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Nov 01 10:27

SAUDI EXECUTES INDONESIA MAID WHO KILLED ‘ABUSIVE’ EMPLOYER IN SELF-DEFENCE

Saudi Arabia has come under fire once again after it executed an Indonesian female migrant worker without notifying her family or the Indonesian government.

Seven years after being sentenced to death for killing her employer in an act she claimed was self-defence from sexual abuse, Tuti Tursilawati was executed on Monday in the city of Taif.

President of Indonesia Joko Widodo criticised the decision today, saying the government has officially protested to Riyadh and demanded better protection for Indonesian workers in the country.

Tursilawati was executed just a week after Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister, Adel Al-Jubeir, met with his Indonesian counterpart and President Widodo in Jakarta to discuss migrant workers’ rights.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

She should never have gone to Saudi Arabia for work in the first place.

Women are completely disposable here; and particularly Asian women hoping to find work, where none really exists for them at all back home, are considered the most disposable.

Saudi men are of the opinion that women in their country can be dealt with in any way they chose, including abusing them, secure that the government will do absolutely nothing to them if they indulge in these kinds of practices, because these are "behavioural norms" for men who come from families with money.

This Saudi attitude toward women, coupled with this execution, should be a cautionary tale writ large, for Asian women hoping to get a better job in Saudi Arabia, where the risks definitely outweigh the benefits.

I would never, this lifetime, willingly, go to Riyadh; I would, however, love to see Tehran, because of the incredible history, art, and music, and science I know I would find there. I would love to talk with their young people, and see what dreams they have for their future, and how they see themselves shaping that future.

Nov 01 10:10

COMING TO A CHECKPOINT NEAR EU: TRIALS OF AI LIE-DETECTOR BORDER GUARD UNDERWAY IN THREE EU STATES

Trials are underway of an EU-funded scheme where AI lie-detector systems will be used to scan potentially dodgy travelers coming from outside the bloc. Too Orwellian? Or just the latest step towards smoother travel?

Commencing from November 1, the iBorderCtrl system will be in place at four border crossing points in Hungary, Latvia and Greece with countries outside EU. It aims to facilitate faster border crossings for travelers while weeding out potential criminals or illegal crossings.

Like all AI technologies in their infancy, the system is still highly experimental and with a current success rate of 76 percent, it won’t be actually preventing anyone from crossing the border during its six month trial. But developers of the system are “quite confident” that accuracy can be boosted to 85 percent with the fresh data.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Forgive me, but how in heaven's name can a 98% "false positive rating" ever possibly be interpreted as "a good thing" for London police?!?

Nov 01 08:23

CNN’s Don Lemon Believes Biggest Terror Threat to America is … White Men

CNN host Don Lemon believes that in the wake of the shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh and the serial pipe bomber that targeted Democrats, “white men” are the biggest terror threat in America.

It is the kind of rhetoric that earned Lemon the moniker of “dumbest man on television” from President Trump.

“We keep thinking that the biggest terror threat is something else, some people who are marching, you know, towards the border, like it’s imminent,” Lemon explained to the runner-up as dumbest man on television, Chris Cuomo.

“We have to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right,” he added.

Nov 01 08:12

London Replaces Reality With 'Emotional Calls' - Russian Embassy

London keeps replacing objective reality with "emotional calls" and "groundless accusations" as it tries to create an international anti-Russian alliance, the press officer of the Russian Embassy to the United Kingdom told reporters on Wednesday.

His remark came amid UK Prime Minister Theresa May's recent statement that Russia was deploying chemical weapons in the United Kingdom, voiced during her address at the meeting of the Nordic Council in Oslo on Tuesday.

"We strongly reject these insinuations. Another portion of accusations of Russia is a far cry from reality. We would like to stress that, as regards the Salisbury incident, we have to deal with a reckless position of the current British authorities, as they refuse, without any substantial explanations, to cooperate with Russia on the investigation of the poisoning of the two Russian nationals on British soil," the press officer told reporters.

Oct 31 12:57

CNN PROVIDES FLOWCHART FOR ACCEPTABLE HALLOWEEN COSTUMES

CNN re-upped a flowchart from 2016 for readers on Wednesday telling them what costumes they should and should not wear this Halloween.

“Should you wear that costume for Halloween?” CNN tweeted. “Consult this flowchart.”

Oct 31 12:48

NYT Op-Ed on Tel Aviv-Jerusalem train recycles sentiment for mythologized past

“In the winter months the landscape is as lush as Ireland,” writes Matti Friedman of the train between Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in his October 18, 2018, New York Times opinion piece, “A Train Ride Back to the Old Israel.” Gazing at the view from the train line, he continues, “but now, at the end of a long summer, it’s dry olive-green and limestone under a pale blue sky.” This gorgeous travel log is a nostalgic exercise in Zionist revisionist history. Throughout the essay, Friedman fetishizes Palestinian history, ignoring the real human beings–and their point of view–at the center of this history to further his agenda of portraying Israel as a Zionist utopia.

Oct 31 11:53

Defense at Home, at Work, and on the Street – This Time on Self Defense Gun Stories

Here is some news you won't find in the mainstream media. Again this week, responsible gun owners defend themselves and the people they love.

Oct 31 11:49

Young Jews hold sit-in at Republican club that hosted ‘Proud Boys’ to demand renunciation of white nationalism

In videos posted to social media the group is seen surrounding a display of kippas, or religious skullcaps, with the names of the victims of Saturday’s shooting atop a banner that reads “GOP: Tell White Nationalists They Don’t Have A Place in Your Party.”

