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CURRENT EVENTS

May 25 14:51

War Crimes Committed by Federal Forces During the Civil War

We have all come been taught that Abraham Lincoln was a gentle man, “Honest Abe,” a man who advocated “malice toward none and charity for all.” We have been taught that Lincoln would have opposed the policy pursued by Radical Republicans like Thaddeus Stevens, which pushed for vengeful, retributive policies against the South. We have been taught in books, movies and documentaries that Lincoln instead preferred a policy of healing that neither punished the defeated Confederate government and Army nor average Southern civilians.

May 25 14:35

Hilarious Footage: Starbucks Sensitivity Training

Starbucks plans to close the stores and offer sensitivity training on May 29th of this year as a result of a Starbucks employee calling the police on two black men who were denied access to the bathroom for not being a paying customer. What will those classes look like? Here's a video of what employees of Starbucks might expect to see....

May 25 14:35

Philadelphia Road Rage Caught On Tape… With A Sledgehammer

This is pretty intense...

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May 25 14:31

The Ludlow massacre, 1914 - Sam Lowry

The history of the Ludlow Massacre of striking coal miners, which was one of the most brutal attacks on organised labour in North American history. It was the pinnacle of efforts by the National Guard and local strike-breakers under the command of the Rockefeller family to suppress a strike of twelve thousand workers.

May 25 14:29

The Sand Creek Massacre

Colorado Territory during the 1850's and 1860's was a place of phenomenal growth in Colorado homes spurred by gold and silver rushes. Miners by the tens of thousands had elbowed theirway into mineral fields, dislocating and angering the Cheyennes and Arapahos. The Pike's Peak Gold Rush in 1858 brought the the tension to a boiling point. Tribesmen attacked wagon trains, mining camps, and stagecoach lines during the Civil War, when the military garrisons out west were reduced by the war. One white family died within 20 miles of Denver. This outbreak of violence is sometimes referred to as the Cheyenne-Arapaho War or the Colorado War of 1864-65.

May 25 14:26

The Haditha Massacre

They ranged from little babies to adult males and females.
I’ll never be able to get that out of my head. I can still smell the blood.
This left something in my head and heart.

–Lance Cpl. Roel Ryan Briones

May 25 14:20

Was My Lai just one of many massacres in Vietnam War?

In a war in which lip service was often paid to winning "hearts and minds", the US military had an almost singular focus on one defining measure of success in Vietnam: the body count - the number of enemy killed in action.Very quickly the phrase - "If it's dead and Vietnamese, it's VC" - became a defining dictum of the war and civilian corpses were regularly tallied as slain enemies or Viet Cong.

Civilians, including women and children, were killed for running from soldiers or helicopter gunships that had fired warning shots, or being in a village suspected of sheltering Viet Cong.

At the time, much of this activity went unreported - but not unnoticed.

May 25 13:46

HILLARY DECLARES | I Want To Be Facebook CEO...

The Bag Lady wants to control all news. Here's the video where she said it.

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May 25 13:37

Noblesville school shooter detained, 2 critical

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. -- Two people were reported in critical condition Friday morning following an active shooter situation at Noblesville West Middle School.

May 25 13:36

Suspect in Lake Hefner shooting killed

A passerby shot and killed a man who went into a Lake Hefner restaurant Thursday evening and opened fire.

May 25 12:32

Guerilla Gardeners Are Grafting Fruit Onto City Trees

A new story about underground, Brooklyn urban gardeners shows that you don’t need to know much to go forth and bear grafted fruit.

May 25 10:00

Man who called black woman a 'loud-mouthed monkey' charged with hate crime

The accused's lawyer calls the language 'unacceptable' but does not believe the video shows a hate crime

May 25 09:59

Gwyneth Paltrow Says Brad Pitt Threatened To Kill Harvey Weinstein

Gwyneth Paltrow says she’ll always love ex-boyfriend Brad Pitt for defending her against the advances of disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein.

May 25 09:59

Student, teacher hospitalized after shooting at Indiana middle school; suspect in custody

A middle school boy allegedly opened fire at an Indiana school Friday morning, police said, leaving a teacher and another student injured –- the latest in a string of school shootings this year.

May 25 09:59

Michelle Malkin Leftist BEATDOWN...

