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CURRENT EVENTS

Aug 26 15:58

Louisiana Officials Demand That Self-Reliant Locals Stop Surviving the Flood Without Permission

Around the world, governments have recently been issuing an unsettling call for their citizens to become more self-reliant. Just this week, the governments of both Germany and Czechoslovakia warned that people should be prepared for ““be prepared for the worst case possible scenario.” But here in the United States, just the opposite is happening. Our government seems to have an unquenchable thirst for cracking down on those who take responsibility for themselves. There is an abundance of evidence of this in Louisiana. The southern state has been hit with the worst flooding in over 500 years.

Aug 26 13:39

Louisiana Officials Demand That Self-Reliant Locals Stop Surviving The Flood Without Permission

Around the world, governments have recently been issuing an unsettling call for their citizens to become more self-reliant. Just this week, the governments of both Germany and Czechoslovakia warned that people should be prepared for ““be prepared for the worst case possible scenario.” But here in the United States, just the opposite is happening….

Aug 26 13:25

The Future of War Looks Like Hollywood: “Terminator-Like Machines to Fight in Battlefields”

The future might be unrecognizable, and the battlefield may soon become a place where humans don’t stand a chance.

The future of war will involve autonomous robots instead of humans, according to Air Force General and Vice Chair of the Joint of Chiefs of Staff Paul Selva, who warned enemies could build “Terminator”-like machines to fight in battlefields.

“I’m talking about a wholly-robotic system that decides whether or not, at the point of decision, it’s going to do lethal ops.”

Read more at SHTF

Aug 26 12:49

A radioactive kitty litter 'bomb'

A typo and a bag of organic kitty litter may end up costing United States taxpayers more than $2 billion in nuclear waste cleanup, according to a new report by Ralph Vartabedian at the Los Angeles Times.

Back in February 2014, a drum of nuclear waste burst open inside the cavernous Waste Isolation Pilot Project (WIPP), which is drilled out of a salt deposit nearly half a mile below the deserts of Carlsbad, New Mexico.

The US Department of Energy (DOE), which funds the company that runs the nuclear waste dump, quickly suspended operations and launched an investigation to figure out the cause.

drum 68660 wipp doe labeled Drum 68660, which burst in WIPP nuclear waste dump. DOE/WIPP

In their 277-page report, investigators determined the blast vaporized nearly 7.5 lbs of the material inside a single barrel, labeled "Drum 68660." That material included some radioactive isotopes of americium, plutonium, and uranium — byproducts of Cold War-era nuclear weapons production.

Aug 26 11:33

Scott Adams: Finding the Political Bottom

. . . . Clinton just insulted 40% of American voters by calling them racists. Clinton literally – and publicly – turned on her own citizens.

Trump, by contrast, has attacked only professionals who are in the cage fight against him, including politicians on both sides, and the media. Judge Curiel is a professional (in a legal battle context). The reporter with the bad arm is a professional. Mr. Khan was acting as a professional because he entered the cage, armed. If you’re a professional – and can defend yourself – Trump doesn’t mind coming after you with a flamethrower.

But Clinton’s Alt-Right speech did not target professionals. Clinton attacked American citizens. Lots of them.


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Aug 26 10:03

Zika: Brazil Admits It’s Not the Virus

Waking Times

Amidst growing fear-based propaganda warning of the threat of Zika virus comes a quiet admission from health officials in Brazil: Zika alone may not be responsible for the rise in birth defects that plagued parts of the country.

Aug 26 09:18

Biden Met by Snubs as He Seeks to Mollify Turkey’s Angry Erdogan

From the minute he stepped off the plane on Wednesday, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden’s trip to Turkey seemed ill-fated.

Intended to smooth relations frayed by last month’s botched coup, Biden’s visit instead showcased acrimony with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Turkey sent low-ranking officials -- including Ankara’s deputy mayor -- to greet Biden at the airport. And even before the vice president’s visit ended, the Daily Sabah, a pro-Erdogan newspaper, declared that "Biden wasted a trip, Turkey wasted time."

Biden -- the highest-ranking U.S. official to visit Turkey since the coup -- was apologetic and conciliatory during his joint news conference with Erdogan. As the vice president spoke, the Turkish leader sat back in his chair, stone-faced.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF President Obama thought for even a millisecond, that this stunt of dispatching Biden, and not extraditing Imam Gulen, was going to eradicate Erdogan's strong belief that the US government was complicit in the failed coup against him, he was (again, as usual) straight out wrong.

Aug 26 09:06

Louisiana Officials Demand That Self-Reliant Locals Stop Surviving the Flood Without Permission

While governments have recently been issuing an unsettling call for their citizens to become more self-reliant, just the opposite is happening. Our government seems to have an unquenchable thirst for cracking down on those who take responsibility for themselves. There is an abundance of evidence of this in Louisiana after the flood.