The organization the Jewish Vote posted on Twitter, “Trump and the GOP are directly responsible for the wave of white nationalist terrorism sweeping the country. Hate speech coming from the White House is causing hate violence in our communities.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Democrats are campaigning on the demonization of white people and nationalism.

Oct 31 11:47

Pittsburgh statements by progressive Jewish groups stress Trump’s fomenting of white nationalism

The Pittsburgh branch of Bend the Arc, a progressive Jewish organization committed to racial equality, sent an open letter to the president saying he had “incited” the killings and asking him not to come to Pittsburgh till he denounces white nationalism.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Bend the Arc is a PAC co-founded by George Soros' son Alex, who is also the current chairman.

Oct 31 11:46

White nationalism and Jewish groups JVP and IfNotNow are ‘both sides’ of anti-Semitism, ADL’s Greenblatt said

In recent days, many outlets have turned to Jonathan Greenblatt to explain hatred of Jews in the U.S. Greenblatt was on CNN and the PBS News Hour today, on MSNBC yesterday, and the day before he had an op-ed in the New York Times. In all his appearances, Greenblatt has emphasized the anti-semitic threat from rightwing nationalists, but he has also quietly cited anti-Zionism as part of the problem, pointing to anti-Semitism on college campuses.

Greenblatt has a history of accusing leftwing critics of Israel of supposed anti-Semitism. Last January, Greenblatt spoke at a forum in Israel and repeatedly lumped leftwing anti-Zionism in with rightwing nationalism as threats to American Jews.

Oct 31 11:44

Judge: State Dept provided false statements to derail Clinton lawsuits about email server and Benghazi

U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth has accused the State Department officials of telling lies and signing false affidavits in hopes to derail lawsuits that sought information about Hillary Clinton's private email server and how she handled the Benghazi terror attack in 2012.

This took place during a hearing in Washington, D.C.

The judge said he was "shocked" to learn that Clinton's former chief of staff, Cheryl Mills, had been granted immunity by the FBI during their investigation of Clinton's private email server.

In a combative exchange at a hearing Friday in Washington, D.C., a federal judge unabashedly accused career State Department officials of lying and signing "clearly false" affidavits to derail a series of lawsuits seeking information about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's private email server and her handling of the 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Oct 31 11:44

DARPA Seeks FAA Approval For Military Drones Over American Cities By 2030 – At The Latest

Just a little over 10 years after drone surveillance inside U.S. borders was declared a conspiracy theory, it is now an indisputable fact of life. So, too, are military grade drones along the “border,” which in reality constitutes a 100-mile-wide swath that encircles the continental United States and 2/3 of its population.

Oct 31 11:40

John Mauldin Warns Debt Alarms Are Ringing

As noted, debt can be appropriate—even government debt, in some (rare) circumstances. I am glad FDR issued war bonds to help defeat the Nazis, for instance. Now, however, governments go into debt not because they face existential threats, but simply to keep their citizens and benefactors comfortable.

Similarly, central banks enable debt because they think it will generate economic growth. Sometimes it does, too. The problem is they create debt with little regard for how it will be used. That’s how we get artificial booms and subsequent busts.

We are told not to worry about absolute debt levels so long as the economy is growing in concert with them. That makes sense. A country with a larger GDP can carry more debt. But that is increasingly not what is happening. Let me give you two data points.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please, if you are personally carrying a lot of debt, please try to get it under control now.

As the Fed tightens, and credit becomes more expensive, it will hit the interest rate on your credit cards like the proverbial financial "bat out of hell", and it will make it both more difficult, and less timely, to pay down the interest on these cards.

Oct 31 11:37

Texas Border Residents Warned Of "Armed Civilians" Confronting Caravan; Trump Says Military Mobilized

Texas landowners along the US-Mexico border have reportedly been told this week by the US Border Patrol to expect a possible influx of "armed civilians" on their property as a Central American migrant caravan makes its way towards the United States, reports AP.

The Associated Press reported that these civilians say they intend to support the National Guard and Border Patrol to prevent the illegal migrants from crossing into the U.S.

But some see the move as a negative, arguing that the armed civilians' presence would add even more tension should there be a confrontation.

Three activists told the AP they were going to the border or organizing others, and groups on Facebook have posted warnings about the caravan. One said it was “imperative that we have boots on the ground.” Another wrote: “WAR! SECURE THE BORDER NOW!” -Associated Press

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To all those who feel a need to be in an extra-legal capability at our borders, I have two words for you: "Restraint, please!!"

Because what the leftist "Sorosians" and Clintonistas are drooling for, is the first incident where a woman, or kid, (and you have to know they'll put them right in the line of fire first) is wounded or killed, in order to characterize Trump as some kind inhuman monster, right before the mid-terms next Tuesday. And trust me, the cameras are going to be right out front, documenting everything.

Please do not give them the satisfaction of making that happen.

Oct 31 11:26

COPS HAD A WARRANT TO ARREST A STALKER. NINE DAYS LATER, HE WAS FREE, AND SHE WAS DEAD.

Rosemarie Reilly repeatedly begged police for help in the month leading up to her death. Her ex-boyfriend, Jeremy Kelley, had beaten her and held a gun to her head, then started following her, she told them, but police didn’t take him into custody. Nine days after an arrest warrant was issued, Kelley tracked Reilly down at a friend’s house. In the middle of the night, he dragged her into the street by her hair and shot her multiple times in the torso before killing himself. The 21-year-old Michigan nursing student died at the scene.

