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May 23, 2017

May 23 14:07

‘Total Lack Of Awareness’: Elite NH Boarding School Bungled Previous Sexual Abuse Report

St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire has become the latest elite boarding school to publish a report outlining “substantiated claims” of misconduct by former faculty and staff members and admitting the school failed to protect students.

May 23 13:52

US attack kills 7 in central Yemen: Pentagon

At least seven people have lost their lives in a US ground and aerial operation in Yemen’s central province of Ma’rib, the Pentagon says.

Centcom, the US military command in the Middle East, said in a statement that the Tuesday raid had been carried out with the support of the former Yemeni government and had targeted a compound belonging to the al-Qaeda militant group.

“During this operation, US forces killed seven AQAP (Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula) militants through a combination of small arms fire and precision airstrikes,” the statement read.

It said that such assaults “provide insight into AQAP’s disposition, capabilities and intentions,” apparently referring to intelligence that may be obtained as a result of the raids.

May 23 13:52

South Korea’s New President Moon Jae-un: Back from the Brink, Small Steps Forward

Moon follows in the tradition of Presidents Kim Dae-Jung and Roh Mu-hyun. Kim was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his “Sunshine Policy” of tension reduction with North Korea. Moon had served as a chief administrator for Roh. During the decade of the Kim and Roh administrations from 1998 to 2007, inter-Korean conciliation and cooperation made unprecedented progress. The highpoint was the 15 June 2000 North-South Joint Declaration signed in Pyongyang by Kim Jong-Il for the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and Kim Dae-Jung for the Republic of Korea.

The Declaration set out reunification as a chief goal along with economic cooperation and building

“mutual confidence by activating cooperation and exchanges in all fields, social, cultural, sports, public health, environmental and so on.” Furthermore “The North and South agreed to hold dialogues between the authorities as soon as possible to implement the above-mentioned agreed points in the near future.”

May 23 13:39

Fiber Cut Causing Wireless Service Issues and Outages for AT&T

If you're experiencing some issues with your wireless service in Jonesboro, it could be tied to a fiber cut.

That is according to a representative with AT&T.

May 23 13:38

Not Remembering the USS Liberty

It is safe to assume that when President Donald Trump lands in Israel Monday, he will not have been briefed on the irrefutable evidence that, nearly 50 years ago – on June 8, 1967 – Israel deliberately attacked the USS Liberty in international waters, killing 34 U.S. sailors and wounding more than 170 other crew. All of Trump’s predecessors – Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama – have refused to address the ugly reality and/or covered up the attack on the Liberty.



May 23 13:21

In North Korea, the US Advertises Its Intentions

It’s no secret that the USS Carl Vinson has been near the peninsula for a few weeks. But now the USS Ronald Reagan, which is based near-theater in Japan, has joined it. The USS Nimitz, which is based in Washington state, is back in port, having recently completed a training exercise, as is the USS Theodore Roosevelt, farther south in San Diego. The U.S. Navy has said that the Roosevelt would deploy again soon, though it neglected to mention a destination. Dispatching three carrier groups is sensible, if not necessary, for military action against North Korea, but it’s not actually clear what role the Navy would play in the mission.

But the mission itself is clear: If it were to attack North Korea, the United States would try to destroy its nuclear facilities and eliminate the southern artillery batteries aimed at Seoul. And it would do so primarily through the air.

May 23 12:54

Flynn Lied About Who Funded Russia Trip: House Oversight Committee

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn “lied” to investigators about who funded his 2015 trip to Russia, says the top Democrat on the US House Oversight Committee.

May 23 12:51

Sending Children to University is NOT the Way Forward – It Plays Right into the Globalist Plans

On both sides of the Atlantic we have seen a decade long push to have more and more people apply for university placement. Is this because governments see a “full-education” as the most practical way of removing people from poverty? or is there a more sinister reason?

May 23 12:34

Can we get rid of her yet? Pelosi Accidentally Refers to NRA as Part of Intelligence Community

"To have a president say, if he did, to the director of the FBI, or the DNI, the Director of National Intelligence, or the NRA person that—um, uh, that they should not go forward, it raises questions that need to be answered in a facts and law way, and not hearsay," Pelosi said.... The NRA, of course, is a gun rights advocacy organization.

May 23 12:26

The Trump collapse scapegoat narrative has now been launched

Ben Bernanke finished his astonishingly honest assessment with a lie. They are indeed doing it again… but this time they have made sure they have a president and an entire political ideal to blame it on.



May 23 12:22

2017 Marks The Year Of 15 Million Carry Permits Across The US

With over 15 million carry permits nationwide, and 13 constitutional carry states, the movement to restore the unfettered exercise of Second Amendment rights continues on a fast track.

May 23 12:10

Arms Deal Stories Omit War Crimes Arms Will Be Used For

The Trump administration wrapped up a weapons deal with the Saudi Arabian government this week that will be worth up to $350 billion over the next ten years. News of the deal came as Trump visited Riyadh and paid fealty to one of the United States’ most enduring allies in the Middle East.



Owl 1
May 23 11:44

TOMI LAHREN JUST GOT UNBELIEVABLE NEW JOB THAT TRUMP IS GONNA LOVE!

