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May 15 10:51

EFF WINS FINAL VICTORY OVER PODCASTING PATENT

Back in early 2013, the podcasting community was freaking out. A patent troll called Personal Audio LLC had sued comedian Adam Carolla and was threatening a bunch of smaller podcasters. Personal Audio claimed that the podcasters infringed U.S. Patent 8,112,504, which claims a “system for disseminating media content” in serialized episodes. EFF challenged the podcasting patent at the Patent Office in October 2013. We won that proceeding, and it was affirmed on appeal. Today, the Supreme Court rejectedPersonal Audio’s petition for review. The case is finally over.

We won this victory with the support of our community. More than one thousand people donated to EFF’s Save Podcasting campaign. We also asked the public to help us find prior art. We filed an inter partes review (IPR) petition that showed Personal Audio did not invent anything new, and that other people were podcasting years before Personal Audio first applied for a patent.

May 15 09:44

video - DNA of Every Baby Born In California Is Stored. Look at Who Has Access to It!

You probably know where your Social Security card, birth certificate and other sensitive information is being stored, but what about your genetic material?

May 15 09:39

More than $100 million in (TAXPAYER) cash left Airport in carry-on luggage to terrorist groups

This fraud is suspected of costing Minnesota taxpayers as much as $100 million a year.

May 15 09:29

10-Year-Old Video of Ivanka Trump Saying She Would Like To Build A Hotel In Jerusalem

The video poster writes "...She got her wish. I wonder if the Trump crime family made money off the construction of the embassy. Via “partners”—I’d bet on it."

May 15 08:10

You Build A House. Israel Destroys It. You Raise A Child. Israel Kills Him.

The unambiguous absence of morality in the Israeli government is why Putin’s invitation to the greatest immoralist of them all, Netanyahu, to be an honored guest at the Russian celebration of victory over Germany in WW II has done such damage to Putin’s and Russia’s reputation. Russia fought the genocidal Nazis and now honors with presidential invitations the genocidal Netanyahu whose policy is genocide for the Palestinians. And for Syria. And for Iran.

https://www.henrymakow.com/2018/04/-jews-israel-andrussia--brendo.html

May 14 10:49

US Embassy Jerusalem Dedication Ceremony

Here is the official White House video of the ceremony, with Ivanka, Kushner and Netanyahu grinning ear to ear in the front row.

May 14 09:56

Jewish Scholar Dr. Norman Finkelstein Discusses "Crimes Against Humanity" Commited By Israel Against The Palestinian People & Asks "Where's the Solidarity for Gaza?"

This is very good and worth the watch. Dr. Norman Finkelstein says that while Palestinian protesters in Gaza have bravely resisted their ghettoization under merciless Israeli fire, international solidarity is falling short.

May 14 08:39

In these 34 states, police officers can legally have sex with detainees

Should police officers be able to get away with having sex with detainees? That seems like a no-brainer—no, they shouldn't. Cops have badges, guns and—at least presumptively—the law on their side. Detainees may have inalienable rights but, because they are being held against their will, often feel powerless and anxious. In those circumstances, there is no way to distinguish consent from coercion.

For prison guards, probation officers and other professions with an inbuilt imbalance of authority, nationwide prohibitions against sexual contact between officials and their captive clients are in place. Not so for police officers. In these 35 states, cops caught having sex with detainees can claim consent was given. Often, the courts agree.

May 14 08:19

The NSA Continues To Abuse Americans by Intercepting Their Telephone Calls

One of the few positive things in the ill-named USA FREEDOM Act, enacted in 2015 after the Snowden revelations on NSA domestic spying, is that it required the Director of National Intelligence to regularly report on its domestic surveillance activities. On Friday, the latest report was released on just how much our own government is spying on us. The news is not good at all if you value freedom over tyranny.

According to the annual report, named the Statistical Transparency Report Regarding Use of National Security Authorities, the US government intercepted and stored information from more than a half-billion of our telephone calls and text messages in 2017. That is a 300 percent increase from 2016. All of these intercepts were “legal” under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), which is ironic because FISA was enacted to curtail the Nixon-era abuse of surveillance on American citizens.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Rivero just ordered another pizza. Open a file!" -- No Such Agency

May 14 07:58

Federal court wants to know who, if anyone, is spying on Guantánamo defense attorneys

In a sweeping order, a federal court has instructed the Justice Department to submit top-secret information about suspected eavesdropping on attorney-client meetings at Guantánamo in an appeal of the now stalled USS Cole death-penalty case.

It is not immediately clear what the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit can do with the information. It is also not immediately clear what would happen if the U.S. government refused to furnish the information, invoking national security privilege. The next stop could be the U.S. Supreme Court.

The three-judge panel of Obama appointees was asked to decide a very narrow question: whether two Department of Defense lawyers who quit the terror case over the discovery of a microphone in their meeting room can participate in a Pentagon appellate panel review of their right to resign.

May 14 06:20

Israelis kill 38 Gaza protesters ahead of US embassy opening in Jerusalem (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Thirty-eight Palestinian protesters have been killed by Israeli fire during demonstrations ahead of the US embassy inauguration in Jerusalem, the Palestinian health ministry said Monday.
More than 1,600 protesters have been injured in Gaza so far on what has been the most violent day of the six week long Great March of Return. Those wounded on Monday include 74 children and 23 women, according to the ministry.

May 14 04:19

Black activist jailed for his Facebook posts speaks out about secret FBI surveillance

The FBI, Keighley said, learned of the protest from a video on Infowars, a far-right site run by the commentator Alex Jones, known for spreading false news and conspiracy theories. The reference to Infowars stunned Balogun: “They’re using a conspiracy theorist video as a reason to justify their tyranny? That is a big insult."...Authorities have not publicly labeled Balogun a BIE, but their language in court resembled the warnings in the FBI’s file. German said the case also appeared to utilize a “disruption strategy” in which the FBI targets lower-level arrests and charges to interfere with suspects’ lives as the agency struggles to build terrorism cases...But since his release one week ago, Balogun has also been forced to confront the harsh reality of life post-incarceration: he lost his vehicle, job and home; his son was forced to move and transfer schools and Balogun missed much of the first year of his newborn daughter’s life.

May 14 02:00

SO, SEE?: Special Forces GI Livestreams Himself Being Waterboarded and Claims It Is Not Torture

Special Forces GI Livestreams Himself Being Waterboarded and Claims It Is Not Torture in Support of Trump's CIA Nominee
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Over the weekend, Green Beret Tim Kennedy, a former mixed martial arts fighter, livestreamed the 41-minute footage, which shows him being voluntarily waterboarded and answering questions between sessions. He claimed it proved waterboarding was not torture.

“The reason we are doing this ... is for us to have a conversation. Right now, an amazing hero has been appointed to be director of the CIA and because of that, some of the things she has done are being attacked,” Mr Kennedy said about Ms Haspel.

“If I can change one person’s mind about what torture is and what I would do to protect American freedom, I will do this for years.”

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May 13 17:48

Supermarket chain Foodstuffs (NZ)admits facial recognition technology used in some stores

New Zealand's largest supermarket company has quietly rolled out facial recognition CCTV technology in some of its North Island stores.

It comes after revelations a man was mistakenly identified as a shoplifter at New World and amid warnings from the Privacy Commissioner about the use of the covert surveillance technique.

The man was allegedly misidentified due to human error, and Foodstuffs NZ claimed facial recognition was not used in the South Island.

However, the Otago Daily Times can reveal a security system that "bridges the gap between businesses and the police'' is now used at the Centre City New World in Dunedin, among other South Island stores.

Dunedin mechanic Daniel Ryan said he was recently taken aside by staff shortly after
entering the Centre City New World in Great King St, owned by Foodstuffs.

He alleged he was taken into a side room and questioned by staff, who said he had been
identified as a known shoplifter.

