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Sep 07 09:57

EU Court Rules Against Hungary, Slovakia ‘Refugee Resettlement’ Challenge

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has rejected Hungary and Slovakia in their challenge of ‘refugee resettlement’ quotas being imposed by Brussels, prompting a stern response from both governments who appear intent to continue the battle.

Sep 07 09:44

Google is NSA

Google wants to be Big Brother’s eyeballs on you. All us Internet gurus knew this since before the NSA was found out spying on everybody. But now the Mountain View boys are more determined than ever to filter your information, and to obliterate any semblance of truth reaching people.

Sep 07 09:43

US Will Send 3,500 More Troops to Afghanistan

One week after the Pentagon announced an escalation of the Afghan War of an unspecified size, anonymous US officials are saying that the deployment will be about 3,500, bringing the total size of the US forces in the country to 14,500.

The Pentagon would officially neither confirm nor deny the figure, saying that they will not comment in any way on the numbers until there is an official announcement. This figure is roughly in line with expectations of the size of the deployment.

This is, however, expected to only be the first deployment in a much broader open escalation announced by President Trump last month. It’s not clear that subsequent deployments will be announced at all, with or without numbers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It appears that the unholy triumverate of "President Whisperers", consisting of Mc Masters, Mattis, and Kelly, have collectively, solemnly, examined the sacrificial entrails, and then whispered into President Trump's ears "This time, it will be different, honest, we promise, Donald!"

I would like to very politely remind these gentlemen that doing something precisely the same way, over and over, and yet , somehow, miraculously, expecting a different outcome, is a classic definition of insanity.

This fear of being perceived as "failing to win" by the US military, 16 years on, has been the largest stumbling block to any rational, realistic thinking on Afghanistan.

What the government of the Unhinged, Surveilled States of America, and NATO, should be doing is evacuating their troops as quickly as is safely possible, then negotiating with whatever government is left standing in Kabul for the pipeline and mineral rights.

Of course, that...would be logical.

Sep 07 09:20

9 THINGS THE MSM DOESN’T WANT YOU TO KNOW ABOUT THE WAR IN YEMEN

About two and a half years ago, Saudi Arabia started bombing Yemen and began an occupation to prop-up the puppet government of Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi. The Saudi’s air strikes deliberately target homes. Tens of thousands have died. Millions are at risk of famine. The siege has triggered a globally-unprecedented cholera epidemic. And people can’t even flee the country because the airport is closed at the behest of Saudi Arabia.

Corporate media barely covers Yemen at all. Not only do they leave many key pieces of information out, they blatantly lie to reinforce their imperialist narrative. Here, Geopolitics Alert will attempt to debunk many of the most common myths and explain the truth.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The other things that MSM doesn't want you to know are as follows; and warning: the images used are highly graphic, but I have deliberately chosen them to bear Christian witness to what is happening here.

1. The US enables the Saudi genocide in Yemen by selling them the weapons, and providing "guidance" to their airstrikes. They strike homes, markets, hospitals, with absolute impunity. And here is the devastation those airstrikes create:

Images: Yemeni children murdered and maimed for life, courtesy of Saudi Airstrikes

Please remember; this genocide is created, in part, through your tax dollars and in your name.

2. Because Yemeni ports are being blockaded, through US/Saudi troops, no food can get in, so children are not dying from complications of malnutrition.

Images: Yemeni children dying from malnutrition

And of course, with malnutrition comes disease: Yemen is now facing one of the most severe epidemics of cholera (and perhaps, a weaponised strain) with grownups and children dying in staggering numbers every day:

Images: Yemeni adults and children, stricken with cholera

And not content with that, the Saudi military has used depleted uranium weapons in Yemen. This poisons babies in the womb, and leads to massive birth defects; stillbirths; and massive cancers.

Images: Yemeni infants deformed through exposure to depleted uranium in the womb

And not content with THAT, Saudi soldiers have been using white phosphorous weapons in Yemen. These weapons burn flesh right though to the bone:

Images: Saudi soldiers using white phosphorous weapons in Yemen

The stark, hard reality here, is that the government of the Unhinged, Surveilled States of America have been colluding with the Saudis by partnering in war crimes with them; there is just no other way to say this, than to blurt it out.

I am profoundly, morally uncomfortable being a citizen of a country, and government, which indulges in war crimes, as though it is "no big deal"; unfortunately, Mike and I are too old, and too broke, to be able to immigrate to a civilised country which does not engage in war crimes.

But having colluded in the creation of war crimes in Yemen, both President Trump and Saudia Arabia's Prince Salman, the principal architect of these atrocities, now deserve new titles; for President Trump, it is Merchant-of- Death-in-Chief, and for Prince Salman, the principal architect of these atrocities, it is the Butcher of Yemen.

Sep 07 08:38

ESCOBAR EXPOSES REAL BRICS BOMBSHELL: PUTIN'S "FAIR MULTIPOLAR WORLD" WHERE OIL TRADE BYPASSES THE DOLLAR

MEET THE OIL/YUAN/GOLD TRIAD

It’s when President Putin starts talking that the BRICS reveal their true bombshell. Geopolitically and geo-economically, Putin’s emphasis is on a “fair multipolar world”, and “against protectionism and new barriers in global trade.” The message is straight to the point.

The Syria game-changer – where Beijing silently but firmly supported Moscow – had to be evoked; “It was largely thanks to the efforts of Russia and other concerned countries that conditions have been created to improve the situation in Syria.”

On the Korean peninsula, it’s clear how RC think in unison; “The situation is balancing on the brink of a large-scale conflict.”

Putin’s judgment is as scathing as the – RC-proposed – possible solution is sound; “Putting pressure on Pyongyang to stop its nuclear missile program is misguided and futile. The region’s problems should only be settled through a direct dialogue of all the parties concerned without any preconditions.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Deep State in the Unhinged, Surveilled, States of Amerika, will certainly do every thing in its power, including waging war, rather than allow this to happen; this is why we are seeing such an acceleration of demonisation, on steroids, against both Russia and China, courtesy of the corporate presstitutes and whorespondents.

Sep 07 01:07

Dear Russia: An Enemy Is Not a Partner — Paul Craig Roberts

Russia cannot be both sovereign and part of the West, and China cannot afford to confuse self-preservation with economic deals with America. If the two powers capable of constraining Washington’s unilateralism show confusion over the consequences, they will make war more likely.

Sep 06 21:34

Liberals in a Tizzy — Walter Williams on purging history

Many blacks and their white liberal allies demand the removal of statues of Confederate generals and the Confederate battle flag, and they are working up steam to destroy the images of Gens. Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee and President Jefferson Davis from Stone Mountain in Georgia. Allow me to speculate as to the whys of this statue removal craze, which we might call statucide.

Sep 06 16:52

State officials: Expect Obamacare premium hikes, market ‘collapse’

State officials sounded the alarm Wednesday on Capitol Hill about skyrocketing ObamaCare premiums as insurers across the country propose double-digit rate hikes – renewing pressure on Congress to act.

Sep 06 16:28

Building a wall around Trump

From now on, Trump is only to seek input from establishment approved aids and consultants. And for Trump supporters who saw his administration as an opportunity for Washington outsiders to make their mark on national policy, the current state of affairs is a real shame. So what happened? Well, it would seem the name of the hour is John Kelly.

Sep 06 16:23

Trump sides with Democrats on debt ceiling, budget over GOP objections

Congress must pass a budget by Sept. 30 or the government will run out of money. The debt limit needs to be increased this month. Republican Senate leaders had considered combining the debt limit with emergency aid to help the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, but were vague about the length of the debt limit extension. Democrats, though, pushed for a three-month extension for both the debt limit and the budget. They felt that would give them time to build constituencies for pet projects, notably immigration and spending.

Sep 06 15:58

The Donald’s Seinfeld Tax Plan – A Big Show About Nothing

Trump said the tax reform package will be introduced on “Wednesday or shortly thereafter,” just before his 100th day in office. While the president would not reveal details about the tax plan, he did say that the cuts will be “bigger I believe than any tax cut ever.” -- Well, we’ve passed the eighteenth Wednesday since that promise. What was actually delivered back then, of course, was a one-page statement of vague principles, fond aspirations and apple pie.

Sep 06 15:51

When Right Is Wrong

As much as I have to remind people (and be a bit harsh) : Foreign aid is simply the looting of American taxpayers. The government has no right to take money from Americans against their will and give it to foreigners or their governments—regardless of the need, crisis, or circumstances, and regardless of where the money goes, how much is spent, what the terms are, or what the supposed benefits are.

Sep 06 15:44

CNN Caught Creating Fake News Again: Adding Words To Syrian Witness’ Statement To Fit Western Narrative

Although the entirety of the Western corporate media machine is worthy of the name “Fake News,” CNN has become the standard bearer of the title. It seems that the organization is doing everything in its power to earn its position as the tip of the spear in the army of “fake news.” Indeed, it is scarcely possible to keep up with the lies, deceit, and half-truths CNN presents to the general public on a daily basis. Occasionally, however, one instance stands out so much that it cannot be allowed to slip by without being addressed.

Sep 06 14:41

Hurricane Irma: Florida sheriff threatens to arrest fugitives at shelters

If you are an illegal alien the Sheriff will give you a pass.If you are an American miscreant you get arrested and go to jail.

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd is threatening to jail wanted people seeking shelter due to Hurricane Irma.

The sheriff, who is known for his outspoken comments, made the threat in a series of posts to Twitter.

Horstman added officers don't have a way of seeing what crime the warrant is for, so it’s possible those with non-violent misdemeanor offenses could be arrested.

Horstman said undocumented immigrants will not be affected by the policy. She also said that the policy will help the county keep a log at the shelter, which she said is important during a natural disaster.

Sep 06 10:16

Deleting our History : Washington National Cathedral to remove windows honoring Confederate generals — Charlottesville City Council votes to remove Stonewall Jackson statue…

“Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.”. - George Orwell, 1984

Sep 06 10:05

The Deep State: How They Got Their Power To Manipulate For Ultimate Control

While many in the United States firmly believe that the government just isn’t working, it is. But it’s only working for the powerful and rich elites in the government and the media who have a desire to cling to their oppressive control of others and the money many are willing to allow them to steal.

Sep 06 09:37

Susan Rice testifies before House Intelligence Committee today about how she illegally spied on Trump admin. NO BIG DEAL!

Rice has come under fire for her alleged role. Congressional investigators have issued subpoenas to the NSA, CIA and FBI seeking "unmasking" information

Sep 06 09:24

Are You Ready for Your Implantable Microchip?

You’ll be reading a lot about implantable microchips in the future. When do-gooders and governments begin proposing their use to track society’s undesirables, I hope that you have the courage to stand up for their rights. For by defending their rights, you defend your own.

Sep 06 08:45

What Country Is This? Forced Blood Draws, Cavity Searches and Colonoscopies

Our freedoms—especially the Fourth Amendment—are being choked out by a prevailing view among government bureaucrats that they have the right to search, seize, strip, scan, shoot, spy on, probe, pat down, taser, and arrest any individual at any time and for the slightest provocation.

Sep 06 08:43

BIG PHARMA BIAS: FDA GRANTS ‘BREAKTHROUGH’ STATUS TO ECSTASY FOR PTSD WHILE PROHIBITING CANNABIS

If there’s one refrain we hear from politicians more than anything else, it’s “I support the troops.” However, their definition of “support” changes with the political wind, and more often than not is a farce.

One example is the ongoing denial of medical cannabis to war veterans suffering from a range of conditions, from chronic pain to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Despite plenty of evidence—both scientific and real-world—that cannabis effectively treats these conditions, those who purportedly fought for freedom come home only to lose freedom under the War on Drugs.

The Veterans Administration (VA) still prohibits doctors from recommending cannabis or its extracts—including cannabidiol (CBD) which does not produce a high—even though most U.S. states acknowledge the science and have legalized medical cannabis.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Typical; and of course, those growing their own cannabis for medicinal use, cannot possibly complete in the area of the "deep pockets" of Big Pharma, when it comes to keeping the people who legislate in their favor, in power.

Sep 06 08:34

Soros Paid Al Gore MILLIONS To Push ‘Aggressive US Action’ On Global Warming

Liberal billionaire George Soros gave former Vice President Al Gore’s environmental group millions of dollars over three years to create a “political space for aggressive U.S. action” on global warming, according to leaked documents.

Sep 06 08:23

CA Bill Designed to Drive Gun Stores Out of Business Headed to Governor

Data from the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE) show that while 70,000 firearms have been lost or stolen in California since 2011, only a fraction of them were stolen from gun stores (797, representing about 1%). In fact, recent reports have shown that a firearm in the hands of law enforcement officers and agencies is more likely to come up missing than a firearm in the possession of licensed firearms retailers.

Sep 06 08:14

French president Emmanuel Macron backs EU policy to halt Eurosceptic tide after Brexit

EMMANUEL Macron has backed radical new plans which could stop more Eurosceptic politicians joining the European Parliament.

The French president came out in favour of introducing pan-European MEPs to the parliament when Britain leaves.

Brexit in 2019 will leave 73 seats up for grabs in EU elections taking place later that year.

And desperate Mr Macron hopes the proposal will stop the vacant seats being filled by scores of Eurosceptic politicians.

