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Jan 16 16:10

These New Numbers Are Telling Us That The Global Economic Slowdown Is Far More Advanced Than We Thought

Some people that I hear from insist that there is no possible way that they can put together an emergency fund because they are already spending everything that they are bringing in.

Jan 16 15:29

Global Debt Surpasses 244 Trillion Dollars As “Nearly Half The World Lives On Less Than $5.50 A Day”

The game is literally rigged against us, and we need to realize what we are up against. Tinkering around with the current system is not going to fix anything. We need to ditch this current system and start again from scratch, but it will probably take a horrific collapse before most people start to understand this.

Jan 16 15:24

Are You Suffering From Toxic Masculinity? Know The Warning Signs

It's called "toxic masculinity," and it's the latest disease to plague the nation. It can affect every aspect of a toxic man's life. Worst of all, toxic masculinity is contagious, so if you're infected, you need to know right away so you can avoid spreading it to your friends and family.

Jan 16 15:12

The Danger Within: Border Patrol Is Turning America Into a Constitution-Free Zone

Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is the numbers of people all over the world who have obeyed the dictates of the leaders of their government and have gone to war, and millions have been killed because of this obedience… Our problem is that people are obedient all over the world, in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves, and all the while the grand thieves are running the country. That’s our problem.

Jan 16 14:57

Kissing the Hands that Molest You

What boot-licking does exist probably arises from the notion that the TSA protects flights. True enough, if we define “danger” as yogurt, family-sized tubes of toothpaste, shampoo, salsa, soups, and snow globes. But does the TSA guard us from actual peril? Nope. Not only has it never snared a single terrorist, it also fails to detect a stunning 95% of the weapons undercover agents sneak through checkpoints. Yet brainwashed, fearful, infantile Americans insist that only the TSA prevents planes from exploding mid-flight.

Jan 16 14:49

Red Flag Gun Laws – Public Safety or Abuse of the Innocent?

There is a bias in politician's press releases and in the slanted news. The media and the politicians ignore the fact that firearms are used to save lives far more often than they are used to take them. News stories about violence hold an audience. Stories about violence get politicians in front of TV cameras. The good guy with a gun that stopped a crime from happening isn’t even considered news. The scales are tipped; tragedy becomes front page news while the triumph of a life saved is hardly mentioned.

Jan 16 11:38

Truth, Treason, & The National-Security State

Inadvertently released federal documents reveal that U.S. officials have apparently secured a secret indictment against Julian Assange, the head of WikiLeaks who released secret information about the internal workings of the U.S. national-security establishment. In any nation whose government is founded on the concept of a national-security state, that is a cardinal sin, one akin to treason and meriting severe punishment.

Mind you, Assange isn’t being charged with lying or releasing false or fraudulent information about the U.S. national-security state. Everyone concedes that the WikiLeaks information was authentic. His “crime” was in disclosing to people the wrongdoing of the national-security establishment. No one is supposed to do that, even if the information is true and correct.

Jan 16 09:28

Tucker: You're not allowed to question NATO

Jan 15 14:46

Student Debt Crisis Worsens: Florida Board Of Health Suspends Licenses Over Defaults

The United States Department of Education estimates more than 10 percent of student loan borrowers are in default. The federal government estimates Americans owe $1.2 trillion in student debt. That figure is now larger than all outstanding U.S. credit card and vehicle debt combined.

Jan 15 13:39

Buchanan: Is Bolton Steering Trump Into War With Iran?

Well, if he is serious, Trump had best keep an eye on his national security adviser, for a U.S. war on Iran would be a dream come true for John Bolton.

Last September, when Shiite militants launched three mortar shells into the Green Zone in Baghdad, which exploded harmlessly in a vacant lot, Bolton called a series of emergency meetings and directed the Pentagon to prepare a menu of targets, inside Iran, for U.S. air and missile strikes in retaliation.

The Wall Street Journal quoted one U.S. official as saying Bolton’s behavior “rattled people. … People were shocked. It was mind-boggling how cavalier they were about hitting Iran.”

Bolton’s former deputy, Mira Ricardel, reportedly told a gathering the shelling into the Green Zone was “an act of war” to which the U.S. must respond decisively.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mr. President, a word, please: getting the US into a war in Iran to please your good buddies Netanyahu and Adelson, may be great from a an Israeli perspective, but lousy for We the People.

You should know, if your advisors are not telling you this, but at this point with the American Military, they don't have the money, the troop strength, the manufacturing, or the weaponry to insure a positive outcome to a war against Iran, and if Russia comes in, on Iran's side, the American military be pitted against some very formidable, capable weapons.

The Iranians have proven good faith in abiding by the P5+1 agreement, even though the US has withdrawn from it. No less an august body than the IAEA keeps assuring us that they are in compliance.

And Mr.President, a final reality you need to think about, that is becoming more and more apparent to your base; Israel should not be getting any of the financial and military aid the US gives it, because such transfers are illegal, according to the Symington and Glenn amendments.

Iran, on the other hand, did become a signatory to the NNPT; and we are punishing Iran for something it really hasn't done, and lauding and Funding Israel for breaking American law?!?

What's wrong with this picture??? Damn near everything, Mr. President!!!!

Jan 15 10:50

DEMOCRATS PREPARE HEARINGS ON "RIGHTWING EXTREMISM"

Prior to the 2018 midterm election, I speculated a Democrat-controlled House would result in hearings targeting “hate groups,” that is to say anybody on the “right” who challenges official narratives, otherwise known as “conspiracy theories.”

“Rep. Bennie Thompson, an African American lawmaker from Mississippi, is in charge of the House Homeland Security Committee,” reports McClatchy.

“Thompson intends to hold hearings to spotlight what experts say is a growth of deadly right wing extremism in America, even if the hearings could feature members of white supremacist groups.”

Thompson said his aim is to change the dialogue and find a balance in a U.S. domestic terrorism strategy that he believes has focused too heavily on the threat of homegrown Muslim terrorism and too little the rise of far right, white nationalist, and anti-Semitic groups.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More "bread and circuses" for the intellectually challenged, rather than going after the problems at the source of this fracturing of the nation.

I doubt seriously that Representative Thompson would ever want a person like me testifying, as Christian Pacifist activist; but sir, say the word, and I will be in DC in a heartbeat!!

So hear this, Representative Thompson; I am a centerist progressive, with no use for the extremes on either side of this aisle. I never advocate violence as a means to an end. I am self-employed, a member in good standing of a local Protestant church, conduct two English speaking choirs, and am their composer in residence.

I can very clearly see what damage the Deep State and its demagogues have done to this country over the last 30 years or so, and I want to see it stopped.

Wars are great for corporations and their investors, but generally lousy for the people who fight them, and their families and friends. For over the last 30 years, I have seen military confrontation after confrontation, with nothing to show for it, but a huge Federal deficit, and more graves at military grave sites.

Alleged "education" in this country has become a bad joke, with countries in both Asia and Scandinavian reaching far past us in language, critical thinking, and numeracy. Their kids will, most likely, never be on public assistance, because they have the skills to compete in a real-world environment.

