News and Headlines. 7/31/2017

A Lot In The News today as well as some odd Headlines. Good stuff in the Check This Out section as well in the Government Corruption section. Scroll down for all the News and Headlines and the Commentary/Opinion section.

In The News:

Gen. John Kelly Takes Command of White House Staff

DEVELOPING … 12:16 pm est.

“White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci has been removed, Fox News is told. 

A Republican source close to the White House and a current White House official confirmed the development. 

The news comes just over a week after Scaramucci was first hired, which resulted in then-press secretary Sean Spicer resigning in protest. Chief of staff Reince Priebus soon followed.” More here.> Scaramucci removed as White House communications director

Ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio found guilty of criminal contempt

July 31 (UPI) — “A jury on Monday began to deliberate in the federal securities fraud trial of Martin Shkreli, the former head of Turing Pharmaceuticals who gained notoriety two years ago for hiking the cost of an AIDS medication by 5,000 percent.

Shkreli was arrested in December 2015 on charges of securities fraud and wire fraud. Prosecutors allege he ran a “Ponzi scheme” between 2009 and 2014 in which he bilked investors out of a total of $11 million.” More here.> Jury begins deliberating fate of ex-pharma exec Shkreli at fraud trial

WASHINGTON – “A spiritual awakening is underway at the White House.

Some of the most powerful people in America have been gathering weekly to learn more about God’s Word, and this Trump Cabinet Bible study is making history.” More here.> Bible Studies at the White House: Who’s at the Heart of This Spiritual Awakening?

“White Australians will be extinct within 40 years because Australian men are too busy smoking, drinking beer and taking drugs to procreate, a Muslim businessman has warned.

Halal certification chief Mohamed Elmouelhy told his Facebook followers the solution to this perceived demographic crisis for Australian women is for Muslim men to “fertilise them” and “keep them surrounded by Muslim babies” as part of what he foresees as the gradual Islamisation of Australia.” More here.> Halal Chief: ‘Australian Women Need Muslims to Fertilize Them’

Seven Food Stamp Recipients Pleaded Guilty for Taking Part in $5 Million Food Stamp Fraud

Report: Los Angeles to host 2028 Summer Olympics after reaching deal with organizers


A college student dramatically escaped a kidnapping because she can drive a stick shift

“University of Chicago professor Jerry Coyne recently wrote a post on his blog entitled, “Should one be allowed to euthanize severely deformed or doomed newborns?” His blog post is dedicated to explaining why euthanizing newborn babies who have major deformities or health problems is not only something that should be allowed, but something that should be done.” More here.> Professor: Euthanizing Newborns Should be Legalized

30-metre asteroid skimming past Earth in October will test Nasa’s doomsday ‘planetary defence system’

“A transgender Oregon man is overjoyed after giving birth to his first biological child this month. 

Trystan Reese, 34, was born a girl — but despite beginning hormone therapy a decade ago, he has kept his ‘original parts’, enabling him to get pregnant.”

Big news: This is the first biological child for Trystan (left) and his husband Biff Chaplow (right)

More here.> Trystan Reese, 34, and Biff Chaplow of Portland, Oregon, welcomed their first biological child, a son named Leo, two weeks ago

“Shocking moment road rage driver repeatedly plows into the car in front of him before fleeing and hitting five more parked vehicles at busy LA intersection.” Video and article here.> A driver in Huntington Park, California was caught on video repeatedly running into the car in front of him earlier this month

New Hampshire police say a man ingested heroin in a bathroom at a Dunkin’ Donuts during a visit with his 9-year-old son and had to be revived with an opioid-overdose antidote.

Manchester police say the boy told an employee on Saturday that his father had been inside the bathroom for a long time. Police say the employee went into the bathroom, found the man unconscious and called 911.” More here.> Cops: Man at Dunkin’ Donuts with son overdoses in bathroom

Alabama jail break prisoner still on the run after 11 others caught

The Latest on a North Carolina fugitive who police said killed a man (all times local):

4:25 p.m.

A prosecutor says he will seek the death penalty against a fugitive charged with kidnaping and killing a man while eluding police in North Carolina for six days.

District Attorney Greg Newman said Phillip Michael Stroupe II was charged with first-degree murder Monday, just hours after 68-year-old Thomas Bryson’s body was found. Stroupe was arrested early Thursday.

Four of Stroupe’s relatives, including his father, have been charged as accessories after the fact.” More here.> The Latest: Prosecutor to seek death penalty for fugitive

Tropical Storm Emily prompts state of emergency in Florida

The remarkable story of combat medic awarded Medal of Honor

“Capt. Alexander Akopov is being hailed as a hero.

The pilot safely landing a passenger aircraft that was severely damaged in a hailstorm over Istanbul, Turkey, last week.