This massive disaster was all but ignored by the mainstream media, since it didn’t fit the current agenda of divisiveness and racial tension. So what did the folks in Louisiana do?

They rolled up their sleeves and took care of business. And that is when the government said, “Oh, no. We can’t have that.”

Aug 26 08:52

Family gets food poisoning at dinner held to celebrate them surviving food poisoning

A Turkish family poisoned themselves and more than 20 guests at a dinner party they threw to celebrate recovering from food poisoning.

Aug 26 08:51

Drug companies spend millions to keep charging high prices

Pharmaceutical heavyweight Mylan, the latest poster child for drug-industry greed, finally stuck up for itself Thursday. It argued that “the system,” not avarice, was to blame for the company jacking up the price of EpiPens, a common (and life-saving) allergy remedy, by over 400%.

Aug 26 08:35

1/3 OF ABEDIN EMAILS 100% REDACTED

Judicial Watch’s release this week of 725 pages of State Department emails involving Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin demonstrates the Obama administration considers a large percentage of the emails sent through Clinton’s private server too sensitive for Congress or the American public to read.

Of the 725 pages, more than 250 pages were 100 percent redacted, many with “PAGE DENIED” stamped in bold.

Judicial Watch said the new cache includes previously unreleased email exchanges in which former Abedin “provided influential Clinton Foundation donors special, expedited access to the secretary of state.”

Judicial Watch added that in many instances, the preferential treatment provided to donors was at the specific request of Clinton Foundation executive Douglas Band.

Now more than ever, Bill and Hill are “Partners in Crime.” Jerome Corsi reveals “The Clintons’ scheme to monetize the White House for personal profit.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The criminality of the Clinton Cartel knows no bounds; and this behaviour by Hillary will not stop, should she win/steal the White House.

Aug 26 08:24

HLN DROPS ‘DR. DREW’ AFTER HE QUESTIONS HILLARY'S HEALTH

HLN has canceled its appointment with “Dr. Drew.”

The current-affairs show, hosted by Dr. Drew Pinsky (“Celebrity Rehab,” radio’s “Loveline”), has been axed after 5?¹/? years. It will be replaced — at least for the time being — with reruns of “Forensic Files” and CNN originals (documentaries, etc.).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome to our world, Dr. Pinsky.

Ask a logical question about one DC's "Chosen", and this is the result of that publicly asking that question; I know this, because that is what happened to my husband, Michael, after he asked some very logical questions about the alleged "suicide" of Vincent Foster.

I hope that your financial management people have been doing a really incredible job for you with your money; because you most probably will never work in US media, ever again.

Expect your alleged "friends" to drop contact with you as though you are Kryptonite; phone calls will not get returned, and if they do, it will be with a very frosty "never contact me again."

Expect that the same elements which got you fired will attempt to poison your entire family against you.

Oh, and did I mention the death threats?!?

That was a common factor in our lives after Mike got fired, then shunned by the computer animation industry he assisted in creating.

And not only was he fired from the job he was on, for utterly no reason; every computer animation house in Southern California was told that his entire demo real was stolen from other artists.

This is how the Clinton Cartel operates; slam down anyone whose narrative does not agree with their public narrative, then destroy their careers. It is one of their most common tactics.

And part of me, Doctor, is amazed that you just didn't see this coming, as the potential result of your having publicly expressed concern over her health.

Aug 26 08:09

TOP PRIVATE PRISON FIRM TRIES TO PREVENT PUBLIC DISCLOSURE OF DOCUMENTS EXPOSING PRISON OPERATIONS

Private prison operator Corrections Corporation of America is trying to seal from public view documents in a lawsuit that claim female visitors to a Tennessee prison were forced to undergo strip searches to prove they were menstruating.

Three women have accused the company of violating their rights by forcing them to expose their genitals to guards after they tried to bring sanitary pads or tampons into South Central Correctional Facility, about 85 miles southwest of Nashville. One woman said her three children had to witness the search.

Protective orders in the case allow documents that could pose a security risk to the prison to be filed under seal. Each side is accusing the other of violating those orders.

Attorneys for the women accuse the private prison company of sealing documents where no genuine security concern exists in order to protect itself from embarrassment, violating the public's right to access court proceedings.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Were I a betting woman, I would not bet that this suit will ever move forward; private prisons have become one of the largest block of political donors in this country, ever.

Aug 26 08:06

JUDGE ORDERS RELEASE OF NEW CLINTON BENGHAZI EMAILS

The court order comes after the State Department were forced to admit that it has found Benghazi-related documents from among the 14,900 Clinton emails and attachments uncovered by the FBI that Hillary had deleted and withheld from authorities.

Yahoo News reports:

Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, has been criticized for using an unauthorized private email system run from a server in the basement of her home while she was secretary of state from 2009 to 2013, a decision she says was wrong and that she regrets.

