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March 13, 2018

Mar 13 14:09

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Apr 21 10:31

Uncle: Woman came home to find man who was stalking her in closet, fatally shot him

Greenville County deputies said a suspected burglar is dead after being shot by a resident who discovered the intruder Friday morning.



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Apr 21 10:31

Missouri governor charged with felony computer data tampering

Missouri Governor Eric Greitens, already facing an invasion-of-privacy trial next month in connection with an extramarital affair, was charged separately on Friday with felony computer tampering tied to his political fund-raising.

Apr 21 10:29

‘Weasel’ Comey Under NEW Investigation…

Bad news for the head of the Obama Crime Cartel. A new investigation has been announced.

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Apr 21 10:17

Police blotter: Snow brings out the best, worst in people in days after April blizzard

Ashwaubenon Public Safety visited the home of an elderly woman who posted a sign that read "Please help" before 9 a.m. Tuesday on True Lane. It turned out the woman was snowed in and needed someone to plow her driveway. When an officer drove by to check a few hours later, someone was plowing her driveway.



Apr 21 10:16

This is April? It's snowing in Flagstaff

April snow showers in northern Arizona have helped delay the desert heat a little longer for Phoenix residents.

A cold front that moved through the area Thursday is causing snow showers in northern Arizona, with breezy conditions and below normal temperatures expected in Phoenix on Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

Apr 21 10:16

Pic of the week: Lightning in a severe thunderstorm with snow and hail — YES

Apr 21 10:15

Weather: Still snowing

Valley rain and mountain snow will continue Thursday night through Friday. Snow accumulation below 1000' will be a dusting to 2". 3-6" will fall from mid slopes to the summits by the end of Friday. It should have little impact on travel for most of us. However, roads above 1000' may be snow covered & slushy at times.

Apr 21 10:11

Putin Warns Russian Students Living In Britain: "Come Home Immediately"

Facing the "noticeable negative impact of Russophobic attitudes," Russian authorities have launched a campaign aimed at bringing home young people studying in the UK and other Western countries.



Apr 21 10:10

Who Will Bail America Out Then?

It begins to look like The USA will litigate itself into Civil War Two with the first battle being half the lawyers in the Department of Justice prosecuting the other half until Anthropogenic Global Warming puts the DC Swamp completely underwater and all parties concerned scuttle off into the deep blue sea.

Apr 21 10:09

Child ‘Victim’ of Alleged Syrian Gas Attack Speaks Out, Says He Was Given Food to Make the Video

Incredible and bombshell testimony from a young boy who appeared on film during the alleged "chemical attack" in Syria this month, claims there was no attack and he went through the process of getting hosed off just to get free food.

Apr 21 10:08

Operation Timber Sycamore And Washington’s Secret War On Syria

To start this conflict and then keep its fires burning the US and its Satellites have spent billions of dollars...

For many, proxy warfare ended with the fall of the Soviet Union. However, anyone following the news coming from Syria knows this is not necessarily the case. The Timber Sycamore program — which has been in decline since the Russian bombing campaign — is on the verge of being phased out, officials say. However, billions of dollars’ in small arms and military technology have flooded the market in Syria and the proxy countries the US used to supply the rebel forces.

Apr 21 10:00

Has Beijing just put the finishing touches to its battle plan to take back Taiwan?

Recent patrols by China’s air force in and around Taiwan appear to be part of a coordinated strike plan across different branches of Chinese military that will encompass the entire area - possibly as preparation for military conflict with the self-ruled island, experts say.

The air force conducted several “island encirclement” patrols in and around Taiwan in recent days, the People’s Liberation Army said on Thursday - one day after the mainland’s navy carried out a live-fire drill in the Taiwan Strait.

Song Zhongping, a former member of the PLA’s Second Artillery Corps, said that although the live-fire drill appeared smaller than expected, that was probably because it was part of a wider mission.

Apr 21 10:00

Trump To "Counter" DNC Lawsuit; Seeks Servers, Clinton Emails And "Pakistani Mystery Man"

President Trump is eager to go head-to-head with the DNC which filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit on Friday against several parties, including the Russian government, the Trump campaign and the WikiLeaks organization - alleging a "far-reaching conspiracy to disrupt the 2016 campaign and tilt the election to Donald Trump."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The DNC may have just hoisted with their own petard.

The DNC filed this lawsuit to allow the corporate media to repeat the "Russian Collusion" story as it is fresh news. But in so doing, they created an immediate justification for Trump's counter-suit.

Apr 21 09:57

IRS payment site crashes hours before Tax Day filing deadline

The "Direct Pay" page, where filers can wire money from a bank account to pay their tax bill, crashes on Tax Day.