We now have "school officers", in public schools, who have been responsible for an amazing amount of brutality against students, as though it is the voice of the American Deep State, telling these kids that they are nothing, will never amount to anything, so shut up and don't act out.

I have to wonder why these incidents seem to happen only in public schools, but never, or rarely happen, in private schools, like Kumon, the Waldorf Schools, or Montessori Schools?!?

There has to be a reason, and I think, that the reason these incidents don't happen here, is that the teachers are really motivated to make education exciting, and to get these kids to reach their full potential.

And speaking of schools, let's, Sir, address our "school to prison trajectory".

Some schools have a classroom to private prison trajectory, if kids attending that school happen to be cursed by living in the "wrong zip code". Nothing is expected of these kids but trouble, and when that "trouble" gets "out of hand", they are either medicated, or thrown into Juvenile Hall. From there, it is a very short jump to either public or private prisons.

You know, Representative Thompson, like that horrible private prison right there in your home state you most know of it by now, and that is East Mississippi Correctional Facility, right?!?

Inside a Private Prison: Blood, Suicide and Poorly Paid GuardsThe article goes on to state:

"According to evidence and testimony at a federal civil rights trial, far worse things were happening at the prison than inmates strolling around during a lockdown: A mentally ill man on suicide watch hanged himself, gang members were allowed to beat other prisoners, and those whose cries for medical attention were ignored resorted to setting fires in their cells.

So many shackled men have recounted instances of extraordinary violence and neglect in the prison that the judge has complained of exhaustion."

Why is it, Representative Thompson, that this institution is allowed to continue to exist?!?

Prison sentences are both a result of individual bad choices, but also, bad choices of a society which doesn't give people the skills, and equip them with what they will need to know, in the future.

The entire nature of "work" is changing, right before our eyes, and the need for "unskilled labor" is quickly going the way of the dodo bird.

Unlike prisons in enlightened places like Sweden, in the US, there is almost no counseling, and no attempt at getting prisoners rehabilitated, to the point where they will not offend again.

Recidivism appears to be the "name of the game", to protect both public and private prisons' budgets, so this becomes a never-ending cycle.

So there you have it, Representative Thompson; one moderate centerist church goer at your service, who wants to see better things for ALL of our kids and this for this country's future.

You are welcome!! :-)

Jan 15 10:35

AG Nominee Barr Breaks From Trump: Sessions Should Have Recused Himself, Mueller Not on a Witch Hunt

Attorney General nominee William Barr is breaking sharply with the man who nominated him, President Donald Trump, on several issues near and dear to the commander-in-chief’s heart.

Jan 15 10:00

FEDS ARE SPYING ON REST AREAS, CREATING A MULTI-STATE BATHROOM SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM

DOT's and police are now spying on rest areas in real-time 24/7.

According to an article in the Star Tribune, the Department of Transportation (DOT) in eight states have installed cameras and sensors in rest areas.

"New technology rolled out in Minnesota and seven other Midwestern states aims to help Wortham and other truckers find parking by broadcasting in real-time the number of spaces available at rest areas."

Rest areas do much more than let truckers know about parking availability.

"In Minnesota, six rest areas have the new technology, including cameras taking regular pictures of the parking lots and sensors the size of hockey pucks embedded in the concrete of each parking spot. Those sensors beam data to dynamic roadside signs that display the number of parking spaces available."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Do any of the knuckleheads who passed legislation for this kind of activity in their states, not realize that the novel "1984" was a warning; not a "how-to" manual?!?

Jan 15 09:52

MCCAUL INTRODUCES HOUSE BILL TO GIVE ISRAEL BILLIONS OF DOLLARS, COMBAT BDS: A POWERFUL CONGRESSMAN WITH TIES TO A CONTROVERSIAL DONOR HAS INTRODUCED A HOUSE VERSION OF S.1, THE SENATE BILL THAT WOULD GIVE ISRAEL $38 BILLION, ETC.

On January 8th Republican Congressman Michael T. McCaul of Texas introduced H.R. 336, reported to be a companion bill to S.1, the Senate bill that would cement a $38 billion package to Israel, combat the movement to pressure Israel to adhere to international law known as BDS, and other measures.

The text of the bill is not yet publicly available since McCaul has not published it on his Congressional website, issued a press release about it, or informed his regional offices about the bill. The Congressional website also does not yet contain a summary or text almost a week after the bill was introduced.

The bill has been referred to the Committees on Foreign Affairs; the Judiciary; Financial Services; Science, Space, and Technology; and Armed Services.

PRO-ISRAEL PACS & CONTROVERSIAL DONOR

McCaul has a long record of supporting Israel and has received $90,000 from pro-Israel political action committees that give to both Republicans and Democrats.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would like to suggest that McCaul has a huge case of SMD (selective memory disorder).

I would also like to remind both McCaul, and other members of Congress, that such aid to Israel is forbidden under the Symington Amendment, which forbids aid, both military and financial, to countries which will not become signatories in the NNPT, and allow their nuclear sites to be inspected.

And Oh, BTW, Israel - unlike Iran - has refused to sign the NNPT, and will not allow their nuclear sites to be inspected.

Jan 15 07:36

Trump Not Tolerating Differing Opinions, Fires Gen. Mattis

Retired US Navy Commander, Leah Bolger, says even though Gen. Mattis seems to have resigned, from the military perspective it is clear that he was fired from the administration.
In an exclusive interview with FNA, Leah Bolger said “Trump surrounds himself with Yes-men, and does not tolerate differing opinions” which is enough to “fire Gen. Mattis” after his disagreement with withdrawing US troops from Syria and Afghanistan.

Former US Secretary of Defense, before his resignation, had voiced his disagreement with some other Trump’s policies, including the US withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (Iran Nuclear Deal) and withdrawal from the Paris Accord concerning climate change.

Leah Bolger retired from the US Navy at the rank of Commander after twenty years of active duty service. After retirement, she started her peace activities. She is the creator and coordinator of the “Drones Quilt Project” which serves to recognize the victims of US combat drones and educate people. Currently she serves as the Chair of the Coordinating Committee of World Beyond War.

Below is the full text of the interview:>>>

Jan 14 16:53

AMERICA UNDER FULL-BLOWN PROPAGANDA DOMINANCE

Every American citizen must understand the country is no longer on the precipice of a unified Deep State takeover.

The Deep State has reached its destination.

Jan 14 16:33

Europe Could "Collapse" Over Migration Says Italy PM; Salvini Insists "Paris-Berlin Axis" Must Change

Italy's Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte, said on Monday that the European Union risks collapsing unless it is able to find common ground on mass migration.

"If we continue to stall without a shared path, we risk bringing down the European building," Conte remarked at a press conference discussing a recent meeting in Rome with European Home Affairs Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos.

"We presented what Italy has done up to now to Avramopoulos," said Conte, adding "We are bringing in a change of direction that is bearing fruit."

