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Apr 24 06:49

French presidential election: first round results in charts and maps

Voters in France went to the polls on Sunday in the first round of the presidential election. The top two candidates, independent Emmanuel Macron and far-right Marine Le Pen, go into a runoff in a fortnight. Find out where each drew most support and what happens next

Apr 24 06:49

No wonder they wanted us to stay! UK leaving EU without deal 'would cost Germany BILLIONS'

BRITAIN leaving the EU without a deal would end up costing the remaining eurozone countries more, especially Germany, a Bundestag committee has been warned.

A hearing of the Bundestag’s European Committee was told by experts that Germany would incur extra costs because it is the largest net contributor to the EU’s kitty.

If Britain were to leave the bloc without a deal, then it would no longer be obliged to transfer any money to Brussels from April 2019 onwards and would not need to contribute to the future pension costs of EU officials, which stands at a sizeable £54.1billion (€63.8bn)

Dr Peter Becker, 58, at Germany’s Institute for International Policy and Security, told the committee: "The EU would then have no legal means to demand outstanding payments from London.”

Apr 24 06:44

Tesla is recalling most of the cars it sold in 2016

This morning Tesla announced a voluntary recall of 53,000 vehicles shipped in 2016. Tesla shipped a total of 76,000 vehicles in 2016, so this is a large fraction of the company’s sales for the year.

According to Tesla, a defective part in the parking brake could prevent the brake from releasing. “We do not believe this issue could ever lead to a safety concern for customers and we have not seen a single accident or injury relating to it,” Tesla said in an email statement to Vox. The worst that could happen is that a vehicle could be immobilized by a parking brake that can’t be disengaged.



Apr 24 06:43

TRUMP JUMP STARTS AMERICAN ECONOMY WITH POWERHOUSE $60 BILLION MOVE

Working in tandem with the GOP-led Congress, President Donald Trump has managed to save American businesses, investors and consumers an estimated $60 billion by slicing and dicing former President Barack Obama’s draconian regulations like a professional chef.

Apr 24 06:43

Smart card Plastc goes under despite $9 million in preorders

Plastc, a smart payment card that can store all your CC details, promised to be the only plastic you'll ever need to bring when it started taking pre-orders in 2014. Now, almost three years and countless shipment delays later, the company threw in the towel. In a statement posted on its website, Plastc says it has officially shut down on April 20th and will file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. According to a Magnify Money editorial, Plastc raised $9 million from 80,000 pre-orders. It wasn't and will not be able to fulfill any of them.

Apr 24 06:39

107 cancer papers retracted due to peer review fraud

The journal Tumor Biology is retracting 107 research papers after discovering that the authors faked the peer review process. This isn’t the journal’s first rodeo. Late last year, 58 papers were retracted from seven different journals— 25 came from Tumor Biology for the same reason.



Apr 24 06:37

FCC clears way for big TV mergers, eases broadband price limits

The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday accelerated its deregulation push under Republican control, voting to ease limits on broadcast TV ownership and prices that large telecom companies can charge businesses and governments for bulk broadband services.

Revisions to how the agency calculates the audience reached by broadcasters would clear the way for Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. to purchase Tribune Media Co., which owns KTLA-TV Channel 5 in Los Angeles and 41 other stations.

Apr 24 06:30

With these glasses, a legally blind teen can see — and shoot 3s with the Harlem Globetrotters

An Ontario teen who is legally blind not only got to hang out with a couple of Harlem Globetrotters recently — he was able to actually see them, thanks to technology from a Toronto startup.

Ethan LaCroix, 13, has been nearly 75 per cent blind his whole life because of a rare disease called Leber congenital amaurosis. But when he wears eSight eyewear, the Brantford, Ont. teen has nearly normal vision.

"I could see writing on a piece of paper from across the room," LaCroix said, describing the first time he put the glasses on. "I looked out the window and could see the street signs and all the signs on the buildings."

Jeff Fenton, eSight's director of marketing, said people often compare it to the visor worn by Geordie LaForge on Star Trek: The Next Generation — an instrument that allowed the LaForge character, who was totally blind, to see even better than people with normal vision.



Apr 24 06:27

Senators seek data on Americans caught up in surveillance

A Democratic privacy advocate and libertarian-minded Republican are asking the nation's top intelligence official to release more information about the communications of American citizens swept up in surveillance operations.

The request by Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon and GOP Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky adds to a chorus of calls for more transparency about how intelligence agencies use and share communications to, from and about Americans.

The two want to know more about how agencies handle these communications as well as data about the number of Americans affected. They also want to make public the procedures on how intelligence about members of Congress is disseminated.

Apr 24 06:27

DOJ issues ultimatum to NYC and other ‘sanctuary’ cities

Works for me.

From NY Post: The US Department of Justice on Friday gave New York City and eight other local governments that provide “sanctuary” to illegal immigrants until June 30 to prove they’re not violating federal law by refusing to cooperate with immigration authorities.

Apr 24 06:20

Uber cloaked its spying and all it got from Apple was a slap on the wrist

Uber hid its fingerprinting of iPhone users from Apple – techniques that would have had any other app thrown out of Apple's store. Uber retained the information even after the Uber app had been deleted and the phone had been wiped. Uber CEO Travis Kalanick got a personal reprimand from Apple CEO Tim Cook, but the app stayed put, and Uber continues to use fingerprinting worldwide.



Apr 24 06:11

Sean Hannity Calls Sexual Harrassment Accusation 100% False

(*The Breakup Continues At Fox )

Apr 24 04:00

CHINA'S MILITARY JUST MADE CHILLING MOVE GERMANS MADE IN 1930S

A massive reorganization by the Chinese military has many wondering if President Xi Jinping has wider designs in the Asia-Pacific sphere. According to Reuters, state media announced Tuesday that President Xi had ordered a restructure of the People’s Liberation Army “to transform it into a leaner fighting force with improved joint operations capability.”

