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February 10, 2017

Feb 10 09:03

Trump interview with Times secretly supervised by Rupert Murdoch

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch secretly sat in on British politician Michael Gove’s interview with US President Donald Trump, according to an exclusive report by the Financial Times.

Feb 10 09:01

TV host Stephen Colbert took orders from Clinton Foundation

We already know that the MSM, including the major TV news networks, are blatantly biased in favor of Democrats and against conservatives.

Feb 10 09:00

Radiation at Japan's Fukushima Reactor Is Now at 'Unimaginable' Levels

The radiation levels at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant are now at "unimaginable" levels.

Adam Housley, who reported from the area in 2011 following the catastrophic triple-meltdown, said this morning that new fuel leaks have been discovered.

Feb 10 08:57

Why is Modern Art so Bad?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a great analysis of the decline in art, but misses a key factor. Photography. In between creating their masterworks, artists earned their living selling portraits and landscapes. The more accurate and representational they were, the higher the price that could be asked for.

Photography changed that, as it was much cheaper to take a photograph than to hire an artist to paint a picture of your new factory!

So art had to develop a new paradigm, images that photography could not duplicate. For artists who did not want to learn how to use photography artistically (and indeed most artists looked down on the new technology), the result was impressionism. But Robert Florczak is correct on one major point, and that is the transition from art that successfully communicated to art as a statement of the artists' conceit.

Any artist (or photographer or computer graphics person) can create a piece of art. A good artist creates an work that reminds him or her how they felt when they created it. A great Artist creates a work that forces the viewer to feel how the artist felt when it was created. But that latter part is what was lost in modern times, as artists created artwork to suit themselves and took the attitude that if the viewer of the art didn't get it, it was the viewer's ignorance rather than the artist's fault.

Once again modern technology is encroaching on the field of art and much of early impressionistic technique can now be done by computers, such as the following I just now whipped up as an illustration.



This has resulted in modern art looking to once again find forms and techniques unique to humans, such as the above mentioned Madonna decorated with cow dung.

I agree with Florczak that it is a loss. I am of the opinion art should above all be communication that inspires, and enlightens. Modern Art, failing to achieve those objectives, is making itself irrelevant. Worse, it has descended into a racket!



Feb 10 08:54

The 'invisible' malware that allows hacker to remotely control ATMs: Experts warn software has already infected 140 banks in 40 countries around the globe

The malware hides itself in the computer's memory to avoid detection, and researchers say they have no idea who is behind it.

'It is not known who is behind the attacks, Kaspersky Labs, who discovered the exploit, said.

'The use of open source exploit code, common Windows utilities and unknown domains makes it almost impossible to determine the group responsible – or even whether it is a single group or several groups sharing the same tools.'

The code hides in the memory, invisibly collecting the passwords of system administrators so that the attackers could remotely control the victim's systems.

'The ultimate goal appears to have been access to financial processes,' said Kaspersky.

Feb 10 08:48

Some antidepressants may be linked with higher rates of suicide and self-harm, research finds

Research led by academics at The University of Nottingham has suggested that some types of antidepressants may be associated with an increase in suicide and self-harm in people aged 20 to 64 suffering from depression.

Feb 10 08:46

Patients SHOULD be allowed to self-harm to stop them from doing more damage and be given sterile blades, researcher says

Depressed patients should be allowed to continue to self-harm, a mental health researcher claims.

For those not in immediate danger, the approach could prevent their mental state from becoming worse.

Current treatment options of forcing someone to stop hurting themselves aren't working, they argue in the Journal of Medical Ethics.

Instead, providing them with sterile razor blades could prevent sufferers from hurting themselves, developing deadly blood poisoning and even dying.



Feb 10 08:36

Fox News Video: Muslim SPY ring busted in Congress! Maria Bartiromo goes Ballistic

Brothers Imran, Abid, and Jamal Awan and Hina Alvi, Imran’s wife, each made $160,000 a year as information technology workers for the House. Their salaries and time were shared among dozens of Democratic members, including former Democratic National Committee Chairman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida. The lawmakers also include members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Despite the generous salaries, the four were involved in multiple suspicious mortgage transfers and a debt-evading bankruptcy. Abid had more than $1 million in debts following a failed business called Cars International that he ran in Falls Church, Va., from November 2009 to September 2010. Business associates said in court documents that Abid had stolen money and vehicles from them.

Feb 10 08:36

Why The Melted Fuel Under Fukushima Could Poison Our Planet With Nuclear Radiation For 1000s Of Years

Six years ago, an absolutely devastating tsunami caused a triple meltdown at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power facility.



Feb 10 08:30

Britain's economy now 'firing on several cylinders' as exports to non-EU countries SOAR

The gap between what the country imports and exports fell to £8.6 billion in the final quarter of 2016, to give the economy another boost in the wake of the vote to leave the European Union (EU).

Exports of goods to non-EU countries leapt by 17.3 per cent to £43.8bn between third and fourth quarter in 2016.

There was also an increase of 3.5 per cent for exports to the EU, to £38.3 billion for the same period, showed data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Feb 10 08:30

WOW: Joe Scarborough Tells Robert Kennedy Jr. About His Autistic Son & Says "WE'RE GONNA FIND OUT THAT THIMEROSAL CAUSES AUTISM!"

