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CURRENT EVENTS

May 23 16:48

NFL Owners Bend The Knee: Teams Whose Players Kneel On Field During Anthem To Be Fined

NFL owners bent the knee before President Donald Trump on Wednesday by announcing they have voted to punish players who kneel during the national anthem while on the field.

May 23 15:44

3 Ebola-infected detainees escape forced quarantine, take a stroll through big city, 2 die, 1 recaptured

Three Ebola infected detainees who escaped mandated quarantine measures in the city of Mbandaka on on Sunday were displaying symptoms of the deadly virus before two of the three were later found dead.

May 23 15:32

'I think I'll call it Pravda': Elon Musk goes on Twitter rant against media criticizing Tesla and says he will start a website to rate the 'truthfulness' of journalists (named after the old Soviet state-run news agency)

Billionaire tech mogul Elon Musk launched another Twitter tirade on Wednesday, this time aimed at the media's coverage of his electric car company, Tesla.

Musk took 'big media companies' to task in a series of tweets, saying the public doesn't respect them anymore because of their 'holier-than-thou hypocrisy' and because they 'claim to the truth, but publish only enough to sugarcoat the lie'.

After a reporter from the Verge retorted by calling him a 'media-bating Trump figure,' Musk sharply replied by saying President Donald Trump was elected because no one believes the media anymore.

May 23 15:28

Top 10 Careers With The Most Psychopaths – Is Your Job On The List? (

Who could have guessed?) by Bananaman

May 23 15:18

video --- THIS SURGEON SHOULD LOSE THE RIGHT TO OPERATE ON ANY HUMAN BEINGS

OR EVEN ANIMALS EVER AGAIN A Georgia cosmetic surgeon who is being sued for malpractice

May 23 14:40

Judge's Ruling That Trump Can't Block Twitter Trolls Could Be A Huge Win For Right-Wingers

A liberal federal judge's ruling against President Donald Trump in favor of liberal Twitter trolls could be a major win for right-wingers who've been censored and banned from social media.

May 23 13:55

Nigel Farage Gets SPICY With Mark Zuckerberg…

Here's the best clip from Zuckerberg's testimony yesterday before the EU...

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May 23 13:34

RAW POOL VIDEO | Trump Speaks: ‘I did a great service to this country by firing James Comey’…

Trump speaks outside the White House...

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May 23 13:33

Chosin Reservoir - Epic of Endurance | KOREAN WAR

Toughest fight in USMC history except maybe Iwo Jima and Okinawa!

The Battle of Chosin Reservoir was fought November 26-December 13, 1950 during the Korean War and saw UN troops fight through larger Chinese forces.
Not UN troops. US Marines and USA Infantry!

May 23 13:12

BREAKING: NFL Changes National Anthem Rule…

Just hit the wires a few minutes ago...

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May 23 12:49

Trump Mocks The Deep State: 'What Goes Around, Comes Around!'

President Donald J. Trump ridiculed the purveyors of the ongoing Russian investigation Wednesday, mocking them on Twitter for getting "caught" in a scandal.

May 23 12:49

SPLC: It's 'Unacceptable' For MS-13 To Be Described As 'Animals' By The White House

The Southern Poverty Law Center responded with outrage to the Trump administration trolling the media last week with a press release titled, "What You Need To Know About The Violent Animals Of MS-13."

May 23 12:48

HUD Secretary Ben Carson Dismantling Obama-Era 'Forced Diversity' Policies

HUD Secretary Ben Carson is making good on President Trump's campaign promise to dismantle the Obama regime's "social engineering" housing policies.

May 23 12:37

Protest Rock Chicago City Hall - Video clips

Rahm is hated by all

May 23 12:14

VIDEO | Female Lawmaker Busted For DUI Pleads With Cops...

Here's the video. She tried to play the political card, but it didn't work...

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May 23 11:40

Customers Rage As Starbucks Turns Into Homeless Shelter

Starbucks' controversial decision to enable every Tom, Dick, and non-paying Harry to use their restrooms has sparked equal parts criticism and praise, mirroring the nation's increasingly extreme partisan perspective on every- and any-thing...

