Kissinger’s Nuclear Deterrence and North Korea

When the Cold War began heating up in the 1950s, an expert in nuclear strategy named Henry Kissinger turned his theory of “delicate balance of terror” into policy. The idea was that threatening the Soviet Union with nuclear annihilation will keep them in check. Likewise, the Kremlin had its own weapons of mass destruction pointed towards the United States. It was essentially the nuclear version of a standoff.

Today, there are nine nations with nuclear weapons: China, Israel, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, United States, India, North Korea and Pakistan. The Russian Federation leads the pack with 7,300 nuclear weapons, of which 1,790 are operational. The United States is a close second with an estimated 6,970 total nuclear weapons.

While tension between Russia and the United States have been high recently due to possible election influence by Russia, and Putin’s support for Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, the two Cold War foes have not had

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SJikzUwwOY

Ohio Lawmakers Pass Controversial Heartbeat Bill


The Ohio General Assembly passed the controversial Heartbeat Bill last Tuesday. The bill makes abortion illegal once doctors can detect a heartbeat in a fetus. Lower courts have previously struck down similar laws in North Dakota and Arkansas. A heartbeat is usually present at around 6 weeks of pregnancy. The bill still requires the signature of former Republican presidential candidate and current Ohio Governor John Kasich.

John Kasich Heartbeat Bill
Ohio Governor John Kasich

The Heartbeat Bill drew criticism from the fact that it also outlaws abortions even in cases of incest or rape. The Bill faced toughed challenges in the past as it was shot down over concerns that such as bill would be deemed unconstitutional. Ohio Senate President Keith Faber shared his opinion on how they managed to successfully pass the bill:

“A new president, new Supreme Court appointees change the dynamic, and there was consensus in our caucus to move forward… I think it has a better chance than it did before.”
Ohio Senate President Keith Faber

The Senate passed the bill last Tuesday with a 56-39 vote. The new law would classify abortions as a fifth-degree felony and would require physicians to check for a heartbeat prior to performing any operations on their clients. Failure to do so or proceeding with abortion despite the presence of a heartbeat will be punishable with up to one year in prison. Doctors could also face civil lawsuits from their patients, as well as further disciplinary action.

“This bill — which was tacked on as a last-minute amendment to a child abuse prevention bill — makes no exceptions for rape or incest victims. It is cruel and plainly unconstitutional — but it seems like Ohio Republicans don’t care about the Constitution. Trump’s vision for America is already alive and well in the Buckeye State.”
Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Democratic Women’s Caucus Chair Kathy DiCristofaro

Spider-Man: Homecoming Teaser Reveals Upgraded Spidey Suit


The first teaser trailer for the upcoming Marvel movie Spider-Man homecoming is out and the internet is going crazy. The 17 second teaser trailer revealed a very cool part about the upcoming movie. Spider-man, has received an upgraded suit by Tony Stark. As we all know, anything from Tony Stark is certified bad-ass.

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Spider-man, played by Tom Holland is seen leaping from a building with added gliders in its arms. We have to wait for the official trailer to get to know more about the advanced technology Tony Stark placed in the suit.

Spider-Man: Homecoming is scheduled to open in theaters on July 7, 2017. The cast includes Zendaya, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Donald Glover, and Michael Keaton. The full trailer will debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live tomorrow night (December 8).

Fitbit to Acquire Smartwatch Maker Pebble’s Assets


Smartwatch maker Pebble has confirmed the rumors that it is indeed shutting down operations. Some of its members are scheduled to join Fitbit, a tech company focused on wearable technology.

“Due to various factors, Pebble is no longer able to operate as an independent entity,”
“We have made the tough decision to shut down the company and no longer manufacture Pebble devices.”
-Eric Migicovsky, CEO and founder at Pebble

Founded by Eric Migicovsky, Pebble pioneered wearable technology and developed wrist-based notifications light years before Apple and many smartwatch manufacturers.  Pebble gained popularity from the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter. This method of funding allowed companies to acquire large sums of capital without the trade-off of overhead. This apparently, wasn’t enough to save Pebble from crumbling.

