Fan dies after being hit by motocross bike while attempting to run across track(Video)…Puerto Rico’s Official Death Toll Hits 39, With The Final Number Still Unknown…Oxford college bans Christian Union from freshers’ fair over ‘homophobia & neo-colonialism’…5 killed as ‘blood-sucking vampire’ scare lynchings prompt UN withdrawals in Malawi& more

Dr Seuss ‘racist’? Museum vows to remove mural by celebrated author amid ‘PC gone mad’ cries..

A Boston museum honoring the popular children’s author Dr Seuss has become embroiled in a race row over a mural depicting a “jarring stereotype” of a Chinese man.

The Dr Seuss Museum in Springfield, Massachusetts has agreed to remove the offending image but has now been criticized for kowtowing to political correctness. The illustration in question was taken from Dr Seuss’ first book, ‘And to think that I saw it on Mulberry Street,’ from 1937.

Author and illustrator Mo Willems announced Friday that he and two other authors, Lisa Yee and Mike Curato, would boycott an event at the museum on October 14 citing the depiction of a “jarring racial stereotype of a Chinese man who is depicted with chopsticks, a pointed hat and slanted slit eyes.”

https://www.rt.com/usa/406197-drseuss-racist-museum-mural-boycott/


 

Death toll at hurricane-hit Florida nursing home rises to 14

A total of 14 elderly people have now died at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills that lost power during Hurricane Irma. Ninety-year-old Cecilia Franco and 95-year-old Francesca Andrade both reportedly died from ailments suffered when the Florida nursing home lost power from September 10-14. Police did not disclose the cause of death, because the patients are part of an ongoing criminal investigation, which began when police found three patients dead at the facility after the storm passed. The state Agency for Health Care Administration suspended the facility’s license after several other patients died shortly after. When the remaining patients were rushed to a hospital across the street, they were found with temperatures between 107 and 109 Fahrenheit.


 

Puerto Rico’s Official Death Toll Hits 39, With The Final Number Still Unknown

The island’s top public safety official neither confirmed nor denied media reports of many uncounted deaths.

The official number of deaths in Puerto Rico related to Hurricane Maria has now risen from 36 to 39.

Héctor M. Pesquera, secretary of the Puerto Rico Department of Public Safety, described the circumstances of the three added deaths during a press conference Sunday afternoon. He said he did not expect the final death toll to reach the hundreds and declined to address media reports of dozens of unaccounted dead.

One of the three newly counted deaths occurred in Dorado, 15 miles west of San Juan. The man’s decomposed body was brought to the Institute of Forensic Science in San Juan on Oct. 6. Mud and debris were found in the body’s organs, and it was determined that he had died by drowning in the Plata river during the storm….

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/puerto-rico-death-toll-39_us_59dbbabae4b0b34afa5b4ba2?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009


 

Napa And Sonoma County Wildfires Lead To Evacuations In California

Officials said strong, dry winds were fanning the flames.

Wildfires fanned by strong winds swept through northern California’s wine country on Monday, killing at least 10 people, destroying hundreds of homes and businesses and forcing some 20,000 people to flee.

The deaths brought the official wildfire-related toll in California this year to 13, the greatest loss of civilian life from a single cluster of blazes in the state in a decade, state fire officials said.

Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for Napa, Sonoma and Yuba counties, encompassing some of the state’s prime wine-making areas, as the blazes raged unchecked and engulfed the region in thick, billowing smoke that drifted south into the San Francisco Bay area….

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/napa-and-sonoma-county-wildfires-lead-to-evacuations-in-california_us_59db7d46e4b072637c457382?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009


 

Fan dies after being hit by motocross bike while attempting to run across track

Shocking footage has emerged of the incident in which a motocross fan was killed during a race in Russia on Sunday.

The motocross competition in Krasnodar Region in the south of Russia was marred by tragedy when the man, seen in the video in a white shirt, appeared to attempt to run across the track just before the bikes came hurtling towards him.

The man entered the track just behind the earth ramp where the riders take off, and the race leader collided with him at full speed as he was airborne….

https://www.rt.com/sport/406155-motocross-fan-dies-russia/


 

Oxford college bans Christian Union from freshers’ fair over ‘homophobia & neo-colonialism’

Balliol, one of the most prestigious colleges at Oxford University, has banned the Christian Union (CU) from recruiting students at the first-year freshers’ fair, sparking a nationwide controversy.

Hubert Au, President of the JCR, the college student union, told Christian Union representatives that their presence at the fair could cause “potential for harm to freshers who are already struggling to feel welcome in Oxford.”

“Christianity’s influence on many marginalised communities has been damaging in its methods of conversion and rules of practice, and is still used in many places as an excuse for homophobia and certain forms of neo-colonialism,” wrote Au, whose missive was passed on to and published by university newspaper Cherwell….

https://www.rt.com/uk/406181-christian-union-ban-oxford/


 

5 killed as ‘blood-sucking vampire’ scare lynchings prompt UN withdrawals in Malawi

Vigilante mobs have begun summarily executing people suspected of being “blood-sucking” vampires, leading the UN to recall several staff members from both the Phalombe and Mulanje districts of Southern Malawi. Five people have been killed since mid-September.

“While His Excellency President Arthur Peter Mutharika was attending the 72nd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York recently, he received reports of very distressing and agonizing allegations of blood-sucking incidents in some parts of the country,” a statement from the office of the President of Malawi read, as cited by The Malawi Voice.