May 13 16:34

Why are 2/3rds of US children ‘not proficient’ in math? Leading teacher demonstrates: texts LIE about ‘real-world math problems’, stupefy children to tune-out from counting what’s most important (like US .01% admitting they ‘lost’ $21 TRILLION of taxes)

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

hat tip: David Icke

The US Department of Education reports that two-thirds of American school children are not proficient in mathematics (here, here).

In 2016 I wrote an article series about public education that includes a section on math that documents:
1. Math texts lie about “real world math problems” with ridiculous and contrived word problems.
2. Math texts don’t even care to define mathematics or algebra.
3. Algebra 1 fail rates are up to 50% of students, and is connected to the above two points along with less than 1% of adults using algebraic formulas in work.

The outcomes of such “education” include:

1. Americans concluding “math” is difficult and something to tune-out from; stupefying us from counting what’s most important in Life like US .01% “leaders” admitting they “lost” $21 trillion of our taxes (~$200,000 per average US household). Please pause to let that fact penetrate.

May 13 09:18

The Summer of War and Chaos: US-Israel Plan to Balkanize the Middle East

Tensions are at an all-time high in the Middle East as Israel launched more than sixty missiles at Syria because Israel claimed that Iranian forces fired rockets into the Golan Heights, an Israel-occupied territory since the 1967 Six-Day War.

ran responded to the Israeli claims in a Zero Hedge report:

In the aftermath of one of the most severe Israeli attacks on Syria “in decades,” Iranian lawmakers said Thursday that Iran had no role in the attack, and that Shia nation doesn’t operate any bases in Syria.

Mohammad Javad Jamali Nobandegani, a member of the Iranian Parliament’s national security and foreign policy committee, said Israel’s claim that Iran had provoked Israel by firing first was “a lie,” adding that

“Israel’s history of carrying out unprovoked attacks in Syria has been well-documented.” “Iran does not have military base in Syria,” Nobandegani added

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Trust me, Israel, enabled by the US government will continue to provoke and provide provocations against Iran, until Iran has no recourse but to fight back; at least, that is what Israeli government officials are hoping to attack.

So, one has to wonder; what will Russia do, if there are more attacks against Syria, with the ultimate goal of getting Iran to act militarily?!? I certainly hope that Russia's Vlad Putin has his chess moves in order here, because I think at the moment, he is the only world leader capable of preventing the Middle East from devolving into the chaos Netanyahu and Trump seem to so desperately want to see happen.

May 13 09:12

Congress Weighs Indefinite Detention of Americans

A Senate bill under consideration could allow Donald Trump to indefinitely jail American citizens without charge if they oppose U.S. military action, says Marjorie Cohn.

Under the guise of exercising supervisory power over the president’s ability to use military force, Congress is considering writing Donald Trump a blank check to indefinitely detain U.S. citizens with no criminal charges. Alarmingly, this legislation could permit the president to lock up Americans who dissent against U.S. military policy.

May 13 09:11

Two Interrogations, Gina Haspel and Adolf Eichmann

Haspel Says CIA Won’t Torture Again as Ray McGovern Is Dragged Out of Hearing
Likewise Eichmann was probed about his obedience when “ordered to do something blatantly illegal.” In a response that augured Haspel’s Senate testimony a half century later, Eichmann told his interrogators:

“You say illegal. Today I have a very different view of things…But then? I wouldn’t have considered any of those actions illegal… If anyone had asked me about it up until May 8, 1945, the end of the war, I’d have said: This government was elected by a majority of the German people…every civilized country on earth had its diplomatic mission. Who is a little man like me to trouble his head about it? I get orders from my superior and I look neither right nor left. That’s not my job. My job is to obey and comply.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Watching Ray McGovern, a 78 year old peace activist/grandfather, getting stomped on by Capital Police at the Haspel hearings, in such a way that they deliberately injured him, has given me the clearest image of where my alleged government has gone, and that is full-tilt boogie fascistic.

In terms of international relations, particularly in the Middle East, President Trump has become Netanyahu's ventrilloquist dummy, spouting and supporting everything that Netnayahu says, even when such actions are not for the betterment of We the People, but to support Israel's long-term goals in the region. If President Trump were outsourcing US foreign policy, Netanyahu is the last person on earth who should be guiding it, but at the moment he is.

May 13 09:02

Israel Baits the Hook. Will Syria Bite?

At face value, for Iran to inexplicably launch missiles at Israel, unprovoked and achieving no conceivable tactical, strategic, or political gain strains the credibility of Israel’s narrative even further.

But it is perhaps published US policy designating Israel as a hostile provocateur tasked with expanding Washington’s proxy war against Damascus that fully reveals the deadly and deceptive game Israel and the Western media are now playing.

For years, US policymakers admitted in their papers that the US desired regime change in Iran and sought to provoke a war to achieve it.

Israel Baits the Hook

The corporate-funded Brookings Institution – whose sponsors include weapon manufacturers, oil corporations, banks, and defense contractors – published a 2009 paper titled, “Which Path to Persia? Options for a New American Strategy Toward Iran,” and would not only spell out the US desire for regime change in Iran but devise a number of options to achieve it.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is most likely why we will see a "false flag" in either Syria or Iran, to be blamed on Iran, to give the US/Israeli governments the "justifications" for a war, which Russia's Vlad Putiin is keen to see NOT go forward, as that will diminish Russia's expanding influence in the region, both geopolitically and economically.

I am, for one, rather astonished that no large false flag has yet been concocted to bring such a war about, although God knows, with its attacks on Iranian bases in Syria, the IDF has truly tried to make this happen.

Expect to see more aggression by Israel and/or the United States, until such a war is accomplished.

May 13 08:55

Haspel Nomination: Torture? Let’s Also Not Forget the CIA’s Core Program of Assassination

Proponents of assassination assert that since the CIA and the Pentagon are assassinating foreigners, that particular restriction doesn’t apply. They say that the Constitution applies only here in the continental United States.

But that’s not what the restriction itself states. The restriction states “No person.” The framers of the Fifth Amendment obviously had a mastery over the English language. If they had wanted the restriction on murder to apply only to American citizens, they would have written, “No person except foreign citizens shall be deprived of life without due process of law.” Their intent clearly was to prohibit the federal government from murdering anyone.

May 13 08:48

Inside the Cutthroat World of Billion-Dollar Military Supply Contracts

he U.S. Government Accountability Office is expected to rule soon on a disputed contract worth more than a billion dollars to supply food to American forces in the Middle East.

The big-dollar decision will mark the most recent twist in a battle over giant U.S. military logistics deals dating back nearly a decade, and includes allegations of sanctions busting, corruption, and fraud. The ruling could also prove troublesome for the Defense Department, which for years has faced criticism over its contracts with Gulf-owned logistics companies the military has used to feed deployed troops.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently, these ghost corporations believe that they can bend the rules with impunity; if there are really any rules to the game, which I doubt, enormously, with this much money on the table.

May 13 08:44

THIS NEW TOOL HELPS YOU TURN OFF FACEBOOK’S SURVEILLANCE AND RECLAIM SOME PRIVACY

TYPICALLY, AD CAMPAIGNS have the goal of getting people to do something. But the one launched today by the activist group Citizens Against Monopoly is instead intended to show how hard something is to do.

The campaign, called “I’m Not Your Product,” gives Facebook users a step-by-step guide to opting out of as much ad targeting and surveillance as possible. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told Congress that users have “complete control” over advertising data, during two days of testimony related to the political consultancy Cambridge Analytica, which illicitly obtained information on 87 million Facebook users.

