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The PC that fits in your pocket: Intel launches a computer the size of a credit card

Daily Mail - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 14:40
California-based Intel introduced its latest mini-computer at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas yesterday. The device is so small and thin it’s the size of a credit card.

Report: Putin `ordered' influence campaign of 2016 U.S. election

Bing - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 14:39
A new declassified report says Russian President Vladimir Putin "ordered" an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the U.S. presidential election. U.S. intelligence officials released the 25-page public version of the report Friday, after they briefed ...

High school teacher, 29, arrested in a student-sex case just days after he and his wife made news as parents of first New Year's baby in Las Vegas

Daily Mail - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 14:34
Las Vegas teacher, coach and new dad Ryan Davis has been arrested on felony counts of sex with a pupil stemming from claims of inappropriate contact with an 18-year-old female student..

I am so done with the New York Times

Bing - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 14:33
According to his statement, I see nothing that says he “admits” anything at all about Russia. http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/06/us/politics/donald-trump-statement-hack-intelligence-briefing.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading ...

Beef jerky plant employee allegedly fired for calling 911 when colleague severed thumb

Daily Mail - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 14:24
Lone Star Western Beef plant owner John Bachman is being sued by the federal government for firing employee Michele Butler-Savage two days after the accident at the West Virginia factory.

George Michael spent a year in Swiss clinic offering bizarre 'electric shock therapy' 

Daily Mail - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 14:23
He had long periods of treatment at the Kusnacht Practice, near Zurich, where guests pay £70,000 a week for care including electric shock therapy.

Maybelline Finds Its ‘Beauty Boy’

LifeZette - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 14:22

Makeup line Maybelline has hired its first-ever male model to help promote product: Manny Gutierrez. This follows the announcement in October that Covergirl had hired its first male model, James Charles.

Known as Manny Mua to his YouTube and Instagram fans, the new male model spokesman is part of a just-released campaign to promote Colossal Big Shot mascara. He has 3 million Instagram followers and 2 million on YouTube.

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The campaign launched with a video that shows Gutierrez opening a shining briefcase — followed by shots of him and fellow Instagram star Shayla (a woman) applying mascara.

"[Mua and Shayla] represented the 'boss' beauty attitude in this mascara campaign like no one else could, bringing to life this message onscreen to inspire their millions of fans, as they do on a daily basis, to also 'lash like a boss,'" Anne-Marie Nelson Bogle, senior vice president of marketing at Maybelline New York, said, according to Bustle.

Mua wrote on Instagram about the announcement for him to join the Maybelline team: "2017 you are off to an AMAZING START OMG! So excited to finally announce that I am part of the Maybelline BigShotMasacara campaign! Honestly I couldn't be more honored thrilled! Thank you to Maybelline for taking a chance on me! I look forward to working together so much more."

"I think boys deserve just as much cosmetic recognition."

The phenomenon of young men — Gutierrez is 25 — wearing makeup has gotten a lot of attention in the last year, as the Maybelline and Covergirl decisions show. In May 2016, Marie Claire magazine did a story on makeup-adorning young men who had become social media sensations. They deemed them "beauty boys."

"I'm a boy in makeup. I'm not trans. I'm not a drag queen," Alan Macias, an 18-year-old male Instagram star with more than 2 million followers, said in the piece. Wrote Gutierrez in his Instagram description, "I think boys deserve just as much cosmetic recognition."

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WORST JOBS PRESIDENT EVER: Obama’s 94 Million Jobless Americans

GatewayPundit - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 14:22

Guest post by Joe Hoft

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Under Obama the labor participation rate plummeted. In September 2016, 94,184,000 Americans were not in the labor force.   The nation’s labor participation rate began its steady downward trend in 2000, and has not recovered.

The Congressional Budget Office in an August 2016 update to the nation’s budget and economic outlook, said “certain aspects of federal laws, including provisions of the Affordable Care Act [Obamacare] and the structure of the tax code, will reduce participation in the labor force by reducing people’s incentive to work or seek work.”

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Due to the fact that the US population is larger than ever and combined with the terrible labor participation rate, the US now has more people without work under Obama than at any time in our nation’s history. In May 2016 a record 94,708,000 Americans were not in the labor force.  When President Obama took office in January 2009, 80,529,000 Americans were not participating in the labor force; since then, 14 million Americans have left the workforce — some of them retiring and some just quitting because they can’t find work.