According to The Telegraph, Akopov had just taken off for Erkan, Cyprus, with 127 passengers on-board when “hailstones the size of golf balls” began battering the AtlasGlobal-operated Airbus A320, damaging the nose and shattering the windshield.”

The plane of the Turkish company “Atlasglobal”, piloted by Ukrainian pilots, fell into hail. Oleg Lungul

More here.> Pilot lands plane ‘blind’ after hail destroys nose and windshield of aircraft

Check this Out:

“The US Navy has teamed up with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory to develop and 3D print a proof-of-concept submersible. The collaborative team was set the challenge to design, print and assemble the vehicle in just 4 weeks and they have achieved just that. The team from the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) and Carderock Division’s Disruptive Technology Laboratory (DTL) successfully developed the submersible. It has been named the ‘Optionally Manned Technology Demonstrator’ and is based on an existing submersible currently in use by Navy seals.”

[Image Source: NAVY]
 More here.> The US Navy 3D Printed This Concept Submersible In Less Than Four Weeks

Navy 3D Prints First Submersible Hull

“It is not every day that you get to meet Humanoid Robots, let alone do a robot dance with them. It was just my luck that I got to do both — meet and dance with two very famous Humanoid Robots at the RISE Conference in Hong Kong. The two robots, named Sophia and Han had just finished talking in front of hundreds of people on the topic of the future of humanity. Watching them on stage was a bit unreal, but meeting them in person, or I guess in robot, was interesting and creepy at the same time.” humanoid-robots-3 More here.> Two Humanoid Robots Discuss the Fate of Humanity

Goofy found photos record WWI soldiers posing with fake military props

July 31 (UPI) — “A British baker put a new spin on “fast food” by creating a cake shaped like a Mini Cooper with a radio-controlled engine.

The video, recorded July 22 at a Mini Cooper dealership in Penzance, England, shows the car cake zipping around the building before being eaten.” More her.> Mini Cooper cake zips around with remote-controlled engine

World News:

U.S., Japan, New Zealand begin joint anti-submarine drills

Venezuela defiant as US moves to sanction president

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — “An official crucial to running Kenya’s presidential election next week has been found tortured and killed, the electoral commission chairman said Monday, as concerns grew that the East African nation’s vote again would face dangerous unrest.

Wafula Chebukati helped identify the body of Christopher Msando at the city morgue and said he had injuries to the neck and head. Mssando had been reported missing a few days ago.” More here.> Kenya election official tortured, killed days before vote

IS targets Iraq Embassy in Kabul; all 4 attackers killed

Economy / Stocks:

U.S. Companies Post Profit Growth Not Seen in Six Years

U.S. Stocks Limp to the Finish of a Healthy July: Markets Wrap

Bannon’s Proposed Tax Increase Isn’t on the Table, Another Trump Aide Says


Chuck Woolery: Socialized medicine not the American way

Government Corruption:

“Judge Andrew Napolitano, Fox News senior judicial analyst, on calls for a new special counsel to investigate Hillary Clinton over alleged Russia collusion charges and an email scandal.” There is a ‘mountain’ of evidence against Hillary Clinton: Judge Napolitano

“John Pudner speaks out about campaign finance reform on ‘The Next Revolution”  Take Back Our Republic director talks money in politics 

Swamp Watch: Export-Import Bank

“Former Virginia governor speaks out on ‘The Next Revolution'” Video here.> George Allen on the importance of the Export-Import Bank

Commentary / Opinion:

“This year’s Politicon in Pasadena, CA was just as interesting as expected. With 10,000 attendees from all areas of the the political spectrum, it was a generally positive, energetic, and uplifting experience. Sally Kohn posted selfie with Ann Coulter; if that doesn’t say bi-partisan, I don’t know what does.

However, the weekend would not be complete without a few insanely ignorant and backwards outbursts from social justice warriors. One in particular stuck out the most.” More here.> Leftists Dressed as Nazi Soldiers, Because…Trump?

“The war for health care rights against big government has ended for Charlie Gard, and for all freedom loving people in this world.

On July 28th, 2017, Charlie Gard died after he was the subject of a deadly courtroom fight between the British Courts and his parents, who wanted to get Charlie care that the National Health Service of Great Britain could not provide. From the time Charlie was diagnosed with a rare disease, MDDS, he was considered by the British government to not be under the care and jurisdiction of his parents, but of the government.

When Charlie Gard’s options seemed to disappear, as his condition was not reacting to the different treatments that the National Health System provided, his parents decided to go abroad and try legal experimental treatment in the United States. However, his parents had no legal “control”over their child, to do so. As stated on the NHS website: “Although Charlie’s parents have parental responsibility, overriding control is by law vested in the court exercising its independent and objective judgment in the child’s best interests.” More here.> The Public Healthcare Nightmare