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August 15, 2018

Aug 15 12:43

BREAKING: White House: Trump is revoking security clearance of former Obama administration CIA director John Brennan.

Aug 15 11:36

Looted Iraqi Antiquities Can Finally Return Home After Simple Identification by British Museum

It has been announced that a collection of 5000-year-old priceless artifacts that were looted in the wake of the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003 have been identified in London. Local police seized the objects from an illegal dealer in antiquities. The items were identified by experts and this means that they can be returned to the Iraqi government and people. It is hoped that this find and the return of the objects to Baghdad will mark a new phase in the battle against the organized smuggling of antiquities.

Aug 15 11:35

Caspian deal an antidote to Washington’s bullyboy tactics

At a time of increased bullying of others by the United States, the five-nation Caspian Sea deal signed earlier this week shows the importance of diplomacy for mutual benefit and security.

While the Trump administration is winding up international tensions across the globe with its penchant for slapping sanctions and tariffs on other nations, the breakthrough development over the Caspian Sea points to how multilateral accord can be achieved, and peace between countries maintained.

For over 20 years, the seashore nations of Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Russia have been locked in dispute over territorial rights governing the Caspian – the world’s largest inland body of water.

But last Sunday, the leaders of the five countries signed a landmark legal convention which formulates a compromise on sharing the benefits – and responsibilities – of the sea’s rich resources.

Aug 15 11:34

THE EXILING OF INFOWARS FROM SOCIAL MEDIA

Jones says “Mass censorship of conservatives and libertarians is exploding. You’ve already seen this with the demonetization and ultimate purge of Infowars and other alternative media outlets by mega-corporations working in tangent to stifle competition.” He is right in that it really does seem that it is right-of-centre voices that are being purged disproportionately, the left argues that is because the right are disproportionately “haters”.



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Aug 15 11:32

TALIBAN PUSHES BACK AGAINST ISIS EXPANSION IN AFGHANISTAN

ISIS has increased its efforts in order to expand its influence in Afghanistan. The local ISIS branch is believed to have about 3,000-5,000 members, including local Afghans, Pakistanis and Uzbeks.

According to available data, most of the terrorists are in the province of Nangarhar. However, cells of the terrorist group operate across the entire country.

Over the past few months, ISIS members have carried a series of terrorist attacks against government targets as well as engaged members of the Taliban in separate clashes and hit-and-run operations.

The ISIS expansion is fueled by fighters and field commanders, whom had fled Syria and Iraq where the terrorist group’s self-proclaimed caliphate was recently defeated. Another factor contributing to growth of the ISIS influence is a poor humanitarian, economic and social situation in the country.

Aug 15 11:32

BBC Caught Cherry-Picking Anti-Privacy Computer Scientists for Segment

The BBC was caught red-handed engaging in manipulation after it declined to invite a potential guest for a segment on computer security, turning the expert down because he refused to state why it would be a good idea to put “back-doors” into cryptographic systems.

Aug 15 11:31

Florida declares a State of Emergency after a devastating toxic algae bloom plagues the Gulf Coast, killing tourism and wildlife

A toxic algae bloom known as Red Tide has overrun Florida's southern Gulf Coast this summer, devastating sea life and driving people from the water.

Red tide - a naturally occurring toxic algae bloom that can be harmful to people with respiratory problems- has spread throughout the Gulf of Mexico, drifting in the water since it began in October.

It also means there are tons of dead fish leaving a foul smelling odor. That has resulted in empty beaches, empty roads and empty restaurants.

'I've never seen it this bad,' said 31-year-old Heather Lamb of Venice. She's a hairdresser and makeup artist who styled herself as a dead mermaid and posted photos on social media to raise awareness of the problem.

Aug 15 11:31

What is causing Florida’s algae crisis? 5 questions answered

What’s the difference between red tide and blue-green algae?

Both are photosynthetic microscopic organisms that live in water. Blue-green algae are properly called cyanobacteria. Some species of cyanobacteria occur in the ocean, but blooms – extremely high levels that create green surface scums of algae – happen mainly in lakes and rivers, where salinity is low.

Red tides are caused by a type of algae called a dinoflagellate, which also is ubiquitous in lakes, rivers, estuaries and the oceans. But the particular species that causes red tide blooms, which can literally make water look blood red, occur only in saltwater.



Aug 15 11:30

Melting pot melting down

Across the Western world the so-called melting pot is melting down. Immigration, legal and illegal, is probably the most contentious and divisive issue energizing voters. In Italy, for example, the right and left have united on the issue. In Germany, the government may collapse. And Trump has made this his signature cause. Can the status quo be sustained?