Apr 24 03:06

No More Pro-Rights Action in 2017?

What's more, the fear of GunVoter reprisals at the polls, just might be enough to push one or two of those vulnerable, anti-rights senators into bucking their party and voting for passage of these bills. It's a win for gun owners either way, and there's no downside for Republicans.

Apr 24 02:45

11 Facts That Prove That The U.S. Economy In 2017 Is In Far Worse Shape Than It Was In 2016

There is much debate about where the U.S. economy is ultimately heading, but what everybody should be able to agree on is that economic conditions are significantly worse this year than they were last year. It is being projected that U.S. economic growth for the first quarter will be close to zero, thousands of retail stores are closing, factory output is falling, and restaurants and automakers have both fallen on very hard times. As economic activity has slowed down, commercial and consumer bankruptcies are both rising at rates that we have not seen since the last financial crisis. Everywhere you look there are echoes of 2008, and yet most people still seem to be in denial about what is happening. The following are 11 facts that prove that the U.S. economy in 2017 is in far worse shape than it was in 2016…



Apr 24 02:16

Trump might not sign spending bill if no funding for border wall, budget director warns

White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said Sunday that President Donald Trump might refuse to sign a government spending bill that does not include money for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, leaving open the possibility of a federal government shutdown toward the end of the week.

Apr 24 02:12

Just How Safe is Spain’s Banking System?

Investment bank Mediobanca warns of “clear risk of contagion.”

Apr 24 01:46

Age of reason

Machiavelli himself couldn’t have designed a more devious and thorough plot to create social justice warriors, indoctrinated serfs and slaves who are indebted to the banksters.

Apr 24 00:34

Thugs Invades Home, Has No Idea Who’s Waiting Inside

Bad idea, bad guy.



Apr 24 00:28

Is the FBI Spying on Ron Paul?

Why should we not expect the FBI to bear down upon outspoken critics of U.S. foreign policy like Ron Paul?

April 23, 2017

Apr 23 20:52

Top Gear, episode 7 recap: Matt LeBlanc lays down the gauntlet to the Grand Tour with wackiest excursion yet

They did it! Top Gear finished its latest season in better fettle than anyone could have predicted in the wake of last year’s disastrous Chris Evans-fronted reboot. After seven episodes of often wildly varying quality, the new team of Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris and Rory Reid had found their tempo and zoomed into the sunset with a wink and a swagger (and, yes, a supper-ruining “poo shot”).

Apr 23 19:51

Hillary Clinton Rich People God Bless Us

Apr 23 19:27

Over 13,000 deaths, 130,000 injuries, projected if this week’s Operation Gotham Shield’s 10 kiloton nuclear detonation goes live from Lincoln Tunnel

According to recently leaked U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) documents, a simulated nuclear attack exercise dubbed Operation Gotham Shield starts Monday, April 24, and will be running through Wednesday, April 26.

Apr 23 18:08

Report reveals how much $ the FBI offered for validation of anti-Trump ‘golden shower’ dirty dossier

The former British spy responsible for the dirty dossier on President Donald Trump was in line for a nice payday from the FBI if he could have proved what he alleged.
The Obama administration’s FBI offered $50,000 to Christopher Steele if he was able to corroborate the accusations made in the dossier, when he met with the FBI in October, the New York Times reported.


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Apr 23 17:13

O'REILLY MAY BE GONE AT FOX, BUT WHAT'S HAPPENING NEXT WILL INFURIATE CRITICS - 'STAGGERING'

Bill O’Reilly will reportedly receive a hefty payout from Fox News following the network’s decision to remove the top-rated host from its primetime lineup in the wake of sexual harassment allegations.

Apr 23 17:02

There's now a tool to test for NSA spyware

Has your computer been infected with a suspected NSA spying implant? A security researcher has come up with a free tool that can tell.

Luke Jennings of security firm Countercept wrote a script in response to last week’s high-profile leak of cyberweapons that some researchers believe are from the National Security Agency. It's designed to detect an implant called Doublepulsar, which is delivered by many of the Windows-based exploits found in the leak and can be used to load other malware.

The script, which requires some programming skill to use, is available for download on GitHub.



Apr 23 16:51

Striking new light phenomenon that experts have named STEVE in honour of children's film

A group of aurora enthusiasts have found a new type of light in the night sky and named it Steve.

Eric Donovan from the University of Calgary in Canada spotted the feature in photos shared on a Facebook group.

He did not recognise it as a catalogued phenomenon and although the group were calling it a proton arc, he knew proton auroras were not visible.

Testing showed it appeared to be a hot stream of fast-flowing gas in the higher reaches of the atmosphere.

The European Space Agency (ESA) sent electric field instruments to measure it 300km (190 miles) above the surface of the Earth and found the temperature of the air was 3,000C (5,432F) hotter inside the gas stream than outside it.

Inside, the 25km-wide ribbon of gas was flowing at 6 km/s (13,000mph), 600 times faster than the air on either side.

Apr 23 16:44

George Osborne 'knew about poll plan', Tory insiders claim

GEORGE OSBORNE took the job as editor of the London Evening Standard because he knew there was going to be a snap general election, Tory insiders have claimed.

Apr 23 16:41

OPERATION TOXIC DAGGER: Police and Marines secretly prepare for deadly ISIS attack in UK

More than 100 marines wearing state-of-the-art equipment joined RAF and MOD experts on the two-week training mission, codenamed Operation Toxic Dagger.

And the extensive drills culminated in an attack on a stimulated storage unit for sarin - the nerve gas allegedly used by Syria earlier this month.