Two years later, Reilly’s mother is demanding that law enforcement take responsibility for her daughter’s death and alleging in a lawsuit that they went easy on Kelley because his father was a cop. Pamela Reilly, 55, who filed a lawsuit against Michigan’s Ottawa County and several members of local police forces Oct. 5, told BuzzFeed News that the lack of urgency police showed in response to her daughter’s pleas for help led to her murder.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This never, ever should have happened, period, end of discussion.

And BTW, where the hell was Attorney General Jeff Sessions, allegedly our "top cop", who is generally fond telling police officers that there is a "war against them" when things like this happen?!?

In his usual, preferred situation of "nowhere to be found", when it comes to cases like this.

Oct 31 11:19

MATTIS: US NEEDS "OFFENSIVE WEAPONS IN SPACE" FOR DEFENSE

Secretary of Defense James Mattis claims that it’s not enough for the United States to have advanced weapons on Earth, but in order for the nation to be safe, the country needs weapons in space. Mattis alleges that in order to protect the American way of life, the Pentagon must be prepared for the deployment and usage of offensive weapons in space.

“We are going to have to be prepared to use offensive weapons in space should someone decide to militarize it and go on the offensive,” said the retired Marine who took over the Pentagon in January 2017, according to RT. In any competitive sport in the world, “you cannot simply play defense and win,” Mattis added. “This is not an area that we want to be second-place in.”

Space is “critical to our economy, it’s critical to our way of life, we’ve grown reliant on it,” Mattis said. In addition to the surveillance and military intelligence roles, US satellites are used for navigation, communication, commerce, and banking.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mr. President and Sec Def Mattis, a word, please: walking away from this Outer Space Treaty of 67 is a really, really bad idea, and incurring the costs, at the expense of Americans already marginalized by the "great migration" of American jobs which have been offshored/outsourced over the past 20 years, will not "endear" this administration with its base.

I would like you to both, please, consider both the consequences, and the costs, to this country, both in terms of its international reputation (which appears to be going through an industrial-strength shredder as I type this), and the coming geopolitical cycle for 2020.

Oct 31 11:15

Instagram removes #Jewsdid11 hashtag at NYT request

Sheera Frenkel @sheeraf (NYT reporter) tweets:
"Following our reporting on this, Instagram has removed the hashtag #jewsdid911. It was active for years and had over 11,000 posts. It was one of the top search results if you searched for “Jews.” Why did it take our questions to get it removed?"

[That's sort of funny, because when I shouted to Trump that "Jews were arrested on 9/11 in New Jersey, not Muslims," and that "Israel did 9/11!," he replied by declaring on live TV that "hes alright, hes okay, he's actually a Trump guy, he's on our side, he's very committed, hes just got a lot of energy."] LOL. :-) Video of his odd response here.

Oct 31 11:12

Saudis demanded good publicity over Yemen aid, leaked UN document shows

Saudi Arabia has demanded that aid agencies operating in Yemen should provide favourable publicity for Riyadh’s role in providing $930m (£725m) of humanitarian aid, an internal UN document reveals.

Saudi military intervention in the three-year civil war is widely regarded as a prime cause of the humanitarian disaster that has seen 10,000 civilians killed, and left millions close to starvation. The kingdom intervened in Yemen to restore a UN-recognised government, and push back Iranian-supported Houthi rebels.

Although many donors seek publicity in return for grants, the extent of the Saudi demands are highly unusual.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sorry, Butcher of Yemen, AKA Prince Mohammed bin Salman, but every time I hear the words "Saudi Arabia", these images of Yemen immediately come into my head, and I cannot "unsee" them, nor can anyone else with half a conscience left:

THIS is the truth of what US-enabled military aid in Saudi Arabia is creating:

Images: dead and crippled children, courtesy of US enabled rocket strikes in Yemen

Images: Yemeni children starving to death, courtesy of US-enabled Saudi port blockades

images: Yemeni children dying from (possibly weaponised) cholera, courtesy of Saudi Arabia's destruction of very primitive water works.

Your "great contributions' to the Yemeni people are death, cholera, and malnutrition; I am sure there is a special place in the afterlife for people like you, who believe that the genocide of a an entire people makes them "powerful"; but future titles for your reign will include your butchery in Yemen by perhaps other terms.

" A Human monster among us" may well be one of them.

Oct 31 11:00

How Google wipes Palestine off the map

Like the other Silicon Valley monopolies, Google habitually takes the side of Israeli occupation and war crimes in Palestine – the very term Palestine is not used by their highly influential maps app.

A new report by a Palestinian human rights group last month exposed the depths of Google’s dedication to the Israeli occupation.

With a known history documented back more than 3,200 years, the name “Palestine” is the only term continuously used for the entire territory of the country lying between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea.

Palestine is the most historically accurate term. But since 1948, when Zionist militias expelled the majority of the Palestinian population from the country by force, a new state, “Israel”, was established.

That state has never declared its borders.

Oct 31 10:25

THIS IS CNN: Host Compares Trump’s “America First” Platform To Germany’s Kristallnacht

In more of the same overwrought rhetoric that has become commonplace on CNN, one of the network’s hosts ventured into territory that was once thought to be beyond the pale.

On Tuesday’s edition of "New Day" with Alisyn Camerota, host John Avlon took advantage of the weekend’s horrific shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue to invoke the Holocaust as a way to attack President Trump.