The issue has hung over her campaign for the White House and raised questions among voters about her trustworthiness.

Judge William Dimitrouleas of the U.S. District Court in southern Florida made his order in response to a request by the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, which is suing the State Department for Clinton-era records under freedom of information laws.

Spokesmen for Clinton did not respond to requests for comment.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

GOOD!!!

Aug 26 08:04

UBS WHISTLEBLOWER EXPOSES 'POLITICAL PROSTITUTION' ALL THE WAY UP TO PRESIDENT OBAMA

UBS, the world's largest wealth manager, is facing embarrassment over fresh revelations going back to the tax investigation that led to the collapse of Swiss banking secrecy. Two significant events are looming before UBS. The first is the possibility of a public trial in France, featuring UBS whistleblower Bradley Birkenfeld, concerning historic tax evasion allegedly orchestrated by the bank. That could happen this year.

The other is the publication this October of Birkenfeld's scathing new book, Lucifer's Banker, which covers his time at UBS.

The tax evasion controversy, which was first highlighted in 2005, subsequently involved the US Department of Justice, the State Department and Internal Revenue Service. It was prompted by disclosures made by Birkenfeld that UBS had helped wealthy US citizens evade taxes using offshore financial vehicles and Swiss-numbered accounts.

In 2009, UBS paid $780m (£588m, €693m) to US authorities to avoid prosecution.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I sincerely hope that this guy is wearing his Kevlar undies right now, and is not "getting depressed".

Aug 26 08:02

West Virginia State Troopers Care for Baby Found Drenched in Vomit During DUI Traffic Stop

It must have been a heartbreaking sight during a routine traffic stop — a baby in the backseat, covered in vomit.
But West Virginia state troopers seemed to know just what to do.
The baby was found after troopers pulled over a suspected drunk driver earlier this week in Princeton, Lt. Michael Baylous told CNN affiliate WCHS.

Aug 26 07:58

DESPOTS “DONATE” TO CLINTON FOUNDATION, RECEIVE WEAPONS FROM HILLARY: LEAKED DOCS

Newly leaked documents provide further details on what Harper’s magazine calls the Clinton family’s “slush fund”, the Clinton Foundation.
As Secretary of State (the US government position chiefly responsible for coordinating US international arms trafficking), Hillary Clinton accepted millions of dollars in “donations” from the dictator of Bahrain, Hamad bin Isa al Khalifa, then increased US weapons sales to him by 137% during his brutal, Saudi-backed crackdown on pro-democracy protestors.

The crackdown, as reported by Amnesty International, has included murder and child-torture. In 2009, a Clinton State Department official stated that al Khalifa’s weapons coordinator was a “good friend of ours”.

Within Hillary Clinton’s increase in arms trafficking to the dictator of Bahrain was a 10,000% increase in transfers of “toxicological agents”.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ah yes, Clinton's "great friend", Prince Hamad bin Isa al Khalifa, whose regime has been killing, and torturing not only peaceful Shiite demonstrators, but also torturing and killing the first responders, trying to save their lives after they had been shot or teargassed.

Clinton was very much Prince Hamad bin Isa al Khalifa's enabler on this rampage of murder, torture, and suppression, by approving the transfer of weapons and toxicological agents, under her watch as Secretary of State.

In fact, a great campaign slogan for her right now would be: "Hillary Clinton; trust her to do for American what she did for the Shiites in Bahrain!!"

The Sunni al Khalifa monarchy has been marginalizing their Shiite population for a very long time, and the outcome has been devastating for Bahrain's Shiite population.

As reported this July at www.independent.com:

Once considered one of the more liberal Arab monarchies, Bahrain is turning into a police state as vicious and arbitrary as Egypt

So far, the protests in Bahrain have been relatively peaceful. However, the late President Kennedy said it best; "Where peaceful revolution is impossible, violent revolution is inevitable."

But of course, Hillary has the morals of a dead tree stump; she didn't care as to the long term effects in Bahrain, as long as she got the money.

Aug 26 07:51

Researchers at Princeton have built an open source 25-core chip that can easily be scaled to create a 200,000-core computer

Researchers want to give a 25-core open-source processor called Piton some serious bite.
The developers of the chip at Princeton University have in mind a 200,000-core computer crammed with 8,000 64-bit Piton chips.

Aug 26 07:27

Apple is under fire for “excessive overtime” and illegal working conditions in another Chinese factory

Rival Foxconn’s horror stories and its own controversial past should have been a wake up call for Pegatron, the Taiwanese electronics company manufacturing the iPhone 7.

Instead, a recent report finds, workers in Pegatron’s Shanghai factory have been excessively overworked over the past year. Pegatron’s Shanghai workers—up to 100,000 of them during the peak season—were forced to work “excessive and illegal overtime” according to China Labor Watch. In the past year, the average worker racked up 80 hours of overtime a month. Over 62% of workers worked more than 100 overtime hours in March 2016. One worker worked 109 overtime hours, the New York-based non-profit writes, which works out to over 67 hours a week.

