Al Jazeera – Several hundred Honduran asylum seekers have crossed into neighbouring Guatemala, in the latest so-called migrant caravan heading towards the United States.
BBC – UK Prime Minister Theresa May has seen off a bid to remove her government from power, winning a no confidence vote by 325 to 306.
Rebel Tory MPs and the DUP – who 24 hours ago rejected the PM’s Brexit plan – voted to keep her in Downing Street.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn argued that Mrs May’s “zombie” administration had lost the right to govern.
Mrs May said she would start talks with other party leaders to find a Brexit compromise that MPs will back.
Reuters – Two U.S. troops, one Defense Department civilian and a contractor supporting the U.S. military in Syria were killed on Wednesday in an apparent suicide bomb attack in the city of Manbij, the U.S. military’s Central Command said.
Sputnik – Earlier, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged Iran to “get out of [Syria] fast” threatening to continue air raids against Iranian military targets, allegedly stationed in the Arab state.
The Head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Mohammad Ali Jafari has said that Tehran will not listen to Tel Aviv’s threats and will keep its forces and weapons in Syria, Iranian Students’ News Agency (ISNA) reported.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Politico – Pelosi asks Trump to reschedule SOTU because of the shutdown
“I suggest that we work together to determine another suitable date after government has re-opened for this address or for you to consider delivering your State of the Union address in writing to the Congress on January 29th,” Nancy Pelosi wrote in a letter to President Donald Trump.
The House speaker is citing security concerns, but Democrats also don’t want to give Trump a platform to blame them for the shutdown.
Breitbart – Police arrested an illegal alien in Utah, who had been deported from the U.S. eight different times, for allegedly trafficking $850,000 in meth and cocaine.
Another Noncitizen Indicted for Voter Fraud in 2016, Says Texas AG
Breitbart – A non-United States citizen was charged, arrested, and indicted for illegally voting in the November 2016 general election, says Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.
Newmax – The Trump administration has ordered nearly 50,000 furloughed federal employees back to work without pay to inspect planes, issue tax refunds, monitor food safety, and facilitate the sale of offshore oil drilling rights
Economy & Business
CBS- The legal minimum wage for New York City employers with 11 or more workers rose more than 15 percent on Dec. 31, 2018, to $15 per hour from $13, giving fast-food, retail and other employees a bump in pay. But some New York City restaurant owners say the latest minimum wage hike is forcing them to cut workers’ hours just to stay afloat.
Reuters – Major world stock indexes rose on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 supported by sharply higher U.S. bank shares after strong earnings, while the pound was up after British Prime Minister Theresa May’s government won a confidence vote in parliament.
By Michael Snyder – The borrower is the servant of the lender, and one of the primary ways that the elite keep the rest of us subjugated is through the $244,000,000,000,000 mountain of global debt that has been accumulated. Every single day, the benefits of our labor are going to enrich somebody else. A portion of the taxes that are deducted from your paycheck is used to pay interest on government debt. A portion of the profits that your company makes probably goes to servicing some form of business debt. And most Americans are continuously making payments on their mortgages, their auto loans, their credit card balances and their student loan debts. But most people never stop to think about who is becoming exceedingly wealthy on the other end of these transactions. Needless to say, it isn’t the 46 percent of the global population that is living on less than $5.50 a day.
The world has never seen anything like this mountain of debt ever before, and one of the central themes of The Economic Collapse Blog is that all of this debt will ultimately destroy our society. According to the Institute of International Finance, the total amount of global debt is now “more than three times the size of the global economy”…
Energy & Environment
BBC – A rare natural phenomenon taking shape in the US state of Maine is mesmerising people around the world.
A giant slow-turning ice disc, measuring approximately 91m (298ft) wide, has formed in the Presumpscot River in the city of Westbrook.
The captivating natural oddity has drawn comparison to an alien spacecraft, a carousel and the Moon.
Researchers believe ice discs spin because of temperature changes in the water, creating a vortex underneath.
The movement chips away the edges, creating its circular shape.
Science & Technology
Activist Post – In a new leak that can be accurately labeled “the smoking gun,” Google has been busted manipulating search results on YouTube in order to manipulate social behaviors and control minds. An internal discussion thread leaked to Breitbart News reveals that Google regularly intervenes in search results on its YouTube video platform.
According to Breitbart, the existence of the blacklist (terms Google considered sensitive) was revealed in an internal Google discussion thread leaked to Breitbart News by a source inside the company who wishes to remain anonymous. A partial list of blacklisted terms was also leaked to Breitbart by another Google source. Some of the blacklisted terms included “abortion,” and terms related to the Irish abortion referendum, Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters, and anti-gun activist and communist, David Hogg.
In the leaked discussion thread, Breitbart further reported that a Google site reliability engineer hinted at the existence of more search blacklists, according to the source. “We have tons of white- and blacklists that humans manually curate,” said the employee. “Hopefully this isn’t surprising or particularly controversial.”
Activist post – Big Tech has been warning shareholders that they may eventually be held liable for harm from their products and infrastructure. Insurance companies haven’t been stupid or crazy enough to cover them for many years now. Regardless, The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) wants to psyche us all out as do all the elected officials saying that there is nothing Americans can do to stop the installation of 4G and 5G small cell tower infrastructure wherever they want to put it. They say that this is for our own good.
Stupid and crazy, right? Yet they want Americans to settle for this – even though we shouldn’t. This horrible legislation that they have passed violates our right to free speech and puts us all in harm’s way.
Regardless, Americans are still fighting against this and winning. Cases in point:
Mercola – Once-weekly use of cleaning products for 20 years may be equivalent to smoking 20 cigarettes a day for 10 to 20 years. Cleaning agents and personal care products are also the second and third most frequent cause for calls to poison control in the U.S.
Long-term exposure to household cleaners and disinfectants has been linked to increases in asthmatic symptoms, nervous system damage, low sperm count, irregularities in menstruation and miscarriage.
The most acutely dangerous cleaning products are corrosive drain cleaners, acidic toilet bowl cleaners and oven cleaners.
Common household products also contribute to air pollution, not just inside the home but also outdoors.
Clearing out your cleaning cabinet is a simple way to safeguard your family’s health. Recipes and guidance on how to make your own homemade cleaning solutions using safe ingredients are included.
In America, there’s basically only one industry that would prosper from everyone being healthy, and that’s the organic food industry. About a century ago, all food in America was naturally organic because farmers and corporations weren’t using chemical pesticides on the crops, and they weren’t juicing up livestock with drugs. All of that has changed. The biggest source of revenue in America has to do with consumers getting sick from the food and staying sick from the medicine, meanwhile other developing countries try to help their citizens stay healthy, by banning known toxins and carcinogens from the food and medicine supply.
Welcome to America, home of adulterated food and chronic sick care, where the corrupted FDA and the CDC purposely deregulate the poisons put in food that other country’s regulatory agencies, like the European Union, consciously filter out and ban.
#1. Dangerous CAFO hormones and antibiotics
#2. Azodicarbonamide (ADA) – Tumor-causing, bleaching agent and dough conditioner
#3. Brominated vegetable oil (BVO)
#4. BHA and BHT “flavor enhancers”
#5. Food dyes that are chemicals, coal-tar-based, industrial, and petroleum-based