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May 19, 2017

May 19 13:17

Greek parliament passes austerity cuts as Molotov-throwing protesters clash with police in Athens

New pension cuts and severe tax hikes have been approved by the Greek parliament as thousands of demonstrators protested new austerity measures amid clashes with police, Molotov cocktails and tear gas in central Athens.
The latest batch of austerity measures was passed late on Thursday with 153 votes secured by the ruling coalition government of PM Alexis Tsipras’ Syriza party and the Independent Greeks (ANEL), while 128 opposition deputies voted against the measures in the 300-seat parliament.

WATCH MORE: Protesters clash with police at anti-austerity protest in Greece

People took to the streets of Greece’s capital for the second consecutive day to protest new pension and tax-break cuts. The protest turned violent at some point as a small group of masked demonstrators threw Molotov cocktails and other projectiles at the police, who fired tear gas and pepper spray.

The protest was staged by the country’s major trade unions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This will not end well.

The Greek government will may be looking at a bloody revolution, if there is not some movement away from the austerity cuts they have just voted in.

May 19 13:14

Mueller Appointed ‘Chief Prosecutor’ – ‘Russiagate’ Crisis Over… Or Just Beginning?

In a surprise move, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as Special Counsel to look into whether the Russian government interfered in the 2016 US presidential election and whether the Trump election team colluded with the Russians. Mueller is also granted sweeping and unspecified power to look into many related issues around the general topic.

May 19 13:11

Trump pulls trigger on Nafta negotiations

The US plans to start talks with Mexico and Canada over Nafta "as soon as practicable", the Trump administration said on Thursday.
The letter to congressional leaders provided formal notice of the administration's intent to move forward with a campaign pledge to reform the 1990s trade deal.
Mr Trump earlier threatened to end the agreement, calling it a job "killer".
Thursday's letter said the deal needs "modernisation".

In 2016, Canada and Mexico were America's second and third-largest trade partners after China.
US trade with the two countries has more than tripled since Nafta went into effect in 1994, with more than $1 trillion goods and services exchanged each year.

But tension has been mounting under Mr Trump, who made tough-on-trade talk a hallmark of his campaign.

In January, he withdrew from the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The question is not about modernising NAFTA,which has, honestly, cost Americans jobs; it is a question about HOW this agreement is going to wind up getting modified.

May 19 13:08

POLAND SAYS NO! They will not abide by the EU’s mandatory refugee quotas for one reason: “They don’t want Muslims”

Poland’s courageous female Prime Minister, Beata Szyd?o, says her country will accept no refugees as EU threatens legal action over quotas. Poland’s Right-wing government is standing firm after reversing former plan to resettle thousands of Muslim migrants.



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Finco Bayano
May 19 13:08

George Soros Still Quietly Buying District Attorneys’ SeatsPETER HASSON

George Soros has all but bought another district attorney’s seat.

The left-wing billionaire turned the Philadelphia district attorney’s race on its head by giving $1.45 million to fund a super PAC in support of his preferred candidate, Larry Krasner. Krasner, a progressive lawyer who has never worked as a prosecutor, sailed to an easy victory in the Democratic primary on Tuesday. Because Philadelphia is a Democratic stronghold, Krasner’s primary victory all but guarantees him to win the general election in November.

The influx of money from Soros gave Krasner a significant leg up over his opposition. Despite splitting votes with six other candidates, Krasner, who was not a favorite to win before Soros’ investment, finished 18 points ahead of the second-place finisher. As one Philadelphia Inquirer writer put it after the billionaire’s investment: “Soros changed the game.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I knew our politicians were for sale, to the highest bidder; but district attorneys as well?!?

May 19 13:01

‘TOTAL BLACKOUT’: LAWYER SUING DNC FOR FRAUD SPEAKS OUT ON LACK OF MEDIA COVERAGE

The lawyer who filed a class-action lawsuit against the Democratic National Committee and its ex-chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz nearly a year ago tells RT that there has been a “mainstream media blackout” of the fraud case stemming from the 2016 primary.

The class action lawsuit against the Democratic National Committee and former chair Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Florida) filed in June 2016 alleges that the party showed bias toward Hillary Clinton over Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) during the 2016 primary.

Jared Beck, the attorney leading the lawsuit against the Democratic National Committee, went on RT’s “Redacted Tonight” to tell host Lee Camp that while the media covered “every moment” of the trials against OJ Simpson, Casey Anthony and George Zimmerman, the coverage of the DNC lawsuit has been a “total blackout.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And Mr. Beck is actually surprised by this lack of interest by the corporate presstitutes?!?

But Mr. Beck is absolutely welcome to state his case on the WRH radio show!!

May 19 12:52

U.S. ATTACKS SYRIAN GOVERNMENT FORCES - IT NOW HAS TO MAKE ITS CHOICE

Together with its many subordinate NATO and Gulf allies the U.S. has the military and economic power to destroy the Syrian military. It can eliminate the Syrian government under President Assad and occupy the whole country. That would be a large war which would probably escalate into a global fight against Russia, Iran and other countries. It would necessitate a several decades long follow-up occupation for "nation building" while constantly fighting against a large al-Qaeda aligned Takfiri insurgency in Syria and all its neighboring countries (especially in Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey where U.S. friendly governments would fall). The war would cost several trillion U.S. dollars, a large number of casualties and cause decades long chaos in a geo-politically sensitive region.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My sense here is that the Deep American State will unwisely chose a major war, which will then spill over into Iran, and escalate with Russia.

The US government should have better sense than to believe its own narrative, regarding establishing an independent Kurdistan out of bits and pieces of Iraq and Syria; unfortunately, it does not.