The "Payment Plan" page, where filers can pay their tax bill in installments also appears to have crashed.

Apr 21 09:56

Russia entrusts its gold to no one, has zero bullion in US

The Central Bank of Russia keeps all its bullion at home, since only in Russia can its gold be completely safe, according to Anatoly Aksakov, the chairman of the State Duma Committee on Financial Markets.

Answering a question about Turkey’s decision to repatriate its gold from the US Federal Reserve, Aksakov said: "We do not have a gold reserve in the US, we have only Forex (foreign exchange) reserves abroad. No one can lay hands on our gold."



Owl 1
Apr 21 09:53

Unarmed Teen Killed by Police Was ‘Simply Backing His Mom’s Minivan’ Out of Garage, Lawsuit Claims

When 17-year-old John Albers threatened suicide on FaceTime, his friends called police.
Within minutes of officers’ arrival at the teen’s home, he was dead—but not because he killed himself.

Apr 21 09:50

Amazing Leader Broward Sheriff Scott Israel Faces No Confidence Vote from His Deputies

from the union representing his own deputies.

Apr 21 09:49

The Very Bad, Horribly Awful, LOSING Week For The Resistance

This is outstanding...

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Apr 21 09:48

Kevin Shipp – Clinton Charity Crime Syndicate Nexus of Everything

Apr 21 09:46

“Tide is turning” as Natalie Portman cancels Israel appearance

Israel is crediting the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement for Natalie Portman’s refusal to receive an award in Jerusalem.

On Thursday, the Genesis Prize Foundation announced it was canceling its 2018 award ceremony after the Oscar-winning actor had informed it that “recent events in Israel have been extremely distressing to her and she does not feel comfortable participating in any public events in Israel.”

Portman’s representative told the foundation that “she cannot in good conscience move forward with the ceremony.”

“After decades of egregious human rights violations against Palestinians, Israel’s recent massacre of peaceful protesters in Gaza has made its brand so toxic that even well-known Israeli-American cultural figures, like Natalie Portman, now refuse to blatantly whitewash, or art-wash, Israeli crimes and apartheid policies,” the Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) said in a statement welcoming the news.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good for Natalie!

Apr 21 09:45

US fails to acknowledge Gaza has civilians

The US State Department doesn’t know whether there are civilians in Gaza or not.

This is terrifying – a new low for a department that may soon be led by CIA director Mike Pompeo – a supporter of torture.

The State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert was questioned by Said Arikat of the Palestinian newspaper Al-Quds on 10 April: “Today, the Israeli minister of defense, [Avigdor] Lieberman, said – told The Jerusalem Post, an Israeli newspaper, that there are no civilians in Gaza. Do you have any comment on that?”

In one of the most disturbing responses given in recent memory by a State Department spokesperson, Nauert responded by saying, “I do not. I do not.”

Asked to look into whether there are civilians in Gaza, Nauert responded, “If I have an answer, I will give it to you, certainly.”

For the record, children comprise roughly half of Gaza’s population.

Apr 21 09:44

Israel kills child and crushes bones in Gaza

“Paramedics who evacuated the child killed today indicated that he was shot with live ammunition to the head, at around 50 meters from the fence, east of Jabaliya, with no evidence that he posed any threat to Israeli forces,” the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs stated on Friday.

The United Nations Middle East peace envoy Nickolay Mladenov broke with his usual cautious statements expressing “concern” and calling for “maximum restraint.”

Mladenov stated on Twitter that it was “OUTRAGEOUS to shoot at children!” and added that the “tragic incident must be investigated”:

Apr 21 09:43

Macron and the federalists are losing Europe’s battle of ideas

This week, Emmanuel Macron travelled to Strasbourg to address the European Parliament for the first time. After entering the halls on a red carpet, “King Emmanuel,” as he was dubbed by Politico, delivered another enthusiastic speech in favour of radical reform of the European Union and showed once again that he is an unabashed supporter of more EU integration.

He called for deep monetary and fiscal reforms, especially on the budget, for a digital tax, and much more – and suggested that those who disagreed with him should leave the building (how enlightened): “If you don’t like the European Parliament, you should have run in other elections!” he declared.

At the same time, however, it seems as if the tide is slowly turning against EU federalists like Macron, Juncker, and Verhofstadt, and that a more realistic approach to today’s problems is taking hold.

Apr 21 09:42

CZEXIT puts Brussels on alert: Anti-EU party surge threatens to TOPPLE Czech leadership

MOUNTING eurosceptic pressure in the Czech Republic has threatened to bring down the caretaker government and trigger fresh elections, amid a resurgent anti-EU party that has called for a referendum on bloc membership.