Sep 06 08:09

SPIES, COPS, AND CORPORATE ‘SECURITY’ PROFITEERS TO GATHER IN WASHINGTON

On September 11, the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, thousands of spies, police officers, prosecutors, and surveillance profiteers will gather in Washington D.C. for a spying technology extravaganza known as ISS World Americas. On its website, the event organizers describe ISS World Americas as

the world’s largest gathering of Americas Law Enforcement, Homeland Security, Defense, Public Safety and other members of the Government Intelligence Community as well as Telecom Operators responsible for cyber threat intelligence gathering, DarkNet monitoring, lawful interception and cybercrime investigations.

ISS World Programs present the methodologies and tools for Law Enforcement, Public Safety and Government Intelligence Communities in the fight against drug trafficking, cyber money laundering, human trafficking, terrorism and other criminal activities conducted over today’s Telecommunications networks, the Internet and Social Networks.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How Orwellian, with all the contemporary bells and whistles!!

Sep 06 08:04

WELLS FARGO CAUGHT WITH ANOTHER 1.4 MILLION FAKE ACCOUNTS, WILL ANYONE EVER GET JAILED?

As the tally of fake Wells Fargo accounts balloons to 3.5 million, Congress has yet to discipline the executives, while the financial giant has only paid fines. A coalition of 33 groups is now demanding new hearings and for the bank to be held accountable.

Wells Fargo and Company increased its estimate of how many accounts were created by 67 percent Thursday. The mega bank issued shocking new disclosures, showing 1.4 million more bogus customer accounts had been created, a significant increase from previous estimates, the New York Times reported.

In addition, Wells Fargo admitted to yet another impropriety, stating that they enrolled more than a half-million customer accounts into their online bill pay service without notifying them. The embattled bank has since agreed to pay out $910,000 to customers who accrued fees or charges related to the unknown accounts.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Nothing will happen here; the rich rarely eat their own.

Sep 06 08:01

TOP EU COURT THREATENS POLAND, HUNGARY, CZECH REPUBLIC WITH FINES IF THEY REFUSE REFUGEES

Concluding a months-long saga in which central and eastern European nations revolted against Brussels' refugee policies, on Wednesday the European Union’s highest court ruled that EU states must take in a share of refugees who reach Europe, dismissing complaints by Slovakia and Hungary and reigniting an angry row between east and west. The Court upheld the EU’s right to order national governments to take in their "fair share" of asylum seekers, arguing that "the mechanism actually contributes to enabling Greece and Italy to deal with the impact of the 2015 migration crisis and is proportionate."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Did you hear that dull, agonising thud from across the pond?!?

THAT... was the EU, dismembering itself over the issue of refugee immigration.

Sep 06 07:59

Students fight university sanctions after protesting Israeli soldiers

Students are fighting back against a series of sanctions imposed on them by the University of California, Irvine (UCI) as punishment for chanting and clapping during a campus event with Israeli soldiers in May.

Administrators launched an investigation into Students for Justice in Palestine following the protest, even though members of the group say that they were the ones who endured days of harassment, including sexual slurs and racist intimidation, by the Israeli soldiers who were invited to give a talk about the Israeli army.

The students believe the harassment was an attempt to provoke a reaction.

Sep 05 19:48

Inspector General Warns Nursing Home Residents Are at Risk of Abuse

On August 24, 2017, Daniel Levinson, the Inspector General for the HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG), called on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to take immediate action to protect nursing home residents from abuse following a remarkable investigation that found CMS is not enforcing abuse reporting requirements in the Affordable Care Act that took effect in 2011. The investigation, like many before it, shows that nursing homes and public officials are often apathetic when residents suffer sexual assaults and other serious crimes.

Sep 05 18:51

Why the “Universal Basic Income” is actually Universal Basic WELFARE for the enslaved masses

The latest insane idea from the political Left is called “Universal Basic Income.” It’s based on the idea that governments should pay everyone a basic “wage” for doing nothing, and it’s justified by concern over robots replacing workers in the years ahead.

But “income” is something you earn, by definition. So you can’t call it “income” if nobody is earning it. The correct term for this is Universal Basic WELFARE. It’s just a grand entitlement handout by governments to keep the sheeple in line while their liberties and dignity are stripped away by a totalitarian state.

The whole point of such a system is to enslave and control the masses by eliminating individual success and turning everyone into a “financial zombie” who’s dependent on the State for their survival.

Sep 05 16:01

REPORT: NSA OFFERED TO GIVE FBI ALL OF HILLARY CLINTON’S MISSING EMAILS. COMEY SAID NO.

The New York Post’s John Crudele had an interesting column outlining how the bogus Democrat/Media/Deep State instigated Trump investigation is backfiring on Democrats as the American people grow increasingly weary of repeated allegations without actual proof.
Beyond that fatigue is something even more concerning for Democrats. The investigation is actually shedding light on wrongdoing by figures like Hillary Clinton and James Comey – NOT Donald Trump.

Check it out:

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There’s a lot going on in the Hillary Clinton/Donald Trump/Russia investigation that all the highfalutin’ newspapers that cover politics are still trying to ignore.

Well, investors had better know this stuff before it bites them in the assets. So here goes.

Numerous reports coming out of the Senate Judiciary Committee last week said that former FBI Director James Comey made the decision not to refer Clinton for prosecution long before he even interviewed key witnesses, including Hillary.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF, in fact, these reports are true, it very much demonstrates the reality that politicians rarely eat their own.

Judicial Watch..... go.....get him!!!

Sep 05 15:56

The Plight of Rohingya: Myanmar Authorities Are Deliberately Overlooking Atrocities

As maintained by Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran is prepared to help adoption of collective strategies by international organizations and Muslim countries in order to solve the ongoing crisis plaguing Myanmar’s Muslim community. This comes as Myanmar’s military has intensified attacks on Rohingya Muslims.

This is while the Muslim community has long been under a military siege in Rakhine since October 2016. The government claimed that its border guards had come under a militant attack and used it as the pretext to enforce the lockdown without substantiating its claim. The Rohingya had already been subject to communal violence by extremist Buddhists for years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I will not be silent, about this ongoing genocide, thank you very much!!

And Ahn Sang Su Ki, Nobel Peace Prize Winner, WHERE THE HELL ARE YOU RIGHT NOW?!?

Cowering and hiding behind the weight of your office, will not resolve the problem.

The world is watching, and seeing the enormity of this calamity, courtesy of of a highly nationalistic Buddhist military, cannot be allowed to continue.

And Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, my hat is off to you, sir, and all other Muslim countries looking for ways to help end this religious persecution of Myanmar's Rohingya.

If Buddha is watching this from whatever enlightened spiritual space to which he may have ascended, his spirit is sobbing right now.

Sep 05 13:43

BS : Virgin Islands Allows National Guard To Seize Guns, Ammo Ahead Of Hurricane Irma

U.S. Virgin Islands Gov. Kenneth Mapp signed an emergency order allowing the seizure of private guns, ammunition, explosives and property the National Guard may need to respond to Hurricane Irma.

Sep 05 13:35

Neocons Are About to Run Amok

What happens next, unfortunately, is not good. We will have to suffer another couple of years of insane foreign policy from Washington. Russia will be treated like the world’s biggest leper colony while Putin, Xi and the rest of the opposition make strategic moves to divest themselves of Washington.

Sep 05 13:33

Patriot Does Not Equal Racist

So maybe, just maybe, instead of labeling Patriot groups as being racist and supporters of Neo-Nazi/White Supremacist ideology, people need to start sitting down with these groups and have dialogue with them. Get to know who they are and what they stand for. I can't speak for all Patriot groups, but I can tell you from personal experience that the ones mentioned in this blog are not racists and they are the main Patriot groups that are erroneously being painted as racist hate groups. Although a picture is worth a thousand words, make sure the picture you are looking at isn't one taken from a skewed, biased point of view. That way the thousand words you choose to use are ones that are actually appropriate. When you choose to use the words “Patriot” and “Racist” in the same sentence to infer they are one in the same, not only are you doing yourself a disservice, but you are doing our Country a disservice as well.

Sep 05 13:22

Making Disasters Worse — Ron Paul on government aid.

Following natural disasters, individuals who attempt to return to their own property — much less try to repair the damage — without government permission can be arrested and thrown in jail. Federal, state, and local officials often hinder or even stop voluntary rescue and relief efforts. The outpouring of private giving and volunteer relief efforts we have witnessed over the past week shows that the American people can effectively respond to natural disasters if the government would get out of their way.

Sep 05 12:12

It's Official: This Is Straight out of Orwell's 1984...

Sep 05 12:05

DOJ is secretly using IRS to investigate Colorado pot shops in guise of audits, lawsuit says

The U.S. Department of Justice is secretly using the Internal Revenue Service to conduct criminal investigations into otherwise legitimate marijuana businesses in Colorado under the guise of tax audits, lawyers for the companies say in an ongoing federal lawsuit.

The IRS called the allegations baseless and illogical, saying inquiries it is making for information from Colorado’s Marijuana Enforcement Division are simply part of its efforts at verifying financial records in determining whether businesses owe more taxes.

The U.S. District Court case, filed by the owners of Rifle Remedies, a medical marijuana business in Silt, is one of several that challenge IRS subpoenas to MED seeking information about how much pot they’ve grown, and to whom and when they sold it. The IRS said it has resorted to the tactic because businesses have refused to offer the information voluntarily.

Sep 05 11:59

#ISpeakforButhaina: Picture of girl in Yemen goes viral

Buthaina Mansour was the sole survivor of a bombing in Sanaa, the capital of Yemen, that killed her entire family. An image of her trying to open her eyes despite her injuries has gone viral on social media as a symbol of solidarity with the people in the war-torn country.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Congratulations to his Royal Highness, Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, for whom the world can now add yet another honorific to his name: that of the Butcher of Yemen.

An image of one more innocent toddler, maimed for life, and bereft of any family whatsoever; one has to wonder as to the horrific extent of this man's bloodlust, in light of the fact that his Saudi military are killing innocent babies and toddlers; women; and the medically fragile elderly in Yemen, in addition to the Houthi Rebels.

Because the Yemeni ports are closed, so no food can get it, Yemeni children are starving, and dying from complications of malnutrition; and now, is experiencing one of the worst epidemics of cholera the world has seen.

You have allowed your troops in Yemen to use both depleted uranium weapons, causing massive spikes in birth defects, stillbirths, and cancers here, as well as white phosphorous, which burns to the bone, and for which there is utterly no remedy.

And President Trump, you, sir, have enabled this genocide as the Unhinged, Surveilled States of America has authorized billions of dollars in arms sales to this country;

US approves a $1.4 billion sales of weapons to Saudi Arabia

And by doing so, you have distinguished yourself as the Merchant-of-Death-In-Chief of your country: congratulations to you also, Mr. President!!

What we have in Yemen, with US government enabling, is the massive, full-blown, in-your-face commission of Saudi war crimes, with utter impunity, and zero morality, Mr. President: there is no other way to say this.

And every single respected expert on the Middle East consistently say that the resolution of the hostilities in Yemen must, ultimately, political, rather than military.

History will not judge either of you you kindly on this, Prince Salmon, and President Trump.

Prince Salman, you will be remembered as Saudi Arabia's War Crimes Prince"

And President Trump, you will not be remembered as a "War President", but as a "War Crimes President" for these atrocities, visited upon the people of Yemen.

Please understand: I am a Christian pacifist activist, who constantly exhorts her government to resolve its geopolitical differences through hard-won, moral negotiations rather than through war, and cannot, ethically, ever endorse violence.

But when my government refuses to listen to logic, I have a responsibility to witness, peacefully, to the horrors it is inflicting around the world, and shall do so until I draw my last breath.

Sep 05 11:17

Trump Quietly Promises Billions in New Nuke Contracts

The Trump administration has just announced that it is moving ahead with an Obama-era plan to modernize America’s nuclear arsenal, sprucing up the nuclear Triad with a new fleet of land-based missiles, missile-carrying submarines, and air-delivered nuclear weapons that will cost the American taxpayer well over $1 trillion in the coming years. The ostensible purpose behind this modernization effort is to maintain America’s nuclear deterrence capability for decades to come. The harsh reality, however, is that through this nuclear upgrade, America is simply repeating the mistakes of the past, building weapons whose precision and speed will trigger a new arms race with Russia and China as they seek to match this new American capability with weapons designed to sustain their version of nuclear deterrence.

Sep 05 11:05

HOW ‘REGIME CHANGE’ WARS LED TO KOREA CRISIS

The U.S.-led aggressions against Iraq and Libya are two war crimes that keep on costing, with their grim examples of what happens to leaders who get rid of WMDs driving the scary showdown with North Korea, writes Robert Parry.

It is a popular meme in the U.S. media to say that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is “crazy” as he undertakes to develop a nuclear bomb and a missile capacity to deliver it, but he is actually working from a cold logic dictated by the U.S. government’s aggressive wars and lack of integrity.

Indeed, the current North Korea crisis, which could end up killing millions of people, can be viewed as a follow-on disaster to President George W. Bush’s Iraq War and President Barack Obama’s Libyan intervention. Those wars came after the leaders of Iraq and Libya had dismantled their dangerous weapons programs, leaving their countries virtually powerless when the U.S. government chose to invade.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Should the US go to war against North Korea, and begin hostilities, China will most likely come into the war on North Korea's side; as to this very real possibility, I would strongly caution President Trump to choose his battles wisely.
I would also suggest that war against China would be a foolish one, because at this point in the US military's existence, it does not have the weaponry; the money; the manufacturing; or the troop strength to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war against China.

I certainly hope and pray that the current "President Whisperers", comprised of McMasters, Kelly, and Mattis, have been straight and upfront with President Trump, on this; but unfortunately, I sense that these advisors may see war as the only way out, because such actions have worked well economically in the past, when the country was in a financial bind.