Michelle is on fire...

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May 25 09:58

Employees Find Needles, Drug Baggies and Blood All Over the Walls After Starbucks Opens Its Bathrooms to Everyone

Starbucks enacted this policy after they faced a huge backlash when two black men were arrested at a Philadelphia location.

This new policy is not only upsetting Starbucks employees, but paying customers as well, who are used to enjoying a pleasant atmosphere.

A Starbucks employee reportedly found syringes, drug baggies and blood all over the walls in the bathroom.

GROSS.

May 25 09:57

Assange's refuge in Ecuadorian embassy 'in jeopardy'

Julian Assange's nearly six-year refuge at the Ecuadorian embassy in London is in danger, opening the WikiLeaks founder to arrest by British authorities and potential extradition to the US, multiple sources with knowledge tell CNN.

While Assange has in the past claimed his position in the embassy was under threat, sources say his current situation is "unusually bad" and that he could leave the embassy "any day now," either because he will be forced out or made to feel so restricted that he might choose to leave on his own. His position there is "in jeopardy," one source familiar with the matter said.
Assange's exit from the embassy could open a new phase for US investigators eager to find out what he knows.

May 25 09:55

Mother Nature sets new snowfall record in central Newfoundland

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So much for the "Warmistas" insisting that "snow is a thing of the past!!"

May 25 09:36

Judge: President can’t block critics on Twitter

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that President Donald Trump is violating the First Amendment when he blocks critics on Twitter because of their political views.

May 25 09:35

Trump Just Canceled His Meeting With North Korea's Kim Jong Un

Trump hinted that the summit might still be on at a later date but warned that the US military was ready to act if necessary.

May 25 09:33

Jane Doe gives chilling account of what it was like to be one of Allison Mack's alleged sex slaves

Prosecutors are going after two properties in upstate New York where they believe Allison Mack and Keith Raniere’s alleged sex-trafficking crimes took place.

May 25 09:19

The Poisoning of American Discourse By Right-Wing Media

It is even more disturbing to recognize that they only included items from Fox News. As I’ve pointed outpreviously, the right wing propaganda machine that pumps out these conspiracy theories is massive and has now even taken up residence in the opinion pages of the Wall Street Journal.

May 25 09:18

Walmart is paying $20 billion to shareholders. With that money, it could boost wages to over $15

After the Republican tax bill passed, Walmart announced it would boost the minimum wagepaid to its workers to $11 an hour, give “eligible associates” a $1,000 one-time bonus, and deliver other new benefits to an estimated 1 million employees thanks to its tax cut.

May 25 09:14

Man sentenced to 90 days of house arrest in 5-year-old's rape

Prosecutors didn’t comment on the sentencing, but Meleyco said that Burgess' financial standing may have helped him avoid harsher consequences.

"He's obviously very wealthy and it's just an example of how the wealthy people, time and time again, escape the penalty for what they did," Meleyco said.

May 25 09:11

Former White NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal who identifies black (transracial) charged with welfare fraud.

Seriously, you can't make this shit up.

$84,000 BOOK DEAL, WHILE GETTING FOOD STAMPS

May 25 09:10

Harvard Policy Forces Male, Female Choirs to Accept Opposite Genders

There is already a mixed choir at Harvard, the Harvard Radcliffe Collegium Musicum. Though the leadership of the Glee Club told the student newspaper, the Harvard Crimson, that he does not foresee any musical changes to the group, it is not clear how the Glee Club and the Choral Society will offer musical repertoires that differ from the mixed Collegium Musicum, once they no longer maintain their traditional single-sex membership.

May 25 09:03

The national anthem in sports (spoiler: it wasn't always this way)

In America, the game doesn't start until the national anthem plays. It's not a mandate, it's just a fact, as culturally ingrained as team colors and touchdown cheers.

The anthem kicks off every NFL, MLB, NBA, MLS and NHL game featuring an American team, and is played before every NASCAR race.

The tradition runs deep, and it's easy to forget it wasn't always this way. It's also easy to forget that, while there are game-day expectations about how we should handle ourselves during the anthem, there's very little actually set in stone.

