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Oct 08 17:57

U.S. Hospitals Turning Away Patients and Canceling Surgeries Due to Ransomware Attacks

By B.N. Frank

Being targeted by cybercriminals is no laughing matter – especially for health care facilities. Non-payment of ransomware puts lives at immediate risk.

Thanks to Threatpost for providing details about recently targeted hospitals, as well as plans being discussed to reduce risks...

Oct 08 15:00

Trump's Mar-a-Lago Deplatforms Michelle Malkin to Please ADL, SPLC And CAIR

President Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach is deplatforming his own supporters.

Oct 08 14:59

Hundreds Of Transgender Young People Who Had Gender Surgery Seeking Help to 'Detransition'

"I'm in communication with 19 and 20-year-olds who have had full gender reassignment surgery who wish they hadn't, and their dysphoria hasn't been relieved, they don't feel better for it."

Oct 08 14:58

Child Abusing Murderer Randy Halprin Gets Stay of Execution After Accusing Judge of 'Antisemitism'

Jewish prisoner Randy Halprin confessed to severely beating an 18-month-old toddler in 1996 and fracturing the boy's skull and was sentenced to 30 years in prison before breaking out and murdering a police officer in 2000.

Oct 08 14:57

‘Overwhelmingly unlikely’: BoJo’s Brexit plan in tatters as Merkel reportedly dismisses chances of a deal

German Chancellor Merkel has reportedly warned UK PM Boris Johnson that unless he is willing to accept Northern Ireland staying in the Customs Union, then the chances of a Brexit deal being agreed are “overwhelmingly unlikely.”

Oct 08 14:53

Not another dollar! Russia & Turkey agree on settlements in national currencies

Moscow and Ankara inked an agreement on using Russian rubles and Turkish lira in mutual payments and settlements, the Russian Finance Ministry announced on Tuesday.

The deal is aimed at gradually switching to using national currencies in mutual trade, the ministry said. Trade turnover between the two countries grew by 16 percent last year, reaching $25.5 billion.

Oct 08 14:50

Fracking-induced earthquakes in Central and Eastern America are on the rise, caution researchers

It’s getting harder for fracking proponents to defend the practice as new studies show that it can be linked to a rise in earthquakes throughout the United States, particularly in areas where seismic events are not historically common – and this is true even when wastewater disposal, which often takes the blame for fracking-related seismicity, isn’t involved.

Researchers shared their findings at the Seismological Society of America 2019 Annual Meeting. They identified more than 600 earthquakes in states like Ohio, Texas, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma and West Virginia that were linked to the practice, ranging in magnitude from 2.0 to 3.8.

Michael Brudzinski of Miami University of Ohio said that the earthquakes caused directly by fracking are “underappreciated” when compared to those linked to wastewater disposal because they happen less frequently. However, they should not be underestimated as they pose a real threat.

Oct 08 14:49

Brighteon.com video platform rolls out huge new features next week: Channel subscribes, video categories, video likes and more

Brighteon.com, the free speech alternative to YouTube, rolls out huge new features next week. We’ve been working diligently for months to re-structure the site with improved data structure, browser compatibility and multiple features. Testing is complete and the R&D team is preparing for a new deploy.

Oct 08 12:03

Here Come the Polocaust Deniers

Yesterday Haaretz published a tedious, clumsily written 5000 word rant titled, “The Fake Nazi Death Camp: Wikipedia’s Longest Hoax, Exposed.”

It seems that some Israelis and Jews are very disturbed that Poles have a gas chamber narrative of their own. “For over 15 years, false claims that thousands of Poles were gassed to death in Warsaw were presented as fact. Haaretz reveals they are just the tip of an iceberg of a widespread Holocaust distortion operation by Polish nationalists”

I’m not even remotely an expert on gas chambers. I am neither an engineer nor a historian and have no opinion on the validity or historicity of claims that Poles were gassed by Nazis. But what is plain is that Israelis and Jews are insisting upon dominating any narrative of the past and not just the Jewish past. They are outraged that other victims of the Nazis claim to have been gassed. They insist that being gassed must remain the sole domain of the Jews.

