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  • Space mining set to produce world’s first TRILLIONAIRE in galactic gold rush

    04/23/2018 10:12:11 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 98 replies
    www.dailystar.co.uk ^ | Published 22nd April 2018 | By Rachel O'Donoghue
    A galactic gold rush has been predicted for some time, with experts saying teams will race against each other to collect precious metals from space rocks. Earlier this year, physicist Michio Kaku described asteroids as “flying gold mine[s] in outer space” that could replenish any metal shortage on Earth. Examples of valuable asteroids include one rock measuring 3,000ft across that contains $5.4 trillion worth of platinum. And now it is predicted the first trillionaire will make their fortune in outer space. PRICELESS: One asteroid contains $5.4trillion worth of platinum __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson: “The first trillionaire there will...
  • Why More Taxpayer Funding to Elon Musk’s Big F-ing Rocket Would Be a Big F-ing Mistake

    04/21/2018 9:13:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 80 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 21, 2018 | Beau Rothschild
    For years now, the Pentagon has been in the market for new heavy-lift launch vehicles – rockets that can lift between 44,000 to 110,000 pounds. Currently, the only market options available are either too costly or too reliant on Russian-made parts.To that end, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced that he will begin devoting most of his company’s efforts on developing the “BFR” – short for Big F-ing Rocket – which will allegedly be so huge and powerful that it will make the company’s previous rocket lines outdated in just a few short years. Musk stated at the South by Southwest...
  • Israeli intelligence reportedly says Trump's Syria strike failed, didn't take out much of anything

    04/17/2018 7:18:02 PM PDT · by WisconsinRep · 111 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Apr 17, 2018 | Alex Lockie
    Israeli officials cited in a Ynetnews report characterized the missile strike on Friday by the US, the UK, and France on suspected chemical weapons facilities in Syria as a failure. Multiple Israeli government and military sources suggested the strike was not effective in hurting Syria's ability to conduct chemical attacks. These officials also criticized President Donald Trump's talking about the strike beforehand. The latest strike most likely didn't change anything on the battlefield in Syria, and it's hard to know how much of the chemical weapons stockpile it hit.
  • Jeff Bezos just donated $33 million in college scholarships for 'dreamers'

    01/12/2018 9:29:11 AM PST · by bitt · 77 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | 1/12/2018 | Sara Selinas
    Jeff Bezos just donated $33 million to 'dreamers' Jeff Bezos just donated $33 million to 'dreamers' 41 Mins Ago | 00:41 Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos donated $33 million in college scholarships for "dreamers" — childhood undocumented immigrants granted stay in the country under the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. TheDream.Us, a nonprofit working toward college access for undocumented immigrants, said the donation from Bezos and his wife MacKenzie is the largest in the organization's history and will fund 1,000 scholarships. "My dad came to the U.S. when he was 16 as part of Operation Pedro Pan," Bezos said...
  • He Was The World’s Richest Man

    04/04/2018 2:21:27 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 27 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/04/18 | Andrew Benjamin
    He bet a quarter billion on something maybe worth 60 Million, to bully, damage, and hopefully to destroy this president, and paid $18 billion for it. Who is laughing now? Bezos, a virulent Trump hater, used the Washington Post, a paper of repute at one time, to perform regular, predictable and malevolent daily blitzkriegs on the candidacy, and after he was elected, on the presidency of the man We, the People, elected to the nation’s highest office, his family, his associates, his policies, and his ideas. In other words, Bezos and the Washington Post colluded, cooperated and conspired with the...
  • Jeff Bezos, Amazon, Washington Post and the CIA (06/02/2017)

    03/09/2018 2:28:57 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 36 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Published: 06/02/2017 at 7:58 PM | Joseph Farah
    Joseph Farah It must be nice to be Jeff Bezos.How do you become one of the richest men in the world by founding a company that only recently gave a thought to profitability?Amazon has been around a long time. It’s one of the few Internet companies that was doing business 20 years ago, when I launched WorldNetDaily.com, now known as WND.com.But it was less than three years ago that Amazon began to achieve any profits to speak of. And, even today, you’d be shocked to know how high its revenues are and how relatively low its profits are. snip...
  • Amazon deletes one-star reviews of Hillary Clinton's new book