May 25 07:35

Key Obamacare Plan Premiums Will Jump 15 Percent Next Year

Key Obamacare plan premiums will jump 15 percent next year, estimate of uninsured in 2027 rises by 5 million, CBO says

(*Because Barrack Obama is giving Free Stuff To Poor People comes front and center in your conscientious thought process , just like it's supposed to , because that's how everybody in BOTH media , for that matter , both parties Spin It !
Democrats = GOOD THING
Republicans = Obama Belongs behind bars
Nobody , P.O.T.U.S. Trump , Former P.O.T.U.S. Obama , Mike Pence , Joe Biden , Tucker Carlson , Rachael Maddow , Rush Limbaugh , nobody ever bothers to consider their audience has any intelligence and remind them that Home Boy Obama also got every member of high level U.S. Government. , D or R . FREE Healthcare with No Out of Pocket Deductable .
Instead , they channel us away from that fact , to make screwing with the impoverished seem like an amiable evangelical trait .

May 25 06:44

SWAT Team Raids WRONG House, Nearly Kills Dad, Injures 6yo Boy With Flash Grenade

Chattanooga, TN – Young children were traumatized and injured by flash-bang grenades, an innocent father was terrorized and arrested by police, and their home was damaged, after a SWAT team carried out an early morning no-knock raid on the wrong house.

May 25 06:36

Honeybee Death Survey Masks True Scale Of Pollinator Crisis

The Bee Informed Partnership released results on May 23, 2018 of its annual survey of honeybee colony losses. Beekeepers reported...

May 25 05:34

Search through Hillary’s private server emails yourself, all 30,000!

Behold, all 30,000 of Hillary Clinton’s emails have been made available to the general public for their viewing pleasure.

May 24 18:20

San Francisco has become such a filthy liberal s##thole that even the TOURISM industry is begging city leaders to clean it up

“The streets are filthy. There’s trash everywhere. It’s disgusting,” argued Joe D’Alessandro, president of S.F. Travel, the city’s visitors’ bureau. “I’ve never seen any other city like this – the homelessness, dirty streets, drug use on the streets, smash-and-grabs. How can it be? How can it have gotten to this point?”

It’s worth noting that Joe D’Alessandro’s job is to essentially promote San Francisco for the purpose of bringing in tourists, so the fact that he is openly speaking about how bad the city has gotten in terms of garbage and homelessness is truly telling.

May 24 17:37

Trio indicted after police SWAT prank call leads to cops killing bloke

Three men were this week indicted for their alleged roles in a fatal police "swatting" of a home in Kansas, USA.

Tyler Barriss, Casey Viner, and Shane Gaskill will all face charges after a district court grand jury ruled (PDF) to indict them on multiple counts related to the December 28, 2017 death of Andrew Finch – who was shot and killed outside his home by cops. The officers had been fooled into believing Finch was armed and dangerous. He was not.

May 24 15:50

>John McCain: ‘Go to Hell’ If You Don’t Like that I Passed Pee Dossier to FBI

McCain, however, did not address the obvious question of whether he was told exactly who “commissioned” Steele to “investigate” the alleged Russian ties

May 24 15:38

HUGE BREAKING: Obama and Valerie Jarrett ordered Comey and Lynch to gin up an email trail

that would make it look like #spygate wasn’t being run from the white house.
OBAMA ORDERED COVERUP OF SPYGATE.

May 24 15:00

Matt Gaetz Demolishes Jake Tapper…

Jake Tapper gets fact checked on Obama FISA abuse...

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May 24 14:54

Here's one example of the FBI's Embarrassing Redactions

GRASSLEY'S PISSED: As one example of redacted material, in a text message produced to the Committee,

May 24 14:49

Lying James Clapper's Latest Excuse...

Snowflake Clapper still can’t accept that Bag Lady lost...

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May 24 14:27

‘Racist’ Trump Pardons First Black Heavyweight Boxing Champion...

Here's the short clip from the White House ceremony today, plus some cool photos.

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May 24 13:29

Tommy Chong thinks Trump will go down as the greatest POTUS ever some strong weed he's smoking

claims that Trump has a talent for forcing other people to "reveal their hand".

May 24 13:25

BREAKING: Harvey Weinstein expected to surrender in NYC on sex crime-related charges

Harvey Weinstein is expected to surrender to authorities Friday to face sex crime-related charges, according to law enforcement officials.

