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May 7, 2016

May 07 06:20

UN envoy warns that Iraq's political crisis helps extremists

The top U.N. envoy in Iraq strongly urged the country's political leaders and civil society on Friday to work together to resolve the current political deadlock, warning that the ongoing crisis and chaos are only serving the interests of Islamic State extremists.

Despite notable progress on the ground against the Islamic State group, Jan Kubis told the U.N. Security Council that "it remains a formidable and determined enemy that constantly adjusts its tactics and attack patterns." He pointed to the discovery of more than 50 mass graves in territory retaken from IS, including three found on April 19 in the soccer grounds area of Ramadi, and reports that the extremist group is using chemical weapons.

Kubis said enemies of Iraq — first and foremost IS extremists — "stand to benefit from political instability and lack of reforms."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In geopolitics, choices always have...consequences.

The choice of installing the Al-Abadi puppet government by the US government, giving no real voice whatsoever to the real needs and concerns of the Iraqi people, meant that the US government was, at its most wretchedly blind and tone-deaf, sowing the seeds of a potential popular revolution, fronted by Muqtada al Sadr.

The choices the US has here are now few and far between, and none of them good for continuing US hegemony in the region.

The US military could try a decap strike directly against Al Sadr; that would probably inflame a popular revolution, putting all of our service members in the country in horrific harm's way.

The US government's Ambassador to Iraq, Stuart Jones, could attempt to reason with the Al-Abadi government, and arm-wrestle their Parliament into making these needed reforms; but I would probably suggest that this has been tried, and failed utterly.

The US government could pull its troops completely out of Iraq; however, this would mean that the invasion and occupation of Iraq had been an horrific mistake, and neither the US military nor the US government ever does that.

At the end of the day, the US government wants to insure that Iraqi oil is only sold through approved vendors, and only in US dollars; it will do everything humanly possible to protect this, even if it means the sacrifice of the lives of hundreds more of our service members, and thousands more Iraqis.

May 07 06:15

'Fringe' Website LibertyFight.com Breaks Truth Wide Open In Leak of Secret Internal Police Memo, Sheriff's Dept. 'Frustrated'

The establishment corporate media were forced to cover the release of a secret leaked police memo yesterday, after the LibertyFight.com expose on the matter went super-viral worldwide. The article was first linked to Mike Rivero's top-rated independent news website WhatReallyHappened.com Friday morning. In response, Sheriff Ryan Zollman claimed that the memo was "old news," after hiding it from the public for nearly four months. In reality the 'Officer Safety' Notice, issued by the Ada County, Idaho Crime Analysis Unit last January, was not 'old news' to the public at all. On the contrary, it was brand new news, because no one ever told the public about it. Channel 7 TV news in Idaho ran a breaking 6PM news story on it last night. According to channel 7, the Ada County sheriff's Dept. was "frustrated" over the leak of the confidential memo, which police officers are supposedly forbidden to release.

May 07 06:09

‘Talk Of Syria Truce Has Become A Sick Joke’

The devastating events in Aleppo over the past week have been the subject of many editorials and headlines as appeals are being made to the warring factions to end the madness

The world and the United Nations remain silent towards the brutal Aleppo bombardment that is leading to civilian casualties and the outcry to put a stop to this tragedy grows louder and louder, said UAE’s Al Bayan.

“The UAE Foreign Ministry released a statement denouncing the Aleppo attacks and unjustified escalation, calling on the world to stop the bloodshed. The UAE fears that such an escalation may derail the way to a political solution for the Syrian crisis. The UAE Foreign Ministry called on the Syrian regime to abide by the ceasefire and facilitate the entry of humanitarian aid to besieged areas. In the light of this escalation and these gruesome scenes from Aleppo that are now making their way around the world, the UAE’s call is a cry to awaken the world’s conscience and face these crimes ...”

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Taboola
May 07 06:08

Stop Giving the Government the Power to Play God

take back your power

nullify whatever is contrary to your morals and common sense

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May 07 06:03

Israel Raid Hits Gaza

Israel raid hits Gaza in response to rocket fire: army
Witnesses say missile strikes hit Hamas base causing significant damage

Gaza City: Israeli aircraft hit two Hamas targets in Gaza early Saturday in response to rocket fire, the occupation army said, as the worst flare-up of violence since a 2014 war entered a fourth day.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the rocket launch and most such fire since 2014 has been carried out by fringe Islamist groups but Israel holds Hamas responsible for all such attacks.

“Earlier today [Saturday] ... a rocket was fired from the Gaza Strip at southern Israel,” the army said in a statement.“In response ... aircraft targeted two Hamas terror infrastructures in the southern Gaza Strip.”

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Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

Finco Bayano

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May 07 05:49

Mike Emry of TVOI News Raided By Feds in Oregon, Arrested On Gun Charges Day After Police Document Leak

I am not familiar with TVOI News or Michael Emry. Following is information from Mike's wife about the raid. What appears clear is that this man is an independent journalist; I was told by a friend of his that Mike and his wife travel the country covering various stories for their website, and they work to expose corruption of various sorts. Now the feds have kicked down the door to his RV, raided his home, terrified his wife, kicked his dogs, and put him in prison. Becky Hudson wrote, in part, "8 agents showed up in full tacktacle screaming'' at me in my bathrobe to ''put your hands up" they took michael's computer, our full password list...websites, email, fb.., both our address book, michael's phone, which they added he would not be getting back. Kicked our dogs, tore 3 doors off their hinges, destroyed our house, everything was thrown on the floor, and to top it op our flyer COMMITTEE OF CORRESPONDENSE was found on my bathroom floor CRUMPLED UP.



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May 07 05:40

John Kerry Says Assad Has To Leave Syria Or Else… Or Else What???

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Secretary of State John Kerry warned Syria’s government and its backers in Moscow and Tehran on Tuesday that they face an August deadline for starting a political transition to move President Bashar Assad out, or they risk the consequences of a new U.S. approach toward ending the 5-year-old civil war.

But given the various, unfulfilled U.S. threats throughout the Arab country’s conflict — from declaring Assad’s days “numbered” five years ago to promising military action if chemical weapons were used — it was unclear what effect Kerry’s ultimatum might have.

And it’s unlikely that the Obama administration, so long opposed to an active American combat role in Syria, would significantly boost its presence beyond the 300 special forces it has authorized thus far in the heart of a U.S. presidential election season.>>>

May 07 05:32

Baghdad ‘Shut Down’ to Prevent Friday Protests

With mass protests in Baghdad pretty much every Friday, and last weekend’s demonstrations including protesters entering the house of parliament, the Iraqi government has virtually shut the city down entirely today in an attempt to prevent such protests from taking place.

