Jesuit-Run Georgetown University Approves LGBT-Only Student Housing

USA - Georgetown University has approved the establishment of an LGBT-only campus living facility, appealing to the “Jesuit values” that inspire the university’s mission. The new residential living space is reserved exclusively for students interested in “exploring” gender and sexuality, according to a report by Campus Reform. According to vice-president of student affairs Todd Olson, the new LGBT campus housing “will provide a community space for discussion on gender and inclusion while upholding the Jesuit values of community in diversity and educating the whole person.”

 
Pope Francis: Fears of Mass Migration Are Legitimate

VATICAN - In a nuanced address Sunday for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees, Pope Francis seemed to walk back earlier statements denouncing “xenophobia,” acknowledging instead that fears associated with mass migration are logical and justifiable. “Local communities are sometimes afraid that the newly arrived will disturb the established order, will ‘steal’ something they have long laboured to build up,” Francis said in a Mass celebrated with migrants and refugees living in Rome Sunday. “These fears are legitimate, based on doubts that are fully comprehensible from a human point of view.” Earlier this month the Pope criticized those who challenge the wisdom of mass migration, accusing them of demagoguery and promoting xenophobia.

 
Students to wear name tags that describe their “preferred gender pronoun”

USA - In order to ensure that college students are completely insulated from ever having their feelings hurt, a pair of social workers believes that everyone involved with the educational system should be required to wear name tags once a week for the entirety of a semester that clearly indicates their “preferred gender pronouns.” University of Washington lecturer Justin Lerner and Simmons College professor Dr Anjali Fulambarker published their manifesto on this topic in a recent issue of the Journal of Teaching in Social Work, in which they argue that forcing all students to wear gender pronoun name tags will help to sanitize classrooms of “microaggressions” while helping students to “avoid being mislabeled.”

 
The Facebook drug dealers

UK - Drug dealers are openly using Facebook to target children, a Daily Mail investigation reveals. Scores of criminals are freely touting for business on the site and other social media giants including Instagram and Twitter. Many are offering cannabis for sale. One dealer, when contacted, offered to sell cocaine. A reporter posing as a teenage boy found dealers on Facebook willing to supply him with drugs even when they knew he was still at school. The Mail’s investigation followed a report earlier this month that warned that children as young as 13 were using social media to buy drugs online.

 
Germany’s Political Turmoil Is Bad News for Europe

GERMANY - Germany finally came one step closer to forming a government on Friday, months after an election that saw both of its major parties lose seats, empowered the far right, and left Chancellor Angela Merkel scrambling to assemble a coalition, even as she secured a fourth term in office.

China Warns US Insolvency Would "Detonate Next Crisis"

CHINA - In its latest reminder that China is a (for now) happy holder of some $1.2 trillion in US Treasurys, Chinese credit rating agency Dagong downgraded US sovereign ratings from A- to BBB+ overnight, citing "deficiencies in US political ecology" and tax cuts that "directly reduce the federal government's sources of debt repayment" weakening the base of the government's debt repayment.

Bitcoin price drops by $1,000 in one hour

UK - Bitcoin's price dropped by more than $1,000 in just one hour on Tuesday morning amid reports that governments in China and South Korea are planning further crackdowns on the digital currency. Bitcoin fell to a six-week low of $11,685 (£8,500), dropping from over $13,000 in the space of an hour, a near-instant 10 percent fall. It has now lost 40 percent of its value since its $20,000 high in mid December. Other cryptocurrencies including Ethereum and Ripple suffered much heavier drops, losing over a fifth of their value. The drop comes amid reports that China is preparing to escalate recent measures to discourage use of cryptocurrencies.

 
USA: You Have No Rights While Travelling

USA - The government has been searching electronics like cell phones and laptops at the border since early in the Bush administration. But because the 9/11 attacks were fresh, and because the practice was not widespread, it went largely unnoticed. Fast forward to fiscal year 2015 and the Customs and Border Protection searched 8,503 airline passengers’ electronic devices. In FY 2016 they searched 19,033. And in FY 2017 CBP searched the devices of 30,200 travelers.

