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November 15, 2017

Nov 15 16:07

Retired FBI Agent Accuses 9/11 Commission of Lying About Saudi Connections

By Derrick Broze

Sworn testimony from a former FBI investigator claims the 9/11 Commission lied to the American public regarding the relationship between the hijackers and Saudi Arabia.

The question over exactly what role the Saudi Kingdom played in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 is once again a hot topic. The Saudi Kingdom has long been suspected of financing the 9/11 hijackers. A fourteen-year-old lawsuit brought forth by the “9/11 Families and Survivors United for Justice Against Terrorism” seeks to hold the Saudi Kingdom accountable for the attacks. Meanwhile, the Saudi government continues to deny any involvement and calls for the lawsuit’s dismissal...

Nov 15 16:06

Camp Constitution Facebook Page

Nov 15 16:01

‘No Justification’ For ‘Hitting Somebody From Behind And Breaking Their Ribs’

In his first interview since being sucker-attacked 10 days ago while doing yard work in Kentucky, Sen. Rand Paul said there was “no justification” for what happened.

Nov 15 15:59

CAMP CONSTITUTION

The mission of Camp Constitution is to enhance understanding of our Judeo-Christian moral heritage, our American heritage of courage and ingenuity, including the genius of our United States Constitution, and the application of free enterprise, which together gave our nation an unprecedented history of growth and prosperity, making us the envy of the world. We want to motivate, inspire and activate this generation of Patriots as well as the next generation of Patriots. We want to help find, develop, and train leaders in the freedom fight.
We will also examine and expose some of the abuses and perversions that have brought our nation and economy so far down, and offer discussion to counter the negative influences in our lives, while providing recreational activities that build our physical constitutions, as well as encouraging intelligent intergenerational conversation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Website of today's radio guest.



Taboola
Nov 15 15:54

U of T profs alarmed by Jordan Peterson's plan to target classes he calls 'indoctrination cults'

Psychology professor Jordan Peterson's stated plan to build a website aimed at reducing enrolment in university classes he calls "indoctrination cults" has drawn the ire of his University of Toronto colleagues, who say it will make them the target of harassment.

"As a science professor, I'm not specifically targeted, but I still believe this website is morally wrong," U of T physics professor A.W. Peet told As It Happens host Carol Off. "A number of students and faculty members who I'm in correspondence with are concerned about his plans."

Nov 15 15:32

New UK Defense Secretary Supports Assassination Of UK-Born ISIS Fighters

Britain’s new Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson has taken a tough line on British-born members of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) – Kill them and be done with it. His comments are the latest in an ongoing debate over whether disillusioned jihadists could be reintegrated.

In a bold interview with The Sun, the freshly appointed minister vowed to hunt down and kill British IS fighters with drones.

Nov 15 15:32

2 former Nazi camp guards charged with hundreds of Holocaust killings

Two former SS officers in their 90s have been charged with facilitating hundreds of murders at the Stutthof concentration camp during the Second World War.

The unnamed suspects, aged 92 and 93, were charged as part of an ongoing investigation by German prosecutors into Nazi-era crimes during the occupation of Poland.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If they are cranking up the Holocaust, then Israel is about to do something warlike to someone!

Tell everyone in Gaza to duck!



Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

Finco Bayano
Nov 15 15:31

Asylum Seekers ‘Systematically’ Turned Away By Border Patrol – Lawsuit

A class-action lawsuit blames President Donald Trump for draconian policies that have led to immigration officers turning away asylum seekers at the US-Mexico border. However, the UN also found similar practices during the Obama administration.

Nov 15 15:13

General Says British Army ’20 Years Out Of Date’

A retired British military chief has warned that his country’s army is “20 years out of date” due to defense cuts and falling behind other comparative nations in the face of terror threats.

Nov 15 15:12

Leaders Schumer And Pelosi Join Members Of Congress And Patriotic Millionaires For Rally Against GOP Tax Plans

On Wednesday, with House Republicans set to vote on their disastrous plan that gives tax breaks to the richest Americans and wealthy corporations, The Patriotic Millionaires and Not One Penny are hosting a rally at the U.S. Capitol with Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senator Jeff Merkley, Representatives Joseph Crowley, Rosa DeLauro, Debbie Dingell, Lloyd Doggett, Keith Ellison, Pramila Jayapal, Barbara Lee, Alan Lowenthal, and Jerrold Nadler, leaders from progressive organizations, and constituents harmed by the devastating proposal.

Nov 15 15:04

Homeland Security To Release Chemicals Into The Air To Simulate A Biological Terror Attack

A planned simulation of a chemical and biological attack has people questioning the impact of the drill on human and environmental health.



Nov 15 14:37

Sweden Under Pressure To Adopt Islamic National Flag

A social media campaign is pressuring Sweden to adopt a Turkish-style flag due to Islam’s rapid growth in the country.

A petition asking Sweden’s prime minister to do away with the current, “offensive” flag is nearing its signature goal as the campaign’s hashtag #ForBetterSweden continues to trend on Twitter.



Nov 15 14:25

Mike Maloney: Bitcoin Is History

Nov 15 14:16

Someone In Russia Sent Some Tweets, Theresa May Warns The Entire Western World May Crumble

Theresa May deployed two methods of distraction at the Lord Mayor’s Banquet speech in London: a flash of prime ministerial shoulder flesh in a racy, lacy ensemble, and Russia. She warned that Western democracy could soon crumble due to some tweets and Photoshop.

Nov 15 14:15

Establishment Lapdog BuzzFeed Promotes Anti-Russia Conspiracy Theory

BuzzFeed’s latest “explosive” scoop on “secret” Russian financing of a 2016 election turned out to be an instant hit by burying a key detail: it was a Russian election.

On Tuesday, the US media outlet ran a story headlined “Secret Finding: 60 Russian Payments ‘To Finance Election Campaign of 2016’”.

Nov 15 13:53

TOM FITTON | The Left Uses Illegal Voters To Steal Elections – Just Ask Al Franken How He Won…

Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton on how Democrats rely on voter fraud to win.

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Nov 15 13:47

Westminster Sex Scandal Has ‘Subjected Men To Character Assassination,’ Says Tory Womens’ Blogger

The editor of the Conservative Woman, a right-wing web platform that describes itself as “post-feminist culture war fighters,” has called upon the men of Westminster to defend themselves against the sex scandal currently rocking UK politics.

Nov 15 13:45

MUST SEE: Nigel Farage Urges Immediate ARREST of George Soros

MUST SEE: Nigel Farage Urges Immediate ARREST of George Soros in an EU parliament

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVtii7TIaFY

Nov 15 13:28

ADL Awards Air Force Lt Gen Jay Silveria Days After It Was Revealed 'Hate' Incident Was A Hoax

The Anti-Defamation League awarded US Air Force Academy Lt Gen Jay Silveria on Tuesday for his "actions in standing up to racial slurs" which were scrawled on several black cadets dorm rooms at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs late last year.

They made no mention of the fact his speech was based on a hate hoax. It was widely reported last week that one of the African-American cadet "victims" admitted he drew the racial slurs on his own dorm room and elsewhere.