Living in his own world, Obama thinks the US economy is doing fine. This is a big reason why it is not.  Obama’s policies have done little to nothing to help this US economy and in many ways have harmed it (i.e. Obamacare).  Many Americans are looking for work but can’t find any because of Obama’s ignorance and socialist ideas.

 

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Obama: Race relations are getting better, not worse

Hot Air - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 14:21

As Barack Obama prepares to exit the White House, he’s still keeping tabs on his previous hometown on Chicago — where the news turned grotesque this past week. The CBS affiliate challenged his record on race relations as president, as Jay Levine asked him how disappointed he was that race relations had gotten worse during his eight-year term. Obama objected to that characterization, telling Levine that race relations are getting better despite the “despicable … hate crime” perpetrated by four African-American teens on a mentally disabled white classmate streamed on Facebook Live. Technology just makes it look worse than it is, Obama says:

The torture of a teenager streamed live on Facebook is “despicable” but not a sign of worsening racial tensions, President Obama said Thursday in an interview with CBS 2 Special Contributor Jay Levine.

In a one-on-one conversation at the White House as Obama winds down his term in office, the president was asked about the state of race relations in America. …

“The good news is that the next generation that’s coming behind us … have smarter, better, more thoughtful attitudes about race.

“I think the overall trajectory of race relations in this country is actually very positive. It doesn’t mean that all racial problems have gone away. It means that we have the capacity to get better.”

Obama’s description of the attack as a “hate crime” offered a surprising change of pace from yesterday’s dodge by Josh Earnest on that point. Earnest called it an “outrage” and noted the level of “depravity” involved, but emphasized the “need to defer to local law enforcement.” When asked again whether it amounted to a hate crime, Earnest replied that it was “too early to tell”:

Obama appears to have made his comments after the quartet was charged by prosecutors with hate crimes — and that deference is appropriate for a president. At least, it is to the extent we have “hate crimes” as a prosecutable category, a policy which is both redundant and a magnet for all sorts of mischief and distraction from the rule of law. Just the mere existence of the category has us discussing a prosecutorial decision that has little objectivity rather than the objective truth of the kidnapping and torture video-streamed by the suspects as a form of point-scoring.

Obama’s other point seems less defensible. There is a legitimate argument that the politics of race might have been stuck in amber in the decade or so prior to Obama’s term as president, but it’s difficult to explain how anything really improved in that arena since then. In the past couple of years we’ve had riots touched off by incidents involving government and law enforcement, even in Baltimore where the city government and police force are run by African-Americans. It even has had its own form of “fake news” in “Hands Up Don’t Shoot,” an utterly false narrative that emerged from the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. We’ve replaced silence with shouting and violence, and that’s not just due to technology.

On this issue, we will have to wait for the long arc of history to judge progress. At this point on the arc, though, it looks worse than it has in quite some time, and it’s not getting much better this week.

Cybersecurity LEGEND McAfee: ‘Russian Hack’ Is NOT TRUE! (Video)

GatewayPundit - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 14:20
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John McAfee Talks About ‘Russian Hack’

One of the most brilliant cyber-security experts has come forward to give his thoughts on the supposed Russian hack of the U.S. election.

I will be on @RT_America today at 8pm ET. I’ll drop a bombshell on today’s US intelligence claims. @realDonaldTrump I hope you’re listening.

— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) January 5, 2017

From RT:

The sloppiness of the alleged DNC hack by itself proves it was not organized by a nation state, and the “utter nonsense” presented as proof of Moscow’s involvement is rather evidence of intelligence agencies being “ignorant and naïve,” John McAfee told RT.

The so-called evidence of the Russian involvement in the hacks not only looks like “the most deceptive propaganda was perpetrated on the American public” but actually proves quite the opposite, McAfee believes…

Thus, McAfee believes, the whole “Russian hacking” narrative is either “propaganda intended to incite the American people, to anger toward Russia for some reason, or our intelligence community is so ignorant and naïve that they should all be replaced.”

Cybersecurity specialist believes that based on the presented evidence the hack “cannot possibly be an organized nation-state.”

“The hack on the DNC used a piece of malware a year and a half old and there have been many updates since then, McAfee said. “This was done by an independent one person kid that downloaded the software. Please, this is not an organized hack and certainly not a nation-state that did this.”

