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CURRENT EVENTS

Dec 13 15:31

Wonder Woman No Longer UN Ambassador Because She's White and Attractive!

Superheroes used to stand for equality, justice, and hope. That’s why it comes as no wonder all those movies are extremely popular today. People want to believe that good will always beat evil, sometimes you just need a happy ending.

Dec 13 14:31

UK Prime Minister Theresa May renews vow of servility to Israel

Two weeks to the day after the deputy leader of Britain’s Labour Party, Tom Watson, assured Zionist lobbyists of his complete and unconditional subservience to Israel, his prime minister, Theresa May, has gone even further.

Addressing more than 800 guests of the Zionist lobby group, Conservative Friends of Israel (CFI), she delivered what the Israeli news website Ynet described as “a staunchly pro-Israel speech… during which she declared her government’s unwavering support for Israel” and “proclaimed her unequivocal opposition to boycotts” of the apartheid state... >>

Dec 13 14:19

Monitoring The Miners: Rio Tinto, Drones And Surveillance

In of itself, technological development is benign. But behind every use is a human agent, and behind that agent is a motive, an inspiration, an agenda. Monitoring one’s employees has become the great mainstay of what companies claim is a productive exercise. The watched employee will have incentives to behave, to prosper, and to fulfil the ethos of the company.

Dec 13 13:44

Egyptian Professor: Europe Owes Its Science, Moral Values & Hygiene to Muslims

According to "Egyptian researcher" Ragheb El-Sergany, Europeans were a bunch of filthy, amoral savages before Muslims came and handed them civilization.

Dec 13 11:49

Germany-Bound Flight Diverted To New York, Evacuated Over Bomb Threat

A Germany-bound flight from the US state of Texas has been evacuated after being diverted to New York over a bomb threat that was phoned in, officials say.

Originally bound for Frankfurt, the Lufthansa Airbus 380 double-deck passenger jet made an emergency landing at JFK Airport in New York on Monday night, after the airliner’s corporate offices received the phone call and informed the pilot of a possible threat, according to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

Dec 13 10:20

THEY’RE FINISHED!!! TRUMP TEAM ASKS FOR IDENTITIES OF DOE EMPLOYEES WORKING ON CLIMATE CHANGE HOAX

Progressives who worship at the altar of environmentalism are growing increasingly worried that President-elect Donald Trump, a known climate change skeptic, may undo much of the work they have done over the past eight years to advance their green agenda at the expense of the American economy.

Dec 13 10:11

A Massacre In The Rear View Mirror: El Mozote At 35

In three days, from December 11-13, 1981, U.S.-trained troops in Central America’s smallest, most densely populated republic, El Salvador, rounded up and killed over a thousand unarmed civilians in the hamlet of El Mozote, in Morazán province, near the Honduran border. This massacre, I believe, still has the dubious distinction of being the largest mass killing of civilians by state forces in the Western Hemisphere in the 20th century.

Dec 13 10:02

White House, Clinton Tied To PR Firm Behind Electoral College Push Photo of Peter Hasson

The public relations firm working behind the scenes with the faithless electors is rife with ties to prominent Democrats like President Obama and twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Megaphone Strategies, whose stated mission is to “use PR as a tool to diversify progressive movements,” typically works with progressive causes like Black Lives Matter. The firm is representing the handful of “faithless electors” trying to keep President-elect Donald Trump from winning the Electoral College vote.

Dec 13 09:30

John Podesta calls for CIA “disinfo” briefing for all Electoral College voters

In yet another direct attack in the ongoing war against Donald Trump’s impending presidency, Hillary Clinton campaign chair John Podesta has backed “efforts” by some Electoral College voters to be briefed by the CIA before they cast their vote for president.

Dec 13 08:54

Snouts in the Trough, Hooves in the Till

when double-dipping cops and public servants steal from their own

Dec 13 08:54

MSM is Trying To Delegitimize Trump Presidency, Not His Fault Clinton Had Server. Last week they blamed fake news, the week before they it was the FBI, and this week is Russia. Next week will be Popular Vote.

Hugh Hewitt and Joan Walsh faced off on how Russian hacking may have affected the U.S. presidential election and Democrats are using it to "delegitimize" President-elect Trump. Hewitt accused Walsh of being in the "election-denier" camp.

Dec 13 08:48

Antonio Guterres Sworn In As Ninth UN Chief

Former Portuguese prime minister Antonio Guterres has been sworn in as the United Nations’ ninth secretary general.

Guterres, the former UN refugee chief, was sworn in on Monday in New York in front of Peter Thomson, the president of the UN General Assembly, and will replace outgoing Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon on January 1, 2017.

Dec 13 08:44

“Fake News!” Donald Trump Just Exposed CNN in a Massive Scandal (Video)

I'm sure we can all count on the Fake News Police being all over this one, right? Do we finally have grounds to remove CNN from the public airwaves? How about a compromise? They can stay on the air if they promise to never utter "Fake News" again!

The "Fake News!" chants are getting as bad as the "Bush lied, kids died," chants were back in the day… Does the hypocrisy EVER end????

Dec 13 08:38

Donald Trump wipes $3.5bn off Lockheed Martin market value with single tweet

US President-elect Donald Trump has sent another stock reeling into the red.
Barely a week after taking shots at Boeing, Donald Trump took aim at Lockheed Martin's F-35 fighter jet programme, saying the cost was "out of control".

Dec 13 08:38

American Express will give all parents 20 weeks of paid leave

Having a family while working at American Express is about to get a lot better.
Starting in January, the financial services giant will expand its paid parental leave policy for mothers and fathers to 20 weeks at full pay, plus another six to eight weeks for women who give birth and require medical leave. Full-time and part-time employees who have worked at Amex for at least a year are eligible.

Dec 13 08:28

Catholic Archbishop In Syria: Putin's Military Intervention In Syria "Serves the Christian Cause, Is A Source Of Hope... Putin Is Solving A Problem"

With all the anti-Putin & anti-Assad propaganda barraging us today, I thought this deserved a re-post. Just one year ago, Catholic archbishop Jean-Clement Jeanbart of Aleppo, Syria, said that Russian military intervention in Syria is "a source of hope" for Christians in the region, that it "serves the Christian cause," has "renewed the confidence among Christians in Syria," and that "Putin is solving a problem." Religion News reported on the bishop's visit to the U.S.: "But Jeanbart faces another challenge when he speaks to an American audience: For him, as for other Syrian Christians, Assad is not the despot that he is considered in Washington. Christians in Syria felt protected by Assad, he said, much as Christians in Iraq were under Saddam Hussein. Many on Capitol Hill, however, want to send more arms and funding to the rebels and remove Assad, who has been accused of using chemical weapons as well as being a serial violator of human rights.

Dec 13 08:26

Judge Andrew Napolitano Stresses The FACT That The NSA KNOWS Russia DID NOT Interfere With The Election!

On FOX NEWS last night Judge Andrew Napolitano thoroughly explained the situation that we are dealing with concerning the propaganda “Russia interfered or hacked the election in favor of Donald Trump”.

Dec 13 08:08

WHO TRUMP JUST PICKED MOMENTS AGO TO RUN THE ECONOMY IS GOING TO P*SS LIBERALS OFF!

Donald Trump has just announced his pick to head the National Economic Council Today! It’s the highest Economic Job in the country!

Dec 13 07:59

Colorado marijuana shops sold more than $1 billion of cannabis in first 10 months of 2016.

Two years after legalizing the use of marijuana in the state, Colorado’s cannabis shops hit a new milestone. In the first 10 months of 2016, weed stores in the state have reached $1 billion in legal, regulated sales of the drug.

Dec 13 07:59

Pipeline spills 176,000 gallons of crude into creek about 150 miles from Dakota Access protest camp

A pipeline leak has spilled tens of thousands of gallons of crude oil into a North Dakota creek roughly two and a half hours from Cannon Ball, where protesters are camped out in opposition to the Dakota Access pipeline.

Dec 13 07:31

Clinton, Podesta, And Hollywood Tamper With Electoral College Seeking To Invalidate President-elect Trump's Win - Sad State Of Affairs For American Democracy.

It is a sad state of affairs for America’s democracy. Patriots are watching in shock as the Clinton Camp tampers with the electoral college.

Dec 13 07:04

For low-income children, relationship with parent key to health

Educators, health care providers and researchers have known for some time that low socioeconomic status is connected to poor health, including in children, but a new study led by a San Francisco State University psychologist has shed light on what can be done to protect young people from negative outcomes.