Blockades prevented traffic on most major streets in the capital, and a number of elite national police who were off fighting ISIS have been recalled to “defend” the Green Zone from the possibility of civilian protesters returning.

The protesters have been calling for anti-corruption reforms, including the installation of a new, technocrat cabinet. The prime minister nominated such a cabinet nearly a month ago, but parliament has yet to properly vote on them, with recent efforts involving fistfights among MPs and a lot of votes without proper quorums.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is the US government's worst nightmare; a popular movement, supported, potentially by the resurrection of Al Sadr's Mahdi Army, with the potential of sweeping the current, US-enabled government out of power, and establishing Muqtada Al Sadr is Iraq's President.

The US government's and military's response will probably be the most massive influx of US military into Iraq that will be possible. However, with competing agendas for the US military globally, it is hard to envision how long such a popular movement can be constrained by the actions of an outside military force.

To paraphrase Sun Zsu, in order to win a war, you have to be on the moral, and right, side of history; in the case of the US government's invasion and occupation of Iraq, this was not at all the case.

May 07 05:32

After Trump, Conservatives Must Continue to Explore Their Options

***It’s not like we’re not playing for the same team anymore. The bitter disagreement is about how to achieve the main objective.

And what is the objective? At this point, it is to prevent Hillary Clinton from becoming president of the United States. The case for Trump is that elections, as the estimable John Bolton put it in a recent interview, present a “binary choice.” The main attraction of Trump, for those who are attracted, is the belief that he stands the best chance of defeating Clinton.

While Trump has his fans, he troubles most conservatives — to put it mildly.>>>



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May 07 05:23

Pentagon Confirms US Ground Troops in Yemen

Hot on the heels of yesterday‘s admission that the US has become militarily involved in a second war inside Yemen, this time between the pro-Saudi faction and al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), Pentagon officials are also admitting that US ground troops have been deployed inside Yemen, and have been operating there for the past two weeks.

The US had previously withdrawn all of its ground troops from Yemen after the ouster of President Hadi by the Shi’ite Houthis in early 2015, and appears to have returned despite the Saudi war (which the US has also been involved in) failing so far to reinstall Hadi.

The war against the Houthis ultimately set the stage for major territorial gains by AQAP, which has prompted the United Arab Emirates and other nations in the coalition to launch this secondary war, which the US eagerly joined.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You can bet your sweet bippy that these US troops are absolutely not "advisors", but are already in the thick of combat with Houthi rebels, because the Saudi troops were unable to break their tenacity and reserve on their own.

May 07 05:13

GOP luminaries pick sides on Trump as party rift widens

***Trump, speaking to ABC News' George Stephanopoulos, said he doesn't need to earn Ryan's support, previewing a message he'll deliver to the speaker next week.
"I'm gonna say, 'Look, this is what the people want,'" Trump said.
That echoed a rebuke Trump tweeted about Ryan earlier in the day: "Paul Ryan said that I inherited something very special, the Republican Party. Wrong, I didn't inherit it, I won it with millions of voters!"

Paul Ryan said that I inherited something very special, the Republican Party. Wrong, I didn't inherit it, I won it with millions of voters!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 6, 2016

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May 07 05:06

"DEFENCE INDUSTRY POISED FOR BILLION DOLLAR PROFITS FROM GLOBAL RIOT ‘CONTAGION’

The next five years will see the international market for ‘riot control systems’ boom to a value of more than $5 billion at an annual growth rate of 5%, according to a new report by a global business intelligence firm.

The report forecasts a dramatic rise in civil unrest across the world, including in North America and Europe, driven by an increase in Ferguson-style incidents and “extremist attacks.”

The Middle East, North Africa and Asia-Pacific regions will also experience a persistent rise in conflicts.

This increasing trend in instability promises billions of dollars of profits for global defence firms, concludes the report, published last month by Infiniti Research Ltd., a market intelligence firm whose clients include Fortune 500 companies.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF there is any possibility for you of getting out of a hyper-urban environment into an area of relative quiet, rural and not easily accessible, demanding a lot of self-reliance, now is the time to discuss it with your family, and make that transition.

The 1% will have absolutely no patience with the coming frustrations of what they consider "the great unwashed" (translation: anyone who is not filthy rich), and consequently, Federal and state governments will order police departments to put down any kind of demonstrations with extreme prejudice.

That means killing not only those leading any demonstrations, but also innocent women and children, the medically fragile, and the elderly.

Think the film "V for Vendetta", but with the tragic ending of the government successfully suppressing all of its citizens, and you have a little taste of what, unfortunately, is probably going to come to the US and much of the rest of the world.



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May 07 04:59

WSJ REPORTS: Trump Voters: Not So Irrational

The political scientist who applies the ‘rational choice’ theory of economics to voters says there was a method to the GOP’s primary madness.
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That is the contrarian argument advanced by political scientist Samuel L. Popkin of the University of California, San Diego, who has studied public opinion and elections for half a century. A native of Superior, Wis., the 73-year-old Mr. Popkin has also served as a consultant for the presidential campaigns of George McGovern, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and Al Gore. Mr. Popkin is perhaps best known for applying the rational-choice theory of economics to voting.

His seminal 1991 book “The Reasoning Voter” argues that voters are public investors who “expend effort voting in the expectation of gaining future satisfaction.” They “combine, in an economical way, learning and information from past experiences, daily life, the media, and political campaigns” to make reasoned judgments about politicians.
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“If you see a guy on a cooking show for a long time, you figure he knows how to cook. If you see a guy running businesses and educating people on how to run businesses, you figure he knows how to run a business,” Mr. Popkin says. >>

May 07 04:55

GUN ATTACK ON TURKISH EDITOR OUTSIDE COURT DURING HIS TRIAL FOR EXPOSING TURKEY-SYRIA WEAPONS CONVOY

An assailant has tried to shoot the editor-in-chief of Turkey’s Cumhuriyet newspaper Can Dündar , before the court was to announce the verdict on his case, Reuters reported, citing witnesses. The paper had published reports implicating the Turkish government in having links with extremists.

An assailant has tried to shoot the editor-in-chief of Turkey’s Cumhuriyet newspaper Can Dündar , before the court was to announce the verdict on his case, Reuters reported, citing witnesses. The paper had published reports implicating the Turkish government in having links with extremists.

The gunman shouted “traitor” before firing at least three shots at the journalist, an eyewitness told Reuters, adding that Dündar, who was unarmed, was not injured in the incident.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Being a journalist attempting to tell the truth anywhere these days can be hazardous to one's health, but right now, it can be most hazardous to one's health in Turkey.

Edrogan is doing everything within his power to turn this country from a democracy to a dictatorship, and in terms of world governance, is behaving like one of the loosest loose cannons in NATO's arsenal.