Many years ago Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Appeared as a guest on the Morning Joe to discuss autism and vaccines. The host of the show, Joe Scarborough, who first remarks that he worked at a law firm with Kennedy, admits his son has a form of autism and tells Kennedy, "WE'RE GONNA FIND OUT THAT THIMEROSAL CAUSES AUTISM!" Scarborough, a former congresman, says DEADLY IMMUNITY, is "A GREAT NEW BOOK." He talks about politicians and federal bureaucrats and asks "why are they sitting back and letting our children be poisoned? It's a CYA (cover your ass) operation." He encourages Kennedy to run for public office and concludes by assuring Kennedy, "I will defend your honor whenever any Republican says anything nasty."

Feb 10 08:29

Trump was RIGHT! Presidential electoral fraudsters who voted TWICE set to face prosecution

DONALD Trump’s fears that his presidential election was riddled with fraud have been confirmed as a US state elections bureau reveals a mismatch in ballots cast and the number of voters.

According to State elections director Chris Thomas, at least 31 people in Michigan voted twice during last year’s US presidential election.

Thomas said the names of those accused have been passed onto the Attorney General’s office and will face charges.

He added: “It’s not acceptable. There are processes in place to stop this. In these 31 cases, they didn’t work.”



Feb 10 08:28

Right-wing surge: Populists gain in Sweden and Czech Republic as Le Pen extends lead

Nationalist in the Czech Republic recorded a record level of popularity according to one survey, whilst eurosceptics in Italy continued to battle for top spot.

A slew of polls released this week provided little evidence that the populist revolution gripping Europe is losing momentum, with establishment parties like Angela Merkel’s CDU continuing to struggle.

They come as the European Parliament proposed diverting more funds from the EU budget towards “tackling populism”, saying the trend towards nationalism is threatening to rip the bloc apart.

Feb 10 08:26

SYRIAN WAR REPORT – FEBRUARY 10, 2017: SYRIAN ARMY CLASHES WITH PRO-TURKSIH MILITANTS NEAR AL-BAB

In the northern Aleppo countryside, the towns of Tell Rifaat, Menagh, Mayer, Tell Jibbin, Ma’arasteh Khan and Hardatnin have joined a reconciliation agreement with the Syrian government after talks with a Russian mediation. Tell Rifaat and Menagh had been controlled by the Kurdish YPG.

On February 9, an escalation erupted between Syrian government and Turkish forces in the area of al-Bab.

Initially the Turkish General Staff announced that an accidental Russian airstrike had killed three Turkish soldiers and wounded 11 others in the area of al-Bab. The incident was confirmed by the Russian military.

Later at the same day, pro-Turkish militants engaged Syrian army and National Defense Forces (NDF) troops at Abu Zandin and Shamawiya located at the road to the ISIS stronghold of al-Bab.

Feb 10 08:26

Samuel Sheinbein, American killer held in Israeli prison, shot dead

Sheinbein, 34, was tried in Israel in 1999, two years after he fled to the country and successfully sought refuge from extradition, enraging Maryland authorities and briefly threatening U.S. aid to the Jewish state.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good reason to stage a fake shooting and fake death!

Feb 10 08:26

Merkel urged to make ‘Germany a NUCLEAR SUPERPOWER for Europe’ over US-exit fears

GERMANY should become a nuclear superpower and spearhead European efforts to acquire weapons, according to leading politicians.

Berlin is under pressure to obtain nuclear weapons for the EU over fears the United States will leave NATO.

Head of Poland’s ruling party Jaroslaw Kaczynski told German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, he would “welcome an EU nuclear superpower” shortly before meeting Angela Merkel in Warsaw.



Feb 10 08:25

Nuclear Emergency Tracking Center - Netc.com

Nuclear Emergency Tracking Center - Netc.com is an Early Warning Radiation System that takes data from private radiation monitoring stations and EPA network and creates a RBL ( Radiation Background Level ) for each 3000+ stations everyday.

Feb 10 08:20

PAPERS PLEASE: PROPOSED LAW WILL JAIL PASSENGERS FOR 4 MONTHS FOR RIDING IN A CAR WITHOUT AN ID

The nanny/security state has reared its ugly head, again — this time in the form of a new law that requires passengers in a vehicle to carry identification – with violators facing up to four months in jail and a $750 dollar fine.

Last week, HB 2305 was introduced by Rep. Anthony Kern (R-Dist. 20), in hopes of reinstating an Arizona law that was struck down in 2002 after a judge ruled the statute as too vague to enforce.

Currently, Arizona law requires only requires that the driver of a vehicle carry identification.

Feb 10 08:19

Is The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Engaged in a RICO Enterprise to Violate Federal Immigration Law? The Illegals That Get Money to Go to College

The Dream. US is an organization engaged in helping illegals in the U.S. go to college. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation appears to be a financial supporter. Is this a RICO enterprise? Is the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation engaged in a financial scheme to enable fraudulent use of Social Security numbers as part of a mail and wire fraud operation?

Feb 10 08:19

Obama leads Purple Revolution George Soros Wages against Trump & USA.



Feb 10 08:17

Macs don't get viruses? Hahaha, ha... seriously though, that Word doc could be malware

Hackers are menacing Apple Mac users with Word documents laced with malicious macros that install malware.

