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Apr 24 17:32

A CALL TO MILITARY ACTION – DEFEND OUR CONSTITUTION

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guest blog by “Captains America” (bio below)

The ongoing 5+ year war in Syria can be deescalated and ended by the troops in the U.S. military, and it matters not what Trump, Congress or Supreme Court do.

Many Americans, and military members, are worried about increasing military involvement and additional troop deployments in Syria, considering that one Pentagon plan calls for sending tens of thousands of troops into Syria.

Apr 24 13:58

COPS DETAIN ENTIRE SCHOOL, ILLEGALLY SEARCH/GROPE 900 KIDS — FIND NOTHING, PARENTS FURIOUS

Children feel violated, parents are furious, and a lawsuit is getting filed after the Worth County Sheriff’s office conducted an illegal search of 900 students — in the name of the war on drugs. The rights-violating intrusive and aggressive patdowns and drug dog searches yielded absolutely nothing.

On April 14, when the students of Worth County High School returned from spring break, they arrived at school to find a police state had taken over. The sheriff and his deputies — with no probable cause — detained and illegally searched every single child in the school, all 900 of them.

When kids went home that day to tell their parents what happened, naturally, they were furious as it is a gross violation of the children’s 4th Amendment rights.

“It’s essentially a fourth amendment violation,” said attorney Mark Begnaud. “It’s 900 illegal searches, suspicion-less pat downs, suspicion-less searches.”

Apr 24 12:20

Schumer: “U.S. Is No Longer Fact-Based” Nation; Breitbart News A “Threat To Democracy”

"We're no longer fact-based. The founding fathers created a country based on fact. We don't have a fact base. If Breitbart News and the New York Times are regarded with equal credibility, you worry about this democracy." -- We won't even bother to highlight all of the instances in which the New York Times decided to push 'fake news' regarding the Trump administration's alleged ties to Russian hackers...

Apr 24 12:16

Trump To Order Corporate Tax Rate Cut To 15%, Load Up To $2 Trillion In Extra Debt

Translation: Trump's massive tax cut will be funded by debt, and as a result, will be at best temporary as it will be in breach of the revenue constraints in the reconciliation process; at worst it will never happen as it will now require Democrat votes.

Apr 24 11:57

Why Washington is Terrified of Russia, China

Russia and China already have established systems to do global trade bypassing the US dollar. What Washington did to Iran — cutting their banks off SWIFT – is now unthinkable against Russia and China.

So we're already on our way, slowly but surely, towards a BRICS "gold marketplace." A "new financial architecture" is being built. That will imply the eventual inability of the US Fed to export inflation to other nations – especially those included in BRICS, EEU and SCO.

The Hollow Men

Retired U.S. Marine Corps General James Mattis testifies before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on his nomination to serve as defense secretary in Washington, U.S. January 12, 2017
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US Defense Secretary Accuses Damascus of Retaining Chemical Weapons

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am hoping - and praying - that Escobar is correct in his assessment; however, there are too many people in the bowels of power in DC who want to see this war with North Korea happen, followed by regime change in Pyongyang.

Apr 24 11:23

Serbia Warns Albania Bid to Annex Kosovo Could Lead to War

erbian officials are warning that the Albanian ambitions to absorb Kosovo could easily lead to another war in the Balkans, and that NATO and the European Union need to publicly rule out that possibility in an effort to forestall another ethnic war spanning the region.

The status of Kosovo is a big sore spot in the region, after NATO’s 1999 war imposed a separation of Kosovo from Serbia, which was supposed by the Kosovar Albanian majority but widely opposed by ethnic Serbs in Kosovo. Kosovo’s independence is heavily contested, with a number of countries refusing to recognize it.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This could spiral out of control, and descend into another round of warfare in the Balkans very, very quickly.

Apr 24 11:10

Venezuela On The Verge Of Revolution As Hyperinflated Currency Crashes To New Record Low

Venezuela, a country with only $10 billion left in reserves to run on, is in trouble. As the currency hyperinflates to new record lows against the dollar...James Holbrooks points out that the people are starving. The government has gone full-on authoritarian, and now desperate human beings are dying in the streets.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a terrible situation, but one, I am quite certain, that the US government is quite gleeful about, because it looks like Maduros, who they detested even more than they did Chavez, is about to go down.

Apr 24 11:05

Erdogan calls Shia paramilitary groups ‘terrorists’, threatening Turkish intervention in Iraq

The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan labeled the paramilitary forces fighting the Islamic State in Iraq as “terrorists” and part of Iran’s “Persian expansion policy”.

“Who are al-Hashd al-Shaabi? Who is backing them? The Iraqi parliament supports al-Hashd al-Shaabi, but, honestly, they are a terrorist organization, and should be known who stands behind it,” he said during an interview with the Qatari channel Al Jazeera on Wednesday.

Ahmed al-Assadi, a spokesperson of the Popular Mobilisation Units (PMU), also known as al-Hashd al-Shaabi, called Erdogan’s remarks as “a violation against an Iraqi security institution” that is “recognized by the parliament and the state”.

Hadi Al-Ameri, the former Iraqi minister of transportation and the head of the PMU Badr Organization, one of the biggest PMU forces in Iraq, in response called for a complete stop of trade with Turkey.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just what the Middle East and Iraq need; more destabilisation, courtesy of Turkey!!

Apr 24 10:59

IMF says Greece needs to dig even deeper

The International Monetary Fund had a sobering message for Greece this weekend: Even if the country secures debt relief from its European creditors -- a question that is by no means assured with bailout talks still deadlocked -- the nation still needs even more painful economic overhauls than currently planned.

Seven years into an economic crisis and another near-term financial emergency looming, that is a message no Greek wants to hear and a key reason why the IMF is also urging Germany and Athens' other European creditors to give the country hope in the form of real debt relief.

The country's "fiscal and structural reforms...pension reforms, tax reforms, are only a down payment," said Poul Thomsen, IMF's European department chief and Greece's original bailout architect, on the sidelines of the fund's semiannual meeting of finance ministers and central bankers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Greece's government should "pull an Iceland", declare its debt odious, and throw the crooked politicians and bankers who got them into this mess into jail for what they have done to the Greek people, and the Greek economy.

Apr 24 10:45

DEA JUST ADMITTED TO SELLING DRUGS ON STREETS – YOUTH ‘INFORMANTS’ FORCED TO HELP

The hypocrisy that is the DEA’s refusal to acknowledge the medicinal benefits of cannabis cannot go unnoted; yet, more importantly, they have been caught red-handed, admitting tacitly during a House Judiciary Committee Hearing that the DEA sells drugs to people on the streets with the goal of catching “bigger fish.”

The War on Drugs is perpetuated by the Drug Enforcement Agency who insists on locking people up for years at a time, for possession of what is still scheduled as a Class A substance, though now legal in many US states.

In the first week of April, the DEA was questioned over whether they allow shipments of drugs into the community for the sake of making a bigger bust down the track. The Washington Post reported on the transcript between Louisiana Democratic Rep. Cedric L. Richmond asking the DEA’s appointed acting director Chuck Rosenberg on the issue:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable, but from this government, perfectly predictable!!

Apr 24 09:35

U.S. SIGNALS GREATER INVOLVEMENT IN SAUDI-LED WAR IN YEMEN

Secretary of Defense James Mattis said last week that the U.S. would increase its involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen, a war that has claimed the lives of 4,000 civilians in two years and drawn international criticism for war crimes committed by the Saudis.

As the Trump administration’s foreign policy continues to push the U.S. closer to a new war, Secretary of Defense James Mattis announced last week that the U.S. is set to increase support for Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen, a war that has drawn international condemnation for the Saudis’ frequent bombings of civilian infrastructure like schools and hospitals.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sec-Def Mattis, a word, please.

The level of Iranian assistance to the Houthi rebels has been a very hard bit to pin down.

And if you really want to identify the most destabilising culprit in the Middle East, who is the trouble maker par excellence, you have to look no further than the country of Israel, which was cheerleading for the war against Iraq, and is currently campaigning to ratchet up the war against Al-Assad in Syria, and to regime change Iran (and for Tel Aviv, these actions always should be purchased with American blood and money; never their own.)

In the meanwhile, there is a question I must ask you, even if others fear asking it: how morally comfortable are you, please, in the US government's being complicit in Saudi war crimes in Yemen?!?

The Saudis are killing and maiming innocent children with their bombing runs.
The US military is providing "guidance" for these strikes.

images: Yemeni children killed and maimed through Saudi bombing strikes

Yemeni children are being starved to death through malnutrition, because of US-Enabled, Saudi blockades of Yemeni ports:

Images: Yemeni children dying from malnutrition, due to Saudi port blockades in Yemen

The Saudi military is using depleted uranium weapons in Yemen:

Saudi coalition using depleted uranium weapons in Yemen

The result of this use of DU is causing massive rises in cancer rates; stillbirths, and horrific deformities of Yemeni children:

Images: Yemeni children born with horrific birth defects due to exposure to depleted uranium weapons

And yet, apparently, the Royal House of Saud; the Saudi government; and the US government, and you, sir, are perfectly comfortable with poisoning Yemeni children in the womb, and destroying not only their lives, but their families' lives as well. If there is a more cruel form of child abuse, I cannot imagine what that is.

I am profoundly reminded, in this obscenely callous disregard for human life as reflected in these Saudi military tactics, of the comment made by the Papal Legate at the siege of Montsegur against the Cathars, when he was informed that not only men were in the besieged castle, but women and children were also with them. He said, "Kill them all; God will find his own."

I just have to wonder when the massive air strikes, coupled with US boots on the ground, will accomplish this Saudi genocide in Yemen. And my sense of it is, relatively soon.

And by the way, Sec-Def Mattis: are you going to be informing our military who will comprise the "boots on the ground" element of the US military's plan to obliterate the Yemeni people in full, that if they are deployed to Yemen, they and their families also risk exposure to DU, and that their kids may well be born with precisely the same birth defects we are seeing in Yemeni children, and we did with the Iraqi children of Fallujah?!?

Thought not.

Apr 24 09:11

OUTRAGE AFTER AT LEAST 5 EU NATIONS ELECT SAUDI ARABIA ON UN WOMEN'S RIGHTS COUNCIL

In what may have been the biggest trolling of the United Nations in recent history, Saudi Arabia was elected via secret ballot in the UN Economic and Social Council to the 45-member UN Commission on the Status of Women last week. According to Reuters, twelve other countries were also elected by the council in Geneva to serve for a four-year term, ending in 2022: Algeria, Comoros, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Iraq, Japan, South Korea, Turkmenistan, Ecuador, Haiti and Nicaragua.

The news promptly sparked mocking and ridicule. UN Watch, a human rights organization monitoring the performance of the United Nations, strongly condemned the appointment of Saudi Arabia to post,citing Riyadh’s poor women’s rights record and widespread gender inequality.

“Electing Saudi Arabia to protect women’s rights is like making an arsonist into the town fire chief. It’s absurd,” Hillel Neuer, the UN Watch chief, said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Saudi most likely were able to buy the votes necessary to get them on the Commission.

As a country which still permits, and even encourages, the barbaric and brutal practice of female genital mutilation, Saudi Arabia was the LAST country on the planet that should have had a seat at this table; so they most likely bought it.

Apr 24 08:45

Why Are So Many Millennials Living With Their Parents Instead Of Getting Married And Starting Their Own Families?

Yes, there are many that need a good kick in the pants to get them going in life, but there are also millions that are simply victims of our ongoing long-term economic collapse.

Apr 24 07:55

If You Understand History and Economics, You Understand Gold

It was clear to me after the US election that Trump was never going to live up to all his promises to make America great again. He took over the country at the end of a 36-year era of continuous stock and bond market rally fuelled by the biggest credit expansion in US history. It would have been an impossible task for anyone to expand all the bubbles and it seems that Trump unsurprisingly has already failed at the first hurdle. After just under 100 days, he is already a lame duck president. This is why he has turned to war which is the last desperate attempt of a leader who fails on the home front in a bankrupt nation.

Apr 24 07:01

Big Pharma conspired to destroy supply of life-saving cancer drugs by putting profit before people

After getting its hands on leaked internal documents, including emails and presentations, The London Times recently revealed that one of the world’s leading drug companies created artificial shortages and threatened to destroy supplies of life-saving cancer drugs to drive up prices in Europe.

