Feb 13 11:03


eirton, WV — As TFTP reported last year, former Weirton police officer Stephen Mader sued the city after he was fired for not killing a suicidal man who needed help.

It was reported this week that Mader will be receiving $175,000 in a settlement as a result of his unnecessary firing.

“At the end of the day, I’m happy to put this chapter of my life to bed,” Mader said. “The events leading to my termination were unjustified and I’m pleased a joint resolution has been met

“My hope is that no other person on either end of a police call has to go through this again,” said Mader, who still lives in Weirton with his family but now drives trucks for a living, according to WPXI.

As we reported at the time, on May 6, 2016, Mader responded to a domestic call about a suicidal person. When he arrived on the scene, Mader confronted 23-year-old Ronald D. Williams who was armed and mentally distraught.

Madar said that he began talking to the young man in his “calm voice.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This cop did absolutely the right thing here, and HE GETS PUNISHED BY LOSING HIS JOB FOR IT?!?

In my world, this former officer deserves a medal, and a position with any local police department whose superviser wants their peace officers to "do the right thing", and learn to "talk people down" when it is humanly possible.

I have (retired) police in my own family, and know them to be loving, devoted family people, who would never want to hurt or kill somebody if there was a fraction of hope that there another possible way out of a bad situation, but would never allow themselves or their partners get hurt.

I frankly think this country could do well to have more police officers who have been trained in the concept of "talking people down", when they are agitated, and can tell the difference between someone who is a real threat in their agitation...and who is not.

Feb 13 10:54

Left-wing media refuses to cover FBI / FISA corruption scandal; instead tries to recycle nearly year-old “Russia collusion” story as “Breaking News”

The second that President Trump won the election, conservatives across the country knew that the liberals were going to do whatever they could to take him down. This was to be expected, because that’s just how liberals are – if they don’t get their way, then they whine and complain until they do. What we didn’t expect, though, is how repetitive and downright pathetic the liberals would be in their resistance movement.

Earlier this month, NBC News interviewed Obama era Department of Homeland Security cybersecurity chief Jeanette Manfra, and then proceeded to publish a “BREAKING” news story on something that was already covered eight months ago. To make matters worse, not only was this “breaking news” already covered, but it was and continues to be rather insignificant.

Feb 13 10:53

Newsweek top executives FIRED after propaganda rag exposed for running Monsanto lies as “news”

The money is running out and readership is plummeting at the propaganda rag known as Newsweek. Recently exposed for publishing Monsanto’s lies as “news,” Newsweek Media group is currently imploding from the top down. Top executives were fired this week and the entire staff was told to go home without pay.

The rapid implosion began with Newsweek’s editor-in-chief Bob Roe and executive editor Ken Li, both fired last Monday. Veteran investigative reporters Celeste Katz and Josh Saul were also terminated, along with Josh O’Keefe, a reporter for International Business Times (IBT), an affiliate of Newsweek. With everything falling apart, veteran political reporter Matthew Cooper also resigned the same day. Company CEO Dev Pragad installed an “acting editor” from IBT to keep Newsweek crippling along.

Newsweek pushes Monsanto propaganda, hastening the demise of their credibility

Feb 13 10:51

Blackout hits northern Puerto Rico following fire, explosion

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — An explosion and fire at an electric substation threw much of northern Puerto Rico into darkness late Sunday in a setback for the U.S. territory's efforts to fully restore power more than five months after Hurricane Maria started the longest blackout in U.S. history.

The island's Electric Power Authority said several municipalities were without power, including parts of the capital, San Juan, but they were optimistic it could be restored within a day as they worked to repair a substation that controls voltage.

The blast illustrated the challenges of restoring a power grid that was already crumbling before it was devastated by the Category 4 hurricane.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President Trump, a word, please:

There has GOT to be a company in the US with the knoweldge base, the expertise, and the will to get electricity restored to Puerto Rico, and not break the bank with charges for their services.

And there have GOT to be someone in your administration who knows how to find these people, and put them to work.

Mr. President, the two operative words here, are "NOW, PLEASE!!!!"

Even though Puerto Rico is out of the headlines from the storm, and the damage it did, these people absolutely deserve our real help here, even if it will not necessarily translate as positive press for you right now.

I am thanking you in advance, President Trump; I do believe you have the heart to do the right thing here.

Feb 13 10:49

Sarah Sanders TORCHES Liberal Press Pool ‘Look Around This Room, You’re the Ones Who Publish Classified Information’

Fearless warrior Sarah Huckabee Sanders torched the liberal press pool on Monday after they showed faux outrage over which White House aides have security clearance.

All of a sudden the liberal media is concerned about White House leaks?

Feb 13 10:44

Was Clinton attack dog Sidney Blumenthal involved in launch of Russia collusion investigation?

A name long associated with the Clinton machine has surfaced as a behind-the-scenes figure in the Trump-Russia collusion story, prompting some to speculate that the investigation began at least partly as a dirty tricks operation.

Sidney Blumenthal, a Clinton loyalist from the days of Bill Clinton’s presidency up through Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaigns, was identified by Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., as a source of anti-Trump information passed to the FBI through the State Department. The information is believed to have played a role in the FBI’s launching of the collusion probe that is now in the hands of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

Blumenthal has long been known as an attack dog for the Clintons, so ferocious a defender that he earned the nickname “Sid Vicious.” As Dick Morris, former adviser to the Clintons (although he has since become a critic) puts it, “If [Bill Clinton] is caught shoplifting for the tenth time, Hillary would have Sidney blame the store’s cameras.”

Feb 13 10:41

Disgraced Dutch Foreign Minister Resigns After Admitting Lying About Putin's "Greater Russia" Comment

The Netherlands' foreign minister was facing a tough debate in Parliament Tuesday following his admission that he lied about attending a meeting hosted by Russian President Vladimir Putin at his country retreat more than a decade ago.