It may not be a war the US military can win, because right now, it doesn't have the weaponry; the troop strength; the manufacturing, or the money to insure a positive outcome to a war against Russia.

May 19 12:52

Just five months in, 2017 is going down in history as the year that gave us the worst media bias America has ever witnessed.

Not just bias...absolute lies. Nowhere near a kernel of truth. They don't even care that we know they are lying



May 19 12:45

US Trying To ‘Subjugate Syrians Under Capitalism And Imperialism’

The United States is not planning to wipe out Syrians but trying to subjugate them “under the banner of American capitalism and imperialism,” according to Myles Hoenig, an American political analyst and activist.

May 19 12:44

Targeting Religion: Worshippers Concerned Over Kiev Plans To Change Religious Laws

There’s been an outcry from international religious organizations over a series of proposed legal initiatives in Ukraine.

May 19 12:12

REX TILLERSON JUST GOT ASKED IF RUSSIA BUGGED THE OVAL OFFICE - HIS RESPONSE IS TURNING HEADS

While posing for photos with Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said he had “no way to know” if the Russians had secretly placed recording devices in the White House during a meeting with President Trump.

May 19 11:43

Fox News Fires Bob Beckel for Comment to Black Employee

Fox News just dismissed Bob Beckel, the co-host of their hit show, The Five.

Beckel, a liberal and long-time Democrat operative, had been in trouble for making insensitive comments on air before. But what he said to an African-American employee was the final straw.

May 19 11:05

DEMS ARE THREATENING TO BLOCK FBI NOMINEE... HERE'S THE WORST PART

Proving once again that outraged obstruction is all that’s left in their playbook, Senate Democrats are now vowing to block President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the next director of the FBI until the Justice Department announces a special prosecutor in the alleged Russian interference/collusion investigation.

May 19 11:04

Syria: Pro-Assad Forces Hit By US Air Strikes – Again

American airstrikes targeted a group of Syrian militia vehicles after they ignored U.S. warnings and violated a “de-confliction zone” on Thursday.

CNN reports that the strike occurred near a base American forces use to train allied Syrian opposition fighters.



Owl 1
May 19 10:57

America’s Reign of Terror: A Nation Reaps What It Sows

Who designed the malware worm that is now wreaking havoc on tens of thousands of computers internationally by hackers demanding a king’s ransom? The U.S. government.

Who is the biggest black market buyer and stockpiler of cyberweapons (weaponized malware that can be used to hack into computer systems, spy on citizens, and destabilize vast computer networks)? The U.S. government.

What country has one the deadliest arsenals of weapons of mass destruction? The U.S. government.

Who is the largest weapons manufacturer and exporter in the world, such that they are literally arming the world? The U.S. government.

Which is the only country to ever use a nuclear weapon in wartime? The United States.

How did Saddam Hussein build Iraq’s massive arsenal of tanks, planes, missiles, and chemical weapons during the 1980s? With help from the U.S. government.

May 19 10:56

Russia’s ‘Killer Satellites’ Re-Awaken

Now after being idle for a year or more, two of the mystery-sats are on the move again. On April 20, 2017, one of them reportedly shaved hundreds of meters off its orbit in order to zoom within 1,200 meters of a big chunk of a defunct Chinese weather satellite that China smashed in a controversial 2007 test of an anti-satellite rocket.

By orbital standards, that's pretty close.

The Russian spacecrafts' impressive maneuvers have got observers scratching their heads. No one outside of the Russian government -- and probably the U.S. military -- seems to know for sure what the satellites are for.

May 19 10:54

Of Course It’s Snowing. It’s May

Montana springtime is the worst. You get a couple of warm days to lull you into a false sense of security that spring is here then a foot of snow is dumped on you.

May 19 10:53

Pentagon’s Syria Strike Spurred North Korea to Prep for US Missile Attack

Following last month’s missile attack on a Syrian government airfield ordered by US President Donald Trump, North Korea is making preparations for a similar attack from Washington. Pyongyang is reportedly repairing walls so its gallery positions will be shielded against air raids.



May 19 10:53

More US Bombers to Korea? Not Right Now, Says Air Force General

A US Air Force general announced on Wednesday that the American bomber presence in the Pacific is sufficient, even considering the current North Korean crisis.

May 19 10:47

Scotland Yard will arrest Assange if he leaves UK hideout

Scotland Yard will arrest WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange if he leaves the Ecuadorean embassy in London despite Sweden dropping a rape investigation against him, British police said on Friday.

He is now wanted in London on the lesser charge of skipping bail and failing to surrender to a court.

May 19 10:39

Confirmed: America attacks Syrian Arab Army and its allies–a crime and blunder

The United States Air Force has struck a contingent of the Syrian Arab Army and allied fighters near At Tanf in southern Syria. The US has a military outpost in At Tanf which is close to both the Iraqi and Jordanian border.

This is the second time that the US has bombed elements of the Syrian Arab Army since Donald Trump became President.

May 19 10:39

“If you can keep it…”

As one delegate wrote, “Bill of Rights– useful, but not essential.”

Once again, after months of bitter arguments, Congress finally reached a compromise in September 1789, approving ten Constitutional amendments that guaranteed certain freedoms for the people.

More than two centuries later it’s clear that most of what they worked to achieve has completely changed.



May 19 10:38

FLASHBACK - ISIS members were trained by CIA

Back in February 2012, WND reported that the United States, with the help of Jordan and Turkey, was running a training base for Syrian rebels in Jordan.

