Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Pentagon: US spent $11 billion on the fight against Daesh

The cost of eliminating Daesh almost doubled in 2016 as terrorist forces scrambled to hold onto remaining military and oil assets. ______ Operation Inherent Resolve costs American taxpayers about $12.5 million per day, according to the latest Pentagon data.Considering the US has led a coalition of...

The South Pole Telescope – Extreme astronomy unlocks cosmic secrets

The South Pole Telescope - Extreme astronomy unlocks cosmic secrets
Extreme astronomy unlocks cosmic secrets from the South Pole - The South Pole Telescope is perfectly located to gaze deep into the universe, but it takes a hardy group of astronomers to live there over the winter. ______ Imagine doing astronomy where grease won't stay greasy, where...

BREXIT – UK, the first European Union member to leave the bloc — What we know

Britain is set to become the first European Union member to leave the bloc following a referendum last year in which a majority voted for Brexit. ______ Prime Minister Theresa May has said Britain would leave the EU's single market and seek a new customs deal...

Germany passed a law that legalizes cannabis for medicinal purposes

Germany's lower house of parliament on Thursday passed a law that legalizes the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes for people who are chronically ill. ______ Those suffering from serious illnesses such as multiple sclerosis and chronic pain or a lack of appetite or nausea could...

Astronomers are investigating Wolf 1061c that could have the right conditions to support life

Astronomers are investigating a planet just outside of Earth’s solar system that could have the right conditions to support life. ______ Known as Wolf 1061c, the planet sits right within the habitable zone, and is close enough for scientists to conduct ongoing studies. But, it is positioned...

Batches of newly disclosed documents about the C.I.A. details the torture program

When C.I.A. interrogators in a Thailand prison sent a cable to agency headquarters recounting that they had been slamming Abu Zubaydah, a captured terrorism suspect, against a wall, they emphasized that they were obeying instructions to take steps to prevent his injury, like putting...

Trump on women protest: We just had an election! Why didn’t these people vote?

President Donald Trump took to Twitter early Sunday to needle the estimated two million people who marched in women-led mass protests against him a day earlier, including celebrities who took part. ______ "Watched protests yesterday but was under the impression that we just had an election!...

US debt flies 86% in 8 yrs under Obama presidency, from $10.7 trillion to $19.6 trillion

The United States national debt will have grown by about $9 trillion to over $19.6 trillion under President Barack Obama, according to the website USdebtclock.org. ______ The site tracks how much the US debt grows in real time. It shows that when Obama entered the Oval...

#WeWillMakeOurCountriesGreatAgain – Europe’s far-right leaders now have a new slogan

French presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen will headline a European gathering of eurosceptic and far-right leaders in Germany on Saturday as they seek to put on a united front in a year of high-stakes elections. ______ Billed as a "counter-summit", organisers said the parties would use...

Madonna tells Trump to ‘suck a d***’, on live TV during speech at Washington DC Women’s March

Madonna has spent her life dropping F-bombs both in her music and in her appearances. ______ And the 58-year-old Vogue singer was at it again on Saturday after she climbed on stage for the Women's March in Washington, DC after Ashley Judd and Scarlett Johansson delivered...

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