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May 13 10:33

After Assange, Ecuador’s Lenin Moreno escalates persecution of critics and perceived foes

The US-backed, neoliberal Ecuadorian leader is persecuting Swedish software developer Ola Bini for his political sympathies, censoring critical media, and jailing progressive leadership in a sweeping crackdown.
By Denis Rogatyuk

The arrest, sentencing and the plans for the extradition of Julian Assange from the United Kingdom to the United States continue to provoke waves of condemnation from all around the world, along with disgust at the government of Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno and its increasing subordination to the US.

This was the first time in living memory of many that a government allowed a foreign law enforcement agency to enter its sovereign territory – the Ecuadorian embassy in London – and take into its custody a publisher of journalism, whose status as a refugee had been recognized internationally by the United Nations, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Amnesty International and other international organizations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

For all those who believe Assange should be prosecuted, I have one question; when was the guy ever proven to be wrong?!?

The short answer is, NEVER.

I rest my case.

May 13 10:29

Syria - OPCW Engineering Assessment: The Douma 'Chemical Weapon Attack' Was Staged

Source: Moon of Alabama

On April 7 2018 Syrian 'rebels' claimed that the Syrian government used chlorine gas and Sarin in an attack on the besieged Douma suburb near the Syrian capital Damascus. They published a series of videos which showed dead bodies of mainly women and children.

The claim of the 'chemical attack' was made shortly after U.S. President Trump had announced that he wanted U.S. troops to leave Syria. It was designed to "pull him back in" which it indeed did. In an illegal 'retaliation' the U.S., Britain and France launched a number of cruise missiles against Syria. Most of them failed to reach their targets.

Moon of Alabama published a number of pieces on the issue which are listed below.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to feel very sorry for those who continue to believe this government's lies, when it comes to warfare; the "excuses" for the vast amount of US meddling, are primarily just that; "excuses" to serve as justification for US governmental and military intervention.

May 13 10:26

Scott Adams: Manufactured Word-News, China Trade, Russia, Iran

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1127936686292209666

Biden’s possible VP running mate, Kamala
Some suspended conservatives are now back on Twitter
My defense of AOC
AOC and Tlaib are getting the “Fine People” HOAX treatment
Hyperbole taken literally or out of context for political gain
My defense of Tlaib’s “calming feeling about the Holocaust”
Don’t you automatically know that can’t possibly be true?
Out of context quote, looks HORRIBLE
Clarification is buried deep in articles about it
Chuck Schumer tells Pompeo to tell Putin to stay out of our elections
…Because nobody has already communicated that?
…Because nobody has thought of telling him that?
…Because Putin has no way of knowing we would be upset?
THE MEANING OF WORDS...is now driving the news
Russia Collusion: Spying or an investigation?

May 13 10:17

Chelsea Manning Will Refuse to Testify in New WikiLeaks Grand Jury

Released last week after a two month detention for contempt, whistleblower Chelsea Manning is facing a potential return to legal limbo, as prosecutors call on her to testify at another grand jury.

Manning was held for refusing to testify at the first anti-WikiLeaks grand jury, and they released her when that jury ended. This new, very similar jury, wants to ask the same questions she refused to ask the last time.

Her lawyers were challenging the legality of her first detention, as US law only allows contempt detentions if there is a chance it will coerce the person into testifying, and clearly it wasn’t working. The courts probably don’t want to face establishing that precedent, even though it is the law, so they ended the first detention on a technicality.

May 13 09:58

GOP leaders excoriate Rep. Rashida Tlaib for 'vile' Holocaust comments. She responds with attacks.

Freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) lashed out at Republicans Sunday after she found herself mired in yet another controversy, this time stemming from comments Tlaib made last week in which she said she experiences a "calming feeling" when she remembers the Holocaust.

May 13 09:58

AOC claimed world will end in 12 years if climate change not addressed. Now she's changing her tune.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) made headlines in January aftershe claimed the world will end in 12 years if climate change is not addressed.