“It sounds like Starbucks is turning their stores into homeless shelters. Their coffee is strong but their management is weak,” said Ron Raduechel, a 64-year-old retired supply chain executive from Waukesha, Wis., who said he would no longer go to Starbucks.

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“I believe Starbucks is doing what’s right in their hearts whether its outcome sparks negativity or not,” said Johnny Varela, a 31-year-old carpenter in Orlando, Fla.

“I think Starbucks is very humanitarian.”

May 23 11:34

REPORT | FBI Agents Want Congress To Issue Them Subpoenas So They Can Reveal Dirt On Comey, McCabe…

A very interesting new development in ObamaGate...

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May 23 11:15

Weird laws still in effect in the United States

Get this – the average US citizen breaks at least three laws a day without even knowing it!

All women of “uncertain” chastity must be off the streets by 9 p.m.

A man can legally beat his wife (but not more than once a month).

One may not have more than two dildos in a house.

Sunshine is guaranteed to the masses.

It is a misdemeanor to shoot at any kind of game from a moving vehicle, unless the target is a whale.

It is illegal to serve alcohol to a gay person.

Males may not dress as a female unless a special permit is obtained from the sheriff.

May 23 11:03

Dozens of foreign ISIS brides sentenced to death in Iraq

Dozens of foreign ISIS brides are being sentenced to death in Iraq as the country exacts its revenge after three years of jihadi occupation.

Pleading that they themselves are victims, the women were given 10 minutes to beg for their lives before judges decide their sentence.

Many of them find little sympathy with the Iraqi judiciary and locals and are despised for their support of their militant husbands, who tore the country apart between 2014 and 2017.

French citizen Djamila Boutoutao, 29, appeared in court last month and claimed: “I thought I had married a rapper. It was only when we arrived in Turkey for a week-long ‘holiday’ that I discovered my husband was a jihadist.”

“I’m a victim. My husband beat me and locked me up in a cave with my children when I refused to follow him (to Iraq).”

She reappeared in court again last week alongside 14 other women, The Guardian reported, where she begged to keep her daughter.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These women, and most probably their children, will be murdered by the Iraqi government, demonstrating that the Muqtada coalition is just as barbaric and midieval regarding issues pertaining to women, as were their predecessors.

They were, in many cases, victims of men who played and betrayed them, not revealing their jihadi affiliations until after they had been married to these guys.

And hey, Amal Clooney; we know where you and your husband were last weekend, attending the royal wedding of the Duke and Dutchess of Sussex; where the hell are you now, in a human rights case, that is screaming your name?!?

the short answer is, NOWHERE.

May 23 10:53

The US is running out of bombs — and it may soon struggle to make more

The Pentagon plans to invest more than $20 billion in munitions in its next budget. But whether the industrial base will be there to support such massive buys in the future is up in the air — at a time when America is expending munitions at increasingly intense rates.

The annual Industrial Capabilities report, put out by the Pentagon’s Office of Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy, has concluded that the industrial base of the munitions sector is particularly strained, something the report blames on the start-and-stop nature of munitions procurement over the last 20 years, as well as the lack of new designs being internally developed.

Some suppliers have dropped out entirely, leaving no option for replacing vital materials. Other key suppliers are foreign-owned, with no indigenous capability to produce vital parts and materials ? setting up the risk that a conflict with China could rely on Chinese-made parts.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This story is deliciously ironic; how is it the the Unhinged, Surveilled State of WarMerica could possibly run out of munitions?!?

The answer is simple; this country is engaged in far more wars than it can effectively, and practically win, as opposed to trying to resolve its geopolitical differences with moral, hard-won negotations.

So of course, the Pentagon's, and Federal Government's answer here is, more bombs, dammit!!