Tomi Lahren went from one of the biggest stars in conservative news to unemployed after Glenn Beck kicked her off her own show. It was no giant surprise considering how anti-Trump Beck was since the very beginning.

May 23 11:29

Xi asked Trump for ‘100 days’ to deal with North Korea problem

Chinese President Xi Jinping asked U.S. President Donald Trump for a 100-day grace period to deal with North Korea’s military provocations during their meeting in early April, according to several U.S. and Japanese sources.

At their talks in Florida, Trump asked Xi to strengthen economic sanctions against Pyongyang over its repeated ballistic missile and nuclear tests. China accounts for about 90 percent of North Korea’s foreign trade.

The U.S. president said that if Beijing did not cooperate, Washington was prepared to implement new sanctions against Chinese companies that have business dealings with North Korea, including several financial institutions, according to the sources.

Xi may have asked for the grace period to prevent such U.S. sanctions from making it difficult for the targeted Chinese companies to continue their business transactions with U.S. financial institutions and companies.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF, in fact, this story is true, (and please note that this is not sourced), President Xi basically has until the end of June to turn Kim Jung Un's thinking around, when it comes to its nuclear weapons program.

The successful launching of a medium range missile last weekend does not seem to indicate that China has had an effect yet on moderating North Korea's missile program to date.

IF, in fact, these reports are true, I am hoping and praying that Chinese President Xi will "up his game" before the end of next month; otherwise, all hell could potentially break loose here, particularly if Kim Jung Un decides the "timing is right" to test a nuclear weapon

May 23 11:25

I Am Asking The Justice Department For A Special Counsel On The Seth Rich Murder. Seth Rich Tweeted That He Did Not Trust Hillary Clinton One Bit!

The murder investigation of Seth Rich has been mishandled and blatantly botched. I do not know how his parents are withstanding this miscarriage of justice against Seth. All one has to do is to examine each aspect of the nonexistent investigation. There clearly is no investigation, but the issues surrounding Seth’s murder speak for themselves.

May 23 11:25

Senators want to ease regulations on smaller banks



May 23 11:20

China ‘dismantled entire CIA operation’; killed, jailed ‘score of CIA spies’

A report in the New York Times sourced to 10 ‘current and former officials’ says that between 2010 and 2012 China dismantled the entire CIA operation in China, rounding up, executing and jailing up to 20 spies working for the CIA.

It seems that in one case the Chinese executed one of the captured spies in the courtyard of a government building in front of his colleagues of whatever institution he was working for in order to impress on them the risks of spying for the CIA.

May 23 11:19

BOMBSHELL: DONNA BRAZILE WARNED OFF PRIVATE EYE ON SETH RICH MURDER

Former Democratic National Committee interim chairwoman Donna Brazile is the high-ranking DNC representative who allegedly called police and the family of murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich and demanded to know why a private investigator was “snooping” into Rich’s death, the private eye revealed to WND Monday.

“The high-ranking DNC official that called the police after I inquired about Rich’s case was Donna Brazile,” veteran homicide detective Rod Wheeler told WND. “Why shouldn’t I reveal who it was?”

Brazile, who was also a CNN contributor and a Hillary for America donor at the time, was caught providing Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton with questions that would later be asked of Clinton at a televised CNN town hall. In an interview with Fox News before the election, Brazile denied leaking the questions to Clinton. But in a March 17, 2017, column for Time magazine, she finally admitted doing so, saying it was a “mistake I will forever regret.”

May 23 11:18

Greek Debt Relief Deal Fails In Last Minute, As Germany, IMF Clash Again

Stop us if you've heard this story before.

Insolvent Greece, having last week voted itself into even more austerity in hopes of unlocking some of the money promised it by Brussels so it can then use it to repay debt maturities owed to the ECB (whether it will actually follow through with said austerity measures remains unclear, though most likely not), is dragged to the finish line of yet another Euro finance minister negotiating session with promises that this time a debt relief deal is virtually guaranteed, and then... it all falls apart.

That's what again happened today, when Euro-area finance ministers gathered in Brussels with hopes, at least for the Greek delegation, to come home with a signed agreement, only to fail to break the impasse on debt relief for Greece, delaying the conclusion of the country’s bailout review and the disbursement of fresh loans needed to repay obligations in July.

May 23 11:17

Krieger: America Has Become A Total Joke

Let’s take stock of where things stand in mid-2017. Our opposition Democratic Party (Hillary in a leather jacket yelling about Russia) is a joke. Our corporate media is a joke. Our foreign policy is a joke. Our economy is a joke. Our justice system is a joke. It’s all a joke, and it might even be somewhat humorous if it wasn’t so incredibly dangerous.



May 23 11:16

Ponzi Scheme: What The Chicago Teachers' Pension Would Be Called If It Were A Hedge Fund

A long, long time ago, back in 2008 when most of today's hedge fund analysts were still stressing over what to wear to prom, a man named Bernard Madoff was arrested for bilking unsuspecting investors out of $65 billion. Madoff ran what is traditionally referred to as a ponzi scheme in which new investments were solicited as a means to fund massive redemptions that otherwise would have resulted in a collapse of his fund long before the FBI finally caught up with his scheme.

But, Madoff was eventually caught and in 2009 he was sentenced to 150 years in prison for his scheme.

