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NATO Abandons Ally Turkey

There are many things happening in the world.

I support Donald J Trump.

What was the reason, why Obama stripped the United States Military? Was there a reason? What did they have planned?

This article will explain it all – since now Russian forces are on combat alert after Turkey is being released from being a NATO ally..

This might set off some dominoes.

Elite Russian Airborne Troops Go On Combat Alert After NATO Abandons Its Own Ally Turkey

By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers

A tersely worded new Ministry of Defense (MoD) report circulating in the Kremlin today states that an elite parachute battalion from the 137th Guards Airborne Regiment under the command of Russian Airborne Forces (VDV) has been ordered to full combat alert status and given 24-hours to begin inter-operability training with special commando forces from the 38th Guards Air Assault Brigade of the Armed Forces of Belarus—all of whom will conduct their combat operations with long-range heavy-lift Il-76MD aircraft and Yak-130 fighter protection aircraft designed to insert into combat Mi-8 troop transport and Mi-24 gunship helicopters in wartime conditions—a combat order issued by President Putin under his Article 87 authority as Commander-In-Chief—and whose statement of fact in asserting this wartime authority warns

Turkey may not be able to contain militants from the Islamic State terror group (outlawed in Russia) active in northern Syria while conducting a military operation in the region”—a grave situation Turkey has been placed in by its own North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) who are not only refusing to come to the aid of their ally, calls are now shockingly being made to kick Turkey out of this Western military alliance all together.

[Note: Some words and/or phrases appearing in quotes in this report are English language approximations of Russian words/phrases having no exact counterpart.]

According to this report, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an international alliance that consists of 29 member states from North America and Europe—whose most powerful member is the United States and its 2,206,350 troops—and sees its second most powerful member Turkey having 890,700—all of whom are bound to the collective defense of one another under their treaty’s Article 5 provisions—which has only been invoked once in history after the 11 September 2001 terrorists attacks on America.

In October-2015, this report continues, the Obama-Clinton Regime caused the United States to became a deliberate, direct combatant against the Syrian government without their having been attacked—and though never invoking Article 5, dragged with them into this internal civil war conflict many of its NATO allies—an invasion of a sovereign nation that remains as illegal now as it was when the Americans first invaded.

As to why the Obama-Clinton Regime illegally invaded Syria, this report details, was actually revealed by NATO Supreme Commander US General Wesley Clark shortly after the 9/11 attacks on America—and who beyond shockingly stated:

About ten days after 9/11, I went through the Pentagon and I saw Secretary Rumsfeld and Deputy Secretary Wolfowitz.

I went downstairs just to say hello to some of the people on the Joint Staff who used to work for me, and one of the generals called me in.

He said, “Sir, you’ve got to come in and talk to me a second.

I said, “Well, you’re too busy.”

He said, “No, no.

He says, “We’ve made the decision we’re going to war with Iraq.”  This was on or about the 20th of September.

I said, “We’re going to war with Iraq?  Why?

He said, “I don’t know.”  He said, “I guess they don’t know what else to do.

So I said, “Well, did they find some information connecting Saddam to al-Qaeda?

He said, “No, no.

He says, “There’s nothing new that way. They just made the decision to go to war with Iraq.

He said, “I guess it’s like we don’t know what to do about terrorists, but we’ve got a good military and we can take down governments.

And he said, “I guess if the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem has to look like a nail.

So I came back to see him a few weeks later, and by that time we were bombing in Afghanistan.

I said, “Are we still going to war with Iraq?

And he said, “Oh, it’s worse than that.”  He reached over on his desk.  He picked up a piece of paper.  And he said, “I just got this down from upstairs” — meaning the Secretary of Defense’s office — “today.

And he said, “This is a memo that describes how we’re going to take out seven countries in five years, starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and, finishing off, Iran.

I said, “Is it classified?

He said, “Yes, sir.

I said, “Well, don’t show it to me.

And I saw him a year or so ago, and I said, “You remember that?

He said, “Sir, I didn’t show you that memo!  I didn’t show it to you!

