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on June 21, 2017 in World News

Pass the valium: U.S. anxiety levels climb faster than rest of the world

By Tim Johnson tjohnson@mcclatchydc.com Anxiety levels of Americans over matters such as war, terrorism, hacking and identity theft have spiked in recent years, leaving the nation near average in a global barometer of perceptions of security, a survey released Tuesday said. Concerns about war and terrorism topped the list of matters gnawing at Americans, according to the Unisys Security Index, but viruses and hacking, bank-card fraud and identity theft also stoke insecurity. The Unisys index surveyed more than 13,000 people in 13 countries in April, and is considered one of the only recurring global snapshots of citizen perceptions. “It...

By Tim Johnson tjohnson@mcclatchydc.com Anxiety levels of Americans over matters such as war, terrorism, hacking and identity theft have spiked in recent years, leaving the nation near average in a global barometer of perceptions of security, a survey released...

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on June 21, 2017 in World News

Crafty Germans Install Beer Pipeline

By Gabrielle Cintorino A four mile long pipeline will carry beer to tens of thousands of eager concert goers in Germany this summer. According to Tribunist, Germany’s Wacken Open Air festival is one of the biggest festivals in the country. Beer trucks were not meeting the needs of festival goers in previous years, so the event organizers came up with a new and improved way to serve its guests. Instead of trucks or tents, a massive black pipeline built two and a half feet below ground will bring 105,669 gallons of beer to the festival. “With this, the grounds will not need...

By Gabrielle Cintorino A four mile long pipeline will carry beer to tens of thousands of eager concert goers in Germany this summer. According to Tribunist, Germany’s Wacken Open Air festival is one of the biggest festivals in the country. Beer...

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on June 21, 2017 in World News

Newt Gingrich Responds to Joe Scarborough’s Insult

By Ben Marquis It is undeniable that former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is one of the staunchest supporters of President Donald Trump, and has been since the primary season of the 2016 election. Most recently, Gingrich has taken to defending Trump against probable “mission creep” spinoff investigations by Special Counsel Robert Mueller stemming from the non-existent Russian collusion probe. As such, Gingrich has increasingly found himself a target of attacks and smears by the media that seem to imply he is only now getting on the Trump train and “selling his soul” in order to secure an...

By Ben Marquis It is undeniable that former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is one of the staunchest supporters of President Donald Trump, and has been since the primary season of the 2016 election. Most recently, Gingrich has...

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on June 21, 2017 in World News

Canada’s Spies, Police, and Border Agents Are Quietly Coordinating on Biometrics

Jordan Pearson Privacy experts worry the meetings could put Canadians’ privacy at risk. For over a year, Canadian military, intelligence, police, and border agencies have been meeting to develop and coordinate their biometric capabilities, which use biological markers like facial recognition and iris scanning to identify individuals. This initiative—details of which were revealed to Motherboard in documents obtained through an access to information request—shows that the Canadian government is reigniting its focus on biometrics after a similar attempt a decade ago fizzled out. According to these documents, which include emails, meeting agendas, and briefing reports, the meetings are an...

Jordan Pearson Privacy experts worry the meetings could put Canadians’ privacy at risk. For over a year, Canadian military, intelligence, police, and border agencies have been meeting to develop and coordinate their biometric capabilities, which use biological markers like...

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on June 21, 2017 in World News

Democrats’ Lessons from Jon Ossoff Loss: Move Left, Forget Civility

by Joel B. Pollak Democrats are concluding that Jon Ossoff’s disappointing loss to Karen Handel in the special election for Georgia’s 6th congressional district on Tuesday means they must move even further left, and reject calls for more civility. That might seem odd, especially in the wake of last week’s shooting attack against Republican members of Congress, and given that Handel won partly by tying Ossoff to the left and to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. But Democrats are convinced that Ossoff fell short by moving towards the center after running as the darling of the “#Resistance” in the...

by Joel B. Pollak Democrats are concluding that Jon Ossoff’s disappointing loss to Karen Handel in the special election for Georgia’s 6th congressional district on Tuesday means they must move even further left, and reject calls for more civility....