Ironically, many of our states and cities today are running very similar ponzi schemes (aka "massively underfunded pension funds"), using taxpayer money nonetheless, but it's completely legal and not many people seem to notice and/or care.

May 23 11:16

Trump's Mideast Tour Paves the Way for War With Iran, Ex-CIA Official Warns

US President Donald Trump’s warm support for Saudi Arabia and Israel and his harsh words against Tehran should be seen as signs that the United States and its allies are heading towards war with Iran, former CIA intelligence officer Phil Giraldi told Sputnik.

May 23 11:15

CBS Columnist Mocks Victims of Manchester Arena Blast

Not half an hour after the explosion at Manchester Arena that claimed at least 19 lives broke, CBS contributor David Leavitt decided to take it upon himself to be the first to joke about it.

May 23 11:14

The Macedonian Crisis Isn't Over, and a Bigger Balkan One is Just Beginning

The US didn't resolve Macedonia's crisis, it made it much worse, and the fate of the Balkans is now in jeopardy because of the latest American-brokered "deal".



Lockerdome
May 23 11:14

Trump talks tough on extremism in Middle East - but it's guns, oil, and money that matter

Donald Trump portrays himself as a rebel, but in the marquee speech of his Saudi Arabian visit yesterday he displayed once again that he will not betray the fundamental doctrines of the US establishment.

May 23 11:13

How Russia Became "Our Adversary" Again

Honest U.S. Cold Warriors knew that it was the political threat of “communism” – its appeal to poor nations and people (including the lower and working classes within rich/core states) – and not any serious military danger that constituted the true “Soviet menace.” Contrary to U.S. “containment” doctrine after World War II, the ruling Soviet bureaucracy was concerned above all with keeping an iron grip on its internal and regional empire, not global expansion and “world revolution.” It did, however “deter…the worst of Western violence” (Noam Chomsky) by providing military and other assistance to Third World targets of U.S. and Western attack (including China, Korea, Indonesia, Egypt, Syria, Cuba, Vietnam, and Laos). Along the way, it provided an example of independent development outside and against the capitalist world system advanced by the superpower headquartered in Washington.

May 23 11:12

Detective Rod Wheeler releases statement concerning the Death of DNC staffer Seth Rich

Former Homicide D.C. Detective Rod Wheeler has released the following statement concerning the death of former DNC staffer Seth Rich. Wheeler, “I am still of the personal opinion that his murder may be tied to his employment.”

May 23 11:00

Nestlé Faces Backlash Over Collecting Water From Drought-Stricken Southern California

In the San Bernardino Mountains, an intricate maze of pipes collects and funnels tens of millions of gallons of water each year, which is the original source for Nestle’s Arrowhead Water.

Larry Lawrence, who manages the spring for Nestle Waters, said it is a naturally flowing source. They do not pump anything, siphon anything. It just naturally flows.

Spring water collects in a tunnel and moves downhill through a pipeline. At the bottom, tanker trucks load and transport it to a nearby plant, where the water is bottled.

According to the Beverage Marketing Co., the water business is booming, and bottled water sales were up 9 percent over the last year. The trend has sent Nestle looking for new sources to meet customer demand.



May 23 10:59

Forest Service Official Who Let Nestle Drain California Water Now Works for Them

Along with Nestle’s natural resource manager, Larry Lawrence, Zimmerman is a long time member of the board for the nonprofit Southern California Mountains Foundation. Zimmerman played a key role in helping launch the foundation — which is dedicated to youth initiatives and programs focused on the national forest — back in 1993.

And don’t forget who happens to be the foundation’s most noteworthy longtime donor — Nestle.

Shocking to absolutely no one, on the foundation’s 20th anniversary in 2013, the Zimmerman Community Partnership Award — so named for Zimmerman’s efforts “to create a public/private partnership for resource development and community engagement” — was presented to Arrowhead.

Not so coincidentally, Zimmerman, who retired in 2005, has since found gainful employment — as a paid consultant for Nestle.

May 23 10:54

Kim Dotcom releases new statement on Seth Rich and it may shock you

Internet freedom fighter and Mega millionaire Kim Dotcom came forth Tuesday with his full statement on Seth Rich as promised.

In the statement, Dotcom claims that he knows that Seth Rich was involved in the DNC leak.

May 23 10:54

Merkel vows to convince climate change 'doubters'

Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed on Tuesday to work to convince climate change "doubters" as the world waits to see whether US President Donald Trump will endorse the Paris agreement.

May 23 10:53

CONGRESSIONAL AIDES FEAR SUSPECTS IN ITS BREACH ARE BLACKMAILING MEMBERS WITH THEIR OWN DATA

Congressional technology aides are baffled that data-theft allegations against four former House IT workers — who were banned from the congressional network — have largely been ignored, and they fear the integrity of sensitive high-level information. Imran Awan and three relatives were colleagues until police banned them from computer networks at the House of Representatives after suspicion the brothers accessed congressional computers without permission.



May 23 10:50

Dubai’s first ‘Robocop’ begins patrolling streets

The world’s first robot policeman has officially joined Dubai’s police force. While it’s not exactly the Robocop from the movie, officers in the United Arab Emirates may want to get used to them, as the bots may soon account for a quarter of their colleagues.

