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December 15, 2017

Dec 15 15:30

Bombshell: Anti-Trump Lawyer Sought Out PAYMENTS For Women Who Would Accuse Donald Trump Of Sexual Assault

A media promoted, leftist women’s rights lawyer openly sought to arrange payments from both liberal donors and the mainstream media for the women she represented who accused then presidential candidate Donald Trump of sexual misconduct, according to a bombshell new report from The Hill.

The report not only exposes the lengths that California lawyer Lisa Bloom was willing to go to stop Donald Trump from becoming president, it also points to the fact that she herself was attempting to make money off accusations that Trump sexually assaulted multiple women.

According to the report, Bloom’s efforts including arranging a liberal donor to pay off one of the accusers mortgage, offering to sell an alleged victims story to TV outlets, and even trying to secure a six figure payment for another women who eventually decided not to come forward with her supposed accusations.

Dec 15 15:22

Washington Post Comes Out for War and More War



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Dec 15 14:44

SNOWFLAKES TURN ON MATT DAMON...

Just hit the wires. It's so fun watching snowflakes eat their own. Even Minnie Driver piles on, and what Damon said actually makes sense. I guess that's the problem for feminists.

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Dec 15 14:29

HOW TO HAVE HONEST ELECTIONS

"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything." -- Joseph Stalin
Following the Florida election debacle of 2000, Americans were promised a more honest, transparent, and verifiable system of elections. We didn't get it, because the election stealers won that election and decided that keeping the current system was their best guarantee of re-election.

The election of 2016 changed that. The candidate being cheated by the system, Donald Trump, still prevailed thanks to a landslide that overcame the vote rigging. He will see having an honest election system as his best chance for a second term. Hence, there is a real opportunity to throw out the current system, whch is designed to enable and conceal stealing elections, and replace it with a system that hinders cheating as much as possible.

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Dec 15 13:59

Robin Roberts Throws Shade At Omarosa After GMA Interview – Calls Her ‘Felicia’ In Mocking Tone…

I've never completely understood why Trump kept crazy Omarosa around. Here's the very short video clip of Roberts turning to the camera and dissing Omarosa.

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Dec 15 13:53

The LEFT has devolved into despicable bullies after attacking the family of Keaton Jones, Koxville bully victim

While social justice warriors like to hold themselves up as the great defenders of everything fair and equal, the truth is that these people are just a bunch of malcontents who can never seem to find joy or happiness in anything.

Dec 15 13:49

GOOGLE’S TRUE ORIGIN PARTLY LIES IN CIA AND NSA RESEARCH GRANTS FOR MASS SURVEILLANCE

Two decades ago, the US intelligence community worked closely with Silicon Valley in an effort to track citizens in cyberspace. And Google is at the heart of that origin story. Some of the research that led to Google’s ambitious creation was funded and coordinated by a research group established by the intelligence community to find ways to track individuals and groups online.



Dec 15 13:45

Firefighter dies, thousands more take on California blaze

One of the thousands of firefighters battling a series of wildfires across Southern California has died, but authorities gave no hint of how.

San Diego-based Cory Iverson was assigned to the blaze northwest of Los Angeles, which has become the fourth largest in California history. Iverson, 32, was an engineer with a state fire engine strike team. He died Thursday.

Dozens of police and fire vehicles escorted a hearse carrying Iverson's flag-draped body to the county medical examiner's office in Ventura.

Dec 15 13:31

RAW VIDEO | Sarah Sanders says President Trump would be ‘very unhappy’ if Paul Ryan leaves Congress…

This is a strange response, but it makes sense given how Ryan will do pretty much whatever Trump asks. The REAL, and much bigger problem is McConnell in the Senate.

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Dec 15 13:16

Protester in a wheelchair is shot dead by Israeli troops along with two other Palestinians, as riots sparked by Trump's Jerusalem declaration continue in Gaza

Israeli troops shot dead a wheelchair-bound man with no legs in Gaza today as three other Palestinians were killed during protests, medical officials said.

Another 150 were hurt as protests over US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital enter their second week.

Disabled Ibrahim Abu Thurayeh, 29, was taken to al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City after being shot by troops but was later pronounced dead.

Abu Thurayeh, who had previously lost both his legs, was shot along the border east of Gaza City in the north of the Palestinian enclave, the Palestinian health ministry said.

It came shortly after another man nearby was killed in similar circumstances, they added.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Wow, you REALLY have to be a butch IDF soldier to assassinate a legless protestor in a wheel chair who cannot begin to do you any harm in cold blood!!!

And this soldier most probably won't be investigated or made to take a leave of absence any time soon; he or she will most probably get a promotion for this assassination.

