I always said Facebook was a sh** site….looks like I was right. The UK says social network giant Facebook paid just £4,327 ($6,643) in corporation tax in 2014. Its most recent Companies House filing shows the company as making a pre-tax loss of £28.5m last year, but the firm also paid its 362 UK staff a total of £35.4m in share bonuses.
The U.S. military airdropped 50 tons of small arms ammo and grenades in northern Syria on Sunday, a senior defense official told Fox News, representing the Pentagon’s shift from training rebel fighters to equipping them. Just 2 days after the Defense Department announced it was effectively ending its current training program, the airdrop delivery was made Sunday by four C-17 transport aircraft. The 112 pallets contained ammunition for M-16s and AK-47s.
Sunday Russian President Vladimir Putin defended Moscow’s airstrike campaign in Syria while criticizing suspended U.S. efforts to train Syrian rebels to battle ISIS, The Telegraph reports. Putin claimed Russia’s campaign aimed to “stabilize the legitimate authority” of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and said its bombings were already more effective than U.S. efforts. He spoke during a meeting with Saudi Arabia’s Defense Minister Mohammed Bin Salman.
He’s pissed off that the plan to shove through one of his butt kissers failed. Saturday Obama said that the Republican Party has “gone off the deep end” with its messy failure to elect a new speaker of the House of Representatives.
A group of hard-line conservative U.S. Republicans would “look favorably” on Paul Ryan if he ran to be speaker of the House of Representatives. The 40-member House Freedom Caucus is at the center of turmoil within the Republican Party over who will be the party’s effective leader in the House ahead of the 2016 presidential election.
A former investigator for the Republicans-led House Select Committee on Benghazi is alleging he was unlawfully fired from the panel for not focusing on Hillary Clinton and is vowing to file a federal complaint.
Iran has test fired a new guided long-range ballistic surface-to-surface missile, according to the country’s semi-official Fars news agency on Sunday. It didn’t elaborate on the range of the missile or the specifics of the test firing. It said the new missile is precision guided and can be controlled until the moment of impact.
Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill designed to help undocumented immigrants who are victims of violent crime, by introducing time limits on law enforcement’s response to their U.S. visa applications in an attempt to standardize police forces’ uneven treatment of applicants.
Wow, is the Obamaganda running deep. Most of those rebels ran and joined the terrorists. CIA-trained Syrian rebels, who had started to make serious gains on President Bashar Assad’s forces, are now under Russian bombardment with little prospect of rescue by their American patrons, U.S. officials say.