Police and security chiefs warned London must be prepared if terrorists carry out a string of simultaneous attacks, similar to those which killed 130 people in Paris in December 2015.



Apr 23 14:45

Billionaires Are Now Terrified Of Major Correction This Summer

UK retail falls at the fastest rate. 40% of Spanish children live in poverty. Existing home sales surge in the bubble cities where hedge funds, speculation and foreign investors are purchasing.

Apr 23 14:29

RIGHT AFTER FOX NEWS LET'S GO OF O'REILLY, INSIDER DROPS BOMBSHELL THAT CHANGES EVERYTHING

With pressure building to reveal who knew what and when about allegations of sexual harassment at Fox News, an expectation is emerging that Wednesday’s departure of Bill O’Reilly will not be the end of the story.

Apr 23 13:13

Emma Morano Ignored Medical Advice, Ended Up World’s Oldest Person, Dies Aged 117

Emma Morano, the world’s oldest person has died, aged 117. Ignoring current medical advice, Morano followed advice given to her when she was 20 and outlived everyone...

Apr 23 12:39

SECRET TO MELANIA AND DONALD'S STRONG MARRIAGE JUST REVEALED -- SAYS A LOT ABOUT OUR FIRST LADY

She’s a model. She’s rich. She’s beautiful. But none of these reasons explain why first lady Melania Trump and President Donald Trump have a successful marriage.

Apr 23 12:11

Kudos To Fox News For Addressing Vaccine Questioning

One of the top news networks having an intelligent news anchor discuss vaccine issues and not pejoratizing the messenger...

Apr 23 10:46

Wells Fargo is BANKRUPT?! The bank fails US bankruptcy test for a second time!



Apr 23 09:27

Israeli-American man, 18, is charged with threatening Jewish centers, schools and flights across the US with a 'bloodbath'

An Israel-American teen has been charged with 31 counts after allegedly threatening Jewish centers, schools and commercial flights across the US, hiding his voice with voice-modulating software.

Michael Ron David Kadar, 18, was arrested in Israel in March. A dual US citizen, he is being charged in Georgia and Florida, according to NBC News.
In one February 2017 call, Kadar promised that 'in a short time, a large number of "Jew children" were going to have their heads blown off from the shrapnel,' an FBI report alleged.

Apr 23 09:26

FAKE NEWS IN DEFENSE OF ZIONISM

Now, almost every day inflationary targeted pro-Israel articles are published in different German media. They voluntarily hide the word “occupation” and Zionist crimes. Apparently, the more than 45 million US-Dollar spent by the Israeli ministries for the Hasbara propaganda are worth it. It is understandable that a right-wing regime like the Netanyahu regime makes use of these methods as there is nothing Zionists fear more than the truth.

Apr 23 09:26

INTERVIEW ~~ SUPPORT FOR PALESTINIAN HUNGER STRIKERS CONTINUES TO GROW

couple of days ago, the leader of al Fatah, Marwan Barghouti, published his shocking article on New York Times. He had just started a legendary protest, called the “struggle of the empty stomachs”. Marwan has been able to start an extended non-violent struggle of at least 1.300 prisoners in Israeli prisons, a hunger strike. The objective is to show their reality to the rest of the world, and to make people understand what is going on in this land of denied rights. In his article published by New York Times Marwan attacks the Israeli military forces by using very hard words. The Zionist regime is responsible for the total absence and/or the daily violation of human rights, for daily physical and psychological torture, and also for bad food.

Apr 23 08:53

Bill Holter - US Government Will Default, Captains of Dollar Are Panicked

Financial expert Bill Holter says the financial markets are being propped up by “fraud,” and the global financial markets are nothing more than “Ponzi schemes.” He says many people are surprised it all did not unravel years ago and points out, “I didn’t see it getting past the end of 2016. It could collapse anytime.

Apr 23 08:39

There Will Be Blood: Left Prepares For War

After Berkeley Beat Down With "Combat Training, Better Equipment, Guns..."

Apr 23 08:26

US ‘Deep State’ Sold Out Counter-Terrorism to Keep Itself in Business

It all began, of course, with the invasion of Iraq. Counter-terrorism specialists in the US government knew perfectly well that US regime change in Iraq through military force would give a powerful boost to Osama bin Laden‘s organisation and to anti-American terrorism generally

Apr 23 08:23

PARIS AT WAR - MEDIA SILENCE

Apr 23 08:13

Bill Weinberg and the Progressives’ Tourette’s Syndrome

Apparently, New York ‘Progressive’ and Jewish activist, Bill Weinberg, thinks that I am “not welcome in NYC”. Over the last ten days, Weinberg has worked tirelessly, trying to cancel a panel discussion on 30th of April at Theatre 80 NYC, related to my forthcoming book ‘Being in Time’. Theatre 80’s owner, Lorcan Otway, has made it very clear that he won’t surrender to any calls for censorship, but still, Weinberg doesn’t seem to give up. He believes that it is he who will decide who is, and who is not, “welcome in NYC.”

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Apr 23 08:06

Did you know that in Canada, there are special gun rights just for Muslims?

Normally, a photograph is required of anyone trying to obtain or renew a firearms license in Canada. However, a photo exception is premitted for Muslim women who wear full face-covering Islamic headbags. No wonder so many Muslims are now illegally crossing into Canada from the U.S.

Apr 23 07:57

France: Polls Open As Citizens Decide Whether To Live In A Caliphate

Today we learn whether the people of France want to live under a Muslim caliphate.

Apr 23 07:51

Kremlin advisor reveals 'cure for US aggression'

"The more aggressive the Americans are the sooner they will see the final collapse of the dollar as the only way for the victims of American aggression to stop this aggression is to get rid of the dollar. As soon as we and China are through with the dollar, it will be the end of the United States’ military might," Sergey Glazyev said in an interview with TASS.