The disgraced movie mogul is expected to appear in court in Lower Manhattan, sources familiar with the case told ABC News on Thursday.

May 24 13:20

Here’s How The Government Will ‘Calm’ The Public If A Nuclear Attack Occurs - Mac Slavo

The government has already prepared some scripts to use on the terrified public should the United States ever be attacked with a nuclear weapon. The US government prepares for all sorts of threats, but none match the pomp and circumstance they’ll display in the event of a nuclear explosion.

Here’s an example of what the government will tell people to try to prevent widespread panic:

“Lives have been lost, people have been injured, and homes and businesses have been destroyed. All levels of government are coordinating their efforts to do everything possible to help the people affected by this emergency. As lifesaving activities continue, follow the instructions from emergency responders… The instructions are based on the best information we have right now; the instructions will be updated as more information becomes available.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

People need to be prepared for any eventuality, because the Federal Government cannot really protect us, given the reality that the foreign policy decisions being made right now, are engineered to keep this country less safe, and need to take their own precautions.

Compliance to government dictates, should this country manage to get itself into a nuclear exchange, does not necessarily translate into individual survival.

May 24 13:11

Mattis Tells Air Force Graduates To "Prepare For War"

It was supposed to be a joyous occasion, marking the commencement of a new and better phase in the life of nearly 1000 graduates. Instead, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told the 984 new lieutenants who are graduating from the U.S. Air Force Academy to prepare for the worst: war.

On Wednesday night, Mattis spoke at the graduation ceremony on the campus outside Colorado Springs and told the 2018 graduates they must be ready to fight and win. The Pentagon chief also told the 60th class to graduate from the academy that they must maintain U.S. military superiority in the air, and urged them to make the Air Force better.

As the ceremony ended, the newly commissioned officers threw their white hats into the sky as the Air Force Thunderbirds roared overhead, a longstanding tradition. Of the nearly 1000 graduates, more than 400 are headed to pilot training, and 69 will be trained to operate drones.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mattis' statement, indicates that these graduates cannot prepare for intelligent, nuanced foreign policy decisions which are going to keep this country safe; not prepare for stability on the world stage, because the US government loves creating instability leading to regime change; but the only thing for which they can prepare is perpetual wars, because the US government has lost the ability to resolve its geopolitical differences in any other way!!

May 24 13:05

Russia Finance Minister: We Are Ready To Ditch The Dollar In Favor Of The Euro

The common theme here is that Trump's sanctions against Russia - with which he is supposedly colluding - not only work, but are very effective in achieving their goal. And they do so though the biggest weapon the US has: access to the world's reserve currency, because with one phone call to SWIFT, Trump can lock out an entire nation.

So what alternatives is Russia planning, aside of course from increasingly closer trade, financial and monetary ties to China, which renminbi many speculate is only a matter of time before it replaces the USD as the world's reserve currency?

Addressing precisely this issue, Russia's Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum that settlements in US currency could be dropped by Russia in favor of the euro. That said, Russia would only engage in such an unprecedented transition under one condition: if the EU takes a stand against the latest US sanctions on Moscow.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Putin is playing this beautifully!!

May 24 13:02

"Unplug Your Alexa Devices Right Now... You're Being Hacked"

That was the disturbing message that a Portland family received just weeks after installing the Amazon listening devices throughout their home.

As KIRO7 reports, Danielle, who did not want us to use her last name, contacted Amazon to investigate after they say a private conversation in their home was recorded by Amazon's Alexa, and that the recorded audio was sent to the phone of a random person in Seattle, who was in the family’s contact list.

"My husband and I would joke and say I'd bet these devices are listening to what we're saying," said Danielle.

After receiving the call above from one of her husband's employees - who was in the family’s contact list - Danielle says she unplugged all the devices, and she repeatedly called Amazon. She says an Alexa engineer investigated.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

NEVER have these devices in your home, period, end of discussion.

May 24 12:59

Pompeo’s ‘Plan B’ for Iran is ‘designed to put the US’ on a path to 'forcible regime change'

Two weeks ago, President Trump terminated the United States' participation in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), more commonly known as the Iran nuclear deal," Secretary of State Mike Pompeo started his speech at the Heritage Foundation on Monday.

"President Trump withdrew from the deal for a simple reason," he continued. "It failed to guarantee the safety of the American people from the risks created by the leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran."