The autonomous Robocop entered the line of duty on Sunday by greeting guests and patrolling the halls at the three-day Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference (GISEC). Plans are in place to have the machine on the streets in popular Dubai areas when the expo ends on Tuesday evening.

May 23 10:39

THE PRICE OF HELLFIRE MISSILES: EVERYTHING AMERICANS COULD BUY AT THE COST OF A DRONE STRIKE

As Donald Trump’s plan to Make America Great Again unfolds, there is at least one thing he will not need to worry about because the United States is already greatest at it — spending the most money to kill people. With US defense spending being more than the next 7 countries combined, none of our competitors will be catching up to us anytime soon. In this case, the greatness of the US is beyond question and it comes at a cost — but that is the price we pay for our freedom. And no one can put a price on freedom. But have any of you wondered — if you could put a price on freedom — what its cost would be? Or, in other words — how great exactly is the price of things like Hellfire missiles?

THE COSTS OF FREEDOM:
WHAT ELSE CAN WE BUY AT THE PRICE OF A HELLFIRE MISSILE?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is amazing to me that Americans vote, and continue to vote, but absolutely nothing changes; the American Deep State's war agenda continues apace, with more military interventions through which foreign resources are expropriated, to which this country and its corporate minions have utterly no moral right; regimes are toppled and changed to insure that they are Western-centric (at least, nominally); those resources are only sold in US dollars; and countries get balkanized, and left in chaos and ruins, in order to insure that they will never again be an "existential threat" to the United States, militarily or economically.

If you want want an example of this, writ large, just please remember what happened to Libya's Qaddafi, when he was about to announce that his country's oil was going to be sold in a national Libyan currency, the gold dinar, rather than US dollars; his country got invaded, and he got assassinated.

No one wants to talk about this, but at this point in this country's history, it appears that citizens of this country are absolutely not in any degree of control over it, whatsoever.

Yes, we have these elaborate, Kabuki-drama style national, and state, elections; but at the end of the day, it is the corporations which buy candidates to craft legislation to their liking, and the Deep American State, which are in control.

The country I thought I knew, no longer exists, outside of a complete fantasy construct; and I feel like an alien in my own land.

My eyes wide open to the brutal reality I see, where the most fragile in our society are simply abandoned, and am anticipating a very terrifying, martial future in the days and years to come.

May 23 10:31

'They want me to fight China. It’s gonna be a massacre!' - Duterte to RT (FULL INTERVIEW)

May 23 10:24

Dakota Access pipeline springs 2 more oil leaks

Not yet fully operational, the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) has leaked more than 100 gallons of oil in North Dakota in two separate incidents.
Two barrels, or 84 gallons, spilled due to a leaky flange at a pipeline terminal in Watford City on March 3, according to the North Dakota Health Department. A flange is a section connecting two sections of pipeline.



May 23 10:23

Trump Orders Preparation for Electric Grid Cyber Attacks

President Trump ordered the federal government to prepare for a devastating cyber attack against America's electric grid amid growing fears foreign states are set to carry out attacks aimed at plunging the nation into darkness.

A presidential order signed Thursday directed key federal agencies to assess preparations for a prolonged power outage resulting from cyber attacks designed to disrupt the power grid.

An assessment of the danger must be carried out by the Energy Department, Homeland Security, DNI and state and local governments to examine the readiness of the United State to manage a shutdown of the power grid. The assessment will also identify gaps and shortcomings in efforts that would be used restore power.

May 23 10:23

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg says “Global superstructure” needed to advance humanity under totalitarian control

How do you go from a nerd who developed a popular social media website to master decider of the universe and the future of Humankind? Easy: You turn that social media site creation into a multi-billion dollar platform and presto, instant credibility.

To my knowledge, Facebook founder and Harvard dropout Mark Zuckerburg doesn’t have any advanced training or education in sociology and government. But because his social media site is the world’s biggest, he does have incalculable terabytes’ worth of personal data from 1.8-plus billion active users. And he obviously believes that qualifies him to plan the future of the planet.

In a piece from New York Magazine headlined, “Can Facebook Fix It’s Own Worst Bug?” Zuckerberg says he believes that the world needs a “global superstructure to advance humanity,” and that he feels qualified to help make that happen. And, of course, Facebook is the vehicle for that.

May 23 10:22

New Ebola Outbreak, Or Is It A Hoax?

I’ve been around the block on the Ebola story a dozen times. Here are the issues the press isn’t reporting—

There is one predictable outcome: at Congo clinics and hospitals, frightened people who arrive with what are labeled “early signs” of Ebola will be labeled as probable cases. What are those symptoms? Fever, chill, sore throat, cough, headache, joint pain. Sound familiar? Normally, this would just be called the flu.

Here’s another point you won’t see discussed on the mainstream news: the reliability of tests used to diagnose Ebola.

Two of those major tests—antibody and PCR—are notoriously unreliable.


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Owl 2
May 23 10:21

Trump’s Budget Cuts Deeply Into Medicaid and Anti-Poverty Efforts

President Trump plans to unveil on Tuesday a $4.1 trillion budget for 2018 that would cut deeply into programs for the poor, from health care and food stamps to student loans and disability payments, laying out an austere vision for reordering the nation’s priorities.