    09/13/2017 11:38:46 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 51 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12 September 2017
    Amazon has been monitoring and deleting reviews after Hillary Clinton's new book was greeted with a torrent of criticism on the day it was released. What Happened, which covers the former Secretary of State's unsuccessful election campaign against Donald Trump, was published on Tuesday. Clinton and her publisher Simon & Schuster claimed the book would offer a candid account of her failure and her own reflection on it. Reviews of What Happened have been mixed, with some suggesting it Clinton uses it as an opportunity to blame others – such as Bernie Sanders and Vladimir Putin – for her failure,...
  • McCabe: I was ‘confused’ in interview with investigators (McCabe was "confused" but Flynn "lied")

    03/25/2018 3:42:37 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 106 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 24, 2018 | 10:11pm | Eileen AJ Connelly
    Ex-FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe admitted Saturday he was “confused and distracted” when he talked to investigators about alleged misconduct during a 2016 investigation of the Trump campaign. McCabe “lacked candor” in that interview, Attorney General Jeff Sessions determined, and fired him March 16, two days before he would have been eligible for a pension. “Some of my answers were not fully accurate,” McCabe admitted in a Washington Post op-ed, but insisted, “I did not knowingly mislead or lie to investigators.
  • Good News or Bad News

    03/21/2018 6:01:59 PM PDT · by upchuck · 9 replies
    email | Mar 21, 2018 | Newt Gingrich
    Four recent news stories caused me to think about the current political environment, and how we increasingly reframe news to fit our ideological understanding of the world. It seems that more and more, information means something totally different to people depending on their outlook – to the point that people with differing political positions can appear to be living in alternate realities. Consider how some might react to these four unrelated, recent events: 1. The Daily Caller reported on March 15 that 2 million Americans got off food stamps in President Trump’s first year. Citing a recent assessment by the...
  • Kirk or Picard? Jeff Bezos Picks His Favorite 'Star Trek' Captain

    03/13/2018 5:04:46 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 69 replies
    space.com ^ | March 12, 2018 07:57pm ET | Tariq Malik
    Captain Jean-Luc Picard rules. So says Jeff Bezos. The Blue Origin founder apparently sides firmly with Sir Patrick Stewart's portrayal of Picard from "Star Trek: The Next Generation" when picking the best starship captain from the "Star Trek" franchise. Of course, that may be because Bezos hung out with Stewart at a recent event "Kirk or Picard? Picard!" Bezos wrote on Twitter Saturday (March 10)...
  • Washington Post opinion columnist Elizabeth Bruenig wants the U.S. to adopt the same policies...

    03/12/2018 4:27:51 PM PDT · by grundle · 29 replies
    wordpress ^ | March 10, 2018 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Washington Post opinion columnist Elizabeth Bruenig wants the U.S. to adopt the same policies that are currently causing Venezuelans to starve to death Washington Post writer Elizabeth Bruenig recently wrote this opinion column.She writes,“I think the problem lies at the root of the thing, with capitalism itself.”Capitalism merely means that property is privately owned. So she has a problem with private ownership of property.She writes,“Americans appear to be isolated, viciously competitive, suspicious of one another and spiritually shallow; and that we are anxiously looking for some kind of attachment to something real and profound in an age of decreasing trust and...
  • Running Scared? Red State Democrat Cites His Own Bills That Were Signed By Trump In New Ad

    03/12/2018 4:14:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 12, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Is Montana Democratic Sen. Jon Tester running scared? That could be the case, or it could be that he just knows his state. His latest ad features him touting bills he co-sponsored that were signed into law by Trump. The Washington Post added that some of these bills are also not ones of great significance, like the tax bill for example. One of them named a mountain after a conservationist, but Trump’s name is attached to it. Still, any red state Democrat running this year knows he or she will be fighting for their political lives. Their states voted for...
  • New evidence the Stormy Daniels payment may have violated election law

    03/12/2018 12:54:08 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 80 replies
    One short, newly revealed email from a Manhattan banker just made it much more likely that the $130,000 payment to porn star Stormy Daniels shortly before the 2016 election violated federal law. NBC News on Friday reported that Michael Cohen, President Trump’s longtime ally and attorney, had used a Trump Organization email address as he worked to secure the payment to Daniels. Daniels alleges the money was paid to keep her from telling the media about a sexual relationship she had with Trump; Cohen and Trump continue to deny that relationship. NBC received a copy of an email from banker...
  • Why is Jeff Bezos building a giant ‘millennial' clock inside a mountain? [$42M!]

