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    Today, 03:22 AM
    Apple has been limiting the maximum performance of iPhones as the batteries within get older. The goal, they've stated, is to prevent random device shutdowns as time goes on and the battery's output starts to wane.But that's something they ought to have explained better from Day 1 of the software change; most users would never expect that swapping a battery could impact a phone's speed. It's a misstep that has since resulted in apologies and the rollout of a new battery replacement program. And soon, it seems, you'll be able to turn off the battery/performance balancing system all together. Tim Cook mentions the coming change in an interview with ABC News' Rebecca Jarvis: "We will tell somebody we're slightly reducing performance by some amount in order to not have an unexpected restart. If you don't want it? You can turn it off. We don't recommend it, because we think people's iPhones are really important to them, and you never can tell when something is so urgent..." More at: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/tim-cook-says-apos-ll-020003352.html
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    Today, 03:14 AM
    Intel admits Spectre patch problems also affect newer Core chipsIntel has revealed that even its newer CPUs are affected by the frequent reboot problems brought about by the Spectre/Meltdown patches. The chipmaker previously said that the reboot issue affects systems running Broadwell and Haswell. Now that it has managed to reproduce the problem internally in an effort to fix it, the company found that a similar behavior can occur in platforms powered by Skylake and Kaby Lake, which are newer than Haswell and Broadwell. Ivy Bridge- and Sandy Bridge-based systems, both older cores, are also susceptible to the bug. Thankfully, Intel VP Navin Shenoy said that they're close to identifying the problem's root issue. "In parallel," he added, "we will be providing beta microcode to vendors for validation by next week." More at: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/intel-admits-spectre-patch-problems-075000640.html
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    Today, 02:36 AM
    One day after Yemeni Prime Minister Ahmed bin Dagher made a public request for funds to help bolster his country's weakening rial, Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Jan. 17 ordered the deposit of $2 billion into the Central Bank of Yemen, Reuters reported Jan. 17. A source close to the Saudi government said the cash infusion was not a loan and instead a deposit, which the Yemeni government would not have to pay back. More at: https://worldview.stratfor.com/situation-report/saudi-arabia-king-orders-2-billion-cash-infusion-central-bank-yemen
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    Today, 02:05 AM
    Though neither Nielsen nor Homan mentioned a specific plan for bringing criminal charges against officials in so-called sanctuary cities who refuse to comply with 8 U.S.C. 1373 (the federal law that says local government officials may not interfere with communications between their entity and ICE regarding the immigration status of detainees) they might consider charging such officials with “misprision of felony.” 18 U.S. Code § 4 defines “misprision of felony” as follows: Whoever, having knowledge of the actual commission of a felony cognizable by a court of the United States, conceals and does not as soon as possible make known the same to some judge or other person in civil or military authority under the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both. In order for an official to be charged with “misprision of felony” for failure to turn over an illegal alien, the alien must be guilty of a felony. Not all illegal aliens are felons, but some are. In addition to being charged with non-immigration-related crimes that are felonies, an alien who has been legally removed from the United States commits a felony if he reenters the country illegally one or more times. Since the number of aliens who have illegally reentered the United States again after being deported is considerable, pursuing “misprision of felony” charges against officials in sanctuary jurisdictions should certainly be considered an option. More at: https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/immigration/item/28060-dhs-secretary-nielsen-says-her-agency-considering-charges-against-sanctuary-city-leaders
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    Today, 01:52 AM
    The communist ideology responsible for the slaughter of more than 100 million people and the enslavement of billions over the last century is “very similar” to Christianity, claimed Russian strongman Vladimir Putin. The bizarre remarks, first reported by Kremlin-backed broadcaster RT, also suggested that the ideology of communism could be found throughout the Bible — an idea ridiculed by mainstream Christian theologians who view the murderous “ideology” as practically the antithesis of biblical morality. Finally, Putin likened mass-murdering dictator Vladimir Lenin's dead body lying in Moscow's Red Square to the veneration of Christian saints. “Communist ideology is very similar to Christianity, in fact: freedom, equality, brotherhood, justice — everything is laid out in the Holy Scripture, it’s all there,” Putin claimed in an interview for the Russian documentary Valaam, parts of which were broadcast on Kremlin-owned television station Russia 1. “And the code of the builder of communism? This is sublimation, it’s just such a primitive excerpt from the Bible, nothing new was invented.” While acknowledging that during “those years of militant atheism,” “priests were eradicated” and “churches destroyed,” Putin claimed a “new religion was being created.” Acknowledging that some people “might dislike” his remarks, the former KGB chief said “faith has always accompanied us, becoming stronger every time our country, our people, have been through hard times.” The “new religion” Putin referred to being created during those times was presumably whatever perverted form of “Christianity” and “communism” the Russian leader claims to believe resemble each other. There is some truth to his remarks, though — at least in Russia. After attempting to eradicate Christianity and the Russian Orthodox Church with barbarism, murder, and torture — and failing — the mass-murdering Soviet KGB that Putin served decided, instead, to try to hijack and neutralize the church. That hijacking extends all the way to the Russian Orthodox Church's present-day leadership. In 2009, Vladimir Mikhailovich Gundyaev, known today as Metropolitan Kirill, was chosen to serve as the “Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia,” the highest position of authority in the Russian Orthodox Church. Metropolitan Kirill took over after the death of Patriarch Alexy II, who led the ROC from 1990. Prior to his post at the head of the ROC, he was a longtime KGB agent code-named Drozdov, or “Blackbird.” All three of the candidates to replace Alexy II were also reliably identified as agents of the KGB/FSB, including Metropolitan Kirill, who ultimately got the job. “According to material from the Soviet archives, Kirill was a KGB agent (as was Alexei),” explained Russia expert David Satter, a former Moscow correspondent for the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal, in a 2009 article for Forbes. “This means he was more than just an informer, of whom there were millions in the Soviet Union. He was an active officer of the organization. Neither Kirill nor Alexei ever acknowledged or apologized for their ties with the security agencies.” With Putin and Kirill both tracing their careers back to the murderous KGB, their public affinity for each other should hardly be considered surprising. While the ROC is officially celebrated in Putin's Russia today, other Christian denominations have not fared so well. Under the guise of targeting “extremism,” the Kremlin has been cracking down on protestants, evangelicals, and more. In 2016, Moscow even adopted a law purporting to ban Christian evangelism anywhere outside of church buildings registered with the state. The law also purports to ban house churches and requires that missionaries seek and obtain government permits. A wide range of other draconian restrictions have also been imposed. And they have been widely condemned by Christians across Russia and around...
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    Today, 01:38 AM
    O’Sullivan’s First Law, named for John O’Sullivan, former editor of National Review, speechwriter for Margaret Thatcher, and author of the fine book The President, The Pope, and the Prime Minister, goes as follows: Any institution that is not explicitly right wing will become left wing over time. Good example include such seemingly anodyne institutions like the League of Women Voters, PTAs, National Public Radio, most professional associations like the American Bar Association, the Pew Charitable Trust (which actually was intended to be explicitly conservative, and still got captured by the left), and so forth. By the way, there is no O’Sullivan’s Second Law. More at: http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2012/02/osullivans-first-law-in-action.php A more precise way of putting it, however, is that any institution not rooted to ageless principles will bend to the age’s preferences. Let's not let it happen to this site or the movement.
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    Today, 01:17 AM
    A few people on this forum have said as much in different words.
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    Today, 01:03 AM
    The farther left they veer the better, the best thing about Trump is that the libs are destroying themselves for a generation. We'll get CALExit yet and they just launched the keep the red counties movement to go with it.
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    Today, 12:20 AM
    The FBI has asked retired Australian policeman-turned investigative journalist, Michael Smith, to provide information he has gathered detailing multiple allegations of the Clinton Foundation receiving tens of millions of mishandled taxpayer funds, according to LifeZette. “I have been asked to provide the FBI with further and better particulars about allegations regarding improper donations to the CF funded by Australian taxpayers,” Smith told LifeZette. Of note, the Clinton Foundation received some $88 million from Australian taxpayers between 2006 and 2014, reaching its peak in 2012-2013 - which was coincidentally (we're sure) Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard's last year in office. Hillary Clinton and former Australian PM Julia Gillard Smith names several key figures in his complaints of malfeasance, including Bill and Hillary Clinton and multiple Australian government officials - including senior diplomat Alexander Downer, whose conversation with Trump aide George Papadopoulos that Russia had 'dirt' on Hillary Clinton allegedly launched the Trump-Russia investigation (as opposed to the Fusion GPS dossier, of course). Within hours of the NYT publication, the paper was immediately shredded as the information Papadopoulous told Downer was already public. The materials Smith is giving to the FBI focus on a 2007 memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the Clinton Foundation's HIV/AIDs Initiative (CHAI) and the Australian government. Smith claims the foundation received a “$25M financial advantage dishonestly obtained by deception” as a result of actions by Bill Clinton and Downer, who was then Australia’s minister of foreign affairs. Also included in the Smith materials are evidence he believes shows “corrupt October 2006 backdating of false tender advertisements purporting to advertise the availability of a $15 million contract to provide HIV/AIDS services in Papua New Guinea on behalf of the Australian government after an agreement was already in place to pay the Clinton Foundation and/or associates.”-Lifezette As a reminder, the Australian government announced that they would stop pouring millions of dollars into accounts linked to the Clinton charities in November of 2016 - right after Hillary Clinton lost the election.