Security researchers spotted a rash of poisonous files doing the rounds earlier this week, one of which was titled "U.S. Allies and Rivals Digest Trump's Victory – Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.docm." Apple fans who opened the document on a Mac are prompted to enable macros.

If enabled, the file executes a function, coded in Python, that downloads a malware payload to infect the machine. The Python code is taken from the open-source EmPyre project, a pure Python post-exploitation agent. The tactic is used to push persistent malware onto compromised Macs.

Feb 10 08:13

Planned Espionage Act could jail journos and whistleblowers as spies

Proposals for a swingeing new Espionage Act that could jail journalists as spies have been developed in haste by legal officials, The Register has learned.

The proposed Act is an attempt to ban reporting of future big data leaks.

The government has received recommendations for a "future-proofed" new Espionage Act that would put leaking and whistleblowing in the same category as spying for foreign powers.

The plans would threaten leakers and journalists with the same extended jail sentences as agents working for of foreign powers. Sentences would apply even if – like Edward Snowden or Chelsea Manning – the leaker was not British, or in Britain, or was intent on acting in the public interest.



Feb 10 07:52

Trump Plays Cat and Mouse with Iran

Iran needs to shrug off the provocations, and keep up their end of the deal. That’s it; just hang tight and stay cool.

Why is the Trump administration threatening Iran?

On February 1, National Security Adviser Michael Flynn announced that the administration was “putting Iran on notice” after it tested a ballistic missile which the US sees as a violation of Iran’s treaty obligations. Flynn’s frigid tone made it clear that the administration is considering the use of military force. But why?

Feb 10 07:51

The Reason The Elite Hate Trump So Much Is Because He Is Opposed To The One World Agenda Of The Globalists

Have you ever wondered why the elite hate Donald Trump so much? There have certainly been many politicians throughout the years that have been disliked, but with Trump there is a hatred that is so intense that it almost seems tangible at times.

Feb 10 07:49

We Thank Trump for Exposing the Reality of the U.S – Ayatollah Khamenei

In its 200 years of expansionism, the US has paused too seldom and too briefly to consider the culture, history, lives and dignity of other lands.

Leader Khamenei stressed a “dignified” response to threats and bullying.…

In his February 7th speech, Leader Khamenei has wisely rejected the “threats” already issuing from the Trump Administration. Leader Khamenei stressed a “dignified” response to threats and bullying. I wholeheartedly applaud the emphasis on “dignity” and respect—respect for treaties between democratic governments, respect for the cultures and lives of citizens of this fragile, shrinking planet.

Feb 10 07:47

Why is CNN spreading fake news about BDS?

Last Sunday, CNN host Fareed Zakaria interviewed French pundit and ardent Israel apologist Bernard-Henri Lévy about the rise in anti-Semitism.

Zakaria allowed Lévy to casually link Nazism to the Palestinian BDS movement without a challenge.



THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED US OVER THIS CRISIS.

Feb 10 07:46

Secrecy surrounds White House cybersecurity staff shakeup

The chief information security officer for the White House's Executive Office of the President has been removed from his position, sources have confirmed.

Cory Louie was appointed to the position by former President Obama in 2015, charged with keeping safe the staff closest to the president -- including the president himself -- from cyber-threats posed by hackers and nation-state attackers.

But circumstances surrounding his departure, weeks after President Donald Trump took office, remain unclear.

Feb 10 07:44

Until .01% arrests for OBVIOUS crimes of illegal Wars of Aggression, looting, lying, assume Trump is another tool of US rogue state empire. Prima facie facts show .01% agenda under ‘WrestleMania Trump’ for war within and without: civil war and war on Iran

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

prima facie: Latin for "at first look," or "on its face," referring to a lawsuit or criminal prosecution in which the evidence before trial is sufficient to prove the case unless there is substantial contradictory evidence presented.

This article presents:

Three videos presenting current evidence of the Trump Administration’s escalation of lying war rhetoric on Iran, and evidence of orchestrated corporate media propaganda of domestic “chaos” that might have an endgame of martial law to crush opposition to ongoing US rogue state empire.

Summaries and links to articles with overwhelming factual documentation to prove ongoing US rogue state empire, lying rhetoric for illegal war on Iran, ongoing lie-started and illegal War of Aggression of Israel on Gaza, and complicit “coverage” of these crimes by corporate media.

Feb 10 07:43

29 page report from the 9th circuit court on Trump's travel moratorium

Feb 10 07:36

Petition to Arrest George Soros

A trusted old friend sent me a petition intended for the eyes of President Trump if 100,000 signatures can be gathered by Feb. 20th.



Feb 10 07:35

M 6.5 - 10km NNE of Mabua, Philippines

Feb 10 03:03

CONGRESS to push legislation that will cut LEGAL immigration in half to protect American workers

Leading senators have unveiled landmark immigration reform legislation that would limit the number of refugees permitted into the United States each year and eventually cut total immigration to America by 50 percent, according to a preview of the legislation.

Feb 09 19:49

'We need an EU army!' Guy Verhofstadt insists support for bloc's military plan is GROWING

The former Belgium Prime Minister said the controversial project played a vital part in reforming the crumbling bloc.