Dec 13 07:04

After Trump's win, China and Mexico move to deepen ties

China and Mexico pledged on Monday to deepen ties at a meeting between their top diplomats following last month's U.S. presidential election victory of Donald Trump, who has tested Washington's relationship with both countries.

Dec 13 07:01

And the Secretary of State Is… A Fracking Pioneer Who Is Now Steering Geopolitical World Order

We are entering a new era in politics altogether. Let’s pick apart the pieces of that new paradigm carefully, so we can avoid repeating the painful mistakes of the past.

Dec 13 06:57

The sequence by which major media went stark raving mad

by Jon Rappoport

December 12, 2016

I’ve been working as a reporter since 1982. Since then I’ve watched big-media news lie in every possible way they could. But I’ve never seen them race to the edge of a cliff and jump off—until now.

Here is the rough sequence, acted out in the past year.

Dec 13 06:28

And the Secretary of State Is… A Fracking Pioneer Who Is Now Steering Geopolitical World Order

Oil is big, but Tillerson’s background is awe inspiring in its totality on the balance of the great game. He created a revolution that is now taking on world order.

Read more at TruthstreamMedia.com

Dec 13 05:19

Hillary Coup Attempting To Steal Presidency From Trump On December 19th Or January 6th (Video)

Far too many people have been duped into the belief that happy days are here again simply because Trump won, and that rationale is utterly delusional. People are beginning to believe that Trump can somehow undo decades of damage economically, and stop the collapse of the U.S. Dollar, or the global reset… WRONG! Furthermore, do Trump supporters think that the thousands, if not tens of thousands of far-left, violent, angry, protestors were going to change their minds on carrying out the largest civil uprising in our nation's history? WRONG!

Dec 13 03:34

14 Signs That There Is A Plot To Use Russia As An Excuse To Steal The Presidency From Trump On December 19th Or January 6th

Donald Trump could have the election legally stolen from him on either December 19th when the Electoral College casts their votes or on January 6th when a joint session of Congress gathers to count those votes.

Dec 12 23:12

Exclusive Interview with President-elect Donald Trump Dec 11 2016

The Trump Wave – Chris Wallace with President-elect Donald Trump

When asked why would the CIA put out the story that the Russians wanted you to win, Trump said I don’t think it is the CIA, I think it is the Democrat’s,because they suffered one of the greatest defeats in the history of politics.

I am open-minded… I’m somebody that gets it…other countries are eating our lunch…the great American people have been forgotten…millions of people have given up looking for work… I understand our country – Donald J Trump

Dec 12 20:16

The CIA’s Absence of Conviction

I had a call from a Guardian journalist this afternoon. The astonishing result was that for three hours, an article was accessible through the Guardian front page which actually included the truth among the CIA hype:

The Kremlin has rejected the hacking accusations, while the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has previously said the DNC leaks were not linked to Russia. A second senior official cited by the Washington Post conceded that intelligence agencies did not have specific proof that the Kremlin was “directing” the hackers, who were said to be one step removed from the Russian government.

Craig Murray, the former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan, who is a close associate of Assange, called the CIA claims “bullshit”, adding: “They are absolutely making it up.”

“I know who leaked them,” Murray said. “I’ve met the person who leaked them, and they are certainly not Russian and it’s an insider. It’s a leak, not a hack; the two are different things.

Dec 12 16:58

GOP Says CIA Must Show Evidence That Russia Intervened In The Election.

The war has started between what the CIA reported in its secret meeting with lawmakers on Capitol Hill.

Dec 12 16:54

Backfire! Michigan Recount Showing Voter Fraud After All... for Hillary

Now it is being reported out of Michigan that recounts actually show that in 392 out of 662 precincts that overwhelmingly favored Hillary — a whopping 59 percent — the number of ballots counted do not match what’s on the books...

Dec 12 16:32

Dubai horror as huge blaze tears through luxury skyscraper on Palm Jumeirah artificial island

It'll be down any minute. Really, its on the verge of collapse. If we just wa ... aw forget it.

Dec 12 16:09

Can Laws the Globalist Made Be Used to take Down New World Order’s Treasonous Subversives Under a Trump Administration?

The Patriot Act, The John Warner Defense Authorization Act, The Military Commissions Act, The Insurrection Act, NDAA of 2012 and Presidential Directive 51 were designed to quash the resistance to the New World Order by using the Military to take over state legislators and remove governors, local governments that will not go along with the globalist agenda. To arrest public servants and dissidents defiant to the tyrannical government coming out of Washington DC. To come after and arrest veterans, gun rights advocates, pro-life supporters and devout Christians. To remove the opposition was the goal.
Now the tables might have turned where these laws can be used against them. The New World Order has a good reason to be scared.

Dec 12 15:17

Ambassador JOHN BOLTON Believes The Hacking Of The 2016 Election Possibly A False Flag!

John Bolton believes the 2016 Election hacks were possibly a false flag operation, and could allegedly have been committed by the Obama Administration. John Bolton is a straight talker, and in my opinion a man of his word.

Dec 12 15:13

A “Soft Coup” Attempt: Furious Trump Slams “Secret” CIA Report Russia Helped Him Win

The Washington Post reports a secret anonymous CIA assessment claims Russia tried to help Trump win the election . The Post falsely claimed there is a consensus in the CIA while Lawmakers briefed on the report say there is no direct evidence of Russian involvement, the evidence is circumstantial and not all agents agreed on the assessment.

Dec 12 15:12

DHS Caught Hacking U.S. Election System

The U.S. DHS has been caught trying to hack Georgia’s election system after weeks of blaming Russia.

Dec 12 15:04

John Podesta Is Now "Demanding" Intel on Russia's "Efforts" to Get Trump Elected — Narrative Building to Overturn Trump's Win

The narrative is certainly being built up for an election upset… Guess the only question left is, how badly does the system want a civil war?

Dec 12 13:22

Obama Out Not With a Bang, But a Whimp

The whimpering Obama administration is not over yet. Expect more sensational CIA exploits; more demonization of Russia; more weaponizing of “moderate” Syrian “rebels”; and even the odd false flag.

Clinton’s campaign – fully supported by President Obama — spent a whopping $1.2 billion and floundered ignominiously at the US presidential election. So Obama decided that the consolation “prize” is to order the “intelligence community” – a contradiction in terms – to conduct a “full review” of how the evil Russians handed out the Big Prize to Donald Trump.

Dec 12 13:16

Stop the CIA Coup – The Deep State versus Donald Trump

The CIA is up to its old tricks: overthrowing a democratically elected government. Only this time it’s our government.

“The CIA presentation to senators about Russia’s intentions fell short of a formal US assessment produced by all 17 intelligence agencies. A senior US official said there were minor disagreements among intelligence officials about the agency’s assessment, in part because some questions remain unanswered.” [emphasis added]

Dec 12 12:49

Police: Black Man Told Woman He Raped Her 'Because She's White'

An African American man was arrested and charged with rape and ethnic intimidation after allegedly telling a woman he raped her "because she's white."

Dec 12 12:28

The CIA Says They Did NOT TELL The WASHINGTON POST That "Russia Hacked Election In Favor Of Trump"!

It looks like we have "fake" news mixed up with "real" news again. The WASHINGTON POST did a story linking the Russian government to hacking the presidential election to help Donald Trump.

Dec 12 12:20

Foxconn Fires 25% Of India Workers As Demonetization Destroys Sales

While piecemeal anecdotes and surveys have already exposed the devastation that PM Modi's demonetization plan has had on the Indian economy, tonight we see the first hard evidence as Foxconn has asked 25% of its workforce to leave after the cash ban caused sales to collapse by 50% forcing the company to slash production by half.

Amid social unrest and loss of faith in the nation's currency, India's economy has ground to a halt with its Composite PMI crashing by a record in the last month as demonetization strikes.

And now, as The Economic Times reports, the government’s move to ban Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes from November 9 has had a domino effect on the mobile phone industry, where a large majority of mobile phones are bought for less than Rs 5,000 and most of the transactions happen through cash.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looking at these numbers, one has to ask: has India's Prime Minister Modi gone absolutely, completely barking mad, with this demonetization scheme?!?

Looking at the results of this program, it is almost a shame that the Indian Constitution does not have its equivalent of the American Constitution's 25th Amendment.

The Indian people deserve far better leadership than this government is providing.

Dec 12 11:55

EU to extend economic sanctions on Russia after leaders meet on December 15

The European Union will extend by six months its main economic sanctions on Russia over the conflict in Ukraine after the bloc's leaders meet in Brussels on Dec. 15, diplomatic sources and officials said on Friday.

