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Dec 17 20:14

video Ray McGovern ex CIA analyst - Russia-gate the HRC set up

(COMPLETE BREAKDOWN OF TIMELINE AND EVIDENCE)

Dec 17 19:07

The Weekly Standard ran an article on 24 July 2016 ( 6 days before the FBI started their crooked Trump-Russia counter intelligence investigation) titled 'Putin's Party',

that seemed to be a cut and paste of the Steele Dossier.

Bill Kristol's dull anti-Trump propaganda outlet, is more significant than many realize.

As REX reminds us, Kristol used the outlet as a key tool to gin up the Obama/Clinton 'Trump-Russia' lie.

Dec 17 19:01

Antifa Gets FELONY For Beating Marines

timcast

Dec 17 18:39

Package Thief vs. Glitter Bomb Trap

a Video

PLUS FART SPRAY!!

Dec 17 18:02

Goldman Sachs hit with criminal charges, faces US$2.7b fine

Malaysia is demanding Goldman Sachs Group Inc. bear the brunt of the 1MDB scandal, opening up another legal front for the Wall Street firm over its role raising money for the investment fund.

The country filed the first criminal charges against the US bank in the global corruption probe on Monday, after publicly urging Goldman to come to the negotiating table or face litigation.

The firm already is in the thick of investigations by US prosecutors and regulators over Goldman's conduct in the controversy.

Malaysian authorities allege that Goldman misled investors when the bank knew that proceeds from 1MDB bond sales it arranged would be misappropriated.

The government is seeking fines in excess of both the US$2.7 billion ($3.9b) of allegedly misused funds and the US$600 million in fees received by Goldman on the deals. Goldman has blamed rogue employees for any wrongdoing in relation to 1MDB, a state-owned investment fund.



Dec 17 15:42

Iranian General Dies from Accidental Firing of Gun He Was Cleaning

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) announced on Iranian TV Sunday that Gen. Ghodratollah Mansouri had died earlier that day when his pistol went off as he was cleaning it, shooting him in the head.

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Dec 17 15:33

Poll Shows Democrats Prefer Michelle Obama and Oprah to Hillary

A new poll of Iowa Democrats shows they have little appetite for another Hillary Clinton presidential run, preferring to see Michelle Obama or even Oprah Winfrey run.

The poll, conducted in conjunction with the Des Moines Register, CNN, and Mediacom, presents four individuals to the prospective voter and asks if that person would add or detract from the 2020 presidential race.

The results were a remarkable statement on the two-time presidential failure.

While 76 percent thought Michelle Obama would add to the race, and 40 percent thought Oprah would be a good addition, just 25 percent felt the same about Hillary. Only Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz fared worse, a mere 17 percent thinking he’d uplift the race. It should be noted he had the most ‘unsure’ votes, however.

Dec 17 15:27

Pinterest bans Health Nut News for posting natural health information & vaccine safety info



Dec 17 15:26

CALIFORNIA TAXES

Dec 17 15:23

Belgian Government Gasses Its Own People At Protest Against UN Migration Pact

The Belgian government gassed its own people on Sunday at a 5,000-strong rally protesting against the government signing the UN Migration Pact, also known as the "UN Suicide Pact," against the will of the public.

Dec 17 15:23

AP: 'Almost Every Part of Trump's Life is Under Investigation'

President Donald Trump is being crucified by modern-day Pharisees for having the audacity to run for president and win on a platform of putting America First.



Dec 17 15:07

Growing US public support for one state shared equally by Israelis and Palestinians falls on deaf ears

Jonathan Cook says Americans and other Westerners are waking up to Israel’s ugly racist and expansionist reality, and that a growing number understand that it is time for a new, single state model that ends Israel’s treatment of Jews as separate from and superior to Palestinians.>>

Dec 17 14:53

US unable to defend against Russian and Chinese hypersonic weapons, report warns

The U.S. lacks the defenses needed to protect against a new breed of highly sophisticated hypersonic weapons from China and Russia, according to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report.

“China and Russia are pursuing hypersonic weapons because their speed, altitude and maneuverability may defeat most missile defense systems, and they may be used to improve long-range conventional and nuclear strike capabilities,” the report said. “There are no existing countermeasures.”

