After The Intercept published their Freedom of Information Act requests – it was revealed that Chris Kyle may have embellished his count of medals and awards. The Navy has taken steps this week to make sure to award the “deadliest sniper” has the heroic ending he needs. Navy Spokesman Lt. Matthew Cole said the discrepancy, one Silver Star and two Bronze Stars for valor, was the Navy’s own fault. “The SEAL leadership was aware of the difference, but didn’t want to correct the record because Kyle’s celebrity status reflected well on the command.” says Cole “However this time around we gave him a few extra medals.”Share | Comment
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria has been discovered for the first time in the U.S., which health officials say could mean the end of the antibiotic era. The new strain was confirmed by Department of Defense researchers in an alarming study published Thursday. The researchers called it “the emergence of a truly pan-drug resistant bacteria."Share | Comment
WASHINGTON — (Analysis) In late April, President Barack Obama announced that 250 U.S. special operations troops are being deployed to Syria. Unlike the Russian and Iranian forces aiding anti-terrorism efforts in the country, the U.S. military personnel have entered Syria against the wishes of the internationally recognized government.Share | Comment
Imagine a flying saucer lands in Time Square and an alien steps out carrying the game of Go. He walks up the nearest person and says the classic line – “Take me to your best player.” Now, let’s assume that the alien spent years studying how humans play Go, watching replays of every major match.Share | Comment
As the U.S. becomes more comfortable with the end of cannabis prohibition, many of the arguments sustaining the drug war will come to be acknowledged as being the ridiculouspropaganda that they were. For example, the lie about marijuana being the gateway drug that sends a person spiraling down the path of hard drug use and criminal activity is being completely overthrown as even recreational legalization is simply not causing these problems.Share | Comment
The demand for ExxonMobil to come clean with its investors, and the public, for its deliberate climate change deception was on full display in Dallas on Wednesday as activists rallied outside the oil giant's annual meeting calling on financial backers to "divest from Exxon's pollution, deception, and greed."Share | Comment
Venezuela’s gold reserves have plunged to their lowest level on record after it sold $1.7 billion of the precious metal in the first quarter of the year to repay debts, reports FT. The country’s gold reserves have dropped almost a third over the past year and it sold over 40 tons in February and March, according to IMF data.Share | Comment
The state Senate on Thursday approved sweeping new restrictions on using guns in California in response to the December mass shooting by two terrorists that left 14 dead in San Bernardino. Lawmakers approved 11 bills including measures mandating background checks for Californians buying ammunition and outlawing the manufacture and sale of semiautomatic rifles with detachable magazines.Share | Comment
Peruvian President Ollanta Humala has declared a 60-day state of emergency in a large remote area of the Amazon jungle as levels of mercury from illegal gold mining have reached record high levels. According to country's environment minister, as many as 50,000 people or 41% of the population of the gold-rich Madre de Dios region, bordering Brazil, has been exposed to mercury contamination.Share | Comment
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