Ellie Goulding has threatened to pull out of preforming at half time during a Dallas’ Cowboys Event unless “the Salvation Army make a solid, committed pledge or donation to the LGBTQ community.”
The game marks the beginning of the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign. The campaign seeks to help homeless people with meals and shelter over winter; as well as providing gifts for children from disadvantaged children over Christmas.
Goulding made the decision after fans’ backlash over her involvement with an organisation which has traditional not supported the LGBTQ community. Critics of her decision have argued that the Salvation Army already support members ion the LGBTQ through their ministry to the homeless.
Nine Mormon women and children were shot in the lawless region of the Mexican border region. Gunmen attacked the members of the LeBaron family – a large clan of Mormons who emigrated to Mexico in the late 19th century. Three women and six children including a set of baby twins were killed and another six children were left injured.
President Trump has contacted the Mexican President to offer support to tackle the drug cartels who operate in the region.
“If Mexico needs or requests help in cleaning out these monsters, the United States stands ready, willing & able to get involved and do the job quickly and effectively,” Trump wrote in a tweet.
However the leftist populist President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador declared the war on drugs over, and he does not want to reignite it. However the region is seeing mounting violence with drug cartels in the region.
The name of the whistleblower at the heart of the Trump impeachment proceedings is regarded an open secret around DC, however the name doing the rounds on the internet has remained out mainstream media.
From what the American public have been told the whistleblower fits the description of Eric Ciaramella. Democrats have this week blocked Republicans from asking any questions about him and plan to redact his name from all deposition transcripts.
Ciaramella is a democrat who previously worked for Vice President Joe Biden and former CIA Director John Brennan, He has been a vocal critic of President Trump, and assisted in beginning the Russian “collusion” campaign against him.
On Thursday, Democrats plan a House vote on new impeachment-inquiry rules that would give Republicans for the first time the ability to call their own witnesses. Only, their requests must first be approved by the Democrats. So there is a good chance the whistleblower, perhaps the most important witness of all, will remain protected from critical examination.
After the death of Elijah Cummings at 68 Ibra Kendi Director of Antiracism Research at Policy Centre, American University argued it highlighted the greatest white privilege- life itself.
Kendi argues that black men have a life expectancy four years less than white men; and black women three years less then white women. He says this is proof or racism at the heart of the nation.
He goes onto argue that white supremacy is also hurting whites:
“White people are “dying of whiteness,” to use Jonathan Metzl’s term. Whiteness is concurrently a privilege and a deprivation. Racist whites are supporting Republican policies that are harming white Americans at growing rates, from loosening gun laws to protect against people of color, which are leading to white male gun-related suicides; to rebuffing life-saving and fortune-saving Affordable Care Act provisions in Republican states, so that nonwhites can’t get access. “White America’s investment,” Metzl explained, “in maintaining an imagined place atop a racial hierarchy harms the aggregate well-being of U.S. whites as a demographic group, thereby making whiteness itself a negative health indicator.” If white supremacy is a mass shooter, then it is killing us all.”
Massachusetts Rep. Democrat Daniel J. Hunt’s bill will criminalize anyone using the word “bitch” in a demeaning manner. His bill states:
A person who uses the word “bitch” directed at another person to accost, annoy, degrade or demean the other person shall be considered to be a disorderly person in violation of this section, and shall be subject to the penalties provided in subsections (a) and (b). A violation of this subsection may be reported by the person to whom the offensive language was directed at or by any witness to such incident.
However critics of the bill say it will never hold up in court.
Opponents of President Trump will gather next week to perform an occult ritual to bind the President and his administration. It is believed thousands will participate in the Halloween ritual.
The ritual has been regularly performed since the President’s inauguration. And those who do it believe the impeachment proceedings are evidence of their success. “I’m willing to go on record and say it’s working,” said Michael Hughes, who came up with the ritual.
Thousand of people all over the country and across the globe perform the ritual during every waning crescent moon. But with Halloween more people are expected to participate.