How long this will be allowed by the Turkish people to to continue before a coup or a revolution here, is anyone's guess.

May 07 04:52

Hillary Clinton Targets Republicans Turned Off By Trump

Hillary Clinton’s campaign is trying to seize on the turmoil Donald J. Trump’s ascent has caused within the Republican Party, hoping to gain the support of Republican voters and party leaders including former elected officials and retired generals disillusioned by their party’s standard-bearer.

The efforts come after the House speaker, Paul D. Ryan, on Thursday said he was “just not ready” to back Mr. Trump, comments the Clinton campaign giddily blasted out in an email and on social media. At the same time, Priorities USA Action, a “super PAC” supporting Mrs. Clinton, intends to reach out to Republican megadonors disillusioned by their party’s presumptive nominee.

More broadly, Mrs. Clinton’s campaign is repositioning itself, after a year of emphasizing liberal positions and focusing largely on minority voters, to also appeal to independent and Republican-leaning white voters turned off by Mr. Trump.

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May 07 03:41

Belgium taking on proactive measures to supply citizens with iodine pills against nuclear terrorism



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May 6, 2016

May 06 21:02

Comedian Dennis Miller: 'Ivanka For Vice President'

This is the funniest clip I have on my site right now.

Miller annihilates Hillary and destroys Liberals.

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May 06 20:08

Pedophiles and Terrorists grant themselves immunity


Hastert is not even being prosecuted for his larger crimes. This is a warning shot to any others thinking of stepping out of line.

May 06 19:53

Ken Livingstone says creation of Israel was a 'great catastrophe' in TV interview

Questioned on the fallout from his comments, he told Sky News: "The simple fact is, so many people have gone on to the internet now, they have seen Joseph Finkelstein's brilliant interview.

"A lot of people, it's a shock to discover there had been that relationship between a small section of the Jewish community in Germany and Adolf Hitler but it's historically true.

"And the simple reality of all of that is we shouldn't be ashamed about some of the mistakes our government has made in the past and I don't think the people of Israel, don't need to be ashamed of what happened 80 years ago."

May 06 18:53

Londonistan: Muslim Takeover of London Complete

Goodbye London, it was nice knowing you.

Muslim Sadiq Khan, "the son of a Pakistani bus driver," was just elected Mayor. He ran on a platform of there being "too many white men" working in the government and promised more wealth redistribution, the local massive Muslim population voted for him in droves.

His Jewish opponent Zac Goldsmith is married to a Rothschild and is the son of billionaire financier Sir James Goldsmith, he tried his best to associate Khan with "antisemitism" and accused him of "pandering to extremists" but no one cared because they're all Muslims.



Lockerdome
May 06 18:24

Donald Trump Is Right On US Debt

May 06 18:19

Our awful elites gutted America. Now they dare ring alarms about Trump, Sanders — and cast themselves as saviors

It was an alarm bell raised by Andrew Sullivan, arguably the greatest hypocrite of the Bush era, on par with his partner in many crimes Christopher Hitchens (remember “Islamofascism?”). Sullivan proclaims that the election of Trump would be an “extinction-level” event. Well, perhaps it will be.

May 06 18:17

The City of Colorado Springs, which has sentenced hundreds of poor people to debtors prison, has agreed to not only end the unconstitutional practice of converting court fines to jail time, but to also to pay back those who were wrongfully jailed.

The City of Colorado Springs, which has sentenced hundreds of poor people to debtors prison, has agreed to not only end the unconstitutional practice of converting court fines to jail time, but to also to pay back those who were wrongfully jailed.



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May 06 17:02

The GOP's 24-hour meltdown

Trump's promise to unify the Republican Party is in tatters, as an all-out civil war grips the GOP.
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“But I won’t talk about Jeb Bush. I will not say, I will not say he’s low energy, I will not say it,” Trump told a boisterous crowd who booed at the mention of his critics. “I will not say it. And I won’t talk about Lindsey Graham, who had like 1 point, you ever see this guy on television? He is nasty. … He leaves a disgrace, he can’t represent the people of South Carolina well.”

Trump also alternated on Friday between shrugging off Ryan’s bombshell announcement and scorching him.

During a phone interview with Fox News, Trump said he was “very, very surprised” at Ryan’s comments. “It’s hard to believe,” he said, adding, “It doesn’t bother me at all.”

(*It's all Trump's fault , just like the riots Soros sent to The Trump rallies .
also: Trump stole the election from little Jebbie-webbie !)



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May 06 16:08

Obama's Legacy: The WORST Jobs Disaster In U.S. History

And the numbers aren't even close.

Check out the chart with this story...it's absolutely brutal.

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May 06 16:07

Survival Communications After a Collapse: “Pringles Can And Broadband Routers Could Create a WiFi Network”

Has anyone ever tried this, or think it will work in off-grid or survival communities?

Your best option, then, may be to set up your own community computer network – and the most sensible technology would be Wi-Fi, as the components are easily available. “You could loot a PC World for broadband routers and then hit a garage or supermarket for some Pringles cans,” says Bloch. “With those, you can probably build a reasonable network across a scorched suburb.”

Why a Pringle can? Well, it can be used to create a cantenna which would be capable of boosting a Wi-Fi signal from your computer. “Some students in Kansas made a cantenna that transmitted over 100 miles a few years ago,” says Bloch.

Read more at SHTFplan.com


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May 06 15:26

BUSTED: Chris Matthews Caught Ogling Melania Trump

Brian Williams realizes that Chris' mic is live and quickly tries to break to commercial, but it's too late, the damage is already done.

For once, I agree with Chris Matthews.

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May 06 15:17

Hispanics Protest Hillary’s Cinco De Mayo Rally in LA, Where Her “Hispandering to Chicanos Doesn’t Work!!!”

We’ve already seen her placating laugh at the Latino crowd, pretending like she understands Spanish.

Now Hillary’s Cinco de Mayo rally went horribly wrong yesterday due to all the Hispanic protesters who wouldn’t stand for her “Hispandering”.

(read more)

May 06 15:03

Cold light of dawn for Corbyn

In the light of the UK Labour Party’s poor performance in local and regional elections, Stuart Littlewood says the choices left for party leader Jeremy Corbyn are either to expose and confront his enemies head on, or to set up an alternative, clean party.



May 06 14:58

Hacking of Florida elections websites brings criminal charges

The young cybersleuth says he exposed security lapses on Florida elections websites, but the state says he committed a crime.

David Levin, 31, of Estero, a political consultant and owner of a computer security firm, was booked Wednesday on three felony charges of unauthorized access to computer systems. Each count carries a maximum five-year prison sentence.

May 06 14:54

KB3035583 Disables Windows 10 Upgrade Blocking?