But, Minister Zijlstra just confirmed he is stepping down at the beginning of the debate in the House of Representatives.

He called it "by far the biggest mistake of my political life, the Netherlands deserves a foreign minister who is beyond any doubt."

As reports, on Monday, the coalition seemed to want to support Zijlstra. But that became difficult when the Volkskrant reported that Zijlstra not only lied about the source of Putin's message - not he, but then Shell CEO Jeroen van der Veer was present at the meeting - but that Zijlstra also misunderstood the content of the message interpreted.

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Feb 13 10:25

Venezuela fears ‘invasion’ after U.S. military chief visits Colombia

Venezuela on Monday accused neighboring Colombia of planning a bombing campaign or a “military invasion” amid heightened tensions in the region and a mass exodus fueled by Venezuela’s collapsing economy.

“In Colombia, they are planning to revive eras that had ended in human history, like military bombing, a military invasion or the occupation, through blood and gunfire, of a peaceful country like Venezuela,” said Venezuela’s chief prosecutor, Tarek William Saab, according to the state-run AVN news agency. “We will not allow it.”

Saab didn’t provide proof of his allegations, but other regional allies pointed to the weekend visit to Colombia by Admiral Kurt Tidd, head of U.S. Southern Command.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is not the first time Tidd has been in Columbia, or made an assessment , of, what is likely going on -or may be going on - in Columbia's neighbor, Venezuela.

Southcom commander warns Congress of growing humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, 2017

And take a look at his twitter feeds, from 3 days ago:

Admiral Tidd's Twitter feeds

What do these tell us?? that Admiral Tidd was in the Columbian city of Turnaco, meeting with Columbia's Vice-President there, Oscar Naranjo, to discuss "security measures", and also met greeted Columbian security forces there.

But the significance is the meeting with Naranjo. It appeared that he had discussions with Columbia's Vice-President, but not with Tidd's military counterparts.

And of course, the situation in Venezuela has become very intense, and the standard of living of ordinary Venezuelans has devolved into near back-breaking, horrific poverty., due to US Sanctions, and lousy planning and economic decisions taken by the current government.

But the timing of this meeting?!?

Venezuela is due to have its national election on 22 April of this year.

Maduro will be running again, and will be facing scant opposition, looking for another 6 year term.

Few Challengers in Sight, Venezuela Sets April 22 for Presidential Vote

The talks between Tidd and Naranjo probably centered on the aftermath of this election, and what happens if and when Maduro, probably by stealing it, wins this next election.

IF the US cannot get Maduro out of power through elections, the question is, what can they do to foment and galvanize the opposition to do something "dramatic", and who could be tapped to lead such an effort?!?

It is clear that the US doesn't want to be accused as the country leading the charge here, so expect it to make it look like a "nation popular movement" to dethrone Maduro, just as they did in Ukraine in 2014 with the "dumping" of the duly elected Yanukovych, and replacing him with Poroshenko.

Unfortunately, such a move will have US government fingerprints all over it, because of all the "regime changes" the US government has created in the past, particularly in Central and South America.

Expect a number of people to die here, in this "psuedo-revolution", but to the US government and military it will simply be written off as "collateral damage".

Remember; what the US wants here, beside "regime change" is a US-Centric government, which only sells its vast reserves of oil in US dollars, and will accept no other currency for it.

Feb 13 08:58

Pentagon Requesting $66 Million For Laser Drones to Shoot Down North Korean Missiles

The Missile Defense Agency is rushing to put more solutions in the field and trying to put past failures behind them.

One of the smaller line items in the Missile Defense Agency’s $9.9 billion budget request for 2019 is also one of the most interesting: $66 million to keep developing a laser that can be mounted on a drone and used to destroy enemy missiles on the launch pad — or shortly after takeoff.

That amount includes $61 million to continue the laser-on-a-drone program, called the Low Power Laser Demonstrator, or LPLD, and $5 million to scale up its laser to sufficient destructive power.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In light of the fact that Kim Jong Un's Sister just handed a letter to South Korea's President Moon, inviting him to Pyongyang, is it just possible that such a weapon will not be needed, because it looks to me as though there is a distinct possibility of peace, and possibly, reunification, breaking out between the two Koreas?

Were I the chairperson of the committee with the power to approve this line item or not, I would certainly want to delay its implementation, to see what dimplomatic process evolves here, after the Winter Olympic Games, which are still in progress, and will not end until the 25th of this month.

Feb 13 08:50


The USA has moved up in the Tax Justice Network's Financial Secrecy Index to number two, behind Switzerland; in reality, though, the UK is the world's worst money-laundry, but because its laundering activities are spread out over its overseas territories -- taken as a whole, the UK leads the world in helping criminals and looters hide their fortunes.

America's role in money-laundering is well-documented; the ease of incorporating anonymous shell companies has been key to making fortunes disappear -- and they also constitute the wide end of the funnel for dark money in US politics.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why am I not surprised here?!?

Feb 13 08:48

Kushner Foundation Gives $342K to Chabad — Still Surprised About Jared and Ivanka’s Synagogue?

A Haaretz examination has revealed that Charles and Seryl Kushner have been major benefactors of Chabad over the years. Between 2003 and 2013, their family foundation donated a total of $342,500 to various institutions and projects associated with the movement, their tax records show.

Chabad has benefited not only from Kushner’s side of the family. It turns out that President-elect Donald Trump has also contributed to the movement – even before his daughter, who converted to Judaism, was married. Altogether, the Donald J. Trump Foundation has donated $11,550 to three Chabad institutions.

