An ancient reservoir of diamonds that is older than the moon has been discovered near the Earth’s core, more than 410km below the surface. The diamonds had lain undisturbed for more than 4.5 billion years before being brought to the surface by a violent volcanic eruption in Brazil.
Great episode! Lionel brings up excellent points which we have also covered in our Red Pill Guide ;) If you want to brush up on your skills on how to red pill all the new people waking up, we suggest you read all 3 chapters.
On July 30, NASA captured an image of the bloom from space. At the time, the bloom covered 300 square miles, roughly the size of New York City. By Aug. 13, the bloom had doubled to more than 620 square miles, according to NASA. That's eight times the size of Cleveland, which sits on the shore of Lake Erie.
Outbreaks of microcystis cyanobacteria, the organism responsible for harmful algae blooms, has become a yearly occurrence on Lake Erie. Earlier this year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted a severe bloom this summer, which became a reality in July primarily as a result of calm winds and abundant rainfall.
Citing conflicts of interest reminiscent of the "Uranium One" transaction, Senator Chuck Grassley announced he is probing the Obama admin’s decision to approve the sale of a sensitive U.S. tech company to the Chinese & an investment firm run by the sons of Joe Biden and John Kerry.
"The direct involvement of Mr. Hunter Biden and Mr. Heinz in the acquisition of Henniges by the Chinese government creates a potential conflict of interest. Both are directly related to high-ranking Obama administration officials. The Department of State, then under Mr. Kerry’s leadership, is also a CFIUS member and played a direct role in the decision to approve the Henniges transaction."
The lawsuit was filed by state Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra in federal court in Northern California just days after the Trump administration published a new rule that could make it harder for many immigrants to get legal status in the United States... Gov. Gavin Newsom also criticized the federal policy change in a statement: “This latest move by the federal administration to demonize immigrants is personal for us, in a state where half of our children have at least one immigrant parent,” the governor said. “This new rule, designed to create fear in immigrant families, is cruel and threatens our public health. That is not who we are in California, and not who we are as Americans.”
Fitch Ratings, examining the direction but not magnitude of central bank shifts, found that more than a third of them have loosened monetary policy in the past six months. Those central banks range from the U.S. to Turkey, with only Norway and the Czech Republic going in a different direction by raising interest rates... “Deterioration in global growth prospects, rising uncertainty about the future direction and impact of trade policy and a slump in global manufacturing and trade have all contributed to this very widespread shift in central bank policy direction,” the Fitch report said.
Breaking a long silence about a high-profile National Security Agency program that sifts records of Americans’ telephone calls and text messages in search of terrorists, the Trump administration on Thursday acknowledged for the first time that the system has been indefinitely shut down — but asked Congress to extend its legal basis anyway... The unclassified letter, signed on Wednesday by Dan Coats in one of his last acts as the director of National Intelligence, also conceded that the N.S.A. has indefinitely shut down that program after recurring technical difficulties repeatedly caused it to collect more records than it had legal authority to gather. That fact has previously been reported, but the administration had refused to officially confirm its status.
South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg reportedly helped create an alert system that would notify families if Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raided his residents' homes or businesses. The "phone tree," according to The Daily Beast on Wednesday, was one of several actions Buttigieg took to protect illegal immigrants in his town. Phone trees consist of an automated calling system that helps spread messages quickly and efficiently. Those would presumably help alert immigrants to the type of surprise raids that resulted in nearly 700 arrests in Mississippi.
Two more women are suing Jeffrey Epstein’s estate, claiming in their $100 million suit that they were lured to his home under false pretenses and sexually assaulted. The women were both working as hostesses at the now-shuttered Coffee Shop in Union Square when they were recruited by a woman in June 2004. They are not identified in the complaint filed late Thursday in Manhattan federal court. The recruiter, identified under the pseudonym Sue Roe, told the pair that her “boss” liked to give young girls “opportunities” — and offered them hundreds of dollars in cash in exchange for massaging him at his East 71st Street mansion, the suit said.
In an interview with The West Block’s Mercedes Stephenson, set to air in full on Sunday, Wilson-Raybould said she has not been contacted since Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion released a damning report last week that found Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his staff repeatedly broke ethics rules by pressuring her to intervene in the company’s court case.
