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Oct 18 21:31

Tarred and feathered, lynched in the street and locked up in internment camps: The tragic plight of Germans in AMERICA during the First World War

A fascinating collection of photos have resurfaced showing the hardships faced by German-Americans at the brutal height of the First World War.

As Europe was ravaged by fighting, German immigrants in the US suffered harassment, internment, lynchings - and even the humiliation of being tarred and feathered.

Although a little-remembered part of history today, America was wracked by the fear and paranoia that swept from coast to coast during the Great War.

Oct 18 17:08

Social Media Shreds Hillary's New Book with Devastating Truth Bombs

Not holding back what people REALLY think about Hillary. :-)
Social Media Shreds Hillary's New Book with Devastating Truth Bombs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVWWg4T70cM

Oct 18 16:52

Massive Prostitution Sting Results In 277 Arrests

A week-long undercover operation by cops in Polk County, Florida which targeted human traffickers and online prostitution ended with 277 arrests. Among those caught were doctors, teachers, police officers and a serving colonel in the US Marine Corps.

Oct 18 16:29

TREY GOWDY: 'JAMES COMEY LIED TO CONGRESS'

Gowdy on Comey, Loretta Lynch and new revelations on Samantha Power.

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Oct 18 14:49

IS DOJ INVESTIGATING $145 MILLION RUSSIAN PAYMENT TO HILLARY CLINTON?

Video from today's testimony. Sessions won't confirm it publicly, because he's an ethical AG, but it certainly sounds like DOJ is investigating Hillary Clinton.

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Oct 18 14:15

Rand Paul: John McCain Is A Fake Conservative

This is awesome. Rand Paul remains the most honest member of the Senate.

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Oct 18 14:10

LINDSEY GRAHAM EXPOSES ‘ROGUE’ JAMES COMEY

This is the best clip from today's Sessions testimony.

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Oct 18 13:09

Balfour: Celebrating 100 years of injustice and oppression

Stuart Littlewood views the plan by British stooges of Israel – deluded “Christians” and Jewish mouthpieces of the Zionist state – to celebrate the Balfour Declaration in the Albert Hall, and reminds us of some facts about that despicable declaration.>>

Oct 18 12:56

Harvey Weinstein and the politics of Hollywood

Jonathan Cook spells out the political conclusions which Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein's victims are not drawing: the need to get organised and expose their abusers, and save the next generation of actresses from abuse.>>

Oct 18 12:36

Las Vegas coroner’s office on lockdown — but why?

The Clark County Office of the Coroner/Medical Examiner (CCOCME) is currently on lockdown and has been since the Oct. 1 massacre.

Oct 18 11:54

Major Taliban Attacks Kill at Least 74 Across Afghanistan

Major Taliban attacks were carried out in both the Paktia and Ghazni Provinces on Tuesday, killing at least 74 people, mostly police. The attacks targeted police compounds and other government sites.

The largest attack hit a police compound in the Paktia capital of Gardez, killing 41 people, and wounding 158 people, including 110 civilians. The attack involved two car bombings, and five other attacks with suicide belts.

Among the slain were several civilians, but also the Paktia provincial police chief Toryali Abdiani. The large number of wounded civilians were mostly students there to pick up university ID cards.

Taliban attackers in Ghazni used major armored vehicles full of explosives to attack police near the capital building

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I weep at this state of perpetual destruction, chaos, and carnage which has become Afghanistan; this country has not been named "the graveyard of empires' without good reason.

And Sec Def Mattis, please don't tell me that the "surge" is working, not with tactics and numbers like this.

IF Kelly, Mattis, Mc Master, and President Trump had two brain cells to rub together, they would realize the utter hopelessness of this occupation, cut their losses, get the US and NATO troops out of there just as quickly as safely possible, and negotiate with whatever government was left standing in Kabul for the pipeline and mineral rights.

That... would be logical, and infinitely cheaper than what the US government is shelling out for daily military activities in Afghanistan.

But those in the Bowels of Power, in the Occupied, Unhinged, Surveilled States of Amerika will not allow that to happen, because of the perception that a "loss" in Afghanistan will make the US look militarily weak and incapable.

But our civilian government's not picking its fights intelligently and well, is making the military of this country already appear to be weak and incapable; and it appears that President Trump is going to double down on not picking his fights intelligently, potentially attacking both Iran and North Korea.

Oct 18 11:37

Egypt is in Turmoil - So Why Are Egyptians Begging Sisi to Stand for Reelection?

Despite economic hardship, some Egyptians are asking President Sisi to stand for reelection
His popularity had dipped due to soaring consumer prices
However thousands have already signed up to the "To Build It" campaign
Still, opposition to his candidature remains fierce among others

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has guided his nation into deep financial crisis, overseen the unpopular handover of two Red Sea islands and imprisoned thousands without trial.

The military general initially came to power in a coup overthrowing democratically elected Mohamed Morsi, with his presidency later confirmed in a landslide 2014 vote. Since then, dramatic rises in food and fuel costs, along with his regime's severe human rights abuses, have seen public discontent rise.

Despite all of this, some Egyptians just cannot get enough of their president.

A campaign to push Sisi to stand for reelection in the anticipated 2018 presidential elections has taken off online.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder if this "alleged support" for this military dictator is genuine... or fabricated by a clever PR machine, to make it appear as though there is real support for him.

But evidenced by the remarks made by President Trump during Al-Sisi's meeting at the White House on 21 September of this year, the Al-Sisi regime has the full support of Trump's administration.

Remarks by President Trump and Egyptian President Al-Sisi at a September bilateral meeting

Apparently for President Trump, trade trumps human rights every time; his relatively new BFFs in the Middle East, Netanyahu and Prince Salman, echoe that choice quite loudly.

Oct 18 11:24

Benjamin Netanyahu: 'Israel will not allow' Iranian bases in Syria

Israel says it "will not allow" Iran to build up a long-term military position on its borders, according to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Netanyahu delivered the warning to Russia, which has been Iran's partner in backing Syrian President Bashar Assad, during a meeting in Tel Aviv on Tuesday. The talks occurred as coalition forces are nearly finished liberating the Islamic State's capital of Raqqa as key world powers try to secure long-term strategic gains out of the Syrian civil war.

