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Nov 09 10:20

WITH NEW PATENTS FACEBOOK BRINGS US ONE STEP CLOSE TO A DYSTOPIAN FUTURE

This year Facebook filed two very interesting patents in the US. One was a patent for emotion recognition technology; which recognises human emotions through facial expressions and so can therefore assess what mood we are in at any given time-happy or anxious for example. This can be done either by a webcam or through a phone cam. The technology is relatively straight forward. Artificially intelligent driven algorithms analyses and then deciphers facial expressions, it then matches the duration and intensity of the expression with a corresponding emotion. Take contempt for example. Measured by a range of values from 0 to 100, an expression of contempt could be measured by a smirking smile, a furrowed brow and a wrinkled nose. An emotion can then be extrapolated from the data linking it to your dominant personality traits: openness, introverted, neurotic, say.

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But what happens when these algorithms get something horrifically wrong?!?
Where is the evaluating human "common sense" factor in working with these predictors?!?

Are we now looking at "trial by expression" as we try to get on our way, by every public transport, trains, buses, and plains?!?

Mike and I live here on Oahu, so must use planes to get anywhere on the mainland.

My late Dad was an aircraft instrument mechanic, and I used to love to fly, because I naively thought that every other instrument mechanic paid as much attention as my Dad did to insuring that an instrument calibrated out perfectly before he signed off on it.

Now, I hate the experience, and the arrival of the "Grope-Nazis" (allegedly for our "protection"), has made travel off-island a singularly unpleasant experience.

And remember; the people who invented the whole "terror, terror, terror" mentality in the Bush era, like good old Michael Chertoff, the co-author of the US Patriot Act, and the 2nd Director of US Homeland Security, rarely have to take public transportation, and now make a killing, selling the equipment through which one has to pass through to in order to get on the aircraft, or bus, or train.

Nov 09 10:19

Trump, The Swamp, Fake News Divides. Michael Rivero - November 9, 2018

Nov 09 10:17

Live - Southern California Fire Emergencies. Live Evacuation and road closure Information.

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"Well, you know, governing is choosing; governing is prioritizing, and we just decided we needed to spend the money on weapons rather than fire safety. These things heppen!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Nov 09 10:15

O no!!! @TechCrunch is turning into a political news site!! Why?!!

There are tons of other websites to get this garbage!! Please stay with tech and entrepreneurial news!!

@TechCrunch
White House shares manipulated Infowars video to justify CNN press ban

Nov 09 10:07

What Do We Make Of The Midterm Election?

In my opinion, flyover America voted Republican because the “deplorables” want to defend Trump. They want to defend him for two reasons. One is that he spoke to their economic plight caused by the US corporations exporting their jobs, leaving the American workforce and middle class hard-strapped. The other is that the adoption of Identity Politics by the Democratic Party has made the Democrats the party that hates white people—especially white heterosexual males who are defined as the victimizer of minorities, homosexuals, and women. It takes a really stupid white person to vote for Democrats who see white people as the problem.

Nov 09 10:01

RUSSIA & CHINA INVEST IN INFRASTRUCTURE; U.S. INSTEAD SPENDS ON MILITARY

China’s “Belt and Road Initiative” is famous as an extension of their domestic infrastructure investments, but Russia is also investing heavily in infrastructure. Both countries need to do it in order to improve the future for their respective populations, and both Governments have avoided the Western development model of going heavily into debt in order to pay for creating and maintaining infrastructure. Both are, in fact, exceptionally low-debt Governments.

According to the “Global Debt Clock” at Economist, China has a public debt/GDP of 17.7%, and Russia’s is 8.0%. For comparison, America’s is 93.6%. (Others are: Germany 85.8%, Spain 91.2%, Italy 122.6%, Greece 147.1%, India 54.2%, Pakistan 47.0%, and Brazil 55.0%.)

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Unfortunately for Russia and China, there are folks in the bowels of power in DC who are very urgently preparing for just such a war between the US, Russia, and China. As reported last year by Paul Craig Roberts:

Washington plans a nuclear strike on Russia and China

This is no fluke, and Roberts is just about as serious in this reporting as is a heart attack. His credibility, as a conservative observer of geopolitics, is rarely wrong.

Right now, we are looking at one of NATO's biggest exercises in Europe taking place, NATO holding its biggest exercises sing the Cold War,and a joint US/Japanese plan to do "Freedom of Navigation" exercises in the South China Sea next spring.

US, Japan plan a military response to Chinese incursions of disputed islands, plans for which are getting finalized this coming March.