Thus Pompeo began a talk grounded more in fantasy than strategy.

He spoke repeatedly of an Iranian "march across the Middle East," painting Tehran as the mastermind of regional instability which poses an active, existential threat to U.S. friends and allies.

The "path forward," as Pompeo described it, is for Iran to submit to onerous new U.S. sanctions and concede to a long list of demands.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This stance gives the US government very little room to maneouver, and where the only moves left, ultimately, lead to a war against Iran.

And as I have pointed out in a previous post today, as a country which has historically pledged to protect Iran from military invasion, just what will Russia's President Putin be willing to do to prevent such an invasion from happening, or how intensely will he be willing to defend it?!?

I would like to hope that this potential Russian military involvement, against the US, Israel, and Saudi Arabia, is at least keeping someone in the bowels of power up at night in DC, Riyadh, and Tel Aviv right now.

May 24 12:55

AWESOME | Nancy Pelosi Busted At CNN Townhall…

Pelosi gets called out for hypocrisy on school shootings LIVE on CNN...

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May 24 12:50

Gaza massacre ends American political oath: Israel support is bipartisan

To be in Israel during a historic massacre, as I was on Monday, is a special experience, and one whose meaning will sink in for a while. I wonder what I will remember in five years’ time, or ten.

This is what I can tell you two days later. All that afternoon in the gathering and protests in the hot sun near the new embassy in South Jerusalem, the latest casualty figures were coming over the phones. “Did you hear, there’s a sea of blood at the border,” a friend had called to inform me at 4, and subsequent texts brought the numbers. 25. “37 dead so far. This country is irredeemable,” wrote my friend. It seemed impossible that the number would grow and yet it did. It was over 50 by the time the protests wound down.

May 24 12:46

Syria Rejects US Demand for Iranian Pullout

One of the 12 demands issued by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was a complete pullout from Syria of all pro-Iranian forces. Iran hasn’t really had a chance to respond, but Syria has already chimed in, rejecting the idea.

Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mikdad said the matter isn’t even up for discussion, noting that the decision “concerns the sovereignty of Syria.” He added Syria’s government is grateful for the help of Iranian military advisers, as well as Russian troops.

Mikdad further faulted the US for its continued intervention in Syria, and its “support of terrorists in Syria and elsewhere.” The US has troops within Syria, but those troops were not invited by the Syrian government.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Syrian Deputy Minister Mikdad is absolutely correct in his assessment; unfortunately, Pompeo and Bolton will use this as their excuse to escalate the US war in Syria, ultimately translating into wars against Russia and Iran.

May 24 12:41

All Of Chile's Bishops Offer To Resign After Sex Abuse Cover-Up

All 31 active bishops in Chile offered to resign Friday, following a meeting that Pope Francis called to examine the Chilean clergy's failure to protect children from pedophiles.

The bishops started the conference by thanking the pope for his "brotherly correction" and the victims of sexual abuse for their bravery and perseverance in coming forward. Their statement was read aloud to the press in Spanish and Italian.

"We want to ask forgiveness for the pain we caused victims, the pope, the people of God and our country for the grave errors and omissions that we committed," they said.

"We want to announce that all bishops present in Rome, in writing, have placed our positions in the Holy Father's hands so that he may freely decide regarding each one of us."

It was not immediately clear whether the Pope had accepted the bishops' resignations. He could delay, accept or reject their offer, and the bishops will stay in their jobs until he acts.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What never changes is the institutional culture of child abuse here, which is deeply ingrained in Catholic clergy.

The way the church could get this to stop, is only accepting young men for the seminary who are married. I think that would go a long way to curing the problem.

Because if the 21st century Catholic Church cannot get a handle on this, it will, and should, be sued out of existence.

May 24 12:35

IRAN LISTS 7 CONDITIONS TO REMAIN IN NUCLEAR DEAL

In his first statement since Pompeo's Wednesday speech, Iran's Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei set 7 conditions for the European nations if they want Tehran to remain in the agreement.

