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on January 10, 2016 in World News

Trump Could Win It All

A new survey shows a sizable number of Democrats ready to defect from Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump. By James Warren  So if Donald Trump proved the political universe wrong and won the Republican presidential nomination, he would be creamed by Hillary Clinton, correct? A new survey of likely voters might at least raise momentary dyspepsia for Democrats since it suggests why it wouldn’t be a cakewalk. The survey by Washington-based Mercury Analytics is a combination online questionnaire and “dial-test” of Trump’s first big campaign ad among 916 self-proclaimed “likely voters” (this video shows the ad and the dial test… View Article

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on January 10, 2016 in World News

For Republicans, Mounting Fears of Lasting Split

By PATRICK HEALY and JONATHAN MARTIN The Republican Party is facing a historic split over its fundamental principles and identity, as its once powerful establishment grapples with an eruption of class tensions, ethnic resentments and mistrust among working-class conservatives who are demanding a presidential nominee who represents their interests. At family dinners and New Year’s parties, in conference calls and at private lunches, longtime Republicans are expressing a growing fear that the coming election could be shattering for the party, or reshape it in ways that leave it unrecognizable. While warring party factions usually reconcile after brutal nomination fights, this… View Article

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on January 9, 2016 in World News

Justin Trudeau advised to deepen ties with Saudi Arabia, brace for change in Iran

Advice contained in PM’s briefing book explains why Liberals are standing by $15B arms deal with Saudis By Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press Federal officials have told Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that Canada’s strategic interest would be well served by strengthening economic ties with oil-rich Saudi Arabia because of its powerful position in the Persian Gulf. That advice sheds light on why the Liberals are rejecting calls to cancel a $15-billion sale of armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia following its execution last weekend of 47 people, including a prominent Shiite cleric. ANALYSIS | Saudi muscle-flexing will really mess up the Middle East… View Article

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on January 9, 2016 in World News

Experts Claim Passion for Eating Healthy Has Become a Mental Disorder

Anna Hunt, Staff Writer Waking Times When you finally realize that mainstream food companies are basically selling us food full of chemicals and devout of nutrients, you may, like many others, start to become a little fanatic about reading ingredients lists, seeking out GMO-free products, supplementing with superfoods, and actually paying attention to what goes into your body. Well, guess what? Now, you suddenly may have a mental disorder, at least according to scientists at the University of Northern Colorado who conducted a case study about the obsession of eating healthy. This new eating disorder is called orthorexia nervosa (ON)… View Article

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on January 9, 2016 in Gun Page World News

The American Public’s Positive Perception of the NRA Soars in the Face of Obama’s Gun Control Agenda

The American public’s perception of guns and the NRA is moving in the exact opposite direction of Barack Obama’s message and agenda. Michael Krieger Liberty Blitzkrieg When pollsters asked people three decades ago how they felt about the National Rifle Association, 27% said they strongly supported the gun lobby. By last month, that share had grown 38%, an 11-point increase. Meanwhile, the share that didn’t side with the NRA declined. By an 8-point, registered voters in the Journal/NBC survey last month said they were more concerned that the government would go too far in restricting gun rights than that it… View Article

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on January 9, 2016 in World News

Demolition team dismantle Chinese hospital with patients & doctors inside

Patients and doctors reportedly had to run for their lives after a demolition team began dismantling a hospital in China with them still inside. Up to 30 people in camouflage uniform began demolishing part of the Fourth Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University with a bulldozer on Thursday morning, according to the Shanghai Daily. The forced demolition is being linked to a land dispute with the local Huiji District government, after the hospital declined to relocate its radiology department and morgue to make way for a road expansion project. Extensive damage was done to hospital equipment with national media reporting medical equipment… View Article

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on January 9, 2016 in World News

‘Women shouldn’t hide away’: Swiss artist stages nude protest in Cologne after NYE assaults

  A Swiss artist defied the bitter cold to stage a naked protest outside Cologne Cathedral in Germany. She was supporting women’s rights after more than 100 women were reportedly sexually assaulted on New Year’s Eve. Milo Moire, an artist and model based in Dusseldorf, held up a sign during her demonstration, which read: “Respect us! We’re not fair game, even when we are naked.” The 32-year-old, who is of Spanish and Slovak descent, said she was appalled by the events, which took place on December 31. She decided to do something about this to ensure women can live...

  A Swiss artist defied the bitter cold to stage a naked protest outside Cologne Cathedral in Germany. She was supporting women’s rights after more than 100 women were reportedly sexually assaulted on New Year’s Eve. Milo Moire, an...

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on January 9, 2016 in World News

‘Monsanto get out!’ Protests against agro-giant held in Argentina

Crowds have taken to the streets of Buenos Aires, to rally against Monsanto and its activities in the rural town of Malvinas Argentinas, where the agro-industrial corporation has been planning to build the world’s biggest maize seed treatment plant. Demonstrators in the Argentinian capital held banners reading “Monsanto get out”, chanted and beat on drums. They wore gas masks symbolizing the dangers of Monsanto’s activities.   Protests were also held in other cities across Argentina. Protesters marched in support of an activists’ camp, which is blocking the Monsanto-owned property in Malvinas Argentinas in the Cordoba region. The camp recently received… View Article

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on January 9, 2016 in World News

Oregon man serving prison sentence for collecting rainwater on his own property

 by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer An Oregon landowner has been subjected to a 30-day prison sentence for what he says was a simple act of collecting rainwater on his own property. CNS News reports that Gary Harrington was convicted of nine misdemeanors and sentenced to 30 days in prison, as well as slapped with a $1,500 fine, for diverting snow runoff and rainwater into three reservoirs on his property, a move that local officials say violates an antiquated law governing personal water use. Known as the “Rain Main,” Harrington reportedly built the reservoirs, which hold some 13 million gallons… View Article

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on January 9, 2016 in World News

Charles Koch bemoans lack of influence over 2016 race

Billionaire Republican megadonor Charles Koch attacked both Ted Cruz and Donald Trump in an interview with the Financial Times. | Getty By Eliza Collins Charles Koch is “disappointed” with the line-up of Republican candidates in the 2016 cycle, and is surprised by the lack of influence he and his brother have wielded so far.In an interview with the Financial Times, the billionaire businessman and philanthropist, said he’ll eventually support a candidate who he agrees with on some things with, but that it’s hard to get excited. He said a list presented to all the candidates about the Kochs’ political arm’s… View Article

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