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"You will do well to try to innoculate the Indians by means of blanketts, as well as to try every other method that can serve to extirpate this execrable race..." -- Approval by Lord Gen. Jeffrey Amherst, British Commander-in-Chief of America, for Col. H. Bouquet's suppression of Pontiac's Rebellion with smallpox laced-blankets, July 1763. The attack partially backfired when Bouquet infected his own troops.

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August 17, 2017

Aug 17 09:22

Condi Rice Destroys Liberals With a History Lesson About Slavery

After what happened in Charlottesville, the topic is especially timely, which is why Fox and Friends host Brian Kilmeade immediately asked her an important question: “I want to talk about where your book starts, and that’s our Constitution. As an African-American woman, do you see yourself in this Constitution? Do you think that, when we look at nine of our first twelve presidents as slave owners, should we start taking their statues down and say, we’re embarrassed by you?”

Without hesitation, Rice fired back: “In a word, No.” She continued, “I am a firm believer in ‘keep your history before you.’ So I don’t actually want to rename things that were named for slave owners. I want us to have to look at those names, and realize what they did, and be able to tell our kids what they did and for them to have a sense of their own history.”

Then, she added, “When you start wiping out your history; sanitizing your history to make you feel better? It’s a bad thing.”

Aug 17 09:20

SYRIAN WAR REPORT – AUGUST 17, 2017: IRAN BUILDS LONG-RANGE MISSILE FACTORY IN SYRIA

Government forces, led by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) captured more points north of the Sunbul gas station in the Ayn Tarma area in eastern Damascus. The advance came amid intense shelling of Faylaq al-Rahman positions in Ayn Tarma and Jobar conducted by the SAA 4th Armoured Division with “Volcano” and “Golan” heavy rockets.

Faylaq al-Rahman claimed that its members killed 17 SAA troops and damaged an SAA T-72AV battle tank in the recent clashes and once again accused the government forces of using chlorine gas in the area.

The chemical weapons usage accusations are a common part of PR strategy of any anti-government forces around Syria. The accusations have become especially frequent after the US missile strike on the Syrian Air Force’s Shayrat Air Base that followed the incident at Khan Shaykhun.

Aug 17 09:20

IMAGES OF THE DAY ~~ THE FACES OF TERRORISM

Need a reminder about fascist politicians in Israel?

Aug 17 09:19

Who Keeps Americans in the Dark?

Earlier this week, senior Tablet magazine writer Yair Rosenberg pointed out in a Washington Post article that the White nationalists who gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia targeted the Jews.

“ They (the White Nationalists) immediately went after the Jews,” Rosenberg writes. They “chanted anti-Semitic and Nazi slogans, including “blood and soil” and “Jews will not replace us” — all crafted to cast Jews as foreign interlopers who need to be expunged. The attendees proudly displayed giant swastikas and wore shirts emblazoned with quotes from Adolf Hitler. One banner read, “Jews are Satan’s children.”

This is an important and genuine observation by Rosenberg. He suggests that the white nationalists are fully aware that that they are in a battle with ‘the Jews.’ The Jews also seem to acknowledge that they are at war with the White Nationalists and that this broad category includes the American President* who according to the Jewish press took side with the ‘Nazis’.



Taboola
Aug 17 08:55

Zoo animals 'stolen to be eaten' amid Venezuela shortages

Police in crisis-hit Venezuela believe animals stolen from a zoo were taken to be eaten amid chronic food shortages in the South American country.

Aug 17 08:50

Barcelona: Van hits crowds in Ramblas tourist area

A van has ploughed into crowds in Barcelona's Ramblas tourist area.

Spanish police say several people have been injured in a "massive crash", while emergency services are urging people to stay away from the area around Plaça Catalunya.

Reports from the scene say people are taking cover in nearby shops and cafes.

Reuters news agency reports that emergency services have requested the closure of local metro and train stations.

Aug 17 08:26

Duterte warns he'll order shooting of human rights advocates

Amid criticism of his drug war from human rights groups, President Rodrigo Duterte said he might just order police to shoot them so they would know what real human rights violations are like.
"Sabihin mo, 'Pulis, barilin mo na 'yang kasali diyan' (Tell them, 'Police, shoot those who are part of it'). If they are obstructing justice, you shoot them," said Duterte on Wednesday, August 16.

Aug 17 08:18

Jewish Slave Ship Owners

Blacks sold their own kind into slavery, do blacks are every bit as much to blame for slavery as are Whites.

European Whites did not bring the slaves to America. On the contrary, it was the Asiatic Jews who brought them here.

Below is a listing of the Jewish slave ships and the Jewish owners of them.

Aug 17 08:13

NBC News: Hillary Clinton Covered Up Pedophile Ring At State Department!

Aug 17 08:11

'History Will Show It Was the US That Introduced Chemical Weapons' to Syrian War

On Wednesday, the Syrian Foreign Ministry accused the US and the UK of supplying toxic agents to terrorists based on evidence found in Aleppo and a Damascus suburb. Sputnik Radio spoke with political scientist Dr. Kevin Barrett about the significance of this discovery and whether it could become a turning point in the Syrian conflict.

Aug 17 08:10

AG SUES COMPANIES THAT ALLEGEDLY BILKED VETERANS AND SENIORS

The Minnesota attorney general's office Wednesday filed suit against two companies that required military veterans and senior citizens to sign over significant portions of their monthly pension payments in exchange for loans of relatively small sums, often to cover household emergencies and basic living expenses.

The loans often charged annual percentage rates of 200 percent and extended for as long as 10 years.

Aug 17 08:09

Chaos in Charlottesville: No One Gave Peace a Chance, Including the Police

Let’s be clear about one thing: no one—not the armed, violent, militant protesters nor the police—gave peace a chance during the August 12 demonstrations in Charlottesville, Va.

What should have been an exercise in free speech quickly became a brawl.

It’s not about who threw the first punch or the first smoke bomb.