I would suggest that the phrase "March Madness" may have an entirely new meaning, should those exercises be signed off on, and realized by both countries.

And I say that because a US-generated war with Russia (and/or China) would horrifically reflect the madness of this country's leadership, in not realising that war with these countries may not be winnable, because the US military doesn't have the money, the troop strength, the manufacturing, or the weaponry to insure a positive outcome for the US.

Nov 09 09:35

RUSSIA DEPLOYS ITS AVANGARD HYPERSONIC GLIDE VEHICLE

On Oct. 12 CNBC reported that Russia had hit a snag in its development of its hypersonic weapon, because it was at the time unable to find a source for the critical carbon fiber components. The news agency stated that the Pentagon had doubts that the Avangard hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV) existed. Skepticism seems widespread. Some believe that Russia’s new super weapons are “virtual reality,” while others think they are “mostly hype.” In March, the National Interest cited Michael Kofman, a research scientist for the Center for Naval Analyses and a highly respected analyst, who offered his assurances that there was no chance Russia could field its hypervelocity boost-glide weapon by 2019. But history has shown that those who believed it to be just a bluff have been proven wrong.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The problem is not that the Russians have this capability; the question is, why does the US military complex not have it, in fact, in several phases ahead of the Russians?!?

The reasons here are very complex.

First, there is a very much "too cosy" relationship between weapons manufacturers, who support political campaigns, and the politicians who have the power to sign off on huge weapons contracts.

Therefore, US weapons manufacturers believe they are free to offer weapons systems which are "glitchy" and do not perform as advertised; that they can deliver weapons systems so late as to be obsolete; and can have cost over-runs on everything which make the cost double, treble, or quadruple the original estimates.

This has to stop and immediately.

No contractor should have the right to "buy" those members of Congress who award weapons contracts, which allow the foregoing to happen.

Contracts for weapons systems must be based on merit, period, end of discussion.

And in the wording of said contracts, there needs to have a clause inserted that if the projects do not work as advertised (like Lockheed Martin's F-35), are delivered so late as to be obsolete; or run up massive cost over-runs, the executives of those companies will be tried for treason for failing to deliver as promised by a jury of their peers, and do hard jail time.

As absolutely draconian as this may sound, it may put an end to endangering our troops' lives with inferior weapons products.

Nov 09 09:33

Global warming mid Michigan (PIC)

Nov 09 09:17

JUDICIAL WATCH SUES DOJ FOR RECORDS OF INVESTIGATIONS INTO THE AWAN BROTHERS, CONGRESSIONAL DEMOCRAT IT SCANDAL

Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Justice Department for all records of communications relating to the investigation into former Democratic information technology (IT) staffers Abid Awan, Imran Awan, Jamal Awan and Hina R. Alvi (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:18-cv-02563)).

Imran Awan and his family were banned from the House computer network in February 2017 after the House’s top law enforcement officer wrote that Imran is “an ongoing and serious risk to the House of Representatives, possibly threatening the integrity of our information systems,” and that a server containing evidence had gone “missing.” The inspector general said server logs showed “unauthorized access” and procurement records were falsified.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I love that Judicial Watch is working to keep address the issues they are, and will be addressing, but I am disgusted that Congress and the DOD continue to fail, horrifically, to do their jobs.

Nov 09 09:12

DEMOCRATIC HOUSE HURTS SPACE CORPS, NUKE MODERNIZATION, & PENTAGON TOPLINE

The Democrats’ recapturing the House means three major impacts on the Defense Department: The odds are that controversial Trump priorities like new nuclear weapons and a Space Force will go nowhere, defense budgets will go down, and oversight will go up, up, up.

Program winners and losers

The most likely losers are nuclear modernization programs, which leading Democrats like Adam Smith, the prospective House Armed Services Committee chairman, have criticized as unnecessary, excessive, and destabilizing.

Nov 09 09:09

JOURNALIST HUSNU MAHALLI GETS JAIL TERM FOR CALLING ERDOGAN 'DICTATOR'

Syrian-Turkish journalist Husnu Mahalli has been handed down a 29-month prison sentence on charges of “insulting the president” and a suspended 20-month sentence for “insulting government officials,” after calling President Recep Tayyip Erdogan “dictator”, online news outlet Diken reported on Thursday.

The veteran journalist, who writes columns in prominent opposition daily Sozcu, was arrested in December 2016 for “insulting government figures” over social media, in his columns and on TV. He was released pending trial by an Istanbul court a month later on the grounds that he was not likely to escape and the prison term sought against him was not considered lengthy.