As to why the United States planned to start endless wars throughout the entire Middle East they could never hope, or even come close to winning, as they would have to mobilize an army of tens-of-millions of soldiers to win such a conflict that rivals World War II, this report notes, MoD analysts began noticing that at the same time the United States was expanding its wars around the Middle East, it was at the same time drastically cutting the budget of its military forces fighting in these endless wars—most especially under the Obama-Regime who gutted their nation’s entire military—and by the time President Trump took power in January-2017, saw only three of the US Army’s 58 brigade combat teams ready to fight53% of the US Navy’s aircraft unable to flythe US Air Force being 723 fighter pilots short—and the US Marine Corps needing 3,000 more troops before it could even think of fighting—and worst of all, Trump reporting that his generals told him not to start any more wars because they were out of ammunition.

American people kept from knowing that the socialist Obama-Clinton Regime effectively nearly destroyed the entire US military.

Unbeknownst to the American people as to why the Obama-Clinton Regime was destroying their own nation’s once all-powerful military, this report explains, was instantly understood by anyone knowing Russian history—as once Russia’s military forces were destroyed in the needless and foolish World War I—there was no one left to defend the Motherland when radical socialist-communist forces staged their revolution that enslaved Russia and its peoples for the next 74 years—a grim fate scheduled to repeated in America once socialist leader Hillary Clinton took power—but who was met by a force called Donald Trump who defeated Clinton and her socialist forces—and who, on 12 December 2017, signed his first defense budget giving his military forces a staggering near $700 billion—on 10 December 2018 signed his second defense budget giving his military forces another $716 billion—which, in turn, allowed the US Army to declare this past March-2019 that “more than half of the Army’s brigade combat teams have achieved top levels of preparedness”—allowed the US Navy last month to announce that they had surpassed their 80% aircraft readiness goal—but does see the US Air Force going backwards as they are now in desperate need of over 2,000 pilots—thus explaining why Trump is trying to end his nation’s endless wars before America becomes defenseless—and whose greatest threat is from within—and is why Trump vowed to his peoples that “America will never be a socialist country”.

With both Russia and United States refusing to join a United Nations Security Council resolution slamming Turkey for its military operation in Syria, this report concludes, Turkey’s call for solidarity among its NATO allies has been met with— Norway stopping military exports to its NATO ally TurkeyItaly now calling for its NATO ally Turkey to stop its aggression in SyriaUS Congress members preparing to slap sanctions on its NATO ally Turkeythe European Union planning to sanction and oust from NATO its ally Turkey—and former French President François Hollande outright calling for Turkey to be kicked out of NATO—all of which Turkey has justifiably responded to by condemning its NATO allies for arming the Kurdish terrorists in Syria to begin with, and their declaring to them “This Is Your Hypocrisy”—an hypocrisy of the West and NATO whose heights of insanity are now soaring to the heavens of absurdity as demonstrated by the fact the military officer leading Turkey’s attack on Kurdish terrorists in Syria is a US-backed former rebel leader—a US-backed rebel leader who was given funds provided to him and his fighters by the US Congress under a bill sponsored by US Senator Lindsey Graham—the same Senator Graham who, two days ago, attacked President Trump for “shamelessly abandoning Kurdish allies”—but is, also, the same Senator Graham who, in a spoof recorded call where he believed he was talking in secret to the Turkish Defense Ministerexpressed sympathy for Turkey’s “Kurdish problem” and described the Kurds as a “threat—thus making it more than understandable why sane people everywhere in the world can’t wait for Trump to “Drain The Swamp” before these insane hypocrites kill even more innocent peoples.

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[Note: Many governments and their intelligence services actively campaign against the information found in these reports so as not to alarm their citizens about the many catastrophic Earth changes and events to come, a stance that the Sisters of Sorcha Faal strongly disagree with in believing that it is every human being’s right to know the truth. Due to our mission’s conflicts with that of those governments, the responses of their ‘agents’ has been a longstanding misinformation/misdirection campaign designed to discredit us, and others like us, that is exampled in numerous places, including HERE.]

[Note: The WhatDoesItMean.com website was created for and donated to the Sisters of Sorcha Faal in 2003 by a small group of American computer experts led by the late global technology guru Wayne Green(1922-2013) to counter the propaganda being used by the West to promote their illegal 2003 invasion of Iraq.]

[Note: The word Kremlin (fortress inside a city) as used in this report refers to Russian citadels, including in Moscow, having cathedrals wherein female Schema monks (Orthodox nuns) reside, many of whom are devoted to the mission of the Sisters of Sorcha Faal.]

