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Mount Agung In Bali Erupts SEVEN MORE TIMES Raining Down Ash On Villages

SHTFplan.com - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 11:00

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Volcanic ash rained down on the villages which are spotting the countryside in Bali. Mount Agung erupted again sending a massive plume of ash into the sky.

The Bali volcano threat level has been raised to the highest possible level, putting it at a level 4, while the aviation ash warning is now orange. The latest Volcano Observatory Notice for Aviation (VONA) was issued after Mount Agung erupted yesterday morning following several days of calm.

The tourist season has been widely interrupted because of Mount Agung’s volatile and unpredictable behavior. This evening Mount Agung was still sending a plume of ash almost 5000 feet (1,500 meters) into the sky in what was a beautiful yet ominous sign of the ongoing threat. The Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Agency (PVMBG) has said that greyish-white plumes of ash have soared as high as 6500 feet (2000 meters) above the crater. Hot magma produced an eerie red glow just above the crater as cold lava mudflows have poured down the slopes.

As previously reported by SHTFPlan, more than 70,000 evacuees have fled their homes and are staying in more than 230 shelters across Bali, according to the National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB). BNPB spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho ash rained down on Temakung village at 7:50 am local time today when the volcano erupted and sent out ash once again.

PVMBG volcanologist Gede Suantika said there were seven eruptions of ash between midnight and 10 pm today, according to Indonesian news agency ANTARA News “Sometimes it is hard for the lava and magma to come out, and when there is pressure, it will spew ash,” he told Reuters.  Meanwhile, volcanic earthquakes are continuing to rock Mount Agung, prompting fears that a major eruption could be imminent.

The Indonesians have told about 100,000 people to evacuate from the radius of the danger zone surrounding the volcano.  The Mount Agung volcano, which is capable of very violent eruptions, has shown a marked increase in activity in the last few weeks, stoking fears of a repeat of the 1963 eruption which killed 1,100 people.

Florida Carry: Open Carry Bill Was Flawed, Like the NRA

The Truth About Guns - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 11:00

Earlier today, TTAG published a post by NRA Florida lobbyist Marion Hammer, hammering Florida Carry for torpedoing a Sunshine State open carry bill. Florida Carry offers the following defense of their actions, along with a full frontal assault on America’s oldest civil rights group. This week, an alert was issued by the National Rifle Association […]

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Venezuelan president bans opposition parties from running in 2018 election

The Blaze - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 10:31

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro banned opposition parties from running in the 2018 presidential election, adding that only parties that participated in Sunday’s mayoral polls would be allowed to run for presidency, BBC reported Monday. The country’s three main opposition parties boycotted the polls.

In Caracas’ Bolívar Plaza late Sunday, Maduro addressed a raucous crowd, amid chants of “Go home, Donald Trump.” He made the announcement as he cast his vote in Sunday’s election: “A party that has not participated today cannot participate anymore. They will disappear from the political map.”

The opposition parties — Leaders from the Justice First, Popular Will and Democratic Action — said they boycotted the mayoral to protest the dictatorial power that Maduro and the United Socialist Party have imposed on the country. Maduro has “ruled by decree” for most of his presidency.

Representatives from Popular Will, one of the opposition parties, condemned the announced ban: “What happened today wasn’t an election and no one will see it as such. Venezuelans want to vote in free and fair conditions.”

Despite low presidential ratings, Maduro’s party won 300 of the 335 mayoral positions. Roughly half of the country’s eligible voters cast ballots.

The Venezuelan president also used the occasion to decry President Donald Trump’s recent sanctions on Venezuela.

“The imperialists have tried to set fire to Venezuela to take our riches,” he said. “We’ve defeated the American imperialists with our votes, our ideas, truths, reason and popular will.”

Maduro is likely to run for president in December 2018, and, with Sunday’s ban, he would do so virtually unopposed.

In July, 7 million Venezuelans voted against Maduro in a “symbolic referendum” in protest of the president’s strong-armed rule over the unstable country. Maduro has maintained power with the help of his military and has arrested or banned many opponents.

The ban doesn’t auger well for Venezuela, which faced a tumultuous economy, countrywide poverty, and unmanageable inflation.

Venezuela ranked among the nations with the highest violent death rates in 2016, and had three of the 10 most dangerous cities in the world, including Caracas, which topped the list. In 2016, there were 28,479 homicides, an average of 60 murders a day.