Welcome... to IzraHell in Gaza for Palestinians.

Dec 15 13:08

Ski slopes in Connecticut seeing best conditions in years, opening this weekend

The slopes are covered in snow. Ski season has officially arrived here in Connecticut.

“The conditions are probably the best we’ve ever seen in the month of December,” said Mike Kurys, Director of Operations at Powder Ridge Mountain Park and Resort.

Powder Ridge is set to open Friday evening at 4 p.m. They’ve been in snow-making mode for days.

“Mother Nature is finally cooperating with us,” said Powder Ridge CEO Sean Hayes. “We have temps to make snow.”



Dec 15 13:04

Eighty homeless people died on Portland streets in 2016: Report

Eighty homeless people have died on the streets in the Portland last year, adding to more than 350 people who have disappeared while homeless in the past six years.

The number marks a 70 percent increase in homeless deaths in Multnomah County, home to Portland, local authorities said Thursday.

This is since officials first began tracking the homeless in 2011 and is in line with similar significant increase in homeless deaths in other large West Coast cities where the homelessness has surged.

The annual report is used as a barometer to track the city’s progress addressing a crisis that has also overwhelmed cities from Seattle to San Diego.

In Seattle, a similar count found 91 homeless people died in 2016 and 115 perished in San Diego. In Sacramento County, that number was 71 people. In Santa Clara County, 132 homeless people died in 2016 — a 164 percent increase since 2011, according to data from county medical examiners in those counties.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This should be completely unacceptable to every state and Federal legislator; and yet, all they seem to be able to do, if they cannot sweep it "under the proverbial rug", is just run the homeless out of one place, and into another.

That is not resolving the problem, just giving it another demographic in which to flourish, and expand.

Dec 15 12:57

Observer on US Threats of Anti-Iran Coalition: 'We've Heard About It Since 1979

Washington has warned Iran that it will build an "international coalition" against Tehran after presenting what it said was proof of Iranian-made weapons deliveries to Yemen. Speaking to Sputnik, Iranian political observer Ali Reza Rezahah said his country has been hearing similar, baseless threats and accusations from the US for decades.

At a press conference in a military hangar outside Washington, DC on Thursday in front of what she said were remnants of Iranian-made missiles systems used against the Saudi-led coalition by the Houthi rebels, US UN Ambassador Nikki Haley said that the United States would respond to Iran's "aggression" and support for "terrorist groups" with the creation of a new international coalition.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This reeks of the same codswallop used by President Bush to "sell" the American people on the war against Iraq.

After that, I cannot believe anything anyone in the US government has to say, and certainly not these lies about Iranian weapons capability being used against Saudi Arabia.

Dec 15 12:48

DARPA Can Exterminate Humanity: ‘You Could Feasibly WIPE OUT The Human Race’

One of the most dangerous experiments that mankind has ever embarked upon is DARPA’s desire for gene drive technology. Scientists now have the knowledge and the tools they need to create and deliver “Doomsday genes” which can selectively target and exterminate an entire species.

According to Sputnik News, and as previously reported by SHTFPlan, the United States highly-secretive and advanced military research body DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) announced that it will invest tens of millions of dollars into genetic extinction research. While the official aim of this research is said to be fighting harmful insects, like mosquitos which carry Malaria, there are significantly darker implications and speculations surrounding the possible use of such a tool.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Gene extinction research"?!?

Gee whillakers, what could possibly go wrong?!?

Except everything?!?

Dec 15 12:42

Chinese Navy Begins Live-Fire Drills Off Korean Peninsula

Earlier this week, Seoul asked the US to delay joint military exercises with Japan until after the Winter Olympics, ostensibly to avoid provoking North Korea ahead of the 2018 Winter Games. The timing of the request is suspicious - having coincided with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s announcement that the US has offered to begin talks with the North “without preconditions." While State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert walked back Tillerson’s statement the next day, insisting the North cease its weapons tests before talks can proceed, it is possible such a delay - if undertaken - could be construed as an opening gambit.

US drills in the region have stopped, though it’s unclear whether the US will abide by South Korea’s request. However, the brief lull in the area was interrupted Thursday when local media reported that China has decided to hold military drills of its own.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

China, in this latest round of military exercises, seems to be indiacting that although it does not want to see war on the Korean Peninsula, it is not afraid to have to fight one, if an attacking country pushes North Korea and China to their limits of non-response.