Feb 09 19:29

Now for NEXIT: Geert Wilders says FIRST job as PM will be to call EU referendum

GEERT Wilders has promised the Netherlands their own European Union (EU) referendum if he wins the upcoming election to become Prime Minister next month.

Feb 09 19:27

Top EU official DEFENDS open borders policy as migrants 'help' support ageing population

THE EUROPEAN UNION must keep its borders open to migrants in order to support its ageing population, a senior EU official claimed.

Federica Mogherini, the bloc’s representative for foreign affairs and security policy, insisted immigration played a vital role in supporting Europe’s floundering economy.

Feb 09 19:23

Spare us! Hollywood luvvie Richard Gere arrives in Germany to praise 'courageous' Merkel

PRETTY WOMAN actor Richard Gere has hailed Angela Merkel's courage in the handling of the migrant crisis as he attacked Donald Trump's "chaotic" leadership.



Feb 09 19:02

Druckenmiller bought gold after reversing November stance

Stan Druckenmiller, the billionaire investor with one of the best long-term track records in money management, said he bought gold in late December and January, reversing the sale he made after the U.S. presidential election.

Feb 09 18:32

REVEALED: Secret plan to tie Britain to EU after Brexit pushed ‘under the radar’

MINISTERS have provoked fury for trying to put through a treaty “under the radar” which will keep Britain tied to the EU after Brexit.

An early day motion (EDM) will today be put down by Ukip MP Douglas Carswell objecting to the Unitary Patent Court Agreement (UPCA).

The deal, which ministers have tried to avoid having a vote on, means that Britain will still be subject to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) after Brexit and mean we are still tied in with single market rules despite promises by Theresa May that we will completely leave.

Ministers have claimed the UPC is separate to the EU but only EU members can sign it and the European Court of Justice is the final court of appeal.

It also means that the standards for products and inventions are set in Europe not Britain.

Feb 09 18:04

Even Trump’s Spectacular Tweets Don’t Help Twitter

Not enough Americans can figure out why on earth they should use it



Feb 09 17:51

Rand Paul To Tucker Carlson: Let’s Audit The Fed – Oh, And WTF Is Up With The Neocon Iraq War Architect Trump’s About To Appoint?

After a Democrat filibuster of Rand Paul’s “Audit the Fed” bill – reintroduced in January along with 8 co-sponsors and passed by 53 Senators including Bernie Sanders, the Senator from Kentucky believes he may find a friend in President Trump, who has previously endorsed the idea. Opponents to the audit, also known as establishment shills, suggest that transparency might lead to scrutiny. You don’t say? On Tucker Carlson Tonight, Paul explained how the Fed hurts people

Feb 09 17:49

Trump’s Truth Bomb: “You Think We’re So Innocent?”

“Putin’s a killer.” This was the claim made by Fox News ‘journalist’ Bill O’Reilly during his recent interview with Donald Trump. Trump’s reply came in the form of a simple question. “What, you think our country’s so innocent?” It was a reply that succeeded in puncturing the bubble of exceptionalism in which Mr O’Reilly and those like him have long chosen to cocoon themselves from reality.

Feb 09 17:48

The Colonization of Local-Business Main Street by Corporate America

This is what our mode of production optimizes: ugliness, debt-serfdom, and servitude to politically dominant corporations.

Feb 09 17:45

Trump Releases List Of Two Dozen Terror Suspects Allowed In To US From ‘Banned’ Countries

In an effort to defend its temporary travel ban on seven countries where extremism is rife, the Trump administration released a list Wednesday of 24 individuals suspected of terrorism who were admitted into the US in the past 8 years.

Feb 09 17:40

French nuclear power plant explosion: Blast at Flamanville station 'does not cause radioactive leak'

Several people are being treated for smoke inhalation after an explosion and fire at a nuclear power plant in France.

Authorities said there was "no nuclear risk" following the blast in Flamanville shortly before 10am local time (9am GMT) on Thursday.

"It is a significant technical issue but does not constitute a nuclear accident," Olivier Marmion, director of the prefect's office, told AFP, adding that the explosion occurred outside the nuclear zone.

Feb 09 17:34

FLOOD WARNING

A dam in Elko County, Nevada has failed and the National Weather Service is warning people downstream to prepare. In this exclusive look from Chopper 5 you can see at least two sections of the earthen dam at Twentyone Mile Reservoir have been washed out by raging water. We know roads near Wells and Montello are flooded and closed. BE SAFE! Do not drive through standing water.

Feb 09 17:33

Saudi Lobbyists Recruiting Veterans to Kill 9/11 Lawsuit

Using misinformation and lots of cash, Saudi Arabia is luring well-meaning U.S. military veterans into its campaign to eviscerate a recently-passed law allowing 9/11 families to sue the monarchy for its alleged role in facilitating the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people. It’s a brazen effort, considering 9/11 inspired so many veterans to enter military service. However, working through hired American proxies who don’t draw attention to their Saudi sponsorship, the kingdom is finding success by taking advantage of veterans’ patriotic instincts.

Feb 09 16:59

House Of Lords Told To Back Brexit Bill Or Face Being Abolished – Reports

Downing Street is attempting to play down a warning that the House of Lords could be abolished if peers try to block the Brexit bill.

The bill, which gives the government the authority to activate Article 50, starting the formal process of leaving the EU, was approved by 494 votes to 122 in the Commons, keeping the government’s March timetable to trigger Brexit talks on track.