It’s not about which faction outshouted the other, or which side perpetrated more violence, or even which group can claim to be the greater victim.

One young woman is dead because of the hate, violence, intolerance, racism and partisanship that is tearing this country apart, and it has to stop.



Owl 1
Aug 17 08:09

Racist Quote by Abe Lincoln (Happy Black History Month!)

Abraham Lincoln Quote

“I will say then that I am not, nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in anyway the social and political equality of the white and black races – that I am not nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people; and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality. And inasmuch as they cannot so live, while they do remain together there must be the position of superior and inferior, and I as much as any other man am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race. I say upon this occasion I do not perceive that because the white man is to have the superior position the negro should be denied everything.”

Aug 17 08:04

Kim Dotcom: History in the making! You may start to worry DNC. Bye bye Mueller.

Aug 17 08:01

James Bond 25: You won’t BELIEVE how many MILLIONS Daniel Craig is set to earn this time

JAMES BOND star Daniel Craig is reportedly set to earn up to £100 million for his fifth and final 007 movie.



Aug 17 07:56

Russia’s FSB Says It Foiled Moscow Terror Plot

Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) said on Monday it had detained four people suspected of plotting terror attacks on Moscow’s public transport system and major commercial centers.

In a statement on its website, the FSB said it had uncovered a terror group in the Moscow region which was planning to commit "a series of terror attacks in crowded places, including transport sites and large commercial centers.”

The FSB also said it had shut down a bomb-making lab on the outskirts of Moscow.

Aug 17 07:56

North Korea gives US a clear choice: Restraint or missile launches

US President Donald Trump implied in one of his latest tweets that he forced North Korea to back down over its threat to Guam. It's a dangerous misperception that could cause the crisis to escalate and Trump to miss what could be the best chance he will have to halt the tests of missiles that can now threaten the American homeland.

Anxious about annual US-South Korea military exercises that begin next week, Pyongyang has presented the United States with a clear, coercive choice: reduce tensions or face a highly destabilizing missile strike to the waters around Guam.

Aug 17 07:55

US War Games Likely to Trigger Another North Korea Missile Test - Seoul

Tensions on the Korean Peninsula appeared to ease up following intense saber-rattling by the US and North Korean sides last week, but once Pyongyang’s leaders observe the US ramping up war games again, another ballistic missile test may be imminent, Seoul warns.

Ulchi Freedom Guardian drills are slated to commence on Monday, Korean media reported Wednesday. "There is a great possibility that North Korea will carry out strategic or tactical provocations to protest the latest UN sanctions and the UFG exercises," the South Korean Defense Ministry said in a statement to the nation’s lawmakers.

Military exercises in which US forces essentially rehearse and practice attacking the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) "are not funny to [North] Korea," Radio Sputnik Loud & Clear host Brian Becker said Tuesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OK, a logical question here: how in heaven's name can Kim Jung Un NOT see US war games, right off the cost of North Korea, practicing how to invade his country, as a "dangerously provocative act"?!?

And frankly, I do not have a good answer for this.

Aug 17 07:55

Racist graffiti saying 'no whites allowed after 8pm' sparks outrage in UK city (4 Pics)



Lockerdome
Aug 17 07:54

The West Supplied Chemical Weapons to Syrian Rebels, Says Russian Foreign Ministry

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday there is evidence that the West is supplying chemical weapons to militants in Syria.

“Yes, it’s true,” she told the state-funded Vesti FM radio station on Thursday morning. "Western countries and regional powers are directly and indirectly supplying militants, terrorists and extremists in Syria with banned toxic substances.”

The comment came after Syria’s Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad said on Wednesday that chemical weapons supposedly produced by the United States and Britain had been found in areas previously held by Islamic State.*

Aug 17 07:54

NATO-hosting Ukrainian Ministry of Defense calls Russia - Belarus alliance a threat

The Minister of Defense of Ukraine, Stepan Poltorak called the Russian-Belarusian exercises on the border with Ukraine "a threat" and an "unfriendly step."

"We are monitoring the situation, we are aware of all the movements of Russian troops along the direction of our border, we understand what threats may arise and we will respond adequately to the threats posed by these exercises, we have envisaged a number of measures that would be adequate in response to these threats, threats of invasion " - said Poltorak.

Aug 17 07:52

GERMAN "IRON LADY": Merkel Chickens Out And Runs Away From Russian Journalists

Aug 17 07:50

Trump calls removal of Confederate monuments 'so foolish'

President Donald Trump on Thursday denounced the removal of monuments to Confederate figures as "sad" and "so foolish," days after white supremacists and neo-Nazis took to Charlottesville, Virginia, to violently protest the planned removal of a statue of the Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

"Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments," Trump said in a series of tweets. "You can't change history, but you can learn from it."


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Aug 17 07:50

Who was responsible for the violence in Charlottesville? Here's what witnesses say

The clashes that broke out over the weekend at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., have become a new touchstone in the nation’s long-running debate over racism, free speech and violence.

One woman was killed and many more injured when a car, allegedly driven by a rally participant, sped into a crowd of anti-racism protesters. Two state troopers monitoring the action died in a helicopter crash later in the day, though no foul play was suspected.

The event quickly took on enormous political importance as Democrats and Republicans alike denounced the violence and the white supremacist views espoused at the far-right rally. President Trump has also denounced the racist groups, but he suggests that anti-racism counter-demonstrators share some of the blame. On Tuesday, he said “both sides” were responsible for the bloodshed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In looking/listening at the reports of this incident, President Trump was absolutely correct in his assessment; both the Neo-Nazis and Antifa bore responsibility for the deaths and injuries here.

Aug 17 07:49

LambdaLocker ransomware victim? Now you can decrypt your files for free

As part of the No More Ransom initiative, Avast Antivirus have released a tool that decrypts files locked by LambdaLocker ransomware.

Aug 17 07:46

Horror as zoo animals feared EATEN by starving Venezuelans

MISSING zoo animals are feared to have been eaten by starving Venezuelans as the country is gripped by a political and economic crisis.