May 13 08:42

Israel Nudges Trump Towards War With Iran

So what does all this add up to? In pulling the United States out of the international nuclear deal, Trump has heightened tensions with Iran on a number of issues unrelated to whatever nuclear ambitions that country may have. Netanyahu, who hated the nuclear deal from the start because it eased tensions and diminished pressure on Iran, now sees his opportunity to goad the Islamic Republic with pinprick airstrikes against Iranian positions in Syria. With Israel killing Iranians, a retaliatory response is inevitable, which is what Netanyahu wants. In this dangerous escalation of tensions, Trump has positioned his country on the side of Israel and against Iran; this will encourage further provocations by Netanyahu.

You don’t have to be Count Metternich to perceive where this is leading. It’s difficult to see how, under these circumstances, war can be avoided, while it’s easy to see how events could flip out of control and lead to war.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is why Netanyahu is hoping to goad the US government into its own war against Iran and Syria, the costs of which would only be borne by American blood, and American money, which will galvanize Moscow to fight against the US in both Syria and Iran.

Such a war, at this time, would be catastrophic to the regime in DC, because at this time in its history, the US military doesn't have the weaponry; the troop strenth; the money; or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to any conventional war against Russia. Once those in the bowels of power in DC understand this, such a war could go both nuclear, and global.

So what would the current Netanyahu government have to gain from such a war?!?

Control over all the oil fields in the Middle East; that, and with which currency the oil is sold for, are the primary motivating factors here.

May 13 08:31

Natalie Portman Boycotts Israeli Prize; Right Wing Goes Ballistic

Actress Natalie Portman, a strong supporter of Israel, has come under vicious attack for criticizing that country’s leadership. She now joins the club of scholars, journalists, and political leaders who are vilified by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu or his right-wing cohorts.

Portman was born in Jerusalem, and although her family left Israel when she was only three, she became fluent in Hebrew. She is a dual citizen of Israel and the United States.

While studying at Harvard, she became a research assistant for right-wing Zionist Alan Dershowitz. She directed and starred in a feature film presenting the Jewish side of the 1948 war that established the Israeli state.

So Portman is an unlikely candidate for vilification by conservative Jews. Here’s what happened.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Natalie Portman has just rocketed in my respect level for her, both as an artist, and as a Jewish woman who wants to see peace in Israel. I support her in this, completely.

But I can guarantee her this: there will be a price to pay.

She can now expect that roles will become more difficult to come by, as the Israeli right wing attempts to crucify her, and hang her out to dry, artistically and economically. I can only hope that she, and her husband, have been careful guardians of the money she has earned in previous films, to get them through what may be a difficult economic period for them.

May 13 08:18

Disaster Looms in North Yemen as Pro-Saudi Forces near Hodeidah

The Saudi-backed Yemeni army took control of the town of al-Bareh, west of Taiz, earlier this week. The fall of this town is less important than what comes next, as the army draws ever closer to the key port city of Hodeidah.

Hodeidah is the lone seaport under the control of the Shi’ite Houthi movement, and by extension is the only port through which humanitarian aid can flow for the entire northern half of the country. A vital humanitarian location, which to pro-Saudi forces is a vital military target.

Successfully conquering Hodeidah would, after all, mean the Houthi territory, including the capital city and many millions of people, would have no access to food or medical aid. This would be an opportunity for the Saudi invading force to really crack down on them.

They envision it forcing a surrender, but it may also could bring millions of malnourished people into outright starvation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Yemeni Deaths by Starvation! Cholera!! Diptheria!! The mutilation and killings, through bombing raids, of infants, toddlers, women, and non-combatants, including the medically fragile elderly! WE JUST LOVE IT HERE IN RIYADH!!" - official spokesman for the B.O.Y., AKA the Butcher of Yemen, AKA Prince Mohammed Bin Salman.

May 13 08:08

China's President Xi Jinping may also travel to Singapore when Trump meets Kim: report

A Japanese newspaper has raised the possibility of Chinese President Xi Jinping also travelling to Singapore when US President Donald Trump meets North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for an unprecedented summit on June 12.

The Mainichi Shimbun's Washington-based correspondent cited American diplomatic sources as saying there was a chance that Mr Xi may meet Mr Trump and Mr Kim in Singapore.

In the report published on Friday, the Mainichi quoted a senior international negotiator with the National Security Council as telling reporters that "there is a possibility" the leader of a third country may take part.

Mr Trump announced via a tweet on Thursday that his summit with Mr Kim will be held on June 12 in Singapore.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Should that happen, it may well be the presence of Chinese President Xi Jinping could be a stabilizing influence here, and enhance the possibility that some good could come from the meeting.

May 13 07:55

ARMY'S NEW WEAPON: SPECIAL GOGGLES ALLOW SOLDIERS TO SHOOT AROUND CORNERS

The United States Army recently awarded BAE Systems $97 Million in orders for new night vision goggles and thermal weapon sights for the Enhanced Night Vision Goggle III and Family of Weapon Sight-Individual (ENVG III/FWS-I) program. The all-in-one weapon sight system allows soldiers to acquire and eliminate enemy targets through a wireless connection that transmits the weapon’s crosshairs and surrounding imagery directly into the soldier’s goggles.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How cyborgesque the soldiers in the picture appear.

I wish, and of course, I have no voice in this government whatsoever, as I am one of the many, peaceful voiceless, that the US government was spending a lot more of its money on true humanitarian, hard-won, good faith negotiations to avoid wars than investing in weapons like this.

May 13 07:51

NIMMO: DONALD TRUMP’S NEOCON CONVERSION WAS PREDICTABLE

During the election, I wrote a little ebook titled “Donald Trump’s War on Islam.” In addition to pointing out Trump’s pandering to Islamophobia, I wrote about his association with a number of neocons, including Frank Gaffney and John Bolton, who is now his national security adviser. “I think John Bolton’s a good man,” Trump told the Hugh Hewitt Show.
“I watched him yesterday, actually, and he was very good in defending me in some of my views, and very, very strong. And I’ve always liked John Bolton. Well, we are thinking about it, Hugh [nominating Bolton as secretary of state]. I will say that. We are thinking about it. I mean, the negative is what I told you. But we are seriously thinking about it.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Color me very nervous (read: freaked out about a potential false flag) about the opening of the US consulate in Jerusalem tomorrow.

May 12 11:17

U.S. MOVES FORWARD WITH MULTIBILLION-DOLLAR “SMART BOMB” SALE TO SAUDI ARABIA AND UAE DESPITE CIVILIAN DEATHS IN YEMEN

Last month, warplanes belonging to the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen repeatedly bombed a wedding party in the northern part of the country, killing more than 20 people, including the bride, and injuring dozens of others. In the days that followed, local media published a photograph of a bomb fragment with a serial number tying it to the U.S.-based weapons manufacturer Raytheon.
Now the State Department is taking preliminary steps toward a massive, multibillion-dollar sale of similar weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, three congressional aides, a State Department official, and two other people familiar with the sales told The Intercept.

The State Department has yet to announce the exact details and dollar value of the package, but it is said to include tens of thousands of precision-guided munitions from Raytheon, the same company that was involved in producing the weapons used in last month’s strike.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

PLEASE, LORD, NO!!!

It feels like the entire American public has been at a "slow frog boil", a situation where the frog doesn't know it is in danger of dying, until it is too late; so it is with the normalization of weapons sales to absolute despots, to create a genocide which the B.O.Y. ( the Butcher of Yemen, AKA the Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman) is doing in Yemen.

I have rarely felt more completely out of control of my government than I do right now, as our alleged government continues to hurtle, at breakneck speed, toward more wars in the Middle East, most probably culminating in a war against Iran, which probably means a war against Russia.