Dec 17 14:24

Tom Fitton: Leadership in Congress Wasn’t Interested in Holding Clintons Accountable



Dec 17 13:44

Americans are waking up to Israel’s brutal and discriminatory tactics

With opinion now evenly split between those who favour a one or two-state solution, many in the US are turning their attention to the systemic inequities faced by Palestinians

Dec 17 13:15

Vaccingate: Initial results on Infanrix Hexa chemical composition

In Infanrix Hexa we found

chemical contamination from the manufacturing process or cross-contamination with other manufacturing lines;
chemical toxins;
bacterial peptide toxins;
insoluble and indigestible macromolecule that reacts to the protein assay, but cannot be recognized by any protein databases.
We have not found:

Protein antigens of diphtheria toxoids, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis B, haemophylus influenzae B, Poliomyelitis 1-2-3;
Formaldehyde and glutaraldehyde, phenoxyethanol, antibiotic residues indicated in the composition;

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Vaccine tested in Italy shows no antigens to prevent the illnesses it's marketed against

Dec 17 13:05

It Keeps Getting Worse & Worse For The Clintons



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Dec 17 12:51

FITTON:TAKING ON BALLOT HARVESTING: Recipe for fraud -- Judicial Watch investigating in California.

Allegations of ballot harvesting in California are leading conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch to launch an investigation. Courtesy of OAN

Dec 17 12:48

London Begins Testing Facial Recognition In Public Despite Being “Staggeringly Inaccurate”

By Nicholas West

It appears that London is ready to roll out the gift of surveillance to its citizens this holiday season. The Met has announced that several areas around central London will be part of a field trial to be conducted today and tomorrow, despite previous reports that the tech is “staggeringly inaccurate.”...



Dec 17 12:45

MUELER DROPPING RUSSIA PROBE

Mueller Dropping Russia Probe, Says Trump Working for Israel and Saudis
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The real money trail that initially led to Russia has now branched out, it goes to Israel, to Saudi Arabia, to the UAE and even the “Russia trail” may not be a trail at all. It may well be fake.

You see, many of those investigated as Russians, always listed as “close to Putin,” are, in actuality, more closely tied to Trump supporters Semion Mogilevich and Felix Sater, listed as Russian crime bosses who are both Israeli citizens with long histories of working with the Mossad.

Mogilevich, who “works” the fake Russian pro-Trump network, according to our sources, on behalf of Israel, has been on the FBI 10 Most Wanted list since 2009 for murder, extortion, prostitution, drug and weapons trafficking.

Felix Sater, his protégé, is an advisor to Donald Trump and controls Bayrock Group, Trump’s partner in “Trump Soho.” Sater, now an FBI informant, was named Jewish Man of the Year in 2010 and 2014.

Sater was found guilty of racketeering in 1998 and avoided prison>>>

Dec 17 12:40

POWELL: New Facts Indicate Mueller Destroyed Evidence, Obstructed Justice: Judge Sullivan Demanded ALL Evidence as Required by Law.

The evidence indicates Mueller has destroyed or is suppressing Brady material.

in Brady v. Maryland

Dec 17 12:30

@wikileaks -- there’s a lot more to report coming off the extraordinary release of document by top CIA medical officer

REVEALED: There Were Two CIA Torture Programs

Besides the revelations about 2 CIA torture programs, links to MKULTRA, using ”quality control” as a fig leaf for illegal human experimentation, etc.,

Dec 17 12:27

US pushes for Kosovo army, while NATO raises doubts

On Monday, the UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting at Serbia’s request following the decision by Kosovo’s parliament to create a regular army based on the Kosovo Security Force (KSF). The United States has endorsed this move, while the NATO Secretary-General has branded it as untimely. As for Russia and Serbia, they both condemned the plan, Kommersant writes. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic is convinced that Kosovo’s steps have been encouraged by the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany. Moscow backed Belgrade’s stance, warning that the creation of a Kosovo army could trigger severe consequences for security in the Balkans. A source close to the Kosovo leadership told Kommersant that Pristina would not have decided to take this crucial step without Washington’s support. However, diplomatic sources in the region are urging everyone not to lose their cool over this decision by Kosovo, stressing that the creation of this army could take at least ten years.