One year later, The Guardian wrote that U.S. trainers were helping Syrian rebels in Jordan, alongside British and French instructors. Newly declassified U.S. intelligence documents have revealed that the United States and some of its allies had both foreseen and facilitated the rise of Islamic State in Syria as a counterweight to President Bashar al-Assad’s government. Government watchdog group Judicial Watch published over 100 pages of formerly-classified documents from the U.S. Department of Defence and the State Department obtained through a federal lawsuit.

May 19 10:37

Trump denies collusion with Russia but says he 'speaks for himself'

Donald Trump denied any collusion with Russia in the 2016 election but said on Thursday he spoke “for myself”, leaving open for the first time the possibility that some of his staff may have been involved.

The president claimed he was the target of the “greatest witch hunt” in US political history and complained that the campaign against him was dividing the country. But asked about the justice department decision to appoint a special counsel, Robert Mueller, to investigate contacts between his campaign and Russia, Trump appeared to shift his position from previous blanket denials.

May 19 10:37

London Police Say They're Still Obligated to Arrest Assange

On Friday, Swedish prosecutors announced that they have dropped their suspected rape investigation into Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. But the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), which serves London, says it is still obligated to arrest Assange if he does decide to leave the Ecuadorian embassy, where he has been holed up for over half a decade.

"Westminster Magistrates' Court issued a warrant for the arrest of Julian Assange following him failing to surrender to the court on the 29 June 2012," the MPS said in a statement published Friday. "The Metropolitan Police Service is obliged to execute that warrant should he leave the Embassy."

As the MPS acknowledges, this is a much less serious crime than the one Swedish prosecutors were investigating. As legal commentator David Allen Green pointed out on Twitter, Assange may face up to a year in prison for breaching bail if convicted.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Those in the Bowels of Power in the Unhinged Surveilled States of America are furious with Assange, because he embarrassed them, demonstrating very openly their foul ups, bleeps, and blunders.

IF, in fact the London Metropolitan Police arrest him, that arrest will most likely lead to extradition to the US, followed by a grisly assassination, to discourage others from becoming whistle-blowers.

May 19 10:37

FLASHBACK - Secret Service agents leaked Jason Chaffetz’s file in bid to embarrass congressman

At 10 a.m. on March 24, Rep. Jason Chaffetz convened a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing to look into scandals involving the Secret Service.

Eighteen minutes later, a Secret Service agent improperly accessed the agency’s restricted database to unearth unflattering information about the Utah Republican — namely, that he had once unsuccessfully applied for a job with the agency.

Days later, an assistant director in the Secret Service suggested that the embarrassing information should be made public in retaliation for the congressman’s embarrassing probe.



Lockerdome
May 19 10:31

US ATTACK ON SYRIAN FORCES: ASSERTING "SAFE ZONES"

US warplanes struck a Syrian military convoy within Syrian territory, after claiming the forces came too close to US military positions.

In legal terms, it was both an act of war and criminal. The US military is currently occupying Syrian territory without invitation by the Syrian government and without any form of mandate from the United Nations.

In geostrategic terms, the United States is attempting to assert itself and its geopolitical strategy of establishing and subsequently expanding "safe zones" inside Syrian territory in a bid to topple the Syrian government, then divide and destroy the Syrian state.

Foreign Policy, a clearinghouse for corporate-financier funded think tank policymakers, in an article titled, "US Bombs Syria Regime for the First Time," would admit:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US has just, informally, through this bombing, declared an act of war against the Syrian government, and its people.

As a Christian pacifist activist, I cannot begin to articulate just how appalled I am at this action, and what its potential repercussions may well be.

May 19 10:25

TRUMP TO ANNOUNCE $350 BILLION ARMS DEAL DURING SAUDI ARABIA VISIT

Over the past few weeks there’ve been multiple reports of President Trump planning to unveil a massive arms sale to Saudi Arabia during his Riyadh visit, and the figures have kept rising. What was $100 billion earlier this week is now, according to the most recent reports $350 billion.

That would make it one of the largest arms deals in US history, and realistically in world history, and indications are that President Trump intends to present this as part of the push for the creation of “Arab NATO,” and by extension make it about Sunni Arabs confronting Iran.

This single deal would dwarf President Obama’s arms deals throughout his entire term in office, which are estimated at $200 billion, and are themselves the biggest amount of arms sales by any administration in the post war era. Saudi Arabia was a large buyer then, as well.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This deal puts the US and Saudi government and military on a collision course with Russia, whose political and military leaders have pledged to come to Iran's aid, if attacked militarily.

This deal also drives up the very real possibility that there will be a return of the draft in this country, both for its young women, and its young men, because we do not have the troop strength, the weaponry, the manufacturing, or the money right now to successfully combat Russia in a conventional war.

May 19 10:19

House Republican Leaders Fear Evan McMullin May Have Spied on Them



May 19 10:19

STRIKING VIDEO: VENEZUELAN POLICE UNLEASH DEVASTATING WATER CANNON ON PROTESTERS

If the protests that have rocked Venezuela over the past few months can teach us anything, it’s that the Maduro regime is desperately clinging to power. As SHTFplan.com's Mac Slavo writes, protests are normal in any country, but when they occur every day for weeks on end, and result in dozens of deaths, it’s obvious that the government is in an unstable position. And as the government grows more desperate, their methods of controlling the population will always become more extreme.

That’s what’s happening in Venezuela, where the police have unleashed a devastating water cannon on protesters, which has been referred to as “La Ballena,” or “The Whale.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We may well see the same kind of unrest if President Trump is "removed" from office, one way or the other; and watch for such unrest to be put down with the same extreme prejudice as is Venezuela's.