Aug 15 11:28

China’s Tesla-killer ready to go public in New York

Chinese electric carmaker Nio, which is often seen as an alternative to Elon Musk’s Tesla, is preparing to list shares on the New York Stock Exchange.
The company said in a filing on Monday that it’s looking to raise as much as $1.8 billion in the initial public offering (IPO). Nio is backed by Chinese conglomerate Tencent and another giant tech company, Baidu. The Shanghai-based firm listed Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, Bofa Merill Lynch, Deutsche Bank, Citi, Credit Suisse and UBS as underwriters.

Aug 15 11:28

Radioactive sheep boost claims of secret Israeli nuke test

Radioactive isotopes discovered by scientists in Australian sheep have added gravity to longstanding claims that a mysterious flash above the Indian Ocean 39 years ago was actually an illegal Israeli nuclear weapon test.

On September 22, 1979, US satellite Vela 6911 detected a ‘double flash’ near the Marion and Prince Edward Islands in the southern Indian Ocean. Ever since, there has been speculation that it was actually a nuclear weapon test carried out by Israel. According to the memoirs of then-US President Jimmy Carter, this was also the assumption of American generals who briefed him on the incident. The official position of the Israeli state is to neither confirm nor deny having a homegrown military nuclear program.

Aug 15 11:26

Video: Astroturfing: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Highly recommended. Also, do a search for Aaron Swartz and Dr. David Heimbach both are on the video.

Aug 15 11:25

US losing in Afghanistan: Like Viet Cong, Taliban knows that waiting it out will defeat invaders

The latest conflicting reports about whether or not the Taliban has taken the strategic city of Ghazni between the Afghan capital of Kabul and Kandahar reflect the dilemma and difficulties that the American forces face today.
The concerns come despite the firepower and technology that the US has applied against an insurgent force, which has taken over more than 50 percent of the country. This is despite America having almost completely driven out the Taliban when it first invaded Afghanistan in late 2001.

The battle for Ghazni and indeed the effort to defeat the Taliban in remote areas of the country suggest that, notwithstanding the intelligence, technology and communications capabilities at its disposal, the US is losing the battle to secure the country.

If the Taliban occupies Ghazni by defeating Afghan forces, it effectively would cut off southern Afghanistan from the Kabul government, which would represent a significant development.

Aug 15 11:25

Italy Blocks New NGO Migrant Ship After Malta, Spain Refuse To Take

Italy on Monday denied entry to 141 migrants aboard an NGO transport ship, maintaining the country's hard-line stance against human trafficking into the country.

The migrants were picked up off the coast of Libya last week by The Aquarius, a rescue vessel run by Franco-German charity SOS Mediterranee and Doctors without Borders (MSF). Also aboard Aquarius is Reuters journalist Antonio Denti, who reports that both Malta and Spain have denied docking as well, with Spain telling the NGO in a statement "At the moment, Spain is not the safest port because it is not the nearest one."

“It can go where it wants, not in Italy!” said Italy's new Interior Minister, Matteo Salvini on Monday, suggesting that France, Germany, Britain or Malta as possible destinations.

“Stop human traffickers and their accomplices,” he added.



Aug 15 11:24

Omarosa’s Source Denies That ‘N-Word Tapes’ Exist

Omarosa is out with a tell-all book about the Trump administration that’s so explosive and unbelievable, even the usually-hysterical liberals in the media are giving pause before believing any of the claims.

Some claims have already been proven 100% to be made up. At one point in the book, Omarosa claims Trump called Kellyanne Conway’s half-Filipino husband a “f***ing goo-goo.” Conway’s husband, who is a liberal that hates Donald Trump, said that the allegation is “not credible, and ridiculous.”

Omarosa recorded countless conversations while employed by Trump, knowing from day one that her employment in the Trump White House would just be to further her own career. Only one recording has been made public, in which we hear John Kelly firing her. In addition to her own personal records, Omarosa that Trump used the n-word on “The Apprentice”, and there are tapes of it (which she claims to have).

Aug 15 11:22

Rinsing victims' mouths with holy water and making one boy pose as Jesus: Grand Jury reveals the depravity of 301 priests who sexually assaulted at least 1,000 children - which the Catholic church covered up

Hundreds of Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania have molested more than 1,000 children and senior church officials, including the now archbishop of Washington, D.C., systematically covered up the abuse.

A grand jury report released Tuesday reveals the horrific predatory behavior which included making young boys rinse their mouths with holy water to 'purify' them after they were forced to give oral sex to clergymen and the abuse of one boy who was made to pose naked as Jesus while other priests took pornographic pictures.

The priests would mark out which boys had been groomed for abuse by giving them gold crosses to wear as necklaces.

