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CURRENT EVENTS

Jul 20 15:43

Bringing justice to the Holy Land is a basic test of humanity: The UK Foreign Office still fails it

Stuart Littlewood highlights the British government’s continuing support for Israeli crimes, as exemplified by Muslim Conservative peer Tariq Ahmad who seems “to have joined the ranks of those anxious to downplay Israel's crimes and guarantee the rogue state's impunity”. >>

Jul 20 14:54

Eric Holder for president? Obama's former attorney general 'seriously considering' running in 2020

EH got this story out hours after his Cousin left the Democratic Party

#walkaway

Jul 20 14:46

Samoa Seizes All MMR Vaccines After Two Toddlers Die

But even more recently, is the news that Samoa has responded to the incident by immediately seizing all MMR vaccines. In addition, it…

Jul 20 13:29

THE NEW HANDMAIDS OF THE WARFARE STATE – DEMS AND THE LIBERAL MEDIA

If you want to know why America is going to hell in a fiscal hand basket, it’s because the last vestige of opposition to the Warfare State and the fiscal muggings of the military/industry/intelligence complex has utterly evaporated.

Jul 20 13:29

Female cop fired for being a member of Proud Boys Girls.

Deputy fired over Proud Boys sweatshirt

media -- Group is associated with white nationalism, misogyny, violence at political rallies

Jul 20 12:51

Breaking: The first tornado watch of what will likely be an active weather day

has gone up in parts of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.

Jul 20 12:42

Prominent holistic doctor’s body found floating in Bay Area

Dr Cheung is the latest holistic doctor to be found dead in our “unintended series.” We are now at 93 in just three short years.

Over the weekend, on or about June 16th, holistic chiropractor, 38-year-old Dr. Chris Cheung of Walnut Creek, died after his outrigger canoe allegedly overturned in the Berkeley Marina. Cheung was reportedly paddling alone. His body was found floating in the water Saturday afternoon. The manner of death has not yet been determined by a coroner.

So many of his friends and teammates are in shock, as Cheung was not only a member of the Dragon Max dragon boat team but because he died in the same location where they practiced nearly every day.

Jul 20 11:59

Kunstler On The Resistance's Displacement-Projection Syndrome

“For more than a decade, Russia has meddled in elections around the world, supported brutal dictators and invaded sovereign nations — all to the detriment of United States interests.”
— The New York Times

The Resistance sure got a case of the vapors this week over Mr. Trump’s failure to throttle America’s arch-enemy, the murderous thug V. Putin of Russia, onstage in Helsinki, as any genuine Marvel Comix hero is expected to do when facing consummate evil. Instead, the Golden Golem of Greatness voiced some doubts about the veracity of our “intelligence community” — as the shape-shifting Moloch of black ops likes to call itself, as if it were a kindly service organization in Mr. Rogers neighborhood, collecting dimes for victims of childhood cancer.

Jul 20 11:56

Israel's Defense Minister Says "Large And Painful Military Operation" Set For Gaza

After last weekend's significant escalation in Gaza involving Israeli airstrikes on 40 targets, which reportedly killed two teens and wounded over a dozen others, and over 30 rockets launched by Hamas toward southern Israel, all signs are currently pointing toward a broader outbreak of fighting as in new comments the Israeli defense minister is preparing the public for "a large and painful military operation" to come.

Israeli officials and media have broadly referred to this latest flare-up of hostilities as the biggest attack since Operation Protective Edge in 2014, and now Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman is warning that Israel is prepared to go to war if Gazans don't cease releasing incendiary kites and balloons in attempts to set communities and farmlands in southern Israel ablaze.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: expect an Israeli genocide of Gaza shortly.

Jul 20 11:50

Troubled waters: Maxine Waters fans BURN THE FLAG and protest Trump outside her LA office after she warned right-wing militia were planning to demonstrate there... but they never turned up

Maxine Waters supporters set fire to the American flag outside the Democratic firebrand's Los Angeles office Thursday as way to counter an anticipated protest by a far-right militia group who never showed.

A modest few dozen people made their rebellious appearance despite a previous request by the congresswoman that supporters not be baited into confrontation with the Oath Keepers.

South Los Angeles residents joined activist groups as well as union workers, church leaders and more for the midday demonstration.

Shocking photographs captured outside the field office show the crowd stomping on the flag before circling around the stars and stripes as they cheer when it erupts into flames.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Although flag burning is a Constitutionally-protected form of free expression, as declared by the Supreme Court, I have to wonder, and upon looking at the images here, you might be wondering about the following issues also:

Did these demostrators really think that such a demonstration was actually going to improve the quality of their lives, as people who most likely live in the district Waters allegedly represents?!?

