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Tesla to Unveil All-Electric (Self-Driving?) Semi Truck in September

(TA) Good news for lovers of the car maker Tesla. CEO of the company, Elon Musk, recently Tweeted that the electric automaker’s next product will be bigger than personal transportation. Reportedly, Tesla is set to launch an all-electric semi truck, and it is expected to be unveiled within the next few months. On Twitter, Musk wrote that the truck will …

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Wikileaks Reveals Hive: The CIA’s Top Secret Virus Control System

(MPN) Early Friday morning, Wikileaks released its fifth batch of Vault 7 documents exposing the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency’s hacking techniques. The latest release, titled “Hive,” exposes the agency’s multi-platform malware suite that allows the CIA to monitor targets via malware as well as the ability to realize specific tasks on compromised machines. Hive is said to provide customizable implants for a …

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Pence: Era of Patience With North Korea Is Over

(ANTIWAR) Any hope that the Trump Administration is hacking away from its bellicose footing with North Korea evaporated Monday morning, with Vice President Mike Pence visiting South Korea, and declaring the “era of strategic patience” toward North Korea to have ended, vowing that the US would achieve their “objectives” in North Korea by whatever means are necessary. This follows weeks of …

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U.S. Putting Boots on the Ground in Somalia

(ANTIWAR) In October 1993, during the Battle of Mogadishu (the Black Hawk Down incident), 18 US soldiers were killed and 73 wounded, with a pair of Black Hawk helicopters shot down. The US responded by ceasing military operations, and within a few months had withdrawn all troops from Somalia. Today, they are headed back. The new deployment, which US African Command …

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Wrong Headline from Chinese Media Almost Kicked off War in Korea

(ZHE) As expected — and feared — during the annual “Day of the Sun” celebration parade (celebrating the birth of the nation’s founder), Bloomberg blasted a headline that Chinese news agency Xinhua reported that North Korea has fired a projectile. On its website, Bloomberg immediately picked up the story, and ran with “North Korea Fires Projectile, Media Says: Xinhua” (at a …

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The Last Country We “Liberated” from an “Evil” Dictator Is Now Openly Trading Slaves

(ANTIMEDIA) It is widely known that the U.S.-led NATO intervention to topple Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 resulted in a power vacuum that has allowed terror groups like ISIS to gain a foothold in the country. Despite the destructive consequences of the 2011 invasion, the West is currently taking a similar trajectory with regard to Syria. Just as the Obama …

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Nobody Knows What’s Happening in Syria, but Everyone Is Bombing It Anyway

(ANTIMEDIA Op-Ed) On Wednesday, the Syrian Arab Army made the staggering claim that a recent U.S.-led airstrike on an ISIS chemical cache has killed “hundreds,” including large numbers of civilians. This alleged strike was unrelated to claims made about the chemical weapons attack in Idlib last week. “Aircrafts [sic] of the so-called U.S.-led International Alliance on Wednesday carried out an airstrike between …

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Teen Left for Dead After Hospital Denied Him Lung Transplant over Weed Use

(ANTIMEDIA) A nineteen-year-old Utah resident was denied access to a lung transplant because he tested positive for THC when doctors analyzed his blood. Riley Hancey became seriously ill the day after Thanksgiving last year. He was determined to have the flu, which became pneumonia and developed into a rare lung infection. He was eventually placed on life support when his lungs collapsed …

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North Korea Warns of ‘Thermonuclear War’ After Trump Threatens Strike

(COMMONDREAMS) The Trump administration has succeeded in ratcheting up tensions in the Korea Peninsula after dispatching a Navy strike group to the western Pacific Ocean and threatening a “pre-emptive strike” against North Korea if the country goes ahead with a nuclear bomb test. In response to the Trump administration’s saber-rattling, North Korea on Friday warned of a looming “thermonuclear war,” threatening …

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U.S. Insurers Sue Saudis for $4.2 Billion Over 9/11

(ANTIWAR) Last year’s Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), a bill which allowed Americans to sue Saudi Arabia in US court over their involvement in 9/11, has yielded another major lawsuit yesterday, a $ 4.2 billion suit filed by over two dozen US insurers related to losses sustained because of the 2001 attack. The lawsuit is targeting a pair of …