USA - 100 Dead in Worst Flu Epidemic In Years

USA - This flu season is already off to a record-setting beginning, and many believe that it could ultimately be the worst that we have seen in decades.  In fact, it has been reported that if we stay on this current pace that this could truly be the worst flu season in more than 50 years.  The CDC is reporting widespread flu activity from coast to coast, and the death toll has already crossed 100.  Here in the United States, flu season usually begins in October and ends in May, and so we still have a long way to go before it is over. If you do get sick, please stay home and don’t expose others.  Many of us like to try to battle through an illness, and in the process we can inadvertently share it with others.

 
5.7 magnitude earthquake rocks Taipei

TAIWAN - A 5.7 magnitude earthquake has rocked Taipei, the capital city of Taiwan, according to the Central Meteorological Bureau. Local witnesses reported a slight rocking of buildings in the city. The quake’s epicenter was nearly 12km north of Taipei City Hall, at a depth of 140km. Taiwan is located in the Pacific ‘Ring of Fire,’ a zone surrounding the Pacific Ocean where about 90% of the world’s earthquakes occur, according to the US Geological Survey. 

 
Magnitude 5.8 earthquake hits Nicaragua – USGS

NICARAGUA - An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.8 struck Nicaragua about 50 miles southwest of Rivas on Tuesday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said. An initial alert from the USGS put the magnitude at 6.0 but it revised it some minutes later. It said the tremor had a depth of 24.4 miles.

 
21,000 evacuated as Philippines’ Mount Mayon threatens local towns

PHILIPPINES - More than 21,000 people have now been evacuated from neighborhoods around Mount Mayon, the Philippines, as the volcano’s explosive episode continued into a fourth day. Mount Mayon, a 2,460-meter volcano in the Albay province, began emitting ash plumes into the air on Saturday. An update from the Philippines National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reveals lava flows have now advanced 2km along the Miisi Gully area of the volcano. An increase in lava flows has resulted in the evacuation of more than 21,000 individuals from 30 barangays, or neighborhoods, around Camlig, Guinobatan, Daraga, and Malilipot. In response, refuge centers have been set up in the municipalities of Daraga, Guinobatan, Malilipot, and Santo Domingo, according to government officials.

 
CANADA: People Who Have Big Families Should Be Publicly Shamed

CANADA - The publicly-funded Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) has published an opinion piece arguing Canadians who have big families should be shamed, and that the country should be importing migrants instead. The crown corporation, which is roughly analogous to Britain’s BBC, ran the article in response to Fixer Upper stars Chip and Joanna Gaines’s announcement that they were expecting a fifth child.

‘You’re Paying for the Right to Use Our Website with Your Data’

USA - In the latest bombshell video from Project Veritas, Twitter employees have allegedly discussed the reading of users’ DM’s, the storing and viewing of users’ nude pictures and the collection and sale of user data to third-party companies. Twitter has had trouble monetizing their platform almost since the start of the company, but one Twitter software engineer, Mihai Florea, has revealed that one revenue stream allegedly explored by the company has been the sale of user data to advertisers. Florea stated that users are essentially paying to use Twitter with their own personal data which is then sold on to advertisers.

 
China–India Border Dispute

CHINA - A Chinese government spokesman asserted that the communist regime will “firmly safeguard territorial sovereignty” against India, responding on Monday to a top Indian general’s promise to “not allow our territory to be invaded upon” in the disputed Doklam region. Chinese Foreign Ministry Lu Kang, responding to vocal concerns from Indian military leaders, said, plainly, “The Doklam area belongs to China. China will continue to exert its rights in the Doklam area and firmly safeguard territorial sovereignty,” Lu asserted. “We asked the Indian military to learn their lessons and abide by the boundary treaty in an effort to safeguard the peace and stability in the border areas and create a good atmosphere for developing bilateral ties.”

 
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