While discussing Italian efforts to curb mass migration, Conte said: Italy had been left alone and now are are coping alone. We didn't talk about a naval blockade with Avramopoulos but we discussed instruments to defend the borders, which is a very important issue for managing (migrant) flows."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This issue regarding unchecked immigration must be stopped, and quickly.

This is not America lionized in a poem by poet Emma Lazarus which stands on display as a plaque on the Statue of Liberty and starts, "Give me your Tired, your poor"

Because these people prove a tremendous economic burden when they cannot speak the language, and have zero job skills, for a rapidly evolving techno-culture, where brights, not brawn, will have to rule as more and more jobs are mechanized and computerized.

In fact, I would make a wild guess that within a decade, unskilled labor jobs will "go away", rarely to be seen in industrialized societies.

Jan 14 15:47

Shutdown Chaos Spreads As TSA Worker Shortage Cripples Airport Security Checkpoints Across Country

Shutdown Chaos Spreads As TSA Worker Shortage Cripples Airport Security Checkpoints Across Country.

The absences - thought to be due to a combination of the shutdown and a snowstorm on the East Coast, have forced airports to close security lanes in Atlanta, Washington and Houston.

Wait times to pass through security were “over an hour” at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International’s main checkpoint for domestic flights, the airport said on its website. Screening times were as much as 45 minutes at the two other domestic-flight checkpoints at the nation’s busiest hub. The airport is adding more “live music at all of our checkpoints to help ease tensions for passengers,” spokeswoman Elise Durham said in an email. -Bloomberg

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am very grateful that Mike and I are traveling right now; it sounds horrific for anyone needing to fly anywhere.

Jan 14 14:03

9/11 On Trial

Over the past 17+ years a great many people who have closely examined the events of September 11, 2001, have concluded that the official government story we were presented with simply cannot be true. Included amongst these people are thousands of architects and engineers, university professors, first responders, pilots, and many others. Despite the eminence of many of these authorities, the mainstream media – when not affording them the all-too-predictable silent treatment – continues to calumniate these learned individuals and cast them as ‘crackpot conspiracy theorists’ occupying the outter fringes of our society. All of that seems however.

Jan 14 13:49

Demonized : In Politics It Seems Only Firearm Suicides Are Bad

Blaming guns (and gun owners) may be convenient for those with an agenda, but the awful truth is 4.5 times as many people hang or poison themselves every year as end their lives with a bullet. -- Why will nobody talk about those tragic losses of life? Or is suicide only bad when a gun is used?

Playing politics with suicide rates is morally appalling, yet that’s precisely what our government, media outlets and anti-gun groups do when they claim statistics “prove” Canada’s “gun control” scheme saves lives.

Jan 14 13:33

Thanks To Their Student Loans, Millennials Expect To Die In Debt

In some cases, their debt load is so soul-crushing they expect to die without ever paying what they owe back. So how much does this problem have to do with the higher-education crisis the country is facing? As it turns out, everything.

Jan 14 12:30

Soros Online Trump Supporters Will Be Entirely ‘Silenced’ by 2020

Billionaire globalist George Soros is planning to eliminate the majority of Trump supporters from social media before the 2020 election, according to a leaked document. The 49 page document outlines plans by Soros to exert his influence, via his immense personal wealth, to pressure Big Tech to censor and purge pro-Trump journalists, citizens and outlets ahead of the next Presidential election.

Jan 14 11:36

Big Pharma’s Worst Nightmare, Survey Finds Most Medical Pot Users Quitting Prescription Drug Use

A new survey published this month in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs helps explain why Big Pharma is so afraid of cannabis. The pharmaceutical and alcohol industries, both powerful influences in Washington, have long lobbied against cannabis legalization in order to protect their profits.

However, the tide has turned as decriminalization of medical and recreational cannabis sweeps the nation and the continent. With legalization, more and more people are discovering how this plant can provide a safe alternative to the dangerous effects of prescription pills.

Jan 14 09:38

Top Canadian Court Permits Worldwide Internet Censorship

A country has the right to prevent the world’s Internet users from accessing information, Canada’s highest court ruled on Wednesday.

In a decision that has troubling implications for free expression online, the Supreme Court of Canada upheld a company’s effort to force Google to de-list entire domains and websites from its search index, effectively making them invisible to everyone using Google’s search engine

The case, Google v. Equustek, began when British Columbia-based Equustek Solutions accused Morgan Jack and others, known as the Datalink defendants, of selling counterfeit Equustek routers online. It claimed California-based Google facilitated access to the defendants’ sites. The defendants never appeared in court to challenge the claim, allowing default judgment against them, which meant Equustek effectively won without the court ever considering whether the claim was valid.

Jan 13 23:33

Placing the USA on a collapse continuum with Dmitry Orlov

Stage 1: Financial collapse. Faith in “business as usual” is lost.
Stage 2: Commercial collapse. Faith that “the market shall provide” is lost.
Stage 3: Political collapse. Faith that “the government will take care of you” is lost.
Stage 4: Social collapse. Faith that “your people will take care of you” is lost.
Stage 5: Cultural collapse. Faith in “the goodness of humanity” is lost.

Jan 13 10:29

A New Narrative Control Firm Works To Destroy Alternative Media

The frenzied, hysterical Russia narrative being promoted day in and day out by western mass media has had two of its major stories ripped to shreds in the last three days.

Jan 13 10:26

SearchSearchUS Embassy in Iraq Covers 80 Football Fields- A Behemoth From Which to Rule the Middle East

Why is America’s Baghdad Embassy the world’s largest embassy — and the largest by far?

"It's as if the US Embassy is there not only to protect American interests, but to manage the entire world from the heart of the capital, Baghdad.”

— Iraqi Sheikh Qassim Al Ta’ee, as quoted on 27 December 2011 in Al Iraq News and translated by Ibrahim Zaidan from the original Arabic by Nicholas Dagher

Jan 13 09:56

HOUSE PASSES BILL TO FORCE TRUMP TO NOMINATE “ANTI-SEMITISM” HEAD WHO WOULD MONITOR CRITICISM OF ISRAEL

The U.S. House of Representatives voted 411-1 for a bill that would force President Trump to nominate an anti-Semitism envoy, a position that has been vacant since he took office. The definition of anti-Semitism the position uses includes certain criticisms of Israel.

Jan 12 23:13

Narcissism: Why It's So Rampant in Politics

Consider that two of the things narcissists most desire are money (i.e., lots of money) and power (the more the better). And these two assets can be tightly interwoven. Consider also that many of the individuals entering the political arena have already made their fortune, or inherited it. So what typically drives them is a lust for power, prestige, status, and authority. These (let's call them) "objects of admiration" not only gratify their need for self-aggrandizement by feeding their oversized ego. They also provide them with compelling evidence to confirm their sense of superiority to others—probably their most coveted need of all.

Jan 12 13:25

COVERT BRITISH MILITARY-SMEAR MACHINE MOVING INTO US

After mobilizing a disinformation campaign across Europe, documents show that the Integrity Initiative is now infiltrating the U.S., report Max Blumenthal and Mark Ames.