Karen Tibbits-Williams, a New Zealand-based witch said the purpose for the ritual was “to stop the harm” Trump’s administration is doing.
“I’ve seen for myself, many times over, the power and effectiveness of magick. My confidence in the power and efficacy of our Binding — and the effect which it is having — is absolute. I don’t ‘believe’ that it works … I know it does,” she said.
Witchcraft is on the rise in the US: from 8,000 in 1990 to around 340,000 in 2008. However a survey in 2014 suggested those practising Wicca to be 1.5 million.
French politicians are looking at how to best utilise facial recognition technologies. Over the summer French the interior ministry unveiled a new app, Alicem, allowing individuals with a biometric passport or electronic residence permit to identify themselves over the internet using the app.
Macron’s government are also planning to “supervise and assess” how else to use the technology.
However critics warn that Alicem is a step closer to a Chinese-style surveillance program, with questions asked as to how the data will be collected and used.
French authorities also want to harness the technology in the fight against terrorism and crime.
However the technology is still not perfect, and in a recent incident in London facial recognition technology resulted in the arrest of an innocent man.
Experts also warn about the threat hackers pose to huge data bases which contain the biomimetic data of individuals. They argue terrorists could hack such a database and remove information for a wanted criminal replacing it with that of an innocent individual. Pointing out that we are unable to maintain the security of peoples personal financial data; how can we expect to protect a persons facial identity?
President Xi has issued a stern warning to protesters in Hong Kong, saying the protests will end in “crushed bodies and shattered bones”.
Violent protests, which began in June, are continuing. The protests are over Chinese government interference in Hong Kong. Many fear that the Chinese government may send in the military to quash the protests. Police have been secretly infiltrating the protesters in a bid to stop the movement; and there are reports that mainland Chinese forces are aiding Hong Kong police already.
Joe Biden may not be the only one facing scrutiny over their son’s links to Ukraine. It has immersed that the son of Nancy Pelosi also has business links to the Ukraine, and people are beginning to ask if his mother’s position helped him in doing business there.
A 2013 promotional video has resurfaced which Nancy Pelosi talking about her work to promote clean energy, then the video cuts to a promotional segment with Paul Pelosi Jr, who was a board member of Viscoil and an executive at its related company NRGLab. Both of which are energy companies. The companies did business with Ukraine.
In the video he says: “My name is Paul Pelosi…and Viscoil is here today to talk about accelerating the future,” said Pelosi Jr. “That’s what Viscoil does — it uses technology to maximize the use of natural resources, like oil and other resources.”
Then in 2017 Paul Pelosi travelled to the Ukraine for Corporate Governance Initiative, where he now serves as executive director. Reportedly the trip was to discuss a youth soccer partnership, however clips from the visit have now been removed from online.
As part of their public celebrations for the 70th anniversary of the communist party taking control of China, the regime has unveiled a new powerful missile, they say will protect against “Nuclear Blackmail”.
The advanced Dongfeng-41 intercontinental ballistic missile was hailed by Chinese military experts as flawless.
“This proves that China has sufficient and reliable strategic nuclear power, and decision-makers have the confidence to show and use them to respond to any kind of nuclear threat from any country,” gushed Chinese defense news editor Wu Jian to the state-run Global Times.
“No matter how advanced the missile is, it always needs a mature and comprehensive system to make sure it can accurately strike a target, which at least includes intelligence gathering, satellite surveillance, logistics, and construction of launching positions,” Wu added, implying that not only the missile if an impressive achievement, but also indicating how technologically advanced China’s military has become.
The Democrats have been struggling to craft a cohesive message over the impeachment of Trump. Many democrats in swing seats are worried about showing support for the impeachment proceedings.
Pelosi has told democrats to use pre-approved words and phrases repeatedly as part of her strategy to bolster public support and show a united front within her party. These words include: “betrayal,” “abuse of power,” and “national security.”