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If You’re Wondering Why Trump Can Just Bomb Countries, Ask Obama, Bush, and Clinton

(ANTIMEDIA) If you read closely between the warped headlines of the establishment media, you will eventually find the truth about Trump’s decision to strike the Syrian government: it was illegal. Yet most mainstream media outlets clearly supported the strike. Many U.S. allies also supported the strike, including so-called peaceful countries such as New Zealand, which stated the strikes were a “proportional …

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U.N. Peacekeepers Accused of 300 Child Sex Crimes, Most Never Punished

(ANTIMEDIA) The United Nations was formed following the second World War as an effort to unify the world and prevent another global war and catastrophe. Since its founding, the U.N. has been plagued with controversy and criticism. Early opponents of the organization feared it was one more step in the direction of a totalitarian world government ruled by criminal heads of …

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Canada Officially Moves to Legalize Recreational Marijuana Nationwide

(ANTIMEDIA) Canada officially moved to legalize recreational marijuana on Thursday when the government introduced legislation allowing the possession of small amounts of cannabis. The new law also sets regulations for the sale, growth, and purchase of the plant. USA Todayreports: We’re revolutionizing the news industry, but we need your help! Click here to get started. “Canada’s federal government set the …

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Trump Has A New Red Line In Syria

(ANTIMEDIA)— Trump administration officials have been making stunning admissions in the days following the recent military strike on the Syrian government. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer experienced a Freudian slip when he accidentally said America’s goal in the region was to “destabilize Syria” — before he realized what he had said and attempted to backtrack. Then, he accidentally said …

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Remember the Housing Bubble of 2008? Meet the the Car Loan Bubble of 2017

(ANTIMEDIA) After nearly a decade of being able to borrow money for next to nothing, interest rates are finally beginning to creep higher. Even the relatively small increases seen so far have caused problems in the previously booming automobile industry. The size of the auto loan market has ballooned to a historic 1.1 trillion dollars, and subprime lending has once again …

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U.S. Drops Largest Non-Nuclear Bomb For The First Time In Afghanistan

(ZHE) Perhaps in preparation for upcoming events on the Korean Peninsula, CNN reports the US military has dropped an enormous bomb in Afghanistan, according to four US military officials with direct knowledge of the mission. The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb, nicknamed MOAB, was dropped at 7 p.m. local time Thursday, the sources said. The MOAB is also known as …

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Cancer-Causing Chemical Spill 100 Yards from Lake Michigan Closes Beaches

(ANTIMEDIA)Indiana — Multiple Indiana beaches have been shut down following a spill of wastewater containing hexavalent chromium, a highly toxic chemical linked to cancer. The United States Steel company reported the leak occurred on Tuesday due to equipment failure at its Portage, Indiana, plant, a lapse that “resulted in a chemical leak into the waterway that forced the shutdown of a …

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This Company Allows Angry Members of the Public to ‘Teabag a Politician’

(ANTIMEDIA) Just about all of us have a politician we hate. It might be Donald Trump, Chuck Schumer, Mitch McConnell, or anyone else who has tied themselves to the Washington D.C. machine. People’s views are increasingly polarized, and this divisiveness is almost tangible — a scroll through almost any Facebook feed yields rants from women’s marchers and gun enthusiasts. Some Americans …

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The Real Reason Trump Bombed Syria

(ANTIMEDIA Op-Ed) If anyone ever discovers anything more dangerous than mob rule, Washington, D.C. will be the first territory in the United States to put it to good use. Until then, the “tyranny of the majority” will do. As expected, the entirety of Washington’s political elite has come together to stand behind President Donald Trump’s decision to escalate an already overly intrusive …

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Spicer’s Freudian Slips: U.S. Trying to ‘Destabilize’ Syria and Middle East

(ANTIMEDIA Op-Ed) We fight wars to spread freedom, love, and democracy — that’s what they tell us. That’s why President Trump decided to bomb the Syrian government, right? To save the children? This does sound like a heart-warming plot to spread peace throughout the world by way of Tomahawk missile. But one only has to look one month into the …

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