Aug 17 07:43

ARE THESE GMO MEATLESS BURGERS SAFE TO EAT? THE FDA ISN’T SURE

The FDA informed the manufacturer of Impossible Burger – a meat-like burger made using only plants – that it had not yet proven that the product’s key genetically modified (GM) ingredient is safe for consumption. The company, Impossible Foods, decided it knew better and launched the product anyway. [1}

The GMO faux-meat burgers are available at 43 restaurants nationwide, including several burger chains.

Impossible Foods maintains that its SLH/heme is identical to the SLH already in the food supply, but Impossible Foods had no safety testing data to support that claim, said Michael Hansen, a senior scientist at Consumers Union.

Hansen explained:

“You are taking something that has never been in the food supply before and you come to the FDA, say it is GRAS, and you have no safety data, particularly from feeding studies. Their argument has literally come down to saying this is exactly identical to the heme we’ve always been eating, but it’s not true.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Great to know that we have an FDA which doesn't mandate food product safety before a product is introduced to an unsuspecting public!!

Why is there no halt in production of this product, until safety testing is truly finished?!?


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Owl 2
Aug 17 07:37

WATCH THIS LIBERAL SNOWFLAKE SUFFER AN EPIC MELTDOWN SECONDS AFTER NYPD SHOW UP TO TAKE ACTION

Far left protesters took over the streets of New York City this week in anticipation of President Trump’s return to New York City. One police officer told far left protesters to move away from Trump Tower and joked with them after they asked him why he was a police officer.

Aug 17 07:35

A PATENT EXISTS TO PROVIDE HOME SURVEILLANCE USING AMI SMART METERS

AMI (Advanced Metering Infrastructure) Smart Meters (AMI SMs) are being forced on to everyone’s home, apartment, condo and businesses in the United States with total disregard for numerous legal aspects, with one specifically-egregious issue experiencing total abandonment or disregard for the U.S. Constitution, plus individuals’ rights under their respective home states’ constitutions.

So, what am I talking about? Privacy and the right to be secure in your home! The Search and Seizure aspects found and shielded in the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution are not being respected nor enforced by state public utility commissions and utility companies, most of who are harassing customers!

AMI SMs are nothing but “surveillance computers”!

Let me say that again. AMI SMs are nothing short of “surveillance computers”. They are built and intended to



Aug 17 07:35

Report: ‘Unite the Right’ Organizer Jason Kessler Was Obama Supporter Involved With Occupy Movement

Rumors abound on white nationalist forums that Kessler’s ideological pedigree before 2016 was less than pure and seem to point to involvement in the Occupy movement and past support for President Obama.

At one recent speech in favor of Charlottesville’s status as a sanctuary city,Kessler live-streamed himself as an attendee questioned him and apologized for an undisclosed spat during Kessler’s apparent involvement with Occupy. Kessler appeared visibly perturbed by the woman’s presence and reminders of their past association.

Kessler himself has placed his “red-pilling” around December of 2013 when a PR executive was publicly excoriated for a tasteless Twitter joke about AIDS in Africa.

Regarding the incident, Kessler stated “… so it was just a little race joke, nothing that big of a deal, she didn’t have that many followers, she probably didn’t think anybody was gonna see it,”

Aug 17 07:34

Winter Comes Early To The Arctic – Greenland Gains 33% Above Normal Ice

Winter has arrived about 10 days early in the Arctic, and Greenland’s surface has gained 500 billion tons of ice – about 33% above normal.

Temperatures at the North Pole have dropped below freezing, and new interstitial ice will be forming soon, but that shouldn’t stop Pen Hadow from sailing there in six weeks in complete darkness, through two meter thick ice, with temperatures at -10C and ice concentration at 100%.

Aug 17 07:30

As Leak Probes Abound, Tillerson Promotes Diplomat Who Passed Classified Info To AIPAC: The promotion of David Satterfield comes as the Trump administration cracks down on leakers elsewhere in the government.

As the Trump administration widens its crackdown on unauthorized leaks to the press, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has promoted a diplomat who provided classified information to an influential pro-Israel lobbying organization that resulted in espionage charges.

David Satterfield, a long time Middle East hand with extensive experience in the region, has been named acting assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern Affairs, a State Department official told BuzzFeed News.

In 2005, federal prosecutors said Satterfield provided classified national security secrets to a top lobbyist for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, a powerful special interest group known simply as AIPAC. The accusation was included in an indictment that charged two former AIPAC employees, Steven Rosen and Keith Weissman, and a former Pentagon official, Lawrence Franklin, under the Espionage Act with illegally trafficking in classified information.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Hey, as long as classified information goes to Israel, it's perfectly OK!!" - Official State Department Souse.

Aug 17 07:30

BEX ALERT - North Korea has a DEVASTATING arsenal of chemical weapons that threaten US allies in Asia

NORTH Korea could launch a “devastating” chemical attack on the US and its allies, a harrowing new report revealed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 



Aug 17 07:28

'Mind your own business': Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei scolds US after Charlottesville

After the events in Charlottesville last week, Iran’s Supreme Leader has advised the US to get its own house in order before meddling in the affairs of other countries.

On Wednesday, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei took to Twitter to advise the US to “manage their country, tackle #WhiteSupremacy rather than meddle in nations’ affairs.”

Aug 17 07:27

What if the DNC Russian “hack” was really a leak after all? A new report raises questions media and Democrats would rather ignore

Last week the respected left-liberal magazine The Nation published an explosive article that details in great depth the findings of a new report — authored in large part by former U.S. intelligence officers — which claims to present forensic evidence that the Democratic National Committee was not hacked by the Russians in July 2016. Instead, the report alleges, the DNC suffered an insider leak, conducted in the Eastern time zone of the United States by someone with physical access to a DNC computer.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hey, when the DNC embraces a false narrative, it embraces it all the way!!

