Author: Blazing Press

Kanye West 40 min rant: I would have voted for Donald Trump

Kanye West has always been something of a provocateur and a nihilist, and is staunchly anti-political correctness. Last night he stirred a maybe unprecedented level of controversy, however, declaring at a Saint Pablo Tour show in San Jose: “I would have voted on Trump”. “This is my platform and I’m going to talk about the paradigm shift that’s happening right now,” he said at the top of a 40-minute political speech that came at the cost of several songs. It’s hard to ascertain exactly the point he was trying to make as we only have tweets and videos from...

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Iraqis Welcome Trump’s Stance on ISIS, but Fear It May Backfire

Many Muslims in the Middle East have reacted with a mix of caution, suspicion and scorn to Donald J. Trump’s election victory and his appointments of aides with hostile views toward Islam. Struggling to understand what Mr. Trump’s ascent means for their war-ravaged region, some have expressed hope that he will confront militant Islamist extremists far more aggressively than the Obama administration has done. But others fear Mr. Trump’s views will be exploited as a recruiting tool by the Islamic State and other violent militants. In Iraq, whose modern history has been profoundly shaped by the decisions of American...

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New Zealand Quake Ruptured 6 Faults

The magnitude-7.8 quake that rattled New Zealand, killing at least two people and stranding thousands of people, completely transformed the underlying faults in the region. Six major faults ruptured as a result of the New Zealand quake, a new map reveals. The Kaikoura earthquake struck the South Island of New Zealand early in the morning on Nov. 14 local time, triggering landslides, tsunamis and hundreds of aftershocks. And thousands of people were stranded when earthquake detritus dammed a river. During the quake, bystanders captured images of mysterious earthquake lights painting the sky in eerie blue and green. To see...

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Wildfires Rage Across the South, Scorching More Than 100,000 Acres

Uncontrolled wildfires are raging through the drought-stricken South, blanketing multiple states in haze as firefighters race to temper the flames. If you’re not on the front lines, it may be hard to visualize just how bad these wildfires have gotten. To give you an idea of their size and scope, here’s a handy guide: Wildfires are burning in six states: North Carolina, which is the hardest hit, plus Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. All told, there are more than 30 large fires that are still uncontained. Overall, 128,000 acres have gone up in flames — a land...

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Why We Are Still In ‘The Danger Zone’ Until January 20th, 2017

Donald Trump is not the president yet, and Barack Obama could still do an extraordinary amount of damage during his last two months in the White House. Prior to the election, I described the period of time ending on January 20th as “the danger zone”, and my outlook has not changed just because Donald Trump was victorious on election night. As you will see, the next two months are an absolutely critical time, and if we can get through January 20th without something major happening perhaps we can breathe a little bit easier (at least for a while). On...

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