Aug 26 07:17

British Police Took 2 Hours To Respond To Ecuadorian Embassy Breach Despite Station Being 2 Minutes Away

The Wikileaks Twitter account reported early Monday morning that an unidentified man attempted to scale the wall of the Ecuadorian Embassy in the U.K. at 2:47 am. The “cat burglar” escaped security and managed to flee to safety while embassy security waited two hours for U.K. police to take the two minute walk from the police station to the embassy housing internationally-known whistleblower Julian Assange.

Aug 26 07:16

ITT Tech banned from enrolling new students who rely on federal loans

The federal government has issued what analysts are calling a death sentence for ITT Technical Institute, while offering assurances that the for-profit college chain's students will be taken care of.

Aug 25 23:19

Trump vs. Hillary: A Summation

The US presidential election this November will tell whether a majority of the US population is irredeemably stupid. If voters elect Hillary, we will know that Americans are stupid beyond redemption.

All we know about Trump is that the oligarchs, who sent America’s jobs overseas, who flooded the country with difficult-to-assimilate immigrants, who destroyed public education, who bailed out Wall Street and the “banks too big to fail,” who sacrificed American homeowners and retirees living on a fixed income, who intend to privatize both Social Security and Medicare, who have given the public killer cops, relentless violations of privacy, the largest prison population in the world, and destroyed the US Constitution in order to increase executive power over the American people, are violently opposed to Trump. This opposition should tell us that Trump is the person we want in the Oval Office.

Aug 25 17:49

4-minute comedy: War on Terror causes terror so you have more war. Is America ‘too far gone?’ ‘It’s not normal. What have you done? You should be ashamed of yourselves. You should stop it!’

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

Steve Hughes’ 4-minutes:

Real-world Earth is a tragic-comedy that includes lie-started and Orwellian-illegal Wars of Aggression, including “War on Terror” and OIL (Operation Iraqi Liberation).

Steve makes obvious points:

War is terror, which causes more of what the US claims to be warring against.
Terror is not an enemy. Will terror surrender to end the war?
Corporate media report distractions, not news.
Such a condition: “It’s not normal. What have you done (about it)? You should be ashamed of yourselves. You should stop it!”

Steve also concludes, “America is too far gone.” Facts of a US rogue state that an objective observer would demand to be stopped to not be “too far gone”:

Aug 25 16:35

Dr. Drew Show Canceled Just Days After He Questioned Hillary's Health

Wow, what an interesting coincidence!

Just days after Dr. Drew Pinsky aired his concerns about Hillary's health and the health care she's receiving his show which was running for 5 years was just canceled!

Aug 25 15:44

Hillary Goes All In: Trump is a Racist, Neo-Nazi, KKK Loving White Supremacist

We may have just witnessed the last stand of the "scream racism" crowd.

While Hillary Clinton's had her surrogates label Trump an evil racist, white supremacist, KKK loving bigot, up until now she never did this herself.

That all changed with today's alt-right speech, where she said Trump was racist multiple times and implied he's a supporter of the KKK and hates black people.

Aug 25 14:47

SICKKK: HILLARY PLAYS KLAN CARD ON TRUMP!

A video released Thursday by Hillary Clinton’s campaign makes the case that Donald Trump is the candidate of racists, white supremacists and neo-Nazis.

Aug 25 13:57

General Mills Sued Regarding Weed Killer In Nature Valley Granola Bars

When is the word “natural” misleading in advertising? That’s the basis for a lawsuit filed August 25, 2016 against General Mills, maker of the brand Nature Valley Granola Bars, who label their products’ packages with the words “Made with 100% NATURAL whole grain OATS.” The lawsuit was filed by Beyond Pesticides,…

Aug 25 13:53

Officer Who Fatally Shot Philando Castile Put Back On Administrative Leave After Protests

After briefly returning to work following the deadly shooting of Philando Castile, St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez is back on administrative leave. The city made the decision to once again remove him from duty, partly due to protests.

Aug 25 13:44

Terminal Economy: “Private Sector Will NEVER Recover…This Time, Replacing Humans Altogether”

The outlook from this global strategist at the Macquarie Group is beyond doom and gloom – it is a literal existential crisis.

“The private sector will never recover, it will never multiply money again,” he told Epoch Times in an interview. His main theme is the “declining return on humans,” which means that in today’s digital world, normal humans don’t grow productivity fast enough to justify more jobs and higher wages as the machines are taking over.

“There is no productivity on a global basis... and the state assumes more power, Shvets thinks countries will move toward fascism and communism again

Read more at SHTF

Aug 25 13:21

Scott Adams: Clinton and Trump Switch Brands

Correct me if I’m wrong, but six months ago Donald Trump was nothing but a talking suit full of money and insults. Hillary Clinton, on the other hand, was an experienced politician full of policy substance.

