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EPA head in charge of Flint resigns as Obama pledges $80 million for poisoned water crisis

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President Barack Obama announced his administration is giving $80 million to help repairs Flint’s water infrastructure and make the drinking water safe, calling the situation “inexcusable.” The head of Michigan’s Environmental Protection Agency resigned. “We’re going to have that funding available to you by the end of next week, and that includes $80 million for the state of Michigan,”... 

Elite Will Use Migrants to Destroy European Labor

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The International Monetary Fund is recommending that a million European migrants from the Middle East and Africa be paid below the minimum wage. The international organization argues undercutting the European labor market is the only feasible way to integrate the migrants. EuroActiv, a source for European Union news, reported on Wednesday: For the IMF, employment is the major means by which the refugees... 

US East Coast Bracing for Blizzard, DC Expected to Take Direct Hit, Stores Ravaged

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The nation’s capital is preparing to be hit with a massive blizzard over the weekend, and many are now even more concerned after a brief dusting of snow on Wednesday evening essentially shut down the city. DC may get 12 to 24 inches of snow, the National Weather Service said, calling the system “a potentially crippling winter storm.” They have warned of white-out conditions and advised... 

Europe’s tragedy: Too much Angela Merkel, too little masculinity

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After the incidents of sexual assault in Cologne, Germany on New Year’s Eve committed by Muslim refugees against German women, feminist apologetics have acquired renewed vigor in the European debate. Pundits and politicians assure the public that refugee males now storming the gates of Europe from the Middle East, Northern Africa and Central Asia will be required to learn that Western women are... 

Thousands of dead squid wash up on beach in Chile

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Thousands of dead squid have washed up on the Chilean shores of Santa Maria Island over the past week. The reason for a mass die-out of these large cephalopods is so far a mystery. The mass death has prompted health concerns locally as around 10,000 decomposing squid bodies have invaded a beach on the small island, causing something of a stench, according to Latin Correspondent Technicians from the... 

World's Biggest Canyon Hiding Under Antarctic Ice Sheet

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Analysis of satellite data of the Antarctic ice sheet has revealed a canyon system that dwarfs the Grand Canyon. The Antarctic is home to the world’s largest canyon, according to a study of satellite data by scientists from Durham University in the UK. “Antarctic scientists have long recognized that because the way ice flows, the landscape beneath the ice sheet was subtly reflected in... 

Swiss Army Chief Warns Of Social Unrest, Calls Upon Citizens To Arm Themselves

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Swiss army chief André Blattmann warned, in a Swiss newspaper article on Sunday, the risks of social unrest in Europe are soaring. Recalling the experience of 1939/1945, Blattman fears the increasing aggression in public discourse is an explosively hazardous situation, and advises the Swiss people to arm themselves and warns that the basis for Swiss prosperity is “being called into question.” As... 

US will cure cancer ‘once and for all’ - Obama

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US President Barack Obama has said that the United States should be the country to win a new global health race and find a cure for cancer “once and for all.” “Last year, Vice President Biden said that with a new moonshot, America can cure cancer,” Obama said during his final State of the Union address on Tuesday, referencing Joe Biden’s remarks last year when he announced not to run for... 

Scientific report prompts talk of catastrophic ‘volcano season’

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A volcanic eruption with the potential to “return humanity to a pre-civilization state” could happen within the next 80 years, according to a study by the European Science Foundation. Have we now heard the last argument in the debate the study triggered? Authors of the Extreme Geohazards: Reducing the Disaster Risk and Increasing Resilience say the threat from low-probability, high impact disasters... 

Trump to Win Election, Polls Show

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Several polls show Donald Trump is a real threat to the establishment. A new poll shows Donald Trump will beat Hillary Clinton in a general election match-up. Supply-side economist Arthur Laffer is predicting Republicans will win the White House in a landslide this year, regardless of the nominee. “I would be surprised if the Republicans don’t take 45, 46, 47 states out of the 50,” Laffer told... 

Brits Told to Cut Down on Their Alcohol as Drinking Becomes A Huge Problem in the UK

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The British government has issued guidelines on how much alcohol adults should drink, for the first time in twenty years. The UK’s chief medical officer says women should drink no more than seven glasses of wine a week, whereas men should drink no more than the equivalent to six pints of beer. Alcohol is one of Britain’s biggest health problems, with binge drinking being a prime cause of anti-social... 

China’s legendary Harbin Ice and Snow Festival kicks off

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A man walks past ice sculptures at a park before the opening ceremony of the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, China’s northeastern Heilongjiang province, on January 4, 2016. The legendary Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival has kicked off in China where over a million people are expected to visit the gigantic ice structures displayed in ethereal lights. The... 

New York Governor Orders Officials to Round Up State’s Homeless

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On Sunday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order for law enforcement to force the state’s homeless population into shelters when the temperature drops below freezing. The order goes into effect on Tuesday, and will allow for individuals to be taken — even against their will — by law enforcement. Law enforcement agencies are to take “all necessary steps to identify individuals... 

Europeans Finally Losing Patience With NATO’s Reckless Mess

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Amid the mounting refugee crisis caused by “NATO’s non-stop campaign of overseas military misadventures”, Europeans are becoming “increasingly wary of multiculturalism, neo-liberal reforms, austerity measures – and now, it seems, even NATO itself,” according to American writer and journalist Robert Bridge. Bridge cites as an example a recent raid conducted by the Polish military police... 

Majority of migrants to Australia in 2015 were Asian

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Statistics from Australia’s Department of Immigration and Border Protection show that most immigrants from 2014-2015 came from India, with China coming in a close second. In total, around 50% to 60% of immigrants came from non-Western countries. Immigration statistics from just a few decades ago show that there has been a huge turn-around from when most immigrants came from Europe, and which has... 
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