“The President also received reports of very disturbing instances of mob justice carried on persons suspected to be connected to the alleged blood-sucking incidents.”

https://www.rt.com/news/406185-vampire-lynch-mobs-marawi-un/


 

Gunmen Open Fire On University Convoy In Kenya, Killing 2

A driver and two policemen were also wounded in the attack.

Two staff members of a Kenyan university were killed south of Mombasa on Tuesday when gunmen fired on vehicles carrying them and students to their campus, the area police chief said.

The identity of the gunmen was unclear. Police in the coastal county of Kwale, where the Technical University of Mombasa (TUM) has a campus, said they could be robbers or militants.

Security is poor in the area and the convoy had a police escort. Somali Islamist militants al Shabaab frequently carry out attacks along the Kenyan coast and have been recruiting new members there.

In 2015, al Shabaab gunmen killed 148 students at a university in Kenya’s Garissa town near the Kenya-Somali border, an attack that provoked shock and outrage in Kenya and abroad….

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/kenya-university-attack_us_59dc7b35e4b0b34afa5bca16?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009

 

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FCC Commissioner Slams Trump’s Tweet Threatening NBC(Video)…Can you stop your mobile getting hacked?…School District Bans “To Kill a Mockingbird”(Matt 24 – Many are offended)…Misery in Puerto Rico: No power, no job, ‘enormous’ lines…This Sheriff Wants To Keep ‘Good’ Prisoners In Jail & more

Every Wi-Fi network at risk of unprecedented ‘Krack’ hacking attack..

Every Wi-Fi connection is potentially vulnerable to an unprecedented security flaw that allows hackers to snoop on internet traffic, researchers have revealed.

The vulnerability is the first to be found in the modern encryption techniques that have been used to secure Wi-Fi networks for the last 14 years.

In theory, it allows an attacker within range of a Wi-Fi network to inject computer viruses into internet networks, and read communications like passwords, credit card numbers and photos sent over the internet.

The so-called “Krack” attack has been described as a “fundamental flaw” in wireless security techniques by experts. Apple, Android and Windows software are all susceptible to some version of the vulnerability, which is not fixed by changing Wi-Fi passwords.

“It seems to affect all Wi-Fi networks, it’s a fundamental flaw in the underlying protocol, even if you’ve done everything right [your security] is broken,” said Alan Woodward of the University of Surrey’s Centre for Cyber Security….

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/10/16/every-wi-fi-device-risk-unprecedented-krack-attack-security/


 

Can you stop your mobile getting hacked?

Samsung’s Nick Dawson says mobile users need to be aware of the threats facing their devices

More than 43 million smartphones are predicted to be in use in the UK by the year’s end, performing integral roles in our work and home lives, and privy to an unfathomably large library of sensitive information. Together, they represent a treasure trove for criminals. But a few simple steps are all it takes to keep the majority of this information safe and secure.

Nick Dawson, strategy director for Samsung Knox – the mobile phone developer’s next-generation security platform – says there are myriad ways to attack a business across any device and at any level, but one of the simplest and most common is to trick somebody into clicking a malicious link….

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/open-economy/can-you-stop-your-mobile-getting-hacked/


 

School District Bans “To Kill a Mockingbird”

The Biloxi, Mississippi school district has banned the American classic To Kill a Mockingbird after receiving complaints from parents due its racist language.

“There were complaints about it. There is some language in the book that makes people uncomfortable, and we can teach the same lesson with other books,” said vice president of the Biloxi School Board, Kenny Holloway. Adding, “It’s still in our library. But they’re going to use another book in the 8th grade course.”….

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/timothymeads/2017/10/15/school-district-bans-to-kill-a-mockingbird-for-making-students-feel-uncomfortable-n2395391


 

Woman survives massacre, returns to burned home(Video at link)

One woman has an unusual survival story — she survived the Las Vegas mass shooting and returned home only to have her home burned down by California wildfires. (video at link)

 

http://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2017/10/14/survivor-of-vegas-shooting-and-california-fires-whitfield-segment-nr.cnn


 

Misery in Puerto Rico: No power, no job, ‘enormous’ lines

Leslie Cofresi started to cry when he saw his staff the day after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico.

With no electricity or running water in their own homes, all 25 employees came to help clean up the bar, La Factoria, which was recently named one of the world’s 50 best bars.

Located in Old San Juan, La Factoria is also where the music video for the mega hit song “Despacito” was filmed.

But nearly a month after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico’s most famous bar is hanging on by a thread. It was closed for two weeks and crowds have been extremely thin since it recently reopened.

If Cofresi, the co-owner, can’t get electricity back on soon, he knows he can’t keep all his employees or even convince them to stay on the island….

http://money.cnn.com/2017/10/16/news/economy/puerto-rico-unemployment/index.html


 

FCC Commissioner Slams Trump’s Tweet Threatening NBC: ‘We Have to Honor the First Amendment’

 


 

This Sheriff Wants To Keep ‘Good’ Prisoners In Jail

Video has emerged of a Louisiana sheriff bemoaning plans to release non-violent criminals early because they wash his car for free.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/sheriff-wants-to-keep-good-prisoners_us_59dfd684e4b0b70477d52d16?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009


 

Restaurant Manager Accused Of Enslaving Mentally Disabled Cook

He allegedly attacked his victim with tongs dipped in a hot grease fryer.