May 23 10:20

Larry Silverstein Gives The Order To Pull Building 7 - Controlled Demolition 911

May 23 10:17

The Lie We Live

May 23 10:16

Syria’s Assad Just Explained How America Really Works

By Brandon Turbeville

While Americans endlessly battle each other over seemingly important choices like Clinton and Trump or Democrats and Republicans, it is clear that the majority of the population has little understanding of how the U.S. government operates. Yet, for those who pay the price for the apathy and confusion of the general population of the West, it often becomes stunningly obvious that neither presidents nor political parties in America represent any discernible difference in the ongoing agenda of the Deep State and the rest of the oligarchical apparatus. Indeed, that agenda always marches forward regardless of who is president or which political party is in control.



May 23 10:11

Emergency at US Nuclear Site: “Unusually high” radiation levels reported — Worker: “Everybody’s freaked, shocked, surprised” — Governor: “Alarming incident” — TV: “Major event… Sign the plant is falling apart”

The U.S. Department of Energy is scrambling to deal with the second emergency at the nuclear site in 10 days’ time. Signs have emerged that a massive underground double shell nuclear waste holding tank may be leaking… Now it has been holding hot, boiling radioactive and chemically contaminated waste for 41 years. KING 5 has learned that a… radiation specialist on the crew detected higher than expected readings… Detection equipment was then used to check for contamination that might have become airborne… They found radioactive material on one worker in three spots… “Everybody was freaked, shocked, surprised,” said a veteran worker and KING 5 Hanford source who is in direct contact with crew members… Thursday night’s incident means this could be the second double shell tank to fail.

May 23 10:11

LIBYA - MASSACRE AT BRAK AL-SHATTI MAY TRIGGER LARGER CIVIL WAR

Nobody has their eye on Libya with all "western" media preoccupied with DC machinations, Russiaphobia and the first overseas trip of President Trump.

What about the implosion we are on the brink of seeing in Libya following the murder of all LNA Air Force personnel at the Brak al-Shati AFB?

The death toll in the attack of a Libyan National Army airbase, in south Libya, rose to over 140, a spokesman for Field Marshall Khalifa Haftar said on Sunday.

Remarkably it was militia (called 'the third force') of the UN unelected Government of National Accord (GNA) under Faez Serraj that attacked and executed the unarmed men in the Brak al-Shati Air base. There were allegedly foreigners among the attackers possibly aligned with al-Qaeda.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would like to politely remind our readers that this descent into madness and civil war in Libya was orchestrated by none other than Hillary Clinton, in her role as Secretary of State, when she was cheerleading for Qaddafi's ouster., due to Qaddafi's plan to start selling Libya's oil for a gold-backed currency, the gold dinar, instead of the US dollar.

Qaddafi's gold money plan would have devastated the dollar

You need to understand that to people who think as Clinton and Obama do, an entire genocide of a people is perfectly morally comfortable, as long as it prevents the destabilisation of US currency; so every single death resulting from Qaddafi's assassination can be laid squarely at their feet, like a huge bouquet of blood-drenched roses.

This is precisely what were are seeing playing out in Libya today.

May 23 10:08

House Seeks Details on Increasing Permanent US Military Presence in Europe

House Armed Services Committee chairman Rep. Mac Thornberry (R – TX) is seeking official estimates from the Pentagon on the cost of more permanent deployments of US ground troops into Europe, particularly as it relates to the escalations of the past couple of years.

The US has made multiple ground deployments into Eastern Europe over the past year, mostly centering on getting ground troops near the Russian border as part of “spearhead” forces, which the Pentagon has presented as necessary to “reassure” US allies in the region.

May 23 10:08

Arizona Ends Income Taxation On Gold And Silver Coins

By Jp Cortez

Sound money advocates rejoiced today as Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed House Bill 2014 into law last night. The measure, which passed in the Arizona state Senate on May 10th by a margin of 16-13, removes all income taxation of precious metals coins at the state level...



May 23 10:08

House looks at increasing permanent military presence in Europe

The House Armed Services Committee has asked the Pentagon to calculate the cost of permanently stationing what are now rotational U.S. military forces in Europe, chairman Rep. Mac Thornberry said Monday.

Thornberry said lawmakers want to see how keeping units on the continent long term compares to the cost of short rotations aimed at reassuring allies over Russia and supporting NATO training operations.

U.S. soldiers arrived in Poland in January and fanned out to sites across Eastern Europe, where concerns run highest over Russia's claims on Crimea and its assistance to rebels fighting the Ukraine government.

May 23 10:06

Duterte declares martial law on Philippines island amid ISIS-linked attack

Militants affiliated with Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) have launched an attack on the city of Marawi in the Philippines, prompting President Rodrigo Duterte to declare martial law in the southern province.

Insurgents from the Maute group, Islamist extremists from the southern island of Mindanao, have been involved in clashes with government forces and the area is now on lockdown, according to Philippines authorities.

May 23 10:02

US Journalism’s New ‘Golden Age’?

The mainstream U.S. media is congratulating itself on its courageous defiance of President Trump and its hard-hitting condemnations of Russia, but the press seems to have forgotten that its proper role within the U.S. democratic structure is not to slant stories one way or another but to provide objective information for the American people.

May 23 10:02

MY SUBMISSION TO THE MOST ISRAELI VIDEO CONTEST

Ahead of the 50th year anniversary of the occupation of Jerusalem, zionist organization Im Tirtzu initiated a video contest inviting the Israeli public to submit videos describing what best defines being Israeli.