Nov 15 13:28

Duterte Slams Trudeau: "I Only Answer To The Filipino. I Will Not Answer To Any Other Bulls**t"

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau got his ass handed to him by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday at the end of an international summit in the Philippines.

Trudeau, whose popularity is imploding in his own country, chastised Duterte, who enjoys an 80% approval rating in his own country, for carrying out "extra-judicial killings" in his attempt to rid his country of it's crippling drug scourge.

Duterte was having none of it.

Nov 15 13:27

'Problematic' Makeup Removing App 'MakeApp' Causes Mass Triggering

A new makeup removing app named "MakeApp" from Russian developer Ashot Gabrelyanov is causing a triggering on levels never before seen.



Nov 15 13:02

Zimbabwe: Emmerson Mnangagwa Named Interim Leader as Mugabe Deposed

Zimbabwe’s military says it has deposed President Robert Mugabe and first lady Grace Mugabe and has appointed recently ousted Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa as interim president. This comes just one week after President Mugabe ousted the vice president—who’s a close ally of Zimbabwe’s army chief. Witnesses reported seeing armored personnel carriers in the streets, with heavy gun and artillery fire in parts of the capital Harare. Zimbabwe’s military denied it had carried out a coup.

Nov 15 13:00

GOP Rep. Wes Goodman Resigns After Accusations of ‘Inappropriate Behavior’

Harvey Weinstein has come to Ohio.

Well, kinda.

Republican state representative Wes Goodman is resigning from his seat in the House after allegations of sexual misconduct.

Cleveland.com reports: “House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger said he was alerted Tuesday afternoon to Goodman’s involvement in ‘inappropriate behavior related to his state office.’ Rosenberger met with Goodman later Tuesday, and the representative confirmed the allegations.”

Nov 15 12:58

Watch Live: Trump To Make "Major Statement" At 3:30pmET

Two days ago, President Trump tweeted that he would make a "major statement" upon his return from Asia. That time has come. Today at 3:30pmET, President Trump will let us all know... Is it war with North Korea? Rejoining TPP? Denouncing Roy Moore? Declaring victory over tax reform and healthcare repeal? Celebrating his relationship with China? Banning NYT and CNN? Admitting he really did collude with Putin?



Nov 15 12:43

‘China Years Ahead Of US In Space Race’

The United States has fallen behind China in “operationalizing space,” says a high-ranking US Air Force general, calling for a more aggressive and less bureaucratic approach to catch up.

Nov 15 12:22

SO AT THE NYT, “FAKE NEWS” IS JUST A SYNONYM FOR “NEWS THAT HURTS DEMOCRATS:



Lockerdome
Nov 15 12:13

Jordan Grills Sessions Over FBI Ties To Fusion GPS, FISA Warrant, And Special Counsel For Clinton And Comey

This is by far the best clip from yesterday's House hearing with Jeff Sessions. Jordan lays everything out there on Comey, Clinton, and the corrupt FBI.

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Nov 15 11:34

Venezuela Signs $3.2 Billion Debt Restructuring Deal With Russia

As Venezuela teeters right on the brink of complete financial collapse, Bloomberg reports that Russia has agreed to restructure roughly $3.2 billion in outstanding obligations. While details of the restructuring agreement are scarce, both sides reported that the deal spreads payments out over 10 years with minimal cash service required over the next six years.

Russia signed an agreement to restructure $3.15 billion of debt owed by Venezuela, throwing a lifeline to a crisis-wracked ally that’s struggling to repay creditors.

The deal spreads the loan payments out over a decade, with “minimal” payments over the first six years, the Russian Finance Ministry said in a statement. The pact doesn’t cover obligations of state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela SA to its Russian counterpart Rosneft PJSC, however.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Putin, is always a million chess moves ahead of the US government in terms of geopolitical matters, and the issue of having thrown a financial lifeline to the Venezuelan government, is no exception here.

Nov 15 11:30

FDA Approves New Digital Sensor To Ensure "Patients With Mental Health Issues" Take Their Meds

It will “ensure” that patients who suffer from mental health issues take their medicine when they are told. But privacy concerns have not gone unnoticed.

Regulators in the United States have approved the first pill that can be digitally tracked as it makes its way through the human body. The Abilify MyCite aripiprazole tablets used for treating schizophrenia and manic episodes have an ingestible sensor embedded inside them that records that the medication has been taken. A patch worn by the patient transmits this information to their smartphone.

But many are raising the red flag that this could simply be another form of medical “big brother.” You may no longer have the right to refuse medications in the very near future.

The Abilify MyCite features a sensor the size of a grain of sand made of silicon, copper, and magnesium. An electrical signal is activated when the sensor comes into contact with stomach acid - the sensor then passes through the body naturally.



Nov 15 11:27

Libya's Slave Auctions And African Genocide: What Hillary Knew

A new CNN investigation has uncovered a network of slave markets operating in warehouses in various cities across Libya six years after NATO-led intervention in the country toppled the government of Muammar Gaddafi in support of US and UK backed rebels. And not only did CNN confirm the presence of slave auctions where human beings are being sold for as little as $400 in "liberated" Libya, but CNN's crew was actually able to film a live auction in progress, while also gathering the testimonies of multiple victims.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh, it can be aptly said that Secretary of State Clinton does, really, care about people; that is, if they had the serious money enabling them to "pay to play", and receive diplomatic favors from her.

Clinton understood what was going to happen, but she allowed it to happen to these people, because from her perspective, those enslaved Libyans were simply the counterparts of the US nationals she characterized as "deplorables"; poor, uneducated, and victims of their fate because they have been "gamed" by the very Libyan rebels she had supported.

Nov 15 11:23

RUSH LIMBAUGH ON ROY MOORE

Very interesting thoughts from Rush. He says the attack on Moore is coming from McConnell as a message to Steve Bannon.

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Nov 15 11:00

Fake 'Bernie Bernstein' robocaller offered cash for dirt on Roy Moore

Just when you thought the Roy Moore story couldn’t get weirder, a pastor in Alabama said he received a robocall from someone claiming to be a Washington Post reporter offering up to $7,000 to “make damaging remarks” about the Republican candidate, Mobile, Alabama, TV station WKRG reported Tuesday.

The message was left on the voicemail of Al Moore, a pastor from Creola, Alabama. It’s unclear whether the pastor was related to the candidate. WKRG posted the audio of the robocall recording on its Facebook page.

The message reads like this:

"Hi, this is Bernie Bernstein, I'm a reporter for the Washington Post calling to find out if anyone at this address is a female between the ages of 54 to 57 years old willing to make damaging remarks about candidate Roy Moore for a reward of between $5,000 and $7,000 dollars. We will not be fully investigating these claims however we will make a written report. I can be reached by email at albernstein@washingtonpost.com. Thank you."

Nov 15 10:58

Saudi-Israeli Collusion? Is Israel Seeking Role as Leader of the Sunni Bloc?

Israel has instructed its overseas embassies to lobby their respective host countries in support of Saudi Arabia and its apparent efforts to destabilise Lebanon, a recently leaked diplomatic cable shows.

The cable appears to be the first formal confirmation of rumours that Israel and Saudi Arabia are colluding to stoke tensions in the region.

Sent by the Israeli foreign ministry and disclosed by Israel’s Channel 10 news this week, the cable demanded that diplomats stress Iran and Hezbollah’s engagement in “regional subversion”.