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Russia DID NOT HACK the DNC. John McAfee lays it out:https://t.co/SXlP2sgFO7

— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) January 6, 2017

How did NBC get “an exclusive look into the top secret report he (Obama) was presented?” Who gave them this report and why? Politics!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2017

The Democratic National Committee would not allow the FBI to study or see its computer info after it was supposedly hacked by Russia……

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2017

So how and why are they so sure about hacking if they never even requested an examination of the computer servers? What is going on?

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2017

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Video: Democrat Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer Trashes Obamacare

GatewayPundit - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 14:20

Guest post by Joe Hoft

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A video from CSPAN in 2014 of current Democrat Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer trashing Obamacare has surfaced.  Schumer is recorded in the video trashing the Democratic Party and Obamacare:

After passing the Stimulus, Democrats should have continued to propose middle class oriented programs and built on the partial success of the Stimulus.  But unfortunately Democrats blew the opportunity the American people gave them.  We took their mandate and put all of their focus on the wrong problem – healthcare reform. Now the plight of uninsured Americans and the hardships caused by unfair insurance company practices certainly needed to be addressed.  But it wasn’t the change we were hired to make.  Americans were crying out for the end to the recession, for better wages and more jobs, not changes in …

The Affordable Care Act was aimed at the 36 million Americans who were not covered. It’s been reported that only a third of the uninsured are even registered to vote.  In 2010 only about 40% of those registered to voted. So even if the uninsured kept with the rate which they likely didn’t, you would still only be talking about 5% of  the electorate.  To aim a huge change in mandate to such a small portion of the electorate made no political sense. So when Democrats focused on healthcare the average middle class person thought the Democrats are not paying enough attention.

 

Breaking News : Video Surfaces Showing@SenSchumer Trashing The Failed Democrat Party
And Get This, The Failed ObamaCare.
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— Richard Weaving (@RichardWeaving) January 5, 2017

Senator Schumer has been around a long time and is a real politician, the kind Americans hate.  Note in his talk the goal for Democrats is always to win the election via the electorate rather than doing what’s best for Americans.  Democrats are great politicians in the way they focus on winning elections, no matter what has to be done.  Unfortunately for America, they don’t give a damn about the American people.

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US says North Korea has shown ‘qualitative’ improvement in its nuclear and missile capabilities after an unprecedented level of tests last year

Daily Mail - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 14:19
US Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken said: 'With every passing day the threat does get more acute.'

Anna Wintour came to my office at Trump Tower to ask me to meet with the editors of Conde Nast & Steven Newhouse, a friend. Will go this AM.

Trump Twitter - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 14:18

Anna Wintour came to my office at Trump Tower to ask me to meet with the editors of Conde Nast & Steven Newhouse, a friend. Will go this AM.

South African couple sell their luxury home so they can feed their lions and tigers

Daily Mail - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 14:15
A South African family are living in an isolated trailer - so they can provide their tigers and lions a home. The Fernandes family once owned the luxurious Jugomaro Predator Park but ran into money trouble.

Best News Of 2017 So Far? Cancer Death Rate Drops A Fourth Since '91

Newsy - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 14:10

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Fewer Americans are dying from the second biggest killer in the U.S.: cancer.

New numbers from the American Cancer Society show from 1991 to 2014, the cancer death rate has dropped by a quarter.

That means there were about 2 million fewer cancer deaths than expected if cancer death rates stayed at their peak.

The big overall drop is fueled by decreasing death rates from four major types of cancer: lung, breast, colorectal and prostate.

SEE MORE: Life Expectancy In The US Has Dropped For The First Time In Decades

The American Cancer Society's report says those encouraging numbers are because of better screening, better treatment and fewer smokers.

The society's chief medical officer said in a statement, "The continuing drops in the cancer death rate are a powerful sign of the potential we have to reduce cancer's deadly toll."

But there's still a long way to go. The organization estimates this year, the U.S. will have nearly 1.7 million new cancer cases and over 600,000 cancer deaths.

Live grenade found in box at Westmoreland consignment shop

Daily Mail - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 14:06
A live Second World War hand grenade was found in Cool Stuff consignment shop in Westmoreland, New York, as employees did inventory of a box of items from a building contents sale.

Donald Trump Sits Down For Deposition Over Restaurant Lawsuit

Newsy - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 14:06

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Donald Trump just sat down for a sworn deposition.