In his defense during the sentencing hearing, Mahalli demanded his acquittal, stating that he was merely doing his job as a journalist. He said:

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I love the smell of irony in the morning.

Erdogan did the one thing any dictator would do; punish this guy because he had an opinion.

Did he absolutely not understand what the optics of this action would look like, once he ordered this guy arrested and charged?!?

Nov 09 09:03

Written In History: The Death Of America's Hyper-Power Fantasy

In 1987, Paul Kennedy, a British professor of history at Yale University, unleashed a political and intellectual firestorm with the publication of his great (677-page) book, “The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers.” Kennedy produced a magisterial overview of the competition for global power over the past 500 years from 1500 AD to the present.

Kennedy proposed the thesis that any power that achieved, imagined it had achieved or sought to achieve and maintain a dominant hyper-power role of global dominance was doomed to lose it and then rapidly decline in overall power, wealth, prosperity and influence.

Nov 09 09:03

'Crawl back under your rock,’ Swedish FM tells anti-PC academic Jordan Peterson

Sweden’s Foreign Minister has issued a rather undiplomatic request to Canadian academic and internet sensation Jordan B. Peterson, thrilling a Stockholm audience by expressing her desire to see him fade from the public eye.

Speaking on a “pro-women” panel in Sweden’s capital on Wednesday, Margot Wallström said that Peterson should "crawl back under the rock he came from,” adding that she "can't grasp why people waste so much time on that man." The snide remarks were reported by local media that covered the event.

Peterson recently visited Sweden to promote the international release of his new book, '12 Rules For Life, an Antidote to Chaos.’ The book has been slammed by the left as conservative snake oil and an affront to feminism.

Nov 09 09:02

Vehicle Rams Into Motorcade Carrying British, Belgian PMs - Reports

Theresa May has arrived in Belgium to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One and later travelled for further ceremonies in France.

A vehicle has slipped into the convoy carrying British Prime Minister Theresa May and her Belgian counterpart Charles Michel, knocking over two police motorcyclists who were escorting the convoy.

According to Belgian daily La Libre, the incident happened on a Belgian motorway as May and Michel were on their way back from a commemoration event at a war cemetery. The Belgian PM immediately asked to stop the convoy. He reportedly kneeled down to hear from the two officers that were knocked to the ground.

Nov 09 09:00

Antifa protest at Tucker Carlson's home investigated as possible hate crime

The protesters that descended on Fox News' Tucker Carlson's home in Washington, DC, Wednesday night might face hate crime charges, police said. The activists defaced the host's home as his wife cowered inside.

Washington's Metropolitan Police Department said it is treating the incident outside the home of the conservative news channel star as a "suspected hate crime," as they believe Carlson was targeted because of his political beliefs.

Police were called to Carlson's home after a group of some 20 protesters surrounded his house, chanting loudly. Many of the self-described anti-racist protesters were carrying signs, some of which they later left on the cars parked in the driveway and porch. Police reported that protesters also vandalized Carlson's property, spray-painting an "anarchy symbol on the driveway."

Nov 09 09:00

Prominent Vox editor defends Antifa siege of Tucker Carlson, then deletes ALL tweets

After far-left protesters harassed Fox News host Tucker Carlson's family in an incident now being investigated as a potential hate crime, a Vox.com writer defended the intimidation – and then ate his words. All of them.

Matt Yglesias, prominent editor of Vox.com, tweeted in support of Smash Racism DC, an Antifa group whose members swarmed Carlson's front yard and carried signs with his home address written on them in retaliation for Carlson's supposed role in "spreading fear."

Nov 09 08:07

Paypal stops handling payments for Tommy Robinson

Paypal has told former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson it will no longer process payments on his behalf.

Mr Robinson said the online payments system told him he did not fit within its user guidelines and would never be able to use the platform again.

He said he had been using the platform to collect donations to fight his legal battles and branded the ban "fascism".

Nov 09 07:17

Yoncalla, Oregon elects 18-year-old in mayor race

The small town of Yoncalla made history Tuesday night, electing an 18-year-old as their new mayor.
Ben Simons received 41 percent of the vote on election night, beating out two other candidates and becoming the town's youngest mayor in its history.
He graduated as the valedictorian at Yoncalla High School back in June. Simons is currently a student at Umpqua Community College studying general studies.

Nov 09 07:17

Saudi Arabia: Tiger Woods turns down largest ever overseas pay cheque to play in Saudi Arabia

Tiger Woods has turned down his biggest ever potential overseas pay cheque to play in the European Tour’s inaugural event in Saudi Arabia next year, amid the international outcry over the recent murder of a journalist.

