English theoretical physicist and cosmologist, Professor Stephen Hawking had a clear message for audiences at the Starmus Festival in Trondheim, Tuesday, saying " I am convinced that humans need to leave earth". Hawking detailed the challenges we face if we remain earth bound: "resources are being drained at an alarming rate, we have given our planet the disastrous gift of climate change, rising temperatures, reduction of the polar ice caps, deforestation" positing that to find a home elsewhere in the galaxy may be "the only thing that saves us from ourselves". Hawking said he was "not denying the importance of fighting climate change and global warming, unlike Donald Trump" but he had hopes the race for a home in space would "unite competitive nations in a single goal to face a common challenge for us all."
If you like your healthcare provider you can keep your healthcare provider… provided you pay a whopping 60% rate hike starting next year.
The Houston Chronicle is reporting that Blue Cross Blue Shield has requested a 60% rate increase in 2017 in Texas following complaints from the company that it is “losing money in the federal health exchanges because some customers have proven more costly to cover than anticipated.”
In other words, the cost of insuring people under the so-called “Affordable” Care Act is going to force prices to skyrocket to potentially unaffordable levels for everyone.
According to filings listed on healthcare.gov, Blue Cross and Blue Shield seeks increases between 57.33 percent and 59.35 percent for two of its Blue Advantage Plus plans. A Blue Advantage Health Maintenance Organization Plan is asking for a 58.6 percent hike…
In a country where the cost of living is going up on virtually all fronts but wages and jobs are not increasing, exactly who is going to be able to afford this insane rate hike? And that’s just to pay for the insurance in case you get sick…
According to the report, it is unclear what will happen if the rate hike request is not granted. When the same company requested a 51% increase in rates in New Mexico last year and the request was denied, the company simply withdrew all healthcare plans from the entire state.
It’s a domino effect. Obamacare is imploding the nation’s health care system.
Insurers across the nation, including Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, have complained vigorously that they are losing money in the federal exchanges as some customers have proven more costly to cover than anticipated.
Blue Cross Blue Shield isn’t the only company that has been reporting large profit losses due to Obamacare. UnitedHealthcare has reported losses of $650 million. Humana reported a 46% loss in the first quarter of 2016 alone.
A van driver has been killed after migrants dragged several huge tree trunks onto a motorway near the French port of Calais. His Polish-registered van burst into flames when it crashed into a truck that braked suddenly to avoid the roadblock. Nine Eritrean migrants were arrested after French authorities found them hiding in one of the trucks halted by the tree trunks.
A group of young Muslim children fresh from Syria were playing a game of soccer when the referee gave one of the children a yellow card he was subsequently attacked by the entire team of refugees.
Watch as the chaos ensues immediately after the yellow card is handed out.
A group of Muslim migrants fresh off the bus from Italy after fleeing their war-torn country of Syria have already showed their true colors by attacking fellow Muslims inside of the Paris Gardens.
Watch as the Muslims pick up rocks and hurl them and anybody walked by were attempted to thwart their efforts to stab fellow Muslims who attended the garden.
Police say the suspect held up another store just a few weeks earlier. TV 10/55’s Marc Liverman spoke with the girl.
Police say an airport officer was stabbed in the neck Wednesday morning at Bishop International Airport in Flint.
The officer was taken to the hospital. Michigan State Police said the officer is in critical condition.
Police identified the injured officer as Lt. Jeff Neville. Bishop International Airport was evacuated and is closed.
Police said a suspect has been taken into custody. The airport released the following statement:
"All passengers are safe and are being evacuated at this time. Please check with your airline for potential cancellations or delays."
The FBI is leading the investigation. The Flint City Hall began operating under heightened security in an abundance of caution after the incident.
"Right now we are still awaiting more information about the situation at Bishop Airport this morning," Flint Mayor Karen Weaver said. "My thoughts and prayers are with all of our law enforcement officers who work to service and protect us each and every day. I want the public to know that several agencies are involved and working to ensure the situation is under control. However, at this time we are taking extra precautions just to be safe."
