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June 18, 2018

Jun 18 16:12

Cancer-suffering groundsman, 46, who has months to live will testify against Roundup in first ever trial over the weedkiller's links to cancer

In 2014, Dewayne Johnson was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a cancer that starts in the white bloods cells

He believes that weed killer Roundup is what caused the cancer and is the first to take its maker, Monsanto, to trial

A chemical called glyphosate is the main ingredient and has been listed by the World Health Organization and California as cancerous

Monsanto says more than 800 studies that have established Roundup's safety

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The studies here are bogus; animals fed roundup-ready corn, were never harvested after 90 days, because it is after the 90 days when the problems start to come up.

Seralini wins Landfall Defamation Lawsuit
His original study was published, then Monsanto got it retracted, and he sued to get his professional reputation back, after Monsanto's retraction.

I hope this lawsuit will go favorably in Dewayne Johnson's favor, but I doubt it will; unfortunately, the odds are very much stacked against him. I just hope and pray that whoever is persuing this lawsuit, understands what Dr. Seralini's research actually means, in terms of the law suit which Mr. Johnson has filed.

Jun 18 15:51

Now MORE experts claim statins are a waste of time: They say studies show cutting bad cholesterol fails to slash heart risk 

Millions of patients are being misled about the pros and cons of statins, experts claimed last night.

Accusing the medical establishment of perpetuating a ‘great cholesterol con’, they questioned whether statin pills are as effective as claimed.

The group of doctors, from Britain, the US, France and Ireland, said the very theory on which statins are based – that lowering ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol cuts heart disease – is ‘fundamentally flawed’.

Jun 18 15:47

Israeli use of live fire in Gaza Strip creates unprecedented crisis: Red Cross

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says Israeli troops’ unrestricted use of live ammunition against unarmed Palestinian protesters in the besieged Gaza Strip has left the enclave’s health workers struggling to cope with an unprecedented crisis.

More than 130 Palestinians, including 14 children, have so far been killed by Israeli troops since the Great March of Return rallies commenced in the blockaded sliver on March 30. Some 13,300 Palestinians also sustained wounds, of them 300 are currently in a critical condition.

Robert Mardini, the regional director for the Middle East at the ICRC, further said at a press conference on Monday that the “vast majority” of more than 13,000 hospitalized demonstrators had suffered severe injuries, including multiple gunshot wounds.

“This is I think a crisis of unprecedented magnitude in the Gaza Strip,” Mardini said, adding that he was in talks with the Israeli military in a bid to minimize civilian harm.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh, you mean So now, the IDF will allow aid workers to evacuate the wounded to safety, the same kinds of activities which got Gazan First Responder Razan al-Najjar assassinated?!?

Razan al-Najjar: 21-year-old Palestinian medic who became a symbol in Gaza

Jun 18 15:42

Mount Everest, the high-altitude rubbish dump

Decades of commercial mountaineering have turned Mount Everest into the world's highest rubbish dump as an increasing number of big-spending climbers pay little attention to the ugly footprint they leave behind.

Fluorescent tents, discarded climbing equipment, empty gas canisters and even human excrement litter the well-trodden route to the summit of the 8,848-metre (29,029-foot) peak.

"It is disgusting, an eyesore," Pemba Dorje Sherpa, who has summited Everest 18 times, told AFP. "The mountain is carrying tonnes of waste."

As the number of climbers on the mountain has soared -- at least 600 people have scaled the world's highest peak so far this year alone -- the problem has worsened.



Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

Finco Bayano
Jun 18 15:10

Tesla Severance Packages Set To "Chill Valid Employee Complaints" About Safety Issues

Tesla is trying to silence former employees from speaking out about workplace safety issues, it appears from language being included in new severance packages.

Bloomberg reported today that Tesla is trying to curb former employees from speaking out about safety issues that they may have incurred on the job, and it is doing so by including new language in severance packages that it is issuing to 9% of its employee workforce that it is laying off.

Those employees who are accepting severance packages are being asked to give up certain rights as it relates to speaking publicly about workplace safety issues. The Bloomberg article noted:

Language in a confidential severance agreement Tesla Inc. is using as part of the biggest job cut in its history is likely to deter dismissed employees from going public with worker safety concerns, according to employment-law experts.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF true, this severance package language is Draconian in a truly lousy way, and does Elon Musk not care about the optics here?!?

He's making things worse by inserting this language, and one has to understand that he is making himself look as though he is suppressing safety issues in the cars he is designing.

Jun 18 15:03

Ron Paul Asks "Why Can't We Sue The TSA For Assault?"

When I was in Congress and had to regularly fly between DC and Texas, I was routinely subjected to invasive “pat-downs” (physical assaults) by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). One time, exasperated with the constant insults to my privacy and dignity, I asked a TSA agent if he was proud to assault innocent Americans for a living.

I thought of this incident after learning that the TSA has been compiling a “troublesome passengers” list. The list includes those who have engaged in conduct judged to be “offensive and without legal justification” or disruptive of the “safe and effective completion of screening.” Libertarian journalist James Bovard recently pointed out that any woman who pushed a screener’s hands away from her breasts could be accused of disrupting the “safe and effective completion of screening.” Passengers like me who have expressed offense at TSA screeners are likely on the troublesome passengers list.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I concur here.

Jun 18 14:59

Horowitz Reveals That Comey Is Under DOJ Investigation Over Mishandling Classified Info

DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz made a stunning admission during Monday Congressional Testimony that former FBI Director James Comey is under a separate and ongoing investigation over mishandling of classified information - when asked by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) about

Grassley: “Comey said he did not expect a report on his handling of classified information because, “That’s frivolous.” I don’t happen to think that it is frivolous. Question number one, Mr. Horowitz, are you investigating the handling of his memo and does that include the classification issues, and should Mr. Comey expect a report when it’s complete?”

