After holding us in suspense for days with promises of a “major” announcement, NASA has just revealed that it has discovered 7 “Earth-sized” planets orbiting a nearby star that are relatively well positioned to support life. Which is shocking really that among the literally billions of planets in the universe there might be a couple that are roughly the size of Earth and also roughly the same distance from their star…this is the kind of investigative work that is undoubtedly going to earn some scientists at NASA a really large taxpayer-funded raise.
But before you pack your bags, you should know that the planets are roughly 40 light-years away in the constellation Aquarius. And for those not familiar with exactly how fast light travels, according to NASA, it would take you roughly 44 million years to get there using modern technology.
Scientists say they need to study the atmospheres before determining whether these planets could support some type of life but at least three of them are in the so-called habitable zone, where water and, possibly life, might exist.
by Jayson Veley, Natural News:
The debate between liberty and security is one that the American people have been having for centuries. Indeed, Ben Franklin once famously said, “those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.” But in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, many Americans – certainly not all, but many – are starting to come to terms with forfeiting a bit of their liberty in exchange for safety.
This is the case in the security lines at airports, where TSA agents at times go as far as groping travelers to ensure that those passing through don’t have any bad intentions. As a result, the Transportation Security Administration has been the subject of debate for quite some time now. Mostly the controversy has revolved around civil liberties and privacy rights, but now a new TSA controversy has surfaced – and it’s a criminal offense. (RELATED: Read about how congress is expanding the TSA to alternative forms of transportation)
by Mike Adams, News Target:
Late last week, I received a direct threat that warned if I did not take steps to destroy Alex Jones and InfoWars, I would be targeted for destruction in a campaign of smears, censorship and defamation.
Instead of giving in to the enemy, I refused to take the bait and went public with details of the threat, warning everyone in the new media that sinister forces were now being pursued to undermine and silence every anti-establishment (and pro-Trump) voice on the internet.
by Wolf Richter, Wolf Street:
“Flat sales” are now a “welcome change.” The New Normal.
National restaurant data and anecdotal evidence has been piling up. “T Vogel,” a commenter on WOLF STREET, put it this way:
My wife and I make almost 30k more than the median family income in my town (northern CA) with no kids. Our rent just went up by 1k a month – landlord selling – starter houses are selling at 500k.
We are not spending a dime more than needed. I plan to skip our weekly night eating out now.
by Claire Bernish, Activist Post:
MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski just erased any lingering doubts the corporate press serves almost wholly to vomit propaganda in order to control public perception, in a rather stupefying statement during an exchange with Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough about President Trump possibly “trying to undermine the media.”
from Lew Rockwell:
ROCKWELL: Well, good morning. This is the Lew Rockwell Show. And how great it is to have as our guest, Dr. Peter Janney. Peter is a graduate of Princeton. He has a PhD in Psychology from Boston University and an MBA from Duke. He’s here today to talk about his very important book, Mary’s Mosaic.
And, Peter, this is such a well-written book. I mean, it’s so interesting. It could be a wonderful novel but, of course, it’s all true.
And I’ll remind everybody of the title of the book, Mary’s Mosaic: The CIA Conspiracy to Murder John F. Kennedy, Mary Pinchot Meyer, and Their Vision for World Peace.
So, Peter grew up in Washington, D.C., in the ’50s and ’60s, the Cold War era. His dad was a high official at the CIA and his family mingled with a lot of high officials of the CIA, with people like Richard Helms, James Jesus Angleton and William Colby. He, thank goodness, decided not to go into that world himself, and is helping expose it and tell us the truth about a very important aspect of it.
by Mac Slavo, SHTFPlan:
According to longtime White House correspondent April Ryan, President Donald Trump is a racist. She directed her comments at White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. In the exchange Ryan says Trump made racist claims while still a candidate when he used the word “we” to describe Americans:
Ryan: When he was candidate Trump, he said things like, you know, “We made this country,” meaning white America, not necessarily black.
Spicer: I don’t know why you would say that. What do you mean?
Ryan: No, no, no. He said that. I heard him say that.
Ryan is so dead set on her assessment of Trump’s racism that she followed up her supposed “facts” on Twitter with the actual quote President Trump used