May 23 10:47

China Celebrates Social Credit System Blocking People from over 11 Million Flights

China’s state-run Global Times newspaper reported on Monday that over 11.14 million instances of individuals not being able to board flights – and 4.25 million similar incidents on trains – had occurred “by the end of April.”
Since the same person could attempt to board a flight or train and have officials deny them more than once, it is likely that the number of individuals banned from traveling is slightly lower than the number of instances in which the government has blocked travel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Watch for such a system to be instituted in the US, in the very near future; and for some people who are late on paying taxes, such draconian steps are already in place here:

Another Travel Ban: IRS Moves to revoke Passports for Unpaid Taxes
The article goes on to state:

"Now, over a year later, the IRS has finally released new details on its website. If you have seriously delinquent tax debt, IRS can notify the State Department. The State Department generally will not issue or renew a passport after receiving certification from the IRS. The IRS has not yet started certifying tax debt to the State Department. The IRS says certifications will begin in early 2017, and the IRS website will be updated to indicate when this process has been implemented."

May 23 10:41

Caputo says Mueller team didn't seem to care about alleged informants in Trump campaign

Former Trump campaign adviser Michael Caputo opened up to Fox News about alleged informants who approached him during the 2016 presidential election, and revealed that special investigators didn’t seem to care at all.

“I gave this information to the House and Senate Intelligence Committees, and I gave this information to the Mueller team. They never reached out to the intermediary to check on it,” he told Neil Cavuto Tuesday on “Your World.” “They didn't even seem to be taking notes.”

Caputo said he was approached in early May 2016 by an intermediary “who had been talking to a government official” looking to connect with the Trump campaign -- purportedly to hand off Hillary Clinton-related emails.

Caputo noted both were amazed to be contacted from a government organization, which he didn’t name.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The degree to which Meuller - and the FBI - have been politicized, is an absolute shame,and an abomination.

Both Meuller, and the FBI, should be completely sacked for this political corruption, and the appointment of impartial non-partisan individuals to the FBI needs to begin immediately.

May 23 10:23

‘First step’: House passes prison reform bill uniting (some) Democrats and Trump

The US House of Representatives overwhelmingly backed the First Step Act, which would allow more inmates to earn an early release from federal prisons and end practices such as shackling female prisoners during childbirth.

The bill, House Resolution 5682, was approved on Tuesday evening by a vote of 360 in favor and 59 opposed. Co-sponsored by Representatives Doug Collins (R-Georgia) and Hakeem Jeffries (D-New York), the bill managed to unite President Donald Trump and some of his critics among the Democrats.

Under the law, federal inmates would be able to earn up to 54 days per year in “good time credits” towards an early release, up from the previous cap of 47. This would apply retroactively, meaning that around 4,000 inmates could be released immediately once it is signed into law, according to Axios.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It sounds like a decent first step; unfortunately, prisons in this country are deliberately engineered to fail, and that is borne out by the horrifically high recidivism rates we see in the Unhinged, Surveilled State of WarMerica.

There are countries, particularly in Scandanavia, which don't have anywhere near the recidivism rates we do here.

And why?!?

They treat prisoners as though they were human beings.

I have kind of a hug/punch relationship with the work of Michael Moore, but I must tell you that his "Where to Invade Next", was nothing short of sheer genius. One of the places he filmed, was a Swedish prison, where you saw the incarcerated treated with respect, because the goal of Swedish prisons is rehabilitation, and reintegration with society at large.

US recidivism rate is around 50%.

US recidivism rates

Sweden's is under 40%, because of its commitment to rehabilitation, rather than punishment per se.

Sweden has done for its prisoners what the US government won't

One would think that the US might want to take a clue from prison systems which are working far better than its own does; of course, that... would be logical.

May 23 10:11

Reuters Poll: Republicans Lead Generic Ballot for First Time in 2018 Cycle

For the first time this election cycle, Republicans lead Democrats on the generic ballot, according to a new Reuters poll.

About 38 percent of registered voters would pick the Republican candidate if midterm elections were today, while around 37 percent would pick the Democrat, 16 percent said they were unsure which party they would choose or refused to take the survey, and 7 percent would opt for a third-party candidate, the poll found.

