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Chicago Man Trapping Cats Hopes To Get City’s Attention

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http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/11/30/chicago-man-trapping-cats/

>CHICAGO (CBS) — A Chicago man, who has trapped more than 40 cats this week, was back at it on Thursday.

>Chicago’s Animal Care and Control (CACC) asked Disgrace Felyer to stop, and even issued a warning to cat owners, or those who care for feral cat colonies, to keep their feline friends indoors.

>Felyer, however, told CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar he has no intentions of stopping.

>He baits the cats with food, then brings all those he’s captured to the shelter on Western Avenue. Wednesday night, he dropped off about 10 cats; he brought in about 15 on both Monday and Tuesday.

>Felyer says the city could be doing more to tackle the cat population on the West and South Sides, and that the traps are an effort to get his point across.

>“Please leave them where they are. Usually they will go home,” Susan Russell said, executive director of Animal Care and Control. She added that many of the cats are in good health, and fears some Felyer has brought in might be pets. “Many of them do not look injured — many of them look perfectly fine,” she added.

>Felyer runs the not-for-profit Snowball Animal Welfare out of his home on the West Side. And there’s no shortage of cats.

>Margaret Leach, Felyer’s neighbor, said, “No, it doesn’t smell good, especially in the summer time. The stench reportedly makes it “unbearable” to sit on the front porch.

>Tree House Humane Society, a no kill, humane, organization, issued a statement that said, in part: “The strategy he is using is inappropriate for the population of cats he’s trapping. His tactics , while well intentioned, are flawed.”


>Animal Care and Control may have been called to Felyer’s home, but could not provide immediate details of the visit. Neighbors said they have also gone to the alderman about the cats.
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with GOP hell bent on repealing net neutrality, cities look to socialism

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...to clean up mess left by "free markets" and corporate giveaways by corrupt politicians. And terrify Comcast for good measure.

>Last week, 19 towns across Colorado voted to allow the exploration of creating a local, public alternative to expensive private providers.

>Fort Collins voters went the furthest, passing a measure to finance an assessment of starting a city-owned broadband utility, which would aim to provide faster service at a cheaper price. That means residents could have a say in whether a new public network maintains the principle of net neutrality, whatever the FCC decides in the future.

>“People who don’t normally get excited or vote actually turned out this time and actually got energized,” said one resident who had campaigned for the measure.

>Not everyone was excited. Industry groups spent more than $450,000 campaigning against the measure. In fact, the very reason Colorado towns had to vote “yes” before even exploring public broadband is because of an industry-backed state law requiring municipalities to jump through hoops to take control of their internet infrastructure. (The industry has successfully pushed similar legislation in over 20 states.)

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/with-net-neutrality-on-the-chopping-block-communities_us_5a0f467de4b0e6450602eaa5
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bitcoin

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Could Bitcoin be the one world currency we need?
https://www.youtube.com/edit?video_referrer=watch&video_id=yYLgOE1KIFg
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meanwhile in american Ukraine

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After the interview of popular politician and lawyer the home of bloggers was raided by police. no documents were showed at all. the FUCKING AMERIFAT MEDIAS ignoring it all. the raid was not only completelly illigaly but also count as a kidnapping.

https://youtu.be/itHQy7OxVcU

https://korrespondent.net/ukraine/3916973-na-kanale-KlymenkoTime-zaiavliauit-ob-obyskakh
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US Surgeon, Who Exposed Clinton Foundation Corruption In Haiti, Found Dead

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Dr. Dean Lorich, an orthopedic surgeon who volunteered in Haiti and exposed Clinton Foundation corruption and malpractice on the island, has been found dead in New York. He was 54.

Dr. Lorich was found by his 11-year-old daughter on the bathroom floor of his tony Upper East Side apartment with a knife in his chest at around 1pm on Monday.

The knife missed the surgeon’s heart, leaving him to bleed out and be found by his daughter. Despite the fact police were called to the property regarding an “assault“, they instantly registered the death as “suicide” and closed the case.