Horowitz: “We received a referral on that from the FBI,” We are handling that referral and we will issue a report when the matter is complete, consistent with the law and rules that are–a report that’s consistent and takes those into account.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One thing is crystal clear; the DOJ and FBI are not going to, willingly, fork over any information Congress wants with anything approaching speed, or urgency.

Jun 18 14:20

MUST READ: Mueller’s Bumbling and Hysterical Special Counsel Team Is Getting Pummeled in Court – Media Is Ignoring All of This

We first reported that Concord Management’s lawyer’s previously said Mueller indicted “the proverbial ham sandwich.” The reason the Concord Management attorneys called the case a ‘proverbial ham sandwich’ was because one of the entities indicted by the Mueller team, Concord Catering, was not in existence at the time the crimes were alleged to have taken place.



Jun 18 13:37

Over 1,200 Minnesota Parents Are Suing to Shut Down Child Protective Services.

A group of parents in Minnesota called Stop CPS From Legally Kidnapping Children

Jun 18 13:21

Israel behind airstrike in Syria, US official says

An airstrike close to the Iraq-Syria border Sunday was carried out by Israel, and not by the US or the coalition fighting ISIS, a US official tells CNN.

Syrian state TV blamed the strike that targeted pro-regime forces and caused multiple casualties on the US-led coalition combating the terrorist group, but a spokesman for the coalition said there were no coalition strikes in the area near Abu Kamal.

The Israel Defense Forces declined to comment on the strike, per its normal policy.

US officials have said that many pro-regime militias that are also aligned with Iran operate in the border area between Syria and Iraq.

Jun 18 12:45

BANK PROTEST AT THE ROYAL COMMISSION IN BRISBANE 26TH OF JUNE

but it is the hardworking Bank staff that go to Jail.

Help us fight Bank Rip-offs.

ASIC, FOS, APRA, RBA and Politicians are CORRUPT.

We want an extended Royal Commission.

We want real compensation!

Jun 18 12:35

US envoy scolds Israeli MKs for demanding US recognition of Golan — report

TV report says Ambassador David Friedman berated lawmakers for being 'ungrateful' in asking for more after relocation of embassy to Jerusalem



Jun 18 12:19

Nearly 2,000 Dead In Myanmar Amid Military-Led Ethnic Cleansing Of Rohingya

The horrific ethnic cleansing and genocide being perpetrated against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar by military and paramilitary forces left at least 400 dead following the most recent attacks. The total number killed has been estimated to be nearly 2,000, with some Rohingya activists claiming an even higher death toll.

Aung Su Kyi, a Nobel Prize laureate and de facto leader of Myanmar, has been criticized for being morally irresponsible in regards to responding to attacks against the Rohingya population, as well as accused of “legitimizing genocide.”

Jun 18 12:18

Trey Gowdy Promises DOJ and FBI Will Be Hit With ‘Full Arsenal’ if They Ignore Subpoenas

House Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) has a serious message for the Department of Justice and FBI: If they do not comply with subpoenas, they will be hit with “the full panoply of constitutional weapons” to get the documents they are demanding to see relating to FISA court abuse, which leads to the Russia probe, along with the hiding of incriminating Strzok-Page texts.

Gowdy issued the warning on “Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace,” where he explained that House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-W) lead a meeting with the DOJ and FBI officials Friday evening, where it was “made very clear there’s going to be action on the floor of the House this week if the FBI and DOJ do not comply with our subpoena request.” FBI Director Christopher Wray and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein were among those in attendance.

Jun 18 12:11

Is Political Decentralization the Only Hope for Western Civilization?

A couple of recent articles have once more made the case, at least implicitly, for political decentralization as the only viable path which will begin to solve the seemingly insurmountable political, economic, and social crises which the Western world now faces.

In the last few months, over 3,000 millionaires have fled the hopelessly corrupt and bankrupt state of Illinois. When asked, 47% of Illinoisans would like to leave the state which, over the last decade, has seen over a half million of its residents flee. Naturally, this exodus has exacerbated the Land of Lincoln’s financial straits to catastrophic levels.*

Jun 18 11:55

Trump Announces Formation of Official SPACE FORCE

Vowing to reclaim U.S. leadership in space, President Donald Trump announced Monday he is directing the Pentagon to create a new "Space Force" as an independent service branch aimed at ensuring American supremacy in space.

Trump envisioned a bright future for the U.S. space program, pledging to revive the country's flagging efforts, return to the moon and eventually send a manned mission that would reach Mars. The president framed space as a national security issue, saying he does not want "China and Russia and other countries leading us."

"My administration is reclaiming America's heritage as the world's greatest spacefaring nation," Trump said in the East Room, joined by members of his space council. "The essence of the American character is to explore new horizons and to tame new frontiers."



Jun 18 11:07

Man Who Claims Bill Clinton Is His Father Asks For A Paternity Test

Danney Williams believes that former President Bill Clinton is his father, and is calling on Clinton to take a paternity test. Williams has long maintained that Clinton is his real father and that he is a love child. Williams’ mother, Bobbie Ann, is a former prostitute, and the two allegedly met in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1984, according to the Daily Mail.

In a series of tweets on Father’s Day, Williams suggested that Chelsea Clinton is also a love child, and that Hillary had an affair with Webster Hubbell.

Williams claims that many people in Arkansas also believe that Bill Clinton is his father, saying that “Everywhere I went, they pointed out: ‘It’s Bill Clinton’s son right there. You look like him, don’t you? The ears, the mouth, the chin, the teeth, the eyes, the nose’. I see him in me.”