Oct 08 12:02

First snow and a 40+ degree drop in temps expected late this week

Our first blast of winter is already on its way! A strong cold front will arrive by Thursday and is expected to bring us a round of snow and cold.

Temperatures are expected to drop 40+ degrees Wednesday into Thursday, so you'll need to dig out that heavy winter coat! It is still too early to determine snow accumulation, if any, but typically early season snows don't amount to a lot of problems. That is due to warm ground temperatures. If snow were to accumulate, it would likely be on grassy and elevated surfaces. Snow would have to fall very heavily within a short amount of time for it to pile up and cause huge problems on the roads and mountain passes.

Stay with the KRDO Network and the StormTracker 13 weather team for the latest on the forecast and for any changes that may develop.

Oct 08 12:01


Winter in North Idaho and other parts of the Pacific Northwest got off to a very early and rare start last weekend. For the 2019-20 season, Cliff has measured 1.1 inches of snow at his station. In Montana, this “historic” storm dumped 4 feet of snow in Browning, a town near Glacier National Park.

Snow was also reported in Missoula last Saturday. It was the first time since records began in 1893 that snow was measured in Missoula on Sept. 28.

Rare snowfalls were also seen in Nevada last weekend as well. The National Weather Service reported that 0.8 inches of snow fell on Sunday, Sept. 29. That was also the first snowfall on that date for Winnemucca since records began in 1877.

We seem to be in a weather pattern where Spokane has been receiving more moisture than Coeur d’Alene. The big snowstorm dumped 3.3 inches at the Spokane International Airport last weekend, more than 2 inches than what was measured in Coeur d’Alene and some surrounding towns in North Idaho.

Oct 08 11:58


Oct 08 11:58

Winter weather: 5-10 cm of snow possible in parts of B.C.

Snow fell over parts of the province's Peace River region Monday morning, and the latest forecast calls for flurries in parts of B.C. overnight.

Oct 08 11:57

With Clinton & Romney both rumored to be JOINING 2020 race, has politics gone the way of Hollywood?

Two-time losers Hillary Clinton and Mitt Romney are rumored to be mulling presidential runs in 2020, despite repeated and resounding rejections from the voting public. Why won't they go away, and is this a sign of a deeper crisis?
It's not just Clinton and Romney. Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden himself is a two-time loser convinced that third time's the charm. Even Democratic Socialist Bernie Sanders, whose policy ideas are relatively new, even if he isn't, has been in politics most of his life. DC has become the east coast version of Hollywood, churning through remake after remake as audiences and interest dwindle, fueled by a zombie economy of donors utterly disconnected from the real world.

Oct 08 11:56

The fiddling with temperature data is the biggest science scandal ever

New data shows that the “vanishing” of polar ice is not the result of runaway global warming

When future generations look back on the global-warming scare of the past 30 years, nothing will shock them more than the extent to which the official temperature records – on which the entire panic ultimately rested – were systematically “adjusted” to show the Earth as having warmed much more than the actual data justified.

Two weeks ago, under the headline “How we are being tricked by flawed data on global warming”, I wrote about Paul Homewood, who, on his Notalotofpeopleknowthat blog, had checked the published temperature graphs for three weather stations in Paraguay against the temperatures that had originally been recorded. In each instance, the actual trend of 60 years of data had been dramatically reversed, so that a cooling trend was changed to one that showed a marked warming.

Oct 08 11:54

Israel doctors enabling Shin Bet’s ‘torture industry’, says veteran activist

A veteran Israeli activist has accused doctors of enabling the torture of Palestinian prisoners.

Writing in +972 Magazine, Dr. Ruchama Marton, who founded Physicians for Human Rights – Israel (PHR), declared how “troubled” she has been by the way that “Israeli doctors cooperate with and enable Israel’s torture industry”.