Dec 15 12:30

Russia's Former Economy Minister Sentenced To 8 Years In Jail

Last November, one week after Trump's election and just as the "Russian collusion" narrative in the US was getting warmed up, we reported a bizarre incident in the top echelons, one in which Russia's Economy Minister Alexey Ulyukayev was arrested on suspicion of taking a $2 million bribe in return for his ministry’s support of a positive assessment that would allow state oil company Rosneft to complete a deal to purchase the government's stake in another Russian oil major, Bashneft, after he was monitored and his cell phone was bugged by the FSB for more than a year. The bribe in question involved the sale of Rosneft's 50% stake in Bashneft.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You see, in Russia, when an official, or formal government official does something illegal, they get tried, and they get hard jail time.

In the US, when an official, or former official, does something illegal, they...go on book signing tours, are praised, and get lionized by a gaggle of adoring fans.

What is wrong with this picture?!?

EVERYTHING!!

Dec 15 12:27

Twitter Reacts To Marco Rubio Threatening To Vote NO On Tax Bill

Ann Coulter's response is the funniest by far...

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Dec 15 12:23

Who Ya Gonna Fight? Landmark Treaty Signed To Create EU Army

EU leaders formerly endorsed the harmless sounding Permanent Structured Cooperation, or PESCO, pact on Thursday evening in Brussels. After the shock of Brexit, the goal of defence integration was revived by former military foes, Germany and France, supported by Italy and Spain, in a show of EU unity. A similar proposal was blocked by the French parliament in the 1950s (see below). Now a treaty has been signed which sees the defence union complete by 2025 in what has been described as “one of the most tangible steps in EU integration since Brexit”.

Britain, thanks to Brexit, Malta and Denmark, which has an “opt out” on EU defence issues did not sign the agreement. Standing in the front row on the left of the group photo was the President of the undemocratic European Commission, Jean Claude Juncker, who has been calling for an EU army for many years. In 2015, The Guardian reported.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Russia a threat?!?

All it wants to do, is have its corporations make money, and take care of its people! How in the name of Sam Hill can that be construed as a "threat"?!?!?

Dec 15 12:04

Growing Signs that U.S. Is Preparing to Wage War on North Korea. Trump Administration Scotches Suggestion of Talks with Pyongyang

Tillerson’s remarks to the Atlantic Council appear to be a last ditch attempt to start talks to try to prevent a conflict that could spiral out of control.

“It is not realistic to say we’re only going to talk if you come to the table ready to give up your [nuclear] program,” he said, contradicting the more aggressive stance taken by Trump.

With a note of desperation, Tillerson continued:

“We’re ready to have the first meeting without preconditions. Let’s just meet. We can talk about weather if you want. We can talk about whether there is gonna be a square table or a round table if that’s what you’re excited about. But can we at least sit down and see each other face to face.”

North Korea, however, is well aware that the US demands remain—to scrap its limited nuclear arsenal and abandon all related nuclear and missile programs. Moreover, such a step would involve an ever-more intrusive inspection prying into all aspects of its military and security apparatus.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, just because something is the most pig-headedly, ham-fistedly stupid thing the US government could possibly do, is utterly no guarantee that they won't do it.

A war against North Korea by the US government and military would be one of those moves, on a massive scale, and possibly the single biggest blunder the US government will have ever made, on an historic, and lethal level.

Remember; North Korea hasn't done anything to the United States yet. It has simply fired test missiles, as the US and other nuclear-armed countries do as a matter of course.

Dec 15 12:00

Trained biologist: What is this weird creature with wings in this jar?

A trained biologist by the name of Brian Foerster came across a rather unusual animal in a lab south of the border where the observers/handlers of the creature claim it’s likely a “hybrid.”

X-rays have been taken of the creature along with DNA samples which show that the creature’s DNA is 98.5% similar to humans.



Dec 15 11:38

Canadian journalist fired for discussing Canadian free speech on FOX

Free speech is only protected if it's written on a far-left teleprompter.

Dec 15 11:26

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Dec 15 11:25

M 5.2 - 7km NE of Miyako, Japan

Dec 15 11:25

The Dumbing Down of America – By Design

The most obvious example of how Americans have been dumbed down is through this nation’s failed public education system. At one time not that long ago America reigned supreme as a leading model for the rest of the world providing the best quality free public K-12 education system on the planet. But over the last many decades while much of the rest of the world has been passing us by, it seems an insidious federal agenda has been implemented to condition and brainwash a population of mindless, robotic citizenry that simply does what it’s told, and of course the brainwashing commences early in America’s schools.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I do marketing for a living; and it is frightening to listen to people who may well have a high school education, and diploma, but appear to have learned nothing from it, during the time they were in school.

I was very lucky to have come from a very ordinary middle class background, but the importance of language, critical thinking, and education, were very strongly impressed upon me.

Parents today need to embrace those values, because it is not just the schools which have the responsibility to teach our young; it is definitely the parents as well.

