news report 2/12/17

COMMUNITY
While African Americans are worried about the new President Donald John Trump, former President Barack Obama is partying up with Billionaire Richard Branson on his private island in the British Virgin Islands.


Jazz Great Al Jarreau died Sunday, February 12, 2017
HEALTH/NUTRITION
Saffron can help reverse age-related vision loss.  During a controlled, double-blind trial, including 25 individuals with macular degeneration, researchers found that daily supplementation of 20 milligrams saffron significantly improved the condition after three months. All participants experienced better vision while taking the saffron supplements

Detoxification is a must in order to eliminate toxins. To accomplish this, Dr. Pizzorno uses a regimen of nutrients, supplements, herbs, botanicals and integrative therapies that may include water fasting and mercury chelation.  Healthy amounts of dietary fiber – the body’s main mechanism for eliminating toxic chemicals and heavy metals – are critical. The 10 to 15 grams of fiber per day of the typical American diet is woefully inadequate, says Dr. Pizzorno, who recommends upping fiber intake with oat bran, ground flax seeds, beans and lentils.  Detoxification also involves eliminating or sharply reducing what Dr. Pizzorno calls “toxins of choice.” Excessive salt intake, for example, is toxic because it impairs the production of glutathione, the body’s premier disease-fighting antioxidant and the most important molecule in ridding the body of chemical toxins. Others “toxins of choice” to watch out for include alcohol, tobacco and even – for people genetically unable to digest it – wheat.

We have only finished the first full month of the 2017 legislative session, and already we are tracking 103 vaccine related bills across 30 states on the NVIC Advocacy Portal. To put the sheer volume of bills in perspective, we tracked a total of 106 bills in the entire legislative session last year. If you live in one of the following states, there are already vaccine bills filed that can affect your rights (states listed in red are new since our last update): AR, AZ, CT, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, ME, MN, MO, MS, MT, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OK, OR, PA, RI, SD, TN, TX, VA, and WA. The following states are priority opposition alert state as they now have bills to restrict or eliminate vaccine exemptions: AR (withdrawn), CT, IA, MN, NY, OK, PA, and TX.  The following states are priority support alert states as they now have bills to add or expand vaccine exemptions: HI, IA, MS (died), NJ, NY, OK, RI, and TX.


DOMESTIC
Actor Elijah Wood has come forward to expose the true nature of Hollywood pedophilia, claiming that the entire industry is run by a powerful pedophile ring that’s shielded by elite ties in Washington D.C. The 35-year-old said that Hollywood is in the grip of a child sexual abuse scandal that involves “very powerful figures” that are protected by political connections “right at the top”.

Sen. Jeff Sessions won confirmation Wednesday evening to become the next attorney general of the United States, capping a Senate fight so contentious that one of the nominee’s biggest critics was forced by majority Republicans to sit out the last leg of the debate.  The Senate narrowly approved the Alabama Republican’s nomination on a 52-47 vote, the latest in a series of confirmation votes that have been dragged out amid Democratic protests. One Democrat, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, joined Republicans in voting to confirm Sessions. Sessions himself voted present.   As we saw Elizabeth Warren was sanctioned for using a Coretta Scott King speech in which she criticized Sessions for his civil rights records.  Yet there is also a video floating that shows the same Ms King praising Sessions on other issues.  


ASTROLOGY RELIGION
A professor at Georgetown University is teaching his students that men do not need consent to have sex with women, and that slavery is justifiable under Islamic teachings.  Islamic Studies professor Jonathan Brown recently lectured at the International Institute of Islamic Thought, where he shared his alarming beliefs with students in attendance in his lecture, “Islam and the Problem of Slavery.” Freelance writer Umar Lee expressed his shock over the 90-minute lecture, which included explicit endorsements of rape and slavery.  At this rate Islam will never be accepted in western society who lets these dummies in front of a microphone?  SMH


ECONOMY/FINANCIAL
Berlin is bringing home its gold reserves stored in New York, London and Paris faster than scheduled, Germany’s central bank said Thursday.  The move is linked to surging euro skepticism, as new governments in France and Italy may ditch the single currency. The German Bundesbank has already moved 583 tons of gold out of New York and Paris, planning to have a half of its gold back in Germany by the end of 2017, which is ahead of the 2020 plan. The rest will be split between the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the Bank of England.  As French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen and Italy’s 5-Star Movement are openly calling to pull out of the euro, some economists in Germany say the repatriated gold may be needed to back a new deutschmark should the Eurozone collapse  During the Cold War, 98 percent of Germany’s bullion was stored abroad, and so far the biggest repatriation was in 2000 when the Bundesbank repatriated 931 tons from the Bank of England.  When the relocation is complete, Germany will still have 1,236 tons in New York, 432 tons in London and the rest in Frankfurt. The current repatriation involves moving 300 tons from New York and 374 tons from Paris. The Bundesbank said it is not worried about keeping gold in England despite Brexit, as London remains a key gold trading market and a safe place.  Germany has the second-largest gold reserves in the world after the US with 3,381 tons
The world’s first dedicated bitcoin bank has opened in the center of the Austrian capital Vienna.  It is designed to make buying and selling bitcoin easier and safer than other in-person options.  The digital currency outlet is owned and managed by a local Block chain startup Bit Trust and is named simply ‘Bitcoin-Bank.’  The ATM machines exchange bitcoin for euro, and vice versa.   More on Bitcoins as it become legal tender in Japan but Beijing is threat to shut down bitcoin exchanges. 