"Iran is attempting to establish itself militarily in Syria," Netanyahu tweeted Tuesday after a meeting with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. "I told [Shoigu]: Iran needs to understand that Israel will not allow this."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel will do anything it can to start an all out war against Syria and Iran, with the US government sleepwalking into such a war before it realizes what has happened, and that is precisely what Netanyahu wants to engineer, with these moves.

Such a war could well see the US military fighting the Russian military in Syria; and if Israel and the US go into Iran, you will most probably see Russia fighting against US forces here as well.

I have felt that we are on the keening edge of either a total financial breakdown, or world war for quite some time; I don't know which will be first, but the current geopolitical and financial situations cannot stand as they are for much longer.

Oct 18 11:15

Benjamin Netanyahu pushes to pass criminal immunity bill as he faces police investigations

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is pushing to pass a law that would make prime ministers immune from certain criminal investigations during their terms.

Mr Netanyahu and his family are being investigated by police for fraud and corruption.

As reported by Haaretz, the Ministerial Committee for Legislation will debate the immunity bill this weekend, after which it will become clearer as to whether the bill will become law.

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Benjamin Netanyahu's wife Sara to stand trial over corruption charges
Although previous similar bills have been voted down under his predecessors, Mr Netanyahu’s senior ministers in his Likud party agree with the bill, including his justice minister, Ayelet Shaked. It was first proposed last year by his minister of parliament, David Amsalem.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You just have to love the blatant, hubristic hipocrisy of this move, and the timing of it, on the part of Netanyahu!!

Oct 18 11:10

LEAKED ICE GUIDE OFFERS UNPRECEDENTED VIEW OF AGENCY’S ASSET FORFEITURE TACTICS

AN INTERNAL HANDBOOK obtained by The Intercept provides a rare view into the extensive asset seizure operations of ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations, an office that trains its agents to meticulously appraise the value of property before taking it.

HSI’s 71-page “Asset Forfeiture Handbook,” dated June 30, 2010, underscores the role seizures play in “helping to fund future law enforcement actions” and covering costs “that HSI would otherwise be unable to fund.” It thus offers an unprecedented window into ICE’s wide-ranging asset forfeiture operations and the premium the agency places on seizing valuable property. Forfeiture proceeds can bolster ICE’s partnerships with local police departments, which are now the subject of heightened debate given the Trump administration’s hard-line immigration agenda.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This practice should be made completely illegal, period, end of discussion; what if the person is found not guilty in a court of law of what they have been accused of doing?!?

There is no real mechanism for getting the property back, and that is where things fall apart for me here.

Oct 18 11:03

ISRAEL IS HIDING THAT ITS STATE-OF-ART F-35 WARPLANE WAS HIT BY SYRIAN S-200 MISSILE - REPORTS

According to the available information, the Syrian Defense Forces used a S-200 missile against the Israeli warplane. This Soviet-made missile is the most advanced long range anti-aircraft system opearated by the Syrian military. Even in this case, it’s old-fashioned in terms of the modern warfare. Despite this, the Syrian Defense Ministry said in its statement that government forces responded to the violation of the airspace and “directly hit one of the jets, forcing [Israeli aircraft] to retreat.”
It looks that the Israeli “demonstration of power” during the recent visit of Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu has turned into a total failure.

On October 16, Shoigu arrived Israel for meetings with Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The sides were reportedly set to discuss the situation in the region, including Syria, the fight against terrorism as well as military and technical cooperation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I expect the IDF to lie to their collective teeth as to whether or not the F-35 got hit; but unfortunately, the F-35, that Frankenstinian monster created by Lockheed Martin has never worked properly, and is neither an air-worthy, nor agile.

Oct 18 10:57

NMA PANEL SUGGESTS NO AMERICAN HAS THE RIGHT TO REFUSE EXPERIMENTAL VACCINATIONS AND CHILDREN MUST BE HELD DOWN BY POLICE WHILE INJECTED

The National Meningitis Association (NMA) convened in New York City this past May to “Advance Vaccine Impact” and spread their fake science propaganda through several industry shills and pharma “panel” mouthpieces, including their insidious leader and vaccine sales puppet Paul Offit. The gathering of shills was moderated by a huckster (Arthur Allen) from Politico, a fake news outfit known for being Nazi sympathizers and pushing their own brand of violence and journo-terrorism.

The ultimate goal of the panel gathering was to cast blame on “anti-vaxxers” for vaccine failures, and to cover up the plague of chemical violence that’s been perpetrated on Americans from the carcinogenic ingredients in vaccines – namely mercury, aluminum, formaldehyde, MSG and live “attenuated” virus combinations.

“People are compelled much more by fear than reason” was the motto this year for the vax-terrorists at the NMA convention.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF you have skills and kids, leave this country right the hell now. Pretty soon, I think laws will be passed to compel not only children, but also adults, to have mandiatory vaccinations, whether these vaccines are harmless... or not.

The following articles might shed some light as to why Mike and I do not get vaccinated:

Nagalase and Vaccines

REVEALED: Cancer industry profits 'locked in' by nagalase molecule injected into humans via vaccines... spurs tumor growth... explains aggressive vaccine push

Cancer and Autism: the mysterious deaths of alternative health doctors who had real cures not approved by the FDA

Oct 18 10:41

Convicted spy cites Clinton emails to seek leniency

Lawyers for 29-year-old Kristian Saucier told a federal court in Connecticut on Friday that the Justice Department’s decision not to press charges against Clinton, despite the existence of classified material on more than 100 messages on her server, was one of several cases that should compel a reduced sentence.

