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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Citizens for Legitimate Government (CLG): Breaking: Bomb Threat at UCLA Prompts Evacuation of Thousands





 News Updates from CLG
13 July 2017
 
Previous edition: US authorities tapped 3 mln phones in single wiretap order in 2016
 
Breaking: Bomb Threat at UCLA Prompts Evacuation of Thousands --Several UCLA residence halls are under evacuation while police investigate a report of a bomb:| 13 July 2017 | (Westwood, CA) Thousands of students at UCLA are under evacuation due to a bomb threat affecting the dorms. A threat targeting the Sunset Recreation Center was reported shortly after 10:10 p.m. Wednesday, according to an official UCLA twitter account. Campus areas that aren't under evacuation are on lockdown. Thousands of evacuated students from three dorms are being ushered into Drake Stadium, KTLA reported. Several of the evacuees are tearful children who were staying on campus for summer camp programs.
 
Pentagon classifies nuclear operations over possible safety failures - AP | 04 July 2017 | The Pentagon is now hiding the safety records of its nuclear weapons, AP has reported, with experts quoting potential failures as the reason for such secrecy. The reports were previously publicly available. The reason for the change as cited by the authorities is to avoid disclosing too much about US nuclear capabilities. The secrecy only became obvious when an Air Force personnel office published a June 14 notice on its website stating that the 'grade,' or final result, of a nuclear review couldn't be mentioned in any unclassified personnel document.
 
Botched nuclear shipment puts pressure on Los Alamos to make changes | 12 July 2017 | Small amounts [?!?] of radioactive material being transported incorrectly has led to the firing of several employees after an incident at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, the prominent facility that specializes in nuclear weapons. Last month, federal regulators launched an investigation into the lab after small amounts of nuclear materials were shipped by air, instead of by ground, as they were intended to be. They were supposed to be sent to facilities in California and South Carolina aboard a commercial cargo plane...The laboratory has said it will not comply with requests to provide any details about the mistakes of its employees in connection to last month's error and have said that everyone involved in the mishap [!?!] has been held to account for their actions, according to the Associated Press.
 
Senators want answers on risk of nuclear power plant hacks | 10 July 2017 | On the heels of reports of foreign hackers trying to access computer networks at U.S. nuclear power plants, Massachusetts Sen. Edward Markey on Monday wrote a letter to five federal agencies asking for more information about the attacks. Specifically, the top Democrat on the International Cybersecurity Policy subcommittee raised concerns with the heads of the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission about how the US is defending its nuclear power plants from foreign attacks and threats...On Friday, the FBI and DHS reported hackers have been targeting nuclear facilities in the US since May, and that the frequency and intensity have increased over the last two months.
 
Richland nuclear plant cited for safety violation over waste shipment | 06 July 2017 | (WA) The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued a "white" violation finding against the nuclear power plant near Richland related to a November radioactive waste shipping incident. A white finding has low to moderate safety significance and will lead to an additional NRC inspection to make sure issues have been corrected. The NRC evaluates regulatory performance at commercial nuclear power plants with a color-coded process that classifies findings as either green, white, yellow or red in order of increasing safety significance.
 
SAS soldiers suspected of executing unarmed Afghans and covering up potential war crimes --Special forces soldiers allegedly murdered civilians and planted guns on their bodies | 02 July 2017 | A "rogue" Special Air Service (SAS) unit is suspected of executing unarmed civilians in Afghanistan and fabricating reports to cover up potential war crimes, according to reports. Special forces soldiers allegedly murdered Afghans during raids on their homes and then planted guns at the scene to make it appear as though they had been Taliban insurgents. Some of the victims were handcuffed and hooded before being shot dead, Royal Military Police (RMP) sources told the Sunday Times.
 