Addressing the current case of Samer Arbeed, a Palestinian detainee hospitalised after being tortured during interrogation, Marton dismissed the “absurd” denial issued by Shin Bet, who rejected the claim that their agents were somehow responsible for his condition.

Oct 08 11:53

Israel to build camps as preparation for displacing Arab citizens

Israel’s District Planning and Building Committee considered a plan on Sunday submitted by the Bedouin Settlement Authority in the Negev which aims to build camps as preparation for the displacement of 36,000 Arab citizens, Arab48.com has reported. The plan targets Palestinian-Arab residents within Israel who live in Bedouin villages “unrecognised” by the Israeli occupation government.

Such villages have often been in place for hundreds of years before the creation of the Israeli occupation state. Nevertheless, it is insisting on displacing their residents and replacing the villages with housing projects for Jewish Israeli settlers.

Oct 08 11:52

'No friends but the mountains': History repeats itself with latest US betrayal of Kurds

The US decision to withdraw forces from northern Syria in anticipation of Turkish assault is only the most recent betrayal Kurds have faced

Oct 08 11:52

Iraqi armed groups raid offices of media outlets covering protests

As protests have engulfed cities across Iraq, armed men have raided the offices of several Iraqi and Arab news channels, forcing them off air in an apparent attempt to restrict coverage of the demonstrations and deadly crackdown on them.

Multiple journalists who witnessed the raids on Saturday have said the Iran-backed Saraya al-Khorasani (Khorasani Brigades) militia was responsible.

Fighters stormed the offices of well-known outlets such as TRT Arabic, NRT Arabia, and Dijla TV, as well as others.

On Saturday evening, masked men stormed NRT Arabia’s Baghdad studio, destroying everything from broadcasting equipment to office furniture, a journalist present during the attack told Middle East Eye.

Oct 08 11:51

EXCLUSIVE: 'Work with us in Syria or get out of the way,' Erdogan told Trump

Non-committal on the phone, the US president surprised even Turkish officials with his public support for Ankara's assault into Kurdish-held territory

Oct 08 11:50

Elizabeth Warren's Story About Getting Fired For Being "Visibly Pregnant" Unravels After Documents, Video Emerge

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has been using a fabricated tale of injustice a cornerstone of her 2020 campaign pitch - telling people that she was told not to return to teaching after a single year because she was "visibly pregnant," and the principal "did what principals did in those days ... wish me luck and hire someone else for the job."

Oct 08 11:46

Liberal Tim Pool: Ocasio Cortez New Bill Grants FULL Welfare To ALL Illegal Immigrants, Countering Trump's New Rules

Oct 08 11:39

How will the Democrats go about getting the articles of impeachment passed in the House of Representatives while at the same time leaving their own hands as free of dirt as they can possibly manage?

It is difficult to believe the Democrats in the House of Representatives wouldn’t follow through with their threats of impeachment against President Trump.

Sure, the Democrats might lose big if they do follow through with their threats. But they will almost certainly lose the whole ball game if they don’t. So they will do it.

The question now becomes, how will the Democrats go about getting the articles of impeachment passed in the House of Representatives while at the same time leaving their own hands as free of dirt as they can possibly manage?

Oct 08 11:36

Hong Kong Shaken After Long Weekend of Violence… Govt Considering Killing Internet… Confiscate Bank Accounts And Assets Without Recourse

Hong Kong Shaken After Long Weekend of Violence

Both the uprising and the government struggling to lead the city out of chaos are deep in uncharted territory

Hong Kong faces a major test Tuesday, as the city tries to return to its normal workday patterns after a long weekend of violence, shop closures, and transportation halts that in effect put a curfew on daily life.

Oct 08 11:30

Is Mitt Romney Planning to Jump Into the 2020 Presidential Race?

Ah, Mitt Romney. You may remember him from such career highlights as getting walloped by Barack Obama in 2012, delivering a rancid speech against Republican primary frontrunner Donald Trump in 2016, pathetically begging to be Trump’s secretary of State after the election, and running to be the new John McCain of the Senate in 2018. Well, now Romney has got his seat in the Senate, and he’s making the most of it, becoming the first Republican to stand up and criticize President Trump for his dealings with foreign nations.

