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Nov 18 13:48

Lest we forget: Bygone lights shining on our dark present

"Nostalgia, a hybrid of nostos, the Greek words for "return", and algos, which means "suffering”, is often based on myths and false memories and, as such, is rarely a helpful illuminator on the present or guide to the future.

"But occasionally one stumbles on hard evidence of days long forgotten in the Arab world, or blurred and distorted by dysfunctional, primitive traditions and/or the venomous ideas of malicious forces among us, which shine a light on the darkness in which we currently live. 

"The photographs below are snippets of the Arab world as it was once upon a time. 

Nov 18 13:47

Trump tweet: Adam SCHITT

Nov 18 13:39

These Facts Are Really Creepy! (74 Pics)

These Facts Are Really Creepy! (74 Pics)

Nov 18 12:31

This Will Get your Blood Boiling

Nov 18 12:21

WTF is Going on at McDonalds? videos

Nov 18 12:11

Another 3,300 Caravan Migrants Arrive in Tijuana, Says Mexico

- Honduran ambassador Rivera said he will monitor authorities in Mexico and the United States

Nov 18 12:00

NYT, CNN wildly skew story on sexual harassment, Pence’s Press Secretary busts them (6 Pics)

Both the New York Times and CNN have deliberately misled readers about two sexual harassment-related formal rebukes issued by the House Ethics Committee on Friday. In the case of the Times, they hid the fact that the rebukes addressed one Republican and one Democrat (guess which part they hid), and in the case of CNN, attempted to smear the Republican as being charged with sexual harassment himself (he wasn’t.)

Nov 18 11:47

Second Amendment ‘sanctuary city’? Washington police chief pushes back against anti-2A regulations (4 Pics)

Voters in Washington state recently approved increased, statewide regulations on the Second Amendment. But one local police chief says he has no plans to enforce them, claiming they infringe on the Second Amendment.
According to KXLY-TV, the new regulations, which were approved by nearly 60 percent of Washington state voters, are some of the most strict firearm regulations in the country. KXLY explains:
Initiative 1639…raises the age limit for some gun purchases; it has a safe storage provision that can lead to criminal charges if gun owners allow someone not authorized to access a gun displays it or uses it to commit a crime; and puts an enhanced background check and waiting period in place for people who want to buy a semi-automatic rifle.

Nov 18 10:44

Arkansas GOP rep gets brutally roasted after claiming ‘being poor is a choice’ on Twitter (11 Pics)

An Arkansas Republican was brutally roasted after claiming that being poor was “a personal choice” on Twitter.
Arkansas Rep. Stephen Meeks is a firebrand Conservative who earlier this week retaliated against the state’s supreme court by defunding it during a budget battle.
“Being poor in America is a personal choice, unless there are mitigating circumstances,” he tweeted. “A homeless man can go to school, get a job driving a truck making $70k per year and in 20 years become a millionaire. In America you can work hard and change your future – if you chose.”

Nov 18 10:42

#BoycottGeorgia: Celebrities disgusted by Brian Kemp’s tainted election win in ‘Hollywood of the South’ (13 Pics)

The state of Georgia is facing an economic boycott following the controversial election of Brian Kemp as governor.
Kemp, who oversaw the election as sitting Secretary of State, has been accused of massive voter suppression leading up to the election.
Ari Berman, the author of the 2016 book Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America broke down the scale of the alleged voter suppression by Kemp.

Nov 18 10:39

Absurd DC Authorities Now Policing Play Dates.Many on Twitter were outraged.(5 Pics)

What Washington D.C. has done now, policing the play dates of preschoolers, is insane even for liberals, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Conservatives often criticize the “nanny state,” but even we didn’t imagine it would get this bad. The District of Columbia is literally targeting preschool play dates, claiming that parents need city approval before they can baby-sit their friends’ toddlers.
Since the 1970s, parents have organized play dates at the Lutheran Church of the Reformation on East Capitol Street. They formed a nonprofit to pay for the rent, insurance, snacks and Play-Doh, and each family chips in about $200 a year to cover expenses. But like many similar co-ops in D.C., the Capitol Hill Cooperative Play School has no employees. Parent volunteers trade off child-care duties.