Nov 09 05:35

San Francisco to clear all marijuana misdemeanour convictions dating to 1975

District Attorney George Gascon has said that San Francisco will immediately dismiss all marijuana misdemeanour convictions dating to 1975 and will wipe arrest records clean for anyone who faced such charges. The city also plans to review all marijuana felonies recorded during the same time period and, in appropriate cases, re-sentence them to misdemeanour offences.

Nov 09 05:35

US navy ship ignored sinking migrants' cries for help, say survivors

Prosecutors in Sicily are examining allegations by shipwreck survivors that a US navy ship ignored distress calls and failed to assist them before their dinghy capsized.
The USS Trenton rescued 42 people after the dinghy sank on 12 June, but survivors allege that the cruiser had earlier ignored their cries for help, failing to avert a disaster in which 76 people died.

Nov 09 05:18

After Pocahontas Win Truck Slams "Big-Dig" Tunnel In Boston MA

Truck strikes ceiling in O'Neill tunnel, jams southbound traffic

A tractor trailer that slammed into the top of Thomas P. O’Neill Jr. Tunnel this morning snarled traffic from Boston’s northern suburbs.

The truck, owned by Snap Trucking Fleet of Iroquois, Ont. , was headed southbound on I-93 in Boston when it entered the tunnel after 5:30 a.m. The top of the truck, carrying a piece of filtration equipment, scrapped the ceiling just before exit 20, Mass. Department of Transportation officials and state police said.

The driver was a 59-year-old Ontario man who was cited for an overheight and overwidth vehicle, Mass. State Police said

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Nov 09 05:05

Truck full of gas cylinders set on fire, three stabbed in Australia terror attack

A man set fire to a pickup truck laden with gas cylinders in the center of the Australian city of Melbourne on Friday and stabbed three people, killing one, before he was shot by police in what they called a terrorist attack.

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Nov 08 18:14

Paul Joseph Watson: The Jim Acosta Controversy

The media, with zero fact checking, launched a conspiracy claiming I "sped up" or "doctored" the Jim Acosta video in order to distract from Acosta's behavior.

This is false. I did not "doctor" or "speed up" anything. It was all fake news.

Here's what really happened....

Nov 08 17:33

I’m confused. Do they like Russia or not?

@thomasbsauer

Waking past The White House on my way to meet an old friend.

Big #Resist rally going on. I took this picture two minutes ago.

Can’t make this stuff up, folks.

Nov 08 17:05

Three (3) Reasons Why Elections Don’t Matter by Doug "Uncola" Lynn

n so many ways, elections in America have become just another manifestation of bread and circuses; like watching a reality TV show when your house is on fire. It’s why this article was almost named:

“The Inevitableness of Reality Requires Honesty and Acceptance”

Of course, the 2018 Midterm Elections will be analyzed ad nauseam, with other writers and pundits parsing it better than this blogger. However, suffice it to say: There was no Blue Wave and Trump has now solidified leadership of his Republican Party; at least more so than during the last two years of his administration.

In a raucous press conference the day after, Trump claimed victory and said his party “defied history to expand our Senate majority”. The president also said his focus in the days prior to the election remained on the senate and pointed out that most of the candidates for whom he campaigned had won their respective races.

Nov 08 16:31

VW declares war on Tesla with plans to dramatically undercut Elon Musk's car firm with $23,000 electric vehicle

Reuters claims the firm is planning to sell its 'MEB entry' vehicle for just £22,836 (20,000 euros) and plans to make 200,000 of them a year.

Tesla's base Model 3 will cost $35,000 - but is not yet available, with the cheapest version on sale costing $45,000.

Nov 08 15:34

Sick, Elderly Woman Homeless As Israel Demolishes Her Home

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Meet the new face of the IDF's "compassion" toward the elderly whose homes are being confiscated for the "crimes" of being Palestinian...and still breathing.

Nov 08 15:07

Police Met With "Irate, Irrational" SoCal Mass-Shooter In April, "Didn't Feel He Warranted Psych Hold"

More details have emerged about the shooter, 28-year-old Ian David Long, who opened fire at let off at least 30 shots from a Glock with an extended magazine.

Long, a former-marine, was dressed in all black during the shooting and eventually turned the gun on himself after police officers arrived.

Police say they have "had several contacts with Mr. Long over the years for minor offenses."

He was a victim of assault and battery in a bar in 2015. The police then confirmed that in April of this year, officers were called to Long's house: "officers went to his house, he was somewhat irate, acting a little irrationally."

