Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Donald Trump Is an Idiot and a Liar, Americans Say in New Poll

Americans aren’t damning President Donald Trump with faint praise, according to a new poll: They’re mostly just damning him.

When asked for the first word that pops into their head when they think of the commander-in-chief, U.S. voters gave such glowing descriptors as “idiot,” “liar” and “a**hole,” according to a new Quinnipiac University survey out Tuesday.

In an open-ended question, Quinnipiac asked respondents over the phone, “What is the first word that comes to mind when you think of President Trump?” A total of 53 people responded with the word “idiot, 44 with “liar” and 36 with “incompetent.” Another 26 people gave the response “a**hole,” while 19 respondents said “moron,” 18 said “arrogant” and 17 said “disgusting.”

“President Donald Trump is known for hurling insults, and he’s getting slammed right back. ‘Idiot’ is just one of a string of insults thrown his way by American voters,” said Tim Malloy, Quinnipiac University Poll assistant director, in a release about the poll, which echoed the results of a similar survey conducted in May.

Other words the pollsters heard more infrequently about Trump—at least five times each—included “businessman,” “jerk,” “powerful” and “evil.”

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Negative perceptions among voters over the s3xual misconduct allegations against Republican Roy Moore handed the Democrats a rare victory in deep-red Alabama, with broad gender and racial gaps and vast shifts among typically pro-GOP groups in the state, including independents, moderates and non-evangelical whites.

On the central issue of the election, 51 percent of voters said the allegations against Moore were definitely or probably true, vs. 44 percent who saw them as definitely or probably false. Those who believed Moore’s accusers backed Jones by 90-8 percent.

Among key groups, Democrat Doug Jones led Moore by 17 percentage points among women in exit poll results, 58-41 percent, a sharp shift from 12- and 21-point Republican margins among women in the 2012 presidential and 2008 Senate elections in the state, the last two races in which exit polls were conducted.

Jones’ support from women was concentrated, in particular, among women with children under 18 at home, who backed him by 66-32 percent. The Moore controversy involved his alleged advances toward young and underage women.

Jones won 31 percent of whites, double Barack Obama’s share in 2012 and nearly triple the Democratic share in the 2008 Senate race. College-educated white women and non-evangelical whites swung very sharply toward the Democrat. Blacks, a nearly unanimous group for Jones, accounted for 28 percent of voters, in line with their past turnout despite a more restrictive voter ID law enacted in 2014.

favored Jones by 9 points, after voting Republican by an overwhelming 52-point margin in 2012 and by 45 points in 2008.

The result came in a state that’s about as solidly Republican as they come. Now-President Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton by 28 points here last year, the largest margin of victory in a presidential contest in the state since 1972 and Trump’s fifth biggest win (after Wyoming, West Virginia, Oklahoma and North Dakota). Republican Sen. Richard Shelby won re-election also by 28 points last year, and then-Sen. Jeff Sessions beat the Democrat by 27 points in 2008. (Sessions was unopposed in 2014.)

Trump, who controversially endorsed Moore, managed only a 48-47 percent approval-disapproval rating among Alabama voters. Those who “strongly” disapprove of the president’s work in office, moreover, outnumbered strong approvers by 7 points, 40 to 33 percent.

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Negative perceptions among voters over the s3xual misconduct allegations against Republican Roy Moore handed the Democrats a rare victory in deep-red Alabama, with broad gender and racial gaps and vast shifts among typically pro-GOP groups in the state, including independents, moderates and non-evangelical whites.

On the central issue of the election, 51 percent of voters said the allegations against Moore were definitely or probably true, vs. 44 percent who saw them as definitely or probably false. Those who believed Moore’s accusers backed Jones by 90-8 percent.

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Among key groups, Democrat Doug Jones led Moore by 17 percentage points among women in exit poll results, 58-41 percent, a sharp shift from 12- and 21-point Republican margins among women in the 2012 presidential and 2008 Senate elections in the state, the last two races in which exit polls were conducted.

Jones’ support from women was concentrated, in particular, among women with children under 18 at home, who backed him by 66-32 percent. The Moore controversy involved his alleged advances toward young and underage women.

Jones won 31 percent of whites, double Barack Obama’s share in 2012 and nearly triple the Democratic share in the 2008 Senate race. College-educated white women and non-evangelical whites swung very sharply toward the Democrat. Blacks, a nearly unanimous group for Jones, accounted for 28 percent of voters, in line with their past turnout despite a more restrictive voter ID law enacted in 2014.

PHOTO: Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore passes by a display of the Ten Commandments as he arrives at his election night party in Montgomery, Ala., Dec. 12, 2017. (Carlo Allegri/Reuters)
One big shift came among political independents. Twenty-one percent of voters, they favored Jones by 9 points, after voting Republican by an overwhelming 52-point margin in 2012 and by 45 points in 2008.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Goat Gives Birth To Creatures In Human Form In Yobe State (Photos)

There was commotion after a goat gave birth to two creatures, which look so much like human being. It was gathered that the residents were thrown into shock after the goat allegedly gave birth to the baby goat in ‘human form’…

Residents were alleging that the owner of the goat may have had S3x with the goat.

The shocking incident was said to have happened recently in Potiskum Local Government Area in Yobe State.

How hackers might target you in 2018

Apologies in advance, but 2018 will probably be every bit as crummy as 2017. That’s the glum, but probably realistic, forecast of a report put out by McAfee Labs Wednesday morning.

In its report, the firm which was spun off by Intel (INTC) in April, expects continued risks from malware authors, phishing attackers, ransomware scams and even, perhaps, the companies selling smart home devices.

On the bright-ish side, McAfee’s report isn’t calling for a rise in attacks on newer online defenses like two-step verification or biometric unlocking for your mobile devices. Instead, we’re in store for more of the same annoyances.