Nov 18 10:23

President Trump Press Briefing Surveys Damage of California MASSIVE Wildfires Devastation

, speaks, collaborates with Brown and Governor Elect Gavin "we talked about it and I think we're all on the same path, we have to do management and maintenance and working with environmental groups"

Nov 18 09:54

Scientists Discover The Remains Of A 3,700-Year-Old Egyptian Woman And Her Fetus Who Died In Childbirth

The discovery was announced by Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities via Facebook on Nov. 14. The statement read that the discovery was made by the joint Italian-American archaeological project which is investigating the town of Kom Ombo in southern Egypt.

Kom Ombo was an agricultural town that’s known for its ancient “double” temple, meaning that the temple in the city possessed two sets of rooms and corridors that were built to honor two different gods.

Nov 18 08:58

Toddler dead after accidentally shooting himself with gun found under a pillow

A two-year-old boy is dead after finding a handgun under a pillow at his home and accidentally shooting himself, according to police in Jonesboro, Georgia.
Police responded Thursday to reports of a child shot and found a toddler with a gunshot wound to the body, said Capt. Scott Stubbs, a spokesman for the Clayton County Police Department.

Nov 18 05:31

We Need to Block $3 Billion Handout for Amazon & Use Money to Forgive Student Debt

After a months-long PR campaign, Amazon has officially announced it will split its so-called second headquarters between New York and Arlington, Virginia, outside Washington, D.C., after being offered more than $3 billion in tax breaks and other incentives. The news prompted protests at the site of Amazon’s future office complex in Long Island City, New York, to condemn the city and state governments for showering Amazon with massive tax breaks and other giveaways to entice the company to expand into the city. As part of the deal, New York taxpayers will even build a helipad for Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who is the richest man in the world. Many local politicians have openly criticized authorities in New York and Virginia for backing the deals, which will create a total of 50,000 jobs. We speak with New York Assemblymember Ron Kim, who is introducing legislation to block the deal and redirect taxpayer money away from Amazon subsidies and toward student debt relief. He recently co-wrote an opinion piece for The New York Times headlined “New York Should Say No to Amazon.”

(*Democrats never stop advocating forgiving student loans , which for the one millionth time is Communist logic .
Handing it over to Corporate Giant Amazon is The Only American/Capitalist thing to do , if we have a spare $3 Billionn laying around , unless The Military starts with the mine!,mine!,mine! , then handing it to Amazon would become Socialist in comparison to the Military's need of American/Capitalist proceeds , and I sure hope they make POTUS Trump aware of any deal that could land them on a firing squad. , before they do something stupid with that $3 Bil)

Nov 18 01:50

Boston Billboard Honoring Gaza First Responders Removed over Claims of Anti-Semitism

The billboard included a photo of deceased Palestinian medic Razan al-Najjar, and text reading: “Honoring the First Responders of Gaza. Saving Lives. Rescuing Hope.”

(*around here it's considered antiSemitic if a polling place is flooded out and a Christian place of prayer is offered as an alternative voting facility )

Nov 17 20:17

Google's Alphabet gives up on rescue robots

Google-owner Alphabet is giving up the development of bipedal robots after five years.

The company had been developing large industrial robots since it bought two start-ups - Schaft and Boston Dynamics - in 2013.

Its creations won awards and videos of them in action often went viral.

But Alphabet changed its focus and sold Boston Dynamics in 2017. It said it had been unable to sell Schaft and would close the division instead.