The officers then called out their Crisis Intervention Team, "and mental health specialists who met with him, talked to him, and cleared him, didn't feel he was qualified to be taken under 5150."

Nov 08 15:01

Rick Scott statement on Democrat election fraud: "Let's be clear: When Elias says 'win' he means 'steal'"

Nelson, Scott spar as Florida Senate race nears hand recount

Nov 08 14:59

California's 'Reasonable Regulation' of Guns Did Not Stop the Thousand Oaks Shooting

Early this morning, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof tweeted about last night's mass shooting at a bar in Thousand Oaks, California, saying, "These kinds of incidents don't happen in normal countries where there is some reasonable regulation of firearms, starting with universal background checks." Yet California already requires background checks for all gun buyers, even when the transaction would be exempt from that requirement under federal law. In any case, ABC News reports that the gun used in the attack, a .45-caliber Glock 21 pistol, was "legally purchased," which means the perpetrator did not have a disqualifying criminal or psychiatric record, as is typically true of mass shooters.

Nov 08 14:57

“Flashpoint for War”: U.S. and Japan Plan Military Response to Chinese Incursions of Disputed Islands

Things are again rapidly heating up in the East China Sea amidst already heightened tensions in a region where Washington is increasingly asserting the right of navigation in international waters against broad Chinese claims and seeking to defend the territorial possessions of its allies.

According to a bombshell new Reuters report the tiny and rocky Senkaku Islands which lie between northern Taiwan and the Japanese home islands are “rapidly turning into a flashpoint for war”. Alarmingly, Japanese government sources have been quoted as saying Tokyo and the United States are drawing up an operations plan for an allied military response to Chinese threats to the disputed Senkaku Islands.

From nearly the start of his entering the White House, President Trump has said he’s committed to upholding Article 5 of the US-Japan security treaty signed the post-war years of the mid-20th century:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This would be the most dangerous game of "chicken" ever played out by US and Japanese military service members against China; I would really like some thoughts emanating from the White House or State Department, indicating that such an action would never be undertaken.

However, unfortunately, I have lived long enough to understand that just because something is the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid thing the US government and military could possibly do, there is absolutely no guarantee that they will not do it.

Nov 08 14:45

The CIA’s Latest Greatest Failure

Communicating is the most vulnerable element in any foreign agent operation, particularly as counter-intelligence services commit major resources to cracking the systems used to link an agent in the field with his case officer or handler, who might be in the same country under diplomatic cover but just as easily might be in another nearby country or halfway around the world.

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I am having a double Jean-luc Picard face-palm, at velocity, upon reading this.

Nov 08 14:41

US, Turkey Risk Direct Military Clash as They Escalate War in Syria

As it pursues its war with US-backed Kurdish-nationalist organizations, the Turkish government is threatening an outright military occupation of large parts of Syria that could provoke war with Syria and a direct clash with US forces.

On Tuesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan denounced joint patrols by US forces and Kurdish-led militias as “unacceptable.” Speaking to reporters in Ankara, he said:

“Not only can we not accept (the joint patrols), such a development will cause serious problems at the border.”

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This looks as though the situation for the American military could get very dicey, very quickly, and particularly if the Russians start shelling American positions, and US troops retaliate.

But the bottom line here is, we shouldn't be in Syria in the first place! We were not invited, nor were the Turks; the Russians and Iranians were, and have been very successful in kicking out the jihadis.

Nov 08 14:34

Operation 'Enduring Defeat'? DoD Admits US May Need To "Stay In Iraq For Decades"

Why a self-reliant Iraqi military may take ‘years, if not decades’ and could require a ‘generation’ to reform.

Despite reports that the Islamic State terrorist group has lost 99 percent of its territory and shifted to insurgent tactics in Iraq and Syria, a recent report said an enduring defeat of the organization could take “years, if not decades.”

This, according to Department of Defense information provided to investigators with the DoD Inspector General, is in large part due to what is still needed to make Iraqi security forces “self-reliant.”

“Systemic weaknesses remain, many of which are the same deficiencies that enabled the rise of ISIS in 2014,” according to the quarterly IG report on Operation Inherent Resolve, the counter-ISIS operation that spans Iraq and Syria.

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Dear Sec Def Mattis; has the DOD sent that memo to this effect to the gentleman now controlling the Iraqi Parliament, Muqtada al-Sadr?!?

Because if you don't remember him, please let me refresh your memory.

He was the guy who stated that if one American service member was found in Iraq any time after the date stipulated by the SOFA agreement, they were "fair game" for his Shiite militia, the Madhi Army in Iraq.