The sanctions include restrictions access to international financing, and curbs on defence and energy cooperation with Russia, which annexed the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea from Kiev in March, 2014, and went on to back a rebellion in east Ukraine.

The conflict in Ukraine's industrial east is still simmering and has claimed nearly 10,000 lives. Efforts at implementing a peace agreement, brokered by Germany and France, have stalled for nearly two years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Comedian Ron White is thoroughly correct, in his stand-up act, when he says, "You can't fix stupid"!

And right now, the EU is, collectively behaving stupidly against Russia on these sanctions, and falsely blaming it for something it never, ever did.

And I would like to politely point out to the writers of this codswallop that Russia did NOT "annex Crimea".

Apparently, real fact checking at Reuters has fallen out of favor, when it does not support the US government's narrative.

When the duly elected Ukrainian President Yanukovich was thrown under the proverbial bus by elements of George Soros, the EU, the US, and the IMF in 2014, and Poroshenko was "anointed" as President, the Crimean government and people understood that there was no longer any legitimacy in the government in Kiev.

And remember: the US's Victoria Nuland bragged, in a presentation, about the amount of money the US had spent to destabilize Ukraine:

Victoria Nuland's Admits Washington Has Spent $5 Billion to "Subvert Ukraine"

So, what the Crimeans did, in an observed free and fair election, was to ask the people of Crimean if they would like to become a part of the Russian Federation, and the people of Crimean overwhelmingly said yes.

Then, the government of Crimea petitioned the Russian Federation to become a member of that Federation, and the Russian Federation accepted this.

Peaceful self-determination is enshrined in the Charter of the UN, and that is precisely what the Crimean people did in these two steps.

The alleged "annexing" of Crimea never took place, except in the fevered, and fantasy-driven minds of those in the US government.

They and the Ukrainian government were ticked, as Crimea had been one of the "industrial engines" of Ukraine; now it is one of the "industrial engines" of Russia.

The Hidden Story of Crimea's Economic Success

So what did the US and Ukrainian government do?!? They collectively manufactured the absolute lie that Russia, somehow, annexed Ukraine, so Russia was to be punished.

Members of the EU understand this, but, to appease their American "big brother", need to treat the lie as real; this is completely, economically, and geopolitically insane, but that's the reality here.

Dec 12 11:39

LOL: Trump Team Sends Memo to Energy Department Asking Who's Worked on Climate Change

Federal bureaucrats at the Department of Energy are fearing they might lose their cushy make-work jobs.

"President-elect Donald Trump's Energy Department transition team sent the agency a memo this week asking for the names of people who have worked on climate change and the professional society memberships of lab workers, alarming employees and advisors."

Dec 12 11:27

Europe on the brink: Streets 'will become war zones' as continent descends into crisis

It comes after months of warnings from experts – including top military brasses – that massive economic issues, mass immigration, and terrorism will lead to a full-scale crisis.

They have predicted this will affect the entire continent, eventually leading to civil war on the streets.

In December 2015, one of the most apocalyptic warnings came from André Blattmann, the Swiss head of the armed forces.

Blattmann, who left his job just weeks later, said the combination of hybrid wars, the economy, and the refugee crisis would have “unforeseen dimensions”.

He then claimed social unrest was something Europe’s leaders and armies had to be prepared for.

Just weeks ago, French scholar of Islam, Gilles Kepel, told German newspaper Die Welt that the eventual goal of Islamic terrorism was not to simply murder western people in Europe.

He explained the purpose of bloody and vicious attacks on innocent people is to incite hatred among the general population of Muslims in general.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yes, I know; this article appears both sensationalist and apocalyptic, as is thedailystar.com's style.

but I have to wonder, looking at all the disintegration we are seeing in European countries, and the problems brought on by out of control immigration, how far fetched are these assessments, and what can European politicians can actually do to prevent this predicted "civil war" in Europe?!?

I can tell you one thing; these European leaders better be thinking far ahead, and not just to the next election, before things do go wildly out of control in Europe!

Dec 12 11:20

150 TERABYTES! NORWAY BUSTS LARGEST DARK WEB, CHILD PORN NETWORKS IN HISTORY — US, UK MEDIA IGNORE STORY

It’s one of the largest child sex abuse cases in history. A year-long special investigation called “Operation Darkroom” resulted in the seizure of 150 terabytes of data material in the form of photos, movies and chat logs containing atrocities against children as young as infancy, Norwegian police announced at a news conference in late November.

Among the 51 perpetrators said to be involved, 20 have been arrested. The list of the accused includes “highly educated” individuals, including two former or current elected politicians, one teacher, a lawyer and a police officer.

Dec 12 11:17

George W. Bush Is Beng Sued For War Crimes! LIVE COVERAGE CALIFORNIA''S 9th Circuit

This case was dismissed in 2014 but the appeal is being heard today. The oral argument will be live streamed and recorded on the Ninth Circuit's YouTube channel, permitting members of the public to watch the argument.
The Court's calendar commences at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time on December 12th; the case will likely be heard later in the morning, as it is last on the Court's calendar. UPDATE: I watched the 32-minute hearing live & did a write-up on the proceedings. Wow, 32 minutes is all our 'justice system' grants for a war with untold millions of deaths and consequences of Biblical proportions. Amazing.

Dec 12 11:15

ICE spends $100 million ferrying illegal immigrant children around U.S., watchdog says

The federal agency that handles deportations spent more than $100 million of its money over the last few years to ferry illegal immigrant children around the U.S., according to calculations by a watchdog group that says the cash could have been better spent on enforcement.

Government figures obtained by the Immigration Reform Law Institute through an open records request show Immigration and Customs Enforcement spent an average of $665 per juvenile in 2014, with most of that going to the cost of airplane flights to shuttle the children among government agencies, to relatives here in the U.S. or back to their home countries — if they’re deported.

At that rate, ICE will spend about $4.5 million flying just the children nabbed at the border in October, and somewhere north of $100 million since the surge began in earnest in 2014.

“It’s insult to injury on a massive scale,” said Dale Wilcox, executive director of IRLI.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Forgive me, but wouldn't the money be better spent on both more robust border enforcement, and and assisting countries from which most of this kids are coming to create an economy where it made sense for them to stay?!?

This is really a staggering about of money!

Dec 12 11:08

HILLARY PLEADS TO DISMISS BENGHAZI LAWSUIT

Lawyers for twice-failed Oval Office aspirant Hillary Clinton have asked a federal court in Washington, D.C., to dismiss a lawsuit over her statements as secretary of state about the Benghazi terror attack that left four Americans dead.

They allege that she told them one story about the attack, then told the media another story, and ended up calling the family members liars.

“Plaintiffs respectfully request that the court rule on defendant Clinton’s motion in a politically neutral fashion, as defendant Clinton, like everyone else before the court, is not above the law,” the filing states.

“To treat her differently than others would be treated would create and perpetuate a terrible precedent, as the American people have come to believe that, in effect, there are two systems of justice; one for the political elite establishment, and one for the rest of the citizens of our nation.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And herein lies the problem; Clinton does, absolutely and completely, believe she totally above the rule of law, courtesy of her status as one of the "Washington Elites".

That two-tier system of American "justice", alluded to by the Plaintiff's complaint, is already enshrined in the judicial system already; however, a successful prosecution of Clinton in this case may well to start to overturn these practices.

Dec 12 10:57

‘Secret Santa’ Settles Every Overdue Lunch Balance At Pennsylvania Elementary School

An anonymous man has given a much-needed festive financial boost to families of children attending an elementary school in Pennsylvania.

The unidentified stranger paid off more than $900 in overdue lunch balances for 44 students at HW Good Elementary School in Herminie, reports KDKA. He also covered the most indebted student’s meals for the rest of the month.

“I told him, ‘Words can’t describe what my feelings are.’ I had tears in my eyes,” said Amy Larcinese, the school’s principal. “It’s just good to know there are so many good people out there who are willing to sacrifice to help others.

Almost half of the school’s 300 students are from “financially struggling families” who qualify for free and reduced lunches, reports CNN.

Larcinese said school staff are now calling the man, who first made contact with the school via phone on Monday and then dropped a check to cover the balances two days later, their “Secret Santa.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Many times, if the kids' families cannot come up with even the reduced fees for lunches, those children get cut off from what may well be their most nutritious meal of the day.

Whoever this man is, God bless him!!

Dec 12 10:50

Robert Reich: ‘A dark cloud of illegitimacy hangs over the pending presidency of Donald Trump’

Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich warned that Donald Trump must deal with questions about his ties to Russia before taking office or a “dark cloud of illegitimacy” would haunt his presidency.