“When the only American citizen President Trump singles out for China’s investigation is his political opponent in the midst of the Democratic nomination process, it strains credulity to suggest that it is anything other than politically motivated,” Romney tweeted on Friday. “By all appearances, the President’s brazen and unprecedented appeal to China and to Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden is wrong and appalling.”

Oct 08 10:45

Epstein's Trail Leads To The Top: A Collection of Articles and Videos That Help Connect The Dots

The arrest of Jeffrey Epstein on July 6, 2019 triggered a renewed interest in the dark networks of sex trafficking, blackmail, espionage, satanism, and pedophilia that infest the halls of Big Corporations, banks, and government. Epstein’s alleged suicide on August 10 virtually united the world in the knowledge that there was much more to the story than the general public was being told. Still, as major revelations keep coming from incidents and individuals surrounding the Epstein case, mainstream media is incredibly quiet about important evidence and implications.

As a result, I have chosen not to attempt an exhaustive article of my own, but rather to put together a series of articles and videos that are either written/recorded by highly skilled journalists and researchers as well as those in MSM that may be of interest or assistance in pointing toward the deeper implications of the Epstein case.

Oct 08 10:43

Windows patch causes more pain: Start Menu, boot and printer problems surface

It's groundhog day for some Windows users. The required October 3 security update to plug an Internet Explorer flaw and a printing bug turns out to be causing more problems. And Microsoft has quietly reissued the updates for KB4524147 as October 4 updates.

Reports of issues with the latest update from Microsoft have been reported on numerous Windows-focused sites and tech-help blogs, including Microsoft's Answers forum, Reddit, Neowin, BornCity, AskWoody, BleepingComputer, Techdows, and Windows Latest.

Oct 08 10:42

IG could not explain 18-day window between Ukraine call and whistleblower complaint: sources

Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson, in testimony to House lawmakers about the whistleblower complaint on President Trump's controversial phone call with his Ukrainian counterpart, could not explain what accounted for the 18-day window between the July 25 call and the Aug. 12 complaint filing — or when exactly the whistleblower contacted a key Democrat's staff, sources familiar with the testimony told Fox News.

The whistleblower's contact with Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff's staff before filing the complaint in mid-August has prompted renewed scrutiny of Schiff.

The top Democrat previously said “we have not spoken directly to the whistleblower,” but his office later revised the claim, saying that Schiff himself "does not know the identity of the whistleblower, and has not met with or spoken with the whistleblower or their counsel" for any reason.

Oct 08 10:41

REPORT: Dems Consider Hiding Identity of Whistleblower From GOP Lawmakers by Holding Testimony in Remote Location – Changing His Appearance, Voice

House Democrats are considering hiding the Deep State CIA officer’s identity by holding his testimony in a remote location.

The Washington Post reported on Monday, citing three people familiar with the discussions, that Democrats are going to go to great lengths to conceal the ‘whistleblower’s’ identity by holding his testimony in a remote location and even changing his physical appearance and voice.

The Democrats also want to bar GOP lawmakers from questioning the whistleblower and only allow staffers to question him outside of the Capitol.

Oct 08 10:40

Trump threatens Turkey with 'extremely decimated economy' over Syria

President Donald Trump on Monday launched a harsh attack on NATO ally Turkey, threatening to destroy its economy if Ankara takes a planned military strike in Syria too far, even though the U.S. leader himself has opened the door for a Turkish incursion.

Oct 08 10:38

FBI warns about attacks that bypass multi-factor authentication (MFA)

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has sent last month a security advisory to private industry partners about the rising threat of attacks against organizations and their employees that can bypass multi-factor authentication (MFA) solutions.

"The FBI has observed cyber actors circumventing multi-factor authentication through common social engineering and technical attacks," the FBI wrote in a Private Industry Notification (PIN) sent out on September 17.