Dec 17 12:23

Americans recruited online for secret missions in Ukraine — Russia’s OSCE envoy

Russia noticed that US citizens were being recruited for special missions in Ukraine via the MissionEssential company, Russia’s OSCE envoy, Alexander Lukashevich, told a session of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s permanent council in Vienna. "We noted that an advertisement posted on the LinkedIn portal announces that US citizens with the knowledge of the Ukrainian language are being recruited via the MissionEssential company for covert US operations in Ukraine," Lukashevich said. He said the candidates are required to have skills of secret contact with the local population, to be trained for operations in a zone of hostilities and have the ability to operate as part of a team of professionals ensuring safety of high-ranking US and foreign citizens. "Canada follows suit as well - 200 Canadian military instructors deployed near Lvov have already trained over 10,000 servicemen of the Ukrainian armed forces.

Dec 17 12:13

Turkish foreign minister mentions first arrests of FETO members in US

The US Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) started to make arrests of the members of the Fetullahist Terrorist Organization (FETO), an Islamic social movement prohibited in Turkey, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu stated on Monday. The current Turkish government accuses FETO of an attempted coup in July 2016. "The FBI are carrying out [investigative] activities in 15 states concerning the FETO case. In [the state of] New Jersey, arrests have already begun," the TRT channel quotes the minister. On Sunday, the Turkish top diplomat stated that the US side is considering the possibility of extraditing FETO leader Fethullah Gulen. On July 15, 2016, a group of Turkish soldiers and officers attempted to stage a coup d’·tat and overthrow Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. About 250 civilians were killed in clashes in Istanbul and Ankara, over 2,000 were injured.

Dec 17 12:07

Record-breaking number of journalists accredited to Putin’s annual news conference

A record-breaking number of journalists - 1,702 - have been accredited to highlight Russian President Vladimir Putin’s traditional annual news conference due to take place on December 20, according to the Kremlin website which posted the list of accredited journalists on Friday. Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov said earlier this year’s news conference had attracted increased interest, with the number of applications for accreditation being much bigger than in pervious years. Applications were received from Russian journalists registered with the national mass media watchdog Roscomnadzor and from foreign journalists having the Russian foreign ministry’s accreditation. Putin’s question-and-answer sessions traditionally start at noon. As a rule, they lasts for several hours. That is why they are often referred to as a ‘big’ news conferences. It is up to the president to decide when to stop. In 2008 Putin answered questions for four hours and 40 minutes.

Dec 17 12:01

Antifa Mob 'Hurled Racial Slurs' While Beating Marines

A dozen antifa allegedly hurled racial slurs while beating two Hispanic marines they mistook for "Proud Boys" outside a "We The People" rally in November.



Dec 17 11:57

Why Is China Investing Billions in Africa?

Dec 17 11:56

Lamar Alexander Is Leaving The Senate After 2020

Tennessee Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander will not run for re-election in 2020, he announced Monday.

“I will not be a candidate for re-election to the United States Senate in 2020,” he said in a statement. “The people of Tennessee have been very generous, electing me to serve more combined years as Governor and Senator than anyone else from our state. I am deeply grateful, but now it is time for someone else to have that privilege.”

The 78-year-old has been a senator since 2003 and had a key role in the battle to shape health care as chair of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.

“I have gotten up every day thinking that I could help make our state and country a little better, and gone to bed most nights thinking that I have” Alexander continued in his statement. “I will continue to serve with that same spirit during the remaining two years of my term.”

Dec 17 11:55

Russia Is Ahead Of NASA In The Development Of Spacesuits – German Media

The American spacesuits used on the ISS no longer meet technical requirements and are not completely safe, Der Standard writes. The new generation of spacesuits from Russia Orlan-ISS, which have already been tested and are being used in space, can solve the problem. Space technologies are associated with the future, but in fact are largely stuck in the past, Der Standard writes. By the end of their era, American shuttles flew with hopelessly outdated and insufficiently powerful on-board computers, and the Russian program of the Soyuz ships was based on constantly updated technologies developed back in the Soviet era. The spacesuits, which are still used by astronauts of the ISS for work in outer space, are also not the last word of technology. “The spacesuits used on the ISS were developed more than 40 years ago, and their 15-year-old design is very outdated,” a group of experts from NASA said recently.