Apr 23 07:50

UN unable to decide who‘s behind alleged chemical attack in Syria

Apr 23 07:46

William Shatner targeted by vaccine bullies in vicious campaign to silence tweets about autism

Vaccine zealot David Gorski then begged all his friends to attack William Shatner, claiming he should have quoted Wikipedia instead of Truthwiki, but he neglected to tell William Shatner that David Gorski is the author of the Wikipedia page on David Gorski. He’s a high-ranking Wikipedia editor and oversees the coordinated smearing of all those who question the safety of vaccine ingredients.

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"Phasers on kick-in-the-groin!"

Apr 23 07:45

They are using every tactic against Le Pen they used on Trump

Russian Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar called on French Jews to leave their country if the far right politician Marine Le Pen is elected president next month.

Apr 23 07:42

Five Eyes spying alliance reportedly gather in NZ for secret surveillance conference

Officials from some of the top international government spy agencies have flocked to New Zealand’s Queenstown for a secretive meeting of the Five Eyes spying alliance between the US, UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand.

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Apr 23 07:41

‘Role model’? Fallon hails arms manufacturer who sold missiles to Yemen-bombing Saudis & Gaddafi

UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon has called missiles producer MBDA, known for controversial arms sales to Saudi Arabia and Libya’s Gaddafi government, a “role model” of cooperation, while unveiling multimillion deals between the firm and the UK government.

Apr 23 07:40

Trump Administration Begins Quiet Preparations For Government Shutdown

Even as Donald Trump is desperate to show to the US population, and especially his voter base, some actual achievement before his first 100 days run out next weekend, prompting him to tell AP that he will unveil a "tremendous" tax ut plan next week (recall he did the same in February), the Trump administration is quietly preparing for the possibility of a government shutdown, even though the president and his staff believe one is unlikely to occur.

Apr 23 07:39

Kleptocracy?: How Ivanka Trump & Jared Kushner Personally Profit from Their Roles in the White House

Apr 23 07:39

Macron Against Arresting and Deporting Radical Islamists

En Marche presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron slammed Marine Le Pen’s proposal to arrest radical Islamists saying it would be counter-productive to intelligence efforts.

Apr 23 07:35

Rachel Maddow Airs Headline Linking Venezuelan Protests to Trump, Retracts Online

A segment of MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show displayed a chyron implying the widespread anti-socialist protests in Venezuela were actually against President Donald Trump.

Apr 23 07:34

Did Russia Shoot Down US Missiles In Syria

In an exclusive video interview with RiskHedge, a long-time geopolitical expert says there is an alternate story making the rounds about the United States’ April 7 missile strike on Syria’s Shayrat Airbase in response to the Syrian regime’s alleged use of sarin gas on its own people.

“Not all missiles made their target,” says Dr. Theodore Karasik, a senior advisor to Gulf State Analytics. “There were supposed to be 60. One malfunctioned on one of the ships. 36 made target, the remainder did not. And, there’s a question of where did they go?”

Dr. Karasik, a former senior political scientist in the International Policy and Security Group at RAND Corporation, spent the last decade in the Middle East and retains an extensive network in the region.

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Actually, 36 missed. Only 23 made the target. Of the 36 that missed, some are known to have hit three nearby villages.

Apr 23 07:33

US Spying Drone Shot Down with Russian-Made Missile over Syria

Media sources reported that the Syrian Air Defense units fired a Russian-made missile at a US spying drone flying over Lattakia province's airspace and shot it down.

Apr 23 07:31

Zionist Jews Happily Brag About Being At The Center Of The Muslim Invasion Of Europe

Apr 23 07:28

Yesterday's Broad Power Outage Likely Caused By Geomagnetic Storm

Yesterday, a massive US power grid failure was seen across the entire United States in one simultaneous fashion. San Fransisco, New York, and Los Angeles were the three main areas that were hit the hardest. Each of the areas experienced challenges or shut downs in business commerce. Also, basic infrastructure such as communication networks, mass transportation, and supply chains experienced challenges. To many this seemed apocalyptic with anaylst citing possible cyber attacks amid mounting geopolitical turmoil across the globe. We’re shocked that mainstream media didn’t revive the failing Russian narrative for another round of fake news to confuse the masses. Personally, I don’t think it was a cyber attack or the Russians, but more of a Space Weather Event.

Apr 23 07:28

Federal Subsidies for Corn Ethanol and Other Corn-Based Biofuels

Since its creation of the domestic market for corn ethanol after the energy crisis of the 1970s, the federal government has nurtured and maintained the ethanol industry with a steady stream of subsidies. After more than 30 years of federal backing, corn ethanol subsidies scattered throughout the federal tax code and farm bill energy title should be eliminated once and for all. Originally sold as a way to achieve energy independence and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, ethanol has been a favorite of many lawmakers: ethanol producers have received favorable treatment under the tax code, tariff protection from foreign competition, and even a government mandate for its use. As a result, taxpayers have spent billions of dollars over the last 30 years subsidizing the production of corn ethanol, while at the same time creating unintended costs for consumers and the environment.

Apr 23 03:29

If You Can’t Reform – Just Blow The Budget Completely Apart

You really have to wonder how politicians ever come to these ideas that they have a right to discriminate and suppress anyone based solely upon what material things they possess. In France, the left is running to take 90% from the rich and hand it to everyone else. Why should they continue to invest, take risks, or even work for that matter. I would close up shop and just leave.

Apr 23 03:08

FANTASTIC! Latino Trump Supporter To Run Against Maxine Waters

Omar Navarro the Republican challenger to Maxine Waters for Congressional Seat of the 43rd District was on the front lines in the City of Cudahy’s bid to be considered a sanctuary city. He continues his campaign to unseat “career politician” Maxine Waters.