Feb 13 08:46

Buchanan: Is US Being Sucked Into Syria's War?

(*Does a bear let himself through the front gate , whistling a pleasant melody while walking up the front steps , to push the doorbell button , wearing an irresistible smile when the door is answered by the lady of the house , and does he hold his hat in his hand as he asks if he can use the rest room and upon allowance to the abode, does he use the welcome mat to thoroughly wipe his paws , to not dirty up the floors as he lets himself into the lavatory , latches the door behind him , squats on the latrine , squashes out a loaf , wipes himself , pull the chain , sprays a fragrant antibacterial mist , washes his paws , dries them with a towel , thanks all the members of the household , before exiting and hurrying back to the woods ?)

Feb 13 08:44

Putin’s Chosen People

Putin’s has also generally been supportive of Jewish institutions—one Jewish institution in particular. One of the more intriguing aspects of contemporary Russian Jewish life is the close relationship between the Kremlin and Chabad, also known as Lubavitch, the Hasidic sect known in the United States for its street-corner proselytizing to fellow Jews and reverence for the late Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson. Founded in Western Russia in the 18th century, the Lubavitchers decamped to the United States in 1940, setting up their new headquarters in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights neighborhood. The Orthodox Jewish movement has dispatched hundreds of emissaries throughout the world to promote the faith. Just after the fall of Communism and just prior to his own death, Schneerson sent Rabbi Berel Lazar to represent Chabad in Russia.

Feb 12 19:27

A Former Canadian Defense Minister Speaks Out About the Secret Cabal that Rules the World

Waking Times

Paul Hellyer says the conspiracy is real, and he would know.

Feb 12 18:48

Sea levels could rise by TWICE as much as scientists had predicted by 2100 swallowing entire cities and putting the lives of millions at risk

Coastal cities across the world are at a high risk of flooding by the end of the century, according to the results of a shocking new study.

Sea levels are set to rise by at least two feet (65cm) by 2100, more than twice as much as predicted by some models.

Feb 12 16:38

Video Shows White Helmets Members Working Under al-Qaeda Flag In Syria – Confirms Previous Reports

By Brandon Turbeville

After being given an Oscar in 2017 for the film The White Helmets, a nauseating worship fest of the terrorists masquerading as rescue workers and civil defense in Syria, the mainstream media and the entertainment industrial complex is at it again. This time, a new film entitled, Last Men In Aleppo, has received yet another Oscar nomination for the White Helmets. The new version of cinematic White Helmets worship, also thoroughly deconstructed by Syria researchers like Vanessa Beeley, is once again jerking at heart strings and tears and preying on the gullibility of Western audiences. It is an attempt at damage control after the White Helmets brand was so thoroughly discredited...

Feb 12 16:18

BREAKING: Las Vegas Coroner – Stephen Paddock Died One Day After He Committed Suicide.

Police Department. It is shocking to find that the coroner says Stephen Paddock died one day after he committed suicide.

Feb 12 13:19

Uranium One Effects On Security Of The United States – What Really Happened In Russia – What Was Being Reported In The News Media.

I have spent the morning doing searches on I have tried to find all I could on visits made by the Clintons to Russia; and, of course, on the Uranium One deal. I have found many sources from the Russia media about visits by the Clintons. Of course, there are visits made by Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State, but there are also visits made by Bill Clinton.

I have found that during the period of time that the Uranium One deal was being made behind the scenes, Clinton was making headlines at home concerning the good job she was doing to “reset” the US and Russia relations. Obama was said to support the reset and Clinton’s good works.

What I find astounding is all we find in the news media to document Bill Clinton’s participation in this, was the fact he received payment for his speaking fees. And, yes, he did, but even more so the Clinton Foundation received donations during this time.

Feb 12 13:18

All the President’s Men II: Dirty Tricks with a Vengeance

hen the Nunes memo finally became public, the media immediately went to work to say it was “nothing.” Really? Replace the names “Comey,” “Strzok” and “McCabe” with “Haldeman,” “Ehrlichman” and “Mitchell” and reread it, please.

It’s a lot like Watergate, if the original break was not the work of G. Gordon Liddy and his candle-impervious hand but rather FBI agents with an improperly obtained warrant.

The Washington Post would be all over that story, lest democracy die in darkness. Here’s how it would look, in the movie at least: “All the President’s Men II: Dirty Tricks with a Vengeance.”

Feb 12 13:11

John Brennan Was Hired by NBC to Attack Devin Nunes

Former CIA Director John Brennan has been hired as a paid contributor by NBC and MSNBC, the media company announced. He led the agency from 2013 to early 2017, under President Barack Obama.

He is going to serve as an Alinsky attack dog against all the revelations about the DoJ and FBI swamp. MSM is lining up their own little KGB.

The former spy made his first appearance in his new role on ‘Meet the Press’ Sunday and took the opportunity to accuse Nunes of being “exceptionally partisan” and abusing his role to protect Trump.

John Brennan was hired to destroy Devin Nunes.

Feb 12 13:09

Meet the Israeli Spies Injecting Fake News Into Facebook's Newsfeed

This means that for the last two years a former intelligence officer has been running Israel’s global war against BDS, the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement.

Feb 12 12:51

Viewer Stats Crash for Winter Olympics Without Russia

The made up, likely CIA-driven, "Russian doping scandal" and the exclusion of Russia and many of its athletes leaves many former Olympics fans cynical

Feb 12 11:56

Russia in the Crosshairs

Eric Zuesse notes that only Syria and Russia complain about Washington’s illegal occupation of Syrian territory, an occupation that has no UN authorization and is a complete and total violation of international law, and Israel’s continual attacks on Syria.