Owl 2
Dec 17 11:41

NASA's OSIRIS-REx Prepares for New Year's Eve Date with Asteroid Bennu

2018 has been quite a year for spaceflight, but it's not over yet, and the OSIRIS-REx mission has one more major task to accomplish before the ball drops: slipping into orbit around the near-Earth asteroid Bennu.

The team will tackle that maneuver sometime on the afternoon of Dec. 31, but there's a lot to do before the feat can take place. Two tasks in particular will occupy the OSIRIS-REx team for the rest of the month: conducting a detailed survey of their asteroid target, and plotting precisely how the spacecraft will execute the orbital insertion.

Dec 17 11:40

Netanyahu envisions 'three more Israels'?

In a somewhat cryptic remark in an interview hosted by the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) Tuesday, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu raised the imaginary possibility of the establishment of two or three more "Israels" throughout the Middle East and North Africa, which he said would be located in or near present-day Libya, Afghanistan and Yemen.

Dec 17 11:39

Maria Butina Claimed to Have a “Signed Cooperation Agreement” With the National Rifle Association

In October 2013, Butina traveled to Israel to meet with members of a relatively obscure gun rights group called the Association for the Promotion of Weapons Culture. In a Facebook post after her presentation, the APWC wrote in Hebrew that Butina told them the Right to Bear Arms had “signed cooperation agreements with neighboring countries and with the American NRA,” adding, “We are probably next in line :)”

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So, Russian agent, or Israeli agent?!?



Dec 17 11:33

JOURNALIST SHANE DOWLING HAS BEEN JAILED FOR EXPOSING PAEDOPHILE JUDGES AND JUDICIAL BRIBERY

Australian journalist Shane Dowling has been jailed for publishing articles exposing paedophile judges and judges taking bribes. The exact charge against Mr Dowling is contempt of court because he repeated in court on the 3rd of February 2017 part of an article he had published and also for publishing an article about the contempt proceedings in breach of suppression orders.

Dec 17 11:33

Pelosi Accidentally Says ‘Christmas Present,’ Corrects Herself By Saying ‘Holiday Present’

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi accidentally let fly with a reference to ‘Christmas’ and quickly walked it back by correcting herself to say ‘holiday’ instead.

Pelosi was discussing her and Chuck Schumer’s meeting with President Trump earlier in the day, in which the President egged the Democrat duo on into having a debate about funding the border wall in front of television cameras.



Dec 17 11:32

Clinton Foundation Whistleblowers Testify: "It Operated As An Unregistered Foreign Agent"

The Clinton Foundation operated as a foreign agent ‘early in its life’ and ‘throughout it’s existence’ and did not operate as a 501c3 charitable foundation as required, and is not entitled to its status as a nonprofit, alleged two highly qualified forensic investigators, accompanied by three other investigators, said in explosive testimony Thursday to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

Dec 17 11:32

1980s Amiga has been running the AC and heat in 19 schools for 30 years

The Grand Rapids Public School district took a big step into the future back in the 1980s when it used money from an energy bond to purchase a Commodore Amiga computer. The Amiga, which replaced a computer the size of a refrigerator, was set up to control heat and air conditioning at the district’s 19 schools. It has been doing that job tirelessly for the last 30 years. How long do you think you could keep a modern laptop working? Four or five years? Maybe?

Dec 17 11:31

Yemen’s Houthis dismiss UN claims about final truce in Hudaydah

The spokesman of Yemen’s ruling Houthi Ansarullah movement has expressed doubts about United Nations' assertions about a recent peace deal on the war-torn city of Hudaydah, saying the agreement for implementing a ceasefire in the northwestern port city is yet to be finalized.

