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Jun 24 10:58

Caught on Video: Ride at Theme Park Plummets to the Ground After Cable Snaps, 12 Injured

The ride, called the ‘Free Fall Tower’, at the Queensland Amusement Park plunged 10 feet to the ground after the steel cables holding the platform snapped.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When I worked at Magic Mountain in southern California I got to see a lot of what went on in the background and I was impressed at the amount of work they did to make sure those rides were safe!

Jun 24 10:28

Mainstream Media Faults Trump for Not Following Through on Iran Attack - Not blundering into a war with Iran seen as a sign of weakness

To be sure, Thursday was meant to be the start of the US-Iran War which hawks have been trying to piece together for generations. Trump ordered the attack, but ultimately, called it off a mere 10 minutes from a strike.

What had been a subject of debate was now USA Today accusing Trump of “not following through.” As concerning as blundering into a huge war in the Middle East had been, the new talking point was Trump showing weakness, and per Kori Schake of the Atlantic, damaging “America’s credibility.”

America can, after all, usually be counted on to react hastily, and stumble into what are in retrospect unfortunate wars. That Trump managed to just barely avoid the siren’s song of war was outside the expectation of American allies, and now they don’t know what to think. NBC News was quick to accuse Trump of “indecision” and declared it would “embolden Iran.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So let me get this straight; the US military, and the Presidency are now being taken to task, for not starting this potentially protracted war of attrition, for which our military is utterly unprepared, because it doesn't have the troop strength; the weaponry; the money; or the manufacturing?!?

And we know, at least with Samantha Vinograd, where her foreign policy views come from; she was a featured presenter at last year's AIPAC Conference:

2018: AIPAC Conference Featured speakers included CNN'S Samantha Vinograd

With Kori Shake, we know a little bit about her background Kori Shake, Hoover institution bio

I would like to politely state, that whatever credibility President Trump started with, in 2017, he absolutely and thoroughly blew to smithereens, by very publicly backing the notion, that everything Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu and his biggest US contributor, Sheldon Adelson, wanted in the Middle East, they would get from his administration.

So, what has he done so far, in that support?!? He has declared Jerusalem the capital of Israel; he has withdrawn the US from the P5+1 treaty with Iran, and thrown crippling sanctions on the Iranian government; he has also, for good measure, created a definition, by executive order, of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, as "terrorists".

And in an absolutely potentially insane win/win for Tel Aviv, he has conjured up a "Pax Americana in the Middle East", being hawked by his son-in-law, Jarod ("The Magnificent") Kushner, which is DOA, because all sovereignty of Gaza, the West Bank, and East Jerusalem ,as well as the Golan Heights, would now be recognised as official Israeli territory, period, end of discussion.

What the whole of the White House seems pathologically incapable of understanding (or, more correctly, do not want to understand), is, that for Palestinians, money is not the objective in any peace deal with Israel, although the money offered here may seem attractive; it is sovereignty over a bit of land to call their own, which drives the Palestinian movement.

And to add insult to historical injury, Israeli engineers, in creating new settler developments, have placed them in such a manner, that there is no way for a contiguous State of Palestine to exist, at this point.

So to Kori and Samantha, please, don't despair; as I type this, I am very sure that if President Trump does NOT want to start a war, your hero in Tel Aviv, Prime Minister Netanyahu, is talking to his military ops right now, and has had lengthy discussions about how to "get this party started", and goad the American government into a war in Iran, from which they cannot walk away.

Jun 24 10:19

ABC station in Texas promotes 9-year-old 'drag queen' for spreading 'message of love'

An ABC affiliate station in Houston ran a story, and shared it on Twitter, about a 9-year-old boy who is a "drag queen" and spreading a "message of love", and drew some attention for it on social media on Saturday.

Jun 24 10:19

Florida police arrest woman who took husband's guns to police in fear for her life

A Florida woman who is an alleged victim of domestic violence was arrested earlier this month after she turned over her estranged husband's guns to police.

Jun 24 10:14

Mother arrested for abandoning son in McDonald's to gamble: 'He drives me crazy'

A mother left her 9-year-old child alone at McDonald’s to gamble at a casino, because “he drives me crazy.”

Jun 24 10:13

Student who told teacher there are only 'two genders' now facing harsh punishment from school, report says

A Scottish teen who was reprimanded by his teacher in a viral video for claiming there are only "two genders" has been suspended from school.