May 12 11:10

EXPERTS SAY KEEP AMAZON’S ALEXA AWAY FROM YOUR KIDS

What’s the best way to keep adults from questioning the use of a deeply problematic product? Get them started when they’re too young to question anything. Amazon has a new addition to its line of voice-commanded artificial intelligence Alexa assistants, marketed for use by children as young as 5 years old, who can barely grasp a box of juice, let alone digital privacy. Now, a coalition of children’s privacy and psychology advocates are warning parents away from Amazon’s latest, cutest device, saying it could normalize surveillance and harm children’s mental development.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Until such devices are mandated in the home of US citizens (and we may not be all that far away from something like this happening), Mike and I will continue to avoid this technology as though it were the plague.

May 12 11:06

UK ACCIDENTALLY ADMITS USE OF HORRIFYING, ORGAN RUPTURING WEAPONS IN SYRIA

At the beginning of the month (May 2018) the British Ministry of Defence seemingly on accident revealed for the first time that they are unloading horrifyingly inhumane, thermobaric weapons out of drones onto the people of Syria: and it wasn’t even in this recent April 2018 escalation of tension, but last year. They are doing it more often than they’d like to admit.

Somehow the use of thermobaric weapons seems less humane than ripping a person to shreds with shrapnel.

The weapons work by igniting oxygen surrounding the weapon.

A cloud of explosive chemicals is released, and upon impact the fuel-air mixture is detonated, exploding the lungs of animals and human beings in the vicinity, not damaging structures much but filling the lungs of all animals with fuel and burning them in what may be one of the most horrifying ways imaginable to die.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable!!!

But then again, please remember that this one of the countries selling bombs and weapons to Prince Salman of Saudi Arabia, which he is using to assassinate infants, women, children, and the medically fragile elderly in Yemen.

This... from the country which gave the world the Magna Carta; how in the name of heaven could it have fallen so morally low as to be doing this in Syria?!?!?

May 12 10:59

PENTAGON REPORT ON NIGER RAISES MORE QUESTIONS THAN IT ANSWERS

The Pentagon’s newly released 8-page report on the Niger incident had a very clear narrative. From the moment local commanders endorsed the mission to the recovery of the four bodies of slain US soldiers, the report goes out of its way to lionize everyone’s actions, and downplay errors.

This makes sense, because underlying these conclusions is the fact that the Pentagon has no intention of holding anyone to account for the mistakes made. Yet the summary report’s decision to tread very lightly on a lot of potentially embarrassing specifics means that it ultimately raises a lot more questions than it answered.

Fortunately, a lot of those answers exist, as this 8-page version was just a summary of a 180-page full report on the incident. The administration is keeping that carefully secret, however. They say that the report needs to be heavily reviewed, and redacted, before ever being made public.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is, to my best judgment, simply another act, supporting the expropriation of resources, to which the US government, nor multi-national companies which support it, overtly and covertly, have no moral right whatsoever, and we never see real, meaningful compensation of the people from whose lands these resources are, for all practical intents and purposes, stolen.

The deeply colonial attitudes of the US government toward places like Africa, have never really changed; they have just "shape shifted", to make those attitudes appear more morally acceptible to 21st century Americans.

To me, and people who think like me, this is completely, morally unacceptable.

May 12 10:44

NORTH KOREA TO PUBLICLY CLOSE NUCLEAR TEST SITE ON MAY 23-25, INVITES JOURNALISTS

North Korea will openly dismantle its nuclear test site around May 23-25, state media said. Pyongyang has invited foreign journalists, including those from the US, to cover the event.

The dismantling will involve collapsing all tunnels with explosions and blocking their entrances. All observation facilities, research buildings, and security posts will be removed, KCNA reported.

Notably, journalists from other nations, including China, Russia, South Korea, the UK and the US, will be invited to cover the event.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a very hopeful sign, and a very wonderful prelude to Kim Jung Un's meeting with President Trump in Singapore next month.

As horrifically as I view President Trump's withdrawing from the P5+1 treaty with Iran (which, I believe, is a step forward toward a war against Iran), I am feeling that the outcome of this meeting with Kim Jung Un may well be positive.

Fingers crossed on this.

May 12 10:37

Conservative Activist, Journalist Lauren Southern Detained at Calais, Banned From Entering UK

The government has banned Canadian right-wing activist and journalist Lauren Southern from Britain, being held at Calais just days after Austrian activist Martin Sellner and author Brittany Pettibone were refused entry at Heathrow.

May 12 10:36

Identitarian Activists Martin Sellner and Brittany Pettibone Detained at Heathrow Ahead of Planned Speech

Austrian hipster-right Identitarian leader Martin Sellner was detained and refused entry to Britain on Friday at Heathrow airport ahead of a planned speech at Speaker’s Corner in Hyde Park, London.

Sellner, along with his partner, YouTube political commentator and author Brittany Pettibone, was refused entry into the UK according to the British branch of the Generation Identity movement.

In a press release, the group said that Sellner and Pettibone arrived in Britain at Luton airport at 1 pm and were told they were being detained because of the planned speech, with authorities claiming Sellner represented, “a far-right group and intend[s] to incite racial hatred.”

The pair were then moved to Heathrow airport at 1 am where they were both placed in detention, along with other foreign nationals waiting to be deported.

May 12 10:17

NORAD CONFIRMS RUSSIAN STRATEGIC BOMBERS INTERCEPTED OFF ALASKAN COAST

Two Russian strategic bombers were intercepted by US military aircraft in international airspace within 200 miles of Alaska's coast on Friday morning. NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) confirmed the incident in a statement to CNN, which involved US F-22 stealth fighters escorting the large Russian planes in international airspace away from the US coastline for 40 minutes , according to Reuters .

NORAD and USNORTHCOM spokesman Canadian Army Maj. Andrew Hennessy confirmed in a statement a day after the encounter that, "At approximately 10 a.m. ET, two Alaskan-based NORAD F-22 fighters intercepted and visually identified two Russian TU-95 'Bear' long-range bomber aircraft flying in the Air Defense Identification Zone around the western coast of Alaska, north of the Aleutian Islands."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

They were still in INTERNATIONAL AIR SPACE, folks; this was a little "tit for tat" move, on the part of the Russians, and Alaska was under absolutely no danger of any kind of an attack.

Putin is many things, but one of the things he is definitely not, is stupid.

May 12 10:10

MAPPING ERIK PRINCE'S PRIVATE MERCENARY EMPIRE

(Authored by Ty Joplin via Albawaba.com)

Erik Prince is the modern architect of private military firms

His latest venture is in training security personnel in China

But he's been all over the world, outsourcing militaries to cheap labor markets

Al Bawaba has provided a partial map to track Erik Prince's activities over the years.

Erik Prince, the brain behind the infamous private military firm Blackwater, is now in China training security forces.

Prince is partially responsible for modernizing the private army for the post 9/11 world, outsourcing militaries to cheap, specialized labor pools and skirting traditional regulations meant to ensure accountability for armed forces.

His journey from hiring mercenaries to help bolster the U.S. occupation in Iraq to China is long, dizzying and includes stops around the world to train Colombian mercenaries to help make a private army for the U.A.E. and outfitting crop duster planes with missiles to be fired at Armenians.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

From a business standpoint, what Prince has done is to have seen a need, and filled it.

But what deeply concerns me here is a lack of standards, where the ends always justify the means; a lack of true morality; and a lack of accountability in the actions of Prince's mercs.

May 12 09:59

NOT READY FOR PRIME TIME: UK LAW ENFORCEMENT FACIAL RECOGNITION SOFTWARE PRODUCING TONS OF FALSE POSITIVES

Law enforcement agencies have embraced facial recognition. And contractors have returned the embrace, offering up a variety of "solutions" that are long on promise, but short on accuracy. That hasn't stopped the mutual attraction, as government agencies are apparently willing to sacrifice people's lives and freedom during these extended beta tests.