In a detailed interview with the Press TV, Mohammed Abdul Salam, who represented the Houthis in the recent UN-sponsored peace talks in Sweden, said the agreement on Hudaydah reached on Thursday between the National Unity government in Sana'a, led by the Houthis and the Saudi Arabia-backed exiled government, led by former Yemeni president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, was just a deal on the main issues involved and there was no binding agreement on how to implement the ceasefire in the port city.

Dec 17 11:31

To All The 'World-Improvers' & Justice-Warriors: "Shut Up And Play Yer Own Cards"

“The trouble with the big wide world is that it is never good enough for some people. They keep trying to improve it. No harm in that, you should always try to make your world a better place. Wink at a homely girl, or curse a bad driver. But the world improvers are rarely content with private acts of kindness. Instead, they want gas chambers and Social Security –vast changes almost always brought about at the point of a gun. Thus is was that central banks were set up and given the power to control what doesn’t belong to them, your money. Thus it came to be that we got regularly felt up by strangers at airports –and thought it normal”.



Owl 3
Dec 17 11:30

The 'Integrity Initiative' - A Military Intelligence Operation, Disguised As Charity, To Create The "Russian Threat"

The British government financed Integrity Initiative is tasked with spreading anti-Russian propaganda and thereby with influencing the public, military and governments of a number of countries. What follows is an contextual analysis of the third batch of the Initiative's internal papers which were dumped by an anonymous yesterday.

Christopher Nigel Donnelly (CND) is the co-director of The Institute for Statecraft and founder of its offshoot Integrity Initiative. The Initiative claims to "Defend Democracy Against Disinformation".

The Integrity Initiative does this by planting disinformation about alleged Russian influence through journalists 'clusters' throughout Europe and the United States.

Both, the Institute as well as the Initiative, claim to be independent Non-Government Organizations. Both are financed by the British government, NATO and other state donors.

Dec 17 11:30

New computer chip vulnerabilities discovered

With the new flaw, technologists found they were able to damage the on-chip communications system and shorten the lifetime of the whole computer chip significantly. This was achieved by adding a malicious workload. Such a code would include the actions of an electronics manufacturer in sending software updates that intentionally slow down earlier models, as so to encourage consumers to purchase new products. This is something both Apple and Samsung have been accused of.

Dec 17 11:29

Eight-year-old pupils to be told 'boys can have periods too' under new sex education lessons guidelines

Sex education lessons in which pupils as young as eight will be told ‘all genders’ have periods were yesterday condemned as unnecessarily confusing for young children.

The classes follow guidelines that were issued to teachers to help them avoid offending girls who identify as boys.

But critics described the guidelines as inappropriate and another example of political correctness gone mad.

The teacher guidance, from Brighton & Hove City Council, states: ‘Trans boys and men and non-binary people may have periods.’ It says language about menstruation must be inclusive of ‘all genders’ and orders that ‘bins for used period products are provided in all toilets’ for children.

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Taboola
Dec 17 11:29

Smarmy Smirks Fade From The Faces Of Mueller And Strzok As OIG Recovers 19000 Texts Mueller Thought He Had Scrubbed...

The Justice Department's internal watchdog revealed on Thursday that special counsel Robert Mueller's office scrubbed all of the data from FBI agent Peter Strzok's iPhone, while his FBI mistress Lisa Page's phone had been scrubbed by a different department, according to a comprehensive report by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released on Thursday.

After Strzok was kicked off the special counsel investigation following the discovery of anti-Trump text messages between he and Page, his Mueller's Records Officer scrubbed Strzok's iPhone after determining "it contained no substantive text messages," reports the Conservative Review's Jordan Schachtel.

So Mueller's team wiped ALL of the data off of Peter Strzok's iPhone after determining "it contained no substantive text messages." Given what we know about Strzok, this smells like quite the coverup.

Dec 17 11:28

Ukraine intel says Russia deploys in Crimea 100 new type combat aircraft

Ukrainian military intelligence official, Vadym Skibitsky, has said Russia additionally deployed in Crimea a hundred of new type combat aircraft in Crimea.