Hackers aren’t the only ones that might be targeting you this year. (Image: U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Aaron Stout)

Machine learning can make the bad guys more efficient too

McAfee’s report leads off by predicting that the same artificial-intelligence techniques used to guess what you want to read or buy will soon be pointed at you for offensive purposes.

NYC terror suspect rode subway from Brooklyn to Manhattan with bomb strapped to body, source says

A man accused of detonating an explosive in the New York City subway system this morning had the bomb strapped to him while he rode in from Brooklyn to Manhattan before the attack, a law enforcement source said.

The explosion occurred in an underground passageway near the Port Authority Bus Terminal, sending commuters scrambling to evacuate a major transit hub just blocks from Times Square. Despite the rush-hour crowds, only five people suffered minor injuries, officials said.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called the underground explosion “one of our worst nightmares.” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called it an "attempted terrorist attack."

Authorities called the homemade device an "improvised low-tech explosive" that was attached to the suspect with hook-and-loop fasteners and zip ties.

A law enforcement source said the bomb was built from a 12-inch-long pipe, black powder and rigged with a 9-volt battery and a wire that came from a Christmas light. Because it was strapped to the suspect, the assumption is he had been prepared to die a suicide bomber, the source said. The pipe had nails stuffed into it, the source said, and it had the ability to impose more injuries than it did.

“This could have been worse,” a law enforcement source told ABC News.

However, the pipe did not fully shatter and a 6-inch piece was discovered fully intact.

The 27-year-old suspect, Akayed Ullah, is in the hospital, badly injured in the arm and torso from the device that went off in his arms, sources said. Ullah, originally from Bangladesh, told authorities he is self-inspired from ISIS online propaganda, sources said. Ullah told authorities no one directed him to carry out the attack and he talked about the plight of Muslims over the years, a law enforcement source said.

Ullah entered the United States from Bangladesh seven years ago on a family-based visa and has an address in Brooklyn, sources said. The explosive was assembled in his apartment, sources said.

Video of the incident, shot by a surveillance camera, shows commuters walking in the passageway when the explosion erupts. The camera screen filled with smoke as people scattered.

Christina Bethea, 29, told ABC News she was in the passageway on her way to work next to the terminal when she heard a bang, saw smoke and ran.

From The Walking Dead!! Andrew Lincoln Shares His Feelings On The Heart-Wrenching Reveal

AMC - While AMC’s The Walking Dead has never been afraid to kill a fan favorite character on the show, certain core members of the cast seemed to run around with some pretty thick plot armor protecting them. Rick, Michonne, and Daryl rarely feel like they’re in any legit danger, because would The Walking Dead really kill off such central and popular people on the show?

Well, it turns out they would and they did. The latest mid-season finale ends with Carl (played by Chandler Riggs) revealing to his dad Rick that he’s been bitten by a walker. There’s no surviving that, and all of a sudden it feels like anyone is fair game on The Walking Dead once more.

Andrew Lincoln, who plays Rick, spoke with Entertainment Weekly about his show son’s impending death and the main emotion he shared past sadness that he’s losing a co-worker was the shock that The Walking Dead killed Carl.

“I never saw it coming because I always thought that the kid would be the future,” Lincoln said. “And that was the whole point of this — that I was going to hand over the revolver and let him walk off into the distance, you know? So it was incredibly shocking. Everybody was reeling from it and continue to reel from it.”

Pregnant Khloé Kardashian Says Her Life Changed When She Met Tristan Thompson

Khloé Kardashian can’t stop gushing over her beau, Tristan Thompson.

The reality star, who is pregnant with her first child with Thompson, shared a sweet tribute to her boyfriend on Instagram Monday with a throwback photo from her 33rd birthday party this summer.

“The day I met you, my life changed,” she captioned the black and white photo booth snap of the duo kissing. “Thank you my love!”

While Kardashian, 33, has yet to officially announce her pregnancy, multiple sources previously confirmed to PEOPLE she and Thompson, 26, are expecting a boy together — due to arrive in early 2018. This will be Kardashian’s first child, while Thompson is also dad to son Prince Oliver, who turns 1 this month.

Kardashian did make one thing with Thompson official recently: A KUWTK episode in November marked the first time the Cleveland Cavaliers player appeared on the show. The pair have been dating since September 2016.

“I just feel like Khloé has met her perfect match,” momager Kris Jenner gushed during the episode.

Monday, 11 December 2017

China, Taiwan spar over Chinese diplomat is invasion threat

FILE PHOTO: A pro-China supporter adjusts a China national flag during a rally calling for peaceful reunification, days before the inauguration ceremony of President-elect Tsai Ing-wen, in Taipei, Taiwan May 14, 2016. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
BEIJING/TAIPEI (Reuters) - A threat by a senior Chinese diplomat to invade Taiwan the instant any U.S. warship visits the self-ruled island has sparked a war of words, with Taipei accusing Beijing of failing to understand what democracy means.

China considers Taiwan to be a wayward province and has never renounced the use of force to bring it under its control. The United States has no formal ties with Taiwan but is bound by law to help it defend itself and is its main source of arms.

Beijing regularly calls Taiwan the most sensitive and important issue between it and the United States. In September, the U.S. Congress passed the National Defense Authorization Act for the 2018 fiscal year, which authorizes mutual visits by navy vessels between Taiwan and the United States.

Diplomat Li Kexin said at a Chinese embassy event in Washington on Friday he had told U.S. officials that China would activate its Anti-Secession Law, which allows it to use force on Taiwan if deemed necessary to prevent the island from seceding, if the United States sent navy ships to Taiwan.

"The day that a U.S. Navy vessel arrives in Kaohsiung is the day that our People's Liberation Army unifies Taiwan with military force," Chinese media quoted Li as saying at the weekend, referring to Taiwan's main port.