Aug 17 07:27

Former Mrs. America convicted of stealing $5,500 from Macy’s in Minnesota

A former Mrs. America was convicted Tuesday in Hennepin County District Court of stealing $5,500 from Macy’s by switching the price tags on clothes she returned.

A jury found Jennifer Kline, 51, of Wayzata, guilty of one count of theft by swindle after a seven-day trial. She is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 18.

In November 2015, Kline spent nearly $5,800 on clothing at the Southdale Macy’s in Edina, paying for her purchases with a credit card, according to the criminal complaint.

Kline removed the tags from the items and attached them to clothing she already owned, before “returning” the items to the Macy’s in the Mall of America and receiving a $5,501 refund on her credit card, the charges said.

Aug 17 07:26

Gettysburg park officials: Confederate monuments here to stay

Despite national discourse on the appropriateness of Confederate monuments, the ones in Gettysburg are not going anywhere, according to park officials.

The movement to take down monuments honoring figures from the Confederacy came to a boil on Saturday when three people died in Charlottesville, Va., during a white supremacist rally to protest plans to remove a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee.

Webmaster's Commentary: 



Owl 3
Aug 17 07:23

FBI Admits Federal Informants Linked to Deadly Charlottesville Riots; Unlikely To Face Charges

FBI insiders said it is unlikely leaders of the radical groups that clashed in demonstrations turned deadly in Charlottesville, VA will face prosecution.

Why?

FBI said they have already identified several federal informants who participated in the mob-like riots over the weekend in Virginia. The FBI is also now working those sources to piece together the events from Charlottesville, sources said.

But FBI agents have deemed the newly-minted investigation dicey, having to navigate separate agreements with embedded intelligence assets while trying to pinpoint responsibility for the violence.

Late Saturday, the Justice Department announced the federal probe. The investigation, spearheaded by the Richmond, VA FBI field office, was launched after an Ohio man drove his car through a crowd of demonstrators killing one woman and injuring dozens.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This sickens me.

IF, in fact, paid FBI agents were actually here, what was their function, other than intel?!?

Was it to worsen the mood of the mob to the point where violence would be the inevitable result?!?

At this moment, if there was an FBI order to foment rage and rioting on the part of these informants, whoever gave that order person needs to be sacked, immediately, and publicly, by President Trump.

Because in allowing these riots to move forward, it caused deaths, massive injuries, and deeply scarred the soul of this nation in a way that it might not be able to ultimately survive or overcome.

Aug 17 07:17

UK '55 million years too late' for fracking, says leading geoscientist

The geology of the UK is unsuitable for fracking and the opportunity of the new energy source has been “overhyped”, a geoscience expert has claimed.

Professor John Underhill, chief scientist at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, suggested the UK is “55 million years too late” for the gas extraction technique to work.

He said reservoirs of shale gas had been damaged by seismic activity 55 million years ago, causing some of the deposits to escape.

Aug 17 07:17

US report on religious freedom in Iran ‘false, biased, politicized’

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said the US State Department's annual report on international religious freedom is unrealistic, unfounded, and biased with certain political goals.

“The US report once again has presented a distorted and politicized picture of religious freedom in the Islamic republic of Iran with unfounded and unacceptable accusations leveled against the country,” Bahram Ghasemi said in a statement on Wednesday.

He went on to add, “making subjective and unfounded interpretations of religions and religious beliefs ultimately leads to the escalation of inter-religious crises and conflicts with no positive outcome.”



Carambola
Aug 17 07:16

Delingpole: Actually, No, D-Day Wasn’t Won by Masked, Leftist Thugs…

Here’s a tweet to turn your stomach.

Aug 17 07:07

SAUDI GOVERNMENT SECRETLY ABDUCTING ITS CRITICS FROM ABROAD, SAY DISSIDENTS

At least three prominent Saudi dissidents living in Europe, who openly criticized Saudi Arabia’s system of government, have been illegally abducted by the country’s monarchy in the past two years, according to a report by the BBC. All three, who are members of the Saudi royal family, are missing, believed to be dead or held against their will in Saudi Arabia. But the country’s government will not comment on their fate.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would politely like to remind both the British and American governments that this is the same Saudi government to which they feel perfectly comfortable selling weapons, with which to assassinate women, children, and the medically fragile elderly in Yemen.

Images: dead and maimed Yemeni children, courtesy of US-enabled Saudi bombings.

Aug 17 07:05

McCain, Romney, and Rubio Join the Republicans for Antifa Club

As James Bond’s nemesis Auric Goldfinger famously observed, “Once is happenstance, twice is coincidence. The third time is enemy action.” On Tuesday evening, three prominent Republicans — Senator John McCain, Senator Marco Rubio, and 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney — endorsed the left-wing media’s preferred narrative and embraced the masked thugs of Antifa as heroes.

Aug 17 07:04

ISIS MAKES UP TO $100 MILLION A YEAR SMUGGLING ANCIENT ARTIFACTS FROM IRAQ AND SYRIA

The Islamic State militant group (ISIS) makes as much as $100 million annually by trafficking looted antiquities out of Iraq and Syria and selling them on the black market.

Aug 17 07:00

‘Justice is done’ Mum's joy at execution of paedophile who raped & murdered daughter, 4

The mother of a four-year-old girl who was brutally raped and murdered by a sick paedophile claims “justice has been done” after the attacker was publicly executed and strung up on a crane.

Aug 17 06:59

KKK LEADER HAS HISTORY AS FBI INFORMANT

The contingent of the Ku Klux Klan that has applied to hold a July rally in Charlottesville is reportedly led by an FBI informant who has been charged in the stabbing of another Klan member.

To Katch a Klansman: FBI Informant Behind Recent KKK Fliers in Raleigh

July 20, 2016 – Fliers distributed in Raleigh and other North Carolina cities last weekend urging residents to join the Ku Klux Klan are part of an apparent nationwide recruiting drive for the white supremacist organization with one minor twist: the phone number and websites listed trace back to a Klan chapter whose leader is a reported FBI informant.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why am I not surprised here?!?