Oct 18 10:40

THE UNITED STATES OF WEINSTEIN: COMPLICITY, GREED AND CORRUPTION IS THE STATUS QUO

The sordid story of Harvey Weinstein is being presented as an aberration. It is not an aberration; it is merely a high-profile example of how the status quo functions in the USA, a.k.a. The United States of Weinstein, in which complicity, greed and corruption reign supreme in every sector and in every nook and cranny of power.

The dirty secret of America’s status quo is that power and wealth are both extremely concentrated, which means there are gatekeepers who must be bribed, sated or serviced if you want to claw your way up the wealth-power pyramid. Mr. Weinstein’s alleged conduct and payoffs of those he exploited is par for the course in the corridors of power in the USA.

As a gatekeeper in Hollywood, Mr. W. could make or break careers with absurd ease.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Meritocracy is a lovely, naive concept, but probably never really existed in this country in the first place.

Oct 18 10:35

HOW THE ELITE DOMINATE THE WORLD – PART 3: 90% OF WHAT YOU WATCH ON TELEVISION IS CONTROLLED BY JUST 6 GIANT CORPORATIONS

How much is your view of the world shaped by what you see on television? On average, Americans spend more than 150 hours watching television every month, and it is called “programming” for a reason. If you allow anyone to pour ideas and information into your mind for five hours a day, it is going to change how you look at reality. Everyone has an agenda, and every single news program, television show and movie is trying to alter your views. Sadly, our society has become absolutely addicted to media, and the mainstream media is completely dominated by the elite. In fact, about 90 percent of the programming that comes through your television is controlled by just 6 gigantic media corporations. Most of us are willingly plugging ourselves into this “propaganda matrix” that is completely dominated by the elite for several hours each day, and that gives them an enormous amount of power over the rest of us.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would suggest that the mainstream media doesn't have the hold over us it used to, due to the rise of independent media, and the degree to which Americans have awakened to the reality of the degree to which they are lied to by both the government and Corporate media, 24/7.

We pay intelligent attention more than we used to, because we understand that the narratives being regurgitated verbally by the corporate presstitutes are just that; narratives to further the agendas of those in the bowels of power in the Occupied, Unhinged, Surveilled States of Amerika.

And as I mentioned in a previous post today, those agendas are almost always engineered to further protect and defend this country's economic hegemony, and primarily focus on war as the only way of accomplishing this. If you didn't see this article from blacklistednews.com today, I encourage you to read it.
US Army is Preparing for Decades of Hybrid War.

Oct 18 10:24

FRAUD, EXPLOITATION AND COLLUSION: AMERICA'S PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY

The rot within manifested by the pharmaceutical industry almost defies description.

The theme this week is The Rot Within.

America's Pharmaceutical industry takes pride of place in this week's theme of The Rot Within, as the industry has raised fraud, exploitation and collusion to systemic perfection.

What other industry can routinely kill hundreds of thousands of Americans and suffer no blowback? Only recently has the toll of needless deaths from the opioid pandemic finally roused a comatose corporate media and bought-and-paid-for, see-no-evil Congress to wonder if maybe there should be some limits placed on Big Pharma and its drug distributors.

The Drug Industry's Triumph Over the DEA (WaPo)

Explosive '60 Minutes' investigation finds Congress and drug companies worked to cripple DEA's ability to fight opioid abuse

Webmaster's Commentary: 

the medical/industrial complex has got this government by the very sensitive extremities, and this cosy relationship, which is ultimately massively unfair to medical clients, is not going to go away easily or quickly.

Oct 18 10:19

US ARMY IS PREPARING FOR DECADES OF HYBRID WARS

Released on Monday, the US Army’s Training and Doctrine Command, or TRADOC, drafted a new strategy for how US ground forces will operate, fight, and campaign successfully across multiple domains—space, cyberspace, air, land, maritime—against all enemies in the 2025-2040 timeframe.

The new strategy calls for “super-empowered individuals and small groups”, who are mobile and can simultaneously fight in every domain of warfare, which will replace the conventional large units like today.

Since the end of the Cold War, US and Joint Forces have enjoyed considerable amounts of freedom across all domains. The purpose of this new concept is to prepare the US for an increasing number of actors who challenge US global hegemony.

The reported titled “Multi-Domain Battle: Evolution of Combined Arms for the 21st Century, 2025-2040?, repeats one key point over and over again according to Defense One.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So we are looking at perpetual, global war to maintain economic hegemony, no matter the moral and financial costs to this country?

Beam me up, Scotty; no intelligent life here!!

Oct 18 09:30

Coming To Your Neighborhood: LAPD Drones

The civilian panel that oversees the Los Angeles Police Department approved a drone pilot program Tuesday -- several months after the department first presented what it called a limited plan to use the technology.

Approval of the program by the Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners came despite opposition from activists who consider the technology a threat to civil liberties and after only 6 percent of the 1,675 emails the LAPD received about the program expressed support for it.

Commissioner Cynthia McClain-Hill voted against the program, while Commission President Steve Soboroff, Vice President Matthew Johnson and Commissioner Sandra Figueroa-Villa voted for it. Commissioner Shane Murphy Goldsmith was not present for the vote.

Oct 18 09:28

Disturbing Video – U.S. Aid To Puerto Rico Thrown in Dumpsters…

There has been a great deal of political consternation and talking points about U.S. aid, or the lack thereof, delivered to Puerto Rico. Indeed, San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto has been a favorite of Democrats and liberal U.S. media as a spokesperson for claims the U.S. has not done enough for the island’s people.

However, a disturbing video shows Puerto Rico’s Secretary of State showing boxes and boxes of food, water and supplies being discarded by Puerto Rican officials in dumpsters, obviously not reaching the intended residents.

Oct 18 09:15

Supermarket sweep: Gang takes over Swedish grocery store and runs it for a day

Attin explained that the gang ran the store as normal for more than a day, even restocking shelves.

They led customers to believe that everything was operating as normal by telling them the till system was not working and they could only accept payment in cash or on a payment smartphone app called Swish.

