President Donald Trump should not impose a tax increase on the wealthiest Americans, media mogul and two-time GOP presidential candidate Steve Forbes told CNBC on Monday.
Axios reported last month that top White House advisor Steve Bannonis pushing for a tax increase “on the wealthiest Americans to pay for steep middle and working-class tax cuts.”
“That kind of populism Ronald Reagan would have choked on,” the Forbes Media chairman and CEO said on “Squawk Box.” “What people want is a vibrant economy. They don’t care if Bill Gates gets richer. They want to know: ‘Is my paycheck going up? Are my prospects improving?'”
Continue reading “People don’t care if Bill Gates gets richer, Steve Forbes says about limiting taxes for the wealthy”
The Hill – by John Bowden
Fox News anchor Eric Bolling has been suspended pending an investigation into lewd messages he is accused of sending multiple female coworkers at Fox News and Fox Business Channel.
In a statement, Fox News confirmed Bolling’s suspension Saturday afternoon.
“Eric Bolling has been suspended pending the results of an investigation, which is currently underway,” a Fox spokesperson said. Continue reading “Eric Bolling suspended from Fox amid lewd message allegations”
McClatchy DC – by Tim Johnson
LAS VEGAS – If you’re prone to forgetting your card key for the office or your computer password, here’s a solution: Get a microchip implanted in your hand.
That’s what Brian McEvoy has done multiple times. He’s got five implants, mostly for functional reasons but one just for fun.
“There’s a glow-in-the-dark implant on the back of my right hand,” said McEvoy, a 36-year-old electrical engineer from St. Paul, Minnesota.
Continue reading “Dawn of the bionic age: Body hackers let chips get under their skin”
CBS DFW News
NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Arrests of undocumented immigrants in North Texas have nearly doubled since President Donald Trump took office.
Statistics obtained by CBS 11 show they’ve gone up by nearly 40 percent, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
In a Fort Worth tortilla shop that doubles as a restaurant, almost everyone is an immigrant, both legal and not. This morning, an undocumented woman ate a late breakfast and planned for what she believes is inevitable deportation. Continue reading “Arrests Of Undocumented Immigrants Climbing In North Texas”
In northern Siberia, rising temperatures are causing mysterious giant craters — and even more dire consequences could be in store, say climate scientists.
The Russian province’s long-frozen ground, called permafrost, is thawing, triggering massive changes to the region’s landscape and ecology. It could even threaten human lives.
“The last time we saw a permafrost melting was 130,000 years ago. It’s a natural phenomenon because of changes in the earth’s orbit,” said professor of earth sciences at the University of Oxford, Dr. Gideon Henderson. Continue reading “Mysterious craters blowing out of Russia could mean trouble for the whole planet”
Kaiser Health News – by Sandra G. Boodman
The controversial practice has been standard in many teaching hospitals for decades, its safety and ethics largely unquestioned and its existence unknown to those most affected: people undergoing surgery.
But over the past two years, the issue of overlapping surgery — in which a doctor operates on two patients in different rooms during the same time period — has ignited an impassioned debate in the medical community, attracted scrutiny by the powerful Senate Finance Committee that oversees Medicare and Medicaid, and prompted some hospitals, including the University of Virginia’s, to circumscribe the practice. Continue reading “Double-Booked: When Surgeons Operate On Two Patients At Once”
Wired – by Libby Plummer
Google’s DeepMind is developing an AI capable of ‘imagination’, enabling machines to see the consequences of their actions before they make them.
In two new research papers, the British AI firm, which was acquired by Google in 2014, describes new developments for “imagination-based planning” to AI.
Its attempt to create algorithms that simulate the distinctly human ability to construct a plan could eventually help to produce software and hardware capable of solving complex tasks more efficiently. Continue reading “Google’s DeepMind creates an AI with ‘imagination’”
Phys.org – by Malcolm Ritter
At Jef Boeke’s lab, you can whiff an odor that seems out of place, as if they were baking bread here.
But he and his colleagues are cooking up something else altogether: yeast that works with chunks of man-made DNA. Continue reading “Scientists build DNA from scratch to alter life’s blueprint”
Jordan’s military released security camera footage Monday of a shooting in which a Jordanian soldier killed three U.S. military trainers at an air base in the kingdom.
The video had previously been shown to the families of the U.S. Army Green Berets by U.S. law enforcement but had not been made public until Monday.
The soldiers were killed on November 4, when their convoy came under fire at the entrance to the al-Jafr base in southern Jordan. Continue reading “Jordan releases footage of shooting of 3 U.S. troops”
KSTP 5 News
A Wisconsin company is about to become the first in the U.S. to offer microchip implants to its employees.
Yes, you read that right. Microchip implants.
“It’s the next thing that’s inevitably going to happen, and we want to be a part of it,” Three Square Market Chief Executive Officer Todd Westby said.
Continue reading “Wisconsin Company To Implant Microchips In Employees”
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has fired back at US senators who criticized abuses during his ‘war on drugs.’ While the US lawmakers opposed any possible trip by Duterte to America, the leader said he had no intention of visiting the “lousy” country.
