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May 23 08:40

Smoking gun: Metro police records reveal 1 October massacre was an air assault via helicopter

A woman who suffered a minor gunshot wound to the head and one of her family members who are both key witnesses to the 1 October shooting told Las Vegas Metropolitan Police that the attack was actually conducted from the air by shooters in helicopters as others have also reported.

May 23 07:39

THE LINK BETWEEN GUT BACTERIA AND MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

Humans are symbiots. About half of what makes us,us,isn't us. Anything that destroys your gut bacteria will make you sick with chronic disease.
Your genetics predispose you to various degenerative disorders when you encounter antibiotics,vaccines,Roundup and other poisons.

Scientists have uncovered a new molecular pathway connecting the gut with the brain, and if we can learn how to control it, we may be able to slow down or even stop multiple sclerosis and other neurological disorders, scientists say.

May 23 07:25

Yes, Virginia, There Is a Deep State

At the end dismissed by mainstream commentators as “conspiracy theory,” the Deep State is an invisible second government which acts in a coordinated manner to protect its prerogatives and advance its interests and favored policies versus changes supposedly demanded by “the people” via their elected representatives in Congress and the presidency. The premier example of this view is the claim that John F. Kennedy was assassinated by the CIA and the military industrial complex because (in one version) he was about to get the US out of Vietnam.

If that end of the spectrum sounds crazy to you, consider:

May 22 14:33

It Begins: NYTimes, WashPo, Guardian All Start Backpedalling on RussiaGate

The best evidence that Russia-gate is sinking beneath the waves is the way those pushing the pseudo-scandal are now busily covering their tracks.

May 22 14:31

MUCH WORSE THAN WATERGATE: John Brennan’s Plot To Infiltrate The Trump Campaign

A veteran of the intelligence community tells TAS that Brennan’s CIA was full of Hillary supporters, some of whom decorated their desks with her campaign paraphernalia

May 22 13:21

The Prussian Connection - UNDERGROUND HISTORY - John Taylor Gatto - John Taylor Gatto TV


Where did the American school system come from? And what are its true purposes? Full Playlist: http://schoolsucksproject.com/gatto/

May 22 13:21

SNOPES FINALLY EXPOSED AS CIA OPERATION

We have investigative journalist Wayne Madsen to thank for checking the facts on the most well-known of “fact-checking” websites and confirming what many had suspected for years since the 1995 founding of Snopes.com. According to Madsen, Snopes was formed by the Central Intelligence Agency for the express purpose of stifling subversive outlets and spreading disinformation and propaganda on the Internet. Until 2013, the CIA had to do this on the down-low because propaganda wasn’t legal yet.

May 22 12:19

 BlogviewPatrick Cockburn Archive Uncritical Support from the US Will Do Israel More Damage Than Good

The Palestinian issue is back on the international agenda more than at any time over the last 15 years. If the move of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem was intended to demonstrate that the Palestinians were powerless and there was nothing they could do about it, then it has failed.

The embassy move, signalling that the US has abandoned even its previous modest restraint on Israeli actions, had exactly the opposite effect to the one intended. The protesting Palestinians and not the celebrating Israelis and Americans became the central feature of the event. Television split screens showed what looked like a Trump campaign rally in Jerusalem side by side with Israeli soldiers shooting dead 62 Palestinians and wounding a further 1,360 in Gaza.

Israeli claims that they were defending the fence that surrounds Gaza from an attack by Hamas activists armed with stones and kites were contradicted both by the television pictures and the lack of any Israeli casualties.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Patrick Cockburn, whose work I greatly respect, misses one critical point in his equation; the Trump Presidency has absolutely outsourced his Middle East policy to Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu, and that creates an horrific danger for this country, the Middle East in general, and the world.

Please understand; Israel wants to see Lebanon, Syria, and Iran "neutralized, and to see regime change in all countries to create governments which are more Israel-centric. He also wants to see Hamas fail spectacularly in Gaza, and is doing everything within his power to accomplish that goal.

However, the caveat I would share here, is that he only wants this done at the costs of American blood and American money.

And then, there is the 6,000 lb gorilla, snoozing on the Bosendorfer grand, in the living room in the situations in Syria and Iran; that is the presence of Russia, which has pledged to prevent both the regimes in both countries from falling, if they are attacked militarily.

Tel Aviv would love nothing better than creating the climate for "Let Russia and the US fight it out in Syria and Iran." And what happens if such a war is a Pyrrhic victory for both sides?!?

Israel is then in position to control all the region's oil, and in what currency that oil will be sold.

Do not be deceived here; in terms of nation-to-nation "friendship", Israel is a true "frenemy", ready to instantly turn away, when the dead host, WarMerica, can no longer support its hubristic warmongering in the region.

And this is followed by a companion article, also from antiwar.com, which is more than a little eye-opening on the topic of the US government "never being able to do enough for Israel":

Israeli MPs Push Trump to Let Them Use Military Aid on Non-US Equipment

The article goes on to state:

"The $38 billion aid package is to be spent on US-made equipment. This has been a common way to make foreign aid politically safe, as it means that money is ultimately going to US arms makers who have a lot of influence.

Israeli officials, however, see this US armament as a problem for their economy. The Israeli Knesset Finance Committee is estimating that 22,000 Israeli jobs would be lost if the US doesn’t just send Israel the money straightaway and let them spending on Israeli-made arms."

May 22 12:09

Facebook & Atlantic Council unite: Now social media giant serves NATO’s agenda

Facebook has engaged a think tank funded by weapons manufacturers, branches of the US military and Middle-Eastern monarchies to safeguard the democratic process. It's akin to hiring arsonists to run the fire brigade.

If Facebook truly wanted to “protect democracy and elections worldwide,” it would build a broad coalition of experts and activists from a wide and disparate range of the countries it serves. Instead, the American social media giant has outsourced the task to NATO’s propaganda wing.

May 22 11:58

Washington’s Pax Americana Cartel

In 2016, Donald Trump distinguished himself from his chief Republican opponents and certainly from Hillary Clinton by saying out loud what many ordinary Americans already suspected: that in terms of immediate threats, it’s not some faraway axis of evil that we need to worry about so much as pervasive stupidity among the managers of Pax America in Washington. In memorable fashion, Trump vowed to “drain the swamp” and to formulate an “America First” approach to policy. If elected, Trump would end the reckless squandering of American power. So, at least, he said.

May 22 11:51

Haspel Is Not the Problem. The CIA Is the Problem.

As a general rule, when Dick Cheney favors a foreign policy position it’s best to be on the opposite side if you value liberty over war and authoritarianism. The former vice president’s enthusiastic endorsement of not only Gina Haspel as CIA director but of the torture program she oversaw should tell us all we need to know about Haspel.