“Space Relations: A Slightly Gothic Interplanetary Tale” by Donald Barr has been thrust into the spotlight in the wake of the convicted pedophile’s apparent suicide, and eBay sellers — quick to link the two men — are now hawking it for as much as $4,999, Vice’s Motherboard reported... “Parallels have been drawn between the plot of the novel and the current allegations of sex trafficking brought against the now-deceased Jeffrey Epstein,” one listing says...
The fantasy novel portrays an Earthling named John Craig, who is sold into slavery on a planet called Kossar. Craig falls in love with Lady Morgan Sidney — a Kossar leader described as having “high breasts and long thighs.” Craig goes along with Lady Morgan’s demands to sexually assault a teenage slave as part of a clinic used to “breed” people, Motherboard said. The novel includes other instances of rape.
Donald Barr and Epstein are loosely linked by their time working at the elite Dalton School in Manhattan. Donald served as headmaster there from 1964 to 1974, while Epstein began teaching math and science there three months after Donald left.
A federal appeals court sided with the Trump administration on Friday in the legal battle over its efforts to limit asylum claims from Central America – blocking, for now, a nationwide injunction that blocked the implementation of the rule.
Last month a California federal judge blocked the rule that would require migrants to first apply in one of the countries they cross on their way to the U.S. – with certain exceptions. The rule is tailored to target Central Americans from the Northern Triangle of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras who would travel across multiple countries, including Mexico, before claiming asylum in the U.S.
The fingerprints of more than 1 million people — as well as facial recognition information, usernames and passwords, and personal information of employees — were detected by security researchers working with vpnmentor on a publicly accessible database for biometrics lock system Biostar 2... The information was unprotected and largely unencrypted, enabling researchers to add new users with new fingerprint data, edit existing user accounts, and see data from organizations partnering with Biostar 2 in the US and Indonesia.
President Donald Trump held a conference call Wednesday amid a plunge in the stock market with three of Wall Street’s top executives -- JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s Jamie Dimon, Bank of America Corp.’s Brian Moynihan and Citigroup Inc.’s Michael Corbat. The three chief executives were in Washington for a previously scheduled meeting with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on banking secrecy and money laundering, according to people familiar with the matter. On a conference call, they briefed the president, who was at his resort in Bedminster, New Jersey... Moynihan, speaking in a Bloomberg Television interview on Friday, said the turmoil has been driven by issues outside the U.S., and that recession risks are low.
Last year, Amazon enlisted an army of fulfillment center employees to write positive comments about working in its warehouses. They are called “FC Ambassadors.” But the program has backfired after going viral this week. The ambassadors were ridiculed for writing “propaganda for amazon” and some were even asked if they were being held at gunpoint to write their tweets. Other users pointed to the flaws in the system. Some of the ambassador accounts appear to have changed hands, leading to confusion over whether the accounts are real.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday was to meet U.S. top advisers about negotiations with the Taliban and the potential for a political settlement that could prompt a withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan, a senior administration official said. Trump has been adamant that he would like to withdraw U.S. forces, possibly ahead of the November 2020 election, although a pullout would raise concerns among some in the national security community that the United States could be sacrificing gains it has made there.
Last week, model Josh Kloss came forward and accused Katy Perry of sexual misconduct at a party they were both attending. Now, a female TV host from Georgia – the country – has accused Perry of harassment at an industry party.
According to Russian publication Rossiyskaya Gazeta, via Consequence of Sound, a woman named Tina Kandelaki came forward and alleged that Perry had drunkenly tried to kiss her, as well as touch her inappropriately, at an industry party. While Kandelaki says she managed to fight Perry off, the pop giant allegedly continued to harass and behave inappropriately with other people at the event.
President Trump said Thursday that he had no fear that Chinese economic retaliation in the ongoing trade war would lead to a recession in the U.S. He argued that China was unlikely to retaliate in the first place and it would do more damage to itself if it did. "No, the longer the trade war goes on the weaker China gets and the stronger we get," Trump told reporters. "I have a feeling it is going to go fairly short." Trump noted that talks were currently happening between the two nations, and further ones were expected in two weeks...