Oct 18 09:07

Headmaster apologizes for gender-neutral toilets that made pupils ‘uncomfortable’

A headmaster at one of Britain’s top schools has been forced to apologize for introducing gender-neutral toilets. Earlier in the year he was criticized for allowing boys to wear skirts as part of their school uniform.

Adam Pettit oversaw the conversion of toilets at Highgate School in North London over the summer holidays, saying it would help students who are “gender fluid or don’t wish to identify themselves with a gender.”

He claimed at the time young people were “pleasingly accepting of and sympathetic to those whose lives are made miserable by the inability of institutions to adapt to their gender-fluidity or their gender-neutrality.”

According to the Daily Mail, however, the move was condemned by parents and pupils at the £20,370-a-year co-educational private day school.

Oct 18 08:56

YOU THINK YOU HAVE PROBLEMS? (LOL)

A British Neo-Nazi said he has decided to quit the far-right group he has long been a member of after coming out as gay and admitting to having Jewish roots.

Oct 18 08:43

CIA URGES TRUMP TO DELAY RELEASE OF 3,000 NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN DOCUMENTS ON JFK ASSASSINATION

More than 3,000 never-before-seen documents from the FBI, CIA, and Justice Department on the assassination of John F. Kennedy are scheduled be released, with many experts fearing that such a large release of secret JFK assassination documents will spur “a new generation of conspiracy theories.”

According to Roger Stone, the CIA is urging President Donald Trump to delay disclosing some of the files for another 25 years.

Roger Stone said in a post on his website…

“They must reflect badly on the CIA even though virtually everyone involved is long dead.”

Newsmax reports:

More than 3,000 never-before-seen documents from the FBI, CIA, and Justice Department are set to be released, along with 30,000 that have only been partially released in the past. The document dump “will simply fuel a new generation of conspiracy theories,” write Philip Shenon and Larry J. Sabato.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What those in the bowels of the deep state are terrified of people finding out, if they do not know already, is that the people behind the assassination of JFK consisted of multiple agencies with multiple agendas, who then collectively lied to the American people, to attempt to prevent the truth from coming out about the brutal reality of why this happened.

The assassination happened nearly 54 years ago; it is high time that the American people - and the world - had the truth... and all of it.

It is also high time that the American people woke up the the reality of how intensely the US government continues to lie to them, to this day, and with absolute impunity

BTW, heard much from the corporate presstitutes about Yemen lately, where the US government and military are enabling Saudi war crimes?!?

Thought not.

Oct 18 08:35

THE BRITISH POLICE HAVE FALLEN

The British people are slowly losing respect for the men & woman charged with policing & Law & Order in the UK. With the recent report from MI5 on the most serious threat level of terrorism seen in UK before.The UK police are a laughing stock & we are seriously concerned.

Oct 18 08:25

How a Jan. 2016 Intellihub article by Shepard Ambellas sparked a Senate investigation into Clinton-Russia uranium dealings

A bombshell article written by Intellihub Founder and Editor-In-Cheif Shepard Ambellas January 23, 2016, which was subsequently covered in detail on the Alex Jones Show by Lee Ann McAdoo and John Rappoport a week later on the 29th, has prompted a Senate investigation into Hillary Clinton’s dealings with the Russian State Nuclear Energy Corporation, Rosatom.

Oct 18 07:57

Why Trump cited the 2010 death of John Kelly’s son in Afghanistan to criticize Obama

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly had to endure every parent’s worst nightmare when his son, 1st Lt. Robert Kelly, stepped on a land mine in Afghanistan in 2010 and died.

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Oct 18 07:43

Report: WH Says Obama Did Not Call Gen. Kelly When His Son Was Killed in Afghanistan in 2010

NBC News reported Tuesday that the White House said President Obama did not call General John Kelly after his son was killed in Afghanistan in 2010.

Oct 18 07:43

Marc Faber Resigns After Saying 'Thank God White People Populated America'

Famed Swiss investor Marc Faber was booted off the board of Sprott on Tuesday for saying America is better off because it was settled by whites and not blacks.

Oct 18 07:41

Donald Trump: America’s Talent-in-Chief

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In Hollywood — and increasingly journalism, business, and government — “the talent” is the person who must be catered to above all others. With few notable exceptions, you can get another executive producer or director, but you can’t get another Barbra Streisand or Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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Oct 18 07:38

Kansas Teacher Barred from Employment for Supporting BDS

Barring longtime math teacher Esther Koontz from renewing her teaching contract, solely for her political beliefs, is a flagrant First Amendment violation.

She righteously supports BDS activism, wanting Israel held accountable for its high crimes against Palestinians.

Kansas House Bill 2409 prohibits state contracts with individuals critical of Israel’s agenda. In NAACP v. Claiborne Hardware Co. (1982), the Supreme Court unanimously ruled for the plaintiff against state authorities, cracking down on boycotts of white businesses, saying authority over economic relations doesn’t limit or deny political speech.

Koontz is a member of the Mennonite Church USA. In July, it voted to divest from US companies, profiting from Israel’s illegal occupation.

She supports Palestinian rights. Her employment papers require a declaration in writing of no support for BDS. She declined and was denied the right to train

Oct 18 06:59

Schwab Family - CASA Worker Confirms Lies and Deception by Kansas

Kansas is one corrupt state and run by OZ NAZI's IMHO!

Audio from February 2017 provides shocking but not unexpected proof that the State of Kansas has targeted Raymond and Amellia Schwab. (Clips from the 90 minute audio are included - the entire audio is available on YouTube). The worker describes malfeasance by Kansas and the financial beneficiary of child stealing - a commercial entity known as KVC.

The Schwab children were taken by the Kansas Department of Children and Families three years ago while the children were with their maternal grandmother and the parents were moving the family to Colorado. Raymond Schwab, a veteran of the U.S. Navy who was then working for the Department of Veterans Affairs had been transferred from that agency’s Topeka facility to Colorado. Schwab, who suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and was deemed 50% disabled by the government, had been recommended medical cannabis by a licensed Colorado physician.