But the game has fundamentally changed, in light of the fact that we are dealing with a nuclear-armed China, Russia, and - most recently - North Korea.

Sep 05 10:40

South Korea’s defense minister suggests bringing back tactical U.S. nuclear weapons

South Korea’s defense minister on Monday said it was worth reviewing the redeployment of American tactical nuclear weapons to the Korean Peninsula to guard against the North, a step that analysts warn would sharply increase the risk of an accidental conflict.

As concern over Korea deepened following North Korea’s huge nuclear test Sunday, Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said the regime of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was “begging for war.”

Here in Seoul, the Defense Ministry warned that Pyongyang might be preparing to launch another missile into the Pacific Ocean, perhaps an intercontinental ballistic missile theoretically capable of reaching the mainland United States.

President Trump and his South Korean counterpart, Moon Jae-in, spoke on the phone for 40 minutes Monday night, Korean time — some 34 hours after the nuclear test and more than 24 hours after Trump took to Twitter to criticize Moon’s “talk of appeasement.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Such a move will only escalate tensions in the region, and make it more possible that one stupid mistake, or one mis-communication, could set off the second Korean war.

And President Trump, a word, please: you do NOT criticise the behaviour of a foreign head of state in public, then naively, and stupidly, believe that they will conduct their country's foreign policy according to your dictates, sir.

If you have something negative to say about the policy of foreign leaders, please have the horse-sense to say it privately.

But your very public excoriation of President Moon on Twitter, is absolutely NOT "The Art of the Deal" behaviour; it is the behaviour one might logically ascribe to a megalomaniac, publicly yelling at a head of state, because he has not gotten his way.

Sep 05 10:28

China lodges representations to DPRK embassy over nuclear test

China confirmed on Monday its Foreign Ministry has lodged solemn representations to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) embassy in Beijing over its sixth nuclear test.

"The representations were lodged to the person in charge of the embassy," Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said at a regular news briefing.
The DPRK Sunday detonated a hydrogen bomb that can be carried by an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), DPRK's Central Television announced. This was the sixth nuclear test the DPRK has undertaken.

"China's adherence to denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula and opposition to nuclear tests and missile development by the DPRK is well-known," Geng said.
China has proposed realizing denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula while establishing a peace mechanism. China has also expected the DPRK to suspend its nuclear and missile activities in exchange for the suspension of large-scale U.S.-ROK military exercises.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What China is proposing is an absolutely, completely reasonable mechanism for ratcheting down the tensions here.

Unfortunately, neither those in the bowels of power in DC, or Kim Jung Un appear to be listening; and this is leading the region to the very cusp of a regional war, which may result in a world war.

Sep 05 10:24

Trump agrees to lift limits on South Korean missile payloads

The U.S. and South Korea have agreed to lift limits on South Korea's missile payload capabilities following North Korea's hydrogen bomb test over the weekend, the White House announced Monday.

During a call between President Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-In, Trump "gave his in-principle approval to South Korea’s initiative to lift restrictions on their missile payload capabilities,” the White House said in a readout of the call.

“President Trump also provided his conceptual approval for the purchase of many billions of dollars’ worth of military weapons and equipment from the United States by South Korea," the statement added.

A spokesman for South Korea’s presidential office confirmed the call Monday, describing the move to lift the limit on the payload of South Korean missiles under U.S.-South Korean guidelines as an "effective" countermeasure, the Yonhap News Agency reported.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Another move, demonstrating just how close the Unhinged, Surveilled, States of Amerika is moving toward war on the Korean Peninsula.

Sep 05 10:13

RETIRED FBI AGENT SUES DOJ FOR RECORDS ON CONTRIBUTIONS MADE BY A CLINTON ALLY TO MCCABE'S WIFE

Over the weekend, Judicial Watch announced that it had filed a lawsuit against the DOJ on behalf of retired special agent Jeffrey Danik seeking records related to roughly $700,000 in political contributions made by groups tied to Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, a long-time Clinton confidant, to the wife of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe...the same Andrew McCabe who was conveniently overseeing multiple Hillary Clinton investigations at the time and even oversaw components of her email investigation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Drip...drip...drip...

The news of this lawsuit is music to my ears!!

Sep 05 10:07

HOW CORPORATE LOBBYISTS DOMINATE MEETINGS WITH UK AND EU BREXIT NEGOTIATORS

The far-reaching Brexit agreement that will govern the UK’s exit from the European Union is not only being shaped at the negotiating table, but also by the lobbyists who are trying to influence each side’s position papers and red lines.

New analysis of official statistics on lobby meetings with ministers from the UK’s Department for Exiting the EU (DExEU) and members of the EU’s Brexit Task Force reveals a common willingness to privilege the representatives of corporate interests above all others:

Between October 2016 and March 2017, DExEU staff had six meetings with big business representatives for every one meeting with an NGO, a trade union or a think tank. This figure may even just be the tip of the iceberg, as Brexit lobby meetings are also likely to take place with DExEU officials not required to disclose meetings.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Such negotiations are never about how the Brexit may positively influence the lives of every-day, working Brits; they are always about how corporations are going to game the system, to better their own financial states.

Sep 05 10:02

PEPE ESCOBAR: WHY JIHADISM WON'T BE ALLOWED TO DIE: A serious working hypothesis is being discussed for a while now among independent geopolitical analysts. Here it is, in a nutshell.

Daesh may be dying – but the world is still encumbered with its walking corpse.

Plan B of Daesh’s masters may have been to indoctrinate repeated waves of misguided youth across the EU and “seduce” them into D.I. Y. jihadi terror, creating fear and insecurity in Europe. I’ve just been to Barcelona — and that’s not happening. No Fear.

Daesh can also manipulate its brand name to stake a claim into what we may call the New War Belt in Southwest Asia. That’s also not happening, because the “4+1” – Russia, Syria, Iran, Iraq, plus Hezbollah – with the addition of Turkey, and with China in a “leading from behind” role, are all working together.

The unfinished war across “Syraq” coupled with spasms of jihadism in Europe could certainly still metastasize into a massive Eurasian cancer, spreading like a plague from Afghanistan to Germany and vice-versa, and from the South China Sea to Brussels via Pakistan and vice-versa.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I understand that this is how the American deep state thinks and behaves; but is it truly capable of providing the level of strategy, arms, and personnel to make such actions actually successful against their alleged existential foes, Russia and China, before they collectively, haul off and attack the US?!?

Looking at the Ethnic Uighurs in China (heavily funded by Saudi Arabia, (a US proxy in the Middle East), their violence has only brought the heavy hand of of the Chinese state down harder against them, to the point where any training in foreign countries has been prevented by them being required to turn in their passports.

China orders Xinjiang residents to hand in passports: Citizens of restive region of 11 m Muslim Uighurs must apply to get papers back

This Uighur violence falls far short of either a geopolitical, or military, success.

And let's look at the jihadists in Syria; even though the US military has "dug in" its position in Syria, ostensibly to create a home for Kurdish nationalists, there is a question of just how long the Russians will put up with the nonsense of American troops being in Syria,uninvited, and attempting to balkanize it, and this could potentially be a flashpoint for a war between Russia and the United States.

If one looks at the big picture, the movements and actions of these Western-backed jihadists are, at best, "holding actions" and will not, ultimately be permitted, by Russia and China, to prevent China's New Silk Roads, or Russia's
Eurasia Economic Union.

Sep 05 09:13

CALIFORNIA'S TOP COURT SAYS COPS HAVE TO HAND OVER AUTOMATIC PLATE READER RECORDS

The EFF and ACLU have achieved a victory in an acronym-heavy public records case. The California Supreme Court has ruled the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and Los Angeles Sheriff's Department (LASD) will have to turn over data acquired by their automatic license plate readers (ALPRs).

Both entities tried to keep these records from the EFF and ACLU by claiming every single one of the millions of plate records were "investigatory records," exempt from disclosure under California's public records law. This apparently included the millions of "non-hit" records never utilized in any LAPD/LASD investigation. With the plate readers collecting 1.5-2 million records per week, they were basically arguing every driver passing by an ALPR was under investigation.

That's not how the state's Supreme Court sees it [PDF]. The "investigatory records" exemption pertains to targeted, ongoing investigations. The public records law cannot be stretched to cover indiscriminate mass surveillance.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a momentary victory for California drivers.

That being said, this case could potentially be argued at a Federal court level, which, given the Federal government's rapacious appetite for mass spectrum surveillance, may have a completely different outcome.

Sep 05 09:05

LE CERCLE – MEET THE SECRET CIA-FUNDED GROUP BEHIND THE ‘WAR ON TERROR’

Bilderberg has gained a reputation as the world’s most secretive group of billionaires and political leaders who conspire to impact global events—but reports indicate that they don’t hold a candle to another group that includes a host of war criminals responsible for the “War on Terror.”

Former U.S. Defense Secretary and President of the World Bank Paul Wolfowitz, former Iraqi Coalition Provisional Authority Leader Paul Bremer, former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and former Chairman of the Defense Department’s Defense Policy Board Richard Perle—some of the most notable neoconservative architects of the Iraq War—are all reportedly members.

Other reported American members of Le Cercle include former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, former Directors of Central Intelligence Bill Casey and William Colby, and former President Richard Nixon after he left the White House.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looking at the absolute mess, and fluster cluck, in which the world finds itself today, I would have very little doubt that such an institution exists.

Sep 05 08:44

We Told You So: Google Is NSA

Google wants to be Big Brother’s eyeballs on you. All us Internet gurus knew this since before the NSA was found out spying on everybody. But now the Mountain View boys are more determined than ever to filter your information, and to obliterate any semblance of truth reaching people.

Sep 05 07:40

Vivaldi boss: It'd be cool if Google went back to the 'not evil' schtick

The founder of the web browser Opera has accused Google of "anti-competitive" practices.

"A monopoly both in search and advertising, Google, unfortunately shows that they are not able to resist the misuse of power," wrote Jon von Tetzchner, now CEO of Vivaldi, in a blog post on Monday.

He also intimated there may have been a connection between an interview published in tech glad-rag WIRED, where he criticised data gathering and ad targeting by Google and Facebook, and the suspension of Vivaldi's Google AdWords accounts two days later.

"Was this just a coincidence?" he wrote. "Or was it deliberate, a way of sending a message?"

Sep 05 07:00

Rutherford Institute Challenges Expansion of 'Government Speech' Doctrine, Disputes Claim That First Amendment Doesn't Apply to Highway Rest Areas

Warning that a dangerous expansion of the “government speech” doctrine by the courts could be used to limit any speech that occurs on government property, The Rutherford Institute has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a lower court ruling that places highway rest areas off limits for First Amendment activities. In asking the Supreme Court to review the case of Vista-Graphics v. Virginia Dept. of Transportation, which allows the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) to restrict the content of privately authored, illustrated, printed and funded travel guides distributed at highway rest areas and welcome centers, attorneys for The Rutherford Institute argue that Virginia’s so-called government interest in censoring this kind of speech is minimal, if it can be said to exist at all.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Remember the "free speech zones?"

Sep 05 06:40

Political Backlash Grows Over Google's Pressure To Censor "Independent" Think Tank

It was only a matter of time until this happened...

For years now, the politicos of the Left have embraced a perfectly symbiotic relationship with the 'progressive' leaders of Silicon Valley. Tech titans, like Google's Eric Schmidt who got very cozy with the Hillary Clinton campaign, have poured million of dollars of their tech fortunes into Democratic coffers all while colluding with elected officials, "independent" think tanks and "institutions of higher indoctrination" to ram their progressive agenda down the throats of the American public.

It was a great relationship for Democrats because Silicon Valley's elites had all the money of Wall Street without the negative stigma...until now.

Sep 04 20:35

Anti Gun Propaganda in 1970s show Chips in Routine Traffic Stop.

Here we see an infringement on the right to keep and bear arms in 1970s TV show Chips. Anti gun propganda through the entainment of TV shows. People 100 years ago did not need a permite to carry his rifle and pistol riding his horse.

Sep 04 15:57

Silicon Valley now rapidly abandoning the philosophy of “free speech” by turning to censorship, obedience and conformity

If you know history and understand the thought process that went into the creation of this country, then you understand that not just the freedom of speech, but really every right listed in the Constitution, was included to protect the people from the threat of tyranny. Free speech is not just some words written on a dated document; it is a gift that is unique to the western world, and a safeguard against the rise of an authoritarian regime. Needless to say, that is not something that any of us should ever take for granted.

Sep 04 12:57

Document Surfaces Showing CIA’s Plans to Infiltrate Academia & Change University/College Curriculums

There’s no doubt about it: three letter agencies like the NSA, FBI and CIA and the ones we don’t yet know about are full of great people who want nothing but the best for their fellow human beings. People join these agencies because they have good hearts, and want to see the world thrive in a state of peace, equality, abundance and freedom. That being said, the “disastrous rise of misplaced power” to which President Eisenhower referred when referencing the military industrial complex, has taken a hold of these agencies, which now comprise what’s known as the Deep State. The Deep State is a covert network of powerful and influential people who continue to manipulate, lie, and deceive the public for their own interests.