And if you don't believe me, take a look at the following article:Cops are bulking up on military gear in preparation for mass civil unrest

The Deep American State, as the real agent of change in this country, is martial, nasty, and thoroughly sinister in its quest for world domination; it won't let a little thing like an allegedly "mistakenly elected president" get in its way.

May 19 10:18

‘No Deal Better Than Bad Deal’: Theresa May Manifesto Commits Tory MPs To ‘Hard Brexit’

Prime Minister Theresa May has effectively committed Tory MPs to backing her ‘hard Brexit’ stance of ‘no deal is better than a bad deal’ by enshrining it in the party’s manifesto, released on Thursday.

May 19 10:15

US-Led Airstrikes On Syrian Military Hit Tank & Construction Equipment, Casualties Likely

US-led coalition airstrikes on Syrian forces near the city of An Tanf hit a tank, a bulldozer and construction equipment. US Central Command did not rule out casualties, but told RT it would not report a body count.

May 19 10:11

Pence Begins Presidential Campaign Unofficially

On Wednesday, May 17th, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, who has built his political career as both a fundamentalist Christian, and a client of the libertarian Koch brothers’ extensive fundraising network, made his unofficial but starting bid to become the U.S. President: he formed an organization to raise funds from billionaires and centi-millionaires, in order for Pence to be able to distribute those wealthy investors’ funds to Republican politicians (especially to ones in the U.S. Senate and House) whom Pence favors, and who might reasonably then be expected to return that favor by their supporting a Pence bid to become the U.S. President.

May 19 10:08

China warns Philippines to prepare for WAR if Manila drills for oil in South China Sea

PHILIPPINE President Rodrigo Duterte said Chinese counterpart China Xi Jinping had warned him there would be war if Manila tried to enforce an arbitration ruling and drill for oil in a disputed part of the South China Sea.

May 19 10:04

Putin and Macron reach out: Pair want to ‘revive’ Franco-Russian relations

FRANCE’S new President Emmanuel Macron and Russian leader Vladimir Putin held their first phone conversation on Thursday during which they both expressed readiness to revive Franco-Russian relations, the Kremlin said in a statement.

May 19 10:04

Hawaii Lawmakers Push To Re-Open Fallout Shelters Amid Nuclear War Fears

As AP reports, the state House Public Safety Committee unanimously passed a resolution Thursday (see below). Committee Vice Chairman Matt LoPresti says he's not trying to spread fear. But he wants the public to know the government is taking steps to protect them in the worst case scenario. He's aiming to get state funding to re-equip Cold War-era fallout shelters.



May 19 10:02

'It's a never-ending depression!' ex-Greek finance minister rages at EU imposed austerity

FORMER Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis expressed outrage at the European Union saying the bloc is crushing the will of Greece.

Mr Varoufakis hit out at the Brussels bloc over its enforced austerity on the country and control over the Greek parliament.

Attending an anti-EU movement event in Athens, the economist said Greek MPs had voted for debt measures they “did not believe in”.

Greek MPs voted for a £4.3billion round of pension cuts and tax increases ahead of a meeting in Brussels to discuss further possible EU bailout funding.

Speaking at the DiEM25 session, Mr Varoufakis blasted Greece’s “never ending depression”.

May 19 09:55

US IS ONCE AGAIN THE AIRFORCE OF ISIS, STRIKING SYRIAN FORCES IN THEIR OWN COUNTRY

Syria and its Russian ally have condemned a deadly US-led coalition air raid against pro-Syrian government forces in a desert area near the country's border with Jordan and Iraq.
Coalition fighter jets on Thursday struck a convoy of militiamen advancing inside a protected "deconfliction zone" north-west of the southern town of al-Tanf, the military alliance said in a statement.

The US, which is leading an air campaign in Syria targeting groups such as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS), said the convoy's advance had posed a threat to US and US-backed Syrian rebel forces in the area.

"This brazen attack by the so-called international coalition exposes the falseness of its claims to be fighting terrorism," a Syrian military source told state media on Friday, confirming that the bombing had killed "a number of people" and caused material damage.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Bombing a sovereign nation, which has done nothing to this country, except to want to continue to exist under its current leadership, is a war crime.

Both Russia and Syria have every right to be condemning this act, which is part of a concerted, multi-pronged US/Israeli desire to see "regime change" in Damascus.

I don't know what odds Vegas bookies are giving the possibility of US/Russian ground conflict here, but to me, it looks like the probabilities of such a conflict are growing exponentially.

A war against Russia right now over Syria would be the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid thing the US government could do right now.

Unfortunately, this being stated, however, that is utterly no guarantee that the US government won't do just that.

And right at this moment, in its history, the US military does not have the weaponry; the troop strength; the money, or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome from a conventional war against Russia.

May 19 09:54

Lawsuit challenges California law against owning 'large capacity' gun magazines

A lawsuit filed in San Diego federal court Wednesday by the state affiliate of the National Rifle Association is challenging a California law passed last year that makes it illegal to own gun magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.

The complaint, filed by the California Rifle and Pistol Association and five county residents, is the second in what the attorneys describe as “a series of long and carefully planned lawsuits challenging the package of gun bans passed last year that have collectively become known as ‘gunmageddon’ among gun owners.” The laws, including Proposition 63 at issue here, were passed in the wake of the San Bernardino mass shooting.


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Owl 2
May 19 09:45

EU Combined Military HQ To Be Launched ‘Within Days

European Union leaders plan to move forward with the creation of an EU military headquarters within the next few days – and warn that Britain may still be expected to take part, even after Brexit.
Plans to set up a joint Military Planning and Conduct Capability (MPCC) facility, agreed by all 28 member states in March, had been stalled by British objections to the facility having an operational military role.