He gets in face of security guard at shopping mall. Guard shoves him — then all hell breaks loose.

The Blaze - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 10:16

A large group of juveniles apparently just couldn’t accept that a Mississippi shopping mall was closed for the night Friday, as video shows them gathering around the entrance — and prompting a call from mall security to police.

Then one guy walked up to a guard and got in his face at the entrance of the Mall at Barnes Crossing in Tupelo.

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The guard, however, was having none of it — and shoved the male backward. The male appeared to punch the security guard in response, and with that a wrestling match ensued.

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A couple of guards were seen on the clip trying to subdue the male as other youths shouted out and got up close to the fight.

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Eventually, the guy was handcuffed and then dragged inside the mall.

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Drew Smith, 18, was charged with three misdemeanor counts of failing to comply, the station said, citing Lee County Sheriff’s Department records. A judge set bond at $3,200, WTVA-TV reported.

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A female sustained an injured leg, the station said, but Tupelo police said they don’t know how the injury happened. The female wasn’t hospitalized but waited in an ambulance until her parents arrived, WTVA added.

Here’s the clip. (Content warning: Strong language and racial slurs):

(H/T: Blue Lives Matter)

Suspect shot during attempted home invasion

NRA-ILA - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 10:06
A suspect has been hospitalized after police say he was shot during an attempted home invasion

Megyn Kelly interviews three women who accused Trump of sexual misconduct. These are their stories.

The Blaze - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 10:01

NBC host Megyn Kelly on Monday interviewed three women who have accused President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct, and in addition to relaying their stories to the daytime host, the women called for a congressional investigation of the president as a result of their claims.

What are the histories of the women?

The three women — Jessica Leeds, Rachel Crooks, and Samantha Holvey — have spoken out about their alleged experiences with Trump in the past.

Leeds, now 75, told the New York Times in 2016 that Trump reportedly wouldn’t keep his hands to himself when they sat near one another during a flight when she was 38 years old.

“He was like an octopus,” she told the Times. “His hands were everywhere.”

Crooks alleged that during a 2005 incident, Trump accosted her in an elevator in New York City’s Trump Tower — where she worked as a receptionist — kissing her on the mouth without her permission.

“It was so inappropriate,” Crooks also told the Times in 2016. “I was so upset that he thought I was so insignificant that he could do that.”

Holvey, a former North Carolina representative in the 2006 Miss USA pageant, alleged that Trump, during a 2006 incident, would physically, visually inspect her and other contestants prior to the competition.

“[It was] the dirtiest I felt in my entire life,” Holvey told CNN in 2016. “He would step in front of each girl and look you over from head to toe like we were just meat, we were just sexual objects, that we were not people.”

What did the women say to Kelly?

On NBC’s “Megyn Kelly Today,” Leeds, Crooks, and Holvey further detailed their alleged experiences with Trump.

Holvey recounted her reported experience at the 2006 Miss USA pageant, and noted that in addition to being looked over by Trump, he walked into the dressing rooms when the girls were still scantily clad in robes, waiting to go into wardrobe to be dressed.

Crooks recounted her alleged Trump Tower incident and noted that Trump — whom she was meeting for the first time — continually kissed her on the cheeks and mouth, which she said “devastated” her.

Leeds recounted a flight in the late ’70s where she was on a flight and had been upgraded to first class.

“When his hands started going up my skirt … I managed to wiggle out,” Leeds said.

Leeds told Kelly that she later ended up running into Trump years later working in New York City.

The incident, which reportedly occurred during a fashion event, reportedly saw Trump confront Leeds as being “that woman from the airplane.”

“He called me the worst name ever,” Leeds said, and with Kelly’s help, pointed to the c-word.

Did the White House respond to ‘Megyn Kelly Today’?

The White House, in a statement provided to “Megyn Kelly Today,” said:

These false claims, totally disputed in most cases by eyewitness accounts, were addressed at length during last year’s campaign, and the American people voiced their judgment by delivering a decisive victory.

The timing and absurdity of these false claims speaks volumes and the publicity tour that has begun only further confirms the political motives behind them.

Is there more?

Some of the women who have called for an investigation into the president’s purported actions will be featured in a news conference Monday.

According to the news release, the conference will be hosted by documentary group Brave New Films, a company that released a film about Trump allegations in November.

Trump and the White House have denied these allegations entirely, and have said that the official position on the allegations is that the women are lying.

Question of the Day: Are Gun Control Researchers Insane?