Sep 04 08:11

Global Banks Sabotage Uruguay’s Efforts to Legalize Marijuana

The first country to fully legalize the recreational use of marijuana, Uruguay, has suddenly found itself facing an unexpected obstacle: the international banking industry. It all began a few weeks ago when one of the 15 pharmacies that had agreed to sell the two varieties of cannabis distributed by the Uruguayan State announced that it was withdrawing from the scheme after its bank, Santander, had threatened to close its account unless it stopped providing services for the state-controlled sales. Shortly afterwards it was revealed that other banks, including Brazil’s Itaú, had canceled the accounts of the private companies that had been granted a license to produce marijuana as well as some cannabis clubs.

Sep 04 08:02

DPRK H-Bomb: Chinese President Says ‘Dark Shadow Looms’ Over the World

After half a century of peace, a “dark shadow looms” over the world, following an announcement of the successful detonation of a hydrogen bomb by North Korea, according to a statement from Chinese President Xi Jinping.
While addressing the annual meeting of the BRICS economic alliance, Chinese President Xi Jinping — while not directly referring to the Sunday morning nuclear explosion — made note of an increasing unease in the region and around the globe.

In a tacit acknowledgement that Pyongyang's continued weapon and missile development was destabilizing hopes for nuclear non-proliferation, Xi spoke of using negotiation and dialog to put out "the flame of war," cited by The Guardian.

Noting that the recent nuclear detonations had "cast a dark shadow over the world," the Chinese president acknowledged that, "People around the world want peace and cooperation, not conflict or confrontation."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Kim Jung Un's nuclear testing, coupled with his testing of long and medium-range missiles, has to be, for China's President Xi Jingping, the geopolitical equivalent of Kim's "relieving himself" in the Chinese President's face, quite publicly, yet all the while declaring that it's raining.

The next major Chinese Communist meeting to which the above article alludes, happens on 18 October of this year:

Chin a has set October 18 for its next Communist Party Congress: here's what to expect

IF, in fact, the US and South Korea do not haul off with a decap strike immediately (probably preceded by a false flag, to be blamed against North Korea), Xi has precisely 44 days in which to turn North Korea around on its missile and nuclear tests before this critical meeting.

Kim had to know when this upcoming meeting was taking place, and that the timing of this last nuclear test could very much test the credibility of President Xi with his peers; apparently, he didn't give a damn if that happened.

Sep 04 07:52

Labor Day 2017: American workers looted by .01% lying War Criminals: $6.5 trillion ‘lost’ by Dept of Defense as political ‘leaders’ & corporate media withhold $1,000,000 per US household from monetary reform and public banking

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

“The only thing new in the world is the history you don’t know.” – President Harry Truman, Plain Speaking: An Oral Biography of Harry S. Truman (1974) by Merle Miller, pg. 26.

Labor Day is the celebration of American workers’ limited victories over oligarchs to raise wages and working conditions above conditions of work animals. Because US .01% oligarchs control corporate media (including public education texts), most Americans are unaware that “leaders” “celebrate” Labor Day in lip-service only while engaged in the ongoing business of psychopathically looting American workers in the annual trillions.

The above factual claims require zero belief, but is the obvious conclusion from the objective and independently-verifiable data as this article explains, documents, and proves.

Sep 04 07:46

DuckDuckGo sees massive surge in users, after Google censorship

Sep 04 07:30

Antifa is Playing Right Into the Hands of a Burgeoning Police State

Many people involved in politics swear by the notion that “the ends justify the means,” which is typically the sign of a self-serving actor attempting to justify questionable if not downright evil action in order to get what he or she wants. While pursuit of “the greater good” is often put up for public consumption, the driving force behind this sort of action is almost always personal gain of some sort. This is what most politicians do for a living, which is why they are justifiably hated by the general public.

Sep 04 07:26

DOCUMENT SURFACES SHOWING CIA’S PLANS TO INFILTRATE ACADEMIA & CHANGE UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE CURRICULUM

The “disastrous rise of misplaced power” to which President Eisenhower referred when referencing the military industrial complex, has taken a hold of these agencies, which now comprise what’s known as the Deep State. The Deep State is a covert network of powerful and influential people who continue to manipulate, lie, and deceive the public for their own interests.

Oh, by the way, it’s safe to assume that the Deep State also includes, as mentioned above, the agencies we don’t yet know about. We know this from looking at history: The National Security Agency (NSA) was founded in 1952, its existence was hidden until the mid 1960s; Another great example is the National Reconnaissance Office, which was founded in 1960 but remained completely secret for three decades.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why am I not surprised at this move?!?

I would not be surprised to have seen US alphabet soup agencies in major acts of radically revising textbooks on journalism to show the consequences of "bad journalistic decisions" in actually tell the truth, when the truth damaged the Deep State narrative to the point of collapsing it all together. And whether these examples were true, or not, really didn't matter. Remember that prophetic statement from George Orwell's "1984":

"Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past."

So, because of my Christian Pacifist Activist stance (meaning: I am constantly exhorting my government to resolve its geopolitical issues with moral, win/win negotiations rather than through wars), my critical thinking capabilities and my insistence on logical answers which benefit We the People, I, and people like me, are now "the principal villains" to my government?!?

If, in fact this is true, the Unhinged, Surveilled States of Amerika are moving in a terribly dystopian, and dark, direction, and I fear greatly for those children who are growing up in this "new normal".

Sep 04 07:10

Violent Police to Get More Violent Weapons

Sep 03 23:20

John McAfee: "Pandora's box has been opened" (Crypto currency security)

An unspoken concern must be addressed: If all(or a significant quantity) of those 'chips' are 'compromised', then how can one be assured said network,nodes,as well as said 'completion of "work"' could be considered 'honest' and therefore 'trustless'(https://bitcoin.org/bitcoin.pdf)?

Welcome to the new 'Wild.Wild.West(www.?)'! GOOD LUCK! BE SAFE! BE SMART! TAKE CARE!

Sep 03 16:53

Reporter: Google successfully pressured me to take down critical story

The incident occurred in 2011. Hill was a cub reporter at Forbes, where she covered technology and privacy. At the time, Google was actively promoting Google Plus and was sending representatives to media organizations to encourage them to add "+1" buttons to their sites. Hill was pulled into one of these meetings, where the Google representative suggested that Forbes would be penalized in Google search results if it didn't add +1 buttons to the site.

Hill thought that seemed like a big story, so she contacted Google's PR shop for confirmation. Google essentially confirmed the story, and so Hill ran with it under the headline: "Stick Google Plus Buttons On Your Pages, Or Your Search Traffic Suffers."

Hill described what happened next:..

Sep 03 16:41

Martin Luther King Jr. – The Power of Non-violence

As an astute observer of history I can’t help but recognize that there is a pattern playing out again before our very eyes that we have seen before. A series of events that seam to be pushing the country ever further apart. This pattern is one of division and control. As I have said many times on my radio broadcast, the most effective way to bring this country down is to rip it apart from the inside. To have it tear itself apart piece by piece via the citizens themselves. It is for this reason I have taken part of an interview Martin Luther King Jr. did as well as parts from two speeches he gave and put them together so you can all hear from Reverend King himself about the power of non-violence in activism. His words echo through time from the 1960s straight through to today. We would all be wise to pay heed to what Reverend King had to say.

Sep 03 08:25

Putin & Xi agree to ‘appropriately deal’ with N. Korea nuclear test – Xinhua

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping have agreed to “appropriately deal” with the recent nuclear test conducted by North Korea, Chinese Xinhua news reports.

"The two leaders agreed to stick to the goal of denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula and keep close communication and coordination to deal with the new situation," the report says.

The presidents met in the southeastern Chinese city of Xiamen for the ninth BRICS summit, which is scheduled for September 3-5.

Korea tested hydrogen bomb that can be mounted on ICBM – state TV
Earlier in the day, the Russian Foreign Ministry condemned the North Korean test, adding that in a situation like this, it is essential “to keep composure and to restrain from any acts, which may lead to further escalation of tensions.”

The test is “another example of Pyongyang’s outright disregard” of UN Security Council resolutions and international law, the ministry said in a statement.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sounds great, Presidents Putin and Jinping, but, please, what are the concrete steps you are hoping to take to achieve your goal here?!?

A little more elaboration would have been...helpful. But perhaps, they believe they are getting closer to this goal of denukelearising the Koran Peninsula through closed door, private negotiations, which I certainly hope and pray are ongoing.

Sep 03 08:17

US Treasury Department to Present to Trump New Sanctions Against North Korea

The US Treasury Department will submit to President Donald Trump a new package of sanctions against North Korea after the latest nuclear test by Pyongyang, the authority's secretary, Steven Mnuchin, said Sunday.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The news about sanctions emerges after US President Donald Trump commented on the reports about the nuclear test, saying Pyongyang's "words and actions continue to be very hostile and dangerous to the United States."

"We have already started with sanctions against North Korea but I am going to draft a sanctions package to send to the president for his strong consideration," Mnuchin told the US Fox News broadcaster.

Mnuchin added that if other countries wanted to do business with North Korea, the United States would not engage in cooperation with them.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sanctions are most generally preludes to war.

It is very important to notice other countries beside North Korea against which the Unhinged, Surveilled States of America has placed sanctions; these countries include Russia; China; and Iran.

I cannot tell you precisely when, but something wicked this way comes, in terms of a very aggressive USSA war trajectory against so many countries, and all at the same time.

Please, as I have said so many times on this blog that I sound like a chipped CD; prepare; plan; and practice what will be necessary to do in the event of a national emergency. Have potable food; water; and extra medications on hand. Only have as much money as you need in the bank to pay your bills. Get your bugout kit ready, and have a plan to connect with your loved ones, should you be apart.

Right now, I counsel patience, preparedness, and taking care of yourself and those you care about with as much ease as is humanly possible, under such conditions.

Sep 03 08:01

US, South Korea Consider ‘Effective Military Reponses’ to DPRK’s Nuclear Test

The top military officers of the United States and South Korea have discussed “effective military responses” that could show the military might of the allies in the wake of North Korea’s latest nuclear test on Sunday.

Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) and South Korea’s Gen. Jeong Kyeong-doo discussed on phone the enhancemnet of military cooperation between Seoul and Washington and joint response to North Korea, the Yonhap news agency reported.

The news came after Pyongyang announced it had conducted a test of a hydrogen bomb, which was successful, as no radiation leakage took place in the process. The Japanese NHK broadcaster confirmed the test was successful, adding that no breaches of nuclear materials to the outside occurred.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To the top military officers of the United States and South Korea; how, please are you going to insure these 'effective military responses that could show the military might of the allies' are not perceived as a prelude to war against North Korea?!?

The short answer, gentlemen, is... you cannot.

Sep 03 07:06

Rohingya beheaded, burned alive in Myanmar: Witnesses

Government forces in Myanmar have beheaded and burned alive Rohingya Muslim civilians, including children, witnesses say, as calls grow to stop the “genocide” against the minority Muslims living in the Buddhist-majority country.

Myanmar’s Rakhine State, where the minority Rohingya are concentrated, has been the scene of violence by the army. Before a military siege was imposed on Rakhine late last year, extremist Buddhists would attack the Muslims.

The Independent cited eyewitnesses in a report on Saturday as giving “horrific accounts of violence and destruction” by Myanmarese soldiers and other unidentified armed groups.

The report cited a man named Abdul Rahman as saying that he had survived a five-hour attack on Chut Pyin Village.

He said a group of Rohingya men had been arrested and detained in a bamboo hut, which was then set on fire.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I never thought, this lifetime, that I would have a legitimate reason to say, "Watch out; here come the Buddhists!!"

Apparently, I have misjudged the potential for viciousness as an expression this ultra-nationalistic "flavor" of Buddhism in Myanmar, as we have witnessed in this ongoing genocide.

The people doing this killing cast an horrific, blood-stained shadow upon their faith, and that shadow may well exist in perpetuity, unless, and until Ang Sang Su Kyi orders these actions to stop against the Rohingya,
IF she has the guts to do it.

Sep 03 06:48

Three Dangerous Delusions About Korea

So then, what are the prospects Washington could jump off the hamster wheel and come up with something besides threats and sanctions? The omens are not auspicious. Just before he left the White House, Steve Bannon violated the taboo surrounding Delusion 1: «Until somebody solves the part of the equation that shows me that ten million people in Seoul don't die in the first 30 minutes from conventional weapons, I don't know what you're talking about, there's no military solution here, they got us.» Then he was gone.

Sep 03 06:43

De-Dollarization Accelerates: China Readies Yuan-Priced Crude Oil Benchmark Backed By Gold

The world’s top oil importer, China, is preparing to launch a crude oil futures contract denominated in Chinese yuan and convertible into gold, potentially creating the most important Asian oil benchmark and allowing oil exporters to bypass U.S.-dollar denominated benchmarks by trading in yuan, Nikkei Asian Review reports.

The crude oil futures will be the first commodity contract in China open to foreign investment funds, trading houses, and oil firms. The circumvention of U.S. dollar trade could allow oil exporters such as Russia and Iran, for example, to bypass U.S. sanctions by trading in yuan, according to Nikkei Asian Review.

To make the yuan-denominated contract more attractive, China plans the yuan to be fully convertible in gold on the Shanghai and Hong Kong exchanges.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is going to be an industrial sucker-punch to the gut of the US economy.

Sep 03 06:40

North Korea Conducts Hydrogen Bomb Test, Drawing Global Condemnation

The U.S. Geological Survey said it had recorded a M 6.3 earthquake that it described as a “possible explosion” in northeastern North Korea—near the site of Pyongyang’s past nuclear tests—at a depth of zero kilometers at noon Pyongyang time. The agency initially assessed it to be a magnitude-5.1 temblor.

