Jody Ray Bennett


Jody Ray Bennett

U.S. Army Gets A New Pistol: The XM17

The United States Army is getting a new sidearm pistol for personal protection. In a move that will affect the entire military branch, the US Army will now be turning their Beretta M9 in for the Sig Sauer XM17 Modular Handgun System (MHS).

This is the first change in nearly 30 years since the Beretta M9 was first introduced as the Army’s sidearm during the Cold War back in 1986.

According the New York Post, “Fans of the new weapon are citing factors like better accuracy and tighter dispersion tha…

Five Batman Films Coming To Netflix In January

DC fans are celebrating this week with the announcement of five Batman films coming to Netflix in January 2018. The announcement was made when Netflix released a complete list of every title being added to the site’s lineup next month.

Coming January 1, “Batman”; “Batman Returns”; ”Batman Forever”; ”Batman & Robin”; and ”Batman Begins” are all being added to Netflix’s streaming service at the same time. True fans will recognize that those are the entire films in the Tim Burton franchise and the …

South Korea Moves To Tax Cryptocurrency Gains

South Korea said Wednesday that it would like to tax capital gains from cryptocurrency trading as regulators around the world have been concerned about a bubble. Australia’s central bank chief has warned of a “speculative mania” that has seen these digital assets make soaring gains.

Bitcoin futures made their debut on the US stock market this week, and policymakers have been forced to deal with cryptocurrencies becoming a mainstream item that they will have to regulate. Bitcoin, the most well-kn…

Mouse Over Fox: Walt Disney Buys Murdoch’s Fox For 52 Billion

Disney announced on Thursday morning that it will purchase Fox for $52 billion, a deal that includes Fox’s 39 percent stake in Sky and the 20th Century Fox film studio. The remaining assets in Fox’s empire such as Fox News and Fox Sports will form a new company.

The Verge is reporting that Disney also will gain a majority control of Hulu in the deal, with Fox’s 30 percent stake giving Disney a controlling interest of 60 percent. Comcast and Time Warner will be reduced to minority stakeholders, w…

Putin Says Trump Opponents Hurt U.S. With ‘Invented’ Russia Scandal

Russian president Vladimir Putin accused opponents of Donald Trump of harming the United States by “inventing stories” about his contacts and alleged collusion with Russia. During his annual news conference, Putin said that communication between Trump and Russian officials before the US election “were normal.”

According to the BBC, Putin said Trump opposition was not treating Donald Trump with respect.

Trump’s campaign is currently under investigation by the FBI for alleged collusion with Russia. …

Muslim Leaders Ask World to Recognize East Jerusalem As Palestinian Capital

On Wednesday Muslim leaders around the world condemned President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the official capital of Israel. Muslim leaders then called on the world to respond by recognizing East Jerusalem as the official capital of Palestine.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, who hosted a summit of more than 50 Muslim countries in Istanbul, said the decision by the United States indicated that Washington “had forfeited its role as broker in efforts to end Israeli-Palestinian conf…