Nov 17 17:36

FYI, Saying ‘Men Aren’t Women’ Now Qualifies as ‘Hateful Conduct’ on Twitter

Twitter’s crusade against “hate speech” has vanquished yet another meany face. A prominent Canadian feminist says that the company flagged a tweet she wrote which meekly suggested that men aren’t women. Isn’t Twitter fun?

Nov 17 17:24

The Left’s Linguistic War

One of the key lessons of the 2018 elections is that the Left is waging – and winning – a linguistic war. The Left claims and occupies more and more linguistic ground with each new fight.Defense of the Founding Fathers becomes defense of white, racist, slaveowners. Defense of American identity becomes an act of white male domination.

Nov 17 17:14

Well that escalated quickly : California Democrat Threatens “Nukes” If Americans Don’t Hand Over Their Guns

Just days after taking back the House, a Democratic Congressmen has proposed outlawing “military-style semi-automatic assault weapons” and forcing existing owners to sell their weapons or face prosecution.

Nov 17 11:35

California Fires Keep Getting Worse

How and why exactly do California’s fires keep getting worse? Over the last 10 years or so we’ve seen a trend with California’s wildfires where that trend has shown us that the fires continue to get more destructive. Last year during the fire season we saw close to 5,000 homes destroyed and now this year we’re seeing nearly 6,500 homes destroyed...

Nov 17 11:35

James Comey wants nothing but Transparency!??

Dan Bongino On Today's Breaking News In Politics From Swalwell To Comey And The Migrant Caravan

Nov 17 11:31

Democrat Swalwell is getting torched online over his bizarre defense of Gun confiscation (3 Pics)

A Democratic lawmaker is getting heavy blowback after he tried to shut down opposition to gun confiscation by reminding a critic that the government has nukes. Some took it as a bizarre threat to political dissent.

“The government has nukes… they’re legit”
Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) confirmed that he was advocating for gun confiscation policies when he got into an odd tete-a-tete with a well-known right-wing critic of gun control.

Nov 17 11:30

Diamond and Silk blast Brenda Snipes

Nov 17 11:28

Trump HHS Death Ruled a suicide even though he died from "Multiple blunt force injuries"

BREAKING: Death of Trump HHS official, Daniel Best, tasked with getting lower drug prices from pharmaceutical companies is ruled a suicide, even though he died from "multiple blunt force injuries." Nothing to see here folks.

Nov 17 11:09

UN Human Rights Body Defends Abortion under ‘right to life.’ One Expert calls it ‘preposterous.’

The United Nations Human Rights Committee has vigorously defended abortion in an advanced draft of a “general comment” on the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
Interestingly, the language championing abortion falls under a “right to life” heading.
Crux — which covers the Vatican and the Catholic Church — said a “general comment” is a UN agency’s interpretation of provisions in treaties to which it is a party (such as the aforementioned “covenant”).

Nov 17 11:01

Seriously: Why is the DOJ indicting Julian Assange but not Hillary Clinton?

According to the Wall Street Journal, the U.S. Justice Department is about to indict and prosecute Julian Assange, a journalist whose life has already been destroyed through his “imprisonment” in an Ecuadorian embassy for the last six years.

Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton, a traitorous political mafia boss who sold out America’s strategic uranium supply to enemies while collecting “speaking fee” bribes from international oligarchs, is apparently not being prosecuted by anyone at all.

What’s wrong with this picture?

Nov 17 10:58

Retired Chicago police commander accused of stealing $360K in Social Security

A former Chicago police commander was charged earlier this week with stealing more than $360,000 in Social Security funds intended for his deceased mother, WGN-TV reported
“Kenneth Johnson, defendant herein, did steal, purloin, and knowingly convert to his own use money of the United States, namely, approximately $363,064 in funds administered to the Social Security Administration, which funds defendant was not entitled to receive,” according to the one-page court document filed Wednesday in a U.S. District Court in Illinois.
The alleged scam spanned more than two decades from June 1994 to November 2017, the document showed.
Johnson, 54, retired in August after 32 years on the force. He was commander of the 7th District in Englewood.