The dramatic shift is bad news for Democrats, who were a full ten points on the generic ballot as recently as the end of April. If the trend holds, their hopes of regaining control of Congress atop a blue wave in November could be dashed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Now that both Clinton's and Obama's quiet, nearly unimaginable corruption, and infiltration of Trumps 2016 campaign, are coming to light, and there is nothing the Democrats can do to stop this, I think that people may be more prone to vote for Republicans rather than Democrats in the upcoming midterms.

It all depends on both how the economy is going, and whether President Trump is able to lead this country without bringing the US into yet another horrific war, in which this country will be enmeshed for well over a decade, as has happened with Afghanistan.

May 23 10:04

Rudy Giuliani won deal for OxyContin maker to continue sales of drug behind opioid deaths

The US government missed the opportunity to curb sales of the drug that kickstarted the opioid epidemic when it secured the only criminal conviction against the maker of OxyContin a decade ago.

Purdue Pharma hired Rudolph Giuliani, the former New York mayor and now Donald Trump’s lawyer, to head off a federal investigation in the mid-2000s into the company’s marketing of the powerful prescription painkiller at the centre of an epidemic estimated to have claimed at least 300,000 lives.

While Giuliani was not able to prevent the criminal conviction over Purdue’s fraudulent claims for OxyContin’s safety and effectiveness, he was able to reach a deal to avoid a bar on Purdue doing business with the federal government which would have killed a large part of the multibillion-dollar market for the drug.

The former New York mayor also secured an agreement that greatly restricted further prosecution of the pharmaceutical company and kept its senior executives out of prison.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why is it, that people who are at the top of US society, no matter what party they represent, are such pieces of non-biodegradable pond scum, in terms of their ultimate effects on society?!?

May 23 09:59

AMAZON PUSHES FACIAL RECOGNITION TO POLICE, PROMPTING OUTCRY OVER SURVEILLANCE...

Amazon's decision to market a powerful face recognition tool to police is alarming privacy advocates, who say the tech giant's reach could vastly accelerate a dystopian future in which camera-equipped officers can identify and track people in real time, whether they're involved in crimes or not.

It's not clear how many law enforcement agencies have purchased the tool, called Rekognition, since its launch in late 2016 or since its update last fall, when Amazon added capabilities that allow it to identify people in videos and follow their movements almost instantly.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office in Oregon has used it to quickly compare unidentified suspects in surveillance images to a database of more than 300,000 booking photos from the county jail — a common use of such technology around the country — while the Orlando Police Department in Florida is testing whether it can be used to single out persons-of-interest in public spaces and alert officers to their presence.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The horrific possibilities outlined in the film "Minority Reporty" are, apparently, already with us, courtesy of Amazon.

May 23 09:54

WHO RUNS THE WORLD POLITICAL & ECONOMIC SYSTEM? HERE’S WHO!

TLC – Doesn’t Mean Tender Loving Care! These people are playing for keeps (see quote below), and they don’t care about anybody but themselves – they are among the most evil men on the planet, and they will step on you whether you get in their way or not! TLC’s official site. David Rockefeller enlisted Zbigniew Brzezinski to found the TLC (Trilateral Commission)

“Some even believe

we are part of a secret cabal working against the best

interests of the United States, characterizing my family

and me as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with

others around the world to build a more integrated

global political and economic structure – one world, if

you will. If that is the charge, I stand guilty, and I am

proud of it.”

2003 – David Rockefeller (Page #405 auto biography Memoirs)

May 23 09:51

VENEZUELA'S MADURO REJECTS TRUMP'S SANCTIONS, EXPELS TOP US DIPLOMAT

A day after being re-"elected", Venezuela's Maduro spoke on State TV rejecting U.S. sanctions - which "offend national dignity" - and expelling the top US diplomat from Caracas due to "conspiratorial behavior" against the government.

Tensions have mounted mount between the two countries following Maduro's victory in disputed presidential elections on Sunday. The White House has branded the election a "sham," and Maduro claims he "earned every vote and fought to win."