May 13 09:57

Getting calls that ring once and hang up? Don't call back; it's a scam

If you get a call from an unfamiliar number that rings once and hangs up, don't call back. The Federal Communications Commission is warning people about a new phone scam, which they're calling the "one ring" or "Wangiri" scam. ("Wangiri" is Japanese for "one ring and drop.")

The scam works like this: A scammer places a robocall to a number and hangs up after one or two rings. They may call back several times. The idea is to get the caller to call the number back. When they do, the caller is prompted to pay long distance fees to connect the call, fees that are usually paid in part to the scammer.

The FCC says the numbers can come from anywhere. But recently, the agency is noticing a lot of international numbers. So if you aren't expecting a call from a number abroad, don't try and call the number back.

May 13 09:32

FBI DISCOVERS HOMEGROWN ISLAMIC TERROR COMPOUND IN ALABAMA

The FBI‘s search warrant described the property as a “makeshift military-style obstacle course” in a story first reported by Sinclair Broadcast Group. The land where the group gathered reportedly looked like an “abandoned dump,” and was led by Siraj Wahhaj, who allegedly trained children to commit school shootings in a similar terrorist breeding ground in New Mexico last year.

May 13 09:31

Sweden to reopen rape case against WikiLeaks’ Assange

Swedish prosecutors said Monday they are reopening a rape case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and will seek his extradition from Britain.

The move sets up a legal battle with the United States, where the Australian computer hacker is separately wanted for allegedly hacking into a Pentagon computer. British authorities will have to decide which extradition request takes precedence.

Assange, who sought refuge in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London in 2012 to avoid being sent to Sweden for questioning, was evicted last month after Ecuador revoked his political asylum. He was arrested by British police on April 11 and is currently in London’s Belmarsh Prison serving a 50-week sentence for jumping bail in 2012.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think Assange is better off going to Sweden than the US.

May 13 09:30

Here are 3 dark and disturbing reasons why Trump could win again

It seems absurd to believe that America could make the same mistake again, to elect an ignorant and vulgar narcissist to the most powerful position in the world. But we can’t underestimate the ability of the self-serving super-rich to convince millions of Americans that a surging stock market and a powerful military are essential to their livelihoods. All at the expense of jobs and health care and education.

May 13 09:28

Harvard dumps law professor as first black faculty dean in school's history after students whine

Ronald S. Sullivan Jr. and Stephanie Robinson have been dumped as deans by Harvard. They were the were the first African American faculty deans in the history of the school, but that milestone didn't stop the administration from booting them over Sullivan joining disgraced Hollywood groper Harvey Weinstein's defense team.

May 13 08:11

American Tragedy (Cartoon)

May 12 10:57

Scott Adams: Summer Fake News, Wall Construction, Iran

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1127575248130326528

S.E. Cupp asks why Kamala can’t seem to get traction
Have you seen Kamala’s tweets and the way she speaks?
She doesn’t seem to know how to “unlawyer”
Biden’s approach to climate change is…let’s go slow?
How does he sell that to his base with 12 year fears?
President Trump tweets for Iran to call him
He’ll treat their leaders with respect…while negotiating tough
NO Democrats have gone in to read the unredacted Mueller report
Multiple Republicans have gone in to read it
Not one single Democrat wants to read it, nobody is interested?
No curiosity, NOTHING useful for Dems in Mueller’s report?
DJ Akira the Don tweets about power of music to control people
The ability of music to manipulate emotions and behavior
NPR piece on Gen IV nuclear power

May 12 10:07

Majority of WH Journalists Lose Press Passes After Failing Trump’s New Standard

If you want to get the highest-level press pass, the Trump administration says, you’d better be prepared to spend a lot of your time actually covering the White House. Apparently, the majority of journalists don’t — and that’s causing quite a stir among the press.