Taiwan's Foreign Ministry said late on Saturday that, while Chinese officials seemed to want to try and win over hearts and minds in Taiwan, they also had been repeatedly using threats that hurt the feelings of Taiwan's people.

"These methods show a lack of knowledge about the real meaning of the democratic system and how a democratic society works," the ministry said.

Democrats still wont make a home for anti-Trump Republicans

With the Republican National Committee resuming funding to Roy Moore’s Senate campaign, some Republican voters are once again asking themselves: “Where do we go now?” These voters have felt adrift throughout the two years since Donald Trump began his quest for the presidency.

With Moore being accused of se3ually targeting underage girls, and with video surfacing last week of him agreeing with Vladimir Putin that the United States is “the modern evil” in the world, some longtime GOP voters are feeling more lost than ever. That’s in part because, rather than make a play for these politically homeless voters, Democrats don’t want them either. Lisa in Long Island says that the Republican Party “embarrasses” ...


Poll: Percentage of Americans Identifying As Republican Has Dropped Since Trump Won

The percentage of Americans who consider themselves Republican or lean that way has dropped since Donald Trump was elected president, a Gallup poll found. Those identifying with the Democratic Party have held steady.

The percentage of people who identify as or lean Republican has fallen 5 points from 42 percent of the population to 37 percent, according to the poll comparing November 2016 with November 2017, which was released last week. The percentage of voters identifying as Democratic has remained at 44 percent.

The lower numbers could be a cause for alarm for the GOP in midterm elections next year.

The most dramatic dip for Republican numbers was among white women: The percentage identifying with the Republican Party fell 5 points from 37 percent to just 32 percent over a year, according to an NBC News report, which further broke down Gallup’s data by demographics.

Africa: How the African Union Got It Wrong On Zimbabwe

FOR the first time in more than two years – the longest stretch since the late 1950s – a coup d’etat rocked a country in Africa. Late on the evening of November 14, the Zimbabwe military seized control of the capital, Harare, and placed President Robert Mugabe under house arrest.

The coup was vehemently denied as such by its perpetrators, but the military’s doublespeak could not alter the reality: after 37 ruinous years in power, Zimbabwe’s liberator-turned-dictator faced an ignominious exit at the hands of his comrades.

Surprisingly, the coup also confounded the African Union and threatened to damage one of its major policy successes since its founding in 2002 – zero tolerance for unconstitutional changes of government out of the barrel of a gun. Why, in contravention of its anti-coup dictum, did the AU accept the coup in Zimbabwe? What implications will this have for ending politics by force in Africa?

115 African migrants including 11 women, a baby and 31 unaccompanied minors rescued from rubber boat off Libyan coast

SOS Mediterranean, European Organization for the rescue of lives in the Mediterranean, on Saturday morning rescued 115 African migrants from an overcrowded fragile rubber boat in distress off Libyan coast.

Among those rescued were 11 women, a baby and 31 unaccompanied minors.

They are safely aboard safe in board the ship, Aquarius.

Photos Of 5-year-old girl allegedly gang raped and brutally murdered in India; 16cm wooden stick inserted into her private parts

In a shocking incident, a 5-year-old girl was allegedly raped and brutally murdered on Friday at Hisar's Uklana village in Haryana, India. A wooden stick was also inserted into her private parts, reports ANI.

"FIR has been registered, SIT has been formed for a thorough investigation in the case, no persons have been arrested yet," said Jitender Kumar, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Hisar.

According to reports, the girl was abducted from her house at night and brutally raped. She was left to die with a wooden stick inserted into her genitals.

The post-mortem confirms rape and torture, further telling that 16cm of the stick was found inside her- that damaged her uterus and intestines, reports India Today.

The villagers have shut down all the shops and blocked major roads.

Investigating officers have not ruled out gang rape. Forensic experts have also been roped in to carry out further investigations.

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Sunday, 10 December 2017

Israeli strikes kill 2 Hamas men after Gaza rocket attack

Palestinians clash with Israeli troops during a protest against U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, Saturday, Dec.9, 2017.(AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli airstrikes killed two Hamas members early Saturday following a rocket attack on Israel, in the latest fallout from President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital — a development that has roiled the region and the larger Muslim world.

The Israeli military said it targeted four Hamas facilities in response to rockets fired the previous night, including one that landed in the town of Sderot without causing casualties or major damage. The military said it struck warehouses and weapons manufacturing sites, after which Hamas said it had recovered the bodies of two of its men.

Israel considers Hamas responsible for all rocket fire emanating from Gaza, which is home to other armed groups. Some residents of Sderot and other border towns spent the night in shelters, fearful of a resumption of rocket attacks from Gaza that have led to three Israel-Hamas wars over the past decade.

Protests and demonstrations continued across the West Bank and Gaza on Saturday on the third and final so-called Palestinian "day of rage" following Trump's announcement. The military said there were clashes in some 20 locations. In Bethlehem, Palestinians hurled stones at Israeli troops, who responded with tear gas, rubber bullets and stun grenades. The Israeli military said some 600 Palestinians were throwing firebombs and rolling burning tires toward Israeli forces. It said it dispersed the crowds and arrested six rioters.

Along the border with the Gaza Strip, some 450 Palestinians clashed with Israeli troops at eight main locations. About 20 were lightly wounded. Some 4,000 demonstrators gathered in Gaza City and demonstrations resumed in Pakistan, Turkey and elsewhere across the Muslim world as well.

In Jerusalem, police forces — some on horseback — scuffled with protesters near the Old City and arrested 13 people who were involved in what they called an illegal protest. Four policemen were slightly injured.

"President Trump cannot take what he doesn't have," said Zuheir Dana, one of the protesters from east Jerusalem.