The latest example of widespread failure comes from the UK, where the government's embrace of surveillance equipment far exceeds that of the United States. Matt Burgess of Wired obtained documents detailing the South Wales Police's deployment of automated facial recognition software. What's shown in the FOI docs should worry everyone who isn't part of UK law enforcement. (It should worry law enforcement as well, but strangely does not seem to bother them.)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The number of false positives are horrific here; unless and until it gets a great deal better, police forces around the world should not be using this technology, period, end of discussion.

May 12 09:50

Protest Erupts in Germany Calling for Release of 'Nazi Grandma'

An 89-year-old woman, dubbed the “Nazi Grandma,” was arrested on Monday and taken to prison to serve her two-year sentence for holocaust denying. Specifically, she suggested that the notorious Auschwitz concentration camp was a “work camp” and was not used for systematic extermination.

Hundreds of protesters, primarily from the Die Rechte party, rallied in the city of Bielefeld, west Germany, on Thursday, calling for the release of Ursula Haverbeck, according to Deutsche Welle.

Webmaster's Commentary: 
May 12 09:38

The Tragic PC Future of America

A lot has been written and spoken about "politically correct" thinking in the United States.

Americans are keenly aware of the need to follow the rules of engagement with regard to views and opinions on issues like: gender identity, patriarchy, toxic masculinity, sexism, racism and many more. It's a mine field that must be traversed carefully in order to avoid being labeled "biased" or even worse. Speaking one's mind in opposition to the prevailing winds of "progressive political thinking" can lead to being socially ostracized, banned from publication, reprimanded at school, denied work or even fired from one's job.

The fatal flaw or mistake being made in all of this, however, is epistemological in nature. Our public discourse these days stems from how we are thinking rather than on what we are thinking.

May 12 08:41

Jews, Israel and Russia - Brendon O'Connell's List of Resources

Back in the USSR? | 'Putin is recreating the Soviet Union as he thinks it should have been,' says Natan Sharansky's former Hebrew teacher, 'without the anti-Semitism.' 'I don't know where Russia would be without him,' says the Chabad chief rabbi. 'For the Jews, it's a miracle' https://www.timesofisrael.com/back-in-the-ussr/

Putin Welcomes Kissinger: 'Old Friends' to Talk Shop
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/20/world/europe/henry-kissinger-to-meet...

[2013] Russia Hires Goldman as Corporate Broker to Boost Image
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2013-02-05/goldman-sachs-hired-...

[1992] Russia Hires Goldman Sachs as Adviser
http://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/business/1992/02/18/russia-hires...

May 12 08:37

Vladimir Putin Praises Chabad

“I would like to extend my holiday greetings to you and to all of Russian Jewry. I wish you a happy Chanukah and all of the very best, along with your family and all of the Jews in Russia. I must say that there are very positive developments in Russia. New Synagogues and Jewish Centers are opening up, and I am thankful to you for that. I hope that our joint efforts will continue to thrive and progress.”

These were the wishes of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Chief Rabbi of Russia Berl Lazar at a private audience that was granted in honor of Chanukah at the Kremlin office in Moscow.

May 12 08:37

27-Year CIA Analyst Ray McGovern Discusses His Arrest On U.S. Senate Floor

This brave truth-teller is now being charged with "resisting arrest" and "obstructing Congress."

May 12 08:35

As Putin Becomes One of World’s Most Powerful Players, His Surprising Jewish Connection is Revealed

In the long history of Jews in Russia, the government has rarely been an ally, and often been the source of persecution. Current Russian president Vladimir Putin, however, is a powerful exception, with Jews playing a significant role in his personal history and his inner circle. With the Russian army a major player in the potentially explosive multi-national puzzle unfolding in Syria, this personal element could become an important, perhaps decisive, factor in how the conflict unfolds.

At the International Assembly of Chabad Representatives in 2007, Russia’s Chief Rabbi, Rabbi Berel Lazar, often referred to as “Putin’s Rabbi”, told a remarkable story about the Russian leader, which he heard from Putin himself.

May 12 08:33

Putin is a Chabad Lubavitch Puppet

While RT and a lot of alternative news outlets portray Putin as some sort of savior, the reality is that he is just playing his role in the Jewish Babylonian messianic soap new world order. Instead of expelling jewish influence in his country after the fairly recent satanic mass slaughter of up to 80 million of his Russian brothers and sisters by jews after the “Bolshevik” revolution, Putin is calling for harder punishments for anti semitic expressions in Russia. He proposed to members of the European Jewish Congress, that Jews facing a rising tide of anti-Semitism and bigotry farther west should move to Russia, where he said they would be better accepted. Readers of the Jerusalem Post have chosen Putin as their person of the year. See full video:

May 12 08:31

Chabad-Lubavitch, Vladimir Putin and the globalist End Times script

“Chabad, also known as Lubavitch, Habad and Chabad-Lubavitch, is an Orthodox Jewish, Hasidic movement. Chabad is today one of the world’s best known Hasidic movements and is well known for its outreach. It is the largest Hasidic group and Jewish religious organization in the world…

May 12 08:28

Russia Bows to US and Israel, No S-300s for Syria

It’s not forthcoming, not now at least. According to Putin’s military technical cooperation aide Vladimir Kozhin, Russia will not supply S-300s to Syria’s military – nor are talks about possible delivery being held.

Kozhin falsely claimed Syrian armed forces have “all” the air defense systems “they need” – a shameful remark, clearly untrue.

Failure to supply with what Syria vitally needs constitutes betrayal – yielding to US/Israeli interests at the expense of its own security.

If Russia fails to confront US-led aggression in Syria more forcefully, Assad could fall, his government replaced, isolating Iran ahead of similar action to replace the Islamic Republic with pro-Western puppet rule.

It’s no match against US/Israeli aggression if events unfold this way. If they achieve regional hegemony, Russia and China are next on Washington’s target list.

May 12 06:58

$21 trillion in taxes reported by US military and HUD as ‘missing’ (~$200,000 per US household) + monetary reform/public banking benefits (~$1,000,000 per household) = criminal lying, looting rogue state empire DEMANDING .01% arrests (obviously, right?)

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

In 2016 I reported on the US Department of Defense (DoD) admitting they “lost” $6.5 trillion of our taxes; ~$65,000 per average US household. In 2017 I updated upon Catherine Austin Fitts’ reporting, with further work by Michigan State University Economics Professor Mark Skidmore and Fitts leading work to examine available DoD and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) reports that total $21 trillion “missing” from just those two areas of government from 1998 to 2015 (here, here, here), that equals ~$200,000 looted from every American household.

The benefits of monetary reform and public banking are ~$1,000,000 per US household in contrast with Americans being told by “leaders” we owe over $20,000,000,000,000 (20 trillion dollars) because the US model is the “best system in the world.”

The above links have abundant video and documentation for this peer-reviewed and published data.
Three videos ‘right on the money’

May 12 06:19

Days Ahead Of Moving Embassy To ‘Capital’ Jerusalem, US Has ‘No Position’ On Israeli Border There

Washington has “no position” on what part of Jerusalem should be controlled by Israel or Palestine, the US State Department said, while still calling the city Israel’s “capital” just days before the relocation of the US embassy.

“We are not taking a position on final status [of Jerusalem] issues, including the specific boundaries of Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem, nor on the resolution of contested borders,” the State Department said in a statement on Friday. At the same time, in a seemingly contradictory statement, it added that the relocation of the US diplomatic mission “recognizes the reality that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel and the seat of its government.”
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The dedication ceremony is scheduled to take place on Monday, May 14, the statement confirmed. The event will be attended by US Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan, as well as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Senior Adviser Jared Kushner and adviser Ivanka Trump.

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May 11 15:34

Make masses carry their mobes, suggests wig in not-at-all-creepy speech

A senior British judge has highlighted the benefits of legislation that obliges people to carry their mobile phone at all times.