Reports are rolling in today about KB3035583, which was recently reclassified in WSUS as Important. Administrators who have gone through the manual pains of blocking the Windows 10 upgrade for Windows 7 computers are finding that this newly rebrandished update is erasing those efforts. This change is being reported for both non-domain and domain-joined PCs.

As reported, after the update is installed, the Windows 10 Upgrade icon starts showing back up in the Windows 7 system tray.

If you notice this happening, you can reapply the registry modifications to continue to block the upgrade and they should work

May 06 14:53

Flaw-ridden bloatware puts nearly every Lenovo PC at risk from hackers

A security flaw in software that's preinstalled on millions of Lenovo devices lets malware run at the system-level.



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May 06 14:53

The Mercury Transit of 2016: Visibility Maps and Charts

The 2016 Transit of Mercury will be visible from most places on Earth, but not all regions. Sorry viewers in Australia and Antarctica, it looks like you're out of luck to see it firsthand. But there's always webcasts!

May 06 14:44

Microsoft half-bricks Asus Windows 7 PCs with UEFI boot glitch

A recent Windows 7 update partially bricks computers that have an Asus motherboard fitted, it emerged this week.

Windows 7 machines that have installed Microsoft's KB3133977 update may trigger a "secure boot violation" during startup, preventing the PC from loading the operating system, Asus said.

Though the KB3133977 patch has been out for a while, Microsoft has only this week changed its classification from "optional" to "recommended", meaning for many users it now automatically installs through Windows Update – and then borks the PC.

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May 06 14:01

Democrats work to paint NH senator as loyal ally of Trump

Republican Primary

Trump won New Hampshire.
Candidates Vote Pct. Delegates
Donald J. Trump 100,406 - - 35.3% - 11
John Kasich 44,909 - - 15.8 - 4
Ted Cruz 33,189 - - 11.7 - 3
Jeb Bush 31,310 - - 11.0 - 3
Marco Rubio 30,032 - - 10.6 - 2
Chris Christie 21,069 - - 7.4 - —
Others 23,205 - 8.2 - —

Democratic Primary

Sanders won New Hampshire.
Candidates Vote Pct. Delegates
Bernie Sanders 151,584 - - 60.4% - 15
Hillary Clinton 95,252 - - 38.0 - 9
Other 4,147 - 1.7 - —

250,983 votes, 100% reporting (300 of 300 precincts)

(*to say nothing of the Democrat Governor of New Hampshire , Maggie Hassan's approval of throwing those superdelegates at The Granite State's Clintonnosaurus Rex !)

May 06 13:59

FLASHBACK - Capt. Kirk and the Constitution

May 06 13:45

Home About Antiwar.com Donate Blog US Casualties Contact Latest NewsUS Shipping Tanks to Georgia for ‘Drills’

The Pentagon has begun the process today of loading tanks onto ferries in Varna, Bulgaria, to make their way across the Black Sea to Batumi, in the Republic of Georgia, where they will be used in upcoming military exercises, which will involve some 650 US troops and 150 British troops.

This is the second year of the exercise, which appears to be meant to be an annual event, and the first time US combat tanks will be involved. Last year, the US sent Bradley Fighting Vehicles to Georgia for the operation.

The Georgian Defense Ministry announced the deployment would happen back in January, saying at the time that the presence of the tanks would underscore US support for the Georgian Republic against Russia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US continues to attempt to bait Putin and Russia into a military response to all of its picador like actions; Putin is far too bright to fall for this.

May 06 13:42

NATO Targets Russia With Planned Missile Defense Expansion

Of the many moves by NATO to increase their military presence in Eastern Europe, none has been so onerous to Russia as the European missile defense system. Late this week, NATO is making some significant moves in that regard.

Thursday, the system officially went online with the opening of a base in Romania. One day later, ground will be broken on a major additional base in Poland, which will also hold significant missile defense assets.

Though throughout its construction the defense system was repeatedly claimed to have nothing to do with Russia, despite being built overwhelmingly on the Russian frontier, US officials are now openly talking up the “robust display of military power” the system represents as explicitly targeted at Russia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US and NATO are pushing the West ever closer to a war with Russia; it is not a question of IF such a war will happen, but when it will happen.

May 06 13:40

Kissinger's Genocide And 'A Half-Drunk Nixon'

Noam Chomsky: "Here's what no one remembers about Henry Kissinger..."

This is outstanding.

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May 06 13:38

Students at Spanish college forced to take exorcism class

A publicly funded college in Spain has told students that it is compulsory to attend a course given by a priest who is an expert in exorcisms.

The University College of Barberán and Collán (Colegio Mayor Universitario Barberán y Collán) is connected to the public research institute Complutense University of Madrid, and is also funded by Spain’s Defence Ministry.

But some of its curriculum doesn’t seem quite typical of a publicly-funded institute.

The college is requiring its 196 students - who are all members of military families - to attend a theological conference focused on "the fields related to the devil, exorcisms, being possessed and hell", according to newspaper El Diario.

A woman who answered the phone at the college told The Local that there was seminar about exorcism, but could not immediately confirm other details.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome to the opening salvos of the dawning of a new Dark Age!!

May 06 13:34

Russia strengthens permanent naval presence in Mediterranean Sea

A patrol ship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet set off for a journey to the Mediterranean Sea to enlarge the group of the Russian Navy in the region, representative of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation, Vyacheslav Trukhachev said.

The ship, called Ladny, departed from the port of Sevastopol to join the permanent group of Russian vessels in the Mediterranean Sea, the official added.

Currently, the permanent group of Russian vessels in the Mediterranean Sea consists of more than a dozen warships and support vessels of the Pacific, Black Sea and Northern fleets.

Earlier, it was reported that the ship of the Black Sea Fleet, the Smetlivy, was sent to the Mediterranean Sea. The Smetlivy is the oldest warship and the last "singing frigate" (large anti-submarine ship of Project 61) in the structure of the Russian Navy. The ship is equipped with missiles, mines and torpedoes, anti-submarine, avionics, radar and anti-aircraft weapons.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Russians know what is coming, even if many Americans do not.

May 06 13:29

Russian Orchestra Gives Stunning Performance In Palmyra Ruins

Russia’s Mariinsky Theatre staged a surprise concert in the amphitheater of the Syrian city of Palmyra on Thursday, in what looked like an attempt by the Kremlin to win hearts and minds and remind the world of its role in the city’s recapture.

The concert, held just over a month after Russian air strikes helped push Islamic State militants out of Palmyra, saw Valery Gergiev, a close associate of President Vladimir Putin, conduct the Mariinsky orchestra.

Sergei Roldugin, a cellist friend of Putin’s named in the Panama Paper leaks as owning a network of offshore firms that have handled billions of dollars, also performed. He has denied any wrongdoing.