Washington’s continuing support for war against the legitimate government of Syria and support for Israeli and terrorist attacks on Syrian and Russian forces are undermining Russia’s efforts to bring peace to the region. Zuesse also notes that Washington and its UK puppet block all UN action against Washington’s illegality.

Zuesse is correct. But is the continuation of Washington’s campaign against Syria and Russia largely the fault of Russia? Stephen Lendman makes a case that it is Russia’s fault.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would argue that Russia doesn't wish to get into direct military conflict with the US in Syria, because it understands that this could well generate more wars with the US, which for reasons I will articulate later, which the US and NATO appear to be gung-ho to fight, putting Russia in the position of being forced to fight both in Syria, and in Ukraine.

Putin is moving heaven and earth to avoid that happening, understanding full well that the current anti-Russian hysteria in Congress and beyond, may well be a prelude to the larger war he is trying to prevent.

Putin has a very real world understanding of just what a world war does to the people who fight it; the civilian populations enduring it and the bitter physical results to places which have been utterly destroyed by wars; and because he has a very clear understanding of what World War II did to his country, he does not want to see it repeated, not in Ukraine, Syria, or Iran.

Steve Lendman, whose work I greatly respect, and frequently link to, needs to understand the following; like a giant ant, the US government is "trapped in the amber" of an absolutely unrepayable debt load, toward which the current spending legislation is adding, big-time.

The US government desperately needs a war with which to attempt to "misdirect" the American people about the reasons why their standards of living have slipped horrendously, as US government debt grows, unchecked,and there are many in the "bowels of power" in DC, who believe that a good war will be just the ticket to get the US government out of its debtload, and back on its feet.

Israel, with its recent attacks on Syria, against Syrian and the (alleged) Iranian presence will hardly stop now. They will continue these attacks until someone strikes back, or, allegedly has struck back, courtesy of an Israeli/US generated false flag.

Sooner or later, the US military will be called upon by Israel for a general invasion of Syria, "to defend Israel's right to exist", and to affect regime change in Damascus; The optics here mean that Iran most probably will not let this stand, so we will see Iran join the fray as well, on Syria's side.

For Russia, it painfully clear that the breakaway former areas of Ukraine, and Ukraine itself, are preparing for another round of military conflict.
Monitors warn of Preparations for a Fresh Surge in Fighting in Ukraine

This is where NATO will most likely be assisting the Ukrainians militarily, to attempt to gain back some of their purpose and credibility, and the US has already sided with Ukraine should the conflict escalate. After all, President Trump has signed off on supplying Ukraine with anti-tank weapons.
US to send anti-tank missiles to Ukraine By now, those weapons should have been delivered to the Ukrainian military.

So we will, I believe, have Russia - and the US - fighting on several different fronts, with NATO fighting against Russia in Ukraine, assisted by the US; Syrian, Iran, and Russia, fighting the US and Israel in Syria (and possibly against Iran) in a major war there.

I would like to hope to hell that I am absolutely wrong on this assessment; however, current events, particularly the major strike by the Israel's IDF against Syria last week, compels me to conclude, at the moment, that this is how the geopolitics of the next great war are going to play out.

Feb 12 11:12

HomeWorld NewsSeoul won’t rush to renew joint military drills with US as new intra-Korean summit solidifies

South Korean President Moon Jae-in reportedly rejected a call from Japan to quickly resume joint US-Korean military drills. Moon has been invited to visit Pyongyang for what may become the first top-level summit in over a decade.
At a bilateral summit on Friday, Moon called on the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to wait before resuming the drills, Yonhap reported, citing a government official. The drills have been paused for the duration of the Winter Olympics, as part of Seoul’s attempt to mend relations with Pyongyang. North Korea considers the drills a major threat to its national security, saying they may be used to conceal a build-up for an invasion.

According to the report, Abe argued that the time to delay exercises scheduled for spring was not right and that Pyongyang had to change its behavior before receiving concessions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Call me cautiously optimistic here...

Feb 12 11:04

Trump Unsure If Israel Genuinely Wants Peace With Palestinians

Speaking to the Israel Hayom newspaper, President Trump has made comments all but unheard of among top US officials, openly questioning whether Israel “is genuinely seeking to reach a peace agreement with the Palestinians.”

While Trump took his usual “we’ll have to see what happens” attitude of offering few details, he did caution that Israel’s continued expansion of settlements in the occupied territories are seriously complicating peace efforts.

Criticizing settlements is a pretty normal position for US officials to take, but question Israel’s willingness to make peace, despite many in Israel’s government openly opposed to making peace, is nearly unheard of, and likely to provoke a backlash, even though Trump did qualify it by saying he’s sure the Palestinians don’t want peace either.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mr. President, forgive my surprise at this but, can it be humanly possible you have just stumbled upon the realization that the Israelis don't really want peace with the Palestinians?!?

Well, sir, better late than never.

So now that you have come to this "Buddha on the Road moment", how are you going to approach your BFF in the Middle East, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, and change his mind about how to make this happen; or are you even going to mention it to him at all?!?

Feb 12 10:45

Koreas Defy Naysayers on Winter Olympics Diplomacy

Diplomacy at the Winter Olympics has been an event covered like no other, and while some media outlets are in awe at the amount of progress that, by most accounts, has been made, there are also a lot of naysayers casting doubt on whether it amounts to anything.

The official US position has been to simultaneously downplay the talks, and to make some fairly high-profile efforts to undermine them. That seems to have been picked up by a lot of analysts as gospel truth.

The historic visit by a North Korean delegation that included both the parliamentary president and the sister of Kim Jong Un, handshakes, talks, and an invitation to South Korean President Moon to visit North Korea, have all been shrugged off by many as some sort of combination of a North Korean trick to undermine US interests, and one officials insist will fail.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Both North and South Korean leadership want peace, even if the two Koreas cannot agree on a reunification process; the only International actor in the region which DOESN't appear to want want such peace to happen... is the United States.