April 22, 2017

Apr 22 23:02

NZ scientists help find new undersea volcanoes

Kiwi scientists have helped discover incredible new submarine volcanoes in the Pacific Ocean - some rising up to 2.5km from the seafloor.

The discoveries were made by a team of international scientists who have just returned from a six-week voyage probing the volcanic Kermadec Arc, around 1000km northeast of the North Island.

Funded by the German government and led by scientists from Kiel-based GEOMAR and GNS Science, the project explored the seabed to provide new information about the dynamic geological history of New Zealand's offshore territory.

It aimed to investigate the Colville and Kermadec Ridges, the Havre Trough, and the Kermadec Trench, which is up to 10,000m deep and is where the Pacific and Australian tectonic plates collide.

Apr 22 22:57

FBI director James Comey arrives in Queenstown for 'Government conference'

FBI director James Comey has arrived in Queenstown for a 'top-secret' spy conference.

Comey, wearing sunglasses, a light blue shirt and chino pants, arrived on an FBI chartered Gulfstream Aerospace.

Comey was last in New Zealand in March 2016, when he met with Minister for the Government Communications and Security Bureau and Security Intelligence Service Chris Finlayson and Police Commissioner Mike Bush.

Before Comey's arrival, a CIA jet touched down on the tarmac at Queenstown Airport.

And, just like a scene out of an action flick, two security personnel stood guard as a number of men and women in suits exited the plane before being quickly ushered along the tarmac into waiting vehicles.

Apr 22 20:24

US House Speaker Paul Ryan: Russia probe will help US allies

US House Speaker Paul Ryan says one of the reasons the US Congress has launched a thorough investigation into Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 US election is to "prevent the same kind of thing happening" to its NATO and other allies.

Apr 22 20:23

China dismisses reports of putting bombers on 'high alert' to counter North Korea

Refuting the reports of Beijing putting its air force bombers on "high alert" after tensions in the Korean Peninsula, the Ministry of National Defense said that the Chinese forces are keeping their standard operational readiness and conducting normal training.

Apr 22 20:22

How Reality Is Being Manufactured

Apr 22 18:33

The Day Israel Attacked America

The USS Liberty incident was an attack on a United States Navy technical research ship, USS Liberty, by Israeli Air Force jet fighter aircraft and Israeli Navy motor torpedo boats, on 8 June 1967, during the Six-Day War. The combined air and sea attack killed 34 crew members (naval officers, seamen, two marines, and one civilian), wounded 171 crew members, and severely damaged the ship. At the time, the ship was in international waters north of the Sinai Peninsula, about 25.5 nmi (29.3 mi; 47.2 km) northwest from the Egyptian city of Arish.

Apr 22 17:34

From Earth Day To The Monsanto Tribunal, Capitalism On Trial

World Environment Day (WED) occurs on 5 June every year. Promoted by the United Nations, its aim is to encourage global awareness and action for the protection of the environment. Since its inauguration in 1974, WED has helped bring attention to various issues, including global warming, sustainable consumption and wildlife crime.

Apr 22 17:15

The Disintegrating Energy Sector Will Make The Entire System Grind To A Halt

Very few Americans realize that the disintegrating energy industry will make the entire economy and market grind to a halt. This won’t happen overnight, but if we look at history over several decades or a century, it will have fallen apart rather quickly. Unfortunately, there is nothing we can do about it because the time to transition has long gone, more than 20+ years ago.

Apr 22 17:11

History Lesson awaits Trump if he Attacks North Korea: Analysts

US analysts have in the past estimated a US invasion of North Korea would cost some 250,000 American casualties and at least $10 billion, though I believe such a war would cost four times that much today [emphases added].

Apr 22 17:05

3 Armed Robbers Enter Store With Guns Blazing… Citizen-gunfighter takes them out with a single magazine.

In any event, the shooter here was one very cool customer, and he got the job done thoroughly, and without any of the customers or employees in the store taking so much as a scratch. Nicely done!

Apr 22 16:57

Rate Of Poverty In The U.S And The Tale Of An Uneven Recovery

The official poverty measure was developed in U.S. in the 1960s in conjunction with President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty. Each September the U.S. Census Bureau releases an update of the national poverty rate for the prior year.

Apr 22 11:37

FOR SECOND DAY IN A ROW, PUTIN SENDS STRONG MESSAGE TO TRUMP THAT HAS THE AIR FORCE ON ALERT

For the second day in a row, two long-range Russian bombers were spotted off the coast of Alaska Tuesday afternoon, the U.S. military announced.

Apr 22 11:05

Top Senator Says Another Supreme Court Pick Soon

Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley, the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, gave a speech at Kent Corp., in Muscatine, Iowa this week.

Apr 22 10:49

UN unable to decide who‘s behind alleged chemical attack in Syria

The UN commission investigating allegations of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Syria says it cannot yet say for certainty what the source of the gas allegedly used in Idlib really was. The body says the release of gas coincided with airstrikes in the area.

Apr 22 10:49

New leak exposes shady world of ‘Stalkerware’ surveillance software

Monitoring software FlexiSPY, marketed at paranoid partners attempting to catch their other halves cheating, may have been provided to governments in countries including Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain according to a new leak.

Documents leaked to Motherboard, allegedly sourced from inside the organization, show the extent of FlexiSPY’s use and profitability.

The controversial software, built by a small company based in Thailand and described as “Stalkerware” may have been used in another piece of software built by British-German surveillance company Gamma, according to a 2011 document within the leak, cited by Motherboard.

