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Trump wants to ban all Muslims from entering U.S.

Presidential candidate Donald Trump has called for “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on,” according to a statement released by his campaign. Apparently this hateful and idiotic and disturbing declaration extends to all Muslims, including immigrants and tourists, though he did draw the line at Muslims serving in the U.S. military. He’s gonna let those people come home to the U.S. Jeb Bush called him “unhinged,” and former Veep Dick Cheney said Trump’s statement “goes against everything we stand for and believe in.” Trump’s hardline and incredibly tenacious and proud stupidity is getting him support in the U.S., setting a bar that other candidates either have to support or reject. There’s no ignoring him. Oh yeah, and he’s apparently calling for parts of the Internet to be shutdown. [Source: BBC]

A huge, impressive fusion reactor is set turn on any day now

It has taken 1.1-million hours over 19 years to build. And it’s scheduled to be turned on in the next couple of days. The Wendelstein 7-X, a contraption called a stellarator that looks an awful lot like components of the Large Hadron Collider, is a reactor that, if it works, will help realize the dream of nuclear fusion power generation. The design, conceived by Lyman Spitzer in 1951, was considered too advanced for the materials available at the time. But that has changed. The Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik in Greifswald, Germany has taken on the project. See video below:

U.S. deploys spy plane to Singapore over South China Sea dispute

The U.S. has for the first time deployed a spy plane to Singapore in what is being seen as a response to China’s bold claims to property in the South China Sea. The deployment of the P-8 Poseidon spy plan comes after a noted increase in Chinese military in the disputed territory, and after a US-Singapore partnership agreement was signed on Monday, which also covers disaster relief, counter-terrorism, fighting piracy, and the search for Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. [Source: BBC]

Finland contemplating what Dauphin, Manitoba did in the ‘70s

Finland is entertaining the idea of giving everyone $870 USD per month as a way to combat their unemployment rate, which is currently sitting at a 15-year high of 9.5%. Finnish government has commissioned its national social insurance provider, KELA, to conduct a feasibility study for scrapping all existing benefits for the monthly payout. If results are favourable, Finland could introduce the precedent-setting program as early as 2017. It worked in Dauphin. [Source: Quartz]


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