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The juicy bits of the CIA's massive document dump may have centered on their overt use of torture against detainees and the internal debates underpinning that policy, but it's far from the only thing in there that warrants a second look. The documents also include substantial information about CIA obsession with UFO sightings, policies for using invisible ink, and their determined investigation into magicians. Reports on the UFOs described some 20% of sightings as unexplained, and sought more cooperation from the Pentagon in documentation of such sightings, particularly pushing to ensure that all high-ranking Air Force commanders were briefed on the rules for reporting about them. The CIA showed concern both about the national security implications of flying saucers, and the intelligence ramifications of them, with the advisory committee urging close attention be paid both to Russian actions with respect to UFOs, and public opinion within the US about them.
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This marks the first time the US has used such bombers at all since 2011, when they participated in the NATO war that imposed regime change on Libya in the first place. The bombers can carry a lot of bombs, and have longer flight times, in addition to their stealth capabilities, but they were also much farther away than other options that the US has tended to use in the region. Moreover, it seems strange that such large collections of ISIS plotters would be loitering around on the outskirts of Sirte at all, since the US military operations in Libya centered on helping the unity government occupy Sirte, and ended with large numbers of supposed trapped ISIS fighters successfully fleeing. It seems they didn't go far. The US began it's last military offensive in Libya on August 1, 2016, and extended it through December 20.
Adweek
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We can all use a clean start, especially at the beginning of the new year, said Doug Cornille, PowerBar parent company Premier Nutritions vp of marketing, in a statement. We know athletes today are constantly striving to reach optimal performance, much like the PowerBar brand. When PowerBar reached out to me, I jumped at the chance to work with them, because Ive been eating PowerBars my entire swimming career, Lochte said in a statement. My clean start is recommitting to swimming fast, because my biggest goal is going to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. After being dropped by major sponsors Speedo and Ralph Lauren in the wake of the Rio controversy, Lochte is dipping his toe back into the sponsorship arena last month, he shot an intentionally weird spot for Pine Bros. Softish Throat Drops that also centered on the theme of forgiveness and fresh starts.
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The Huffington Post
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A student-centered approach to learning, as Perrier notes, is vital to shaping social studies education as we enter into (or continue) a dynamic and turbulent period in our global history. Critical inquiry is of the utmost importance, but teachers must also work to challenge their own preconceived notions. This allows for greater reflexivity in teaching approaches, and an openness to changing with the times. We must adapt to the changes in the world around us, and prepare our students for what's in store. Even as we strive towards safe learning environments, we can't insulate our students from the world around them and create conditions in which civic (and civil) discourse is pushed to the side. A proactive and forward-based approach to social studies will be key to helping future generations learn lessons from the past as a means of being informed, engaged, and aware global citizens.
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2. Companies will make the workplace more digital for employees As noted by Future Workplace advisor Jeanne Meister , sixty-seven percent of CEOs think that their company is a "technology company," according to a survey by Fortune . And according to Forrester , 47% percent of executives surveyed believe that by 2020, digital will have an impact on more than half their sales. HR leaders are following this inclination, bringing more technology and digital experiences to their employees. "Applying a consumer and digital lens is much more than just incorporating new solutions in HR," Meister notes. "Being employee-centered and digital is about having a new mindset...Above all, it requires a belief in the power of leveraging the latest consumer technologies inside HR." You can't have the mindset of an innovative technology company and then bring an analog volunteer and giving experience to your employees.
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" On the other hand, in her book Daring Greatly, Irene Brown writes that when we don't care what others think about us, we lose our ability to connect. So how do we reconcile our need to be accepted and well thought of by others (a primal need as social animals) with independence of mind? Most people are annoyed by habitual complainers. I try to never complain about my aches and pains, thinking of it as a negative behavior. However, the opposite may be true; Michel de Montaigne, a 16th century philosopher, wrote that complaining to friends about one's infirmities is the best medicine: It makes the disease evaporate. One of the most glaring contradictions is between Hinduism's ultimate achievement of spiritual contemplation and today's youth-centered culture of striving for achievement. Zen Buddhism talks of the emptiness of striving, yet striving is the hallmark of our society.
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People can subscribe to your videos and get email notifications as soon as your next video is uploaded, which increases your viewership exponentially. How to best use it: Customize your channel so that it matches the colors and graphic elements you use to brand your business. Keep the videos centered around one central theme so people know what to expect. And keep a steady cadence of videos. If you can produce four videos a month, mete them out every Wednesday so people know when they can see your next video. YouTube Live In response to the popularity of Facebook Live, YouTube also now has its own live-streaming version for its mobile app (technically it's been around a while, but it's pushed harder in recent months to establish a foothold). The ease of recording live video and attracting a large audience has plenty of potential for your business.