In a Sunday Facebook post, Reich presents six damning reasons that the American people should rightly doubt the legitimacy of the pending Trump presidency.

“The CIA has found credible evidence that Russia intervened in the election in order to help Trump become president,” Reich explains. “It has been suggested that Trump owes vast sums of money to Russian oligarchs, friends of Putin, who have also invested substantially in Trump’s enterprises.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A short memo to Robert Reich: accusations and innuendo are all which exist here, to date, and nothing more.

Sir, can you show me the actual facts of the case against Trump?!? Can the CIA?!?

You and they cannot, because they do not exist.

Mr. Reich, whatever “dark cloud of illegitimacy” might hover over President-Elect Trump's administration has been placed there by the Democratic party machine and Hillary Clinton, still furiously, and I might add, pathologically, incapable of understanding why Clinton lost the election.

The appointment be head of the CIA is just as political as every other appointment in US government; it is apparent that John Brennan was given his marching orders recently from the Democratic Party, to attempt to smear Trump with this accusation, which, to date, has absolutely no legs, and makes the CIA look ridiculously "fact free" with this "alleged" analysis.

Brennan will be out soon, but it is the CIA which is going to suffer the worst damage to its credibility to the point of absolute disbelief by both the Establishment, and ordinary citizens, that they can get anything straight anymore.

Dec 12 10:34

TRUMP’S PERSONALITY ‘UNPRECEDENTED’, VISION OF NEW WORLD ORDER YET TO BE SEEN – KISSINGER

The personality of Donald Trump has “no precedent” in modern US history, but he should be given a chance to put forward his policies, Henry Kissinger said, highlighting the president-elect’s potential to shape global politics and keep to the US tradition of “building world peace.”

Speaking at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum in Oslo, Norway, on the issue of “World Peace after the US Presidential Election,” the 93-year-old former diplomat and Nobel Prize winner dispelled fears of the looming cataclysm of Trump’s presidency.

“Before postulating an inevitable crisis, an opportunity should be given to the new administration to put forward its vision of international order,” Kissinger said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Kissinger's assessment of Trump is very correct; I just wish to heck those words hadn't come out of the mouth of one of the most horrific war criminals in this country's history.

I hope that the Trump presidency will be one of creating and maintaining peace around the world, primarily through commerce, and internal good governance.

Unfortunately, since the 2000 election, these pre-emptive wars in Iraq; Afghanistan; Syria; Libya; Somalia, Iraq; and Yemen have been about the US government's expropriating and controlling foreign resources, to which it has absolutely no moral right, and insuring those resources are sold only in US dollars.

Dec 12 10:19

THE NEW YORK TIMES AND WASHINGTON POST “INTELLIGENCE SOURCES” UNDER INSPECTOR GENERAL INVESTIGATION…

Various Trump administration officials are then commanded to show up for interviews where they are asked to respond to the content of media reports which are based entirely on other manipulated media reports….. And that’s where we are today.

However, if anyone could actually pause and call out this nonsense they might find it useful to reference the already well known politicization of the entire intelligence community apparatus. The politicization was/is so severe it led to an inspector general investigation:

More than 50 intelligence analysts working out of the U.S. military’s Central Command have formally complained that their reports on ISIS and al Qaeda’s branch in Syria were being inappropriately altered by senior officials.

Dec 12 10:16

NOW GERMAN POLITICIANS WORRIED ABOUT "STRIKING INCREASE" IN RUSSIAN PROPAGANDA AND FAKE NEWS

Either Russian intelligence officials have suddenly become extremely efficient at disrupting national elections in the world's largest democracies or the establishment leaders of those democracies have intentionally launched a coordinated, baseless witch hunt as a way to distract voters from their failed policies. We have our suspicions on which is more likely closer to the truth...

Either way, per Reuters, Germany's domestic intelligence agency is reporting a "striking increase" in Russian propaganda and disinformation campaigns aimed at destabilizing German society, and targeted cyber attacks against political parties.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Wow, blaming Russia for election upsets seems to be a "trend" in Europe as well!

Looks like Merkel and her party, in advance of what I believe will be a stunning upset in next year's elections, have decided to blame Russia, rather than take any responsibility whatsoever for out of control immigration, and the problems it has engendered, for what may be her absolute crash and burn next year.

I am very sorry, Chancellor Merkel; but taking a page from Hillary Clinton's failed playbook will not help you one bit in the coming elections.

Dec 12 10:15

“There is a plan to steal the election from the American people and Trump” — C.I.A. pushing for new election?

Youtuber Mark Dice breaks down the latest propaganda push by the mainstream media in which the C.I.A. is claiming that unnamed Russian sources hacked both the D.N.C. and R.N.C., which Hillary Clinton claims led to her loss of the election.

Dec 12 10:09

MORE PROSECUTORS REFUSE TO ACCEPT GUILTY PLEAS BASED ON FAULTY $2 FIELD DRUG TESTS

It's a good start. The $2 drug tests are great for law enforcement drug warriors, but not much good for anyone else. The cheap tests, performed in the field by officers, have been known to call everything from baking soda to donut glaze illegal substances. This is often good enough for government work, especially when the government work involves obtaining convictions.

Harris County, Texas -- where the 300 wrongful convictions were uncovered -- is also no longer accepting pleas based on field test results. But that only solves part of the problem. The other problem is what to do with those accused of drug possession. Treating the tests as fallible helps prevent wrongful convictions, but those facing drug charges remain locked up while waiting for lab test results.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, drug enforcement agencies and police departments in this country were counting on the false positives these tests provided for convictions?!?

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable!!

Dec 12 09:56

British neo-nazi group 'to be classed as terror organisation and banned' in unprecedented move

A British neo-Nazi group is expected to be labelled a terror organisation and banned in a landmark first for the UK.
An order proscribing fascist group National Action is due to be laid before Parliament on Monday. It will be the first time membership of a far-right group has been outlawed in the UK.

Dec 12 09:09

FBI Disputes CIA's "Fuzzy And Ambiguous" Claims That Russia Sought To Influence Presidential Election

The FBI did not corroborate the CIA’s claim that Russia had a hand in the election of President-elect Donald Trump in a meeting with lawmakers last week.

A senior FBI counterintelligence official met with Republican and Democrat members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence in order to give the bureau’s view of a recent CIA report. The official did not concur with the CIA, frustrating Democrats.

The CIA believes Russia “quite” clearly intended to send Trump to the White House. The claim is a bold one and concerned Democrats and some Republicans who are worried about Trump’s desire to mend relations with an increasingly aggressive Russia. The CIA report was “direct, bold and unqualified,” one of the officials at the meeting told The Washington Post Saturday.

The FBI official was much less convinced of the claims, providing “fuzzy” and “ambiguous” remarks.

Dec 12 09:07

Dan Rather: ‘Founding Fathers warned about a demagogue president backed by a foreign adversary’

Responding to the Washington Post‘s bombshell report about Russia’s meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Rather took to his Facebook page and wondered “whether this will be a Trump Putin Administration or a Putin Trump Administration.”

Webmaster addition: You mean like all these Presidents under Israel's control?

Dec 12 09:07

Facebook cofounder and others pledge $10 million toward universal basic income research

Amazon stores won't need cashiers. Uber cars won't require drivers. It's a new economy where many human jobs vanish. And some say the solution may be a universal basic income.

Dec 12 09:02

Trump mocks Russian hacking 'conspiracy theory'

He tweeted: "Can you imagine if the election results were the opposite and WE tried to play the Russia/CIA card. It would be called conspiracy theory!"

The US president-elect also questioned why the alleged cyber-attacks were not widely made public before the election.

His remarks set the incoming commander-in-chief against intelligence services that he will preside over.

"Unless you catch "hackers" in the act, it is very hard to determine who was doing the hacking. Why wasn't this brought up before election?" Mr Trump tweeted on Monday morning.

Dec 12 08:41

No, Julian Assange is NOT dead!

Julian Assange’s public disappearance shortly after the U.S. election prompted a wild internet frenzy igniting a number of viral rumors and conspiracy theories on social networks and online chat boards that Julian Assange had been captured and killed by the C.I.A..

Dec 12 08:40

Michael Moore reveals plans for major protest at Trump’s Inaugration

Michael Moore was honestly one of the few pundits who correctly predicted that Trump would win the election albeit being one of his most vocal critics. Among pollsters, other media commentators and even some members of the Republican party, the possibility of a Trump win was close to nil, zilch, nada, not going to happen.

Dec 12 08:39

Gilad Atzmon - I am giving a talk in NYC on Wednesday

Wednesday 14th December Identity, Diversity And Soil - The Collapse Of The Liberal Utopia – A workshop with Gilad Atzmon.