Khamenei laid out the full list on Twitter on Trump's favorite social media network, remainder of continued on twitter where in a brief tweetstorm, he unveiled the following demands of Europe:

Over the course of 2 years, US violated #JCPOA, several times, while the Europeans remained silent. These 3 European countries should prove that they won’t be as dishonest & untrustworthy as they were during nuclear talks in 2004-2005. Europe needs to compensate for it:
The US has violated Resolution 2231. Europe must issue a resolution against US’s violation [of it].
Europe must guarantee it will not raise the issue of the Islamic Republic's missiles and regional affairs.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation; Europe will not be allowed to acceed to Iran's demands by the US government, meaning that the Iranians will shortly go back to uranium enrichment, which will then be used as the "justification" for a war against it by the US, Israel, and Saudi Arabia.

But this will not happen until Israel uncorks in Lebanon against Hezbullah, and accomplishes "regime change" there, to achieve a more "Israeli-centric" government in Beirut.

So we have, maybe, a couple of months or more, before that happens, and then, the major world war against Iran happens. Look at the attack against Lebanon to come either right before, or right after, the High Holy days in Israel, Rosh Hashana, and Yom Kippur, which are celebrated in September of this year.

June 1st is already upon us week; So watch for 3 months of intense demonisation of Lebanon; Iran, and Russia in the next three months, leading up to an Israeli first strike on Lebanon.

But the big issue in all of this, with Russia having historically claimed that it will defend Iran should it be attacked militarily, is, when Iran is attacked, what will Russia's Putin actually be willing to do to defend it?!?

And lastly, here is a link to Ynetnews.com, with an article which is more than a little unsettling:


Israeli Security Cabinet now authorized to declare war

What makes this chilling, is the reality that now, only a handful of Israeli politicians have the power to wage war, in which the Knesset has utterly no voice whatsoever.

May 24 12:24

Michael Caputo Clairifies FBI Entrapment Attempt | The Full Story Has Not Been Told Yet...

Michael Caputo appeared with Tucker last night and announced that there two possible surveillance attempts in May, and only one of them has been made public. Also, hold on for the final 45 seconds as Caputo offers to pay the legal bills of FBI agents who reportedly want to testify against Comey and McCabe.

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May 24 12:10

HomeWorld NewsIsraeli airstrike hits boat at Gaza port preparing to meet aid flotilla – locals

An airstrike launched by the Israeli military has hit a boat that was moored in Gaza City. The vessel was preparing to meet other boats that were trying to sail through Israel's naval blockade of Gaza, locals say.

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said they hit "military targets belonging to the Hamas terror organization's naval force," as well as "underground terror infrastructure." On its official Twitter account, the IDF said it was done in response to a group of people breaking through the Israel-Gaza border and setting a military post on fire.

Gaza residents cited by Reuters said the boat that was set on fire by the Israeli attack was due to sail to meet a flotilla on its way to Gaza. A number of aid flotillas have attempted to breach the Israeli naval blockade of Gaza in recent years, but the vessels have been stopped, seized or turned back. In the most notorious case in 2010, Israeli commandos killed nine activists on board the Turkish ship Mavi Marmara.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have seen the names of participants in these flotilla runs in times past, and they certainly do not look like the names of Hamas members at all; this flotilla is probably no different in its peace activists, advocating for justice for Gazan Palestinians, and who are, of course, in Israel's definition, are "terrorists" for wanting such peace and justice for the Gazan people.

May 24 12:04

Mueller Rejects Speedy Trial Law To Delay Russian Collusion Trial

It is the second time Mueller tried to delay the trial. Judge Dabney L. Friedrich, a Trump appointee, rejected the earlier request without comment and ordered the case to go forward. (RELATED: Mueller Wants To Flood Russian Collusion Case With 2 Terabytes Of Russian Social Media Content Without Translation)

One of the Russian companies — Concord Management and Consulting — entered the U.S., hired American lawyers, and demanded a speedy trial. The Speedy Trial Act is a 44-year old federal law that dictates that a federal criminal case must begin within 70 days from the date of the indictment.

The “complexity” of the case warrants excluding the speedy trial law and delaying the trial, Mueller argued in Tuesday’s court filing.