There have been no shortage of Hitler or Nazi analogies over the past two years, but this could be a new low for the self-proclaimed "most trusted name in news."

Oct 31 10:23

@RealJamesWoods --- Literally my favorite compilation since, of course, the election night sob fest. #Bombshell

The media has been breaking “bombshells” about the “beginning of the end” of the Trump admin for over a year now. #OutrageFatigue

Oct 31 10:13

US Allocates $40Mln to Counter Alleged Russian, Chinese Propaganda

The United States has allocated $40 million to the Global Engagement Center in an attempt to fight what they called the Russian and Chinese propaganda machine, the State Department announced Tuesday.

"At the end of September the Global Engagement Center obligated $40 million to support initiatives that counter disinformation propaganda spread by foreign countries," State Department Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino told reporters. "This funding will support a variety of efforts to counter Russian, Iranian and Chinese disinformation and propaganda."

Oct 31 10:11

Trump Is America's National Pinata

It’s been quite a while since I first wrote that I resented the MSM (New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, MSNBC etc etc) for effectively monopolizing the entire discussion about Donald Trump. Don’t remember exactly when I wrote that, do remember Jim Kunstler sent a mail and thanked me for saying it. Because he felt- and feels- the same way.

Oct 31 10:10

PROPAGANDA: Hollywood Attacks Russian Christians, Portrays them as Terrorists

Why demonize and dehumanize Christians in this way? Members of the Orthodox Church are not the ones who have been flying planes into buildings and going on murder sprees in grade schools. So why demonize Orthodox priests? Why depict a three-bar cross on the arm of a terrorist?

This may be Hollywood's way of jumping on the bandwagon with other left-wing liberal media sources, promoting an agenda that is biased against Christians — especially white ones. A number of these media outlets have cited dubious studies, with some of them claiming that "most terrorists in the U.S. are right wing, not Muslim."

These liberal-leaning studies tend to have major methological flaws, merely tallying the number of "attacks", instead of focusing on the number of actual human casualties. Thus a relatively minor act of vandalism gets put in the same category as a mass-murder in a public place. With such an approach, it is no wonder that their data is skewed.

Oct 31 09:52

White Helmets Hiring Locals for Staged Chemical Attacks, Paying in Food - MoD

Militants in several Syrian regions including Aleppo are engaged in planning provocations involving the use of chemical weapons including chlorine, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said, citing information provided by the Russian Center for Reconciliation in Syria.

"We have repeatedly informed the public about attempts by radical militants and the White Helmets, notorious for their fakes, to organize provocations using chemical agents and accusing government forces of using chemical weapons against the local population," Konashenkov noted, speaking at a press briefing on Wednesday.

According to the spokesman, on October 27, the Russian Center for Reconciliation in Syria received information from locals that terrorists from the Islamic Party of Turkestan* had transferred twenty 10 liter containers of chlorine for use in false flag attacks in Maarrat al-Nu'man, a city in Idlib province, northwest Syria.

Oct 31 09:49

Mark Zuckerberg Officially Called to Appear in Joint Hearing by UK, Canadian MPs

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of the social media giant Facebook, was officially summoned to appear at a joint hearing by British and Canadian MPs to answer questions related to the issues of data privacy and disinformation.

During a hearing scheduled to take place on November 27, British MPs and their Canadian counterparts want Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to appear before an "international grand committee," saying that his "evidence is now overdue and urgent".

"We call on you to take up this historic opportunity to tell parliamentarians from both sides of the Atlantic and beyond about the measures Facebook is taking to halt the spread of disinformation on your platform, and to protect user data," said Damian Collins, Tory MP who chairs the UK's Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee.

Oct 31 09:31

CNN’s Don Lemon Believes Biggest Terror Threat to America is … White Men

CNN host Don Lemon believes that in the wake of the shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh and the serial pipe bomber that targeted Democrats, “white men” are the biggest terror threat in America.

It is the kind of rhetoric that earned Lemon the moniker of “dumbest man on television” from President Trump.

“We keep thinking that the biggest terror threat is something else, some people who are marching, you know, towards the border, like it’s imminent,” Lemon explained to the runner-up as dumbest man on television, Chris Cuomo.

Oct 31 09:19

Google Is Trying To Censor Marsha Blackburn Campaign Ads, Says Videos Of Protestors Interrupting Her Moment Of Silence Are ‘Shocking Content’

Google Ads informed Rep. Marsha Blackburn’s campaign Tuesday that her advertisements including video footage of protestors interrupting her moment of silence for victims of the recent deadly mass shooting of a synagogue were disapproved because they contained “shocking content.”

Oct 31 09:17

LISTENING TO TOO MUCH CHRISTMAS MUSIC IS BAD FOR YOUR HEALTH, ACCORDING TO CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

It’s the news that Grinches everywhere have been waiting for: overdosing on festive music is officially bad for your mental health.

Not least because of the clangy harmonies and insipid lyrics that make Christmas haters want to say “bah humbug” at every smiling passer-by in a bobble hat.

It turns out that Christmas songs actually stop us from being able to focus on anything other than mince pies and mistletoe.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sounds like liberal BS to me. "You're not SUPPOSED to focus on mince pies and mistletoe! You are supposed to focus on the progressive agenda! And anyway, mistletoe is a symbol of male sexual oppression of women, dammit!"

