The Killers Savage Trump’s America In New Protest Song ‘Land Of The Free’

The rock band’s frontman, Brandon Flowers, sings about institutional racism, immigration, incarceration and gun violence in the track released Monday. “Down at the border, they’re gonna put up a wall, Concrete and Rebar Steel beams (I’m standing crying), High enough to keep all those filthy hands off, Of our hopes and our dreams (I’m standing crying), People who just want the same things we do, In the land of the free.” “The news was devastating,” he wrote. “Heart wrenching. A gut punch. But, sadly not as shocking as it should have been.” Check out the post here: Flowers added in a swipe at the Trump administration’s immigration policies that Americans “dishonor our values, our ancestors and our heritage when we tear gas our …

Two ties and more surprises at the Critics’ Choice Awards

(CNN)Hollywood’s award season festivities continued Sunday with the Critics’ Choice Awards. The historical comedy-drama “The Favourite,” starring Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz, took the lead with 14 nominations and took home the award for best acting ensemble. Mahershala Ali and Regina King, who each won Golden Globe awards one week ago, were acknowledged again for their respective performances in “Green Book” and “If Beale Street Could Talk.” It was a big night for “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.” Darren Criss won the best actor in a movie made for TV or limited series for his role as Andrew Cunanan and the show took home the award for best limited series. The big prize of the …

Police Raid Home For Meth And Also Find Dead Bald Eagle

58 grams of methamphetamines, a gun, a stolen ATV and a stolen horse trailer. FourStatesHomePage.com. McDonald County Sheriff Michael Hall said the dead bald eagle was found in a freezer in one of the homes and according to The Joplin Globe. according to KSFM TV. Download Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

No-deal Brexit warning for UK drivers

UK drivers living in the EU urged to get new licence How will Brexit affect my holidays to Europe? It means Green Cards would be required under EU regulations as proof of insurance if the UK leaves the EU without a withdrawal deal. The documents are supplied by insurers and anyone who drives without one may be breaking the law. Meanwhile the government is still pressing for the European Commission to give the Green Card-waiver a green light. A spokesperson from the Department for Transport said: “The UK meets all requirements to remain a part of the Green Card-free circulation zone when we leave the EU, and we urge the Commission to issue a decision which would ensure UK motorists …

British expat: What a predictable bloody mess

(CNN)So, that’s cleared that up. One Brexit option down, only four (by my conservative count) possible scenarios left. Tuesday’s historic defeat for Theresa May and her European Union withdrawal plan leaves the British people and their government with 72 days to come up with a Plan B before the March 29 deadline. Of course, America has its own political problems. It has its own trouble with populism. But Britain’s descent into polarized point-scoring has exposed a fractured politics that simply does not exist in the United States. It all feels a bit big voices, small Parliament. There’s no shortage of loud-mouthed Brexiteers content to heckle May from the backbenches, but none of them seems ready to dump her and steer …

Trump claims ‘obviously’ Mexico isn’t going to write a check for a border wall

(CNN)President Donald Trump claimed Thursday that his oft-made 2016 campaign promise that he would build a wall and Mexico would pay for it didn’t mean it would be a direct payment, despite outlining just that scenario during his campaign. Using a broad interpretation of the post-9/11 USA Patriot Act, Trump wrote in the memo that he would threaten to issue new regulations that would compel money transfer companies like Western Union to verify a client’s identity and legal status before authorizing a wire transfer. Trump now claims his renegotiated trade deal with Mexico and Canada would result in Mexico “indirectly” paying for the wall. But the US-Mexico-Canada trade deal has not yet been approved by Congress and even the perceived …

Inflation at lowest in nearly two years

Inflation is being outstripped by average UK pay growth, with the most recent available figures showing that wages excluding bonuses were up by 3.3% for the three months to October 2018. Analysis: Andy Verity, BBC economics correspondent The price of petrol fell by 6.4p per litre on the month to 121.7p, which was the lowest price since April 2018. Diesel fell by 4.6p to 131.9p per litre, the weakest since July 2018. These downward effects were offset by upward contributions from a variety of categories, including accommodation services and, to a lesser extent, mobile phone charges, games, toys, hobbies and food. Raw materials Inflation peaked at a five-year high of 3.1% in November 2017, but is now at its lowest …

Crew of crashed French fighter jet confirmed dead

Paris (CNN)The crew of a French fighter jet that crashed Wednesday has been found dead, the country’s air force has confirmed. During a press conference Thursday, air force spokesman Colonel Cyrille Duvivier said the jet’s wreckage had been found, as well as fabric that was likely to belong to a parachute. “On this type of fighter jet you have two types of parachute, one for the crew in the ejector seat and the jet’s parachute, which can be used to brake once it lands,” Duvivier explained. The air force did not detect a distress signal from the jet, he added; a signal is usually triggered when a pilot ejects. The search for the missing crew members was restarted at 8 …

Doctors Remove 50-Pound Tumor From Woman

Boise television station KTVB reports Brenda Cridland of Meridian chalked up her weight gain to aging, but when her health started to quickly decline about eight months ago she decided to see a doctor. Cridland says she lost 65 pounds in the process, and learned the tumor was caused by undiagnosed endometriosis. She says she ignored red flags about her health, and hopes her story will remind other women that they shouldn’t avoid seeing a doctor.