That closely echoes accusations Riyadh levelled against Tehran and the Lebanese faction in recent days.

Analysts have noted that diplomatic moves by Israel to intervene directly in a seemingly internal Arab matter are “very rare”.

Yossi Alpher, a former adviser to Ehud Barak when he was Israeli prime minister, called the cable “extremely presumptuous”.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You have to remember that Netanyahu is facing a bribery/corruption charge at home. this makes him a very politically vulnerable "wounded animal" in Israeli politics, and and all wounded animals are dangerous.

This new purge by Prince Salman may have been interpreted by Netanyahu as a "the enemy of my enemy (Iran/Hezbullah) is my friend" moment, to further factionalize the Middle East, and potentially give him the momentum to attack both Lebanon and Iran, to misdirect political attention away from his corruption issues, and toward those countries which have been declared Israel's "existential enemies" in the region.

Nov 15 10:56

RAW VIDEO | President Trump Comments On UCLA Situation

Video from aboard Air Force One as Trump comments. I wish he had let the players suffer in China for a few weeks longer, but I realize that was not politically acceptable.

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Nov 15 10:54

An Escalating Afghan Crisis Of “Profit” Over “Life”

“My family’s water well has dried up,” 18-year-old Surkh Gul said.

“Ours too,” echoed 13-year-old Inaam.

A distressed Surkh Gul lamented: “We have to fetch water from the public well along the main road, but that water is muddy, not fit for drinking. I get bottled water for my two-year-old daughter. At least someone in the family should stay healthy.”



Nov 15 10:13

ISRAEL USES U.S. TAX DOLLARS TO ABUSE PALESTINIAN CHILDREN. THIS BILL WOULD PUT AN END TO THAT.

CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS are frequent victims of Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories. They face physical abuse by Israeli military forces and are shuffled through an unfair court system without access to legal counsel or even their parents.

The United States has long subsidized these abuses, giving billions of dollars in military aid to Israel every year. Now, a group of Democratic members of Congress is saying enough is enough.

Rep. Betty McCollum, D-Minn., and nine co-sponsors on Tuesday introduced legislation that would require the U.S. State Department to certify every year that American military aid is not being used to fund the systematic abuse of Palestinian children.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good on all the sponsors of this bill; unfortunately, however, I would politely suggest that, due to the direct pressure from AIPAC and Israel (and why are members of AIPAC not required to register as representatives of a foreign country, BTW?!?), this bill has as much likelihood of passing as do pigs discovering that they are aerodynamic.

Nov 15 10:11

MSM outlets fall for Zimbabwe parody account in coup coverage

The BBC, CBS News, VOA News and other MSM outlets cited an unverified parody account of Zimbabwe’s Zanu PF party as though it was an official channel during their coverage of the country’s apparent military coup.

The BBC repeatedly cited @zanu_pf in its coverage of the coup, quoting their tweets on Radio 4’s ‘Today’ show and the BBC World News Twitter account. The organization also pushed multiple incorrect breaking news ‘updates’ to their readers on the basis of the tweets.

Nov 15 10:10

Sessions Must Go! DOJ Launched Mueller Investigation Where No Crimes Existed – But No Uranium One Probe Where Crimes Are Abundant

Yesterday US Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke in front of the House Judiciary Committee on a number of issues. Sessions is famous for recusing himself from any Russia related investigations almost immediately after becoming AG earlier this year. This resulted in his Assistant AG Rod Rosenstein launching a Special Counsel on ‘Trump – Russia collusion’ and appointing his friend Robert Mueller as the special counsel.

During the hearing yesterday Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) grilled Attorney General Jeff Sessions on the many clear crimes surrounding the Clinton Campaign, the Democrat Party, the FBI, James Comey, Mueller, Rosenstein, Uranium One, the Clinton Foundation and the Russian Dossier.

Nov 15 10:09

BOMBSHELL: "There's a little bit of a sex trade on Capitol Hill." -- Dozens Of Capitol Hill Staffers Speak Out About Sexual Misconduct By Lawmakers

The dam appears to have officially broken on stories of sexual misconduct on Capitol Hill. Last week, the Associated Press provided accounts from four current or former female lawmakers who said they experienced forms of sexual harassment from fellow lawmakers during their time in office. Tuesday, CNN published a report that cites "more than 50 people" who have worked on Capitol Hill who paint a consistent picture of rampant sexual harassment and misconduct at the hands of the political elite.



Nov 15 10:07

Netanyahu: Israel Will Act Alone to Force Iran Out of Syria

On Tuesday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov confirmed that the most recent ceasefire announcement did not involve any commitment for Russia to force Iran out of Syria, saying that Iran can maintain a legitimate presence in Syria.

This isn’t sitting well with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who urged the world to unite and force Iran out of Syria at all costs. Now, he’s saying Israel is prepared to act alone to ensure Iran has no permanent presence there.

The narrative of Iran even wanting a “permanent” presence in Syria seems to be more or less wholly an Israeli creation, based on reports of building at a Syrian military facility somehow being extrapolated to it being an “Iranian base.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: Israel's Netanyahu has just declared war on Syria.

But of course, in light of the reality that Netanyahu's corruption trial is about to move forward,
Netanyahu to see bribery charges, what can one reasonably expect him to do, sit down and hum "Kumbiya"?!?

He is a politically wounded animal at this point; and politically wounded animals are highly dangerous.

Do not rule out some incredibly brazen Israeli military actions against Iran, Lebanon, or Syria, at this point, and rather immediately.

Nov 15 10:03

Two Church Shootings, Two Very Different Outcomes

The church was in Antioch, Tennessee. That’s where an armed man decided to kill everyone he could at the church.

How did it get lost amid two mass shootings and a terrorist attack in the six weeks since then?

There are two simple reasons, the first was a good guy with a gun in a position to stop the attack far sooner.

A man by the name of Caleb Engle was able to get to his gun and put a stop to the attack. As a result, he wasn’t able to kill as many people as the Sutherland Springs killer, not by any stretch of the imagination.

The other reason you’ve heard so little about it is because of the killer’s motivation.

Nov 15 10:03

'You don't deserve nothing!' Woman screams at neighbor who 'murdered her boyfriend in a parking dispute' during his first court appearance

Town, 59, charged with first degree murder over the death of Patrick Schneider
The 25-year-old was shot dead outside his home in Gastonia, North Carolina
Court heard that Town and Schneider had been in a dispute over parking
Victim's girlfriend Brittany Self screamed at Town in his first court appearance
'You don't deserve nothing,' she shouted, before being led away by a friend

Nov 15 10:01

Sessions now recalls meeting with Trump aide Papadopoulos

Attorney General Jeff Sessions told lawmakers Tuesday that he now recalls the meeting with former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos, but maintained that he did not lie under oath when he said he was unaware of communications between campaign officials and Russians during the 2016 presidential election.

"I do now recall the March 2016 meeting at Trump Hotel that Mr. Papadopoulos attended, but I have no clear recollection of the details of what he said during that meeting," Sessions said in testimony to the House Judiciary Committee, which conducts oversight of the Department of Justice.