According to Im Tirtzu, the goal of the “Hachi Yisraeli” (“Most Israeli”) video contest was to provide an opportunity to the Israeli public to express their love for Israel by presenting the values that they believe best reflect the State of Israel.
Here is our entry ….



Owl 3
May 23 10:02

Washington Post And New York Times Urge Pullback On Calls For Trump Impeachment

In editorials published simultaneously for their Sunday editions, the New York Times and the Washington Post called for caution in the anti-Trump campaign they have been spearheading with claims of nefarious connections between the Trump presidential campaign and the Russian government.

May 23 10:01

Scott Adams: The Time I Nudged Climate Scientists into Debunking their Own Models

If you have been reading this blog and following me on Periscope, you know I announced I was going to use my own powers of persuasion to nudge climate scientists into doing a better job of communicating their side of things. The climate models are the least-credible thing scientists do, and yet scientists have been using their models as their featured evidence. No matter which side you are on with the climate change debate, you don’t want either side using their weakest argument. You want both sides to do their best so we can accurately judge who has the strongest thinking. To that end, I framed the “climate models” as being necessarily incomplete because you really need economic models to decide how to react to climate change, not scientific models. And long-term economic models have zero credibility. Even scientists would agree on that point.

May 23 10:01

Britain Must Settle ‘What It Owes Before Leaving The Bloc’

Member states of the European Union have set a tough negotiating mandate for talks over Brexit, reiterating their stance that Britain has to settle its debts before withdrawal from the bloc.

May 23 10:01

#NotMyPresident ~~ PEACE OR PIECES IN THE MIDDLE EAST?

President Trump was in Saudi Arabia where he instructed his puppets. Now
he is in apartheid Israel where he will get further instructions from his masters.
He will do a token visit to Bethlehem Tuesday and desecrate the city of the
Prince of Peace with his entourage of racist Zionists.

Everyone now knows that the US government, Israel, and the Saudi
regime have been the biggest perpetrators of terrorism and genocide in the
world. This is to serve one interest and one interest only: money. Just to
emphasize this, the US arms industry (owned largely by Zionists) will get
110 billion deal (bribe) from the Saudis. Kushner is very happy as are all
the rich profiteers around Donald Trump. The neoconservatives in Washington
may have some differences among themselves (hence the frenzy by the
establishment media around Russia-Trump connections). But make no mistake
about it, it is a difference as between rival gangsters. Meanwhile the



Taboola
May 23 10:00

Top Dems Admit Defeat, It Was All 1 Big Lie

Any fears that President Trump could be impeached have dwindled, as high-level Democrats admit that they were lying about the president.

Key Democrat officials are warning their rank and file members that no evidence of a Trump-Russia “collusion” exists. The conspiracy was fake the entire time, and was a treasonous attempt to demonize our duly-elected president. (via The Intercept)

Democrats have become terrified now that a special prosecutor has been appointed to investigate the alleged conspiracy. Top officials know there is no evidence, and are worried they will lose all credibility when the theory is proven false.

In preparation for the inevitable letdown, Democrats are warning their base not to expect a “silver bullet” anytime soon.

May 23 09:57

BEX ALERT - At CNN, Imagining an Absurd Iranian/ISIS Alliance

CNN’s Anderson Cooper took issue with this last claim. “You can’t say definitively what Russia would have done with the information,” he insisted. To which Dershowitz replied, accurately enough: “They’re not giving it to ISIS. They’re not on talking terms.”

Axelrod chimed in: “What about Iran? Professor, what about Iran?” Cooper attempted to back up this claim:

Bashar al-Assad has certainly done things which are actually helpful to ISIS in Syria. It’s not as if Bashar al-Assad is fighting a war against ISIS.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Remember the run-up to the Iraq war, where the corporate media claimed Iraq and Al Qaeda were linked, then used the "Al Qaeda" attack on 9-11 to justify invading Iraq? We are seeing a repeat with this attempt to link ISIS to Iran in the public eye.

May 23 09:57

‘NOT A SINGLE HINT OF A PROTESTER’: US COMMERCE SEC PRAISES SAUDI FOR BEHEADING OPPOSITION

Putting a fine point on the spin that President Donald Trump’s trip to the Middle East has been a glowing, peace-dealing success, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross praised the fact that there were no protesters in Saudi Arabia—a nation where political dissonance is punishable by death.

Speaking to CNBC on Monday, Ross, who accompanied Trump on the weekend trip to Riyadh, said he found it “fascinating” that he did not see “a single hint of a protester anywhere there during the whole time we were there. Not one guy with a bad placard.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Upon reading this, I am having a double face-palm moment, at warp velocity.

May 23 09:53

US AIRSTRIKES IN SYRIA NOW KILLING MORE CIVILIANS THAN ASSAD’S AIR FORCE

With a mosque’s minaret in the foreground, a United States Air Force cargo plane takes off from the Incirlik Air Base in southern Turkey, where coalition forces launch attacks inside of Syria, July 30, 2015.

The number of civilians killed in air strikes by the US-led coalition in Syria over the past month was the highest monthly toll since it began its campaign against the Islamic State (IS) group in 2014, a monitoring organization said on Tuesday.