South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff assumed North Korea conducted its sixth nuclear test, after an artificial earthquake was detected near the site of the North’s previous nuclear tests earlier today. Additionally, the Korea Meteorological Administration said that it had detected a revised magnitude-5.7 earthquake in the same area of North Korea, in what it described as likely being a “man-made” earthquake.

Because earthquakes are measured using a logarithmic scale, a magnitude-6.3 quake would be 10 times as powerful as the one triggered by the North’s September 2016 nuclear test, which triggered a magnitude-5.3 earthquake, according to the USGS.

Sep 03 06:36

"Appeasement Will Not Work": Trump Responds To North Korea's 6th Nuclear Test

Following remarks from the leaders of South Korea and Japan, President Donald Trump has responded to North Korea's latest "perfect" nuclear test, emphasizing that South Korea's "talk of appeasement will not work," and that Kim Jong Un and his government "only understand one thing!" He added that the nuclear test is an embarrassment...to China.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The question is not what President Trump is saying about this latest nuclear test; the question is, what is he, practically, going to do about it, in concert with other Eastern and Western world leaders?!?

Sep 03 06:24

North Korea claims successful test of 'missile-ready' nuclear bomb – live

Boris Johnson has warned there “no easy military solution” to preventing North Korea escalating its nuclear aggression but said all options were still on the table for retaliation after the regime’s nuclear weapons rest.

The foreign secretary said it was not clear how a military response from the West would be possible, given the proximity of the South Korean capital Seoul to the North Korean border.

Any military challenge to Kim Jong-Un’s regime could come at huge cost to civilian lives in South Korea, Johnson said.

“It’s certainly our view that none of the military options are good,” he told reporters after North Korea announced it had tested a powerful hydrogen bomb that could be loaded on to an intercontinental ballistic missile

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President Trump, a word, please: this is not the time for a chest-beating, orangutangian display of military force; it is a time for the "Adults in the Room" for Western and Eastern civilised societies to take stock of what diplomatic solutions they have at their disposal, which can break the stalemate here.

A decap strike on North Korea could well result in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of South Korean citizens, if not worse, when the smoke clears; that is not the price, I would hope, you would find acceptable for regime change in North Korea.

Chinese leadership has stated very clearly, recently, that they will not allow regime change in North Korea; so if there is a military attack against North Korea, the obvious implication from the Chinese is that they will come to North Korea's assistance militarily.

And Mr. President, I feel the need, again, to politely remind you that right now, the US military doesn't have the troop strength; the weaponry; the manufacturing, or the budget to insure a positive outcome in a conventional war against Russia over North Korea.

So if a military attack, in a cost/benefit scenario, will be so undeniably bloody as to be a thoroughly horrible, unusable option, what you are left with, sir is... negotiations.

This is a moment to bring the US, China, North and South Korea, and Japan to the table and hammer out a peace treaty, to replace the armistice and give North Korea free and unfettered, unsanctioned trade with the rest of the world, with the quid pro quo being North Korea's abandonment of its nuclear program.

Also, publicly, you, Secretary of State Tillerson, and Sec Def Mattis, need to at least appear to be on the same page on the issue regarding North Korea's accelerating nuclear weapons program.

Leadership around the world needs to understand that the United States speaks with one voice on this issue, and the the message here is clear, and unambiguous.

Sep 02 15:27

YouTube accused of CENSORSHIP over controversial new bid to ‘limit’ access to videos

YOUTUBE has been accused of censorship after introducing a controversial new policy designed to reduce the audience for videos deemed to be "inappropriate or offensive to some audiences".

The Google-owned video site is now putting videos into a "limited state" if they are deemed controversial enough to be considered objectionable, but not hateful, pornographic or violent enough to be banned altogether.

This policy was announced several months ago but has come into force in the past week, prompting anger among members of the YouTube community.

The Sun Online understands Google and YouTube staff refer to the tactic as "tougher treatment".

One prominent video-maker slammed the new scheme whilst WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange described the measures as "economic censorship".

Sep 02 12:51

As Babies are Prescribed Pharmaceuticals, Have We Reached Dystopia?

Would you let a five-year-old smoke a joint? I certainly hope not. Yet that would probably be less harmful than loading kids up on pharmaceuticals.

Currently, over a million American children UNDER SIX YEARS OLD are taking psychiatric drugs. Babies are literally being doped up by the pharmaceutical industry. Over 274,000 babies UNDER ONE-YEAR-OLD are given drugs, mostly for anxiety.

Anxiety drugs for babies. Have they tried motherly love? Or is that just an old fashioned, outdated concept?

You know, I like to mention society’s similarity to Orwell’s 1984. And surely the growing police state, war on drugs, and endless military campaigns–where the enemy seems to change daily–are reminiscent of the fictional dictatorship of Big Brother.

But it seems the powers that be are working tirelessly to blend together the dystopia of 1984, with that of Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World.

Sep 02 12:48

Tech Reporter Claims Google Uses Its Power To Censor The Internet

A tech reporter claimed Thursday that Google uses its power to censor the internet, alleging that the company pressured her to delete an article detailing its deliberate stifling of search traffic.

Former Forbes reporter Kashmir Hill reportedly discovered during a 2011 social media meeting with Google that the company would rank links higher on its search engine if those links included buttons for its Google Plus social network, according to the reporter’s Gizmodo article.

“The Google salespeople were encouraging Forbes to add Plus’s ‘+1’ social buttons to articles on the site, alongside the Facebook Like button and the Reddit share button,” Hill said. “They said it was important to do because the Plus recommendations would be a factor in search results—a crucial source of traffic to publishers.”

“By tying search results to the use of Plus, Google was using that muscle to force people to promote its social network,” Hill said.

Sep 02 11:34

Washington Is Preparing for Nuclear War in Europe

Amid mounting military and diplomatic tensions between the US and Russia, the German daily Süddeutsche Zeitung reported Friday that the American Congress has taken the first steps toward Washington’s annulling of the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.

The INF, or Washington Treaty on Mid-range Nuclear Systems, is a bilateral agreement reached between the United States and the Soviet Union on the decommissioning of short- and mid-range missiles (with a range of between 500 and 5,500 miles), and the banning of their production.

The treaty, signed on 8 December 1987 by US President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, led to a significant reduction of US nuclear weapons in Europe. The nuclear-armed mid-range Pershing II missiles, whose stationing in Western Europe five years earlier had triggered the largest peace demonstrations to that point in history, were withdrawn.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why in the name of all that's holy, would Putin want to invade the Baltics?!?

The guy is many things, but there two things he isn't, and those are stupid and impulsive.

Here's the info on these drills, scheduled to run from 14 through 20 September of this year:

Russia Plans Huge Zapad 2017 Military Exercises With Belarus

These drills have gone off without a hitch, in years before, so why the hype about this year's Zapad drills?!?

If I were a betting person, I would not bet against some kind of "false flag" created by either NATO and/or the US, then blamed on Russia, as the "trigger incident" to get such a war going.

The Deep Staters in the Unhinged, Surveilled States of America, want to see a war happen, (any war), to precede the collapse of the US economy, and act as a distraction from it.

Magicians do this all the time; in that trade, it is called "misdirection".

Unfortunately, the "misdirection" the US Deep Staters are planning comes with horrific costs in blood and money.

Sep 02 11:02

Is U.S. Congress Declaring War on WikiLeaks?

The latest Senate Intelligence Authorization Act (SB 1761), which was released by the committee on August 18 when few senators were in town, is in the nature of a routine document. It notably calls for “more” in terms of both probing and revealing Russian spying and alleged aggression, but that was to be expected due to the current panic over Moscow and its intentions. It will nevertheless almost certainly become law even though few members of congress will actually bother to read any part of it. The bill has already been approved by the Senate Intelligence Committee and will likely go immediately to a vote in the full Senate when that body reconvenes after the August recess. It will almost certainly be approved unanimously.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF Senator Wyden had substituted the word "embarrassment" for the word "damage", he would be bang spot on.

And to answer the question at the top of the article, the short answer is, unequivocally, yes; Congress wants find a way to sidestep, if not eviscerate, the First Amendment just as intensely as it can, so no real truth can ever again compete with the Deep State's agendas and narratives, which many times have absolutely no relationship to the truth of what they are doing.

Anyone reading this remember how Bush lied about "Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction" in order to push American into a war with Iraq, when the real objective was controlling its pipelines, and insure that the only money for which the oil was sold was the US dollar?

This kind of Deep State agenda is consistently ongoing, which is why we appear to be on the brink of war against Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea,and God only knows against who else.

The hard truth about what this country has become since 9/11, with the stripping down of the fundamental freedoms and responsibilities accorded us by the Constitution and Bill of Rights;surveillance in every home, cell phone and computer, coupled with these incessant wars for global hegemony, has, many times, been difficult to write about.

But that being said, I will continue to speak out against where I believe my government is not acting in the best interests of We the People, document it as well as I can, and share it on this blog.

But this bill, should it pass with the following language still there, "WikiLeaks and the senior leadership of WikiLeaks resemble a non-state hostile intelligence service often abetted by state actors and should be treated as such a service by the United States.”,will conclusively be the death knell for free speech in this country, and open the door for intense prosecution of those who post on information line which does not conform to the Deep State's liking; and that will put this country, and the world, in a very dangerous place indeed.

Sep 02 10:36

Fitch Downgrades Venezuela’s Rating to CC, Notes Great Risk of Default

"Fitch Ratings has taken the following rating actions on Venezuela's sovereign ratings: long-term foreign and local currency IDRs downgraded to 'CC' from 'CCC'; senior unsecured debt downgraded to ‘CC’ from ‘CCC’; short-term foreign and local currency IDRs affirmed at 'C'; country ceiling downgraded to 'CC' from 'CCC,'" Fitch said in a statement.
The agency pointed out that the threat of default was caused by the new US sanctions against Venezuela.

"Venezuela's downgrade reflect Fitch's view that a default is probable given the further reduction in financing options for the Government of Venezuela following the imposition of additional sanctions on Venezuela by the US government on Aug. 25, 2017," the statement added.

The sanctions ban US citizens from or entities from a number of financial transactions with the Venezuelan government of the country’s PDVSA oil and gas company.

Sep 02 10:28

Turkey's Erdogan Calls Killing of Rohingya in Myanmar Genocide

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that the death of hundreds of Rohingya in Myanmar over the past week constituted a genocide aimed at Muslim communities in the region.

Nearly 400 people have died in fighting that has rocked Myanmar's northwest for a week, new official data showed, making it probably the deadliest bout of violence to engulf the country's Rohingya Muslim minority in decades.

"There is a genocide there. They remain silent towards this... All those looking away from this genocide carried out under the veil of democracy are also part of this massacre," Erdogan said at his ruling AK Party's Eid al-adha celebrations in Istanbul.

The army says it is conducting clearance operations against "extremist terrorists" to protect civilians.

Erdogan, with his roots in political Islam, has long striven to take a position of leadership among the world's Muslim community. He said it was Turkey's moral responsibility to take a stand against the events in Myanmar.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Erdogan is correct in his assessment here; and although he is not a politician for whom I have a great deal of respect, after watching the repression under which the Kurdish Turks have had to live under his watch, he is right to make this statement.

But it is going to take concerted efforts on the part of Myanmar politicians and military, to ratchet the tensions down here. I am quite certain that there have been atrocities on both sides of the conflict. And if the Rohingya Muslim minority are fighting back, it is because they are at the end of their collective rope, at the violence visited upon them by the Myanmar military.

And please note: I am not agreeing with this violence; I am simply stating that I understand how this can happen.

And this morning, we have the following disturbing story, posted at the South China Post On-line:

Rohingya Refugees heeding the Call to Arms, and Returning to Myanmar

And I call out to Aung San Suu Kyi; because of the terrible prosecution against the Myanmar Rohingya by your Buddhist military, they are now ready to take their fight to Naypyidaw, the capital of your state.

So if you do not want a civil war in your country, there need to be cease-fire talks, and immediately, creating an unbreakable assurance the Rohingya will be treated as brother and sister human beings, and not "less than."

The world is watching what is going on in Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi: and the world is waiting to know how you will create a peace between both the Rohingya Muslims, and the majority Buddhists.

Sep 02 10:11

Russia & BRICS to counter 'excessive domination' of certain few reserve currencies - Putin

Russia wants to promote economic cooperation within the BRICS format. According to Russian President Vladimir Putin, there has been a number of practical achievements in the work of the five-nation bloc.
BRICS is the acronym for an association of five major emerging national economies of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

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© Bb3015 / WikipediaBRICS New Development Bank considering Russian infrastructure projects
In an open letter published ahead of the 9th BRICS Summit in China, Putin expressed confidence the BRICS countries will continue to act against protectionism and new barriers to global trade.

“We value the BRICS countries’ consensus on this issue, which allows us to more consistently advocate the foundations of an open, equal and mutually beneficial multilateral trade system and to strengthen the role of the WTO as the key regulator in international trade,” wrote Putin.

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It doesn't take Fellini to figure out about which currency Putin is speaking; it is the US dollar, pure and simple!!

Sep 02 10:03

DA LAUNCHES CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION INTO ILLEGAL ARREST OF UTAH NURSE

The Utah police have issued an apology after a video went viral of one of their own assaulting a nurse after she refused to draw blood from a patient who was unconscious at the University Hospital. The incident is alleged to have occurred at the end of July and the video shows the nurse, Alex Wubbels (above in blue), being arrested by officer Jeff Payne.

When watching the video you can see the moment that the officer seemed to have had enough is when the superior of Wubbels tells him that he is making 'a big mistake,' to which Payne responds by making it even worse and illegally detaining the nurse.

