Facebook is coming under fresh pressure over its Facebook Live service after a Thai man broadcast a video of himself killing his 11-month-old daughter. Wuttisan Wongtalay, 20, filmed the murder of his daughter on the rooftop of a deserted hotel in two video clips streamed on Facebook, before committing suicide, police in the Thai town of Phuket said on Tuesday. Relatives reportedly saw the distressing footage on Monday evening and alerted the police, who arrived too late to save either Wuttisan or his daughter. [Read more…]
Judges, mayors, comedians and activists mobilized through social media — the first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency has spawned a multi-faceted resistance hindering the Republican’s efforts to enact election promises. Widespread liberal outrage at the billionaire’s election spilled over into the Women’s March, which set the tone the day after his inauguration when millions of people poured onto streets across the United States. [Read more…]
A top Mexican official on Tuesday said that Mexico may consider charging a fee for Americans entering the country in what could be seen as a retaliation to President Trump’s call for a border wall. Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray, in a meeting with Mexico’s top legislators, called Trump’s plan an “unfriendly, hostile” act, and called on his colleagues to consider the entry fee. [Read more…]
When Donald Trump stood in the lobby of Trump Tower on June 16, 2015 and announced he was running for president, he told all who listened to “mark” his words. “I would do various things very quickly,” Trump said. “I would repeal and replace the big lie, Obamacare,” he said. “I will build a great, great wall on our southern border,” he said. “And I will have Mexico pay for that wall. [Read more…]
China is talking with the European Space Agency about collaborating on a human settlement on the moon. The secretary general for China‘s space agency, Tian Yulong, disclosed the talks today in Chinese state media. The ESA has previously described its ‘Moon Village’ as a potential international launching pad for future missions to Mars. [Read more…]
Sean Hannity late Monday blasted “liberal fascists” attempting to “silence” conservative voices after a former guest accused the Fox News host of sexually propositioning her. “I have to start by addressing a well-orchestrated effort by the intolerant left in this country that is designed to silence every conservative voice and by any means necessary,” Hannity said during his monologue. “Now, I’m speaking out tonight so that you, our audience, will understand what is really happening and what is at stake when it comes to freedom of speech in this country.” [Read more…]
The ongoing debate about vaccines has only become more and more heated over the past few months, with parents digging in against politicians and governments who appear eager to take away the right to personal choice and health freedom.
California has been on the front lines for months now since the passage of SB277, the controversial mandatory vaccine bill eliminating personal and religious exemptions, in June 2015.
Now, the state is again becoming a battleground for parents’ rights with the introduction of another controversial bill that critics say could give the state the power to seize children who aren’t the supposedly correct “research-based essential needs,” “special care” and more by their parents. [Read more…]
President Trump reportedly backed off his demand that Congress include a down payment for a wall spanning the entire U.S.-Mexico border in a crucial spending bill that must pass by Friday night to keep the government funded.
Republican lawmakers have urged the president to focus on border security in general instead of the wall, which Democrats have called a poison pill that would cause them to reject the bill and shut down the government.
Trump told a group of conservative reporters he invited to the White House on Monday that he was open to getting funding for the wall in September when Congress debates the 2018 budget, the Associated Press reported. This is a sharp reversal from his position over the weekend and early Monday, when he doubled down on his demand for the wall. Trump tweeted repeatedly that the wall is necessary to stop the flow of drugs into the United States. [Read more…]
NEW YORK — An emergency response drill that has caught the attention of conspiracy theorists begins in New Jersey on Monday night.
“Gotham Shield” is the name given to a multi-agency, real-time drill that starts Monday night and runs all week, involving a number of law enforcement and rescue agencies from New Jersey and the Northeast, according to NJ.com. [Read more…]
The Venezuelan government’s decision to arm civilians to defend the country’s socialist revolution amid growing unrest is rekindling fears of terrorists and criminal organizations acquiring part of the nation’s arsenal, which include a large stockpile of shoulder-fired, surface-to-air missiles.Experts and U.S. policy makers are concerned about the risk that some of these missiles — as well as thousands of modern assault rifles and banned anti-personnel mines — might fall in the hands of criminal groups under President Nicolás Maduro’s regime, with its rampant corruption, its lack of internal controls and the country’s rapidly deteriorating conditions. [Read more…]