 

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Year of the Rooster 2017

Happy Lunar New Year 2017 !

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HOW’S IT GOING IN 2017 ?? 

Find the strength to build a better life for your family!

Chinese Horoscope 2017 – Year of the Fire Rooster

According to the Chinese calendar, the year 2017 is the year of the Fire Rooster. The Chinese people say that this year people will be more polite and less stubborn, but they will have the tendency to complicate things.

As Asian people see it, the year 2017 is a year dominated by the orientation towards progress, honor and maximum integrity, people learning to temper their ardor.
This year, the natives of the year of the Rat are going to enjoy many happy events, including financial success, and the natives of the year of the Ox will enjoy unexpected success and unforeseen events.

Those born in the year of the Tiger will not lack anything, enjoying a special astral protection and devoted friends that will come to their help in the last minute. The year 2017 of the Fire Rooster will be full of positive events and very good news, career progress and profitable businesses for those born in the year of the Dragon. During this year, the Snake natives are going to stand out professionally and be promoted. SOURCE

Basic Astrology Elements of 2017

Earthly Branch of Birth Year: You
The Five Elements: Metal
Yin Yang: Yin
Lunar Month: Eighth
Lucky Numbers: 5, 7, 8; Avoid: 1, 3, 9
Lucky Flowers: gladiola, impatiens, cockscomb
Colors: golden, brown, brownish yellow, yellow; Avoid: white, green
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Overwatch has a Chinese New Year event !
Date Chinese lunar new year
2016 date Monday, 8 February, Monkey
2017 date Saturday, 28 January, Rooster
2018 date Friday, 16 February, Dog
2019 date Tuesday, 5 February, Pig

Spiritual branch = 

28 January 2017 15 February 2018 Fire Rooster

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The Rooster (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: /) is one of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac (and similar zodiacal systems) related to the Chinese calendar. The Year of the Rooster is represented by the Earthly Branch character . T

In Chinese philosophy, fire (Chinese: ; pinyin: huǒ) is the prosper of the matter, or the matter’s prosperity stage.[1] Fire is the second phase of Wu Xing.

Fire is yang in character. Its motion is upward and its energy is expansive.

Fire is associated with Summer, the South, the planet Mars, the colour red (associated with extreme luck), hot weather, daylight, and the Vermilion Bird (Zhu Que) in the Four Symbols (which is associated with a red phoenix in Western culture).

Let’s make this year count !!

Rio 2016

The Rio Gold Medals for USA 8/17/2016

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I just want to say – that despite all the flaws in this nation, the United States of America, my home, hosts some of the most fantastic human beings ever created.

Against the entire world, somehow, someway, the USA is singing right now and is leading by over THIRTY medals. For the moment, even if short lived, I am proud of my country and it’s citizens!

Were Just Getting Started

Ted Cruz and John Kasich have dropped out of the Republican presidential race.

There will still be many challenges to overcome, but we are with Trump. Strength has been gaining from the much needed right in the GOP.

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Credit to Migel Parry at CNN for this picture

We might have a leader with balls to put respect all around the world. China and Putin are powerful, and yet – they respect Trump.

Ted Cruz is done and out of the Republican presidential race, making headway for Donald to be the GOP Presidential nominee.

This was a shock as it seemed destined just a few weeks ago that we would end up a contested convention this summer. Cruz had insisted that he would stay in the race until June 7.

Following a painstaking loss to Donald Trump in Indiana, John also suspended his campaign.

Kasich was there all the way till the end – it has been reported that he called his closest friends saying “My heart is not in this.”

Donald Trump, who emerged as the presumptive GOP nominee Tuesday night -when Ted Cruz dropped out.

Trump needs 1,237 delegates needed to win the nomination before a contested convention. He has currently has over 1,000.

They put everything on the line in Indiana – and still got beaten.

We wholeheartedly respect these two men, and wish them the best of luck. They are still gears in the American engine.

I believe it takes heart and guts to run for President. Cruz and Kasich had both.

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That Adoring Gaze

nancy_reagan_obamaToday, on March 6th, 2016 thenumber28 has heard some disheartening news. We usually post inspirational and inspiring news, yet we pause in those moments of unforeseen misfortune.together2Nancy Reagan, who died Sunday at age 94, was the former President Ronald Reagan of the United States of America. Her “Ronnie” — whenever they were in the same room, were rarely apart.

together3She brought old style and glamour to the White House — and defended it despite criticism. She expanded our social life and their spending.