A father in Algeria will be spending two years behind bars for risking the life of his infant son for a few "likes" on social media. According to the BBC, the unidentified father sparked panic on Sunday when he posted a picture of him dangling his child out of a 15th-floor apartment window in Algiers. In the caption, the man wrote that if he didn't get 1,000 likes on the photo he would "drop him." Facebook users were rightly outraged over the sick stunt — which eerily resembled the time the late Michael Jackson dangled son Prince over a hotel balcony — and quickly alerted authorities, who arrested the father. "What is most striking is that it appears that the father is carrying his son with his left hand while using his right to take the picture," one commenter wrote on the photo, according to local media outlets. "This means the picture is more important than the child's life." The father was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and sentenced Monday to two years in prison.
A station employee who witnessed the attempted attack on Brussels Central Station on Tuesday said the attacker screamed 'God is greater' in Arabic. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
An armed Russian fighter jet flew within five feet of a US recon aircraft over the Baltic Sea, officials told NBC Nightly News. These intercepts can be common, but unsafe incidents are rare.
Belgian troops shot dead a suspected suicide bomber in Brussels Central Station on Tuesday night after he set off a small explosion. Shots could be heard inside the city's busy station as troops moved in to "neutralise" the suspect who, according to reports, was wearing an explosives belt. The station and the adjacent historic city centre were packed with tourists and the area was evacuated as police set up a security cordon at about 9pm local time. “There was an explosion around a person. That person was neutralised by the soldiers that were on the scene,” a police spokesman said. “The police are in numbers at the station and everything is under control.” The Terror Events monitoring site said multiple witnesses and sources claimed that the perpetrator shouted “Allahu Akhbar” (“God is Great”). Eric Van Der Sypt, a federal prosecutor, later said the small blast was being treated as a terrorist attack. He said the man's identity remained unknown on Tuesday night. The Belgian capital has been on high alert for more than 18 months since Brussels-based Islamic State militants carried out attacks in Paris that killed 130 people in November 2015 and bombed Brussels airport and the city’s metro in March last year. Pictures shared on social media showed what appeared to be a small explosion inside the station. Passengers fled in panic. Trains into the station, which is one of the busiest in Belgium serving the northern and southern suburbs of Brussels, were stopped as police and army deployed in large numbers. Within 30 minutes of the blast police issued a statement on Twitter to reassure panicking residents. “Incident in Brussels central station with a citizen. Situation under control but please follow instructions,” it said. Het Laatste Nieuws, the most-read daily paper in Belgium, cited informed sources saying a man was lying on the ground with wires coming out of his clothes. There were no other casualties reported. Ellen Van Cutsem, a fashion and beauty blogger who narrowly escaped injury in the incident, described being ushered from the scene. “I managed to escape with the help of police and military,” she wrote. "[There was] a lot of smoke, complete panic.”
Officials in Ramsey County, Minnesota, released video on Tuesday that shows the interaction Castile had with St. Anthony Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez before Castile was shot to death during a traffic stop in July. In the video, Yanez tells Castile that he’s being pulled over because he has a brake light out. (Audio later used as evidence in the case against Yanez ― and also released Tuesday ― shows the officer actually thought Castile and his girlfriend “just look like people that were involved in a robbery.”) “Sir, I have to tell you, I do have a firearm on me,” Castile says in the graphic video, embedded below. “OK, don’t reach for it then,” Yanez says. “Don’t pull it out.” Castile appears to say that he’s not pulling out the gun, and then Yanez shoots him. Yanez can be heard screaming profanities and sobbing after the shooting. He keeps his gun pointed at a dying Castile as he calls for backup and waits for other officers to arrive. Later in the video, when Yanez is interviewed by another officer, he admits that he didn’t actually see Castile grab for a gun. He notes, however, that he was nervous after he asked to see Castile’s license, and Castile “had his grip a lot wider than a wallet.” Yanez says: “I didn’t know where the gun was, he didn’t tell me where the fuckin’ gun was, and then it was just gettin’ hanky. He was just staring straight ahead, and I was gettin’ fuckin’ nervous and then … I told him to get his fuckin’ hand off his gun … Fuck.” Castile’s girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, and her 4-year-old daughter were in the car at the time. Reynolds live-streamed the aftermath of the shooting, which brought worldwide attention to the case. A jury on Friday found Yanez not guilty on a charge of second-degree manslaughter and two counts of reckless discharge of a firearm. Tuesday’s video release quickly drew more attention to the acquittal, which prompted thousands of protesters to March through Saint Paul over the weekend. “It’s just like, a punch in my stomach, it’s a punch in the gut,” Castile’s friend, John Thompson, told HuffPost Tuesday. “Look what happened to Philando for doing all the right things. It hurts. Every time I talk about it, it hurts. “I’m so tired of being tired, I’m so tired of being sad, I’m so tired of being angry at this system.” Yanez was fired from the police force after the acquittal. “The City of St. Anthony has concluded that the public will be best served if Officer Yanez is no longer a police officer in our city,” the city said on its website Friday. “The city intends to offer Officer Yanez a voluntary separation agreement to help him transition to another career other than being a St. Anthony officer.”