A restaurant manager in Conway, South Carolina, has been indicted in federal court for allegedly forcing a mentally disabled man to work as a buffet cook under appalling conditions.

Bobby Paul Edwards, 52, was indicted on Wednesday on one count of forced labor. A U.S. Department of Justice release alleges that he used force, threats of force, physical restraint and coercion on the victim between 2010 and 2014….

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/bobby-paul-edwards-forced-labor_us_59dfb846e4b03a7be57f2da4


 

All the prophecies the bible said will happen in end times, are happening or almost complete at present

https://allnewsforum.wordpress.com/2017/06/20/all-prophecies-the-bible-will-happen-in-end-times-are-happening-or-almost-complete-at-present/

 

Failed integration: In next 10-20 years, France will be an Islamic country…Death toll from twin truck bomb attacks tops 300 – Somali official…Spain: Raging wildfires kill 2, trigger panic & evacuations…Ophelia races toward Ireland as post-tropical storm with 100mph winds…Mother Who Failed to Vaccinate Son Loses Custody & more

California couple make a terrifying escape through the wildfires


 

Failed integration: In next 10-20 years, France will be new Lebanon

In just a few years, Islamic suburbs of Paris will obey their own set of rules, they will have their own laws, their own principles, maybe even their own police. It is already the case, Alexandre Mendel, author of the book ‘Partition’ told RT.

Europe has been facing a large number of migrants coming from the war-torn countries in Africa and the Middle East. Today many are concerned about the Islamization of Europe and the failure of Muslims assimilating into their new countries.

RT met with a writer Alexandre Mendel, whose new book “Partition” is devoted to the Muslims’ failure to integrate in France, and discussed the current situation in that country….

https://www.rt.com/news/406740-islamization-france-integration-migrants/


 

Death toll from Mogadishu bomb attacks tops 300 – Somali official

More than 300 people died after twin bomb explosions in Mogadishu, Reuters reported on Monday, citing an official. The death toll in Somalia’s deadliest attack in a decade has steadily risen since Saturday. The blasts – which no organization has claimed responsibility for as of Monday morning – struck at two busy junctions in the heart of the city. “Some people are still missing,” said Abdikadir Abdirahman, the director of the city’s ambulance service.


 

Raging wildfires kill 2, trigger panic & evacuations in Galicia, Spain (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Two people have died in the latest wildfires to hit Galicia, Spain. The blazes have sparked panic, with people rushing to evacuate their homes.

Two bodies were found inside a burned-out vehicle in Nigrán in Pontevedra on Sunday, El Pais reports. A university in Vigo has been evacuated, and the City Council has asked people to leave their homes. The Civil Guard and National Police have begun moving people from neighboring areas.

Firefighters face a mounting challenge with strong and changing winds further carrying the flames. Hurricane Ophelia’s approach has resulted in increased winds in the region….

https://www.rt.com/news/406771-wildfires-galicia-victims-evacuations/


 

7 injured, 1 missing in Louisiana oil rig explosion (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Several people have been injured and at least one remains missing after an oil rig caught fire and exploded in Lake Pontchartrain, north of New Orleans, local authorities said.

“Several people have been rescued from the active fire on the rig,” Jefferson Parish spokesman Antwan Harris said.

While there were “a lot of injuries,” according to Kenner Police Department spokesman Sgt. Brian McGregor, no deaths have been reported. At least seven people have been injured and one is missing.

Reports of fire and smoke seen from Lake Pontchartrain came into the Emergency Operations center around 7:15pm, AP reports. Witnesses also reported on social media hearing a loud noise on Sunday evening….

https://www.rt.com/usa/406788-louisiana-oil-rig-explosion/


 

Ophelia races toward Ireland as post-tropical storm with 100mph winds

Former Hurricane Ophelia is racing toward Ireland and the United Kingdom as a post-tropical storm, bringing with it strong winds and the threat of heavy rain and dangerous storm surge.

The center of the storm is expected to make landfall at 1 p.m. local time (8 a.m. ET), CNN Weather says.

Met Éireann, Ireland’s National Meteorological Service, extended a red wind warning late Sunday to cover the entire country through Monday.

Here’s the forecast track of #Ophelia
Note the strongest winds will be to the east of the centre of the storm. pic.twitter.com/t4RwSESOeV

http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/16/weather/ophelia-ireland-arrival/index.html


 

Drone hits passenger plane in Canada

A drone crashed into a commercial airplane in Canada, the first time such an incident has occurred in the country, the government said Sunday.

A plane operated by charter airline Skyjet was approaching Quebec City’s Jean Lesage International Airport on Thursday when a drone struck one of its wings, according to local media reports. There were six passengers and two crew members aboard the plane.

“I am extremely relieved that the aircraft only sustained minor damage and was able to land safely,” Canadian Transport Minister Marc Garneau said in a statement Sunday….

http://money.cnn.com/2017/10/16/technology/drone-passenger-plane-canada/index.html


 

Mother Who Failed to Vaccinate Son Loses Custody

 

 

Sarah Polley: The Men You Meet Making Movies (Harvey Weinstein – That’s how it works!)…4 dead, 6 injured as airplane crashes into sea near airport in Cote d’Ivoire…Illegal Alien Preying on Children of Single Moms, Say Feds…British Police Arrest At Least 3,395 People for ‘Offensive’ Online Comments in One Year…Scores killed in car explosion near hotel in Somali capital & more

Moment man see his house gone..