Moscow offers evidence to UN that N. Korea tested mid-range missile, not ICBM | 09 July 2017 | Russia has provided evidence to the United Nations indicating that North Korea's latest missile launch on July 4th tested an intermediate range rocket, despite US insistence that it was an intercontinental ballistic missile. "A Voronezh-type radar station deployed in the Irkutsk region monitored the launch of the Hwasong-14 medium-range ballistic missile (IRBM) from North Korea, which flew a distance of 510 kilometers (317 miles) in 14 minutes, reaching an altitude of 535 kilometers (332 miles), before landing in the Sea of Japan," reads a letter from Russia's UN mission addressed to the UN’s secretary-general and the chairman of the Security Council. An illustration of the trajectory of the missile and the territory it covered during flight is included in an addition to the letter.
 
North Korea warns of nuclear war after US bombers carry out 'provocative' live-fire drills | 09 July 2017 | North Korean state media has condemned a US bombing drill on the Korean peninsula, warning that the move could spark a nuclear war. An editorial published in state newspaper Rodong Sinmun Sunday accused the US of "military provocations" which are raising the threat of nuclear conflict to an extreme level. "The Korean peninsula is the largest gunpowder area in the world with the highest risk of nuclear war, and is the largest hot spot in the world where there is always a risk of nuclear war. [The US] is surely spreading into a new world war," the piece reads.
 
Australia will join US in fight against North Korea if war breaks out | 06 July 2017 | Australia will join military action against North Korea if the nation fires a nuclear warhead at the United States, acting Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has confirmed. As Malcolm Turnbull heads to Germany for talks with other G20 leaders, Mr Joyce is ramping up pressure on China to step in and "stop this madness". His call comes after US ambassador to the United Nations [Grade 'A' sociopath, who needs to be fired] Nikki Haley warned that America would use force "if we must" against North Korea, after Pyongyang tested an intercontinental ballistic missile with the potential to reach Darwin or Alaska.
 
U.S. Army and South Korean military respond to North Korea's launch with missile exercise | 04 July 2017 | The U.S. Army and South Korean military responded to North Korea's latest launch with their own exercise of missiles, launching them Wednesday into South Korean territorial waters along the country's eastern coastline, U.S. Pacific Command said in a statement. The Army used its Army Tactical Missile System and South Korea used its Hyunmoo Missile II, which can be deployed rapidly and provide "deep strike precision capability," Pacific Command said. On Tuesday, North Korea launched a missile that flew higher and remained in the air longer than previous attempts, enough to reach all of Alaska, experts said, in a milestone for North Korea’s weapons program.
 
Pyongyang fires medium-range ballistic missile from region bordering China into Sea of Japan | 04 July 2017 | North Korea conducted another ballistic missile test Tuesday morning, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff has said. The projectile, described by the South as an "unidentified ballistic missile," was launched towards the Sea of Japan. "North Korea fired an unidentified ballistic missile into the East Sea from the vicinity of Banghyon, North Pyongan Province, at around 9:40am," the Joint Chiefs of Staff said. The missile flew more than 930km, according to the South Korean military.
 
Russia-U.S. ceasefire deal holding in southwest Syria | 09 July 2017 | A Russia-U.S. brokered ceasefire for southwest Syria held through the day, a monitor and rebels said on Sunday, in the first peacemaking effort of the war by the U.S. government under President Donald Trump. Russia, the United States, and Jordan reached the "de-escalation agreement," which appeared to give gave Trump a diplomatic achievement at his first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit in Germany this week. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor, said "calm prevailed" in the southwest since the truce began at noon (0900 GMT) on Sunday despite minor violations.
 
US and Russia agree ceasefire in southwest Syria - Lavrov | 07 July 2017 | The US and Russia have agreed on a ceasefire in southwest Syria, set to take effect on July 9 at noon Damascus time, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has announced. Lavrov was speaking following the landmark meeting between the Russian and US presidents on the fringes of the G20 summit. The ceasefire was agreed by experts from Russia, the US and Jordan, who negotiated a memorandum on the creation of a de-escalation zone in southwestern Syria at talks in Jordan's capital, Amman.
 