“How many times have they underestimated me?” Maduro, 55, called out to crowd of supporters outside the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas.

“You have believed in me, and I’m going to respond to this infinite confidence, this lovely confidence.”

“They say you were forced to vote, that you were coerced into voting -- it’s an insult to the people!"

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Was the Venezuelan vote tampered with?!? Most probably. But the same kind of shenanigans happen in the Unhinged, Surveilled State of WarMerica on a consistent basis.

Ask Debbie Wasserman Schultz about how she insured that Bernie Sanders was robbed of the Democratic nomination for President, if you don't believe me.

I very strong regret that Maduro has thrown out Naranjo and Robinson, the American diplomats on the ground here.

This will, in turn, set the stage for a US-backed "color revolution", to bring Maduro down, and have installed a more US-centric puppet, eager to make sure that Venezuelan oil, which is documented as being one of the largest oil reserves on the planet... is only sold in US dollars.

May 23 09:51

HUGE NEWS: President Trump Just Gutted Planned Parenthood Once And For All

President Trump held true to his campaign promise and issued a crushing financial blow to Planned Parenthood.

And in typical Trump fashion, he went BIG and straight for the jugular and hit Planned Parenthood so hard with his latest move, abortion activists are in a full-blown panic, scrambling to pull together resources and stop the inevitable.

But it may be too late for the pro-abort crowd because if Trump’s major move pans out, Planned Parenthood is finished.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

May 23 09:47

President Unleashes Tweet Storm Against Mueller’s ‘Spygate’

The President has been busy this morning. Great stuff.

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May 23 09:47

A decade of hell: Millions of New York commuters to face TEN YEARS of delays and disruptions as MTA prepares to finally overhaul its dilapidated subway system

For the next 10 years, New Yorkers will be subjected to night and weekend closures of the subway system as part of a ‘revitalization plan’ from the MTA.

New York City Transit President Andy Byford is expected to announce a plan to replace the signals in a large portion of the network over the next decade on Wednesday,The New York Post reported.

The MTA also hopes to make 50 stations more wheelchair accessible over the next five years.

About three million Subway users will be the first to feel the pain of cancellations and delays, sources told the Post, as the Lexington Avenue line from the 149th Street Grand Concourse in the Bronx to Nevins Street in Brooklyn goes under construction.

May 23 09:44

Mexico’s Presidential Candidates Debate Strategies to Resist Trump

Sunday’s presidential debate in Mexico showed that as AMLO maintains his almost insurmountable lead, the other candidates are trying to copy his platform about raising wages and resisting Trump.

May 23 09:33

WHERE THE DEBT SLAVES ARE THE MOST VULNERABLE

This type of chart is trotted out constantly these days to show that American households are in fabulous shape when it comes to their ability to service their blistering record debts. The red line in the chart shows household debt-service payments (combined monthly payments on mortgages, credit cards, auto loans, and student loans) as a percent of disposable (after-tax) income. Since 1980, the ratio has ranged from 9.9% to 13.2%. It hit that top in Q4 2007 just before it all came apart. Ten years later, it was at 10.3%. Hence the conclusion that households won’t have any trouble servicing their record debts. In a moment, we’ll get to the trap in this conclusion.

It all looks good, in terms of the debt burden. And so the red line in the chart above is trotted out to show that the American consumer – this unified, amorphous, monolithic structure whose job it is to hold up the entire global economy – is strong and won’t buckle.

May 23 09:30

Syrian government declares capital fully under its control, Daesh ousted

Syria’s military on Monday captured an enclave in southern Damascus from Daesh militants following a ruinous monthlong battle, bringing the entire capital and its far-flung suburbs under full government control for the first time since the civil war began in 2011.
The gains freed President Bashar Assad’s forces to move with allied militiamen on remaining rebel-held territory in the south near the border with Israel, as Syria’s chief ally Iran comes under growing pressure from the Trump administration to withdraw its troops from the country.
Iranian-backed militias, including the Lebanese group Hezbollah, have been instrumental in helping Assad’s over-stretched forces recapture huge areas around Damascus and in the country’s center and north, building a military presence that has alarmed Israel and its US ally, which is now looking to constrain Iran’s activities.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Congratulations to Syria, Iran, and Russia, for having moved out the US and EU funded and trained jihadist out of their country, and reclaiming Syria for the Syrian people!!