Jan 12 12:17

Feinstein Ban on Semiautos Deliberately Undermines ‘Security of a Free State’

The mask if off for all but those who refuse to see. This is not about “common sense gun safety” or protecting children or anything other than evil creatures in positions of power doing the bidding of those who would see the people disarmed. This is about nullifying any chance of opposition to their agenda of complete domination and control. -- A more proper name reflecting on the sponsors of this proposed Intolerable Act would be “The We're Anti-American Traitors Act of 2019.”

Jan 12 12:11

ATF Bump Stock Rule Demonstrates the Dangers Inherent in Administrative Actions

If Trump and the DOJ-ATF are allowed to get away with this subterfuge, then it is but a small step from a total ban on “bump stocks” to a total ban on all semiautomatic firearms, since rate of fire—utilized as the salient and subjective basis for elimination of firearms in the hands of civilians—will now provide the “ammunition” antigun zealots can and will latch onto in their unyielding zeal to continue to weaken the Second Amendment. And it is Trump, now, not Schumer or Pelosi, who has given them a vehicle they can and will use to destroy at once the citizen’s best means of self-defense and destroy, as well, the one truly capable defense in the citizen’s possession, to prevent or at least deter the onset of tyranny.

Jan 12 11:21

Marco Rubio's Israel anti-boycott law is an attack on free speech

These are divisive times. But Americans should be able to agree on at least one issue: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) shouldn't be the arbiter of what political expression is or isn't allowed in America.

Rubio is leading the effort to pass the "Combating BDS Act," a law that would give the federal imprimatur to state and local governments that pass laws against giving government contracts to individuals and companies that boycott the State of Israel in opposition to its policies regarding the Palestinian territories.

That act — part of a larger package of measures regarding Middle East policy — suffered a setback this week, thanks to a Democratic filibuster. But Rubio and the anti-boycott movement aren't done.

Jan 12 09:31

Israeli censorship increasingly engenders a self-defeating backlash

It might not look like it, but in many ways Israel is in a bind.

Of course, Israel is a fundamentally oppressive, racist, apartheid state which is increasingly in bed with some of the world’s worst regimes – including Saudi Arabia’s brutal absolutist monarchy, and the anti-Semitic, neo-Nazi-arming government in Ukraine

Yet in terms of Israel’s propaganda, in the long term it is really only sticking its finger in the dam, delaying the inevitable deluge.

Israel’s image among the general population is in terminal decline, and there is no going back. Behind closed doors, professional propagandists for Israel admit as much. In 2017, the Electronic Intifada obtained a leaked report co-authored by Israeli think tank the Reut Institute and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), which desperately tried to suggest solutions to the problem.

Jan 11 12:43

Call to journalists: Return to your professional standards

Instead of the full, unvarnished story, readers routinely get a set of cherry-picked facts that the media, abandoning its professional responsibilities, puts forward. Time for the truth, and let the nation come to its own conclusions.

Jan 11 11:56

Both Sides : The Unconstitutional National Emergency Farce

The argument for a wall is quite frankly bullshit. It was a selling point during the presidential campaign. It is now a battle to save face and elevate Trump’s personality. There are several more pressing issues—namely: illegal wars, a bankster manipulated monetary system, and a national debt that will flatten the country… and sooner before later.

Jan 11 11:46

Dishonest Democrats now trying to change election rules nationwide to make sure they can never lose again

Government is supposed to serve the people — not its own interests. The bridge between government-funded politics and authoritarianism is very short. Given that most members of Big Government are in favor of policies that support Big Government, it is easy to see where this would gp very wrong, very fast.

Jan 11 11:46

Oregon State Police Officer is confused by Canada-Bound Lamborghini on Dubai plates - video

OREGON STATE POLICE HARASSES DUBAI LAMBORGHINI OWNER BECAUSE...

OP -I was doing the speed limit, obeying all traffic laws and I was just on my way to Vancouver, BC on a rainy day but this police officer seems to be absolutely clueless about federal and international driving laws.

Jan 11 11:05

The Mainstream Media Warns America Will Be Facing An “Economic Hellscape” If The Government Shutdown Continues

Yes, this shutdown is going to cause some significant pain for a lot of people, but it is definitely not the end of the world.

Jan 11 10:10

Memo to Trump: Declare an Emergency

The decisive issues on which Trump was elected were not the old Republican litany of tax cuts, conservative judges and increased defense spending. -- They were securing the borders, extricating America from foolish wars, eliminating trade deficits with NAFTA nations, the EU and China, making allies pay their fair share of the common defense, resurrecting our manufacturing base, and getting along with Russia. -- “America First!” is still a winning hand.

Jan 11 09:59

The Crash Of The “Everything Bubble” Started In 2018 – Here’s What Comes Next In 2019

To summarize, the crash of the “everything bubble” has been deliberately initiated by central bankers. The worst is yet to come in 2019. Trump has made himself a sacrificial goat for the banking elites, and his administration will be taking the blame by the end of this year regardless of the facts surrounding the Federal Reserve’s program of controlled demolition. The year of 2018 was the beginning of the next phase of engineered crisis, 2019 will see the crash hit the mainstream consciousness not to mention the doorsteps and wallets of the general public.

Jan 11 09:57

Washington’s Backfiring Bombing

The United Nations estimates that in the first six months of 2018 airstrikes killed 149 civilians and injured 204, a 52 percent increase from the same period last year and “ It is of particular concern that women and children made up more than half of all aerial-attack civilian casualties.”

Jan 11 09:28

A New Narrative Control Firm Works To Destroy Alternative Media

The frenzied, hysterical Russia narrative being promoted day in and day out by western mass media has had two of its major stories ripped to shreds in the last three days.

Jan 11 08:30

France’s govt exaggerates Yellow Vest threat to justify measures of political repression

The early XX century French monarchist philosopher, Charles Maurras, wrote: “The Republic is bad at governing but good at defending itself.” Seldom have these words seemed more true than during the Gilets Jaunes protests.
I live right in the heart of Paris, overlooking the Prime Minister’s office, Hôtel Matignon, and a short distance from the scenes of some of the violence witnessed last Saturday. Ever since the Yellow Vests started to demonstrate at the beginning of December, I have seen, just outside my own front door, the massive police presence defending the seat of government while leaving the rest of the city, and indeed the rest of the country, to the mercy of rioters.

Jan 10 15:58

Would it surprise you to learn that the judge presiding over a case of Robert Mueller’s is married to a Mueller protege?

POWELL: How Did The Wife Of A Mueller Protege End Up Hearing Mueller’s Case?

Jan 10 14:40

Shocking video | Attacked And Beaten By Drunk Off Duty San Diego Cops

thug street gang? nope just SDPD

assault was captured on surveillance cameras from Lil Smiles Dentistry in Mission Valley. The video shows a man being punched and pinned down by four off-duty officers who were armed.

Jan 10 14:20

Army struggles to reach Generation Z, tries recruiting at e-Sports events

Recruiters are racking their minds for ways to convince Americans born between the mid-1990s and mid-2000s to sign on the dotted line. The situation is so challenging that they are turning to e-Sports video game tournaments.

