Author: Blazing Press

Mexico Threatens to End US Corn Imports

Mexico City (AFP) – Mexico has identified a potential weapon in its trade wrangle with US President Donald Trump: lucrative yellow cobs of American corn. The Latin American nation imports billions of dollars’ worth of the yellow grain from the United States to feed its livestock. But with Trump pushing to shake up the countries’ trade ties, Mexico is now threatening to buy from elsewhere. That is worrying corn growers in some of the very same US states that voted heavily in favor of Trump: Iowa, North Dakota, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. Trump has vowed to restrict free trade...

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Retired NBA Star Shaquille O’Neal Joins “Flat Earth” Hysteria

Retired American basketball superstar Shaquille O’Neal revealed his belief about the shape of the planet Earth speaking during a show on an internet radio station. “It’s true. The Earth is flat. The Earth is flat. Yes, it is,” he said speaking at podbay.fm show. The 45-year-old has referred to his traveling experience when explaining the belief. “I drive from coast to coast, and this s*** is flat to me. I’m just saying. I drive from Florida to California all the time, and it’s flat to me. I do not go up and down at a 360-degree angle.” Four-time NBA...

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Twitter Ends more than 636,000 accounts since 2015 to tackle extremism

(Reuters) – Twitter Inc said on Tuesday it had stepped up efforts to rid its social network of posts from users advocating political or religious violence, and was increasingly using software to find them rather than relying on reports from users or governments. U.S. and European governments have been pressuring social media companies including Twitter, Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google to fight harder against online radicalization, particularly by Islamist groups that advocate violent activity. As part of its semiannual “transparency report,” Twitter said it suspended some 377,000 accounts during the final six months of 2016 for “violations related...

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North Korea has no fear of U.S. sanctions move, will pursue nuclear arms – envoy

North Korea has nothing to fear from any U.S. move to broaden sanctions aimed at cutting it off from the global financial system and will pursue “acceleration” of its nuclear and missile programs, a North Korean envoy told Reuters on Tuesday. This includes developing a “pre-emptive first strike capability” and an inter-continental ballistic missile (ICBM), said Choe Myong Nam, deputy ambassador at the North Korean mission to the United Nations in Geneva. Reuters, quoting a senior U.S. official in Washington, reported on Monday that the Trump administration is considering sweeping sanctions as part of a broad review of measures...

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Conservative Students Violently Threatened at St. Olaf College for Supporting Trump

Conservative students at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota say they were violently threatened for supporting Donald Trump for president. The fascist left is out of control in America today. The College Fix reported: Four in five students at St. Olaf College, a Lutheran liberal arts school, voted for the Clinton/Kaine ticket in 2016, while Trump/Pence drew 1 in 10 and Johnson/Weld 1 in 20. But it’s not only that feeling of marginalization that has led conservative students to stay in the closet at the Minnesota school known for its music program, according to student newspaper Manitou Messenger: Of...

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