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that at least 225 civilians including 44 children and 36 women had been killed in the month between 23 April and 23 May.

At least 122 IS militants and fighters loyal to the Syrian government were also killed, the Observatory said.

“The past month of operations is the highest civilian toll since the coalition began bombing Syria,” Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman told the AFP news agency.

“There has been a very big escalation.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Since this is coming from a one-man band ( the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, whose owner hasn't been in Syria for the last 13 years), I suspect that these numbers are quite conservative, compared with the real carnage the US-based Coalition has created in Syria.

May 23 09:51

Hanging from a Cross of Iron

May 23 09:43

BOOGA BOOGA - ISIS in plot to blow up British ports by planting bombs on fuel tankers

BRITISH ports are at the top of a new list of ISIS targets, sparking the deployment of Special Forces frogmen to search for mines attached to tankers.

May 23 09:42

Merkel cosies up to Macron as she vows Germany will help him succeed as French president

GERMANY must help new French president Emmanuel Macron to succeed, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday.

May 23 09:42

Spain in CRISIS as Catalonia says it will declare independence WITHOUT referendum

CATALONIA’s government has reportedly drafted a secret independence bill to break away from Spain, regardless of whether or not the country holds a referendum.

May 23 09:41

Italy is BIGGEST threat to the EU right now: Analyst in terrifying warning for Brussels

Nandini Ramakrishnan, global market analyst at JPMorgan Asset Management, warned that Italy is the biggest current threat to the eurozone.

Speaking to CNBC, the analyst admitted that results in the Dutch and French Elections had led to the “less-risky” result.

She said: “As we've gone through the year, the Dutch (and) the French elections have gone in what we'd call the less-risky or more market-friendly result.

“And actually all of that is based on euroscepticism and Macron, as a victor, is not posing the most Eurosceptic risk in France.”

May 23 09:41

EU SUPERSTATE: Brussels 'to force EVERY member state to adopt euro by 2025'

Nine of the 28 member state in the EU are currently not part of the single currency.

The UK and Denmark are exempt, but the remaining seven nations all agreed to adopt the euro when they joined the bloc.

And now the European Commission has now demanded they them all start using the crisis-hit currency within eight years, according to insiders.

May 23 09:40

Netanyahu Expresses Desire for Direct Connections With Riyadh

US President Donald Trump has arrived at Tel Aviv airport.

He came straight from the Saudi capital city of Riyadh where he previously attended the American-Islamic summit and at which a declaration was signed by all attending (muslim) countries that have since obliged provide up to 34,000 troops to be used in the current and future US-led "wars against terrorism", namely in Iraq and Syria and even Iran, should a conflict ever break out there.

The summit was attended by countries, known to be US allies.

"King Salman and most Muslims feel the desire of peace and wish to stop all forms of extremism and terrorism", Trump was heard saying at the summit.

May 23 09:39

Albanians Seek to 'Demonstrate That Serbs Have No Place in Kosovo'

Ahead of the parliamentary elections in the Republic of Kosovo, one of the front runners for the position of the Prime Minister, Ramush Haradinaj, stated that if he wins there will be no place neither for Serbia nor for Serbian municipalities in Kosovo.

May 23 09:39

Dublin mum sexually assaulted in front of her baby in terrifying attack

A former asylum seeker has been arrested in connection with the sexual assault of a young mother in front of her baby in an early-morning attack.
The 25-year-old is being questioned by detectives about the terrifying incident at the woman's home in which she had a "miracle escape".

The predator had a car in place outside the south Dublin property to ensure a quick getaway. Details of the shocking incident in Walkinstown have only just emerged but sources told the Herald that the suspect was expected to be charged in the coming weeks.

He is a foreign national who has been in jail for a number of weeks in relation to other offences.

May 23 09:38

Teenage Syrian Refugee Convicted of Fire Attack on Homeless Man in Berlin

Anti-immigrant sentiment in Germany has been aggravated as a teenage Syrian refugee was convicted of setting fire to a homeless man in Berlin. There are cases involving six other suspects as well.

May 23 09:31

DEMS IN DISARRAY! AFTER IMPEACHMENT CRIES THEY JUST MADE A CRAZY MOVE THAT JUST TURNED HEADS

For months since the election the only topic on the mainstream media (MSM) news outlets has been that President Trump somehow stole the election from Hillary Clinton by working in collusion with Russia. This fallacious argument is played around the clock by the MSM and discussed repeatedly ad nauseam by Democrats every chance they get.

May 23 09:26

Austria sets a date for its snap election

Austria's snap election will be on October 15th, party chiefs agreed on Tuesday after the centrist coalition collapsed, the Austria Press Agency reported.

May 23 09:25

AfD call foul over vote count in North Rhine-Westphalia: report

Winning a total of 7.4 percent of the vote, the AfD gained its first seats in the NRW state parliament after the vote last Sunday.

But now the party is reportedly systematically investigating vote tallies because they have doubts that the counting was done correctly in certain areas, Stern magazine reported on Friday. According to the magazine, they’re suspicion is not without reason.

May 23 09:23

Foodora and Deliveroo couriers protest working conditions in Berlin

About 40 to 50 bike couriers met in the hip Kreuzberg district of Berlin on Thursday afternoon to protest for better pay and conditions.