Banksy owner ‘should cut it down’

Image caption Banksy wrote a letter to Dennis Stinchcombe in 2014 saying he could sell the work He credits Mobile Lovers with saving the Broad Plain Boys’ Club: “We were 120 years old and needed about £120,000 to keep the club going… “I had one or two offers of £1m. I also had a couple of death threats because I’d taken it down off the wall… [people claimed] I’d stolen it. “In the end the police came down and took it to the police station and locked it in a police cell overnight. “The Bristol museum then agreed to accept it and exhibit it until ownership was sorted out.” Banksy sale raises £400k for club Banksy confirms new ‘snow’ artwork …

Physical showed no major changes in health of Arizona woman in vegetative state who gave birth about 37 weeks later

(CNN)A doctor who gave a yearly checkup to a woman in a vegetative state about 37 weeks before she gave birth wrote that there were no major changes in her health, according to medical records sent to an Arizona court. The doctor had given the woman her physicals since 2009, when a court appointed her mother as legal guardian. CNN is not reporting the woman’s name because police are investigating the case as a sexual assault. “This woman was unable to move, she was unable to communicate, in other words she was helpless,” Phoenix police Sgt. Tommy Thompson said. “This started as a sexual assault investigation from day one.” The woman, who is now 29, has been at the Hacienda …

Storing leftovers in aluminum foil can lead to these health risks

RELATED: 20 FOODS YOU SHOULD NEVER PUT IN THE REFRIGERATOR Using aluminum foil to cover food poses the same risk, since it doesn’t completely seal your food off from the air. “When air is present, that allows the bacteria to grow faster, so you really want to get the right containers and pack things appropriately,” says Lindsay Malone, a registered dietitian at the Cleveland Clinic. “Otherwise, your food isn’t going to last.” Malone’s golden rule for packing leftovers is to always seal them in shallow, air-tight containers to speed up the cooling process and keep bacteria off of your food. And make sure you put the food away in the fridge within two hours before the bacteria has time to wreak …

Shareholder sues Alphabet board over handling of harassment

San Francisco (CNN Business)An Alphabet shareholder is suing the company’s board of directors, claiming it helped cover up allegations of sexual misconduct by former Google executives. The New York Times first revealed details about harassment claims against multiple executives and their exit packages in October. The Information technology news website had previously reported that Google investigated whether Rubin had an inappropriate relationship while at the company. Martin’s lawsuit says that after the board investigated Rubin over sexual harassment claims, it was directly involved with approving his $90 million exit package when Rubin left the company in 2014. Alphabet board members Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Eric Schmidt, Sundar Pichai and John Doerr are some of the defendants named in the lawsuit. …

Pentagon approves additional military support for border

(CNN)The Pentagon has approved additional military support for the Department of Homeland Security on the Southwest border, the Defense Department confirmed Monday. By the end of November the military had already placed over 10 miles of wire obstacles in Texas, Arizona and California. This support request is separate from the White House-led effort to potentially use existing Pentagon funds and personnel to help build new sections of a border wall. US troops will also continue to provide aviation support to Customs and Border Protection, which has historically involved US military aircraft flying CBP personnel to locations along the border. Defense officials had previously told CNN that the new mobile surveillance would include troops manning mobile observation posts that would involve …

Jamal Khashoggi is still being used as a political commodity

In the 100 days since Saudi officials brutally murdered Jamal Khashoggi in their Istanbul consulate, there has been a massive international outpouring of condemnation. Yet the whereabouts of Khashoggi’s body remains unknown. The Saudis say they handed his body to “local accomplices” but refuse to name them, and Turkish investigators who have pieced together his final hours from closed-circuit TV footage have failed to fully investigate where the trail finally leads. TIME magazine names 2018 ‘Person of the Year’ But far from feeling like a leap forward in the public’s perception of what happened, it seems to throw even greater doubt over investigative efforts since the murder. Almost two weeks after Khashoggi was killed, Saudi authorities finally relented — but …