Oct 31 07:32

Breaking with tradition

Did the events depicted in the Bible really take place, and did the people mentioned really exist? In their popular book The Bible Unearthed: Archaeology's New Vision of Ancient Israel and the Origin of Its Sacred Texts, archeologists Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman refuted the biblical portrayal of the exodus from Egypt. In their new [2007] book David and Solomon: In Search of the Bible's Sacred Kings and the Roots of the Western Tradition, they have some surprising things to say about two key biblical figures, David and Solomon ... In their book, Finkelstein and Silberman claim that the kingdoms of David and Solomon did not exist as they were described in the Bible.

Oct 31 07:30

The Rock of our Existence

With the coming of the Zionists to Palestine, a frantic archeological search started. The country was combed for real, scientific proof that the Biblical story was not just a bunch of myths, but real honest-to-God history ... From the beginning of the effort to this very day, not a single piece of evidence of the ancient history was found. Not a single indication that the exodus from Egypt, the basis of Jewish history, ever happened ... Even if one would like to believe that the Bible only exaggerates real events, the fact is that not even a tiny mention of the exodus, the conquest of Canaan or King David has been found. They just did not happen.
Note: 75% of the founders of Israel had never set foot in Palestine nor had any of their ancestors. Fact.

See also The Exodus That Did Not Happen

Oct 31 07:24

Who Forged It?

On Oct. 27, 1941, FDR, locked in mortal combat with an America First Committee that was resisting his drive to war, played his trump. On Navy Day, at the Mayflower Hotel, FDR declared: "I have in my possession a secret map, made in Germany by Hitler's Government -- by planners of the New World Order ... It is a map of South America ... as Hitler proposes to reorganize it ... This map makes clear the Nazi design, not only against South America but against the United States as well." ... The Nazi plans for eradicating Christianity were never found. And the map? A forgery by British agent Ivar Bryce, who worked under Churchill's man William Stephenson, who had been given his mission: provoke America to go to war with Germany.
Note: If we could just rid ourselves of the lies and liars we might be able to become civilized.

Oct 30 13:25

China’s Xi tells military to prepare for war as US Navy warns of high seas encounters

One of the key responsibilities of the Southern Theater Command is protecting China’s interests in the South China Sea, where Beijing claims sovereignty over a number of islands. The sea is of strategic importance to Chinese trade. The US rejects the territorial claims and has been sending so-called Freedom of Navigation missions through the waters and airspace, which Beijing considers its own, as a gesture of defiance.

Chief of US Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson said Tuesday the US and China “will meet each other more and more on the high seas” as the two nations confront each other in the South China Sea.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just because something is the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid thing it could possibly do, is utterly no guarantee that the US government will not do it.

Provoking China over these islands is definitely one of the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid things the US military could be doing right now.

As someone who sits on an Island which would be a first-strike target for China, if this war cranks up, you can color me extraordinarily nervous right now.

Oct 30 13:12

"Organized Busing Operation" Exposed, Moving Migrants Closer To US Border

But as it turns out, the organizations that have been aiding the caravan since it first formed in Honduras nearly three weeks ago have already accounted for this. And to help ensure that images of border patrol agents arresting families and separating small children from their parents are flashing across cable news in the days and hours before the polls open, these groups are employing a new tactic: Busing.

That's right. As Fox News report on Tuesday showed, migrants traveling with the caravan are being loaded on to chartered buses and transported to the next stop on the trail to the US, having refused Mexico's offer of asylum, shelter and jobs should they opt to stay in the country. Fox News reporter Griff Jenkins revealed that multiple professional buses have lined up to board the migrants, as footage from the report showed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am expecting this to hit the border precisely on Tuesday, 6 November, because that is when the midterm elections in the US will be held.

I have a feeling that this stunt will come back to bite the Democrats, big-time.

Oct 30 13:06

Russia Plans Missile-Firing Exercise Off Norway Amid NATO Drills

The Russian Navy plans to test missiles in international waters off Norway's coast this week, Norwegian and NATO officials say, as the Western military alliance conducts its largest military exercise since the end of the Cold War.

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on October 29 the alliance was informed last week about the planned tests.

"Russia has a sizable presence in the north, also off Norway," Stoltenberg told the Norwegian news agency NTB.

"Large [Russian] forces take part in maneuvers and they practice regularly," he added.

Russian officials did not immediately comment on the planned missile tests, which come amid persistent tension between NATO and Russia, which seized Crimea from Ukraine in 2014 and backs separatists in an ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine but accuses the alliance of provocative behavior near its borders.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The timing indicates that Russia is simply warning NATO not to do something which could potentially go so far wrong, as to initiate an accidental clash, and create the outbreak of hostilities.

Oct 30 12:56

US Holds Thousands of Syrian Refugees Hostage, Establishes Military Bases in Northern Syria

Syria is Washington’s war, launched by Obama in March 2011, escalated by Trump, no end of it in prospect. It’s all about wanting pro-Western puppet rule replacing the Syrian government, isolating Iran, ahead of a similar scheme to topple its government.

Most Americans are mindless about what’s going on.

Syria is in the eye of the storm, war in its eighth year, Washington using ISIS and other terrorists as imperial proxies, supplemented by US-led terror-bombing, is responsible for massacring thousands of Syrian civilians.

US forces operate in Syria illegally, occupying northern and southern territory on “18 bases in the northeastern and eastern provinces of” the country, according to Fars News.

Russian military analyst Vladimir Kozin said

“the US is training terrorists in 19 military bases in Syria.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, no matter which of the Presidential candidates for whom Americans might vote, that perpetual and endless state of war,so loved and adored by the US Deep State, because it keeps the people who comprise it in power, will not allow its end.