Saying that Haspel would make a great CIA director, Cheney dismissed concerns over the CIA’s torture program. Asked in a television interview last week about the program, Cheney said, “if it were my call, I’d do it again.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, Dr. Paul, this is precisely what we have become as a country; a country with no concern for human rights, either domestic or foreign; where the quietly corrupt, as is former President Barak Obama, who has been unmasked as having ordered spying on the Trump campaign, gets brilliantly financially rewarded; and where the agendas of the military/industrial complex and the medical/industrial complex must be obeyed, and anyone with peaceful, alternative views will get either literally, or, professionally, assassinated.

I understand this very completely, as that last criminal act, is what happened to my sweetheart Michael, when he asked a very logical question concerning the very strange death of Vincent Foster, during the Clinton years.

You might remember: the image the Clinton White House put out of Foster's body, was as far as humanly possible from what the real damage by this kind of alleged "suicide" would have caused.
The Death Of Vincent Foster: Vincent Foster's wounds were not as reported!

May 22 11:35

The Day of Shame

For me, the moving of the US embassy means nothing. It is a symbolic act that does not change reality. If and when peace does come, no one will care about some stupid act of a half-forgotten US president. Inshallah.

So there they were, this bunch of self-important nobodies, Israelis, Americans and those in-between, having their little festival, while rivers of blood were flowing in Gaza. Human beings were killed by the dozen and wounded by the thousand.

The ceremony started as a cynical meeting, which quickly became grotesque, and ended in being sinister. Nero fiddling while Rome was burning.

When the last hug was exchanged and the last compliment paid (especially to the graceful Ivanka), Gaza remained what it was – a huge concentration camp with severely overcrowded hospitals, lacking medicines and food, drinkable water and electricity.

May 22 11:26

McCabe’s Bogus Witch Hunt Of Jeff Sessions Confirms Worst Fears About FBI/DOJ Politicization

Of all the Russian conspiracy angles, the one alleging Jeff Sessions is working on behalf of the Russians is easily the most outlandish.

May 22 11:25

South Koreans See John Bolton as an Obstacle to Trump-Kim Summit

While President Trump’s reaction to “hiccups” in diplomacy ahead of the North Korea summit is to threaten Kim, South Korean officials say they see the real problem as John Bolton. MP Chung Dong-young referred to Bolton as one of “several land mines” that are in the way of the summit.

South Korea’s current pro-diplomacy government has a lot of familiar faces to their last such government, which was in power when Bolton was a hawkish ambassador. South Korean analysts saw Bolton’s hawkish stance on North Korea before as a problem, and say he hasn’t changed.

When Bolton’s talk of the “Libya model” in North Korea immediately provoked fury from the North Korean government, US officials didn’t seem to understand why. South Korean officials say the “Libya model” was an obvious red light to North Korea.

Indeed, it’s a blunder to the point where officials suggest that Bolton is deliberately interfering in the peace process, and trying to botch it in doing so.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Bolton is one of the most war-centric people around this President, and that is a real problem for any kind of peace to have a chance to happen between the two Koreas.

He will try to do his utmost to scuttle the meeting between Trump and Kim Jung Un, and he, and his cohorts, do have a rather wide assortment of tactics they can deploy in their diplomatic, and military, arsenals, to prevent this from happening.

May 22 11:21

BREAKING: E-mails Show FBI Brass Discussed Dossier Briefing Details With CNN

Andrew McCabe was keenly aware of CNN’s internal understanding of a secret briefing about the infamous Steele dossier,

May 22 11:18

Pentagon Threatens More Aggressive Stance Toward Iran

Following up on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s bellicose threats toward Iran, Pentagon officials suggested that moving against Iran would require a “whole government solution.” They pointed toward the Pentagon being more aggressive toward Iran in the future.

While officials were not specific about what the Pentagon would or even might do, they condemned Iran’s “malign influence” in the region. Some talked up freedom of navigation operations, which has long been a favored way for the US Navy to pick fights or escalate tensions with rivals.

Purely theoretically, the freedom of navigation exercise is just meant to prove that ships can safely transit certain waters. Though Iran has never impeded anyone’s ships passing around their sphere of influence, the US Navy has favored parking ships along Iran’s maritime borders, and occasionally hugging that border.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What alleged "malign influence" is the Pentagon talking about here, regarding Iran, please?!?

Just because Iranian advisors were not going to allow Syria to go down in flames, courtesy of a US/NATO cabal, supporting rebels in taking control of Damascus' government, and throwing Al Assad out, is this the reason for the Pentagon's ire against it?!?

Someone... has some 'spaining to do, as to the actual, and specific, activities Iran has really done, then honestly document them, if they think for one moment that they can lead the American people to a mindset of wanting war against the Iranians, who have done nothing negative, or wrong, to the people of the US. The people of this country are both war-weary, and war-skeptical, and more wars will be a lose for any candidate who supports more wars, before mid-term elections here in the US.

May 22 11:10

Diary of a Palestinian girl: Ahed's day

Life in Nabi Saleh goes on, but now there's an important event concerning Janna: the trial of Ahed Tamimi. Ahed was arrested by Israeli authorities

May 22 11:05

As ADHD Diagnoses Increased, So Did Calls to Poison Control

A NEW STUDY IS SOUNDING the alarm about misuse of medication for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

There were 156,365 calls to poison control centers for people under 20 who were improperly exposed to ADHD medication from 2000 through 2014, according to the study published in the journal Pediatrics. The number of calls surged between 2000 and 2011 before declining slightly between 2011 and 2014.

Overall, call volume increased by 60 percent over the period, says the study's senior author, Gary Smith.

"As the diagnoses and treatment with medication of ADHD have increased in the U.S., these exposures have also increased, which means we really do need to pay more attention … and for different age groups, come up with different strategies to prevent them," says Smith, director of the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The following is a reality which needs to be checked out by all parents who love their kids very much:

The Man who Discovered ADHD makes a Startling Deathbed Confession

The article goes on to state:

"“ADHD is a prime example of a fictitious disease.” These were the words of Leon Eisenberg, the “scientific father of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder),” in his last interview he gave before his death at age 87 in 2009.

(While some have described Dr. Eisenberg’s statement as an “exaggeration,” many doctors are coming to the belated conclusion that ADHD is often “over diagnosed” by the use of “fuzzy diagnostic practices.” Harvard psychologist Jerome Kagan, who is one of the world’s leading experts in child development, states:

“Let’s go back 50 years. We have a 7-year-old child who is bored in school and disrupts classes. Back then, he was called lazy. Today, he is said to suffer from ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). . . . Every child who’s not doing well in school is sent to see a pediatrician, and the pediatrician says: “It’s ADHD; here’s Ritalin.” In fact, 90 percent of these 5.4 million kids don’t have an abnormal dopamine metabolism. The problem is, if a drug is available to doctors, they’ll make the corresponding diagnosis.)