Sir Geoffrey Vos QC, Chancellor of the High Court and former head of the Bar Council, raised the prospect of compulsory mobe-carrying in a speech to the Law Society (PDF).

Vos drew attention to the advantages that a permanent record of an individual's movement could have on cutting crime.

He did not personally advocate the compulsory carrying of location-aware technology, but speculated that public resistance to it may diminish in the future.

May 11 14:30

OUTRAGEOUS: Retired CIA Official Ray McGovern Tackled & Roughed Up By 5 D.C. Cops For Protesting "BLOODY GINA" Haspel's Torture

OUTRAGEOUS: Ray McGovern, formerly CIA & now an elderly gentleman, tackled & roughed up by 5+ cops today for protesting "BLOODY GINA" at confirmation hearings. Note they keep telling him to "stop resisting" as Ray repeatedly insists he is not resisting.

May 11 14:21

Feds Collect Record Taxes Through April; Still Run $385.4B Deficit

The record total federal taxes collected during this period also included a record $1,050,601,000,000 in individual income taxes—marking the earliest in any fiscal year that individual income taxes have topped $1 trillion. -- But even while the Treasury was collecting its record $2,007,451,000,000 in total taxes from October through April, it was spending $2,392,896,000,000—thus, accumulating a deficit of $385,444,000,000.

May 11 12:05

Man Sends Out Anti-2A Proposed Bill... The Results Are Amazing!

... man proposed a law banning assault weapons in Huntington Beach. Then the city sued him

May 11 09:27

The Death Of Free Speech: Twitter Ramps Up 'Censorship' Of "Hate Facts"

"Using the excuse that people are posting 'hate facts', the social media outlet is just shutting down accounts that post any truth that doesn’t fare well for the liberal agenda."

May 11 07:45

Rand: New AUMF Turns Constitution Upside Down & Creates “Forever War”

May 10 17:51

AUTISTIC 5TH-GRADER HANDCUFFED, ARRESTED FOR PLAYING WITH ‘IMAGINARY GUN’ AT SCHOOL

After the shooting in a Parkland, Florida high school earlier this year, the entire nation is on edge and is taking steps to make sure it doesn’t happen again. Because authorities ignored the shooter’s threats, and essentially allowed the massacre to take place, police are being extra cautious now to ensure this does not happen again. Since that fateful day, school children across the country have been arrested for threatening behavior. Now, however, a case out of Texas has many wondering if this reaction to fear is going to far as a 5th grade autistic student was arrested for “brandishing an imaginary rifle.”

May 10 15:39

Residents upset after graphic video shows deputy shooting groundhog

Video may be graphic for some viewers) A Carroll County sheriff's deputy shot a groundhog that was holding up traffic Monday morning.

May 10 09:29

IN ISRAEL ~~ YOU CRITICIZE, YOU GO!

Human rights campaigners stood in solidarity on Wednesday with Omar Shakir, the director of Human Rights Watch’s (HRW) work in Israel and Palestine, after Israel announced that Shakir would be expelled from the country within 14 days.

Despite claims by the Israeli Interior Ministry that Shakir had violated the country’s anti-boycott laws, Shakir argued that the deportation order was part of Israel’s efforts to “muzzle dissent” regarding its occupation of the West Bank and Gaza and other human rights violations.

May 09 10:44

Sharing hate posts online could lead to six months' jail as judges recommend harsh punishments for internet trolls who torment racial, religious or sexual minority groups

Social media users who share or comment on racist or anti-gay postings will face jail under rules proposed yesterday.

Advice for judges and magistrates recommends harsh punishments for those found guilty of stirring up hatred against racial, religious or sexual minority groups.

Among those jailed should be people who post comments or share online hate speech because they have been reckless as to whether they stir up hatred, say the proposals from the Sentencing Council.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel uses butterfly bullets to kill Palestinian children = HATE SPEECH

May 09 09:58

U.S. Treasury's Mnuchin: Revoking Boeing, Airbus licenses to sell jets to Iran

Higher gas prices,more unemployment because Trump loves Israel.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Licenses for Boeing Co and Airbus to sell passenger jets to Iran will be revoked, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Tuesday after President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AuY4Ln-rkI

May 09 09:34

America's Only Choices: Jewish Communism or Jewish Zionism

The article below is a reminder that George Soros pushed through the Iran nuclear deal much to the consternation of Benjamin Netanyahu. Trump came to his rescue. Trump announced his candidacy in June 2015, just as Iran was being finalized. The only reason Americans got an alternative to Clinton was due to this schism in World Jewry between Communists and Zionists. The Communists, led by George Soros, and fronted by Obama and Clinton, represent the disintegration of the nation-state, including Israel. The nationalists led by Netanyahu and fronted by Trump represents a handful of powerful nation-states dominated by Israel. This is a disagreement between Masonic lodges. In Trump, Americans are getting the crumbs from Israel's table.

May 09 09:33

Judicial Watch battles in court -- Fitton interview with OANN's John Hines!

OUTRAGEOUS: DOJ covering up key FISA court transcripts that would shed light on how the Clinton-DNC Dossier was used to get surveillance of the Trump team.

May 09 09:30

Risking World War For Israel:Series of articles.

Those who cry wolf over the deal and want to attack Iran are only following the diktats of the Israeli terrorist-in-chief Benjamin Netanyahu. After all, he’s their god and whatever he says goes – that’s the only explanation for their idiotic stand. Watch this video of Netanyahu lambasting Iran in the US Congress, or not – after all, who can stand to watch that demonic and arrogant cad ordering the US around.

Consequently, when the Middle East is set ablaze and millions of people lose their lives, the world will know who to haul at The Hague for crimes against humanity.

https://biblicisminstitute.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/trump-and-netan...

May 09 09:02

Records on CIA nominee will not be made public: key U.S. lawmaker

CIA records on Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump's nominee to be the intelligence agency's next director, will not be made public, Senator Richard Burr, the Republican chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said on Tuesday.

Burr's committee will conduct on Wednesday a confirmation hearing for Haspel, the former deputy director of the CIA now serving as acting director. Ahead of the hearing, some Democrats have called for the release of more information about Haspel's record at the CIA, including any possible links to interrogation practices denounced as torture.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Anyone who complains will be waterboarded!"

May 09 08:52

Heroine Ursula Haverbeck goes to prison, as Jews continue to force Deutschland to mistreat its own elderly folk

The laws under which the Federal Republic of Germany (which is a non-Constitutional construct) prosecutes and punishes people like Haverbeck were put in place by the Americans in the late 1940's as a temporary legal structure until the people were “re-educated” enough to form a new Constitution. Called the 'Basic Law', it installed the findings of the 'International Tribunal of Major War Criminals' and subsequent post-war tribunals carried out by the WWII victor nations as law that supercedes any of the “freedoms” guaranteed to Germans. Under this 'legal' system, non-Germans are given great liberties and protections while the indigenous German people are forced to comply with the multiculturalization and multiracialization, and also subservience to Israel, of their homeland. If they publicly express their disagreement, they are arrested, tried, and jailed.

May 09 08:25

Your Thoughts Are Not Permitted

Only pro-Jewish thoughts now allowed in public discourse

May 08 19:13

Nikki Haley: Zionist Neocon Heartthrob

what is 12 inches long and dangles between Netanyahu's knees?

The tie off all US presidents since 2009! (and 1996-1999)

https://www.newsbud.com/2018/05/07/nikki-haley-for-president/

May 08 15:35

Saudi export of ultra-conservatism in the era of Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman

James Dorsey examines the extent to which the self-styled reformist de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia, Muhammad bin Salman, is disengaging from extremist Sunni Islamist groups, or whether the Saudis’ anti-Shia obsession is making the extremists too useful a tool to drop.