Then they switched places.

Aug 25 13:02

Society News Doctors Sue Obama Administration for Forcing Them to Perform Gender Transition Procedures

Five states and a group of religiously-affiliated hospitals and physicians are suing the Obama administration over a federal mandate that forces doctors to perform gender transition procedures on adults and children against their medical judgment.

The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in a Texas federal court, attempts to roll back a rule imposed by the Department of Health and Human Services in May that expanded the interpretation of “sex” under the Affordable Care Act to include “gender identity.”

In doing so, the Obama administration added transgender people to the list of protected classes under the Affordable Care Act, which states that individuals can’t be denied certain federally-funded health benefits because of their “race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.”

The move was part of a broader push by President Barack Obama to further transgender rights in the U.S.

Aug 25 11:44

Huge ‘Flying Bum’ Damaged After It ‘Nose Dives’ During Test Flight Landing

The world’s largest aircraft, nicknamed “The Flying Bum,” crash-landed as it returned to its base in Bedfordshire on Wednesday morning, reports suggest.

The 302ft (92 meter) long Airlander 10 made its maiden voyage last Wednesday and was on its second test flight from Cardington Airfield when it was damaged.

Aug 25 10:54

Black Man ‘Mistakenly’ Shot By Indiana Police Officer

An African American man has been shot by US police in the state of Indiana, where he remains hospitalized to fight for his life.

The 48-year-old man identified as Carl Williams was shot by a senior cop, identified as Christopher Mills, who was called to his home in Indianapolis to deal with a reported car-jacking case.

Aug 25 10:52

Sheldon Adelson Pledged to Give Trump $100 Million, He's Yet to Give Him a Dime

Donald Trump cannot be bought.

Jewish billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson pledged to give Trump $100 million back in May, he's yet to give him a dime.

Aug 25 09:57

Sioux Blockade Succeeds In Halting Construction Of $3.8B Dakota Access Pipeline

Lakota Sioux protesters blockading the planned route of a $3.8 billion, four-state oil pipeline won a short-term victory on Wednesday, when the project’s developer, Energy Transfer Partners of Dallas, agreed to halt construction near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota for at least a week.

“The decision was made at this time to have the pipeline company workers pull out, for the safety of everybody,” Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirschmeier told journalists. “They’ll stop until we can get this resolved.”

The hiatus, which follows obstruction of the project by three Lakota Sioux tribes and their supporters, will last at least until a federal court in Washington, D.C., hears a challenge by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, which seeks an injunction against federal agencies that approved the pipeline, on Aug. 24.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good for the Lakota Souix.

Far too many times, the needs and wishes of our Indigenous American People have been just thrown under the bus due to decisions by corporations driven by profits, and whose executives are in bed with the US judicial system.

My heart stands with these people on this issue.

Aug 25 09:53

Lyin' Hillary Caught Once Again: 'Knew Aides Were Working With Family Foundation Despite Pledge'

"Hillary Clinton's closest State Department aides were closely involved in coordinating events, talking points, and projects with the Clinton Foundation, according to emails, despite ethics agreements that were intended to create a firewall between Clinton's office and her family's foundation."

Aug 25 09:52

Poll: Trump Beating Clinton in Florida, Getting 20% of Black Vote, 40% of Hispanics

A poll from Florida Atlantic University shows Donald Trump beating Hillary Clinton and receiving a surprisingly large amount of black and Latino support.

Aug 25 09:49

Clinton on foundation attacks: 'I know there's a lot of smoke, and there's no fire'

Hillary Clinton slammed Donald Trump and issued a strong defense of the Clinton Foundation Wednesday amid the Republican nominee's claims that she used public office for personal gain.

Speaking to CNN's Anderson Cooper in her first national news interview in nearly a month, Clinton pushed back against Trump's accusations and issued perhaps her most succinct answers on her use of a private email server during her time leading the State Department.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, Clinton claims "smoke but no fire" in the criticism of of the Clinton Foundation.

So, let's see the list of countries from which the Clinton Foundation took money:

List of Middle East Countries Hillary Has Taken Money from that Punish Gays with Death

I will show you where the fire is, Mrs. Clinton, and my dear, you had to know. So, you're supposed to be pro-LGBTQ, and pro-woman, right?!? And yet, astonishingly, you:

1. Took millions from countries which chemically castrate, jail, and execute members of their LGBT communities.

Hillary Clinton Took Millions from Anti-LGBT Countries That Jail and Execute Gays

2. Took money from countries which still permit the vile and barbaric practice of female genital mutilation.

Prevalence of female genital mutilation by country

If you do the correlation of this data, you will find nearly every country from Northern Africa and the Middle East which contributed to the Clinton Foundation chemically castrates, jails, and executes members of its LGBT community, and allows the practice of female genital mutilation.