Oct 18 06:46

The Certification of Lies

The Decertification of Iran Speech: Refuting Trump
Iran’s hardliners were right. They recited a long history of agreements in which Iranian compliance was repaid with American betrayal. >>>

Oct 18 06:25

The Real Reason Behind Trump's Angry Diplomacy in North Korea

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The angry diplomacy of President Donald Trump is Washington’s way to scare off North Korea’s traditional ally, China, and disrupt what has been, till now, quite a smooth Chinese economic, political and military ascendancy in Asia that has pushed against US regional influence, especially in the East and South China Seas.

Despite the fact that China has reevaluated its once strong ties with North Korea, in recent years, it views with great alarm any military buildup by the US and its allies. A stronger US military in that region will be a direct challenge to China’s inevitable trade and political hegemony.

The US understands that its share of the world’s economic pie chart is constantly being reduced>>>

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Oct 18 05:51

Trump's CIA Watchdog Nominee Never Read Torture Report

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Christopher Sharpley, who has been deputy inspector general at the CIA since July 2012, Tuesday that he's never read the Senate's so-called torture report, an exhaustive, classified report of the agency's treatment of terror suspects after 9/11.
Christopher Sharpley, who has been deputy inspector general at the CIA since July 2012, told the Senate intelligence committee that the classified disc containing the 7,000-page report was lost for a time and later found, but that he never took time to read the full document.
The Senate intelligence committee spent years investigating the CIA's detention and harsh interrogation techniques>>>

Oct 18 05:32

Bergdahl: Trump has reaffirmed criticism, tainting case

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl made a last-minute argument Tuesday that President Donald Trump has reaffirmed his criticism of the soldier — preventing him from receiving a fair sentence on charges he endangered comrades in Afghanistan.
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While running for president, Trump repeatedly called Bergdahl a "traitor" and suggested harsh punishments.

Asked about the Bergdahl case on Monday, Trump first said he wouldn't comment. Then he added: "But I think people have heard my comments in the past."

(*I believe in a fair trial by a jury of one's peers , but in this case Trump's campaign rhetoric is sufficient justice !
stauch supporter )

Oct 18 05:17

FOX: Netanyahu Says Israel Won't Tolerate Iran Presence in Syria

Netanyahu says his meeting with visiting Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu on Tuesday focused mostly on Iran's efforts to establish a presence next door.

Netanyahu says that "Iran has to understand that Israel will not allow this."

The meeting comes a day after Israel destroyed a Russian-made, anti-aircraft missile launcher that took aim at its planes.

Israel has largely stayed out of the fighting in Syria>>>

Oct 18 05:07

Iran Aircraft Deals Hang by Thread as Trump Targets Tehran

President Donald Trump’s hawkish new approach towards Tehran, coupled with banking worries and domestic political turbulence in both countries, are causing growing uncertainty over Iran’s $36 billion deal to buy airliners from Boeing, Airbus and ATR.

IranAir’s decision to buy a total of 200 aircraft from the two giants and Franco-Italian turboprop maker ATR marked the zenith of a 2015 pact between Tehran and world powers to renew trade in exchange for placing curbs on Iran’s nuclear activity.

IranAir says its $16.5 billion deal with Boeing is the biggest with a U.S. company since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

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Oct 17 16:38

Kennedy Assassination: Evidence Seen by JFK’s Doctor Suppressed

The highly anticipated release of long-withheld US government documents related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy is scheduled for October 26. In the runup to this event, the media have devoted more attention to this history-altering political murder than at any time since the Oliver Stone film “JFK” came out in 1991.

Oct 17 16:32

George Soros foundations now control $18 billion: reports

Investor George Soros has transferred about $18 billion, the majority of his estimated fortune, to his Open Society Foundations, making them the second largest philanthropic grant-making group in the United States, according to media reports on Tuesday. The foundations already controlled billions of dollars, but Soros, 87, has in recent years increased the pace of transfers from his hedge fund-turned-family office, Soros Fund Management LLC, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times reported earlier on Tuesday, citing Open Society officials.

Oct 17 16:26

FBI Uncovered Russian Bribery Plot Before Obama Administration Approved Controversial Nuclear Deal with Moscow

Before the Obama administration approved a controversial deal in 2010 giving Moscow control of a large swath of American uranium, the FBI had gathered substantial evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering designed to grow Vladimir Putin’s atomic energy business inside the United States, according to government documents and interviews.

Oct 17 16:16

Libs Outraged After Trump Nominates Christian Who Opposes Trans Lunacy For Federal Judgeship

Should being a Christian who actually believes the tenets of Christianity disqualify someone from being a federal judge?

According to Democrats, the answer is unquestionably yes.

Oct 17 14:47

Scott Adams: The North Korea Reframe

North Korea is building nukes and ICBMs to prevent the United States from attacking. Meanwhile, the United States does not want to attack North Korea. And yet we find ourselves at the brink of nuclear war while not actually having a root problem on which we disagree. They don’t want to be attacked and we don’t want to attack them. Doesn’t that seem solvable?

The problem, as I see it, is psychology more than weaponry. As long as North Korea sees the United States as a military threat, expect North Korea to keep upgrading their nuclear arsenal.

So what would it take to “reframe” the situation from two mortal enemies on the brink of war to something less dangerous?

North Korea wants parity before diplomacy.

Oct 17 12:41

VIDEO | Lindsey Graham Says GOP Will Get 50 Votes For Obamacare Repeal Next Spring

Lindsey has new optimism. I have doubts.

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Oct 17 12:37

Hawaii judge blocks Trump's new travel ban, totally not a distraction from Obama-Hillary collusion with Russia

Activist Judge Defies the Supreme Court - Blocks Travel Ban

Oct 17 12:33

Judicial Watch: State Department Reveals 2,800 Huma Abedin Government Documents on Weiner’s Laptop

Clinton Email Federal Court Hearing Thursday, October 19

Oct 17 12:26

Facebook seeking hires with national security clearances|

motivated by the possibility that Russian actors may have manipulated its platform

Oct 17 12:16

LAWRENCE O’DONNELL TRUMP MEME STOP THE HAMMERING

Since O'Donnell is in the news again. This Trump meme is pretty damn funny.