Nov 17 10:47

Argentine military sub San Juan missing for 1 year found deep in Atlantic, military confirms

The submarine ARA San Juan that vanished in the Atlantic over a year ago with 44 sailors on board has finally been detected at a depth of 800 meters, the Argentine military has confirmed.

Nov 17 10:46

SEAL TEAM 6 MEMBERS AND SPECIAL FORCES MARINES CHARGED WITH GREEN BERET MURDER AND COVER-UP

The Navy has formally accused a member of SEAL Team 6 with choking a Green Beret to death last year, and then using his field medic skills to cut open the victim’s throat in an effort to fake a lifesaving technique and cover up the murder.
The gruesome details of the alleged murder of Army Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar, of the 3rd Special Forces Group, while serving in the West African nation of Mali in June 2017, were released yesterday by the Navy as part of charges against two members of SEAL Team 6 and two special forces Marines. The charges were first reported by the Daily Beast.

The four accused special operators and Melgar were serving together on a counterterrorism task force based at the U.S. Embassy in the Malian capital of Bamako. The unit provided intelligence and training for Malian military forces in their battle against Islamic insurgents affiliated with Al Qaeda.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When a government and military teach assassination as a brilliant, complex , multi-colored set of "dark arts", they shouldn't be so surprised when, for whatever reason, they turn on their own, because they believe that they can do it with absolute impunity; that no one will ever know, because they are thoroughly initiated in cover-up techniques; and because their conscience has been surgically removed through this training process, they have no moral qualms about doing just such an act.

Nov 17 10:40

BANKRUPT SEARS WANTS TO GIVE EXECUTIVES $19 MILLION IN BONUSES

Sears is seeking court approval to pay executives as much as $19 million in quarterly bonuses while the company struggles to restructure in bankruptcy.

Three top executives could get nearly $1 million each if the company goes out of business. If Sears remains in business, they could get nearly $500,000 each for hitting the top performance targets.
Sears gets a little more time to stay in business
Sears gets a little more time to stay in business
Sears filed two different types of bonus plans in bankruptcy court Thursday. The first is for the top 18 "key" executives, who would collectively get as much as $2.1 million per quarter. The bonuses would only be paid in full if Sears reaches its cash-flow targets. Sears Holdings, which includes both Sears and Kmart, has been burning through cash at a rate of about $125 million a month.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The question I (and probably those hourly workers who will NOT get severance payment) are asking is, why should it be normal to pay executives whose decisions created a failed business model?!?

In my world, that money should rightly go to those who have been let go, and will find it horribly hard to find jobs, as the economy tightens.

I am very sure that SEARS picked the judges to hear this on the basis of their own personal wealth, (an easily attained statistic, if one knows how to look for the data), because the monied rarely eat their own, and that these judges would view these executives very sympathetically.

Nov 17 10:32

THE POLITICAL REBELLION GATHERS MOMENTUM

When was the last time a monopoly or quasi-monopoly was broken up? A generation ago, or was it two generations ago?

The Ruling Class that wants us to love our servitude incites us to seek divisions: between red and blue, left and right, progressive and conservative, and so on. The Ruling Class in the mainstream media, in Washington D.C. and in Silicon Valley are experts at manipulating language and terminology to divide and conquer.

But beneath the superficial red-blue divide they are hawking, a broad-based political rebellion against the Oligarchy and their Ruling Class nomenklatura is gathering momentum. People left, right and center are awakening to two painfully obvious realities:

1. the political-social-economic system no longer works for the bottom 95%

2. the system is intrinsically unfair--rigged to benefit the few at the expense of the many.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The key question here, is what happens when vote after vote changes nothing, and people get angry and despairing that any real change can happen through their peaceful, political process?!?

THAT ... is what this country's monied and elite need to be asking themselves right now.