The 800-page report refers to more than 300 priests in six diocese where children were raped, plied with alcohol, or forced to perform for clergymen to produce pornographic material since the mid-1950s.

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Interesting that this is getting more coverage in the foreign press than the US media!

Aug 15 11:12

Four injured as crazed Afghan asylum-seeker launches knife rampage in sleepy French town

An Afghan asylum-seeker has been arrested after injuring four people in a drunken and frenzied knife attack in a sleepy French town.

The incident began last night with the 19-year-old man, who is said to have psychological problems, lashing out at cars outside his home in Perigueux, in the country's south west.

He was seen 'kicking and banging a first vehicle with his feet and fists, then a second' and also 'rounding on female motorists', according to the head of the ambulance service for the area, Jean-Jacques Girard.

Aug 15 11:08

UK Attempted ACID ATTACK STOPPED By Civilians!!!

Man who ‘tried to carry out acid attack’ ends up regretting it

Aug 15 11:08

White House Economist Says We May Have to Kick China Out of WTO

The Trump administration stepped up its campaign against Chinese mercantilism Monday when the White House’s top economist raised the possibility of throwing China out of the World Trade Organization.

“China really needs to make up its mind,” Kevin Hassett, chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, said on Fox Business News. “Do they want to be in the community of nations, do they want to be part of the WTO and just behave like everybody else, or don’t they?”

The remarks were particularly notable because they came from Hassett, who is known as a free trade advocate, rather than one of the Trump administration’s China trade hawks.

Aug 15 11:06

Tucker: Radicalization of the left and what they believe

Aug 15 10:57

Another Reason not to buy Starbucks Products

THIS COULD HAVE KILLED ME OR MY WIFE!

Aug 15 10:56

SYRIAN WAR REPORT – AUGUST 15, 2018: SYRIAN ARMY ADVANCES ON REMNANTS ISIS CELLS IN AL-SUWAYDA DESERT

On August 14, the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) released a statement providing a look at their operations in the area of Afrin against the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) and the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (TFSA).

According to the statement, Abdul Razzaq al-Bakr, a TFSA field commander, died on August 8 after being wounded in a bomb explosion in the district of Mabata. On August 11, YPG cells set off a motorcycle-bomb on the road to the village of Kafr Jannah in the district of Shera. The bombing reportedly hit a joint patrol of the TAF and the TFSA killing one Turkish soldier and wounding another. “A number” of TFSA members were allegedly killed.

YPG cells have been carrying out attacks on the TAF and the TFSA constantly since the fall of the city of Afrin into Turkish hands on March 18. These attacks show significant gaps in security efforts employed by the TAF and the TFSA in the area.

Aug 15 10:54

75% Of Physicians in The World Refuse Chemotherapy for Themselves

Research using polls and questionnaires continue to show that 3 of every 4 doctors and scientists would refuse chemotherapy for themselves due to its devastating effects on the entire body and the immune system, and because of its extremely low success rate. On top of that, only 2 to 4% of all cancers even respond to chemotherapy or prove to be “life extending,” yet it is prescribed across the board for just about every kind of cancer.



Aug 15 10:53

Weed-killing chemical linked to cancer found in some children's breakfast foods

A new report found glyphosate, a weed-killing chemical that some health authorities link to cancer, in a number of popular breakfast foods and cereals marketed to children. The study by the non-profit Environmental Working Group (EWG) discovered trace amounts of the most widely used herbicide in the country in oats, granolas and snack bars. Thirty-one out of 45 tested products had levels higher than what some scientists consider safe for children.

Recently, some scientists, doctors and activists around the world have worked to keep glyphosate out of crops due to concerns that it is a dangerous carcinogen.

Aug 15 10:52

THE MUSIC CONTINUES DESPITE IT ALL! GAZA WILL CONTINUE TO SING TILL IT IS FREE!!

‘When Israeli forces destroyed the cultural centre, they thought they would also destroy our dreams’

Aug 15 10:52

NEW BEN GARRISON: Strzok out!

Aug 15 10:52

Colorado school district slashes Mondays, begins 4-day school week

A Colorado school district is attempting a $1 million science experiment -- cutting its school week to four days.

District 27J officially slashed Mondays off the school calendar and started a four-day school week in a move designed to cut costs and attract teachers -- but parents are concerned it will cost them money instead.

Students who attend school in the district had their first day of school on Tuesday. Middle and high school students will attend school from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays through Fridays and be off on Mondays, FOX 31 reported. Teachers will have to attend work one Monday a month, but only for half the day.



Aug 15 10:51

Ursula Haverbeck - Update

Aug 15 10:37

Russia Hysteria Gave us Social Media Censorship

It started with Hillary Clinton floating out the big lie, that 17 US intelligence agencies are “confident” that Russia hacked DNC servers and John Podesta email accounts, in a Kremlin plot to elect Donald Trump as President of the United States.