Or, did these demonstrators come from one of those "rent-a-mob" companies, which function nation-wide?!?

Craigslist ad: get paid $15/hour to protest at the Trump Rally

After these protests, were any one of these demonstrators chided by their employers for being late, coming back from lunch?!?

Are you aware that Waters was charged for using her position to gain a positive outcome for her husband's bank?!?

House Ethics Committee Charges Waters on Three Counts

And did you know... that Waters' district is so crime and gang-filled, that she won't even live there?!?

Even Maxine Waters will not live... in Maxine Waters' District!!

The Oath Keepers did not show up here, because they did not want to risk a violent confrontation, which, judging from the images here, is precisely what would have happened, had they shown up.

Jul 20 11:23

IDF strikes deep in Gaza after troops come under fire, amid talk of 4th Gaza war

The Israel Air Force launched a major wave of strikes across the Gaza Strip on Friday evening as a cabinet minister said Israel was preparing a massive response to Hamas’s failure to heed repeated Israeli warnings to end the violence along the Gaza border.

“At this time our aircraft are carrying out widespread attacks against terror targets belonging to Hamas in the Gaza Strip,” the IDF said, adding that this came after the “serious shooting incident against our forces,” referring to sniper fire at IDF troops during a riot on the border earlier in the day.

Following the strikes, rocket warning sirens wailed in communities around Gaza. At least two projectiles were intercepted by the Iron Dome system and another fell in an open field, the army said. There were no reports of projectiles falling in Israeli communities or injuries.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

While the US is embroiled with faux Trumpophobic and Russiaphobic charges, stemming from the Helsinki summit between Trump and Putin, Tel Aviv may believe that this is, very possibly, the best possible time for the IDF to simply bomb evertying that moves in Gaza, including infants, women, and the medically fragile elderly, and figures Netanyahu can give his rationale for the genocide to Trump later.

There has already been a major call for the IDF to expect a military action against Gaza soon.

Israeli Army told to prepare for larg scale military operation in Gaza

Jul 20 11:13

China and South Korea will displace the West as the world’s innovation leaders by 2029

Unless the United States takes action now to improve its innovation and commercialisation processes, it will lose its leading position by all measures of innovation by 2029, the authors of a new report have claimed. The outlook is similarly gloomy for the EU and the UK, with the study predicting that East Asian countries – mainly China and South Korea – are set to race past their western counterparts in patent grant numbers, patent quality growth, and return on R&D spend, among other metrics.

Jointly produced by the Center for Advancing Innovation (CAI) and PatSnap, the Innovation Arms Race 2018 report analyses a number of innovation indicators – such as patent effectiveness, patent efficiency and patent grants per capita - to determine which countries are the current, and will be the future, global innovation leaders. Among several important revelations, it finds that the US, EU and UK are clearly trailing behind as countries from Asia outperform those in the West.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More evidence that this country is on its way to becoming (if it is not already) a third-world nation.

Jul 20 11:06

Gaza Patients Appeal to the World to Save Their Lives

Patients in Gaza’s hospital’s organised a sit-in in central Gaza City to appeal to the international community, Quds Press reported, Tuesday.

The sit-in included those wounded by Israel as well as rights groups. It took place in front of Erez Crossing where Gazans can pass through to receive treatment in Israel or Palestinian hospitals in West Bank.

Speakers at the sit-in said that Gaza’s hospitals suffer from shortages in medicines, lab equipment and testing materials due to the Palestinian Authority (PA) sanctions and the Israel’s siege of the strip.

The patients called for the international community to save their lives by lifting the siege and sanctions.

Spokesman of the Ministry of Health in Gaza, Ashraf al-Qidra, called for an, “immediate and unconditional end of the suffering of the Gaza patients.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel should be ashamed that Gaza patients have to do this, in order to get attention to the appalling conditions of Gaza's hospitals; of course, all the politicians in Tel Aviv have, collectively, had their conscience removed before they took the job in the Knesset.

Alsolease be aware that the link inside the article is from 2012; the link which should have been used is as follows: Israeli Army told to prepart for large-scale military operation in Gaza

Jul 20 11:00

Donald Trump was Elected by Russia? Mass Dementia in the Western Establishment

Where to begin to analyze the madness of mainstream media in reaction to the Trump-Putin meeting in Helsinki? By focusing on the individual, psychology has neglected the problem of mass insanity, which has now overwhelmed the United States establishment, its mass media and most of its copycat European subsidiaries. The individuals may be sane, but as a herd they are ready to leap off the cliff.