Military plane crash in Mississippi leaves at least 16 dead | 11 July 2017 | A U.S. military plane crashed into a field in rural Mississippi on Monday, killing at least 16 people aboard and spreading debris for miles, officials said. Leflore County Emergency Management Agency Director Frank Randle told reporters at a late briefing that 16 bodies had been recovered after the KC-130 spiraled to the ground about 85 miles north of Jackson in the Mississippi Delta. Marine Corps spokeswoman Capt. Sarah Burns said in a statement that a KC-130 "experienced a mishap" but provided no details.
 
Explosion hits US Air Force recruiting office in Oklahoma | 11 July 2017 | One person was in custody Tuesday after an explosion struck a US Air Force recruiting office in northeast Oklahoma -- the second time a recruitment center in the area was attacked in recent days, the FBI said. Bomb squads responded to the explosion in Bixby, a suburb of Tulsa, at about 10:30 p.m. local time Monday, Bixby police Sgt. Tim Scrivner told CNN...Early reports indicate the fragments were consistent with a pipe bomb, FBI Special Agent Jessi Rice said, but the type of bomb has not been confirmed.
 
U.S. Army soldier arrested in Hawaii on terrorism charges | 11 July 2017 | A U.S. Army sergeant stationed in Hawaii after serving in Iraq and Afghanistan was charged on Monday with attempting to provide material support to Islamic State extremists, including a drone aircraft and combat training instructions. Ikaika Erik Kang, 34, an air traffic control specialist who also had extensive military training in hand-to-hand combat, was arrested by the FBI on Saturday following a year-long undercover probe, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. An FBI affidavit filed in court with the criminal complaint summarized a lengthy sting operation employing several undercover agents and other "confidential human sources" who posed as Islamic State operatives and sympathizers.
 
Germany must expect attacks by lone wolves and terrorist groups at 'any time' - intel chief | 05 July 2017 | Germany is likely to see more terrorist attacks conducted by Islamist jihadists, the country’s domestic intelligence chief has said while presenting an annual report which analyses threats to the state from all forms of extremism. "We must expect further attacks by individuals or terror groups," the Bundesamt fur Verfassungsschutz (BfV) chief, Hans-Georg Maassen said Tuesday..."The attacks have substantiated the IS threat scenario in Germany. IS can be held responsible for all attacks mounted in Germany in 2016," the report reads.
 
14 terrorism charges laid against woman accused of threatening Canadian Tire employees with knife --Rehab Dughmosh pledged allegiance to ISIS in a Toronto court last month | 04 July 2017 | A woman accused of threatening employees at a Canadian Tire store in Toronto with a knife last month is now charged with terrorism-related offences, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police say. Rehab Dughmosh, 32, had previously been charged with two counts of assault with a weapon, assault, uttering threats, carrying a concealed weapon, and two counts of possession of a weapon. Dughmosh now faces 14 terror-related charges under Section 83.2 of the Criminal Code, federal Crown prosecutor Howard Piafsky told CBC News. The section bans "terrorist activity," whether it takes place "in or outside Canada."
 
Condition worsens of U.S. lawmaker shot last month | 05 July 2017 | U.S. Representative Steve Scalise, shot and wounded during a baseball practice last month, developed an infection and was readmitted to an intensive care unit, MedStar Washington Hospital Center said on Wednesday. Scalise, the No. 3 Republican leader in the U.S. House of Representatives, had been improving in recent weeks following surgeries to repair internal organs and broken bones. The hospital, which downgraded his condition to "serious" from "fair," said it would provide another update on Thursday.
 
Obama DOJ let Russian lawyer into US before she met with Trump team | 12 July 2017 | The Russian lawyer who penetrated Donald Trump’s inner circle was initially cleared into the United States by the Justice Department under "extraordinary circumstances" before she embarked on a lobbying campaign last year that ensnared the president's eldest son, members of Congress, journalists and State Department officials, according to court and Justice Department documents and interviews. This revelation means it was the Obama Justice Department that enabled the newest and most intriguing figure in the Russia-Trump investigation to enter the country without a visa. Later, a series of events between an intermediary for the attorney and the Trump campaign ultimately led to the controversy surrounding the president's eldest son.
 
