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Congressman Bought Stock in Pharma Corp — Then Pushed Bill That Would Help It

(ANTIMEDIA) Representative Chris Collins of New York is by no standards a dominant member of the House. He sits on the Committee on Energy and Commerce, but he’s not a chair of any of the subcommittees. In early 2016, however, he raised eyebrows as the first congressman to endorse Donald Trump. He was briefly a surrogate for the president, and Fortune …

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People Are Trolling the Shit out of Trump’s New Illegal Alien Hotline

(ANTIMEDIA) President Trump keeps getting trolled. Shortly after he was elected and began signing executive orders, the internet had a field day with an image of the president holding a folder containing blank pages. Trolls photoshopped text into the blank pages in the photograph, mocking the newly-inaugurated head of state. Trump has also been prodded for his inability to adequately …

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Julian Assange Responds To U.S. Calls For Arrest

(MPN) In his first speech as CIA Director, Mike Pompeo delivered a strong invective against the pro-transparency organization WikiLeaks, accusing the group of acting as a “non-state hostile intelligence service.” The aggressive rhetoric came amid Wikileaks’ latest series of releases, known as “Vault 7,” which detail how the CIA has lost control of its cyber-warfare arsenal, as well as outline the …

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Elon Musk’s Plan to Save Humanity from the Artificial Intelligence Apocalypse

(ANTIMEDIA) Last week, Elon Musk confirmed that his company, NeuraLink, is working on the development of a brain-machine interface (BMI). For the last couple of years, Musk has made no secret of his fears of artificial intelligence advancing to the point where it overtakes its human creators. Musk believes that in order to safeguard the human race against a superintelligent machine …

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Update: What You Need to Know About the U.S.-North Korea Conflict

(ANTIMEDIA)Washington, D.C. — Keeping in step with the latest bullet point from the mainstream narrative, the head of the U.S. Pacific Command, Admiral Harry Harris, told Congress Wednesday that the military buildup in East Asia is not intended for a proactive attack on North Korea. Rather, he claimed, it is to deter the nation’s rogue leader, Kim Jong-un. Promising legislators …

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Trump Will Let Pentagon Decide Troop Levels

(ANTIWAR) Ongoing efforts by President Trump to delegate more and more of his war-making powers directly to the military leadership took a major new step on April 20, when he signed a classified memo delegating all decision-making on US troop levels in the global war against ISIS to Defense Secretary James Mattis. Mattis has subsequently ordered a full audit of current …

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Here’s Who NATO Will Probably Be Fighting If There’s a World War III

(ANTIMEDIA) Russia recently said it would support Iran’s bid to join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, an emerging economic and political alliance led by China. This Shanghai Bloc was originally formed in 1996 before it was rebranded in 2001. Its membership includes Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. Last year, India and Pakistan also signed the memorandum of obligations and are expected …

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America’s Opioid Death Crisis May Be a Lot Worse Than We Thought

(ANTIMEDIA) America’s ongoing opioid crisis is no secret. With thousands dying from prescription painkiller overdoses each year — nearly as many as traffic deaths — even the U.S. government has been forced to take action. As awareness of the epidemic continues to grow, further hazards of the pharmaceutical class of drugs are being revealed — including potentially higher numbers of …

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No Roads Needed: Google-Backed Flying Cars for Sale by End of 2017

(ANTIMEDIA)Silicon Valley — Ever wanted to ride a flying drone? Well, if you’ve got the money, you might get the chance to by the end of the year. ABC News reported Monday that a Google-backed Silicon Valley startup has just completed testing on an “octocopter” that’s all-electric, can seat one person, and fly up to 15 feet in the air. …

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Japan Tells Citizens to Prepare for North Korean Missile Attack

(ANTIMEDIA)Japan — As the United States begins to move elements of its Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system to a deployment site in South Korea earlier than expected — in the name of defending against the “evil North Korea” of the mainstream narrative — Japan is warning its citizens they’ll have little time to find safety if Kim Jong-un …

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Is Someone Else Making Trump’s Decisions for Him? It Certainly Seems That Way