Fast forward two years later and witness Silicon Valley tech giants colluding in a span of 12 hours to de-platform Infowars and Alex Jones.

These are not isolated incidences. The one gave us the other.

The Deep State’s chosen candidate, Hillary Clinton, lost to the ultimate outsider, Donald Trump. All eyes, and all lies, turned to the perennial scapegoat Russia.

This time the elitist plan was more sinister than ever. Why let a good lie like ‘Russia election meddling’ go to waste?

Aug 15 10:30

CNN Bashes Trump For Calling London Terror Attack ‘Terror Attack’

CNN took issue with President Trump calling a recent London terrorist attack a “terrorist attack,” in another example of how the fake news network ignores reality simply to disparage the president.



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Aug 15 10:26

Afghan asylum seeker stabs 4 people in France, one in serious condition

The Afghan went searching for a knife in the house of his cousin, also an asylum seeker, and stabbed the two men in the head and neck.

Aug 15 10:22

'No way was this felled by lightning': Engineers say 'wobbly' Genoa bridge that collapsed during a storm was a deathtrap with a 'huge flaw that maintenance missed'

Witnesses said the bridge was hit by lightning seconds before it collapsed and was seen 'wobbling', but engineers rubbished the idea that a bolt from above had anything to do with the disaster.

'It couldn't have been lightning. I don't see how that would be possible as it's reinforced concrete and it's certainly never happened before,' Agathoklis Giaralis, deputy director of the University of London's Civil Engineering Structures Research Centre, told MailOnline.

He said the bridge, which was completed in 1967, must have been flawed in its construction, likely in the foundations, or suffered from extensive corrosion in its metallic parts.

Aug 15 10:20

EXCLUSIVE - 'They spat at me and pulled my hair. I feared I'd be raped': Mother jailed in Dubai with daughter, four, for drinking one glass of wine on Emirates flight says she'll NEVER go back to the UAE

A mother who was jailed in Dubai for drinking a glass of wine on a flight from Londonhas told for the first time the full story of her harrowing ordeal.
Dr Ellie Holman revealed how she was spat at, had her hair pulled and feared she would be raped while being held at a prison for three days. Since returning, she has been the target of smear stories and been trolled online, she said.

Aug 15 10:19

Was Westminster 'terrorist' spooked by an ambulance? How suspect drove from Birmingham to London overnight then staked out scene for 90 minutes before 'launching attack when sirens went off behind him'

Alleged Westminster terrorist Salih Khater drove around London for six hours
He stalked streets of Westminster for 90 minutes before ploughing into cyclists
CCTV shows car followed by an ambulance, seconds before veering of the road
The clip shows him appearing to react when the vehicle passes him on the right



Aug 15 10:18

House price growth slows to its lowest rate in five years as property market cools - but new-build prices soar

House prices in the UK are experiencing the lowest rate of growth for five years, the latest government figures show.

Aug 15 10:18

Italy's deputy prime minister is blaming the EU for the deadly bridge collapse, even though nobody knows what caused it yet

Italy's deputy prime minister has blamed the deadly collapse of a highway bridge on the European Union, even though officials have yet to establish the cause of the disaster.

Matteo Salvini, the leader of the eurosceptic Lega Nord party, suggested on Tuesday that EU fiscal rules had prevented Italy from spending on infrastructure safety.

Though not explicit, his suggestion was that this could have contributed to the disaster in Genoa, northern Italy.

Aug 15 10:15

Tesla 'to be probed by regulators' over privatisation plan

Shares in Tesla have fallen 4% on reports that US regulators are seeking to question executives at the firm about its privatisation plans.

Fox News tweeted that the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) had sent subpoenas to the electric carmaker and was "ramping up" its investigation.

Aug 15 10:14

Westminster crash: Salih Khater named as suspect

The man arrested on suspicion of terror offences after a car crashed outside the Houses of Parliament has been named as Salih Khater by government sources.

The 29-year-old British citizen, originally from Sudan, has also been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, Met Police said on Wednesday.

He came to the UK as a refugee and was granted asylum, the BBC understands.



Aug 15 10:08

The U.N. Is Behind Alex Jones Censorship

This targeting by out and proud, liberal companies, like Facebook, Spotify, Apple, Google, Youtube, and Twitter should be viewed in no less terms than election meddling, seeing it attempts to destroy one of two major right leaning media outfits in the country.

The phenomena of corporations revealing publicly their “political stripes” when traditionally they always have stayed neutral is a very new development in terms of geopolitics. People are simply not sophisticated enough, and missing the larger agenda here.