Eisenberg made a luxurious living off of his “fictitious disease,” thanks to pharmaceutical sales.

Please remember: Doctors in the US are frequently compensated by drug companies manufacturing drugs, like ADHD drugs, for prescribing them to their patients.

So the next time you're taking Little Johnny to his pediatrician, as his teacher has told you that he has a really hard time focusing and staying still, ask that doc, and look them right in the eye when you ask this, if he or she is getting compensated by the drug company whose prescription he is going to prescribe for your child's alleged ADHD.

Every parent in this country should be asking that question of their own, and their kid's doctor; full disclosure, in both directions, is reasonable here.

May 22 10:54

Human Rights Activist Files RICO Suit Against Fusion GPS Founders Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch.

Suit cites the oppo firm’s smears against himself and two other men, Alek Boyd and Bill Browder.

May 22 10:49

Why did Facebook ban The Electronic Intifada’s ad for “Killing Gaza”?

Facebook banned an advert paid for by The Electronic Intifada a day after it was approved and was running successfully.

The ban lasted for almost three days before the ad was restored without explanation.

This apparent act of censorship comes as Facebook is deepening its collaboration with Israel lobby groups and a pro-war Washington think tank to impose tighter controls on what people are allowed to see online, especially about Israel’s violations of Palestinian rights.

May 22 10:41

Russian Airbase In Syria Attacked By Drones Of "Unknown Origin"

Did the Russians just repel another al-Qaeda mass drone attack, similar to the one in January of this year?

Though details are still unclear, Damascus-based journalist Danny Makki reports that numerous drones have been downed by Russian air-defenses near Khmeimim airbase (or alternately Hmeimim airbase). In the nearby coastal city of Jableh loud aerial explosions could be heard sometime before 11pm local time — thought to be Russian missile defense systems engaging the drones.

The Russian Defense Ministry quickly acknowledged the attack, telling RT News that "An unmanned aircraft of unknown origin has been shot down near the Russian Khmeimim airbase in Syria." And further: "No one was injured in the incident and the base did not sustain any damage," the Russian Defense Ministry said

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And if they were from Al Qaeda, how did Al Qaeda get them?!? From the US or the UK, perchance?!?

And also, we have a companion story yesterday from blackistednews.com, stating the following:

Russia finds NATO weapons in Syrian Militant's Weapons Depots

May 22 10:37

White House: Justice Department to investigate FBI’s Russia probe

President Trump and top intelligence and law enforcement officials reached an uneasy compromise on Monday, following another weekend of blistering attacks from the President aimed at his own Justice Department.

Following the hour-long meeting, the White House confirmed that the agency’s internal watchdog will review the FBI’s use of an informant in the early days of its probe into Trump’s campaign and that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly will review classified information about the informant sought by Republican lawmakers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The wheels may just be coming off the train of Obama/Clinton corruption.

May 22 10:34

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SETS ITS SIGHTS ON DISMANTLING TEENAGE LABOR LAWS

You’ve heard the phrase “burdensome regulations” ad nauseum for probably your entire adult life. But one branch of regulation that’s definitely not burdensome, nor optional, is the branch that protects minors from dangerous workplace conditions.

At the present time, America’s Hazardous Occupations Orders, or HOs, prohibit employers from tasking teenagers under the age of 18 with the operation of chainsaws and a host of other powered equipment; working at height, including on rooftops; and a broad variety of other manifestly hazardous types of manual labor, for more than one supervised hour per day.

But the Department of Labor intends to introduce a proposal that would remove the restrictions we’ve just described. Their mission, literally, is to “safely launch more family-sustaining careers by removing current regulatory restrictions on the amount of time that apprentices and student learners may perform HO-governed work,” reads the official DOL statement.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And how, precisely, does this writer expect such a "federal jobs guarantee program" supposed to work, please?!?

May 22 10:32

Caputo: Another 'Informant' Attempted to Infiltrate Trump Campaign

Former Trump campaign adviser Michael Caputo told Laura Ingraham on Monday night that he knows "for a fact" that Stefan Halper wasn't the only informant who tried to infiltrate Trump's campaign.

May 22 10:28

A senior assistant special counsel to Robert Mueller’s investigation is facing allegations he leaked information to reporters

concerning the Russian collusion investigation, according to a Monday court filing.

May 22 10:27

FORMER OBAMA CIA DIRECTOR JOHN BRENNAN FREAKS OUT OVER POTUS TRUMP’S DEMAND DOJ INVESTIGATE ILLEGAL OBAMA-ERA POLITICAL SPYING

WEEKS EARLIER D.C. WHISPERS SHARED WITH READERS INFORMATION THAT INDICATED JOHN BRENNAN’S NAME WAS SOON TO BE FRONT AND CENTER IN THE DEEP STATE’S MANUFACTURED TRUMP INVESTIGATION FIASCO.
THAT TIME HAS ARRIVED IN THE FORM OF A FULL-ON FREAKOUT BY THE FORMER CIA DIRECTOR WHO WENT SO FAR AS TO THREATEN HOUSE SPEAKER PAUL RYAN AND SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH MCCONNELL IF THEY DON’T DO SOMETHING TO STOP PRESIDENT TRUMP.
It is a bizarre public post with clear threatening implications on the D.C. Establishment that has a man who likely holds many dark secrets on many powerful figures that if they don’t protect him from President Trump there will be hell to pay.

It also goes beyond Brennan. His public desperation to get the Trump administration to back off from investigating 2016 Election wrongdoing by the Deep State is likely due to immense pressure from the Obama Machine to protect the former president at all cost.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It's too late to stop this train.

President Obama will ultimately be proven, and outed, as one of the most quietly corrupt Presidents ever sitting in that Oval Office, and there is utterly nothing Brennan can do at this point, except to flee to a country which has no extradition arrangement with the US.

I would suggest that some of his aides start a very descreet search in this area; because trust me, he just may well need this information, and quickly.

May 22 10:23

"IT'S RIDICULOUS" - PARENTS FURIOUS AS AUSTRALIA SEEKS TO BAN USE OF "BOY" OR "GIRL" IN BOOKS

"For goodness sake, this is social engineering gone crazy...

Leave kids alone to be kids. Stop trying to destroy kids’ childhoods..."

That is an example of the furious reaction from parents in Victoria, Australia where the local city council has announced plans to audit children’s books and toys with a plan to ban them from kindergartens, schools and libraries if they don’t meet strict gender guidelines.