Apr 24 02:45

11 Facts That Prove That The U.S. Economy In 2017 Is In Far Worse Shape Than It Was In 2016

There is much debate about where the U.S. economy is ultimately heading, but what everybody should be able to agree on is that economic conditions are significantly worse this year than they were last year. It is being projected that U.S. economic growth for the first quarter will be close to zero, thousands of retail stores are closing, factory output is falling, and restaurants and automakers have both fallen on very hard times. As economic activity has slowed down, commercial and consumer bankruptcies are both rising at rates that we have not seen since the last financial crisis. Everywhere you look there are echoes of 2008, and yet most people still seem to be in denial about what is happening. The following are 11 facts that prove that the U.S. economy in 2017 is in far worse shape than it was in 2016…

Apr 24 01:46

Age of reason

Machiavelli himself couldn’t have designed a more devious and thorough plot to create social justice warriors, indoctrinated serfs and slaves who are indebted to the banksters.

Apr 24 00:28

Is the FBI Spying on Ron Paul?

Why should we not expect the FBI to bear down upon outspoken critics of U.S. foreign policy like Ron Paul?

Apr 23 19:51

Hillary Clinton Rich People God Bless Us

Apr 23 08:39

There Will Be Blood: Left Prepares For War

After Berkeley Beat Down With "Combat Training, Better Equipment, Guns..."

Apr 23 08:26

US ‘Deep State’ Sold Out Counter-Terrorism to Keep Itself in Business

It all began, of course, with the invasion of Iraq. Counter-terrorism specialists in the US government knew perfectly well that US regime change in Iraq through military force would give a powerful boost to Osama bin Laden‘s organisation and to anti-American terrorism generally

Apr 23 08:13

Bill Weinberg and the Progressives’ Tourette’s Syndrome

Apparently, New York ‘Progressive’ and Jewish activist, Bill Weinberg, thinks that I am “not welcome in NYC”. Over the last ten days, Weinberg has worked tirelessly, trying to cancel a panel discussion on 30th of April at Theatre 80 NYC, related to my forthcoming book ‘Being in Time’. Theatre 80’s owner, Lorcan Otway, has made it very clear that he won’t surrender to any calls for censorship, but still, Weinberg doesn’t seem to give up. He believes that it is he who will decide who is, and who is not, “welcome in NYC.”

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Apr 23 07:45

They are using every tactic against Le Pen they used on Trump

Russian Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar called on French Jews to leave their country if the far right politician Marine Le Pen is elected president next month.

Apr 23 07:42

Five Eyes spying alliance reportedly gather in NZ for secret surveillance conference

Officials from some of the top international government spy agencies have flocked to New Zealand’s Queenstown for a secretive meeting of the Five Eyes spying alliance between the US, UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand.

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Apr 23 07:02

Prisons Of Pleasure Or Pain: Huxley's 'Brave New World' Vs. Orwell's '1984'

Many Americans today would quite possibly consider Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World” to be a utopia of sorts with its limitless drugs, guilt-free sex, perpetual entertainment and a genetically engineered society designed for maximum economic efficiency and social harmony. Conversely, most free people today would view Orwell’s “1984” as a dystopian nightmare, and shudder to contemplate the terrifying existence under the iron fist of “Big Brother”; the ubiquitous figurehead of a perfectly totalitarian government.

Apr 22 22:57

FBI director James Comey arrives in Queenstown for 'Government conference'

FBI director James Comey has arrived in Queenstown for a 'top-secret' spy conference.

Comey, wearing sunglasses, a light blue shirt and chino pants, arrived on an FBI chartered Gulfstream Aerospace.

Comey was last in New Zealand in March 2016, when he met with Minister for the Government Communications and Security Bureau and Security Intelligence Service Chris Finlayson and Police Commissioner Mike Bush.

Before Comey's arrival, a CIA jet touched down on the tarmac at Queenstown Airport.

And, just like a scene out of an action flick, two security personnel stood guard as a number of men and women in suits exited the plane before being quickly ushered along the tarmac into waiting vehicles.

Apr 22 20:22

How Reality Is Being Manufactured

Apr 22 10:24

FIGHT ATTENDANT American Airlines steward ‘whacks’ sobbing mum as she held twins then challenges another passenger to a FIGHT

People are starting to stand up against the bullies!

A FLIGHT attendant was filmed challenging a passenger to a FIGHT after a sobbing mum was allegedly “whacked” on board.

The American Airlines steward shouts “hit me” when a passenger came to the defence of the distressed mother.

Passenger Surain Adyanthaya, who filmed the shocking footage, claimed the flight attendant “‘violently took a stroller from a lady with her baby on my flight, hitting her and just missing the baby”.

Adyanthaya added: “They just involuntarily escorted the mother and her kids off the flight and let the flight attendant back on, who tried to fight other passengers.

“The mom asked for an apology and the AA official declined.”

Apr 22 10:13

VP Pence vows to honor refugee deal with Australia, which Trump had called ‘dumb’

US President Donald Trump may have branded a deal the Obama administration struck with Australia to resettle up to 1,250 refugees in America as “dumb,” but his vice president has now assured the Aussies that Washington will honor it anyway.

Apr 22 10:09

Geopolitical Hotspots, Global Economy, US War Plans: South China Sea, Yemen and Beyond

Americans may have been led to believe through their education systems, their religious institutions, mainstream media and popular culture that their government’s foreign policy is guided by the dictates of conscience, humanitarian considerations, and empathy for chemically mauled infants as well as a national vocation to bring “freedom and democracy” to the world.

A more honest and rigorous review of America’s involvement in military conflicts, and its support for Israel, Saudi Arabia and other rogue states around the world reveal the shallowness of this understanding.

The structure of power in the U.S. as with other imperialist powers throughout history demands certain economic arrangements and military formations on the world stage.

Apr 22 09:20

Bannon Down, Pentagon Up, Neocons In?

The apparent and surprisingly abrupt demise in Steve Bannon’s influence offers a major potential opening for neoconservatives, many of whom opposed Trump’s election precisely because of his association with Bannon and the “America Firsters,” to return to power after so many years of being relegated to the sidelines. Bannon’s decline suggest that he no longer wields the kind of veto power that prevented the nomination of Elliott Abrams as deputy secretary of state. Moreover, the administration’s ongoing failure to fill key posts at the undersecretary, assistant secretary, and deputy assistant secretary levels across the government’s foreign-policy apparatus provides a veritable cornucopia of opportunities for aspiring neocons who didn’t express their opposition to the Trump campaign too loudly.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I used to swallow the myth whole that voting, at the national level, meant Americans have, at least, some modicum of control over their lives; with the election of President Trump, I have realised, painfully clearly, the absolute and utter falseness of such a premise.

I have watched this man do so many flipflops on promised policy reforms, since his inauguration, that I am dealing with intense intellectual whiplash, and do not know if I will ever fully recover.

I have utterly zero control on the direction of domestic and foreign policy issues; it is the American deep state which is in control, no matter who is actually occupying the White House, so the consistent agendas of the Deep State never change.

And those agendas involve the following; the consistent destabilisation of both Russia and China, in order to prevent the ascent of the ruble and the yuan; the destabilisation of the Middle East, in order to expropriate resources to which the US has utterly no moral right, and to give more territory to Israel, whenever possible; to insure the governments of countries are western/US-centric, even to the point of regime change; and insuring that world resources are only sold in US dollars.

The American people, and their needs and concerns, are completely irrelevant to this process, except for paying taxes; creating soldiers with which to accomplish the American Deep State's geopolitical agenda; and believing the lies this government tells us, which get constantly regurgitated by corporate media presstitutes, to further its agenda.

I am disgusted and sickened by a thoroughly hypocritical President who uses murdered "beautiful dead babies" as an excuse for a military attack against Syria, while those dead and mutilated children of Yemen, killed by US-government enabled Saudi military strikes, who are dealing with starvation from malnutrition due to Yemeni port blockades, and exposure to DU, most probably sold to the Saudi Government by the US, are of no consequence, in his view.

Apr 22 08:52

Mike Pence: Peaceful Outcome For Korean Peninsula Still Possible

Denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula can still be achieved peacefully because of Washington’s new engagement with China, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Saturday, despite growing fears North Korea could soon conduct a new nuclear test.

South Korea is on heightened alert ahead of another important anniversary in the reclusive North that could be the trigger for a new nuclear test or launch of ballistic missiles, with a large concentration of military hardware massed on both sides of the border.

Tensions have risen sharply in recent months after Pyongyang conducted two nuclear weapons tests last year and carried out a steady stream of ballistic missile tests in defiance of United Nations resolutions and sanctions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Would Vice-President Pence please elaborate on how he sees this happening, with South Korea, Russia, and China at a heightened state of alert due to North Korea's missile tests?!?

Apr 22 08:48

THOUSANDS SUE MERCK FOR SHINGLES VACCINE ZOSTAVAX “CAUSING WHAT IT’S SUPPOSED TO PREVENT”

Attorney Troy Bouk was recently interviewed by Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins to discuss the shingles vaccine Zostavax, the issues related to its effectiveness and the problems that are associated with the product, including the fact that the drugmaker’s vaccine seems to cause the very affliction that it seeks to prevent — and, according to a massive lawsuit, thousands of victims agree.
While we have everyone from attorneys to biologists, to political scientists who contribute to the Free Thought Project, none of us are doctors, so we do not make recommendations about what you and your family should do in regards to vaccination. That being said, the drug makers have an incentive for you not to see this information which means it will not be reported on in the mainstream media as their advertising dollars are tied directly to these companies. So, we find that it is our duty to spread this information and with your help sharing it, we can have a massive effect.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

For the medical/industrial complex, "treatments/vaccines" are rarely about care, but always about profits.

Apr 22 08:45

THE BIG, AMAZING LIST OF PEOPLE OBAMA SPIED ON

The Obama administration isn’t accused of gathering intelligence information to spy for political, and other, purposes just once. Or twice. Or even just three times.

A remarkable timeline assembled by ace investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson shows just how often the Obama administration apparently spied on friend and foe alike.

With all of this information gathered in one place, WND then compiled a list gleaned from Attkisson’s timeline of all those whom the Obama administration is suspected of targeting either by spying, or investigating and/or prosecuting using intelligence information.

Apr 22 08:44

DEATH TOLL JUMPS TO 20 IN VENEZUELA PROTESTS

The death toll in three weeks of violence at anti-government protests in Venezuela jumped to 20 people after a night of clashes and pillaging left 12 people dead in Caracas, reports AFP.

Riot police and pro-government vigilantes fought running battles on the capital's east, west and south sides with protesters demanding the ouster of President Nicolas Maduro.

At nightfall on Friday, more protests and pockets of unrest were reported in eastern Caracas, and in Macuto in the neighboring state of Vargas.

Opposition leaders have called new protests for Saturday and Monday.

On Saturday, they plan to march in silence to the Catholic Church's episcopal seats nationwide. They plan to erect roadblocks on Monday to grind the country to a halt.

Protesters blame Maduro -- heir of the leftist "Bolivarian revolution" launched by the late Hugo Chavez in 1999 -- for an economic crisis marked by severe shortages of food, medicine and basic goods.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am hoping this situation can be resolved without more bloodshed; however, realistically, I am not holding my breath that such a resolution can be achieved, or quickly.

Apr 22 08:33

Moms of Vaccine-Damaged Children

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a very timely article, and should be read/shared by parents of small children, and those who love those small children, even if they are not their own.

Also, if you have not seen the documentary "Vaxxed", you should. Long story short, the CDC is not completely honest about the kind and amount of damage certain vaccines can cause.

And the vile and weird thing is, many times, that potential for harm is written on the package insert information parents never get to see.

Dtap vaccine can cause autism

Apr 22 07:58

Proposed US-UK Trade Deal Slammed as 'TTIP On Steroids'

A new report says the proposed US-UK trade deal promised by Trump will be "TTIP on steroids," bringing in "corporate courts," privatization of health services and a threat to climate change, Sputnik has been told.

Apr 22 07:29

WikiLeaks releases CIA manual on how to turn a Samsung TV into a secret microphone as the US prepares to charge Assange

The latest releases by WikiLeaks appear to include descriptions of CIA-developed malware that could turn Samsung TVs into recording devices.

Details about the British-made 'Extending' and the CIA's 'Weeping Angel,' both recently stolen from the CIA, were released by WikiLeaks on Friday.

The documents outline programs that can make certain Samsung TVs into recording devices via a USB drive placed in the televisions, The Hill reported.

The audio channels from the TVs would be rerouted from its microphone to the CIA.

Depending on the veracity of the documents, the initiative might have been developed jointly by Britain's MI5, which first developed the software, and the CIA.

Apr 22 01:26

Further firearms regulation would affect thousands of farmers: Federated Farmers (NZ)

Tens of thousands of farmers could be affected by a "knee-jerk" recommendation to further regulate semiautomatic firearms, Federated Farmers says.

Parliament's Law and Order Committee this month released its report after an inquiry into illegal firearms, with 20 recommendations.