DNC coordinated with Ukraine, White House says, amid Trump-Russia collusion claims | 12 July 2017 | As Russian collusion accusations continue to surround the Trump administration, White House deputy press secretary Sarah Sanders says the Democratic National Committee (DNC) is actually the guilty party because it coordinated with [the Nazis, terrorists, and sociopaths armed and funded by the US government running] Ukraine. During a Monday press briefing, Sanders was asked whether President Donald Trump was concerned that his son, Donald Trump Jr., held a meeting with a Russian lawyer during the campaign. In response, Sanders said that "Don. Jr. took a very short meeting from which there was absolutely no follow-up," before suggesting that the Democrats were actually the ones who coordinated with a foreign government. "Frankly, I think something that may make sense is looking at the Democrat [sic] National Committee coordinated opposition research directly with the Ukrainian embassy," she said.
 
'Wild and overblown': Lavrov blasts media hype over Trump Jr. meeting with Russian lawyer | 12 July 2017 | Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says he was astonished to learn the US president’s son has been slammed for talking to a Russian lawyer. The minister has lampooned the accusations, saying they were "wild" and making a mountain out of a molehill. "I was amazed to find out that Trump's son is accused of talking to her [Natalia Veselnitskaya]. For me it's basically wild, because when a person talks to a lawyer, what is the threat to anyone?" the top Russian diplomat said. "It is amazing how serious people are making an elephant out of a fly," the minister added while speaking at a news conference with his Belgian counterpart, Didier Deynders, on Wednesday.
 
Fire at Los Angeles receiving station leaves 140,000 with no power | 09 July 2017 | A fire at a receiving station in Los Angeles left 140,000 residents without power on Saturday after a second straight day marked by temperatures that exceeded 90 degrees (32 Celsius), power authorities said. Crews were on site assisting fire department operations and assessing damage at the scene of the fire at Receiving Station J, in the North San Fernando Valley, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power said in a statement. Some 140,000 residential and commercial customers were left without power which was cut off at the station to allow crews to work on putting the fire out, the department said.
 
Federal judge strikes down Utah's 'ag-gag' law as unconstitutional | 08 July 2017 | A federal judge on Friday struck down Utah's "ag-gag" law, siding with animal-rights activists that the statute -- which prohibits unauthorized filming of agricultural operations -- violates free-speech rights. U.S. District Judge Robert Shelby made the ruling on a case in which two animal-rights groups and an activist sued the state over the "agriculture operation interference" law, approved in 2012 by the Legislature. The law prohibited lying to gain access to a livestock operation, made secret recording illegal and required permission from the owner for someone who wishes to film.
 
Trump administration picks pro-vaccine CDC director | 07 July 2017 | After backing candidate Donald Trump last year, anti-vaccine activists may feel betrayed in his administration's latest move to name vaccine advocate Brenda Fitzgerald to run the CDC...Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price named Fitzgerald to the critical post Friday. In numerous public statements, Fitzgerald has supported vaccination. Ahead of the nomination, anti-vaccine group Autism Investigated posted an open letter to President Trump urging him to "withdraw any consideration" for Fitzgerald due to her vaccine stance. In the letter, the website's editor Jake Crosby brought up Trump's campaign promises to look into vaccine safety and pointed out that "many people voted for you this past election" because of those promises. [Not exactly a 'swamp-draining' move, is it? This selection is almost as insane as appointing warmongering sociopath Nikki Haley to be the United States ambassador to the UN.]
 
7 arrested after unfurling banner at Chicago's Trump Tower targeting president's climate change stance | 08 July 2017 | Seven protesters were arrested Friday after unfurling a banner from Chicago's Trump Tower that targeted President Trump's position on climate change. The activists, who were from Greenpeace, hung a banner which featured an image of the earth and the words "defend" and "resist." According to The Associated Press, the activists attempted to pull the banner to the 25th floor of the tower, where a 20-foot "TRUMP" sign is attached, but they didn't manage to do so.
 