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Apr 21 09:42

German Data Protection Watchdog Initiates Data Leak Probe Against Facebook

Hamburg Data Protection Authority, which is responsible for overseeing Facebook activities across Germany, has initiated an administrative case against the company in connection with Cambridge Analytica personal data leak scandal, the authority's head, Johannes Caspar, said Friday.

"We are currently examining a possibility to initiate proceedings against Facebook," Caspar said, as quoted by the Handelsblatt newspaper.

The US company is suspected of misusing the data of its users, he said, adding that the first step would be a hearing on the accusations.

Apr 21 09:41

Turkish Op in Syria: US Promises to Retaliate Against Any Attack on Manbij – SDF

A Syrian Democratic Forces commander has told Sputnik that residents of the city of Manbij in northeastern Syria are on heightened alert due to the planned Turkish military operation in the area but that the current situation in the city is stable.

"Not long ago, we discussed the issue related to Turkey's possible attack on Manbij with the US military which promised to retaliate against any assault on the city, regardless of who would launch this attack," Ebu Adil, commander of the Manbij Military Council within the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), stressed.

He said that the US-led coalition has been stationed in the city since it was liberated from Daesh* militants two years ago.

Apr 21 09:41

German Parliament Lawyers Brand US-Led Airstrike on Syria Illegal

According to lawyers of the Bundestag, the missile attack by the US-UK-France coalition, supported by the German Government, violates international law. The grounds that the strike was a retaliatory measure following an alleged chemical attack were dismissed as “not convincing.”

The law experts of the German Parliament denounced the legal grounds for the US-led missile attack on Syria in a report requested by the left-wing party Die Linke.

"The deployment of military force against a state to punish it for breaking an international convention is a violation of the international law prohibiting violence," reads the report, as cited by the German Press agency DPA.



Apr 21 09:40

EU presents (nearly) united front against China’s ‘unfair’ Belt and Road Initiative

Relations between China and Europe could face uncertainty as EU member states try to build a united front against Beijing’s “Belt and Road Initiative”, observers said.

Twenty-seven out of 28 EU ambassadors in Beijing, with Hungary the only exception, are reported to have signed a document denouncing the global infrastructure project for hampering free trade and giving an advantage to Chinese companies.

The Europeans’ concerns may overshadow an upcoming summit between China and the EU, scheduled for July, as the bloc has expressed increasing concern about Beijing’s influence over the continent.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

China is investing its money in infrastructure while the west "invests" their money on wars. So, today the west has a bunch of expensive cratered fields, China has the one road one belt, and the EU is screaming "That's not FAIR!"

Apr 21 09:37

Facebook Moves 1.5 Billion Users' Data Out Of Europe To Circumvent New Privacy Law

After Zuck suggested (but stopping short of promising) during testimony before Congress last week that he would treat all Facebook users' data as if it fell under the European Union's new General Data Protection Regulation, Reuters and the Guardian are reporting that Facebook has quietly moved the data of more than 1.5 billion users out of reach of European privacy law by transferring it from the company's European headquarters in Ireland to its global headquarters in California.

Apr 21 09:37

US Sorghum "Armada" Turns Away From China After Tariffs

China's nearly 200% tariff on imports of US sorghum is already having a profound impact on the global grain trade. And in the latest evidence of how quickly the tariffs have been felt by US producers, Reuters is reporting that an "armada" of cargo ships carrying $216 million of sorghum from the US to China has changed course since Beijing imposed the tariff last week, as grain exporters are suddenly worried about taking a sizable loss on the loads.

Since the tariff was imposed, the five shipments, which were all destined for China when they were loaded at Texas Gulf Coast export terminals owned by grain merchants Cargill Inc and Archer Daniels Midland Co, are now liable for a hefty deposit to be paid based on the value of the goods. The payment would likely make the shipments unprofitable, according to Reuters.



Apr 21 09:36

America Can’t Be Trusted Anymore

Lately, however, I’ve been wondering whether this wariness has things backward. Is the real problem that Washington can’t trust others, or rather that other states can’t trust it? Even before Deceitful Donald showed up, the United States had amassed a pretty good record of reneging on promises and commitments. At a minimum, Washington cannot claim any particular virtue or trustworthiness in its dealings with others. In the unipolar era, in fact, the United States repeatedly did things it had promised not to do.

Apr 21 09:34

Spiegel: Erdogan’s Panic Movement Is Triggering Early Elections In Turkey

As an indication of Erdogan’s weakness and not power, he comments on the announcement of early elections in Turkey, the magazine Spiegel said in its paper version!