2.5 million people. That is how many so far have seen this girl covered in her own poop thanks to a guy and his cell phone. He filmed the whole incident from when the girl started talking shit to the actual fight. During the fight, some hot steamy turds rolled out of her shorts. And of course, he caught all of that on camera. He was getting a lot of heat for putting her on blast in front of everyone so he attempted to clear it up with this post: “for the record she got out her car in wanted to fight no body made her fight she was looking for old girl in got her ass beat That’s all she just had to take a shit I guess..” she beat the shit out of her literally…
Wow… This is insane. One of the bikers seems like he is going to get away from the scene only to smash the guy filming dead on. Right now the only other information we have from the story is from Doug. He is the guy who was filming in Brazil. He wrote: “Speed and recklessness don’t mix. We need to redouble our attention.”
QUEENS — A man was shot three times in the torso during a dispute that erupted inside an illegal gambling club on Jamaica Avenue in Hollis, police said. The 29-year-old victim was arguing with another man inside the club at 195-39 Jamaica Ave. shortly after midnight on June 10, when the suspect pulled out a silver gun and shot him three times in the torso before fleeing southbound on 196th Street, authorities said. The victim was rushed to Jamaica Hospital where he was listed in stable condition, officials said. On Tuesday, the NYPD released surveillance video showing the suspect shooting the victim. It was not immediately clear what the men were arguing about, police said. Authorities described the suspect as being about 5-foot 8-inches tall, weighing about 180 pounds, with brown eyes and short black hair. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, white sneakers and a red T-shirt. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).
Police have arrested a man after responding to reports of an attack at Regent's Park Mosque in north west London. Officers were called at around 1.20am and found the man waving "an item", which was later found to be a shoe horn taken from the mosque. The suspect was hit by a Taser, arrested on suspicion of affray and taken into custody at a central London police station. Nobody was injured in the incident, which is not being treated as terrorism. A Met Police spokesman said: "The item being waved was found to be a shoe horn taken from the mosque. "The incident is not being treated as terrorism-related at this time. Officers are keeping an open mind regarding any motivation for the incident." Anyone with information can call Westminster police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111. The incident comes amid heightened tensions in the capital following a terrorist attack at a Finsbury Park mosque on Sunday night. Worshippers were hit by a van near the Muslim Welfare House mosque in north London. Darren Osborne, 47, was arrested early on Monday on suspicion of commission, preparation or instigation of terrorism, including murder and attempted murder. The attack unfolded as a man who had been taken ill was receiving first aid from the public near the mosque, where people had been saying Ramadan night prayers. The van was driven at people who were helping him. The man was pronounced dead at the scene and paramedics took nine other people to three London hospitals while two others were treated for minor injuries.
Police reportedly clashed with youths in the Stamford Hill area of north London, in the early hours of Wednesday morning. The clashes are said to have involved weapons including machetes.
A pervert who said 'I knew this would happen to me' as he was confronted by online paedophile hunters has been sentenced. Kenny Smith, 48, spent months speaking to 'Katie Summers', a person he believed was a 15-year-old girl, on Facebook and dating website Badoo. But when he attempted to meet her at a McDonalds in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear on July 3 last year, after driving 95 miles from his previous address in East Yorkshire, he was confronted by a member of Guardians of the North and was arrested.