In a first, violence spilled into Israel itself, with Arab protesters blocking a major highway in the northern part of the country and hurling rocks at a bus and motorcycle rider, injuring two slightly. Israel has mobilized troops in case further violence breaks out. However, the clashes in the West Bank and east Jerusalem have yet to claim lives or spiral into the level of violence some had feared following Trump's move.

Saturday saw a drop in the scope of the protests after clashes erupted Friday between Palestinian protesters and Israeli troops in dozens of West Bank hotspots and along the Gaza border. Two Palestinians were shot dead in Gaza and dozens were wounded in the West Bank. In Jerusalem, Friday prayers at Islam's third-holiest site dispersed largely without incident. Large crowds of worshippers across the Muslim world staged anti-U.S. marches Friday, some stomping on posters of Trump or burning American flags.

Trump's announcement on Jerusalem, and his intention to move the U.S. Embassy there, triggered denunciations from around the world, with even close allies suggesting he had needlessly stirred more conflict in an already volatile region. The status of the city lies at the core of the Israeli-Palestinians conflict, and Trump's move was widely perceived as siding with Israel. Even small crises over Jerusalem's status and that of the holy sites in its ancient Old City have sparked deadly bloodshed in the past.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement and other groups have called for mass protests while its rival, the Gaza-based Islamic militant group Hamas, is calling for a third violent uprising against Israel, though such appeals have largely fizzled as Palestinians have become disillusioned with their leaders.

Arab foreign ministers, meanwhile, gathered in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, for an emergency meeting to formulate a unified response to Trump's decision. It was not immediately clear what concrete measures might be taken to counter Trump's decision, but Arab diplomats have spoken of submitting a draft resolution condemning the move to the U.N. Security Council and unspecified measures regarding bilateral ties between Arab League member states and Washington.

Hamas, which seeks Israel's destruction, killed hundreds of Israelis in suicide bombings and other attacks during the second Palestinian uprising in the early 2000s.

Most countries have not recognized Israel's 1967 annexation of east Jerusalem and maintain their embassies in Tel Aviv. Under a longstanding international consensus, the fate of the city is to be determined in final status peace negotiations. Israel says it hopes others will follow Trump's lead, but the United States found itself alone in the U.N. Security Council on Friday, fielding criticism from the other 14 members over the proposed move.

Palestinian official Hanan Ashrawi said the council took a strong stance against "American violations of international law."

"They have no mandate to give away Jerusalem to an occupying power or to violate international law in such a blatant and egregious manner," she said.

While Trump's announcement was warmly welcomed in Israel as an acknowledgement of its longtime seat of government and the ancient capital of the Jewish people, it was greeted with outrage from Palestinians who considered it a slap in the face and an abandonment of the longtime American role as mediator in the conflict.

Libya, Italy join forces to stem migration

Libya’s U.N.-backed government has agreed with Italy  to establish a joint operations room for tackling migrant smugglers and traffickers as part of efforts to curb migrant flows toward Europe, according to a statement. Libya is the main gateway for migrants trying to cross to Europe by sea, though numbers have dropped sharply since July as Libyan factions and authorities have begun to block departures under Italian pressure. More than 600,000 have made the journey over the past four years.

The agreement to set up the operations room was announced after a meeting in Tripoli between the head of the U.N.-backed Government of National Accord (GNA), Fayez Seraj, Libyan Interior Minister Aref Khodja, and his Italian counterpart Marco Minniti. A statement from Seraj’s office said the centre would consist of “representatives from the coastguard, the illegal migration department, the Libyan attorney general and the intelligence services, along with their Italian counterparts.” No details were given on the location of the centre and how it would operate.

In the past, migrant smugglers have worked with impunity in western Libya, where the GNA has little authority over armed groups that have real power on the ground. The Italian navy already has a presence in Tripoli port, providing “technical” assistance to Libya’s coastguard, according to Italian and Libyan officials. The coastguard, which is receiving funding and training from the European Union, has become more assertive in recent months in intercepting migrants and bringing them back to Libya. Activists have criticized the policy, since migrants often face extreme hardship and abuse in Libya, including forced labor. Migrants who are caught trying to cross to Italy are put in severely overcrowded detention centers authorized by the interior ministry.

The GNA has said it is investigating reports of migrants being auctioned as slaves in Libya, after CNN broadcast footage appearing to show such auctions. According to Saturday’s statement, Seraj told Minniti that “despite the successes achieved in the migration file, the number of illegal immigrants outside shelters remains large and we need more cooperation, especially in securing the borders of southern Libya through which these migrants flow”.

Amber Heard Responds To J.K. Rowlings Defense Of Casting Johnny Depp

Amber Heard broke her silence after Warner Bros. and J.K. Rowling released statements on Thursday defending the choice to keep Johnny Depp in the upcoming “Fantastic Beasts” film even after criticism from the author’s fans.

Amber Heard broke her silence after Warner Bros. and J.K. Rowling released statements on Thursday defending the choice to keep Johnny Depp in the upcoming “Fantastic Beasts” film even after criticism from the author’s fans.

That same day, Heard, who says that Depp physically and verbally abused her throughout their short marriage, responded to the statements on her Instagram and Twitter accounts. In the posts, she shared the couple’s joint statement released after setting their divorce in August 2016.

Warner Bros. and Rowling’s statements about casting Depp both pull certain lines from the former couple’s joint statement.

“For the record, this was our FULL joint statement,” Heard wrote as a caption. “To pick and choose certain lines and quote them out of context, is just not right. Women, continue to stand up and stay strong. Love, Amber.”

“This matter has been jointly addressed by both parties, in a statement in which they said ‘there was never any intent of physical or emotional harm.’” Warner Bros. said in its statement, per Entertainment Weekly.