There will never be a time that I will go to America during my term, or even thereafter,” Duterte said on Friday, as quoted by Reuters. Continue reading “‘I’ve seen America, it’s lousy’: Duterte vows never to visit US”
TORONTO, July 21 (Reuters) – The number of asylum seekers walking across the U.S. border into Canada rose in June after dropping in the previous two months, according to government figures released on Friday.
There were 884 refugee claimants who crossed the border between formal crossings and were picked up by Royal Canadian Mounted Police last month, bringing the total for the first half of 2017 to 4,345, the data showed. Continue reading “Flow of asylum seekers crossing into Canada from U.S. rises in June”
Dallas Morning News – by James Raglan
Less than five miles from Dallas City Hall — in a South Dallas community that’s home to mostly black and Latino residents — rests a three-quarter-acre tract of land where at least 55 Confederate soldiers are buried.
Not many people know it’s there.
Located at the corner of Electra and Reed streets, right off Malcolm X. Boulevard, the cemetery’s been there for more than a century.
This also happens to be one spot Dallas officials are looking at as a potential location for the Robert E. Lee statue now in Oak Lawn’s Lee Park and the Confederate War Memorial in Pioneer Park Cemetery downtown.
Continue reading “Talk of removing Confederate monuments starts a war of words in Dallas”
Well, I’ll sit here and admit that I fell for the circus barker con at first. Chalk it up to stupidity, chalk it up to whatever the hell you want, I again, made a damn fool out of myself for entertaining the belief this professional con man could make a difference. I even wrote articles about this bafoon cutting him to shreds, but changing my mind because I was praying for a big change. I disappointed a lot of my friends for believing in this grifter.
Things started to turn when it was obvious he was being controlled by Russian and Chinese big money. You see, he’s borrowed big from these people, he was given favorable terms and he needed the money, without it, his so called empire would be in ruins. The money was transferred into various dummy accounts to protect the con. This is what this conman lives on, borrowed money, as his so called empire is actually heavy in debt. We are talking billions in debt. Continue reading “The Good the Bad the Donald Trump”
ARVIN, Calif. — In the Central Valley of California, hundreds of wells that provide water to a million people are tainted with a chemical that some experts say is one of the most powerful cancer-causing agents in the world.
The state is poised to take the first step Tuesday to regulate the substance — called 1,2,3, TCP — but test data compiled by an activist group show it’s also been detected by utilities across the country.
Some who live in this lush farmland believe it’s to blame for the health problems of their family members and neighbors. Continue reading “Cancer-Causing Chemical TCP Plagues California Drinking Water”
The Denver Post – by Kirk Mitchel
PICEANCE CREEK — The frenzied cows circled recklessly in a dust cloud, desperately searching for their missing calves amid a tangled maze of sagebrush on a mountain slope.
Their high-pitched wails were like nothing Susan Robinson had ever heard in five decades of working her mountain ranch in Rio Blanco County, and the pitiful bellowing left her frightened and nauseous.
Boot prints in the dirt told her what she had already suspected: Someone had stampeded her prime Black Angus cattle through a barbed-wire fence, driving them away from windmill-fed water holes and leaving them parched, injured and separated. Continue reading “Old West-style land war in Colorado Rockies pits ranch widow against oil company”
When you have an elected official in Washington voting himself a health care plan that surpasses anything an American National can have, then that elected official needs to be removed from office. Everyday Americans, who require health care are continuously finding themselves reading about useless Washington officials who shower themselves in luxuries, and conveniences fit for royalty.
“Lawmakers can also utilize taxpayer-subsidized care at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington and the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., had bypass surgery at Bethesda in 2003. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., battled cancer last year with treatments received at both sites.” Continue reading “Give All Americans the Same Health Care as Our Elected Officals in Washington”
An Australian woman was dressed in her pyjamas when American police gunned her down, harrowing new details surrounding her death have revealed.
Justine Damond, who also uses the name Justine Ruszczyk, was at home on Saturday night when she called 911 to report a noise and a possible assault in an alley in South Minneapolis, Minnesota.
While police did not have body cameras switched on during the shooting, sources with knowledge of the incident claim the officers arrived at the alley at 11.30pm on Saturday night. Continue reading “Australian woman, 40, shot dead by police in the US after calling 911”
The dogs, which are test tube bred in a lab, have twice the muscle mass of their natural counterparts and are considerably stronger and faster.
The canine genome has been especially difficult to engineer and replicate – but its close similarity to the human genome means it has long been the prize of geneticists.
Now the Chinese success has led to fears the same technology could be used to create weaponised super-humans – typifed in Marvel Comics by Captain America and his foes.
Continue reading “China unveils gene technology to create SUPERHUMANS with hyper-muscular test-tube dogs”
The Guardian – by Larry Elliot
The contrasting fortunes of rich and poor in the decade since the start of the financial crisis are starkly illustrated by a new report showing the young and those renting homes struggling while the top 1% have now recouped all the ground they lost during the world’s worst post-second world war slump.
New research from the Resolution Foundation showed that households with incomes of £275,000 or more quickly recovered from the impact of the deep recession and have seen their share of national income return to the level seen before the global banking system froze up in the summer of 2007. Continue reading “Top 1% of households in UK fully recovered from financial crisis”