But speaking to reports in Brussels following a meeting of EU defence ministers on Thursday, the EU’s Foreign Affairs commissioner Federica Mogherini said the path was now clear, and plans would be progressed within the next few days.

“I understand it is finalised. I understand we have a couple of days to have the official text in place,” she said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Forgive me, but just why does the EU need a standing military?!?

For financial and regulatory enforcement, if Brussels feels member nations are not "paying their fair share", or if they decide to leave?!?

What precisely, will be their mission?!?

And why now?!?

These are all troubling signs, because as thinking people know, to establish a military means that there is a strong desire to use that against some alleged "existential threat".

And just what is the "threat" to the EU, now that Britain has broken away with the Brexit?!? IS this military force being established to prevent other member nations from leaving?!?

And is this not the polar opposite of that value, enshrined in the UN charter, which is peaceful self-determination?!?

I have infinitely more questions than answers here.

May 19 09:43

'Hawaii dream turned into nightmare’: Aussie woman ‘strip-searched, jailed’ by US border officials

An Australian woman says she was strip-searched and groundlessly jailed in Hawaii upon her arrival to the US, where she planned to spent an extended holiday with her American boyfriend.

Molly Hill said she arrived at Hawaii’s Honolulu International Airport on Monday fully prepared for her 88-day-trip and not expecting any problems. She had an approved tourist visa for 90 days and a paid return ticket.

At customs, however, her “Hawaii dream turned into a nightmare,” the 26-year-old wrote on her Facebook page, telling the story of her detention.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

THAT will really help boost tourism to Hawaii!

Next time, just learn to speak a few Syrian phrases and claim you are a refugee and you will be welcomed into the US with open arms and given lots of free stuff.

May 19 09:41

Senate Democrats reject Lieberman for FBI director

President Donald Trump may be dramatically miscalculating how much support Sen. Joe Lieberman would have among his former Democratic colleagues if nominated to become FBI director.

Some Senate Democrats hold a grudge against Lieberman for his rightward turn and opposition to some of President Barack Obama's agenda late in his Senate career. Others say even though they respect Lieberman, the job of FBI director should not go to a former politician. And all Democratic senators interviewed for this story said the former Connecticut senator lacks the kind of experience needed for the post.



May 19 09:40

Chris Cornell's Wife Issues Statement, Blames Anxiety Medicine for Suicide

Vicky Cornell, the wife of Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell, issued a statement Friday morning where she remembered her late husband, who died Thursday morning at the age of 52, and speculated whether his suicide was the result of taking too much of his anxiety medication.

May 19 09:38

Russian Embassy Implicates Hillary In Tweet Asking: "Who Killed Seth Rich?"

Earlier this week, Fox News dropped a bombshell report officially confirming, via anonymous FBI sources, what many had suspected for quite some time, that murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich was the WikiLeaks source for leaks which proved that the DNC was intentially undermining the campaign of Bernie Sanders. In addition to exposing the utter corruption of the DNC, the leaks cost Debbie Wasserman Shcultz her job as Chairwoman.

At the time, we mockingly wondered why the mainstream media seemingly overlooked a huge new development in a highly suspicious unsolved murder case.

Finally, we find it 'shocking' that while the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, etc are all too eager to regurgitate each others anonymously sourced stories that are critical of Trump, not a single one of them had a single reference of this Fox News bombshell on their website at the time this article was published.

May 19 09:33

#WannaCry Ransomware Exposed as a False Flag Attack on Bitcoin

In this video, software and blockchain developer Vin Armani examines the WannaCry ransomware that the corporate media acted like it was the end of the world. Ultimately it appears to be an amateurish false flag attack on bitcoin. But upon digging into the bitcoin addresses used in the attack, Vin discovers a potentially much more nefarious attack on bitcoin.

May 19 09:20

Should We Believe The NSA About Stopping Its Unconstitutional “About Searches”?

By Catherine J. Frompovich

Recently, the NSA announced it no longer will conduct “about searches” as part of its Upstream Surveillance. That sounds great, but can we really believe them.

According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), who has filed lawsuits against NSA regarding the unconstitutional and warrantless searches it conducts, NSA’s statement is a win in the fight against surveillance, but more reforms still are needed.

So really, what freedom prize did citizens win?...

May 19 09:10

The Executive Summary:Neuropsychological and ElectronicNo-Touch Torture Report

Torture is a horrific topic and most minds will turn away from it because it can’t be comprehended that humans can be motivated, or computer programs can be run to do this to other sentient beings. Just when we believed we were becoming more civilized as a culture, the technology for torture has advanced more than a hundred fold in recent decades.

This summary will get into ‘the minds of the dishonorable monsters’ of the psychology of torture. Those like Dick Cheney who helped authorize it under certain administrations and regimes of the U.S. government which have been proven to be criminal under U.S. law, treaties, and the International Criminal Court. There are many people involved in the conspiracy and cover-up including General Hayden.

The full report discloses the spectrum of techniques of interrogation and torture used by the U.S. and its allies. The United States government will officially deny the claims of this “no-touch torture report” but in time it will stand firm.

May 19 09:09

Understanding Brits - A Post-Political Analysis

Yesterday The Daily Telegraph published some statistics that suggest that Brits are just ordinary people, not much different from the Americans or the French - they are born communists but die hard-core conservatives.

The above data suggest that British youngsters overwhelmingly supportCorbyn’s dream. But this changes once they hit political puberty which is apparently around the age of 25. Adults seem to run away from Labour and Corbyn.

