Monday, January 22, 2018

Aussie Flu Killing 100 A Week In US & Infecting Whole UK

(Staff articles from The SUN UKThe INDEPENDENT UK on 21 January 2018.)

A deadly flu virus has been killing around 100 people per week in the US since mid-December, the Center for Disease Control has warned. A report published by the CDC with the latest figures showed there were 759 flu deaths between 7 October and 23 December.

It also said since early December more than 100 people were dying every week from the flu and the death toll could increase as there has been a further rise in the number of hospital admissions.

This is more than double the number of flu deaths from the same period last year when there were only 322 reported fatalities, CBS News reported. An increase in the number of reported cases of the flu during the winter is common and usually peaks around Christmas and New Year when more people are travelling and spreading illness.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Trump Calls For Nuclear-Option To Reopen Government


Trump urges GOP to use ‘Nuclear Option’ during government shutdown: President Trump on Sunday continued to blast Democrats over immigration during the showdown and urged Republicans to use the “Nuclear Option” to reach a long-term solution.

“Great to see how hard Republicans are fighting for our Military and Safety at the Border. The Dems just want illegal immigrants to pour into our nation unchecked,” the president wrote on Twitter. “If stalemate continues, Republicans should go to 51% (Nuclear Option) and vote on real, long term budget, no C.R.’s!,” he posted.

Democrats and Republicans have been at loggerheads since the Senate failed to pass a temporary spending bill – a C.R., or continuing resolution – that would have kept the government funded until Feb. 16.

India Upsets China By Testing Nuke-capable Agni ICBM

(Staff articles from The CNBC, TIME, and GLOBAL TIMES on 18 January 2018.)

India successfully launched a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on Thursday. The nuclear-capable Agni-V ICBM was fired from Abdul Kalam island off the coast of the eastern state of Odisha at around 9:53 a.m. local time (11:23 p.m. ET on Wednesday).

India's Defense Ministry said on Twitter that the test was a "major boost" to the country's defense capabilities, “I congratulate the Armed Forces and Defence Industry for the successful flight test of the long range ballistic missile Agni-V. A major boost to the defence capabilities of our country.”

The same missile has been tested five times over the past six years, with the most recent test prior to Thursday's launch coming in December 2016. That test prompted exasperation from two of New Delhi's most important continental rivals, China and Pakistan.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

SHAME! Chuck Schumer Shuts Down Govt. For Illegals


Schumer shuts down US Federal Govt. to save DACA illegals.
At 12:01 am on Saturday, January 20, the federal government is officially shut down. Republicans and Democrats are still stuck in a standoff after failing to reach an immigration deal this week.

House Republicans passed a bill on Thursday to fund the government for four weeks and extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program for six years, after Congress had failed to reauthorize that program for the last four months. But on a procedural vote late Friday, which needed 60 votes to advance the House spending bill, 45 Senate Democrats — and five Senate Republicans — rejected it.

Democrats, frustrated with President Trump’s unwillingness to accept a bipartisan proposal to address the nearly 700,000 immigrants in legal limbo after he pledged to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, felt they had no choice and no other leverage but to reject the House spending bill to force DACA negotiations.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Clinton’s Judge, DACA Dreamers, & Govt. Shutdown


The Trump administration is reportedly poised to announce that it will end protections for young immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children, but with a six-month delay.

The delay in the formal dismantling of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA programme, would be intended to give Congress time to decide whether it wants to address the status of the so-called Dreamers legislation.

It was unclear exactly what would happen if Congress failed to pass a measure by the considered deadline. US Attorney General Jeff Sessions will announce plans for ending the programme at 11 am on Tuesday, the Justice Department said.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

US Federal Govt. Is Shutting Down Midnight Tonite


What is a federal government shutdown? If the US Congress fails to pass a spending bill by midnight on Friday many important government functions will come to a standstill.

The US Congress is scrambling to avert a shutdown of the federal government amid fraught negotiations over a budget compromise. Lawmakers have until midnight on Friday to pass a spending bill or risk the first government shutdown since 2013.

Funding was initially due to expire in October, but the passage of multiple temporary spending measures pushed the deadline to 19 January.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

UN’s Guterres Demands Trump Let More Muslims In



Muslims are now officially running the United Nations.
U.N. leader demands Trump live up to Obama deals, accept more migrants: Antonio Guterres has been on the job only a year as secretary general of the United Nations, but he is wasting no time using his position to pressure the Trump administration into honoring deals cut by former President Obama — deals that would lead to a new wave of refugees and asylum seekers coming to America.

As a matter of background, Mr. Guterres is former prime minister of Portugal and a Marxist. He once headed up the Socialist International. Before he ascended to his current position atop the U.N., he headed up the United Nations refugee agency and played a key role in ushering nearly 2 million Muslim migrants into Europe under the false premise that they were “Syrian refugees.”

In fact, the vast majority of those who flooded into Europe were neither Syrian nor refugees but rather economic migrants from an array of Muslim countries including Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Sudan, Albania and Libya.

“New California” Declares Independence From California


SACRAMENTO -- With the reading of their own version of a Declaration of Independence, founders of the state of New California took the first steps to what they hope will eventually lead to statehood. CBS Sacramento reports they don't want to leave the United States, just California.

"Well, it's been ungovernable for a long time. High taxes, education, you name it, and we're rated around 48th or 50th from a business climate and standpoint in California," said founder Robert Paul Preston. The state of New California would incorporate most of the state's rural counties, leaving the urban coastal counties to the current state of California.

"There's something wrong when you have a rural county such as this one, and you go down to Orange County which is mostly urban, and it has the same set of problems, and it happens because of how the state is being governed and taxed," Preston said.

Record Income Tax Collected In Trump’s USA


(CNSNews.com) - The federal government collected record individual-income-tax revenues through the first quarter of fiscal 2018 (October through December), according to the new Monthly Treasury Statement.

This was the last quarter before the new tax-cut law signed by President Donald Trump on Dec. 22 took effect. Despite taking in record individual-income-tax revenues, the federal government ran a deficit of approximately $225 billion during the quarter.

The Treasury collected a record $390,847,000,000 in individual income taxes in October through December, according to the Treasury statement. That was $30,568,380,000 more than the $360,278,620,000 that the Treasury collected (in constant December 2017 dollars) in individual income taxes in the first quarter of fiscal 2017 (which ran from October through December of 2016).