This is a highly scripted insurgency on the part of this government to topple its President, and by any means necessary.

Aug 17 04:53

Turkey "Worried" about Idleb Situation and the Forthcoming Kurdistan Separation Referendum in Iraq

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday that a group of Russian military commanders will soon arrive in Turkey to discuss the situation in the northwestern Syrian province of Idleb, which is currently occupied by the terrorist group Hay’at Tahrir Al Sham (ex-Al Nusra Front). “Russia has more understanding of Turkish position on the issue of the Kurdish separatists in Syria than the United States”, Cavusoglu said in an interview with TRT News Channel. Washington provides the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) with weapons and equipment, a thing that poses a grave concern for Turkey who sees YPG as an extension of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), and whose insurgency begun back in the 1980s in the Turkish southeast.

Aug 17 04:51

Iran building missile plant in Syria, protected by Russian air defense - Israeli media

Israeli Television has reported that in the north-west of Syria, Iranians are building a plant to produce short-range ballistic missiles. Satellite photos were shown to confirm this information. According to the source, the plant is being built in the seaside town of Banias, a few dozen kilometers north of the port of Tartus, where the Russian naval base is located, and slightly south of the Khmeimim air base, where Russian military aircraft are deployed to ensure the safety of which air defense systems are deployed S-300 and S-400. Thus, the plant under construction is potentially protected from Israeli air strikes by Russian air defense means. The conclusion that it is the construction of a missile plant is based on an expert assessment of images from Syria and Iran. According to them, a plant is being built for the production of Fateh 110 rockets, the range of which is about 300 km. Obviously, these missiles can be designed for both the army of Bashar Assad and his allies in Syria.

Aug 17 04:48

Coalition Forces Continue Their Bloody Charade in Deir Ez Zour

Only a day after the jets of the US-led anti-ISIS coalition killed 17 people, women and children including, in the Syrian city of Raqqah, and several people during the strikes in Deir Ez Zour countryside, another massacre was carried out in the eastern province of Deir Ez Zour. 6 civilians, among them 3 children, were killed in a new massacre committed by the US-led international anti-ISIS coalition against a number of villages and towns in the eastern countryside of Deir Ez Zour province. On Thursday, the coalition aircrafts targeted residential areas in the villages of Al Jalaa, Al Tayyaneh, Al Zabari, Bukrous and Sabikhan, located in the eastern countryside of Deir Ez Zour province. 6 civilians were killed, 3 children including, in addition to causing material damage to several homes, as well as various public and private properties and infrastructure. Lots of people were also injured.

Aug 17 04:40

Air Force Chief: Israel Has Attacked Syrian Arms Convoys Nearly 100 Times in 5 Years

And that's just attacks on convoys, ostensibly of Hezbollah, not counting the attacks on Syrian army fixed positions near the occupied Golan. Providing the most specific details yet on Israel’s ongoing series of military strikes inside war-torn Syria, Air Force Chief Maj. Gen. Amir Eshel revealed today that Israel has carried out nearly 100 distinct military actions over the last five years specifically related to what they believed were Hezbollah-bound arms convoys. This comes less than a month after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was caught on an open microphone admitting to “dozens” of strikes in Syria, though obviously this is far greater, because many Israel strikes on Syria clearly were not Hezbollah related. Indeed, recently reported Israeli strikes in Syria have almost always been the result of stray artillery shells landing in empty territory inside the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, and Israel responding by attacking Syrian military bases in the area. Maj. Gen.

Aug 17 04:28

Ex-German chancellor says Russia will not change stance on Crimea

German people are interested in building normal relations with Russia, former German Chancellor, member of the German Social Democratic Party Gerhard Schroeder said in an interview with the Swiss newspaper Blick published on Thursday. According to the politician, the debate on Crimea’s status will end in nothing and should not be linked to other issues. Schroeder supported leader of Germany’s Free Democratic Party Christian Lindner who called for seeing Crimea’s status as "a long-term temporary phenomenon." "The chairman of the Free Democratic Party turned out to be more sharp-eyed that those who believe that demonizing Russia will help them in their election race. The German people needs normal relations with Russia, and Lindner realized that," Schroeder said. "Nothing will change in the Crimean issue, while the remaining issues should be tackled separately. I would like to help improve relations between Russia and the EU.

Aug 17 04:15

Lawmaker emphasizes Syria’s right to apply to UN after finding US-made chemical weapons

After western-made chemical weapons have been found on Syria’s territory, Damascus has the right to apply to the United Nations, Chairman of the Russian State Duma (lower house of parliament) Committee for Foreign Affairs Leonid Slutsky said. "Now that western-made chemical weapons have been found in areas liberated from terrorists, Syria has every reason and right to apply to the United Nations," Slutsky told reporters. According to him, "the information that the Syrian Foreign Ministry has made public, once again exposes the hypocrisy of the US-led coalition and proves that the main goal of their operation is to overthrow Bashar al-Assad’s regime." "Our ‘strategic friends’ are ready to do whatever it takes to achieve this goal - from making staged videos and spreading fake news to actually providing support to terrorists...

Aug 17 04:12

Poroshenko orders probe into reports about supplies of missile technologies to North Korea

"No matter how absurd accusations against Ukraine would look, we, as responsible partners, must thoroughly check reports by the New York Times about an alleged supply of rocket engines or respective technologies to North Korea," the president wrote in his Facebook account. He also instructed the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine to carry out a probe into the situation with the assistance of the Interdepartmental Commission for Military-Technical Cooperation and Expert Control, and together with Yuzhmash rocket-making company and Yuzhnoye design bureau. It should report on the results within three days. The Ukrainian leader believes the investigation will make it possible to "definitely confirm the farfetchedness of allegations about "Ukrainian trace in the North Korean missile story".

Aug 17 03:14

Trump War Powers Go Before Fed. Appeals Court

An upcoming case at the US Court of Appeals could pose a major legal challenge to the ability of US presidents to unilaterally launch unprotracted ground wars , and if nothing else reasert the courts authority to tackle a war's legality

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August 16, 2017

Aug 16 23:46

Why does Russia sell US debt securities?