Sorry, my feminist and LGBTQ friends.

But I have to raise this ugly issue up, because, please, tell me, how in the name of heaven can this woman allege to be both a friend to the LGBT and feminist communities if she has taken money from these countries?

See if you Clintonistas can wrap your heads around this. Because, I have to tell you, if she didn't know, and you are trying to plead ignorance in her behalf, that just doesn't wash.

And if she was too ignorant to understand that these practices were going on the countries from which she was accepting money, she is too ignorant to be the President and Commander in Chief; it's just that simple.

Aug 25 09:29

Four More Mega-Banks Join The Anti-Dollar Alliance

That was fast.

Yesterday I told you how a consortium of 15 Japanese banks had just signed up to implement new financial technology to clear and settle international financial transactions.

This is a huge step.

Right now, most international financial transactions must pass through the US banking system’s network of correspondent accounts.

But having watched BNP Paribas get blackmailed into paying an absurd $9 billion fine to the US government, the rest of the world’s mega-banks knew instantly that their heads could be next ones on the chopping block.

So they started working on contingency plans.

Blockchain technology provided an elegant solution.

Instead of passing funds through the US banking system’s costly and inefficient network of correspondent accounts, blockchain technology provides an easy way for banks to send payments directly to one another.

I cannot understate how important this technology is.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

On one thing you can be certain here; those oligarchs protecting the US petrodollar may well not go down without a vigorous fight.

This may well accelerate these coming wars with China and Russia, and by a large margin of time.

Aug 25 09:24

US-TURKEY LAUNCH OPERATION "ISIS SHIELD" TO CLEANSE MODERATE ARABS AND KURDS UNDER THE COVER OF FIGHTING ISIS

Sadly, the Kurds of Syria and Iraq have become the pets and toys of the two-faced gangsters in Washington. If Uncle Sam tells them lay down, they lay down, if he tells them fetch, they fetch.

Aug 25 09:17

EpiPen maker’s stock value plunges nearly $3 billion as investors panic

Mylan Pharmaceuticals — the company that makes the EpiPen rescue device — has watched its stock value plummet over the last five days as panicky investors jump ship.

According to U.S. Uncut, outrage over Mylan’s decision to jack up the price of the EpiPen has spooked shareholders, whose departures have reduced the value of Mylan stock by 12.4 percent. On August 19, Mylan stocks went from $49.20 per share to $43.11 on August 24, a net loss of nearly $3 billion for the company.

The EpiPen is a popular rescue device for food allergy sufferers who run the risk of anaphylaxis — a potentially lethal reaction to allergen exposure. The device rapidly delivers a dose of epinephrine to the system, which for severe allergy sufferers can mean the difference between life and death.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Couldn't happen to a more deserving pharmaceutical company!

To put a life-saving device out of the financial reach of those who desperately need it by jacking up the price astronomically is just completely, morally wrong.

Aug 25 09:13

Court: The U.S. Department of Justice cannot spend money to prosecute federal marijuana cases if the defendants comply with state guidelines

The U.S. Department of Justice cannot spend money to prosecute federal marijuana cases if the defendants comply with state guidelines that permit the drug's sale for medical purposes, a federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday.

Aug 25 09:13

Muslim intern refuses to remove headscarf, German mayor fires her on 1st day

The mayor of a German town fired a Muslim intern on her first day of work because she refused to take off her headscarf, local media reported.

Aug 25 09:08

Company Gouging Price Of EpiPens Is A Clinton Foundation Donor And Partner

The pharmaceutical company that distributes the EpiPen is also a Clinton Foundation donor.

Hillary Clinton criticized the company, Mylan, on Wednesday, calling its price hikes of the life-saving medical device “outrageous.”

“It’s just the latest troubling example of a company taking advantage of its consumers,” said Clinton.

But those remarks highlight Clinton’s radio silence on the price of the EpiPen, which has grown steadily since 2007, when Mylan acquired rights to sell the 50-year-old drug.

EpiPen injections, which help stop potentially fatal allergic reactions, cost $57 in 2007. They now run $609. According to CNBC, the price of EpiPens has increased at a steady rate in those nine years.

As of May 2011, the price was $165. That rose to $350 in 2014 and $461 last year.

The Foundation partnered with Mylan at a time when it was raising prices on the EpiPen, which had been distributed by Merck.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I love the smells of irony and hypocrisy in the morning!!

Aug 25 09:03

ARREST WARRANT ISSUED FOR DISTRICT ATTORNEY INVOLVED IN DEA'S CALIFORNIA WIRETAP WARRANT MILL

Former Riverside District Attorney Paul Zellerbach is in trouble, as Brad Heath and Brett Kelman report for The Desert Sun.

A judge issued an arrest warrant Tuesday for former Riverside County District Attorney Paul Zellerbach after he failed to appear at a court hearing to answer questions about an eavesdropping operation so vast it once accounted for nearly a fifth of all U.S. wiretaps.