My brother and sister-in-law were very smart about how they raised their two girls; there was a lot of focus on homework, and accomplishing their tasks. And when my sister-in-law went back for her Masters in nursing, all three would gather around the dining room table to study.

Both young women now have excellent careers, and are very accomplished sweet, whole, self-realized adults.



Dec 15 11:17

Trump says would like to have Russia’s help with North Korea

President Donald Trump would like to have Russia’s help to deal with North Korea, he told reporters following his phone call with President Vladimir Putin.

"The primary point was to talk about North Korea, because we would love to have his help on North Korea. China's helping, Russia's not helping; we'd like to have Russia's help," Trump said at a briefing outside the White House.

Dec 15 11:14

Turkey to open embassy in East Jerusalem

Turkey will open embassy in East Jerusalem after members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) declared the city the capital of Palestine, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday.

"Recognition of the Palestinian state is in line with UN decisions. We will strive for recognition of East Jerusalem as Palestine's capital," Cavusoglu was quoted by Daily Sabah as saying.

Dec 15 11:10

N. Korea: Trump taking dangerous step to nuclear war by seeking naval blockade

US President Donald Trump is taking an "extremely dangerous" and "big step" towards nuclear war by seeking a naval blockade, North Korea has stated, according to the official KCNA news agency.
Pyonyang also said it will take "merciless self-defensive" measures against any blockade, as it would consider such a move an "act of war." The North Korean government also believes any blockade would be a "wanton violation" of its sovereignty and dignity, KCNA reported, citing a foreign ministry spokesman.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson previously mentioned the "right to interdict maritime traffic transporting goods" to and from the North, following Pyongyang's latest intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test on November 29.

Pyongyang also lashed out at the possible US move in a commentary on Sunday in the communist party newspaper Rodong Sinmun.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Secretary of State Tillerson, a word, please; your alleged "right to interdict maritime traffic transporting goods" to and from the North, will be considered, and rightly so, an act of war against North Korea; and then, where are we?!?

Committed to a foreign policy here of more death and destruction (because this country's military can), which is bound to tick off every country with which we still, for the moment, have relations?!?

THAT, sir, would be a completely, catastrophically wrong action here.

We have relations with nuclear-armed countries and are not consistently screaming about regime change in those countries, like Pakistan and India; why should North Korea be different, please tell me?!?

And Russia's President Putin is absolutely correct when he states that the only way North Korea knows it won't get attacked by the US, is to develop weapons as a deterrent to any kind of a military strike.

If you are looking at the world through the lens of North Korean geopolitics, this is the only thing which makes reasonable, logical sense; but unfortunately, it is US foreign policy, through the decades, which has made this their only course of action.



Dec 15 11:01

MSM Whitewash Admits US Funds ISIS But There Is Much More To The Story

By Brandon Turbeville

Following on the heels of the pseudo-journalistic whitewash by the BBC regarding the UK government’s funding of terrorism in Syria, USA Today has released a similar piece revealing how the United States has armed ISIS in Syria and Iraq. Of course, USA Today claims that the arms which made their way from the United States and Saudi Arabia to the hands of ISIS were all unintentional, thus completing another whitewash of what has already been exposed numerous times in the alternative media.

The report by USA Today is entitled “The U.S. Bought Weapons For Syrian Rebels – And Some Wound Up In The Hands Of ISIS Terrorists”...

Dec 15 10:56

Iraq, Syria, Iran…Are We To Destroy Iran Next?

The Cato report linked above, The Risks of Confrontation with Iran, explains the four confrontation options. These are:

— New, tighter economic sanctions

–Challenging Iranian influence in the region

–Regime change from within

–Starting a war

The Cato conclusion is that America’s best policy option would be for further engagement with Iran to strengthen its more moderate political factions and weaken its hardliners. America used to be widely popular among younger Iranians who want peace and prosperity, not mullahs and wars. The greater threat is Washington’s military-industrial-Congress complex which so benefits from unending wars.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What the Cato Institute Report is advocating, is completely, utterly logical; this is why the American Deep State and warhawks will reject it out of hand.

And please remember: Should the US and Saudi Arabian military go to war against Iran, it is highly likely that the Russians will jump into the fray to protect it.

And as we have seen from Russia's grand finale in Syria, Russia has weapons which actually work as advertised.

Dec 15 10:54

Tavis Smiley Fights Back, Trashes PBS In Angry Video…

Tavis Smiley went on the offensive this morning with a video about how PBS executives never even interviewed him about the allegations before firing him.

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Dec 15 10:48

Bombshell Revelations after FBI sends Comey drafts - Here are the Originals and Edit!