Federated Farmers national board member Katie Milne said the lobby group strongly opposed the recommendation that semiautomatic firearms be further regulated, and that permits be required to lend firearms to other gun licence holders.

"This is a case in which the National Party needs to back up its election promise of less and better regulation," Milne said.

Semiautomatics were the best way of shooting pest species like rabbits, hares and Canada geese, she said.

Apr 21 16:11

Trump OKs DACA Amnesty: This Is a Case of Heart

This guy makes Obama look truthful!

Illegal aliens who crossed the border as children don't have to worry about being sent home, President Donald Trump told the Associated Press in a Friday interview.

Illegals enrolled in the President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals DACA program can rest easy, Trump said, because this is a case of heart.

Apr 21 12:48

10 Ways To Stop Being A Slave And Bring Down The Pyramids Of Control

There are signs that the mind-pyramids that technocrats have built to enforce their 21st-century global plantation slave system are crumbling as they press harder upon our cognitive ability to make sense of words and actions. The owners of the shoulders on which the structure of tyranny is supported are beginning to leave in droves. The pyramids are falling as slaves begin to recognize their unconscious effort, and consciously encourage others to find a different line of work.

Here are 10 ways that you can help collapse all of the pyramids of control.

Apr 21 12:43

Trump admin. wants to resume munitions sale to Saudis: Officials

The Donald Trump administration considers resuming sales of precision-guided munitions to Saudi Arabia as part of additional military and intelligence assistance to the kingdom’s bloody intervention in Yemen.

Officials said Washington, in return, wants new commitments from Riyadh to minimize civilian casualties in Yemen.

"We want the Saudis to show that they are committed to use these things properly," a US official told Reuters on condition of anonymity.

A second official, however, suggested that the request for additional safeguards was just a formality. "This is an unconditional sale. There are no conditions attached. The decision has been made to let the sale go through."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The hypocrisy in DC just sickens me, and the degree to which the Trump administration is just happily on board to being complicit to Saudi war crimes in Yemen, does not bode well for peace in the Middle East at all.

These Saudi strikes have murdered women and children.

Images: dead and wounded Yemeni children from Saudi airstrikes

The Saudis have blockaded Yemeni ports, which means no food aid can get in, and children are literally dying from malnutrition:

Images: Yemeni children starving to death from malnutrition due to Saudi port blockades

And the Saudis are using depleted uranium weapons in Yemen, leading to a massive spike in cancers, birth defects, and still births.

Images showing Saudi Arabian troops using depleted uranium in Yemen

Severe birth defects in Yemen, due to Saudi troops using depleted uranium weapons

I will tell you right now, poisoning a child in the womb with depleted uranium weapons, is one of the most hideously cruel and insanely barbaric examples of outright, despicable child abuse I can imagine; and yet, obviously, the House of Saud; the Saudi Military, and the US military are perfectly comfortable doing this in Yemen.

Apr 21 12:19

Pentagon chief in Israel to discuss Iran, Syria

US Defense Secretary General James Mattis has arrived in Israel for talks expected to focus on Iran and Syria as well the strategic relations between Tel Aviv and Washington.

Mattis arrived in Tel Aviv Thursday afternoon from Cairo on the third leg of a week-long tour of the US allies in the Middle East.

Marking the first time he has visited Israel as the Pentagon chief, Mattis was greeted by an official honor guard at army headquarters in Tel Aviv on Friday morning.

He then met the Israeli minister for military affairs, Avigdor Lieberman, and is scheduled to hold talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin.

Mattis hopes to hear directly from Israeli leaders their concerns about regional issues, with Iran’s influence topping the list.

'No doubt Syria has chemical weapons'

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With the corporate presstitutes demonising Iran this last week (for what specifically, I cannot tell you, because the IAEA has stated that they are still in compliance with the P5+1 deal), I'm not surprised by Sec-Def Mattis' trip to Israel.

What I know, just as certainly as I'm sitting here typing this, is that the Israeli government will make every effort to urge Mattis to "regime change" both Iran and Syria, and just as soon as humanly possible, and with the minimal Israeli military involvement.

Because from the Israeli government's perspective, it should always be American blood and money spent to achieve Israel's geopolitical objectives in the region.

But, as I mentioned in a previous article, there's a 6,000 lb gorilla, resting comfortably on the Bosendorfer; and that 6,000 lb gorilla is... Russia.

American meddling on the ground in Syria may well push al-Assad to invite Russian ground troops into the fray; and Russian political and military leaders have consistently stressed that should Iran be attacked, that Russia would come to its aid militarily.

Sec-Def Mattis, you know what kinds of arms and training the Russians have; would you bet the future existence of the United States against this?!?

Sir, I am hoping - and praying - that the short answer here is...no.

Apr 21 11:00

What's Behind US, EU's Reluctance to Investigate Idlib Chemical Incident

It is hardly surprising that the US and EU policymakers turn a deaf ear to Russia and Damascus's plea to conduct a scrupulous investigation into the suspected use of the chemical weapons in Khan Shaykhun, Russian political analyst Stanislav Tarasov told Radio Sputnik, explaining why the West is uninterested in carrying out such an inquiry.

While American and European politicians remain surprisingly reluctant to the idea to investigate the suspected chemical attack in Khan Shaykhun, political analyst, and head of the Middle East-Caucasus think-tank Stanislav Tarasov suggests that "the West" is by no means interested in conducting such an inquiry.
Speaking to Sputnik on Thursday Syrian President Bashar al-Assad emphasized that Western countries are deliberately blocking attempts to investigate the Idlib chemical incident.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, Al Assad is absolutely bang spot-on with his analysis.

Apr 21 10:41

“Brutality In Motion”: Each Year, 50,000 People Are Hospitalized From Police Injuries

Study: Police-Inflicted Injuries Send More Than 50,000 To Emergency Rooms EVERY YEAR

by Lily Dane

A new study published by JAMA Surgery found that from 2006 to 2012, there were approximately 51,000 emergency department visits per year for patients injured by law enforcement in the United States, with this number stable over this time period.

From the press release:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These statistics speak volumes; it appears that police violence happens to poorer people in urban neighborhoods more often than it does elsewhere.

What ever happened to the police technique of de-escalation?!? Is that even being taught to police cadets anymore?!?

If not, it should be.

Apr 21 10:35

FLASHBACK 2013 - NSA PAYS $150 MILLION TO BRITISH SPY AGENCY IN SECRET

The US government has paid at least £100m to the UK spy agency GCHQ over the last three years to secure access to and influence over Britain’s intelligence gathering programmes. The top secret payments are set out in documents which make clear that the Americans expect a return on the investment, and that GCHQ has to work hard to meet their demands. “GCHQ must pull its weight and be seen to pull its weight,” a GCHQ strategy briefing said.

Apr 21 10:19

It's Not Over - House Intel Panel Calls Comey, Clapper, Rogers, Brennan, & Yates To Testify On Russia

Just when you thought it was over - after Trump 'Tomahawks' Putin's pal Assad, and Tillerson trounces Lavrov - and the media had stopped the constant "Russia did it" narrative, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (which seems like as big an oxymoron as can occur) has called numerous current (and former) officials to testify once again on Russia's "active measures during the 2016 election."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Trying to create a "there", which was never there, is absoflippinglutely unbelievable, and reeks of desperation on the cusp of madness.

Apr 21 10:14

OPERATION GOTHAM SHIELD: U.S. GOV’T TO “SIMULATE NUKE BLAST OVER MANHATTAN” AS ACTUAL WAR NEARS

A general alert is out for something major in the near or immediate future. Hopefully, it is just another false alarm, instead of another false flag. Either way, and danger is at hand.

Given all that is going on in the world, it is downright eerie to discover that the federal government is once again staging mock disasters that draw disturbing parallels with current world events.
In just a few days, during April 24-26th, Operation Gotham Shield will commence.

It is a tabletop, joint agency exercise involving FEMA, Homeland Security and a myriad of law enforcement and military agencies. WMD, chemical and biological units will all be on hand as a response is tested for a “simulated” nuclear detonation over the United States’ foremost urban center, in the iconic and densely populated island of Manhattan and nearby shores of New Jersey.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This exercise will run from next Monday through Wednesday.

I don't know about you, but the hair on the back of my neck is very nervously break-dancing in a completely uncoordinated manner, upon hearing of this exercise.

If it turns out to be a real "false flag" event, who is the US government going to blame?!?

Russia?!? North Korea?!? Iran?!?

All of the above, with the accusation that they collectively, are in possession of a death star?!?

Color me very nervous for the start of this next week.

Apr 21 10:01

Venezuela Seizes GM, Warning Sign to U.S. Companies?

U.S. multinationals with plants in Venezuela are likely on edge Thursday, after American automaker General Motors (NYSE:GM) pulled the plug on its operations in the poverty-stricken country, following a government takeover of its plant amid large-scale violent protests.

“All foreign companies, and especially U.S. firms, should be concerned with the increasingly extreme and aggressive behavior of the Venezuelan regime,” Ian Vasquez, director of the Cato Institute's Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, told FOX Business.

American beverage company Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO), however, indicated to FOX Business Thursday it didn’t have any plans to pull its operations from the distressed South American country.

“There is no indication that any of our facilities in Venezuela are currently at risk of being altered and we’re working closely with Venezuelan authorities to assure a continuous operation in the country,” the company said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The choices here are very dicey for American companies doing business in Venezuela.

I just hope and pray that "regime change" here happens with a minimum amount of bloodshed; the Venezuelan people have suffered enough.

Apr 21 09:54

A Sad Day for Turkey

There are at least 25 factors that delegitimize the referendum and its results, and once implemented, the repercussions on Turkey’s future will be dire and essentially seal the fate of the country’s prospective democracy.

Finally, whether or not the West admits it, the referendum raises serious questions about Turkey’s commitment to NATO and its importance as an ally. Erdogan has shown time and again that he is untrustworthy in the way he is dealing with Western powers.

His repeated threats to flood Europe with refugees unless he gets his way, and his challenge to the US to stop aiding its ally, the Syrian Kurds (the YPG)—whom he views as terrorists assisting the PKK in their battle against his government—must simply be rejected.

Apr 21 09:51

If This is Freedom and Democracy, What is Tyranny?

Ruby Ridge and Waco established the precedents that the US government could murder large numbers of Americans, and at Waco some foreigners, without consequence. The “representatives of the people” accepted the executive branch’s lies in order to avoid having to hold the executive branch accountable for what were clearly without any doubt capital crimes against American citizens for which the federal perpetrators of these crimes should have been tried and executed.

These two instances established the precedent that the US government could murder US citizens at will.

The next step was to take away the constitutional and legal protections of citizens that are in the Bill of Rights, the amendments to the US Constitution, and are, or were, institutionalized in legal practices.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So the question remains, in the most peaceful, logical way possible, just what are the American people going to do about this?!?

If the short answer is "Nothing", then Americans truly deserve those invisible slave chains the removal our rights have caused us to wear since 9/11.

Apr 21 09:41

U.S. Threatens Iran: Plans To “Review Policy” And Deal With Them Before New Administration Comes To Power

After launching the disastrous missile strikes against Syrian military forces that resulted in the killing of Syrian soldiers, civilians, and children as well as sending ships toward North Korea in a flagrant act of aggression and dropping the largest known non-nuclear bomb on Afghanistan, the Trump administration is now taking aim at Iran.

Sounding much like it did after its bizarre and unprovoked “putting Iran on notice” speech made by former Trump administration official Michael Flynn, the United States is now “reviewing its policy” on Iran and warning the world of the dangers of a nuclear Iran.

The Path to Persia

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It appears that, ahead of another Iranian election cycle, the Israeli government is well and truly cheerleading for "regime change" in Iran, generated primarily by US military action.

However, there is one 6,000 lb gorilla, spread across, and snoozing, on the Bosendorfer in the living room which the US and Israeli government are ignoring at their peril; that is Russia.

Both Russian politicians and military officials have consistently gone on public record in saying that should Iran be attacked - by anyone - Russia will come to its aid militarily.

The US military doesn't have the troop strength; the weaponry; the manufacturing; or the money to go head to head with the Russian military in even a conventional military conflict.

And that is why this "magical thinking/siren song", urging the US government to go to war with a country which has never attacked it, but just had the temerity to throw out its US-backed puppet ruler, the Shaw in 1979, is so horrifically dangerous. As reported in this article by Juan Cole of 2013:

As Israelis Press Obama on Iran, Let’s Remember they Urged Iraq War, Too

And we all understand.... just how brilliantly the war in Iraq has worked out, right?!?

