Rex Tillerson Dumped By Trump For Not Following Trump’s Line On Russia

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by Richard Cameron   Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was fired this morning (Tuesday) by Donald Trump.  Trump’s manner of communicating the dismissal was via Twitter around 8:44 a.m. Eastern Time.       . Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State. He will do a fantastic job! Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service! Gina Haspel will become the new Director of the CIA, and the first woman so chosen. Congratulations to all! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 13, 2018 The State Department issued…

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China Moves To Make Xi Jinping Dictator For Life – What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

by Richard Cameron   The South China Morning Post reported on Sunday that the mainland Chinese authoritarian one party state will accede – essentially rubber stamp Chinese President Xi Jinping’s expressed intention of assuming dictator for life status. They quoted the Chinese government’s official state media’s editorial organ, China Daily, on the subject: “Over the past two decades, a trinity of leadership consisting of the CPC Central Committee general secretary, president of the nation and chairman of the CPC Central Military Commission has taken shape and proven to be effective.…

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The FBI Was Right To Target Trump Campaign Advisor Carter Page

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by Tony Wyman According to a poll taken late in 2017, three-quarters of Trump supporters believe the president should remain in office should the Mueller investigation prove the president colluded with Russia to defeat Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election. The same people who believe alleged FBI collusion with the Democrat Party is high treason, feel completely different about their man’s disturbingly close and surreptitious ties to the nation that has nearly 2000 nuclear warheads pointed at the United States.  Just 14% of Trump’s faithful, believe Mr. Trump should step down…

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Meltdown Cyber Threat Is Radioactive For Intel And Your PCs, Macs And Smartphones

by Richard Cameron   By now, most of our readers have likely heard about the Apple iPhone debacle late December, in which the company pushed power consumption updates to various of their recent and older cell phones, slowing the phone data transmission rate in order to extend the life of their non user replaceable batteries. That continues to rankle millions of iPhone users worldwide and constitute a corresponding PR disaster for the company. Just on the heels of that is a tech fail that affects a predominant variety of computing…

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Refugee Resettlement Revisited And Set To Be Cut In 2018: The Facts, The Numbers

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by Richard Cameron The number of refugees from nations plagued by civil and sectarian war, admitted to the US under the US Refugees Admissions Program  (USRAP) peaked during President Barack Obama’s final year in office (August and September 2016) and dropped considerably from October to January, continuing to drop in Donald Trump’s first year.  The below graph illustrates the numbers over the last 10 years of the program: Although refugees were brought to the US prior to USRAP – USRAP commenced formally during the Carter administration and was continued by Ronald Reagan. …

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North Korean Soldier Defects To West In Panmunjom Along DMZ – Sustains Critical Injuries

by Richard Cameron SEOUL, South Korea The South Korean Military and the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCOS) are reporting that earlier on Monday, a North Korean soldier thought to have been stationed near the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), defected to South Korea. The soldier was fired upon by North Korean patrols as he attempted to negotiate his way through guard stations (see photo left) and across the DMZ to the South Korean side. The area where the defection took place was in Panmunjom in North Hwanghae Province, where the armistice…

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Pentagon Says Only Invasion Could End North Korean Missile Program

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by Richard Cameron In response to a letter sent him by two Congressional Democrats, Representatives Ted Lieu of California and Ruben Gallego of Arizona – a top Pentagon official stated that nothing short of an actual ground invasion of North Korea, would put a complete halt to the nuclear weapons program of dictator Kim Jong-Un. Rear Admiral Michael J Dumont, in his answer to the legislators, told them that:  “A classified briefing would be the best place to discuss in detail the capability of the US and its allies to…

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The Next Few Days Will Be Pivotal in Catalonia’s Bid for Independence

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by Tony Wyman Catalonia’s bid for independence Following days of protests, riots and violent scuffles with police trying to disrupt the vote, Catalonians overwhelmingly said “yes” to a referendum demanding independence for the region found in the eastern portion of the Iberian Peninsula. Casting nearly 2.2 million votes, 91.96% supported the move to independence.  But with fewer than 43% of registered voters casting a ballot, Spaniards opposed to Catalonian independence cried foul.  They claimed the vote was illegal and backed the government’s attempt to shut it down. King Felipe VI,…

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The Findings Of The 2017 Nobel Prize Winners In Physiology May Lead To Health Benefits

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by Richard Cameron Nobel Prize Winners for 2017 and their insight on how genes effect the biological clock For years, scientists have argued that humans and animals have internal biological clocks that regulate important functions, particularly sleep and that these clocks also affect brain patterns, glandular activity and other organs of the body. The reality of this was generally accepted in the scientific community, but the mechanism of how the bio-rhythms operated at the cellular level was not fully understood. Yesterday’s winners of the Nobel Prize in Physiology, Doctors Jeffrey…

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Beware Of “Locky” – Ransomware That Takes Your Files And Folders Hostage

image depicting a hand passing several $100 bills in exchange for a key - representing a de-encryption key used to gain back data and computer files held hostage by ransomware

by Richard Cameron Locky is not Lucky What is “Locky” and why should you take steps to avoid getting hit with it?  Well, for one thing, it’s a lot worse than being in Facebook Jail.  Instead of being suspended from posting on the social media giant, if your computer gets infected by Locky, all of your saved files will be taken into custody by hackers and not released back to you until you pay a hefty price to effect their release. Locky is but one prominent example of “ransomware” –…

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