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Dec 15 10:45

Julian Assange Just Warned of a Deep State Coup Meant to Install Mike Pence as President

In a tweet this morning, WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, made a prescient observation that the ongoing deep state coup against President Trump is an operation by establishment forces to unseat Trump and replace him with Vice President Mike Pence. Assange noted that Trump’s political capital has “been openly looted for months now by GOP, CIA, Netanyahu, Goldman Sachs, etc.”

Essentially, Assange is saying is that the aforementioned stakeholders who want to see Trump gone have played a long-game, whereby they have worked “to extract as many unpopular positions as possible (e.g tax cuts for the super rich), push the resulting political corpse to Mueller & install Mike Pence.”

Dec 15 10:42

'Disturbing' Video Of 11-Year-Old Handcuffed At Gunpoint 'Makes Me Physically Nauseous,' Police Chief Says

A police department in Michigan has launched an internal investigation into a recent incident in which an 11-year-old girl was handcuffed at gunpoint.

Dec 15 10:42

A Wider World of War

All of this could be seen, however, not just as the foibles of one president surrounded by “his” generals, but as the culmination of a post-9/11 process in which American policymaking has increasingly been militarized. In this context, as the State Department shrinks, don’t think this country has no ambassadors across the planet. America’s Special Operations forces increasingly act as our “diplomats” globally, training and bolstering allies and attempting to undermine enemies more or less everywhere.

Donald Trump’s First Year Sets Record for U.S. Special Ops
Elite Commandos Deployed to 149 Countries in 2017
By Nick Turse

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The numbers here are jaw-dropping; and if ever, in the history of this country, there needed to be a Department of Peace, raised to cabinet level, to attempt to suggest how resolve the US government's geopolitical disputes by methods other than war, it is right the hell now!!

Dec 15 10:42

China's CCTV Surveillance Network Took Just 7 Minutes To Capture BBC Reporter

It took Chinese authorities just seven minutes to locate and apprehend BBC reporter John Sudworth using its powerful network of CCTV camera and facial recognition technology.



Dec 15 10:34

Bombed into famine: how Saudi air campaign targets Yemen’s food supplies

At 11.30pm, 10 nautical miles off Yemen’s western Red Sea coast, seven fishermen were near the end of the four hours it had taken to haul their nets bulging with the day’s catch into their fibreglass boat. Suddenly, away from the illumination of the vessel’s large spotlight, one of the men spotted a black silhouette coming towards them.

Moments later a helicopter began circling overhead. The fishermen were well within the 30 nautical mile boundary they had been warned not to cross by leaflets airdropped on land by the Saudi-led coalition. But, without warning, gunfire erupted from the helicopter.

Osam Mouafa grabbed his friend, Abdullah, dragging him into a corner, curling himself into a protective ball as bullets flew through the boat. Shot in both knees, with a third bullet having grazed his thigh, Osam began to feel water rising around him. “The boat became like a sieve,” he said, sitting next to the wooden stick he now needs to walk.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These are the kinds of war crimes the US government is enabling in Yemen, with the Saudi Arabian military and government; doesn't it just make you proud to be an American?!?

Take a good, hard look, my brother and sister Americans, at what this US military intervention in the Saudi genocide of Yemen, courtesy of the Butcher of Yemen, Prince Salman, has "accomplished": and I warn you; these images are intensely graphic, but very real.

Images:
Yemeni children killed or maimed for life from Saudi bombings

Images: Yemeni children dying of malnutrition, due to Saudi/US blockade of Yemeni ports

Images: Saudi troops using depleted uranium and chemical weapons in Yemen

Images: severely malformed Yemeni infants, the victims of DU poisoning in the womb (warning: very graphic)

What a "win" in this situation means,from the perspective of Prince Salman, is a complete assassination of every Yemeni person with the audacity to still be breathing.

And to that end, he has ordered more intense bombings than he has before.

Saudis Bomb Yemen Palace as War Takes New Turn With Saleh Death

When I was a kid growning up, I never realized that this country routinely participates in war crimes; now, I live with the grim realisation that this is true every, single waking hour.

Whether President Trump had a moment of conscience (which I doubt, as he has been chatting up the US selling of bombs to Saudi Arabia as, in essence, good for American business), or was attempting to "soften" the optics of announcing that the US recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital when he requested the Saudis to cease the Yemeni blockade, Trump calls on Saudi government to end Yemeni blockade that request fell on deaf ears.

Unless, and until, there is ia political resolution here, Yemen's future will be more assassinations; more starvation; more disease; more displacement of innocent civilians; and continued Saudi and US military destruction and devastation visited upon that country in unimaginable proportions.