I would like to hope that someone in your group has read the following article, dated 15 May of this year, from the independent.co.uk:

Election success for Muqtada al-Sadr shows Iraqi voters shaking off foreign intervention

I understand that this election in May had to have been one of your worst nightmares.

But sir, how, in the name of Heaven, please, are you going to able to justify this continuing occupation to the new leadership of Iraq?!?

Nov 08 14:03

OFFICIAL TUCKER CARLSON MOB POLICE REPORT

Vilonet progressives: - Attempted to bust down Tucker's door - Vandalized his house - Vandalized his driveway - Vandalized his car - Political messages left on cars & door - Police classifying as 'hate crime'

Nov 08 13:37

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Will Retire from the US Supreme Court in January, 2019

While the Nation is preoccupied with the appointment of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, it appears there will soon be another vacancy on the US Supreme Court

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has had a re-occurrence of malignant melanoma, she has told her law clerks. Ginsburg was treated in 1999 for colon cancer and had surgery in 2009 for pancreatic cancer.

She has told key Democratic members of the Senate about her medical condition, including randing Democratic member of the Judiciary Committee Dianne Feinstein. This explains in part the "take no prisoners" attitude of the Democrats during the Kavanaugh nomination, carefully orchestrating weak 37 year old allegations against Kavanaugh by Women he barely remembers knowing in High School and College.

Nov 08 12:56

FITTON:BREAKING: Judicial Watch sues over Awan Brothers Dem IT scandal!

Heavy lifting on key scandal by Judicial Watch

Judicial Watch Sues DOJ for Records of Investigations into the Awan Brothers, Congressional Democrat IT Scandal.

video + article

Nov 08 12:36

Tattooed trenchcoat-wearing decorated ex-Marine, 28, is identified as gunman who massacred twelve people during student night at country bar: Suspect killed himself after hurling smoke grenades onto dance floor and slaying cop in California

The gunman who massacred 12 people at a country music bar in southern California on Wednesday night has been identified as a highly decorated ex-Marine whose neighbors say was plagued with PTSD and terrified his own mother.

Ian Long, 28, opened fire on the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks at 11.20pm on Wednesday night during its weekly College Country Night where students from nearby schools line dance and listen to music.

He killed 11 people inside the bar including 22-year-old Cody Koffman after opening fire on the bouncer and throwing smoke grenades among the crowds to confuse them as they tried to flee.

Long then shot a sheriff's sergeant who was one of the first on the scene. The sergeant, Ron Helus, died in the hospital afterwards.

Before SWAT teams entered the building, Long took his own life in an office inside. He used a legally purchased .45 caliber handgun to carry out the attack and had modified its magazine so it could hold more rounds.

Nov 08 12:34

'Left' Organizes "Response Events" In 900 Cities To Protest Firing Of Jeff Sessions

Well, that escalated quickly. On Wednesday, President Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and by the end of the day major leftist organizations had already put together protests in 900 U.S. cities to make a “public demand for action to correct this injustice”.

It truly is amazing how rapidly these groups were able to put up web pages promoting these events and get the call out on social media. It is almost as if they knew that this was coming. MoveOn.Org is one of the organizations that is spearheading this effort, and their page promoting these protests is identical to the page promoting these protests on trumpisnotabovethelaw.org. According to both pages, the protests will be held on November 8th at 5 PM local time…

Nov 08 12:34

"We Know Where You Sleep At Night": Antifa Mob Whose Founder Loves Assassination Targets Tucker Carlson At Home

A group of Antifa protesters which confronted Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) in a restaurant last month took to the residence of Tucker Carlson on Wednesday evening, ringing the doorbell of his upscale home while chanting: "Tucker Carlson, we will fight! We know where you sleep at night!"

The threatening protest, claimed by Anti-fascist group Smash Racism DC , echoes June protests at the homes of Trump admin officials Kristjen Nielsen and Stephen Miller amid controversy over immigration policy.

Nov 08 12:15

Gillum has un-conceded and is demanding a recount. The FL Dems' new buzzword is "under-voting".

They are mysteriously finding tens of thousands of new votes for Gillum and Nelson in Broward County these past 36 hours.

Nov 08 12:10

video -Broward County Caught On Video: Concerned citizen sees ballots being transported in private vehicles & transferred to rented truck

Caught On Video: Concerned citizen sees ballots being transported in private vehicles & transferred to rented truck on Election night. This violates all chain of custody requirements for paper ballots. Were the ballots destroyed & replaced by set of fake ballots? Investigate now!

Nov 08 11:53

Palestine solidarity at the crossroads: New strategy and hard-nosed determination are needed. But where is the unity and leadership?