7pm, 18 West 18th Street, Room 605

NY, NY

Please come along and bring friends...

Dec 12 08:37

It Is Either The Dems Way Or No Way At All

Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) is suggesting that the Electoral College has the “right” to consider the CIA information of possible Russian hacking into the Election before they vote. Wow, they are trying every possible way to deny President-elect Trump the actual Presidency.

Dec 12 08:22

Richard Williamson: Trump's Election Was A "God-given Reprieve From Years And Years Of Liberal Government"

As you may recall, Pope Benedict XVI lifted Catholic clergyman Richard Williamson's excommunication in 2009, causing an international media firestorm among the establishment, because Williamson had given a TV interview that same week scoffing at the 'Zyklon B gas chamber' myth. Here Williamson weighs in on the election of Donald J. Trump. He begins, "The essential thing to say about the election last month of Donald Trump as the next President of the United States is that it is a God-given reprieve from years and years of liberal government, but unless the American people themselves turn back seriously to Almighty God, then the reprieve will be swept away by a return of the liberals in force to destroy the United States once and for all, as Hilary Clinton would have done, had she been elected."

Dec 12 07:56

Donald Trump says he doesn't need daily intelligence briefings as President because he's 'smart'

Donald Trump is doing his best to defend skipping out on intelligence briefings since he won the election last month.
It's recently been reported that the President-elect only receives one briefing per week and on Sunday, he suggested that he is too smart to be given them daily.

Dec 12 07:56

A black woman was accused of stealing — so this Victoria’s Secret kicked out all black customers.

At first there was outrage. Kimberly Houzah told everyone watching her Facebook Live video to boycott Victoria’s Secret. She pledged to call the store’s corporate headquarters and report the racist behavior she’d just been subjected to. She told her friends that she’ll never set foot inside the store again, even if “I’m down to my last pair of drawers.”

Dec 12 07:55

White House Punts Palestinian Statehood Questions Before Obama Exits Stage Left

A White House Press reporter asked Obama's Deputy Press Secretary twice on Friday about the issue of Palestine Statehood and whether or not the Obama Administration will take any action executive to help further this cause before leaving office. (Oh, I guess executive orders are only to pardon dope-dealers!)

Dec 12 07:21

Secret Agenda: Are They Planning To Use ‘Russian Interference’ As An Excuse To Invalidate Trump’s Election Victory?

It has been said that nothing happens by accident in politics, and it is certainly no accident that Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, members of the U.S. Senate and the mainstream media are all suddenly buzzing about “Russian hacking” and “Russian interference” in our elections.

Dec 12 06:40

Bill Gates and investors worth $170 billion are launching a fund to fight climate change through energy innovation

Bill Gates is leading a more than $1 billion fund focused on fighting climate change by investing in clean energy innovation.

The Microsoft co-founder and his all-star line-up of fellow investors plan to announce tomorrow the Breakthrough Energy Ventures fund, which will begin making investments next year.

Dec 12 06:39

Report: VA staff left veteran's body in shower nine hours, tried to hide mistakes

Staff members at the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System left the body of a veteran in a shower room for more than nine hours then tried to cover up the mistake, a hospital investigation shows.

Dec 12 06:37

What Factors Distinguish "Real" News From "Fake" News?

What is “fake news”? It is all over the media and the source of much back and forth between the “main street” media and the “alternative” media. A former Presidential candidate is now calling to regulate it. But what is it? If we are going to debate the issue – and, more importantly, if it is to be considered for regulation - the term needs to be defined with precision and clarity. Why? Because we are talking about not just eroding - but outright altering - the fundamental freedoms of speech and press.

Dec 11 20:04

Q & A With Emily Youcis: Philadelphia Phillies 'Pistachio Girl' Fired For Being Pro-White

This weekend I contacted Emily Youcis, an independent animator and artist who was recently fired from her job hawking pistachios, beer, and other snacks at Philadelphia Phillies baseball games following coverage of her attendance at the NPI conference in Washington, D.C. late last month.

Dec 11 18:01

Instead of Actually Helping Homeless People, 71 Cities Have Made It Illegal to Help Homeless People

What is a person to do when their state of poverty becomes so extreme that it becomes criminal?

That’s exactly what’s happening to homeless people in the United States these days. And it isn’t just the homeless people who are being criminalized – it’s the kind-hearted folks that try to help them out.

Instead of helping those who have fallen on hard times, 71 cities have actually made it illegal to help those who have fallen on hard times by "cracking down" on those who feed the homeless.

Dec 11 16:19

Delegitimising Israel: Nobody does it better than the Israelis themselves

Stuart Littlewood laments the double standards of the UK and US which stifle debate of Israel and forced academics to relocate a conference on Israel to Ireland after repeated censorship by Southampton University.

Dec 11 13:03

This invention could change the face of Palestine

Weeks ago Noor Harazeen worked on a video for Zinc covering the story of Majd Ismail Mashharawi, a young Palestinian girl who invented the Green Cake building block. The video reached almost 10 million views and now it's the time to support her project! Please donate to help the people of Gaza, and make her dream come true! If you are not capable of donating, please share. Watch video:

Thank you!

Dec 11 12:38

Fake News and War Party Lies – Pat Buchanan

Now, Americans should be on guard against “fake news” and foreign meddling in U.S. elections.

Yet it is often our own allies, like the Brits, and our own leaders who mislead and lie us into unnecessary wars. And is not meddling in the internal affairs, including the elections, of regimes we do not like, pretty much the job description of the CIA and the National Endowment for Democracy?

Dec 11 12:32

‘Total respect!’ Troops show their love for Trump at Army-Navy game; check out the video, photos

This is the year of breaking records, Army beating Navy after 14 years
The annual Army-Navy game is a proud American tradition often attended by U.S. Presidents ever since Theodore Roosevelt first attended a snow-filled event in 1901.

The 117th annual game, however, saw the first president-elect on record in attendance.

If you were at the game or watching on television, you couldn’t have missed Trump’s entrance thanks to the massive cheers coming from the military cadets in attendance.

Dec 11 11:18

FBI And CIA Give Differing Accounts To Lawmakers On Russia’s Motives In 2016 Hacks, Really

In a secure meeting room under the Capitol last week, lawmakers each had a copy of a secret assessment by the CIA of Russia’s alleged role in hacking the 2016 elections.

Dec 11 10:23

RIGHT AFTER WINNING THE RECOUNT, TRUMP GOT HIT WITH THE BEST NEWS OF HIS LIFE!

Donald Trump has been on fire since he won the Presidency in November.

Dec 11 09:49

LEAKED FOOTAGE EXPOSES CNN PRODUCING FAKE NEWS DURING FIRST GULF WAR

Leaked footage has emerged of Charles Jaco when he was the CNN anchor made internationally famous for heroically covering the 1990 Persian Gulf War.

The first part of this video shows the stage set he was on while he clowns around with fellow CNN staff. The Saudi Arabian “hotel” in the background is adorned by fake palm trees and a blue wall in a studio. This clip was leaked by CNN staff.

The second part of this video is a live CNN satellite feed recorded onto VHS showing the final cut. Charles Jaco is wearing a different jacket, but he had the same act. Even though the acting is terrible as Charles Jaco wore a gas mask, and his fellow correspondent Carl Rochelle wore a helmet—the American public were manipulated and duped en masse. The sirens and missile sound effects are part of the stage set. The camera never pans out or shows the sky as they appear terrified of chemical weapons being dropped from above.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If you want fake news, just continue watching the corporate prestitutes obediently regurgitating the propaganda, and narrative, the US government wants you to believe is real!!

Dec 11 09:32

6 EXECS FROM PHARMA CO. WHO LOBBIED FOR ILLEGAL POT, ARRESTED FOR BRIBING DOCS TO PUSH DEADLY FENTANYL

Insys Therapeutics, the company who makes insane profits from a drug behind one of the worst overdose epidemics in the nation’s history, fentanyl, is in hot water — again.

According to Reuters, six former Insys Therapeutics Inc executives and managers were arrested on Thursday on charges that they engaged in a nationwide scheme to bribe doctors to prescribe a drug containing the opioid fentanyl, U.S. prosecutors said.

Along with the executives, Michael Baich, the former CEO, was also charged in an indictment filed in federal court in Boston this week.

They have all been brought up on charges of racketeering for their scheme.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good that these execs got arrested.

And I know this will only happen when pigs fly, but if convicted, these guys should do hard jail time for this, and NOT at a "Club Fed".

