Windows XP and Vista users?Firefox is one of the only browsers to offer any support for Windows XP and Vista. Microsoft itself ended support for Windows XP in 2014 and will end support for Windows Vista in 2017. Unsupported o... [Read More]
Image of China Bans Veils and 'Abnormal' Beards in Western Province of Xinjiang - NBC News
China Bans Veils and 'Abnormal' Beards in Western Province of Xinjiang - NBC News
China has banned wearing veils as part of a major crackdown on what it sees as religious extremism in the western province of Xinjiang.The measure, which comes into effect Saturday, also bans "abnormal" beards and names, as well as other "extremist signs." Forcing others to wear veils is also forbidden.Xinjiang, China's westernmost region, is home to the Uighurs, a Muslim group which claims to fac... [Read More]
Image of 22 April | London | Stop the War AGM
22 April | London | Stop the War AGM
This year's national conference, which is Stop the War's annual general meeting for members and delegates, is taking place against the background of a 16-year long war in the Middle East and a dangerous and bigoted new US President.• US President Trump's aggressive, belligerent and bigoted policies, including the travel ban on people from seven predominantly Muslim countries, are galvanising milli... [Read More]
Image of UK Imam: War is Coming, Muslims Can Take Women As Sex Slaves : Jul 2016
UK Imam: War is Coming, Muslims Can Take Women As Sex Slaves : Jul 2016
An Imam has told his congregation in Wales that war is approaching and Islam allows them to take women as slaves and rape them.Ali Hammuda is an Imam at Cardiff’s Al-Manar Mosque, where three Islamic State (IS) fighters worshipped before travelling to Syria. They were known as the “Cardiff jihadis” before one was killed in an RAF drone strike as he was thought to be plotting attacks in the UK.Befo... [Read More]