Dec 17 11:27

US Soldiers Holiday Leave Cancelled in Europe

In Germany 100's of US soldiers have their leave canceled amid the Ukraine Russian Crises. The Ukrainian military has begun a major offensive with battle tanks against the Donetsk Airport, or whats left of it. At the same time Ukraine has claimed that Russia has moved in 100 SU-27 and 30's to Crimea and has 5 subs of the coast. Now we hear that Ukraine and Russian forces have shelled each other near the Russian border of Mariupol Ukraine.

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Note the claim they are Russian forces, rather than the soldiers of Donbass.

Dec 17 11:26

Video: Russian Forces Start Siege of “US Controlled Zone” (Military Base) in At-Tanf, Southeastern Syria. Unconfirmed Report

Russian forces have established several military positions near the US-controlled zone of at-Tanf, pro-government media activists reported on December 12.

A source familiar with the situation, told SouthFront that several air-defense systems and other military equipment were deployed at the Russian positions. More weapons, including heavy rocket launchers, are reportedly expected to arrive there in the upcoming few days.

The Saudi London-based newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat even claimed that Russia is going to deploy an S-300 system to the province of Deir Ezzor. However, this type of rumors is common for the Saudi outlet, which has been actively working to fuel tensions between the Syrian-Iranian-Russian alliance and the US-Israeli-led bloc as well as between Russia and Iran.

Dec 17 11:25

Kent Ekeroth (SD): "Sweden Was a Paradise, Then You Came". Speech and Debate on Immigration.

Dec 17 11:19

Israel Offers to Take 200,000 French Jews Who Are Afraid Rioters May Be Coming for Them

In the wake of the on-going street violence in France, Israeli PM Netanyahu has called for a new program to be put in place that will offer Jews living in France help in moving to Israel:

The Israeli government discussed Sunday its readiness to accept a new wave of immigrants amid an increase of antisemitism in France, Ynet reported.

Following the outcome of a government meeting, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered the creation of a national program to encourage the repatriation to Israel of Jewish refugees from France. According to local media, this blueprint program will also be introduced to an inter-governmental commission on integration.

Dec 17 11:16

Tulsi Gabbard: "I'm Seriously Considering" Running For President | Hardball | MSNBC

Dec 17 11:15

Operation "Northern Shield" at the Israeli-Lebanese Border: Why Hassan Nasrallah Remains Silent

Israeli propaganda and its docile Western media relays presented the operation as a large-scale military offensive that would strike a huge blow to the Party of God, as if the Zionist entity had entered Lebanese territory (or was about to do so), whether on land or underground. A speech by the Hezbollah Secretary General was announced for the same day by the Israeli and Western media, which would have seemed to confirm the importance of the Israeli operation. And given Hezbollah's silence, it was ultimately said that this silence was due to the shock in which the Lebanese Resistance found itself after this surprise operation that would have ruined its most secret plans.

Dec 17 11:14

Texas school pathologist files lawsuit after being denied work for refusing to sign pro-Israel oath

A Texas elementary school speech pathologist has filed a federal lawsuit after her school district refused to renew her contract unless she signed a pro-Israel oath.

Bahia Amawi has worked for the Pflugerville Independent School District since 2009 on a contract basis. Each year when it came to the time to renew her contract, the school district did so. Amawi always signed the correct documents, and had another year of guaranteed employment.

But this year, in August, there was a new addition to the contract papers. That addition was an oath which Amawi was being asked to sign, promising that she “will not boycott Israel during the term of the contract” and will refrain from any action “that is intended to penalize, inflict economic harm on, or limit commercial relations with Israel, or with a person or entity doing business in Israel or in an Israel-controlled territory.”

Dec 17 11:14

Egypt unearths tomb of ancient high priest

Egyptian archaeologists have discovered the tomb of a priest dating back more than 4,400 years in the pyramid complex of Saqqara south of the capital Cairo, authorities said Saturday.

"Today we are announcing the last discovery of the year 2018, it's a new discovery, it's a private tomb," Antiquities Minister Khaled el-Enany told an audience of invited guests including reporters.

"It is exceptionally well preserved, coloured, with sculpture inside. It belongs to a high official priest... (and) is more than 4,400 years old," he said.