In his remarks he notes that Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has been in power for 15 years and while he is presenting himself daily in the media, he is still surprised by his compatriots, for example by announcing early elections. However, the magazine notes: “Erdogan’s decision to call for elections and not wait until the fall of 2019 is a sign of weakness and not of strength. The President invites citizens to the polls not to extend his powers but to prevent a greater erosion of his powers. The AKP and the MHP may call for a referendum in April 2017 aimed at introducing a presidential system that will give Erdogan even more power, but since then the situation has worsened.”

Apr 21 09:32

New NASA Chief Jim Bridenstine Faces 'Uphill Climb' After Contentious Confirmation

Jim Bridenstine shouldn't necessarily expect smooth sailing now that he's finally in as NASA administrator, experts say.

The U.S. Senate confirmed Bridenstine yesterday (April 19), more than seven months after President Donald Trump nominated the Oklahoma congressman for NASA's top post. The final vote was 50-49 and strictly along party lines, with all Republicans supporting Bridenstine and all Democrats, along with both independents, opposing him. (Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is sidelined by health issues and did not vote.)

Such division is pretty much unheard of for NASA chiefs, who have generally been confirmed without much dissension or debate. And it will likely make Bridenstine's job a bit tougher, at least in the early going, said space policy expert John Logsdon.

Apr 21 09:27

40 SAFETY AND SELF-DEFENCE TRICKS THAT MAY SAVE YOUR LIFE ONE DAY



Apr 21 09:25

How Yulia and Sergei Skripal (and their cat) Saved the World! A Synopsis of the Attack on Syria.

Having seen their laundry list of previous cunning political connivances go almost unchallenged by their own populace in routine acquiescence, their lies became ever bolder. And inexplicable. This lulled them into a false sense of overconfidence that believed they could provide all manner of utter nonsense as long as it was alleged to be attached to the never passe “Soviet Union” better known as “Russia.” So, it was natural for these three myopic world leaders to assume their latest plot would pass easily within the shadows of their own dark souls. Instead, theirs was a comedy show that suddenly snapped the world to the realization:

We no longer believe a fucking thing you say!

Apr 21 09:23

Germany to accept 10,000 refugees from North Africa and Middle East in EU programme

GERMANY is set to welcome 10,000 refugees from North Africa and the Middle East after Berlin made a commitment to play a major role in the EU’s latest resettlement programme.

Apr 21 09:23

Death For Rape Of Children Below 12, Says Indian Government, Clears Executive Order

The centre today signed off on an ordinance, or emergency executive order, to introduce capital punishment for child rapists, a move that is seen as an effort to signal the government's commitment to fight sexual crimes against young girls. The change was cleared at a meeting of the Union Cabinet convened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi within hours of his return from a five-day foreign tour.

Apr 21 09:22

EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK TO DEUTSCHEBANK: SIMULATE A CRISIS

With all the Syria and Skripal goings-on, you may have missed this one, and it's a biggie. This article was brought to my attention by Mr. L.G.R., and it's one of those that invites "careful reading between the lines." The story? The European Central Bank (based in Frankfurt), has ordered Deutsche Bank (also based in Frankfurt), to prepare a "crisis scenario":

ECB Tells Deutsche Bank To Simulate A "Crisis Scenario"

Now, I have no doubt that banks, corporations, government finance ministries and regulatory agencies probably run such games and scenarios all the time. It's the financial equivalent of a wargame, and this, indeed, is what we're being reassured of here, toward the end of the article:


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Owl 2
Apr 21 09:21

World Cup BOMBSHELL: EU Parliament demands BOYCOTT to send message to 'war criminal' Putin

EU MEPs are calling for Europe’s governments to BOYCOTT the Russia World Cup 2018 to punish Vladimir Putin for MOCKING European values.

Apr 21 09:20

Watch: Headlines from Gaza: Israel continues slaughter

The death toll in Gaza rises to 39 with over 4,000 injured as Israel continues to massacre civilians for 4th straight week. See the horrific reality mainstream media refuses to show, including footage by and about video journalist Yasser Murtaja, killed earlier by Israeli forces.

Apr 21 09:19

ECB boss Draghi DEFIES EU ombudsman to stay member of secretive G30 lobby group

MARIO Draghi, the President of the European Central Bank will remain a member of a secretive lobby group after the bank brushed aside concerns over a possible conflict of interest and defied the EU Ombudsman.

Apr 21 09:16

'Get rid of it!' MASSIVE 96% of Express readers want House of Lords ABOLISHED

More than 2,700 readers have voted in the Express.co.uk poll as of 10.40pm, with almost all backing a move to for the upper house of UK parliament to be abolished.