May 19 09:08

The number of atheists in America could be 10 TIMES more than previous estimates: Shocking study shows a decline in people who believe in God

With research showing there is a stigma surrounding atheists, the authors of a new study found a way for subjects to indirectly reveal their beliefs and found 26 percent of Americans do not believe in God.



Owl 3
May 19 09:05

Chris Cornell’s family slams claims he ‘intentionally’ killed himself

The family of rock legend Chris Cornell bashed “inferences that Chris knowingly and intentionally” killed himself, suggesting on Friday that side effects from a prescribed anti-anxiety drug may have played a role.

Lawyer Kirk Pasich said Cornell, a recovering addict, had a prescription for Ativan, which he said has a range of side effects, including suicidal thoughts.

Major side effects associated with Ativan use include confusion, depression, and memory loss, according to AmericanAddictionCenters.org.

May 19 09:05

Yale Dean Placed on Leave over Yelp Reviews Calling People ‘White Trash’

A Yale University dean has been placed on leave over offensive reviews she made on Yelp, including one in which she refers to customers of a local restaurant as “white trash.”

Pierson College Dean June Chu issued a public apology Saturday after reviews from her personal Yelp account began circulating at the Ivy League school.

Pierson Head Stephen Davis sent an email Thursday informing members of the residential college that Chu had been placed on leave after he discovered there were numerous “reprehensible posts,” not the two he had been led to believe existed.

“If you are white trash, this is the perfect night out for you!” Chu wrote in a review of a local Japanese steakhouse.

May 19 09:04

Macron riles French media with reporter ban

President Emmanuel Macron has had his first major spat with the media since taking power, after his team imposed restrictions on which journalists could travel with him on a trip to visit French troops stationed in west Africa.

May 19 09:04

Vast majority of Germans never want to give up cash, poll shows

A recent survey concludes that Germany is far from getting on board with the dream of a cashless society - not because it lacks the infrastructure, but because the people just won't let go of their beloved Bargeld.

The frustration of cash-only shops in a country of far too few cash machines is one all too often documented by our reporters here at The Local.

But even though the rest of the world seems to be moving closer to completely digital or card-based systems, it doesn’t seem likely that Germany will catch up anytime soon, especially when looking at a troubling new survey.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Almost every day we see a story about how thus-and-such bans' ATM machines are shut down, and with the new NSA-enabled malware locking up entire companies, it is reckless and foolish to suggest a cash-free society, as it means people cannot spend the money they own unless all the computers are working.



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May 19 09:02

German parliament passes tougher rules for asylum, deportations

The German parliament on Thursday night passed a controversial package of stricter rules for asylum seekers, including allowing immigration officials to analyze refugees’ cell phone data.

May 19 09:01

Crimean officials call Ukraine’s lawsuit against Stalin and Beria mockery

Claims by the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office about the evidence gathered for charging Joseph Stalin and Lavrenty Beria with the deportation of Crimean Tatars in 1944 do not entail any practical consequences and are little more than a mockery of the tragedy the Crimean Tatars went through in the middle of the 20th century, an official told TASS on Thursday.

May 19 08:59

Lauder vs. Adelson: Which Jewish billionaire has Trump’s ear on Israel?

Who does the first billionaire president go to when he wants real-deal advice? Other billionaires, naturally.

Much has been made of how President Donald Trump has stacked his Cabinet with billionaires, and how he takes off-campus advice from investor Carl Icahn, fellow real estate developer Tom Barrack and media moguls Christopher Ruddy and Rupert Murdoch.

The same goes for his Israel advice: Trump, according to reports, takes calls on the issue from Sheldon Adelson, the casino magnate, and Ronald Lauder, the cosmetics heir and the president of the World Jewish Congress. Both are major supporters of Jewish and pro-Israel causes.

The wrinkle is that Adelson and Lauder seem to be at odds on what they’re telling the president. Lauder, reportedly, is pressing Trump to court Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Adelson, reportedly, wants him to focus on moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem and discounts the Palestinians as reliable peace partners.

May 19 08:58

BOMBSHELL: UNCOVERED HILLARY CAMP EMAIL FROM JOHN PODESTA CONNECTS TO WAPO HIT JOB ON DONALD TRUMP

When The Washington Post ran a story Monday claiming that President Donald Trump had leaked classified information about the Islamic State group to Russia, the media lit up like a Christmas tree.

May 19 08:58

Deutsche Börse boss blasted by investors for not factoring Brexit in failed LSE deal

THE boss of Deutsche Börse has been attacked by investors over the German company's failed merger with the London Stock Exchange Group (LSE).

May 19 08:57

Brussels V Germany: EU Brexit negotiator warns Merkel's £85bn demand could COLLAPSE talks

The French and German leaders want to increase the UK's exit bill to an eye-watering £85 billion, according to reports.

But EU negotiator Michel Barnier is worried the demands for a hefty Brexit bill could derail the upcoming talks.

New European Commission meeting minutes lay bare Mr Barnier's anxiety about Britain refusing to pay up.

May 19 08:55

SYRIAN WAR REPORT – MAY 19, 2017: US-LED FORCES FIGHTS WITH SYRIAN ARMY FOR IRAQI BORDER

Warplanes operating under the US-led coalition carried out airstrikes against a Syrian Arab Army (SAA) convoy advancing along the Al-Tanf-Damascus-Baghdad international road. The airstrikes targeted Syrian forces in Al-Shuhaimi area, 50 km from the town of Al-Tanf located at the Syrian-Iraqi border.

The airstrikes destroyed two battle tanks, and damaged a Shilka vehicle, several pickups and trucks. Six SAA fighters lost their life and 3 were injured.