Baton-wielding cops tried to control hundreds of protesters that gathered outside the Jagriti Hospital in Kanpur, India. But the crowd turned on the police officers, throwing stones and charging back at their lines in violent scenes caught on camera by eyewitnesses. One officer was kicked and punched unconscious after he found himself isolated and surrounded by demonstrators. Two others were left badly injured. Violence broke out after news spread that a student named Akansha, 17, had been raped in the hospital’s intensive care unit. She had been rushed to the hospital after falling ill and losing consciousness at a party in the city. Akansha claimed that she was drugged and raped by a porter or nursing assistant later that same night. She said: “After I was brought to the ICU, my mother changed my clothes. “Late at night, the ward boy showed up and said since your clothes are wet, they will need to be changed. “I asked him to call a nurse or my mother but he refused. “I had to change clothes in front of the ward boy. “The ward boy came again and injected me, which caused me to fall sleep. He took advantage of the situation and raped me.” Akansha’s father, who was not named by local media, said that he had been prevented from seeing his daughter that night. He added: “In the morning I forcibly entered the ICU, where seeing the condition of my daughter’s clothes, I suspected that something was wrong. “I shook her awake and she started crying and told me about the whole incident.” Sonia Singh, Deputy Inspector General of police in Kanpur, said: “The family members of the girl have been up in arms against the hospital for couple of days. “We are doing our best to douse down the situation because we cannot tolerate lawlessness. “However, stringent action against the accused will be taken”.
Two kind-hearted guests were kicked out of a hotel as staff refused to let them give a homeless woman a bed in their spare room for the night. Friends Chris Sadler and Dale Barnwell invited the woman to stay at the Hampton by Hilton Birmingham City North after meeting her near a Domino’s Pizza during a evening out. They had paid for two rooms and believed they had the space to offer her a bed. But the pals were themselves kicked out – and spent the night in a car park – when they contested the decision with hotel staff. Chris, a 32-year-old JLR technician, from Nuneaton, said: “We bought her some food and she told us her story and said she’d had some trouble in her life. “I felt sorry for her so I offered her the spare hotel room.” But the woman was refused entrance at the hotel reception – and footage of their bust-up with hotel staff and security was recorded and published online, the Birmingham Mail reports. Chris told the Nuneaton News: “I just wanted to do something nice, we had a spare room, it was already booked and paid for, but they (the hotel staff) wouldn’t let her in. “They kept saying it was against company policy, so I asked to see the policy but they wouldn't show it to me. “I kept my cool but we ended up sleeping in the car park.” A spokesman for Hampton by Hilton Birmingham City North said: “The team at the hotel have been made aware of a video posted online featuring a complaint to security staff regarding visitor access during the night. “The safety and security of all those at the hotel is a priority. “With the registered guest having already brought a person back to the hotel that night, the maximum occupancy of the room type booked had been reached. “Therefore the hotel team were unable to accommodate the guest’s request to provide access for an additional person.”
BUSHWICK, Brooklyn –– A runaway MTA bus that travelled at least three blocks and crashed into a church left a man hospitalized and several cars damaged in its path overnight in Brooklyn, the MTA said Wednesday. The trail of destruction left by the MTA bus will cost thousands of dollars in repairs and now bills for the victim's family. It happened at about 12:45 a.m. when an MTA driver operating an empty Q58 bus parked on Myrtle Avenue and failed to secure the parking break, according to the MTA. Suddenly, it began to roll faster down Palmetto Street for over three blocks, striking at least six vehicles and a 27-year-old man changing a headlight in his driveway. Witnesses say the impact threw him against a fence and onto a sidewalk. In the meantime, the bus kept going with the driver running after it before the crash course ended at a church on Knickerbocker Avenue. The only person hit was Nicholas Rivera, 27, whose injuries don't appear to be serious. His mother and brother spoke to PIX11 exclusively, saying Rivera was changing a headlight their car so he could drive his mother to the airport in the morning. Eric Rivera said fortunately his brother was able to see the bus rolling toward him. "He was doing a favor changing the lights for her [mother]," Rivera said. "We look up and see the bus flying my brother saw it at last-minute and at least he's OK." "Thank God he's fine," the victim's mother Mayra Rosario said. "We've had a tough time with buses. If this was yesterday, we have a school here and kids with their phones. It would've been a lot worse." Police say the driver is not in custody and the MTA is still looking into how it all happened.