Stuart Littlewood calls for robust measures to counter bogus accusations of anti-Semitism that stifle free speech and for a centralised legal unit to be created to reprimand Zio-extremists who make false accusations of anti-Semitism against the likes of Baroness Tonge. >>

Nov 08 11:25

Wall Street Seems To Believe That Endless Gridlock And Political Turmoil Will Be Good For America

It is difficult not to admire the relentless optimism on Wall Street. A divided Congress is going to guarantee two years of gridlock and political turmoil in Washington, but many in the financial community are choosing to interpret the election results as a positive sign. They remember the “gridlock” during the Obama years, and they are hopeful that the next couple of years will be at least somewhat similar. The Dow Jones Industrial Average shot up 545 points on Wednesday, and that was the largest post-midterm rally that we have seen in 36 years. Stock prices normally go up the day after midterm elections, but Wednesday’s rally was definitely unusual…

Nov 08 10:59

What Will the Dems Do With Their New House?

Do the Democrats really think the country wants to go through all of this? Will the Democrats use their takeover of the House to work with President Trump or to wreck his presidency? Will the politically wounded president find within him any self-restraint and willingness to compromise? Might there be a silver lining to Trump’s midterm dark cloud?

Nov 08 10:47

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is in the hospital with 3 broken ribs

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is currently hospitalized at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, DC, after falling in her office last night and fracturing three ribs.

According to a statement issued by the Supreme Court Thursday morning, Ginsburg was admitted to the hospital for “observation and treatment.”

Nov 08 10:41

@paulsperry_ --- If not for this deranged clown, Republicans would have kept the House.

Is the daily caller reporter heading down the rabbit hole?

big time related --BREAKING: Docs filed in federal court in NY reveal the FBI agent working the Cesar Sayoc (mail bombs) case cannot describe the so-called "energetic material" Thursday, November 8, 2018, 12:31 PM  meaning there is still no evidence any of the "bombs" actually contained explosives

Nov 08 10:40

American Citizen Detained by Trump Admin Without Charge for More than a Year Finally Set Free

Most important to this writer is the fact that the case also stands as an example of the importance of a free and independent press to call out government and corporate abuse. If the original report was never written by these hard-working journalists this man might have been held much longer than a year or sent to a part of the world where he might be subjected to violence. As the independent and alternative American media is currently under attack it’s never been more important to stand up and support those who fight to bring truth to light.

Nov 08 10:36

US-Backed Troops Take Main Road to Yemen’s Vital Aid Port

US-backed forces loyal to the Saudi and UAE governments continue to attack the main Yemeni aid port of Hodeidah Wednesday. While the city itself remains unbreached, ground troops have seized the main road leading into the city, even more tightly restricting flow to and from it.

The Saudi-led naval blockade has put Yemen, which relies on food imports for over 90% of its food, on the brink of a major famine. Hodeidah is the main import site for food, and the last port under the control of the Houthi movement. If the port falls, there will be no way to get food to almost the entire north of the country.

The Houthis are using snipers to keep ground troops from entering the main port area after weeks of offensives. In recent days, they’ve also started tire fires to try to obscure visibility of the port, in an attempt to make it harder for Saudi warships to target the city.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It appears to be only a matter of time before Saudi and US troops have control of Hodeida.

This should fall well within the end of the month that Mattis has set for peace talks to start, as thousands more Yemeni continue to die from malnutrition.

Nov 08 10:34

The Economy Does Not Care Who Won The Midterm Elections

Economic function and repair are far beyond the scope of any political body to fix when the dysfunction reaches the point we are at today. To believe otherwise is foolhardy. To believe that the political elites actually want to fix the economy is even more foolhardy. The answer is not replacing one set of political puppets with another set of political puppets, but for regular people to begin localizing their own production and trade — to decouple from dependency on the existing system and start their own system. Only through this, and the removal of the globalist tumor from its position of power and influence, will anything ever change for the better.

Nov 08 10:31

BREAKING: Docs filed in federal court in NY reveal the FBI agent working the Cesar Sayoc (mail bombs) case cannot describe the so-called "energetic material"

meaning there is still no evidence any of the "bombs" actually contained explosives

shooting in Cali buried this, hmm

Nov 08 10:31

Trump neuters ObamaCare birth control coverage mandate, tightens regulations on plans covering abortion

In a post-midterms one-two punch to ObamaCare, the Trump administration on Wednesday finalized major rule changes aimed at rolling back the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive coverage mandate and tightening restrictions to ensure that taxpayer subsidies aren't used to fund abortions.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that the changes would allow some employers with religious or moral objections to opt out of providing no-cost birth control for female workers.