Russia has been reducing its investment activities in the US national debt lately. According to the US Treasury, Russia held $102.9 billion on the balance sheet of the US debt, which was almost six billion less than in May. Thus, Russia went down to the 14th position among the holders of US debt securities. At the same time, China has increased the amount of funds placed in US government bonds. China has acquired US securities worth 44.3 billion dollars, having thus topped the list... "It is Chinese businesses that ask for US securities. National interest and interest of big business are two different things. In this case, it goes about the wish of Chinese entrepreneurs to keep their money in major countries. This applies to Chinese capital too. China, compared with other peripheral countries, holds the largest amount of foreign exchange reserves, and this has made China take the first place on the list"...

Aug 16 23:41

Russians start drinking less

A recent research has revealed a declining level of alcohol consumption in Russia. Thirty-nine percent of respondents said that they do not drink alcohol, whereas 59 percent admitted that they drink from time to time, but not more than several times a month, a research conducted by the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Centrer (WCIOM) said. Sixteen percent of the polled said that they consume alcoholic beverages two or three times a month (23 percent among men and 11 percent among women). The share of those having alcohol drinks two-three times a month is the largest among 25-34-year-olds and 35-44-year-olds. Four percent of respondents said that they started drinking more, whereas 44 percent admitted to the opposite. Eighty percent of Russians are convinced of the negative impact of all types of alcohol. Only 15% of respondents believe in the existence of harmless alcohol. In their opinion, the consumption of wine, beer and cognac does not harm the human body.

Aug 16 23:37

North Korean missile technologies originate from Ukraine, Russian pranksters find out: Ukrainians can be more dangerous than Koreans

On August 16, well-known telephone pranksters Vladimir Kuznetsov and Alexey Stolyarov, also known as Vovan and Lexus, contacted Yuzhmash CEO Sergey Voit, supposedly on behalf of Secretary of the National Security Council of Ukraine Alexander Turchynov. Voit told "Turchynov" that Yuzhmash had been working with North Korea for many years, while Yuzhnoye design bureau had been maintaining contacts with North Korean engineers for 14 years already: "We have just started doing little things with Korea. Yuzhnoye Design Bureau has been working with Korea for more than 14 years, with China - for over 20 years. What do they do there? I don't know. We do not receive this information - security services do," the official said in a conversation with the pranksters. It appears that American masters of Poroshenko and Turchynov will not be happy about the new information. One may only wonder what consequences the Ukrainian authorities will have to deal with in the near future...

Aug 16 23:28

Tensions on Korean Peninsula receding, Chinese official says

Tensions on the Korean Peninsula have been receding, Chinese official said. "Thanks to the efforts taken by various parties, there are signs of easing tensions on the Korean Peninsula, but the August crisis has not been overcome yet," Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said in a telephone conversation with German counterpart Sigmar Gabriel. The Chinese minister noted that "one should make the right assessments and choices in light of historical responsibility and responsibility to the people." At the same time, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said that any decision on the use of armed forces against the DPRK should be made with the direct participation of Seoul.

Aug 16 19:55

Flashback: The Ku Klux Klan opens its door to Jews, homosexuals and black people in bizarre recruitment drive

It's a white supremacist organisation notorious for homophobic and racist violence, including the lynchings of black people.

But the Ku Klux Klan is now looking to diversify and increase its membership to include Jews, black people, homosexuals and those of Hispanic origin with a re-branding as 'the new Klan'.

All those wanting to join the extreme right-wing group will still have to wear the white robes, masks and conical hats and take part in rituals, according to founder John Abarr.

The rebranded organisation, called the Rocky Mountain Knights, claims to now stand for 'a strong America' rather than irrational hatred.

Are these the racist white supremacists the corporate media is currently squealing about?

Aug 16 19:50

Flashback: KKK: Producers Paid Us to 'Fake' A&E Documentary. A&E: We're Investigating...

In an exclusive report published Friday, Variety details the claims of over two dozen Ku Klux Klan members about the abruptly cancelled A&E documentary series "Escaping the KKK: A Documentary Series Exposing Hate in America." According to Klansmen, the production company This Is Just a Test that created the docu-series paid them "hundreds of dollars in cash each" to fabricate "significant" portions of the show and "distort the facts of their lives to fit the documentary’s predetermined narrative: tension between Klan members and relatives of theirs who wanted to get out of the Klan."

Aug 16 19:46

CNN flashback: A kinder, gentler Ku Klux Klan? 'We do not hate anyone,' imperial wizard says

"We're not racists," Chambers told CNN Monday. "We just want to be with white people. If that's a crime, then I don't know. It's all right to be black and Latino and proud, but you can't be white and proud. I don't understand it."

Harley Hanson, who filed the application to adopt the highway for the International Keystone Knights Realm of Georgia, concurred: “I love my race. Does that make me wrong? I’m proud to be white,” he told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Today, when speaking to leaders of the Klan, you won't hear racial epithets or a denunciation of any ethnic groups.

"We do not hate anyone,” said Frank Ancona, the imperial wizard of the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. “The true Ku Klux Klan is an organization that is looking out for the interests of the white race. It is a fraternal organization, and we do good works.”

Aug 16 19:43

Flashback: Undercover FBI agent is head of KKK group in South Carolina Confederate flag protest

At a major demonstration this Saturday “to defend the Confederate flag”, Ku Klux Klan protest organizers will hoist a more controversial flag over the South Carolina state house grounds–the Nazi flag of Hitler’s Germany.

But the KKK Imperial Wizard also wears another hat: Christopher Eugene Barker is currently working as an undercover agent for the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation–working for and protected by the U.S. Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF).

Aug 16 19:40

Far More People Claim Alien Abduction Than KKK Membership

While there is a lot of present concern over the Klan, the group is in reality incredibly small and irrelevant. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the KKK only boasts about 3,000 members.