For the past two years, a particular power group has sought to explain away its loss of power – or rather, its loss of the Presidency, as it still holds a predominance of institutional power – by creation of a myth. Mainstream media is known for its herd behavior, and in this case the editors, commentators, journalists have talked themselves into a story that initially they themselves could hardly take seriously.

Donald Trump was elected by Russia?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The response to the Helsinki summit by Democrats and their presstitute cronies would be hysterically funny, if not for the serious accusations that have been raised against President Trump, to the point of labeling him a "traitor" for wanting to pursue a pathway toward building a better relationship with Russia, rather than a pathway toward war.

The real traitors to this country are those aligned with the military industrial complex, who are doing everything in their power to convince my brother and sister Americans to perceive war as the only way for the US government to achieve the geopolitical outcomes it wants, when there are certainly innumerable other ways to accomplish the US government's goals.

Jul 20 10:58

GMO Grass Escaped In The Grass Seed Capitol Of The World

A variety of bentgrass, genetically engineered by Scotts Miracle-Gro and Monsanto to tolerate the glyphosate herbicide Roundup, escaped from an experimental field planting...

Jul 20 10:55

Rand Paul Blocks Bernie Sanders Bill Condemning Russia

Rand Paul is the Only Sane Senator,

Jul 20 10:54

747 Goes Inverted Before Landing Safely

must see video

Jul 20 10:47

The Coming Coup to Overthrow President Trump: Sedition at the Highest Levels

The annual budget of the military/security complex is $1,000 billion. This vast sum is drawn from US taxpayers who have many unmet needs. To justify such an enormous budget a major enemy is required. The military/security complex and the media and politicians that the complex owns have designated Russia to be that enemy. The complex and its political and media agents will not permit Trump to normalize relations with Russia.

To prevent President Trump from reducing the dangerous tensions between nuclear powers that Washington has created, the military/security complex orchestrated Russiagate, a proven hoax, but believed by many due to its endless repetition. The military/security complex orchestrated the false indictments of 12 Russians. The military/security complex orchestrated the false arrest of Maria Butina, and so on and on.

Jul 20 10:45

Syria’s Assad Set to Recover Golan Frontier as Surrender Deal Agreed: Sources

President Bashar Assad is set to recover control of the Syrian frontier with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights in a major victory over rebels who have agreed to surrender terms, sources on both sides said Thursday.

Backed by Russian air power and unopposed by Assad’s foreign adversaries, government forces have swept through southwestern Syria in the last month in one of the swiftest campaigns of the war, forcing surrender on massively outgunned rebels.

The campaign, which has already restored Assad’s control over a critical portion of the frontier with Jordan, marks another milestone in his efforts to recover control of the country fractured by more than seven years of conflict.

There was no government confirmation of the Qunaitra agreement. State media cited “reports” a deal had been reached. It was not clear when implementation would begin.

A copy of the agreement sent to Reuters by a rebel source said insurgents had negotiated the deal with Russia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The questions here are, to what lengths will Russia and Al Assad go to recover the Golan from Israel, and to what lengths Israel will go to keep it?!?

And the other question is, what can we do to keep the US from getting caught up in this fight, which could well turn into a hot war against Russia over the Golan?!?

Jul 20 10:39

Israel declares itself apartheid state, and gov’ts must hold it accountable — Omar Barghouti

This statement was released today by the Palestinian Boycott National Committee. “Israel effectively declares itself an apartheid state. Palestinian Civil Society Reacts to Israel’s Jewish Nation-State Law.”?

Today, Israeli lawmakers gave their final approval to the “Basic Law: Israel as the Nation State of the Jewish People” bill that unambiguously defines Israel as a state that belongs exclusively to the “Jewish people.” This is despite the fact that one in five citizens of Israel is an indigenous, non-Jewish Palestinian.

Palestinian members of the Israeli Knesset condemned the law, which enjoys constitutional power, as an “apartheid law.”

Adalah, a leading Palestinian human rights organization in Israel, describes how the law “affirms the principle of apartheid in housing, land and citizenship.” It concludes that “this law constitutionally sanctions institutionalized discrimination.”

Najwan Berekda, a Palestinian citizen of Israel, reacted:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is why the world, both governments, and individuals, need to move forward with BDS movement as quickly as is humanly possible; economics is a language the Israeli people, and government, understand very clearly.