Last year, the White House vowed to provide "full protection” to a wide range of companies and organizations that claim a “religious or moral objection” to providing the coverage.

Under former President Barack Obama's health care law, most employers must cover birth control at no charge as a preventive service for women. Accommodating religious objections has been a sticking point with conservatives for years, and was the subject of legal challenges.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would like to politely point out that pregnancy...is not an illness.

And in 2018, one month of birth control pills at Walmart averages out to $9.00 per month. That averages out to $108 dollars per year.

And any female employee has the right to work for any company, not under religious auspices, which provides coverage.

This is not about providing coverage; it is about forcing organisations to provide coverage, even though that coverage is completely at odds with a company's moral compass.

Nov 08 10:28

Antifa protesters chant outside Fox's Tucker Carlson's home, break door

A group of angry Antifa protestors gathered outside of Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson's home on Wednesday evening

Nov 08 10:22

EXTREMIST ANTI-CHOICE LAWS PASS IN TWO STATES WHILE OREGON VOTERS REJECT ATTEMPT TO CURB ABORTION RIGHTS FOR LOW-INCOME WOMEN

While rejoicing over Oregon voters' decisive rejection of a measure that would have left low-income residents and state employees without abortion coverage, reproductive rights advocates prepared for battles in two red states where extremist anti-choice proposals were passed on Tuesday night.

In Alabama, the passage of Amendment 2 will give a fetus the same right to life held by a person under the state constitution, paving the way to criminalize abortion with a "trigger ban" like the ones that exist in Louisiana, Mississippi, North Dakota, and South Dakota, should the Supreme Court overturn Roe vs. Wade. Access to contraception and the morning-after pill could also be restricted as a result.

The amendment passed by 18 points, with Alabama voters supporting a proposal that made no mention of exceptions in which a woman's right to abortion care would trump the rights of a fetus, like in cases involving rape, incest, or risks to a pregnant woman's life.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Forgive me, but I never knew that this country actually HAD a National Abortion Federation, before reading this article!!

But the statement that ""This amendment is so far-reaching that it would allow the state to prosecute women for using IUDs, emergency contraception, and IVF or even for missing prenatal care appointments or not being able to leave an abusive partner..." absolutely jumps the proverbial shark.

I am, personally, pro-life.

But if a 17 year old young woman knocked at my door, crying that she thought she had skipped a period, I would encourage her to weigh all her options, before consenting to an abortion as "the only way" to deal with the pregnancy.

In my world, adoption is a beautiful thing, but I understand that it is not an option for every pregnancy.

I have actually known a couple here on Oahu who opted to adopt a baby whose mom was withdrawing from crack at the time of her delivery, and were holding her hands, when the baby was delivered. The little girl is just fine, thank you very much, and is growing up with love, structure, and a happy household. As she matures, she will make a positive contribution to society because of that.

Nov 08 10:05

SAUDI ARABIA TO PAY FINANCIAL COMPENSATION TO SLAIN JOURNALIST’S FAMILY, FIANCÉE

Saudi Arabia had informed Turkey that it would pay financial compensation to the family and Turkish fiancee of Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi who was murdered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul by a Saudi hit-squad on October, 2, Al- Jazeera channel reported a Turkish official as saying.

The Turkish official said the Turkish authorities have evidence on the fate of Khashoggi’s body, but the Saudi authorities are putting obstacles to reach it.

According to the source, when the Saudi prosecutor, Saudi al- Mojaab was asked about the fate of Khashoggi’s body, he said he had no information about the matter.

The source added that the suspects’ statement handed by al- Mojaab to the Turkish authorities were useless and did not help achieve any progress in the investigation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder just what would have happened had the assassination of Khashoggi not gone as public as quickly as it did?!?!?

Nov 08 10:03

LEAKED DOCUMENTARY SHOWS ISRAEL LOBBY USED FAKE SEXUAL ASSAULT CLAIMS AGAINST BDS ACTIVISTS

A leaked Al Jazeera documentary detailing the tactics of the Israeli lobby in the United States and elsewhere has revealed that pro-Israel groups regularly invented smears, including false accusations of sexual assault, to discredit professors and students on U.S. university campuses that support equal rights for Palestinians and the Boycott, Divest and Sanctions (BDS) movement. BDS is a non-violent movement that seeks to use economic pressure on Israel’s government so that it complies with international law, ends the military occupation of the West Bank, and halts the decades-long blockade of the Gaza Strip.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Color me completely unsurprised at these revelations.

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