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Oct 17 11:48

Audio Analysis of Las Vegas Shooter - Doesn't add up.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This guy takes a very long time to make his point, but he does in the end make a good point.

Oct 17 11:32

Iraqi Kurd Army Agrees To Return To 2003 Border, Oil Slides

In a dramatic de-escalation of recent hostilities in Iraqi Kurdistan, where in a blitz campaign the Iraqi army was able to recapture Kirkuk , effectively regaining control of the oil-rich region, the Kurdish Peshmerga forces, i.e. the army of the autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan told Sky News Arabia that it has agreed to return to the 2003 Iraq border, which if confirmed would be a major concession to Iraq which has been pushing for just this conclusion for the past month.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We just might have had a moment of true sanity enter this conflict.

Oct 17 11:29

"The System Is Broken": Angry Baltimore Dad Lashes Out As 12th Grader Tests At 4th Grade Math Level

One Baltimore resident and disable Army veteran, Victor Able, Sr., is fed up with the public education that his son, a 12th grader on the verge of graduation, received from City Neighbors Charter School after he recently tested at 4th grade level in math and 5th grade level in reading. Able says his son was simply passed to the next grade year after year so that his school could continue to receive extra federal funding even though it failed to deliver results. After his complaints fell on deaf ears at city council and the mayor’s office, Able has now hired an attorney to address a system he says is "broken." Per Fox News:

According to the IEP report, the 12th grader reads at a 5th grade level; does math at a 4th grade level.

“It’s not supposed to happen,” stated Able. “I don’t want him to fall out into the streets.”

“They failed my son,” said Able. “Not just my son, a whole lot of kids. The system is broken. They need to stop and fix it.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

God bless this man for taking on the teachers' union in Baltimore.

Unions are an absolute blight on the system, many times preventing students from receiving anything approximating an excellent education.

Oct 17 11:25

FBI Uncovered Russian Bribery Plot Before Obama Approved Uranium One Deal, Netting Clintons Millions

As the mainstream media continues to obsess over $100,000 worth Facebook ads allegedly purchased by Russian spies in 2016 seeking to throw the presidential election, we're almost certain they'll ignore the much larger Russian bombshell dropped today in the form of newly released FBI documents that reveal for the very first time that the Obama administration was well aware of illegal bribery, extortion and money laundering schemes being conducted by the Russians to get a foothold in the atomic energy business in the U.S. before approving a deal that handed them 20% of America's uranium reserves...and resulted in a windfall of donations to the Clinton Foundation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is fact; it is real; it happened; and yet no one in the government is investigating?!?!?

Oct 17 11:18

JULIAN ASSANGE RESPONDS TO LIES FROM HILLARY

This Aussie interview clip of Hillary Clinton is pretty frightening.

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Oct 17 11:14

RAW VIDEO | Aer Lingus Pilot Fights EXTREMELY STRONG Crosswinds From Ophelia During Landing

This pilot deserves several cold beers after this landing.

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Oct 17 11:14

US 'not taking sides' between Iraqi forces, Kurds: Trump

Washington is "not taking sides" following clashes between Iraqi forces and the country's Kurds, US President Donald Trump said Monday, as tensions escalate following the autonomous Kurdish region's independence referendum.

Speaking after Iraqi troops and tanks swept across the northern province capturing oil and military targets from the Kurds and seizing the governor's office in Kirkuk city, Trump made clear he was not going to inject himself into the dispute between two US allies in the fight against the Islamic State group.

"We're not taking sides, but we don't like the fact that they're clashing," Trump told journalists. "We've had for many years a very good relationship with the Kurds.

"We've also been on the side of Iraq," he said, "but we're not taking sides in that battle."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President Trump, a word here; you cannot wiggle out of your complicity, via your foreign policy in both Iraq and Syria, in creating this train wreck; please don't even try here, because it is making you look foolish.

Oct 17 11:05

U.S. Evacuation Drills in South Korea Heighten Fears of Military Action

The United States military said on Monday that it would practice evacuating noncombatant Americans out of South Korea in the event of war and other emergencies, as the two allies began a joint naval exercise amid heightened tensions with North Korea.

It has conducted similar evacuation exercises for decades. But with fears rising in the South that the United States might be preparing for military action against the North, the American military issued a rare news release on Monday stressing that the noncombatant evacuation exercise was a “routinely scheduled” drill.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Were I a non-combatant American in South Korea, understanding that this kind of drill was taking place, in and around the other drills being performed, I would definitely be more than a little antsy also.

Oct 17 10:46

Despite Campaign Promises, Arms Shipments to Saudis Skyrocket Under Trump

Before President Donald Trump flouted longstanding tradition by choosing Saudi Arabia as the destination of his first foreign visit as president, where he was lavished with gifts and reportedly struck a record-setting arms deal with the kingdom (after his administration called the CEO of Lockheed Martin to get a cheaper deal for the Saudis); before he took part in the male-only sword dance in Riyadh; before he ramped up support for the widely criticized Saudi-led war in Yemen; before he undermined his own secretary of State’s position by siding with the Saudis in their alarming diplomatic row with the Qataris—before any of this, Trump actually castigated Saudi Arabia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The sad reality here is, no political candidate for President, no matter their protestations on the campaign, is any less bought than their rivals by the corporations which own them, and have been placed into a position of high power to do their bidding.

That is the truth; and in the most profoundly disappointing way possible, President Trump has proven this once again.

Saudi Arabia is one of the wealthiest, but most socially backward countries in the Middle East; the practice of any religion other than the very severe Wahabi interpretation of the Koran, is forbidden; young women are still routinely gentially mutilated; and most of the population lives in abject poverty, while the monied and titled live in a degree of splendor very hard to comprehend by people who have not witnessed it.

President Trump has acted as though he believes that war is "good for business".