Oct 30 12:45

Gaza's drinking water spurs blue baby syndrome, serious illnesses

This article is the first of a two-part series on Gaza’s water crisis. The second, which examines solutions to Gaza’s water and health catastrophe, was published on Tuesday, October 30.

Gaza - The unshaven doctor with circles under his eyes enters the children's ward at Al Nassar hospital in Gaza City. It's a Thursday evening, almost the weekend. The ward is bleak and eerily quiet, but for the occasional wail of an infant.

But in recent months Dr Abu Samia has seen sharp rises in gastroenteritis, kidney disease, paediatric cancer, marasmus - a disease of severe malnutrition appearing in infants – and "blue baby syndrome", an ailment causing bluish lips, face, and skin, and blood the colour of chocolate.

Before, the doctor says, he saw "one or two cases" of blue baby syndrome in five years. Now it's the opposite - five cases in one year.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israelis have a multitude of ways toward insuring that Palestinians don't survive for very long; prohibition of clean drinking water for Gaza's children, is one of those ways.

Depriving anyone of clean water, is a act criminal.

But then again, what else would one expect of a wretchedly apartheid, self-proclaimed theocracy with nuclear weapons?!?

Oct 30 12:35

Annotation of Sec. Pompeo’s Certification of Yemen War: Civilian Casualties and Saudi-Led Coalition

Last month, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo certified that the Saudi-led Coalition fighting a war in Yemen is taking sufficient steps to reduce civilian casualties in its military operations. The Secretary’s decision whether to issue a certification is required by a recent statute: section 1290 of the McCain National Defense Authorization Act. Under that provision, a failure to certify (or issue a waiver in its stead) would have automatically triggered suspension of congressional appropriations for the refueling of Coalition aircraft conducting missions in Yemen.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I doubt that they will get anything at all from Secretary of State Pompeo; and definitely not by tomorrow, which signals the months' end.

The lies will continue on his part, because it supports the incredible amount of money the Saudis are paying for their jets and bombs; it is just that simple.

Oct 30 12:30

America’s Bloody Ally

The U.S. continues to support the dictatorship of Saudi Arabia—as a key ally—even after the horrific murder of Jamal Khashoggi and the horrendous five-year bombing campaign on Yemen, writes Ann Wright.

The latest information leaking from the Turkish government indicates that the dismemberment of Khashoggi was filmed and Skyped to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s senior aide, Saud al-Qahtani, who has since been reportedly sacked from his position. Al-Qahtani was reportedly Mohammad bin Salman’s right-hand adviser/enforcer in the kidnapping and interrogation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri and of the detention and shakedown of many wealthy Saudi elite in the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Riyadh.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Some media can certainly be portrayed in this way; but not all. And I hate the issue of ANYONE getting body slammed, for any reason.

But having said that, Ann Wright is one of the most principled, and moral woman, I have ever met, when she did speak here on Oahu, at an event Mike and I attended. I just wish there were more in government and Congress who had her strength of courage and witness; sadly, she is the exception which proves the rule, unfortunately.

Oct 30 12:12

US Says Raising Pressure on Saudi Arabia Over Qatar and Yemen

The White House is still “weighing options” on what to do about Saudi Arabia murdering US permanent resident Jamal Khashoggi. President Trump clearly isn’t inclined to do very much, but that doesn’t mean some pressure won’t come to bear.

Officials are already reporting some minor pressure on the Saudis, centered on 16-months of Saudi isolation of Qatar, a vital US ally. Administration officials are reportedly urging the Saudis to quickly resolve Qatar.

Officials also say they want the Saudis to take certain unspecified “steps” on the wildly unpopular war in Yemen. The US has been getting a lot of flack for backing that Saudi war, and the Saudis are committing a lot of war crimes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US government is neck-deep in collusion with Saudi war crimes in Yemen; but the US companies don't want that so-lucrative Saudi money to go away, given all the bombs and fighter jets we keep selling them.

My sense is, once the Khashoggi affair is forgotten, the US/Saudi punishment of Yemen will continue, completely unabated. And here is what it looks like from the Yemeni side of the conflict(warning: graphic, horrific images)

Images: Yemeni children killed or crippled in US-enabled Saudi bombing runs

Image: Yemeni child starving to death, courtesy of US-Enabled Yemeni port blockades

Images: Yemeni children dying of cholera, possibly weaponised) courtesy of US/Saudi bombing of water infrastructure

And if you darn near lost your lunch over these horrific images, congrats; you haven't completely lost your humanity.

But folks, unless and until we can have a serious conversation with our (alleged) representatives, who work tirelessly for the corporations which own them, and convince them to have a very frank with our Merchant of Death in Chief, President Trump, about how lousy the optics of this war are for his run in 2020, business in Yemen will continue as usual, with the collateral damage of innocent lives increasing.

Oct 30 11:55

PLO Suspends Recognition of Israel, Withdraws From Oslo Accord

The Central Council of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) has moved to fully withdraw from the Oslo Accord on Monday, announcing that they are ending their commitment to the deal, and halting all security coordination with Israel.

Halting security cooperation with Israel is a huge move, and it also comes with an announcement that the PLO will withhold recognition of the State of Israel, until such time as Israel agrees to recognize the State of Palestine.

The 1993 Oslo Accord was intended to increase cooperation during a brief transition period leading to Palestinian statehood. With Israel’s far-right leadership having long insisted that the Palestinians will never have an independent state, many in the PLO have argued that security cooperation was just making the permanent Israeli occupation cheaper and giving them legal cover to do things in violation of international law in the occupied territories.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A reasonable move, on the part of the PLO, seeing how little progress has been made since Oslo in 1993, but not one with which the United States will be happy.