Owl 3
Nov 15 10:01

What Happened to Trump's Trade War With China?

Despite all his posturing, President Donald Trump's maiden trip to China was mostly just symbolic, says author and scholar Jeffrey Wasserstrom

Nov 15 10:00

FLASHBACK - Five Clinton aides received immunity deals in FBI probe

Cheryl Mills, Hillary Clinton's former chief of staff, received an immunity deal from the Justice Department during the year-long FBI investigation of Clinton's server.

Two other State Department staffers, John Bentel and Heather Samuelson, were also given immunity agreements, bringing the total number of witnesses who were protected by deals to five.

Bryan Pagliano, Clinton's former IT aide, and Paul Combetta, an employee at the firm hired to manage her server after she left the State Department, received such protection through deals that were reported previously.

The immunity agreements given to Mills and Samuelson covered the evidence recovered from their computers, a Democratic staffer told the Washington Examiner. The deals did not extend to their testimony before Congress or to the information they told the FBI, the staffer said.

Nov 15 09:57

House Passes $700 Billion Military Spending Bill

The House and Senate had some differences on the 2018 military spending bill, but reached a compromise last week. The House passed this $700 billion spending and policy bill Tuesday with a 356-70 vote.

The bill includes $634 billion for “core operations,” and $66 billion in Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO). The OCO budget is notoriously used by the Pentagon to shift money around to various programs as officials see fit without having to ask Congress to fund them.

This massive bill is the culmination of months of officials trying to outspend one another, with President Trump proposing what he described as one of the biggest increases ever, followed by both houses of Congress outdoing that, and then trying to outdo each other.

This bill includes funding for myriad new research schemes, including the possibility of creating a new Space Corps and fighting wars in space. It also attempts to assert more Armed Services Committee oversight over military cyber operations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We have reached a phase in American governance where US legislators no longer represent their alleged constituents; they only represent the corporations which own them, and a large swathe of them are from the military/industrial complex.

I am sure that many of these CEOS are absolutely and thoroughly delighted in how their current "legislative assets" have paid off, royally, for them.

Nov 15 09:51

Just a Pause: Japanese PM Says North Korea ‘Continues to Develop Its Weapons'

Speaking at a news conference Tuesday, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe indicated North Korea's current pause in missile tests shouldn't give the appearance that the nation has ceased its weapons development.

"I believe that [North Korea] continues to develop its weapons," Abe told reporters, later adding that it was far too early to initiate talks with Pyongyang. "There is no point for talks for the sake of talks."



Carambola
Nov 15 09:50

BuzzFeed: By Funding Own 2016 Elections, Russia Swayed US Presidential Contest

BuzzFeed News published a story Tuesday about wire transfers to Russian embassies in August 2016 that were accompanied by memos saying the funds were "to finance election campaign of 2016." The transfers, the outlet noted breathlessly, are being investigated by the FBI as possible attempts to influence the US presidential election.

The only problem with this latest Russiagate screed? The Russian Duma election was scheduled for the following month, which the money was obviously intended to support.

Nov 15 09:50

Alabama GOP threatens retaliation for disloyalty to Moore

Republicans in Washington may be abandoning Roy Moore by the droves. But in Alabama, the GOP has Moore's back and is threatening retribution against defectors.

The chairwoman of the Alabama Republican Party warned she's ready to enforce strict rules on party purity in the state's Senate race, even if it means kicking GOP candidates off the ballot in future elections.

Nov 15 09:49

Tanks Pour Into Zimbabwe Capital After Military Chief Threatens to ‘Step In’

An armored convoy of Zimbabwean tanks were seen rolling towards the capital city of Harare on Tuesday. The mysterious military actions come just one day after the nation’s military leader said he was prepared to “step in” against the purge of supporters of ousted Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Nov 15 09:49

Zimbabwean Soldiers Take Over ZBC State Broadcaster Headquarters

Zimbabwe’s army has announced in a statement that no military takeover is taking place in the country and that President Robert Mugabe and his family are safe and sound.

Zimbabwe's military has read out a statement on the country's state-run media, ZBC, saying it has taken action to target criminals "committing crimes that are causing social and economic suffering in the country", claiming that there is no "military takeover of government" and that President Robert Mugabe is safe.

Nov 15 09:48

Nearly 200 US Inauguration Day Protesters Face Trials, Stiff Prison Sentences

Protesters are accused of throwing objects at people and businesses, and during the protests, some vehicles and storefronts were damaged. The property damage to the city has been assessed at north of $100,000 dollars.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The First Amendment recognizes the right to peacefully assemble, and to speak freely. But once you cross the line into violence, you will face arrest.

Nov 15 09:46

UN General Assembly Adopts Resolution Condemning Crimea Human Rights Violations

The UN General Assembly’s Third Committee adopted a resolution on Tuesday condemning human rights violations against the residents of Crimea by the Russian Federation in the move described by Anatoly Viktorov, Russian human rights authority, as another Ukraine's attempt to move forward its own political agenda by distorting the reality.

Crimea seceded from Ukraine and reunified with Russia after 96 percent of its residents supported the move in a referendum in March 2014. The vote was held after new authorities took power in Kiev after what many considered to be a coup.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

ARE YOU FLIPPING KIDDING ME?!?!?

Is "peaceful self-determination" NOT enshrined in the UN Charter, a reality which all UN members must accept, even Ukraine?!?

Now, what?!?

A declaration of war against Russia for Crimea having held a free and fair referendum, petitioning the Russian Federation to accept Crimea as a member?!?

the words "Stupid, insane, and over the top" come very quickly. to mind here.

And please remember: President Obama admitted that the US government had participated in this putsch very strongly, in order to get Poroshenko "enthroned" as President, in an alleged election more crooked than a dog's hind leg:

Washington Was Behind Ukraine Coup: Obama admits that US “Brokered a Deal” in Support of “Regime Change”

Nov 15 09:46

Child lead poisoning rates higher in Detroit & NYC than Flint

New data shows kids in Detroit and New York City have higher levels of lead in their blood than their counterparts in Flint, Michigan. Flint has seen major improvements in lead levels since their water crisis, but the issue in the US has not gone away.

Data released on Tuesday by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services shows that 8.8 percent of children tested positive for lead city-wide in Detroit in 2016, including a lone zip code where 22 percent of all kids had a positive test result.

Nov 15 09:45

US Army fails to provide medical care to experiment subject soldiers

Veterans’ rights groups are claiming the US Army is withholding crucial information about chemical and biological agents veterans were exposed to in experimentation.

“The Army still has not provided notice to test subject veterans regarding the specific chemical and biological tests to which they were subjected — and their possible health effects,” attorney Ben Patterson of the law firm Morrison and Foerster told NPR.

The military conducted these experiments because it wanted to learn how to induce “fear, panic, hysteria and hallucinations” in enemy soldiers, an Army scientist told NPR.

At least 70,000 troops were used in the experiments, a 2015 NPR report found.

Nov 15 09:45

WHILE ISIS HIJACKS RADIO SHOWS, SWEDEN DECLARES MILK TO BE A RACIST HATE SYMBOL

A report by the Total Defense Research Institute commissioned by the government concludes that both milk and the ‘OK’ hand sign are hate symbols that represent white supremacy.