May 23 09:25

NETANYAHU ORDERS CABINET MEET IN SECRET UNDERGROUND BUNKER, FEARS LEAKS ON SYRIA AND IRAN

In yet another sign that broader war between Israel, Syria, and Iran may be on the horizon Israel’s Channel 10 has revealed in an exclusive broadcast that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently ordered all national security cabinet meetings to be held in a secure underground bunker in Jerusalem.

The National Security Cabinet (NSC), also known as the “inner cabinet,” is akin to the US National Security Council and convenes regularly under the authority of the prime minister in the Prime Minister’s building in Jerusalem. However, according to Channel 10’s Barak Ravid, who broke the story, Netanyahu made the decision out of fear of leaks related to “sensitive discussions on Syria and Iran.”

The underground secure Jerusalem bunker normally hosts the National Crisis Management Center, responsible for emergency planning and response during times of war or national crises.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder if the location of these meetings have been moved due to Netanyahu's determination to wage war against all three of these countries, with US military assistance, and quickly.

Public opinion in the US does not augur well for Israel doing this, so Netanyahu may well feel that Israel must move swiftly, to avoid a groundswell of US popular resistance to such actions.

May 23 09:21

LANDMARK LAWSUIT CLAIMS MONSANTO HID CANCER DANGER OF WEEDKILLER FOR DECADES

At the age of 46, DeWayne Johnson is not ready to die. But with cancer spread through most of his body, doctors say he probably has just months to live. Now Johnson, a husband and father of three in California, hopes to survive long enough to make Monsanto take the blame for his fate.

On 18 June, Johnson will become the first person to take to trial on allegations that it has spent decades hiding the cancer-causing dangers of its popular Roundup herbicide products – and his case has just received a major boost.

Last week Judge Curtis Karnow issued an order clearing the way for jurors to consider not just scientific evidence related to what caused Johnson’s cancer, but allegations that Monsanto suppressed evidence of the risks of its weed killing products. Karnow ruled that the trial will proceed and a jury would be allowed to consider possible punitive damages.

Monsanto says its pesticides are safe. Now, a court wants to see the proof

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This lawsuit could well be the beginning of the end for this company, and if any company on the planet deserves to be sued out of existence, it is Monsanto.

May 23 09:17

U.S. warns citizens in China after 'abnormal' sound injures consulate worker

An American citizen working at the U.S. consulate in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou has reported suffering from “abnormal” sounds and pressure leading to a mild brain injury, the U.S. embassy said on Wednesday.

The embassy, which issued a health alert to Americans living in China, said it could not link the case to health issues suffered by U.S. government staff in Cuba dating back to late 2016.

However, later on Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told lawmakers that the “sonic attack” in China was “medically similar” to the incidents in Cuba.

The unnamed American citizen assigned to the consulate in Guangzhou had reported a variety of “physical symptoms” dating from late 2017 to April this year, the U.S. embassy in Beijing said in an email.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What is interesting here, both in the case of China and Cuba, is that citizens of other countries do not seem to have been affected, as no people from other origins, other than Americans, have suffered from this; the question to be asked here, is why, and why is it that only Americans, seem to be affected by these symptoms?!?

May 23 09:12

FBI ADMITS IT INFLATED NUMBER OF SUPPOSEDLY UNHACKABLE DEVICES

We’ve learned that the FBI has been misinforming Congress and the public as part of its call for backdoor access to encrypted devices. For months, the Bureau has claimed that encryption prevented it from legally searching the contents of nearly 7,800 devices in 2017, but today the Washington Post reports that the actual number is far lower due to "programming errors" by the FBI.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That the FBI continues to lie in this area, is absoflippinglutely no surprise whatsoever.