Apr 21 09:07

Trump: Iran Violating ‘Spirit’ of Nuclear Deal

With the rest of the administration continuing to play up US hostility toward Iran in the wake of the admission that Iran is fully complying with the P5+1 nuclear deal, President Trump today accused Iran of “violating the spirit of the deal.”

President Trump offered no details on exactly what he was referring to, though the allegation is patently false at any rate, with Iran having no nuclear weapons program in the first place, and agreeing to drastically limit its civilian program in return for sanctions relief.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President Trump, what does this accusation this even mean, in light of the fact that the IAEA has consistently reported that Iran is in complete compliance with the terms and conditions of the P5 +1 Agreement?!?

Apr 21 08:55

South Korea on heightened alert as North readies for army anniversary

South Korea said on Friday it was on heightened alert ahead of another important anniversary in North Korea, with a large concentration of military hardware amassed on both sides of the border amid concerns about a new nuclear test by Pyongyang.

North Korea said late on Friday the state of affairs on the Korean peninsula was "extremely perilous" because of "madcap American nuclear war manoeuvres aimed at trampling on our sovereignty and right to survival."

U.S. officials said there was a higher-than-usual level of activity by Chinese bombers, signalling a possible heightened state of readiness by reclusive North Korea's sole major ally, although the officials played down concern and left open a range of possible reasons. Beijing denied its aircraft were on an increased level of alert.

In Russia, the RIA news agency said a Kremlin spokesman declined to comment on media reports Russia was moving military hardware and troops towards the border with North Korea.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The sense I have is that US military action against North Korea is eminent.

We are just two and a half weeks away from the 9 May elections in South Korea, and the US military sees its window of opportunity for a military strike against North Korea as narrowing greatly, if the candidate who wins the South Korean election is a proponent of the "sunshine policy", which advocates engagement and trade with North Korea.

After that, the only US military option is a massive false flag, and I am quite certain that those scenarios have already been planned for, and signed off on, by President Trump.

Apr 21 08:40

Trump lawyer: ‘No right’ to protest at rallies

President Donald Trump’s lawyers argued in a Thursday court filing that protesters “have no right” to “express dissenting views” at his campaign rallies because such protests infringed on his First Amendment rights.

The filing comes in a case brought by three protesters who allege they were roughed up and ejected from a March 2016 Trump campaign rally in Louisville, Kentucky, by Trump supporters who were incited by the then-candidate’s calls from the stage to “get 'em out of here!”

Lawyers for Trump’s campaign have argued that his calls to remove the protesters were protected by the First Amendment. But the federal district court judge hearing the case issued a ruling late last month questioning that argument, as well as the claim that Trump didn’t intend for his supporters to use force.

The ruling cleared the case to proceed into discovery and towards a trial.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President Trump, a word please.

Language does have a force and power of its own, and can well be construed as a call to violence.

You apparently didn't understand that during the campaign, and you appear not to have learned that as President, and that is well-demonstrated by the number of threats you have placed against various countries around the world.

Apr 21 08:39

50,000 People Per Year Are Hospitalized From Police Injuries

"The level that things have reached on every front is outrageous... and it isn’t just police, the entire system is out of control."

Apr 21 08:22

SPORTS STADIUMS SPY ON EVERYONE'S INSTANT MESSAGES, TWEETS AND SENTIMENTS

A recent article in Motherboard reveals how sports stadiums are spying on everyone's instant messages, Tweets and sentiments. (I couldn't find any pictures of a U.S. sport stadium security room, so I posted one of a 2014 World Cup security room.)

Sports stadiums across the country are using 'Babel Street' and 'Babel X' to spy on fan's sentiments and social media accounts.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF in fact this is actually happening, is it even worth it to go to sporting events in the US anymore?!?

The 4th Amendment to the Constitution is being eviscerated, with actions like this.

Even if I were a sports enthusiast, this would really deter me from going, not that I generally say anything inflammatory in any way, but just on principal.

Apr 21 08:18

WHAT’S NEXT? A SWAT RAID ON JULIAN ASSANGE?

Trump’s AG wants to arrest Julian Assange.

It’s not clear how he plans to do this. Assange is in the Ecuadoran embassy in London.

Do the British authorities plan to violate a long-standing international law and storm the embassy and arrest Assange?

Or is this a message to Ecuador that it’s in their best interest to deny him asylum?

Trump is now worse than the neocons. He is a neo-neocon.

During the election, Trump didn’t have a problem with WikiLeaks and Assange so long as they dished out dirt on opponent Hillary Clinton.

As for former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, Trump said he should be executed.

If Julian Assange is arrested, will he be given the Chelsea Manning treatment?

Or execution?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please note that it's not Hillary AG Sessions wants to arrest and try for her crimes; it is the man who told the truth about her crimes he wants to arrest, and potentially assassinate, for his honesty.

Apr 21 08:11

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Confirms That Arresting Julian Assange Is A ‘Priority’ For The U.S.

“We are going to step up our effort and already are stepping up our efforts on all leaks. This is a matter that’s gone beyond anything I’m aware of. We have professionals that have been in the security business of the United States for many years that are shocked by the number of leaks and some of them are quite serious … So yes, it is a priority. We’ve already begun to step up our efforts and whenever a case can be made, we will seek to put some people in jail.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, the US Mafia, er, Government, will arrest Assange for exposing Hillary Clinton's crimes, but Hillary does not get arrested for committing those crimes!

Apr 21 07:44

Horst Mahler has fled Germany, now seeking political asylum

Apr 21 07:43

The War on Drugs is based on FAKE SCIENCE, warns lab science director who says labs routinely engage in “science crimes” against innocents

The “War on Drugs” is a grand science hoax based on faked laboratory analyses conducted by lab science con artists working for government.

That’s not hyperbole, by the way: It’s a matter-of-fact description of exactly how the drug war is being waged in America, thanks to lab science criminals like Annie Dookhan, who pleaded guilty to systematically faking lab science that convicted over 24,000 people on charges of drug possession. (See the video below.)

Now, over 20,000 of those convictions are about to be thrown out because Dookhan deliberately faked the science.

Apr 21 07:33

Julian Assange - This is out of control ! Even routers ! This is insanity !

Apr 21 06:49

What kind of Sarin Poisoned the Political Will of World Leaders?

The events that took place within a week after the air strike attack on Khan Sheikhun divided the world community into two camps. Some require immediate action, not caring about the truth, while the latter seek to establish the truth.

Apr 21 06:20

Eternal Immunity for Tony Blair?

The case for the prosecution of previous UK Prime Minister Tony Blair has come up time and time again, but each time the prosecution’s case is turned down by the powers to be. This month, Tony Blair is once again in the firing line, however as guests in this program discuss, he is unlikely to ever be tried.

Apr 20 22:58

If This Is Freedom and Democracy, What Is Tyranny?

If This Is Freedom and Democracy, What Is Tyranny?
Paul Craig Roberts
John Whitehead

“Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is the numbers of people all over the world who have obeyed the dictates of the leaders of their government and have gone to war, and millions have been killed because of this obedience… Our problem is that people are obedient all over the world, in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves, and all the while the grand thieves are running the country. That’s our problem… people are obedient, all these herdlike people.” — Howard Zinn

If truth be known, Americans are no more free than were Germans under Gestapo Germany. “Freedom and Democracy America” is the greatest lie in the world.

Apr 20 18:46

US Preparing Charges Against Julian Assange

Sessions: Assange Arrest Is 'a Priority'

Attorney General Jefferson Sessions insists that even though there haven’t been charges laid against Assange yet that arresting him is “a priority” for the Justice Department, citing the number of “quite serious” leaks WikiLeaks has been responsible for.

US officials have repeatedly vilified WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over the past several years, and intermittently called for his assassination, but just now appear to be nearing a decision to file charges against him, accusing him of crimes for involvement in the whistleblower organization.

Interestingly, President Trump publicly praised WikiLeaks during the campaign for releasing information about Hillary Clinton, even joking that WikiLeaks might be able to find Clinton’s “lost” emails. Having since turned against Russia in large part as a political effort to distance himself from allegations of election manipulation, Trump’s cabinet is also turning against WikiLeaks.

Apr 20 16:51

Katrina; relocation or ethnic cleansing?

If there is a nuclear false flag, the FEMA post-Katrina evacuation, ethnic cleansing of Louisiana could be the template for forced migration and human catastrophe (social engineering).

Apr 20 13:32

Deposits Are Now Vulnerable To Bank Seizure

Are your accounts at the banks really secure? After the financial crises, there are laws on the books that make your accounts insecure from even the bank itself. This is a MAJOR threat to your retirement security and savings.

Apr 20 11:02

GM’s Venezuela plant, assets seized by authorities

Venezuela Seizes General Motors Car Plant

Apr 20 10:54

Gary Webb’s DARK ALLIANCE Timeline - Evolution of an International Drug Ring with ties to the CIA

story features convoluted and secretive trails of money and drugs as well as equally twisted relationships between the CIA operatives, the Contras, and crack cocaine distributors.

Apr 20 10:36

ISRAELI EMBASSY IN NYC A RADIATION HOT SPOT

WASHINGTON -- Anti-terrorism officials conducted a helicopter survey of
New York City's radiation sources in preparation for a so-called "dirty
bomb" attack - and discovered a Staten Island park with dangerously high
levels of radium, a new report found.

One alleged radiation hot spot on Manhattan's east side has the
potential for becoming a political hot spot: A strong radiation spike
from the area of the Israeli Embassy. Officials would not comment on why
they thought that particular area allegedly showed such a stunning peak
in radiation.

Apr 20 10:11

Facebook Scrambles to Shut Down Pro Le Pen Accounts Before Election

The first round of French elections will be held on April 23rd, prompting Facebook to shut down pro Le Pen accounts, which they deem to be 'fake.'

In an effort to fight 'fake news' or misinformation, Facebook has targeted 30,000 'fake accounts' in order to control the information that its users consume.

In a statement to AFP, the company said they were trying to "reduce the spread of material generated through inauthentic activity, including spam, misinformation, or other deceptive content that is often shared by creators of fake accounts."

They are targeting accounts with the highest amount of traffic -- since they pose a grave threat to the croissant eating frog lovers in France.

In addition to outright bans, the company, in conjunction with French media, are running 'fact checking' programs -- designed to fight 'fake news', heightening their efforts around the elections -- which spans from 4/23-5/7.

Apr 20 10:05

The Secret Life

Apr 20 10:04

The United States government has become "the world's most dangerous terrorist organization," warns former Reagan official

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, who served just over a year as Reagan's Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy, said on the Shadow of Truth radio program that Washington, D.C., is a major den of inequity.

"The United States [military policy] has destroyed seven countries," he says. "The populations there are subject to ongoing continual violence either from the U.S. or these Jihadists or from the Islamic State.

Apr 20 10:04

Trump’s missile attack on Syria was justified with fake intelligence: experts

On April 7, President Trump committed his first “act of war,” attacking Syria with missiles in response to what he said was a poison gas attack by the Syrian government that killed dozens. But the White House’s subsequent intelligence report offering its proof of Syria’s role was “false” and “fraudulent,” suggesting a “coverup” by a president acting without any intelligence and intentionally lying to the public.

These are the characterizations of two longtime experts in war studies and missile systems, which—along with coordinated comments by Vice President Mike Pence in South Korea and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Russia that America’s “strategic patience” is ending—suggest Trump may be seeking a war of choice, even if it involves fabricated intelligence.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why am I not surprised here?!?

Apr 20 10:02

US Intelligence Officer: “Every Single Terrorist Attack In US Was A False Flag Attack”

The latest whistleblower is David Steele, a 20-year Marine Corps intelligence officer, and the second-highest-ranking civilian in the U.S. Marine Corps Intelligence. He is a former CIA clandestine services case officer, and this is what he had to say:

“Most terrorists are false flag terrorists, or are created by our own security services. In the United States, every single terrorist incident we have had has been a false flag, or has been an informant pushed on by the FBI. In fact, we now have citizens taking out restraining orders against FBI informants that are trying to incite terrorism. We’ve become a lunatic asylum.”

Apr 20 10:00

State Dept Tries to Torpedo Nuclear Deal, Admits Iran Complying

While the US State Department was obliged to admit that Iran remains in full compliance with the P5+1 nuclear deal in a report to Congress, they are clearly not happy about that fact, and with President Trump openly looking to “renegotiate” the deal, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson attacked the pact in general.

Indeed, Tillerson’s comments gave the appearance he didn’t know about the compliance, even though he was the one who signed the letter in the first place, as he attacked the P5+1 deal as a failure and accused Iran of “unchecked” nuclear ambitions posing a grave risk to the world.