Nov 15 09:43

Financial Tyranny: ‘We the People’ Are the New Permanent Underclass in America

Americans can no longer afford to get sick and there’s a reason why.

That’s because a growing number of Americans are struggling to stretch their dollars far enough to pay their bills, get out of debt and ensure that if and when an illness arises, it doesn’t bankrupt them.

This is a reality that no amount of partisan political bickering can deny.

Many Americans can no longer afford health insurance, drug costs or hospital bills. They can’t afford to pay rising healthcare premiums, out-of-pocket deductibles and prescription drug bills.

They can’t afford to live, and now they can’t afford to get sick or die, either.

Nov 15 09:42

Zimbabwe: Robert Mugabe confined to home as army takes control – as it happened

First lady Grace Mugabe reportedly out of country as military says in statement that it is ‘targeting criminals’ around 93-year-old president

Nov 15 09:42

Al-Jaafari: Saudi Arabia Collapsed in Syria

Syrian representative at the UN Bashar Jaafari while speaking at the General Assembly in New-York stated that Saudi Arabia and its allies collapsed in Syria due to heroism and steadfastness of the Syrian nation.

Jaafari also marked that the draft resolution, which had been proposed by the United States, Great Britain, France, France, Israel and Saudi Arabia contained fabricated information and data about the current situation in Syria.

The diplomat underlined that the draft resolution is extremely politicized and meaningless, and the countries that prepared the draft were repeatedly involved in financing and supporting terrorist organizations in Syria, Iraq, Libya and other Middle Eastern countries.

Nov 15 09:41

SYRIA WAR REPORT – NOVEMBER 15, 2017: SYRIAN ARMY TURNS MILITANTS BACK IN NORTHERN HAMA

On November 14, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the National Defense Forces (NDF) repelled a joint advance of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, Ahrar al-Sham and Faylaq al-Rahman in the Eastern Ghouta de-escalation zone, near Damascus.

The militants attacked the Armored Vehicle Base near the village of Harsta from the northern and eastern directions and used a car bomb to break the SAA defense there. They failed to achieve their goal. SAA Major General Walid Khawashqi was killed during the clashes.

The so-called opposition sees the expected defeat of ISIS as a threat to its security because it would allow the SAA to focus on the militant-held pockets across Syria.

Nov 15 09:33

BEN GARRISON CARTOON | THE DC SWAMP

This is one of his best all-time works of art.

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Nov 15 09:32

Hillary Clinton PERSONALLY Overturned Visa Ban for Islamist Figure Now Accused of Rape

European Islamist scion Tariq Ramadan was banned from the U.S. by the Bush administration in February 2004 for his financial support of a charity that funded terrorist groups. In January 2010, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton overturned that ban. Clinton personally approved a visa for the controversial grandson of the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Now, Tariq Ramadan is facing multiple accusations of rape and sexual assault of minors.

Hillary Clinton's visa for Tariq Ramadan was seen as part of the new Obama administration policy of embracing more hardcore Islamists.

The New York Times reported in 2010:

Six years after using the Patriot Act to revoke the visa of a prominent Muslim academic, the United States State Department reversed itself and said Wednesday that it would no longer bar the scholar from entering the United States.

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IF in fact this report is true, it wouldn't be that much of a surprise.

When you look at the countries from which the Clinton Foundation routinely took money, the following would leap out at you:

Mrs. Clinton commemorates her 1995 women’s rights speech in Beijing in back-to-back events in New York, she finds herself under attack for her family foundation’s acceptance of millions of dollars in donations from Middle Eastern countries known for violence against women and for denying them many basic freedoms.

Hillary Clinton took Millions from anti LGBT countries where gay people could be jailed or put to death

Clinton Scandal: Bill Took Millions From Group That Pushes Sharia Law

Five Countries Clinton’s Cozy With That ‘Treat Women Like Animals’

In terms of past behaviour, and her acceptance of money (ANYONE'S MONEY FOR INFULENCE), This appears to be predictably true, in terms of Clinton's character (or excessive absence thereof).

Nov 15 09:28

EU, France bow to Israel’s ban on European officials

The European Union and the French government appear to be giving Israel a pass over its decision Monday to bar the entry of French and European elected officials who planned to travel on a solidarity mission to Palestine.

Israel’s interior ministry announced Monday that it was barring entry to seven officials scheduled to be part of a delegation made up of European Parliament members, national lawmakers and mayors.

Israel’s public security minister Gilad Erdan, who is tasked with thwarting the global movement for Palestinian rights, called the banned officials “senior politicians who consistently support the boycott against Israel and promote it.”

Nov 15 09:25

Mattis Claims UN Let US Intervene In Syria, Although It Never Did

US Defense Secretary James Mattis has recently claimed that Washington received a mandate to operate in Syria from no less than the UN itself. The problem is the UN never did any such thing as it does not even have any legal capacity to do so.

Nov 15 09:19

Sessions Denies Lying About Trump Contacts

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has rejected the accusation of lying about contacts between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and the Russian government.

Nov 15 09:18

Hungary summons US envoy over plan to fund rural media outlets

Hungary’s Foreign Ministry has summoned US envoy David Kostelancik over a plan to fund rural media outlets in Hungary, Reuters said. Budapest considers the plan to be a “political intervention” ahead of an election due early next year.

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"But it's okay for us (or Israel) to do that. It's only bad when Russia does it!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Nov 15 09:18

SWAMP: AG Sessions DEFENDS Loretta Lynch’s Use of Email Alias

Attorney General Jeff Sessions acknowledged on Tuesday that he uses a pseudonym for his government email account.

Sessions made the admission in defense of his predecessor, Loretta Lynch, who used the name “Elizabeth Carlisle” to mask her identity on her government email account.

“I would say in defense of Attorney General Lynch, I have a pseudonym also. I understand all cabinet officials do and maybe some sub-cabinet officials do,” Sessions said during a House Judiciary Committee hearing.

Sessions had been asked whether he would recuse himself from any investigation into Lynch’s use of a pseudonym.

“She would probably have been following the advice of the Department of Justice,” Sessions said of Lynch.

Nov 15 09:17

Are Delays in Prosecuting Mueller, Hillary, and Podesta by Sessions the Greatest Legal Travesty in US History?

Yesterday it was reported by the far left Washing Post that Attorney General Jeff Sessions is “considering’ a special counsel to investigate the Clintons and the Clinton Foundation –

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is entertaining the idea of appointing a second special counsel to investigate a host of Republican concerns — including alleged wrongdoing by the Clinton Foundation and the controversial sale of a uranium company to Russia — and has directed senior federal prosecutors to explore at least some of the matters and report back to him and his top deputy, according to a letter obtained by The Washington Post.

It’s outrageous that after nearly a year in office AG Sessions is now considering an investigation into the Clinton Foundation and the approval of the sale of US uranium to Russia by Hillary Clinton and the Obama Administration.

Nov 15 09:16

Report: Arianna Huffington Turned Blind Eye to Sexual Misconduct at Huffington Post

In a long exposé, Arianna Huffington is accused of turning a blind eye to years of sexual misconduct by highly placed editors right under her nose when she was running her famed Huffington Post blog.