Jul 20 10:37

The Establishment Strikes Back

There are a number of elements in the recent release of an indictment of twelve named alleged Russian military intelligence GRU officers by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein looking into possible ties between Moscow and the Trump Administration that I find either implausible or even incoherent. But before considering that, it is necessary to consider the context of the announcement.

Jul 20 10:35

Tiptoeing past Armageddon: U.S. and Iranian forces' dangerous battlefield dance

WASHINGTON — On Feb. 1, 2017, exactly 12 days after President Trump’s inauguration, then-national security adviser Mike Flynn strode to the White House lectern to deliver a 101-second statement that excoriated Iran for its “destabilizing behavior across the entire Middle East.” Criticizing the administration of President Barack Obama for failing “to respond adequately to Tehran’s malign actions,” Flynn was blunt. “As of today,” he said, “we are officially putting Iran on notice.”

Jul 20 10:35

Lunatic Politics (Part 2) – It's Becoming Impossible To Have A Conversation

We’ve gotten to a point where I’m seeing almost no intelligent debate about any serious issue. Russiagate now consumes such a massive amount of our collective energy, it feels we’ve become nearly incapable of discussing anything else. Even worse, Russiagate has morphed into a creepy D.C. establishment religion where merely demanding evidence for the wild claims being made gets you labeled a traitor or Putin agent. Ironically, average Americans don’t care about the issue.

When Gallup recently asked Americans what the most important (non-economic) problem facing the country today is, the amount of people saying Russia was so low they couldn’t even attribute a number to it.

Jul 20 10:35

Cleric Sadr backs Iraq protests, calls for delay in government formation

Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, whose political bloc won Iraq’s May 12 election, called on all politicians to delay efforts to form a new government until the demands of protesters seeking better services in the south are met.

“The winning political parties in the election have to suspend all political dialogues for forming coalitions and until they meet protesters’ rightful demands,” Sadr tweeted, in his first public comments on unrest which has swept the south.

Sadr won the election by promising to alleviate poverty, create jobs and provide better services to Iraqis, many of whom have grown tired of a political elite they see as corrupt.

Thousands have protested in cities in the long neglected south, Iraq’s Shi’ite heartland.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Al Sadr is making the absolutely correct move here, and the people who supported him, are getting the sense that they are finally being listened to, and their concerns addressed. Now, Al Sadr has to figure out how to do this, and that will be no easy task.

Also, in antiwar.com, we have a companion piece, from the Unz Review, titled:

Iraqi protestors blame bad government, bad roads, bad people

Jul 20 10:34

American flag burned outside LA office of congresswoman

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A small crowd that gathered Thursday outside the Los Angeles office of U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters to counter an expected protest by a self-styled militia group burned an American flag taken from the back of a pickup truck.

Jul 20 10:33

Seventeen dead and seven injured after duck-boat carrying 31 - including at least three children - CAPSIZES on stormy Missouri lake, as final video shows its battle to stay afloat

The Ride the Ducks boat capsized on Table Rock Lake in Branson, Missouri, on Thursday at 7pm
The boat was carrying 31 people when aggressive storms rolled over the area and thrashed the water

Jul 20 10:31

Troubled waters: Maxine Waters fans BURN THE FLAG and protest Trump outside her LA office after she warned right-wing militia were planning to demonstrate there... but they never turned up

Maxine Waters supporters set fire to the American flag outside the Democratic firebrand's Los Angeles office Thursday as way to counter an anticipated protest by a far-right militia group who never showed.

A modest few dozen people made their rebellious appearance despite a previous request by the congresswoman that supporters not be baited into confrontation with the Oath Keepers.

South Los Angeles residents joined activist groups as well as union workers, church leaders and more for the midday demonstration.

Shocking photographs captured outside the field office show the crowd stomping on the flag before circling around the stars and stripes as they cheer when it erupts into flames.

Jul 20 10:29

The New Handmaids of the Warfare State – Dems and the Liberal Media

If you want to know why America is going to hell in a fiscal hand basket, it’s because the last vestige of opposition to the Warfare State and the fiscal muggings of the military/industry/intelligence complex has utterly evaporated.

We are referring, of course, to the delirious Russophobia that has overtaken the Dems and the liberal media since they had the daylights shocked out of them by the 2016 election – a state of mental derangement that has degenerated into downright hysteria since the Helsinki Summit.