But at Big Pharma, it's always "profits uber alles", even if people die from a prescription medication.

This is why people need to learn to take the best control possible by educating themselves on nutrition and supplements, because this understanding will make a difference in your general level of wellness, and even perhaps your longevity.

When it comes to health, knowledge is power.

Dec 11 09:26

OBAMA’S LEGACY: HUMAN COST OF EIGHT YEARS OF WAR

President Barack Obama declared during his second inauguration speech, “We, the people, still believe that enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.” However, one of the main legacies of Obama’s presidency may be that his administration further institutionalized a framework for a global “war on terrorism” with no end in sight.

In a report released on December 5 on the “legal and policy frameworks” for pursuing war, Obama suggests the frameworks show the U.S. is capable of defending its interests at home and around the world in a manner consistent with the “laws, values, and traditions” that are a “source” of America’s “greatest strength.”

There are six “theaters” of war, which the report highlights: Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Somalia, Libya, and Yemen. It omits Pakistan, where the CIA has launched drone strikes, as well as countries in Africa, like Mali.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And PLEASE, will someone from the Nobel Peace Prize Committee have the "male attributes" to call the White House, and ask for Obama's Peace Prize to be returned?!?

As warmonger-in-chief, he has hardly deserved it!!!

Dec 11 09:22

DISTURBING VIDEO SHOWS COPS TIE MAN TO CHAIR, BEAT HIM UNTIL HE GOES UNCONSCIOUS AND BLIND

Stop Resisting’ are the infamous words of police in America. While many times these words are warranted, all too often we hear them being repeated over and over as restrained and even unconscious victims are beaten to a pulp. Eastpointe’s Frankie Taylor is an example of one these cases.

On August 10, 2015, Taylor was picked up for a routine DUI arrest and brought to the Eastpointe police department for booking. When Taylor asked the officers what he was being booked for, they became enraged.

“If you keep acting like a child, you’re going to get strapped in that chair and you’re going to stay there,” an officer can be heard saying on the video.

When Taylor asks to use the phone, he is swarmed by police and forced into a restraint chair as police threaten to taser him. Once Taylor is in the chair, a sadistic officer is seen putting on his blue gloves before pummelling Taylor’s face — over and over again.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You've just GOT to love how Michigan police interpret the phrase "to protect and serve" here.

For those Michiganders who can, vote with your feet, and move out of the state; if you are contemplating planning a conference, or any other kind of event in the state, move your venue now.

Then email Governor Rick Snyder about why you are doing this, and attach this article as your reason for doing this, which is that no visitor or resident of the state is safe from police brutality at this point.

Lost tax revenue hits a state where it hurts, and just may get enough traction to cause a change in how policing is done here.

Dec 11 09:14

Bill Would Allow Government to Locate People With Tracking Devices

A bill meant to help those with developmental disabilities would allow government agencies to locate people with tracking devices, which has some concerned the measure gives the federal government too much authority and power.

The legislation would permit the Justice Department to award grants to law enforcement agencies and non-profits for training and tracking devices to find individuals with autism or seniors with Alzheimer’s who have wandered away.

However, some are concerned the measure goes too far. The bill’s original language authorized the Attorney General to insert tracking chips into individuals involuntarily.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a bridge too far, and not something the Federal Government should be doing; and I can say this because such legislation can be rapidly amended to include involuntary implantation of RFID chips into the bodies of people who have the annoying habit of exposing the US government's bad behaviour, when it is NOT acting in the best interests of We the People, but acting only in the behalf of their elite, corporate buddies.

I am quite sure that there are those in the bowels of this government who would love to put Mike and me on a "waiting list" for such devices; however, they would find our travels frustratingly predictable.

We'll run out to the market; the post office; church; and back home.

Dec 11 09:09

Pope Francis 2014: "Those Who Watch TV Or Listen To The Radio Are Not Able To Arrive At A Perfect Judgement," Media Gives Them Half-Truths & Disinfo

Pope Francis' recent comments condemning media disinformation are nothing new. In 2014 the Pontiff emphasized that no media should consider themselves too small, that everyone has an important role in their 'vocation of service.' He also said that the media should shun the mortal sins of slander, defamation, and disinformation: "But disinformation means telling half-truths, the part that is most convenient to me, and not saying the other half. Therefore, those who watch the television or listen to the radio are not able to arrive at a perfect judgement, because they do not have all the elements necessary to do so, and the media do not give them. Please, shun these three sins".

Dec 11 09:02

"HARD-CORE CLINTON FANATIC" MANUFACTURED "VIRAL FAKE NEWS" THAT MSNBC USED TO DISCREDIT WIKILEAKS

The phrase “Fake News” has exploded in usage since the election, but the term is similar to other malleable political labels such as “terrorism” and “hate speech”; because the phrase lacks any clear definition, it is essentially useless except as an instrument of propaganda and censorship. The most important fact to realize about this new term: those who most loudly denounce Fake News are typically those most aggressively disseminating it.

Dec 11 08:59

TERROR IN TURKEY At least 38 killed including 30 police officers by two bombs in ‘inhuman terror attack’ at Besiktas football stadium in Istanbul

A TWIN bomb attack outside a football stadium in Istanbul has killed 38 people – including 30 police officers.

Kurdish militants have claimed responsibility for the “inhuman” terror attack which wounded 160 others hours after the end of a match between two top teams at the Vodafone Arena on Saturday night.

The two bombs, a car packed with 300kg of explosives and a suicide bomb, struck at about 10.30pm in the Be?ikta? neighbourhood in the Turkish city.

At least 13 people have been arrested over the twin bombing which was carried out by militant group TAK, also known as the Kurdistan Freedom Falcons.

TAK, an offshoot of the terrorist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), was also behind a deadly car bomb that claimed 11 lives in southeastern city Diyarbak?r last month.

Turkey’s deputy prime minister, Numan Kurtulmu?, said Saturday’s attack was “clearly planned”.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am very sorry for all those who died, or were wounded in this savage attack, and their families and friends.

But IF, in fact, this offshoot of the PKK actually did this, they did it with the sure and certain knowledge that they have set the stage for a complete ethnic cleansing ,and genocide against, the Kurdish population in Turkey, which makes me doubt that they were, in fact, to blame.

They had to know what the consequences of what such an act would be; how could they do this, when they knew that Erdogan's response will be the most total annihilation of the Kurdish population in Turkey possible?!?

Something here just doesn't make sense at all.

Dec 11 08:55

National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) Sends Letter To President-elect Trump Warning Him Of Silicon Valley's Cronyism.

President-elect Trump is being warned by the National Legal and Policy Center to beware of Silicon Valley during a meeting with tech leaders next week.

Dec 11 08:15

Tulsi Gabbard – If you or I gave money, weapons or support to al-Qaeda or ISIS, we would be thrown in jail. Why does our gov get a free pass on this?

Dec 11 08:00

‘Fake news’? Time to choose: Corporate media fakes us into their fake world never admitting to a history of their easily documented lies (4 of 15)

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

“First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. And then you win.” ~ unsourced, and attributed to Gandhi’s analysis of British empire response to having their hypocrisy exposed: claiming to bring Christian love and progress while looting resources with forced local labor.

The Washington Post added to President Obama’s rhetoric for Americans to be aware of “fake news”: easily refuted lies of omission and commission in media. This article series reveals the inversion of those claims: .01% “official” news by corporate media (six conglomerates) is easily documented as fake in our most important reporting.

‘Fake news’? Time to choose article series (links added as series progresses):

Corporate media fakes us into wars that aren’t even close to lawful, are Orwellian illegal Wars of Aggression (1 of 15)

Dec 10 23:02

Top 10 trends for 2017

Dec 10 17:27

President-elect Trump Delivers Remarks At “Thank You” Rally In Michigan

President-elect Trump Kicks Off Victory Tour in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

“You the American people will be in-charge. Your voice will never fall on deaf ears again.”

“Thank you Michigan. We are going to bring back your jobs & together, we will MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”

Dec 10 17:27

Local Town Officials Can’t Stop Citizens Buying Firearms So They Make Access Harder Instead

So, what’s the issue with having a gun shop in your local residential area? Are local lawmakers concerned someone will wake up, out of the blue, and purchase a gun for nefarious purposes?

Dec 10 17:23

Marine Generals on Trump’s Team

"Mad Dog" Mattis Plays no Games" - Donald Trump

Former members of the Marines, the military’s smallest but proudest branch have gone on to become senators, governors, and senior government officials. But never has a former Marine become president of the United States. Perhaps with the elevation of these Marines into senior foreign policy roles, that could change.