Rumors emerged last month that Fitbit was set to acquire Pebble for approximately anywhere from $34 million to $40M. The company has been experiencing financial troubles as of late and is said to be in millions of debt.

The acquisition doesn’t include the hardware itself. This means that Pebble is no longer making, selling, or promoting watches in anyway. However, all its existing devices will continue to function normally. Fitbit will however be responsible for any future software updates.

The company’s blog further stated that “The Pebble SDK, CloudPebble, mobile apps, developer portal, appstore, timeline API, dictation service, messaging service, and firmware will all continue to operate without interruption. Further down the road, we’ll be working to phase out cloud services, providing the ability for the community to take over, where possible.”

Fitbit’s shares went up to $8.07 after the announcement. This is still a far cry from their high of $47.6 last July. Only time can tell if Fitbit will succumb as well to the financial pressures of today’s startup industry.

Man Fires Rifle Inside D.C. Pizzeria to Investigate Conspiracy Theory


A suspect entered the Comet Ping Pong with a loaded assault rifle last Sunday December 5, 2016. The suspect pointed the gun at an employee and fired several rounds inside the restaurant. The employee managed to fled the scene and notify the police.

Several nearby businesses were locked down due to the incident. Police eventually arrested the suspect who was identified as 28-year-old Edgar Maddison Welch of Salisbury North Carolina.

There were no reports of injuries.Welch will face charges for assault with a dangerous weapon in connection with the incident. The authorities also recovered two additional firearms inside the restaurant and another weapon from Welch’s car.

Coment Ping Pong shooter, Edgar Maddison Welch, being arrested by police

According to a statement released by the police department, Maddison admitted during a post arrest interview that he came to the establishment to investigate the so called ‘Pizza Gate’. Pizza gate is a notorious online conspiracy theory that begun over a month ago that claims that Coment Ping Pong and its owner were involved in a child sex operation. The conspiracy claims that Clinton and her campaign chief ran a child sex ring in the restaurant.

Conspiracy theorists got the idea from a recent WikiLeaks article containing Clinton’s campaign manager, John Podesta’s name. The frequency of the use of the word pizza in the WikiLeaks article led conspiracy theorists to believe it was code word for pedophilia. It is frightening to believe that people would go to extreme violence to pursue false rumors.

Alefantis and his employees have been receiving death threats since the conspiracy theory spread online. The owner, James Alefantis, has denied all charges but this didn’t stop the false rumors from spreading online. Alefantis denied to speak to the media after the incident.

SEC Tournament Bracket 2010: Complete Schedule of Games


The SEC Men’s Tournament or sometimes called SEC Tournament is now starting this March 11, 2010 and would end on March 4, 2010. SEC means Southeastern Conference. It is a single elimination tournament which includes 12 league schools. This year it will played in Bridgestone Arena (formerly Sommet Center) in Nashville, Tennessee. There would be a total of 11 games which is divided into 4 sessions. Last year the Mississipi State Bulldogs made it. The winner in this particular tournament will have an automatic bid to the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.

Below is the list of games that would take place: (ET)

Round 1
March 11, 2010 (Thursday)
Game 1 – (E5) South Carolina vs. (W4) Alabama – 1:00 p.m.
Game 2 – (W6) LSU vs. (E3) Tennessee – 3:15 p.m.
Game 3 – (W5) Auburn (E4) Florida – 7:30 p.m.
Game 4 – (E6) Georgia vs. (W3) Arkansas – 9:45 p.m.

Round 2
March 12, 2010 (Friday)
Game 5 – Game 1 Winner vs. (E1) Kentucky – 1:00 p.m.
Game 6 – Game 2 Winner vs. (W2) Ole Miss – 3:15 p.m.
Game 7 – Game 3 Winner vs. (W1) Mississippi State – 7:30 p.m.
Game 8 – Game 4 Winner vs. (E2) Vanderbilt – 9:45 p.m.