While remarking that Huffington was applauded as the stake-holding “feminist” who would “clean up Uber” after accusations of sexual misconduct were made at the ride-sharing giant, Gizmodo columnist Melanie Ehrenkranz noted that Huffington did little to address the same problems at her own big company.

According to Ehrenkranz, “being a powerful woman with a stake in a company, and its profits, doesn’t mean Huffington was actually the best choice to champion women struggling to make their voices heard.”

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Meanwhile, back at the Uranium One scandal...

Nov 15 09:15

PLANNED PARENTHOOD ORGAN BUYERS EARNED BONUSES FOR BABY BODY PARTS

A technician who participated in harvesting organs from aborted babies provided by Planned Parenthood says her company encouraged workers to obtain as many high-value samples as possible with incentives such as bonuses.

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Nov 15 09:12

Media collusion & Fusion GPS: Were US journalists paid to peddle ‘Russiagate’?

From lurid reports of Trumpian ‘golden showers’ in Moscow to unverified claims of Russia ‘hacking’ Hillary Clinton’s email, a high-ranking US lawmaker is on a mission to determine if journalists were paid to push an anti-Russian document.

Even before Donald Trump ascended to the White House, the US media had been relentlessly driving the narrative that Trump, WikiLeaks and the Russians colluded to hack the Democratic National Committee (DNC) computers before dumping the damaged goodies into the public realm. This elaborate bit of sabotage, as the story goes, deprived the Democrats of the White House.

Despite the effectiveness of the story to deflect attention away from the real crimes of the Democratic Party, while at the same time splashing the increasingly irate Russians with mud, the narrative is beginning to show considerable wear and tear.

Nov 15 09:11

Breaking news! Russia funded Russian elections – BuzzFeed ‘secret finding’

BuzzFeed's latest "explosive" scoop on "secret" Russian financing of a 2016 election turned out to be an instant hit by burying a key detail: it was a Russian election.

On Tuesday, the US media outlet ran a story headlined “Secret Finding: 60 Russian Payments ‘To Finance Election Campaign of 2016’”.

The 959-word article opens with the revelation that during August 2016, at the height of US election euphoria, the Russian Foreign Ministry wired $30,000 to its embassy in Washington.

The money came with a memo suggesting it was “to finance the election campaign of 2016” – a red flag for many looking for evidence of Russia’s ominous influence in the US.

Nov 15 09:07

RAW VIDEO | Gutierrez Tries To Rattle Sessions…

Interesting clip from yesterday's Sessions hearings.

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Nov 15 09:07

Roy Moore Signature Inside Accuser’s Yearbook Is Written in TWO DIFFERENT COLOR Inks

On Monday, CNN published photos of the signature showing two different inks.

The signature says “To a sweeter more beautiful girl I could not say, ‘Merry Christmas.’ Love, Roy Moore DA, 12-22-77, Olde Hickory House.”

Strangely, “To a sweeter more beautiful girl I could not say, ‘Merry Christmas.’ Love, Roy,” is written in black ink, while “Moore DA, 12-22-77, Olde Hickory House,” is in blue ink.

Nov 15 09:05

DUMB AS A BRICK=> Chelsea Clinton Celebrates New Sharia Law Barbie Doll – Gets DESTROYED on Twitter

Staunch feminist Chelsea Clinton took to her Twitter account to celebrate the new Sharia compliant, hijab-wearing Barbie doll.

Millions of women are abused and oppressed under Sharia law and Chelsea Clinton thinks it’s great!

Nov 15 09:04

Qatar Claims It's 'A Thousand Times Better Off' Without Former Allies

Qatar’s emir has proclaimed that his country is “better off” without the Gulf states like Saudi Arabia and UAE that imposed a boycott against Doha this year.

During his speech at the Shura Council, Qatar’s upper house of parliament, Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani has declared that his country is "a thousand times better off" without the former allies that turned against it, according to AFP.

Nov 15 09:03

Number of people living on German streets has jumped by a third: report

According to an estimate published by the Federal Association for Assistance for the Homeless on Wednesday, the number of people living on Germany’s streets has risen by 13,000 in two years.

Nov 15 09:01

Gulf minister warns Germany to keep better control over its mosques

Sheikh Nahjan Mubarak al Nahjan, the minister for tolerance in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has said that inadequate surveillance of mosques has led to Islamist terrorism in Germany.

Nov 15 09:00

HSBC to pay France €300million to avoid tax fraud trial

HSBC Private Bank, a Swiss unit of banking giant HSBC, has agreed to pay 300 million euros ($352 million) to avoid going to trial in France for enabling tax fraud, prosecutors said Tuesday.
HSBC was accused last year of helping French clients to hide at least 1.67 billion euros from the tax authorities, according to a source close to the probe.

The deal struck between the financial crime prosecutor's office and the bank is a first in France under a new procedure that allows companies under
suspicion of corruption or dissimulation of tax fraud to negotiate a fine to stop a case from going to trial.

The deal does not include a guilty plea.

Nov 15 09:00

French government forced to act after new wave of police suicides

Eight French officers including a high-profile former police chief have committed suicide in just a week sparking renewed concern among the forces of law and order and the government.

The worrying issue of the high number of suicides among French police officers is once again back on the agenda.

These latest suicides brought the number of French police officers to have taken their lives this year to 45. There have also been 16 suicides by members of France's military police the gendarmerie nationale.

Nov 15 08:59

Austrian activist told he can't bring class action case against Facebook

Austrian activist Max Schrems cannot bring a class action against Facebook for privacy breaches, although he is allowed to sue the US social media giant on a personal basis, the adviser to the EU's top court said on Tuesday.

Schrems had lodged cases in an Austrian court on behalf of seven other users in Austria, Germany and India against Facebook's Irish division for various alleged rights violations involving personal data.

Facebook had argued that people can only sue as individual consumers, not as groups -- and moreover that Schrems's professional activities on his account meant he was no longer a private consumer in any case.

Nov 15 08:56

Mocking Trump Doesn’t Prove Russia’s Guilt

If the bloody debacle in Iraq should have taught Americans anything, it is that endorsements by lots of important people who think something is true don’t amount to evidence that it actually is true. If endorsements were the same as evidence, U.S. troops would have found tons of WMD in Iraq, rather than come up empty.

Nov 15 08:53

German Intelligence Chief Urges West to Prepare for Russia's 'Potential Threat'

German Federal Intelligence Agency (BND) chief Bruno Kahl warned Western countries on Tuesday that they should be ready to deter the alleged "Russian threat".

Nov 15 08:53

US Senate Confirms Trump Nominee Who Justified Torture

The Senate has confirmed Steven Bradbury to serve as general counsel in the Department of Transportation despite his pivotal role in authorizing the United States’ use of torture.

Nov 15 08:52

Litvin, a commander of Yarosh's army: "After we cleanse Donbass, we will settle the question of Crimea"

Participants in the Ukrainian Nazi battalions are preparing to intensify military operations and dream of unleashing a war in the Crimea after the cleansing of the Donbass. The commander of the 5th division of the battalion, Ukrainian Volunteer Army headed by Yarosh (extremist organization banned in Russian - edd), Litvin (call sign "Black"), said in an interview with Apostrophe.

According to him, the punitive battalions of the Nazis have long been waiting for hostilities to heat up in the Donbass.