May 08 12:16

Israel on Edge Over Possible Missile Attack by Iran After April Strike - Reports

Israeli security officials believe Iran may be preparing a missile attack in retaliation for the April 9 strike on Syria’s T-4 airbase, in which seven Iranians were killed.

Israeli media reported Sunday, citing defense officials, that Tel Aviv is bracing for possible missile strikes by Iran from sites inside Syria.

According to security personnel, Iran is likely to attempt a retaliatory missile attack against military targets in northern Israel following last month's strike on the T-4 base in Syria.

In Sept. 2012, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel shows an illustration as he describes his concerns over Iran's nuclear ambitions during his address to the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters.

Things to Know About Israel's Alleged Top-Secret Nuclear Program

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No, Iran is not going to haul off and attack Israel, either in Syria or Israel proper. It's government in Tehran is many things, but stupid is not one of them.

What Israel is attempting to do is create a false flag, to be blamed on Iran, as the justification for attacking it, and bringing it the US in on its side, militarily.

And unfortunately, Netanyahu's ventrilloquist dummy, here in the US, AKA President Trump, has just made it very painfully clear this morning, that the US's withdrawal from the P5+1, and the sanctions which will ensue, are the US government's prelude to a war against Iran.

Just because something isn't the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid thing the US government could do, is no guarantee that it will not do it, and President Trump's speech about the US withdrawing from the P5+1 deal, is no exception to this very dark reality. He is making claims about Iran's actions and capacities which bear absolutely no basis in reality.

The IAEA, which is staffed by amazinglingly bright people, has looked at the suspected facility, and said that there is no "there" there. And if that is what the IAEA is telling the world, I would very much tend to believe them. What Netanyahu and Trump are doing is tantamount to calling members of the IAEA, in their inspections of Iran's nuclear facilities, idiots and liers, and members of this organization is neither.

With a potential corruption indictment hanging over his head, Netanyahu is going to want to jump start this war as quickly as possible, which is most probably the reason President Trump made the decert announcement today, rather than wait until this coming Saturday, 12 May, which was the actual deadline.

Look for this war to generate the revival of the draft in this country, and this time, the US military will be coming after both our young women, as well as our young men. And here is how I see the forces lining up; China, Russia, and Iran on one side, with the US; NATO, Saudi Arabia, and Israel on the other. There is no way that this will be allowed to stay regional; my sense is, it will go global in a heartbeat.

May 08 11:52

US forbids Ukraine from using Javelin missile systems in Donbas

The U.S. imposed restrictions on the use of Javelin anti-tank missile systems in the Donbas, which Washington supplied to Ukraine, as stated by Georgiy Tuka, the deputy minister for the temporarily occupied territories and internally displaced persons of Ukraine, on the Pryamoy channel.

According to him, one of the terms of the contract to supply the missile systems was “not to use these complexes directly on the contact line.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Forgive me, but in the language of my late Grandmother, with the delivery of these weapons, "the horse is already out of the barn", and I seriously doubt this prohibition is going to have any real effect on how, or where, these are used.

May 08 11:21

100 species discovered as scientists find new ocean zone

An ocean zone nobody knew existed, which is home to more than 100 new species, has been discovered by Oxford University.

The Rariphotic Zone, or rare light zone, extends from 226 feet (130m) to 984ft (300m) and joins five other areas which have distinct biological communities living and growing within them.

The new section, was discovered during a research mission to Bermuda organised by the British charity for ocean exploration Nekton, and led by marine research scientists from Oxford University.

As well as the new zone, more than 100 new species were discovered including tanaids – minute crustaceans - dozens of new algae species and black wire coral that stand up to two metres high.

The survey team spent hundreds of hours underwater, either scuba diving or using submersibles and remote operated vehicles which can reach depths of 6,500 feet (2,000m).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Bravo to the scientists who made this discovery, well done.

May 08 11:18

POLICE CCTV CAMERAS TURN CITIZENS INTO STAY-AT-HOME SPIES, SPYING ON THEIR NEIGHBORS 24-7

Leave it to the great American police state to turn Reality TV into real-time spying of its citizens.

Recently the Newark, New Jersey Police Department decided it needed to do more, much more to build trust between the police and the community.

Here’s a little background on police building trust in the community.

Last year, the Newark Police Department received an award from the New Jersey Attorney General for Outstanding Community Policing for its innovative approach to fostering relationships of collaboration and trust between police and the community.

How did the Newark Police foster trust between the police and community you ask?

By creating a new community program called CommUNITY & COPS.

The CommUNITY & COPS program is a PR program that uses clergy to convince the public that police are your friends.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable and Orwellian!!

May 08 11:14

THE RISING COST OF LIVING IS BECOMING A HUMANITARIAN CRISIS

According to experts, housing should only make up 28% of your total monthly household expenses. However, in many areas of the America today, housing costs up to 40% or more of the average worker's take-home pay.

When you factor in all the other expenses people have just to survive – car insurance, health insurance, utilities, phone bills, food – suddenly, you have a whole lot of people with a whole lot of month left over once their budget runs out. And this ever-rising cost-of-living coupled with stagnant wages is quickly creating a humanitarian crisis not just in America, but globally.

A Tale of Two Cities

Two of the cities where rent prices have risen the fastest are Denver, CO and Seattle, WA. With the arrival of legal marijuana, patients from across the nation flocked to the Denver metro area in hopes of finding a cure, or at least a treatment that worked. The booming tech industry likewise brought a housing boom to the Seattle area.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There are two things which are now forbidden in this country: to get simultaneously old and ill, which can, taken together, bankrupt either an individual or a family.

May 08 11:09

SAUDI AIRSTRIKES TARGET YEMEN’S PRESIDENTIAL COMPOUND IN BUSY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT

The death toll following Saudi coalition airstrikes targeting the presidential in the densely populated neighborhood of Al-Tahrir in Yemen’s capital, Sana’a, has risen to more than 90 people, including schoolchildren, according to a statement to MintPress by an official from Yemen’s Ministry of Health. Local hospitals received 86 injuries, but rescuers are still struggling to retrieve bodies from the rubble, so the number of victims could rise.
The destruction in Tahrir, the second largest residential and commercial area in Sana`a, was extensive. Two airstrikes hit the building, located near a hotel, a bank and several shops, and not far from the central bank, which was bustling with employees at that time.

The principal of the Gamal Abdel Nasser School, close to the presidential compound, told MintPress that a number of students sustained injuries, adding that the huge blasts threw students into a sudden panic, prompting school authorities to suspend ongoing exams.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The genocidal maniac, The B.O.Y.(Butcher of Yemen, aka the Saudi Prince Bin Salman), loves big numbers; he must be particularly pleased with the number of children his military have killed or crippled for life with these stikes. After all, killing the children of a country means that you are also killing the future of that country.

As long as I am breathing, I must continue to peacefully witness to Saudi war crimes in Yemen, aided and abetted by the US tgovernment and its military.

I don't know about our readers and listeners, but I am very morally uncomfortable, being the citizen of a country which participates in war crimes. Unfortunately, Mike and I are too old, and too broke, to imigrate to a more civilised country which does not indulge in this behaviour.

May 08 11:01

LOCAL COPS CAN SKIRT STATE LIMITS ON SURVEILLANCE BY JOINING FEDERAL TASK FORCES

Joining a federal task force means being deputized as a federal officer, which allows state and local cops to ignore local limits on surveillance.

By joining joint law enforcement task forces run by the federal government, local cops can often ignore stringent state and local laws governing surveillance and engage in warrantless spying.

It’s well-known that a federal program known as “Equitable Sharing” allows local prosecutors and police to bypass more restrictive state asset forfeiture laws by passing cases off to the federal government through a process known as adoption. A Department of Justice directive issued last summer by Attorney General Jeff Sessions reiterates full support for the equitable sharing program, directs federal law enforcement agencies to aggressively utilize it, and sets the stage to expand it in the future.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable; this government, in collusion with State governments, is shredding the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, with unimagineable glee, and we are witnessing a what might be characterized"slow-boiling frog" phenomenon, where citizens of this country are too distracted to even notice that this is happening.