And - at this morning, right underneath this breathless headline, come the following headlines:

North Korea invites South Korea's President tio Pyongyang

and...wait for it...

Secretary of Defense Mattis: North Korea cannot divide the US from South Korea

Forgive me, Sec Def Mattis; it appears, as my late grandmother would say, "The Horse is Already Out of the Barn." on this issue.

And sir, the optics of any attempt to squelch this newfound ratcheting down of tensions between North and South Korea, are going to be perceived by the rest of the world, as a barbarically martial and repugnant on the part of the US government.

I mean, can you seriously be thinking in this direction?!?

One would hope to heck, NOT!!

Feb 12 10:17


Lawmakers in Florida have called for New Zealand singer Lorde’s upcoming concert to be cancelled in protest of her support of the boycott against Israel, according to the New Zealand Herald.

On Thursday, State Representative Randy Fine cited a Florida law that says no state or local government can conduct business exceeding $1 million with any organisation engaged in a boycott of Israel.

Lorde cancelled her Tel Aviv show last year after an open letter called on her to support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement and show solidarity with the Palestinian people. The New Zealand singer-songwriter replied to the letter in a tweet: “Noted! Been speaking [with] many people about this and considering all options. Thank u for educating me I am learning all the time too.” She cancelled her show two days later.

In a statement on Thursday, Fine said that Lorde’s decision meant she could be refused under the state’s anti-BDS legislation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That a state in the Unhinged, Surveilled States of Amerika, can refuse an artist a venue because of her support of BDS is an absolute travesty.

Are we not supposed to be the "Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave", where expressing a minority opinion about human rights for Palestinians should at least be tolerated?!?!?

Apparently, in the state of Florida, not so much.

That Israel has so much control over state and Federal regulations, to regulate public opinion to the degree where expressing one's opinion about Palestinian human rights is a crime, is an intolerable legislative imposition, and the law needs to be struck down by the Florida Supreme Court, as absolutely antithetical to the First Amendment; if not the Federal Supreme Court ultimately coming to that conclusion.

Criticizing the government of Israel's policies is NOT anti-Semitism, although Tel Aviv has, in its own Orwellian way, has managed to twist the English language in order to conflate the two.

And Representative Fine, a word, please: the BDS cannot destroy Israel; it might, however, "pinch" financially enough, that the Israeli government might come to the table honestly, and begin negotiations which will enable a Palestinian state to exist.

It is a form of peaceful protest; nobody gets hurt, but it does draw attention to the constant trampling over Palestinians' rights, both legislatively in the Knesset, and courtesy of the IDF.

And sir, I am talking about incidents like those documented in the following articles:

The Israeli military detention of Palestinian Children

IDF Security forces abuse Palestinian Children

Palestinian minors arrested, suffer abuse

400 Palestinian Children held in Israeli Prisons prisons

Representative Fine, I am asking you, honestly, for one moment, to imagine how you would feel if such horrific treatment was meted out to your kids, and had done nothing wrong.

But you won't, or you can't, because you will always see Palestinians as "the other", not even worthy of breath.

Odd and, historically ironic, that response; there was a guy in Germany, back in the 20th century, who hated all he defined as "The Others" with such a passion, that he had them carted off to slave labor camps, where many of them died under horrific conditions.

Feb 12 07:45


San Francisco, CA — In the land of the free, government and law enforcement not only wage war on the poor and homeless through various unscrupulous means designed to extract revenue and attack the right to exist but those who try to help the homeless—by feeding, clothing, or sheltering them—also face the wrath of the state. As the following case illustrates, even those who’ve laid down their lives for the state—veterans—and the ones who help them are now being targeted.

Judy Wu, a landlord in San Francisco has converted 12 properties she owns into 49 housing units over the last decade which she and her husband, Trent Zhu, rent to homeless, low-income and disabled veterans.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Herrera comes off as a moral monster here, no matter what the law says, just wanting another conviction to provide yet another "notch in his belt" to insure future promotions.

The criminalisation of homelessness, particularly if they are our Vets, continues apace.

As a native San Franciscan, I can say unequivocably, that the city has lost both its mind... and its soul, if this conviction is allowed to stand.

Feb 12 07:11

Was Stephen Paddock sheep-dipped by the CIA? Obituary shows a dead Paddock in 2013

After it was proven by Intellihub that the 32nd-floor Mandalay Bay crime scene photos released by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department were staged by top counter-terrorism operative FBI Special Agent in Charge Aaron Rouse and his team in an effort to hide the fact that a blatant air assault took place on the night of 1 October, 2017, one can only entertain if Stephen Paddock was sheep-dipped by the Central Intelligence Agency at some point, possibly along with Marilou Danley, and Douglas Haig.

Feb 11 15:07

Watch: Las Vegas FBI counter-terrorism drill involving helicopters, armed men

A big thanks to the AcesWildMMA YouTube channel for posting this absolutely revealing video narrated by Hollywood Joe which shows a FBI counter-terrorism drill that took place over the Rivera hotel and casino, presumably in 2015.

Feb 11 13:54

Las Vegas district judge rules coroner can enter newsroom against federal law to seize and destroy 1 Oct. victim’s autopsy report

A major newsroom battled the widow of a slain metro police officer in a wrapped-up district courtroom Friday, after the plaintiff filed a motion to have her late husband’s autopsy report sealed from the general public’s viewing, against state law.

Feb 11 10:00

Israeli warplane downed by Russian-made anti-aircraft missiles

IAF chief Tomer Bar reveals F-16 intercepted following strike in Syria was likely shot down by barrage of surface-to-air missiles, shot by Syrian armed forces and made, supplied by Russia; mission 'a complete operational success' despite downing, Bar stresses; stray missiles from the barrage may have reached Israel's Central District—missile trails spotted in region.