Putin, addressing the audience by video link from his Russian Black Sea residence of Sochi, called terrorism a contagion the world needed to rid itself of and said the fact the concert was taking place at all was “surprising.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It would have been nice if the writers of this article, attempting to smear the cellist Sergei Roldugin, happened to mention, instead of demonizing this guy as one of the people named in the Panama Papers, that the loopholes in the laws allowing this need to be fixed.

That having been said, God bless Putin and this orchestra for this performance! Music is the universal language of peace and healing.

These people need to be thoroughly congratulated, not only for their musicianship, but their collective courage in doing the gig in Syria.

That took guts.

May 06 13:21

Idiocy Abounds, by Anna von Reitz

I am amazed but not amused to receive all these joyous rumormill announcements about the “Global Reset” and how we shall all soon be “millionaires” and how America is going to “lead the way” into this new era of ” prosperity and abundance”.

Are all those sending these message around the globe completely mad? Dumbed down to the extent that they cannot easily calculate the affect of giving everyone “millions of dollars” all at once? and
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Any such fiat digital “money” masquerading as a “US Dollar” will be rendered useless overnight.
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As it was in Weimar Germany, it will be here. It will cost a million such “dollars” for a loaf of bread.
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And you think this is something to celebrate?
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Did your Mothers drop you all on your heads?

May 06 13:13

Saudi Arabia is suddenly facing a serious catastrophe — here’s why

Saudi Arabia is in serious trouble. The Binladin Group, the kingdom’s largest construction company, has terminated the employment of fifty thousand foreign workers. They have been issued exit visas, which they have refused to honor. These workers will not leave without being paid back wages. Angry with their employer, some of the workers set fire to seven of the company’s buses.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

China knows how to make a deal, and how to wait until the time is right; shall we say, with its current financial woes, Saudi Arabia may well be ripe for acquisition?!?

May 06 13:04

Obama on Trump: The presidency ‘is not a reality show’

President Barack Obama urged the U.S. media and American public on Friday to examine the “long record” of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and not get distracted by the “spectacle and the circus” aspect of the 2016 election campaign.

The Democratic president delivered an indirect swipe at the flamboyant, combative Republican primary campaign run by Trump, a former reality television star, and how media have covered it.

“It’s important for us to take seriously the statements he’s made in the past,” Obama said in remarks to reporters. “I just want to emphasize the degree to which we are in serious times and this is a really serious job.

“This is not entertainment. This is not a reality show. This is a contest for the presidency of the United States.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I find these statements from President Obama richly ironic, because before he was nominated by the Democratic Party to run for President, his "long history", before becoming a Congressional representative, was completely blocked from public investigation.

What about his life in Indonesia, his hidden college transcripts, and occasionally using the name "Barry Soetoro"?!?

What about his time at Business International Corporation, a known CIA front?!?

What about the allegedly promised "most transparent administration in history" embracing the thuggish culture of deceit and treachery against the American people, by making things like the TTIP top secret, until the text was finally leaked?!?

And there is another interesting comparison to make; Trump has succeeded in business, where Obama has failed the American people miserably at almost every turn.

We find ourselves more enmeshed with wars, and more wars coming (in an election year, no less); the economy is great for the 1%, and lousy for most of the rest of us; jobs continue to be offshored and outsourced, leaving many Americans destitute; and the Administration keeps fudging the employment figures and ignoring the 30 million who have been out of work for a long time. And Obamacare is an absolute disaster, with many providers pulling and with premiums going up sky high in November with those insurers staying in the game.

Except for the P5+1 Agreement with Iran, which still may crater at any time, this President's "legacy" will be considered a nightmare, from the long, cold gaze of history.

May 06 12:59

Journalist who exposed Cruz-JFK connection and Rubio bubble bath party found dead

Voting-fraud activist Gary Welsh was found dead leading up to the Indiana primary.
Police found Welsh’s body in an apartment complex stairwell in Indianapolis, Ind. on May 1 with a gun lying beside him and quickly ruled it a “suicide”.

May 06 12:54

Eco-terrorists plot? Second wildfire in Canada near an oil & gas operation in British Columbia on the same latitude as Ft McMurray

New Alert for people in Canada, just when you thought it couldn't get any worse. Now a new large area has began burning in British Columbia on top of what is already going on in Alberta Canada.

As most people might already know, an extremely large fire has broken out across Northeast Alberta Canada near Fort McMurray. The massive fires have now forced the evacuation of over 88,000 people, with the loss of thousands of houses, and burning over 210,000 square acres in a matter of a few days time.

Now all of a sudden, massive plumes of smoke are appearing EXACTLY due West in British Columbia at another Oil + Gas pumping operation just North of Fort St. John, BC Canada.

(The new widespread fire location is upwind by 350 miles / 500km on the exact same latitude 56 43 N)

May 06 12:53

Militants Attack Chevron Platform In Nigeria

Militants Attack Chevron Platform In Nigeria’s Niger Delta

Chevron Nigeria Limited says its Okan offshore facility is currently shut-in and that it is assessing the situation, while resources have been deployed to respond to a resulting spill.

Nigerian Navy spokesperson, Commodore Chris Ezekobe, who also confirmed the incidenton Thursday, said that the attack occurred about 40 nautical miles from the Escravos terminal, around Warri in Delta State.

A group known as the Niger Delta Avengers has claimed responsibility for the attack.

(*Cheney's 'pace-maker' must be working overtime , these days . )

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May 06 12:41

Trump on Foreign Defense Aid: Israel Should Reimburse the US

“This is how we’re going to get our wealth back… this and trade deals,” Trump claimed.

What Trump doesn’t appear to realize about American foreign aid is that it’s basically the equivalent of Uncle Sam writing a huge check to America’s defense companies…

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May 06 12:41

Anonymous Declares War On Big Pharma

May 06 12:40

They Do Not Own Us As Property

In recent years, Americans have been burdened with historic expansions in government control, with a proliferation of fees, regulations, czars and bureaucracies, along with profligate spending that guarantees higher future taxes. Such dictates violate Americans’ inalienable self-ownership.

That is why Lysander Spooner, born January 19, deserves renewed attention. Spooner laid out why our natural right of self-ownership, combined with its implied right to enter voluntary arrangements, made government coercion of peaceful people illegitimate. Since we are rapidly accelerating away from that moral standard, we need to rediscover Spooner’s vision. In particular, his 1870 No Treason illuminates our current situation:

May 06 12:40

Scientists Have Just Grown Two-Week Old Human Embryos in a Lab for the First Time

It is the longest scientists have ever been able to keep them alive outside of a mother.

