Kansas Girl, 13, Charged With Felony for Making “Gun-Like Hand Gesture” Toward Classmates

Kansas Girl, 13, Charged With Felony for Making “Gun-Like Hand Gesture” Toward Classmates By Elias Marat A 13-year-old girl in Overland Park, Kansas, was arrested last month and charged with a felony after police say her classmates claim she made a “gun-like hand gesture” at multiple students. The girl, who is a student at Westridge Middle School, flashed the “finger gun” at four fellow students and then toward herself on September 18 after her classmates asked her which five people in the classroom she would kill, said Overland Park Police…

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Illinois Issues First Licenses to Sell Recreational Marijuana as Legalization Draws Near

Illinois Issues First Licenses to Sell Recreational Marijuana as Legalization Draws Near By Elias Marat As Illinois readies itself for the impending legalization of recreational cannabis, which is set to take effect next year, state regulators have awarded the very first licenses to five medical marijuana dispensaries. The five shops, which are dispersed throughout the state, will be allowed to sell limited quantities of recreational marijuana products to adults over the age of 21 beginning January 1, according to the Chicago Tribune. Four of the five licensees are owned by…

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FBI Agents Raid Jeffrey Epstein’s “Pedophile Island”

FBI Agents Raid Jeffrey Epstein’s “Pedophile Island” By Elias Marat Accused child sex trafficker and convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s private island was the subject of a major FBI raid Monday that was joined by law personnel from U.S. Customs and Border Protection along with the Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s Office task force on the case. The multi-agency raid on the island of Little St. James, infamously dubbed “Pedophile Island,” was confirmed by a spokesman for the FBI to NBC News after British tabloid the Daily Mail published photos and details about a…

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Get Ready, Because Flamethrower Drones Are Going on Sale Very Soon

Get Ready, Because Flamethrower Drones Are Going on Sale Very Soon By Elias Marat Considering that extreme and growing heat is one of the biggest problems facing human society today, it would be safe to assume that the last thing we need is more fire in our lives. But who are we fooling? Fire has always been an inseparable part of what makes us human, be it as a means to make food edible, a tool in battle or, according to Sigmund Freud, an element that’s been a key point…

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Mexico Wants to Decriminalize All Drugs and Get the US to Do the Same

Mexico Wants to Decriminalize All Drugs and Get the US to Do the Same By Elias Marat In a bold move, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador—commonly referred to by his initials AMLO—has issued a proposal that would see nearly all drugs decriminalized in the country and calls for negotiating with the United States to take similar steps. The move would be a drastic turnaround for a country that has been plunged into violence, corruption, and organized crime thanks to the war on drugs and raging battles between cartels vying…

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Ecuador Has Been Hit by 40 Million Cyber Attacks Since Assange’s Arrest

Ecuador Has Been Hit by 40 Million Cyber Attacks Since Assange’s Arrest By Elias Marat The government of Ecuador claims that the country has come under a broad and concerted cyber attack, with approximately 40 million attempts to compromise web portals connected to public institutions ever since the controversial decision to allow UK police to forcibly remove WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from their London Embassy. Deputy Minister of Information and Communication Technologies Patricio Real told reporters that the wave of attacks began shortly after last Thursday’s arrest of Assange by…

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YouTube Flags Notre Dame Cathedral Fire Video as ‘9/11 Conspiracy’

YouTube Flags Notre Dame Cathedral Fire Video as ‘9/11 Conspiracy’ By Elias Marat The world was transfixed on Monday when horrific images of Paris’ Notre-Dame cathedral engulfed in flames were broadcast across social media. Global news outlets in nearly every country were live-streaming the devastating fire across platforms like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. However, those watching the live-streamed broadcast on YouTube saw something strange—an excerpt from an Encyclopedia Britannica entry regarding the World Trade Center bombing on September 11, 2001 accompanied the footage. And while the text box may seem…

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Facebook Removes Page of Ecuador’s Former President Rafael Correa on Same Day as Assange’s Arrest

Facebook Removes Page of Ecuador’s Former President Rafael Correa on Same Day as Assange’s Arrest By Elias Marat Facebook has unpublished the page of Ecuador’s former president, Rafael Correa, the social media giant confirmed on Thursday, claiming that the popular leftist leader violated the company’s security policies. In a statement republished by Ecuadorean newspaper El Comercio, a company spokesperson said: Protecting the privacy and security of people is central to Facebook [and] we have clear policies that do not allow the disclosure of personal information such as phone numbers, addresses,…

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New Jersey Town Proposes Jail Time for Owners of Barking Dogs

New Jersey Town Proposes Jail Time for Owners of Barking Dogs By Elias Marat A New Jersey town is looking to crack down on dogs who bark too much with a new proposal that could see pet owners thrown in jail. That’s right–residents whose dogs impede the “comfort or repose of anyone in the vicinity” in Saddle River, New Jersey, could face steep fines ranging between $100 to $1,000 along with possible sentences of community service or even incarceration for up to 90 days. In each case, the punitive consequences would…

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Blood Money: Meet the Top 20 Companies Profiting From Endless War

Blood Money: Meet the Top 20 Companies Profiting From Endless War By Elias Marat Military spending is growing around the world and in 2017 it increased by 1.1 percent, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. U.S. arms expenditures rose by $9.6 billion, driving the global rise and further consolidating the status of the United States as the world’s top spender on the military–by far. The U.S. spending on war is rooted in post-World War II “new Pentagon capitalism” that eventually became known as the military-industrial complex. The model,…

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