Jun 18 11:05

Thousands of holidays could be CANCELLED after Brexit: Brussels is accused of 'abusing process' by threatening to ground ALL flights from March 29, 2019 by banning aviation chiefs from preparing for a 'no deal' scenario

Brussels has barred aviation chiefs from planning for the prospect of no deal
Flights from Britain are tightly regulated and bound up with EU membership

Jun 18 10:35

Studies Based on Three Continents Show Higher Than Recommended Doses of Vitamin D Prevents Cancer

By Joe Battaglia

Research utilizing combined data from 17 studies that included more than 12,000 people from the U.S., Europe, and Asia found that optimal levels of vitamin D for colon cancer prevention are higher than the current U.S. recommendation of 600 international units (IU) per day.

In the absence of Vitamin D from sunlight, disease increases more than 1000 percent. Experts suggest that the chances of getting vitamin D from your diet are very low...

Jun 18 10:32

'Worst Devastation I've Seen.' Angelina Jolie Visits Mosul a Year After Liberation From ISIS

“This is the worst devastation I’ve seen in all my years with UNHCR,” Jolie said in a video shared by the organization. “These people have lost everything, and the trauma and the loss that they’ve suffered is unparalleled. They’re here on their own with very little support — next to nothing. And they’re rebuilding themselves with their bare hands. They’re moving the rubble with their bare hands.”

Jun 18 10:28

The Pakistani Spy Imran Awan Is Working For CLINTON LINKED ATTORNEY While Paul Manafort Is In Jail?



Jun 18 10:22

UN experts denounce 'myth' pesticides are necessary to feed the world

The idea that pesticides are essential to feed a fast-growing global population is a myth, according to UN food and pollution experts.

A new report, being presented to the UN human rights council on Wednesday, is severely critical of the global corporations that manufacture pesticides, accusing them of the “systematic denial of harms”, “aggressive, unethical marketing tactics” and heavy lobbying of governments which has “obstructed reforms and paralysed global pesticide restrictions”.

Jun 18 10:19

How party dips can give you Norovirus and even HERPES (and sour cream is the worst for spreading bacteria)

Norovirus, streptococcus - which gives you a sore throat - and herpes simplex - the cold sore virus - could all be lurking in your favourite sauces if just one party-goer has committed the ultimate party faux pas of double dipping: the act of putting the same crisp or crudité back in a dip after taking a bite.

Jun 18 10:10

Geopolitics with Dawson

Jun 18 10:08

FBI Agent Peter Strzok Is Willing To Testify Before Congress

The FBI agent caught sending anti-Trump text messages to his lover has agreed
The FBI agent caught sending anti-Trump text messages to his lover has agreed to testify before the House Judiciary Committee and any other congressional committee that wants him to speak up, according to his lawyer.

Jun 18 10:02

‘DISEASE X’ FEARS: Terrifying new strain of bird flu that kills over a THIRD of those who contract it

... discovered in China amid fears of new global pandemic



Lockerdome
Jun 18 10:02

Shake Shack Eliminating All Min Wage Jobs

Jun 18 09:51

It's About Time To Sell Stocks

Jun 18 09:44

TOO LEFT FOR THE RIGHT … ‘YOU’RE FIRED!’

Cartoons about Trump’s policies by Rob Rogers that PittsburghPG refused to publish. Then he was fired.



Jun 18 09:42

Hawaii volcano: Aerial video sparks FEARS with huge 5.3-mag EXPLOSION as crater COLLAPSES

Fears surrounding the future of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has escalated this morning following a shock "explosive event" at the Halemaumau Crater.

The crater has been gradually collapsing in the last week before the sudden explosion this morning, according to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory

Scientists confirmed the "large explosion" had the energy of a 5.3 magnitude earthquake, adding that volcanic emissions remain "very high".

The explosion marks the sixth day in a row where an event - explosion or earthquake - registered above magnitude-5.0 at the summit.

Jun 18 09:40

Mueller was investigating Trump adviser George Papadopoulos as unregistered agent of Israel, his wife says

Special counsel Robert Mueller last summer threatened to charge George Papadopoulos, a former campaign adviser to President Donald Trump, with acting as an unregistered agent of Israel, Papadopoulos' wife said Tuesday.

Simona Mangiante Papadopoulos, an Italian lawyer who married Papadapoulos in March, said the special prosecutor's office claimed to have evidence that Papadopoulos had worked on behalf of Israel without registering as a foreign agent while he was serving as an energy consultant before he joined the Trump campaign.

Jun 18 09:40

Saudis, U.S. Ignore Famine Warning in Besieged Yemen

Ignoring international aid groups’ warnings that an attack on the Yemeni city of Hodeida, which is held by Houthi rebels, could exacerbate hunger in an impoverished and war-torn nation already on the brink of famine, Saudi-led U.S.-backed coalition forces continued a sweeping assault on the Red Sea port city Saturday, reportedly seizing control of an airport.

Since the fighting started earlier this week, thousands of Hodeida’s 600,000 civilians have evacuated and hundreds of people have been killed. The port city is the main conduit through which about 70 percent of international aid reaches Yemenis, many of whom are battling starvation and outbreaks of infectious diseases such as cholera.

The Norwegian Refugee Council’s office in Yemen told Reuters that “humanitarian agencies cannot currently access areas south of the city where people are most likely to have been injured, affected, and displaced, leaving us without a clear picture of needs.”