And just four percent of readers polled said they wanted to keep the House of Lords which this week has threatened to derail Brexit.

One Express.co.uk reader said: “Let’s have a referendum on abolishing the House of Lords now.”

Another added: “It’s time for this den of unelected parasites (the Lords) to go.

“They have always served their own greed.”

A petition calling for the House of Lords to be scrapped and replaced with a new elected body hit 100,000 votes earlier this year potentially triggering a Commons debate.

Apr 21 09:16

Tehran Warns Israel: Our ‘Hands Are on the Trigger’

A senior member of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) alerted Israel Friday that Tehran’s “hands are on the trigger and missiles are ready” to strike all Israeli air bases after a map of air bases in Syria believed to be controlled by Iran was shared with Israeli media earlier this week.

In a bellicose speech given in Tehran, IRGC Deputy Commander Brigadier General Hossein Salami warned that Israel was living "in the dragon's mouth" since northern and western Israeli bases were "in the range of our missiles."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Those being the very missiles Trump wants Iran to surrender.

Apr 21 09:15

Smeared as ‘Russian Bot’, UK Man Demolishes Sky News Hosts, Slams ‘Neocon Wars’

An interview with a prolific Twitter user accused by the British government of being a “Russian Bot” quickly turned heated as challenged their arguments, particularly their claim that by not toeing the UK government line, he was “anti-Britain” - and perhaps even a Kremlin agent.

It all started with a blog post from the Digital Forensic Research Lab of the DC-based, Gulf-funded think tank Atlantic Council, which said that some of the conversations about the poisoning of double agent Sergei Skripal "appear to involve organized activity, including possibly fake accounts masquerading as English users, in the well-known pattern of the ‘troll factory' in St. Petersburg." The post devotes a substantial portion of space to Twitter user @Ian56789, cited as an "unusual account" that was "especially active" on the subject.

Apr 21 09:13

HELL FREEZES OVER AT CNN...

Fantastic clip from this morning. Wolf Blitzer is not happy about Trump's HUGE WIN...

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Apr 21 09:05

Impeaching Rosenstein? Some Republicans are talking about it

JUST DO IT!



Owl 3
Apr 21 09:05

Trump not Putin is greater threat to world peace – German poll

More than 90 percent of Germans want better relations with Russia, while more than three-quarters think US President Donald Trump represents a greater threat to world peace than Vladimir Putin, a new poll says.

Painting Russia as a boogeyman and a threat to the West has been the narrative of both the mainstream media and a number of Western states for some time. Now, a poll conducted by the Forsa Institute on behalf of the Wiese Consult group has revealed a substantial difference between the main narrative in the media and general public opinion.

Apr 21 09:04

Did UK Fake The Skripal Case To Shut Down RT?

The British authorities have accused the television channel Russia Today of bias in covering the case of the Skripals and threatened to revoke their license. There is not a single broadcasting violation by Russia Today over the past year and a half. This is data provided by the British media regulator Ofcom. And now, seven separate investigations into the television channel have been started: the media regulator is investigating a violation of the principle of objectivity.

“We covered the case of the Skripals much more objectively than all other media, and this can be easily verified,” Margarita Simonyan, editor-in-chief of the channel, says. “Ofcom wrote that our channel, in fact, follows the rules of this regulator well and does not violate them. ”

In total, since 2012, Ofcom has recorded 15 minor violations by RT. This is a normal standard for Europe. For comparison: the British Sky News, for the same period, has 10 violations.

Apr 21 09:02

Israeli Colonists Cut 100 Olive Trees Near Nablus

A group of extremist Israeli colonists uprooted, Friday, at least 100 olive trees from an Orchard in Burin village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

The assailants, who came from a nearby illegal colony, invaded an orchard owned by Mohammad Raja, and cut 100 trees; many of them were planted more than 60 years ago, in addition to cutting several almond trees.

The attacked land is the only source of livelihood to Mohammad and his family.

Apr 21 09:02

Palestinian scholar killed in Kuala Lumpur, family blames Mossad

A Palestinian scholar has been shot dead by two assailants in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, as he was heading to a mosque for dawn prayers, local police said.

Fadi al-Batsh, a 35-year-old Palestinian academic and member of Hamas, was instantly killed by the unknown gunmen in a residential neighbourhood of the capital on Saturday.

Al-Batsh's father told Al Jazeera that he accuses Israel's intelligence agency, Mossad, of being behind his son's killing and called on the Malaysian authorities to look into who carried out the "assassination" as soon as possible.



Taboola
Apr 21 09:01

India’s grand data system: a greater disaster than Facebook?