The tomb belongs to "Wahtye", a high priest who served during the fifth dynasty reign of King Neferirkare, the antiquities ministry said.

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And it has never been looted!

Dec 17 11:12

How School Districts Weaponize Child Protection Services Against Uncooperative Parents

Public Schooling Breeds Obedience
Most of us played this game as schoolchildren. We know the rules. The kids who raise their hands, color in the lines, and obey succeed; the kids who challenge the rules struggle. The problem now is that the rules are extending beyond the classroom. Parents are increasingly required to obey, to conform to a school’s demands even if they believe such orders may not be appropriate for their child.

In my advocacy work with homeschooling families across the country, I frequently hear stories from parents who decided to homeschool their kids because schools were pressuring them to comply with various special education plans, push medications onto their children, or submit to other restrictive procedures they felt were not in their child’s best interest. Even more heartbreaking is the growing trend of school officials to unleash child protective services (CPS) on parents, homeschooling or not, who refuse to give in to a district’s demands.

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This process has to be stopped, and immediately.

There is a hideous gap in the kind and quality of education our kids get, depending on what zip code they live in; let' s say the kids of Beverly Hills will get a far better educational outcome than will the kids living in Watts, because there is an expectation that the kids from Beverly Hills will "do something" with their lives.

For the kids in Watts, the outcome is far worse, because there is no expectation that the kids will "do something" with their lives.

I am reminded of the Edgar J. Olmos film, "Stand and Deliver", where his character took a bunch of primarily Hispanic kids, inspired the heck out of them, and had them compete in a math competition.

The kids performed so well, that the monitors at the test accused these kids of cheating. Well, the Olmos character kept their hopes up, and the following year, they won this competition, hands down.

Inspiration, love, structure, and family are the foundations of people doing well, academically, or otherwise.

Dec 17 11:11

Fit Bits: Online Retailer Unveils Images of First Smart Condom

Ever wondered how your sexual experience compares to others? Well, wonder no more and say hello to the i.Con Smart Condom.

That's right, techies have invented the first smart condom, which, according to distributor British Condoms, can give users measurements of their girth and average skin temperature, as well as calculate calories they've burned and record details about their lovemaking skills, including speed of thrusts and even average velocity of thrusts.

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Oh, come ON now!

Dec 17 11:10

Israel developing ‘offensive missiles’ that can reach ‘anywhere’ in the Middle East – Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that the country is developing “offensive missiles” cable of hitting anywhere across the region. Apart from that, Tel Aviv eyes launching “micro-satellites” into space.

Dec 17 11:10

Capitalism FTW: Sears Execs Get $25 Million Payout After Bankrupting Legacy Firm

On Friday, a US Bankruptcy court gave retail giant Sears, which owns Kmart, permission to pay up to $25.3 million in bonuses to top executives and other high-ranking employees, even though the retailer filed for bankruptcy protection in October after losing around $1.9 billion this year alone.

According to Hoffman Estates-based Sears Holdings Corp., the insolvent firm must give cash to high-ranking employees as a means of encouraging them to stick around during the period in which the retailer restructures itself, the Chicago Tribune reported Friday.

"Under these circumstances, it would be understandable if many key employees are asking themselves whether they should be seeking other opportunities," Sears said in a court filing last month, CBS News reported. But, the retailer "cannot afford this uncertainty — however understandable it may be," according to the filing.

Dec 17 11:06

Mike Pompeo: A Thug Masquerading as a Diplomat

He represents the worst of what US imperial arrogance is all about, its pure evil agenda, waging war on humanity, supporting some of the world’s worst tinpot despots.

Notably it includes the Saudi regime, run by bandits, hooligans, and cutthroat killers, the Arabian peninsula they control masquerading as a nation-state.

On Wednesday, Pompeo tried defending the indefensible on Fox & Friends. His public remarks always feature a litany of Big Lies. Nothing he says is credible.

He lied about the nonexistent threat of “radicalized” immigrants, posing a “risk to American citizens.”

The only threats ordinary Americans face are state-sponsored, none from abroad or from alien refugees or asylum seekers. Claims otherwise by Trump, Pompeo, and other regime hardliners are fabricated.

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