Iran was never particularly close to nuclear weapons, and its leadership has repeatedly ruled out developing them. The P5+1 deal allows Iran an extremely limited civilian nuclear program, and since its implementation both the US and IAEA have repeatedly affirmed Iranian compliance.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Secretary of State Tillerson, a word, please.

You are developing an international reputation for making accusations against foreign countries, yet not providing a shred of evidence to back up your claims.

It is not only countries like Russia and China which are skeptical about the US government's geopolitical intentions; it is also the American people who are beginning to wonder what the ultimate agendas are here, which in the case of Iran, appears to be (as it is with Syria and North Korea), regime change, and by any means necessary.

And yes, we all know Israel and Saudi Arabia would just love that; but at what cost in blood and money to the American people?!?

We have, thank you very much, been lied to quite enough; whatever international steps you take henceforward, should be in the defense of We the People; not in the defense of foreign governments who do not care about what wars against these countries will cost us here at home.

Apr 20 10:00

How this FBI strategy is actually creating US-based terrorists

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The FBI is responsible for more terrorism plots in the United States than any other organization. More than al Qaeda, more than al Shabaab, more than the Islamic State, more than all of them combined.

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This isn't likely how you think about the FBI. You probably think of FBI agents gunning down bad guys like John Dillinger, or arresting corrupt politicians.

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After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the FBI became less concerned with gangsters and crooked elected officials. The new target became terrorists, and the pursuit of terrorists has consumed the FBI.

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Every year, the Bureau spends 3.3 billion dollars on domestic counterterrorism activities. Compare than to just 2.6 billion dollars combined for organized crime, financial fraud, public corruption and all other types of traditional criminal activity.

Apr 20 09:58

Secret Pentagon Report Reveals US "Created" ISIS As A "Tool" To Overthrow Syria's President Assad

From the first sudden, and quite dramatic, appearance of the fanatical Islamic group known as ISIS which was largely unheard of until a year ago, on the world's stage and which promptly replaced the worn out and tired al Qaeda as the world's terrorist bogeyman, we suggested that the "straight to beheading YouTube clip" purpose behind the Saudi Arabia-funded Islamic State was a simple one: use the Jihadists as the vehicle of choice to achieve a political goal: depose of Syria's president Assad, who for years has stood in the way of a critical Qatari natural gas pipeline, one which could dethrone Russia as Europe's dominant - and belligerent - source of energy, reaching an interim climax with the unsuccessful Mediterranean Sea military build up of 2013, which nearly resulted in quasi-world war.

The narrative and the plotline were so transparent, even Russia saw right through them. Recall from September of last year:

Apr 20 09:54

How The US Government Created the Three Worst Terror Groups in the World

1. Islamic Extremism
Chaos-inducing regime change, perpetual warfare, and economic assault have transformed much of the region into a battleground.The only people who still deny the involvement of the US government in breeding Islamic extremism are neocons, politicians, and Lockheed Martin executives.

2. Prohibition Cartels
It is prohibition that brought them into existence, especially legislation against marijuana and other drugs in America.The terror groups I’m referring to are the Mexican drug cartels: or as I like to call them, “prohibition cartels.”

3. The US Government
Surprised? Well you shouldn’t be. The most notable organization to bear responsibility for substantial worldwide suffering and misery over the last century is the United States government.

Apr 20 09:50

America Created Al-Qaeda and the ISIS Terror Group

Among Global Research’s most popular articles in 2016.

Incisive article originally published by GR in September 2014. Terror attacks or mass shootings allegedly perpetrated by the ISIS, the question that should be asked: who are the State sponsors of Al Qaeda and the ISIS? (M.Ch. GR Editor).

Much like Al Qaeda, the Islamic State (ISIS) is made-in-the-USA, an instrument of terror designed to divide and conquer the oil-rich Middle East and to counter Iran’s growing influence in the region.

The fact that the United States has a long and torrid history of backing terrorist groups will surprise only those who watch the news and ignore history.

The CIA first aligned itself with extremist Islam during the Cold War era.

Apr 20 09:50

US Troops Fighting ISIS Fighters at Site of MOAB Bombing

Last week, the US deployed the MOAB “Mother of All Bombs” in Afghanistan for the first time ever, dropping it in a remote part of Afghanistan’s Nangarhar Province, supposedly against ISIS tunnels. Today, Pentagon officials confirmed that US ground troops are near the site of the bombing, still fighting ISIS forces.

The MOAB is the largest non-nuclear bomb ever deployed by the US, but what it actually accomplished is unclear, as the Pentagon has not confirmed any death tolls, and is keeping the site off-limits. That there are still ISIS fighters there to fight against, however, suggests that the MOAB was far from decisive.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, we had... sound, fury, and destruction, signifying absolutely nothing, in terms of winning against ISIS.

Do you realise that a 16 year old kid in this country has never awakened to a day when the US military wasn't at war somewhere or other in the world, under the "excuse" of the alleged "war on terror"?!?

Except it's not a war on terror; it's a war for resources.

In Iraq, it was about making sure the country's oil was sold only in US dollars by a US- centric government.

In Afghanistan, where we have been at war going on 16 years, it was about oil pipeline routes, and the embarrassment of mineral riches this country possesses.

What a sane US government and NATO leadership would do would be to pull their troops out of the country as safely as humanly possible, and negotiate with whatever government was left standing for the pipeline rights and access to the minerals.

Of course, THAT...would be logical, and take away profits from the US's military/industrial complex.

With all the existing and potential wars the US government is itching to fight, and continues to fight, I see the re-institution of a draft in this country, and this time, it will be coming for not only our young men, but also our young women.

I don't know what the Vegas bookies' odds are on timing of the return of the draft, but I would think potentially, sooner, rather than later; perhaps within the next 12 months.

Apr 20 09:39

What if We Don’t Really Govern Ourselves?

What if our belief in self-government is a belief in a myth? What if the election of one political party over the other to control Congress changes only appearances? What if taxes stay high and regulations stay pervasive and the government stays oppressive and presidents fight wars no matter what the politicians promise and no matter who wins elections? What if the true goal of those whom we elect to Congress is not to be our agents of self-government or even to preserve our personal liberties but to remain in power by getting re-elected?

What if they use government to aid their own re-elections by bribing us with our own money — the rich with bailouts, the middle class with tax breaks and the poor with transfer payments?

Apr 20 09:36

‘Hard to say no’: Johnson hints parliament vote against Syria invasion may be ignored at US request

British Foreign Secretary Johnson was on Tuesday briefing MPs on the situation in Syria and North Korea, when he was posed with a question by former Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Conservative MP, Alistair Burt. Burt asked what the UK government’s reaction would have been if, instead of just hitting Syria’s Shayrat airfield on April 7, Washington decided to first enlist military help from Britain.

When asked if he and the British government consider themselves to be “bound” by the past decision not to intervene in Syria and plan to reinvigorate the parliamentary debate or “if not, what might the United Kingdom be able to do to demonstrate its force and resolve,” Johnson hinted that the UK is ready to back Washington not only politically but also militarily.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So Foreign Secretary Johnson would be willing to ignore the stated will of Parliament on Syria, to please his American counterparts, who will most probably want, and ask for, British military help in Syria?!?

This is hubris, writ large.

So what happens when British troops wind up in direct military conflict with the Russian troops, which have been invited by the Syrian government to deal with the jihadists?!?

War with Russia?!?!?

Or have you actually thought it through to that point, just where military aid to the US in Syria was ultimately leading, Secretary Johnson?!?

If I could, I would want to make it a universal law that those opting for wars should consistently have their kids in the front lines, catching flack.

I honestly think that this would be a way to diminish the lust for war as "the only way" through which countries could settle their geopolitical differences.

Apr 20 09:25

Experts: Costly US Missile Defense System Probably Doesn’t Work

The political decision of whether or not the US is going to attack North Korea rests at least in part on the effectiveness of the $40 billion US missile defense system, and its ability to shoot down retaliatory strikes from North Korea. While the Pentagon has insisted they have 100% confidence they can do so, experts are warning the system probably doesn’t work.

Indeed, the Union of Concerned Scientists has even issued a statement warning that Pentagon confidence is not only unwarranted from the data, but may be misinforming politicians making decisions on starting a war on the basis of their defensive capabilities.

The experts warn that there has been very limited testing of the missile defense system, and even in those tests, which are in ideal situations and not real world conflicts, the system has only succeeded three times out of nine. In a real world scenario, it would likely be even less dependable.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Only 3 successes and 9 fails, under perfectly controlled conditions?!?

That's a 40 billion dollar epic fail, in my world.

And who is making those weapons?!? Should they not be fined, and doing hard jail time, for continuing to make something which obviously doesn't work, yet assuring politicians and the American public that they will work, when it's crunch time for them to succeed, and they can't?!?

This is a completely insane bet, to attempt to use them against North Korean missiles.

Mr. President, a word please.

The only sane way forward here is to encourage China to get North Korea back to the negotiating table, and hammer out a true peace treaty with which to replace the armistice, with the quid quo pro being that North Korea stops its nuclear weapons development program.

You're welcome, sir!!

Apr 20 09:11

Mom Films Cops Arresting 10-Year-Old Son With Autism At School

A mother watched with horror as deputies in Florida arrested her 10-year-old son with autism at school last week for an incident she said took place last year.

Luanne Haygood filmed her son’s April 12 arrest on her cell phone, capturing him crying out in confusion as Okeechobee County Sheriff deputies handcuffed him and led him to a sheriff’s vehicle.

“I don’t know what’s going on, mama!” the little boy shouted as his mom tried to get answers from the deputies.

“He has autism. He doesn’t know what’s going on,” Haygood is heard telling the deputies.

Haygood, who spoke with CBS 12 News, said her son spent the night behind bars.

According to her, deputies arrested the child after a school resource officer identified him as having an outstanding warrant for assault ? something that Haygood is heard saying in the video that they weren’t aware of.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That the teacher who got kicked did not understand anything about dealing with an autistic child, and the coping mechanisms necessary to prevent violent outbursts, I lay completely at the feed of the school district.

If she did not have the certified training to deal with autism spectrum disorder, that kid should never have been in her class, period, end of discussion.

No child should be allowed to kick anyone, but to do this to an autistic child, who does not understand the consequences of their actions, and a year later, and throw him in jail overnight?!?

Apr 20 08:55

U.S. Bombed a Mosque in Syria, Killing Dozens of Civilians, Investigators Conclude

As my colleague Alex Emmons reported last month, Syrian activists and first responders accused the United States of killing dozens of civilians in an airstrike that mistakenly targeted a mosque in the rebel-held village of al-Jinah on the evening of March 16.

Confronted with these claims, a Pentagon spokesman, Navy Captain Jeff Davis, told The Intercept that they were mistaken. “The area was extensively surveilled prior to the strike in order to minimize civilian casualties,” Davis said. “We deliberately did not target the mosque.”

As evidence, Davis provided an aerial photograph of the building destroyed in the attack, identified by U.S. officials as a “partially constructed community meeting hall.”

“The mosque in the left edge of the photo was not targeted,” Davis stressed in a briefing for reporters the next day. “Military officials believe dozens of al-Qaida terrorist leaders were killed in the strike.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We know, incontrovertibly, when any member of the US government is lying; they open their mouths...and words come out of them.

Apr 20 08:49

AP Exclusive: Pesticide Maker Tries to Kill Risk Study

Dow Chemical is pushing a Trump administration open to scrapping regulations to ignore the findings of federal scientists who point to a family of widely used pesticides as harmful to about 1,800 critically threatened or endangered species.

Lawyers representing Dow, whose CEO is a close adviser to Trump, and two other manufacturers of organophosphates sent letters last week to the heads of three of Trump's Cabinet agencies. The companies asked them "to set aside" the results of government studies the companies contend are fundamentally flawed.

Dow Chemical wrote a $1 million check to help underwrite Trump's inaugural festivities, and its chairman and CEO, Andrew Liveris, heads a White House manufacturing working group.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Trump Administration is on a hyper-fast track to become the best administration money can buy

Apr 20 08:39

'Nobody's got to use the internet,' argues idiot congressman in row over ISP privacy rules

Faced with an angry citizen asking why he had voted away their online privacy rights, US House Rep Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) had a remarkable answer: you don't have to use the internet if you don't like it.

Speaking at a town hall meeting in Wisconsin on Friday, the Republican legislator was asked about his vote to kill off proposed information safeguards – a move that effectively gave American ISPs the green light, as well as the right, to sell subscribers' sensitive personal details without requiring their consent or even having to inform them.

The voter disputed the Republican line that ISPs should not have to deal with stricter rules than companies like Google or Facebook, arguing that: "Facebook is not comparable to an ISP. I do not have to go on Facebook. I don't have to go on Google. My ISP provider is different than those providers."