The Israeli Air Force's leading conjecture on the F-16 plane that was shot down by anti-aircraft fire on Saturday morning is that Syrian forces used a Russian made SA-5 Gammon medium-to-high altitude surface-to-air missile to intercept the Israeli aircraft.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: the Israeli military doesn't know if it was a Russian SAM which shot down the Israeli F-16, but they will tar Russia for it anyway.

I would almost be willing to bet real money that this coming week, , the link between alleged "Syrian/ Iranian Agression" and Russia will be the mantra of the presstitutes in the corporate news.

Feb 11 09:50


(Please be aware: this op-ed is how the Jpost is covering the events of yesterday. It takes outright lies and shapes them into propaganda, somewhat akin to what a magician does to create balloon animals, to advance their agenda of an open war against both Syria and Iran. ckr).

"This was long in the making. Years ago, the Iranians came to the rescue of Bashar Assad in Syria and, together with Russia, ensured his survival. The problem is that they haven’t left. On the contrary – even though Assad is today in control of the majority of Syria, Iran is staying put and trying to establish an even greater presence within the country. On Saturday, we saw how determined it is to do just that.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yesterday, Russia's President Putin warned Israel's Netanyahu that there needed to be "restraint" on the part of all parties here, and that the Israeli bombings should not be permitted to endanger Russia Troops on the Ground.

Putin urges Netanyahu to avoid escalation in Syria.

Yesterday, Netanyahu made the following statements:

Netanyahu Vows To Defend Israel Against Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he has spoken with Russian President Vladimir Putin about the latest developments in the region.

Netanyahu says Saturday that he informed Putin of Israel's intention to continue defending itself against any aggression and to prevent Iran from establishing a presence "in Syria or anywhere else."

The questions come to mind: What precisely is Iran doing in Syria which causes Netanyahu to play the "self-defense" card, when it is essentially Israel which is the aggressor here?!?

When you invade a sovereign country, like Syria, and shoot bombs to destroy targets on the ground, is that not an act of war, rather than alleged "self-defence"?!?

By weasel-wording his language, (how Orwellian of Netanuahu, but he is sooo damned clever at this, as we have observed over the years), he is defining Israel aggression as acts of "defense"; and that, by international standards, should be indefensible.

Where is the incontrovertible proof, please?!?

But of course, neither Netnayahu, or the author of this codswallop, wants proof and truth; they want to escalate this into a full-blown regional war, until there is regime change in Damascus, and Tehran.

And of course, when it comes to actual blood and money to be spent on achieving those objectives, Tel Aviv thoroughly wants it to be American blood and American money spent; not Israeli.

Feb 11 09:38

The Truth About Auschwitz by M. ?cis?owski #119431 - a VERY IMPORTANT message to the World!

Feb 11 09:25

BEX ALERT - Washington Says Israel-Syria Border Incident Iran's 'Calculated Escalation'

The United States considers the latest incident on the Israeli-Syrian border to be Iran's "calculated escalation" of tension, US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said on Saturday.

"The United States is deeply concerned about today's escalation of violence over Israel's border and strongly supports Israel's sovereign right to defend itself. Iran's calculated escalation of threat and its ambition to project its power and dominance, places all the people of the? region — from Yemen to Lebanon — at risk.? The U.S. continues to push back on the totality of Iran's malign activities in the region and calls for an end to Iranian behavior that threatens peace and stability," Nauert said in a statement.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yeah, right; Iran MADE Israel attack Syria!

Feb 11 09:18

Never, Ever Listen to What American Jews Have to Say About Russia

" ... upon their arrival in the US Russian Jews would paint the USSR and Russia with a broad brush loaded with dark colors: oppression, antisemitism, pogroms, plus the general backwardness, drunkenness and awfulness.

Had they resisted the urge to play the victim, their narrative might, by default, become something like this:

'We wrecked Russia, rearranged it to our advantage, made out like bandits, pretty much bankrupted the place… and so now we are over here in the US, together with our prized possessions, elderly relatives and pets, claiming to be refugees, and are ready to do it again.'

Feb 11 09:15


In the coming months, the United States Army is sending its first robotic Humvee to a field training exercise to see if the autonomous combat vehicle can accurately destroy targets, as part of a new experimental program to weaponize robots.

The killer Humvee, which is called the ‘Wingman,’ is part of the Joint Capability Technology Demonstration, or JCTD program, where engineers have developed autonomously piloted weaponized vehicles in hopes it will provide direct and indirect fire support for ground troops trapped in dangerous situations on the battlefield.

According to the Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center, or TARDEC program, the goal behind the “Wingman” is to train soldiers and weaponized robotic vehicles to work together on the battlefield to confront America’s enemies. Army engineers say it will be Soldiers, not computers, which decide when the robotic Humvee fires a round.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I rather wish that the 20 million spent on this would have been invested in training government employees in the kind of logical, scenario-embracing moral thinking which leads to great, hard-won negotiations with other countries.

This would mean far less of our money going to the Merchants of Death for these kinds of weapons, and fewer wars would be fought by this country, because people hired by the government could think intelligently enough to prevent them!!!

Feb 11 09:04


A plane operated by Russia’s Saratov Airlines crashed in the countryside near Moscow on Sunday, killing all 71 people on board, Russian Interfax news agency reported. 65 passengers and six crew members were onboard the plane which disappeared from radars less than 10 minutes after taking off from Moscow’s Domodedovo airport, TASS reported.