But when all is said and done, Nancy Reagan will be remembered for her pure absolute devotion to her husband Mr. Reagan. She elevating him, strengthened his legacy, protected him from any threats, and even going so far as to consulting an astrologer to help arrange his schedule. She wanted him to succeed so much, she would look to the stars to guide the engine of the free world.

Behind every great man there’s a great woman.

togetherWe will take a moment of silence to honor the dedication, love, and passion this beautiful soul graced our world with.nanncy_reagans_death

We are also happy that she lived such a long, fulfilled, and beautiful life to die at such an old age with such grace.young_nancy

We thank you for reading, and we hope to learn more of our history, so it is not doomed to be repeated. To create a better America, a stronger world, and a better tomorrow.

Leap Year 2016

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Leap into the future

Today is the 28th of February, a special day as our number comes into glory today.

As we know, tomorrow February 29th, 2016 is our leap day. 2016 is a leap year, this is also the Chinese year of the Monkey.

It takes the Earth approximately 365.242189 days – or 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 45 seconds – to circle once around the Sun. This is called atropical year, and is measured from the March equinox.

However, the Gregorian calendar has only 365 days in a year, so if we didn’t add a leap day on February 29 nearly every four years, we would lose almost six hours off our calendar every year.

After only 100 years, our calendar would be off by about 24 days!

thenumber28 celebrates this leap year 2016 to inspire our imagination by moving into the future and taking the risk of leaping smack dab into your ultimate destiny.

Let’s celebrate our time on this earth, and leap!

Nuclear Missile Defense

Today on February 7th, 2016 – North Korea launched a satellite into space. thenumber28 strongly apposes this and all nuclear testing. It has triggered a wave of international condemnation and prompting strong reaction from an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council.

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Even though they claim peaceful purposes, it is being widely viewed by other countries as a front to test a ballistic missile, as last month North Korea reported they had a hydrogen bomb test last month.

Both acts are in defiance of U.N international sanctions.

So, what happens if we are attacked by nuclear weapons? There are several capabilities that the USA and our allies would use to counter strike, and retaliate. I hope we have a true global resistance to this catastrophic situation, however, what if it really did happen?
The United States must have an eagle’s eye on this. Lockheed Martin, who is the world’s largest defense contractor, has several solutions.

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It was formed by the merger of Lockheed Corporation with Martin Marietta in March 1995. It is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, in the Washington, DC, area. Lockheed Martin employs 116,000 people worldwide. Marillyn Hewson is the current President and CEO.

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Lockheed Martin stands as one of the world’s premier companies in the aerospace, defense, security, and technologies industry.

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ICBM defense has a multi-tiered system. The United States and our allies would more than likely launch their countermeasures at the ICBM. Some of these defense measures include: jamming, other missiles, lasers, bullets from jets cannons, microwaves, and remotely taking control of the missile.

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All the countermeasures are based on hitting the incoming weapon with our own missiles. We have a pretty large naval presence in the Pacific and lots of the boats are equipped to take out a intercontinental ICBM missile.

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At the same time there are more likely additional, more classified tactics. ICBMs travel at Mach 10 so I’d imagine they have some electronic countermeasures as well, maybe involving trying to hijack and redirect the missile remotely using special developed military technology.

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It was mentioned to me that marines in Japan’s naval forces in the area that antimissile awareness is one of their highest top priorities.

We will be watching North Korea very closely to see how they progress and also retaining faith in the United States government to counter all threats foreign and domestic.

Trump Tops Iowa 28%

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The Number 28 Inc. proudly supports Mr. Donald J. Trump to be our next president of the United States of America and lead the free world.

Currently he holds the #1 lead at twenty eight percent.

Donald J Trump Leads at 28%

We endorse him and wish him luck tomorrow at the Iowa Caucus 2016 event on February 1st, 2016.

Our country has done great things, putting a man on the moon just touches the surface on the freedoms and social conquests for humanity that the USA has established.

I fear what the world would become without the USA. However corruption, politics, greed, and gluttony has destroyed a once mighty nation. Our forefathers are rolling in their graves.

We NEED to Make America Great Again.