Jan 10 14:06

BORDER PATROL AND THE TSA ALLOWED TO SECRETLY SPY ON EVERYONE'S SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS

The U.S. Border Patrol (CBP) and the TSA claim they need to secretly spy on everyone's social media accounts so they can understand a person's relationship with their friends, family and the government.

According to a DHS report published last month, nothing can stop the Border Patrol or the TSA from secretly spying on everyone's social media accounts.

"In order to conduct a complete investigation, it is necessary for DHS/CBP to collect and review large amounts of data in order to identify and understand relationships between individuals, entities, threats and events, and to monitor patterns of activity over extended periods of time that may be indicative of criminal, terrorist, or other threat."

Understanding a person's relationship with "entities" is just a euphemism for the government. The Feds want to know if you are anti-government an activist or a protester.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I guess this government must love the fact that I am a Christian pacifist activist, who never promotes violence, then!

You're Welcome, DHS, TSA, and Border Patrol!!

Jan 10 14:03

Senate Democrats Introduce Assault Weapons Ban of 2019

The odds that the bill will make it to the floor of the Senate are long. Republicans control the Senate, and just like Feinstein's previous bills, The Senate leadership will probably table the bill and not let it come to the floor for debate. -- Even if this bill makes it to the floor for a vote, it would need 60 votes to prevent a filibuster. That would mean that 13 Republican would have to cross party lines which seems unlikely.

Jan 10 13:47

Gee, Ya Think? Fed Chairman Powell says he is ‘very worried’ about growing amount of U.S. debt

The Fed chief’s comments came as the annual U.S. deficit reaches new sustained highs above $1 trillion, a fact many economists worry could spell trouble for future generations. Annual deficits have topped $1 trillion before, but never during a time of sustained economic growth like now, raising concern about what would happen if a recession hits.

Jan 10 13:06

NewsGuard Launches War on Alternative Media

In other words, as NewsGuard ’s project advances, it will soon become almost impossible to avoid this neocon-approved news site’s ranking systems on any technological device sold in the United States. Worse still, if its efforts to quash dissenting voices in the U.S. are successful, NewsGuard promises that its next move will be to take its system global.

Jan 10 12:38

78 Percent Of Americans Are Living Paycheck To Paycheck – Including Many Government Workers Affected By The Shutdown

You should never play a game of chicken with somebody that is crazier than you are. In this case, it looks like both sides fully expect the other party to blink first, but the truth is that neither side is likely to yield any time soon.

Jan 10 10:49

Border Patrol agents prepare for presidential visit with limited manpower

Thousands of border agents are currently working without pay, even the acting Border Patrol Chief has been furloughed.

If the shut-down continues too long, then Trump folds, the damage to the Republic would be incalculable. Patriots deplorables would lose their Republic to the globalists, the Satanists.

Jan 10 09:20

How a NeoCon-Backed “Fact Checker” Plans to Wage War on Independent Media

Soon after the social media “purge” of independent media sites and pages this past October, a top neoconservative insider — Jamie Fly — was caught stating that the mass deletion of anti-establishment and anti-war pages on Facebook and Twitter was “just the beginning” of a concerted effort by the U.S. government and powerful corporations to silence online dissent within the United States and beyond.

While a few, relatively uneventful months in the online news sphere have come and gone since Fly made this ominous warning, it appears that the neoconservatives and other standard bearers of the military-industrial complex and the U.S. oligarchy are now poised to let loose their latest digital offensive against independent media outlets that seek to expose wrongdoing in both the private and public sectors.

Jan 09 19:05

The Feds Are Using a Gag Order To Censor a Critique of Its Prosecutions. Bring on the Lawsuits.

The liberty-loving attorneys of the Institute for Justice are teaming up with the Cato Institute to fight a federal policy that forbids defendants from discussing the terms of civil settlements they enter into with the federal government. If they don't keep their mouths shut, these defendants are threatened with harsher punishments.

The offending agency targeted in a federal lawsuit filed today is the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The Cato Institute wants to publish a book by an entrepreneur who believes he's the victim of prosecutorial overreach by the SEC. But he can't tell his story for fear of further prosecution.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why are have they "gag-noticed" this person?!?

Something here is plainly just not right, if the Securities and Exchange Commission is so eager to not have this person speak about the complaint against him.

Jan 09 19:00

Central American migrants keep heading toward USA, even as Trump focuses on stopping caravans

In his first ever Oval Office prime time address, President Donald Trump argues funding for his long-promised border wall is needed on security and humanitarian grounds and urges Democrats to "acknowledge the crisis." (Jan. 8) AP

President Donald Trump's efforts to halt migrant caravans and limit asylum have not deterred Central American minors and members of their families from rushing toward the USA, according to data released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Wednesday.

Border Patrol agents apprehended 27,518 members of family units in December, the highest monthly total on record. That figure has steadily climbed for five months, even as Trump made stopping migrant caravans the centerpiece of his midterm election strategy and drove Washington into a partial government shutdown over funding for his border wall.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President Trump is absolutely correct, in characterising this as "a crisis". And I have an interesting companion piece to share:

Number of sick kids soars at the border.

Please, contact your (alleged) Congressional Representative, and Senator, and share this with them. Be polite; be consistent; but just make absolutely certain that THEY Know...THAT YOU know what is going on here.

Jan 09 18:51

Gregg Jarrett: Why Rosenstein’s departure will help restore the rule of law at the Justice Department

Reports Wednesday by Fox News and others that rogue Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is expected to resign in several weeks – soon after William Barr is confirmed by the Senate as our nation’s next attorney general – mean that the Justice Department is headed for badly needed reforms.

Under the failed leadership of fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Rosenstein, the department has been operating more like the Department of Injustice in its handling of the out-of-control and ever-expanding Russia probe led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller and overseen by Rosenstein. And that’s only one example of Rosenstein’s misconduct.

Rosenstein has been the de facto attorney general almost since the outset of the Trump administration. Throughout his tenure, Rosenstein manipulated and supplanted the feckless Sessions, who served as attorney general in name only.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would like to hope this writer is correct, but I am not holding my breath that this is really going to happen.

Jan 09 18:48

Reporters nonprofit calls for court to unveil filings in mystery grand jury subpoena

A nonprofit that fights on behalf of journalists has asked the federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., to make public filings in the fight over a mystery grand jury subpoena thought to be tied to special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.

In a 33-page motion filed Wednesday, The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press argued that the First Amendment and common law require at least some documents to be made available to the public.

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals last month upheld a lower court order that found a foreign government-owned company in contempt and imposed a $50,000 fine per day for its failure to comply with a federal grand jury subpoena for information.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good; I hope this group gets a positive nod on this motion; It is high time the American people know what is really going on, in terms of Mueller's investigations.

Jan 09 18:44

OCASIO-CORTEZ DEMANDS TRUMP ANSWER FOR ICE FUNDING — ONE WEEK AFTER VOTING TO FUND ICE

Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez demanded Tuesday night that President Donald Trump explain why American taxpayers are still funding Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). But she failed to mention the fact that she voted to continue funding ICE just one week earlier.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to appreciate the sense of irony and hypocrisy here, and I am almost willing to make a prediction:this Congressional Representative is going to cause the utter and complete destruction of the Democratic Party, just all by herself!!!