One of the United States’ leading surgeons, Dr. Lorich was part of the relief effort sent by the U.S. to assist the relief effort led by the Clinton Foundation in Haiti after the devastating 2010 earthquake. However Dr. Lorich was disgusted by the “shameful” Clinton Foundation operation, and voiced his concerns to Hillary Clinton directly.

http://yournewswire.com/surgeon-clinton-haiti-dead/
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news

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Intel’s first Gemini Lake based processors are here. The lineup includes six entry-level chips, three aimed at desktops and three aimed at notebooks. The new models not only offer significant performance boost over the previous generation, but they also introduce features that will only be available in the high-end market segment with Cannon Lake.
http://digiworthy.com/2017/12/11/intel-gemini-lake-chips/
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Bitcoin Bubble ready to pop

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The Network Keeps Getting More and More Inefficient. Now Just One Bitcoin Transaction Uses as Much Energy as Your House in a Week

Bitcoin miners now have to burn through over 24 terawatt-hours of electricity annually as they compete to solve increasingly difficult cryptographic puzzles to "mine" more Bitcoins. That's about as much as Nigeria, a country of 186 million people, uses in a year.

This averages out to a shocking 215 kilowatt-hours (KWh) of juice used by miners for each Bitcoin transaction (there are currently about 300,000 transactions per day). Since the average American household consumes 901 KWh per month, each Bitcoin transfer represents enough energy to run a comfortable house, and everything in it, for nearly a week. On a larger scale, De Vries' index shows that bitcoin miners worldwide could be using enough electricity to at any given time to power about 2.26 million American homes.

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/ywbbpm/bitcoin-mining-electricity-consumption-ethereum-energy-climate-change
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Chinese daredevil falls to his death from 62-story building

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https://nypost.com/2017/12/11/daredevil-falls-to-his-death-from-62-story-building/

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2123778/chinese-rooftopping-star-confirmed-dead-month-after-fatal-fall-62

>A 26-year-old Chinese rooftopping enthusiast has been confirmed dead more than a month after the popular online star abruptly stopped posting videos on Weibo.

>Police said Wu Yongning fell to his death from the 62-storey Huayuan Hua Centre, one of the tallest buildings in Changsha, the capital of Hunan province, on November 8.

>The rooftopping challenge had come with 100,000 yuan (US$15,000) in prize money, his family were quoted as saying by Xiaoxiang Morning Herald on Saturday. No details were given about who the sponsor was.

>Wu, from Ningxiang in Hunan, worked as an extra in films before turning to a career in rooftopping. He began posting his daredevil exploits on Weibo, China’s equivalent of Twitter, in February. With more than a million followers, Wu regularly featured in advertisements on social media and live-streaming platforms.

>His girlfriend, identified only by her surname Fu, called police on November 9 after he failed to return, The Beijing News reported on Monday.

>Wu might have risked his life to take home the prize money, his step-uncle Feng Shengliang was quoted as saying.

>“He planned to propose to his girlfriend [the day after the challenge],” Feng said. “He needed the money for the wedding, and for medical treatment for his ailing mother.”

>Wu was famous for scaling skyscrapers without any safety equipment, relying only on “martial arts training and careful planning”, according to one of his posts on Weibo. He had shared nearly 300 videos of his adventures atop various buildings in China, the report said.
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Trump Approval on the Rise, Back to 45

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http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/12/06/trump-approval-on-the-rise-back-to-45/

A Morning Consult/Politico poll has President Donald Trump’s approval rising to 45 percent of registered voters in the first month of December, his best result in that poll since September and matching his highest since July.
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Trump campaign was offered access to WikiLeaks documents: report

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http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/363912-trump-campaign-was-offered-access-to-wikileaks-documents-report

>President Trump and others in the Trump Organization were offered access to hacked WikiLeaks documents during the 2016 presidential race.

>According to a CNN report, Trump himself, as well as his eldest son Donald Trump Jr. and others in his company were offered a decryption key and web address to view the hacked documents.

>The revelation was made in an email given to congressional investigators looking into Russia's role in the 2016 election and possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow.

>The email, sent on Sept. 4, 2016, came just a few weeks before WikiLeaks and Trump Jr. began communicating via Twitter direct messages. Trump Jr. told congressional investigators he did not remember receiving the email.

>Congressional investigators are trying to determine whether the email was a legitimate attempt to offer the Trump campaign access to the hacked materials, as well as who the sender — listed as “Mike Erickson” – is.

>Alan Futerfas, a lawyer for Trump Jr., told CNN that his client did not recall receiving the email and did not take any action on it.

>Still, the email indicates that its sender was able to obtain email addresses for Trump Jr., his personal assistant, as well as an address believed to be tied to Trump himself.
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