Jun 18 09:39

THE U.S. IS EXACERBATING THE WORLD’S WORST HUMANITARIAN CRISIS BY OUTSOURCING ITS YEMEN POLICY

The Intercept interviewed more than a dozen former White House and State Department officials, humanitarian leaders, and Yemen experts, many of whom characterized the offensive as a major failure by the U.S. to restrain its coalition partners, who are largely dependent on American weapons, intelligence, and logistical support. Those sources said the attack was a sign that the U.S. is allowing allies like Saudi Arabia and the UAE to drive American policy decisions in Yemen.



Jun 18 09:30

‘I wake up screaming’: Child trauma in Gaza deepens after bloody protests

In a modest house on a sandy patch of land near the border fence separating Gaza from Israel, fourteen-year-old Riham Qudaih stands next to her wounded father's bed as she describes the night terrors that plague her daily.

“I see blood, injured people, ambulances. I hear the sound of rockets. I have these nightmares every night, and I wake up screaming,” she says.

Riham speaks little, and when she does her teenage voice is awkwardy out of kilter with her diminutive looks. Her slight frame belies her age, and her stooped posture give her the appearance of someone who does not want to be there.

Jun 18 09:29

Trump, Pompeo Quietly Pursue Hawkish Course On Venezuela

The United States prioritizes a Western Hemisphere “distinguished by democracy, peace, respect for human rights, and cooperation,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told the Organization of American States, the principle organizing body of North and South America, at a meeting in Washington earlier this week.

It was his first address to the body as secretary, and he didn’t mince words: he called for Venezuela’s ouster.

Jun 18 09:28

Turkish Airstrikes Kill 35 Kurdish PKK in Northern Iraq

Turkish warplanes carried out a Friday night attack in the northern Iraqi region of Qandil. Officials say the airstrikes were directed at the Kurdish PKK movement, which Turkey accuses of having a large presence in this region.

The PKK is considered a banned terrorist group in Turkey. During a ceasefire i recent years, many PKK fighters relocated to northern Iraq, to wait for the results of peace talks. The talks ultimately collapsed, and Turkey resumed strikes on PKK in Turkey, and those who remained in Iraq.

Jun 18 09:28

Saudi Warplanes Strike Airport in Yemen’s Hodeidah

While Saudi and Emirati-led forces managed to take the entrance to the Hodeidah airport in northern Yemen, they’ve so far made little progress in taking heavily fortified buildings inside. This has seen Saudi forces resorting to heavy airstrikes on the area, with locals reporting as many as 20 missile strikes in the area.

Hodeidah is the main port for humanitarian aid entering war-torn Yemen, responsible for feeding 8.4 million people. Saudi-led forces began the invasion of the city last week, but have so far only taken over the outskirts, pounding the city itself with jets and battleships.



Jun 18 09:28

In Yemen's Hudaida, 'the sound of warplanes never ceases'

As a Saudi and Emirati-led coalition continues launching air raids in the Yemeni port city of Hudaida, nearly 4,500 families have fled their homes in the front line districts amid rising fears of a humanitarian catastrophe.

Five days into the offensive, residents inside Houthi-held Hudaida pondered an uncertain future as thousands of other civilians were forced to abandon their towns and villages on the city's southern outskirts due to the escalating bombardment.

Jun 18 09:27

Mattis: Putin Is Trying To "Undermine America's Moral Authority"

At a graduation ceremony for the US Naval War College (barf), US Secretary of Defense James Mattis asserted that Russian President Vladimir Putin “aims to diminish the appeal of the western democratic model and attempts to undermine America’s moral authority,” and that “his actions are designed not to challenge our arms at this point but to undercut and compromise our belief in our ideals.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

After 18 years of war on nations which have not attacked us, America doesn't have any moral authority left for Putin to undermine!

Jun 18 09:22

Howie Carr: Your sad, corrupt FBI, now and forever

When the inspector general’s report on the most corrupt law enforcement agency in human history came out Thursday, congressman Trey Gowdy said, “This is not the FBI I know.”

Trey Gowdy is from South Carolina. I’m from Massachusetts. This is the FBI I know, only too well.

Incompetent, mendacious, greedy, horny and, above all, thoroughly corrupt — this is the FBI in “War and Peace,” as the old radio show had it, although now it’s more in pieces, and its only war is against the constitution and law-abiding Americans.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That is the FBI I know from back in the Vince Foster days.


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Jun 18 09:21

US puts forward 47-point list of demands to Pyongyang — Japanese top diplomat

The United States has filed a list of 47 demands that North Korea should fulfill to achieve total elimination of its nuclear arsenal, other weapons of mass destruction and relevant infrastructure, Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono said in an interview aired by national broadcaster NHK on Sunday.

"The supreme leader of North Korea agreed to full denuclearization. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said during his visit to Pyongyang that, according to the United States, this notion includes elimination - in the transparent and irreversible form - of the nuclear stockpile and other types of weapons of mass destruction, including chemical and biological ones, as well as missiles and all relevant infrastructure," he said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Pompeo just moved the goal posts by adding in the missiles, which will likely kill the deal.

Jun 18 09:19

Nothing to see here! Israeli ministers approve ‘unconstitutional’ bill to ban filming of IDF actions

A controversial bill that criminalizes filming IDF soldiers has been advanced by an Israeli government committee. The Israeli Attorney General, however, said it would not withstand a constitutional review in its current form.

Jun 18 09:18

German MEP reveals 'Bavarian revolt' could STOP EU's Brexit bullying amid threat to Merkel

THE Christian Social Union (CSU) in Germany may use Angela Merkel's imminent collapse to push for a softer approach to Brexit and block attempts to punish Britain for voting to leave.