Nov 17 10:28

SURGICAL ROBOT "SPIRALS OUT OF CONTROL", KILLS MAN AS DOCS SIPPED LATTES

In the name of scientific “progress,” Newcastle’s Freeman Hospital in the United Kingdom recently tried to pioneer the use of a surgical robot that it tasked with repairing a patient’s damaged heart valve, only to have the machine go completely bonkers and ultimately kill the man on the operating table.

According to reports, this first-time-use robot not only physically assaulted a living medic while attempting to conduct its programmed surgery, but also implanted stitches into the patient’s heart in a manner that physicians present during the fiasco described as not being in “an organised fashion.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Watch for this hospital, all who attended this surgery, and the company which manufactured the robot, to be sued out of existence.

Nov 17 10:25

VESSEL SPILLS 250,000 LITRES OF CRUDE OIL OFF NEWFOUNDLAND

The spill being monitored, can't be contained or cleaned up until waves subside.

An oil spill off the coast of Newfoundland caused an estimated 250,000 litres of crude to leak into the ocean, Husky Energy said Friday.

The leak, from a flowline to the SeaRose FPSO, a vessel stationed about 350 kilometres off the Newfoundland coast, happened around mid-day on Friday in the White Rose field while crews were preparing to restart production.

Operations had been halted Thursday due to high winds and rough seas.

Seismic records show Newfoundland was literally shaking from wind and waves
Hebron platform stops operations amid bad weather, reports of smoke

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is going to be an ecological nightmare, because of the problems with containment and weather.

Nov 17 10:21

ISRAEL POLICE TO RECOMMEND NETANYAHU BE TRIED FOR MEDIA CORRUPTION

Israel Police are willing to submit their recommendations to the Public Prosecutor’s Office regarding their investigation into allegations of corruption against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli media revealed on Friday.

Israel’s Channel 10 news reported that Case 4000 (sometimes known as the Bezeq case) will be the third file in which the police recommend Netanyahu be prosecuted for corruption, having previously recommended he be charged in both Case 1000 and Case 2000.

Channel 10 added that Sara Netanyahu, the wife of Benjamin Netanyahu, will also be investigated next month for her suspected involvement in Case 4000.

Commenting on the investigation, Netanyahu said that he is sure the case will be closed without presenting any indictments against him.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Right now, with Defense Minister Lieberman having resigned last Thursday, and with Netanyahu so desperate to keep his coalition cabinet from falling into further disarray, look for something dramatic to keep the focus off him, and on some other criminal "state actor du jure" (Iran?!? Lebanon??Gaza?? Syria??)

Right now, as a geopolitically "wounded animal" and with opposition parties calling for early snap elections, he desperately needs a huge distraction to keep the media focus off of the potential trial, and on anywhere else possible.

Nov 17 10:16

Rutgers clears professor who said he hates white people, reverses charge of racial discrimination

Professor James Livingston will get to keep his job at Rutgers University, and will not be disciplined for racial discrimination.
Livingston embarked on a viral racist Facebook rant in June against white children and their parents after visiting New York City’s Harlem Shake on May 31.
What’s the history?
After Livington’s remarks were read across the web, the university announced it would launch an investigation into the professor and his inflammatory commentary.
In August, Rutgers found Livingston guilty of violating the university’s Policy Prohibiting Discrimination and Harassment with his Facebook remarks.
Livingston appealed the finding, but the university initially rejected the professor’s appeal and charged him with racial discrimination.

Nov 17 10:14

BEWARE: POLICE NOW HAVE A SUPER-STRENGTH CAMERA WHICH CAN SPOT DRIVERS USING MOBILE PHONES OR SPEEDING NEARLY A MILE AWAY

Police have unveiled their new weapon – a camera that can produce clear images of people inside a car almost a mile away and dubbed ‘The Long Ranger’.

The massive camera has been showcased at the launch of a pilot project called Operation Indemnis.

