LONDON — Britain has voted to leave the European Union, a historic decision sure to reshape the nation’s place in the world, rattle the Continent and rock political establishments throughout the West.
Not long after the vote tally was completed, Prime Minister David Cameron, who led the campaign to remain in the bloc, appeared in front of 10 Downing Street to announce that he planned to step down by October, saying the country deserved a leader committed to carrying out the will of the people.
The stunning turn of events was accompanied by a plunge in the financial markets, with the value of the British pound and stock prices plummeting.
The margin of victory startled even proponents of a British exit. The “Leave” campaign won by 52 percent to 48 percent. More than 17.4 million people voted in the referendum on Thursday to sever ties with the European Union, and about 16.1 million to remain in the bloc.
A significant setback for the Globalists.
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – A jaguar featured at an Olympic torch ceremony was shot dead by a soldier shortly after the event in the Brazilian Amazon city of Manaus as the animal escaped from its handlers, an army statement said.
The jaguar was killed on Monday at a zoo attached to a military training center when a soldier fired a single pistol shot after the animal, despite being tranquilized, approached the soldier, the army said.
“We made a mistake in permitting the Olympic torch, a symbol of peace and unity, to be exhibited alongside a chained wild animal. This image goes against our beliefs and our values,” the local organizing committee Rio 2016 said in a statement, adding: “We guarantee that there will be no more such incidents at Rio 2016.”
Former Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader says Bernie Sanders shouldn’t split with the Democratic Party and run as an independent.
‘It’s too late now. The deadline for ballot access it’s really too late for it,’ said Nader, the third-party candidate who is accused of spoiling the 2000 election for Al Gore.
Speaking to DailyMail.com this week, Nader noted that Sanders ‘gave his word last week that he was going to support the Democratic nominee.’
The U.S. senator is known for his ‘authenticity,’ Nader said, and to go against his promise to support the candidate at the top of the Democratic ticket would sap his appeal.
Russian government hackers penetrated the computer network of the Democratic National Committee and gained access to the entire database of opposition research on GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, according to committee officials and security experts who responded to the breach.
The intruders so thoroughly compromised the DNC’s system that they also were able to read all email and chat traffic, said DNC officials and the security experts.
The intrusion into the DNC was one of several targeting American political organizations. The networks of presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were also targeted by Russian spies, as were the computers of some GOP political action committees, U.S. officials said. But details on those cases were not available.
A Russian Embassy spokesman said he had no knowledge of such intrusions.
Is this the kind of power we want to trust either Trump or Hillary with? I don’t think so.
Forget if the quarter is heads up or not. The important thing to look for is the fine print on the back.
Thanks to a ghostly date on the tail side, one batch of quarters struck in 1970 can fetch a fortune at auction.
One of these rare coins has been bid up to $35,000 on eBay, according to ABC affiliate WPVI-TV in Philadelphia.
The quarter is part of a batch struck over Canadian coins with the date 1941, according to Good Housekeeping. What makes the quarter valuable to collectors is an error: A “1941” persisted just above the word “dollar” on the back of the coin. It takes a very close inspection to see the date. The quarter on eBay is displayed in a case with a label reading “1970 S 25C struck on 1941 Canada 25C 5.63 GR mint error PF 65.”
I searched my jar of loose change looking for one of these, and while I didn’t find this rare quarter, I did find this interesting Kennedy Half. It looked odd to me so I took it apart and found this inside….
Elon Musk has said that there is only a “one in billions” chance that we’re not living in a computer simulation.
Our lives are almost certainly being conducted within an artificial world powered by AI and highly-powered computers, like in The Matrix, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO suggested at a tech conference in California.
Mr Musk, who has donated huge amounts of money to research into the dangers of artificial intelligence, said that he hopes his prediction is true because otherwise it means the world will end.
So my question to Elon would be, are we all in one big computer game, OR am I the only one in it, and YOU people are just annoying avatars in my game. And secondly, where can I find the cheat codes??
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City plans to start enforcing a first-of-its-kind requirement for chain restaurants to use icons to warn patrons of salty foods after getting an appeals court’s go-ahead Thursday to start issuing fines. But it’s not the final word on whether the regulation will stand.
The novel rule took effect in December, and some eateries already have added the requisite salt-shaker-like icons to menu items that contain more salt than doctors recommend ingesting in an entire day.
But penalties have been in limbo as the National Restaurant Association fights the measure in court. That clash is ongoing, but an appeals court Thursday lifted a temporary hold on issuing the fines while the case plays out. Fines can be up to $600.
The city will start enforcing the rule June 6.
Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio applauded the appeals court’s decision on what he called “a common-sense regulation that will help New Yorkers make better decisions and lead healthier lives.” The city won the first round of the lawsuit in a trial court in February; the restaurant association appealed.
The group called on the city Thursday to delay enforcement voluntarily until the appeal is resolved.
Tesla beats super car while pulling another super car on a trailer.
He’s consistent. No one can dispute that!
We all assume that Democracy is the best way to choose the President, that our elected officials should be chosen by the people. America was founded on the premise of electing those who control society and in comparison to kings, communism, and other dictatorships it looks like a good idea. But is it really?
Ignoring for the moment that we only have a simulated democracy here in America and that outsiders have to overcome partys rigging the elections. I’d like to ask and attempt to answer, is there a better way? Is there something we haven’t tried? And I have a suggestion.
First, before I make the suggestion let’s assume that we have no Constitution in the way and we can start off with a clean slate and do something completely different. And although you will be able to find lots of flaws in this new idea, I’d like you to keep an open mind and think about how this might actually work. Or at least give me points for thinking outside the box.