A “district court can, on its own motion or at the request of a party, grant an excludable continuance if ‘the ends of justice served by taking such action outweigh the best interest of the public and the defendant in a speedy trial,'” Mueller wrote.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation; Meuller wants this crock of made-up accusations that Russia colluded with President Trump, to run right through the mid-terms, and into next year, ad nauseum

May 24 12:00

Trump says US military 'is ready if necessary' after Kim Jong Un summit cancellation

President Donald Trump said Thursday that the U.S. military stands "ready if necessary" following his cancellation of a planned summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, ramping up already tense rhetoric exchanged between Washington and Pyongyang.

The president, throwing aside his conciliatory rhetoric, called the meeting's cancellation a "great setback for the world." Touting a "greatly enhanced" American military and the power of U.S. allies, Trump warned Kim against taking "foolish or reckless" action.

"I have spoken to South Korea and Japan and they are not only ready should foolish or reckless acts be taken by North Korea, but they are willing to shoulder much of the cost of any financial burden — any of the costs associated by the United States in operations, if such an unfortunate situation is forced upon us," he said during an event at which he signed a bill rolling back bank regulations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How completely ironic that the President who brought us "The Art of the Deal" appears to be a man who is pathologically unable to negotiate, at the national level, and keep this country on a peaceful footing around the world.

But I am sure he had help from Bolton and Pompeo, two men who never met a potential war they didn't savor. Pompeo's visit to North Korea, and Bolton's casual reference potentially comparing what happened in Libya to what should happen in North Korea, didn't help matters at all.

So as someone who lives on a first-strike target in the Pacific (China's missiles would decimate these islands), you can color me very nervous all over again.

May 24 11:51

CANADIANS SUBJECT TO CIA BRAINWASH EXPERIMENTS SEEK DAMAGES

Canadians subjected to CIA brainwashing experiments at McGill University's Allan Memorial Institute are taking legal action against the federal government, demanding a public apology and compensation.

The Survivors Allied Against Government Abuse(SAAGA) group met in Montreal, Canada, on May 20. "The government should offer an apology and there should be recognition of the injustice that was done," said Gina Blasbalg, a patient at the institute in 1960.

Dr. Ewen Cameron, who co-founded the World Psychiatric Association, served as director of the Allan Memorial Institute psychiatric hospital between 1943 and 1964.

Cameron oversaw 'depatterning' and 'psychic driving' experiments which attempted to erase a patient's memories and reprogram them with new thoughts, according to CBC News.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This was a monstrous crime against humanity, and should be treated as such, by both the Canadian and American governments.

May 24 11:48

Someone Has Infected At Least 500,000 Routers All Over The World And No One Knows Why

Unknown hackers have reportedly infected at least 500,000 routers and other network devices all over the world with sophisticated and potentially destructive malware—and the Ukrainian government believes Russian hackers may use this botnet in an attack ahead of the Champions League soccer final this week in Kiev.

On Wednesday, Cisco’s subsidiary Talos warned of this new malware campaign, dubbing it “VPNFilter” because that’s the name of the folder where the malware creates and installs itself on the infected devices. Talos researchers wrote that VPNFilter’s most dangerous feature is that it can make the devices it lives on completely unusable thanks to a “kill” command.

“If it suited their goals, this command could be executed on a broad scale, potentially rendering hundreds of thousands of devices unusable, disabling internet access for hundreds of thousands of victims worldwide or in a focused region where it suited the actor's purposes,” the Talos report read.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How convenient; just when Russian/US governmental relations could hardly get any worse, it appears that Russia is going to get accused of a "cyber 9/11" against Ukraine and potentially beyond.

Now is the time to make sure your router is secure, and if you have not changed your default password, do it now.

May 24 11:40

New Ben Garrison! - The Wizard of Twitter

grrrgraphics

May 24 11:35

[BOMBSHELL] ~~~~ The FBI allowed non-governmental agencies (Fusion GPS???) to illegally spy on Trump as early as 2015!!!!

As the first of two historic meetings begin today, I thought it worthwhile to revisit the most public revealing of this sordid affair.

On March 22, 2017, after learning of Trump Transition surveillance, Devin Nunes gave an impromptu press conference followed by a more formal press conference

Like many, I will not soon forget the look of pure shock on Nunes’ face.

SHOCK!