Oct 08 09:59

Video appears to contradict Elizabeth Warren's suggestion that she was fired for being pregnant

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., suggested this week that a school principal effectively fired her from a teaching job after she became "visibly pregnant," but a resurfaced video indicates that wasn't the actual reason she left the job.

Oct 08 09:57

Mother calls school 'ridiculous' for removing son from lessons over short haircut

Kelly Smith says her son Jason Kirkbride got a “shorter cut” than usual at the barbers so that he could go longer between visits – opting for a number one grade on the sides of his head on Friday 27 September.

Oct 08 09:57

SDF considering partnership with Assad to fight off Turkish invasion

With the Kurds coming back into the Syrian Fold,the Russian ability to bridge the Euphrates in 48 hours or less under fire demonstrated in 2017, SAM systems deployed near the Euphrates US troop deployment in eastern Syria will become untenable.

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (2:35 P.M.) – The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) might go on an alliance with Syrian President Bashar Assad in order to repel the Turkish military in northern Syria.

“We are considering a partnership with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, with the aim of fighting Turkish forces”, the Commander-in-Chief of the Syrian Democratic Armed Forces, Mazlum Abdi, said.

This comes a few hours after US President Donald Trump announced withdrawal of US forces from northern Syria as Turkish military prepares full invasion.

“Frankly, this makes us disappointed. The decision harms Syrian trust in the United States and the credibility of the United States”, Abdi commented.

Oct 08 09:32

Syrian Kurds hint at possible talks with Damascus amid US troops withdrawal

This is the only choice Syrian Kurds have. A rapprochement with Syria. With the Kurds back in the Syrian fold US troop deployment will be untenable. Neither the Iranians,Syrians or Russians are screaming bloody murder against the Turkish invasion of NE Syria as of yet. I see Putin's genius behind this. And remember the Bridge.

A top Kurdish official says the Kurdish forces controlling northern Syria may open talks with Damascus and Russia, after the United States announced it was withdrawing troops from the area in the wake of Ankara’s looming military operation against Kurdish militants from the People's Protection Units (YPG).

“If America vacates the area and especially the border area for certain we, as a self administration and as the SDF, will be forced to study all the available options,” Badran Jia Kurd told Reuters news agency on Tuesday.

Oct 08 09:26

If you replaced this with Trumps the media would lose it.

Oct 08 09:21

The ‘Whistleblower’ Probably Isn’t

It’s an insult to real whistleblowers to use the term with the Ukrainegate protagonist

By MATT TAIBBI: The unnamed person at the center of this story sure didn’t sound like a whistleblower. Our intelligence community wouldn’t wipe its ass with a real whistleblower.

Americans who’ve blown the whistle over serious offenses by the federal government either spend the rest of their lives overseas, like Edward Snowden, end up in jail, like Chelsea Manning, get arrested and ruined financially, like former NSA official Thomas Drake, have their homes raided by FBI like disabled NSA vet William Binney, or get charged with espionage like ex-CIA exposer-of-torture John Kiriakou. It’s an insult to all of these people, and the suffering they’ve weathered, to frame the ballcarrier in the Beltway’s latest partisan power contest as a whistleblower.

Oct 08 09:17

The Truth About This "Independent Kurdistan": Criminal Israeli Foreign Ministry Spokesman States That Independent Kurdistan Will Be A "SECOND ISRAEL" Where Israel Can Weaken Russia And Iran!

Yes, today is the day when the formal announcement of an "Independent Kurdistan" is made and that bogus nation takes form in northern Iraq and very soon northern Syria as well.... I have said for the longest time that this is a HUGE mistake by the Kurds as they will foolishly play right into the sick and twisted game of the US-Israel criminal cabal.... It will only lead to more bloodshed in the entire region (which is exactly what the psychos in Israel want) and could lead to a mass genocide of the Kurdish people....