Feb 09 16:53

News Corp posts second quarter loss citing Australian newspaper impairments

Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation has posted a second quarter loss citing impairments in its Australian newspaper business as a key factor.

Feb 09 16:53

Federal Judge Just Struck Major Blow Against Two-Party System: Media Silent

Last week, a federal judge provided a long overdue victory for alternative political parties in the United States. The ruling found the Federal Election Commission (FEC), the institution that oversees the Commission on Presidential Debates, failed to sufficiently examine evidence challenging two-party dominance in national debates. The judge asserted there was no evidence “that the FEC considered the relevant factors or took a hard look at the evidence.”

Feb 09 16:53

Fearful Politicians Now Prepping In Case “Public Turns Violent Against Them”

It is safe to say that things are unraveling. While a good self-defense strategy is a always a good thing for individuals to think through – many politicians are now taking things to the next level. With the population sufficiently riled up to a near revolutionary point, and President Trump raising the bar for acceptable extremes in politics, many of the elected officials and appointed bureaucrats who sold the American public on a failed Obamacare plan are now fearful that they could be targeted at political events or out of control demonstrations against forced health care or any other policy. Republicans involved in repealing the legislation are also fearful, and part of the left has become violent and anarchistic.

Feb 09 16:52

SHOCKER: Giant Billboard Declares 'VACCINES CAN CAUSE AUTISM' On Major Texas Interstate

A giant billboard adorns interstate 40 near Amarillo, Texas. It states VACCINES CAN CAUSE AUTISM.

Feb 09 16:11

Immigration, World Poverty and Gumballs

Feb 09 15:54

Diabetes In Latino Children Linked To Air Pollution ? Study

Hundreds of Latino children who were studied for over a decade faced a heightened risk of developing Type 2 diabetes after exposure to nitrogen dioxide and tiny pollutants from cars and power plants, a new report finds.

A recent study from scientists at the University of Southern California (USC) tracked 314 overweight Latino children living in areas with high levels of air pollution, and found they had an increased risk of contracting Type 2 diabetes.

Feb 09 15:52

Italy’s Banking Crisis Is Even Worse Than We Thought

The insider blame game has begun.

Feb 09 15:12

Trump’s 2-For-1 Deregulation Executive Order Challenged In Court

Another of President Donald Trump’s executive orders is headed to court. Requiring the removal of two old regulations before a new one is imposed goes beyond his constitutional authority, opponents allege.

Trump’s “one-in, two-out” executive order over regulations received pushback from unions and left-leaning advocacy groups. Trump claimed that the order was not directed specifically at regulations from the Obama administration but rather “a knock on many presidents preceding me.”

Feb 09 15:00

Draft Executive Order Reveals Trump Plan To Expand Offshore Prison

A draft executive order reported to be circulating within the Trump White House calls for keeping the notorious Guantánamo Bay prison open and allowing for individuals associated with the Islamic State (ISIS) to be sent there—a plan described by one expert as “toxic policy” and “a national security disaster.”

Feb 09 14:57

THIS SUPREME COURT JUDGE JUST ANNOUNCED HER SICK DESIRE TO DESTROY AMERICA -THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING!

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is all in favor of changing the Electoral College.

Feb 09 14:53

You Will Always Take The Stairs After Reading This

Why do the people of the Western world insist on waiting for elevators, hunting escalators, standing on those moving walkways at the airport and cutting people off in the parking lot to get the closest spot next to the gym? The late, great comedian Mitch Hedberg once said, “An escalator can never…

Feb 09 14:52

Chinese Real-Estate Buyers Descend On Seattle

When Anna Riley, a Seattle-area real-estate agent, held an open house for a new $2.3 million listing in the tony city of Bellevue late last month, the pool of prospective buyers was different from the usual assortment of tech magnates, sports stars and chief executives.

Twenty groups of buyers visited the property in the Seattle metro area—and all of them were Chinese.

Feb 09 14:52

Republicans Fear For Their Safety As Obamacare Protests Grow

House Republicans during a closed-door meeting Tuesday discussed how to protect themselves and their staffs from protesters storming town halls and offices in opposition to repealing Obamacare, sources in the room told Politico.

Feb 09 14:44

$8.5 Billion U.S. Counter Narcotics Effort in Afghanistan Boosts Opium Production

Afghanistan remains the world’s leading producer of opium, providing 80% of the global output over the past decade

Feb 09 14:31

A warning to Trump? Russia floats return to Iran’s Hamadan air base

In further sign of Russia's backing for Iran, Russian ambassador to Tehran floats possibility of Russian air force deployments to Iran and Russian sales of SU27 fighters to Iran.

Feb 09 14:30

U.S. police arrest record 750 suspects in Super Bowl sex-trafficking stings

Police said six minors and 86 adults were rescued as part of the three-week police operation.

Feb 09 14:28

UK House Of Commons Approves Brexit

The UK House of Commons on Wednesday voted by a huge majority—494 to 122—in favour of Britain beginning the process of leaving the European Union (EU).

The Withdrawal from the European Union (Article 50) Bill 2016-17 now goes before the House of Lords and is expected to become law in time for the Conservative government to trigger EU withdrawal by the end of March.