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May 06 12:39

Hamas and Israel Trade Blows in Gaza During Worst Week of Violence Since 2014

By Avi Asher-Schapiro
For much of the last week, Israel and the militant Palestinian group Hamas have been trading blows: Israeli warplanes and tanks have been firing into the densely populated Gaza strip, while Palestinian fighters lob mortars at Israeli troops — it's the sharpest uptick in hostilities since Israel's 2014 invasion of Gaza.

The escalation of violence comes as Israeli soldiers crossed into Gaza on Wednesday as part of an operation the army says will root out and destroy underground tunnels that lead into Israel.

The frontier between Israel and Gaza has been mostly quite for sometime and its unclear why Israel chose to move into Gaza this past week. But Israeli officials have hinted that the recent capture of Hamas member Mahmoud Atouna may have provided new intelligence the militant group's underground network.
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In response to Israeli incursion into Gaza, Hamas and its allies have been firing off mortar shells at Israeli troops, though no soldiers have yet been injured in the attacks. Israel has retaliated with airstrikes and tanks shiells.

May 06 12:38

Ron Paul Aides Convicted of Campaign Corruption in Bribery Scandal

“Grant Rogers at the Des Moines Register reports, Federal jurors have returned guilty verdicts in a host of public corruption charges brought against three former Ron Paul presidential campaign aides accused of a secret plot to pay an Iowa state senator $73,000 for his endorsement."

May 06 12:38

Fort McMurray Wildfire – Climate or Incompetence?

Understaffed, under-resourced forestry workers struggling to contain a growing risk of wildfire, a risk which has been exacerbated by excessive fire suppression causing a buildup of flammables, is a recipe for disaster.

Did Alberta authorities act, and act effectively, on the recommendations of committee? I don’t know the answer to that question. It is possible weather conditions are so severe, even completely reasonable forest safety measures have been overwhelmed by the ferocity of the fire. But if my property and life was directly affected by the current ongoing conflagration, my first question to Alberta authorities would not be “why didn’t you build more wind turbines?”.

May 06 12:35

Glenn Beck on Suicide Watch after Ted Cruz Drops Out of Presidential Race

People are legitimately worried about Glenn Beck's mental status after his $500,000 golden boy Ted Cruz quit the presidential race.

Beck claims we're all screwed, Hillary is going to win, and America won't ever elect a GOP president 'ever again'.

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May 06 12:34

U.S. giant Dannon announces plan to remove all dairy supplies and farmers who don't comply with GMO-free standards

Some goliaths must fall (like Monsanto), for all the suffering they cause, but other giants can be transformed from the inside out, through a change in heart. That's what is happening to the top US yogurt producer Dannon.

The entire company is having a positive change of heart. A company this size has tremendous influence over the dairy industry. Their product standards strongly influence dairy farmers and whether or not cows are fed GMOs and antibiotics. If enough giants like Dannon start siding with consumer and planetary health, then the evil ones poisoning our future (like Monsanto) will slowly fade away into the dark vestiges of history.

May 06 12:33

People Just Wanna Be Slaves: New $200 Shock Bracelet Zaps Away Bad Habits

We are training ourselves like dogs now, with Pavlov-style shock bracelets.

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May 06 12:33

Big Pharma knowingly created prescription drug epidemic and raked in billions: report

An investigation by the Los Angeles Times has revealed that the pharmaceutical company that sells the opiate painkiller OxyContin knew the drug was highly addictive — but pushed it anyway.

The Times obtained thousands of pages of confidential Purdue documents and learned company executives have known about the problem for decades.

“Even before OxyContin went on the market, clinical trials showed many patients weren’t getting 12 hours of relief. Since the drug’s debut in 1996, the company has been confronted with additional evidence, including complaints from doctors, reports from its own sales reps and independent research,” the Times reports.

And even more damning, “The company has held fast to the claim of 12-hour relief, in part to protect its revenue. OxyContin’s market dominance and its high price — up to hundreds of dollars per bottle — hinge on its 12-hour duration. Without that, it offers little advantage over less expensive painkillers.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is one thing to know about all high-level executives at drug companies; before accepting that very well paying position, they have to have their consciences surgically removed before taking the job, in order to lie well to protect corporate profits at all cost.

May 06 12:32

"DEFENCE INDUSTRY POISED FOR BILLION DOLLAR PROFITS FROM GLOBAL RIOT ‘CONTAGION’"

The next five years will see the international market for ‘riot control systems’ boom to a value of more than $5 billion at an annual growth rate of 5%, according to a new report by a global business intelligence firm. The report forecasts a dramatic rise in civil unrest across the world, including in North America and Europe, driven by an increase in Ferguson-style incidents and “extremist attacks.” The Middle East, North Africa and Asia-Pacific regions will also experience a persistent rise in conflicts.

May 06 12:27

TOBACCO FARMS EXPLOIT CHILD LABOR IN NORTH CAROLINA

Various North Carolina farmers partnered with R.J. Reynolds tobacco company illegally hires children under 13 years old to harvest their tobacco crops, report released Wednesday stated.

A recent audit commissioned by the tobacco company found that 40 percent of its contractor farms employed under age workers, therefore violating the Federal law on child labor, including 16 percent of minors under the age of 16 were illegally performing hazardous work.

Baldemar Velasquez, president of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee, AFL-CIO (FLOC), says he’s not surprised by the audit results.

“We’ve been telling the company for eight years now that there are serious labor violations happening all over Southern tobacco fields, including on Reynolds farms. Imagine what the audits would have found if they were allowed to talk to more workers and ask more in depth questions about the workers’ experiences,” said Velasquez.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is child slavery, pure and simple.

I remember as a teenager, staying with a friend in Watsonville, California, when we picked strawberries to help her get a little bit of extra cash.

I remember being treated by the manager as though we were somehow subhuman; it was just the culture of the environment.

I remember one day, coming back to her house, lying on the cold linoleum floor and thinking, "I really think I want to go to college, and graduate, and get a decent job!"

But the people we were picking berries with would never, in their lives, have that kind of opportunity; so it is with the children harvesting tobacco for RJ Reynolds.

May 06 12:24

‘You are Donald Trump’s worst nightmare,’ Skull and Bones Patriarch John Kerry tells NU grads.

John Kerry and the New World Order of globalism. Donald Trump sure is being attacked by so called "non-partisan" governmental officials like John Kerry.

May 06 12:20

TWO MORE MMR VACCINE WHISTLEBLOWERS: THEY’RE SUING

“The bigger the lie, the bigger the truth it is concealing. The truth is what people are afraid to accept.” (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)

The censored film, Vaxxed (trailer), has escaped the claws of the “protectors of all truth.” It has been showing to packed houses all over the country. It relates the specific crime of scientific fraud at the CDC. A whistleblower, William Thompson, confesses that he and his CDC colleagues lied and cheated and omitted vital data, in order to give the MMR vaccine a free pass and claim it had no connection to autism—when it did have a connection.