Jun 18 09:18

Hawaii volcano eruption UPDATE: USGS fears YEARS will pass before Kilauea lava empties

HAWAII’S erupting Kilauea volcano could take many more years before it fully empties its underground reservoirs of molten lava, United States Geological Survey (USGS) scientists gravely warned.



Jun 18 09:17

Migrant crisis likely to dominate Macron and Merkel’s meeting on EU as tensions flare

PRESIDENT Emmanuel Macron will go to Germany this week for crunch talks with Angela Merkel on eurozone reforms but it is likely that the European Union's migrant challenges will overshadow the meeting.

Jun 18 09:16

70,000 Kids Will Show Up Alone at Our Border This Year. What Happens to Them?

In a doorless desert safe house in northwestern Mexico, the drug traffickers sized up the boy—17 years old, 1,700 miles from home, gay, alone—and asked if he was too scared to strap on a load of marijuana and walk across the border into Arizona.

The kid—I’ll call him Adrián—paused to consider his options. He didn’t have any. Okay, he told them. He’d do it.

Jun 18 09:15

Iran Welcomes Extension of Ceasefire in Afghanistan

The Iranian foreign ministry voiced pleasure in the Afghan government and Taliban's commitment to the temporary ceasefire in the country, and welcomed its extension.
Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi welcomed the extension of the ceasefire in Afghanistan on Sunday, calling for continued commitment and respect for it by both sides.

He also expressed the hope that continued ceasefire can pave the ground for the start of a new and constructive process for peace talks and establishment of stability and tranquility in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan extended its unilateral ceasefire with the Taliban following an initial truce observed by both sides over the Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

President Ashraf Ghani appealed to the militants to follow the government's lead and enter peace talks.

Jun 18 09:15

UN says nearly 5,000 families displaced in Yemen’s Hudaydah

The United Nations says nearly 5,000 families have been displaced in Yemen’s western province of Hudaydah, whose capital port city has been under unprecedented attacks by a Saudi-led military coalition and militia loyal to the impoverished country’s former government since June 13.

In a statement released on Sunday, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said 4,458 households have been displaced from their homes in Hudaydah since June 1.

It added that at least 36 displaced families had already lost their entire livelihood as their farms were damaged in airstrikes by Saudi-led coalition earlier this month.



Jun 18 09:14

India to resume military operations in Kashmir

India will resume military operations against armed groups in disputed Kashmir following the end of a rare 30-day suspension for Ramadan.

Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh said in a post on Twitter that the New Dehli forces were being directed to take all necessary actions to prevent "militants" from launching attacks.

"While the security forces have displayed exemplary restraint during this period, the terrorists have continued with their attacks, on civilians and SFs (security forces), resulting in deaths and injuries," the minister said. "The security forces are being directed to take all necessary actions as earlier to prevent terrorists from launching attacks and indulging in violence."

Singh's office said in a separate statement on Twitter that the Indian government had decided "not to extend the suspension of operations."

Jun 18 09:14

Democrat Admits Child Migrant Crisis "Was Kept Very Quiet Under Obama"

Having lost control of the 'Russia collusion' narrative (still evidence-less after 18 months and increasingly exposed for bias), and unable to gain any traction with their attacks on the Trump-Kim summit (hard to make a case that more nuclear armaggeddon threats are better than less), the deep state (hand in mouth with the left and the media) are currently attempting to spin Trump's enforcement of Obama policies as an indication that he is a baby-stealing racist.

You've seen the sad, dramatic, emotive images...

Jun 18 09:13

US To Double Number Of Marines In Norway To Counter Russia, Before Massive Military Exercise

The Norwegian government intends to add another 400 U.S. Marines to Norway before the most significant military exercise since the Cold War this fall, according to the country’s Ministry of Defense.

Jun 18 09:13

BEX ALERT - Leaked Video: IDF General Warns Iran Is Preparing to Attack Israel from Syria

Leaked video from a meeting between Israel’s head of Military Intelligence, Maj. Gen. Tamir Hyman, and a number of foreign security ministers shows him warning them that Iran’s presence in Syria isn’t meant to support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s battle against terrorists, but instead to threaten Israel.

Hyman showed the crowd of foreign security officials a map of suspected Iranian bases in Syria. The leaked video wasn't of a high-enough quality to pick it up, but it "showed them spread throughout the country," according to the Times of Israel. The video was shot apparently in secret at a homeland security conference held in Jerusalem by Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan during the week of June 11.

Jun 18 09:08

US-Led Coalition Aircraft Bombs Syrian Military Positions - Reports

A US-led coalition aircraft has bombed one of Syrian military positions, local media reported citing a source in the military. Pentagon denied the coalition's involvement in the reported airstrike.

Syrian SANA news agency reported, citing a military source that one of US-led coalition aircraft had made an airstrike on the positions of the Syrian troops in al-Harra settlement, which is southeast of Al Bukamal, killing several servicemen and injuring others.

The Syrian city of Al Bukamal is apart of Deir ez-Zor Governorate and is situated near the border with Iraq.

US Department of Defense spokesman Adrian Rankine-Galloway told Sputnik later that neither Washington nor the US-led coalition was behind a reported attack on the Syrian troops.

Jun 18 09:08

'Crooked Hillary' and 'Slippery Comey': Horowitz About to Drop a Bomb – Analyst

The Horowitz report may explain the motivation behind Hillary Clinton and her associates relying so heavily on secret private servers, Wall Street analyst Charles Ortel told Sputnik, adding that the report is likely to trigger US voters' interest in the upcoming 2018 mid-term elections and 2020 presidential race.