 


Fire helicopters amazing action..

 

 

 


 

‘Horror & devastation’: California wildfires death toll reaches 40 (VIDEOS)..

The death toll in Northern California wildfires has risen to 40 people, making them the deadliest in the state’s history. Hundreds more people remain missing as thousands of firefighters continue to battle the blazes across the state.

On Saturday, Sonoma County coroner’s office reported that two more people had perished in fires which are raging just north of San Francisco. Overall the 16 ongoing fires across Northern California claimed the lives of 40 people, with hundreds more still officially missing….

https://www.rt.com/usa/406718-california-wildfires-horror-devastation/


 

4 dead, 6 injured as airplane crashes into sea near airport in Cote d’Ivoire

Four people were killed and six injured when a small cargo airplane crashed off the shores of Cote d’Ivoire, according to Reuters, citing a local airport management company. The country’s security minister said the four dead were Moldovan citizens while the four injured were French. The turboprop plane was flying during a storm accompanied by heavy rain and lightning, Reuters reported, adding that it broke into several pieces. The airplane, reportedly carrying cargo for the French military, crashed into the sea shortly after take-off at Abidjan Airport in Cote d’Ivoire, according to local media outlet KOACI.com. A search and rescue operation is underway at the crash site.


 

Sarah Polley: The Men You Meet Making Movies (Harvey Weinstein – That’s how it works!)

( NewYorkTimes) One day, when I was 19 years old, I was in the middle of a photo shoot for a Miramax film when I was suddenly told it was time to leave. I was wearing a little black dress, showing a lot of cleavage, lying seductively on my side and looking slyly at the camera.

The part I had played in the movie, “Guinevere,” could not have been more removed from this pose. My character was an awkward girl, bumbling, in fact, who wore sweatshirts and jeans, and had little sense of her sexual power. But this was how they were going to sell the movie, and at a certain point, I was tired of being a problem, which is how a female actor is invariably treated whenever she points out that she is being objectified or not respected.

I was pulled out of the photo shoot abruptly. The publicist said that we needed to be in Harvey Weinstein’s office in 20 minutes.

“Are we done here?” I asked. “No” was the answer. “But Harvey wants you there now.”

In the taxi, the publicist looked at me and said: “I’m going in with you. And I’m not leaving your side.” I knew everything I needed to know in that moment, and I was grateful.

When I got there, Mr. Weinstein wasted no time. He told me, in front of the publicist and a co-worker beside him, that a famous star, a few years my senior, had once sat across from him in the chair I was in now. Because of his “very close relationship” with this actress, she had gone on to play leading roles and win awards. If he and I had that kind of “close relationship,” I could have a similar career. “That’s how it works,”….

 


 

Illegal Alien Preying on Children of Single Moms, Say Feds

Federal authorities are searching for an illegal alien they say is preying on the children of single mothers.

U.S. Marshalls and the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force are hunting for 35-year-old Tomas Gutierrez, a.k.a. Tomas Hernandez, who is wanted for allegations of continuous abuse of a child, News4SA reported. He is reported to be living in Central Texas and has worked in the Austin area.

“He’s an opportunist,” Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal Hector Gomez told the San Antonio NBC affiliate. “He appears to seek out women who have children — young children.”

He reportedly works slowly to build the mother’s trust and then begins a process of sexually abusing their children. “He would buy her toys and buy her items of value,” Gomez explained….

http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2017/10/14/illegal-alien-preying-children-single-moms-say-feds/


 

British Police Arrest At Least 3,395 People for ‘Offensive’ Online Comments in One Year

British police forces arrested at least nine people a day for “offensive” online comments last year.

Figures obtained by The Times through the Freedom of Information Act reveal that 3,395 people across 29 forces were arrested last under section 127 of the Communications Act 2003, which makes it illegal to intentionally “cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety to another”, in 2016.

The true figure is likely to be significantly higher, as thirteen police forces refused to provide the requested information and two did not provide usable data.

Around half of the investigations were abandoned before being brought to prosecution, which critics say is an indication that the authorities are being excessively strict in their interpretation of the law’s restrictions on freedom of speech….

Jim Killock, executive director of the Open Rights Group, said: “the problem is ‘grossly offensive’ is not something you should normally be prosecuted for. It’s not showing harm to other people. It’s not showing that somebody is being … attacked or threatened.”

The seeming inconsistency in the enforcement of free speech restrictions has also been a source of contention, with the Metropolitan Police — who detained 867 people in 2016, according to the Times figures — appearing reluctant to investigate people such as Nadia Chan, the self-described Islamist who was revealed as having made a number of deeply racist remarks about white people on social media after an appearance on public broadcaster Channel 4….

http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/10/14/british-police-arrest-at-least-3395-people-for-offensive-online-comments-one-year/


 

Scores killed in car explosion near hotel in Somali capital (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)

Two car bombs hit Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, police say, adding that 22 people were killed. The first blast was reportedly followed by gunfire.

Police said the first explosion happened near the Safari Hotel, which was largely destroyed by the powerful blast. Rescue workers are still recovering people from the rubble. The hotel is close to Somalia’s Foreign Ministry.