Rowling, who published her statement on her website, wrote:

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Meghan Markles comments praising Ivanka Trump have begun to resurface

Meghan Markle's remarks during a 2014 interview with Ivanka Trump have resurfaced and are going viral.

Meghan Markle's remarks during a 2014 interview with Ivanka Trump have resurfaced and are going viral.

In the "TIG Talk" interview, Markle wrote about her apparent adoration of Ivanka Trump and her desire to learn from the senior aide to President Trump

"Staggeringly beautiful, no question, but so incredibly savvy and intelligent that she's not just carved a niche for herself under her father's famed Trump notoriety, she has undoubtedly created her own empire," Markle wrote of Trump at the time. "It's so easy to knock the girls who come from privilege – to assume they rested on their laurels and garnered accolades simply by being fancy from the womb. But I always remember Ivanka being different."

Markle gave praise to Trump for not swearing, "dancing on tables as a teenager," getting DUIs, and instead for receiving a college degree, expanding her father's empire and for building her own.

"She does it all," Markle concluded.

Though a delightful read for some, many found Markle's comments about the U.S. president's eldest daughter troubling. Markle has a long track record of advocating for feminist rights, and that -- for some -- was reason enough to criticize the soon-to-be royal's speaking favorably of a woman who now serves as an aide in Trump's administration. Famed feminist Gloria Steinham, once compared Ivanka Trump's own "feminist" positions to Nazi policy.

considering Markle's long track record of advocating for feminist rights and Trump's balancing act with her current role in her father's administration and her proclaimed feminist beliefs, which Gloria Steinem

In a clip from 1993 that resurfaced this year, an 11-year-old Markle appears on Nickelodeon’s news program Nick News after complaining to Procter & Gamble about the language used in their dish soap commercial. Markle was upset about a line from the ad that stated, "Women are fighting greasy pots and pans."

In response to the ad, Markle said during the broadcast: "I don’t think it’s right for kids to grow up thinking these things where just mom does everything. It’s always, 'Mom does this, and mom does that.'"

Markle also wrote to the company and implored them to change the phrasing from "women" to "people." After, Procter & Gamble reportedly heeded Markle's advice and applied her suggested wording.

North Korea Says U.S. Declared War and Is Trying to Invade With Help From South and Japan

North Korea said Friday that President Donald Trump has effectively declared war on supreme leader Kim Jong Un’s government by gathering the U.S.’s Pacific allies to surround the Korean Peninsula and restrict trade.

The official Korean Central News Agency published an article lashing out at Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s recent suggestion that the U.S. had the “right to interdict maritime traffic transporting goods” in response to North Korea’s latest and most far-reaching intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launch late last month. The article’s author, named as Jong Hyon, claimed the U.S. planned to summon its South Korean and Japanese allies to block North Korean ships from traveling across the country’s southern and eastern seas, while the U.S. Navy stationed itself south of South Korea’s Jeju Island.

“The U.S. is trying to openly take the measure of sea blockade against the DPRK and strangle its economy in peacetime. This is part of its scheme to escalate political and economic blockade against the DPRK which has lasted for decades,” the outlet wrote, referring to the country by its official title—the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

“The moves for blockading the DPRK from the sea are tantamount to war acts,” it added.

The state-run outlet supported its claims by citing international agreements such as the 1933 London Convention for the Definition of Aggression, which included “Naval blockade of the coasts or ports of another State” and Article 3 of U.N. General Assembly Resolution 3314, which was adopted in 1974 and also included “The blockade of the ports or coasts of a State by the armed forces of another State” as a “definition of aggression.”

The U.S. pushed for a full naval blockade of North Korea in September during discussions to adopt U.N. Security Council Resolution 2375, which intensified already-strict international sanctions against the reclusive, authoritarian state over its continued development of nuclear weapons and ballistic-missile tests. The final text included a provision calling on the inspection of suspicious vessels that, if refused, could result in the ship “being designated for an asset freeze, denied port access, de-registered” and “other penalties.” The use of force, however, was omitted under Chinese and Russian pressure.

North Korea said the U.S.’s push for a naval blockade was “an act of invasion, an illegal act.”

North Korea Says U.S. Declared War and Is Trying to Invade With Help From South and Japan
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North Korea said Friday that President Donald Trump has effectively declared war on supreme leader Kim Jong Un’s government by gathering the U.S.’s Pacific allies to surround the Korean Peninsula and restrict trade.

Trump tells Alabama the future of the country depends on electing Roy Moore

Just four days to go before a closely watched special election to fill Alabama’s open U.S. Senate seat, President Donald Trump urged voters to turn out for Republican Roy Moore and took his support a step further, pointedly mocking one of the women who has accused Moore of sexual misconduct.

Speaking at a rally in Pensacola, Fla., just miles from the Alabama border, Trump repeated his support for Moore, a controversial former judge who has been shunned by most mainstream Republicans after multiple women came forward to accuse him of pursuing them romantically when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s.

Among the accusers is Beverly Young Nelson, who has accused Moore of groping her when she was just 16 and he was 30. The encounter came after Moore, who was then a district attorney in Gadsden, Ala., offered the woman a ride home. As proof, Nelson had pointed to an inscription she said Moore left in her yearbook a week or two before the alleged assault, but on Friday, she acknowledged she had written a few of the words under the inscription—specifically the date (“12-22-77”) and location (“Old Hickory House”).

On Friday, Moore, who has denied any wrongdoing and denied knowing Nelson or any of his accusers, used the admission to attack Nelson on Twitter—insisting that she had admitted to “lying.”

Hours later, Trump picked up the charge, bringing up the yearbook and attacking Nelson’s attorney Gloria Allred, who has also represented several women who have accused Trump of sexual misconduct.