Sensenbrenner's response? "Nobody's got to use the internet."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Dear Wisconsinites: this man is a complete embarrassment to every voter in the state.

If this man is running against a donkey in the next election, please vote for the donkey; it will, assuredly, give you a better outcome in terms of personal rights.

Apr 20 08:38

Gab Founder Banned From Silicon Valley

Andrew Torba talks about how after his political views became known he has been banned from the very liberal Silicon Valley.

Apr 20 08:37

BREXIT BILL BOMBSHELL: Now Brussels demands annual HIKE in UK's divorce payment

Officials in Brussels want the power to make “annual technical adjustments” to the gargantuan tab even after it has been agreed with Britain, adding on extra demands for cash every year.

The jaw-dropping move means the mooted £52bn bill could continue to grow in size years into the future, with the UK still being asked to cough up more money even after it has left the bloc.

Apr 20 08:35

OLIVER STONE BLASTS TRUMP: “HE’S TAKEN OFF HANDCUFFS ON WAR MACHINE AND TURNED IT OVER TO GLORIFIED GENERALS”

Oliver Stone had reserved some hope for Donald Trump, as many did.

The hope was that Trump would, as he promised, drain the swamp and finally stop America’s senseless war policy.

Stone is having buyers remorse, as he comes to the realization that instead of taking down the neocon war machine, the neocons (with the enlisted help of the liberal left) pushed Trump into more endless conflict.

Stone sounded off in this Facebook post entitled, “So It Goes” (full FB post below).

“So It Goes”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome to our world, Mr. Stone.

Apr 20 07:21

Pentagon and Aid Workers Clash Over Planned Assault in Yemen

It looks like Trump is going to invade Yemen with US troops and murder more women and children and starve the rest to death.

Pentagon officials have been making clear for weeks that they are eager to directly join Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen, and have excitedly laid out plans for deeper involvement in the conflict to the rest of the administration, centering on joining the invasion of Hodeidah, a Red Sea port which is where most humanitarian aid enters the country.

Hodeidah’s vitalness to the already shaky aid supply to northern Yemen isn’t sitting well with aid workers, or even with State Department and USAID officials, who were quick to note that cutting off Hodeidah to the northern Yemenis would lead directly to a full-blown famine.

Apr 19 23:38

California Road Charge Pilot Program

Exploring an Option for Replacing California's Gas Tax- About the Pilot Program. The California Road Charge Pilot Program is a multi-year endeavor that, at its core, strives to engage the public in order to gain input and feedback. Pilot volunteers will be able to choose one of the five mileage reporting methods California will be testing. Please note: Volunteers will not pay any out-of-pocket costs. No money will be exchanged during the pilot. Above all, you get to be a driver, not just a passenger, and contribute to fixing California… one mile at a time. How You Can Participate.. What Is Road Charge? Road charging means drivers pay to help maintain the roads based on the distance they travel or a period of time they use the roads, rather than the amount of gasoline they consume. Why Are We Studying Road Charge?

Apr 19 18:47

Until US military side with ‘We the People’ & US Constitution rather than lie-started illegal Wars of Aggression for .01% rogue state empire, America will NEVER be great

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

“Without military support, Americans are lost. From strategic necessity, I will say nothing of those evolving events. I can say this: outside of divine intervention, ordinary Americans must build a demand to arrest .01% criminal leaders for treason, Wars of Aggression, Crimes Against Humanity, destruction of the Bill of Rights, looting led by central banking, political assassinations that include President Kennedy and Martin King, and official lying with complicit media.

These crimes are the opposite of the Declaration of Independence and US Constitution.

The US has devolved into a viciously rogue state.

There exists no argument against those facts except from the treasonous who only have bullshit in place of reason. As God watches over us, that truth will be made clear.” ~ “interview” with George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams, 2016

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Apr 19 17:09

Is Trump About To Flip Again: Ryan Says "TTIP Good For Global Order"

From Obamacare to NATO, and from Ex-Im Bank to Chinese currency manipulators, President Trump has shown he is comfortable changing his mind 'bigly'. Today's exuberant support for "TTIP as good for global order," from Speaker Ryan, following VP Pence's meetings in Japan, raises questions about whether Trump's executive order withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement is the next big flip-flop.

Apr 19 09:39

Did Google just surpass Monsanto as the world’s most EVIL corporation?

Mere weeks after de-listing the entire Natural News website due to a totally fabricated technical excuse, Google has now been caught red-handed instructing its contractors to rate content as “low” or “medium” quality for independent media website InfoWars, which exposes globalist agendas. InfoWars, which remained silent about Google’s censorship of Natural News, has now learned that remaining silent is a horrible idea because, well, “Then they came for me.”

Now InfoWars is in the crosshairs of Google, which seems determined to manually alter its search results to deliberately silence all views Google doesn’t like. The dishonest search engine even chooses clickbait websites like BuzzFeed and Salon to “fact check” search engine results around “sensitive” topics such as Hillary Clinton, whom the delusional Left still insists never had a fainting spell and didn’t help sell U.S. uranium mining rights to Russian-owned mining companies.

Apr 19 09:14

COURTS ARE USING AI TO SENTENCE CRIMINALS. THAT MUST STOP NOW

Currently, courts and corrections departments around the US use algorithms to determine a defendant’s “risk”, which ranges from the probability that an individual will commit another crime to the likelihood a defendant will appear for his or her court date. These algorithmic outputs inform decisions about bail, sentencing, and parole. Each tool aspires to improve on the accuracy of human decision-making that allows for a better allocation of finite resources.

Typically, government agencies do not write their own algorithms; they buy them from private businesses. This often means the algorithm is proprietary or “black boxed”, meaning only the owners, and to a limited degree the purchaser, can see how the software makes decisions. Currently, there is no federal law that sets standards or requires the inspection of these tools, the way the FDA does with new drugs.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The alleged American "correctional system" generally does not correct criminal behaviour; by the time the convict has served their time, and is released into the general population, they are generally worse off than when they began their sentence, and as recidivism rates in this country show, are very likely to re-offend.

Adding predictive algorithms to the mix, without either a clarity as to how those algorithms have been created, or the kind of rehabilitation one finds in more enlightened prison systems, like those of Sweden, just adds salt to the wounds of incarceration, and does not help the judges come to any reasonable assumptions on what the predictive outcome of their sentencing of convicts can be.

Apr 19 09:02

LEAKED DOCS SHOW GOOGLE CONTRACTORS SUPPRESSED ALTERNATIVE MEDIA, GOOGLE CONFIRMS

Leaked documents now reveal a plan by search engine behemoth Google to censor alternative media through the blatant suppression of search results — and, for all intents and purposes, the censoring appears part of the political establishment’s plan to quash dissent.

Documents obtained by InfoWars’ Mike Cernovich indeed show a Google contractor instructing staff to rate prominent but controversial website, InfoWars, as “low-to-medium” in reliability, with articles frequently having “been debunked.”

Although Cernovich and other InfoWars staff have indeed been known to occasionally embellish the facts, Business Insider reports,

“A Google representative appeared to confirm the validity of Cernovich’s report, linking Business Insider to his Medium post.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Imagine my (complete and utter) absence of surprise!!

Apr 19 08:58

DHS Head to America: Shut Up, Be Terrified, and Do What You’re Told

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly has heard all of that criticism from Americans who are upset at the way his employees treat them and other people, and he has a response for all of you ingrates: Shut up.

If you've ever dealt with surly Transportation Security Administration (TSA) staff who treat you as though you work for them and not the other way around, such behavior goes all the way to the top. In a wide-ranging speech designed to reinforce President Donald Trump's attitude that America is under siege, Kelly spoke told an audience at George Washington University and pretty much told them that without the aggressive approaches of the DHS we'd all be murdered by drug cartels and terrorist groups. So can it with the criticism.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Better to can John Kelly!

Apr 19 08:57

RUN FOR YOUR LIFE: THE AMERICAN POLICE STATE IS COMING TO GET YOU

This is what happens when you allow the government to call the shots: it becomes a bully.

As history shows, this recipe for disaster works every time: take police officers hyped up on their own authority and the power of the badge, throw in a few court rulings suggesting that security takes precedence over individual rights, set it against a backdrop of endless wars and militarized law enforcement, and then add to the mix a populace distracted by entertainment, out of touch with the workings of their government, and more inclined to let a few sorry souls suffer injustice than to challenge the status quo.

Apr 19 06:48

Facial recognition is coming to US airports, fast-tracked by Trump

Soon, it may be hard for visa holders to board an international flight without submitting to a facial geometry scan. The TSA began testing facial recognition systems at Dulles Airport in 2015, then expanded the tests to New York’s JFK Airport last year. Face-reading check-in kiosks will be appearing at Ottawa International Airport this spring, and British Airways is rolling out a similar system at London’s Heathrow Airport, comparing faces captured at security screenings with a separate capture at the boarding gate. Now, a new project is poised to bring those same systems to every international airport in America.

Called Biometric Exit, the project would use facial matching systems to identify every visa holder as they leave the country.

Apr 18 23:33

There Will Be Blood: Left Prepares For War After Berkeley Beat Down: “Combat Training, Better Equipment, Guns…”

Can you say Martial Law? Certain people would love to see blood on the streets.

Last week Trump supporters and leftist social justice warriors met on the political field of battle in Berkeley, California. Words were exchanged, as were punches. And while an alt-right leader was punched in the face, by all accounts even the social justice warriors admit that they got a major beat-down.

This prompted a reddit discussion among the left’s tolerant resistance movement, with many asking how they can more effectively go to war against anyone who disagrees with their social, political, and economic views.

In short, as predicted, they are turning to militancy and mob action by mobilizing individuals and groups to attend combat training seminars, acquiring better equipment like baseball bats and helmets, and of course, if things really go bad… guns.

Apr 18 19:27

NASA SWAT Team Abuses Elderly Grandmother

Apr 18 12:56

BOOGA BOOGA! Will North Korean Agents Release Biological Weapons In Major U.S. Cities? (Video)

President Trump is prepared to launch a preemptive strike against North Korea should they attempt another nuclear test. Even the mainstream media is sounding the alarm bells when it comes to the potential for drastic escalation on the Korean peninsula. And while most Americans feel safe all the way across the Pacific, with the North Koreans’ supposed lack of long range missile capability, there is one possibility they may not have considered – multiple biological attacks by embedded North Korean agents.

Apr 18 11:17

Is A Major Ukrainian Offensive Against The Rebels Looming?

The Minsk ceasefire agreement completely collapsed in January 2015, with renewed heavy fighting across the conflict zone, including Donetsk International Airport and Debaltsovo. A new ceasefire, called Minsk II, was agreed to on 12 February 2015.

Minsk II largely held if you don’t count near-daily artillery fire and periodic small-unit actions that have killed many hundreds on each side. However, there are numerous signs another major outbreak might be at hand.

Speculation on a renewed major outbreak comes from an April 9 Website Post by Alexander Khodakovsky.

That poster, from the preceding link, is reminiscent of a WWII call to arms. The message on the poster translates as “Join the Peoples’ Militia!”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If a major Ukrainian offensive is eminent, the US military is in no position to assist Ukrainian troops, as our troop strength has been rendered paper-thin by multiple deployments in numerous places around the world.

Apr 18 11:06

US military considers shooting down North Korea missile tests, sources say

The US military is considering shooting down North Korean missile tests as a show of strength to Pyongyang, two sources briefed on the planning have told the Guardian.

Amid heightened tensions over North Korea’s nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs, the Pentagon is looking for ways short of war to pressure the country into denuclearization, particularly if Pyongyang goes forward with a sixth nuclear test.

North Korea warns 'thermonuclear war could break out at any moment'
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The defense secretary, James Mattis, has briefed Congress on the option, but the military has not yet decided to intercept a test missile.

One US official said the prospective shoot-down strategy would be aimed at occurring after a nuclear test, with the objective being to signal Pyongyang that the US can impose military consequences for a step Donald Trump has described as “unacceptable”.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Note that this article is not sourced. And in my world, if something is not sourced, or attributable to someone, it cannot operate in the sphere of true, honest reporting.

And I hope to heck this is not really a scenario on the table; such an act by the US military against a North Korean missile test, would rightly be perceived by the North Korean government as an act of war.

Apr 18 10:45

The Return of Commercial Prison Labour

Prisons are seldom mentioned under the rubric of labour market institutions such as temporary work contracts or collective bargaining agreements. Yet, prisons not only employ labour but also cast a shadow on the labour force in or out of work. The early labour movement considered the then prevalent use of prison labour for commercial purposes as unfair competition. By the 1930s, the U.S. labour movement was strong enough to have work for commercial purposes prohibited in prisons.