EPA faces lawsuit from 4 states and DC for keeping hazardous pesticide on market | 07 July 2017 | A coalition of states have jumped aboard a lawsuit against Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt for not banning a purportedly dangerous chemical that can affect the development of a child's brain. Maryland, Massachusetts, Vermont, Washington and the District of Columbia filed a motion Wednesday against EPA chief Scott Pruitt, in a suit which claims he broke the law by ending efforts to ban the chemical, chlorpyrifos. The pesticide is sold by Dow Chemical through its subsidiary, Dow AgroSciences, and is sprayed onto food.
 
Iceberg four times the size of London breaks off from Antarctica ice shelf | 12 July 2017 | A trillion-tonne iceberg - one of the largest on record - has broken away from an ice shelf in Antarctica. Researchers have been monitoring a huge crack in the Larsen C Ice Shelf, which had left a vast iceberg more than four times the size of London or a quarter the size of Wales "hanging by a thread". Scientists announced on Wednesday that the rift had finally completed its path through the ice, causing the 2,200 square mile (5,800 square kilometre) iceberg to snap off.
 
New (humorous) essay by CLG Founder/Chair Michael Rectenwald: Isn't It About Time for 'The P-nis Dialogues'? | 08 July 2017 |
 
Evergreen State College Faculty Demand Resignation of Professor Weinstein for Appearing on 'Tucker Carlson' --"By appearing on Tucker Carlson's Alt-Right TV program, you endangered our students..." --Faculty colleague [nut-job] | 10 July 2017 | Three and a half days after a horde of angry students descended on his classroom berating him and calling for him to be fired, Professor Bret Weinstein found himself in a Seattle television studio being interviewed by Tucker Carlson...And then the call came from Tucker Carlson asking if he would appear on his show as part of a story that was going to be run on the Evergreen situation. Weinstein agreed and the campus rhetoric against him increased exponentially. Now, instead of students calling for him to be fired, many of his faculty colleagues issued heated demands for him to resign.
 
San Jose State freshmen pay for own microaggressions training | 10 July 2017 | Freshmen at San Jose State University now have to pay for their own diversity training, which is incorporated into a Frosh Orientation that comes with a $250 [cost]. The addition of microaggressions training to the orientation was made public by SJSU's Chief Diversity Officer Kathleen Wong on June 9 via a series of tweets. According to Wong, who leads the university's Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion [a misnomer if ever there was one], the training consists of a video of microaggression skits, filmed with the cooperation of a film class in SJSU's on-campus studio. "No portion of this fee is optional as students are required to participate in all aspects of the program."
 
Thom Browne Men's Spring 2018 --The show celebrated gender fluidity, with man skirts a key focus of the collection. | 25 June 2017 | Man skirts have become a regular sighting on the runway, but they've never really filtered down to real life. But as the gender-fluid phenomenon continues to crescendo, Thom Browne made a convincing argument for a possibly not-so-distant future where men will turn up to the office - briefcase in hand - in a classic skirtsuit, Richelieu heels and business socks. "You start one way as a baby, but why shouldn't you be able to choose your own path as opposed to culturally people telling you which way to go? It’s about being open-minded to experience life the way you want it," said the designer backstage.
 
Six families who own cottages next to Chris Christie's private beach were ordered to leave their homes under threat of ARREST while the governor lounged in the sun | 04 July 2017 | Six families were left fuming after they were ordered out of their cottages located next to Chris Christie's private beach under the threat of being arrested while the New Jersey governor and his family soaked up some sun. Howard and Betty Height were among the families told by police officers on Friday night that they had to leave their Island Beach State Park beach cottage or they'd be arrested. 'They're good guys,' Howard told NJ.com. 'They were just doing their job. But they said if we weren't gone by midnight, we'd be arrested.'
 
JFK Airport Runway Shut Down By Pregnant Turtles, Reports Say | 07 July 2017 | Looks like it's diamondback terrapin nesting season again at JFK Airport. Several airplane passengers stuck on the JFK tarmac Friday afternoon reported on social media that their planes were being held due to multiple turtles crossing the runway...One Twitter user wrote: "My plane just got held up on the runway because there were turtles crossing. I'm not even mad."
 
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