“Did you see what happened today? You know the yearbook? Did you see that? There was a little mistake made! She started writing things in the yearbook! Oh what are we going to do,” Trump said, adding, “Gloria Allred. Every time you see her, you know something’s going wrong.”

Happening Now!! Email sent to Trumps included public WikiLeaks information

FILE - In this July 11, 2017, file photo, Donald Trump Jr. is interviewed by host Sean Hannity on his Fox News Channel television program, in New York. An email sent to President Donald Trump and Donald Trump Jr. before the 2016 election included a decryption key for hacked documents that the website WikiLeaks had made public a day earlier. The email obtained by The Associated Press was sent to Trump and his eldest son on Sept. 14, 2016, the day after WikiLeaks had released the emails publicly on its Twitter account. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — An email sent to President Donald Trump and Donald Trump Jr. before the 2016 election included a decryption key for hacked documents that the website WikiLeaks had already made public a day earlier.

The email obtained by The Associated Press on Friday disputes an earlier news report by CNN that Trump and his eldest son had received the information before the hacked data had been made public. In fact, the email was sent to Trump and his son on Sept. 14, 2016, the day after WikiLeaks had released the documents publicly on its website and Twitter account. CNN later corrected its report.

The email message was also sent to members of the Trump campaign and Trump's company, including lawyer Michael Cohen and an email address once used by Hope Hicks, a campaign communications aide who is now a senior aide in the White House.

"I hope this information help (sic) you," the email said, with the writer noting that the "huge" archive of emails stolen from the Democratic National Committee was 678 megabytes. In a tweet the previous day, WikiLeaks had released 678.4 megabytes of DNC emails.

In an interview, Alan Garten, general counsel for the Trump Organization, said he gave the email to the House intelligence committee on Monday ahead of Trump Jr.'s closed-door interview with the panel. In the Wednesday interview, Trump Jr. told committee members that he doesn't remember ever seeing the email.

"We checked our records. Nobody ever responded. It was disregarded," Garten said.

The existence of the email was first reported by CNN around 8 a.m. Friday. CNN said the email was sent on Sept. 4, before the WikiLeaks release, but the copy of the email obtained by AP shows it was sent 10 days later. In a tweet Friday afternoon, Trump Jr. chided CNN for not immediately correcting its report. At 3:45 p.m., CNN corrected the report.

Garten said the incorrect date created a misleading narrative about his client, suggesting that Trump Jr. was getting early access to hacked material. Garten also blasted the committee for what he saw as an unauthorized leak. The panel's interview with Trump Jr. was supposed to be private.

"This undermines the credibility of their investigation," Garten said, calling committee leaks unethical and reckless.

Alan Futerfas, a lawyer for Trump Jr., also criticized the leaks and said that the email was never responded to. He said that was discussed in the intelligence committee interview.

Futerfas characterized the message as one of thousands that Trump Jr. and the campaign received "from individuals all over the world with opinions, suggestions, ideas and commentary."

The top Democrat on the House intelligence committee said Friday his panel is looking into the email.

"That is a matter that is under investigation. We need to determine the veracity of that and what were any actions that were taken in response to receiving that email, as well as whether there's a relationship between that and the other private communication that Don Jr. had with WikiLeaks," California Rep. Adam Schiff said in an interview with the AP.

Schiff also criticized the leaks. He would only comment on the parts of the CNN report that had already been confirmed by Trump Jr.'s lawyer.

Trump Jr. last month released a series of private Twitter exchanges between himself and WikiLeaks during and after the 2016 election, including pleas from the website to publicize its leaks.

Government policy and fuel refining challenges

It is yet another Yuletide and petroleum products scarcity resurfaced in parts of the country during the week.  Was it really a supply gap rectified by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC. It is always harrowing and horrifying the sight of fuel queues and motorists on vigil; like the eve of some festivals and holy days, spent in prayer.  The management of the corporation promptly responded; it did not degenerate to similar situations previously where community search parties were conducted by petrol consumers to find benevolent marketers that may sell the elusive commodity.

There were precursory and genuine fears that the NNPC was to increase the pump price of products. But were they correct? NNPC clarified to Nigerians that there was no plan to increase the prices of petroleum products both from the ex-depot petrol price of N133.38 per litre and the pump price of N143 to N145 per litre. But there are speculations that a litre of PMS is still being subsidized with the NNPC absorbing it.
For about one year now the NNPC is virtually the sole importer of products.

The natural instinct of buying more than one requires immediately comes in when there is threat of scarcity. The Corporation has assured that over 25 ocean liners laden with petroleum products are berthing at the Apapa Quays. Marketers take deliveries through shuttle vessels to Tank farms in the Apapa axis with trucks waiting to lift various products in endless queues that cause traffic jams on Apapa Oshodi and Apapa Ijora highways. Refined fuel has been a protracting and intractable problem in Nigeria. But when do we say never again to fuel scarcity in the country. Government policy must say so and President Muhammadu Buhari as Petroleum Minister should take the lead. Oil has been used as an instrument of strategy and tact in global politics. One hopes Nigeria does not fall into this offside trap one day.

Between the 17th October 1973 and November 1974, oil embargo by the Middle East bloc in OPEC led by Saudi Arabia was a geopolitical weapon against the United States accused of re-supplying the Israeli military that had two-frontal attacks by Egypt and Syria in the Yom Kippur war of 1973. Then United States President, Richard Nixon’s response to the situation in November 1973 was a promise that America would be energy independent in ten years. Researches he ignited yielded fruits four decades after, in what is the Shale revolution that has caused global oil instability especially for OPEC. President Donald Trump made America First Energy Policy on inauguration in January. When would it be a pledge by a Nigerian President that Nigeria would be self-sufficient in petroleum products availability? What has stalled the rehabilitation of the nation’s four refineries in Port Harcourt, Warri and Kaduna? It goes beyond the NNPC because it is a matter of policy and political will. President Buhari inherited this problem in 2015 and has again parried it.