I believe in his pledge, his vision, and trust him to get the job done correctly and honorably.

We here at thenumber28 salute you, Mr. Trump. Godspeed.

Currently Donald J. Trump has surged past Ted Cruz in Iowa, while Hillary Clinton is holding a three-point lead over Bernie Sanders, according to the final Des Moines Register/Bloomberg Politics poll before the Iowa caucuses.

Trump leads Texas Sen. Ted Cruz by 5 points.

Trump captures the support of 28 percent of likely caucus-goers, compared to 23 percent for Cruz, 15 percent for Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and 10 percent for former neurosurgeon Ben Carson.

On the Democratic, the data shows Clinton up over Sanders 45 to 42 percent, with just three percent for former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley.

I believe in America, I believe in Mr. Trump.

In God We Trust. Go Trump !!

John Logie Baird

First television transmission was February 9, 1928.

We see this number come up, as the energy once again comes together to make the impossible, possible.

Creater of the television, thenumber28 honors Mr. John Logie Baird today by reminding the world of his invention. The thing we all have in our homes, was designed by a great thinker, a visionary, with a spark of luck and painstaking work. His insight and genius inspires us. Google has also commemorated this day with a doodle today.

Here is some info about this man and his vision.

Ninety years ago today a moving head on a screen made history. It was the first public demonstration of live television.

The mechanical television, also known as “the televisor” worked a bit like a radio, but had a rotating mechanism attached that could generate a video to accompany the sound. It preceded the modern television, which creates images using electronic scanning.
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In 1924 Baird managed to transmit a flickering image across a distance of 10 feet and the following year, he had a breakthrough when he achieved TV pictures with light and shade.

Within two years this flicker was the face of a woman who was in a different room.

The historic 1926 public display took place on January 26, in a lab in Soho in front of members from the Royal Institution and a journalist from the Times.

Although the pictures were small, measuring just 3.5 by 2 inches, the process was revolutionary.
Logie-2_3558790b“The image as transmitted was faint and often blurred, but substantiated a claim that through the ‘televisor,’ as Mr Baird has named his apparatus, it is possible to transmit and reproduce instantly the details of movement, and such things as the play of expression on the face,” wrote the reporter from the Times after the demonstration.

As innovative as the demonstration had been, the journalist wasn’t convinced that it would take off.

“It has yet to be seen to what extent further developments will carry Mr Baird’s system towards practical use,” they wrote.

Still, that was better than the reaction of the Daily Express newspaper who, when Baird approached them with the invention in 1925, kicked him out.

The news editor at the time said: “For God’s sake, go down to reception and get rid of a lunatic who’s down there. He says he’s got a machine for seeing by wireless!”

Following his demonstration in 1926, he developed colour TV and brought out the world’s first mass produced television set in 1929.

In September last year, an anonymous donor stepped in to prevent a recording of Baird’s first transmission of transatlantic television pictures being sold to private collectors overseas.

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The materials, which include a disc featuring what has been described as one of the world’s earliest surviving video recordings, are now stored at the University of Glasgow along with much of the Scottish inventor’s other work.

An asking price of £78,750 was put on the “treasure trove” archive and an export bar was placed on the lot to see if any British buyers would step in.

The purchase of the collection was made possible with the financial support of a businessman from Baird’s hometown of Helensburgh, Argyll and Bute, who wished to remain anonymous.

The recording and radio log books, used by assistant Benjamin Clapp, contain the world’s first-known use of the acronym TV.

The donor, who wanted to remain anonymous, said: “[The collection] charts such an important period of modern engineering history, so I felt it could not, and should not, leave these shores to move abroad. It needs to be shared for future generations.

“John Logie Baird was a Helensburgh man and a Scottish pioneer who helped change the world, and with his ties to the University of Glasgow I think it is only right and proper that this important collection should be coming to the university, and hopefully it will help inspire future pioneering engineers.”

The phonovision shellac disc, dating back to September 20 1927, is the world’s oldest-surviving 78rpm video recording and features pictures of Stookie Bill, the ventriloquist’s dummy Baird used when developing his revolutionary mechanical scanning broadcasts.

It was recorded during his transatlantic television trials but was not actually transmitted until February 9 1928, marking one of Baird’s earliest television broadcasts.

The University of Glasgow already owns a vast collection of Baird’s work. He was a student at the university from 1914, studying engineering.