Bank of America is opening up branches without employees!!!

Russia is set to become the largest European economy by 2030, surpassing Germany

France is having their presidential election on May 7, 2017 and a lot of the front runners are being dismissed just like in the American selection a few months ago.  The leading candidate so far is Marine Le Pen who is threatening to remove the French from the Euro.  Economists has said if she win, it would lead to massive sovereign default and global financial chaos

Ghost soldiers are a phenomenon in which Afghan military commanders fill their ranks with fictional names and just keep the salaries, which since the salaries are paid pretty much exclusively by NATO and overwhelmingly by the US, has been a known tactic that the Afghan government has done nothing to prevent.

HACKERS have infected 140 banks in 40 countries across the world with invisible malware giving them the ability to remotely control ATMs.  Researchers at Kaspersky Lab, a computer security company, have revealed that they have re-detected malware that has infected networks belonging to 140 banks as well as other companies.  Kaspersky has said that this malware is able to remain invisible and the attackers have covered their tracks by wiping their activity from the machine’s memory before it is rebooted.   It hides itself in the computer’s memory to avoid detection and researchers say they do not know who is behind it.

More bad news for retail as iconic outdoors store Gander Mountain is headed for bankruptcy. According to this Star Report, the company may be on the verge of closing all 160 U.S. stores.  Gander Mountain, the outdoor retailer based in St. Paul, is said to be preparing for bankruptcy, according to sources cited by the Reuters news agency.

No specifics have been confirmed. Company spokesman Jess Myers said Saturday that the company had no statement to offer. “They’ve taken a vow of silence,” he said.  If you are like me you're asking yourself who is Gander Mountain lol. They sell guns   

INTERNATIONAL
In recent years, the parents of Jared Kushner – the son-in-law and trusted confidant of President-elect Donald Trump – have donated tens of thousands of dollars to organizations and institutions located in the West Bank settlements, according to their tax forms.

President Trump, who presented himself as a staunch supporter of Israel during last year’s campaign, took a harder line on settlements in an interview published on Friday and indicated that he was rethinking his promise to move the United States Embassy to Jerusalem. Mr. Trump told an Israeli newspaper that settlements “don’t help the process” and that he did not believe that “going forward with these settlements is a good thing for peace.” He also did not reaffirm his past vow to move the embassy, saying that it “is not an easy decision” and “we will see what happens.” The comments amounted to a striking recalibration of Mr. Trump’s approach to Israel just five days before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to visit the White House.  I hope he gets more done that his predecessor as far as the two state solution either way Israel loses in the long run 

Footage has been released by ISIS purporting to show the moment drones were dropped on Iraqi tanks.  The video shows three bombs being dropped from the sky, and it is believed some of the footage was taken in war-torn Mosul.  Now where oh where did ISIS get drones?   Umm can you say, former President Barack Obama.  


It has been found that the United Nations International Computer Center (UN ICC) launched the One UN Smart Card project via the UN Global Marketplace (UNGM) and is going to choose a root certification authority to manage the project and the smart card soon. Proposed back in 2012, the project is to adopt fingerprint recognition-based ID cards that allow UN employees working for the headquarters of the organization and its 37 affiliated organizations to access their computers and enter the buildings. At present, the U.S. government is the only government in the world that runs this type of identification system.

International Business Machines Corp. (IW 1000/36) is ramping up its digital-skills training program to accommodate as many as 25 million Africans in the next five years, looking toward building a future workforce on the continent.  The U.S. tech giant plans to make an initial investment of 945 million rand (US$70 million) to roll out the training initiative in South Africa, a country where 31% of 15-to-24 year-olds are unemployed, according to Statistics South Africa.  At the same time, the program will be started at IBM’s offices in Nigeria, Kenya, Morocco and Egypt, enabling an expansion of the project across the rest of the continent.  “Africa will have the largest workforce by 2040 and IBM wants to lay the foundation blocks to build a digital workforce,’’ Juan Pablo Napoli, head of IBM Skills Academy, said by phone from Dubai.  “We will be providing a free cloud-based learning platform able to train people from basic computer skills to high-end app development.”