I have written in the past on this topic of corporations being politized during the Obama administration seeing it all started under him. I believe this to be a U.N. plan that is working to homogenize secular ethics enforcement among multinational companies. These companies are being given favored international status because of the adherence to U.N. objectives.

Aug 15 10:06

Internet Censorship: Appeal to Reinstate “American Everyman”

Just a week or so after Spotify, Google, Apple and Facebook made the curiously synchronized move to kick Alex Jones and InfoWars off their platforms, and just days after Facebook shut down Venezuelan news network TeleSur’s facebook page (for the second time), the war on the free internet has opened up another front.

Small independent blogs are being shut down, seemingly without reason and certainly without explanation.

AmericanEveryman.com has been closed without notice or warning, according to the blog’s owner Scott Creighton. Allegedly for violating WordPress’ “terms of service”, although they have apparently been entirely vague about how.

Other such blogs – fellowshipofminds.com and jaysanalysis.com – have suffered the exact same fate, on the exact dame day. There is undeniably a push to silence dissent and purge it from the internet. There may well be dozens – even hundreds – of other examples.

Aug 15 10:04

US-Turkish alliance reaches the point of no return

The Turkish lira fell 22% on Friday before recovering to 17% on the backdrop of the Trump administration’s announcement to double the tariffs on imports of Turkish steel and aluminum.

The tariffs affect Turkish exports worth more than $1 billion in trade with the United States.

The US was the top destination for Turkish steel exports in 2017. Turkey came in sixth place among the countries the US imported steel from last year, while the share of Turkish steel was 7% of total US steel imports.

More to the point, President Trump brazenly hinted that this was a political decision and he tauntingly noted that he also kept an eye on the Turkish lira’s exchange rate.

Trump tweeted: “I have just authorized a doubling of Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum with respect to Turkey as their currency, the Turkish Lira, slides rapidly downward against our very strong Dollar! Aluminum will now be 20% and Steel 50%. Our relations with Turkey are not good at this time!”

Aug 15 10:03

Jen Moore: RIP



Aug 15 10:00

Puerto Rico Officials Say All of Island Has Power Again

Power has been restored to all of Puerto Rico for the first time since Hurricane Maria struck nearly 11 months ago, officials said Tuesday.

The island's electric utility announced that crews working in the southern city of Ponce reconnected the last neighborhood that had been offline since the Sept. 20 storm knocked out the U.S. territory's power grid.

Ponce resident Charlie Colon Nazario told El Nuevo Dia that he was looking forward to no longer having to use a generator to light his house.

"No more lamps, no more candles, no more extension cords," he said as about two dozen power workers completed the connection to his home.

Aug 15 09:58

Teacher 'caught lying naked on top of 17-year-old female sixth-form pupil in classroom and having inappropriate relationships with two other students over Facebook' faces being stuck off

A teacher faces being struck off after she was allegedly seen lying naked on top of a teenage pupil at her home.
Elizabeth Smillie was also seen kissing and holding hands with the same girl at one of Scotland's biggest family parks, the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) heard.

Aug 15 09:36

Buchanan: America’s Lengthening Enemies List

Friday, deep into the 17th year of America’s longest war, Taliban forces overran Ghazni, a provincial capital that sits on the highway from Kabul to Kandahar.

The ferocity of the Taliban offensive brought U.S. advisers along with U.S. air power, including a B-1 bomber, into the battle.

"As the casualty toll in Ghazni appeared to soar on Sunday," The Wall Street Journal reported, "hospitals were spilling over with dead bodies, corpses lay in Ghazni’s streets, and gunfire and shelling were preventing relatives from reaching cemeteries to bury their dead."

In Yemen Monday>>>

Aug 15 09:30

How the U.S. Prevented North and South Korea From Reaching Real Peace

In the long history of Korea, nothing compares to the 20th century division of the peninsula or the war that followed. That war has not finished, and a peace treaty remains elusive. China, North Korea and South Korea all seek a peace treaty, but 11 U.S. presidents since 1953 have been unwilling to agree.

If President Trump turns out to be the exception, that shift could help put an end to more than a half-century of conflict — and the role of the United States in determining whether peace arrives is not a small one. Neither is it coincidental: in fact, the U.S. has played a key role in keeping the conflict going as long as it has.

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Aug 15 09:24

Pregnant Reality Star Lyric McHenry, 26, Dies of Suspected Drug Overdose: Reports

Lyric McHenry, who appeared on E!’s EJNYC, died Tuesday morning of a suspected drug overdose, according to multiple reports. She was 26.
McHenry was found on a sidewalk at 5 a.m. above the Major Deegan Expressway at Undercliff Avenue and Boscobel Place in Highbridge in the Bronx area of New York, according to the New York Daily News.