It had already been the case that anti-Russian policy actions (e.g. sanctions) pass through the Congress with bipartisan greased lightening, and defense appropriations had exploded to the highest level in postwar history in real terms.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Deep State, the Democrats, and the Liberal Media, are all conspiring to insure that this country has a fiscal melt-down, and lay blame where it absolutely doesn't exist, to keep the military industrial complex rolling in dough, which will ultimately bankrupt this country.

When I saw President Trump in that press conference with President Putin, and they were talking about the potentials involved for peace, and peace won on the basis of hard-won, moral negotiations, President Trump (with whose administration I have a hug, and a (gentle, not hurting) punch relationship, was speaking .... for, and to, me.

I would believe that most sane Americans want peace, achieved through intelligent negotiations.

Jul 20 10:15

Breaking: More Evidence Uncovered Shows Obama Spied on Trump Illegally as Early as 2015

More evidence uncovered that shows that Obama team illegally spied on the Trump team as early as 2015.
As we reported previously, in early June the US Senate released over 500 pages of information related to the Spygate scandal. Hidden in the information were unredacted Strzok – Page texts that show the FBI initiated actions to insert multiple spies in the Trump campaign in December 2015.

Also, according to far left LA Times, Comey stated in March of 2017 under oath that the FBI investigation into the Trump – Russia scandal started in July 2016. But Comey appears to have lied about this.

A text message released by the US Senate showed words that were redacted when the FBI released the same texts long ago. The texts show evidence of collusion and wrongdoing by Obama’s FBI.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why am I completely unsurprised at this development?!?

I say this because President Obama has an industrial-strength penchant for "sneaky", as evidenced by his throwing more US servicement into Yemen under his watch, at the behest of the Saudi Royal Family and government, with barely a yawn from the alleged US press about it, and to this day, the US presstitutes will not use the words "war crimes" to describe the US military's enabling of Saudi forces here.

Jul 20 10:10

Opinion: One FBI text message in Russia probe that should alarm every American

Lisa Page and Peter Strzok, the reported FBI lovebirds, are the poster children for the next “Don’t Text and Investigate” public service ads airing soon at an FBI office near you.

Their extraordinary texting affair on their government phones has given the FBI a black eye, laying bare a raw political bias brought into the workplace that agents are supposed to check at the door when they strap on their guns and badges.

It is no longer in dispute that they held animus for Donald Trump, who was a subject of their Russia probe, or that they openly discussed using the powers of their office to “stop” Trump from becoming president. The only question is whether any official acts they took in the Russia collusion probe were driven by those sentiments.

The Justice Department’s inspector general is endeavoring to answer that question.

Jul 20 10:07

Trump plans to invite Putin to Washington this fall

President Donald Trump asked his national security adviser to invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to Washington this fall, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Thursday afternoon.

The statement comes after Trump teased a second meeting with Putin on Twitter earlier in the day. Sanders says the president tasked National Security Adviser John Bolton with extending an invitation to the Russian leader.

"In Helsinki, @POTUS agreed to ongoing working level dialogue between the two security council staffs. President Trump asked @AmbJohnBolton to invite President Putin to Washington in the fall and those discussions are already underway," Sanders said in a tweet.

Trump wrote online Thursday that he is looking forward to a second sitdown with Putin, insisting that his much-criticized bilateral meeting with him on Monday was in fact a “great success” that the media have unfairly covered negatively.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

GOOD! In my world, I will take honest negotiations over war, any time.

Jul 20 10:03

WATCH: ROAD RAGING COP BEATS INNOCENT CANCER PATIENT FOR TELLING HIM TO SLOW DOWN

A deeply disturbing video has sparked an internal investigation into an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police officer after he was seen throwing an innocent man — who is recovering from brain cancer — to the ground and savagely beating him. The cop was in an apparent fit of road rage and the incident was captured on surveillance footage.

The disturbing video showed the unprovoked assault of Tom Trickle as he stood in his driveway on West Banta Road Thursday waiting for the delivery of a refrigerator.

According to several of the residents in the area, people often speed down West Banta despite it being a residential street. The IMPD officer was one of these alleged speeders.

On Thursday, the unnamed officer was on patrol in plainclothes in an unmarked car as he allegedly came flying down the road when he was spotted by Trickle.

“I think he was doing every bit of over fifty miles per hour,” said Trickle.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I will continue to post stories like this, until our (alleged) Attorney General Jeff Sessions actually does his job, and starts preventing behaviour like this against civilians by cops.

The statistics bear out the reality: there is no "war on cops" in this country; there is, however, a war against citizens by the people who are, allegedly, supposed to defend and protect them.