The police department claims that an investigation has been launched into the incident and they've issued an apology to the hospital.
Many people have called for Payne to be placed on leave, to be fired, and/or to receive some psychological evaluation. Someone who appears to be that mentally unstable is probably not well suited to be in such a position of authority.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I wonder if this officer was on some kind of antidepressant medication.

60% of Americans on prescription drugs

Just starting on this medication, or getting off of it, can cause tremendous impulse control issues.

Sep 01 12:41

COP ROUGHS UP AND ARRESTS UTAH NURSE FOR NOT OBEYING HIS ILLEGAL ORDER TO DRAW BLOOD FROM UNCONSCIOUS MAN

Salt Lake City police detective Jeff Payne didn't have a warrant to draw blood from an injured patient at the University of Utah Hospital’s burn unit. He also didn't have the patient's consent to draw blood. And the patient was not under arrest. That means none of three conditions that would allow the hospital to draw blood from the patient had been met, so Nurse Alex Wubbels calmly refused the Detective Payne's order.

Sep 01 11:39

Regulatory Laxness Exacerbated Hurricane Harvey’s Environmental Nightmare

Flood-prone Houston was woefully unprepared for days of torrential rainfall. Its drainage system can’t handle it.

Its regulatory policy is lax. Its overdevelopment eliminated green space. Its damaged oil refining, fuel and chemical facilities exacerbated the disaster, turning much of the area into a toxic swamp, land, air and water affected – certain to gravely harm public health.

The International Business Times (IBT) said “Texas Republicans helped chemical (company Arkema) lobby against safety rules” – likely contributing to two August 31 explosions at its Crosby plant, 25 miles from Houston, releasing toxic smoke and chemicals into the air and water.

“The effort to stop the chemical plant safety rules was backed by top Texas Republican lawmakers, who have received big campaign donations from chemical industry donors,” IBT explained.

Sep 01 11:32

Russia warns US against using force over North Korea

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has urged Washington not to use force against North Korea, as tensions surged after the latest missile test by Pyongyang.

In a phone call late Wednesday with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Lavrov "underscored... the need to refrain from any military steps that could have unpredictable consequences," the foreign ministry in Moscow said.

Russia´s lead diplomat said any attempts to toughen sanctions against North Korea would be "counterproductive and dangerous" while condemning Pyongyang´s firing of a missile over Japan as a "gross violation" of United Nations resolutions.

Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova at a briefing on Thursday warned that "the contest of force that is now being demonstrated, will only lead the region to the brink of a military conflict."

She pushed for holding peace talks to cool down the situation, saying that "at the moment only Russia and China have put forward a realistic initiative."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Zakharova is entirely right to be calling for peace talks; such actions are the only thing which can ratchet down the tensions here.

But Xi Jinping has got to reason with North Korea's Kim Jung Un about his over the top rhetoric, like his news agency making the announcement that North Korea is starting "...a Pacific offensive", as happened this morning.

That is just not helping anything become more calm.

Sep 01 11:23

How Media Obscure US/Saudi Responsibility for Killing Yemeni Civilians

A coalition of Saudi Arabia, the United States, the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates, with minor support from several other Middle Eastern nations, has relentlessly bombed Yemen since March 2015. This August, the coalition ramped up the ferocity of its airstrikes, killing dozens of civilians.

On August 23, the US/Saudi coalition bombed a hotel near Yemen’s capital Sanaa, killing 41 people, 33 of whom—80 percent—were civilians, according to the United Nations.

Then on August 25, the coalition bombed homes in Sanaa, massacring a dozen civilians, including eight members of the same family.

Major Western media outlets have, however, obscured the responsibility Saudi Arabia, and its US and European supporters, bear for launching these airstrikes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This horrific war is something the presstitutes and whorespondents don't want you to see.

Enabled by the US military, the Saudi military are killing Yemeni infants, children, women, and the medically fragile elderly.

Images: Yemeni children murdered and maimed for life, from Saudi bombing runs.

The Saudis, working in concert with US troops, are blockading the ports, to prevent any food from getting in, leading to massive malnutrition, and deaths of Yemeni children.

Images: Yemeni children starving to death from malnutrition

And now, Yemen is experiencing one of the worst plagues of cholera (possibly weaponised) in the world's history:

Images: Yemeni children suffering and dying from cholera

And if this not enough insult to injury being poured on the Yemeni people, the Saudis are using DU weapons in Yemen, which poisons children in the womb, and creates massive physical defects:

Images: Yemeni children suffering from intense birth defects, due to exposure to depleted uranium.

I would like to politely suggest to those who read this blog, that these actions are being done in your name, and with your tax dollars.

I believe that Americans need to come together, and have a national dialogue as to whether there is a moral and just cause for this wanton genocide of the Yemeni people, courtesy of Saudi Arabia, which the US government is enabling militarily.

I, for one, say, absolutely not!!

Sep 01 11:05

IAEA: Iran Complying With Nuclear Deal

n their latest monthly statement on the P5+1 nuclear deal, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has once again confirmed that Iran is in total compliance with the deal, and that its low-enriched uranium stockpile is well within limits.

This is the statement they’ve issued every time since the deal was implemented, but comes at an increasingly important time, as President Trump has repeatedly claimed he considers Iran to be in violation is some non-specific way.

It also comes amid calls from US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley for the IAEA to inspect all of Iran’s conventional military facilities, to try to look for some violations. The IAEA, however, has insisted that there is no need for this.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ambassador Haley has proven herself an absolute, consummate embarrassment to the Trump administration, by attempting to go after issues regarding Iran, which were never part of the original P5+1 deal.

Unless the Administration has something highly specific that they can point to, this witch hunt against Iran should be over by now.

But of course, it will not be over, because Israel's Netanyahu is very keen on regime change in Tehran, but let me remind you, only at the costs of American blood, and American money.

So look for some horrific false flag to be blamed on Iran, and off we go to war against it; this will, of course, nearly certainly mean war against Russia, which has promised to defend Iran, should it be attacked militarily.

Sep 01 10:57

UN Warns US Inflicting ‘Unacceptable’ Civilian Casualties in Raqqa Strikes

The US recently spurned a call by the UN to temporarily halt airstrikes on the Syrian city of Raqqa to allow civilians to flee. That call had come after multiple instances of US strikes killing civilians in and around the city.

Today, UN officials are warning that the city’s population is paying an “unacceptable price” from the US airstrikes, and that continued US bombardment may be in violation of international law as a result. The US has been trying to back an invasion of Raqqa against ISIS.

US officials have insisted they are taking utmost care to avoid civilian deaths. In reality, however, the Pentagon’s main effort in keeping the official death toll down has been to deliver preposterously low undercounts of how many they’ve killed in reports.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US government and military don't give a damn about civilian casualties, which will spike, and soon; it's all about completing the agenda here, and the horrific toll in "collateral damage" doesn't matter.

Sep 01 10:51

Pentagon Announces Mystery Escalation of Afghan War

Less than a day after Pentagon officials quoted Defense Secretary James Mattis as insisting the US military would do a better job with transparency on troop levels, they’ve thrown that plan entirely out the window. Mattis has now signed orders on a planned escalation of the Afghan War.

The US had falsely claimed 8,400 troops were in Afghanistan, and corrected that yesterday to “about 11,000.” These new orders make that corrected figure obsolete, as the US is offering no details on the size of this new force being deployed.

The lack of figures should be unsurprising, as just last week President Trump insisted that the troop levels would not be made public, claiming the “enemy must never know.” Still, it makes Mattis’ comments just yesterday all the more bizarre, as he surely would’ve known the escalation was coming.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

(Sigh) It appears that the Trump administration is doubling down on what hasn't worked in the last 16 years, due to this institutionalized fear of "not winning" this war.

I am having a very difficult time figuring why Sec Def Mattis, who should, with his very distinguished military career, know better than to do this, is doing it anyway.

But this cannot be seen as in any way a logical response to what is happening on the ground here.

Sep 01 10:30

North Korea Declares Start of Pacific Offensive Amid Missile Standoff

North Korea's Foreign Ministry said Friday the recent missile launch marked the beginning of a military operation in the Pacific, according to state media.

In a message carried by the KCNA news agency, the Foreign Ministry hit back at the United Nations for saying Tuesday’s launch of a ballistic missile over northern Japan undermined regional security.
Pyongyang said it rejected UN criticism as a violation of its right as a sovereign nation to defend itself against the United States and South Korea and promised to launch more projectiles into the Pacific.

The two allies have been engaged in a string of military exercises, called Ulchi — Freedom Guardian, allegedly to improve the South’s defenses. The annual drills on land, air and sea have been routinely slammed by the North as a preparation for invasion.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF the above statement is true (and heaven only knows how accurate the translation was from Korean into English), we have an immovable force (North Korea) duking it out with an irresistible object (The US, South Korea, and Japan).

And while Russia and China are doing their level best to ratchet down tensions here, the US government appears, collectively, to have their fingers in their ears, and adamantly will not consider the proposals they have put forward.

Ren Guoqiang also reiterated China’s position that the North Korean crisis should be resolved through dialogue, and insisted on the denuclearization of the peninsula, according to Sina, citing the spokesman. Russia also insists that there cannot be any military solution to the crisis on the Korean Peninsula. At the latest UNSC meeting, Russia’s permanent representative to the UN, Vasily Nebenzya, reiterated Beijing and Moscow’s ‘double freeze’ initiative, recommending Pyongyang halt all nuclear and missile tests while the US and South Korea cease the military build-up in the region. On Thursday, the Chinese Foreign Ministry also expressed concern, saying that the Korean issue is serious and not a computer game, Reuters reports, citing the ministry’s spokeswoman, Hua Chunying. During a previous news briefing, Hua responded to British Prime Minister Theresa May’s call on Beijing to exert more pressure on Pyongyang voiced during her trip to Japan on Wednesday. Hua also questioned whether other relevant parties implement the UN resolutions “without holding back anything.” “They are the loudest when it comes to sanctions, but nowhere to be found when it comes to making efforts to promote peace talks. They want nothing to do with responsibility,” Hua told reporters on Wednesday.

IF the US, South Korea, and Japan attack North Korea, China, in this statement, has made it very clear that they will defend North Korea against such an attack.

And unfortunately, looking at this situation, it appears to be a matter of "when", rather than "if" such an attack will take place.

Sep 01 10:15

Situation on Korean Peninsula on Brink of Large-Scale Conflict - Putin

The situation on the Korean peninsula has escalated and is now on the edge of the full-scale military conflict, Russian President Vladimir Putin said, adding that the problem must be solved through dialogue.

"I have to say a few words about the situation on the Korean Peninsula, where tensions have grown recently and the situation is balancing on the brink of a large-scale conflict. Russia believes that the policy of putting pressure on Pyongyang to stop its nuclear missile programme is misguided and futile," Putin said in an article published by leading media of BRICS states on the threshold of the BRICS summit that will be held in the southeastern Chinese city of Xiamen on September 3-5.
The president pointed out that the problem must be solved through a dialogue without provocations and pressure.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am hoping that the US/South Korean military drills, which technically ended yesterday, will ratchet down the tensions somewhat.

Unfortunately, if Kim Jong Un orders another missile test, and soon, all bets are off. As reported at atimes.com, dateline yesterday:

US bombers drill over Korea after Pyongyang missile launch

Sep 01 10:14

CIA sneak undetectable ‘malicious’ implants onto Windows OS - WikiLeaks

Windows machines are targeted by the CIA under ‘Angelfire,’ according to the latest release from WikiLeaks’ ‘Vault7’ series. The documents detail an implant that can allow Windows machines to create undetectable libraries.

‘Angelfire’ consists of five components – ‘Solartime,’‘Wolfcreek,’ ‘Keystone,’ ‘BadMFS,’ and the ‘Windows Transitory File system,’ according to a statement from WikiLeaks released on Thursday.

‘Solartime’ modifies the partition boot sector of Windows XP or Windows 7 machines when installed, allowing the ‘Wolfcreek’ implant to load and execute. ‘Wolfcreek’ can then load and execute other ‘Angelfire’ implants.

Previously known as ‘MagicWand,’ ‘Keystone’ loads malicious user applications on the machine which never touch the file system, leaving “very little forensic evidence that the process ever ran” according to WikiLeaks.

Sep 01 10:04

Southern Poverty Law Center Transfers Millions in Cash to Offshore Entities

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a liberal, Alabama-based 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization that has gained prominence on the left for its "hate group" designations, pushes millions of dollars to offshore entities as part of its business dealings, records show.

Additionally, the nonprofit pays lucrative six-figure salaries to its top directors and key employees while spending little on legal services despite its stated intent of "fighting hate and bigotry" using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy.

The Southern Poverty Law Center is perhaps best known for its "hate map," a collection of organizations the nonprofit deems "domestic hate groups" that lists mainstream conservative organizations alongside racist groups such as the Ku Klux Klan and is often referenced in the media. A gunman opened fire at the Washington, D.C., offices of the conservative Family Research Council in 2012 after seeing it listed as an "anti-gay" group on SPLC's website.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is amazing how powerful people are able to transmute what have been essentially charitable contributions to their cause into a financial empire by stashing a lot of that money offshore; this appears to be precisely just what Morris Dees has done,probably, thanks to the help of an incredible forensic accountant, who has made the paper trail for these transfers..... disappear.

And to all who contributed to the various arms of this organisation, like Friends of the Center; Planned Giving; Employer matching; and donated gifts of stocks & securities; you most likely have been scammed by these people!!