Oct 30 11:46

Leaked Documents Prove Soros’s Open Society Is Working with UN in Supporting Current Illegal Migrant Crisis

The United Nations admitted on Sunday that they are assisting the illegal immigrants and caravans from Central America making their way to the US southern border.

The UN admitted in today’s news article that they have mobilized extra staff and resources to assist the illegal immigrants in the caravans.

UN News reported:

"A priority for UNHCR, which has mobilized extra staff and resources to help those making the journey in Mexico’s southern borderlands, is ensuring migrants are informed on their rights to asylum. In an agency video, a UNHCR protection associate said many migrants were simply unaware asylum was an option.

UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards told reporters in Geneva earlier this week that transit and destination countries must consider their human rights obligations ahead of immigration status.

“UNHCR would like to remind countries along this route that this caravan is likely to include people in real danger,” Edwards said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF, in fact, these reports are true, this action by the UN may well convince President Trump to leave the UN, and strip away all financial contribution to its causes.

UPDATE: Israel will never allow Trump to leave the UN as they would lose their veto in the Security Council!

Oct 30 11:37

PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS: THE LATEST BOMB SCARE

While driving I listened to a large part of the press conference, and the affair struck me as an orchestration. Every agency involved was present, from the Postal Service to the FBI and Secret Service, the directors of which praised the expert professional performance of their agencies in intercepting the bombs. It seemed to me overdone, especially in view of the FBI’s admission that they could not say that the bombs were functional. Why would a bomber send non-functional bombs?

There are other things to notice and to wonder about. Photos of the packages, if these are the actual mailed packages and not someone’s construction used to cast doubt on the official story, do not show postage sufficient to cover the weight of a bomb. Also, all the anti-Democrat stickers on Sayoc’s van seem very new and unfaded to have spent much time in the Florida sun.

Oct 30 11:28

THE U.S. LOST A KEY ALLY IN SOUTHERN AFGHANISTAN. BUT ABDUL RAZIQ WAS NO HERO.

Raziq was a classic product of America’s failed policy in Afghanistan, wherein personalities have been propped up over — and sometimes at the expense of — institutions. Of the $557 billion America spent in Afghanistan from 2001 to 2011, just 5.4 percent went toward governance. Most of the money was spent on security, which enriched men like Raziq.

Oct 30 11:22

US MAIL BOMBER REPORTEDLY COMPILED 100-NAME ‘HIT LIST’

Cesar Sayoc, suspected of mailing at least 15 pipe bombs to prominent Democrats, was just getting started, according to law enforcement sources who say they found a “hit list” of over 100 names in his Trump-spangled van.
The list, which includes names and addresses, was found in the van where he is believed to have lived and constructed the devices. Sources familiar with the probe say Sayoc told FBI agents and other authorities that he did not mean to hurt the targets during a brief interview at their South Florida field office.

The fifteenth envelope – a third mailing destined for CNN headquarters in Atlanta after two earlier packages were sent to the station’s New York offices – was intercepted Monday afternoon at a postal facility.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This guy sounds like a consummate patsy, and these bombs appear to be crudely fabricated devices, which could never, possibly, be exploded here.

This smells to both of us like a fabricated hoax, supposed to build "sympathy" for the Democrats in the upcoming midterms.The problem for the Democrats is, it has exploded in their collective faces, somewhat akin to a bad trick cigar.

And the Democrats, with their tone-deaf messaging on illegal immigration, given that we are looking at hordes attempting to breach the US borders illegally, bringing utterly zero skills but plenty of undesirables and diseases, is the kind of action toward which the character Tony Soprano in the TV series "The Sopranos" would have said, "Fuggetaboutit!!"

Oct 30 11:13

NBC News raises eyebrows by sitting on info that contradicted Michael Avenatti client's gang rape claim

NBC's Kate Snow: Info Clearing Kavanaugh Wasn't 'Newsworthy' Before Confirmation

Oct 30 11:11

ZIKA SPRAYING COULD WIPE OUT 13 PERCENT OF U.S. HONEYBEE COLONIES

Pesticides sprayed in the southern U.S. to stop the spread of the Zika virus could turn the nation's honeybees into collateral damage.

That is the warning issued by a study from the University of Exeter and the University of California, Berkeley published Friday in the Journal of Agricultural Research. The study found that 13 percent of U.S. honeybee keepers are at risk of losing their colonies from Zika spraying.

"A colony unexpectedly exposed to pesticide spraying for mosquitoes would almost certainly be wiped out," study lead author Lewis Bartlett of the University of Exeter's Center for Ecology and Conservation said in a university press release. "Beekeepers in the U.S. move their colonies around to support farmers, so a beekeeper with all their bees in one area at a given time could lose them all."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We all depend upon bees to pollinate crops; as the bees go, so do the crops they pollinate.

There has to be some other way to protect these colonies, and keep Zika in check.

Oct 30 11:09

SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS CAN IDENTIFY EVERYONE BY "TALKING TO THEIR CELLPHONES"

“This system basically allows surveillance cameras to talk to the public through their individual phones,” Purdue Univeristy doctoral student Siyuan Cao said.

As the above video illustrates, soon no where will be safe from Big Brother's prying eyes.