Feb 09 14:28

CANADIAN PM JUSTIN TRUDEAU: “Give us your unvetted, your unwanted, your undocumented Muslim invaders yearning to be a permanent member of the welfare state”

THANKS JUSTIN…can we send you all our poorly-vetted Muslim freeloaders, rapists, and potential jihadists posing as refugees, too?

Feb 09 14:21

GM Mustard Case Returns To Court In India: Bt Cotton Failure And Economic Distress Spun As A ‘Success’ In Pitch For GMOs

The Government of India is attempting to push through the commercial cultivation of genetically modified (GM) food crops. In an attempt to spearhead the drive by making GM mustard the first such crop in the country, the government has apparently allowed regulatory delinquency, non-transparent procedures and fraudulent science. Aruna Rodrigues argues what is happening is blatant criminality and has taken the issue to the Supreme Court, which chairs the next hearing of the case on 7 February (date has since been put back a few days).

Feb 09 13:47

Do you support Trump's 90-day travel moratorium?

YES
90% (1615 votes)
NO
10% (173 votes)
Total votes: 1788
Feb 09 13:37

NOT A WALL? FRANCE TO BUILD ‘AESTHETIC PERIMETER’ BARRIER AROUND EIFFEL TOWER TO LIMIT TERRORISM

PARIS IS SPENDING 20 MILLION EUROS ($22 MILLION) TO BUILD A PROTECTIVE BARRIER AROUND THE EIFFEL TOWER TO REPLACE TEMPORARY STRUCTURES THAT WERE PUT UP AFTER A SERIES OF TERROR ATTACKS.

Feb 09 13:35

The Greenback Looks Like It’s In Trouble

The greenback has enjoyed a nice bounce in the era of Donald Trump but as the dollar (NYSEARCA:UUP) index is holding around the 100 level, the Dollar bulls are ignoring the fact that there could be a risk of a head and shoulders pattern here which would be bearish long-term for the greenback.

Feb 09 13:32

Italian Village Building Statue of Trump: 'The Only Politician Following Through On His Promises'

A tiny village in Italy is building a giant marble statue of Donald Trump because he's "the only politician who is following through on his promises."

If CNN had any integrity, they'd be doing the same and putting it in their lobby.

Feb 09 13:30

Bill Kristol: 'Lazy, Spoiled' White Working Class Should Be Replaced By Immigrants

"I hope this thing isn't being videotaped or ever shown anywhere."

Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol called for the "lazy, spoiled" white working class to be replaced by "new Americans" Tuesday at an event put on by the American Enterprise Institute.

Feb 09 13:29

FLASHBACK - CLARK COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT BATTLES HISTORY OF PERSONNEL VIOLATING STUDENTS, 5 CHARGED IN 3 MONTHS

CLARK COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT FACES INCREASED PUBLIC SCRUTINY AS ANOTHER TEACHER IS ARRESTED ON ALLEGATIONS OF SEXUAL INVOLVEMENT WITH A STUDENT.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

School was different back when I was a kid!

Feb 09 13:21

BOOM! MELANIA JUST GOT SWEET REVENGE ON HER HATERS THAT WILL LEAVE THEM PENNILESS AND ON THE STREET!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is why everyone in the Independent Media needs to be careful about vetting stories.

Feb 09 13:16

THEY’RE DONE! EVERYONE AT THE DEPT. OF EDU JUST GOT THE WORST NEWS OF THEIR LIVES - THIS IS GREAT!

The same day Betsy DeVos was confirmed as the secretary of education, one Republican congressman introduced legislation seeking to eliminate the Department of Education altogether. Rep. Thomas Massie’s bill is only one page long and states, “The Department of Education shall terminate on December 31, 2018.”

Feb 09 12:55

Water Protectors Call For Global Mass Mobilizations As Army Plans To Approve Dakota Access Pipeline

On Tuesday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Tuesday it will greenlight the final phase of construction of the pipeline.

Feb 09 12:45

What Would it Cost a Country to Leave the Euro? That’s What Everyone Suddenly Wants to Know

It’s the closest the Eurozone has come to falling apart.

Feb 09 12:39

Israel’s efforts to erase Palestinian history reflect ‘incremental genocide,’ Ehrenreich says

The question about genocide– yes, it’s an incremental genocide. And I think that’s a word that gives a lot of people pause and it certainly should. We don’t see the absolutely mass slaughters, although in Gaza I think we’ve seen something very much like it that we usually associate with genocide. But– the attempts to erase a people, to just erase them, to erase their history, I think follow a logic that can only be called genocidal. I mean, every time someone says– and people say it all the time, I get it on twitter all the time– “There’s no such thing as a Palestinian,” or “There was nobody there when the Zionists arrived”– these are genocidal statements, these are attempts to erase a culture, erase a history, decimate a people and I think they should be recognized as that. - See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/2017/02/palestinian-incremental-ehrenreich/#stha...

Feb 09 12:33

UC Berkeley: Campus Police Working With FBI To Investigate Riots

A comment from UC Berkeley to The Daily Caller seems to indicate that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is investigating the riots outside of Milo Yiannopolous’ scheduled talk last week.

TheDC reached out to a UC Berkeley spokesperson regarding revelations that one of their employees, Ian Dabney Miller, was involved in violent demonstrations outside Milo’s talk.