Prime Minister Modi has enthusiastically campaigned to expand digital governance via the Aadhaar system. But millions of Indians are at risk because the system with all their personal ID leaks like a sieve and the govt response has been appalling

Apr 21 09:01

VISUALIZING THE MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY THAT MAKES ITS LIVING FROM YOUR DATA

In the ocean ecosystem, plankton is the raw material that fuels an entire food chain. These tiny organisms on their own aren’t that remarkable, but en masse, they have a huge impact on the world. Here on dry land, Visual Capitalist's Nick Routley notes that the massive volume of content and meta data we produce fuels a marketing research industry that is worth nearly $50 billion.

Apr 21 09:01

China’s show of force pushes Philippines back to America

Earlier this month, China conducted its largest-ever military exercise in the South China Sea, raising new concerns about the future of freedom of navigation and overflight in the contested maritime region.

The exercises put a new spotlight on the Philippines, with the United States and its key regional security allies now bidding to step up their strategic cooperation with Manila.

Apr 21 09:00

UK intervention in Libya criticised by David Cameron-headed group

Apr 21 08:58

BILL MAHER INTERVIEWS DR. JORDAN PETERSON

Very interesting clip from last night's HBO show...

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Apr 21 08:57

The Economy Is Cooked

Of course, those paying attention to the data already knew this. Our politicians and central planers have been peddling to us the fantasy that the global economy is strengthening, finally ready to fire on all cylinders after nearly ten years of dependence on monetary stimulus. That just ain't so.

Apr 21 08:56

US State Dept. Says Ukraine Forces Allegedly Involved in Torture

The Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) is allegedly involved in a series of crimes, including torture, enforced disappearances and arbitrary detentions, the State Department said in its annual human rights report released on Friday.

"Human rights groups and the United Nations noted significant deficiencies in investigations into human rights abuses committed by [Ukraine’s] government security forces, in particular into allegations of torture, enforced disappearances, arbitrary detention, and other abuses reportedly perpetrated by SBU," the report said.

The perpetrators of the 2014 Euromaidan shootings in the country’s capital Kiev have not been held accountable, the report added.

Apr 21 08:56

Here Are All the Submarines of the Russian Navy in One Infographic

A new infographic shows the underwater might of the Russian Navy and its fleet of 72 submarines, one more than the U.S. Navy at the time of this writing. Split between nuclear missile submarines, cruise missile submarines, attack submarines, and unique special mission and test submarines, the Russian Navy is no slouch.

Once again, the excellent website Naval Analyses (Twitter), creator of the United States Navy Submarines 2018 infographic, has released a new image (full size) that shows off the various classes of submarines in service with the Russian Navy.

Apr 21 08:55

Kim Jong-un says North Korea will suspend ALL missile tests and shut down its nuclear test site ahead of landmark talks with Trump as President hails move as 'big progress'

Decision to freeze tests starting Saturday was made at meeting of party leaders
Kim said he'd made move as weaponization of nuclear missiles now 'completed'
President Trump is due to meet Kim soon and welcomed the decision in a tweet
Also comes days before summit between Kim and South's President Moon Jae-in

Apr 21 08:54

Donald Trump's visit to the UK is back ON! President is to finally come to Britain in July and could even stay with the Queen at Balmoral

A senior Whitehall source said dates in mid-July were ‘pencilled in’ the diary
Any such visit would be boost to relations between London and Washington
The President could meet the Queen or other top members of the Royal Family
The Prime Minister was among the first foreign leaders to visit the White House

Apr 21 08:54

Soros foundations to quit Hungary amid political hostility

George Soros’ Open Society Foundations will close their office in Budapest and move their eastern European operations to Berlin, Austria’s Die Presse newspaper reported on Thursday.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has blamed Soros, a Hungarian-born U.S. financier, for a host of ills and pushed through legislation cracking down on non-governmental organizations called the “Stop Soros” laws which drew international criticism.

Apr 21 08:54

Next Week Diamond & Silk will testify before congress about Facebook censorship.

Better Buckle up Butter Cups! This will be fun!

Facebook, Twitter, and Google have been invited to participate, but as of this writing, none have agreed to attend.

Apr 21 08:49

IfNotNow ups pressure on Schumer to end silence on Israeli killings of unarmed protesters

Last night the young renegade Jewish group IfNotNow demonstrated outside Senator Chuck Schumer’s office, saying that his silence on the killings of Palestinian protesters as a Jewish political leader was licensing Israel to kill more Palestinians.

“How many more Palestinians must die?” they challenged Schumer, before he makes a statement. “It is life and death, Senator Schumer,” one demonstrator said. Asked another: “Is Palestinian freedom less important than our freedom?”