Apr 22 10:45

Rodent that can live without oxygen: Naked mole-rat found to be able to survive for 18 minutes

Cutting off oxygen for most creatures will result in near-instant death.

But scientists have discovered that one animal – the naked mole rat – is able to survive for up to five hours while starved of oxygen.

The strange-looking creature is able to create oxygen in its own body with a chemical reaction.

It can create oxygen without using its lungs – producing it from fructose, a type of sugar, within its own body.

It is hoped that understanding the extraordinary trick performed by the naked mole rat could lead to new treatments for heart attacks and strokes.

Apr 22 10:35

North Korea Warns China Of "Catastrophic Consequences" For Siding With U.S.

Having repeatedly threatened the annihilation of its neighbor to the south, and most recently warning of a "super-mighty preemptive strike" against the US, one day after it emerged that Pyongyang appeared to have resumed activity at its Punggye-ri Nuclear test site, North Korea asked China not to step up anti-North sanctions, warning of "catastrophic consequences" in their bilateral relations.

Pyongyang issued the warning through commentary written by a person named Jong Phil on its official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), which was released Saturday.

As South Korea's Yonhap news agency writes, it's rare for Pyongyang's media to level criticism at Beijing, though the KCNA didn't directly mention China in the commentary titled "Are you good at dancing to the tune of others" and dated Friday. The commentary instead called the nation at issue "a country around the DPRK," using North Korea's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

Apr 22 10:33

Latest Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria Was Likely Staged

Theodore Postol, a professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), released a three-report series in response to the White House’s claim that Syrian President Bashar Al Assad attacked his own people with sarin gas, in which he concluded that the attack in Syria was staged.

Apr 22 10:09

Geopolitical Hotspots, Global Economy, US War Plans: South China Sea, Yemen and Beyond

Americans may have been led to believe through their education systems, their religious institutions, mainstream media and popular culture that their government’s foreign policy is guided by the dictates of conscience, humanitarian considerations, and empathy for chemically mauled infants as well as a national vocation to bring “freedom and democracy” to the world.

A more honest and rigorous review of America’s involvement in military conflicts, and its support for Israel, Saudi Arabia and other rogue states around the world reveal the shallowness of this understanding.

The structure of power in the U.S. as with other imperialist powers throughout history demands certain economic arrangements and military formations on the world stage.

Apr 22 09:50

US Defense Secretary Targets Syria with Chemical Weapons Allegations

Speaking on a visit to Israel on Friday, US Defense Secretary James “Mad Dog” Mattis charged that the Syrian government has violated an agreement brokered by Moscow in 2013 by holding onto chemical weapons.

“The bottom line is there can be no doubt in the international community’s mind that Syria has retained chemical weapons in violation of its agreement and its statement that it had removed them all,” Mattis said during a press conference standing alongside his Israeli counterpart, the extreme right-wing Zionist Avigdor Lieberman.

Mattis refused to provide any estimate of what quantity of chemical weapons he believes are in Syrian hands, claiming that it would compromise intelligence sources. He charged, however, that Damascus was in violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions and warned that it would be “ill-advised to use any again. We’ve made that very clear with our first strike.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

All the various wars are back, and with a vengeance; and the American Deep State believes that they need to go very quickly into Syria; North Korea; Iran; Somalia; and parts of Iraq, and regime change them all, before Americans start thinking, rejecting the codswallop they are being force-fed by both the US government, and its corporate presstitutes to further its agenda, and start protesting in the numbers which stopped the Vietnam War.

Because that is what it will take to end this war agenda, if it is humanly possible to do so at this point.

IF Americans cannot and do not act against these wars, in the most peaceful, and logical way possible, humanity is facing a global catastrophe of Biblical proportions.

Apr 22 09:45

TERROR ANALYSIS: Two top tips: how to spot a Isamic attack, and how to keep Donald Trump on a lead.

The Borussia Dortmund attack turns out to have had nothing to do with terrorism….but was rather, gambling used as a means of exploiting terrorism. Think of it as the Mob meets Wall Street in pretend-Aleppo. Anyone trying to limbo under that one in search of lower evils just better be small, lithe and double-jointed.

Apr 22 09:37

Netanyahu Meets Mattis, Lauds 'Change in U.S. Leadership, Policy' in Mideast

Meeting took place after U.S. defense chief Mattis sat down with Israeli counterpart in Tel Aviv, said Iran continues to threaten Israel with ballistic missiles.

U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met in Jerusalem on Friday.

Prior to the meeting Netanyahu said that he sees a "great change" in the direction of U.S. policy in the Middle East, lauding Mattis and President Donald Trump's recent statements on Iran as well as U.S. action against Syria's use of chemical weapons. "It's appreciated around the world and in our region," Netanyahu said, according to a press release. 

"I think this is a welcome change, a strategic change in U.S. leadership and policy," the prime minister said, according to the press release.
Netanyahu also said that Israel and the U.S. both face the "double threat" of "radical Islam," referring to Iran and ISIS.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I've just done a double-palmed faceplant, at warp speed, upon reading this.

IF Tehran has ballistic missiles pointed at Israel, don't tell me for one second that Israel doesn't have ballistic missiles pointed at Iran!!

And to conflate the Wahhabi-flavored radicalised Islam of ISIS with the moderate Shia Islam of Iran?!?

Does Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu begin to comprehend how completely idiotic this comparison sounds, for anyone with two brain cells to rub together?!?

And as I mentioned in a previous post yesterday, from the Israeli government's perspective, it is the US government which must, with its blood and money, achieve Israel's regional geopolitical objectives, and that includes "neutralising" Iran for it.

But between Iran's robust self-defense posture and capabilities, and the reality that if attacked militarily, Russia will come to its aid, this Israeli demand to the US may be too great a chasm to cross, at least for the moment.