The Herald Sun reports that the local government's justice warriors were inspired by research from the Australian National University that showed children were influenced by gender stereotyping, and urged a ban on the terms 'boy' and 'girl'.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is utter hogwash, but I understand why Australia is going this way, and for the followng reason:

Teen hormoes being altered by gender-bending chemicals
But this isn't just happening in the UK; it is happening all over the planet.

The Australian government can't fix this, so it is attempting to normalize what they cannot repair in the state of their drinking water.

The next step coming, of course, will be a "Farenheit 451" moment for the Australian people, when banned books will be physically destroyed.

May 22 10:23

DOJ Agrees to Allow Congress to Review Requested Classified Docs After Trump Meets With Rosenstein, Wray

DOJ Agrees to Allow Congress to Review Requested Classified Docs After Trump Meets With Rosenstein, Wray

May 22 10:15

VERIZON BEGINS 'TESTING' DSL USAGE CAPS IT REFUSES TO CALL USAGE CAPS

For years now broadband providers have used a lack of competition to impose all manner of obnoxious additional fees on the backs of broadband consumers. That includes arbitrary and obnoxious usage caps and overage charges, which not only raise rates on captive customers, but quite intentionally make using streaming video competitors more expensive and cumbersome. Once caps are in place, large ISPs often exempt their own content from usage caps while still penalizing streaming competitors (aka zero rating).

ISPs used to claim that such limits were necessary to manage network congestion, but as that argument was increasingly debunked (caps don't actually help manage congestion) they've shifted their justifications to more flimsy alternatives. These days, ISPs usually offer no justification at all, or issue vague declarations that they're simply trying to help users "better understand their consumption habits."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With these kinds of usage fees being places on internet services, consumers need to fight back, but that is difficult when a company has a monopoly in specific areas, and there are no other services from which to chose.

May 22 10:12

AN ISRAEL-IRAN WAR IS UNLIKELY TO HAPPEN ANY TIME SOON

Writing in the Asia Times earlier this month, David P. Goldman lamented that an Israel-Iran war is unlikely to take place any time soon. His observation appears surprising considering the mainstream media has been hyping up the idea of such a war over the past few months.

Nevertheless, he is correct. Short of something catastrophic that completely upsets the current status quo, there are many signs that Israel and Iran are not headed for a direct confrontation in the immediate future. Though the mainstream media dishonestly advertises such a war, the truth is that Israel’s next war will not take place in Iran — or even Syria for that matter. It is far more likely to take place in Lebanon.

As Goldman explained:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

First, why in the name of heaven, is this man "lamenting" that it doesn't look like there will be war between Israel and Iran in the near term, but a war against Hezbullah in Lebanon is close to a dead moral certainty?!?

For intelligent people, any war is to be avoided if there is any other way to resolve geopolitical differences.

Apparently, when it comes to David Goldman's thinking, all wars bringing Israel closer to acheiving the "Erez Israel" model, should be pursued, and immediately.


Map: Greater Israel

May 22 10:02

Sweden distributes 'be prepared for war' leaflet to all 4.8m homes

The Swedish government has begun sending all 4.8m of the country’s households a public information leaflet telling the population, for the first time in more than half a century, what to do in the event of a war.

Om krisen eller kriget kommer (If crisis or war comes) explains how people can secure basic needs such as food, water and heat, what warning signals mean, where to find bomb shelters and how to contribute to Sweden’s “total defence”.

The 20-page pamphlet, illustrated with pictures of sirens, warplanes and families fleeing their homes, also prepares the population for dangers such as cyber and terror attacks and climate change, and includes a page on identifying fake news.

The publication comes as the debate on security – and the possibility of joining Nato – has intensified in Sweden in the wake of Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014 and recent incursions into Swedish airspace and territorial waters by Russian planes and submarines.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The question I need to ask here is, why now?!?

You have to love the irony of this story, written by John Henley, as the Swedish officials talk about how to spot fake news, then in a couple of paragraphs down, Henley makes the false claim that Russia "annexed" Crimea, which never happened.

In 2014, after the coup threw the duly elected Ukrainian President Yanukovich under the proverbial bus, and replaced him with Poroshenko, Crimean officials realized that there was no true rule of law in Ukraine at that point.

What they did was a two-step referendum, first asking their people if they wanted to stay with Ukraine of leave it (the people voted overwhelmingly to leave, due to Ukraine's massive corruption), and secondly, petition the Russian Federation to join it, and Russia accepted that petition. These are the facts on the ground which cannot be erased, period, end of discussion.

And John, for having included that codswallop "bit" about Russia having annexed Crimea, because that is the American And European narrative, and you have been given your "marching orders" not to stray from it, even though you know it never happened, shame on you, sir.

May 22 09:47

DUMA PASSES BILL ON COUNTER-SANCTIONS, GIVES RUSSIAN GOVT POWER TO IMPOSE RESTRICTIONS

The Russian State Duma has passed a bill aimed at defending "economic interests and security" in response to the latest sanctions introduced by the United States and its allies.
The motion was drafted by State Duma speaker Vyacheslav Volodin and the heads of all four parliamentary caucuses in mid-April, days after the US Treasury Department released a list of 24 Russian citizens and 14 Russian corporations that fall under new sanctions imposed over Russia’s foreign policy.

“The main objective of this federal law is to defend the economic interests and security of the Russian Federation, its territorial integrity and the rights and freedoms of its citizens, from unfriendly actions of the USA and other foreign states that impose political or economic sanctions against the Russian Federation, its citizens and companies or any other activities aimed at destabilizing Russia’s politics or economy,” reads the freshly approved bill.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And so, the escalation continues, essentially due to the US government punishing Russia for things it has not done, like allegedly annexing Crimea, which never actually happened.

I hate the way trade wars can escalate into shooting wars, which the Presidents of both countries claim that they do not want, but right now, it looks like a question of when, rather than if, we are looking at a military confrontation between the two.

I cannot tell you if we are looking at that confrontation in Syria; Iran; Dombass/Ukraine, or elsewhere; but I can feel it coming, and with a certain, particular dark aura of ...inevitability.

May 22 09:41

WATCH: BORDER PATROL AGENT IN MONTANA DETAINS TWO US CITIZENS BECAUSE THEY SPOKE SPANISH

Last week, near the US border with Canada, an incident took place at a convenience store gas station in the small town of Havre, Montana that has garnered national attention, thanks to a video posted to social media.

Ana Suda and Mimi Hernandez ran what should have been a quick late night errand to buy milk and eggs, as many Americans have. After getting in line, the errand took a turn for the worse. The American Civil Liberties Union is now looking into the incident that transpired.

Suda and Hernandez, who are both fluent Spanish speakers as well as U.S. citizens, unsurprisingly and legally conversed with each other in Spanish while waiting in line. Their exchange of words caught the ears of a nearby uniformed Border Patrol agent who interrupted and eventually detained the women.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Having a second language in this country is always a blessing, and keeps the brain sharp.