Apr 18 10:42

Military Adventurism: The Problem is Washington, Not North Korea

Washington has never made any effort to conceal its contempt for North Korea. In the 64 years since the war ended, the US has done everything in its power to punish, humiliate and inflict pain on the Communist country. Washington has subjected the DPRK to starvation, prevented its government from accessing foreign capital and markets, strangled its economy with crippling economic sanctions, and installed lethal missile systems and military bases on their doorstep.

Negotiations aren’t possible because Washington refuses to sit down with a country which it sees as its inferior. Instead, the US has strong-armed China to do its bidding by using their diplomats as interlocutors who are expected to convey Washington’s ultimatums as threateningly as possible. The hope, of course, is that Pyongyang will cave in to Uncle Sam’s bullying and do what they are told.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

it is entirely correct that North Korea has developed its nuclear weapons program as a deterrent to a potential pre-emptive US strike against it.

I seriously doubt that North Korea would ever fire the first volley at either South Korea, or American assets nearby; but I do think that if the US government and military want this war, and want it quickly, they will create some kind of "false flag" event, and blame it on North Korea.

Right now, the US government is working against a "hard deadline" of 9 May, which is when the next South Korean election will be held, and if the candidate who wins favors the "sunshine policy" toward North Korea (social/economic engagement, no military hostility against it), President Trump will have "lost the window" for a strike against North Korea for some time.

Of course, I would be reasonably certain that the American Deep State is lining the pockets of candidates who have a more "martial" approach to the "problem" of North Korea; but if that doesn't work, the US government may well be thinking about creating that above-referenced false flag.

Apr 18 10:25

Contractor Whose Business Model Is Price Gouging the Pentagon Has Powerful Wall St. Backers

ON MARCH 21, first-term Congressman Ro Khanna sent a letter asking the Pentagon’s inspector general to investigate TransDigm, an aerospace supplier he accused of cornering the market on proprietary parts for military aircraft and then jacking up the prices.

The California Democrat charged that TransDigm operates as a “hidden monopolist,” to “enrich a few individual financiers who stand to benefit at the expense of our troops and weapons systems.”

The letter rebounded across Washington and Wall Street. TransDigm stock dropped over 10 percent in two days. The business press highlighted the story; The Huffington Post called TransDigm “The Martin Shkreli of defense contracting.”

In a nation that once saw a senator become president in part because of his investigation of war profiteering — and where memories of the Pentagon buying $640 toilet seats still linger — the story of a greedy corporation ripping off the military seemed to have legs.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This story demonstrates precisely what is wrong with the culture of corporate weapons manufacturers, and must be stopped; it is putting our military at high risk, because unlike the US, Russia and China are getting value for their military spending, and not getting gouged.

I would strongly suggest that with any future defense contracts, that they are worded in such a way that the presidents of those companies which sign the contracts must become personally liable when these items are delivered so late as to be obsolete; do not work at all as advertise;, or are massively over budget.

And by personal liability, I mean, jail time, and not in a "Club Fed"; that SHOULD "cure the problem."

Apr 18 10:16

The American Government’s Secret Plan for Surviving the End of the World

Among the greatest foreign-policy dilemmas faced by former President Jimmy Carter is one that has never been publicly aired but is gaining new relevance. It concerns nuclear war, and how the U.S. government would survive it. Carter’s decisions remain classified, but documents newly declassified by the CIA, along with the archives at several presidential libraries, provide a new window into the White House’s preparations for an imminent apocalypse.

Today, such an apocalypse could be triggered by any number of nuclear-armed states, including North Korea and Pakistan. During Carter’s presidency, such anxieties were focused squarely on the Soviet Union. It was during that period that military planners in both the Soviet Union and United States began to grapple with what until then had been an unthinkable heresy: abandoning the Mutually Assured Destruction catechism that had governed global order since the 1950s and preparing for surviving an all-out nuclear war.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please remember; in the case of an all-out nuclear war, those in the bowels of power in DC have their bunkers, and all the amenities necessary to survive in style; most of We the People do not.

Therefore, I would like to politely suggest that our government, our military, and the Trump Administration, find other ways of resolving its geopolitical issues with other countries through moral, hard-won, intelligent negotiations, rather than war.

Apr 18 10:08

What Would Korean War II Look Like?

The US could literally blow North Korea off the map using tactical nuclear weapons based in Japan, South Korea and at sea with the 7th Fleet. Or delivered by B-52 and B-1 bombers and cruise missiles. But this would cause clouds of lethal radiation and radioactive dust to blanket Japan, South Korea and heavily industrialized northeast China, including the capital, Beijing.

China would be expected to threaten retaliation against the United States, Japan and South Korea to deter a nuclear war in next door Korea. At the same time, if heavily attacked, a fight-to-the-end North Korea may fire off a number of nuclear-armed medium-range missiles at Tokyo, Osaka, Okinawa and South Korea. These missiles are hidden in caves in the mountains on wheeled transporters and hard to identify and knock out.

This is a huge risk. Such a nuclear exchange would expose about a third of the world’s economy to nuclear contamination, not to mention spreading nuclear winter around the globe.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President Trump, a word, please: bellicose hubris, and subsequent threats, will not work here.

And the price of such a war on the Korean Peninsula, in blood, money, and nuclear contamination, will be both unimaginable...and irreversible.

What needs to happen, is for China to get North Korea back on board with a summit to hammer out a true peace deal to replace the armistice, with the quid pro quo being no US invasion of North Korea, and North Korea ending its nuclear weapons program in return.

Such a plan is simple, elegant, and logical, and precludes the need for any military action against North Korea.

You're welcome, Mr. President!! :-)

Apr 18 09:58

Trump Has Killed Beautiful Babies in Four Countries

US president Donald Trump sounded sincere when he described how he felt after seeing pictures of "beautiful little babies" allegedly killed by a Syrian government chemical weapons attack on April 4.

“These heinous actions by the Assad regime cannot be tolerated," said Trump, and hours later, the US launched nearly 60 tomahawk missiles in response to the allegations.

But what about the beautiful little babies killed by US bombs since Trump became president? Is Trump not concerned about those children because they were killed by his missiles, and not Assad’s chemical weapons?

In the first three months of his presidency, Trump has dropped bombs – and killed children – in Yemen, Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am rather struck by the utter cynicism and hypocrisy of the Trump Administration, which seems to collectively believe that the assassinations and deaths of some children are "...more equal than others" - particularly if those deaths can be used as "justification/propaganda" for supporting US military action against specific countries, like Syria, which did not use poison gas against its own people.

Apr 18 09:28

Why The Donald Should Cool It On North Korea – The Fat Boy Can’t Even Deliver His ‘Little Boy’

The realized truth of modern history is crystal clear. Washington had no business intervening in a quarrel between two no-count wanna be dictators (Syngman Rhee and Kim il Sung) on the Korean peninsula in June 1950, and surely has no business still stationing 29,000 American soldiers there 67 years latter.

Yet owing to the institutionalized albatross of that mis-vectored history, the world is now much closer to the brink of nuclear war than at any time since the dark days of the early cold war. And the Donald has become just the latest political tourist in the Oval Office to succumb to the Deep State’s false, self-serving narrative about why the American imperium remains decamped on the 38th parallel.

Apr 18 08:50

75-YEAR-OLD WOMAN DETAINED FOR 2 HOURS IN URINE-SOAKED PANTS FOR TRYING TO SELL MOON ROCK SHARD

A sad and infuriating lead sentence from the LA Times: "A 75-year-old woman who tried to sell a paperweight containing a speck of moon rock may try to hold a federal agent liable for detaining her for two hours in a public parking lot in urine-soaked pants, a federal appeals court decided unanimously Thursday." The good news is that she is going to sue NASA for the humiliating treatment.

She decided to try to sell the paperweights and contacted auction houses without success. She finally emailed NASA for help in finding a buyer for what she called “rare Apollo 11 space artifacts.” She explained how her late husband had received them.

Norman Conley, a special agent and criminal investigator for NASA’s Office of Inspector General, was assigned to investigate whether Davis really possessed a moon rock.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It takes a real, 24 carat b*stard to do something like this to a 75 year old woman.

Apr 18 08:46

SCHOOL-ISSUED DEVICES ALLOW THE FEDS TO SPY ON EVERYTHING STUDENTS HAVE EVER DONE

The Feds, and educational technology (ed tech) companies are using tablets and laptops to spy on students from kindergarten through college.

Students, teachers,administrators and librarians across the country are being forced to use school-issued tablets and laptops which use educational cloud services that spy on everything.

According to a EFF's “Spying on Students” report, more than 30 million students, teachers, and administrators use Google’s education suite of software.

"Across the U.S., more than 30 million students, teachers, and administrators use Google’s G Suite for Education (formerly known as Google Apps for Education), and that number is rapidly growing."

According to the report, students are being given Google login ID's with no option to opt-out.

Feds collect intimate and detailed reports of everything students have ever done

Webmaster's Commentary: 

All of a sudden, home-schooling is going to look like a far more attractive option than will public schooling for many concerned parents, one they understand the "real reason" these electronic devices have been given to their kids; to spy on the kids and their families.

Apr 18 08:41

TRUMP ENTHRONES ERDOGAN - DESTROYS ALL TRUST IN U.S. DIPLOMACY

Trump contradicted his speaker, the State Department and his allies by congratulating the Turkish President Erdogan for winning Sunday's referendum vote. He undermined his diplomacy.

Sundays referendum in Turkey makes the presidential office a quasi dictatorial position that leads the executive and can, via decrees, also overrule the legislative and judiciary elements of the state. President Erdogan is now in a dictatorial position. It maybe that a majority of the Turkish voters voted for this change but it is far from certain. The number of votes in doubt because they were not taken in accordance with the legal procedures (2-3 million) is higher than slight majority lead (1.5 million) for the "yes" side.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Congratulations, President Trump, for having inflicted upon the American people yet one more disappointment in an incredible string of colossal disappointments since your inauguration.

Apr 18 08:36

IRS HIRES PRIVATE DEBT COLLECTION AGENCIES TO COLLECT UNPAID TAXES

You won’t just be receiving a call from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) moving forward, but also from debt collectors. The tax collection agency has contracted out the task of pursuing unpaid taxes.

The IRS announced earlier this month that it has hired four debt collection agencies to get their hands on outstanding payments from taxpayers. With the increasing backlog of unpaid taxes, the IRS employed private debt collection firms to contact taxpayers who still haven’t paid previous years’ taxes.

As part of the new debt collection program, a few hundred taxpayers will be receive phone calls and mailings. In the summertime, the number will grow by the thousands.

Ostensibly, the IRS will contact these people several times before they send their information to a private debt firm. Moreover, the IRS will not provide accounts to these agencies in regards to victims of tax-related identity theft, minors and those in combat zones.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

“The IRS is taking steps throughout this effort to ensure that the private collection firms work responsibly and respect taxpayer rights,” MY ASTROLABE!

The brutal, churlish, and unethical way collection agencies go about their business, is not going to change.

And just to let you know, the 16th Amendment to the Constitution, permitting the taxation of US citizens was never properly ratified by a large number of individual states.

Defects in Ratification of the 16th Amendment

Apr 18 08:05

The U.S. Is On The Verge Of Making An Extremely Costly Mistake (Video)

The situation on the Korean peninsula continues to balance on the razor’s edge, with everybody else playing a game of will they/won’t they; except this game has dire consequences. Already, there are signs that the US is militarily prepared to launch a strike at any moment; military sources say that the bomb buses in Guam are fully loaded, while in Kunsan everything has been geared and loaded up and all Easter leave has been cancelled.

In the following video, Right Wing News takes stock of the latest information and assesses the situation frankly. Militarily, North Korea stands no chance of success against the United States military. They have zero possibility of any sort of military victory. However, if they were able to just get one nuke or artillery barrage against a major South Korean city, the casualties will be catastrophic, and the United States will surely be partially blamed by taking action against the regime. Is this a no-win situation for us?

Apr 18 08:00

When Will They Ever Learn?

Fifty years ago we were bombing North Vietnam “back into the stone age.” That worked out well for the military contractors, killed many, and raised prices for the US people.

Twenty-five years ago we were fighting Iraq and Saddam Hussein. That worked out well for the military contractors, killed many, and raised prices for the US people.

Ten years ago we were fighting in Iraq. That worked out well for the military contractors, killed many, and raised prices for the US people.

Today we are still fighting in the Middle-East and bombing Syria. A taskforce of ships is threatening North Korea. Who benefits?

When will we learn?