Feb 09 12:33

Time To Sell The Dollar

Feb 09 12:31

Trump Drops HUGE Terror Bombshell While Democrats Keep Obstructing (VIDEO)

The White House has just released a list to Fox News containing the names of 24 REFUGEES who came from the 7 COUNTRIES affected by Trump’s TRAVEL BAN, and have been charged with TERRORISM!!!!!

This effectively exposes all of Obama’s intentional lies which he spewed in a desperate attempt to cover-up the shocking truth that we now know definitely and beyond any doubt…

Trump has been right all along…

Feb 09 12:31

YouTube glitch results in huge subscriber count losses, negative sub counts

A number of YouTube channels are experiencing huge subscriber count losses, as the result of a glitch that occurred Wednesday afternoon.

The glitch was first reported by YouTube user BlackScreenTV, who theorized that it was caused by a counting error when subscribing and un-subscribing. We conducted our own tests, and found his theory to be correct.

Here’s an example: You find a channel that has 1,000 subscribers. If you subscribe, their count would be increased to 1,001 – normal, intended behavior. When you immediately unsubscribe, however, their count decreases by two, dropping to 999. The ending result is a net gain of -1 subscribers, as opposed to 0.

The glitch caused many top channels to seemingly lose thousands of subscribers on Wednesday afternoon, with several channels dropping into the negatives.

Feb 09 12:29

Shell launches bid to leave massive, sludgy oil rig remnants in North Sea for 500 years

Oil giant Shell is to launch a bid to leave the 10 vast concrete legs of three oil rigs standing in the North Sea for up to 500 years after the platforms have been decommissioned.

The company’s proposals also include the controversial suggestion that oil mixed with sediment in 42 out of 64 concrete storage cells – each up to 20 metres in diameter and 60 metres high, taller than Nelson’s Column – should remain on the sea bed.

Feb 09 12:28

Robots 'could replace 250,000 UK public sector workers'

Almost 250,000 public sector workers could lose their jobs to robots over the next 15 years, according to a new report which claims machines would be more efficient and save billions of pounds.

Reform, a right-of-centre thinktank, says websites and artificial intelligence “chat bots” could replace up to 90% of Whitehall’s administrators, as well as tens of thousands in the NHS and GPs’ surgeries, by 2030 – saving as much as £4bn a year.

Even nurses and doctors could fall victim to the march of the machines, which the report says can outperform humans at some diagnoses and routine surgical procedures, and are more efficient at collecting information.

Feb 09 12:28

World’s Largest Container Carrier “Unexpectedly” Has Big Loss in Crushed Industry. Now Trade War with China Looms

It “would have a very negative effect on our business”: Maersk CEO

A.P. Moller-Maersk – a conglomerate that includes the largest container carrier in the world, transporting about 19% of all seaborne containerized cargo, plus large port operations, an oil driller, and other units – got caught in two industries that saw prices collapse: seaborne container freight and oil.

Feb 09 12:25

Beijing threatens to shut down bitcoin exchanges

China’s central bank has warned domestic bitcoin exchanges they risk being closed if found violating the country’s currency regulations. The warning came as the regulator tries to curb capital outflows following fears of continued weakness in the yuan.

Feb 09 12:22

We finally have a computer that can survive the surface of Venus

The chip was then placed into the GEER—the Glenn Extreme Environments Rig, a machine that can maintain Venus-like temperature and pressure for hundreds of hours at a time. The chip, a simple 3-stage oscillator, kept functioning at a steady 1.26MHz for 521 hours (21.7) days before the GEER had to be shut down.

NASA Glenn says this is the first reported demonstration of a computer chip operating in Venus-like conditions for multiple days/weeks without the aid of a pressure vessel, cooling system, or other means of protection. "With further technology maturation, such SiC IC electronics could drastically improve Venus lander designs and mission concepts, fundamentally enabling long-duration enhanced missions to the surface of Venus," the researchers conclude.

Feb 09 12:20

Obama Set Up A Hotline For Illegals To Vent, Cost To Taxpayers: 15 Million

Hotlines set up by the Obama administration for illegals to vent requires a staff of 208.

Feb 09 12:13

The FBI: Silent Terror of the Fourth Reich

“After five years of Hitler’s dictatorship, the Nazi police had won the FBI’s seal of approval.”

— Historian Robert Gellately

“Adolf Hitler is alive and well in the United States, and he is fast rising to power.”

—Paul Craig Roberts, former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, on the danger posed by the FBI to our civil liberties

Lately, there’s been a lot of rhetoric comparing Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler. The concern is that a Nazi-type regime may be rising in America.

That process, however, began a long time ago.

Feb 09 12:13

Home About Antiwar.com Donate Blog US Casualties Contact Latest NewsTrump to Approve Arms Sales to Saudis, Bahrain, Ignoring Human Rights Concerns

According to officials familiar with the process, President Trump is expected to quickly approve massive weapons sales to both Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, deals which had been on hold over growing concerns about human rights abuses by both nations.

The White House did not discuss the matter directly, saying the final announcement isn’t made yet, but the reports say that a $300 million Saudi missile technology sale and a multi-billion dollar warplane deal for Bahrain are both expected to get imminent clearance from the administration.