Sep 01 09:46

Stockholm on Lockdown As Police Officer Stabbed in Neck By Moroccan Youth

It is reported the assailant snuck up behind the officer and cut his neck. The attack has been called completely unprovoked in Swedish media.

While the officer was conscious and able to sit up on his own as the ambulance arrived. He was discharged from the hospital Thursday afternoon having sustained only minor injuries.

The attack comes just hours after Swedish police were the subject of another potentially deadly attack Thursday morning, again in Stockholm. Officers were called to a bogus burglar alarm in a suburb to the south of the city, and upon arriving instead of finding a householder in distress, their car was pelted with heavy stones from a 10th floor flat in a tower block.

One of the officers, a police dog handler came close to being killed when his vehicle was struck, reports Expressen. Police were able to raid the apartment and arrested one for attempted murder, but a second suspect remains on the run.

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More "cultural enrichment" in Sweden, I see.

Sep 01 09:42

NOVARTIS TO CHARGE $475,000 FOR $20,000 CANCER CURE FUNDED BY TAXPAYERS AND CHARITY

While Americans squabble over irrelevant political diversions, a revolutionary breakthrough in human healthcare has yielded its first FDA approval - a therapy that literally cures otherwise incurable leukemia.

It is the first of many therapies that re-engineer human cells in living patients to reprogram more resilient immune systems and even repair damaged or aging organs.

Literally on her deathbed in 2012, Emily Whitehead has been cancer free after receiving treatment in clinical trials funded by charity. The media is now rewriting history, attributing the breakthrough and thriving patients like Emily Whitehead to Novartis.

MIT's Technology Review, in an article titled, "FDA Approves Groundbreaking Gene Therapy for Cancer: The treatment will be sold by Novartis for $475,000," would report:

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Translation; this therapy will be available only for the super-rich with leukemia, and for no one else, because ordinary working Americans cannot possibly afford it.

Way to Go, NOVARTIS!! Profits uber alles, RIGHT?!?!?

Sep 01 09:36

FLORIDA DEM WHO OFFERED TO PERSONALLY KILL ASSANGE APPEARS WITH DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ

Disobedient Media previously reported that Florida Democrat Evan Ross had offered to personally kill Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, as well as Edward Snowden. Ross responded to our coverage by redoubling his threats. The report at the time indicated that Ross was a member of the Democratic Party, and had at one time served as the leader of the young Democrats. However, at that time there was no evidence of contact between Ross and Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

The initial statements offering to personally execute Wikileaks founder Julian Assange were posted by Ross via Twitter. In our previous coverage, Disobedient Media noted that Ross appeared to have been very well connected within the Democratic party establishment, having posted pictures to social media posing with Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton and her running mate Tim Kaine.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In every step of its devolution, the DNC has sunken into a mafia-like level of criminality which absolutely boggles the mind.

I am reminded of a line delivered by the Sherlock character in the TV series "Elementary". characterizing his father to the Watson character, as someone "who had assassins on speed dial."

Apparently, and quite publicly, the DNC can now honestly be said to have the same.

The Clinton Dead Body List

Sep 01 09:24

CIA-FUNDED WASHINGTON POST SMEARS INDIE MEDIA FOR COVERING DNC FRAUD LAWSUIT

Back in May, comedian and Youtuber Jimmy Dore released a video titled “Washington Post Caught Blatantly Lying To Their Readers Yet Again” about one of the many, many deceptions that WaPo has been caught inflicting upon their unsuspecting audience. Dore pointed out that while corporate media reporters have long served as guard dogs for the establishment, in today’s environment where plutocratic CIA contractors can openly buy up media to advance blatant propaganda, those reporters have now become attack dogs for the establishment. As an example of this new breed of establishment attack dogs who go out of their way to smear and discredit all dissenting voices, Dore named amoral Bezos android Dave Weigel, who then spent months attacking both Dore and his writers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hey, if it is OK, in the opinion of Judge William Zloch, who dismissed the case against the DNC, to hack and stack primaries, to insure that people have no real choice in their candidates, why do we have primaries at all, when they are pretty certain to be fixed before one primary vote is cast?!?

To quote William Shakespeare, "Aye, there's the rub!!"

The DNC broke every bloody rule in the book to insure that Hillary was their candidate, and by the most foul, immoral, dirty, and contentious behaviour one can imagine.

To have done this demonstrates that the collaborators involved have the morals of a dead tree stump (and I am going to get complaints from dead tree stumps on this!!), and have all had their consciences surgically removed.

BUT, apparently, in the eyes of Judge Zloch, all this was perfectly OK.

Sep 01 09:06

FBI, DHS STUDY REVEALS ANTIFA AS "PRIMARY INSTIGATORS OF VIOLENCE AT PUBLIC RALLIES" SINCE APRIL 2016

President Trump was crucified by the mainstream media a few weeks back after hosting an improvised press conference and saying there was "blame on both sides" for the violence in Charlottesville that resulted in the death of a counterprotester. The comments resulted in most of Trump's advisory councils being disbanded, as CEO's around the country pounced on the opportunity to distance themselves from the administration, and heightened calls from CNN for impeachment proceedings.

The problem is that while Trump's delivery probably could have been a bit more artful, the underlying message seems to be proving more accurate with each passing day and each new outbreak of Antifa violence.

As Politico points out today, previously unreported FBI and Department of Homeland Security studies found that "anarchist extremist" group like Antifa have been the "primary instigators of violence at public rallies" going back to at least April 2016 when the reports were first published.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why am I totally unsurprised by this assessment?!?

President Trump was absolutely, completely correct when he made the observation he did, and then got crucified for it, big-time, courtesy of the presstitute media.

Sep 01 09:06

Court: TSA Agents Can Be Shielded From Certain Civil Rights Lawsuits Because They're Too Important

Even though the court recognize it might be creating a situation where plaintiffs have zero legal options (beyond the useless TSA complaint form) when rights appear to be violated by TSA staffers, the court decides it's worth it because safety and security are more important than individual rights and remedies.

Sep 01 06:53

Google critic fired from Google-funded research body

An outspoken critic of Google has been fired from a US think tank that gets most of its funding from the search giant.

The New America Foundation sacked Barry Lynn for "imperilling the institution", reports the New York Times.

At the foundation, Mr Lynn headed the Open Markets group that welcomed efforts to rein in technology giants.

But the think tank said it had fired Mr Lynn for flouting its rules on openness and "institutional collegiality".

Aug 31 20:56

The Way The Left Has Responded To Hurricane Harvey Is Absolutely Despicable

Once again the far-left has shown its true colors. They have no respect for humanity or the victims of a tragedy. Not unless it affects the minorities that they love to pander to. To them, everything is political, and every tragedy is an opportunity to push their agenda.

Aug 31 18:43

Why Wages Have Lost Ground in the 21st Century

Faced with zero pricing power and higher costs, employers either add hours to existing employees’ schedules or hire no-benefit part-time employees. This is the reality for most small businesses.

Aug 31 13:58

PIC -- "How to organize a PAID protest!

This pic was taken this morning in Springfield, MO i n advance of Pres. Trump's arrival. Instructing them."

Aug 31 11:30

A comprehensive list of “tech tyrants” who are censoring websites and violating net neutrality because they don’t like the content of their speech

As a matter of fact, the Internet has become something of a hot zone for political censorship in recent times, as companies like Facebook, Google, Twitter, YouTube, PayPal, and several more have begun engaging in selective suppression. Below is a comprehensive list of “tech tyrants” who are censoring websites and infringing on the First Amendment.

Aug 31 10:39

WORRIES ABOUT A GALVESTON BIO-LAB

Concern is rising for the safety of a biological lab containing deadly diseases on Galveston island, which has been hit by the massive storm devastating southeast Texas.

The Galveston National Laboratory on the campus of the University of Texas Medical Branch contains samples of hundreds of viruses, insects and microbes, which could spread extreme danger if they were to escape. There are several Bio-safety Level 4 labs at Galveston. BSL-4 is the highest level precaution taken for work with agents that can be transmitted through the air and cause fatal diseases in humans for which there are no known cures.

According to its website, the high security national bio-containment lab’s mission is to develop “therapies, vaccines, and diagnostic tests for naturally occurring emerging diseases such as SARS, West Nile encephalitis and avian influenza – as well as for microbes that might be employed by terrorists.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The bottom line here, is, unless and until the press are able to get to the manager of this lab, there is no way of knowing what has happened with the deadly pathogens and infectious agents it was studying.

Aug 31 10:23

Pesticides linked to birth abnormalities in major new study. The sheer size of the study, and the meticulous way it has been carried out, suggest that there is an environmental hazard for mothers resident in an area with large scale pesticide usage’

High exposure to pesticides as a result of living near farmers’ fields appears to increase the risk of giving birth to a baby with “abnormalities” by about 9 per cent, according to new research.

Researchers from the University of California, Santa Barbara, compared 500,000 birth records for people born in the San Joaquin Valley between 1997 and 2011 and levels of pesticides used in the area.

The average use of pesticides over that period was about 975kg for each 2.6sq km area per year.

But, for pregnant women in areas where 4,000kg of pesticides was used, the chance of giving birth prematurely rose by about 8 per cent and the chance of having a birth abnormality by about 9 per cent.

Writing in the journal Nature Communications, the researchers compared this to the 5 to 10 per cent increase adverse birth outcomes that can result from air pollution or extreme heat events.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As difficult a slog as this is going to be, the companies making these pesticides need to be forced to change their formulations to those which do not poison children in the womb anymore, and most probably - American Agracorporations being, collectively, the interesting pieces of work they are- they will need to be hit with class action lawsuits repeatedly until they are forced to do this.

Aug 31 10:12

GOOGLE HAS BECOME A MAJOR THREAT TO DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA

When Google was founded in 1998, it famously committed itself to the motto: “Don’t be evil.” It appears that Google may have lost sight of what being evil means, in the way that most monarchs do: Once you reach a pinnacle of power, you start to believe that any threats to your authority are themselves villainous and that you are entitled to shut down dissent. As Lord Acton famously said, “Despotic power is always accompanied by corruption of morality.” Those with too much power cannot help but be evil. Google, the company dedicated to free expression, has chosen to silence opposition, apparently without any sense of irony.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The way Google pushes down results for searches which don't thoroughly echo it's thinking, is utterly, absoflippinglutely, amazing!!

Aug 31 10:07

CONCERNED ABOUT TRUMP’S MILITARIZATION OF POLICE? THIS DATABASE SHOWS WHAT YOUR LOCAL COPS HAVE

Make no mistake that America has been quietly arming its police for battle with its own citizens, under the guise of the drug war, since the early 1990s.

As part of its misguided “war on drugs,” policy makers decided that if police were to act like drug warriors, they needed to be equipped like warriors. Since that time, almost $5 billion in military hardware was transferred from the military to law enforcement, according to a report by the ACLU. By giving military hardware to law enforcement for free, the NDAA and 1033 program encourages police to employ military-like tactics and weaponry.

Aug 31 10:01

SENATE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE, INCLUDING HARRIS AND RUBIO, VOTE TO CRIMINALISE A MEDIA OUTLET

14 out of 15 members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, including possible Democratic nominee Kamala Harris, have voted to declare WikiLeaks a “non-state hostile intelligence service.”

If implemented in Congress, the bill would open Julian Assange and the pro-transparency organisation to heightened state surveillance and potentially allow the US intelligence community to prosecute Americans who donate to or associate themselves with Wikileaks.

The bill does not offer any evidence to back up claims against the publisher, who themselves do not actively hack classified documents.

Assange still asserts that Wikileaks is a ‘multi-national media organisation’ and the decision of the Senate Intelligence Committee threatens the First Amendment rights of the free press. Wikileaks have never been charged with the crime of cyber espionage, which would be the obvious qualifier for implicating an organisation as a ‘hostile intelligence service’.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is all about control of information by our (alleged) government to such a degree that We the People never will have the opportunity to find out what is really happening with our government, and therefore will be incapable of making sound choices about what direction that government should be taking to best serve our interests and concerns.

This is a blatant attempt to destroy the the First Amendment, and weaponise language to the liking of those who would manipulate information to push their own
agendas.

Remember, when President Bush lied about Saddam Hussein allegedly having "weapons of mass destruction", as the false trigger for a war against Iraq, when the real goal was the control of its oil, and insuring that its oil was only sold for US dollars ?!?

You can expect one hell of a lot more of these kinds of lies, to goad this country into more wars, should this legislation get passed.

And should it get passed, I hope it gets appealed all the way to the Supreme Court, and fails there miserably.

Aug 31 09:39

America tests 'the most dangerous nuclear bomb ever produced': F-15 drops $1trillion super-nuke that has an adjustable yield and is more accurate than ever

An F-15E from Nellis Air Force Base dropped an inert version of the B61-12 over the Nevada desert earlier this month after its first test in March

B61-12 gravity bombs, without a nuclear warhead, were dropped from F-15E fighter jets at Tonopah Test Range in Nevada on August 8

The mock bomb landed in a dry lake bed at the Tonopah Test Range

Scientists will spend months analyzing the data gathered from the test
B61-12 consolidates and replaces older versions in the nation's nuclear arsenal

The bomb is described as the most dangerous nuclear device ever produced because its yeild can be adjusted between the equivalent of 50,000 tons and 300 tons of TNT. It is also more accurate than ever.

Aug 31 09:39

The Militarization of the Hamptons

Why is a heavily armed counterterrorism force patrolling the parties of the rich and famous?