Apr 18 07:31

Cop Ordered to Pay $415K of Own Money to Family of Unarmed Teen He Killed

An encouraging end to a tragic story comes out of Arkansas this week after a former Little Rock police officer was found liable in the shooting death of 15-year-old boy in 2012. What sets this case apart from the myriad of other civil cases in which police officers are found responsible for killing, beating, and depriving people of their rights, is that this cop was held personally responsible — and will have to pay the victim’s family using his own assets, not the taxpayers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This sets a good precedent. If cops know they can be held personally liable, they will not be quite so ready to pull the trigger without making sure their target is a real threat.

Apr 18 07:30

Horst Mahler – last public appearance before returning to prison 19 April 2017


Former lawyer and political activist, Horst Mahler was sentenced to ten years and two months in prison for incitement to racial hatred. He was released after serving seven years because of health problems. A speech given last January in Ludwigshafen caused the authorities to recall Mahler to prison to finish off his sentence. This is possibly the last time he will appear in public. Therefore, his message is both moving and of the utmost importance.

Apr 18 07:18

CIA Targeted Individuals - Dr. Eric Karlstrom


The CIA formed a Domestic Operations Division in 1964. In 1965, President Lyndon Johnson requested that the CIA begin its own investigation into domestic dissent—independent of the FBI's ongoing COINTELPRO.

Apr 18 06:51

Trump Enthrones Erdogan - Destroys Trust In U.S. Diplomacy

Trump contradicted his speaker, the State Department and his allies by congratulating the Turkish President Erdogan for winning Sunday's referendum vote. He undermined his diplomacy.

Sundays referendum in Turkey makes the presidential office a quasi dictatorial position that leads the executive and can, via decrees, also overrule the legislative and judiciary elements of the state. President Erdogan is now in a dictatorial position. It maybe that a majority of the Turkish voters voted for this change but it is far from certain. The number of votes in doubt because they were not taken in accordance with the legal procedures (2-3 million) is higher than slight majority lead (1.5 million) for the "yes" side.

Apr 18 06:37

FBI Agrees to Give Records to Anti-War Reporters

In a win for government-transparency advocates, the FBI has agreed to turn over records it created when it spied on two anti-war journalists and pay $299,000 to settle their attorneys’ fees.

The deal, which brings to a close a four-year battle for the records under the Freedom of Information Act, is spelled out in two stipulations filed in San Francisco federal court – one on Friday and the other in January.

Julia Mass, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California, which filed suit on behalf of the journalists, said in an interview Monday that her clients are pleased with the results.

But, Mass said, “it’s unfortunate that we had to litigate so extensively in order to get the documents, and the documents themselves reveal a very troubling focus on our clients’ political speech.”

Apr 18 06:21

A Yale history professor explains how governments use disasters and tragedies to control society

Aspiring tyrants use real, provoked, or fake terrorism as an excuse to declare some kind of state of emergency. State of emergency meaning we lose our basic rights and then that temporary situation becomes permanent. We get used to it, it becomes the everyday. This is basically page one of the playbook of modern tyranny. So it's naive, it's really foolish of us to forget about this because the tyrants, the aspiring tyrants certainly know about it.

Apr 17 16:20

Alabama Sheriff In Court For Starving Inmates, Paying Critic's Grandson To Install Keylogger On Her Computer

A number of statutes and practices have created perverse incentives for law enforcement, but none are nearly so blatant as this Alabama state law governing the feeding of inmates. The law, passed over 100 years ago, says law enforcement personnel -- mainly sheriffs -- can keep whatever's left over from state and federal inmate food stipends. This doesn't mean the leftover money is routed to a general fund or used to defray law enforcement/jail-related expenses. No, this means the money flows from taxpayers, (mostly) bypasses prisoners, and ends up in sheriffs' personal checking accounts.

Apr 17 11:13

Turkish opposition party demands recount in referendum vote on presidential powers

Erdogan supporters declare victory, with 51% in favor of expanding president’s authority, amid accusations of ‘illegal acts’ by election commission

Apr 17 11:07

War 'Works' - Trump Favorability Hits 50%, Highest In 2 Months

It appears that if you want to be liked by the American public, go to war. After a non-stop plunge to record low ratings for a new president, Rasmussen's most recent data shows President Trump's favorability surging to 2-month highs since he started rattling sabres around the world.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is completely, totally insane.

The American people should expect reasonable, hard-won, moral negotiations from its government, as the way forward for its foreign policy, and not the imposition of war as the only solution to its geopolitical issues.

Apr 17 10:51

Maduro orders Venezuela army into streets

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has ordered the army into the streets as the volatile country braces for what his opponents vow will be the "mother of all protests" on Wednesday.

Maduro, who has faced violent protests over recent moves to tighten his grip on power, ordered the military to defend the leftist "Bolivarian revolution" launched by his late mentor Hugo Chavez in 1999.

"From the first reveille (on Monday morning), from the first rooster crow, the Bolivarian National Armed Forces will be in the streets... saying, 'Long live the Bolivarian revolution,'" Maduro said Sunday night in a televised address.

State TV showed images of army units marching in the streets of Caracas as Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino watched.

But there was no sign of soldiers on patrol Monday morning in the capital.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Maduro has to know that this will not end well, nor in his favor.

Were I he at this moment, I would be working the phones, and finding a place of sanctuary for myself and my family which does not have an extradition treaty with Venezuela, and be getting the heck out of Dodge.

Apr 17 09:56

The Hard Hand of War

This is for the Lincoln Lovers!

On Easter Sunday, April 16, 1865, Union forces under the command of General James Harrison Wilson attacked, captured, and sacked Columbus, GA in the last major battle of the War east of the Mississippi. Wilson’s campaign began in North Alabama and quickly moved South.

Union soldiers began ransacking houses, stealing goods, and confiscating food. By 1864, one North Alabama woman remarked that Union soldiers had left her “poor children [with] nothing but a little piece of fried middling, and bread and water.” Fall harvests were seized while many Union soldiers walked away with clothes and shoes from helpless Southern women.

Apr 17 09:49

Trump Invades Somalia

Bookmakers must be wondering how many wars he’ll wage during his tenure.

He continues Bush/Cheney/Obama wars, escalated them in Syria, Iraq and Yemen, likely intends more combat troops for Afghanistan, threatens nuclear war on the Korean peninsula, and targets Somalia for the first time since US forces were withdrawn in 1994.

Sending dozens, perhaps scores, even hundreds of US combat troops isn’t exactly an invasion. Besides, US special forces operated there at times for years – illegally on the territory of another country.

Big things usually start small. US forces in Somalia may signal many more to come. Obama waged a covert drone war on the strategically important Horn of Africa.

It’s near the Bab el-Mandeb strait chokepoint separating Yemen from Eritrea. Millions of barrels of oil flow through it to the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The excuse given is just more grade-A bovine excrement.

As are all the other US military "interventions", this is about power projection in the region; expropriating resources to which the US government has utterly no moral right; making certain that the existing government of that country is US/Western-centric, even if that means regime change; and making sure that those resources are only sold in US dollars.

Oh, and speaking of "power projection" in the Persian Gulf, the US government , with the permission of the former President of Yemen, President Saleh, has "expropriated" two Yemeni islands, upon which they have built two huge naval bases, and those island are Socotra and Masirah.

Massive US Military Buildup on Two Strategic Islands: Socotra and Masirah

Apr 17 09:41

Destroying Palestinian Agriculture? Israeli Planes Spray Herbicides Inside Gaza for the Fourth Time This Year

Israeli planes have been reported spraying herbicides over land inside the Gaza Strip on four occasions in 2017, including twice in the last two days.

Israeli planes sprayed herbicides inside the Gaza Strip for the second day running on Wednesday and the fourth time this year, according to local farmers and Israeli rights NGO Gisha. A video published on Wednesday, allegedly of the crop-dusting, shows a plane flying low and spraying over farmland.

Palestinians who reported the incident said that the planes had dusted near the Gaza border fence, and the Gaza Ministry of Agriculture is investigating the extent of the damage from the herbicides sprayed over the last two days. Around 840 acres of crops were damaged during the last round of spraying in January 2017, according to Gisha.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If the Israeli destruction and poisoning Palestinian agriculture is not a war crime, I sure as heck don't know what is.

Apr 17 09:33

America Should Start Exploring How to End All the Wars It's Started

War-whoops and loud applause from foreign policy establishments and their media supporters have greeted President Trump’s missile strike in Syria, the dropping of the world’s largest non-nuclear bomb on Afghanistan and the dispatch of a naval task force in the direction of North Korea.

This spurt in belligerence over the last week has as much to do with domestic American politics as any fundamental new development in the rest of the world. Trump needed to defuse the accusation that he was too close to President Putin and too tolerant of a Russian ally like Bashar al-Assad. The resort to military action was largely in keeping with the old Pentagon saying that “defence policy ends at the water’s edge”, meaning that it is politics inside, not outside the US, which is the real decision-maker.

Apr 17 09:14

Is Our Political Class Mentally Ill?

I write this on Easter Sunday, the day of resurrection and hope in the Christian calendar, but such a bright promise looks a bit thin given what is going on in our world, our country: what looks like a mass outbreak of mental illness among our political class.

I say this because here is a group of people – journalists, politicians, and other Very Serious Persons – who have hated our new President from the get-go. He’s Hitler, he’s Mussolini, he’s Pepe the frog! He’s this, he’s that, he’s Our National Nightmare! And yet the minute he starts bombing foreigners he’s suddenly not so bad after all. Over at the Washington Post, David Ignatius, the CIA’s journalistic front man, says he’s “becoming a credible foreign policy leader.” Ruth Marcus opines that we’re witnessing “the normalization of Donald Trump.” Finally, she enthuses, “rationality is dawning” on the forty-fifth President! Among the liberal elite, the hosannas were well nigh universal. As Ann Coulter noted:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This mental illness seeps from the American Deep State on down to its politicians, and the presstitutes in the mass media, who always glorify US-generated examples of massive death and destruction, and praise them as being far preferred and superior to smart, hard-won, moral negotiations negotiations.

Apr 17 09:06

Lois Lerner Asks Judge Hearing Class Action Suit To Seal Records – Protect Her From Americans

Lois Lerner is one of the small circle of people who knows the full scope of her politically motivated crimes and she, the deep state and the Democrats wants to keep it that way. Evidently she was doing some pretty awful stuff to innocent people targeted for not being part of her anti-American Democrat party. Why else would she be asking for protection from the public, for the records of her upcoming testimony to be kept secret and sealed forever.

Apr 17 09:06

McMaster ‘Doubts’ US Will Send More Troops to Syria

In comments today on ABC’s “This Week,” National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster downplayed the chances of the US sending more ground troops to Syria, saying that it still “remains to be seen” if more troops are needed, but that he doubts the US will have to send any more.

President Trump had appeared to rule out such deployments last week, insisting “we’re not going into Syria,” though of course US forces are already in Syria, and there are proposals still coming in calling for additional US troops to be deployed.

The indications had been that McMaster was leading the push for more troops, however, and had even argued in favor of a deployment of some 50,000 US ground troops to fight in Syria. That McMaster is the one downplaying more troops now may suggest he’s been overruled.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This at least temporarily ratchets down the possibility of direct US/Russian military confrontation in Syria; but for how long, if regime change continues not to be accomplished in Damascus, which is the end goal of US foreign policy here?!?

And so far, the arming of both the Kurdish YPG, and various anti-government rebels hasn't worked at all; in fact, these appear to be historically failed US policies.

Apr 17 08:44

U.N. Child Abuse Scandal Is Latest In History Of Sex Crimes Committed By Officials, Peacekeepers

The U.N. has for decades been rocked by accusations of sex crimes ranging from rape and abuse of women and minors committed in war zones to participation in human trafficking, prostitution and even production of child pornography involving senior U.N. officials and members of foreign governments.

Apr 17 08:40

Putin moves missiles to North Korea border as Russia gets ready for WAR

VIDEO footage appears to show Russian military forces being moved on mass to the border with North Korea as the world edges closer to World War 3.Russia has reportedly moved weapons towards Vladivostok, just eight miles from the border with North Korea.The city is within striking distance of Kim Jong-un’s secretive state.

Although unconfirmed by the Russian government, the movement of tanks and missiles was spotted by terrified people living in the border city and posted on social media.According to reports, the military convoy caught on camera included eight surface-to-air missiles, all part of Russian Air Defence.

Vladimir Putin already has a major navy base in Vladivostok.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF, in fact, these reports are true, we are looking at things getting out of control on the Korean Peninsula very, very quickly.

The distance between Russia and the North Korean border is very short.

The border between Russia and North Korea, according to the official Russian definition, consists of 17 kilometres (11 mi) of "terrestrial border" and 22.1 km (12 nautical miles) of "maritime border". It is the shortest of the international borders of Russia

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