 Abandoning our refineries as a matter of policy would be a disservice to Nigeria. Is it good news that the NNPC Group Managing Director, GMD, Dr. Maikanti Baru hinted last week that works on refurbishment of the Corporation’s refineries through original builders of the plants had commenced? Who does what between policy formulators and operators stalled the planned rehabilitation in 2017. Some persons might have advised the President that the private sector is best suited for lasting solution. Advisers confuse the Nigerian situation with that of American. America has no national oil company like Nigeria and OPEC and some non OPEC members. America’s publicly traded companies like ExxonMobil, Chevron and Conoco Phillips are protected like national oil companies.

 And whether state owned or publicly owned, what is needed are the deliverables. Petrochina as a State owned integrated Oil and Gas Company is listed as part of the China National Petroleum Corporation.  Petrochina like NNPC operates in exploration and production, refining and chemicals, marketing and natural gas and pipelines.   By 2014, it surpassed Exxon as the biggest energy company by market value. Petrchina employs half a million people directly. Petrochina invest US$1.75 billion in research and development annually.

Bode George Withdraws From PDP Chairmanship Race(Reason Will Shock You)

A Member of the PDP Board of Trustees, Chief Bode George, has announced his withdrawal from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chairmanship seat.

George made this announcement at an ongoing press conference in Abuja.

Chief George cited abuse of the party’s zoning formula as reason for his pulling out of the race

Chief George was one of the nine candidates cleared for the contest at the national convention of the party set to hold in Abuja tomorrow.

The remaining aspirants for the PDP chairmanship position at Saturday’s convention include, Prince Uche Secondus, Chief Gbenga Daniel, Mr Jimi Agbaje, Senator Rashidi Ladoja, Prof. Taoheed Adedoja, Prof Tunde Adeniran, Dr. Raymond Dokpesi and Mr. Aderemi Olusegun.

OMG! Pool of Blood In Adamawa as Fulani Herdsmen Kill 6 Mobile Policemen (GRAPHIC PHOTOS)

About six police officers were reportedly killed after they were attacked by armed Fulani herdsmen in

Adamawa state. Nigerian mobile police officers (File photo) Armed Fulani herdsmen have reportedly killed six mobile policemen in Numan town in Adamawa State yesterday night, according to a report by Premium Times.

The tragic incident happened in the night while the officers were trying to make arrests at Dowaya, a predominantly Fulani settlement. The sad incident has forced residents to flee.

Speaking about the incident, Police spokesperson, Othman Abubakar, a superintendent of police, said he had heard there was problem in Numan but could not immediately give details. Mr. Abubakar said he was at a “crucial meeting” with the state Commissioner of Information and other relevant officials.

The North-East Chairman of Miyetti Allah, Mafindi Umaru Danburam, also told PREMIUM TIMES he had received report that there was problem in Numan “when some people in uniform attacked those that were taking refuge at Dowaya”.

He said two people were shot and that he was trying to get further details. Dozens of mainly Fulani residents, including and children, were killed in Numan over a week ago by a local militia. One source said police had been tipped off about a gathering of Fulani residents, and were trying to storm the area.

Another source said those at the gathering were merely “mourning” their slain wives and children when police stormed the area. The “mourners ” had relocated from Shafaran, Shawal, Gumara, Kikam and Kadamt, he said.

“Some residents in the area were not comfortable, so they tipped-off and mobile police launched a night operation to arrest the Fulanis and a fight ensued during which at least six mobile police were said to have been killed.

“As I am talking to you more security operatives were deployed to Dowaya area including soldiers and they have cordoned-off the village.

Friday, 8 December 2017

I am proud to be a Ndebele - Pretty South African lady says as she goes topless on Facebook

A young South African lady on Facebook, Míllí?ént O'Nókuthúlà M?izá, took to the platform to share this racy photo of herself covering her ample bust with nothing but her hands as she went topless.

Pope Francis is Right on The Lords Prayer By Reno Omokri

I agree with Pope Francis that ‘Lead us not into temptation’ is a wrong translation because it conflicts with James 1:13 “God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone”. It is wrong to attack Pope Francis if you don’t understand him. The Bible was NOT written in English.

Saying things like he is an anti Christ on the basis of his opinion is just a feature of ignorance.

I have read the Bible cover to cover in multiple translations. I also regularly read the Aramaic Bible. The Lord’s prayer is not the only part of the Bible that has been mistranslated.

There are many verses in the Bible that have been mistranslated. Isaiah 45:11 is just one of many. The King James Version renders it as a command i.e. we are to command God. But we are not to command God. That is an abomination. That verse is meant to be rendered as a question not a command.

It is not meant to be

“Thus saith the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker, Ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands command ye me.”

It is meant to be ‘concerning the work of my hands command ye me?’

North Koreas Surprise Missile Launch Did not Fool U.S

North Korea last week chose a night launch for its most powerful intercontinental ballistic missile to date, to illustrate its ability to make a sneak attack. Problem is, the U.S. knew about it days ahead of time.

U.S. military intelligence detected preparations for the missile event at least 72 hours before the launch on November 29, according to The Diplomat. A U.S. government source said officials observed North Koreans setting up the launch pad for the Hwasong-15 missile's firing table three hours before the launch and saw the missile being erected an hour later.

With its network of spy planes, satellites and drones hovering over North Korea, the U.S. demonstrated it was watching the 3 a.m. launch that North Korean state-run news agency KCNA claimed showed “the capability of making surprise launch of ICBM in any region and place any time.”

The observation windows roughly matched the warning time U.S. intelligence had before North Korea’s previous two missile launches, which happened more than two months ago.

