Wed, 19 Dec 2018

Articles Posted in the " World " Category

  • Thousands March Around the Globe for Climate Action – 200 Arrested in France

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    The Global Climate March this year has resulted in hundreds of thousands activists marching in over 2000 events around the world, but a protest in Paris was disrupted by clashes between the protesters and riot police Sunday.

    Demonstrators gathered in the Place de la Republique and police fired tear gas at the group. The small group was apparently protesting against France’s state of emergency, as an order banning public gatherings was implemented following the November 13 attacks in the city. Some participants of the group were masked.

    24 activists were placed under house arrest by French


  • U.S. says “Human Error” to blame in deadly hospital bombing in Kudunz

    A C130 similar to the one that bombed the hospital in Kunduz, on Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Oct. 30, 2015. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Barry Loo.

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    WASHINGTON — An initial United States investigation into an airstrike on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, that left 30 dead, was caused by “human error” and “technical failures,” according to a Department of Defense statement.

    Army Gen. John F. Campbell, the commander of NATO’s Resolute Support mission and U.S. Forces in Afghanistan spoke via teleconference about the investigation Friday.

    “This was a tragic, but avoidable




  • ICYMI #5 – Kirk Wiebe: NSA, Whistle Blowing & ThinThread / Trailblazer

    Jerod and Sam speak with NSA whistle blower J. Kirk Wiebe. He helped create a program along with other NSA whistle-blowers that could have prevented 9/11 but was dropped in favor of mass surveillance. Mr. Wiebe’s decision to push for an investigation into fraud, waste and abuse at the NSA through the Office of the Inspector General of the DoD lead to a 7 hour raid by the FBI.

    This riveting conversation includes optimistic solutions, critical analysis of the mainstream media and so much more!

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  • International Space Station hits 15 Years in Orbit

    Astronaut Scott Kelly aboard the International Space Station, photo courtesy of NASA.

    SPACE — The International Space Station (ISS) has been orbiting above our planet for 15 years as of this month.

    Since November 2000, the ISS has been host to over 200 people from 15 different nations including Russia, Japan, Malaysia, South Africa and more.

    Over the 15-year period, 189 space walks were preformed with the United States making the bulk of them, according to NASA.

    Currently Astronaut Scott Kelly is participating in a longitudinal study in which he has become the first person to spend more than 215


  • Samsung Washing Machines Exploding Prompting Consumers to Push for Recall

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    Are you a consumer operating a top load washing machine manufactured by Samsung? If so, look out, debris and water may be flying across your house and causing damage to your property and potentially harming your loved ones.

    Samsung top loading washing machines can be seen in YouTube videos (posted below) and elsewhere online clearly critically damaged by what can only be described as explosions. Often times, the large volumes of water these machines contain spill near electrical cords and outlets following a shower of metal components and other hazardous shrapnel. The only thing preventing these


  • Russia and US Sign Memorandum on Syria Airspace, Tension Rise

    An F/A-18F Super Hornet prepares to launch from the USS Theodore Roosevelt as part of Operation Inherent Resolve. Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Stephane Belcher.

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    WASHINGTON — The United States and Russia signed a memorandum regarding Syrian airspace Tuesday in an attempt to reach an agreement about operations in the region, according to a Pentagon press release.

    Senior officials from the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Russian ministry of defense signed the memorandum of understanding (MOU) in an attempt to minimize the risk of inflight incidents in the region.

    Russian authorities allegedly urged the


  • U.S. to Continue Arming Syrian Rebels as Russia Conducts Operations Against Those Same Rebels

    Secretary of Defense Ash Carter speaking with British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon before a NATO defense ministers meeting in Brussels. Photo courtesy NATO.

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    WASHINGTON — Leaders within the Department of Defense have continued to condone Russia’s action in the region and stated they will continue to arm rebel groups in Syria while pursuing a “political transition” to end the now four year civil war.

    In a statement by Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook, the DoD said it will continue to work with coalition partners as part of the ongoing Operation Inherent Resolve in addition to arming