The only problem with this, vis a vis Saudi Arabia, is that the Saudi government and military, with US military assistance, are waging a genocidal war against the Yemeni people.

Toddlers and children are routinely killed and maimed in Saudi bombing strikes; together, with US Naval assistance, Saudi military has blockaded Yemeni ports, so no food can get in, leaving children dying from the complications of malnutrition; and now (possibly a weaponized strain of) cholera has taken hold of Yemen, in the worst outbreak in recorded history.

These, folks, are war crimes; and I am not someone who wants to be a citizen of a country complicit in war crimes. Unfortunately, Mike and I are too old, and too broke, to move to a country which doesn't indulge in this massively uncivilised behavour.

Yes, the American Merchants of Death are having a field day, with these sales of bombs, fighters, and bullets to Saudi Arabia, and their bottom lines look incredibly terrific; but at what moral cost to the soul and spirit of this country?!?

This is a question no one in the US government, including President Trump, seems to dare to want to ask, but I have to.

And in terms of President's Trump's new BFF in the Middle East, Prince Salman, who has orchestrated this brutal asault on the Yemeni people; you may have many honorifics which come with your royal title. However, there is one title which will soon haunt you to your grave and beyond: that of The Butcher of Yemen.

Oct 17 10:31

Rep. Steven Smith on Twitter: "Why kind of bullshit is this, FBI?

re Comey / FBI release

SEE THE HEAVILY REDACTED MEMOS

Oct 17 10:21

Two US partners fighting ISIS are now fighting each other

raqi Security Forces staged an assault on the oil-rich city of Kirkuk on Monday morning, forcing Kurdish Peshmerga forces to withdraw from the area.

Civilians began to flee the area as the assault began. Some reports claim that the Peshmerga units withdrew instead of fighting back, though Kurdish officials reported some exchanges of fire. Government forces targeted Kirkuk's rich oil fields and a military air base. Pictures posted on social media showed massive lines of vehicles attempting to flee the attack.

The Peshmerga command referred to the operation as "a war against the Kurds." Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ordered the assault due to concerns that the country was in danger of "partition." Kurdish fighters seized the city from Islamic State forces three years ago after the Iraqi military failed to push back against the terrorist group.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So what is the US government going to do now?!?

Is there ANYONE in the Bowels of Power in the Occupied, Unhinged, Surveilled States of Amerika, who can think a scenario through to its logical conclusion?!?

This was confirmed yesterday at antiwar.com in the following article:

Pentagon backs away as US allies perpare to battle in Iraqi Kurdistan

The article goes on to clarify the Pentagon's categorisation of the initial skirmishes as a simple"misunderstanding."

"MISUNDERSTANDING", my ASTROLABE; WE ARE LOOKING AT FULLY FLEDGED CIVIL WAR IN IRAQ RIGHT NOW!

OF COURSE, the Iraqi military wanted Kirkuk back from the Kurds, as it has one of the most oil-rich portions of the Middle East.

I cannot believe the complete insanity of the timing of this referendum by the Kurdish leadership, and what they thought their chances would be of miraculously having this happen, without Iraq fighting back.

I am just shaking my head here, at the Kurdish, Iraqi, and US leadership, or rather the absence thereof.

Oct 17 10:13

U.S. drone strike in Pakistan's NW region misses top Haqqani leader but kills commander

A U.S. drone strike in Pakistan Monday evening missed the leader of Pakistan's notorious Haqqani network by minutes but killed roughly twenty other militants, including one top commander of the terrorist group, as they gathered for a meeting, a Pakistani local intelligence official and a local government official confirmed to Circa.

U.S. intelligence officials would not comment on the strike but news reports from the region earlier in the evening suggest only five people were killed in the strike. Intelligence officials in Pakistan said one of the Haqqani's top commanders, Sangeen Wali, was killed during the strike, as reported by other outlets.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Of course, not a word about civilian casualties, as usual.

Oct 17 09:58

Idaho deputies face lawsuit for fatal shooting of rancher

The family of an Idaho rancher who was fatally shot by two deputies filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Friday, accusing law enforcement officials of violating federal civil rights during and after shooting.

Jack Yantis, 62, was killed two years ago after one of his 2,500-pound bulls was hit by a car and charged emergency crews on a highway just north of the tiny town of Council in west-central Idaho. Yantis arrived with a rifle just as deputies decided to put down the animal. Authorities have said there was an altercation, and Yantis and two deputies fired their weapons.

“Even assuming for the sake of argument that the deputy had probable cause or reasonable suspicion, the deputy used excessive force to seize Jack,” states the 37-page complaint. “The deputies’ subsequent use of deadly force to kill Jack was intentional, unreasonable, and contrary to clearly established law.”

Oct 17 09:58

Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran Not Returning to Congress This Week Due to Health Problems

Last week, we reported about rumors that Mississippi senator Thad Cochran wouldn’t be returning to Congress this week due to his ongoing health issues. We just got confirmation that the rumor was true: Cochran won’t be returning to Washington this week.

Politico reports: “Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) will not return to Washington on Monday as planned due to continued health problems — denying Senate Republicans a reliable vote as they take up a must-pass budget later this week.”

Oct 17 09:27

Is chasing Harvey Weinstein an anti-semitism of the right?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I was wondering when they would play the anti-Semite card!

Oct 17 09:25

ICE Detainer Issued for Suspected Wine Country Arsonist in Sonoma Jail

The U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) issued a detainer request on the Sonoma County Jail for Jesus Fabian Gonzalez, who was arrested Sunday on suspicion of arson in Wine Country fires that have killed at least 40 residents.

Oct 17 09:23

NY Club Owner Pressured To Deny Harvey Weinstein Masturbation Story

Story Goes Public With Sticky New Details Instead

Oct 17 09:16

Toxic Hollywood culture exposed

List of alleged Harvey Weinstein victims continues to grow

Media mogul Harvey Weinstein has been outed by nearly 30 women in a Hollywood sex scandal that has rocked the industry and set the media ablaze.