Dec 15 10:10

The Maidan Massacre: US Army Orders: Sow Chaos

In a dramatic development in the trial in Kiev of several Berkut police officers accused of shooting civilians in the Maidan demonstrations in February 2014, the defence has produced two Georgians who confirm that the murders were committed by foreign snipers, at least 50 of them, operating in teams. The two Georgians, Alexander Revazishvili and Koba Nergadze have agreed to testify by video from Tbilisi, if permitted, as they feared for their lives if brought to Kiev.

Dec 15 10:08

It flies, and it snoops: Norway’s pricey F-35s caught sending ‘sensitive data’ to US

Norway’s new F-35 fighter jets boast an impressive array of high-tech gadgetry, but Norwegian defense officials were surprised to learn of one unadvertised feature: the pricey plane relays sensitive data back to its US manufacturer, Lockheed Martin.

Dec 15 10:07

China echos call to make East Jerusalem capital of independent Palestine

China has voiced its support for the establishment of an independent Palestinian state, based on pre-1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital.

A spokesperson for the foreign ministry made the statement during a regular press briefing, Thursday, while addressing questions on a declaration by Muslim nations asserting East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine.

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) made the announcement at a summit in Istanbul, Wednesday, and condemned the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Dec 15 10:04

Iran: US Presentation of Iranian Arms in Yemen Fabricated

The Iranian government has issued a statement Thuesday denying that a presentation earlier in the day by the US represented proof that they’d been sending arms to the Shi’ite Houthis in Yemen to resist the US-backed Saudi invasion, saying it was a ‘fabrication.”

The US presentation centered on a short-range ballistic missile fired by Yemen at the Riyadh airport, which US officials claim was Iranian-made and Iranian-sent. US Ambassador Nikki Haley talked up building a new coalition against Iran.

Iran’s Foreign Minister likened Haley’s presentation to Colin Powell’s 2003 WMD speech about Iraq, which precipitated the disastrous US invasion and occupation of Iraq.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, is entirely correct in his assessment and analogy here.

Dec 15 09:42

This racist woman was kicked out of Starbucks by the police, because karma is real

The U.S. is home to a blend of languages and cultures, but unfortunately some people use this diversity to excuse their own racism. On December 10th, one woman was kicked out of a Starbucks after she berated a student for speaking Korean.


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Dec 15 09:41

Pence delays Middle East trip in case needed for U.S. tax vote

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will delay an upcoming Middle East trip by a few days in case a tie-breaking vote is needed from him for tax cut legislation in Congress, a senior White House official said on Thursday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Reuters, Reuters, Reuters; this is really a "lipstick on a pig" moment for you, and the optics of this lame excuse are just officially horrible.

No one in the Middle East, except, perhaps Bibi Netanyahu, wants to recieve Pence because of President Trump's announcement, last week, that he recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

The Palestinians, and leaders of other Middle Eastern countries now understand that the US government can never, ever again be considered as an honest broker of peace in the region, will always favor Israel, no matter what it does, and collectively has the morals of a dead tree stump.

President Trump threw the Palestinian people under a bus last week, most probably in return for a $100 million dollar campaign donation from Sheldon Adelson in 2016, and the Palestinians have every right to be infuriated.

That fury resulted in the following action on the part of Abbas:

Abbas won't meet U.S. Vice President Pence: official

That the President did not understand that there would be severe international consequences to his act last week of recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital indicates one of two things; he is either painfully naive, or is getting some really hideous advice from his "President Whisperers" when it comes to thorny geopolitical issues in the Middle East.

Dec 15 09:26

Obama State Department Let Clinton And Huma Make Off With Boxes Of ‘Muslim Engagement’ DocsJAC

The Obama State Department allowed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her top aide Huma Abedin to remove call logs, scheduling documents and files described as “Muslim Engagement” from government premises by labeling the records “private,” Judicial Watch has learned.

Judicial Watch obtained records about the document removals in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for all forms authorizing the removal of “personal papers and non-record materials,” according to a Thursday press release.

“These new documents show the Obama State Department had a deal with Hillary Clinton to hide her calls logs and schedules, which would be contrary to FOIA and other laws,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a statement. “When are the American people going to get an honest investigation of the Clinton crimes?”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why am I (singularly) unsurprised by this move on Obama's part?!?

Dec 15 09:23

More evidence surfaces showing FBI colluded to get Hillary Clinton off the hook for email server (Video)

Newly released documents reveal that former FBI Director James Comey’s draft statement on the Hillary Clinton email investigation was edited in a way that watered down the the FBI’s findings.