But the agent should apologise to these women; having a 2nd language should never be construed as a crime, particularly when they have shown their ID, which has been shown to be legitimate.

May 22 09:37

THIS IS THE 'DEPRESSING' CHART MARK ZUCKERBERG DOES NOT WANT YOU TO SEE

Almost a year ago, we wrote about how post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been , but they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.

There is compelling evidence that the devices we’ve placed in young people’s hands are having profound effects on their lives - and making them seriously unhappy.

In the period since, various former Facebook founders and Silicon Valley sicophants have had their 'come to Jesus' moments, recognizing and accepting that what they have created is indeed changing behaviors... and not for the better.

Mustapha Itani, via Medium.com, explained that several months ago, one of the early pioneers of Facebook and its first President Sean Parker, voiced his regret regarding helping create social media in the form we know it today, saying:

May 22 09:35

DIGITAL TIME-TRACKING SYSTEMS ARE DRAINING WORKER PAY

The days of the soul-sucking manual punch clock are over. Digital systems now use things like facial recognition to monitor when a worker arrives and has finished for the day. Combined with certain legal ambiguities, the software that’s replaced the 19th century technology is helping some employers chisel away at workers’ hourly pay.

This so-called wage theft is a problem for many healthcare workers, drivers, and food-service and factory employees, according to a study by Elizabeth Tippett, associate professor at the University of Oregon School of Law, published in the American Business Law Journal. An earlier report from the Economic Policy Institute found that wage theft in the U.S. may account for more than $15 billion each year.

How digital wage theft works

Tippett’s study of 330 cases litigated in state and federal courts found three main types of digital wage theft:

May 22 08:57

CUSTOMGROW420 AND MANY OTHER CANNABIS CHANNELS DELETED FROM YOUTUBE

Joel Hradecky, also known as Customgrow420, is a popular online video-maker and was the biggest weed-tuber on YouTube, which is currently the world’s leading video platform.
He’s also a legal cannabis patient living in Washington in the US.

Shockingly we found out on 18th April 2018 that Customgrow420’s YouTube account has been deleted from the platform. He had 1.5million subscribers and 193 million video views.

The source of this news came from other Weedtubers like Strain Central expressing their shock on Twitter:

May 22 04:31

The Microsoft cyber attack

A fascinating documentary exploring how the WannaCry exploit effected the EU, why Windows remains the dominant OS in European Governments, and the shady (slightly illegal) politics surrounding its use.

May 21 22:24

Investigators Admit Victims in Texas Shooting Could’ve Been Killed by Police Fire

But it’s unclear whether all the victims were shot by the suspect, or whether some were shot by deputies during the crossfire. Trochesset said authorities are waiting for the medical examiner’s autopsies to make that determination.

A “decent amount of cameras in the school” will help investigators piece together a timeline, Trochesset said.

The idea that police may have killed some of the victims is chilling.

May 21 22:07

School shootings have decreased since the 90’s but Democrats would like you to believe the opposite

In an early 2018 piece, Mises Wire editor Ryan McMaken pointedly articulates the fact that official U.S. government documents indicate a decline nationally in homicides and school shooting since the 90’s which means that schools are actually far safer today than they were over two decades ago.

May 21 21:28

The Messiah Is Here

Excellent piece covering the last couple of weeks in the Mideast.
Pretty well sums it up! Trump and Putin in Netanyahu's pocket.

The arrival of Benjamin Netanyahu on that day was a heaven-sent gift for Putin. Here was the man who could call upon the US Senate, who can deal with the US President, and now he came in person, Mr World Jewry personified, supporting the Russian narrative of history

Netanyahu repaid his host by a missile strike upon Syria, almost right away. This is a standard Israeli procedure: upon any high-level meeting with the Russians, bomb their allies, so they would know who is more important. They bombed Syria while Russian Defence Minister Shoygu’s jet was still in flight from Moscow to Tel Aviv.
Putin swallowed it, and promised to refrain from supplying S-300 to Syria, despite his Chief of Staff’s words.

May 21 15:29

New scrutiny on Tony Podesta as Trump directly asked why he hasn't been charged

Tony Podesta, the older brother of Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta and co-founder of the onetime lobbying powerhouse the Podesta Group, was thrust back into the political spotlight

May 21 15:20

Exclusive: Peter Navarro pushed Stefan Halper for Trump job

During the presidential transition Navarro recommended Halper, among other people

May 21 12:29

Harvard To Give Hillary Medal For "Transformative Impact On Society"

Hillary Clinton, who paid for an opposition research dossier which was used by the Obama administration to justify surveiling her political opponent, Donald Trump, and later to smear him as the sitting President, will receive Harvard's prestigious Radcliffe Medal on Friday for having a "transformative impact on society," according to the Ivy League university.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh yes, this woman has been "transformative" in taking the Democratic party as low ethically as it could almost possibly go, in an effort to steal the election; and she still lost.

The Meuller investigation, though which she and her cohorts plotted to take President Trump down, through impeachment, is running off the rails, and headlong into oblivion; and the troll they had infiltrate the Republican 2016 campaign has been outed and named.

She has left the Democratic party severely injured, in a series of self-inflicted wounds by the people around her, starting with Debbie Wasserman Schultz, as Chair of the DNC, and her literally stealing of the nomination from Bernie Sanders to insure that Clinton got the nomination.

IF the Democratic leadership had two brain cells to rub together, they would be looking for a pro-peace candidate in 2020, and I have just the right person for them; that person would be Tulsi Gabbard, a House Representative from the state of Hawaii. She is very bright; a pro-peace Veteran, and a woman with Samoan-American heritage.

And trust me, if President Trump's foreign policy continues in its belocose, war-centric manner, causing even more wars than the ones we cannot seem to win in which we are still enmeshed (read: Afghanistan; Yemen; Somalia; and Iraq), the American people will be eager to elect a pro-peace candidate.

May 21 12:19

Trump's Big Defense-Spending Plans Still Aren't Enough For This Beltway Think Tank

Earlier this month, SIPRI (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute) which monitors global military spending, released its latest report. To no one's surprise, the US topped the list, with more spending than the next seven biggest spenders combined.

According to the report, in 2017 the US spent 610 billion dollars, while China spent 228 billion. The rest of the list engaged in miniscule amounts of spending by comparison, with Russia spending 66 billion, the UK spending 47 billion, and Japan spending 45 billion — to list a few examples.

Viewed in light of the deterrent power of the US's enormous nuclear stockpile, US military capability is far greater than even the SIPRI report suggests.

