News Headlines 14th August 2017

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    Kenya opposition leader defies pressure to concede defeat
    http://www.nasdaq.com/article/kenya-opposition-leader-defies-pressure-to-concede-defeat-20170813-00014

    After criticism, White House says Trump condemns KKK, neo-Nazis

    [This is a classic no-win for Trump. Alienate him from his political base (however extreme) or paint him as a fascist for refusing to refute them.

    I can't help but feel that this was, to some extent, a staged event to change the focus of the news agenda whilst causing political turmoil which perpetuates division, and thus stymies a consensus on action against the embedded, self-enriching and entrenched crooks in Washington.

    Keep the statues, keep the monuments, it's tradition no matter how ugly, it should stand as a reminder of brother-against-brother fomented by usurious foreign powers and the abnegation of human-rights, for profit.

    You can't prevent people from wanting to retreat and live in the past, if they cannot understand the multi-faceted present. If they want to be ostriches to the roots of the problem, let them pick at leaves, and i'll leave the 'cottoning-on' metaphor out of it.]

    http://www.nasdaq.com/article/after-criticism-white-house-says-trump-condemns-kkk-neonazis-20170813-00016

    A New Generation of White Supremacists Emerges in Charlottesville
    https://www.propublica.org/article/a-new-generation-of-white-supremacists-emerges-in-charlottesville

    3,000 swell protest over Netanyahu graft probes

    "Anti-Netanyahu demonstrations were also held in a number of other cities, among them Jerusalem, Haifa, Beersheba and Ashdod and Modiin."

    "Netanyahu accused the left and the media of using ever-widening corruption investigations against him and his family to try to oust him from power in what he called “a coup against the government.”"

    [But not against a kickback-accepting, media manipulating, influence peddling, division-creating, terrorist supporting crook.]

    http://www.timesofisrael.com/3000-swell-protest-over-netanyahu-graft-probes/

    Syria suicide blast kills 23 rebel fighters near Jordan border
    http://www.timesofisrael.com/syria-suicide-blast-kills-23-rebel-fighters-near-jordan-border/

    More Details Appear About Tiger Forces Airlanding Operation Behind ISIS Lines (Video, Photos) [Syria]
    https://southfront.org/details-appear-tiger-forces-airlanding-operation-behind-isis-lines-photos/

    Four UAE Soldiers Die In Helicopter Crash In Yemen
    https://southfront.org/four-uae-soldiers-die-in-helicopter-crash-in-yemen/

    Reuters Suggests But Can Not Find “Iran’s new route to Yemen”
    https://off-guardian.org/2017/08/07/reuters-suggests-but-can-not-find-irans-new-route-to-yemen/

    Iran to boost missile defence
    http://www.northsouthnews.com/index.php/mena/19895-iran-to-boost-missile-defence

    Is Alexa spying on us? We're too busy to care — and we might regret that
    http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/national-security/article166488597.html

    Mini-Drones To Detect Satellite Phones To Boost Counter-Insurgency Capabilities Of Security Forces Across Globe

    "The technology is based on the usage of mini drones and can turn a wide range of aircraft into signals intelligence (SIGINT) collection platforms."

    https://southfront.org/mini-drones-to-detect-satellite-phones-to-boost-counter-insurgency-capabilities-of-security-forces-across-globe/

    A Legal and Policy Risk Analysis of the Erik Prince Plan to Privatize War in Afghanistan
    https://www.justsecurity.org/44058/legal-policy-risk-analysis-erik-prince-plan-privatize-war-afghanistan/

    Danish submarine 'deliberately sunk'
    http://www.northsouthnews.com/index.php/europe/19892-danish-submarine-deliberately-sunk

    Stolen Russian S-200 Missile Explodes After Being Sold For Scrap
    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-08-13/stolen-russian-s-200-missile-explodes-after-being-sold-scrap

    US Launches Quiet Crackdown On Cryptocurrencies

    [As has Google in cloudflaring any site with crypto or bitcoin in it's title, presumably because they don't monopoly control the technology.]

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-08-13/us-launches-quiet-crackdown-cryptocurrencies

    Good Lord  Former UK spy boss backs crypto
    https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/08/11/ex_mi5_backs_crypto/

    The Fate of Online Trust in the Next Decade

    "We didn’t focus on how you could wreck this system intentionally [when designing the internet]." -- Vinton Cerf

    [Then you fail as an engineer AND an anthropologist.]

    http://www.pewinternet.org/2017/08/10/the-fate-of-online-trust-in-the-next-decade/

    Tropical Storm Gert forms in Atlantic Ocean
    http://www.nola.com/hurricane/index.ssf/2017/08/tropical_storm_gert_forms_in_a.html

    USGS Warns California Needs Close Monitoring Of 8 Active Volcanoes
    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-08-13/usgs-warns-california-needs-close-monitoring-8-active-volcanoes

    Volcanic eruptions:

    Sangay, Ecuador 12th
    Klyuchevskoy, Russia 12th
    Kerinci, Indonesia 13th
    Reventador, Ecuador 13th
    Karymsky, Kamchatka peninsula, Russia 13th

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