“I’m here for solidarity with my colleagues,” explains Deliveroo courier Javier Mardones, 32, originally from Chile.

“Slowly the conditions are getting worse. They pay you one euro less every month, or they make you wear a uniform when they didn’t before. They just don’t seem to consider out situations.”

The union FAU has been slowly organizing food couriers to collectively fight for demands such as earning one euro more per delivery or hour (depending on employment structure), and having an additional paid hour per week to plan their shifts. The group also want more transparency about working hours, and a guarantee that each biker receives enough hours to make a living.

May 23 09:23

Germany and France vow to speed up eurozone integration

Core EU powers France and Germany vowed Monday to accelerate eurozone integration, with a new bilateral panel to work out ways to kickstart the reform process.
"We've been talking about progress in eurozone integration for years, but things are not moving fast enough," said France's new Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire in Berlin after talks with his German counterpart Wolfgang Schäuble.

"We have now decided to get things going more quickly and further in a very concrete manner," he said.

Schaeuble agreed that "we are convinced that Germany and France must take a leading role" in strengthening the European Union in challenging times.

May 23 09:22

The Baneful Apocalyptic Triad of USA, Israel and Saudi Arabia

Trump effectively blessed Saudi Arabia as a pillar of moderate Islam as part of his “Muslim reset”.

One Arab writer even hailed Saudi-US ties as one that “shaped the wider world” and although the wider world would undeniably agree with that reality, it would nevertheless consign such ties to the very negative end of the global affairs spectrum.

The Israeli press celebrated Trump’s royal treatment in Riyadh and observed how the president and select members of his cabinet danced with swords in a ceremony that must have nauseated the families of 9/11 victims. Syrians, Yemenis and Christian minorities worldwide would have also watched that macabre spectacle with a foreboding sense of horror.

May 23 09:22

LIBYA - MASSACRE AT BRAK AL-SHATTI MAY TRIGGER LARGER CIVIL WAR

Egypt, the UN and Arab governments try to mediated between the two governments in Libya. A massacre at an air base interrupted the process and threatens to intensify the civil war.

May 23 09:21

EU Presidency Holder Malta Exposed as 'Pirate Base' for Global Tax Avoiders

New evidence from the European Investigative Collaborations has exposed the fact that Malta is actively marketing itself as a pirate base for tax avoidance inside the EU, welcoming large companies and wealthy private clients who try to dodge taxes in their home countries.

May 23 09:20

Hacker ring busted before going global after stealing from Russian bank customers

The Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD) has announced the arrest of a hacker group, which installed viruses on smartphones to steal money from customers' bank accounts.

To steal the money, the hackers used the SMS-banking system, with money transfers taking place without notification. The police did not specify which banks were involved but said over a million smartphones were hacked smartphones and over 50 million rubles (about $900,000) stolen.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why is it that the Russians can find and arrest the cyber criminals .... and the US Government cannot?

May 23 09:16

Focus on the victims of the Manchester attack - our children, murdered in cold blood

Once again, the terrorists and their sympathisers will justify their barbaric acts under the false premise of challenging the West's foreign policy.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is this kind of rhetoric that makes me suspect this was another false-flag attack.

May 23 09:13

THE PRICE OF HELLFIRE MISSILES: EVERYTHING AMERICANS COULD BUY AT THE COST OF A DRONE STRIKE

As Donald Trump’s plan to Make America Great Again unfolds, there is at least one thing he will not need to worry about because the United States is already greatest at it — spending the most money to kill people. With US defense spending being more than the next 7 countries combined, none of our competitors will be catching up to us anytime soon. In this case, the greatness of the US is beyond question and it comes at a cost — but that is the price we pay for our freedom. And no one can put a price on freedom. But have any of you wondered — if you could put a price on freedom — what its cost would be? Or, in other words — how great exactly is the price of things like Hellfire missiles?

May 23 09:10

Cynthia McKinney: Hillary Clinton's Murderous Criminal Past

Former Congresswoman McKinney, the female Ron Paul continues to exposing shadow government, and once again before the 2016 vote, the former congresswoman told Americans what they are learning today from exposed emails that tell the "TRUTH"!

May 23 09:08

Kim Dotcom Goes All In: ‘I Knew Seth Rich… I Was Involved’ – Sean Hannity Offers Platform

Kim Dotcom, an actual hacker, serial entrepreneur – and for a while the #1 ranked Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 player in the world – may be the key to the entire Seth Rich saga. From testimony in the Wikileaks investigation to Rich’s still unsolved murder – and facing extradition – Dotcom is ready to go nuclear…

May 23 09:06

CBS: Manchester Terrorist Is 23-Year-Old Salman Abedi, Was Known to Authorities

No one could have predicted this.

May 23 09:06

CNN: Manchester Bombing May Be 'Right-Wing False Flag'

CNN "Terror Analyst" Paul Cruickshank said Monday night on Anderson Cooper's AC360 that the bombing attack in Manchester could be a "right-wing" "false flag."

May 23 08:59

POLITICAL TWITTER MEMES FOR TUESDAY MAY 23, 2017

May 23 08:58

General Election campaigning suspended after Manchester Arena explosion

Campaigning ahead of the General Election has been suspended in the wake of a suspected terrorist attack in Manchester.

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