Jan 09 15:17

$3.5 Trillion A Year: America’s Health Care System Has Become One Of The World’s Largest Money Making Scams

If the U.S. health care system was a country, it would have the fifth largest GDP on the entire planet. At this point only the United States, China, Japan and Germany have a GDP that is larger than the 3.5 trillion dollar U.S. health care market. If that sounds obscene to you, that is because it is obscene. We should want people to be attracted to the health care industry because they truly want to help people that are suffering, but instead the primary reason why people are drawn to the health care industry these days is because of the giant mountains of money that are being made. Like so many other things in our society, the health care industry is all about the pursuit of the almighty dollar, and that is just wrong.

Jan 09 15:09

A Majority of Americans Do Not Believe the Official 9/11 Story

The list goes on and on – just as 9/11 will, so it will be interesting to see how the US Attorney, presented with evidence from so many prominent professionals will bury yet more 9/11 evidence. Don’t hold your breath though, the same questions will, no doubt, still be being asked in another 18 years time.

Jan 09 14:56

FPC Firmly Opposed to Federal Gun Control, Including Red Flag Laws

FPC calls on every member of Congress to not only oppose and vote against these and other gun control bills, but to immediately introduce and pass important legislation to protect and advance the Second Amendment rights without further delay. FPC also encourages President Trump to demand pro-Second Amendment legislation with the same fervor that he does other, far less important issues. That is the job they were elected to do, and that is the basis upon which we and American voters will measure them.

Jan 09 14:47

Beware The Emergency State: Imperial, Unaccountable And Unconstitutional

The gravest threat facing us as a nation is not extremism but despotism, exercised by a ruling class whose only allegiance is to power and money.

Jan 09 12:43

France Moves To Ban All Protests As PM Announces Major Crackdown On Yellow Vests

France is signaling it's making preparations for a massive new crackdown on the gilets jaunes or "yellow vests" anti-government protests that have gripped the country for seven weeks. A new law under consideration could make any demonstration illegal to begin with if not previously approved by authorities, in an initiative already being compared to the pre-Maiden so-called "dictatorship law" in Ukraine.

In the name of reigning in the violence that has recently included torching structures along the prestigious Boulevard Saint Germain in Paris, and smashing through the gates of government ministry buildings, the French government appears set to enact something close to a martial law scenario prohibiting almost any protest and curtailing freedom of speech.

Jan 09 12:42

'Hate Speech' Convictions Soar Tenfold As Sweden Cracks Down On Migration Critics

Head of online hate speech monitoring group “Näthatsgranskaren” Tomas Åberg receives tax funds for mass reporting pensioners and others who write critically about migration on Facebook.

Jan 09 11:12

WSJ: CAIR Lobbied Twitter to Blacklist Laura Loomer

The Wall Street Journal revealed that CAIR lobbied social media giant Twitter to blacklist outspoken conservative activist Laura Loomer from the platform over her remarks about Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN).

In a recent article titled “Facebook, Twitter Solicit Outside Groups, Often on the Right, to Referee Political Speech,” the Wall Street Journal notes that social media firms such as Facebook and Twitter consult with outside groups in order to develop their policies surrounding political speech on their platforms. Although it appears the Silicon Valley Masters of the Universe have begun reaching out to some conservative groups for at least some semblance of ideological balance, the articles most illuminating revelation is about Twitter’s blacklisting of Laura Loomer.

Jan 09 10:28

Paul Manafort is being tortured and killed — slowly and painfully — in solitary confinement

POWELL: Manafort’s Torture Shows The Character Of Mueller’s Goon Squad

Jan 09 09:25

Beware the Emergency State: Imperial, Unaccountable and Unconstitutional

It's all happening according to schedule.

The civil unrest, the national emergencies, “unforeseen economic collapse, loss of functioning political and legal order, purposeful domestic resistance or insurgency, pervasive public health emergencies, and catastrophic natural and human disasters,” the government’s reliance on the armed forces to solve domestic political and social problems, the implicit declaration of martial law packaged as a well-meaning and overriding concern for the nation’s security…

The government has been planning and preparing for such a crisis for years now.

No matter that this crisis is of the government’s own making.

To those for whom power and profit are everything, the end always justifies the means.

Jan 08 16:21

When Guns Are Outlawed, Only Outlaws Will Have Guns — Paul Craig Roberts

Clearly, gun ban advocates are insincere about the few deaths of strangers that they so greatly deplore and use their insincerity to disguise an undeclared agenda. -- Their agenda is the disarming of the American people, a people already disarmed of the protections of the US Constitution by the fake “war on terror.” The only remaining barrier to tyrannized Americans is the large percentage of the population that is armed and skilled in the use of “gun violence.”

Jan 08 15:46

Hollywood Elite Enjoy Security While They Want You Disarmed

The same people who can afford private security and to live in gated communities then go and have millions of dollars worth of security provided at taxpayers’ expense, all while advocating that you be completely disarmed.

Jan 08 15:29

Democrats Unveil New Universal Background Check Bill

Democrats have wasted no time in introducing new control bills in the new Congressional session. -- Freshman Democrat Representatives have made gun-control a high priority for this session of Congress. Nancy Pelosi pledged to make gun control an express concern in exchange for the support of some of the farther left Democratic representatives. In the previous session Republicans controlled the House of Representatives and prevented anti-gun bills from making it to the floor.

Jan 08 14:53

France to crack down on 'yellow vest' protests

The French government has announced plans to tighten laws on undeclared protests, in response to violent unrest from the Yellow Vest, or 'Gilet Jaunes', movement.

Jan 08 12:14

Beyond Kafka: How Youtube & Facebook Keep Purging Alternative Media

The guillotine's blade fell again, one year later. On December 2017 already, my 5-years-old Youtube channel Sayed Hasan, mainly translating speeches from Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah, was completely removed by Youtube, along with its 10 000 subscribers, +6 millions views and +400 subtitled videos of anti-Zionist & anti-Imperialist content. I then denunced this censorship in detail in my article Kafka 2.0: How Youtube’s Political Censorship is Exercised. And just around New Year's Eve 2019, the +6000 Subscribed Facebook Page Resistance News Unfiltered, along with all its similar content, got deleted without explanation. The only thing left online is a cache view of the page dating back from this summer.

Jan 08 12:04

CHICAGO SEIZED AND SOLD NEARLY 50,000 CARS OVER TICKETS SINCE 2011, STICKING OWNERS WITH DEBT

Sandra Botello moved to Chicago five years ago for what she called “the opportunities.”

Now 41, she and her children had been evicted from her home in Idaho when her landlord’s property was foreclosed.

The move to Chicago indeed delivered opportunities. She earned an associates degree and then enrolled at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and now works as an executive administrative assistant downtown. And, two of her four kids snagged scholarships to private schools.