Purdue University's SIMBA Labs has developed a camera-to-human surveillance program called PHADE otherwise known as Private Human Addressing. The name of this new program, seems appropriate as everyone's privacy will soon phade fade away. (Pun intended.)

Before I discuss PHADE I would like to point out a few important facts.

Purdue University is also known as "Purdue Homeland University (PHU)." PHU's mission is to "enhance Homeland Security.and validate Homeland Security technology."

DHS/PHU also has an entire section devoted to giving threat assessments of K-12 grade students, "we have created a threat assessment tool that schools can use for an all-hazards approach." You cannot make this stuff up.

Oct 30 11:05

SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS CAN IDENTIFY EVERYONE BY "TALKING TO THEIR CELLPHONES"

“This system basically allows surveillance cameras to talk to the public through their individual phones,” Purdue Univeristy doctoral student Siyuan Cao said.

As the above video illustrates, soon no where will be safe from Big Brother's prying eyes.

Purdue University's SIMBA Labs has developed a camera-to-human surveillance program called PHADE otherwise known as Private Human Addressing. The name of this new program, seems appropriate as everyone's privacy will soon phade fade away. (Pun intended.)

Before I discuss PHADE I would like to point out a few important facts.

Purdue University is also known as "Purdue Homeland University (PHU)." PHU's mission is to "enhance Homeland Security.and validate Homeland Security technology."

DHS/PHU also has an entire section devoted to giving threat assessments of K-12 grade students, "we have created a threat assessment tool that schools can use for an all-hazards approach." You cannot make this stuff up.

Oct 30 11:03

WATCH: FAMILY SUES FOR $25 MILLION AFTER COPS EXECUTE UNARMED ACCOUNTANT, SHOOTING HIM IN THE HEAD

Fairfax County, Virginia – Earlier this year, Dash Cam footage was released that shows police shooting and killing an unarmed man they claimed was responsible for a hit-and-run. However, the man was actually the victim of a traffic accident and the video shows that he then became the victim of murder by police. After being tight lipped for nearly a year on the incident, the police report has finally been released, showing that the victim was unarmed. Now, the taxpayers could be held liable to the tune of $25 million.

Bijan Ghaisar, 25, died 10 days after he was shot in the head four times by U.S. Park Police, according to the family.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And the consistent question one must ask of the top legal-eagle in chief, Jeff Sessions, is, where the hell were you, sir, when this horrific situation happened?!?

Giving another "victory prance" speech, perchance, at a law enforcement fund raiser, where you repeat, ad nauseum, that it is the police against whom a war is being conducted?!?

Unless, and until, you are able to stop this kind of behaviour,allegedly in the name of those values, "protect and serve", you do not have a leg upon which to stand, making these accusations of police being the target.

Oct 30 10:56

‘Pipe bombs’ a political stunt staged by Democrats before midterm elections: Scholar

A series of suspected “pipe bombs” sent to prominent US Democrats and the news outlet CNN appears to be desperate political stunt staged by Democrats to gain sympathy before the midterm elections, American academic and political commentator James Henry Fetzer says.

Oct 30 09:46

Fuck the War Machine! Choosing the Courage to Defy Warmongers

Be violent against belief, thought and theory; be nonviolent against people and the environment.

Oct 30 09:45

The Monsanto Papers

The Australian documentary, “The Monsanto Papers,” reveals the secret tactics used by global chemical giant Monsanto (now owned by Bayer AG1,2), to protect its bestselling herbicide, Roundup.

Oct 30 09:07

MOSCOW EXPOSES WHITE HELMETS FILMING BRAND NEW FALSE FLAG ALEPPO CHEMICAL ATTACK

The Russian Defense Ministry has reported that members of the Al-Qaeda affiliated White Helmets are in Aleppo staging a chemical weapons attack to incriminate the Bashar Assad government.

The White Helmets have already begun filming, involving foreigners, the Russian military said.

“Militants from illegal armed groups do not abandon their attempts to destabilize the situation in the Idlib de-escalation zone. The Russian reconciliation center has received information from Aleppo residents that the White Helmets are preparing another provocation with the use of toxic agents to accuse government forces to use chemical weapons against the local population,” said Lieutenant-General Vladimir Savchenko, quoted by the Russian Defense Ministry.

Oct 30 08:39

SYRIAN WAR REPORT – OCTOBER 30, 2018: MSM REPORTS ABOUT MYSTERIOUS ISRAELI AIRSTRIKES GO WILD

While these reports seem fascinating for supporters of Israeli actions in Syria, the problem is that no evidence exists to confirm such claims. Syrian military and local sources describe the Israeli claims as an example of fake news designed to save the face of the IDF.

It is interesting to note that the comment of the “anonymous source” to Reuters came less than an hour after the Russian news agency Sputnik had released a short interview with former Israeli deputy chief of staff and ex-head of the National Security Council Gen. Uzi Dayan. The general said that the Israeli Air Force would feel no difference even if Syria employs Russia-supplied S-300 systems and claimed Israeli warplanes would eliminate the air-defense systems stating “these weapons do not have any immunity”. This is another sign of the pre-planned PR trick.

Oct 29 15:58

Cherev Gideon: Pennsylvania’s “Israeli Tactical Training Academy”

"On 28 October we heard the disturbing news of a gun attack on a synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, that left 11 people dead.

"Today I was surprised to find out that some in Pennsylvania had seen it coming. The following 2017 Israeli TV video tells the story of Cherev Gideon, an Israeli army-like Jewish militia operating in Pennsylvania which trains American Jews to 'shoot the Israeli style'...." >>

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