(ANTIMEDIA) At the end of last week, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said arresting Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is now a “priority.” Not long after, CNN reported that authorities have prepared charges against Assange, who is currently seeking refuge at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Donald Trump’s response to these recent developments was “It’s OK with me.” Trump is not …

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9 Best F*ck the System Songs from the Past 20 Years

(ANTIMEDIA) — Protest songs are an important part of our culture. Unfortunately, music has moved away from the days when artists like Bob Dylan and Neil Young were cranking out incredible tunes railing against the government and establishment. However, we seem to be experiencing a resurgence of that trend. While pop musicians like the Chainsmokers are singing about living in Paris …

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Erdogan Says Turkey Is Ready To Walk Away From The EU

(MEE) Turkey will not wait at Europe’s door forever and is ready to walk away from EU accession talks if rising Islamophobia and hostility from some member states persist, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told Reuters in a wide-ranging interview on Tuesday. His comments come as a leading member of the EU parliament responsible for dealings with Ankara on Wednesday called for …

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ISIS ‘Apologized’ To Israel Over Gun Battle

(ANTIWAR) In a shocking revelation, former Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon (Likud), who served from 2013 until mid-2016, revealed that the November gunbattle between Israeli troops and ISIS forces along the Golan frontier, materially the only significant fight between the two sides, was followed up with an ISIS “apology.” Being ISIS generally speaking means never having to say you’re sorry, and …

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Trump’s Border Wall Funding Could Be Delayed to Avoid Government “Shutdown”

(ANTIMEDIA)Washington, D.C. — While claiming he still has every intention of building his long-championed border wall between the United States and Mexico, President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he’s willing to postpone that controversial plan if it will allow Congress to agree on urgent legislation. “President Trump insisted on Tuesday that he remained committed to his hotly disputed plan to …

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Self-Driving Recycling Machine Pulled 1 Million lbs of Trash from Baltimore Harbor

(ANTIMEDIA) In Baltimore, there’s a self-driving machine that’s pulling garbage from the river — and they call it Mr. Trash Wheel. That’s because, quite literally, it’s a water wheel being powered by the river’s current. The wheel propels the platform forward, and then the collected trash is deposited to a rear dumpster via conveyer belt. On days when the current …

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‘Gotham Shield’: NYC Nuclear Bomb Drill Sparks Worst Case Conspiracy Theories

(ANTIMEDIA) Amid heightening tensions over the prospect of a third world war, the United States government will simulate a nuclear blast over Manhattan and New Jersey. The disaster preparedness drill, codenamed Gotham Shield, commenced yesterday and will continue through April 26th. The simulation is being coordinated by multiple agencies, including FEMA, Department of Defense (DOD), FBI, and Department of Homeland Security. Unsurprisingly, …

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Report: What Happens next If the U.S. Overthrows the Syrian Government

(ANTIMEDIA) Following the Trump administration’s decision to strike the Syrian government (in what was, by all accounts, a quite ineffective strike), a new report is raising serious concerns, claiming ISIS would be a prime benefactor of the fall of the Assad government. The report, published Wednesday by the London-based IHS Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Center, a leading security analysis agency, …

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Alabama on Verge of Erasing Separation of Church and (Police) State

(ANTIMEDIA) On Friday, the Alabama House Committee approved a bill that would grant one church the legal authority to establish their own police force. Senate Bill 193, written by Republican Senator Jabo Waggoner, would give Briarwood Presbyterian Church the ability to employ “one or more persons to act as police officers to protect the safety and integrity of the church and …

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Somehow the U.S. Has Killed 70k ISIS Fighters — Twice as Many as It Says Exist

(ANTIMEDIA Op-Ed) In June 2014, around the time ISIS was making headlines across the world, the Wall Street Journal reported that the terror group had 4,000 fighters in Iraq. In September 2014, the CIA released an estimate claiming ISIS had between 20,000 and 31,500 fighters combined in both Iraq and Syria, including 15,000 who were foreign fighters. Almost half were foreign fighters? That’s …

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