"The biggest question likely to come out of the forthcoming Horowitz report is how many people at senior levels likely knew of mishandling of classified information by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her associates yet elected to give them a pass from serious investigation and prosecution?" asks Charles Ortel, Wall Street analyst and investigative journalist, who has been conducting a private inquiry into the alleged fraud of the Clinton Foundation.

Jun 18 09:07

US-led coalition strikes Syrian army positions in Deir ez-Zor province – state media

US-led coalition aircraft have reportedly bombed Syrian military positions in the Al Bukamal area of Deir ez-Zor province in eastern Syria, state media outlet SANA reports, citing a military source.

The strike, according to the military source, allegedly targeted a Syrian “military position” in al-Harra, southeast of Al Bukamal. There are dead and wounded following the strike, the source added.

The strike was “probably” carried out by American drones, a source from among the local pro-government forces told Reuters, adding that the attack allegedly targeted Iraqi factions between Albu Kamal and Tanf, as well as Syrian military positions.

The Pentagon, however, denied any involvement. “Not a US or Coalition strike,” US Department of Defense spokesman Adrian Rankine-Galloway told Sputnik, about the reported attack.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If it isn't the US, then it is Israel.



Taboola
Jun 18 09:06

'As crimes pile up, they become invisible': Western complicity in Saudi Arabia's dirty war in Yemen

The complicity of Western governments in the ocean of suffering being wrought in Yemen exposes them as agents of Saudi brutality.

After three years of relentless conflict, it has been estimated that out of a population of 27.4 million, 22.2 million people in Yemen are in need of humanitarian assistance, 17 million are food insecure, 14.8 million lack basic healthcare, 4.5 million children are suffering malnourishment, while 2.9 million people are internally displaced. As for dead and injured, the toll stands at almost 10,000 and 50,000 respectively.

As a result of the conflict, the country is also facing the "largest documented cholera epidemic of modern times." And this epidemic can only have been intensified by the Saudi bombing of a cholera treatment center in the west of the country, causing the French NGO Médecins Sans Frontières to halt their work at the facility.

Jun 18 09:05

TURKEY FINISHES MASSIVE WALL ON SYRIAN BORDER, PAID FOR WITH EU FUNDS

While leftists are throwing a fit over President Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico, they couldn't care less about Turkey's new massive 764-kilometer border wall with Syria paid for with European Union funds.

Jun 18 09:05

FARRELL – IG Report Shows Obama Ran FBI Operation Against Trump

In welcoming Chris Farrell of Judicial Watch to his program, Lou Dobbs makes what may be his most understated observation of the year, that President Trump “has been very constrained with this Justice Department and FBI,” asking for his opinion on the President’s comments as to whether or not Comey should be locked up. Of course there’s no reason to stop with Comey or to exclude present DOJ and FBI leadership. [[WATCH VIDEO BELOW]]

Trump doesn’t want to tie his own hands by calling for Comey to be locked up, but certainly he’s labeling him a criminal, which the content of the IG report reinforces. Farrell notes that the report itself contains useful information as to the nature of some of the improprieties, illegalities and potential illegalities that occurred. He says, “It’s weak, it loses its horsepower when it comes to recommendations. It’s a standard IG cover up document from that perspective, it’s not hard-hitting.”

Jun 18 09:03

Mesmerizing river of lava gushes rapidly from Kilauea toward the ocean as volcano leaves more than 467 homes destroyed

Incredible footage has emerged showing the river of lava that continues to gush from K?lauea on Hawaii's Big Island.

The fast moving lava was spotted pouring out of Fissure 8 at around 5pm on Friday, as the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency warned that the fissure remains highly active.

'Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that the eruption activity continues at Fissure 8 in the lower East Rift Zone,' the agency said in a flash bulletin on Sunday morning.

Jun 18 09:03

Kathy Griffin unleashes profanity-laced tirade at Melania Trump: 'F--- you, Melanie'

The first lady had weighed in earlier in the day. “Mrs. Trump hates to see children separated from their families & hopes both sides of the aisle can finally come together to achieve successful immigration reform. She believes we need to be a country that follows all laws but also a country that governs w/heart,” her office told Fox News.

Griffin then tweeted: “F--- you, Melanie. You know damn well your husband can end this immediately...you feckless complicit piece of s---.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Another desperate attempt by Kathy Griffin to seem relevant.

Jun 18 09:01

Alan Dershowitz questions why the government gets to 'win' on Paul Manafort

“Why does the government get to win without a hearing or trial?” Dershowitz questioned on “Fox & Friends” Saturday.

“There’s something wrong with a system that assumes guilt this way,” he commented.

Jun 18 09:01

BEX ALERT - Eco-Terrorist Activists Weaponize Legal System, Damage Defense Ability

Sometimes, it seems that enemies use American ‘protections’ to stop national defense. Liberals are stunned that Congress has finally taken notice of the dangerously negative impact on national security that “environmental litigation by U.S. based 501(c) organizations” has had against the Department of Defense. In fact, it’s so bad, that they are actually launching a formal investigation.

Last week, two powerful GOP congressional watchdog group leaders demanded that eco-nonprofit Natural Resources Defense Council cough up any and all “documents about its relationship with the Chinese government.” It looks suspiciously like the NRDC is “being influenced or coerced by foreign interests.”

Jun 18 09:00

SYRIAN WAR REPORT – JUNE 18, 2018: TIGER FORCES DEPLOY IN DARAA

On June 17, Syrian government forces have cleared Kabt Mount, Shadid Hill and the areas of Abar Warak and Bir Atshan, near the T2 pumping station, from ISIS cells.

According to the pro-opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, 18 ISIS members and 8 government fighters were killed in the clashes. Pro-government sources added that a few vehicles of ISIS were also destroyed.