Human rights groups had been attacking the Obama Administration for years over such sales, calls which grew with the Saudi war in Yemen and the huge civilian death toll that followed. In the final few months of his administration, Obama was slowing some of the sales.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, Mr. President, Profits Uber alles?!?

How in the name of a just Heaven can you possibly be greenlighting these deals, when you know what is being done with these weapons?!?

The Sunni Al-Khalifa monarchy has been regularly suppressing its Shia majority, who - to date - have been peacefully protesting the lack of democracy, and then jailed, tortured into confessions for crimes they did not commit, and receiving huge jail sentences.

Bahrain is still hounding its Shia

And the Saudis?!? Please don't get me started, sir. They have employed a "scorched earth" policy against neighboring Yemen, where the Houthi rebels unseated Monsour Al-Hadi, and this war has gone on for two years, with no real gains to speak of.

Yemen: no accountability for war crimes in Yemen

The Saudis are creating war crimes right, left, upside down, and backwards. They are bombing schools and hospitals; the elderly fragile; women; and open-air markets. They are blockading the ports, so no food can come into the country, meaning that thousands of children are literally starving to death here.

Images: starving Yemeni children

Mr. President, do you not understand that These weapons deals make the US government complicit in those war crimes?!?!?

And by the way, just in case your advisors have decided to "shield" you from the following information,I WON'T!!

These bombing raids are maiming Yemeni children, if not killing them outright. I think you should have a good, hard look at these kids, and ask yourself; what if these were my kids?!?

Images: wounded and killed Yemeni children, courtesy of Saudi bombing raids.

To say that I am profoundly disappointed that you have chosen to side with war criminals in both these countries.... is a colossal understatement.

I sincerely thought you would be making better choices than this.

But I guess Corporate Directors of General Dynamics which the bombs, is ecstatic about making a killing...literally.

Feb 09 12:10

Trump reads the law regarding presidential power to suspend entry into the country. The law is very clear and exposes these judges as going against the law.

President Trump Lashes Out at Liberal Renegade Judges for Blocking Executive Order on Travel Restrictions

Feb 09 12:10

Putin: Most Terrorist Attacks Are “False Flags” Designed To Control Citizens

Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that most terrorist attacks are false flag operations designed by the West in order to control members of the public.

Feb 09 12:06

Crimes against Humanity? Israel Bans Delivery of Anaesthesia Gas to Gaza Hospitals

Israel has banned anaesthetic gas from entering the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian Ministry of Health revealed yesterday.

This is the third time that the occupation has prevented Nitrous Oxide (nitrox) gas, which is used for patients during surgery, from entering the besieged enclave, the ministry’s spokesman, Ashraf Al-Qidra, said. The ban means a number of urgent medical procedures have now been halted, he explained.

There are currently 200 patients awaiting urgent medical treatment in Gaza’s hospitals, Al-Qidra said.

Feb 09 12:02

IS NETANYAHU FINISHED?

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is one of the most corrupt political leaders on the planet. He is also one of the most heavily financed political leaders on the planet.

In spite of his billionaire friends and supporters, however, he is facing almost certain political destruction.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There's a motive for Netanyahu to start a major war with Egypt!

Feb 09 11:58

“Swedish Spring”: Citizens Demand National Conversation On Migrant Crimes After Top Cop Goes Public

It’s being called the “Swedish Spring”; a groundswell of support for a top cop who went public on the epidemic of crimes being committed by Muslim migrants which has led to Swedes demanding a national conversation on the issue.

Since veteran police officer Peter Springare blew the whistle on the devastating effects mass immigration has had on Sweden, likes on a Facebook page set up in his honor have swelled to over 130,000 in the space of less than a week.

Feb 09 11:56

Up For Auction: WW2 Spy Weapons & Escape Tools Used By British Secret Agents

Deadly spy weapons and escape tools used by secret agents during the Second World War are to go on sale at auction for the first time.

The tools include a multi-bladed knife designed to help prisoners of war escape, a hidden compass that fits inside a tunic button, and a cleverly concealed cyanide suicide pill hidden inside what looks like a key.

Feb 09 11:55

NYPD Must Release All Files About Undercover Spying On Black Lives Matter Protests ? Judge

A New York Supreme Court judge has ruled that the New York Police Department must comply with an information request for files and recordings of undercover surveillance of a Black Lives Matter protest that didn’t result in any arrests.

Feb 09 11:53

The Growth Industry in 2017? Debt Restructuring & Bankruptcy!

What the experts of the “restructuring industry” see.

Feb 09 11:48

Trump Breaks The Ice With China’s Xi In Letter Seeking ‘Constructive’ Ties

U.S. President Donald Trump has broken the ice with Chinese President Xi Jinping in a letter that said he looked forward to working with him to develop relations, although the pair haven’t spoken directly since Trump took office.

The letter thanked Xi for his congratulatory note on Trump’s inauguration and wished the Chinese people a prosperous Lunar New Year of the Rooster, the White House said in a statement on Wednesday.

“President Trump stated that he looks forward to working with President Xi to develop a constructive relationship that benefits both the United States and China,” it said.

China said on Thursday it attached great importance to China-U.S. ties.

“We highly appreciate President Trump’s holiday greetings to President Xi Jinping and the Chinese people,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said at a daily press briefing.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

All this looks positive to me; war with China is the absolutely last thing the folks in Foggy Bottom should be contemplating right now.

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