Oct 08 09:12

The United States of Betrayal

An independent Kurdistan has always been an Israeli project. The only choice the Syrian Kurds have is to have a rapprochement with Assad and Syria.

by Maj. Danny Sjursen, USA (ret.) Posted onOctober 08, 2019

Oct 08 09:02

Diplomat's wife who claimed diplomatic immunity to flee the UK had previous driving conviction

The wife of a US diplomat who fled the UK after she was involved in a crash that killed a teenager has a previous driving conviction in the US.

Oct 08 08:57

Nix to the mix: Chrome to block passive HTTP content swirled into HTTPS pages

Google has announced forthcoming changes to the Chrome web browser that will prevent image, audio and video content from loading if they are served over HTTP.

Oct 08 08:30

Watch out for leveraged ETNs

Oct 08 08:08

Why isn’t Greta Thunberg concerned about child victims who are having their childhoods stolen due to death from transgender puberty-blocking drugs?

The real threat is gender-bending pharmaceuticals like Lupron (leuprolide acetate for depot suspension), a GnRH agonist drug that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) now admits has caused at least 6,370 deaths since 2014.

In addition to death, Lupron is also associated with more than 25,500 “serious” reactions during this same period of time – reactions that are depriving children of their childhood and forcing them to suffer potentially lifelong consequences.

Why are children being given Lupron? For some, it’s because they have what’s known as “precocious puberty,” or pubertal development that comes too soon. But increasingly, children with gender dysphoria are also being given Lupron as a “treatment” for supposedly being born in the wrong biological bodies.

Oct 08 08:06

Vaccines found to be deliberately formulated with hundreds of cancer genes to ensure repeat business for Big Pharma

Groundbreaking research out of Italy has uncovered shocking new details about the aborted human fetal cell lines that are used in many of today’s childhood vaccines.

As reported by Children’s Health Defense (CHD), a group known as Corvelva discovered that the original MRC-5 aborted baby cell line from which vaccines are still made today is derived from the entire human genome of an aborted male baby with “abnormal” genes.

As it turns out, some 560 of these abnormal genes have been linked to cancer, suggesting that a person’s cancer risk increases every time he or she is injected with yet another vaccine that contains this tainted MRC-5 aborted baby cell line.

In case you’re unfamiliar with MRC-5, this cell line is still being used in vaccines like the MMRV, which is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), as well as in Twinrix (for Hepatitis A and B), Proquad (another MMRV vaccine), and Varivax (for varicella and chicken pox).

Oct 08 07:58

Sonos is letting customers in Europe rent its pricey speaker systems for just $16 per month in a service that could roll out worldwide

The service offers three distinct tiers of Sonos rentals that start at €15 ($16) per month and ascend in price with a middle-tier package that costs €25 ($27) per month and finally a premium package for €50 ($55) per month.

Each serves a separate function with the more expensive options being geared toward TV's and the cheapest being a versatile 'Evert Room' setup.

Respectively, the speakers included in those packages would cost €229 ($251), €449 ($493), and €799 ($877) if bought outright through the company.

Oct 08 07:56

Dog Ownership Associated with Living Longer

Dog ownership may be associated with longer life and better cardiovascular outcomes, especially for heart attack and stroke survivors who live alone, according to a new study and a separate meta-analysis published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, a journal of the American Heart Association.

“The findings in these two well-done studies and analyses build upon prior studies and the conclusions of the 2013 AHA Scientific Statement ‘Pet Ownership and Cardiovascular Risk’ that dog ownership is associated with reductions in factors that contribute to cardiac risk and to cardiovascular events,” said Glenn N. Levine, M.D., chair of the writing group of the American Heart Association’s scientific statement on pet ownership...

Oct 08 07:50

New evidence suggests a huge asteroid DID hit EARTH 12,800 years ago causing an ice age, wiping out dozens of species and decimating humans

Evidence to support this theory that an asteroid triggered global cooling and the extinction of large animals has been uncovered in South Africa.

A team of scientists discovered signs of a 'platinum spike' at a site called Wonderkrater in the Limpopo Province, north of Pretoria in South Africa.