Jul 20 09:59

WHILE RICHEST ENJOY 'YACHTS THAT HAVE TINY YACHTS INSIDE,' ESTIMATED 400,000 PEOPLE IN US SUFFERING UNDER 'MODERN SLAVERY'

While the nation's richest and most powerful continue to enjoy the unparalleled fruits of a "New Guilded Age"—including those who have "yachts that have tiny yachts inside"them—a new report reveals that an estimated 400,000 people living in the United States live under forced servitude characterized as nothing less than "modern slavery."

According to the 2018 Global Slavery Index, published annually by the Walk Free Foundation, there are over 40 million people worldwide living under such conditions, including "one in every 800" Americans.

"The United States is one of the most advanced countries in the world yet has more than 400,000 modern slaves working under forced labor conditions," said Andrew Forrest, founder of the Walk Free Foundation. "This is a truly staggering statistic and demonstrates just how substantial this issue is globally."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And we cannot forget how the US citizens' love of cheap consumer goods fuels these conditions in countries which makes them.

Jul 20 09:59

THE ACLU HAS BASICALLY QUIT DEFENDING THE CONSTITUTION

The American Civil Liberties Union, an organization that once so rigidly adhered to the neutral principles in the Constitution that it famously defended the right of a neo-Nazi group to march through the Jewish-laden Chicago suburb of Skokie, has been increasingly rejiggering its positions to correspond with the Left’s hard lurch towards cafeteria constitutionalism.

Jul 20 09:57

PENTAGON: US-BACKED MILITIAS HOLDING 600 FOREIGN FIGHTERS IN CUSTODY

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are currently holding nearly 600 foreign fighters in custody, the Pentagon told reporters yesterday.

“As of July 2018 there are nearly 600 Foreign Terrorist Fighters from more than 40 countries in SDF custody,” Pentagon spokesman Navy Commander Sean Robertson said, adding that the US military was also aware of more than 400 Syrian nationals who were also being detained by the SDF.

A US military official with the coalition told CNN that of the foreign fighters in detention, some 40 are from Russia, with around a dozen from Germany and France respectively.

The fate of foreign fighters has been subject to heightened debate since the establishment of Daesh in Syria and Iraq. US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis previously emphasised that the fighters’ countries of origins needed to take responsibility for them.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No, Sec-Def Mattis; the countries of origin did not encourage these men to fight the duly elected Syrian government and their militaries; the US government did that!!

And if political resolutions between these militia and the Syrian government can be facilitated, so much the better for everyone.

Jul 20 09:54

Tucker Carlson: MSNBC’s ‘Out-of-the-Closet Extremist’ John Brennan Still Has Top Security Clearance

According to Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson, former CIA Director John Brennan still maintains a top secret security clearance. Carlson revealed this on the Thursday broadcast of his show “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

Back in February, Brennan, a staunch critic of President Donald Trump, was hired by MSNBC as a contributor.

Carlson argued that given Brennan’s position in the media, his security clearance could allow for him to leak sensitive information to others in the media.

Jul 20 09:50

‘I don’t care who you are. You have no right to disrespect me’: Waitress, 21, reveals she never knew her own strength before she SLAMMED father-of-two customer who groped her backside to the floor 'without thinking'

Emilia Holden took hold of Ryan Cherwinski's arm and hurled him to the ground
Father-of-two Cherwinski was at the Georgia eatery with his partner of 11 years
Holden said she had first thought it was a friend who was grabbing her as a joke
She said Cherwinski claimed he had just been trying to move her out of the way

Jul 20 09:49

Months after giant immigration raid, the wounds are still raw in one Tennessee town

MORRISTOWN, Tenn. — Luis Bautista-Martinez was on his way home from church with his sister and her two children when the sound of a police siren brought back frightening memories of an officer pointing a gun at his head months earlier.

Jul 20 09:48

'It's not like they can fire her': Meghan Markle's reported frustration with royal life divides commenters

“She Knew What She Was Signing Up For.”
“I guess this demonstrates that all walks of life have their share of issues.”

Jul 20 09:47

Assange Will be Handed Over to UK 'In Coming Days, According to my Sources' - Head of RT, Margarita Simonyan

This is ominous because Simonyan has incredibly good sources, i.e. high level people in Russia with access to good quality intel.

She is also close to Assange.

Her tweet reads:

"My sources say that Assange will be handed over to UK authorities in the coming weeks or even days. I hope with all my heart that my sources are mistaken."