"He should have been there," said Jan Ronis, the attorney who subpoenaed Zellerbach. "But he just blew us off. We could have had court today."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently, for this man, rules were both made to be broken, and only for the "little people"; in his consciousness, they didn't ever apply to him!!

Aug 25 08:48

A black homeowner called 911 to report a carjacking. He wound up getting shot by police.

An Indianapolis homeowner who called police to report an attempted armed robbery at his house was apparently mistaken for the suspect and shot in the stomach by a responding officer, authorities said.

Aug 25 08:47

Man who threw boiling water on gay couple will spend 40 years in prison

A jury has convicted an Atlanta truck driver accused of pouring boiling water over two gay men as the couple slept in February.

The jury deliberated for about 90 minutes Wednesday before finding Martin Blackwell guilty of eight counts of aggravated battery and two counts of aggravated assault, according to the Associated Press.

Aug 25 08:20

Donald Trump: Hillary Clinton set up email server with 'premedication'

Donald Trump intended to say Wednesday that Hillary Clinton's use of an email server during her tenure at the State Department was an act of "premeditation."

But when he flubbed the line and instead suggested it was due to "premedication," he embraced that possibility as well.

"Hillary Clinton created an illegal private email server -- deliberately, willfully and with total premedication -- premeditation," Trump said, correcting himself. He then added: "Could be the first way was right actually."

"You know, I might like the first way better. 'Premedication,' that's a very -- premedication, I think I like it. Wow," Trump continued as the crowd cheered him on.

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That's one of Trump's qualities, he can think on his feet. He doesn't need a handler to whisper in his ear, "You're okay. Keep talking", the way Hillary does.

Aug 25 08:20

BEXALERT!: Boats Estimated to Come About 300 Yards Away From Destroyer

The US Navy just jumped the Shark!

While presenting the moves as “an interception” and “unsafe and unprofessional,” the video footage showed the speedboats barely visible in the distance, before zooming in to present them as somewhat larger, blurrier shapes in the distance.

Aug 24 20:16

Rescuing Goddess Earth & Her creations: ‘We the People’ as Her warriors of truth, love, justice (an analogy)

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

“For fools rush in where angels fear to tread.” ~ Alexander Pope, An Essay on Criticism

Preface: The biggest questions about Life on Earth are the most difficult to answer with data. The truly educated discover an apparent .01% class who invert all virtue to their own self-service; a parasitic and psychopathic life-force without empathy who annually kill millions, harm billions, and loot trillions through warring, looting, and lying. This, despite technological capacity for a world beautiful and abundant beyond imagination.

After 40 years of civic activism, and hundreds of conversations with the planet’s best people, this essay artistically represents a possible answer to two questions:

“What was/is God thinking to create this place?!”

“What are we the awakened doing here with this apparent Sisyphus task standing for virtue in a world dominated by evil?”

Aug 24 18:14

Reverse Engineering Hillary’s Crimes: Media have it Backwards

The implication is clear. “You want a favor from the State Department? Pay the Clinton Foundation.”

Aug 24 17:16

Media Horrified By Clinton Health Accusations, Treat Trump Health Accusations as Fair Game

Alright, so raising questions about Hillary Clinton‘s health is terrible and those claims are “debunked.” However, raising questions about Donald Trump‘s health is just good-old fashioned “scrutiny”?

Aug 24 17:05

She’s just one of us of course! Commercial flights are too ‘burdensome’ for Clinton…

Instead of flying between New York and Washington, DC, like a common traveler, Hillary Clinton wanted the Air Force to fly her — because she didn’t feel well enough to fly commercial, newly released emails show.

Aug 24 15:51

A pattern emerges : Clinton Getting Away With Ethics Shorcuts For Long, Long Time…

Then there's something called the Clinton Foundation, without the "Family" part in the title. And the Washington Post reported last week that more than half of the big donors to that outfit--those who have given a million dollars or more--are corporations or foreign groups or governments. The Post tallied them up in a feat of investigative journalism the other day. Among the big givers were the governments of Saudi Arabia, Barclay's Bank in Britain, and American companies like Coca-Cola and ExxonMobil. Not to mention the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Brunei and Algeria.

Aug 24 15:41

Syria won't reach democracy with Assad, Erdogan says

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Syria will never "reach democracy" under the leadership of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Erdogan made the remarks on Wednesday following a joint press conference with visiting US Vice President Joe Biden and hours after the Turkish military launched an operation on Syrian soil under the pretext of fighting terrorism.

The Turkish president also noted that Turkish-backed Syrian militants had retaken the Syrian town of Jarablus from Daesh Takfiri militants following the incursion that involved Turkish tanks and special forces supported by US and Turkish fighter jets.