He cut short his studies when he tried to voluntarily sign up for national service in 1915 but was turned down on health grounds.

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Professor Anton Muscatelli, principal of the University of Glasgow, said: “We’re proud of the fact that John Logie Baird is an alumnus of the University of Glasgow, and so it is fitting and immensely exciting that these important items, which catalogue the world-changing work he was conducting at the time of his engineering breakthrough, are preserved here in Scotland and at the university where he studied.”

Who was John Logie Baird?

Baird was a Scottish engineer and inventor born in 1888 in Helensburgh, Scotland. He was the youngest of four sons of a clergyman.

From 1914 to 1915, Baird was a student at the University of Glasgow, reading engineering.

He cut short his studies when he tried to voluntarily sign up for war duties in 1915, but was turned down on health grounds.

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Baird went on to dominate TV innovation for three decades.

After the 1926 display, Baird continued to develop the mechanical TV and in 1927 he transmitted content across a 438 mile long telephone line between London and Glasgow. He went on to set up the Baird Television Development Company, which produced the first transatlantic broadcast and the first live transmission of the Epsom Derby.

MASSIVE Blizzard Hitting USA

This is man vs nature and global warming consequences –

NASA took the satellite photo Friday around 2:35 a.m. ET as the storm gained strength and headed to the East Coast. Forecasters have warned the storm could deliver “absolutely staggering” amounts of snow.

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Ongoing coverage of the massive snowstorm that forecasters say could dump 2 feet or more of snow on the East Coast and bring severe conditions to millions of people.

What we know

  • More than 85 million people in at least 20 states face storm warnings or advisories.
  • Weather Prediction Center estimates more than 2 feet of snow for Washington, a foot to 18 inches for Philadelphia and eight inches to a foot in New York.
  • More than 3,000 flights have been canceled Friday, with thousands more likely to follow.

Thenumber28’s thoughts and prayers are with our United States Citizens to endure this cold front.

Amazon Buys Twitch $970 million

twitchAmazon is stepping up their GAME in the gaming community. Wow.

Amazon said on Monday it would pay $970 million in cash for Twitch, a live video-game-streaming site with more than 55 million users that’s like YouTube for video games.

As of July, Twitch had over 15 billion minutes of content, and users were spending more than 100 minutes a day on the site, on average. Twitch users can host live streams of their gaming sessions and broadcast them to the world. They can also chop up their sessions into segments for streaming later.

It’s also a resource for gamers who like to show off their unique skills. For example, there’s an entire community on Twitch dedicated to doing weird stuff like beating Zelda games in under 20 minutes or playing massively collaborative games of Pokemon.

Twitch is a huge part of the internet, and it accounts for nearly 2% of all traffic in the U.S. during peak hours, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal. Only Netflix, Google, and Apple account for more traffic. In that respect, Twitch even streams more video than Hulu.

Twitch also accounts for 40% of all live-streamed internet content, according to Business Insider Intelligence:

What’s really impressive is that Twitch was able to become so big after just three years.

You can see Amazon’s purchase of Twitch as a play to take over the future of TV. More and more content is being streamed online, and more and more hours of video watching are being done on sites like YouTube, Netflix, and Hulu. Amazon has its own streaming video service called Amazon Instant that comes with Amazon Prime memberships. Amazon Instant includes thousands of streaming movies and TV shows, including original shows like “Alpha House.”

Earlier Monday, multiple reports indicated Amazon was in late-stage talks to acquire Twitch. The news came as a big surprise because just last month it was reported that Google had agreed to acquire Twitch for about $1 billion. That deal, however, was never officially confirmed.

The Google-Twitch deal felt like a natural fit, since it would’ve been a good way for YouTube to expand its video offerings. Yahoo also tried to buy Twitch for $970 million, but Amazon swooped in and got it instead.

It’s unclear what had caused the Google-Twitch deal to fall through, but one possible reason is over antitrust issues. Since Google already owns YouTube, the world’s largest video streaming site, acquiring another massive video streaming site like Twitch could raise antitrust issues.According to Forbes, the two sides couldn’t agree on the potential break up fee.

Here’s the official announcement from Amazon:

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Twitch Interactive, Inc., the leading live video platform for gamers. In July, more than 55 million unique visitors viewed more than 15 billion minutes of content on Twitch produced by more than 1 million broadcasters, including individual gamers, pro players, publishers, developers, media outlets, conventions and stadium-filling esports organizations.