The Event Chronicle
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Everything will just be. Nobody will suffer in one extreme. Within duality exists polarity, where reality is but one never-ending roller coaster ride. Being outside of the matrix-based consciousness , means being outside of polarity. It seems hard to imagine a world outside of polarity, but this is the reality of the world we are about to enter soon. Everything is coming out now and the more conscious we become of all the lies and deceit, the more of us reclaim our roles as Soul Centered Creator Beings, that are no longer under dominion of material laws, which are all either constructs of the matrix, or man-made. We have created everything on this plane that imprisons us . We have used words and numbers to quantify everything that is, onto a minuscule scale on Earth, for our logical minds to comprehend and understand. “We have codified our existence to bring it down to human size to make it comprehensible.
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8. Step Into Your Truth and Self-Responsibility One of the most painful aspects of living an unawakened life was the lack of authenticity. We never felt comfortable with being who we are and as a result, we not only squeezed ourselves into socially acceptable roles to receive approval, but also forced ourselves to lock up anything uncomfortable in the shadow part of our unconsciousness. Our own powerlessness led us to play the endless blame game that made everyone else responsible for our lives. After awakening, we are becoming more centered in our own power and learning true self-expression with everything we think, say and do. This is when self-mastery really comes in with the understanding that power does not come from any form of external or internal control, rather, it is about taking 100% responsibility for every experience we create. Taking responsibility means the complete dismantlement of the victimhood mentality that dominated our lives.
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The current course of concentrated wealth accumulation, centered decision making (especially in Europe) and biased media practices will only lead to democratic backlashes, like Brexit, and hurl us towards a catastrophic outcome if (when) the next crisis hits. The world is at cross-roads. We can either embrace the democratic process and pragmatism or resort to ideologies, like globalism, federalism, populism or isolationism. In any case, we cannot dodge the decision. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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At the same time, the department is looking to de-emphasize policies that are centered on nation-building abroad, in keeping with Trump's America First rhetoric, according to the sources. On counterterrorism, “State has really been the least useful in terms of the president’s day-to-day tool kit for exercising power and meeting challenges,” a person familiar with the transition deliberations said. He insisted that the goal isnt to “militarize State” but rather to shepherd its wide-ranging diplomatic efforts more toward stopping the spread of terrorist ideology. It’s still too soon to tell exactly what this plan will look like or how well it will work. The Trump team has filled few of the available State Department positions so far, though a large raft of new hires is expected next week. And there has been a concerted effort to keep people who opposed Trump in the election from joining the department, sources say.
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Opinion polls show Lula would not win a run-off election that would unite his opponents. But his party, known as the PT, sees his candidacy as the way to pick itself up and gather new force among Brazil's working class and leftist social movements. Falcão said in a column posted on the party website that the PT had no "plan B" other than its founder Lula. Lula has been indicted for corruption and money laundering in Brazil's biggest scandal centered on bribes and kickbacks on contracts with oil company Petrobras and other state-run enterprises. He is also accused of obstructing justice. His first trial has started in the court of federal Judge Sergio Moro, who has spearheaded the anti-corruption movement. A ruling is expected later this month or in early February. If found guilty, Lula could appeal. But if found guilty and it is held up on appeal, Lula would be jailed and unable to run in 2018.
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U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions' confirmation hearings for the Attorney General position have centered on race relations and immigration reform. While the senator has resisted barbs that he is racially insensitive, he has not disputed similar claims that he is antagonistic to immigrant rights. Indeed, in the past Sessions has used the purported negative impact of both legal and illegal immigration as the basis for his views.1 According to the good senator, the undocumented hurt our national economy, and thus immigration as a whole must be curbed. However, the actual research on the economic impact of undocumented immigration is in fact the opposite of what the senator has repeatedly claimed. A sad and more sobering fact is that reporters and other decision-makers have simply accepted Sessions', and similar tales of woe, as Gospel. Thus, neither reporters nor politicians ever seem to challenge the claims of the leader of the anti-immigrant lobby.
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As the Senate prepares for Scott Pruitt s Jan. 18 confirmation hearing, much of the debate over Donald Trump s choice to lead the Environmental Protection Agency has centered on Pruitts doubts about global climate change. And though it would be genuinely appalling to have an EPA Administrator who doesnt accept basic climate science, the trouble with Pruitt goes deeper. As the Attorney General of Oklahoma, Pruitt has shown he is not only a relentless opponent of EPA standards for climate pollution. He has been a relentless opponent of basic pollution limits as well, the kind that protect us from mercury, smog, arsenic and other deadly air toxics. He questions whether toxic mercury pollution is hazardous to public health. He shut down his offices Environmental Protection Unit. And now he wants to do for the United States what he did for Oklahoma.