The plane - a 7 year old, short-haul regional Antonov AN-148 - was bound for the Russian city of Orsk in the Orenburg region that borders Kazakhstan, according to Reuters. The plane was first operated by Rossiya Airlines, including on international routes, and then was leased to Saratov Airlines.

Flightradar tracking of the plane ended at 11:27AM UTC when the plane suddenly tumbled from a height of 6000 feet at an airspeed of 332 knots.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I frankly would really want to look at the manifest for passengers' names.

The plane wasn't very old; I have to wonder if this was just a tragic accident...or an assassination made to appear as a tragic accident.

Time, and a thorough forensic examination of the wreckage, may tell.

Feb 11 09:02


As if the situation between Rose McGowan and Harvey Weinstein couldn’t get any more awful, we have this really awful news. The Hollywood Reporter says that Rose’s former manager (and later, former employee of Miramax) Jill Messick was found dead on Wednesday after taking her own life at the age of 50. According to a pretty heavy statement from her family, it sounds like they believe her death was related to Rose’s fight against Harvey.

Feb 11 09:00


The only thing the bureaucratic resistance hates more than President Trump is the disclosure of their own salaries. It’s a classic case of the bureaucracy protecting the bureaucracy, underscoring the resistance faced by the new administration.

Recently, Open the Books filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (pictured) for all federal employee names, titles, agencies, salaries, and bonus information. We’ve captured and posted online this data for the past 11 years. For the first time, we found missing information throughout the federal payroll disclosures. Here’s a sample of what we discovered from the FY2017 records:

254,839 federal salaries were redacted in the federal civil service payroll (just 3,416 salaries were redacted in FY2016).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable, yet totally predictable from this government.

Transparency, MY ASTROLABE!!!!

Feb 11 08:37

Flashback: WATCH: United Nations Representative to Gaza Breaks Down Crying on TV

Flashback:On Wednesday, Israeli forces shelled a United Nations-run school in which 3,300 civilians were seeking refuge from the perpetual bombing that’s rocked Gaza since early July. In the attack at least 19 people died and hundreds more were injured. Across Palestine, Al Jazeera estimates that 180,000 Palestinians are currently seeking refuge in 80 United Nations schools.
Note: You paid for this!

Feb 11 08:33

George W. Bush Says Russia Meddled in 2016 US Election

(*From The Corruption Free Half Of The Bush/Clinton Duopoly)

Feb 11 08:04

42-minute video: Jacque Fresco (Venus Project) explains humanity’s history of technological abundance subverted by lying ‘leaders’ choosing ongoing rogue state empire

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Jacque Fresco (1916-2017) founded The Venus Project to document technological solutions available here and now for a world that works for everyone with no-one left out. I was a friend of near-contemporary Bucky Fuller (1895-1983) with similar public communications.

Jacque’s brilliant 2010 42-minute public talk:

For complete documentation of technical solutions, his 2016 97-minute documentary, The Choice is Ours:

My documentation that our current condition is psychopathic, lying, illegal, rogue state empire annually killing millions, harming billions, and looting trillions.


Feb 11 07:21

17-minute UFO/ET video: same ‘leader-liars’ of US empire annually killing millions, harming billions, looting trillions tell us ‘be afraid’ of aliens coming for empire killing millions, harming billions, costing trillions

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As a National Board Certified Teacher of History, Economics, Government, also credentialed in Mathematics and honored by two Los Angeles Mayors as among the best teachers in Central Los Angeles (~20,000 teachers in that area), who has also spent over 10,000 hours in research for analysis of our most important facts in the challenge of being humans on Earth, please consider three factual claims:

1. Megalithic architecture is literal rock-solid evidence of prehistoric Earth civilizations with technologies greater than so-called “modern” humans. This is just one area of objective evidence that Earth’s history is very different from what is published in our texts and told to us by corporate media. Here is a start with several helpful links.
2. The US is an illegal neocolonial/rogue state empire lying to annually kill millions, harm billions, and loot trillions.

Feb 10 15:35

Russian Athletes Were Not Allowed to Show their Country's Flag in Opening Winter Olympic Ceremony.

There are dirty athletes from other countries not being causing the whole team from being disqualified from the games. Only Russians by punishing those who are innocent of doping by not allowing them to carry their nation’s flag while other countries were caught doping are still allowed to carry their flags says something stinks to high heaven,

Feb 10 15:15

Mattis Quietly Admitted U.S. Has No Evidence Assad Used Sarin Gas On Same Day Memo Dropped

On the same day the House Intelligence Committee's bombshell FISA memo was released, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis quietly admitted the US has no evidence Syrian President Bashar al-Assad used sarin nerve gas against his own people.

Though a few major outlets reported on it, the bombshell admission was almost completely ignored.

Feb 10 13:06

Grassley Memo Shocker! Did The UK Meddle In Our Elections? With Guest Phil Giraldi.

Grassley Memo adds several fascinating layers to the story of who was meddling in the 2016 US Presidential election.

For some reason the Sen. Grassley Memo released earlier this week is being largely ignored by the media.

Former CIA officer Phil Giraldi joins today’s show to discuss the operatives behind the scenes…

Feb 10 12:47

Shock: News Corp CEO Wants The Alternative Media Censored So Mainstream Media Companies Can Control The Flow Of Information, Make More Money

In a shocking admission by a high-level mainstream media operative, the CEO of News Corp. has revealed that major media corporations are pushing the likes of Google and Facebook to censor the alternative media despite the fact that the vast majority of Americans have little to no trust in the establishment press.

The comments, made by the CEO of Rupert Murdoch’s publishing arm, Robert Thompson, were revealed in an AFP article about the so-called “dysfunctional” online environment which in reality actually refers to a free internet where independent reporters can reach the masses themselves.