Jul 20 09:46

Duck boat capsizes in Missouri lake leaving 17 dead

A tourist duck boat capsized in a lake near Branson, Missouri, killing at least 17 people, including children, as severe thunderstorms struck the area Thursday night, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said.

Jul 20 09:22

Hitler 1939: "Germany under National Socialism does not desire the enmity of other peoples." (VIDEO)

This clip and translation is actually from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum: HITLER SPEAKS BEFORE THE REICHSTAG (GERMAN PARLIAMENT) BERLIN, GERMANY, JANUARY 30, 1939. TRANSCRIPT: "The peoples [of the earth] will soon realize that Germany under National Socialism does not desire the enmity of other peoples. ...I want once again to be a prophet. If the international Finance-Jewry inside and outside of Europe should succeed in plunging the peoples of the earth once again into a world war, the result will be not the Bolshevization of earth, and thus a Jewish victory, but the annihilation of the Jewish race in Europe."

Jul 20 09:17

A U.S. federal judge has ruled it unconstitutional to prohibit transgenders in Puerto Rico from modifying their birth certificates according to their gender identities.

A U.S. federal judge has ruled it unconstitutional to prohibit transgenders in Puerto Rico from modifying their birth certificates according to their gender identities.

Jul 20 09:17

A pro-Kremlin politician said on live TV that Russia "stole" the U.S. presidency

Vyacheslav Nikonov, a member of Russia’s lower house of parliament, the Duma, appeared Sunday night on a show hosted by presenter Vladimir Solovyov that focused on whether U.S. global influence was in decline.

Jul 20 09:16

U..S. Border Patrol Saves Life Of Guatemalan Unaccompanied Minor Suffering From Severe Heat Exhaustion And Dehydration (Video)

A 17-year-old Guatemalan male was rescued by a joint Arizona National Guard and U.S. Border Patrol flight crew Monday when he was found alone and in distress in the desert in Arizona. The UH-60 Blackhawk flight crew responded and airlifted him for treatment. The youth entered the U.S. illegally before succumbing to the effects of Arizona's harsh desert environment. A Border Patrol medical technician administered intravenous fluids to the unaccompanied minor who suffered from severe heat exhaustion and dehydration.

Jul 20 09:06

Israel Enshrines Jewish Identity in Law Amid Opposition Outcry

The passage of the law is “a defining moment in the history of the State of Israel,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. “We have etched our language, our anthem and our flag in the rock of law.”

Jul 20 08:56

One hundred emergency responders to Manhattan steam pipe explosion are decontaminated as hundreds of people remain displaced while authorities probe what caused blast that leaked asbestos on to Fifth Avenue

One hundred emergency responders have been decontaminated while hundreds of people remain displaced from their homes after the steam pipe blast in Manhattan on Thursday leaked asbestos on to Fifth Avenue.

The explosion left a huge crater in the middle of Fifth Avenue between 21st and 22nd Street where smoke and steam billowed from the ground and enormous pools of water formed after the blast at 6.40am on Thursday. Five people including three civilians suffered minor injuries.

Anyone in the 'hot zone' who was left with dust and debris on their clothes has been advised to shower immediately and bag what they were wearing while firefighters removed their uniforms to reduce the risk of exposure.

Jul 20 08:55

No Liberal Rallies Yet for the Children of Yemen

We have yet to learn of any large and widespread U.S. demonstrations on behalf of the children and families of Yemen, where the U.S. is deeply complicit in the creation of a situation that “looks,” in the words of the United Nations’ humanitarian chief, “like the Apocalypse.” UNICEF reported last year that a child dies from preventable causes on the average of once every 10 minutes in Yemen.

As the Associated Press (AP) reported last May, roughly 3 million Yemeni women and children are “acutely malnourished; another 400,000 children are fighting for their lives.”

Jul 20 08:54

To Stop the Cartels, Mexico Strongly Considering the Legalization of ALL Drugs

This week, Olga Sanchez Cordero, the future interior minister of incoming Mexican president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, announced that the government is strongly considering the decriminalization of all drugs.

Sanchez Cordero said at a seminar that she has full permission from the incoming administration to do whatever it takes to stop the cartel violence in the country, and ending the drug war is at the top of the list.

“On the subject of decriminalizing drugs, Andres Manuel told me, and I quote: ‘Carte blanche. Whatever is necessary to restore peace in this country. Let’s open up the debate,'” Cordero said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Cordero just painted a target on her back.