A white man in Houston, who happened to come upon a protest for Philandro Castile, who was killed by police and the police exonerated for the shooting, decided to film and was baffled to find the protest had morphed into some nonsense about gender and LGBT mumbo jumbo.
As he narrates about what is actually happening, one of the black women starts to scold him, telling him 'if he's going to tell the story, tell the WHOLE story.'
Then things quickly devolve as the angry black woman states 'you don't get to tell me white man'....and the trigger for the rest of the mob is pulled.
The mob then starts to yell and the man, calling him names and one tall black man gets in his face and threatens him as the crowd demand he leaves. This all for simply filming and narrating what ACTUALLY HAPPENED.
The police then had to jump in, pulled the large man away and other policemen on horses had to ride to the rescue.
Are these the Islamic clowns the US taxpayer is funding? Pretty sure that bad boy needs to be bolted to something.
FAIRFAX, Va. — What was supposed to be a morning of prayer and reflection in the Islamic holy month of Ramadan ended in tragedy when 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen was fatally attacked as she headed back to a Virginia mosque after enjoying a pre-dawn meal with friends.
Hassanen died of blunt force trauma to her upper body after 22-year-old Darwin Martinez Torres assaulted her with a baseball bat early Sunday in what police have described as a road rage incident in suburban Washington, authorities said Monday.
Police said Martinez Torres attacked the girl after getting into a fight with another teen in the group and they have found no evidence to suggest Hassanen’s killing was a hate crime.
“Nothing indicates that this was motivated by race or by religion. It appears the suspect became so enraged over this traffic argument that it escalated into deadly violence,” Fairfax County Police Spokeswoman Julie Parker said.
Hassanen was with a group of as many as 15 other teens who had left their Sterling-area mosque between Ramadan prayers to get food at a McDonald’s, Parker said.
Shocking footage has emerged from the US of the moment a truck swerved off a road in Florida and burst into flames.
The video, filmed by another driver on Interstate 75 on June 9, shows the horrific accident which saw the vehicle go up in a fire ball.
The filmer later wrote online: "I jumped out of the vehicle hoping by some chance I could find the guy if he was still alive, but the side I was on was covered in flames and the driver then got out the vehicle some how and walked towards the south bound lanes on fire when another motorist stopped and helped get him to safety."
This secret video shows the morning "alarm system" for the city. This song is said to play through the day as well.
Even at the grocery store
The valedictorian and class president of Wyoming Area's class of 2017 had his microphone silenced mid-speech during Friday's graduation ceremony when he started to criticize school administrators. Villanova University-bound Peter Butera had just started to criticize what he considers an overly authoritarian administration when the plug got pulled on his speech and he was approached by Principal Jon Pollard to leave the stage at Sobieski Stadium. "I don't think it could have gone any better," Butera, 18, said Sunday. "I got my point across and them cutting the microphone proved my point to be true." Wyoming Area Superintendent Janet Serino said graduation speeches are vetted ahead of time and Butera veered off the script of the one he submitted. "The speech was changed as it was being given," she said in an email. Serino said student input is important and she immediately scheduled a meeting with Butera to listen to his concerns on how things could be improved at Wyoming Area. The West Pittston teenager who plans to study business administration in college wonders if he would have been cut off if he ad-libbed while offering gushing remarks about school officials. "I assume if I went off script and praised the administration it would not have gotten pulled," said Butera, the son of local attorney Michael Butera. Right before the sound was cut during Butera's speech, he noted that those involved in student government — from class president to student council — really have no influence in how the school operates and that will hold graduates back in the real world. "Despite some of the outstanding people in this school, a lack of real student government — and the authoritative nature that a few administrators and school members have — prevents students from developing as true leaders. Hopefully, this will change ... (audio turned off)." Butera kept talking but few people could hear him. The crowd booed and many people shouted "Let him speak!" "He said, 'Alright Peter, you're done,' " Butera recalled the principal saying. After the principal approached and motioned for Butera to leave the stage, the crowd and his classmates gave him a standing ovation as he walked to his seat.