That’s the purpose and meaning and focus of this astonishing film.

But there is more. There are other whistleblowers shining a light on the MMR (mumps, measles, rubella) vaccine. Specifically, the mumps component of the vaccine and its ineffectiveness.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The medical/industrial complex lies in order to protect profits; it is just that simple.

May 06 12:19

3 shootings in Maryland over last day may be related, police say

Three people are dead following separate shootings in the past 24 hours in Maryland, and a law enforcement officer recently placed on administrative lead could be the suspect in all three shootings, police said.

May 06 12:17

EX-CIA OFFICER: US KNOWS SYRIAN REBELS COVER FOR AL-NUSRA FRONT

The US government is fully aware that the allegedly moderate opposition in Syria is working closely with the al-Nusra Front, an offshoot of the al-Qaeda terror group, but publicly pretends the two groups are separate, former CIA counterterrorism officer Philip Giraldi told Sputnik.”The so-called moderate rebels are in cohabitation with the Nusra Front, so this is not surprising,” Giraldi, a former CIA Case Officer and US Army Intelligence Officer who spent 20 years overseas working on terrorism cases, said on Wednesday.

The US government attempted to include the al-Nusra Front in the new ceasefire agreement in Aleppo, but the Russian government insisted on excluding the Islamist organization as unacceptable, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told Sputnik in an exclusive interview on Wednesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A short memo to the US government; the lie about the alleged "moderate rebels" is not working.

Thinking people know that thousands of mercs have recruited for the coming battle of Aleppo. As reported yesterday in globalresearch.ca:

US-NATO is not prepared to let go in Syria. While the US sponsored Al Qaeda and ISIS rebels have largely been defeated, with the support of Russia, Iran and Hezbollah, the Obama administration is now intent upon replenishing so to speak its “moderate opposition” brigades inside Syria with a new influx of jihadist fighters. Following the decimation of Daesh-al Nusrah positions throughout the country, thousands of Islamic militants have fled amidst the outflow of refugees. The Western military alliance has responded to this defeat of “moderate” rebel positions byreplenishing its proxy army, –ie. recruiting and training a new horde of mercenaries and jihadists with the support of Turkey, Israel and Saudi Arabia. In this regard, the ongoing Battle for Aleppo is absolutely crucial. “Thousands of terrorists” were reported to have crossed the Turkey-Syria border in early May. No doubt, they will be deployed against government forces in Aleppo: “ Syrian Prime Minister Wael Nader al-Halqi also warned that more than 5,000 fresh militants crossed the border into the Northwestern provinces of Aleppo and Idlib from Turkey, stressing that the ceasefire agreement was being violated by certain parties.”

How long before the US and Russia are at each others' throats in Syria has become not a matter of if, but when.

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May 06 12:09

Baker Is Rejecting The Pesumptive GOP Nominee

Donald Trump's campaign co-chair in Massachusetts, Geof Diehl, talks Gov. Charlie Baker rejecting the presumptive GOP nominee

(*But Here's How The People Of The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Voted In The Primary , Chuck .
Massachusetts Republican Primary, 2016
https://ballotpedia.org/Presidential_election_in_Massachusetts,_2016
Candidate Vote % Votes Delegates
Green check mark transparent.png
Donald Trump 49% - -298,826 - 22
Marco Rubio 17.9% - - 109,420- 8
Ted Cruz 9.6% - - 58,323- 4
John Kasich 18.1% - - 110,454 - 8
Ben Carson 2.6%- - 15,737- 0
Other 2.8% -- 17,054 0
Totals 609,814 42 )

May 06 12:08

Silicon Valley Has a Vulnerability Problem

In Silicon Valley, admitting mistakes and showing your vulnerable side is one of the biggest social faux pas that I’m tired of trying to follow.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Also DC and Wall Street.

May 06 12:07

IS NATO’S ISLAMIC ANCHOR HEADED FOR A COUP?

Turkey’s increasingly dictatorial president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, scored yet another domestic victory Thursday, with the resignation of Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, his former ally who nominally holds the reins of the country.

Erdogan is now free to push for a change in the constitution that would transfer more power to himself. But this act also highlights his growing political isolation, which many believe will spell the end his career — an outcome of great concern to the US and its European allies.

Western leaders desperately need Turkey to remain stable. As a key NATO ally in a volatile region — NATO’s second-largest army, in fact — and the country that is supposed to protect Europe from another flood of refugees, a lot is riding on Turkey’s stability. But the oppressed half of the country does not share the same sentiments, and talk of a possible coup against Erdogan is growing louder.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The big question is, how does the country's military feel about the country being turned into an absolute dictatorship, under Edrogan's watch?!?

I think that this is the most critical factor to the future of political movements in Turkey.

May 06 12:06

No Fault Divorce

Reality Calls asks "When is it acceptable to divorce?"

May 06 12:06

Hawaii OKs $12M to tackle homelessness

Hawaii lawmakers set aside more money to tackle the highest rate of homelessness in the nation — a crisis that has left families with children living on sidewalks alongside the beaches of paradise.

The Legislature allocated $12 million in new funding during the session ending Thursday. It will go toward social services and clearing out homeless encampments.

The amount surpassed Gov. David Ige's funding request and added to the more than $15 million the state already spends annually to address the problem.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Finally!

May 06 12:05

FBI Seeks To Keep Its Nationwide Biometric Database A Secret From Citizens

By Nicholas West

The FBI’s Next Generation Identification Biometrics Database went live nationwide in 2014 without much fanfare from the general public. Naturally, establishment media wasn’t there to give attention to the massive endeavor, even though from its inception it threatened the privacy of every single American...

Over the ensuing years, the prevalence of biometrics has only increased in everything from banking, to drones, to student IDs, to facial recognition billboards in public space, to voice recognition security. At this point it is unclear just how many biometric images might be stored in the database now that there are even more sources from which to cull data. And the FBI is would like to keep it that way….

May 06 11:52

Donald Trump & Hillary Clinton: Defensive Realist vs. War Hawk?

How will Trump and Hillary’s foreign policy differ if they are President of the United States?
In the following episode of CrossTalk experts debate how we might interpret the foreign policy direction that a Clinton or Trump administration might take.

Trump’s foreign policy speech reads like that of a defensive realist, while Hillary has a history of promoting war and aggression.

With a new poll saying Trump can beat Hillary, and the other GOP candidates dropping out, we may be more likely to see President Trump than Hillary.

May 06 11:44

Housing Recovery – Not So Much

May 06 11:41

Yemen: US Mission Creep Escalates as 100 US Rangers Land in Lahj

Reports have come in this morning from Al Masirah TV, of a US troop build up in southern Yemen.