Aug 15 09:21

After starting out as a Wall Street broker and suffragist, Victoria Woodhull made history in 1872 when she made a presidential run unlike anything the country had ever seen.

On The Daily Show With Trevor Noah, Omarosa Manigault Newman made sure to tread lightly when speaking about recordings she made during the Trump campaign and her time at the White House, among other things. Omarosa has been open about why she made the tapes, citing widespread corruption throughout the administration while promoting her new book, Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House.



Aug 15 09:10

Donald Trump, Gunrunner for Hire

American weapons makers have dominated the global arms trade for decades. In any given year, they’ve accounted for somewhere between one-third and more than one-half the value of all international weapons sales. It’s hard to imagine things getting much worse -- or better, if you happen to be an arms trader -- but they could, and soon, if a new Trump rule on firearms exports goes through.

But let’s hold off a moment on that and assess just how bad it’s gotten before even worse hits the fan. Until recently, the Trump administration had focused its arms sales policies on the promotion of big-ticket items like fighter planes, tanks, and missile defense systems around the world. Trump himself has loudly touted U.S. weapons systems just about every time he’s had the chance, whether amid insults to allies at the recent NATO summit or at a chummy White House meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, whose brutal war in Yemen is fueled by U.S.-supplied arms.

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Aug 15 08:57

Victoria Woodhull: The First American Woman To Run For President — 150 Years Ago

After starting out as a Wall Street broker and suffragist, Victoria Woodhull made history in 1872 when she made a presidential run unlike anything the country had ever seen.

Aug 15 08:55

Scientists Just Discovered An Extinct Pygmy Woolly Mammoth On An Siberian Island

Scientists believe this is an entirely new species of mammoth that until now hasn't been proven to exist.

Scientists have discovered relics of Mammuthus exilis, or what they’re calling a “Golden mammoth”, named after the color of its seemingly strawberry blonde colored hair. The discovery of the carcass proves the existence of a miniature or “dwarf” species of woolly mammoth — something that’s never been seen by scientists before.



Aug 15 08:53

In this KC-area district, boys and girls will share gender-neutral restrooms

No more separate restrooms for boys and girls, with rows of feet-showing stalls. The North Kansas City school district is going fully gender neutral at two new elementary schools, opening on Wednesday, as well as in a few renovated restrooms in North Kansas City High School and the sixth-grade centers.

Aug 15 08:35

The Pathway To Peace Or The Rush To War With Iran

From the noble 13th-century Persian Sufi Poet Rumi: "I go to a synagogue, church, and mosque, and I see the same spirit and the same altar."

On July 30th, President Trump offered an olive branch to Iran by stating he would “certainly meet” with “no preconditions” with Dr. Hassan Rouhani if the Iranian President were willing to do so. The offer was welcome news considering his previous incredibly unfortunate Tweet in capital letters.

Some Americans consider the President’s invitation for talks polite and timely. They think foregoing this opportunity to begin negotiations for peace is a major mistake and is to the detriments of Iran, aside from the Middle East and the United States. As Iran Foreign Minister, Dr. Javad Zarif, stated, President Trump lacks honesty. As time passes, the President will find he looks a weak and spineless person>>>

(*YES! , article only goes downhill from there )



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Aug 15 08:12

Islamic Jihad Envoy: Zionists Begging to Survive

Palestinian Islamic Jihad Movement Representative in Iran Nasser Abu Sharif underlined that security has turned into a dream for the Zionists as Israel is begging to prolong its survival.
"Now, after the regional equations were changed by Iran, the Zionists are begging for their survival," Abu Sharif told reporters in the Northern city of Rasht on Tuesday.

He referred to Israel's failure during the 33-day war against Lebanon and against the Palestinians in Gaza, and said Iran blocked implementation of the Zionists' expansionist policies.

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(*Just You Wait! Once Goldman Sachs Rubber Stamps The US Defence Spending Budget for 2019 , in the room formerly known as The Office of The U.S. Treasurer , We'll Show You !
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Aug 15 08:08

Crimea ditches Visa & MasterCard in favor of Russian national payment system

US payment systems Visa and MasterCard are no longer present on Russia's Crimean Peninsula. The republic’s largest bank has finished the procedure of switching all plastic cards to Russia’s Mir payment system.

Aug 15 08:06

US to double number of Marines stationed in Norway, move ‘closer to Russia’

The US will more than double the number of Marines stationed in Norway, in line with plans first outlined in June, the Norwegian Defense Ministry said on Wednesday. Moscow has described as “clearly unfriendly” the plans to increase the number of Marines in Norway to 700 from 330 and move some of them closer to the border with Russia. The government in Oslo insists the increased US presence is only for training purposes, Reuters said.