Apr 22 09:20

Bannon Down, Pentagon Up, Neocons In?

The apparent and surprisingly abrupt demise in Steve Bannon’s influence offers a major potential opening for neoconservatives, many of whom opposed Trump’s election precisely because of his association with Bannon and the “America Firsters,” to return to power after so many years of being relegated to the sidelines. Bannon’s decline suggest that he no longer wields the kind of veto power that prevented the nomination of Elliott Abrams as deputy secretary of state. Moreover, the administration’s ongoing failure to fill key posts at the undersecretary, assistant secretary, and deputy assistant secretary levels across the government’s foreign-policy apparatus provides a veritable cornucopia of opportunities for aspiring neocons who didn’t express their opposition to the Trump campaign too loudly.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I used to swallow the myth whole that voting, at the national level, meant Americans have, at least, some modicum of control over their lives; with the election of President Trump, I have realised, painfully clearly, the absolute and utter falseness of such a premise.

I have watched this man do so many flipflops on promised policy reforms, since his inauguration, that I am dealing with intense intellectual whiplash, and do not know if I will ever fully recover.

I have utterly zero control on the direction of domestic and foreign policy issues; it is the American deep state which is in control, no matter who is actually occupying the White House, so the consistent agendas of the Deep State never change.

And those agendas involve the following; the consistent destabilisation of both Russia and China, in order to prevent the ascent of the ruble and the yuan; the destabilisation of the Middle East, in order to expropriate resources to which the US has utterly no moral right, and to give more territory to Israel, whenever possible; to insure the governments of countries are western/US-centric, even to the point of regime change; and insuring that world resources are only sold in US dollars.

The American people, and their needs and concerns, are completely irrelevant to this process, except for paying taxes; creating soldiers with which to accomplish the American Deep State's geopolitical agenda; and believing the lies this government tells us, which get constantly regurgitated by corporate media presstitutes, to further its agenda.

I am disgusted and sickened by a thoroughly hypocritical President who uses murdered "beautiful dead babies" as an excuse for a military attack against Syria, while those dead and mutilated children of Yemen, killed by US-government enabled Saudi military strikes, who are dealing with starvation from malnutrition due to Yemeni port blockades, and exposure to DU, most probably sold to the Saudi Government by the US, are of no consequence, in his view.

Apr 22 09:16

A crash is coming in high-yield bonds

If you’re a junk-bond investor, I have a message for you.

Get out.

Apr 22 09:14

Tax money from marijuana sales are helping students pay for college in Colorado

Marijuana is a $1.3 billion industry in Colorado, and the ensuing tax revenue is helping students pay for college.
Pueblo County is one area benefiting from an influx of marijuana tax money. Now the county is doing something that’s a first in Colorado: distributing pot-funded scholarships to college students.

Apr 22 09:04

SHIRE GENIUS Flores Man ‘hobbits’ found in Indonesia were NOT direct relatives of modern humans, scientists confirm

Researchers discover that strange hobbits were not shrunken versions of humanity's ancient ancestor, Homo erectus

Apr 22 09:01

Northeast Maine prepares for even more snow

Bad news for some winter-weary Mainers. More snow is on the way.

Apr 22 08:52

Second parchment manuscript copy of Declaration of Independence found — in England

Two Harvard University researchers announced Friday that they have found a second parchment manuscript copy of the Declaration of Independence in a tiny records office in southern England.

The only other parchment copy is maintained by the National Archives in Washington, D.C., researchers Emily Sneff and Danielle Allen said in a statement.

Apr 22 08:52

Mike Pence: Peaceful Outcome For Korean Peninsula Still Possible

Denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula can still be achieved peacefully because of Washington’s new engagement with China, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Saturday, despite growing fears North Korea could soon conduct a new nuclear test.

South Korea is on heightened alert ahead of another important anniversary in the reclusive North that could be the trigger for a new nuclear test or launch of ballistic missiles, with a large concentration of military hardware massed on both sides of the border.

Tensions have risen sharply in recent months after Pyongyang conducted two nuclear weapons tests last year and carried out a steady stream of ballistic missile tests in defiance of United Nations resolutions and sanctions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Would Vice-President Pence please elaborate on how he sees this happening, with South Korea, Russia, and China at a heightened state of alert due to North Korea's missile tests?!?

Apr 22 08:51

Ancient stone carvings confirm how comet struck Earth in 10,950BC, sparking the rise of civilisations

Ancient stone carvings confirm that a comet struck the Earth around 11,000BC, a devastating event which wiped out woolly mammoths and sparked the rise of civilisations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

... along with wiping out all civilizations that had existed prior to the strike and ice age.

Apr 22 08:50

Two MSDF destroyers leave for potential drill with USS Carl Vinson

Two Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyers have left Sasebo naval base and are likely to take part in a drill with the U.S. aircraft carrier Carl Vinson, which is steaming toward the Korean Peninsula, Defense Ministry sources said Friday.

The date and location for the exercise have not been set yet, but the destroyers are likely to join the Carl Vinson strike group at some point.

Apr 22 08:49

LGBT-PROMOTING TEACHER BANS CROSS NECKLACES IN CLASS

Officials at Hillsborough County Public Schools in Tampa, Florida are being asked to stop the bullying by a math teacher who is an open advocate for the LGBT lifestyle and has, among other things, banned students from wearing cross necklaces in her classroom.

The nonprofit legal group Liberty Counsel said it would prefer for the district to rein in the teacher, Lora Jane Riedas, without the necessity of a court case.

But Liberty Counsel is ready to take action – through a federal lawsuit – if it is needed “to vindicate the parental and student rights.”