    02/21/2018 7:18:04 AM PST · by Red Badger · 66 replies
    www.techradar.com ^ | 21 Feb 2018 | By Jamie Carter
    The Long Now Foundation’s clock is a symbol for multi-generational thinking Jeff Bezos wants us all to be good ancestors. The Amazon supremo just tweeted that installation has begun on one of his pet projects of the last decade, the 10,000 Year Clock, also called the Clock of the Long Now. Designed to stay accurate for that huge time period, the giant clock will tick once a year, moving its century hand every 100 years, and send out a cuckoo once a millennia – just 10 times in its life. And it costs US$ 42 million. What is Bezos thinking?...
  • Furious Whole Foods Suppliers Slam "Hellacious" New Policies

    02/13/2018 8:22:53 PM PST · by zeestephen · 47 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 13 February 2018 | Hayley Peterson
    Whole Foods is changing the way it does business with suppliers, and some local and regional brands say it's having a crippling impact on their business. [Jeff Bezos and Amazon.com bought Whole Foods 5 months ago, but the words "Bezos" and "Amazon" never appear in the article!]
  • AWKWARD: That Time Sen. Chuck Schumer Called for a Grand Ticker Tape Military Parade...

    02/08/2018 7:22:34 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 31 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 8, 2018 | Debra Heine
    Trump's proposal to hold a pro-military parade has excited much heavy breathing and political posturing from Democrats. To wit: Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.): "I think confidence is silent and insecurity is loud. America is the most powerful country in all of human history; you don’t need to show it off.” Rep. Adam Smith (D-Calif.): “A military parade of this kind would also be a departure from the values of our constitutional democracy." Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.):"Because authoritarian regimes like Russia and North Korea hold massive military parades does not mean that we must as well." Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.):...
  • ‘I wake up ... from nightmares:’ Why Whole Foods workers are hating life

    02/05/2018 2:42:34 PM PST · by Red Badger · 103 replies
    www.miamiherald.com ^ | February 05, 2018 12:16 PM | By Madeleine Marr
    You think your job is a grind? Try working at Whole Foods, which is apparently a pretty tough place to clock in every day. “I wake up in the middle of the night from nightmares,” an anonymous staffer told Business Insider, which spoke to 27 current and former workers. “The stress has created such a tense working environment. Seeing someone cry at work is becoming normal.” Crying? There’s no crying in supermarkets! Seriously: What’s the problem? Seems the Austin, Texas-based chain, which was bought by Amazon last summer, has initiated a new inventory system called order to shelf (OTS) that...
  • Capitalism In Space

    02/03/2018 1:06:11 PM PST · by Voption · 13 replies
    Center for New American Security ^ | March10, 2017 | Robert Zimmerman
    It is essential for any nation that wishes to thrive and compete on the world stage to have a successful and flourishing aerospace industry, centered on the capability of putting humans and payloads into space affordably and frequently. This is a bipartisan position held by elected officials from both American political parties since the Soviet launch of the Sputnik satellite in 1957...Unfortunately, since the beginning of the 21st century the U.S. government has struggled to create and maintain a viable launch industry. Even as the government terminated the Space Shuttle program, with its ability to place and return humans and...
  • Why Did The Washington Post Tweet A Debunked Hit Piece On the Existence of Jesus?

    01/03/2018 9:11:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 01/03/2018 | David Marcus
    Controversy erupted over Christmas week when the Washington Post tweeted out an opinion article by Raphael Lataster they had published in 2014. It claims to show that the existence of Jesus as a historical figure is likely no more than a myth. Critics questioned the timing of the tweet as a slap in the face to Christians preparing to celebrate one of their holiest days.Possibly more importantly, many seized on the reaction to the 2014 publication. Historians, including a professor who had taught Lataster in a class about the historical Jesus, demolished the claims. Its ideas were described as...
  • Devin Nunes, targeting Mueller and the FBI, alarms Democrats and some Republicans with his tactics

    12/31/2017 11:10:39 AM PST · by Drew68 · 104 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/31/2017 | Karoun Demirjian
    Rep. Devin Nunes, once sidelined by an ethics inquiry from leading the House Intelligence Committee’s Russia probe, is reasserting the full authority of his position as chairman just as the GOP appears poised to challenge special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation of possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russian officials. The California Republican was cleared in December of allegations he improperly disclosed classified information while accusing the Obama administration of exposing the identities of Trump affiliates on surveillance reports. Since clearing his name, Nunes has stepped up his attacks on Mueller’s team and the law enforcement agencies around...