Aug 24 15:24

Questioning Hillary’s Health is Not Conspiracy Theory

What’s so amusing about the tactics of these self-important pundits is their willingness to do the exact same thing they demonize “fringe bloggers” of doing: playing doctor. Most of those rushing out to confidently ensure the public that everything is just fine and dandy with Hillary Clinton’s health lack any medical credentials. They’re just journalists and pundits who have decided Hillary is fine based on a two-page letter from internist Dr. Lisa Bardack. Does writing for the Washington Post or CNN make them the authority on Hillary Clinton’s health? Of course not. -- To highlight just how unquestioning and extremely biased much of the mainstream media really is, let’s take a look at what comes up as the top story when I search “Hillary health debunked.”

Aug 24 15:18

North Carolina police fatally shoot unarmed deaf man after traffic stop

He appeared to be trying to communicate with the officer via sign language...

Aug 24 15:12

Detroit Has Gone From Being The Greatest Manufacturing City In The World To A Global Joke

Unfortunately, it appears that the nation as a whole is about to hand the keys to the White House to a radical leftist that has a violent temper that is absolutely legendary. If she gets into power, that might just be the final nail in our coffin. What has already happened to Detroit is slowly happening to the entire country, but we never seem to learn from our past mistakes. So now we will suffer the consequences for our very foolish decisions, and it will not be pretty.

Aug 24 14:57

Utter BS : Black lawmakers accuse Trump supporters of being white supremacists

Doubling down on the liberal narrative that GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump is a racist, members of the Congressional Black Caucus say he is openly courting white supremacist voters.

Aug 24 14:49

Gun grabbers’ next target: Gun-owning seniors (Let them drive a killing machine of a car, but take their home protection?)

A professor at Johns Hopkins University is urging lawmakers to consider creating new gun laws which require American senior citizens to take competency tests to prove that they are stable enough to own firearms.

Aug 24 14:44

Bill Clinton Took $17 Million from for-profit College (While Hillary vows crackdown on ‘predatory’ schools)

Over five years, former president Bill Clinton earned $17.6 million from the world’s largest for-profit education company, Laureate Education, Inc. In his role as “honorary chancellor,” Clinton has traveled the world on Laureate’s behalf, extolling the virtues of the school.

Aug 24 14:40

Clinton to be Questioned Under Oath on Origins of Email Server

Hillary Clinton will soon face questions under oath about the reasons she set up and maintained a private email server during her four years as secretary of state. -- Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, told the Washington Examiner that his group is preparing a set of written questions for Clinton as part of the Freedom of Information Act lawsuit that has already extracted hundreds of documents from the State Department.

Aug 24 14:34

Colleges Are Lunatic Asylums

As the fall semester begins, parents, students, taxpayers and donors should be made aware of official college practices that should disgust us all.

Aug 24 14:01

State Of Emergency Declared In 20 Washington Counties Over Wildfire

A state of emergency has been declared in 20 Eastern Washington counties where a growing number of wildfires were threatening people and property.

Washington Governor Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency on Tuesday after touring fires in the Spokane region.

Aug 24 13:46

6.2 Earthquake Wrecks Central Italy, Kills At Least 120: “Town Doesn’t Exist Anymore”

Unfortunately, it was only a matter of time. Earthquake watchers have been observing the build up of pressure and worrying... and more events with larger magnitudes (7.1? 8.3? 9.0?) may be coming to an area near you!

The worst hit was the small town of Armatrice, with some 2,700 residents:

Caterpillar Radio2 reported “many collapses” in the town of Amatrice in the Rieti province.

“I’m trying to contact the services. The town doesn’t exist anymore,” he added.

Read more at SHTF

Aug 24 12:51

Anti Vaccination Documentary To Be Made Illegal In California

A new bill up before the California legislature may see anti-vaccination film ‘Vaxxed’ banned in California.

As Vaxxed continues to attract large audiences all over the United States who learn about how the CDC buried key data showing a link between the MMR vaccine and autism – authorities in California have devised a way of burying the film forever.

. . . Now we have a bill, AB 1671, up before the California legislature. If it passes, it could make it a crime to screen Vaxxed or even write an article about it.

Aug 24 12:43

Finland: Video Shows Fight Between Migrants & Locals, 15yo Finn Beat With 'Hard Object'

A 15-year-old Finnish boy was injured after being beaten with a "hard object" outside a migrant center in Forssa, Finland.

Aug 24 11:53

Milwaukee: Rioters burn black woman's house down

Aug 24 10:04

Damascus slams Turkey’s military 'aggression' into Syrian territory

Syria has denounced Turkey’s recent military incursion into the Syrian territory, backed by the US-led coalition, saying the offensive violates the Arab country's sovereignty.

The Syrian Foreign Ministry condemned Turkey’s military operation in a statement released on Wednesday, Syrian media reported.

The ministry called for an immediate end to the Turkish "aggression," adding that the operation is being carried out under the pretext of fighting terrorism.

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