Jun 24 09:47

Ocasio-Cortez Asked If Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinics Are Like Concentration Camps For The Unborn

Surrounded by a slew of reporters, democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) was asked if she thought abortion clinics at Planned Parenthood were like concentration camps for unborn babies.

Jun 24 09:46

Holocaust Survivors To AOC: ‘You Are Insulting Every Victim Of The Holocaust’

Two Holocaust survivors slammed socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) in a video filmed by Turning Point USA over Ocasio-Cortez's recent remarks about the Holocaust, saying that she was "insulting every victim of the Holocaust."

Jun 24 09:32

NETANYAHU TO BOLTON: ANY PALESTINE DEAL ‘MUST INCLUDE’ ISRAELI PRESENCE IN JORDAN VALLEY

SOURCE: RT

Benjamin Netanyahu, who on Sunday toured the West Bank with John Bolton, said he will listen to US peace proposals – but added that “any future agreement” with Palestine must guarantee an Israeli presence in the Jordan Valley.
Footage posted on Sunday showed Israel’s prime minister and the US national security adviser overlooking the Israeli-occupied area from an aircraft and on the ground, with Netanyahu seen giving Bolton an excursion.

Speaking English on camera standing next to Bolton, the PM rammed the message home that Israel will not be leaving the area under any deal, saying it ensures “the minimal strategic depth and strategic height for the defense of our country.”

Netanyahu was also adamant that the Israeli presence in the Jordan Valley “guarantees stability and security for the entire region,” and that the IDF leaving the occupied Palestinian lands would result in “war and terror.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Bolton will be sure to bring Netanyahu's "marching orders" to Trump; Ivanka; and Kuchner; but what was singularly missing from this "photo op", is any mention of Iran.

One has to wonder if Netanyahu chose not to share what Israel is preparing to do to Iran with Kushner so that the US government, at the highest level, would have plausible deniability here.

But I am sensing something that the Israeli government is planning some kind of military activity against Iran, both brutal, and short, will go from planning to execution phase very shortly.

With a snap election, coming up in less than 2 months, and the Knesset having been dissolved, Netanyahu cannot wait much more, before he does something that makes him look "butch" to his constituents, and favored to win the next election.

Netanyahu may well decide, as one of his options, on a "false flag" to be used against American assets in and around the Gulf region,(IF he thinks he can get away with it) as the "excuse" for the US to invade Iran; and were that to happen, I might suggest that it might be scheduled approximately, to coincide with the United State's 4th of July Celebration for Independence day, a US National holiday, which is generally observed by most Americans.

Jun 24 09:28

Gay reparations? Elizabeth Warren introduces bill to pay certain same-sex couples

Amid debate over whether Americans should pay reparations for slavery, Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is advocating what many claim amounts to "gay reparations."

Jun 24 09:27

Biden compares Trump's election to high-profile assassinations of Martin Luther King, Robert Kennedy

Former Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday compared the cultural ripple effect of President Donald Trump's election to the assassinations of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Sen. Robert Kennedy (D-N.Y.) in the 1960s.

Jun 24 08:47

Massive Emerald Weighing More Than 700 Pounds Unearthed in Brazil

A massive emerald rock, estimated to worth £238million, was discovered in a gem mining field in Brazil and is currently being kept under heavy security in a secret location as the owner, who can only be identified by his initials FG, fears kidnapping, extortion and armed robbery.

Jun 24 08:46

The former president of the Manhattan Young Democrats and giant pedophile Jacob Schwartz is suing New York City for pack pay, claiming that he was unfairly compensated for overtime. 

SOURCE: ZEROHEDGE

The former president of the Manhattan Young Democrats and giant pedophile Jacob Schwartz is suing New York City for pack pay, claiming that he was unfairly compensated for overtime.

Schwartz, 31, recently pleaded guilty to possessing a large trove of child porn on his laptop, according to Fox News. The former Department of Design and Construction employee was arrested in 2017 after police found over 3,000 images of child pornography and 89 videos. Some of the victims were as young as 6 months old.

Schwartz is demanding $18,000 - claiming that for the two years he was working for the city at $66,000 per year he was usually paid "comp time" instead of time and a half when working over 40 hours in a week.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Understanding that after his conviction for child porn, which is going to cause any politically-inclined candidate to treat him as though he was Kryptonite, perhaps this was the last-gasp of money from "public service", he might be able to get.

Jun 24 08:43

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

Ancient ruins and monuments around the world can be quite intriguing. What history do they hold from past civilizations and what can we hope to learn from them?