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    Today, 12:11 AM
    Shale Oil Output To Rise By 1.8 Million Bpd Through Q1 2019https://oilprice.com/Latest-Energy-News/World-News/EIA-Shale-Oil-Output-To-Rise-By-18-Million-Bpd-Through-Q1-2019.html
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    Yesterday, 11:50 PM
    And then be used to write "scientific" papers in support of legislation.
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    Yesterday, 11:41 PM
    The principle is entirely different, immigration/invasion is not a GOD given Constitutionally protected Right. And if you think the feds wouldn't already arrest Constitutional sheriffs over refusing to enforce gun laws and marijuana prohibition if they thought they could get away with it without either creating a hostile legal precedent on an insurrection you are naive.
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    Yesterday, 11:38 PM
    Immigration is NOT as State right.
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    Yesterday, 10:33 PM
    Definitely giving it a good looking over.
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    Yesterday, 10:14 PM
    Holy crap - they raised 3 times their goal.
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    Yesterday, 09:38 PM
    He wanted more Swamp Critters?
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    Yesterday, 09:31 PM
    Apple is actually investing $30 billion over five years or about $6 billion a year. They have over $200 billion in money overseas and has about $90 billion in their own debt issued in the US (they issued another $7 billion in debt in November). https://www.marketwatch.com/story/apple-isnt-really-sitting-on-216-billion-in-cash-2016-01-26
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    Yesterday, 09:15 PM
    Trump economic policies have not yet been enacted. The tax cuts bill starts next year. We are still running on Obama.
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    Yesterday, 09:12 PM
    France issue is drug dealers- not immigrants. http://www.rtl.fr/actu/societe-faits-divers/crack-dans-le-metro-a-paris-certains-conducteurs-ne-marquent-plus-l-arret-7791843767 The Swiss proposal comes from the extreme right winged Swiss People's party. They were granted permission to start a referendum which requires 100,000 signatures. Such referendums rarely are passed. https://www.thelocal.ch/20180116/svp-launches-new-attack-on-free-movement
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    Yesterday, 09:12 PM
    New John Stossel piece exposing the SPLC Southern Poverty Lie Center
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    Yesterday, 09:04 PM
    According to the official report he is 75 inches which would be 6' 3". https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Summary-of-Physical-Exam-for-President-Trump-12-Jan-2018.pdf And according to another chart, at that height, obesity is considered to be 240 to 311 lbs so he is just one pound below that figure. https://www.rush.edu/health-wellness/quick-guides/what-is-a-healthy-weight
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    Yesterday, 08:57 PM
    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jan/17/us-military-syria-isis-iran-assad-tillerson (As for Russia leaving Syria- they won't. They have already on three occasions said they were going to start removing troops from Syria- the latest mostly involved switching jets for helicopters and moving some to other bases within Syria). Russia holds all of the cards in Syria. Does not call for military removal of Assad. Russia also calls for elections which will eventually replace Assad.
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    Yesterday, 08:48 PM
    The ending of the recession metals bubble.
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    Yesterday, 08:46 PM
    RT Swiss party kicks off campaign to scrap Free Movement deal with EU ------- France RT
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    Yesterday, 08:40 PM
    Tehran IRNA – Minister of Defense Brigadier General Amir Hatami met with Pakistani Minister for Defense Production Rana Tanveer Hussain in Tehran on Tuesday. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DTueaxMWAAE-LUO.jpg:large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DTuebwWXcAA4WMY.jpg:large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DTuecqnXkAAAxon.jpg:large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DTuedQKWkAAX4Vg.jpg:large Armenian News-NEWSam
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