Aug 31 09:36

Another pillar of liberty quietly stolen away

In case you got lost in the governmentspeak, Commission agents now possesses the authority to enter into any property near the Metro Rail System “without limitation,” and without a warrant in order to make inspections, investigations, examinations and for testing.

Aug 31 09:05

CLINTON MACHINE CAUGHT FUNNELING $20 MILLION TO THE YOUNG TURKS

It is important to note that TYT has reported on some hard-hitting stories and exposed serious problems within the state, and Uygur was unafraid of calling out corruption—so much so that he quit his job at MSNBC to work on the media project. However, once we start following the recent money, we can see a telling revelation begin to unfold.

The funding comes from a number of sources, so let’s take a look at these entities and the people behind them to better understand the agenda at play.

The main conduit for the funding is a newly created growth equity fund called 3L Capital, with additional financial backing from venture capital groups Greycroft Partners, E.ventures, and WndrCo. — which was recently launched by Hollywood mogul Jefferey Katzenberg.

“News is red hot right now and being positioned on the progressive side of the coin has put us in a very good place,” Uygur said, according to Bloomberg.

Aug 31 08:59

Crosby, Texas, Chemical Plant Explodes Twice, Arkema Group Says

Two explosions shook a flooded chemical plant near Houston early Thursday, sending a plume of black smoke into the air and triggering an intense fire that continues to burn.

Authorities warned that further blasts were likely to occur on site since chemicals weren't being stored at the appropriate temperatures after the facility lost power following Hurricane Harvey.

Residents in a 1.5-mile radius of the Arkema Inc. plant were first evacuated Tuesday, and the water levels there remain too dangerous for workers to assess the situation from the ground, officials added.

"That's why we want people to respect [the] radius. It's not over. This is very serious and we know that," Richard Rennard, of Arkema Group, said at a news conference.

He added that the explosions were not massive, and that the pressure building up inside the containers where the chemicals are located eventually produces a "popping sound."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sounds like the same kind of codswallop residents of Fukushima heard after the nuclear plant there went critical.

Aug 31 06:25

Jury finds Idaho State Police retaliated against crash investigator, awards him $1.5M

After nearly three years of legal wrangling and a nine-day trial, the Ada County jury was unanimous: Idaho State Police retaliated against detective Brandon Eller for concerns he raised over a fatal crash investigation years ago. The jury late Tuesday awarded Brandon Eller $1.5 million in damages and $30,500 in lost wages. After about five hours of deliberation, the jury came back unanimous on all three of Eller’s claims: whistleblower act violations, negligent infliction of emotional distress, and willful and reckless conduct. “Brandon is overwhelmed. It will take awhile to sink in,” his attorney, Erika Birch, told the Statesman on Tuesday evening. “Everyone on his team just is feeling so blessed that finally he was able to tell the whole story and have a jury listen to it and respond in the way that they did.

Aug 31 05:54

ARE POLICE USING DHS DRONES TO SPY ON 112 MILLION NY STATE FAIR VISITORS?

Last week, DHS and the New York State Police began using drones to spy on NY State Fair (NYS Fair) visitors. According to an article in New York Upstate.com, the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is letting DHS and the police use their drones to monitor traffic.

Aug 31 05:49

IDAHO STATE POLICE WHISTLEBLOWER AWARDED $1.5 MILLION IN DAMAGES

A jury awarded an Idaho State Police detective more than $1.5 million in damages Tuesday, signaling jurors believed his claim that ISP commanders intentionally tanked his career goals and his reputation after he refused to go along with their explanation of a fatal crash involving a deputy. Brandon Eller said he was targeted after crash reconstructionists were ordered to change a report that concluded Payette County Deputy Scott Sloan was driving recklessly and made an unsafe pass before he slammed into another motorist on Highway 30 in 2011. Barry Johnson of New Plymouth was turning into his own driveway when Sloan – who was responding to a call at speeds of about 115 mph with his lights and siren on --smashed into the side of his Jeep.

Aug 30 21:43

YouTube “Economically Censors” Ron Paul, Labels Videos “Not Suitable” For All Advertisers

Former US Congressman Ron Paul has joined a growing list of independent political journalists and commentators who’re being economically punished by YouTube despite producing videos that routinely receive hundreds of thousands of views. Still, economically punishing a former US Congressman and medical doctor is a new low in Silicon Valley’s campaign to stamp out dissent.

Aug 30 18:23

Your Government Shutdown Survival Guide

On or around October 2, the US federal government will shut down – again. The actual date could be a bit earlier or later, depending on how the government’s cash flows. Technically, the government should have shut down on March 15, 2017. That was the date that a congressionally approved temporary extension of the debt ceiling expired. So on that date, the amount of debt on the books ($19.808 trillion) became the new debt ceiling. Since then, the Treasury hasn’t been able to issue any more federal debt.

Aug 30 17:46

Social Media is A Tool of the CIA: “Facebook, Google and Other Social Media Used to Spy on People”

Social Media and Search engines are being used to Spy on Americans! But not only on Americans. The process of personal data collection is worldwide. What is at stake, however, is not only the issue of “Privacy”. The online search engines also constitute an instrument of online media censorship.

Aug 30 17:27

No End to Coverups — Paul Craig Roberts

Just like the assassination of JFK. Just like the assassination of RFK. Just like the assassination of Martin Luther King. Just like 9/11. Just like Saddam Hussein’s “weapons of mass destruction.” Just like “Iranian nukes.” Just like the “Gulf of Tonkin.” Just like Gaddafi and Libya. Just like Assad’s “use of chemical weapons.” Just like . . .It is endless, isn’t it?

Aug 30 17:22

The Next Ginned-Up War of Aggression

When politicians are feeling the heat, they start a war and their popularity goes up even if the war is unnecessary or completely ridiculous. Donald Trump, the presidential candidate who promised that he would not take the nation into another Middle Eastern war, did so when he launched a fifty-nine cruise missile barrage against a Syrian Air Base even before he knew for sure what had happened on the ground. It was totally stupid but proved to be popular, even among talking heads and Congressmen, some of whom described his action as “presidential” in the best sense of the word.

Aug 30 17:04

California Legislature Wants to Tax Drinking Water for First Time in History

Although Senate Bill 623 is titled: “Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund,” a coalition of agricultural and environmental lobbyists convinced its author Sen. Bill Monning (D-Carmel) to amend the ground water cleanup bill that has been moving through the Legislature since February, to quietly add a water tax of 95 cents per month on every residence and business. The bill would also tack on $30 million in farm and dairy fees.

Aug 30 11:15

NEW SENATE BILL TARGETS WIKILEAKS, RUSSIA, INDEPENDENT PRESS, AND FIRST AMENDMENT

WITH THE RUSSIAN MEDDLING NARRATIVE SERVING AS A PRETEXT, THE U.S. SENATE, EMBRACING THE “POMPEO DOCTRINE,” IS MOVING TO STIFLE AND CRIMINALIZE WIKILEAKS AND, BY EXTENSION, ANY SUCH “DANGEROUS,” TRANSPARENCY-PROVIDING ENTITIES THAT THREATEN TO CAST DOUBT UPON WASHINGTON’S “OFFICIAL STORIES.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Moi?!?

Aug 30 10:45

North Korea Warns "More Drills" Coming, Says Launch Was "Prelude To Containing Guam"

Just when it seemed that a full day may pass without some diplomatic fiasco between North Korea and the US sending stocks surging on rising risks of World War III, moments ago North Korea's state-run news agency KCNA issued a statement quoting Kim Jong Un, who said that "the current ballistic rocket launching drill like a real war is the first step of the military operation of the KPA in the Pacific and a meaningful prelude to containing Guam" and added the necessity to "positively push forward the work for putting the strategic force on a modern basis by conducting more ballistic rocket launching drills with the Pacific as a target in the future."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The following article, written by Jeremiah Johnson at shtfplan.com, yesterday, is worth some very sober attention:

Everything Is “A-OK” With North Korea… Except It’s Not: “Both Sides Are Preparing Right Now”

Aug 30 10:30

THE 5 STEPS TO WORLD DOMINATION

You don't need an army to achieve World Domination; all you need is enough cheap credit to buy up everything that generates the highest value and/or income.

Aug 30 10:24

NEW SENATE BILL TARGETS WIKILEAKS, RUSSIA, INDEPENDENT PRESS, AND FIRST AMENDMENT

WITH THE RUSSIAN MEDDLING NARRATIVE SERVING AS A PRETEXT, THE U.S. SENATE, EMBRACING THE “POMPEO DOCTRINE,” IS MOVING TO STIFLE AND CRIMINALIZE WIKILEAKS AND, BY EXTENSION, ANY SUCH “DANGEROUS,” TRANSPARENCY-PROVIDING ENTITIES THAT THREATEN TO CAST DOUBT UPON WASHINGTON’S “OFFICIAL STORIES.”

The Senate Intelligence Committee is pushing Congress to label WikiLeaks a “non-state hostile intelligence service,” having adopted that very position in the Intelligence Authorization Act (IAA) it approved last month. The terminology used in the bill originates from a speech given in April by CIA director Mike Pompeo, who called the pro-transparency media organization a “non-state hostile intelligence service often abetted” by “hostile” nations.

WikiLeaks’ editor-in-chief, Julian Assange, has slammed the Senate bill as an attempt to legislate what he termed the “Pompeo doctrine.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Forgive me, but a logical question must be asked here; what specific, documented, and credible evidence does the US Senate Intelligence Committee have regarding Russia having allegedly tampered with the 2016 elections?!?

The short answer is: none.

And there is a second logical question which needs also to be asked: when, ever, has Wickileaks lied about any of the information it made public?!?

The short answer is, never.

This bill is not about the truth that Wickileaks has shared with the public, or alleged "Russian meddling" in the 2016 elections, which cannot, to date, be documented: it is about the degree to which Wickileaks has embarrassed those in the Bowels in Power in DC, who now want to seek the most severe retribution for Wikileaks' unwavering honesty that it possibly can.

IF this bill gets passed, any defender of free speech, or actually telling the documented truth, is fair game for massive government prosecution, including Christian pacifist activists like me, who never advocate violence, and constantly exhort their government to resolve their geopolitical disputes through hard-won, moral negotiations, rather than through war.

This bill, should it be passed, constitutes a two-front war, against both free speech and government accountability, at an unparalleled level.

To all of Rivero's Rangers out there: please call, email, text, or write to your (alleged) Senators, and tell them that if they vote this bill through, that you can never, in good conscience, vote for them ever again: it is just that simple.

Aug 30 10:03

US TROOPS IN SYRIA BATTLE ANTI-ASSAD REBELS ONCE FUNDED BY THE CIA

US troops in SyriaAmerican troops deployed in Syria have exchanged fire with rebels that were until recently supported by the United States Central Intelligence Agency. In 2013, soon after the outbreak of the Syrian Civil War, the then-US President Barack Obama instructed the Central Intelligence Agency to provide covert support to fighters in Syria. Acting on the president’s directive, the CIA promptly joined forces with spy agencies from Britain, France, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, to assist fighters affiliated with the Free Syrian Army. At that time, Washington saw the Free Syrian Army and forces affiliated with it as ideologically moderate. It also agreed with the group’s main aim, which was to topple the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What an epic fail flustercluck!!

Aug 30 09:58

How the Red Cross Raised Half a Billion Dollars for Haiti ­and Built Six Homes

In late 2011, the Red Cross launched a multimillion-dollar project to transform the desperately poor area, which was hit hard by the earthquake that struck Haiti the year before. The main focus of the project — called LAMIKA, an acronym in Creole for “A Better Life in My Neighborhood” — was building hundreds of permanent homes.

Today, not one home has been built in Campeche. Many residents live in shacks made of rusty sheet metal, without access to drinkable water, electricity or basic sanitation. When it rains, their homes flood and residents bail out mud and water.

The Red Cross received an outpouring of donations after the quake, nearly half a billion dollars.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is the reason I can never, ever donate to the Red Cross ever again, this lifetime.

Oh, and the Clintons certainly had their "hands in the till" in terms of defrauding both donors, and the Haitian people, after that earthquake, which devastated the island nation:

A federal agency rushed to approve funding for a Clinton donor’s sham Haiti recovery project that ended up defrauding the U.S. government out of millions, according to court transcripts and internal government documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. Miami businessman Claudio Osorio, who is currently serving 12 years in federal prison on fraud charges, leveraged his relationship with Bill and Hillary Clinton to help his company InnoVida obtain a $10 million loan from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) for a Haiti housing project in 2010. OPIC is an independent government agency that submits its annual budget requests through the State Department and works closely with the agency. Bill Clinton helped arrange for a high-powered Florida law firm to represent Osorio during loan negotiations with OPIC, according to court testimony. An internal OPIC memo said Hillary Clinton was prepared to marshal State Department resources to assist with the donor’s project. InnoVida was supposed to use the funding to build houses in Haiti after the earthquake, but it defaulted on the loan and the homes were never built. After InnoVida went bankrupt in 2011, a court-appointed investigator said it appeared that over $30 million of its funds had been diverted to foreign bank accounts and were not retrievable.

Typical Clintonista behaviour, nothing new here!

Aug 30 08:41

Debate: Plight of Rohingya Muslims

In this episode of The Debate, Press TV has conducted an interview with Dr. Maung Zarni, a non-resident research fellow at Genocide Documentation Center of Cambodia, and Denis Halliday, a former assistant of the UN secretary general, to discuss Myanmar’s continued military crackdown against Rohingya Muslims.

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