Jun 24 08:37

What You Didn’t Know About Scotland Yard

The name Scotland Yard has become almost synonymous with detective work and police force, thanks to Hollywood movies and television shows. But how much do we really know about Scotland Yard? Did you know that it isn’t in Scotland at all? And there isn’t a yard? Did you know it is home to the Bobbies? And that the Jack the Ripper case is its most famous unsolved case?

Jun 24 08:37

Online Knitting Community Bans Trump Supporters, Accuses Them Of Backing 'White Supremacy'

The "online knitting and fiber arts community," Ravelry, declared Sunday that it is banning all vocal supporters of President Donald Trump from its website, and declared that support for the current president is akin to "white supremacy."

Jun 24 08:37

A $25 RASPBERRY PI WAS USED TO HACK NASA'S MISSION SYSTEM

SOURCE: TRUTHTHEORY.COM

By Mayukh Saha / Truth Theory

In another bizarre ‘How on earth was it possible?’ news, one of NASA’s labs was hacked last year by a $25 Raspberry Pi Device. This news comes after a survey was taken of the breach and related security issues in NASA.

Unbelievable.

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which is specifically designed to send robots to space was hacked last year. The hacker took 500 MB of important data which was all about the next missions that NASA was involved in. How? Well, they simply used a $25 Raspberry Pi which successfully breached through the paltry security of the place.

Not much of a genius, then?

What is Raspberry Pi?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable!!

Jun 24 08:37

San Francisco 'Homeless Activists' Target Restaurant With LGBT Flag-Painted Rock, Claims It's An 'Anti-Homeless' Device

A group of San Francisco "homeless advocates" are targeting a sushi restaurant in the city's LGBT Castro neighborhood over a rock they say is actually a device being used to keep homeless people from setting up camp.

Jun 24 08:34

HUNDREDS OF 737 MAX PILOTS SUE BOEING OVER 'UNPRECEDENTED COVER-UP"

SOURCE: ZEROHEDGE
Over 400 pilots have joined a class-action lawsuit against Boeing, accusing the company of an "unprecedented cover-up" of "known design flaws" on the company's top-selling 737 MAX, according to the Australian Broadcasting Company.

The MAX, first put into service in 2017, was involved in two fatal crashes over the course of a year; the first off the coast of Indonesia in October 2018, killing 189 - and the second in Ethiopia, killing 157.

The lawsuit, filed by a plaintiff who goes by "Pilot X" in court documents out of "fear of reprisal from Boeing and discrimination from Boeing customers," accuses the Chicago-based aviation giant of "an unprecedented cover-up of the known design flaws of the MAX, which predictably resulted in the crashes of two MAX aircraft and subsequent grounding of all MAX aircraft worldwide."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good; it is high time that one of our aircraft manufacturers take full responsibility for what happened with the MAX design.

I would love to see whoever signed off on this, at Boeing, tried, convicted, and jailed for a long, long time, to let other aircraft manufacturers understand that this is NOT something they can do, and with which they can get away.

Jun 24 08:28

A British judge dismissed 'society’s views' and ordered an abortion for a woman with learning disorder

A British judge authorized doctors to perform an abortion on a pregnant London woman with learning and mood disorders after determining that it is in her best interests, according to reports.

Jun 24 08:28

'Not all country boys are bigots': Photo of duct tape Pride flag on truck goes viral

Cody Barlow missed the Pride parade in Tulsa, Oklahoma, but he didn't miss the chance to show his support as an LGBTQ ally.
"Not all country boys are bigots ... Happy Pride Month" reads the back of Barlow's truck. Barlow decorated the truck with duct tape in the design of the Pride flag and used mailbox letters to spell out his message.

Jun 24 08:16

THE WEST’S LOSING BATTLE FOR HONG KONG

SOURCE: NEW EASTERN OUTLOOK

Another pivotal battle is being fought over Hong Kong between Beijing and political forces backed by the special administrative region’s former British colonial masters.

At the heart of the battle is a proposed law that will allow suspects to be extradited to mainland China, Taiwan or Macau.

The BBC in its article, “Hong Kong lawmakers fight over extradition law,” would claim:

Critics believe the proposed switch to the extradition law would erode Hong Kong’s freedoms.

By “critics,” the BBC is referring to US and British-backed opposition, with the article specifically linking recent protests against the proposed law to the US-funded “Umbrella Movement” demonstrations in 2014.