Feb 10 12:45

How The Media Buried Two Huge FBI Stories Yesterday

For more than a year and a half, the media have gone all-in on reporting every possible angle of President Donald Trump’s alleged collusion with Russia. No story update has been too small, no encounter with a Russian too inconsequential, and no anonymous source too sketchy to generate outsize coverage and histrionic claims from major media.

But as the Russian collusion story disintegrates, another interesting story ascends. Investigations by multiple congressional committees as well as an investigation by the inspector general of the Department of Justice have shown irregularities in the handling of the most politically sensitive probes in recent memory: the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified information while secretary of State and the investigation into the Trump campaign’s alleged nefarious ties with Russia to meddle in a U.S. election.

Feb 10 12:26

The Nunes Memo and Vince Foster

One of the quotations at the top of “The Press and the Death of Vincent Foster” is from Isikoff in the August 15, 1993, Washington Post:

Foster's attempt to seek legal help is described in more than 200 pages of Park Police and FBI reports into his death that have not yet been publicly released. ...those reports leave no doubt that Foster was suffering from a worsening depression....

In other words, the FBI had used Isikoff as a conduit for what they wanted the American people to believe was the cause of death, giving him the privilege of viewing the evidence, which they denied to the public. He duly delivered for them. It is very similar to how they used his work to hoodwink the FISA court. Here’s my description of Isikoff in the referenced article:

Feb 10 12:25

Russian-Turkish axis in Syria faces meltdown

With suspicions running high that the nominal allies drew each other's blood on February 3, Ankara may well seek a modus vivendi with the US.

Two things differentiate the downing of a Russian Su-25 ground-attack jet in the western province of Idlib on February 3 from the drone attacks on the Russian air base at Hmeimim a month earlier.

Suffice to say, the air is thick with innuendos and dark hints that Russia and Turkey may have drawn each other’s blood on February 3, despite notionally being allies in Syria’s hybrid war.

Feb 10 12:22

Fmr. Secret Service agent Dan Bongino: Democrats have lost credibility on FISA memo issue

Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino appeared on Fox and Friend Saturday morning to talk about what he called “Obamagate” and just how much the Democrats are lying about the FISA memo.

Feb 10 12:14

The Nunes Memo Needs More Work – Philip Giraldi

As a former intelligence officer, the first thing I noticed was that the claim by Democrats on the Committee that the memo’s release amounted to “treason” and would compromise classified information does not hold water.

Even the FISA court is aware of FBI inventiveness.

FBI procedures and ambiguities aside, this is nevertheless serious business.

If it can be determined that the omissions in submissions to the FISC were deliberate and calculated, the astute blogger Publius Tacitus has correctly observed that some senior FBI and DOJ officials who signed off on misleading or fraudulent applications concealing the antecedents of the so-called Steele Dossier to the FISC are now facing possible contempt-of-court charges that would include prison sentences. They include James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Sally Yates, Dana Boente and Rob Rosenstein.

Feb 10 12:08

The FBI and the President – Mutual Manipulation

Seldom has there been greater collusion in the perpetration of crimes against civil liberties, electoral freedom and free and lawful expression as what has taken place between the FBI and the US Justice Department.

Few government organizations have been engaged in violation of the US citizens’ constitutional rights for as long a time and against as many individuals as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Seldom has there been greater collusion in the perpetration of crimes against civil liberties, electoral freedom and free and lawful expression as what has taken place between the FBI and the US Justice Department.

Feb 10 09:02

WSJ Asks: Why Is The Media Ignoring The Real Bombshell FISA Memo?

Why isn't the (mostly) unredacted Grassley memo front page news? Here's why: Because it confirms the Nunes memo and blows up the Schiff talking points (which the media ran with).

Feb 10 08:45

German AfD Party to Set Up Newsroom in Spring to Bypass 'Fake News'

The parliamentary group of the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party is going to redirect its communication to its own newsroom scheduled to be launched in spring in order to avoid any misinterpretations of party's positions by mainstream media, AfD parliamentary leader Alice Weidel said Thursday.

"As long as the AfD is ignored by many media or deliberately targeted by fake news, there can only be this way," Weidel told the Focus magazine, commenting on the party's move.

Feb 10 08:39

Former State Dept. Official: I Fed Oppo Research from Sidney Blumenthal to Christopher Steele

Former Obama State Department official Jonathan Winer, in an attempt to come clean and shape the narrative before being exposed, confirmed that he passed on a dossier from Clinton operatives to the author of the infamous Trump dossier.

Feb 10 08:12

Stock market collapse? Great! Wall Street’s .01%’s rigged-casino parasitizing real American’s work and offering zero usable goods/services must end before monetary reform & public banking allow ~$1,000,000 per US household in near-instant benefits

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Secondary market: securities sold by and transferred to one speculator to another.

Speculator: purchase of an asset with hope that it will become more valuable. Many speculators pay little attention to the fundamental value of a security and instead focus purely on price movements (my note: 99% of Americans, yes?)

The most important context to consider the US stock market:
Americans are neo-slaves to lying sacks-of-spin asset holes psychopathically crushing life from all Earth’s inhabitants. The best description of these .01%’s “leadership” is rogue state empire, with those of us pointing to the uncontested and comprehensive history unaware of any attempts to refute this label of OBVIOUS crimes that annually kill millions, harm billions, and loot trillions.

The most important conclusion to draw from this context:

Feb 10 07:45

Clark County Coroner releases autopsy for 6?-1? body with bad teeth, Stephen Paddock was 6?-4? with good teeth

It is unknown why the Clark County Coroner has released the autopsy report of a random 6?-1? tall individual with bad teeth after cremating the body, violating court a court order, and then claiming the body is that of the alleged shooter Stephen Paddock when Paddock is clearly 6?-4? tall and has rather good teeth.