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U.S. intel says four-year-old hacked Trump's Twitter account

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An alarming report issued by heads of the U.S. intelligence agencies on Friday asserts that the Twitter account of President-elect Donald Trump was successfully hacked by a four-year-old child.

Profilers and cryptologists who studied Trump's Twitter feed believe that the account was first hacked during the 2016 campaign, when the child was three.

"The hacker would often wake up in the middle of the night, in an addled and cranky state, and start tweeting," an intelligence source said. "This disrupted sleep pattern is consistent with a suspect in the three-to-four-year-old age range."

N.S.A. analysts who studied the vocabulary, syntax, and spelling of the tweets "determined beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are the work of a preschooler," the source said.

While the intelligence agencies have yet to determine the identity of the hacker, the source stressed that a four-year-old capable of hacking the President-elect's Twitter account poses "a serious national-security threat."

"Based on these tweets, this particular four-year-old has a loose grasp on reality, lacks all impulse control, and is potentially very dangerous."


Funniest fake news story of the year: Killary smells like boiled cabbage and urine

The Podesta story went viral quickly before it was discovered to be false, but it is so funny that I just have to share! It purported that a newly leaked email from Hillary Clinton's Campaign Manager John Podesta is titled "Hillary actions / unpleasant odor."

But the "WikiLeaks" email was fake and did not come from WikiLeaks!:

"People tell me that Hillary is acting 'like a retard' since her head injury," wrote Podesta on March 22, 2015. "Frankly, considering her normal behavior, I'm surprised anyone noticed! (this is a joke!) Have someone talk to her doctor and see if there's anything he can give her."

"Also, I've noticed she's had an 'odor' lately," he continued. "It reminds me of a combination of boiled cabbage, urine and farts. I'm guessing it's either connected to her fall or simply the fact that she rarely bathes."

"Outside of encouraging her to take a shower once in a while, I don't know what to do about this. — any suggestions would be appreciated."

Comment: This woman has her own thoughts on Eau de Killary:

Magic Wand

CrazyRussianHacker: Check out these 7 dog gadgets (Video)

CrazyRussianHacker is known on Youtube for his crazy experiments and testing different products.

In this latest installment, the hacker, along with his 2 adorable helpers test the latest in dog toys and gadgets.

Some of the products tested are a ball launcher, a cooling mat for summer time fun, a light up leash for night walks and bags to take on those walks to pick up after your dog.

Please be sure to check out safety ratings on any toys or gadgets you purchase.


Obama greenlights one last drone strike 'for old times' sake'

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Outgoing American President Barack Obama has ordered one last drone strike this evening in an emotional goodbye to his 8 years in office.

Visiting the White House situation room for what is expected to be his last time, the teary eyed 55-year-old gazed into the freshly printed mission sheet, before greenlighting its proposed strike on an al Qaeda stronghold in Yemen, wiping a single tear from his cheek.

"I'm really going to miss this old place," he told his military personnel, who began relaying the strike order over the phone to a 24-year-old drone operator in Texas, "Bin Laden, Gaddafi, so many great memories we've had here, guys. Some sick ass shit, stuff I'll take with me the grave. Delicate stuff. Stuff I hope my predecessor has the balls carry out when the time arises", adding, "At least with Hillary, you know that crazy bitch would just blitz anything, no questions asked".

Watching the situation room's high resolution screen, Obama hummed the national anthem eerily in the background to the black and white images, streaming from the multimillion dollar unmanned aircraft, now flying to its target in Sana'a, West Yemen.

"Is that a school?" he asked, before then correcting himself, "ah, a mosk! I nearly shat myself there. It would be a bad week to kill kids; so close to Christmas, and that".

Timing his instruction 'engage target' to the peak of his Star Spangled Banner rendition, "O'er the land of the free...", the next former president of the United States of America climaxed the song as two AGM-114 Hellfire II air-to-ground missiles simultaneously pummelled the ground below.

"....and the home of the brave!", he finished, before bowing to his applauding peers.


Top news bloopers of 2016

As 2016 draws to a close, there has been much reflection about how bumpy of a year it was: Wars continued, tragedies occurred across the country (and the world), the police state grew, and the US experienced one of the most heated and controversial election seasons in history.

So, perhaps a more light-hearted look at 2016 is in order, to balance things out.

Here are two compilations of some of the most hilarious news bloopers of the year, courtesy of News Be Funny Videos.


Woman rides jumping cow after being denied horse as a girl in New Zealand

An 18-year-old in New Zealand has trained her cow to jump after being denied her own riding horse as a girl.

Hannah Simpson shared video of her 7-year-old Brown Swiss cow Lilac leaping over a large tree root on her family's farm.

"Here's a video, not the best but it'll do," she wrote.

Simpson's bond with Lilac began when she was 11 years old and her brother suggested she ride the six-month-old calf after her parents would not give her a horse, she told the New Zealand Herald.


Kremlin names Trump employee of the month

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Moscow — Capping an extraordinary year for the former television host, the Kremlin has named Donald J. Trump its Employee of the Month for December.

"No one has worked more tirelessly for the glory of the Fatherland than Donald Trump," the Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an official statement. "He has set a high bar for all Kremlin employees, and for that, we salute him."

To mark the honor, Trump's name will be added to a plaque that hangs in the hallway outside the Kremlin's H.R. office.

According to Kremlin sources, Trump faced tough competition in the Employee of the Month voting, besting both Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and ExxonMobil's C.E.O., Rex Tillerson.

Speaking to reporters at his Mar-a-Lago estate, in Florida, Trump called the award "a tremendous honor, just tremendous."

"Obama was President for eight years and he didn't win this a single month," he said. "Loser."


Cassetteboy: Brexit. 2016 review special (VIDEO)

Mashup artist Cassetteboy presents his take on one of the biggest news stories of the year, shining a humorous light on Brexit. The video lampoons a host of Conservative MPs - David Cameron, Boris Johnson, George Osborne, Michael Gove, Theresa May as well as Ukip's Nigel Farage - all of whom played a major role in the EU referendum.

Comment: Classic line: "In wealth and power, born and raised, crushing the poor is how we spend most of our days / We've cut public services across the nation, I've told people: Blame immigration!"

Comment: See also:

Mr. Potato

A new Ministry of Truth will protect Germany from Putin personally hacking their election

An end at last for fake news: Truth Ministry cleans up

As announced by the SPD party chair, Thomas Oppermann, the Federal Government will adopt a law against "fake news" in January in order to prevent Russia's massive influence on the Bundestag election in 2017, as expressed by the FAZ (Fakenews Allgemeine Zeitung) [F is for Frankfurt, FAZ is like NYT -tr.]

Explication is forthcoming.

Magic Wand

The man who looks after 735 dogs

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Rakesh Shukla is a software engineer
Rakesh Shukla is a software engineer who's found his life's calling in looking after dogs that no-one wants, writes the BBC's Geeta Pandey in Bangalore.
The car pulled up outside a dusty farmhouse near the capital of the southern Indian state of Karnataka and suddenly dogs were everywhere, yelping and barking, jumping with joy.

Within seconds, they were all over Rakesh Shukla, nuzzling him and licking him, and Mr Shukla was as delighted to see them. He spoke to them, patted some, scratched one behind the ears, and lofted another onto his shoulder.

Then he gave me a tour of his three and a half acre farm. At last count, Mr Shukla had 735 dogs.

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Mr Shukla said there were 735 dogs on the farm
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He only takes in dogs that have no owner
There are Labradors on the farm, there are Golden Retrievers, Great Danes, Beagles, Dachshunds, Rottweilers, Saint Bernards and even a pug. There are hundreds of mongrels too.