The slow, incremental erosion of Western influence in Hong Kong and elsewhere across Asia-Pacific appears to be ending what has been centuries of European and then American primacy over the region.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

At this juncture in US/China relations, the US, and the West in general, needs to pick its battles very, very strategically.

Jun 24 08:11

NO EVIDENCE ISLAMIC STATE HAD FOREKNOWLEDGE OF SRI LANKA BOMBINGS, SAYS OFFICIAL

SOURCE: INTELNEWS.ORG
It is not at all clear that the Islamic State and its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who claimed responsibility of the Sri Lanka bombings in April, had foreknowledge of the attacks, according to a top official. The militant Sunni group claimed it was behind the nine suicide blasts that targeted Catholic churches and five-star hotels in Sri Lanka’s western and eastern coastal regions on April 21. The near-simultaneous bombings killed 258 people and injured over 500. They are believed to constitute the bloodiest terrorist attack in the country’s history. Interestingly, many questioned the authenticity of the Islamic State’s claim of responsibility, which came a full two days following the deadly blasts. The group typically issues statements immediately following attacks by its followers around the world. The 48-hour delay in the case of the Sri Lanka bombings, therefore, was deemed “uncharacteristic” by some experts.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF this report is true (hard to prove, either way) it gives us yet another insight as to how these groups act, and exchange information.

The video, in al-Baghdadi's hands, would, of course, be a PR "coup", even if it was not his group directly, but some underlings who actually did this attack, before he even knew it had happened.

Jun 24 07:43

GOOGLE'S CHROME WEB BROWSER "HAS BECOME SPY SOFTWARE"

SOURCE: ZERO HEDGE

Google's Chrome is essentially spy software according to Washington Post tech columnist Geoffrey Fowler, who spent a week analyzing the popular browser and concluded that it "looks a lot like surveillance software."

Fowler has since switched to Mozilla's Firefox because of its default privacy settings, and says that it was easier than one might imagine.

My tests of Chrome vs. Firefox unearthed a personal data caper of absurd proportions. In a week of Web surfing on my desktop, I discovered 11,189 requests for tracker “cookies” that Chrome would have ushered right onto my computer but were automatically blocked by Firefox. These little files are the hooks that data firms, including Google itself, use to follow what websites you visit so they can build profiles of your interests, income and personality.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Those currently using Chrome as your default browser, may want to take a good look as to whether this software is tracking you in areas you don't want to be tracked.

IF you decide to disable the software, or have it disabled, it would probably make sense to make absolutely certain that any vestige of the program is completely disabled, and that may be harder to do than you might have imagined.

Jun 24 07:38

GEORGE SOROS RECEIVES JOSEPH A. SCHUMPETER AWARD

SOURCE: ECONOMIC POLICY JOURNAL

Earlier today, George Soros, the chair and founder of the Open Society Foundations, was presented with the globalist (in the worst sense of the term) Joseph A. Schumpeter Award for innovative achievements in the field of business, economics, or economic policy, at a ceremony at the National Bank of Austria, in Vienna.

The award was presented by Ewald Nowotny, the bank’s governor and president of the Vienna Schumpeter Society, who cited Soros’s “commitment to freedom and the promotion of the pursuit of knowledge.”

“We are honoring George Soros with the Schumpeter Prize for making the world more open, more just and more equitable for all,” he said.

Past insider globalist recipients of the award have included former German chancellor Helmut Kohl, the former president of the European Commission Romano Prodi, and current president of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The only problem people have, in living in a society the "One Worlders, like Soros and his ilk want created, is that the chaos which ensues, when you bring people into a country, who have utterly zero respect for that countries' history, language, and tradition, is punitively disruptive for the people already living and working there.

I am quite certain that Soros; Draghi; and the current German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, have a cadre of armed guards around themselves, and their properties, 24/7, to insure that nothing like the horrific scenes we have seen in Germany; UK; and Sweden, ever happen to them, their families, or the places they call "home".

Unfortunately, the rest of Europe.... has not been so lucky.

Jun 24 07:25

DEAD ON ARRIVAL: A BRIEF POST-MORTEM ON THE US' REGIME-CHANGE OPERATION IN VENEZUELA

SOURCE: JOAQUIN FLORES VIA THE STRATEGIC CULTURE FOUNDATION
They say hindsight is 20/20, and nothing exemplifies that more than the kind of post-mortem that can be done on the failed attempt by the US to overthrow the government of Venezuela. Working through the lack of options that the US has in terms of regime-change in Venezuela, should lead towards a higher degree of investor confidence in the Bolivarian Republic.