Nov 15 08:52

"IRGC and Hezbollah are welcome to stay in Syria" - Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov reminded that Russia HAS NOT promised to ensure the withdrawal of Iranian/pro-Iranian forces (meaning IRGC/Hezbollah) from southern Syria as desired by Israel.

"The presence of Iran and its supported forces in Syria is legitimate", Lavrov was heard saying.

Lavrov's denial of the previous Israeli claims that IRGC/Hezbollah will soon leave the south of Syria due to Israel's repeated requests, in fact comes as no surprise.

Nov 15 08:51

Russian MPs pass foreign agent bill for media in ‘mirror response’ to US

Russian State Duma on Wednesday passed in the third and final reading the bill require mass-media outlets operating in the country but funded from abroad to register as foreign agents.

Nov 15 08:50

The French are fretting over a sudden butter shortage

“IT’S A true catastrophe, monsieur,” says a baker in central Paris as she places warm, flaky croissants in a paper bag. The price of local butter has soared in the past year, she says: “We are used to costs going up, but this is really extreme.” Her pastry counter is well stocked, but margins per croissant are squeezed.

Nov 15 08:50

Fukushima Cover-Up: “Keep cancers a secret” say doctors — “We’re getting leukemia and cataracts and we die suddenly” — “Students having sudden heart attacks” — Officials “actively ignoring” reports of illness and death

Faced with the post-3.11 reality of government (and corporate) policy that protects economic and security interests over public health and well-being, the majority of the 2 million inhabitants of Fukushima Prefecture are either unconscious of or have been encouraged to accept living with radioactive contamination…

As Fukushima city resident Shiina Chieko observed, the majority of people seem to have adopted denial as a way to excise the present danger from their consciousness. Her sister-in-law, for example, ignored her son’s ‘continuous nosebleeds’, while her mother had decided that the community must endure by pretending that things were no different from pre-3.11 conditions. [Source: Shiina Chieko, interview with the author]…

Nov 15 08:48

NEW ZIO APP VIRTUALLY DESTROYS THE DOME OF THE ROCK IN JERUSALEM

A smartphone app promoted by a Zionist organization allows visitors to Jerusalem to virtually destroy the Dome of the Rock and the al-Aqsa mosque and replace them with a Jewish temple.

Nov 15 08:48

IN PHOTOS ~~ ‘NO TO ANTI SEMITISM AND WHITE SUPREMACY’

The mainly youth group of “if not now” met at the 42nd St. NYC library and paraded to the hotel where the ZOA (zionist org. of America) was holding its gala dinner and had as its guests extreme rightists. As the group paraded their chanting was heard through the streets. At the hotel the chanting grew even louder as they stayed for over an hour lambasting the ZOA for inviting Anti-Semites and white supremacists.

Nov 15 08:45

Steve Bannon in Tokyo: Democracies Should Form Alliance to Counter Chinese Threats

The 12th annual InterEthnic/InterFaith Leadership Conference will feature democracy and human rights activists representing a wide-range of faith traditions, including Chinese, Tibetans, Uyghurs, Mongolians, Taiwanese, Hong Kongers, Macauers, Christians and Falung Gong practitioners.

Bannon will also be in dialogue with conference participants about Asian democracies’ reaction to regional crises involving China and the role the U.S. can play in the alliance.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Advancing Human Rights, Democracy, and Peace: New Tools, New Strategies, New Generation,” according to its website.

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Here's your rifle, Steve...

Nov 15 08:44

Friendly Reminder That Jeff Bezos Is Still Trying To Take Over The Universe

Jeff Bezos, currently the wealthiest human being on planet Earth, did not purchase the Washington Post in 2013 because he was expecting newspapers to make a lucrative resurgence.

This self-evident fact doesn’t receive enough attention.

I will say it again for emphasis: Jeff Bezos, who has used his business prowess to become the wealthiest person in the world, did not purchase the Washington Post in 2013 because he was expecting newspapers to make a profitable comeback. That did not happen.

Nov 15 08:43

Dennis Kucinich Discusses the ‘Permanent Government’ behind US Foreign Intervention

In a recent interview with host Wilmer Leon at the Inside the Issues show, former presidential candidate and United States House of Representatives Member Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) discussed how what Kucinich terms the “permanent government” has worked to ensure the United States continues pursuing destructive foreign interventions and to keep America “at the precipice of a much wider war” irrespective of who is president.

“There’s an unbroken line going back over the last 30 years where American presidents have continued to proceed with an interventionism that has been counterproductive,” states Kucinich. This “continued commitment to a failed foreign policy of interventionism, of unilateralism, of first strike,” Kucinich continues, “imperils America,” “does not make us safer,” “separates us from the world community,” “has people looking to extract vengeance on Americans,” and “has made the world a more dangerous place.”

Nov 15 08:43

What are the natural resources of Zimbabwe?

The natural resources of Zimbabwe are coal, chromium ore, asbestos, gold, nickel, copper, iron ore, vanadium, lithium, tin and the platinum group metals. The main products that Zimbabwe exports includes precious stones, precious metals, tobacco and ores

Nov 15 08:42

Gavin Williamson vows ‘active response’ to ‘massive threat’ of North Korea in new plans

NEW Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has vowed that the UK will “do everything we can” to lessen the “massive threat of North Korea”, as he outlined his visions for the Armed Forces.

Nov 15 08:42

They're all alone! Brussels created new army due to fears US & UK won't RESCUE EU anymore

THE EUROPEAN UNION passed its new collaborative defence policy to establish a military force granting member states protection because it fears the US and UK will fail to help, Centre for European Reform expert Sophia Besch said.

Nov 15 08:41

‘Beautiful sight’: Polish govt defends nationalist march on Independence Day

Polish authorities stopped far short of condemning a massive nationalist rally in the capital Warsaw on Saturday, calling the event, which was marred by anti-Semitic and Islamophobic chants, an expression of patriotism.

Around 60,000 took to the streets of the Polish capital on Saturday to mark the country’s Independence Day. The event, which was organized by far-right groups under the “We want God” slogan, was described as one of the biggest nationalist gatherings in Europe in recent years.

Nov 15 08:41

Leaked: Saudis have ‘plans for official ties with Israel’

A Lebanese newspaper has published a secret undated letter from Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman that puts forward a plan to normalize ties with Israel despite “risks” of a public backlash.

Lebanon’s al-Akhbar daily released the correspondence on Tuesday in the wake of reports that Riyadh and Tel Aviv are increasingly tilting toward one another in defiance of strong opposition among the Arabs to such rapprochement.

“I have the honor to submit to you the draft of the plan to establish relations between the kingdom and the State of Israel, based on the strategic partnership agreement with the United States of America, which was discussed with the secretary of state,” the letter reads.

Jubeir referred to Israel as a “state” while Saudi Arabia, along with other Arab League states, does not formally recognize the occupying entity.

Nov 15 08:38

British and Spanish leaders say Russian trolls meddled in their elections

In a remarkable one-two punch aimed at Russian hackers, bots and trolls, the prime ministers of Britain and Spain have separately accused Russian entities — including some allegedly supported by the state — of meddling in European elections and have vowed to foil them.