At least one hundred US Rangers have landed in Lahj close to the ISIS and AQAP controlled port of Aden. This was followed by the arrival of four US planes carrying military equipment and supplies.

May 06 11:39

Pat Buchanan: Bush Republicanism Is Dead and Gone

“The two living Republican past presidents, George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush, have no plans to endorse Trump, according to their spokesmen.” So said the lead story in The Washington Post.

Graceless, yes, but not unexpected. The Bushes have many fine qualities. Losing well, however, is not one of them.

And they have to know, whether they concede it or not, that Trump’s triumph is a sweeping repudiation of Bush Republicanism by the same party that nominated them four times for the presidency.

Not only was son and brother, Jeb, humiliated and chased out of the race early, but Trump won his nomination by denouncing as rotten to the core the primary fruits of signature Bush policies.

May 06 11:39

Treasury rejects a plan to cut pensions for Teamsters

The Teamsters Central States Pension Plan – which proposed drastic cuts to pension checks for hundreds of thousands of retired truck drivers in Michigan and elsewhere – has been told by the U.S. Treasury that its plan has been rejected.

May 06 11:35

Yes It's May And Yes It's Snowing In Winston-Salem

No doubt, seeing snowflakes in May is just plain -- WEIRD.

But that’s what happened in Winston-Salem Thursday evening. We spotted the snowflakes coming down on the WFMY News 2 SkyCam.

May 06 11:30

Romney Refuses to Support Trump

Mitt Romney Refuses to Support Trump: “I Keep Hoping That Somehow Things Will Get Better”

(*It was supposed to be a brokered convention ,
and the nomination was supposed to be mine all mine
Mine
MINE
MINE !!! )

May 06 11:23

Germany Rape Statistics 2016

May 06 11:19

The Intelligence Problem [Race and IQ]

Does race exist? Is IQ meaningful? Is race and IQ linked? Can we just individuals based upon this research? These questions and more are addressed in this video from Reality Calls.

May 06 11:11

Maine Democrats Move to Eliminate Superdelegates

If the amendment passes it will not officially take affect until 2020, but will allow for Maine to strongly suggest that this year’s super delegates vote in accordance with the caucus results.

May 06 11:11

Poll: 57% of Americans Support Trump's 'America First' Foreign Policy

Americans are sick and tired of the Neocon's "World Policeman" foreign policy, favoring instead non-interventionism and putting "America First."

The ADL came out last week and attacked Trump saying "America First" is anti-Semitic, no doubt this poll will rustle some jimmies.

May 06 10:49

A Need To Clear Up Clinton Questions

“Some people think they can lie and get away with it,” said former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld with feigned outrage. And, of course, he has never been held accountable for his lies, proving his dictum true.

The question today is: Will former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Teflon coat be as impermeable to deep scratches as Rumsfeld’s has proven to be?

With the “mainstream media” by and large giving Hillary Clinton a pass on her past, few Americans realize how many Pinocchio faces need to be tacked onto many of her statements. Clinton is said to be “unquestionably” the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination, essentially the presumptive nominee. That is unquestionably true – but only because she has not been questioned with much rigor at all. And on those few occasions when she has been asked hard questions, she has often ducked them.

May 06 10:41

BEX ALERT - Officials: Scant evidence that Clinton had malicious intent in handling of emails

Prosecutors and FBI agents investigating Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email server have so far found scant evidence that the leading Democratic presidential candidate intended to break classification rules, though they are still probing the case aggressively with an eye on interviewing Clinton herself, according to U.S. officials familiar with the matter.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is the start of the "she meant well" defense, which does not apply in this case. Title 18 stipulates that negligence constitutes a violation.

Hillary clearly violated Title 18 Sec 7934 when she instructed Jacob Sullivan to strip the classification headers from a document and send it non-secure.

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May 06 10:35

This is What Government Sponsored Mass Surveillance is Doing to Your Mind

Waking Times

Big Brother is watching you and he wants you to believe that if you have nothing to hide, then you have nothing to fear. This is a lie.

May 06 10:30

How America started giving a crap about which bathroom you use

Bathrooms have become a major political battleground in America.
Just consider what happened on Wednesday, May 4, alone. The Department of Justice told North Carolina that its anti-LGBTQ law was in violation of federal civil rights law by preventing transgender people from using the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity. Several hundred miles away, Oxford, Alabama, after facing legal threats, repealed a law that threatened to lock up trans people who used the public bathroom of their choice.

May 06 10:30

Justice Department says it will no longer call criminals "convicts" or "felons". Apparently they will start using the more descriptive terms of "Wall Street banker" or "politician"

The Justice Department’s Office of Justice Programs is eschewing the terms “felon” and “convict” when officials refer to individuals convicted of crimes, opting instead for less “disparaging labels,” Assistant Attorney General Karol Mason announced Wednesday.

May 06 10:19

Big Pharma Exposed for Knowingly Causing Opioid Epidemic, Ushering in a Heroin Nightmare

By Claire Bernish

Big Pharma created the legal opiate addiction epidemic and its outgrowth, rampant heroin abuse, because pharmaceutical corporations’ own addiction to profit arguably trumps any concern it may have had for patients. Though the accusation may seem harsh, the evidence has never been more apparent thanks to an investigation by the Los Angeles Times — which presents a scathing condemnation of the company behind the notorious painkiller, OxyContin.

Two decades ago, Purdue Pharma began marketing OxyContin — a chemical cousin to heroin — with the claim its 12-hour “smooth and sustained” dosing would revolutionize the treatment of pain. However, the claim is not only problematic in that its duration is often hours less than promised — leading patients to experience symptoms of withdrawal — but Purdue knew that before the painkiller ever hit the market...

May 06 09:59

Woman arrested for staying silent during traffic stop sues

A Philadelphia woman who was arrested after she refused to answer questions during a traffic stop in New Jersey has sued state police, claiming troopers violated basic rules by arresting her for remaining silent.

May 06 09:58

Cop who yelled "we don't have time for this" before shooting a mentally ill teen is found not guilty

Former Southport police sergeant Bryon Vassey was found not guilty of voluntary manslaughter.

May 06 09:47

Man arrested for trying to contaminate food with mice poison at Whole Foods and two other stores in Michigan

The FBI announced Tuesday the man was taken into custody with help from the Ann Arbor Police Department. Federal investigators said he admitted to using a potentially hazardous material to contaminate food in several Ann Arbor area grocery stores.

They say an investigation has led them believe the man sprayed a liquid mixture of hand cleaner, water and Tomcat mice poison on produce in at least three grocery stores.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Left unsaid; who he was really working for when he did it to Whole Foods!

May 06 09:43

Remington To Close Kentucky Plant

May 06 09:39

Ecuador Shocking Footage Of Earthquake

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