The Truth About Guns - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 10:00

“After the 2012 school shooting in Newtown, Conn., people across the country went out and bought guns,” npr.org reports. “A study published Thursday concludes that a subsequent increase in gun exposure led to more accidental firearm deaths than otherwise would have occurred in the months after the school shooting.” Sixty more, in fact . . […]

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Homeowner holds burglar at gunpoint until police arrive

NRA-ILA - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 09:59
A homeowner held a burglar at gunpoint and broadcast the entire thing on Facebook live Wednesday until police arrived. 

Full Movie: Cryptocurrency Revolution: “It Is Set To Impact The Life Of Every Single Human Being”

The Daily Sheeple - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 09:56

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The latest short film from Jonathan Roth discusses the advent of the blockchain, where it goes next and how the technology will impact every single human being on the planet.

Featuring investment powerhouses like Frank Giustra and Frank Holmes, as well as  mathematician and finance entrepreneur  Marco Streng:

The blockchain will disrupt nearly every industry from purchasing groceries to heating your home… everyone from banking to government is racing to develop the technology.

Watch the full movie:

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Store owner shoots suspect during armed robbery

NRA-ILA - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 09:50
A Whitehaven store owner fought back when two armed robbers came into his store.

“It Is Set To Impact The Life Of Every Single Human Being” – Crypto Currency Revolution [Complete Film]

SHTFplan.com - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 09:50

The latest short film from Jonathan Roth discusses the advent of the blockchain, where it goes next and how the technology will impact every single human being on the planet.

Featuring investment powerhouses like Frank Giustra and Frank Holmes, as well as  mathematician and finance entrepreneur  Marco Streng:

The blockchain will disrupt nearly every industry from purchasing groceries to heating your home… everyone from banking to government is racing to develop the technology.

Watch the full movie:

East Chicago robbery suspect shot by security guard

NRA-ILA - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 09:48
security guard shot and wounded a man Thursday as the man robbed a cellphone store

Armed Jurupa Valley homeowner stops burglary suspect

NRA-ILA - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 09:42
A 70-year-old armed homeowner was able to stop a would-be burglar Friday afternoon, holding him at gunpoint until authorities arrived.

Man shoots alleged robber in Uptown carjacking

NRA-ILA - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 09:40
The New Orleans Police Department reported five robberies between Saturday evening and early Sunday morning, according to a preliminary offense log.

Homeowner Scares Off Hatch-Wielding Burglar

NRA-ILA - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 09:38
A standoff situation in NW Oklahoma City ended after two hours when police discovered the suspect was not inside the home. 

Fox News poll: Roy Moore trails Doug Jones by 10 points one day before Alabama Senate election

The Blaze - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 09:06

Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore trails his Democratic rival Doug Jones by 10 points among likely voters, according to a Fox News poll published Monday.

What did the poll find?

The poll — conducted Thursday through Sunday — found that 50 percent of likely voters said they would support Jones, while 40 percent said they would support Moore. Another 2 percent said they would support a different candidate while 8 percent said they remain unsure.

Allegations of sexual misconduct against Moore rocked the Senate race in deep-red Alabama. Moore was accused of pursuing sexual encounters with teenage girls when he was in his early 30s. One of the accusers, Leigh Corfman, said Moore molested her when she was just 14 years old.

According to the poll, 39 percent of likely voters said they believe the allegations against Moore are true, while 33 percent said they do not.

Fox News noted that Alabama voters said a strong moral character is more important than how the candidate will vote in the Senate by a 15-point margin (48-33 percent).

Of the voters who said a candidate’s moral character is more important, Jones leads Moore by 60 percent to 30 percent. Of those who said how the candidate will vote in the Senate is more important than character, Moore leads Jones 54 percent to 38 percent.

Some Moore supporters have pointed to Jones’ position on abortion as a reason to stand by their candidate amid the allegations. Jones is pro-choice and has said he would not support the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would prohibit elective abortions after 20 weeks.

According to the poll, 50 percent of Alabama voters said abortion should be illegal in all or most circumstances, while 41 percent said it should be legal in all or most circumstances.

The poll also found that support for Moore among white evangelical Christians dropped eight points since last month.

Some Republicans such as President Donald Trump have voiced their support for Moore, while others such as Alabama Republican Sen. Richard Shelby chose to support a write-in candidate rather than Moore.

The Alabama special election will take place on Tuesday.