“Broadcasting and watching gameplay is a global phenomenon and Twitch has built a platform that brings together tens of millions of people who watch billions of minutes of games each month – from The International, to breaking the world record for Mario, to gaming conferences like E3. And, amazingly, Twitch is only three years old,” said Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.com. “Like Twitch, we obsess over customers and like to think differently, and we look forward to learning from them and helping them move even faster to build new services for the gaming community.”

“Amazon and Twitch optimize for our customers first and are both believers in the future of gaming,” said Twitch CEO Emmett Shear. “Being part of Amazon will let us do even more for our community. We will be able to create tools and services faster than we could have independently. This change will mean great things for our community, and will let us bring Twitch to even more people around the world.”

Twitch launched in June 2011 to focus exclusively on live video for gamers. Under the terms of the agreement, which has been approved by Twitch’s shareholders, Amazon will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Twitch for approximately $970 million in cash, as adjusted for the assumption of options and other items. Subject to customary closing conditions, the acquisition is expected to close in the second half of 2014.

Here’s a letter from Twitch’s CEO:

Dear Twitch Community,

It’s almost unbelievable that slightly more than 3 years ago, Twitch didn’t exist. The moment we launched, we knew we had stumbled across something special. But what followed surprised us as much as anyone else, and the impact it’s had on both the community and us has been truly profound. Your talent, your passion, your dedication to gaming, your memes, your brilliance – these have made Twitch what it is today. Every day, we strive to live up to the standard set by you, the community. We want to create the very best place to share your gaming and life online, and that mission continues to guide us. Together with you, we’ve found new ways of connecting developers and publishers with their fans. We’ve created a whole new kind of career that lets people make a living sharing their love of games. We’ve brought billions of hours of entertainment, laughter, joy and the occasional ragequit. I think we can all call that a pretty good start. Today, I’m pleased to announce we’ve been acquired by Amazon. We chose Amazon because they believe in our community, they share our values and long-term vision, and they want to help us get there faster. We’re keeping most everything the same: our office, our employees, our brand, and most importantly our independence. But with Amazon’s support we’ll have the resources to bring you an even better Twitch. I personally want to thank you, each and every member of the Twitch community, for what you’ve created. Thank you for putting your faith in us. Thank you for sticking with us through growing pains and stumbles. Thank you for bringing your very best to us and sharing it with the world. Thank you, from a group of gamers who never dreamed they’d get to help shape the face of the industry that we love so much. It’s dangerous to go alone. On behalf of myself and everyone else at Twitch, thank you for coming with us. Emmett Shear, CEO

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Dow Jones keeps sinking – Warning

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The number 28 has an eagle’s eye on our nation. We are worried that trillions of dollars are being lost at a rapid rate. Warning.

Published: Jan 20, 2016 10:28 a.m. ET

The Dow industrials plunged more than 300 points Wednesday as a renewed rout in oil prices and global equities triggered a selloff on Wall Street.
The S&P 500 SPX, -2.67% was down 41 points, or 2.2%, at 1,840 falling below its Aug. 25 closing low of 1867.61—a level viewed as key technical support point for the S&P, suggesting further moves lower may be ahead.
dow_chartThe energy sector was the worst performer on the S&P 500, down 4%, led by Chesapeake Energy’s CHK, -8.12% 9.5% tumble.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -2.59% dropped 332 points, or 2%, to 15,690 and the Nasdaq Composite COMP, -2.58% was off 97 points, or 2.2%, at 4,381.

International Business Machines Corp. shares IBM, -4.50% retreated 4.2% after the computer maker late Tuesday reported a drop in fourth-quarter earnings. The move in Big Blue was contributing nearly 40 points to the blue-chips benchmark’s decline.

Thestock-market rout came as stocks racked up sharp losses world-wide, fueled by oil falling below $28 a barrel and worries over an economic slowdown in China and other developing markets.

“The fledgling hope from yesterday that markets were on the turn has been quashed by sharp overnight falls in Japan and Asia,” said Rebecca O’Keeffe, head of investment at stockbroker Interactive Investor, in a note.