According to the ISIS-linked news agency Amaq, ISIS fighters ambushed a convoy of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) destroying a battle tank and a vehicle.

This advance was a part of the wider effort of the SAA and its allies to clear the Homs-Deir Ezzor desert and eastern Syria in general from ISIS cells.

Jun 18 08:59

FEMA BARGES ARRIVE IN HAWAII 10 MILES OFF COAST

Jun 18 08:58

As eruptions continue, land swap eyed for hundreds of evacuees

State Sen. Russell Ruderman, of Puna, says with 500 to 1,000 people suddenly homeless on the Big Island, out-of-the-box solutions are needed.

Here's how he says the land swap would work: "If you had an acre in Leilani that was overrun by lava, state takes possession of that," he said. "You, in exchange, get access to another lot in a safer place, ideally pre-lava value of that lot is what the state credits you and it could go toward purchasing this new lot in part or in total."

He says a state law enacted after the 1960 tsunami devastated Hilo enabled the state to relocate people from oceanfront to higher ground.

"It was used again in the late 80s in Kalapana and a couple times on Oahu so it's not unique and it has happened before," said Ruderman….

Jun 18 08:57

Never too late to ‘Audit the rail’

The state of Honolulu’s rail project has become so problematic that even a board member for Honolulu Area Rapid Transportation (HART) is asking to press the pause button.

But that’s not all.

The Grassroot Institute recently obtained a letter (see full letter here) written by HART board member John Henry Felix to HART Chairman Damien Kim in which he also urged the board to call for a forensic audit.

This is something we have been saying for more than a year.

It’s an open secret that HART is plagued by cost overruns, that there are major questions about where the money has gone, and that there’s reason to question whether the rail will ever be self-sufficient.

The public has long since lost faith in the rail. Greater transparency could help restore confidence in the project, but we have yet to see an audit that has not compromised in some way.

Jun 18 08:55

AMA says take your MEDS while doctors take your GUNS

For some reason, the American Medical Association — which was founded to promote the American medical community — wants to wade into one of the premier political battles of our day: Gun control.

Jun 18 08:55

Gabbard a Lonely Vote for Russia in Congress

This year Gabbard was the only member of the House Armed Services Committee to vote against the NDAA, which passed 60 to 1.

Then, on May 22, she took to the House floor to fight for an amendment that would have cut language in the bill that allows the secretary of defense and secretary of state to develop a strategy that counters the “destabilizing activities of (Russia’s ally) Iran” without congressional approval.

During a four-and-half-minute floor speech she said the provision, if it remained, would allow the U.S. to go to war with Iran (which is backing Russia's ally Assad in Syria). It was one of the main reasons, she said, she voted against the NDAA in committee.

Gabbard then went on to criticize the U.S. for participating in “military adventurism and interventionist wars,” including (against Iranian forces) in Yemen and (Russia’s ally) Syria, where she traveled in 2017 to meet with President Bashar al-Assad.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If Gabbard runs for President, I will support her.

Jun 18 08:42

200 Ordinary Medications Cause Depression and Suicidal Thoughts: Are YOU Taking One of Them?

A new study shows that more than 200 prescription and OTC medications actually CAUSE depression and suicidal thoughts. Are YOU taking any of the drugs on this list?

Jun 18 08:38

Audi CEO Arrested As Diesel-Emissions Scandal Spreads

Munich prosecutors have arrested Audi CEO Rupert Stadler, also a member of parent company Volkswagen's board, on concerns he might try to suppress evidence, in what is the highest-profile arrest of a Volkswagen executive since the diesel emissions scandal exploded into public view nearly three years ago.

The arrest comes a month after Audi admitted that another 60,000 A6 and A7 models with diesel engines could have "software emissions issues," and more than two months after Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller stepped down and was replaced by Herbert Diess, formerly the CEO of the company's core VW unit, according to the BBC.

Jun 18 08:38

Stevia extract fights Lyme disease pathogens BETTER than antibiotics, study reports

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), ‘over 300,000 people are stricken with Lyme disease every year in the United States.’ Yet, the CDC itself admits that Lyme disease is vastly ‘under-reported.’ We, at NaturalHealth365, just wish the mainstream media and government health agencies would focus its attention more on natural remedies, like the use of stevia over gloomy statistics and toxic drugs.

With early symptoms of headache, fever, skin rash and fatigue, Lyme disease can spread throughout the body and affect the brain, nervous system, heart and joints – with serious, even debilitating, consequences. But, recent research shows that the natural sweetener stevia may be more effective than commonly-used antibiotics – when it comes to combatting the pathogen behind Lyme disease.

Jun 18 08:36

GRENFELL AND THE PROBLEM OF CARBON TARGETS

Former housing secretary, now home secretary, Sajid Javid has claimed that the cladding that the developers used was in breach of fire regulations, because it was flammable. But he was trying to pass the buck. The fire regulations only state that the insulation should be fire resistant, not the cladding that protects it.

In hindsight, it is easy to see that Grenfell’s refurbishment made the building unsafe. But why was the building refurbished in this way in the first place?

The ‘policy context’ for the Grenfell Tower Regeneration Project, according to its ‘sustainability and energy statement’, is the Climate Change Act of 2008. ‘The council recognises the government’s targets to reduce national carbon dioxide emissions’, and ‘to deliver this, the council will’ carry out its plan for ‘conversions and refurbishments of 800m2 or more of residential developments’.

Jun 18 08:34

Gold Bullion Depository In Texas Officially Opened For Business This Week

The Texas Bullion Depository officially opened for business this week. The creation of the facility represents a power-shift away from the federal government, and sets the foundation to undermine the Federal Reserve’s monopoly on money.