Aug 16 19:38

Flashback: Media, Twitter Freak Out About Probably Fake KKK Trump Backers

In the midst of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s huge win in the Nevada caucuses, several people on Twitter and some media outlets reported Trump’s candidacy turned out avowed supporters of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK). But even a quick look at the evidence suggests the mysterious “KKK” support was actually an anti-Trump stunt which may have even been carried out by black men.

During Tuesday night’s caucuses, pictures surfaced on Twitter of two men in the KKK’s hooded white garb carrying pro-Trump signs outside of Cimarron-Memorial High School in Las Vegas, which was a caucus location. Instead of going inside for the caucus, the two figures apparently demonstrated outside until they left at the request of a police officer.

Aug 16 18:58

Oopss! HBO Itself Accidentally Leaked 'Game of Thrones' Season 7 Episode 6

HBO doesn't need hackers to leak its widely watched "Game of Thrones" episodes, as it is sufficient enough to leak them by its own.

In what seems to be a terrible blunder, HBO Spain appeared to have accidentally broadcast the next episode—Episode 6—of Game of Thrones season 7 five days before its official premiere.

And as expected, the GoT episode 6 quickly began circulating online.

Aug 16 18:34

The Central Bankers Have Become Desperate, They Are Asking People To...

German and other countries are following in the US footsteps, there latest program cash for clunkers. Retail sales have improved according the corporate media. These numbers are manipulated to make you believe the retail has rebounded.

Aug 16 18:31

Pence To ‘Stand With’ Trump On Charlottesville Statement

US Vice President Mike Pence says he will “stand with” US President Donald Trump in blaming the violence during a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on “both sides.”

Aug 16 18:31

FBI Releases Ex-Director Comey’s Job Performance Survey

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has unexpectedly made public the results of a confidential annual employee questionnaire, including a survey on the three year performance of former director James Comey.

Aug 16 18:29

Trump Names Hope Hicks As White House Communications Director: Report

President Trump has offered the job of White House communications director to longtime aide Hope Hicks, according to a new report.

Trump recently offered the position to Hicks and she accepted, the Daily Caller News Foundation reported Wednesday.

Aug 16 18:07

PayPal, accused of facilitating neo-Nazi rally, promises to deny hate groups service

PayPal has vowed to pull its online payment services from sites linked to hate, violence and intolerance in wake of the weekend's tragic events in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The company defended its acceptable use policy following a separate report by the Southern Poverty Law Centre yesterday, which claimed organisers of the deadly rally raised money with PayPal.

Aug 16 17:58

Disgraced US Secret Service agent coughs to second Bitcoin heist

An ex-Secret Service agent who stole Bitcoins from the Silk Road dark web drugs bazaar he was supposed to be investigating has admitted stealing even more sacks of the digital currency.

Shaun Bridges, who is already serving a six-year sentence for nicking Bitcoins from the underground souk, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to stealing a further 1,600 Bitcoin (worth $359,005 at the time and approximately $6.6m today) during a separate investigation.

Aug 16 17:56

10 minutes of silence storms iTunes charts thanks to awful Apple UI

The smash-hit, "A a a a Very Good Song" by New York-based reporter Samir Mezrahi, is in fact a rather clever trick to get around one of the more annoying bugs in the way iTunes syncs up with cars via Bluetooth. Drivers and passengers have found that once an iPhone is paired with and connects to the car's entertainment system, it will play songs automatically, usually the first alphabetical title in the handset's library.

To counter that, Mezrahi created and published an audio file that consisted entirely of ten minutes of silence and then gave it the "A a a a" title so it will automatically become the first song in most libraries. Thus, when someone gets into their car and the phone connects to the dashboard and begins automatically playing music, you get silence and about ten minutes to turn it off or pick whatever track you really want.

Aug 16 17:55

NotPetya ransomware attack cost us $300m – shipping giant Maersk

"In the last week of the quarter we were hit by a cyber-attack, which mainly impacted Maersk Line, APM Terminals and Damco," CEO Soren Skou said in a statement today.

"Business volumes were negatively affected for a couple of weeks in July and as a consequence, our Q3 results will be impacted. We expect that the cyber-attack will impact results negatively by USD 200-300m."

Admittedly Maersk is massive – it's responsible for around 15 per cent of the world's entire shipping network – but that kind of financial damage is close to a record for such an attack. Then again, the company's entire network was down for days, Skou told the Financial Times.

Aug 16 17:10

Police Investigating Case Of British Model Kidnapped For ‘Sex Slavery’ Make Arrest

The brother of the man who allegedly kidnapped British model Chloe Ayling to sell her as a sex slave on the dark web has been arrested in the English West Midlands.

Michal Konrad Herba, 36, was arrested at an address in Tividale on Wednesday in a joint operation by West Midlands Police and East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU).

Aug 16 17:09

Five Troops Feared Dead In Aircraft Crash Off Hawaii Coast

A US Army helicopter has went down in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Hawaii during a training exercise.

US Coast Guard and military crews are searching for five crew members of a UH-60 Black Hawk, the Coast Guard said in a news release Wednesday.

Aug 16 16:45

POLL: 62% Of Americans Believe Confederate Statues Should Remain, Only 27% Disagree

A new poll from PBS has found the majority of Americans of all races believe statues honoring the leaders of the confederacy should remain and only a small minority believes they should be taken down.

Aug 16 16:37

Champions Of Net Neutrality Ban Far-Right Website The Daily Stormer

Net Neutrality advocates Google, GoDaddy and Cloudflare have banned the far-right website The Daily Stormer from using their services.

Google and GoDaddy dropped the site from their DNS services earlier this week and Cloudflare has dropped them from their DDoS protection services.

Aug 16 16:30

Scottish Parliament Hit By Ongoing ‘Brute Force’ Cyber Attack – Officials

The Scottish Parliament is being subjected to a sustained “brute force” cyber attack, according to officials.

There’s no evidence the attack has breached the parliament’s defenses, officials added in a statement.