Nevertheless, there are some in Washington who every year cry wolf over how the US military is being stripped to the bone, and that the US must "rebuild" its military capability.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The issue isn't more money; it is getting every penny's worth of taxpayer dollars in what the DOD is already spending.

The corporate weapons industry culture believes that it is just fine to deliver products which are obsolete at the time of delivery; products which don't work as advertised; and that have insane cost overruns, breaking the budget. And why do these people believe this?!?

Because they contribute so intensely, overtly and covertly, to national political campaigns,they never think that things need to change, and this has put the US military in a position falling behind Russia and China in development, because their weapons manufacturers are delivering what their countries are asking of them, and even more.

We need that to start happening in the US military/industrial complex, and quickly.

Corporate leaders in this industry need to understand that in the next phase of US weapons development, they either deliver equipment on time, within budget, and working as advertised, or... the US government could well nationalize its weapons development.

May 21 12:08

Supreme Court Crushes Unions By Limiting Collective Action Bargaining

In what will likely be remembered as an epic middle finger to America's unions, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Monday - in a decision split along ideological lines - that businesses can force employees into individual arbitration to resolve disputes, virtually eliminating the threat of a class-action lawsuit.

The Washington Post described the ruling as "an important outcome for business interests."

The decision could make life much harder for unions fighting for better conditions and wages.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This decision was not the wisest the Supremes could have made here.

While I am not necessarily union-centric, I can see where they have helped many average working Americans have a better quality of life than they would have without unions existing.

May 21 12:04

"The Stakes Here Go Beyond Trump's Future" WSJ Editors Demand Truth About FBI Spying

Amid all the liberal media's meltdown over President Trump's "interference" in the 'investigation' by "hereby demanding" that potential crimes by Obama's FBI be investigated - and The Deep State's insistence that any exposure of the already-leaked name of the Trump campaign spy would damage national security - The Wall Street Journal refuses to back off its intense pressure to get to the truth.

President Trump dropped a three-tweet quote this morning...

“John Brennan is panicking. He has disgraced himself, he has disgraced the Country, he has disgraced the entire Intelligence Community. He is the one man who is largely responsible for the destruction of American’s faith in the Intelligence Community and in some people at the...

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This whole fetid, stinking stable that is corruption in in American politics, needs to be mucked out, and quickly.

If heads roll (metaphorically only, please: I am a peace activist, after all!), then so be it.

The horrific politicization of the FBI, under Obama's watch, was a phenominal disgrace to this country, and imperils this country's future.

May 21 12:00

NYU Abu Dhabi Censors John Kerry Over Fear He Might Say Nice Things About Iran

It's one of those inevitable and awkward moments that so well exposes the hypocrisy of Western progressive academic institutions aligning themselves closely with autocratic gulf sheikhdoms.

While speaking to graduates at NYU Abu Dhabi on Sunday, former US Secretary of State John Kerry opined that "true civil discourse" is under threat around the world, yet in an irony that appeared lost on him the whole event was censored by NYU, possibly under orders from United Arab Emirates authorities.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I LOVE the smell of rank hypocrisy in the morning!!

May 21 11:57

FBI Informant Stefan Halper Paid Over $1 Million By Obama Admin; Spied On Trump Aide After Election

Less than a week after Stefan Halper was outed as the FBI informant who infiltrated the Trump campaign, public records reveal that the 73-year-old Oxford University professor and former U.S. government official was paid handsomely by the Obama administration starting in 2012 for various research projects.

A longtime CIA and FBI asset who once reportedly ran a spy-operation on the Jimmy Carter administration, Halper was enlisted by the FBI to spy on several Trump campaign aides during the 2016 U.S. election. Meanwhile, a search of public records reveals that between 2012 and 2018, Halper received a total of $1,058,161 from the Department of Defense.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This proves, as if it needed any more proof, that the American government has become corrupt beyond repair.

And President Obama paid this guy out of the Department of Defense?!?

Taxpayer dollars were used to spy on the Trump campaign?!?

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable, but perfectly predictable from the previous administration!!!!!

IF the Democrats are going to be running midterms on an "anti-corruption" platform, they had better get their own damed house in order.

Democrats to campaign on enging GOP corruption

This is hysterical, given the recent shenanigans pulled by the Democrats; and the problem is, being able to stop laughing, when looking at information like this.

May 21 11:47

Hillary Clinton urges Yale class to buy newspaper subscriptions

Who says Hillary Clinton dislikes the media?

Speaking to Yale graduates over the weekend, the former candidate for president urged the class to stop the spread of fake news and help support journalism by paying for it.

"It means calling out actual fake news when we see it and supporting brave journalists and their reporting maybe even by subscribing to a newspaper," she said.

As Michelle Wolf, the comedian who attended the White House correspondents dinner, noted, President Donald Trump's election has been a boon to most of the media business. The New York Times revenue topped $1 billion in 2017. In the final quarter of last year, it signed up 157,000 new subscribers, taking full-year subscriptions to 2.6 million.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh, yeah; the same corporately controlled papers which declared, in lock step with the Bush Administration that "Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction", and refuse, en masse, to report on the US-enabled, Saudi genocide in Yemen?!?

OF COURSE, this is precisely the kind of media Clinton would want Americans to rely upon, when the independent media honestly reported the truth about the Clinton Foundation before the election, and the big presstitutes did not!!

May 21 11:26

What’s Making Our Children Sick? Food Loaded with Chemical Ingredients. GM Foods

There is increasing concern about the health of our children among some parents, and our new book explores the perfect storm we have created that may be the culprit.

This storm is formed by a toxic mix of;

1) outdated medical models that struggle with chronic diseases and often overlook food;
2) an embattled scientific community, some of whom have obscured questions about the safety of GM foods and their associated pesticides; and
3) frustrated parents and children who are finding solutions by doing something so simple as changing their diet.
Of course, the causes of children’s disorders are many. But food plays an enormous role. Consider the possibility that some of the food we are feeding our children is loaded with chemical ingredients that are impairing our kid’s guts.

Gut feeling

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To all the parents with kids who read this blog; please throw out your chemical pesticides, and ask the people at the hardware store you frequent, for a natural, working alternative.

And please, for the health of your kids (and your own health), switch to eating organically. Both the local supermarket, and the big box store where Mike and I do our weekly pilgrimage, have started listening to customers on this issue, and are bringing in a better assortment of organic foods as a result.

May 21 11:20

What is The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)? Tectonic Shift in Global Geopolitics, Strategic Agreement between Russia and China

more well-known in the West.

What is the SCO?

The SCO is largely a story about Russia and China coming together, but it’s also more than that. Its emergence is testing Sir Halford Mackinder’s 1904 thesis:

‘Whoever rules East Europe, will rule Heartland; whoever rules the Heartland, will rule the World Island; whoever rules the World Island, will rule the world.’