May 23 09:09

RUSSIA RELEASES FOOTAGE OF SUB LAUNCHING BARRAGE OF 4 NUCLEAR ICBMS

On Wednesday, the Russian Defense Ministry released footage of the Borei-class submarine Yuri Dolgoruky successfully test-firing four Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile, the first such test for this type of submarine. The missiles were launched from the White Sea and hit designated targets at the Kura range in the Far Eastern Kamchatka region.

According to Russia's Tass news agency, it was the first salvo fire from this type of submarines: "The test confirmed combat readiness of the Project-955 Borei strategic submarine and the Bulava missile system."

The video published on Wednesday shows some pre-launch activities on board the Yuriy Dolgorukiy, the launching submarine. Then the submarine is shown firing four Bulava missiles at a test range in Kamchatka in quick succession.

As RT notes, previous tests of the weapon were conducted solo or in barrages of two on two occasions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The question to be asked here, is not why Russia has this category of subs, but why the US military does not.

Because of the hugely obscene amounts of money weapons makers donate to both parties, the executive culture of US weapons manufacturers believes that it is perfectly fine to deliver weapons which are obsolete upon delivery; never function quite as advertised; and can be produced at huge cost overruns without any penalty except for fines; this has to change, and quickly, to insure that the US military's technological edge doesn't slip any further than it already has.

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 08:34

'Holy grail' of shipwrecks laden with treasures worth £12.6 BILLION that sank to the bottom of the Caribbean 300 years ago was found using an autonomous robot

The San Jose off the coast of Colombia contains one of the most valuable hauls of treasure ever lost at sea
62-gun, three-masted galleon, went down on June 8, 1708, with 600 people during a battle with British ships
REMUS 6000 autonomous robot used sonar to find the San Jose under 2,000 feet (600 metres) of water
Exact location of the shipwreck is secret due to a legal dispute regarding who owns the wealth of treasures

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 23 07:17

Hawaii Is Losing Its Most Iconic Tree to Disease

Over the last several years, a deadly fungal disease has killed hundreds of thousands of native Hawaiian ??hi?a trees. Before now, the disease—Rapid ??hi?a Death—was limited to Hawai?i Island. But the disease-causing fungus has now been found on the island of Kaua?i. And that’s a big problem, considering that ??hi?a is arguably the most important tree in the archipelago’s sensitive island ecosystems and traditional Hawaiian culture.

May 23 04:13

Stormy Daniels to receive key to the city of West Hollywood for 'speaking truth to power' in legal battle against Donald Trump

Adult film star Stormy Daniels will have a day named after her in West Hollywood
She will also be presented with the key to the city in ceremony on Wednesday
The city says it is honoring her legal battle against President Donald Trump
Daniels will appear at adult entertainment store afterwards for meet and greet

May 23 03:31

As Drug War Casualties Mount, Mexicans Take to the Streets Demanding Answers

Mexicans aren’t merely mourning the dead and disappeared; increasingly, they are mobilizing and taking to the streets to voice both their displeasure and their demands for accountability.

(*it sounds like our foreign policy is active , closer to home , and we're now doing our thing down in Mexico . )

May 23 02:48

Study: Americans More Prudish, Delusional and Religious Than the Rest of the World

(*Nothing Says The Nation Is Turning To The G.O.P. louder then that header !
Old_Logan 5/23/18)

May 23 02:12

Stormy Daniels's attorney Michael Avenatti is a tax defaulter - and his firm withheld $1.3 MILLION in payroll taxes from workers then failed to pay the IRS

Stormy Daniels's attorney agreed to pay $2.4 million in tax and charges but failed to make a payment last week, federal prosecutor reveals in court
He missed installment of more than $440,000, federal judge in Los Angeles is told as Avenatti's firm is ordered to pay $10 million to ex-worker
Jason Frank had alleged the law firm failed to pay a $4.85 million settlement he had reached in December and which was personally guaranteed by Avenatti
Eagan Avenatti, in which Avenatti is 'managing member and majority equity holder' was told $10 million was 'what's approriate'
Ubiquitous television presence declined to discuss what he called 'irrelevant nonsense'; he is representing Daniels through another firm

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May 22 19:13

ASRock Z370 Taichi Firmware with Intel Management Engine Disabled

This is simply 1.80 "Instant Flash" firmware for the Z370 Taichi straight from ASRock stock unmodifed (minus some sig checks disabled) other than the Intel Management Engine firmware being scrubbed/disabled/neutered with the available me_cleaner tools from github. The effect is the management engine and all it's features no longer function.