Aug 16 16:29

Baltimore Votes To Rid Itself Of 4 Confederate Statues

Baltimore City Council has voted to remove four Confederate monuments in the city. The move follows protesters pulling down a Confederate memorial in Durham, North Carolina after a deadly weekend of protests over another statue in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Aug 16 16:25

Eyewitnesses: James Fields' Car Was 'Attacked,' Police Set Up Rally-Goers To Be Assaulted

Eyewitnesses say that driver James Fields’ car was “attacked” at an intersection in Charlottesville, Virginia minutes before he sped into left-wing counter-protesters, injuring a handful and killing one. This attack could serve as the basis for Fields’ defense. Some cops reportedly believed that Fields struck the counter-protesters by accident while trying to escape violent attackers.

Aug 16 16:24

Why Bitcoin SCARCITY is an elaborate LIE

Aug 16 16:18

What if the DNC Russian “hack” was really a leak after all? A new report raises questions media and Democrats would rather ignore

A group of intelligence pros and forensic investigators tell The Nation there was no hack— the media ignores it

Aug 16 16:10

Tillerson Promotes Diplomat Who Passed Classified Info to Pro-Israel Lobby

As the Trump administration widens its crackdown on unauthorized leaks to the press, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has promoted a diplomat who provided classified information to an influential pro-Israel lobbying organization that resulted in espionage charges.

Aug 16 15:56

Tamil Nationalists Back Stepped-Up Police-State Repression In Sri Lanka

Over the last three weeks, police and Special Task Force (STF) units have arrested about 100 people in Sri Lanka’s Tamil-majority Jaffna peninsula. Since the Sri Lankan army was mobilized to crush oil workers’ strikes late last month, security forces have set up roadblocks and checkpoints across the peninsula, as during the days of the civil war, sowing fear and terror among civilians.

Aug 16 15:56

‘Digital Blackface’? BBC Video Says Using ‘Dark-Skinned GIFs & Emojis’ Is Cultural Appropriation

The BBC has produced a video that claims GIFs featuring black people amount to “digital blackface” while white people using dark-skinned emojis are guilty of cultural appropriation.

Aug 16 15:25

Mark Ruffalo, Michael Moore Lead NYC Protest Against 'Absolutely Racist' Trump

On the heels of President Donald Trump’s “unhinged” press conference Tuesday, filmmaker Michael Moore arranged for buses to transport the audience of his broadway show “The Terms of My Surrender” to Trump Tower to protest the president’s defense of white supremacists and mourn the death of Heather Heyer.

Aug 16 15:22

Antifa Flag Comes Directly From The German Communist Party In 1932

Aug 16 15:09

VOTING SCANDAL: SHOCKING NEW REPORT SHOWS TRUMP WAS RIGHT ALL ALONG…SEE BEFORE BURIED!

Judicial Watch’s Election Integrity Project just produced some stunning findings that have huge implications for our national elections- at least 3.5 MILLION more people registered to vote than there are American citizens.

Aug 16 14:59

VIDEO: ALT-LEFT PULLS DOWN MINNESOTA COUNTY FLAG, HOISTS ANTIFA FLAG

Video out of Hennepin County, Minnesota, shows far left activists cheering as they hoist an Antifa flag in place of the county flag.

Antifa protesters convened outside the Hennepin County jail in downtown Minneapolis Monday evening protesting the weekend’s events in Charlottesville, Virginia.

A photo taken by Star Tribune reporter Pat Pheifer shows Antifa demonstrators garbed in black hoodies hoisting the flag, suggesting they were not permitted to take down the flag displayed.

Aug 16 14:58

Michael Moore: Trump Supporters Are Like Rapists

Leftist filmmaker Michael Moore compared supporters of President Trump to rapists Tuesday night, following a heated press conference where the President doubled down on blaming both sides for the violence in Charlottesville this past weekend.

Aug 16 14:18

Video: Subprime Auto Loan Defaults On The Rise

Bill Black the white collar criminologist says It is a very severe problem for consumers who are going to lose not only their cars.

Aug 16 14:15

Rep. Gutiérrez, 30 Other Protesters, Arrested Outside White House

Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.) and about 30 other people have been arrested during demonstrations protesting President Donald Trump’s policy toward undocumented immigrants.

Aug 16 14:15

All Of This ‘Virtue-Signaling’ Over Charlottesville Is Setting Dangerous Precedents

I am well aware that when something as awful as what occurred on Sunday in Charlottesville happens, all “good” people are supposed to express their outrage to exclusion of all other reactions. Inevitably, there then becomes a bit of a contest over who can most dramatically express their indignation.

Aug 16 13:53

Antifa Stabs Man" Not Condemning Nazis Enough"


A group of five antifa members stabbed a man for not condemning Nazis enough, even though this guy has supported people of color communities and fights for equal and fair rights for all.

AND he can't afford to go to the hospital and get the stab wound taken care of!

Aug 16 12:57

Explosion Near Southend Airport, UK, Black Smoke Rising From Air Hanger

Firefighters are battling a blaze after an “explosion” near Southend Airport on Wednesday. Thick black smoke could be seen billowing from an aircraft hangar at the Essex airport.

The fire brigade was called to the incident near the terminal at 10.42am local time.

Aug 16 12:57

Brutal Arrest Of Black Man Puts Ohio Town On Edge

An Ohio town wants answers after seeing footage of a violent arrest during a routine traffic stop. Police beat a man and arrested him and his woman companion, who is heard pleading with the man to “stop” and “just let them do what they do.”

Aug 16 12:56

MSM Weeps For Dead White Helmets Terrorists, Cries For Nusra

By Brandon Turbeville

In between reports about Charlottesville, race war, and Donald Trump, the Western media is also mourning the loss of several members of its terrorist PR brigade known as the White Helmets. Falsely labeled the Syria Civil Defense (the real Syria Civil Defense is a completely different organization), the White Helmets are a documented wing of al-Nusra Front...

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