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Economically, and geopolitically, this institution will give the US government a real run for its money, which many of its member nations, particularly China and Russia, are going to be avoiding like the plague henceforward in international transactions.

May 21 11:19

BBC gets "technical difficulties" when reporter mentions MI6's involvement in torture.

May 21 11:16

War Authorization on a Silver Platter: The “Authority for the Use of Military Force 2018” (AUMF), A “Forever Vote” Is on the Move

The AUMF 2018 would replace AUMF’s 2001 and 2002 which proponents suggest would remove the onerous Constitutional responsibility from a self-proclaimed over-burdened Congress from voting to approve every single separate act of war. While final approval of the AUMF 2018 represents a “Forever Vote,” product of a low vibration consciousness, the ACLU, which should be leading a vigorous national campaign against the proposal, appears absent from the debate.

Approval of a one-size-fits-all AUMF will greatly facilitate the Pentagon’s long held desire to ‘take out’ seven countries in five years – although somewhat behind the original timeline, military conflict is ongoing throughout the Middle East and will allow dramatic escalation in each of those countries without meaningful accountability or Constitutional Congressional oversight.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It didn't take long for me, in my perspective about the Vietnam War, where many of my college mates were drafted into fighting it, and a number of them didn't return, other than in a cheap, aluminum coffin, or returned with PTSD, to realize that there was one thing Karl Marx had said, which made absolute sense; all wars are economic in origin.

At the moment, our troops are fighting and dying for contol over all the oil in the Middle East, and in what currency that oil will be sold; it is just that simple.

Yes, we can wrap these wars in a pretty, red, white, and blue flag, and talk about honor, glory, and protecting the "American Way of Life" (or what passes for it in the Unhinged, Surveilled State of WarMerica); but at the end of the day, as it has been for all the years in which wars have been fought, won, or lost, it is about control of resources, and control of the money in which those resources can be purchased.

IF Congress is unwilling to do its duty, by declaring war, or preventing it, as Constitutionally required, then every single alleged representative should be SACKED in the midterms, and replaced with someone who understands their responsibility here.

May 21 11:04

U.S. will not recognise Venezuela election result - State Dept.

The United States will not recognise the result of Venezuela’s presidential election on Sunday, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan told journalists.

The United States is actively considering oil sanctions on Venezuela and Sullivan said a response to Sunday’s vote would be discussed at a G20 meeting in Buenos Aires on Monday.

“We need to make sure we adhere to our goal which is to target corrupt regime officials and not the people of Venezuela,” Sullivan said. “We don’t want to damage the country in a way that makes it difficult to repair after democracy is restored.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mr. Sullivan, a memo, please: the US government has already done its best to destroy the Venzuelan economy through sanctions which have desperately degraded the living condition of working Venzuelans, particularly those imposed by President Obama.

And in light of the fact of the reality that Russia and Venezuela are going to trade oil in cryptocurrencies, to skirt current sanctions, what does the US government intend to do when a Russian tanker comes to a Venezuelan port to pick up its oil, attack it?!?

Sir, in the immortal words of my late Grandmother, "The horse is already out of the barn.

So are we to completely withdraw from diplomatic relations; shoot the Russians, when they come for their oil, or attack Venzuela directly?!?

I know that the last choice might be very tempting, in light of the reality that Venzuela has intense oil reserves, and some of the largest in the world; but the optics here suck, sir, and will demonstrate to the world, that the US has lost all its former moral diplomatic desire and ability, and has traded that in for bullets and bombs, in our foreign policy.

May 21 10:54

3 die of wounds in Gaza, rallies death toll up to 114: medics

Three Palestinians died Saturday of their wounds sustained during May 14 clashes with Israeli soldiers near the border, medics said, making the rallies' death toll increase to 114.

Ashraf al-Qedra, spokesman of Gaza health ministry, said around 12,000 were injured and some 50 are still in critical conditions.

The Palestinian side accused Israel army in an official press statement of using ammunitions that are internationally forbidden.

The rallies, which started on March 30 in the Gaza Strip, are demanding the world's recognition of Palestinians' right of return and the lifting of a 11-year blockade on the Gaza Strip by Israel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Israeli war against Gazan Palestinians continues, unabated and with utter impunity.

May 21 10:48

More reasons to be worried about cancer-causing chemicals on military bases

As children at Patrick Air Force Base in the early 1980s, Kristen Emery and her siblings fished Florida’s Banana River and strung their catch on the back porch to eat. They dug up the backyard, muddying their hands. When they were thirsty, they drank tap water at their base housing.

Kristen’s nose bled all the time. She was in and out of the emergency room constantly with asthma or other illnesses from kindergarten through second grade.

“They just thought I was a sick kid,” Emery, now 41, says.

When puberty hit at 13, a large mass grew on her neck. The diagnosis was terrifying: Hodgkin’s lymphoma. She spent her teenage years in chemotherapy.

Then they found a tumor on her brother. A trip to the Mayo Clinic found it to be benign.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please share this with anyone thinking about enlisting. Also, the following, from today's antiwar.com:

Lawyers claim anti-malarial drug to blame for the behaviour of a soldier who killed 16 in Afghanistan

May 21 10:43

Israel, US Try to Block International Force for Gaza Strip

A draft resolution backed by Kuwait and by the Palestinian Authority is headed to the UN Security Council this week, seeking the creation of an international force in the Gaza Strip to prevent further Israeli attacks on the area.

The Security Council resolution likely will have a majority of votes, but the US has signaled that they will veto it. Both the US and Israel are feverishly working to try to kill any support for the resolution. Israeli envoy Danny Danon claims the resolution would be a violation of Israel’s sovereignty, and amounts to a support of war crimes.

The draft is unlikely to die in the Security Council, however, with Palestinian officials saying they intend to advance the matter to the UN General Assembly after a US veto. A General Assembly vote would be non-binding, but still significant.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, for all practical intents and purposes, the fate of the Palestinian people may well be sealed; to remain 2nd class citizens, even if they do hold Israeli citizenship and passports, and continue to get gradually marginalized and relegated to the worst areas of Gaza and the West Bank.

Very few of Israel's neighbors will take them in as refugees, and the living conditions at those camps are utterly appalling.

Taking in refugees gives Israel more control of the lands in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, so host countries understand that even though it would be life-saving for many of these potential refugees, not taking them in puts greater focus on how Israel treats Palestinians.

The the Israeli government and its IDF will never allow an international force to protect Gazan Palestinians, and will continue to do everything in their power to prevent it.