Unlike earlier missile tests, for which observation stands were constructed for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, there was a mobile trailer for him for last week’s launch, suggesting the country tried to make the event more difficult to detect.

Southern California wildfires burn with little containment as conditions worsen

Firefighters across Southern California are battling six major wildfires, and brutal Santa Ana winds are expected to continue fanning the flames through Thursday.

California's Department of Forest and Fire Protection tweeted Thursday afternoon that the new fires, the Lilac fire in San Diego County and the Liberty fire in Riverside County, are now being fanned by continued Santa Ana winds and low humidity.

Flames from the Lilac fire are growing at a "dangerous rate" with more than 1,000 structures threatened, the department's San Diego office tweeted. At least five structures have been destroyed and an "unknown" number of structures have been damaged, officials said. More than 2,500 acres have been burned and the fire is 0 percent contained.

California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in San Diego County due to the Lilac fire, his office announced Thursday afternoon.

The weather is not cooperating with the hundreds of officials trying to contain the flames in the region. Red flag warnings have been extended across much of Southern California through Saturday, and high winds warnings are in effect for mountains and valleys in Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

Sustained winds were gusting to 66 mph at Boney Mountain in Ventura County, according to the National Weather Service. Winds could gust to 80 mph in the early hours Thursday, causing embers to spread even more. Much of Southern California is also experiencing humidity levels in the teens or even single digits.

Sustained winds in Southern California were expected to be from the mid-20s up to the 40-mph range, with gusts of 60 mph or more Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. (ABC News)

More than 5,000 firefighters have been dealing with the first four large wildfires, as well as a smaller one in San Bernardino, which is entirely contained, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

he Thomas fire, which was the first to ignite, has burned about 96,000 acres and is expected to intensify because of the increasing winds. The Skirball fire is the smallest of the wildfires currently, but its threat to heavily populated areas of Los Angeles has drawn widespread attention. The Creek and Rye fires continued to burn Thursday with little containment.

All Los Angeles Unified School District schools in the San Fernando Valley and 17 schools on Los Angeles' west side were shuttered through Friday. At least 265 schools have been closed. UCLA canceled classes Thursday because of the Skirball fire.

First lady wishes to spend holiday on deserted island

WASHINGTON (AP) — If she could spend the holidays anywhere in the world, Melania Trump says she'd take her family to a deserted, tropical island.

The first lady revealed her wish Thursday during a Christmastime visit with patients and staff at Children's National hospital in the nation's capital as she continued a holiday tradition begun more than 60 years ago by first lady Bess Truman.

After touring the neuroscience center and meeting privately with some patients, Mrs. Trump was escorted by Santa Claus to the atrium where she took a seat in front of a large Christmas tree and fielded a handful of questions from children and patients.

Ten-year-old Andy asked the first lady where she would spend the holidays if she could go anywhere in the world. Her answer prompted laughter.

"I would spend my holidays on a deserted island, tropical island with my family," she said.

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Kebbi stands with the majority on LG autonomy - Bagudu

BIRNIN KEBBI—AS the controversy over local government autonomy continues, Governor Abubakar Bagudu has said Kebbi State will stand by the majority on whether to accept it or not.

He stated this in Birnin Kebbi when the leadership of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employee, NULGE, led by its National President, Mr. Ibrahim Khalid, paid him a visit. Bagudu told them that if they need autonomy, there must be an amendment of the Nigerian Constitution.

 The governor said: “To my understanding, what this means is financial and administrative autonomy and each of these has its value. “When I assumed office in 2015, we undertook a verification of all the 21 local government areas only to discover that 13 of them could not pay salaries. “So if the autonomy was in place, what would happen?” Speaking earlier, NULGE National President, Mr. Khalid, told Governor Bagudu that they came to Kebbi to present their case for onward submission to the National Assembly.

Ronaldo breaks Champions League goals record

Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score in all six Champions League group-stage matches in a season on Wednesday with a first-half strike for Real Madrid against Borussia Dortmund.

The 32-year-old’s effort that flew into the top corner also drew the Portuguese forward level with his Barcelona rival Lionel Messi on 60 group-stage goals in total. It was his ninth this season.

Real, bidding for a third straight Champions League title, led Dortmund 2-1 at half-time, but are already guaranteed to qualify for the last 16 from Group H as runners-up to Tottenham Hotspur.

Russian girl hailed as most beautiful girl in the world

Is this the most beautiful girl in the world?

Russian model Anastasia Knyazeva is only six years old, but she's already being hailed as "the most beautiful girl in the world." If you recall, the title was once held by French model Thylane Blondeau, who is now 16 years old.

Anastasia, or "Anna" for short, has starred in campaigns for famous Russian brands such as Chobi Kids and Amoreco. She was also voted the face of Little Miss Aoki, a line from luxury children's couture house Mischka Aoki, last year

The brunette beauty, who is represented by President Kids Management, has amassed quite an Instagram following of over 500,000 followers. The account, which is managed by her mother, features gorgeous modeling shots of Anna, as well as photos with friends and family.

One of Anna's most striking features? Her piercing blue eyes.

"What a beautiful eyes," one user wrote.

In fact, her photos are filled with dozens of comments about her stunning blue eyes and doll-like features.

"She really looks like a doll," another user said. "What a cutie she is."

If history is any indication, she'll certainly follow in the successful modeling footsteps of Thylane, who became the youngest model to star in French Vogue. Even after all these years, it's safe to say that Thylane still has the same pouty smile, voluminous hair, and deep blue eyes that skyrocketed her to fame as a young child.

When she turned 16 in April 2017, she signed on to become L'Oréal's latest brand ambassador. Thylane also walked in Dolce & Gabbana's Fall 2017 show earlier this year, where she wore an elaborately detailed sequin dress with jewels on it.

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