Dec 10 16:45

Obama rushing to Trump-proof White House…

Obama is trying to put the people and policies in place that he wants to outlast his presidency in the final weeks before Donald Trump takes over. And his supporters want more, way more.

Dec 10 16:34

The real reason Hillary Clinton is scolding Americans over ‘fake news’

Clinton’s beef, however, isn’t with fake news — it’s with free speech. After all, Clinton has been a huge promoter of actual fake news over the years. From bimbo eruptions to the Benghazi video, the former first lady has made a career out of media manipulation.

Dec 10 15:25

Save our planet: Worldwide air pollution is making us ill

Graham Peebles highlights the magnitude of the problem of air pollution that is poisoning many people, especially the poor, and underlines the fact that the responsibility for resolving it lies with each one of us.

Dec 10 12:46

On the Jewish Question An Interview with The Fetch on Blackbird9

"The Fetch" appeared on Blackbird9's Breakfast Club to discuss "The Jewish Question".

From "expulsions", to "emancipation", to "a land of their own", the Fetch weaves through history to discuss the Jewish question, the Jewish problem, and the implications for Western civilization today.

Dec 10 12:36

Trump, Obama, Clintons, Bushes Skype with ‘Black Hat handler’: Hail Mary plan to end alternative media as ‘fake news,’ purge government ‘White Hats,’ restore corporate media reputation by reporting on UFOs

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

(Satire) In an extraordinarily high-tech conference room, a wall of high-definition screens show six faces: Donald Trump, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, W. Bush, and GHW Bush; each about 4 feet by 3 feet in a large connected rectangle going clockwise from the top-left position. The room is dark. A male is alone in the conference room; a “Black Hat handler.” Different from the first two Skype calls (one, two), the handler is visibly tired from over-work. (full adult language)

Black hat: We need to brief you on another possible endgame for our victory. Evolving events have us preparing different moves. As always, your role is to speak as you’re told.

(pauses to check faces for understanding, stops at W in exasperation for ongoing lack of focus) W, are you… texting?

W: (looking up) Oh, sorry, no. I’m painting.

Dec 10 12:30

Harvey Levin (WAY Before TMZ) Stuck In 1992 Los Angeles Rodney King Riots: "It Looks Like Something Out Of Desert Storm - I'm Scared!"

In researching President-elect Trump's pick for DHS Chief, General John F. Kelly, I learned that he led a squadron of U.S. Marines in Los Angeles during the 1992 Rodney King riots. While searching for TV footage of General Kelly commanding troops on U.S. streets, I couldn't find any, but found some very interesting footage of the riots that is very captivating to watch. One of the clips is of a young Harvey Levin, who worked as a reporter for CBS-2 at the time. With fires erupting around him and troops driving by with rifles drawn, it looks like something out of one of my favorite movies of all time, 1984's RED DAWN. I also share my own story of being caught in those riots.

Dec 10 11:26

The DOE vs. Ugly Reality

Over at the Washington Post, Chris Mooney and the usual suspects are seriously alarmed by a memo sent out by the Transition Team at the Department of Energy. They describe it in breathless terms in an article entitled “Trump transition team for Energy Department seeks names of employees involved in climate meetings“.

. . . . the Post put up a copy of the memo in the most idiotic form ever—ten separate individual pages, in image form without searchable text, printed sideways. Thanks, guys, it’s clear you’ve only posted them because you have to.

To save your neck from getting a crick from holding your head sideways, I’ve snagged them off the web and OCR’d them so we could all have a look.

Dec 10 10:17

Russian Interference Could Give Courts Legal Authority To Install Clinton

A 1995 federal court ruling out of Pennsylvania may offer some clues to Clinton supporters as to possible legal authority for removing an elected official from office and replacing them with their erstwhile opponent.

In light of late-breaking reports Friday evening that Russians interfered with the 2016 presidential election to assist Donald Trump’s victory, Clinton supporters are furiously in pursuit of remedies.

At 10:45 p.m. Friday evening, the Washington Post broke an explosive story alleging that Russians had interfered with the 2016 presidential election in order to assist Donald Trump in a victory over democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. The story reveals that a CIA assessment detailing this conclusion had been presented to President Obama and top congressional leaders last week.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This alleged CIA "assessment" has been presented as accomplished fact, with absolutely no evidence revealed of how this could have possibly come about.

And in the HufPo Article (or, what passes for journalism at this blog these days) the breathlessness, and lack of any attribution whatsoever, makes this accusation highly suspicious, and stink to high heaven.

A shocking secret CIA assessment has concluded that Russia interfered with the U.S. presidential election expressly to help Donald Trump win, according to an exclusive report Friday by The Washington Post (the same Washington Post that claimed this website was a Russian propaganda outlet, then admitted the story was fake). Until now, intelligence sources have indicated that Russian hacking throughout the campaign that repeatedly exposed information overwhelmingly embarrassing for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was an effort to undermine Americans’ faith in their government. Now the intelligence community has concluded that Russia was clearly after a Trump victory and manipulated information to that end, according to sources who spoke to the newspaper. “It is the assessment of the intelligence community that Russia’s goal here was to favor one candidate over the other, to help Trump get elected,” a senior U.S. official briefed on the CIA assessment told The Washington Post. “That’s the consensus view.”

"...consensus view", MY ASTROLABE! Right now, in this very dangerous geopolitical assertion against Russia, the CIA appears to be "fact free", with no mechanism, and no actual information on how this could have possibly happened.

And who the hell are the alleged "sources" on this?!? The American people deserve to know. Apparently, the WaPo has decided to blatantly ignore the basic tenants of journalism: who, what, when, where, and why.

And CIA, I have a news flash for you: the American people's faith in their government was destroyed quite a long time ago. The real erosion started when, enabled by a presstitute media, President Bush lied about Saddam Hussein's alleged "weapons of mass destruction", as the "justification" for the invasion and occupation of Iraq; and we can all see, today, just how brilliantly that has gone.

Trump Is Right, Bush Lied: A Little-Known Part of the Bogus Case for War

The American people, and the world, understand that the US government lies with impunity, to further its geopolitical, or partisan, agendas; here, we are dealing with a desperate Clinton, and desperate Democratic party, pathologically unable to learn from their mistakes, and willing to do anything to override the will of the people.

I shudder to think what the outcome will be if Trump is not verified as President Elect on the 19th of this month.

Dec 10 09:38

THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA IS ASKING FOR A GOVERNMENT BAILOUT VIA CENSORSHIP

The current controversy is different. Many people in Washington are irate over Wikileaks — not because the email were untrue but because they proved what many had long suspected . . . that Washington is a highly corrupt place full of truly despicable people. For people who make their living on controlling media and information, it was akin to the barbarians breaching the walls of Rome. So the answer is to call for government regulation to combat what will be declared “fake” news or propaganda. It is only the latest effort to convince people to surrender their rights and actually embrace censorship.

– From Jonathan Turley’s: Washington Post Issues Correction To “Fake News” Story

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Those most likely to disseminate "fake news" are generally elements of the US government itself, enabled by the presstitutes and whorespondents, who obediently regurgitate their codswallop to the masses, in order to support a specific narrative, frequently involving war.

Who told you that "Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction"?!?

Who told you that 9/11 was the work of the Afghanis, then the Iraqis?!?

And who is NOT telling you how the US is enabling the Saudis in their genocidal war against the Yemeni people?!?

Oh, and BTW on that last one, here is what the US military enabling of Saudi Arabia is "accomplishing" in Yemen:

Warning: horrifically graphic images.

ImImages: Saudi boming raids leave dead and wounded Yemeni children

Yemeni children dying of malnutrition, due to Saudi blockading Yemeni ports

Sure makes one proud to be an American, knowing your country is a proud partner in war crimes, doesn't it?!?

And this, folks, is why the presence of the independent media is more critical to the discussion of what it means to be an American, and what should be going on in our name, and with our tax dollars, and what should not, than ever.

I know that the images I have just posted are gut-wrenching; that is precisely why I have posted them. But what coverage have you seen of this US-enabled war on any of the corporate media outlets?!?

The short answer is, zero, nada, zilch, and that is because the US government doesn't want you to look there at all, or have your mind "troubled" by what it has signed off on.

And also, did you know that the Pentagon has just signed off on a new deployment of 2,300 soldiers to Afghanistan?!?

Pentagon to deploy 2,300 more US troops to Afghanistan

Heard a peep about it from the corporate press?!?

Didn't think so.