The researchers say the platinum spike supports the The Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis - which posits that a large asteroid hit the Earth and caused a mini ice age that wiped out dozens of species including mammoths and severely reduced Earth's human population.

Meteorites are rich in platinum and the Wonderkrater site adds to almost 30 other platinum spikes found worldwide, mostly in the northern hemisphere.

The scientists said the platinum spikes across the globe their findings support the theory that a large asteroid sent plumes of dust into the air, blocking out the sun and plunging the Earth into a mini ice age.

Oct 08 07:46

‘Glorifying rioters’: China blasts France and EU for hypocrisy after they call for restraint in Hong Kong

China’s embassy in France has slammed the country’s reaction to protests in Hong Kong, calling it hypocritical and arguing France should show empathy as China did when Paris was trying to cope with Yellow Vests.

Oct 08 07:44

Scientific paper arguing Assad not responsible for Syria chemical attack shelved after Bellingcat-led backlash

Unidentified “issues” prompted a prestigious scientific journal to withhold publication of a report challenging the mainstream narrative on a 2017 Syrian chemical attack – after ‘citizen investigation’ outlet Bellingcat objected.

The report, authored by MIT professor emeritus Theodore Postol and six other experts, concludes that the Syrian government was not behind the alleged sarin attack which killed more than 80 people at Khan Sheikhoun in April 2017.

Experts warned at the time that responsibility could not be so quickly determined, but that did not stop US President Donald Trump from launching 59 cruise missiles at a Syrian airbase in response.

Oct 08 07:43

Hezbollah took over Pentagon? Defense reporters baffled by bizarre glitch on TV screens showing CNN

Reporters are scratching their heads following an odd tech glitch at the Pentagon, in which the name of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah flashed across TV screens tuned to CNN in the building’s press pen. Nobody’s sure why.

A number of journalists in the Defense Department press corps took to Twitter with alarm on Monday afternoon to share pictures and videos of the mysterious malfunction, some wondering aloud whether the militant group had successfully infiltrated the Pentagon. During the glitch, an image with the word “Hezbollah” in all-caps at the top and bottom of the screen, with indecipherable text and graphics in the background.

Oct 08 07:43

Border Patrol Entering Stores And Interrogating People Who Speak Spanish

By MassPrivateI

In New England, undercover federal agents are following people into stores and interrogating them simply because they are speaking a foreign language.

Last month, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit claiming that the U.S. Border Patrol is sending undercover agents into stores to interrogate and arrest suspected illegal immigrants because they were speaking Spanish.

Exhibit C of the complaint gives a detailed account of how two Border Patrol agents, James Loomis and Brendan Burns, followed a few alleged illegal immigrants from Vermont into a thrift shop in West Lebanon, New Hampshire...

Oct 08 07:42

Signs of life? NASA’s Curiosity rover discovers ancient oasis on Mars 3.5 billion years in the making (PHOTOS)

The surface of Mars is a frigid unwelcoming desert, but once upon a billions years ago there was an oasis, says a new study based on discoveries made by NASA’s Curiosity rover. But one mystery remains: was there life?

Using data gathered by the aptly named rover, scientists have determined a 100-mile-wide crater on the planet’s surface, dubbed “Gale,” was once dotted with small, salty lakes and ponds some 3.5 billion years ago. The finding provides a window deep into the Red Planet’s history, to a time when it may have been capable of sustaining life.

Oct 08 07:40

With Clinton & Romney both rumored to be JOINING 2020 race, has politics gone the way of Hollywood?

Two-time losers Hillary Clinton and Mitt Romney are rumored to be mulling presidential runs in 2020, despite repeated and resounding rejections from the voting public. Why won't they go away, and is this a sign of a deeper crisis?

It's not just Clinton and Romney. Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden himself is a two-time loser convinced that third time's the charm. Even Democratic Socialist Bernie Sanders, whose policy ideas are relatively new, even if he isn't, has been in politics most of his life. DC has become the east coast version of Hollywood, churning through remake after remake as audiences and interest dwindle, fueled by a zombie economy of donors utterly disconnected from the real world.