“It was a truck bomb. It exploded at the K5 Junction,” Hussein  told Reuters adding that “the scene is still burning.”

https://www.rt.com/news/406683-somalia-blast-gunfire-explosion/


4 dead, 6 injured as airplane crashes into sea near airport in Cote d’Ivoire

Four people were killed and six injured when a small cargo airplane crashed off the shores of Cote d’Ivoire, according to Reuters, citing a local airport management company. The country’s security minister said the four dead were Moldovan citizens while the four injured were French. The turboprop plane was flying during a storm accompanied by heavy rain and lightning, Reuters reported, adding that it broke into several pieces. The airplane, reportedly carrying cargo for the French military, crashed into the sea shortly after take-off at Abidjan Airport in Cote d’Ivoire, according to local media outlet KOACI.com. A search and rescue operation is underway at the crash site.


 

All the prophecies the bible said will happen in end times, are happening or almost complete at present

https://allnewsforum.wordpress.com/2017/06/20/all-prophecies-the-bible-will-happen-in-end-times-are-happening-or-almost-complete-at-present/

‘Bromances’ are threatening heterosexual relationships…Desperate Puerto Ricans are drinking water from a hazardous-waste site…Penguin catastrophe leaves thousands of chicks dead with only two survivors…Man Fired For Bringing a Watermelon to Work, Deemed Racists By Co-Workers(Matt 24-Many are Offended) & more

 

‘Gotta get out!’ Dramatic bodycam video shows N. California officer saving people from fiery trap..

 

Toll Rises To 34 Dead As Catastrophic Fires Spread In Northern California..

One teen died when his family tried to outrun the fire. An older woman stopped breathing in her husband’s arms as they fought to survive in a pool…

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/victims-northern-california-wildfires_us_59e12d11e4b03a7be580c49d?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009

 


‘Bromances’ are threatening heterosexual relationships, researchers say, as men surveyed report sharing beds, cuddling and getting more emotional satisfaction out of male friendships than those with women.

The University of Winchester interviewed 30 undergraduates, and found 28 would rather talk about emotional issues with their male friends rather than girlfriends. The majority also said it was easier to resolve conflicts with men, and admitted they kept secrets from partners which they shared with male friends….

 

Twenty-nine of them said they experienced cuddling with a same sex friend and many said they often slept in the same bed, according to the research published in the Men and Masculinities journal.

One man called ‘Aaron’ told researchers: “We hug when we meet, and we sleep in the same bed when we have sleepovers. Everyone knows it, and nobody is bothered by it because they do it as well.”

When asked to describe the difference between a ‘bromance’ and a romance, ‘Bob’ answered: “Sex really. That’s all.”….

https://www.rt.com/uk/406587-bromances-heterosexual-girlfriend-study/


 

Desperate Puerto Ricans are drinking water from a hazardous-waste site

Jose Luis Rodriguez waited in line Friday to fill plastic jugs in the back of his pickup truck with water for drinking, doing the dishes and bathing.

But there is something about this water Rodriguez didn’t know: It was being pumped to him by water authorities from a federally designated hazardous-waste site, CNN learned after reviewing Superfund documents and interviewing federal and local officials.

Rodriguez, 66, is so desperate for water that this news didn’t startle him.
 “I don’t have a choice,” he said. “This is the only option I have.”…

http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/13/us/puerto-rico-superfund-water/index.html


 

Penguin catastrophe leaves thousands of chicks dead with only two survivors

A penguin colony in Antarctica has suffered a massive breeding failure, with only two chicks surviving the disaster.

Terre Adélie (Adélie Land) is home to more than 18,000 pairs of Adélie penguins, but this year almost all the seabirds’ babies starved to death, a situation one expert described as “Tarantino does Happy Feet.”

The World Wildlife Fund said unseasonably extensive amounts of sea ice around the colony in East Antarctica had forced the adult penguins to travel further than normal to forage for food.

“This devastating event contrasts with the image that many people might have of penguins,” said Rod Downie, Head of Polar Programmes at WWF. “It’s more like ‘Tarantino does Happy Feet’, with dead penguin chicks strewn across a beach in Adélie Land.”

 “The impact of this catastrophic event is confined to this specific colony of Adélie penguins, predictions are that the Antarctic will get warmer and this may pose different challenges in the longer term,” Downie added….

http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/13/world/antarctica-penguin-chicks-die/index.html


 

Federal Judge Rules Handcuffing Little Kids Above Their Elbows Is Unconstitutional

The cuffs twisted the arms of the 8-year-boy behind his back.

A school resource officer in Kentucky who handcuffed young children acted unreasonably and violated the children’s constitutional rights, a federal judge ruled this week.

Two children, ages 8 and 9, were handcuffed by Kevin Sumner, a school resource officer with Covington Independent Public Schools. They were cuffed behind their backs, and the cuffs were placed above their elbows because the restraints would have slipped off their wrists. Video of the handcuffing of the 8-year-old went viral after it was made public by the American Civil Liberties Union in 2015.

“Oh, God. Ow, that hurts,” the young boy said as Sumner applied the cuffs, which pulled the child’s shoulders back tightly. The officer told the boy he would “suffer the consequences” if he didn’t do as he was asked….