And please remember: corporate news stations are not required to tell you the truth. One of the most outrageous examples of this is how Fox news fought a lawsuit against two reporters, who was tasked with finding the benefits of bovine growth hormone, but found horrific problems with it instead. As reported at projectcensored.com, 2003:

The Media Can Legally Lie

Dec 10 09:26

Scott Adams: The Time That Reality Forked Right in Front of You

We’re living in one of the most interesting times in human history. We just witnessed reality forking into two separate paths right in front of us.

As regular readers of this blog know, my background in hypnosis and persuasion has erased my belief that some people can see reality for what it is and some cannot. My worldview is that the human brain did not evolve to understand reality on any deep level because we don’t need that ability to survive and reproduce. If your illusion keeps you alive, it’s good enough. And that brings me to today.

Dec 10 08:47

Mexico says army to stay in streets

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said Friday troops will remain in the streets to combat drug violence after his defense minister issued a rare complaint about the controversial deployment.

Although Pena Nieto acknowledged that the soldiers and marines have been doing law enforcement tasks that "don't correspond to them in the strictest sense," he said the armed forces are "determined to continue" policing the streets.

The military deployment has allowed "cities and regions in our country to return to peace and calm," he said.

Defense Minister Salvador Cienfuegos said on Thursday that the military "didn't ask" to be fighting criminals.

"We don't like it. We didn't study how to chase criminals," the general said.

"Our function is something else and it's been made into something unnatural. We are doing things that don't correspond to our training because there's no one else to do them."

Dec 10 08:35

JOE SCARBOROUGH: ‘HILLARY CLINTON COST HILLARY CLINTON THE ELECTION,’ NOT FAKE NEWS

“When you look at this ‘fake news,’ and you see what happened up at Harvard and you hear everybody writing articles saying millennials cost Hillary Clinton the election, and dogs with three legs cost Hillary Clinton the election, and comets passing in the night– Hillary Clinton cost Hillary Clinton the election. Hillary Clinton’s campaign staff cost Hillary Clinton the election.”

“Listen, if you care about Democrats digging out of the hole that they have put themselves in now, you’ve got to ask yourself; what have Democrats done to so offend Americans that they only have 11 governorships, they’ve lost control of the Senate, they’ve lost control of the House, they lost 900 legislative seats over the past six years?”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Well said!!

Dec 10 00:44

Rolling Back the Empire: Washington’s Proxy-Army Faces Decisive Defeat in Aleppo

It appears that the battle of Aleppo is about to end and the Syrian Army is on the “verge of total victory.”

Syrian Army helicopters dropped leaflets on parts of eastern Aleppo on Sunday warning anti-government fighters to surrender while they still had the chance. Hundreds of jihadists have already laid down their weapons and surrendered while a hardline corps of deadenders continue to fend off the rapidly advancing army.

Dec 09 23:31

Scott Adams: Watching Trump Create Money from Nothing -- Also some Climate Change Stuff

Trump, the Master Persuader, is rewiring our brains in real time – while we are watching him do it. He wants us to be optimistic about the economy, so he finds the right buttons (Ford, Carrier, Boeing) and he pushes them. He looks for situations that have simplicity and a visual element. It is easy for people to imagine a Ford automobile, a Carrier air conditioner, a factory, a worker, an airplane, and Mexico. Every element of these stories is visual. That’s not an accident. That is technique.

On Climate Change

Trump is also well on the way to changing the public’s thinking on climate change. Trump met with Al Gore, and he’s meeting with climate activist and actor Leonardo DiCaprio on the topic. Trump is looking for common ground and education on the topic, I assume, but he is almost certainly also looking for the persuasion buttons. And this is a hard one.

Oh, I can't wait until he tackles reopening the 9/11 investigation . . . .

Dec 09 15:42

Obama Has More Damage To Do Before He Leaves Office - He Orders A Full Review Of The 2016 Election Cyberattacks.

President Obama has ordered the U.S. intelligence community to conduct a “full review” of the cyberattacks during the 2016 election before he leaves office, White House homeland security adviser said.

Dec 09 15:11

Orange Coast College Student Threatened With Expulsion After Recording Professor’s Anti-Trump Tirade

A political discussion in a college class touched off a firestorm.

A college professor went off on president-elect Donald Trump in her Orange Coast College class.

There are now threats of expulsion and threats of legal action.

CBS2’s Stacey Butler listened to the controversial rant. The human sexuality teacher — Olga Perez Stable Cox — called Trump’s election “an act of terrorism.”

“Our nation is divided. We have been assaulted. It is an act of terrorism,” she told the students.

She added, “One of the most frightening things for me, and most people in my life, is that the people who are committing the assault are among us.”

That was part of the teacher’s rant about Trump.

One student was so offended by the speech, he recorded it with his cellphone.

She also criticized Trump’s cabinet picks, advisers and the vice president-elect.

“A white supremacist and a vice president that is one of the most anti-gay humans in this country,” she said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good for this kid, to recognise propaganda when he sees it, and document it!!

If this kid IS really threatened with expulsion, I hope he gets the best pro-bono, first Amendment lawyer who will just rake this college over the coals in such a way as it hurts, badly, economically.

For Olga Perez Stable Cox, to express this privately is one thing; after all, there are people who believe they have received secret messages from Elvis Presley, in the mothership, and it is perfectly their prerogative to do so, under the First Amendment.

That being said, for Soto to make it part of her classroom curriculum, as though what she was even was even close to the truth, which I cannot buy, was an abuse of her power as a teacher.

That has to stop.

Dec 09 14:18

Bipartisan Bill Would Forbid US Funding ISIS, al-Qaeda Affiliates

The Stop Arming Terrorists Act (SATA) has been introduced today in the House of Representatives by Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D – HI). The bill is a bipartisan effort, co-sponsored by Reps. Peter Welch (D – VT), Barbara Lee (D – CA), Dana Rohrabacher (R – CA), and Thomas Massie (R – KY) which would forbid the US government from using taxpayer dollars to arm, fund, or train terrorist organizations.

Rep. Gabbard noted that it has been against the law for years for individual Americans to fund terrorist organizations, but that the US has been routinely doing so for years in Syria, providing arms to many terrorist-linked groups within Syria’s rebellion.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good on you, Tulsi Gabbard, Hawaii's Own Representative!

The CIA is not going to like you for having introduced this legislation, but you had the guts to do this, knowing who you were up against: bravo, my dear!

Dec 09 14:06

Home About Antiwar.com Donate Blog US Casualties Contact Latest NewsNo Evidence, But Pentagon Tries to Convince Turkey Iran Killed Their Troops

A late November attack on Turkish soldiers in northern Syria, which killed four troops, was initially and falsely blamed on a Syrian airstrike by Turkish officials. Turkey met with Russia over the matter, who confirmed that this wasn’t the case, and indeed that the indication was that the attack wasn’t an airstrike at all, but an ISIS suicide bombing.

ISIS was quick to take credit for the bombing the day it happened, so it wasn’t clear why Turkey needed a solid week to concede that their initial claim of an airstrike was wrong. The Pentagon, however, is trying to sell Turkey on the idea that everyone is wrong and Iran attacked them for no apparent reason.

Unnamed Pentagon officials quoted in the Turkish press offered no evidence of Iranian involvement, but noted that the site of the attack, which again apparently was an ISIS suicide attack, was sort of close to some places where Shi’ite militias are located, and since Iran is a Shi’ite state “it might be Iran.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is what the Pentagon has become in the 21st century; a fact-challenged, conspiratorial false narrator, attempting to anger Turkey against Iran, when there is not a shred of evidence to support it's claim.

Folks, this makes me very nervous!!

And who are these alleged "Pentagon officials" which made this accusation ?!?

IF in fact Turkish officials spoke to them, I want them named, and interviewed by responsible independent journalists.

Want to talk about fake news and fake accusations?!?

The US government takes the cake, hands-down, on this!!.

Dec 09 13:36

Optimism on economy, stocks surges since Trump election: CNBC survey

The election of Donald Trump has brought with it a surge in optimism in the United States over the economy and stocks not seen in years.

The CNBC All-America Economic Survey for the fourth quarter found that the percentage of Americans who believe the economy will get better in the next year jumped an unprecedented 17 points to 42 percent, compared with before the election. It's the highest level since President Barack Obama was first elected in 2008.

The surge was powered by Republicans and independents reversing their outlooks. Republicans swung from deeply pessimistic, with just 15 percent saying the economy would improve in the next year, to strongly optimistic, with 74 percent believing in an economic upswing.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I certainly hope, that after Trump is inaugurated, that he will earn that optimism.

I think that if American people give this guy half a chance, they will find him infinitely more of a centrist, and infinitely less of a warmonger, that Hillary Clinton would ever have been.

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