We understand that there are ultimately only three ways to attack a target state until it collapses:

Supporting an internal coup/revolution or terrorism;

Economic embargo perhaps leading to or justified by 1, and;

Military invasion justified by the government’s reaction to 1

Jun 24 07:22

WALMART USES AI CAMERA TECH TO TRACK CHECKOUT THEFT AT 1,000 STORES

SOURCE: ENGADGET

Walmart's early use of AI at its stores isn't just for the sake of convenience. The retailer has confirmed to Business Insider that it's using camera-based computer vision tech to deter theft and losses at its checkouts (including self-checkouts) in over 1,000 stores. The simply titled Missed Scan Detection program notifies attendants if an item moves past a scanner without an actual scan, giving staff a chance to step in. Most of the incidents are unintentional, such as forgetful shoppers or fatigued cashiers, but Walmart is clearly hoping this will deter thieves hoping to make off with unscanned items.

The store chain is using tech from several companies, including Everseen. The technology has been in use for the past two years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This kind of AI is most probably in use at a number of other stores, and most likely for quite some time; they just haven't mentioned it to their clientele yet.

Jun 24 02:13

Discovering the Venus de Milo

One of the most-recognized sculptures in the world, Venus de Milo is an exquisite example of ancient Greek art. The marble sculpture—believed to have been created by Alexandros of Antioch in the 2nd century BC—stands more than six and a half feet tall and shows a beautiful, nearly-nude woman.

Jun 23 18:15

Great Pacific garbage patch: giant plastic trap put to sea again

A floating device designed to catch plastic waste has been redeployed in a second attempt to clean up a huge island of garbage swirling in the Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii.

Boyan Slat, creator of the Ocean Cleanup project, announced on Twitter that a 600 metre (2,000ft) long floating boom that broke apart late last year was sent back to the Great Pacific garbage patch this week after four months of repair.

A ship towed the U-shaped barrier from San Francisco to the patch in September to trap the plastic. But during the four months at sea, the boom broke apart under constant waves and wind and the boom was not retaining the plastic it caught.

“Hopefully nature doesn’t have too many surprises in store for us this time,” Slat tweeted. “Either way, we’re set to learn a lot from this campaign.”

Jun 23 14:02

Provoking Iran Could Start A War And Crash The Entire World Economy

Authored by Federico Pieraccini via The Strategic Culture Foundation,

Tensions in the Persian Gulf are reaching a point of no return. In recent weeks, six oil tankers have been subjected to Israeli sabotage disguised to look like Iranian attacks to induce the United States to take military action against the Islamic Republic. Some days ago Iran rightfully shot out of the sky a US Drone. In Yemen, the Houthis have finally started responding with cruise and ballistic missiles to the Saudis’ indiscriminate attacks, causing damage to the Saudi international airport of Abha, as well as blocking, through explosive drones, Saudi oil transportation from east to west through one of the largest pipelines in the world.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

I am relieved that Trump did call off the airstrike, but the question remains, as to what both the US and Israel plan to do now, since the airstrikes were called off.

But the biggest "clout" President Trump had, when he took office, was the US's support for the P5+1 deal, from which he has withdrawn American support.

I would imagine that Iranian leadership must be thinking that President Trump might be slightly bi-polar, to make such a "switcheroo" on the the actual attack, just 10 minutes before declaring he had done it. I think, reasonably, the Iranians can find no comfortable "middle Ground" with this President, consider his withdrawing the US from the P5+1 agreement.

So what does President Trump have with which he can negotiate now ?!?

He's got an industrial-strength "Frenemy" with Israel's Netanyahu, who will use every opportunity to trap President Trump into a no-win, horrific war, which will most certainly be a war of attrition; in fact, I would rather count on Israel to attempt to pull another "USS Liberty event" (That was when Israel attempted to destroy an American Naval ship, and desperately tried to blame Egypt for it) if they think they can get away with it.

And let's not forget Trump's other BFF in the Middle East, regional neighbor and huge oil producer in Saudi Arabia, currently being run by the Butcher of Yemen, Prince Bin Salman.

How much actual military support against Iran can President Trump expect from both Bin Salman, and the Saudi military?!?

President Trump needs every good opportunity to hand, with regard to Iran; unfortunately, he has very little to offer right now, except for a (potentially deferred) invasion, which will never resolve either the political, and/or economic issues in the region.

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