At this point, I've seen enough. It's becoming quite clear that Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg wants to be President of these United States.
The topic first piqued my interest about a week ago when I read an article published at Vanity Fair titled, Will Mark Zuckerberg be Our Next President?
Then, this morning, I came across the following tweets.
Source: Mark Zuckerberg scheming to be President of the United States
CNN's president claims his network's credibility is "higher than ever," calling it a "mistake" for the new US administration to be at odds with the news media. His statements come amid a fake news controversy on Donald Trump's ties to the Russian government.
"I think our credibility is higher than ever, and our viewership is higher than ever, and our reporting is as strong as ever," Jeff Zucker said in an interview with Gabriel Sherman at New York Magazine, published on Wednesday.
His comment comes at a time when CNN's credibility is actually under scrutiny. CNN appeared at the center of a fake news controversy, having reported on an unverified memo that suggested that the Russian government is blackmailing President-elect Trump with compromising personal and financial information about him and that he has deep ties with the Russian government.
In a press-conference that followed shortly afterwards, Trump slammed CNN as "disgraceful" and also called Buzzfeed, another news network that published a report on the controversial memos, as "a failing pile of garbage." The leader-in-waiting then refused to take a question from a CNN reporter during his first press conference since July.
Source: Delusional: CNN president says FakeNews network's credibility is "higher than ever"
French presidential candidate and leader of the right-wing National Front party Marine Le Pen is gaining more support, leading with 25 to 26 percent of the vote, according to the latest Ipsos Sopra Steria survey, carried out for Cevipof and Le Monde.
Francois Fillion comes in second, with 23 to 25 percent of the vote, and Emmanuel Macron - also gaining support - is third with 19 to 21 percent.
The fluctuation in the percentages depends on the eventual Socialist Party candidate, as yet unnamed. The party's candidate could be former Prime Minister Manuel Valls, former Minister of Industrial Renewal Arnaud Montebourg, or former Minister of Education Benoit Hamon.
Almost 16,000 people over 18 years old were interviewed for the Ipsos Sopra Steria poll, making it a major survey in the country, about 16 times the size of usual French political polls. The survey was conducted from January 10 to 15, 2017.
In mid-December, Fillon topped the list with 28 percent, while Le Pen had around 25 percent.
The poll shows a significant drop for center-right Fillon, and a significant consolidation for Le Pen as well as Macron, with the latter rising dramatically over the past few weeks.
Under the French electoral system, the two leading candidates will meet in a May 7 run-off.
Among Le Pen's policies is support for 'Frexit,' or French exit from the EU. She has also stated that France should leave NATO, as the bloc exists "only to serve Washington's objectives."
Source: Le Pen leading the polls among French voters
In a surprise move, RT (formerly known as Russia Today) has been banned from posting articles, photos, and videos to Facebook. The ban was instituted yesterday after RT allegedly ran a pirated stream of Obama’s last press conference. The ban is scheduled to be lifted at 2:35pm ET on Saturday, the day after Trump’s inauguration.
Source: RT Gets Banned From Facebook Until After Trump's Inauguration
Donald Trump no longer needs to launch Trump TV. He’s already the star of his own political reality show. Americans have a voracious appetite for TV entertainment, and the Trump reality show—guest starring outraged Democrats with a newly awakened conscience for immigrants and the poor, power-hungry Republicans eager to take advantage of their return to power, and a hodgepodge of other special interest groups with dubious motives—feeds that appetite for titillating, soap opera drama.
Source: Nothing Is Real: When Reality TV Programming Masquerades as Politics
The CIA recently released a series of declassified 1970s memos relating to the gold market and the newly created SDR. These memos give new insight how the CIA viewed the gold market, the perceived manipulation of gold and the potential for the SDR to become a gold substitute in the international monetary system.
Source: Declassified CIA Memos Reveal Probes Into Gold Market Manipulation
He thinks the $14 trillion could have been used to create good jobs.
Source: Chinese Billionaire Says He Knows Where America’s Jobs Went — and It’s Not China
Bioengineered flower seeds consume the bullet after it's discharged.
Source: The US Military Is Making Bullets That Grow into Flowers After Shooting
For the past eight years, Barack Obama has been using the power of the U.S. presidency to impose his vision of a progressive world order on the entire globe. As a result, much of the planet will greatly celebrate once the Obama era officially ends on Friday. The Obama years brought us the Arab Spring, Benghazi, ISIS, civil war in Syria, civil war in Ukraine and the Iran nuclear deal. On the home front, we have had to deal with Obamacare, “Fast and Furious”, IRS targeting of conservative groups, Solyndra, the VA scandal, NSA spying and the worst “economic recovery” since the end of World War II. And right at the end of his presidency, Barack Obama has committed the greatest betrayal of Israel in U.S. history and has brought us dangerously close to war with Russia.
Source: The End Of The Obama World Order
Billionaire investor George Soros will partner with Mastercard Inc on a venture they said could help migrants, refugees and others struggling within their communities worldwide to improve their economic and social status. The partnership, Humanity Ventures, stems from a pledge Soros made in September to earmark up to $500 million for investments to address challenges facing migrants and refugees.
Source: Neoliberalism 101: George Soros, Mastercard to partner to aid migrants, refugees
Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland on Wednesday, Chinese billionaire Jack Ma accused the United States of spending too much money on foreign wars and risky financial speculation and not enough money "on your own people." The founder of the world's largest retailer, Alibaba, was addressing a question posed by CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin about the U.S. economy in relation to China.
Source: Jack Ma: US Wasted Trillions on Wars and Wall Street