Unfortunately, it may be far too late to rectify the damage already done.

May 08 10:19

Donald Trump can unilaterally withdraw from treaties because Congress abdicated responsibility

During this administration, everyone has to be alert and watching for potential misuses or abuses of power. Unfortunately, due to decades of executive aggrandizement and congressional acquiescence — coupled with judicial timidity — the ability to unilaterally withdraw the United States from every last treaty the Senate has ever ratified has been left solely in the hands of President Donald Trump.

So one of these mornings, Trump could well get up very early, issue a series of angry tweets and then proceed to issue an order withdrawing the United States from the United Nations. And, though it took a 1945 vote in the Senate to allow President Harry Truman to ratify the U.N. Charter, the current weight of legal opinion holds that President Donald Trump has the power to withdraw the U.S. from this or any treaty without similar consultation with the legislative branch of government.

May 08 09:08

US Gov. and Media Whitewash ‘Reformer’ Saudi Prince MBS as He Beheads Dissidents

While top American officials and media outlets praise Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as a “revolutionary,” 12 people are beheaded per month. Professor Asad AbuKhalil says the Saudi monarchy “has become far more repressive than it has ever been.”

May 08 00:15

Rulers, ‘Foolers,’ and Shooters: They’re Closing the Cage in Plain Sight

The rulers, “foolers,” and shooters are tightening their grasp by the day, aided by the ever-increasing technology that allows for more surveillance and control, along with the stultified and complacent mentality of the public. There is a conspiracy, but it is not a theory: it is a fact. It is no longer a hidden agenda, but openly being pursued in plain sight. The goal is global governance and the complete abrogation of all rights. We’re seeing it today, and it becomes worse with the passage of time.

May 08 00:04

Pimps in Our Midst -- (Promoting the military)

Uncle Sam is seeking young men and women who are willing to hire themselves out to perform illicit acts for him. Things like invade countries, occupy countries, make widows and orphans, fight foreign wars, kill civilians, launch preemptive strikes, fight unjust wars, change regimes, nation building, fight immoral wars, police the world, intervene in other countries, fight unnecessary wars, take sides in civil wars, fight undeclared wars, and destroy foreign industry, culture, and infrastructure. -- Military recruiters are the middlemen who help to facilitate this. They are the pimps in our midst. How else are you going to describe them? They pimp for Uncle Sam. That is their job. They try to convince recruits that military service is honorable. They extol the pay and benefits of military service. They do everything but tell the truth about war and the military.

May 07 23:43

Average American works more hours than medieval peasant

Think you’re working less than peasants did way back in the medieval ages? Although jobs have changed significantly since then, chances are, you’re probably wrong.

May 07 12:52

LaVoy: Dead Man Talking Trailer # 2

January 26, 2018 was the second anniversary of the gunning down of LaVoy Finicum on a secluded highway in Oregon by the Oregon State Police, along with attempted murder by an FBI sniper on the scene

May 07 12:12

Rand Paul: Congress Moves to Give the President Unlimited War Powers

In the near future, Congress will debate a new Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF). I use the word “debate” lightly. So far, no hearings have been scheduled, and no testimony is likely to be heard unless something changes. That’s a shame, because this is a serious matter, and this is a deeply flawed AUMF.

For some time now, Congress has abdicated its responsibility to declare war. The status quo is that we are at war anywhere and anytime the president says so.

So Congress—in a very Congress way of doing things—has a “solution.” Instead of reclaiming its constitutional authority, it instead intends to codify the unacceptable, unconstitutional status quo.

It is clear upon reading the AUMF, put forward by Senators Tim Kaine and Bob Corker, that it gives nearly unlimited power to this or any other president to be at war whenever he or she wants, with minimal justification and no prior specific authority.

May 07 11:57

VIDEO --- Ontario woman arrested, jailed in U.S. for driving with a Canadian licence

'It was the most horrendous incident of my life,' says 27-year-old grad student

May 07 11:02

Journalists in Syria on the US Drone ‘Kill List’

Two journalists have today filed federal court cases in the United States to challenge their inclusion on a classified US “Kill List”, Reprieve said in a statement.

Bilal Abdul Kareem, an American citizen and journalist working in Syria, escaped being killed by drone strike on five occasions, including two strikes on cars he was travelling in. Two additional strikes were executed on his independent news agency, On the Ground News, while he was working in the studio.

Ahmad Zaidan (image on the right), a senior reporter with Al Jazeera has appeared in a top secret SKYNET document, a US computer programme which has classified him as an Al-Qaeda courier based on “metadata”. Zaidan was the first person to interview Osama Bin Laden, Al-Qaeda’s former leader in the 1990s.

May 07 10:50

Deep State 101: A Primer and Prescription

Every nation worth its salt has a deep state, a loose network of rich and powerful players who ratify, veto or formulate state social, economic and military policies. Whether monarchy, dictatorship, or constitutional republic, no government worthy of the name lacks for a shadowy unelected elite with hands on the tiller and in the till, influential persons with inherited or recent wealth, upper crust social connections, and old school ties, often found sitting on boards of directors and golf carts in isolated settings.

Like Sandhill Cranes, they are rare and difficult to spot in their habitats, seamlessly blending as they do with their inaccessible surroundings. Amongst themselves, however, they are highly convivial. Partial to receptions, they bibulate and circulate as they joust over canapés. Not to worry they are but degenerates just killing time, important things get done under the buzz. Small talk can have big consequences and decadent environs make deal-making a sport.

May 07 10:47

'Nazi grandma' on the run after failing to start 2-year prison term for Holocaust denial

An arrest warrant for an 89-year-old woman, who failed to show up to begin her two-year prison sentence for “inciting the German people to holocaust denial,” was issued by German authorities on Monday.

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She has been arrested, but I posted this so you could read the comments.

May 07 08:49

HOLOHOAX HEROINE ON THE RUN

German great-grandmother Ursula Haverbeck (89) achieved international respect and acclaim for her relentless investigations into holocaust related fraud. The German regime, which is heavily implicated in the swindle, sentenced the courageous sleuth to two years for questioning the Allied account of conditions in WWII internment camps.

May 07 07:57

Trump Has Let The ENTIRE Honduras ‘Caravan' Of Illegals Into America - Trump Lied To Us Again

Had enough Trump's of MAGA now?

Despite numerous claims by Pueblo Sin Fronteras leadership that the Central Americans-to-the-United-States migrant caravan would be sidelined, all are now safely north of the border, sources confirm.
A last group of 228 individuals were admitted at San Ysidro, California, Friday and Saturday.

Though President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions voiced repeated criticisms of the caravan, hundreds of Guatemalans, Hondurans, El Salvadorans, and Nicaraguans are now safely on US soil.

California Governor Jerry Brown continued to withhold participation by his state's National Guardsmen.

Most asylumees made claims of criminal threat and severe poverty. Dozens cited their homosexuality as grounds for admission.

May 07 07:46

'Too tough on terrorists': Trump defends under-fire CIA Director nominee Haspel

Now the idiot comes out foursquare in favor of torture!
Try supporting The Constitution and The Bill of Rights!
Try loving America!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kFUNZ_8dKA

US President Donald Trump took to Twitter Monday to defend his nominee for the CIA directorship, Gina Haspel. Trump argued that Haspel was “too tough on terrorists” for the Democrats.
"My highly respected nominee for CIA Director, Gina Haspel, has come under fire because she was too tough on Terrorists,” Trump tweeted. “Think of that, in these very dangerous times, we have the most qualified person, a woman, who Democrats want OUT because she is too tough on terror. Win Gina!"

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