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/handcuffs-little-kids-unconstitutional_us_59e127fce4b0a52aca1809ad?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009

 


 

Man Fired For Bringing a Watermelon to Work, Deemed Racists By Co-Workers

Watermelon, when in season, is available at every grocery store. At many grocery stores, you can buy it whole, quartered, or even cut into rind free, individually wrapped pieces. But, if you show up with one at a certain Detroit firehouse, you’ll be fired. That’s what happened when firefighter trainee Robert Pattison brought a whole watermelon as a present for his new co-workers.

Traditionally, probationary firefighters bring in a gift for the existing group. Donuts are the top choice but are not required. The firefighters at Engine 55 at Joy and Southfield in Detroit are 90 percent African American and some took the watermelon gift as a racist statement. They complained, and Pattison was fired.Fire Commissioner Eric Jones Jones said:

https://www.inc.com/suzanne-lucas/man-fired-for-bringing-a-watermelon-to-work.html


 

The Designer of the iPhone Worries That His Grandkids Will Think He’s the Guy ‘That Destroyed Society’

Tony Fadell didn’t anticipate the impact his creation would have on the world.

Tony Fadell helped design the iPod, the iPhone and the iPod. Not that his work rests easily with him.

“I worry what my grandkids are going to think,” he told Anderson Cooper at Monday’s Mindfulness in America Summit. Will it be “He’s the guy that destroyed society,” he wondered aloud, or will he be revered?

The impact of the iPhone was not something he—or his team—could have imagined. “We wanted to be successful, but I don’t think any of us thought it was going to be this successful,” he explained, harkening back to a decade ago when his team was first rolling out the device.

They were worried about taking on Nokia and BlackBerry, two competitors the iPhone has basically buried. But now, the iPhone is “pervasive in everything we do,”…

https://www.thriveglobal.com/stories/14747-tony-fadell-iphone-society?utm_source=Thrive&utm_medium=Newsletter&mc_cid=66218ac738&mc_eid=73879e9a2a


 

Dozens of grenades & 1,000s of bullets stolen from IDF base, 2nd heist in two weeks

Thousands of bullets and at least 2 dozen grenades for underbarrel launchers have been stolen from an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) base in the Upper Galilee. It’s the second such incident this month, with a base in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights targeted two weeks ago.

At least 2,000 M16 assault rifle bullets as well as 24 grenades for a single shot M203 launcher were stolen from a military bunker at the IDF base in the Upper Galilee, according to Israeli media.

The yet unknown thieves allegedly infiltrated the base at around 8:00pm Tuesday. The breach was discovered after an alert was triggered by an alarm on the perimeter fence. It later emerged that four of the locks at the ammunition storehouse had been cut.

https://www.rt.com/news/406422-weapons-stolen-idf-israel/

San Juan mayor slams Trump over new tweets: He’s a ‘hater-in-chief’-People desperate…California Fires Now Deadliest In State’s Recorded History: 31 dead – 600 missing…Pepsi IT employees fired – jobs taken over by Indian IT people with H1B visas…Pay to prey: Weinstein’s contract basically allowed for sexual harassment — so long as he paid the company…Hacker steals ‘sensitive’ data on Australian jets & more

3 weeks after Maria, Puerto Rico’s pain is unending..

The 80-year-old woman’s suicide note was ready when the volunteer nurses knocked on her door in the northern coastal town of Rio Grande. She’d had enough.

“Her caretaker was abusing her,” Bita Mehrjou, a New York-based nurse assisting with relief efforts in Puerto Rico, said Thursday. “She was alone. There was little food and water. The situation wasn’t getting better. She wanted out. She tried taking all her pills.”

It’s been three weeks since Hurricane Maria plowed across the island.
Since then, Puerto Rico’s 3.4 million American citizens have been plagued with power outages and a dangerous shortage of drinking water. More than a hundred people remain unaccounted for. Animal corpses rot in stagnant water, providing a breeding ground for infection and disease.
Over all of it, the shadow of debt looms. The estimated cost of Maria’s damage is $95 billion — almost an entire year’s economic output for the island.
For many, desperation has taken over….

(Video-Weir: Puerto Rico crisis ‘a monster problem’ 01:33)

 


 

San Juan mayor slams Trump over new tweets: He’s a ‘hater-in-chief’

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz criticized President Donald Trump Thursday, saying “rather than being a commander-in-chief, he’s like a hater-in-chief.”

In a series of tweets Thursday, Trump suggested that Puerto Rico needs to shoulder more responsibility for recovery efforts from Hurricane Maria, saying the first responders can’t stay there “forever.”

“When the President makes this personal, he really is exuding behavior unbecoming a leader of a free world,” she told Don Lemon on “CNN Tonight.” “This isn’t personal. This is life saving. This isn’t politics. This is about saving lives.”….

http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/12/politics/fema-trump-hurricane-puerto-rico-san-juan-mayor-don-lemon-cnntv/index.html


 

California Fires Now Deadliest In State’s Recorded History: 31 dead – 600 missing

The death toll ticked up to 31 people Thursday, and it’s likely to climb still higher.

 

Authorities geared up for another grueling day of rescues Friday as the death toll from the Northern California wildfires continued to rise.

At least 31 people have died as 21 fast-moving blazes have roared across a 300-square-mile area, about the size of New York City. Most of the fires were less than 10 percent contained as of Thursday, with about 8,000 firefighters working to extinguish them.