May 21 10:21

US approves $45mn sale of 3,200 bombs & bunker busters to Bahrain

The US has cleared the sale of 3,200 bombs valued at about $45 million, including powerful bunker busters, to Bahrain. The Persian Gulf monarchy is hosting the US 5th Fleet and has been involved in the Saudi-led bombing of Yemen.
The order would consist of 1,500 Mark-82 general purpose bombs; 600 Mark-83 bombs; 600 Mark-84 bombs; and 500 BLU-109 “bunker busters,” bombs armed with special warheads designed to penetrate hardened targets, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced on Friday.

The ordnance is intended for Bahrain’s US-made F-16 combat jets, and would come directly from US government stocks. Bahrain “will use these munitions as a deterrent to regional threats, strengthen its homeland defense, and execute counter-terrorism operations,” the agency said, as well as “operate with US-led and US-supported coalition operations.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am having a double Picard face-palm, at warp speed, upon reading this article.

These bombs will be most likely used both against peaceful Shiite protestors in Bahrain, who are simply asking for a constitutional monarchy, and against the Yemeni people, like the young Yemeni child in the image below, holding on desperately to his dead father, and refusing to let him go.(warning: very graphic)

The Boy who should be the face of the horrors of the Saudi-led, Bahraini and US-enabled war in Yemen, courtesy of Ruptly

Doesn't this just make you SO proud to be... a WarMerican?!?

The RT article, by Alexandre Antonov, goes on to state:

"Photos and footage were taken after the bombing, which happened in a remote village in the northwestern province of Hajjah. Appearing to be aged seven or eight, the boy tightly grasps the body of a man, grabbing his shirt and repeating “no, no, no” as rescuers try to take him away. People on the ground told Ruptly the boy insisted his killed father was just sleeping, and would soon wake up and take him to their home village not far from the one that was bombed.

Here is a little prediction. This boy will not feature at prime time in the mainstream media, regardless of how heart-wrenching are his little figure and fruitless defiance. No well-paid anchor with perfect make-up will say in a tearful voice how she cannot look at him. No correspondent will confront the Saudi foreign minister, showing him the pictures, saying: “This is a war crime, sir.” At the UN Security Council, his tragedy will not be used to denounce a criminal regime, killing civilians with impunity."

It is for this reason, that I am asking all of our friends in the independent media who have blogs both nationally and internationally, to credit both the story, written by Mr. Antonov of RT, and this image, by Ruptly, copy this story, and this image, and bump it to the top of their websites; America is colluding in these horrific war crimes in Yemen with both Saudi Arabia, and Bahrain, and it is high time that a very peaceful,and very public public conversation about this, happens in this country.

And to both Mr. Antonov and Ruptly, thank you for pulling the curtain back and revealing the horrendous consequences of this Saudi-generated, and US and Bahraini-enabled war against the Yemeni people.

May 21 10:12

Pro-war pundits on US airwaves

In 2008, the New York Times revealed a secret Pentagon programme which trained and briefed former military generals to push pro-Pentagon talking points to a compliant news media. Today, former military personnel are still regular contributors on every major cable news network despite some of them being the very same figures who pushed for the Iraq war.

"Being one of these former military official TV pundits means never having to say you're sorry," says Jeff Cohen, founding director of the Park Center for Independent Media and associate professor of journalism at Ithaca College. "These people have gotten it wrong repeatedly and they're on the air forever."

May 21 10:10

The government's troll training program

Did you know that the government recruits, trains and employs “trolls” to disrupt intelligent conversation on the Internet?

Yes, they do.

You can see the whole video at TruthStreamMedia.com. It’s called “Yes, There is a Government Troll Training Program.”

We ran the end of the video which asks the big question:

If independent news outlets aren’t reliable, why are hundreds (if not thousands) of people are employed full time “trolling” web sites and why does YouTube actively interfere with the statistics of popular videos?

May 21 10:01

AUSTRIA: Migrant In ‘Bad Mood’ Murders Girl, Dumps Body In Trash

A 16-year-old Chechen Muslim has admitted to murdering a 7-year-old girl in Vienna, telling police he was in a “bad mood” at the time.

The victim was found in a dumpster, nearly decapitated.

The teen told police he was “having a bad day,” which contributed to his “bad mood” and “general rage” at the time of the vicious stabbing.

The girl, Hadishat, and her killer, Robert K., were familiar to each other as neighbors, family friends and fellow Chechens.

According to reports, he lured her into his vacant apartment, leading her into the bathroom, where he attacked her with a serrated bread knife, stabbing her so savagely in the neck that her head was nearly dismembered.

He eventually wrapped her body in plastic and threw it in a nearby dumpster, which police discovered after seeing her protruding feet.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Model students" do not assassinate young women, because they are in a bad mood!

May 21 09:54

Liberman suggests Muslim ad money causes CNN, BBC, France 24 bias against Israel

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman on Friday claimed Muslim nations’ advertising money was encouraging global media bias against Israel.

Asked during an interview on Hadashot TV news why Israel was losing the battle over media coverage of events in the Gaza Strip, Liberman said, “There is one Jewish state in the world. There are 57 Muslim states, who all have much bigger budgets” than Israel.

“Ultimately, the person who pays, gets to choose the music,” he said. “When you go now through all the international channels — from CNN, France 24, BBC — you’ll see that 90 percent of all advertisements come from the Muslim world.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

May 21 09:48

How The FBI And CIA Restarted The Cold War To Protect Themselves

On December 29, 2016, the Obama Administration – with three weeks remaining in its term – issued harsh sanctions against Russia over supposed election interference. Two compounds in the United States were closed and 35 Russian diplomats were ordered to leave the country.

In the two years that have elapsed since, it has been learned that the “intelligence” that formed the basis for the sanctions was beyond dubious.

A single unverified “dossier” compiled by an ex-British spy with no discernable connections to Russia was shopped to FISA judges and the media as something real.

The dossier was opposition research by the Hillary Clinton campaign, a fact that was not disclosed and actively hidden by off-the-book transactions through the law firm Perkins Coie.

As a dog that chases its tail, the fake dossier was being used to cause the investigation which itself lent credibility to the notion of Russian interference.

May 21 09:38

Controversial hidden camera programme reveals Tunisian links with Israel

A private Tunisian TV channel has gone ahead with the broadcast of a controversial hidden camera exposé programme. “Shalom” tackles the issue of normalisation with the Israeli occupation, Quds Press has reported.

Tunisna Channel explained that the programme shows a scenario whereby a politician or public figure is supposedly invited for an interview with CNN. It turns out, though, that the “interviewer” is actually an Israeli official offering the guest the opportunity to deal with Israel in exchange for financial and political support.

According to producer Walid Zribi, the “guests” have been putting pressure on Tunisna not to broadcast “Shalom”. The media expert explained that the programme “aims to expose Tunisian political figures who are willing to deal with Israel.”

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