Jun 18 08:34

THE MURDER OF JOURNALIST MICHAEL HASTINGS

News reports said he was traveling at 100 miles per hour and his car exploded when he hit a tree.

Wrong and wrong.

Video analysis by a physics professor says he was traveling less than 40 mph and his car exploded before he hit a tree and the engine and drive train were found over 100 feet away – behind where the car hit the tree, a physical impossibility from a collision. Multiple explosions were reported.

Hastings body was cremated after the official autopsy – against the wishes of the family.

Hours before he died, Hastings told friends he was under investigation by the FBI for a story he was doing about Obama’s then terrorism czar, who later became the head of the CIA: John Brennan, architect of the black ops assassination program.

Jun 18 08:34

Century Old Grocery Store Just Surpassed Whole Foods For Vegetarian Fare

A regional grocery chain named Vons has beat out Whole Foods as the grocery chain topped the list of stores where vegetarians and customers seeking...

Jun 18 08:33

Taxation=Theft

Theft is defined as “the taking of another person’s property or services without that person’s permission or consent.”

Almost invariably, governments pass tax laws and set tax rates without any consultation with the citizenry. Further, no final approval is sought by the citizenry that they consent to the tax or the rates. It is simply imposed.

Most of us tend not to regard taxation as theft, yet, by definition, that’s exactly what it is.

Jun 18 08:32

Irish Bumblebee Populations Hit Record 6-Year Low, Threatened With Extinction

As bee populations continue to decline the world over, even more bad news is headed our way. According to numbers recorded in...

Jun 18 08:28

State of emergency: Rioters torch plane at island airport

Papua New Guinea’s prime minister has declared a nine-month-long state of emergency, after rioters torched a plane and other property in the country’s southern highlands province.

Violence broke out in parts of the Pacific island nation after a court dismissed a petition calling for the election of South Highlands Province Governor William Powi be declared void over alleged inconsistencies in the voting process.

According to local media, the Electoral Commission’s dismissal of the petition, by governor candidate Joseph Kobol, sparked chaos in the province’s capital Mendi.

Jun 18 08:28

US Wise Example: Le Pen Invites French Gov't to Slap Duties on Germany's Exports

Addressing French radio Europe 1’s audience, France’s National Front party (FN) leader Marine Le Pen has suggested that France introduce taxes on German-manufactured goods, thereby referring to Donald Trump’s recently announced economic measures vis-à-vis China.

According to the French politician, the US economic policies should set an example for France, whose external trade deficit with Germany is estimated at over 17 billion euros.

Jun 18 08:27

EU Extends Sanctions Against Crimea Another 12 Months

The EU sanctions were introduced in 2014 amid a sharp deterioration in relations between Moscow and the West after Crimea rejoined Russia as a result of a referendum which had not been recognized by the EU member states.

The European Union has prolonged its territorial sanctions on Crimea and Sevastpol by one year, until June 23, 2019, the EU Council said in a statement on Monday.

Jun 18 08:27

FLASHBACK - How Bush's grandfather helped Hitler's rise to power

George Bush's grandfather, the late US senator Prescott Bush, was a director and shareholder of companies that profited from their involvement with the financial backers of Nazi Germany.
The Guardian has obtained confirmation from newly discovered files in the US National Archives that a firm of which Prescott Bush was a director was involved with the financial architects of Nazism.

His business dealings, which continued until his company's assets were seized in 1942 under the Trading with the Enemy Act, has led more than 60 years later to a civil action for damages being brought in Germany against the Bush family by two former slave labourers at Auschwitz and to a hum of pre-election controversy.

The evidence has also prompted one former US Nazi war crimes prosecutor to argue that the late senator's action should have been grounds for prosecution for giving aid and comfort to the enemy.

Jun 18 08:26

Jeff Bezos shares motivational quote he has posted on his fridge while hundreds of his staff at Washington Post sign petition slamming him as boss

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has revealed his daily source of inspiration - a quote stuck onto the front of his fridge.

The self-made billionaire is well-known for instilling inspiration in his employees but many of them working for Amazon and the Washington Post have been vocal in their unhappiness recently at their working condition.

Nonetheless, Bezos tweeted a photo of a printed out poem, captioning it, 'Love this quote. It's been on my fridge for years, and I see it every time I open the door. #Emerson.'

Jun 18 08:24

Caster Semenya files legal challenge against 'discriminatory' IAAF rule

According to Semenya and her legal team, the IAAF regulation requires women who compete in athletics at the international level to submit to medically unnecessary interventions to lower their natural testosterone levels.

"Ms. Semenya contends that the regulations are objectionable on numerous grounds, including that they compel women with no prior health complaints to undergo medical interventions to lower their testosterone levels in the absence of support by the available science," said her legal team, which includes lawyers in South Africa and Toronto's James Bunting, who has had previous success at the CAS challenging the IAAF's testosterone rules.

Jun 18 08:23

Market Crashes: The Tulip and Bulb Craze (1630s)

When: 1634-1637

Where: Holland

How Much: This number is difficult to calculate, but, we can tell you that at the peak of the market, a person could trade a single tulip for an entire estate, and, at the bottom, one tulip was the price of a common onion. (Related: How To Avoid Emotional Investing)

Jun 18 08:22

END OF MERKEL would trigger 'uncontrollable' EU-wide break-up: Europe fears 'nightmare'

THE biggest threat to the EU is the imminent collapse of Angela Merkel's fragile coalition, which would lead to a Europe-wide breakup "in an uncontrollable way" according to a leading left-wing and pro-EU commentator.

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