NRA’s Marion Hammer Hammers Florida Carry

The Truth About Guns - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 09:00

Marion Hammer is a force to be reckoned with. She was the first female President of the National Rifle Association (from 1995 to 1998). As an NRA lobbyist in The Sunshine State, Ms. Hammer led the campaign to reform Florida’s concealed carry laws — a gun rights restoration that spread across the United States. Not to […]

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The Truth Is out There! A Mystery Worthy of the X-Files Faces US Residents (Video)

The Daily Sheeple - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 08:48

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A mysterious pattern of lights, accompanied by a rather ominous hum, was spotted across large swathes of the United States Saturday night. Plane spotters and stargazers alike were baffled and local residents scared from Illinois to as far as Utah.

Local media across the US began receiving reports and video footage of what appeared to be, and sounded like, aircraft flying in formation. However, the sheer size of the visible phenomenon fueled wild speculation online.

Theories ranged from military planes, presumed to be C-17s or C-130s, flying in formation, to UFOs and even suggestions that Santa’s elves were doing some preliminary reconnaissance before the big night on December 24.

“When we first noticed the formation it was horizontally stretched out, then it seemed to hover over the lake in front of our house, and then it flew in a vertical line directly over our house. Interesting but very strange to say the least,” Marci Arant, a South Carolina resident, told RT.com. “My 10 year old was worried we may be getting bombed.”

The unidentified lights seemed to be flying in a westerly direction, fuelling speculation that they might be aircraft forming part of relief efforts for beleaguered California that has been scorched by a series of intense wildfires in recent days.

Denver’s South Metro Fire Department spokesperson Eric Hurst uploaded security camera footage from outside his home which captures the full extent of the formation. (Editor’s note: that video has since been removed from YouTube by the user).

“Strange lights recorded on our roof mounted Nest camera in Littleton which faces northwest. The lights moved from east to west starting at 8:55 p.m. These are possibly a military C-17 formation,” Hurst wrote.

The FAA, Shaw Air Force Base, McEntire Joint National Guard Base, Columbia Metropolitan Airport all denied any knowledge of or involvement in the puzzling shenanigans.

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Liquor stores in Nova Scotia will start selling pot for recreational use in July

The Blaze - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 08:41

Government officials in Nova Scotia, Canada, announced on Sunday that Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation would start selling marijuana in its stores and online next summer.

Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation is the province’s sole liquor distributor.

Earlier this year, the Canadian government announced it would legalize the drug across the country by July 2018 and is allowing its 10 provinces to decide where to sell it, Newsweek reported. Nova Scotians, 19 and older, would be allowed to purchase up to 30 grams of marijuana for recreational use. The legal drinking age in Nova Scotia is also 19.

Residents will also be allowed to grow up to four plants per household, according to CBC News.

Did Nova Scotian residents have a say in where its sold?

More than 31,000 Nova Scotians completed an online survey in regard to legal age limit, public consumption, distribution and impaired driving, according to an executive summary posted online.

Nearly 150 people also participated in focus groups. Of those surveyed, 56 percent preferred standalone stores over a two-in-one combination of liquor and pot shops.

What’s the upside to selling pot in liquor stores?

“The NSLC has the experience and expertise to distribute and sell restricted products like alcohol and now cannabis in a socially responsible way,” Justice Minister Mark Furey said during a news conference. “We believe the NSLC is best positioned to sell cannabis, keeping it out of the hands of young people and making it legally available in a safe, regulated way.”

“In our view, this is the right road, we think the government has made the right decision, and we affirm it,” New Democratic Party leader Gary Burrill told CBC News.

What do opponents say?

“The danger is impulse,” Karla McFarlane, PC MLA Nova Scotia House of Assembly, told CBC News. “I’ve heard it from many youth, when you walk into a liquor store, and you have the opportunity as well to purchase marijuana. The science is out there; the data is out there; the two shouldn’t be mixed.”

WATCH: Bullied Tennessee Boy’s Tearful Video Goes Viral: Unites All Sides Of Political Spectrum

The Daily Sheeple - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 08:26

On Friday, after Kimberly Jones, from Knoxville, Tennessee, picked up her son, Keaton, from school because he was too afraid to go to lunch, she posted on Facebook a heartbreaking video of him crying in the car as he spoke of how he was being bullied. The video has gone so viral that it has amassed nearly 20 million hits, and has united celebrities on all sides of the political spectrum who were deeply moved by the boy’s plight.

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