James Comey’s statement was changed in Hillary Clinton’s favor, as new documents released on Thursday by Senator Ron Johnson (chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee reveal) show that the FB made edits to Hillary’s draft statement that essentially resulted in no formal indictment.

Newly released documents reveal that then-FBI Director James Comey’s draft statement on the Hillary Clinton email probe was edited numerous times before his public announcement, in ways that seemed to considerably water down the bureau’s findings.

The edits also showed that references to specific potential violations of statutes on “gross negligence” of classified information and “misdemeanor handling” were removed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The American people now are slowly beginning to comprehend the depth and breadth of FBI collusion to "rescue Hillary" on the email server issue; and they are feeling both very angry, and very betrayed.

The FBI had better clean its own house to regain any shred of credibility with the American people; otherwise, the entire agency should be sacked, period, end of discussion.

Dec 15 09:16

NEW CITY ORDINANCE OUTLAWS GIVING MONEY TO PANHANDLERS, VIOLATORS WILL BE FINED & JAILED

Wichita used to be known as “Cowtown” because of its cattle trade but now if people stop and give something as small as a cheeseburger to a homeless person they run the risk going to jail and paying a $500 fine. The ordinance was recently approved by the city council and now complicates matters for both panhandlers and philanthropic citizens alike.

Beat downs and arrests by police are, unfortunately, becoming a larger and larger part of the homeless culture. Not only do police regularly harass the homeless but TFTP has reported on incidents in which officers have confiscated blankets and tentsfrom homeless people in the middle of the winter.

Whether the dehumanization is to make way for the up and coming comic book festival or just a run of the mill sadistic police gang murder, homeless folks in the US are finding themselves in an increasingly hostile police state.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The criminalization of homelessness continues apace in this country.

Dec 15 09:12

If He's Lost Fox Viewers...

The most important poll number to come out this week had nothing to do with defeated Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore. It had to do with Fox News and Donald Trump. We'll get to the numbers in a minute.
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But there's a difference between favorable and helpful. Much of the opinion stuff essentially involves mirroring Trump's Twitter feed, attacking Trump critics and railing about the "rigged system," "fake news" and the "deep state." It's so much muchness, as the British say.
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Which brings me to those poll numbers. Suffolk University and USA Today released a poll this week which found that among people who trust Fox News the most, the president's approval rating has been sinking. His favorability among Fox devotees in June was 90 percent. In October, it was 74 percent. This week? Fifty-eight percent. If that trend continues, he will be underwater with the Fox audience long before the 2018 midterms.

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Dec 15 09:12

US states consider using powerful fentanyl to execute inmates

Fentanyl, a potent drug playing a major role in the US opioid crisis described by Donald Trump as a "plague," is now under consideration for use in lethal cocktails to execute inmates.

The states of Nevada and Nebraska are planning to supply prison executioners with the opioid painkiller -- which killed more than 20,000 people in the United States in 2016 -- drawing criticism from doctors and activists who call the move a dangerous human experiment.

They warn of serious risks posed to death row prisoners, who effectively become guinea pigs against their will.

Fentanyl, which also acts as an anesthetic, is 50 times more powerful than heroin and up to 100 times stronger than morphine.

The bid to use fentanyl as a capital punishment tool is due to a shortage of drugs normally used in lethal injections and is not grounded in scientific analysis, according to Deborah Denno, an expert on lethal injection at Fordham University.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think that the death penalty, as carried out in the United States, is morally wrong and repugnant, because it is inevitably the poor, and poorly legally represented, criminals who have this sentence passed upon them.

A Hillary Clinton, even if she started stabbing people to death in broad daylight, in front of witnesses (of course, someone like her most probably has assassins on speed dial, but I digress), would never have such sentence imposed upon her due to her personal wealth and connections.

She would, of course, have the money to hire a "dream team" of attornies to get the charges either dropped, or substantially modified. And she would not spend one day in jail, following her plea bargain.

Not so for America's poor.

And the chain of evidence, including DNA evidence, is handled so sloppily here in the United States that there is a national student movement, called the innocence project, to exonerate wrongly accused and convicted people through examining DNA evidence:

The Innocence Project

That the US needs such an organisation is an horrific embarrassment to its judicial process.

Until we can restore life to those wrongly executed, the US penal system has no right in taking it. I am no snowflake or bleeding heart; but life incarceration at hard labor, seems to me to be a reasonable alternative to execution.

Dec 15 08:58

These Are the World’s Happiest Places

What do Denmark, Costa Rica, and Singapore have in common? Their people feel secure, have a sense of purpose, and enjoy lives that minimize stress and maximize joy. Here’s how they do it.

