Westmonster – The EU establishment’s popularity continues to slide, with France’s President Macron approval numbers sinking to their lowest level since being elected.
Breitbart – Andrej Babiš has said there is ‘no way’ the Czech Republic will agree to Brussels’ demand that the nation accept a quota of migrants from the third world.
Speaking in the country’s parliament on Thursday, the recently elected Czech Prime Minister slammed the European Union’s (EU) mandatory quota scheme as “ineffective” and divisive.
Daily Mail – A true battle of the beasts took place in a national park in western India when a tiger picked a fight with a bear – and lost. Video footage filmed by a group of visitors in Tadoba National Park in Maharashtra state, shows the two predators’ fierce fight. Witnesses say the fight began when the tiger attacked the bear, a female sloth bear with a cub.
Breitbart – The prominent African Cardinal Robert Sarah said in a recent address in Belgium that by forgetting its Christian roots the West is committing suicide, “because a tree without roots is condemned to death.”
Reuters – Attackers in Burkina Faso’s capital killed seven people and wounded some fifty others in a coordinated assault on the army headquarters and French embassy that a French ambassador said was a terrorist attack.
RT – President Donald Trump has extended the sanctions against Russia and Russian individuals by another year. The sanctions were imposed by former President Barack Obama in March 2014 in response to the political crisis in Ukraine.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Campus Reform – A group of students at the University of Texas, San Antonio plans to start publishing a “No Whites Allowed” (NWA) magazine.
According to a Facebook event titled “Zine Release,” the magazine will be revealed on March 1 at La Botanica, which describes itself as “Texas’ first vegan restaurant with a full bar and performance and event venue.”
By Patrick J. Buchanan – “We got China wrong. Now what?” ran the headline over the column in The Washington Post.
“Remember how American engagement with China was going to make that communist backwater more like the democratic, capitalist West?” asked Charles Lane in his opening sentence.
America’s elites believed that economic engagement and the opening of U.S. markets would cause the People’s Republic to coexist benignly with its neighbors and the West.
We deluded ourselves. It did not happen.
Xi Jinping just changed China’s constitution to allow him to be dictator for life. He continues to thieve intellectual property from U.S. companies and to occupy and fortify islets in the South China Sea, which Beijing now claims as entirely its own.
Meanwhile, China sustains North Korea as Chinese warplanes and warships circumnavigate Taiwan threatening its independence.
We today confront a Chinese Communist dictatorship and superpower that seeks to displace America as first power on earth, and to drive the U.S. military back across the Pacific.
Who is responsible for this epochal blunder?
USAToday – At least two people have been killed in a shooting in a Central Michigan University dorm, troopers with the Michigan State Police post in Mount Pleasant told the Free Press.
Breitbart – Georgia lawmakers voted Thursday to do away with a tax break for Delta Air Lines after it joined in a political boycott, severing ties with the NRA.
Reuters – statewide teacher strike in West Virginia entered its seventh day on Friday, with teachers defying efforts by the state’s governor and union leaders to end the walkout with a deal to raise pay.
Daily Mail – Forget the Big Apple, New York is the Big Green with New Yorkers consuming more marijuana than any other city in the world.
New York is smoking. eating and vaping more than 77 tons of weed a year.
Los Angeles consumes just over 36 to be the second ranked US city.
Even more interesting is that marijuana is legal in Los Angeles, and only partially legal in New York.
Newsmax – YouTube deleted the account of InfoWars’ Washington D.C. bureau chief on Thursday after he received two warnings for violating the platform’s bullying and harassment policy, screenshots show.
Economy & Business
Reuters – U.S. President Donald Trump struck a defiant tone on Friday, saying trade wars were good and easy to win, after his plan to put tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum triggered global criticism and a slide in stock markets.
“When a country (USA) is losing many billions of dollars on trade with virtually every country it does business with, trade wars are good, and easy to win,” Trump said on Twitter on Friday.
In a later social media post, Trump said his aim was to protect U.S. jobs in the face of cheaper foreign products.
“We must protect our country and our workers. Our steel industry is in bad shape. IF YOU DON’T HAVE STEEL, YOU DON’T HAVE A COUNTRY!” he wrote.
The Christian Science Monitor – Kroger, the nation’s largest grocery store, and L.L. Bean join Dick’s Sporting Goods and Wal-Mart in raising the minimum age to purchase guns up to 21, higher than federal law.
Energy & Environment
Newsmax – A thriving “hotspot” of 1.5 million Adelie penguins, a species fast declining in parts of the world, has been discovered on remote islands off the Antarctic Peninsula, surprised scientists said Friday.
Sputnik – Wacky weather is causing chaos across the US: a powerful nor’easter is causing mayhem across the East Coast with 70 mph winds, rain and snow, as folks on the West brace for blizzard conditions and flooding.
The Daily Bell – We’ve all seen the headlines: the cost of university education in the United States has become completely debilitating. And student debt keeps rising to record high levels.
It’s almost commonplace now for a 22-year old to graduate from university with $50,000+ in student debt.According to data from the Federal Reserve, the total amount of student debt in the United States is now $1.5 trillion.
Science & Technology
Daily Mail – Drivers for Amazon have started taking pictures of people’s front doors as part of a creepy new delivery service.
The service, which is quietly being rolled out in the UK and US, is designed to help people find packages left by Amazon employees.
But it also raises privacy concerns as many customers may be not be aware that pictures of their home are being stored on company servers.
The unnerving project extends Amazon’s already substantial reach into customer homes.
Sputnik – Robots with artificial intelligence will treat humans like guinea pigs, according to renowned British futurologist Dr Ian Pearson. He said that future robots will be insensitive towards humans and are likely to conduct experiments on them with newly created viruses.
Wired – Earth got a warning shot on January 25, 2016. On that day, Air Force engineers were scheduled to kill off a GPS satellite named SVN-23—the oldest in the navigation constellation. SVN-23 should have just gone to rest in peace. But when engineers took it offline, its disappearance triggered, according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology, a software bug that left the timing of some of the remaining GPS satellites—15 of them—off by 13.7 microseconds.
The 24 satellites that keep GPS services running in the US aren’t especially secure; they’re vulnerable to screw-ups, or attacks of the cyber or corporeal kind. And as more countries get closer to having their own fully functional GPS networks, the threat to our own increases. Plus, GPS satellites don’t just enable location and navigation services: They also give ultra-accurate timing measurements to utility grid operators, stock exchanges, data centers, and cell networks. To mess them up.
Health Impact News – A Pediatric Cardiologist from Georgia has pleaded guilty to illegally targeting teens for a cholesterol drug that was only approved by the FDA for a rare disorder.
According to court documents, Dr. Eduardo Montaña colluded with pharmaceutical company Aegerion to sell their drug Juxtapid to teenagers with heart problems, even though the drug was not approved for their conditions.
Health Impact News –
The top food for wound healing is soup, not readymade supermarket canned or packaged soups, but old-fashioned homemade bone broth.
A South American proverb claims “Good broth will resurrect the dead.”
The collagen in broth heals skin, including our gut linings, while the cartilage that come with the bones in genuine bone broth help joints recover.
Another reason broth is so healing is it contains an abundance of the amino acid glycine.
AJC – IV bags filled with saline solution are one of the most common items in hospitals. But new research suggests replacing the saline with a different intravenous solution may significantly reduce risks of death and kidney damage among patients.