Jul 20 08:46

BEX ALERT - Microsoft's Tom Burt says Russia tried to hack three 2018 US midterm candidates

A Microsoft executive today swiftly contradicted Donald Trump’s claim that Russia is not trying to disrupt the 2018 midterms: The company has already worked with the US government to foil Russian hacking attempts on three candidates.

Jul 20 08:46

Trump flags and hats made in China are reportedly being held up at customs as trade war heats up

Trump-themed flags and hats made in China are reportedly being held up at US customs amid an intensifying trade war.
Textile suppliers who export their goods to the US told China's state-run tabloid Global Times their products have been delayed at US customs, which is affecting their sales.

Jul 20 08:46

Maxine Waters supporters show true colors: shut down peaceful protest with threats of violence.

“LAPD advised our on the ground leadership that LAPD could not guarantee the safety of any protesters, and strongly advised that the protest not be held because of the danger. LAPD added that if a riot occurred, and we were attacked, the LAPD officers would withdraw and we would be on our own.

Given the high likelihood of lethal force violence (steel pipes and baseball bats to the head are clearly lethal force), and out of concern for the safety of other peaceful protesters such as the MAGA Girls, our advance team leader, Johnny Itliong, made the decision to cancel the protest.” – Stewart Rhodes

Jul 20 08:38

Why Israel Got the Biggest Win From Helsinki

“I think we really came to a lot of good conclusions, a really good conclusion for Israel,” Trump told interviewer Sean Hannity immediately after the meeting. Putin, Trump said, “is a believer in Israel. He's a fan of Bibi. He is really helping him a lot and will help him a lot, which is good for all of us.”
Note: As an American citizen I hang my head in shame.

Jul 20 08:30

Putin: 'Powerful Forces' Working to Undermine US-Russia Relations

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that "powerful forces" are working to undermine US-Russia relations in the wake of his bilateral meeting with President Donald Trump in Helsinki.

Jul 20 07:54

'That was abuse': Judge Jeanine Pirro details backstage clash with Whoopi Goldberg, saying 'triggered' View host 'got up in her face' and screamed 'get the f*** out' after on-air racial row

Judge Jeanine Pirro appeared on Fox and Friends to discuss her interview on The View the day prior, which ended with Whoppi Goldberg storming off the set
'I've been a prosecutor, judge, DA for 30 years. I tried murder cases. I can go toe-to-toe anybody. That was abuse,' said Pirro of Goldberg's vulgar tirade
'It was a sad moment that you know, she was triggered,' added Pirro of Goldberg, who she claims screamed at her to 'get the f*** out' backstage at The View
Pirro said that Goldberg had not called to apologize after storming off set

Jul 20 07:53

Trump says he's 'ready' to put tariffs on all $505 billion of Chinese goods imported to the US

President Donald Trump has indicated that he is willing to slap tariffs on every Chinese good imported to the U.S. should the need arise.
"I'm ready to go to 500," the president told CNBC's Joe Kernen in a "Squawk Box" interview aired Friday.

Jul 20 07:52

Child dead after being left in daycare van for 4 hours

A 3-year-old boy who was left behind in a hot day care van after a field trip has died in northwest Harris County.

The Precinct 1 Constable's Office says the child was found unresponsive in the van around 7 p.m., when his father arrived at Discovering Me Academy in the 8000 block of Antoine to pick up his son.

Jul 20 07:41

Top Tesla investor writes an open letter to Elon Musk telling him to 'cool it' after a series of bizarre Twitter rants sends the share price plummeting

Gene Munster, a managing partner at venture capital firm Loup Ventures, wrote to Musk saying that there have been 'too many examples of concerning behaviour' in the past six months.

'In my view, your outburst at analysts on the March 2018 earnings call, your ongoing frustration with short sellers and the media, your June email exchange with the saboteur, and your confrontation on Twitter with cave diver Vern Unsworth each raised flags with investors', he wrote.

'Your behavior is fueling an unhelpful perception of your leadership – thin-skinned and short-tempered', he warned.

Jul 20 07:33

After days of statements, Senate takes steps against Russia

Washington (CNN)On the fourth chaotic day of fallout from President Donald Trump's hugely consequential remarks regarding the US relationship to Russia, Congress did something rare: it took unified action........

Jul 20 07:06

GIVEN WHAT THE U.S. HAS DONE TO THE WORLD , IT SHOULD BE LETTING ALL REFUGEES IN

(*The forefathers never intended for The U.S. to do what it's done to the world is the part Trump Supporters tend to forget .)

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