Multiple people shot at ‘several locations’ in Swedish town of Trelleborg as police declare major incident

Armed police have cordoned off Trelleborg town centre where several people were found with suspected gunshot injuries

 

 

Multiple people have been shot after a gunman opened fire in a Swedish town.

Armed police have cordoned off Trelleborg town centre where several people were found with suspected gunshot injuries.

The shooting is believed to have carried out in the old part of the town in an area surrounded by homes and shops.

Early reports state gunfire broke out at a busy market in the town and that police had launched a hunt for the shooter.

Swedish police said at least four men had been taken to hospital but did not indicate the severity of the injuries….

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/multiple-people-shot-several-locations-11333960


 

Pepsi IT employees fired – jobs taken over by Indian IT people with H1B visas.


 

Pay to prey: Weinstein’s contract basically allowed for sexual harassment — so long as he paid the company

Even if you’re not a legal eagle, you may at some point in your life have encountered the term “moral turpitude” when signing a contract. Employers will sometimes stick that phrase into the section dealing with termination for cause, for understandable reasons. The idea is that if you do something morally egregious, something that offends the sensibilities of the organization or brings it into public disrepute, you can be canned summarily. Your boss is under no obligation to keep an embarrassing degenerate on the payroll.

A moral turpitude clause would have come in handy for Harvey Weinstein considering that, if his accusers are to be believed, he’s been harassing, intimidating, groping, extorting, and raping women for, oh, 20-25 years now. And yet, according to TMZ, no such clause was to be found in his contract with the Weinstein Company. On the contrary, Big Harv had an unusual twist on the traditional moral turpitude provision in his agreement. If he was accused of “misconduct” and ended up settling with his accuser, he had to reimburse the company for any legal expenses it incurred in the process — and then he had to pay them a fine. Of up to a million dollars….

https://hotair.com/archives/2017/10/12/pay-prey-weinsteins-contract-basically-allowed-sexual-harassment-long-paid-company/


 

Mystery hacker steals ‘sensitive’ data on Australian F-35s & newest spy jets

Some 30 gigabytes of defense-related data covering fifth-generation F-35 fighter jets as well as Australia’s newest warships and spy planes has been stolen by a mystery hacker, local media reports citing a top cyber intelligence official.

The hacker, nicknamed “Alf” after the ‘Home and Away’ character played by Ray Meagher, breached a defense contractor’s database containing 30GB of files on some of the West’s most secretive and modern military programs, an official of the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD), the government’s main cyber intelligence agency, said on Wednesday, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The story was initially reported by a freelance journalist nicknamed Stilgherrian and published on the website zdnet.com.

Michael Clarke, an ASD incident response manager, told an information security conference in Sydney the perpetrators hacked into a small aerospace engineering company with about 50 employees, in July 2016.

He said the company “had a significant amount of data stolen … and most of that data was defense-related.” Some of the files related to the US International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), which control the transfer of military-use technology and verify defense exports.

Describing the breach, the official claimed it was “extensive and extreme,”ABC reports….

https://www.rt.com/news/406481-australia-f35-data-leak/


 

Heavily pregnant wife, 21, ‘bought her wannabe terrorist husband a hunting knife and training dummy to prepare him for an attack as the couple argued over who was the biggest jihadist’

  • Madihah Taheer allegedly spent hundreds to help husband plan deadly attack
  • Her husband Ummariyat Mirza, 21, admitted preparing to commit terrorist acts 
  • Taheer, 21, has denied one count of preparation to commit acts of terrorism

 

Bullying girlfriend, 32, who killed her lesbian lover by subjecting her to months of violence which left her ‘looking like the Elephant Man’ faces life in jail after being found guilty of murder

  • Becky Reid, 32, killed her lover after repeatedly punching and stamping on her
  • The abuse went on for years but it became particularly bad in her final months
  • Reid is now facing life behind bars after she murdered Lyndsey Vaux in Wigan

 

(Update) Evacuations expanded; Rain meant more brush, grass that’s now dried out-add wind and now it’s a perfect storm & no end in sight…California fires: 23 killed, hundreds missing & about 3,500 structures have been destroyed as flames spread(Video)…2017’s Wildfire Season Could Be The Worst In History And The Cost Is Astounding(Video)…Reduced to ashes: Shocking aerial images capture the devastation wrought by California wildfires

Whole towns burning to the ground..

California fires: 23 killed, hundreds missing & about 3,500 structures have been destroyed as flames spread(Video)…2017’s Wildfire Season Could Be The Worst In History And The Cost Is Astounding(Video)…Reduced to ashes: Shocking aerial images capture the devastation wrought by California wildfires

Firefighters worked tirelessly to battle fast-spreading flames in Northern California’s wine country as the return of dangerous winds threatened to worsen the blazes that have killed 23 people.

At least 285 people remain missing as the wildfires wiped out communities and scorched 170,000 acres. About 3,500 structures have been destroyed.

Sleep-deprived, soot-covered firefighters are working to contain the wildfires, even as some of their own homes have been devastated.

 “This is not easy for anybody. We have firefighters who’ve either lost their homes or who have family members who have lost their homes,” said Jonathan Cox, battalion chief of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection….