Terrifying moment bamboo bridge washes away while schoolchildren are crossing it in India
After a slow safety car restart the back of the field had a concertina effect and several cars had to brake heavily. Unfortunately after just missing Steph, Kathy was hit from behind and propelled over the top, ending up upside down in the dirt. She has a few bruised but is fine. Her car has many battle scars.
Impatient Passenger Nearly Run Over by Bus - Sri Lanka Maybe wait for the bus to stop before exiting it next time...? Also love the old man's reaction. Location: Sri Lanka
Irvine, California police released this chilling surveillance video showing a man violently dragging a baby boutique employee by the hair as he tried to kidnap her. He fled after the woman told him there were surveillance cameras in the store, investigators say. Video Courtesy Irvine Police Department
A New Mexico homeowner caught a burglar breaking into his home and, with the help of a neighbor, restrained the suspect with duct tape until police arrived. Video Courtesy Albuquerque Police Department
Brazilian SWAT Police Take Written Exam With Tear Gas
This driver decides to turn right from the center of the road. It ends about as you'd expect. Both drivers were okay.
'Heavy-handed' officers are accused of putting the baby's safety at risk in incident filmed by an eyewitness in central Russia
Dashcam video released by Manor Police shows them working to rescue a puppy who was trapped inside a hot car this weekend. All four windows to the vehicle were closed, causing the temperature inside to rise significantly. When officers arrived at the scene the puppy was panting and crying. Officers then successfully opened the car, rescued the puppy and gave him water. The owner of the vehicle was arrested on animal cruelty charges and could now face up to a year in jail.
Hal Conover, of Hawkins, Texas, first noticed a 10-foot alligator on his property when he was weaning calves. He called an alligator hunter and his son to help him capture the animal in a unique way: With a rope. Once they lassoed the gator, they anchored it to the ground but the animal wasn't giving up without a fight. It bit one of the men before it was taken away to a nearby gator farm.
Kung Fu master Wu Song showed off his creepy talents including pulling a snake through his nose and mouth and carrying buckets of water with his eyelids, in Chendu, Monday. Song said he began practicing as young as 12 years-old and was taught by several Kung Fu masters. He stated that when learning his snake talent, he first had to tame the snake, which he said was poisonous, and get it used to his smell. The Kung Fu master is also able to lift heavy objects, such as buckets full of water and pull people on a trolley, using hooks hanging from his eyelids. Song hopes in his future that his son will master the same talents. However his son Xiao Yong was less enthusiastic saying, "I should practice a lot. To be honest, it makes me really uncomfortable." SOT, Wu Song, Kung Fu master, (Mandarin): "This snake is also a poisonous snake, the biggest difficulty is to tame it. Snakes will judge everything with their sense of smell, it is difficult for it to get used to my smell." SOT, Wu Song, Kung Fu master, (Mandarin): "Now I want to my son, Xiao Yong, to have the skill." SOT, Xiao Yong, Wu Song's son (Mandarin): "Ordinary people cannot do it. In order to inherit the techniques, I should practice a lot. To be honest, it makes me really uncomfortable." SOT, Miss Li, local villager (Mandarin): "The nose is too small for the big snake to go through. It's strange, really."
At least 15 people were killed and several others injured in a car bomb attack in Wadajir district in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Tuesday. The bombing targeted a government building and also destroyed nearby houses.
Argentinian authorities announced the discovery of some 75 items, including a bust relief of Adolf Hitler, hidden in a home in Buenos Aires.
United States student Otto Warmbier, who was imprisoned in North Korea for 17 months before being returned home in a coma less than a week ago, has died in an Ohio hospital, his family said in a statement. The 22-year-old was detained in North Korea for allegedly stealing a propaganda sign, and was only returned home to the US last week after his health deteriorated.