Apr 22 08:48

HARVARD TELLS STUDENTS GENDER CAN 'CHANGE FROM DAY TO DAY'

The office of BGLTQ Student Life at Harvard University has released a new school-sponsored guide telling students to “fight transphobia” and “get the facts about gender diversity.”

The guide, which was distributed to students on campus, declares that “there are more than two sexes” and that “gender is fluid and changing,” adding that someone’s gender identity “can be affirmed and/or expressed in many ways,” and can even “change from day to day.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am almost 65 years old. Not once in all that time have I ever been anything other than male.

Apr 22 08:48

THOUSANDS SUE MERCK FOR SHINGLES VACCINE ZOSTAVAX “CAUSING WHAT IT’S SUPPOSED TO PREVENT”

Attorney Troy Bouk was recently interviewed by Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins to discuss the shingles vaccine Zostavax, the issues related to its effectiveness and the problems that are associated with the product, including the fact that the drugmaker’s vaccine seems to cause the very affliction that it seeks to prevent — and, according to a massive lawsuit, thousands of victims agree.
While we have everyone from attorneys to biologists, to political scientists who contribute to the Free Thought Project, none of us are doctors, so we do not make recommendations about what you and your family should do in regards to vaccination. That being said, the drug makers have an incentive for you not to see this information which means it will not be reported on in the mainstream media as their advertising dollars are tied directly to these companies. So, we find that it is our duty to spread this information and with your help sharing it, we can have a massive effect.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

For the medical/industrial complex, "treatments/vaccines" are rarely about care, but always about profits.

Apr 22 08:47

‘Shattered’ Revelation: Clinton Campaign Hatched Russian Hacking Narrative 24 Hours After Hillary’s Loss

The new Clinton campaign tell-all, Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign, reveals how Hillary Clinton personally placed blame for her bruising defeat on Russian meddling “within twenty-four hours of her concession speech.”

The blistering behind-the-scenes book, by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes, illustrates how Hillary Clinton furiously blamed her defeat on the FBI investigation into her private emails, Russian interference, and Trump’s supposed support from “white nationalists.”

Apr 22 08:46

OBAMA ENTANGLED IN BRAND-NEW 'POLITICAL ESPIONAGE' SCANDAL

While the claims of collusion between Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and Russia seem to have dropped abruptly off the media radar, there is a new report of collaboration between a U.S. political campaign and foreign powers.

But the campaign was that of Hillary Clinton, and the chief architect was Barack Obama’s CIA director, John Brennan, the report says.

“One side did collude with foreign powers to tip the election – Hillary’s,” writes George Neumayr in the American Spectator.

“Seeking to retain his position as CIA director under Hillary, Brennan teamed up with British spies and Estonian spies to cripple Trump’s candidacy,” Newmayr wrote.

Apr 22 08:45

THE BIG, AMAZING LIST OF PEOPLE OBAMA SPIED ON

The Obama administration isn’t accused of gathering intelligence information to spy for political, and other, purposes just once. Or twice. Or even just three times.

A remarkable timeline assembled by ace investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson shows just how often the Obama administration apparently spied on friend and foe alike.

With all of this information gathered in one place, WND then compiled a list gleaned from Attkisson’s timeline of all those whom the Obama administration is suspected of targeting either by spying, or investigating and/or prosecuting using intelligence information.

Apr 22 08:44

POLLS: ISRAELIS WANT US, EUROPE TO ATTACK SYRIA, BUT AGAINST IDF INTERVENTION

The US and European countries should attack Syria, but Israel should not be involved in the assault, two polls in weekend Hebrew newspapers found.

Apr 22 08:44

DEATH TOLL JUMPS TO 20 IN VENEZUELA PROTESTS

The death toll in three weeks of violence at anti-government protests in Venezuela jumped to 20 people after a night of clashes and pillaging left 12 people dead in Caracas, reports AFP.

Riot police and pro-government vigilantes fought running battles on the capital's east, west and south sides with protesters demanding the ouster of President Nicolas Maduro.

At nightfall on Friday, more protests and pockets of unrest were reported in eastern Caracas, and in Macuto in the neighboring state of Vargas.

Opposition leaders have called new protests for Saturday and Monday.

On Saturday, they plan to march in silence to the Catholic Church's episcopal seats nationwide. They plan to erect roadblocks on Monday to grind the country to a halt.

Protesters blame Maduro -- heir of the leftist "Bolivarian revolution" launched by the late Hugo Chavez in 1999 -- for an economic crisis marked by severe shortages of food, medicine and basic goods.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am hoping this situation can be resolved without more bloodshed; however, realistically, I am not holding my breath that such a resolution can be achieved, or quickly.

Apr 22 08:39

Bannon Down, Pentagon Up, Neocons In?

The apparent and surprisingly abrupt demise in Steve Bannon’s influence offers a major potential opening for neoconservatives, many of whom opposed Trump’s election precisely because of his association with Bannon and the “America Firsters,” to return to power after so many years of being relegated to the sidelines.

Bannon’s decline suggest that he no longer wields the kind of veto power that prevented the nomination of Elliott Abrams as deputy secretary of state. Moreover, the administration’s ongoing failure to fill key posts at the undersecretary, assistant secretary, and deputy assistant secretary levels across the government’s foreign-policy apparatus provides a veritable cornucopia of opportunities for aspiring neocons who didn’t express their opposition to the Trump campaign too loudly.

Apr 22 08:38

US troops fight alongside ISIS using Toyota trucks, Israeli tanks in #Syria

Apr 22 08:34

Western states block Russia’s initiatives to investigate Syria chemical attack

Russia continues to insist on investigation into the chemical attack in Syria's Idlib Province. However, Western countries block Russia's initiatives on the matter. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, without explanation, blocked Russia's suggestions to send experts to the area of the alleged chemical attack, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

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