May 22 14:39

BREAKING BOOM! | Michael Caputo: FBI Spy Offered Hillary’s Emails To Me For Trump Campaign To Use...

Michael Caputo just dropped a bomb on the FBI. This is PROOF the FBI tried to set-up the Trump campaign, and see if they would take the bait. Here's the brand new video...

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May 22 14:14

Condoms must now be made available to 'all participants' at the Boy Scouts global gathering as girls are permitted to join the organization

The Boy Scouts will ensure that condoms will be made 'readily and easily accessible' at its global gathering this summer, it has been revealed.

Rules now require that the host organization of the World Scout Jamboree provide condoms at a 'number of locations' for staff and participants during the event.

Leaders of the participating organizations must also communicate the policy to their 'participants, unit leaders, and contingent staff', the mandate requires.

The 24th World Scout Jamboree will be held in the mountains of West Virginia from July 21 to August 1, 2019.

May 22 13:34

‘Fascist Liberals’ | Comedian Bill Burr Tees Off…

Highlight clip from Bill Burr podcast. This is excellent.

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May 22 13:19

Of course US birth rates are falling – this is a harsh place to have a family

The US is one of only four countries in the world with no government-subsidized maternity leave while 36% of the workforce are contract laborers with no access to benefits

May 22 12:46

KATIE HOPKINS ROCKS THE HOUSE...

This is highly entertaining as she melts anti-Trump snowflakes...

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May 22 12:32

KEITH ELLISON LOSES HIS MIND...

Keith Ellison donned a blond wig and sings a song about Donald Trump. Here's the video, see the insanity for yourself.

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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 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 11:57

Assange Team Lawyer: It's Important That Ecuador Maintains Independence From US

Former Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa has blasted the country’s government for depriving WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange of access to the outside world. Meanwhile Ecuador’s Foreign Minister Maria Espinosa stated that she and the UK share the intention to solve the issue. Sputnik spoke with Greg Barns, a member of Julian Assange’s legal team.

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 11:16

GET OUT !!! ..... Judge sides with parents trying to evict their 30-year-old liberal snowflake son.

Christina and Mark Rotondo have been trying to evict their only son for months

May 22 11:14

Video of police using a stun gun on Bucks' Sterling Brown 'concerns' Milwaukee's mayor

Milwaukee Bucks’ Sterling Brown was tased and arrested in January, and video of the incident has the mayor worried about the police’s response. (AP Photo)

May 22 11:14

Trump casts doubt on planned summit with North Korean leader

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump (L) welcomes South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the White House in Washington, DC, U.S., June 30, 2017. REUTERS/Jim Bourg/File Photo

May 22 11:13

Judge: Teen must repay $37M for starting Oregon wildfire

HOOD RIVER, Ore. (AP) — A teenager who started a major wildfire in the scenic Columbia River Gorge in Oregon has been ordered to pay restitution for at least the next decade, though it's unlikely the boy will ever cover his nearly $37 million bill.

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

Trump: Summit With North Korea Could Be Delayed

It appears that President Trump following in saboteur John Bolton's footsteps and threatening to give Kim Jong-un the Gaddafi treatment was not the wisest of decisions.

From Fox News: "President Trump on Tuesday suggested the historic summit between the U.S. and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un 'may not work out' for the scheduled date of June 12 in Singapore, amid threats from the rogue regime to cancel talks after U.S.-South Korean military exercises."

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 10:41

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.

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