National Newswatch

New WhatsApp Warning: Security Flaw Confirmed—1 Billion Users Told Update Apps Now

Oct 3 2019 — — The encrypted WhatsApp messaging platform is not flawless, and various reports this year have disclosed vulnerabilities in the app which can be exploited by attackers or which can leave users open to harmful consequences. These flaws have included sophisticated nation-state attacks, targeted hacking and misleading functionality. Now a new bug has been disclosed, one that […]

Trump Expected To Sign Executive Order Leading To Ban On Huawei This Week

May 15 2019 — — It has been on the cards for some time, but reports on Tuesday suggested that President Trump may sign the executive order leading to the prohibition on U.S. companies using equipment from major Chinese telecoms vendors this week. Whatever the order says, this is all about Huawei, and it could cause serious issues for those […]

Does Coal Stand a Chance Against Renewable Energy?

Jun 22 2017 — — You might have heard the news that the first new coal mine in a decade opened this month in a small Pennsylvania town called Friedens. The Acosta Mine—the output from which will be used in the production of steel—is expected to employ between 70 and 100 people over 15 years, with salaries ranging between $50,000 […]

How Donald Trump Shifted Kids-Cancer Charity Money Into His Business

Jun 6 2017 — — LIKE AUTUMN LEAVES, sponsored Cadillacs, Ferraris and Maseratis descend on the Trump National Golf Club in Westchester County, New York, in September for the Eric Trump Foundation golf invitational. Year after year, the formula is consistent: 18 holes of perfectly trimmed fairways with a dose of Trumpian tackiness, including Hooters waitresses and cigar spreads, followed […]

J. Geils Of The J. Geils Band Dead At 71

Apr 12 2017 — — John Geils Jr., better know simply as J. Geils, the man behind the popular rock band that bore his name, has died. The musician was found unresponsive in his home in Groton, MA by police, according to the Boston Globe. He was 71.

Why Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary Is Not The Next Donald Trump

Jan 20 2017 — — When you think of an ego-driven business mogul turned reality TV star with designs on the highest office in the land, it used to be only a single name came to mind. Not anymore. Following in the footsteps of Donald Trump, Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary has decided to leverage his small screen fame for political […]

WikiLeaks Won’t Hack Trump Taxes After All, But Would Trump Sell Them?

Aug 6 2016 — — Julian Assange told Bill Maher on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher that WikiLeaks was ‘working on’ hacking Donald Trump’s tax returns. Then, shortly thereafter, WikiLeaks denied it. Maher had testily accused Assange of not being even-handed, which may explain the WikiLeaks founder’s comment about the long sought tax returns. There is still no suggestion […]

Obama-Trudeau Methane Pact May Have Saved America From Repeating A Big Mistake

Apr 22 2016 — — Before Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited the White House last month, the U.S. was on its way to adopting a regulation to control the emission of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, from all new oil and gas operations. Existing oil and gas operations would merely have been confronted with a set of voluntary guidelines. […]

Canada is North America’s Great Oil Security Blanket

May 2 2015 — — The Keystone XL pipeline debate that unfortunately continues to drag on has pushed Canada’s oil production potential into the spotlight. Canada is our neighbor and leading trade partner, with U.S. goods and private services trade with Canada totaling around $750 billion a year, interestingly equal parts imports and exports. More oil connections are a natural […]

Canada Won’t Take ‘No’ For an Answer on Keystone XL

Feb 27 2015 — Tom Zeller Jr. — Although Barack Obama issued an immediate veto of legislation from Congress that would have forced approval of the long-debated and highly contentious Keystone XL pipeline, the American president still needs to give the project — vehemently opposed by his core constituency but favored by the Republican majority in Congress — a clear thumbs-up or thumbs-down […]

What Is Wrong With The Keystone XL Pipeline?

Aug 25 2013 — — Just Greed and Politics.  Pipeline defects have been identified along a 60-mile stretch of the southern segment of the Keystone XL pipeline, north of the Sabine River in Texas (Winnsboro, Texas). 
Sections of pipe have dents, faulty welds, and pin-holes in some sections enough to see daylight through. The installers have been digging up parts of […]