How deep has this casting couch culture infected the ivory towers Hollywood?

And just how many men and women have found themselves in the webs of these serial sexual predators?

Oct 17 09:15

Former Miramax Screenwriter Posts Harvey Weinstein Mea Culpa: "Everybody Fu*king Knew"

So, yeah, I was there.
And let me tell you one thing.
Let’s be perfectly clear about one thing:
Everybody-fucking-knew.

Oct 17 09:09

Globalization Is Poverty: "The Endgame Is Painfully Obvious"

Central bankers have never done more damage to the world economy than in the past 10 years. One may argue this is because they never had the power to do that. If their predecessors had had that power, who knows?

Oct 17 09:01

WATCH: Mrs. Bill Clinton Compared Harvey Weinstein to Trump? Here’s a BETTER Comparison

Election loser Hillary Clinton commended women who stepped forward to share stories about the lecherous Harvey Weinstein, Hollywood executive and Clinton donor, but she didn’t have feminist things to say when women stepped forward to expose what her husband, Bill Clinton, did to them.

David Clarke, former sheriff of Milwaukee County, did not like “Mrs. Bill Clinton” comparing President Donald Trump to Harvey Weinstein. At all.

Oct 17 08:47

The Creed of Sleaze has a Warm Spot in Hell

The easiest way to destroy a country is to eliminate the moral fiber of her people.

As the predator ethos expands into every corner and crevice of society, the pervaders of filth dominate the mentally disturbed minds that have emerged as the new measure of public amorality.

The linkage between the war party within the District of Criminals and the screenplays used to direct the action of mass murder in the green lighted picture shows are startling.

Oct 17 08:35

Comey, Mueller, Rosenstein, Are Linked to Clinton Uranium One Deal - MOST CORRUPT OFFICIALS EVER!

Mueller, Rosenstein and McCabe are now key players in investigating Donald Trump for ‘Russian collusion’.

Oct 17 08:33

Paedophile Cambridge University doctor, 28, committed so many crimes it took 35 MINUTES to read them in court: Pervert called himself '666devil' to blackmail children on Gumtree

A Cambridge University graduate has pleaded guilty to 137 offences - including blackmailing victims into sending him severe abuse images of themselves and sharing them on the dark web.

Dr Matthew Falder, 28, also admitted causing the sexual exploitation of a child, voyeurism, making and distributing indecent images of children and encouraging the rape of a four-year-old.

There were so many charges that it took 35 minutes for them to be read out in court.

Oct 17 08:23

Abortionist Caught with Aborted Baby Parts in His Car Pleads ‘No Contest’

The 75-year-old appeared in a Macomb County Circuit Court Monday in the latest episode of a saga dating back to October, 2015, when police discovered stolen drugs, abortion equipment, and aborted baby remains in the trunk of his car.

According to reports at the time, police in West Bloomfield, Michigan, found “14 containers of human tissue, possibly fetuses, medical equipment and large amounts of Fentanyl, a drug used for pain and sedation,” leading to the suspicion that Roth had been secretly carrying out illegal home abortions.

Oct 17 08:09

Panama Papers journalist killed by a car bomb in Malta

known for her investigations into corrupt politicians

Oct 17 08:09

HRC Adviser -You Can’t Buy the Presidency for $100,000

-- The fake news about fake news is practically endless

Oct 17 08:06

Norman Finkelstein was arrested last night. He is out on bail.

It seems American Law’s propensity for lawlessness is limitless. The Long Island Police came to Norman’s house last night, beat him up mercilessly and then shoved him inside a jail cell. All because he dared challenge the mafiosi duo Michael Chetkof and Allyson Burger. All because he brooks no injustice, and is loath to see the life of a dear friend destroyed before his very eyes.

Oct 17 07:48

SCHOOLS BAN INDIAN CHIEFS

Oct 17 07:40

MEDIA SILENT AS GOV’T USES VEGAS SHOOTING TO PUSH BILL ALLOWING WARRANTLESS SEARCHES

As the mainstream media provides relentless coverage of the Harvey Weinstein Hollywood sex scandal, there is one major piece of legislation it is ignoring, and if passed, it will have massive repercussions for all Americans.

More than 40 organizations, including the American Civil Liberties Union and the Freedom of the Press Foundation, have joined together to condemn the USA Liberty Act, a trendy name for a dangerous bill that reauthorizes and creates additional loopholes for Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).

In a letter to the House Judiciary Committee, the coalition noted that one of the most obvious problems with the USA Liberty Act is that it fails to address concerns with the “backdoor search loophole,” which allows the government to “conduct warrantless searches for the information of individuals who are not targets of Section 702, including U.S. citizens and residents.”

Oct 17 07:35

COMPANIES DOUBLE-DIP BY PROVIDING TREATMENTS FOR DISEASES CAUSED BY THEIR PRODUCTS

Imagine being paid to be both part of the problem and part of the solution. It would be like having someone pay you to open a bottle of red wine and pour it all over their white carpet. Then they pay you to steam-clean it, too.
Seems silly, but that’s essentially what’s going on with many modern-day pharmaceutical companies. People are paying for products that are making them sick. Then, the same company that produced that product offers another product to treat the problems they caused. Pharmaceutical companies are double-dipping into consumers’ pockets by treating diseases brought about by their own products.

Johnson & Johnson

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The only "cure" for this corporate "illness" is intense jail time for CEOs who sign off on these practices, coupled with a thorough revocation of whatever "golden parachute" deals they may have had regarding their quitting/termination from the companies which hired them.

If this happens enough, the practice of knowingly selling pharmaceutical products which harm people will stop.

Unfortunately, in lightof the fact that pharmaceutical companies are one of the biggest national campaign donors existing in this country, such a move may only happen...when pigs discover they are aerodynamic.

Oct 17 07:24

"Thanks, Jim.” --- Comey drafted letter on Clinton email investigation before completing interviews, FBI confirms

The FBI released documents Monday proving former FBI Director James Comey began drafting a letter regarding Hillary Clinton's email investigation months before

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