Police in Gloucester are using the whopping camera to tackle motoring offences such as speeding, tailgating and using a mobile phone while driving.

Speed guns have been able to detect how fast cars travel but the new camera produces clear video footage and still photographs of the people inside them.

Martin Surl, Police and Crime Commissioner for Gloucestershire where the kit is being tested, said he hoped that it would catch people using their mobile phones.

When contacted by Mail Online, his office claimed the new camera could produce clear images at twice the distance of a normal one.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would tend to think that this new camera is not really about safety at all, but about building revenues from fines.

Nov 17 10:14

The Definition of a kilogram has been the same since 1889. Now scientists have changed it.

Scientists gathered in France have decided to redefine the definition of a kilogram.
What does this mean?
“The vote is a unanimous yes, I hope that such votes will be possible for many other issues in the world,” professor Sebastien Candel, president of the French Academy of Sciences, declared.
But why change the kilogram at all?
Since 1889, the kilogram has been defined as the exact weight of an actual piece of metal dubbed “Le Grand K” sitting in the International Bureau of Weights and Measures in Sèvres, France.
While not every metric bathroom scale may have been set to correspond precisely to this cylinder of platinum-iridium alloy, more precise measurements for industries like agriculture, medicine, and science have all used this standard to come to an agreed upon measurement when dealing with super-specific amounts. U.S. President Benjamin Harrison was given a copy of Le Grand K the same year.

Nov 17 10:11

IN FIRST, US ENDORSES ISRAELI OCCUPATION OF GOLAN, VOTES AGAINST 9 ANTI-ISRAEL RESOLUTIONS

The US has, for the first time, endorsed the Israeli occupation of the Golan Heights by voting against an annual UN resolution that condemned the occupation and was unanimously approved along with several other resolutions against Tel Aviv.

The resolution titled “The occupied Syrian Golan,” adopted on Friday with 151 votes in favor, two against (Israel and the US), and 14 abstentions, condemns Israel for “repressive measures” against Syrian citizens in the Golan Heights.

The resolution, which was adopted during the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly’s Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee), expresses deep concern that the Syrian Golan, occupied since 1967, has been under continued Israeli military occupation.

The non-binding annual resolution takes issue with the “illegality of the decision” taken by Israel “to impose its laws, jurisdiction and administration on the occupied Syrian Golan,” which is illegal under international law.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why is it, that no matter which political party in this country wins or loses any election, Israel is always the winner?!?

Nov 17 09:00

Greenwald: As the Obama DOJ Concluded, Prosecution of Julian Assange for Publishing Documents Poses Grave Threats to Press Freedom

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Meanwhile, actual and real threats to press freedoms that began with the Obama DOJ and have escalated with the Trump DOJ – such as aggressive attempts to unearth and prosecute sources – have gone largely ignored if not applauded.

But prosecuting Assange and/or WikiLeaks for publishing classified documents would be in an entirely different universe of press freedom threats. Reporting on the secret acts of government officials or powerful financial actors – including by publishing documents taken without authorization – is at the core of investigative journalism. From the Pentagon Papers to the Panama Papers to the Snowden disclosures to publication of Trump’s tax returns to the Iraq and Afghanistan war logs, some of the most important journalism over the last several decades has occurred because it is legal and constitutional to publish secret documents even if the sources of those documents obtained them through illicit or even illegal means.

The Obama DOJ – despite launching notoriously aggressive attacks on press freedoms – recognized this critical principle when it came to WikiLeaks>>>

Nov 17 08:52

Trump HHS Death Ruled a suicide even though he died from "Multiple blunt force injuries"

BREAKING: Death of Trump HHS official, Daniel Best, tasked with getting lower drug prices from pharmaceutical companies is ruled a suicide, even though he died from "multiple blunt force injuries." Nothing to see here folks.

Nov 17 08:50

Diamond and Silk blast Brenda Snipes

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