Read: IBM needs software to save it from prolonged downfall

Meanwhile, a flurry of economic data offered a mixed picture of the U.S. economy, but did little to hearten the gloomy sentiment hurting the market.

The U.S. consumer-price index dropped 0.1% in December, but core CPI, which excludes food and energy, rose 0.1%. Though the headline number came in lower than expected, the core was in line with economists’ expectations. For all of 2015 inflation rose just 0.7%, the second slowest rate in 50 years.

Housing starts fell 2.5% last month, missing economists’ expectations, and indicating that home builders cut back slightly on new construction in the final month of 2015.

Meanwhile, in Asia, Japan’s Nikkei NIK, -3.71% slid into bear market territory, which marks a 20% slump from a recent high. And in Europe, markets were lower across the board, with the Stoxx Europe 600 index SXXP, -3.33% almost 3% and on track for its lowest close since late 2014.

“With every upturn being followed by deeper falls, investors are increasingly wary as it becomes more and more difficult to determine what might happen next,” O’Keeffe said.

Read: China’s problems now spilling into Hong Kong

The S&P 500 index SPX, -2.67% and Dow industrials DJIA, -2.59% closed marginally higher on Tuesday following a rally in Europe, while the Nasdaq Composite COMP, -2.58% closed down 0.3%.

Oil blues: Crude oil CLG6, -5.24% hit fresh 12-year lows to trade below $28 a barrel for the February contract, which expires at the end of trade Wednesday. Crude for March delivery fell 2.4% to $28.85.

The losses weighed on U.S. oil companies, with shares of Chevron Corp. CVX, -5.69% down 4.4%, Exxon Mobil Corp. XOM, -3.59% off 2.6%, and Anadarko Petroleum Corp. APC, -6.09% 5.2% lower. Seadrill Ltd. SDRL, -20.52% slid 15.7%.

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Expanding into the Future

My friends. We have arrived.

We are going to run all our servers on a raspberry pi 2!

Soon I can put all my data on a single flash drive and put it in my pocket!

The future is bright for us here at the 28, we are also expanding!

Not only have we upgraded our servers, but I am also laying out several other domains for our presence in the world.

I have high hopes for this site, for now it remains a blog site and a learning tool, so I can aspire to apply my creativity.

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Simple Pi Rack II

Thank you for reading, I want to also post more of my content here. My music, videos, my data drop box for system health tools that I seldomly need.

More storage, more CPU power, more CONTENT!

We are getting ready for 2016. This will be our year. And we will see you in the future.

The New Toyota ‘Supra’ Has Been Revealed: Prepare To Lose Your Mind

Wow check out this new Supra at the Detroit motor show!

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Toyota has stunned crowds at the Detroit motor show today with this astonishing concept, the FT-1. In case you were wondering, yes, this is the new Toyota Supra, (we’re almost certain!).The FT-1 references Toyota’s sports car history through its design language, with the front engine, rear-wheel drive layout allowing the cockpit to sit further back, also aiding weight distribution. It aims to give the driver excellent vision, thanks to the 2000GT-inspired wraparound windscreen.That attitude follows into the cockpit design, which “capitalises on the car’s low centre of gravity”.

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The FT-1 references Toyota’s sports car history through its design language, with the front engine, rear-wheel drive layout allowing the cockpit to sit further back, also aiding weight distribution. It aims to give the driver excellent vision, thanks to the 2000GT-inspired wraparound windscreen.

TOYOTA_FT1_Exterior_002 (1)That attitude follows into the cockpit design, which “capitalises on the car’s low centre of gravity“. There’s a Formula-1 style steering wheel, while a colour head-up display allows the driver to keep their eyes on the road at all times. The exterior looks like a steroidal version of the FT-86 concept that spawned the GT86. This car gets flared front wings, large air intakes and exhausts, and a huge retractable rear wing.

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Toyota claims that this new car was designed as part of its “aim of creating cars that connect more deeply with customers on an emotional level and generate a more satisfying ownership experience.

Check out this video!

There’s a Formula-1 style steering wheel, while a color head-up display allows the driver to keep their eyes on the road at all times.
The exterior looks like a steroidal version of the FT-86 concept that spawned the GT86. This car gets flared front wings, large air intakes and exhausts, and a huge retractable rear wing.

Source: The New Toyota ‘Supra’ Has Been Revealed: Prepare To Lose Your Mind