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Aug 15 08:05

Two Koreas 'fully restore' military communication line – Seoul

South and North Korea fully restored their military communication line on the eastern part of the peninsula on Wednesday, according to the Defense Ministry in Seoul. The complete restoration of fax and phone connections was part of an agreement from June’s inter-Korean military talks, the first such meeting in more than a decade. The move is also part of efforts to enforce the Panmunjom Declaration, the ministry said, adding that it would help contribute to the two states’ efforts to dial down tensions and build trust, Yonhap reports.

Aug 15 08:02

Turkey favors switching from dollars to national currencies in trade with Russia & China

Ankara has given a green light to Moscow’s proposal to switch to ruble-lira trade between the countries. Turkey also has similar plans for trade with China and other countries.

Aug 15 07:55

Volkswagen might have to recall 124,000 electric and hybrid cars that contain cadmium - a poisonous metal that increases the risk of lung cancer

The VW Group has confirmed that it might have to recall up to 124,000 electric and hybrid cars produced in the last six years as they all contain a poisonous metal.

Production of a number of electrified models from VW, Audi and Porsche has halted since the high-toxic metal cadmium - which the National Cancer Institute says can increase the risk of lung cancer - was found in charger components.

Volkswagen officials maintain that the metal is securely housed within the high-voltage battery chargers and won't cause harm to owners, though there are concerns about increased exposure if the cars are recycled or scrapped.

Aug 15 07:50

Britain's pensions black hole grows to nearly £190bn as two in three schemes are in the red

The report will fuel fears over the health of private section pensions and the millions of savers who will rely on them in retirement. Experts fear companies are more concerned with distributing cash to shareholders than safeguarding the future of their staff.

Aug 15 07:42

US Fails to Settle Int'l Conflicts

Russia: US Fails to Settle Int'l Conflicts

The United States, which all the way emphasizes its exclusiveness, has failed to cope with the role of the superman in settling international conflicts, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said while meeting participants in the international youth educational forum Baltartek.

She said many countries might have supported the concept of the United States’ exclusiveness, if only Washington was able to really bring more stability into this world, enhance security, make peace between countries, eliminate conflicts and prevent more ones, TASS reported.

"Who would’ve been against? It’s tremendous political, financial and moral responsibility," Zakharova said. "To be the superman who flies to the rescue, provides help and flies away."

"For some reasons the United States has failed to cope with this role,"

she said.

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Aug 15 07:41

Ebola death toll in the Democratic Republic of Congo jumps to 41 amid fears the latest outbreak will be ‘hard to control’ because the cases are in a conflict zone

Official figures show the death toll has jumped by a fifth in the space of a week as aid workers work round-the-clock to control the situation.

Virologists have already warned the situation is ‘hard to control’ because the cases are in a conflict zone, roamed by armed militias. This means those infected could be displaced into refugee camps, where they could easily spread the virus.

In a desperate attempt to stem the outbreak, the World Health Organization's chief yesterday called for an end to the fighting in the DRC.

Aug 15 07:32

Israel Is 'Becoming a Full-Blown Police State

Israel Is 'Becoming a Full-Blown Police State,' Reza Aslan Says After Interrogation at Border
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The Shin Bet lady, who already knew everything about me and my family’s journey around the world, began with “You think because you’re a public person I can’t do whatever I want with you?” I was floored. This is how interrogations begin in police states.

“Why do you hate Israel?” She asked. “I don’t hate Israel,” I replied. “But you hate our Prime Minister.” “I’m sorry is your Prime Minister Israel?” “He was democratically elected!” (No he wasn’t but let’s just drop that) “So was Trump and I hate him and still love America.”

“Oh I know all about you and Trump,” she spat. I forgot the Israeli Right Wing’s affection for our racist Neo-Nazi loving president. “You don’t think Israel should exist yes?” That’s absurd. I’m against the occupation not Israel. Then the police state part began in earnest.

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Aug 15 07:25

Hackers can take control of MILLIONS of brand-new Android smartphones because of vulnerabilities with pre-installed apps, experts warn

Most apps can't access protected files, but this is not the case with many pre-installed apps, which often have privileged access to the Android operating system.

Because there are so many manufacturers making hardware for Google's operating system, it's hard for the company and researchers to keep tabs on all pre-installed apps.

Many firms make sure that any apps that come pre-installed are as secure as possible, but that is not always the case.

Aug 15 07:19

Update your computer NOW: Intel reveals 'Foreshadow' flaws affecting its chips could put MILLIONS of devices at risk - just months after Spectre and Meltdown scares

An international team initially identified a type of attack dubbed Foreshadow that would allow hackers to steal information from a computer’s memory, including files, pictures, and passwords.