But her time in Chicago has also been mired with a major hurdle. It started with citations for the city road tax collected through “city stickers.” After failing to keep up with ticket payments, the city seized her car and sold it to a private towing company, only to have none of the sale price applied to her debt.

Botello is not alone.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a shakedown for money, because the City of Chicago seems to be impotent to hang on the money its got, or spend it wisely.

I cannot imagine having this done to you, and not want greatly to "vote with your feet". and get out of there.

Jan 08 11:59

DHS HAS EQUIPPED 400 POLICE DEPARTMENTS WITH MILITARY-GRADE SOUND CANNONS

A recent article in the Mohave Valley Daily News revealed that DHS is using grant money to equip Arizona police departments with military-grade sound cannons or Long Range Acoustic Devices (LRAD).

A Washington Times article from 2009, titled "DHS helps local police buy military-style sonic devices" warned everyone that military-grade sound cannons are being used against Americans.

"With the help of Homeland Security grants, police departments nationwide looking to subdue unruly crowds and political protesters are purchasing a high-tech device originally used by the military to repel battlefield insurgents and Somali pirates with piercing noise capable of damaging hearing." (Click here & here to learn how the NYPD has been using LRAD's since 2004.)

Last year a New York Appeals court ruled that LRAD's can cause “auditory pain, migraines, tinnitus, and hearing loss.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I will tell you where this is going, folks; this use of the LRAD will ultimately be turned against American citizens, causing mass physical damage, even in the process of peaceful protest.

Jan 08 11:51

TALIBAN CALL OFF PEACE TALKS WITH U.S. OFFICIALS

The Taliban said on Tuesday they had canceled planned peace talks with U.S. officials in Qatar this week over an agenda disagreement.

"Both sides have agreed to not meet in Qatar," senior Taliban members based in Afghanistan told Reuters.

Talks had been planned for two days starting Wednesday in Qatar, senior Taliban members earlier told Reuters. The Taliban had rejected requests from regional powers to allow Afghan officials to take part in the discussion.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The only solution here, ultimately, will have to be a negotiated solution, period, end of discussion.

Jan 08 11:49

SAUDI TO ACCELERATE PROPAGANDA WAR AND RIVAL NETFLIX IN NEW STREAMING DEAL

The propaganda war between rivals in the Middle East is set to become more heated with Saudi Arabia, which owns the largest video streaming service in the region, deciding to expand its media assets to challenge Netflix.

With 140 million viewers every day across the Middle East, the Dubai based Saudi controlled MBC Group has revealed plans to launch a series of initiatives that will see an increase in productions; global content acquisitions; product and technology investments; and partnerships with leading eco-system participants.

The initiative is seen to be part of Riyadh’s efforts to wage fierce propaganda wars against rivals Iran and Qatar. MBC is hoping that its pre-eminence in Arabic TV entertainment will help it catch up with Netflix and fend off other on-demand streaming services, such as Starz Play, Wavo and Amazon.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This very much reminds me of what Hitler made certain he accomplished before he invaded Poland ; he made sure he was controlling every bit of media, to be certain that every thing said, about the war and beyond, was utterly under his control.

it appears the lesson has not been lost on The Butcher of Yemen, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Jan 08 11:35

KIM JONG UN BEGINS SUMMIT IN BEIJING AS CHINA'S XI SENDS "MESSAGE" TO US

Just as the second day of mid-level trade talks between US and Chinese delegations in Beijing was beginning, a surprising report crossed the wire: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had been invited to travel to China for the first time since June to meet with President Xi Jinping. News of the visit immediately provoked speculation that Beijing was trying to send a message: If the US wants peace on the Korean peninsula, China will need to be involved.

Underscoring that point, President Trump affirmed last week that Washington and Pyongyang are planning a second diplomatic summit (though Trump claimed that North Korea was showing some reluctance) to continue negotiations about denuclearizing the peninsula.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would like to hope that the point is not lost on either the President or his Cabinet.

Jan 08 11:33

‘UNDER UN’S CARE’: SAUDI WOMAN ‘RESCUED’ FROM DEPORTATION AFTER SOCIAL MEDIA STORM

The UN is examining the asylum appeal of a young Saudi woman who fled her family and is afraid of getting killed if sent home. She earlier barricaded herself in a Thai hotel room, refusing to leave until the UN intervened.
It will take the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) “several days” to determine whether Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, needs international protection, the organization’s representative in Thailand said. The woman earlier claimed asylum, fearing that she will be killed if expelled to her home country. UNHCR staff is expected to continue interviewing her on Tuesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF these stories are true, it is not an uncommon thing for Women to be treated by their families like this, in Saudi Arabia.

But of course, that is NOT the image the Saudi monarchs want to be shown in the West, hence their desperate attempts to get her back home, where she will most likely be tried and sentenced to death by a kangaroo court, for no longer following the Wahabbi-"flavor" of Islam.

And here, surprisingly, is a companion piece which appeared in elle.com: What to Know About Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, the Saudi Teen Fleeing Her Family

One cannot but wish this lady safe passage to a country where behaviour like this will not be both tolerated, and encouraged, against women.

And please remember: this country's leader, Saudi Arabia's Butcher of Yemen, AKA Saudi Arabia's Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the guy to whose country the US is now selling $195 million of weaponry upgrades, is one of President Trump's BFFs in the Middle East.

Missile Defense Upgrades for Saudi Arabia, despite Khashoggi Assassination.

Jan 08 11:07

WORLD BANK PRESIDENT KIM UNEXPECTEDLY RESIGNS

Jim Yong Kim, the president of the World Bank, abruptly announced that he will be leaving his post on February 1, more than three years ahead of the end of his term as the development lender grapples with turbulence in emerging markets and U.S. doubts about the usefulness of multilateral institutions.

“It has been a great honor to serve as President of this remarkable institution, full of passionate individuals dedicated to the mission of ending extreme poverty in our lifetime,” Kim said in a statement on Monday.

“The work of the World Bank Group is more important now than ever as the aspirations of the poor rise all over the world, and problems like climate change, pandemics, famine and refugees continue to grow in both their scale and complexity,” he added.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, I have to ask; what in the world forced Kim out as President, and who will be elected or appointed, in his place, and what will THEIR agenda be, once in office?!?

Jan 08 11:05

AN 'ACCIDENTAL' DEATH? PROTESTS BREAK OUT OUTSIDE HOME OF DEMOCRATIC DONOR, AFTER BODY FOUND INSIDE

Protests have broken out outside the California home of wealthy Democratic donor and LGBT activist Ed Buck, after the second dead body of a black man was found inside in less than two years.

The dead man – an unidentified man in his 50s – was a “longtime friend” of Buck, Attorney Seymour Amster told Fox News. He apparently turned up at Buck’s door on Sunday night and began acting “in a bizarre way,” before dying in the Los Angeles apartment.

“As far as we're concerned, this is an accidental death,” Amster told Fox.

Neighbors aren’t convinced. Shortly after the discovery on Monday, they began turning up outside Buck’s Los Angeles residence. The protesters blame Buck for the man’s death, and say they have called the police on the wealthy donor before.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My bet is, even if he IS guilty, that this guy will most probably skate; the rich rarely eat their own.