Four days ago seven members of the group were arrested outside Schumer’s office, making the same demand. And in all there have been 37 arrests of IfNotNow demonstrators since they began protests of Israel’s killings of unarmed Palestinians nearly 3 weeks ago.

Apr 21 08:48

Mass Shootings May Be Linked To Psychotropic Drug Use

Zoloft, Lexapro and Prozac have all become household names, generating billions of dollars each year for the pharmaceutical companies that produce them. But why will no one talk about the effect they are they having on the nation’s psychology?

“Why does it always seem that the shooter in these type of mass killings has been on some sort of psychotropic drugs?” asks former Texas Congressman Ron Paul. “Why is it no one is questioning these medications? All of which come with labels warning of horrific side effects. Perhaps one reason they are ignored is that the pharmaceutical industry spends billions each year lobbying congress.”

Mania, suicidal thoughts and dangerous impulses are all common side effects of these medications. With one in six Americans taking these mind-altering drugs, the link between medication and the rise of abhorrent behavior in our nation has yet to be properly investigated.

Apr 21 08:47

BEX ALERT - Watch: CNN Correspondent Smells Chemical Weapon in Syria

While reporting from a refugee camp near the Syrian border of Turkey, the senior international correspondent for CNN Arwa Damon put her face in a backpack from 7-year-old children who survived the alleged chemical attack.

After smelling the backpack Damon said, “There’s definitely something that stings.”

Apr 21 08:45

U.S Central Command head arrives in Beirut

United States Central Command head Gen. Joseph Votel discussed military cooperation with Lebanon as well as regional security developments during Friday meetings with President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister Saad Hariri.

Apr 21 08:45

Trump Announces Plan to Countersue Democrats for DNC Server

“Just heard the Campaign was sued by the Obstructionist Democrats,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “This can be good news in that we will now counter[sue] for the DNC Server that they refused to give to the FBI.”

Apr 21 08:44

Insurgents south of Syrian capital surrender: state TV

Insurgents in the last area outside Syrian government control near Damascus agreed Friday to withdraw, but the army's bombardment continued pending a full surrender deal, state media and a war monitor reported.

The development heralds another advance for President Bashar Assad's push to retake remaining enclaves and strengthen his position around the capital after retaking eastern Ghouta this month.

Large puffs of smoke could be seen on state television rising from a row of buildings as an artillery salvo struck home before one collapsed in a cloud of dust, accompanied by the rattle of automatic fire and the sound of distant blasts.

Assad is in his strongest position since early in the seven-year war despite U.S., British and French air strikes on April 14 - their first coordinated action in the war.

Apr 21 08:44

'Do NOT eat romaine lettuce,' CDC warns - as an expert explains why the fields where the leaf is grown in winter could be contaminated with E. coli for YEARS

This month alone, 53 Americans have been sickened by E. coli linked to romaine lettuce, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

The agency issued a foreboding warning to anyone who had purchased any romaine, or lettuce that might be romaine if it could have been grown in Western Arizona: 'throw it away.'

This outbreak is particularly dangerous because it involves a strain of the bacteria that produces the potentially deadly Shiga toxin.

A food product safety expert told Daily Mail Online that the romaine contamination is to be taken seriously - and the ground where 90 percent of winter lettuce grows could be toxic for years.

Apr 21 08:42

Israeli minister warns of resuming targeted assassinations of Hamas leaders

Israeli Minister of Transport, Road Safety and Intelligence Israel Katz warned of resuming targeted assassinations of Hamas leaders in the Gaza Strip, Al-Quds Al-Arabi reported on Friday.

On Twitter, Katz wrote: “Hamas has to know that any attack on Israeli army commanders on the borders of Gaza would renew the targeted killing of Hamas leaders.”

He added: “The warning of Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine to open fire by snipers from Gaza at army commanders is a red line.”

Since March 30, which marks Palestine Land Day, the Palestinians have been peacefully staging protests along the eastern Gaza borders, calling for the implementation of the UN Resolution 194 which stipulates the return of Palestine refugees to their homes, as well as to lift the 11-year-old Israeli blockade in Gaza.

Apr 21 08:42

Ohio Parents Lose Custody of Daughter for Opposing Transgender Medical Treatments

parents argued their daughter was not “even close to being able to make such a life-altering decision at this time.” A county prosecutor, however, claimed the parents were opposed to their daughter transitioning to become a male because of their Christian religious beliefs.

Apr 21 08:42

Poland maintains fixed stance towards Palestinian rights

Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz has said that his country’s position towards Palestinian rights is “fixed” and “unchangeable,” Safa news agency reported on Friday.