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Nov 15 08:37

Mainstream Media In Predictable Meltdown Over Alex Salmond’s RT Show

Hysterical headlines have become a part of daily British life. So, it was little surprise the mainstream media went into meltdown over the launch of Alex Salmond’s new show on RT. It has all the right ingredients for the type of scaremongering that gets clicks for UK news websites – Russia, alternative media and the man who led the charge for Scottish independence.

Nov 15 08:33

Spain says it has evidence of Russian interference in the Catalan referendum

The authorities of Spain have reported intervention by groups from Russia during the referendum on Catalan independence in order to destabilize the Spanish state. Deutsche Welle reports that the country’s Defense and Foreign Affairs Ministers made a statement on this topic on Monday, November 13 in Brussels.

They stressed that Spain has evidence that public and private groups in Russia and Venezuela, used Twitter, Facebook and other social networks and websites as part of a large-scale campaign to promote separatist ideas and influence public opinion on the eve of the October 1 referendum organized by the Catalan authorities.

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Nov 15 08:31

Iran Lambasts Saudi Arabia for Asking Israel to Attack Lebanon

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has lashed out at Saudi officials for asking the Zionist regime of Israel to attack Lebanon, saying such moves are a shame for the Muslim world.
Speaking in a cabinet session on Wednesday, Rouhani slammed Saudi Arabia’s clear interference in the affairs of an independent country like Lebanon.

It is a very unprecedented event in the history that a country asks the prime minister of another country to resign and then introduces someone else as his replacement, the Iranian president added.

“In what position do you think you [Saudis] are? Why do you think you have the right to say a party should not be part of another country’s government? How far do you think money can work?”

Nov 15 08:31

Satanist Netanyahu is mad, sad, and still wants to be bad

People like Netanyahu are Satanists not because they are drinking blood or calling up spirits, as in the case of Aleister Crowley, Rosaleen Norton, L. Ron Hubbard, and Antorn Lavey.[3] No, these people are Satanists because they want to destroy the moral and political order by any means necessary.

Nov 15 08:30

(UPDATE) AOUN: NOTHING JUSTIFIES HARIRI'S NO RETURN, THEREFORE WE CONSIDER HIM A CAPTIVE

"There is nothing to justify Premier Saad Hariri's non-return after 12 days, and therefore we consider him to be detained and held captive, what breaches the Vienna Convention and the Human Rights Charter," President Michel Aoun said on Wednesday.

Nov 15 08:21

Bannon Calls On Jews To Join War On GOP

President Donald Trump’s ousted chief strategist, Steve Bannon, has urged pro-Israel conservatives and American Jews to join his war on the Republican establishment.

Nov 15 08:18

Sen. Warren, Small Business Owners Say: Stop Pretending Tax Plan Helps Small Business

For months, Republican leaders in Congress have promoted their tax plan as a benefit to small business and Main Street communities. Senator Elizabeth Warren joined Main Street Alliance small business owners today to talk about the truth behind these tax bills. Far from helping small businesses, the GOP tax plan is a thinly-veiled tax giveaway to multinational corporations and the richest one percent of taxpayers.

Nov 15 08:15

Kochs Spend Big On Foreign Policy Realism… Should Neocons Be Worried?

The neocon interventionists run Washington foreign policy. Even a Donald Trump, whose foreign policy positions during the campaign infuriated the neocons, has had his administration infiltrated with neocons. According to recent press reports, the Koch Foundation plans to spend a few million dollars promoting the “realist” school of foreign policy at major US universities. While such a move is to be welcomed there is also danger, as “realism” and neocon interventionsm do not disagree fundamentally on principles but only on the application of those principles. Cautious optimism in today’s Ron Paul Liberty Report:

Nov 15 08:06

China Will Send Envoy to North Korea, Likely to Urge Nuclear Talks

China announced on Wednesday that it would send a high-level diplomat to North Korea for the first time in two years, in a move less than a week after President Trump’s visit that is likely to resume pressure on the North to curb its nuclear arms program.

Nov 15 08:06

Senate Republicans' tax bill scraps ACA's insurance mandate

The Senate's proposed tax reform bill now includes scrapping the requirement that all uninsured Americans purchase coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

Nov 15 08:05

Judge overturns rape conviction of La. man imprisoned 46 years

A Louisiana man who spent the past 45 years in prison will be released after a judge overturned his rape conviction because the prosecution withheld evidence that could have proven his innocence.

Wilbert Jones, 65, was convicted of aggravated rape in 1971 and sentenced to life in prison. The Innocence Project recently took up his case and argued that Jones deserves a new trial "because he was misidentified and that prosecutors originally failed to disclose that they'd linked a different man to strikingly similar crimes in the years leading up to Jones' conviction."

Nov 15 08:05

Iraq: A War For Israel

As the world now knows, Iraq had no dangerous "weapons of mass destruction," and posed no threat to the US. Moreover, alarmist suggestions that the Baghdad regime was working with the al-Qaeda terror network likewise proved to be without foundation.

So if the official reasons given for the war were untrue, why did the United States attack Iraq?

Whatever the secondary reasons for the war, the crucial factor in President Bush's decision to attack was to help Israel. With support from Israel and America's Jewish-Zionist lobby, and prodded by Jewish "neo-conservatives" holding high-level positions in his administration, President Bush - who was already fervently committed to Israel - resolved to invade and subdue one of Israel's chief regional enemies.

Nov 15 08:03

Putin Suspects CIA Involvement in Russian Doping Scandal

The Russian police have formally demanded the extradition from the US of Gregory Rodchenkov, a former director of the anti-doping centre. Signs are emerging that there may be the influence of western intelligence involvement in his crimes. We aren't talking about James Bond style theatrics, but the all too real subtle influence and subterfuge reminiscent of the KGB's "active measures" employed during the First Cold War. In a remarkable statement on camera a few days ago, Putin said he believes the Olympic doping scandals are being orchestrated by the CIA. Specifically, he believes western corporate interests are lining up with governments to sow social conflict in Russia during the election season. Here is what Putin had to say...

Nov 15 08:03

Lavrov: Some govts use Russia hysterics to distract voters from their own domestic problems

Attempts by officials in some governments to blame Russia for their domestic problems are intended to deflect blame from themselves for failed policies, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said, addressing accusations from Madrid and London.

The dismissive remarks came after several Spanish ministers blamed “Russia-based groups” for promoting the cause of Catalan independence online. Meanwhile, British Prime Minster Theresa May made Russia-bashing the focus of her speech at the Lord Mayor’s Banquet.

Nov 15 08:03

Six Russian long-range bombers strike ISIS targets in southeast Syria – military

Six Russian long-range bombers have carried out airstrikes targeting ISIS terrorist positions in an area located close to the recently liberated Syrian city of Abu Kamal in the southeast of the country, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

The strikes destroyed Islamic State (IS, former ISIS/ISIL) hideouts and military equipment in the area, the ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.The TU-22m3 bombers took off from an airfield in Russia and then flew over the territories of Iran and Iraq to carry out the strikes, it added.

Nov 15 08:02

A Windows 10 alternative: Microsoft should embrace, extend Linux on the desktop

I get it. The PC is too expensive to replace and you don't want Windows 10. Let me suggest another solution.

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