Semi-Finals
March 13, 2010 (Saturday)
Game 9 – Game 5 Winner vs. Game 6 Winner – 1:00 p.m.
Game 10 – Game 7 Winner vs. Game 8 Winner – 3:15 p.m.

Finals
March 14, 2010 (Sunday)
Game 11 – Game 9 Winner vs. Game 10 Winner – 1:00 p.m.

Runaway Toyota Prius in San Diego is Safe Now

What would you do if you were driving a Toyota Prius at the speed of over 90 miles per hour and that you cannot stop it because the accelerator got stuck?

This was the incident that happened today in a runaway Toyota Prius in San Diego California. Accordingly, this runaway Prius has been in the eyes of traffic officers after they received a 911 call from the driver of it reporting that its car won’t stop due to unintended acceleration.

The traffic officer eventually caught the Toyota Prius driver by telling him “to apply his emergency brake in tandem with the brake pedal” to stop the car.

This is a horrible incident. If  I would have been the driver of that runaway Prius, I would try my best to immediately turn off the engine to stop the car.

Toyota Motors have already sent their representatives to investigate the case of the runaway Prius. I guess that we really need to have our Toyota cars checked before we drive them just to be safe.

It would be best to bring them to an authorized Toyota dealer and have it checked if it is included in millions of cars recalled by Toyota due to sticking accelerators.

Buzz on Pringles Recall – Potential Threat in Health

There is another recall alert spreading on the news today as the FDA advised Proctor & Gamble to recall their latest Pringles being manufactured and distributed to stores.  There is a potential threat to the consumer’s health and the threat may be a big issue.

Salmonella was found in one of the machines that manufacture Pringles and this obviously would get transferred to the packed food as well.  There are many precautionary measures in manufacturing items.  Manufacturers must take note of these mistakes experienced by the big companies such as Toyota and Pringles as Recalls of their product would cause a lot of money, a definite downward plunge in the sales and a broken trust from the consumers.

It is very important that companies nowadays would take every measure and do whatever it takes to ensure their quality controls are being followed.  Stay updated to more news on this issue by subscribing to us.

Who Will Be The Next Model To Wear The Year’s Fantasy Bra of Victoria Secret?

Millions of girls all around the world dreamed of strutting down the catwalk on Victoria Secret Fashion show but only 33 lucky girls will be given the chance to experience their dream. It is a moment to impress and compete among the many.

Victoria Secret tradition hits TV screens on November 30 which will be aired in CBS. It is the majestic revelation of the year’s fantasy bra, the naming of the model who shall wear it, and the revelation of the price figure attached to it.

Modelled by Adriana Lima, 2010’s fantasy bra has been dubbed the ‘Bombshell Fantasy Bra’. This fantasy bra has a jawdropping price of US$2 million dollars.

The price is designed to catch attention, not to be sold. And once again, they will again do just that when the Victoria’s Secret 2010 fashion show hits the catwalk on Tuesday, 30 November, 2010.

Arnel Pineda to Sing the National Anthem in the Pacquiao-Clottey Fight

Manny Pacquiao has asked Arnel Pineda three times before to sing the Philippine National Anthem on his fights.  Arnel has rejected the invitations since he had busy schedules and tours at times.  This time though, Manny never tired of asking Arnel to sing again for him in his awaited match with the grand master Clottey this March 13 in the United States and March 14 in Manila.

The Pacquiao – Clotty fight will be held at Texas Dallas on the famous Cowboys stadium.  Movie houses and restaurants are already offering tickets for seats to watch yet another Manny Pacquiao fight.  As they also say, crime rate is zero percent on the day of Pacquiaos fights.  Arnel Pineda will surely be make us proud and the people can’t wait to hear him sing for the Philippines.

*picture from insoymada files