After researchers notified Intel of the issue earlier this year, the firm identified two more related variants that could have even more ‘devastating’ consequences, allowing attackers to access information stored on a third-party cloud.

Intel says its commonly used Core and Xeon processors were among the products that were affected, putting both personal computer users and data centers at risk.

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Intel says it began rolling out updates to the operating system and hypervisor software today to address the flaws, along with updates released earlier this year that are an ‘important component of the mitigation strategy,’ for all three iterations.

Aug 15 07:17

Earth to Opportunity? NASA admits morale is 'shaky' as rover remains silent 65 DAYS after powering down in Mars dust storm, even as skies begin to clear

It’s been over two weeks since NASA revealed that the massive dust storm battering Mars since May has finally begun to die down.

But despite the clearing skies, there’s still been no word from the Opportunity rover.

Opportunity fell silent back in June, with no way to power its solar battery as dust continued to block out the sun.

Engineers involved with the mission were at first hopeful that the robotic Mars explorer would wake back up once the storm abated – but, after more than 60 days of silence, they now admit morale is ‘shaky.’

Aug 15 07:15

Money really IS the root of all evil! Rich people are more likely to cheat on their partners, steal and drive recklessly because 'wealth makes you feel above the law', scientists say

Dr Dacher Keltner, a psychologist at the University of California at Berkeley, this week told The Washington Post that belonging to a higher social class predicts increased unethical behaviour.

He said: 'To researchers who study wealth and power, it's dismaying but not surprising, because it tracks so closely with our findings.

'The effect of power is sadly one of the most reliable laws of human behaviour.'

Aug 15 07:12

Shocking photo shows Genoa bridge 'crumbling' and 'caving in' just a few weeks before it collapsed killing at least 39 people

A photograph taken of the bridge in Genoa, Italy, which collapsed yesterday, killing at least 39 people shows the dilapidated state of the overpass just weeks before the tragedy.

The photo, allegedly taken not long before yesterday's accident, appears to show cables hanging from the sides of the Morandi bridge.

Aug 15 07:11

SAYYED NASRALLAH ON DIVINE VICTORY DAY: THE KILLERS OF YEMEN’S CHILDREN ARE THE SAME AS THE KILLERS OF OUR CHILDREN IN 2006

By Jonathan Azaziah –
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Speaking today to commemorate the 12th anniversary of Hizbullah’s Divine Victory over the usurping Zionist entity over 34 days of perfectly executed asymmetrical warfare in 2006>>>
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made it a point to link the July War with what is taking place today in Syria, noting that Washington and “Tel Aviv” hoped to wiped out Hizbullah entirely and then launch their imperial scheme to the Syrian-Iraqi border but Lebanese steadfastness prevented it from occurring.

(*maybe it's my frame of mind , today , but i detect a bitter sarcasm in the telling of this summary , so I included the authors name .)

Aug 15 07:09

2-minute summary video: Pennsylvania Attorney General releases grand jury report documenting 301 pedophile priests raping 1000s of children, church ‘secret archive’ to hide/continue OBVIOUS crimes, backing similar evidence on UK PM Ted Heath, Bushes

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

“We subpoenaed, and reviewed, half a million pages of internal diocesan documents. They contained credible allegations against over three hundred predator priests. Over one thousand child victims were identifiable, from the church's own records. We believe that the real number of children whose records were lost, or who were afraid ever to come forward is in the thousands.

Most of the victims were boys; but there were girls too. Some were teens; many were pre-pubescent. Some were manipulated with alcohol or pornography. Some were made to masturbate their assailants, or were groped by them. Some were raped orally, some vaginally, some anally. But all of them were brushed aside, in every part of the state, by church leaders who preferred to protect the abusers and their institution above all.” ~ Introduction: Grand Jury report released by PA AG Josh Shapiro after two years’ investigation

This report covers three connected topics:

Aug 15 06:52

Putin Invites North Korea to Boost Ties in Special Telegram to Kim Jong-Un

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said in a telegram to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un that he is ready to meet with him in the near future to discuss “urgent” regional issues and bilateral ties, according to the text of the message published by the Korean Central News Agency on Wednesday.

Putin’s invitation to hold talks came as part of a message to Kim Jong-un congratulating the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on the 73rd anniversary of Korea’s liberation from Japanese occupation.

“I affirm that I am ready to meet you at an early date to discuss urgent issues of bilateral relations and important matters of the region,” Putin said in the message.

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(*Somebody in The Trump Regime needs to Pay Attention , when it takes place , and Take Some Notes !)

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