May 12 10:06

Papadopoulos Bombshell Accusation: $10K from Western Intel Was Actually Marked Bills

Did Donald Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos receive $10,000 from Western intelligence in bills that he marked?
That’s the odd story one can glean from Papadopoulos’ Twitter account and the claims of Joseph diGenova, a former federal prosecutor who worked on President Trump’s legal team and has claimed that the government has had it out for Trump and those around him.

May 12 09:47

Planned Parenthood CEO Declares Her Happiest Moment Was Forcing Christians To Pay For Abortion Drugs

In February 2018, Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards said that Christians should be forced to perform abortions because morality is a form of ‘discrimination.’

In a recent statement, Richards said that her ‘happiest moment’ was forcing Christians to pay for abortions:

May 12 09:46

Mother Says 12-Year-Old Daughter Was Taken To Clinic, Had Birth Control Implanted In Arm Against Her Will

The mother of a 12-year-old Beaver Falls girl is demanding answers after a doctor implanted birth control in her arm.

The clinic, Adagio Health Turtle Creek, said it does not need parental consent to perform the procedure, but the girl’s mother said she was brought there by another woman against her will.

Turtle Creek Police tell KDKA’s Meghan Schiller that the mother did file a police report and that charges against the female suspect are pending and will likely be filed this week.

The family says the suspect is a family acquaintance, and they wanted to come forward to warn other parents.

May 12 09:31

8th Place: A High School Girl’s Life After Transgender Students Joined Her Sport

May 12 09:29

America’s New ‘Knife Missile’ Uses Six Blades To Slice Terrorists, Leaves Civilians Unharmed

One of the common complaints among opponents of the war on terror is that no matter how precise our strikes might be, they still can end up harming civilians. Well, where there’s a will, there’s a way — and that’s how the U.S. military ended up with the “knife missile.”

May 12 09:29

Genius Moocher? (Cartoon)

May 12 09:28

Notoriously Liberal Snopes Debunks Satire Article Quote Critical of Ilhan Omar

When I clicked on the link for Snopes’ recent article debunking a purported quote from Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, I was met with a pop-up which declaimed, “Let’s Fight Misinformation Together.”

May 12 09:19

POR MI MADRE

Some thoughts for Mother’s Day in Poetry …..

First, one I wrote many years ago, dedicated to my mother. I read it at her funeral. Although she is long gone, I still honour her daily, not just on this so-called Mother’s Day.

May 12 09:15

Carpool lane (Cartoon)

May 12 09:10

Journalist Says Police, Feds Raid Home in Pursuit of Adachi Leak Information

A freelance journalist with connections to several San Francisco news outlets claimed his home was raided by local and federal law enforcement agents early Friday morning in connection to the leak of sensitive police records related to the death of former public defender Jeff Adachi.

In an interview with the San Francisco Examiner published late Friday evening, Bryan Carmody claimed agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation executed a search warrant on his home early Friday morning and confiscated several electronic devices, including cellphones and computers.

May 12 09:08

One of the suspected Colorado school shooting suspects identifies as a male despite the fact that he was born a female.

An unnamed juvenile thought to be involved with the recent STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting incident was born a female but now identifies as a male.

The juvenile who now identifies as a male was taken into police custody after he and his partner Devon Erickson, 18, opened-fire on classmates with handguns killing 1 and wounding 9 others.

The incident took place on campus Tuesday just 8 miles away from where the infamous Columbine shooting took place some 20-years ago.

May 12 08:38

French prosecutor opens investigation over suspected Monsanto file

The French prosecutor on Friday said it had opened a preliminary investigation into a suspected file assembled by Bayer’s seed maker Monsanto to influence various personalities in France.

The probe was opened after a complaint was filed by daily newspaper Le Monde.

According to Le Monde and other French media, Monsanto built up a file of some 200 names that includes journalists and law makers in the hope of influencing their positions on pesticides.

The file, Le Monde reports, dates from 2016 and was leaked by U.S public relations and marketing agency FleishmanHillard.

Officials at Bayer were not immediately available for comment.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

GOOD!!

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