The US-led coalition said that the airstrikes were “warning shots” against Shiite militias. However, Shiite militias operation at the Al-Tanf road don’t have tanks or Shilka vehicles and there were many pictures and videos showing the presence of elements of the SAA in the area.

The US airstrikes on government forces are a clear signal that Washington are seeking prevent the Syrian government from taking control over the border and to build a buffer zone between Syria and Iraq that could establish an alliance in the near future.

May 19 08:54

Malware Protection Protocol - blame Microsoft for malware

May 19 08:53

GOOGLE GIVES FAKE RESULTS - PROOF

May 19 08:53

Slow-Motion Plot to Dump Trump

Dark forces in Washington want him removed, things headed toward replacing him with Pence, a deep state puppet he erred in appointing as vice president. GHW Bush was smarter, choosing political lightweight Dan Quale, unqualified for any public position.

Trump’s hold on the presidency is shaky. On Thursday, he tweeted “(w)ith all of the illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign & Obama Administration, there was never a special counsel appointed!”

“This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!”

Long knives wanting him ousted may succeed, removing him from office by assassination the way Jack Kennedy was eliminated, resignation forced on Nixon for the wrong reasons, or a first-time in US history impeachment and conviction, ending his presidency.

May 19 08:52

Senator's Bill Would Punish DeVos for Screwing Over Low-Income Students

Following the rejections, Tester and Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine (where the University of Maine at Presque Isle’s application was likewise denied) subsequently got 23 senators to sign onto a letter asking DeVos to reconsider the applications; the government funding bill approved in early May also included a provision that requires the department to reconsider applications. Collins and Tester even wrote to the secretary again this week. But DeVos appears to be "ignoring" these pleas, Tester said in a statement.

May 19 08:47

Fukushima news;5-18-2017 More Emergency closed Salmon fishing epic Collapse

May 19 08:46

Tesla workers straining under long hours, low pay and injuries

Trying to meet the ambitious goals of production, Tesla car factory workers complain of intense work pressure, long working days, and lower than average pay. One worker has pressed for union representation.

The revelations come from current and former Tesla workers who talked about the pressure to meet Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s ambitious production goals.

May 19 08:45

'Never Telling a Word of Truth': Lavrov Says US Media Reminds Him of Soviet Joke

“Back in Soviet days people would joke about the newspaper Pravda (Truth) never reporting the news, and the newspaper Izvestia (News) never telling a word of truth,” Lavrov said when meeting with his Cypriot colleague Ioannis Kasoulidis in Moscow on Thursday.

May 19 08:45

New Chinese Military Base in Africa Presents Security Concerns for US

China’s first non-domestic military outpost is slated to be finished by the end of the summer, according to Marine General Thomas Waldhauser, who said the base presents security concerns to the US.

The 90-acre naval base is located a mere four miles from the headquarters of US African Command, Camp Lemonnier, in Djibouti, where some 3,000 to 4,000 US personnel are stationed at any given time.

Under Waldhauser’s watch, the US hopes to keep tabs on what China does and does not do at the new base. Waldhauser recently requested an audience with Djibouti President Ismail Omar, to whom he "expressed [US] concerns about some of the things that are important to us about what the Chinese should not do at that location."

May 19 08:44

US Military Conducting Nearly 100 Special Ops in Africa at Any Time - Report

"At any given time, you will find SOCAFRICA conducting approximately 96 activities in 20 countries," SOCAFRICA commander Brig. Gen. Donald Bolduc stated in the report.

May 19 08:44

US Navy moves second aircraft carrier near Pyongyang

The US Navy is moving a second aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan, to the Korean Peninsula where it will conduct dual-carrier training drills with the USS Carl Vinson, defence officials said.
After completing a maintenance period and sea trials in Yokosuka, Japan, the USS Ronald Reagan departed for the Korean Peninsula on Tuesday, the officials told CNN on Thursday.

May 19 08:44

Harsh Cold, Not Russia US Marines' Enemy in Norway

Hundreds of soldiers from the US Marine Corps landed in Norway earlier this year to protect the Nordic country from the perceived Russian threat. However, they were faced with a more extreme (and real) threat, which they so far have no answer to.

US Marines from the Værnes garrison that took part in the exercise Joint Viking near the Norwegian-Russian border found their cold-weather gear unfit for the extreme Nordic cold and may be facing an equipment overhaul. The drills held in the snow-covered barren Arctic landscape helped reveal crucial deficiencies in the US Marines' equipment.

May 19 08:43

Articles of Impeachment for Donald J. Trump

Pretty poor! All based on what Trump has said.No high crimes or misdemeanors. And the site is way behind in their fund raising too. Wonder why!

May 19 08:43

MEPs Slam European Central Bank for 'Inflicting Years of Austerity'

MEPs have slammed the German-based European Central Bank (ECB) for "dictating monetary policies across the Eurozone" and has "inflicted years of austerity amongst the EU's southern member states" in a further example of the north-south split within the eurozone.

May 19 08:42

CNN Admits Comey Memo was 'Deep State' Revenge

Jeezus. They openly admit the unelected establishment is running things and not our elected rulers. Also, the investigation of Flynn was already over by the time this claimed memo surfaced. So this is a non-issue meant to hide the #DNCLawsuit and #SethRich stories the MSM have blacked out.

May 19 08:37

Prominent Populists Meet in Milan to Discuss Future of EU, Making Europe Great Again

A group of leading populist thinkers met in Milan Thursday to discuss the future of Europe and especially the relationship between the European Union (EU) and its individual member states.