 

Record-breaking wildfires, hurricanes and heatwaves cost the United States billions each year.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/wildfires-ravage-northern-california_us_59dd396ae4b0edc9b94ec6a8?section=us_video


 

 

  • Fires across California have killed 23 people in the north and forced 20,000 people to evacuate their homes
  • New photos show the apocalyptic destruction in the area, where ash snows down on devastated communities
  • Around 285 people are still unaccounted for and some 3,500 buildings have been destroyed by the blazes
  • A series of fires that flared up north of San Francisco on Sunday are among the deadliest in the state’s history
  • In Southern California, most evacuation orders were lifted after a fire destroyed 14 buildings, mostly homes …

 

River in Ghana turns blood red overnight and nobody knows why…N. Korea hackers ‘may have stolen’ S. Korea-US military plans…Apocalyptic Rainfall and Floods Strike Vietnam, 40 Dead and 22 Missing…Hovering cars are one step closer to reality & more

One Injured as Bus Rollover in Central China..

Matthew 24 – when we SEE all these things..


 

Puerto Rico: 85% no power-45 dead, 113 unaccounted for, dead animals in the water..

Nearly three weeks after Hurricane Maria pummeled Puerto Rico, the vast majority of the island remains without power and the death toll from the storm has risen to 45, authorities said.

At least 113 people remain unaccounted for, according to Karixia Ortiz, a spokeswoman for Puerto Rico’s Department of Public Safety.

The recovery has moved slowly since Maria struck the US territory on September 20, leaving most of the island without basic services such as power and running water, according to residents, relief workers and local elected officials.

Acting US Department of Homeland Security Elaine Duke will make her second trip to the island on Thursday, DHS spokesman David Lapan said Wednesday….

http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/11/us/puerto-rico-maria-crisis/index.html


N. Korea hackers ‘may have stolen’ S. Korea-US military plans

North Korean hackers may have stolen a large amount of classified military documents, including the latest South Korea-US wartime operational plan, Yonhap reported Tuesday, citing a South Korean ruling party lawmaker. Democratic Party representative Rhee Cheol-hee claimed that 235 gigabytes of military documents were taken from the Defense Integrated Data Center. The contents of about 80 percent of the data have not yet been identified, Yonhap said, adding that the hack took place in September last year. Pyongyang has denied responsibility for the cyberattacks, criticizing Seoul for “fabricating” claims about online attacks, Reuters said.

Matthew 24 – Nation will rise against nation – kingdom against kingdom


 

Apocalyptic Rainfall and Floods Strike Vietnam, 40 Dead and 22 Missing

At least 40 people have been killed and 22 remain missing after Tropical Depression 23W dumped heavy rain and triggered floods and landslides across central and northern Vietnam. The death toll is currently one of the highest ever recorded in Vietnam caused by flooding, Vietnam’s disaster prevention agency said.

Head of the office of the People’s Committee in Hoa Binh, the hardest hit province, confirmed Thursday that rescuers have so far recovered 6 bodies from a landslide in Khanh Village, Tan Lac District. According to initial reports, the landslide occurred at around 01:00 local time Thursday, October 12, crushing 4 houses and burying 18 people….

At least 40 people have been killed and 22 remain missing after Tropical Depression 23W dumped heavy rain and triggered floods and landslides across central and northern Vietnam. The death toll is currently one of the highest ever recorded in Vietnam caused by flooding, Vietnam’s disaster prevention agency said.

Head of the office of the People’s Committee in Hoa Binh, the hardest hit province, confirmed Thursday that rescuers have so far recovered 6 bodies from a landslide in Khanh Village, Tan Lac District. According to initial reports, the landslide occurred at around 01:00 local time Thursday, October 12, crushing 4 houses and burying 18 people.

“It’s impossible to fight against this water, it’s the strongest in years,” Ngo Thi Su, a resident in Hoa Binh, told state-run Vietnam Television.

https://watchers.news/2017/10/12/vietnam-flood-hoa-binh/

 


 

River in Ghana turns blood red overnight and nobody knows why

Residents of Koforidua in Ghana were left baffled when they woke up and discovered the waters of the Nsukwao River had turned blood-red on October 7, 2017.

The cause of the strange phenomenon remains unknown.

The waters of the Nsukwao River in Koforidua – eastern Region of Ghana – have curiously changed color on October 7, 2017 to become blood red….

http://strangesounds.org/2017/10/river-in-ghana-mysteriously-turns-blood-red-overnight-video-pictures.html


Hovering cars are one step closer to reality

A hovering vehicle nicknamed “Float” won a recent design contest by automaker Renault.

 

 


Dubai police unveil flying motorbike drone hybrid

 

The Dubai police force and HoverSurf, a tech company, unveiled a drone/motorcycle hybrid, which is designed for deployment in emergency situations, at the Gitex Technology Week in Dubai World Trade Centre, Monday. The vehicle is equipped with four propellers and can lift a driver up to 5m (16ft) off the ground and travel up to 6km (3.7mi) for at least 25 minutes. According to HoverSurf, it can take about 300kg (661lbs) on board and pick up the pace up to 70km/h (43mph) in the sky. On ground, the motorcycle is able to drive for eight hours on one battery and can hit speeds up to 200km/h (124.2mph).


 

All the prophecies the bible said will happen in end times, are happening or almost complete at present

https://allnewsforum.wordpress.com/2017/06/20/all-prophecies-the-bible-will-happen-in-end-times-are-happening-or-almost-complete-at-present/