Dec 15 08:55

Yemen's Ansarullah Rejects US Claims about Iran's Missile Aid

A spokesman for Yemen’s Ansarullah categorically dismissed the recent US accusations that Iran had supplied a missile fired at Saudi Arabia last month, and said it was a move to distract the international community's attention from the United States’ decision to recognize al-Quds (Jerusalem) as Israeli regime’s capital.
“After three years of war, America suddenly finds evidence that Iran supports the Ansarullah,” Abdel-Malek al-Ejri wrote on his Twitter account.

“America did not find any evidence in all the missiles fired from Yemen until now. The story is clear. They want to give Arabs a story to divert their attention from al-Quds. Instead of being angry at Israel, they wave the Iranian bogey,” he added.

The United States on Thursday presented for the first time pieces of what it said were Iranian weapons supplied to Yemen's Ansarullah, describing it as conclusive evidence that Tehran was violating UN resolutions.

Dec 15 08:54

15 Things You Can Get the Government to Pay You to Do

Every year, you pay your taxes. And millions of Americans get some of that money back in the form of a tax refund. But what if there were other ways to earn your money back? Squeezing more money out of Uncle Sam’s hands can be more than just a fun thought. You can actually do many things to get the government to pay you.

Dec 15 08:49

The secret to being a great spy agency in the 21st century: Incubating startups

What happens when a top secret intelligence agency turns to entrepreneurs to help build new tools to protect a nation from cyberattacks? GCHQ found out.

Dec 15 08:49

COLOGNE OFFICIALS TO COMBAT NYE SEX ATTACKS WITH 'TOLERANCE' WRISTBANDS

The city of Cologne has announced they will be handing out "respect" wristbands to encourage understanding between individuals on New Year's Eve and prevent the kind of sex attacks that occurred in 2015. The wristbands are part of a new campaign called "respect" which is sponsored by the city government and controversial Cologne Mayor Henriette Reker. Many have slammed Reker and the campaign on social media likening it to comments she made shortly after the 2015 attacks calling on women to keep men at "arm's length", Kronen Zeitung reports.

At a press conference, Reker said that the campaign would focus on telling people not to sexually attack others or shoot fireworks at individuals, buildings or police. The wristbands themselves are meant to inform others to be respectful when approaching the wearer and prevent potential sex attacks.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To the women of Cologne: your mayor is an absolute epic fail on this issue.

You will be better served by getting training in those martial arts classes which are still legal, buying personal protection which is still legal, and travelling in groups when you are outside your work environment.

Only when immigrant males understand that you are not to be messed with, because you actually understand how to hurt them if forced to, and badly, will they back off.

Dec 15 08:46

PICTURED: Drugs 'Queenpin' behind multi-million dollar weed 'fortress' is busted 'netting a fortune and using it to fund lavish lifestyle' as a respected mom in upscale California neighborhood .

Stephanie Smith, a 43-year-old mother from the upscale neighborhood of Pacific Palisades, was operating a massive pot growing operation
Police received complaints from neighbors of a nearby 'empty' warehouse that was part of a operation with over 24,000 plants



Carambola
Dec 15 08:46

EVIDENCE IS IN! ???? FBI ROBERT MUELLER CONSPIRED TO COVER UP CLINTON EMAIL 'MATTER'!

Dec 15 08:42

WHY DOES THE NEW $1 BILLION US EMBASSY IN LONDON NEED THE FIRST MOAT SINCE MEDIEVAL TIMES

If you google “London moats”, you’ll probably alight on a link which will take you to “London’s Top 10 Moats: A Spotter’s Guide”. We had no idea there were so many and could only think of the “obvious” one surrounding the Tower of London, even if it’s waterless these days. According to the guide, a defensive ditch has surrounded the Tower since its origins in the eleventh century. The moat, which contained water from the thirteenth century until the 1840s, helps to protect the roughly cuboid “White Tower” keep, which gives the Tower of London its name. Built by William the Conqueror in 1078, the White Tower was resented as a symbol of oppression inflicted on London by the new ruling elite.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is "power projection", writ large, in Architecture; ugly, impersonal, cold, hostile,ruthless, and heartless, just as is the American deep state and its agenda.

This... is the kind of architecture signed off on by a government both terrified of its own people figuring out what it has done, with their money, and in their name, and terrified of the people around the world who are furious at the US government having expropriated their resources, to which this government has no moral right.

Dec 15 08:30

HGTV Star Accused Of Forcing Makeup Artist To Repeatedly Perform Oral Sex On Him

Former makeup artist Kailey Kaminsky says she was coerced at the threat of her job to repeatedly perform oral sex on HGTV star Carter Oosterhouse.
Oosterhouse has admitted to having relations with Kaminsky, but has denied any coercion and maintains the relations were completely consensual.

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