A growing malaise has been sweeping Europe as citizens grow progressively more distrustful of the European Union and desirous of recovering the sovereignty of their own nations and of taking back responsibility for their own destinies.

May 19 08:37

The Decline of the West Revisited

Over five centuries after the Age of Discovery, we all know a long historical cycle is ending. The Decline of the West is shorthand for a tangle of immense complexity – directly proportional to the ascent of the century of Eurasia integration, driven by China's New Silk Roads.

Every time I dig deeper into the Decline of the West, I have to go back to the roots. And that means – echoes of Stendhal, Keats, Nietzsche — a Journey to Italy. I had recently engaged in an extended dialogue with Machiavelli in Florence. This time, the French presidential election was looming – widely billed as the "civilized" West facing a crucial crossroads.

May 19 08:34

Mattis: We'll defend our troops

The United States is not deepening its role in Syria's civil war but will act defensively when needed, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Thursday, as quoted by Reuters.

His comments came following U.S. air strikes against advancing militia backed by Syria's government.

"No. We are not increasing our role in the Syrian civil war. But we will defend our troops. And that is a coalition element made up of more than just U.S. troops, and so we will defend ourselves (if) people take aggressive steps against us," Mattis said, when asked about the strikes.

Earlier on Thursday, U.S.-led warplanes hit a pro-regime convoy in Syria that ignored warning shots.

U.S.-led aircraft struck the convoy as it headed toward a remote coalition garrison near the border with Jordan, said a U.S. defense official who was quoted by AFP.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Your troops have no legal right to be there in the first place, Jim.

May 19 08:30

A New Look at the Clinton Bodycount

The Clinton Bodycount has been around for over 20 years starting with the first registered death in 1977 of Suzanne Coleman, a twenty six year old woman who allegedly had an affair with Bill Clinton and was pregnant with his child.
Since then, various versions of the Clinton Bodycount have sprung up all over the net with many consistencies like Vince Foster and Ron Brown, 2 of the Clinton’s closest friends and confidants, and with many inconsistencies including various military and law enforcement personnel.

May 19 08:28

Cannabis Prevents Brain Aging

By Marco Torres

Memory performance decreases with increasing age. Cannabis can reverse these aging processes in the brain. Low doses of the active ingredient in cannabis, THC, has the opposite effect on the elderly, reversing brain aging and restoring learning and memory.

This was shown in mice by scientists at the University of Bonn with their colleagues at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel). Old animals were able to regress to the state of two-month-old mice with a prolonged low-dose treatment with a cannabis active ingredient. This opens up new options, for instance, when it comes to treating dementia. The results are now presented in the journal Nature Medicine...

May 19 08:28

US Airstrike on Syrian Army Proves Washington's Fake Claims about War on Terrorism

A Syrian military expert said that the US-Led coalition warplanes' air raid on a convoy of Syrian Army forces in the Southern part of the country proved that the White House claims about the US seriousness in war on terrorism are nothing but sheer lies.

May 19 08:27

US Syria strike 'caused civilian deaths'

A military source on the Syrian government side says a US air strike against a Damascus-backed militia hit "one of our military points" and killed several people.

The air strike late on Thursday also caused material damage, the source said, adding that this hampered efforts by the Syrian army and its allies to fight Islamic State.

The US military carried out the strike on the militia as they headed towards the al-Tanf military base in southern Syria - near the Syria-Iraq-Jordan border - used by US and US-backed rebel forces.

US officials said the strike was purely a defensive measure.

May 19 08:27

Russia: US Airstrike against Syrian Forces Absolutely Unacceptable

The US-led coalition airstrike on a pro-government convoy in Syria is unacceptable and violates the sovereignty of the country, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said Friday.

May 19 08:26

Kim Dotcom - Seth was @Wikileaks DNC source.Seth was killed for that reason.

May 19 08:25

Gold and Silver Bullion Coins See Sales “Explosion” In UK On “Wave Of Political Turmoil”

In a warehouse a dozen miles to the northwest of Cardiff, the Royal Mint is running its machines through the night to keep up with demand for one of the big beneficiaries of the last year’s political turmoil – gold and silver bullion.

May 19 08:24

Marla Maples rushes to site of fatal Times Square crash and takes a series of SELFIES just feet from where teen died

The 53-year-old ex-wife of Donald Trump was at a reading of a friend's play when she learned about the fatal incident, and was soon rushing over to the site where a vehicle ran off the road and struck down 22 pedestrians, leaving one dead.

She also decided to take along her social media followers for the ride too, posting a series of videos to both her Instagram and Snapchat accounts as she journeyed to the scene, took a look around and reported on developments.

Marla, who in recent months seems to have taken over for her former husband as New York's most omnipresent personality, then took some time to pose for photos at the crash site.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think the "selfie" is a symptom of our self-obsessed culture. I have only ever done one "selfie" and that was to show a reader who sent me a T-shirt that I was actually wearing it. But an entire population constantly taking and broadcasting images of themselves seems a little pathological; as if constant self-aggrandizement makes up for our society's many deficiencies.

May 19 08:21

Despite Sweden dropping the case Assange’s treatment remains an outrage

Despite dropping the case Sweden refuses to clear Assange of the rape allegations, purporting to blame him instead for the failure of the case, whilst Britain is still violating his human rights as a refugee by preventing him from travelling to Ecuador.

May 19 08:20

The Democratic game plan is evident.

I suppose you can argue that it is not all the adherents of the Democratic Party who are intent on removing President Trump and presumably Vice President Pence as well from office but it surely is a large group of them in the Washington/New York /Atlanta Borg establishment. If you watch as much TV news as I do, and read a few national newspapers, it becomes evident that there is a "game plan."

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