 A judge ordered the deposition after the president-elect filed a lawsuit against chef José Andrés, who backed out of building a restaurant at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C.

The dispute started during the 2015 campaign season, when Trump made several comments about Mexican immigrants.

SEE MORE: Trump University Cases Settled For $25 Million

"They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people, " Trump said at a campaign event.

He also said the U.S. has become a "dumping ground for everybody else's problems."

When he backed out of the deal, Andrés said in a statement, "as a proud Spanish immigrant and recently naturalized American citizen myself, I believe that every human being deserves respect, regardless of immigration status."

Trump and his team originally asked for $10 million in damages from the cancellation. But, according to Politico, over the past year, that number has increased.

Andrés isn't the only chef Trump is battling. Geoffrey Zakarian also pulled out of plans to open a restaurant at the same D.C. hotel. That case is headed to trial, though no date has been set.

Outside the restaurant world, the president-elect is entangled in a ton of other lawsuits. USA Today reports his companies are facing open lawsuits for alleged sexual discrimination, fraud, unpaid bills and contract disputes.

Presidential depositions are rare. The last president to face questioning was Bill Clinton for a sexual harassment suit in 1998. Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford and Ulysses S. Grant are the only other sitting presidents to be deposed.

Understanding the Epiphany

LifeZette - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 14:04

The Feast of Three Kings — also known as the Epiphany — is usually celebrated 12 days after Christmas on Jan. 6. The Feast of Three Kings is significant because it indicates the manifestation of God in the form of His son Jesus Christ. The 12 days of Christmas come to an end on this day of the celebration of the culmination of Christ’s birth.

The feast day commemorates when the Divinity of Christ was demonstrated through the visit of the magi — the three wise men — to Jesus after His birth in Bethlehem.

“Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call Him Immanuel.”

Established just after the second century, the Epiphany was adopted in opposition to a pagan festival of the Winter Solstice where tribute would be paid to the virgin goddess Aeon.

The Christian Epiphany also celebrates the Virgin Mary, through whom Christ was born, bringing to light the prophecies of the Old Testament found in Isaiah 7:4: “Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call Him Immanuel.”

The magi or kings represent the portion of the world that was non-Jewish, unlike Jesus himself. This was to be a revelation to the gentiles (or the non-Jewish population) that Christ had been born and was to be their savior, too.

It is important when looking at this traditional feast of celebration that we examine the symbolism in the gifts given by the kings. Jesus was given gold, frankincense, and myrrh — but why was He given those things specifically?

Gold was a gift often given to kings. As a fine and rare metal, this gift showed the great importance not only of the bearer of the gift but of the one on whom the gift was bestowed. A gift of gold to a tiny baby without a home and born in a stable seems a bit out of place.

Related: Why the Wise Men Still Inspire

That is, of course, unless these three kings saw the true majesty of the baby messiah, which means “the anointed King.” Giving gold was not a gift of grandeur, of unnecessary extravagance. A gift of gold to this poor couple, who brought into the world a baby in an animal stall, showed the prestige and importance of Jesus; it showed He was King of Kings.

Frankincense was used historically during worship to anoint and was also used medicinally. It is said to have healing powers for most any ailment.

Similarly, myrrh carries medicinal powers, including a more modern use of diaper rash salve, which seems humorously fitting for the baby Jesus. These two gifts were seen as highly coveted and appreciated for their healing properties and were the perfect gift for an infant Savior.

The three kings, said to have been guided to Jesus by a star in the night, hold traditional religious significance during this time of celebration of the birth of the new king.

The celebration marks the end of the Christmas season and the transition into Ordinary Time and then the Lent season, a period when many Christians reflect on Jesus’ 40 days of temptation in the desert — ultimately leading to his death.

Related: A New Year’s Resolution: Focus on Faith

The three kings’ celebration marks Jesus’ life, the beginning of a spiritual healing offered to the world.

It is difficult to look at Jesus’ birth without also looking forward to His impending death — for that is why He came into the world, to save us. The Feast of the Three Kings allows us time to memorialize the birth of Jesus and the importance found therein so that the death, burial, and resurrection can be better understood.

As opposed to a forlorn feeling brought about by His death, the mood around this feast is one of joy and of peace, of hope of what is to come through the Christ child, even His inevitable death on a cross.

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