Jan 08 10:53

MONSANTO CAN CLAIM PATENT ON GM COTTON IN INDIA, TOP COURT RULES

After a long-standing legal battle, India's top court ruled on Tuesday that Monsanto can own patents on genetically modified cotton seeds, overturning a Delhi High Court ruling that said plant varieties and seeds cannot be patented under the country's laws, according to media reports.

The Supreme Court decision is a rare win for the seed giant—now owned by Germany's Bayer—which is facing more than 9,300 U.S. lawsuits over the safety of its controversial Roundup weedkiller.

Monsanto introduced its GM-cotton seeds to India in 2002, and now more than 90 percent of the country's cotton crop is genetically modified. These crops have been inserted with a pest-resistant toxin called Bacillus thuringiensis, or Bt.

Today's decision could "encourage biotechnology firms to step up investment in the country," Reuters reported, adding that firms such as Dupont Pioneer and Syngenta had previously been concerned about losing patents on GM crops in India.

Jan 08 10:50

FAKE NEWS OF TRUMP’S VOLTE-FACE ON SYRIA EXIT STRATEGY

Quoting Donald Trump’s National Security Advisor John Bolton, who was recently on a visit to Israel and told reporters in Jerusalem that American forces would remain in Syria until the last remnants of the Islamic State were defeated and Turkey provided guarantees that it would not strike Kurdish forces allied with the United States, fake news have been circulating on the mainstream media that Trump has made a turnaround by delaying his planned Syria withdrawal.

Quoting the corporate media’s preferred, though highly partisan and dubious source of information on Syria, The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), Al-Jazeera’s sister news outlet The New Arab in particular is reporting [1] the Syrian Observatory’s purportedly “extensive network of on-ground activists and reporters” has seen American military convoys of hundreds of trucks and vehicles headed to the US military bases in Raqqa in eastern Syria, and Manbij and Tal Abyad in northern Syria from the Iraq border.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Bolton has just created two situations on the ground, from which the US military will never be able to extricate itself; the first is, that the Turks will "protect" the Kurdish troops who are there, a condition to which the Turks will never agree, and and second, that ISIS has been completely eliminated in Syria.

And the question for me is, who, actually, is running US foreign policy?!? Is it really President Trump, or is it Netanyahu, and his minions in DC, Bolton and Pompeo?!?

Very hard to tell at that moment.

Jan 08 10:43

TYPHOID JOHN SPREADS NEOCON INFECTION AT THE WHITE HOUSE

While the corporate media doubled down on the prospect of Trump’s wall emergency, the neocon infection inside the floundering Trump administration spread. John Bolton appointed one of his buddies from the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) to a key post.

Richard Goldberg is an ideal selection for a neocon-ized National Security Council, a forum created in 1947 as then President Truman went about building the national security state. The NSC drives US foreign policy—and with Bolton stomping around the White House unbound, that foreign policy is primarily about Israel and its enemies, although emphasis is shifting ominously toward confrontation with China and Russia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Right after the inauguration, I was somewhat hopeful that Trump would actually "drain the swamp"; unfortunately, as his term of office grinds into its third year of destruction of the US economy, through wildly punitive tariffs on Russia, Iran, and China, and threatening war against any country he doesn't particularly like, I am forced to realize that this hope was hope was an utter and complete delusion.

It is now clear to me, that President Trump is getting ready to start a major war in the Middle East, on Israel's behalf, and as to whether it will be against Iran; Syria, Lebanon, I cannot say at the moment.

The other large unknown will be, that it is very possible that should such a war come about, that Russia and China will join these countries in fighting the US and Israel.

Should this happen, and I think it will be well before Israel's election on 9 April, so that Netanyahu will have something "positive" to share with the Israel people going to the polls. It will most likely be well before the Israel's AG decides to prosecute Netanyahu for corruption. Israel's AG will announce decision on whether to indict Netanyahu next month

Counting from today, that gives Netanyahu and the US government a total of 50 days between now and the end of February, to "do something butch" in the Middle East, in order to push the impending announcement of the indictment off the top of news.

And It also pushes this action against these Middle East countries sooner, if the announcement is to be made in February; we on have 23 days left in January.

But the heavy pre-positioning of military assets in the region, in terms of Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine troops, should be enough to concern any thinking American.

I don't know how the bookies in Vegas are placing odds of the resurrection of the draft in this country might be, but if I were a betting woman, I would bet them to be very high right now, as our troop force strength is relatively low, and our military recruitment from volunteers is dwindling.

Jan 07 17:56

‘Boycott Israel, we’ll boycott you’: How US Senators & state lawmakers put foreign power first

With the US Senate opening 2019 with a bill aimed at protecting Israel from boycott, similar state-level laws are facing opposition. One newspaper in Arkansas is suing the state, calling the boycott ban unconstitutional.

Given that the government is still partially shut down over President Trump’s plans to build a wall at the Mexican border, one would imagine the first piece of legislation rolled out by the Senate this year would prioritize breaking the impasse and ending the shutdown. Not so.

Instead, S.1 is a collection of foreign policy measures aimed at strengthening military cooperation between the US and Jordan, reiterating opposition to Syrian leader Bashar Assad, appropriating foreign aid money for Israel, and – most controversially – giving state and local government the authority to refuse to do business with firms that boycott Israel.

Jan 07 16:45

US Navy ‘Confident’ F-35Cs Will Be Combat Ready On Time

The United States Navy is likely to hit a goal set in 2013 to prepare the F-35C Joint Strike Fighter for combat by February 2019, according to a new report.

Snafus with the potential to derail the F-35 program have not happened in recent months, Military.com reported Friday. The Navy's Joint Strike Fighter Fleet Integration Office is "confident," therefore, that it will meet program milestones "as planned," spokeswoman Lt. Lauren Chatmas said in a Friday statement to military.com.

An F-35C Lightning II carrier variant joint strike fighter assigned to the Salty Dogs of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 launches off the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69).

US Navy: F-35C ‘at Risk’ of Missing Another Key Schedule Milestone

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would love to share the Navy's strength of faith on this, but after all the delays, and upward "price adjustments", I am guessing that this may be a very rough "try-out" period for the jet fighter.

Jan 07 16:33

FBI Won’t Run Honest Investigation of Hillary Clinton Crimes, but Is Tripping Over Itself to Investigate the Theft of Files That Might Expose the Truth About 9/11

An underground hacking collective known as “The Dark Overlord” reportedly announced on New Year’s Eve that it now has in its possession 18,000 documents related to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks – critical information that, because it could potentially blow the lid on 9/11 being an inside job, has prompted the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to launch an urgent investigation.

Even as this same corrupt FBI refuses to pursue justice against felonious traitor Hillary Clinton, federal authorities are now actively pursuing these anonymous, would-be whistleblowers, which claim they’ll sell the documents in exchange for Bitcoin.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I LOVE THE RANCID, SMELL OF IRONY IN THE EARLY AFTER NOON!!

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