Czaputowicz’s remarks came during a meeting with the ambassadors of Palestine, Morocco, Kuwait, Egypt, UAE, Algeria, Qatar, Libya, Tunis, Lebanon, Iran, Yemen and Mauritania, held in Warsaw on Thursday.

The meeting was held to discuss the mutual Polish relations with these Arab countries as Poland is currently a member of the UN Security Council.

Czaputowicz stressed that Poland is looking at the Arab world with interest and is seeking to develop relationships with Arab states.

Apr 21 08:41

Erekat: US is determined to destroy peace process

The US administration is resolved to “destroy the peace process and the two-state option”, the Secretary-General of the Palestine Liberation Organisation’s (PLO) Executive Committee, Saeb Erekat, said yesterday.

Erekat’s remarks came during separate meetings with the head of the UN’s Middle East political department, Susanne Rose, and the Japanese Ambassador to Palestine, Takeshi Okubo.

US President Donald Trump’s insistence to violate international law and legitimacy in such a “flagrant manner” has become a “threat” to the security, peace and stability of the Middle East and the world, Erekat stressed.

Apr 21 08:40

UN official: Israel crackdown on Gaza protests is ‘crisis on top of a catastrophe’

The human cost of Israel’s crackdown on Palestinian protesters in the occupied Gaza Strip is “a crisis on top of a catastrophe”, a senior United Nations official has stated.

Jamie McGoldrick, humanitarian coordinator for the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), released a statement yesterday calling for the protection of Palestinian demonstrators, and “urgent funding” to meet “critical humanitarian needs” generated by the “massive rise” in casualties since 30 March.

“The current surge in humanitarian needs is a crisis on top of a catastrophe,” said McGoldrick.

As we approach another Friday of demonstrations near the perimeter fence between Gaza and Israel, it is critical that the Israeli authorities exercise the utmost restraint in the use of force for law enforcement operations, in line with their obligations under international law.

Apr 21 08:40

‘Fake news’: the mainstreaming of Syria conspiracy theories

Even before the missiles reached their targets, though, what had previously been the claims of a small, if vociferous, section of Assad’s supporters had extended to commentators and analysts; questions started to be asked about whether or not the Douma attack was simply another example of “fake news”.

Such allegations are not new in the Syrian crisis. The regime has long accused opposition groups of faking incidents to support their cause, and Western media of inventing stories to tarnish Assad’s image. Russian websites have largely peddled a narrative sympathetic to their government’s foreign policy in the region, portraying the Syrian opposition as armed terrorist insurgents violating national sovereignty. Over time, regional commentators and analysts have been known to verify news from state news agencies, as well as Russian and Iranian outfits, due to the stories often being backed by unreliable and incomplete evidence.

Apr 21 08:39

How James Clapper laid bare to Trump prostitute tale in debunked dossier

The briefing had far-reaching ramifications. Leaked to CNN, the session became fodder to legitimize the dossier as a credible news story since Mr. Comey warned the president the gossip about him and prostitutes in Moscow in 2013 came right from the Kremlin.

Today, Republicans charge that it was Mr. Clapper, then Director of National Intelligence, who leaked the story to CNN. He works for CNN as an on-air analyst and is one of the president’s most strident critics. He has likened Mr. Trump to an agent of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Apr 21 08:37

WORLD RENOWNED SCIENTISTS HAVE THEIR LAB SHUT DOWN AFTER TROUBLESOME VACCINE DISCOVERY

Recently, the Italian police raided their home, the police took all digital assets that were owned by the the two nanopathologists, including laptops, computers, and flash-drives, basically years of work and research.

James Grundvig via the World Mercury Project describes what happened quite well:

Apr 21 08:23

VIDEO --- Sweden's Deadly Problem With Hand Grenades Is A Muslim Problem

The truth about the dangers of Sweden is that they are due to the continued importation of radical Muslims.

Apr 21 08:19

Trump: Only Explosives Could Have Brought Down World Trade Towers

In a radio interview on Sept. 11, 2001 — before the Sharknado narrative got started — Donald Trump essentially gave the Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth version of the World Trade Center towers free fall. The Architects and Engineers presentation can be viewed in the second video below. Trump, who was knowledgable about the buildings, called the towers “very strong structures” and stated only powerful explosives could have taken them down. He dismissed cartoon physics and remarked that an aluminum plane could not have sliced through the steel girded exterior.

The Donald Trump interview aired on Sept. 11, 2001. Clearly at this point Trump hadn’t yet received the Crime Syndicate memo.

Apr 21 08:16

'Ethical' James Comey is under investigation for unethical acts

--- If you have to tell people you're ethical ... you're probably not

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