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on June 21, 2017 in World News

Republican Karen Handel Wins Special Election in Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District

by Michael Patrick Leahy Republican Karen Handel has won the special election in Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District, according to Decision Desk HQ, which called the race for her at 9:59 pm eastern. Karen Handel has won #GA06 pic.twitter.com/JOL1Pd3dLx — Decision Desk HQ (@DecisionDeskHQ) June 21, 2017 With 79 percent of the precincts reporting at 9:59 pm eastern, Handel held the lead with 52.4 percent of the vote, compared to 47.6 percent of the vote for Democrat Jon Ossoff, according to the Real Clear Politics vote count. In raw votes, Handel had 114,790 votes, compared to Ossoff’s 104,316 votes, an...

by Michael Patrick Leahy Republican Karen Handel has won the special election in Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District, according to Decision Desk HQ, which called the race for her at 9:59 pm eastern. Karen Handel has won #GA06 pic.twitter.com/JOL1Pd3dLx —...

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on June 21, 2017 in World News

US Gov’t Proves Love for ISIS as Bill to “Stop Arming Terrorists” Gets Only 13 Supporters

By Matt Agorist For the last several decades, the US government has openly funded, supported, and armed various terrorist networks throughout the world to forward an agenda of destabilization and proxy war. It is not a secret, nor a conspiracy theory, America arms bad guys. Given the insidious history of the American empire and its creation and fostering of terrorist regimes across the globe, it should come as no surprise that the overwhelming majority of politicians would refuse to sign on to a law that requires them to ‘Stop Arming Terrorists.’ And, that is exactly what’s happened. H.R.608 – Stop...

By Matt Agorist For the last several decades, the US government has openly funded, supported, and armed various terrorist networks throughout the world to forward an agenda of destabilization and proxy war. It is not a secret, nor a...

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on June 20, 2017 in World News

Christian School Asked to Stop Teaching ‘Any Scripture Considered Offensive’

So, just “Jesus wept,” then? Or is that offensive to cryers? by Trey Sanchez A K-12 Christian academy near Edmonton, Alberta, was asked to stop teaching passages from the Bible that might be offensive to others, specifically the verse used as part of the school’s statement of faith, 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, which reads, “Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.” Cornerstone Christian Academy, a public school in partnership with the Battle River...

So, just “Jesus wept,” then? Or is that offensive to cryers? by Trey Sanchez A K-12 Christian academy near Edmonton, Alberta, was asked to stop teaching passages from the Bible that might be offensive to others, specifically the verse...

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on June 20, 2017 in Gun Page World News

CA Assembly Passes Gun Control Bill to Stop Teachers from Shooting Back

by AWR Hawkins On Monday, lawmakers passed a gun control bill introduced by Assemblyman Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) to disarm teachers and staff who are currently allowed to carry guns for self-defense in California school districts. Breitbart News reported earlier this year that that five California school districts currently allow concealed-carry weapon permit holders to carry on campus for self-defense are Kern High School District, Kingsburg Joint Union High School District, Folsom Cordova Unified School District, Anderson Union High School District, and Palo Cedro’s North Cow Creek School District McCarty introduced his legislation, AB 424 in mid-February. On May 12, Breitbart News reported that...

by AWR Hawkins On Monday, lawmakers passed a gun control bill introduced by Assemblyman Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) to disarm teachers and staff who are currently allowed to carry guns for self-defense in California school districts. Breitbart News reported earlier this year...

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on June 20, 2017 in World News

FBI: MS-13 Is Most Violent, Organized Gang in America

by Bob Price “MS-13 is not the largest street gang in the United States; it is increasingly the most violent and well-organized,” an official with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) told the House Homeland Security Committee Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence on Tuesday morning. The FBI assistant director said the gang had a “propensity for gruesome violence.” William F. Sweeney, Jr., the assistant director in charge of the FBI in New York told the committee that street gangs in general “show no signs of decreasing memberships or a decline in criminal activity.” In fact, according to the FBI’s...

by Bob Price “MS-13 is not the largest street gang in the United States; it is increasingly the most violent and well-organized,” an official with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) told the House Homeland Security Committee Subcommittee on...

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