May 24 11:34

THE ATTORNEY GENERAL THINKS POLICE HAVING TO FOLLOW THE CONSTITUTION LEADS TO VIOLENT CRIME INCREASES

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is an old-school law and order man. He wants asset forfeiture returned to its former glory -- no longer questioned by all and sundry for its ability to enrich law enforcement agencies without making much of a dent in criminal activity. He wants drug sellers jailed for as long as possible, suggesting the last time he read a policy paper was sometime during the mid-1980s. And he thinks people questioning law enforcement efforts should be ashamed of themselves, what with the dangers faced occasionally by officers whose workplace can't even crack the Top 10 Deadliest Jobs in America list.

Sessions goes where he's wanted when he speaks, ensuring he'll receive applause and accolades, rather than a bunch of "wtfs?" when he delivers bullshit like this:

I believe one of my highest duties is to call attention to your successes, and to encourage our fellow citizens to support you in your difficult and dangerous work.

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There are many good, fine cops in this country; I know, because my brother was one of them.

But that being said, things in police work need to be done by the book, honestly and legally.

And this country needs to very honestly, and realistically, have a conversation about why crime has expanded in this country, and to me, there are several reasons.

Unskilled, and even skilled labor, is becomming a thing of the past, with jobs offshored and outsourced to the lowest pricepoint of manufacturing. Poverty is a driver of both desperation and crime.

If this country decriminalized drugs, as has Portugal, the profit margin would become cripplingly bad, and we would see far less crime, and far less profits for drug cartels.

Education needs to become education again, not political indoctrination, with teachers both in control, and rewarded for their work, and kids made excited to come back, and learn more the in the next days and months of the school year ahead. Does anyone remember the Edward James Olmos film, "Stand and Deliver"?!? You should find it, and watch it again, to see what excellence in education can really do.

And lastly, the penal system in our country is engineered to fail, and I say this because the recidivism rate in the US is disgraceful. That has to be fixed in such a way, that when criminals have served their time, they have had some education which gives some hope of finding meaningful employment when they leave prison, and will rejoin society in a meaningful way.

We are very fortunate with the police officers on Oahu; they are, generally, very nice, polite people who do their job with strong professionalism.

Unfortunately, you have stories like the following unfolding all over the country, and this is what Attorney General Sessions critically needs to address, if he wants the American public to have more respect for this country's police:

Swat team raids wrong house, nearly kills dad, and injures 6 year old with flash-bang grenades

May 24 11:31

FULL VIDEO: Nikki Haley, US Ambassador To UN, Says 'Jesus' Under Breath, Doesn't Grow Conscience, As U Houston Speech Interrupted By Lengthy Energetic Protest Of Israeli War Crimes | FULL TEXT STATEMENT

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Students for Justice in Palestine at the University of Houston, WAY TO GO! Haley is obviously trying to act like she's annoyed but too civilized to be anything but polite; at one point, however, she looks around, visibly nervous, like she's checking to make sure people don't actually think bad things about her.

Sorry, Nimrata Haley. Actually, they do.

And what's worse is that more and more and more and more and more people will only agree with them as time passes: History will not regard you kindly.

Change your mind & your loyalties now for best results.

May 24 11:12

Judge rules Christian baker does not have to make gay ‘wedding’ cake

A California judge has issued his final judgment in favor of a Christian baker who refused to bake a cake for a same-sex “wedding,” ruling that cakes celebrating events are a form of speech.

Last August, Mireya and Eileen Rodriguez-Del Rio sought a wedding cake from Tastries Bakery owner Cathy Miller, who declined on the grounds that affirming a homosexual union would violate her Christian beliefs, Bakersfield.com reports. The couple filed a complaint with California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), arguing that the state’s Unruh Civil Rights Act forbids businesses from refusing to provide services on the basis of sexual orientation (among other grounds).

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The reasonable thing for the customers to have done was find another baker, rather than try to make a political stink about it.

May 24 11:10

CIA KNEW TORTURE WAS EXTORTING BAD INTELLIGENCE — KEPT DOING IT ANYWAY

The CIA’s record of torture is front and center in the media again. This time because President Donald Trump’s new CIA Director, Gina Haspel, played a key role in the agency’s program of “enhanced interrogation” (i.e., torture). Haspel was head of station in at least one of the CIA’s black sites in Thailand where torture took place, and also held multiple senior roles at the CIA Counterterrorism Center, which oversaw the torture program.

She was also involved in the destruction of the video recordings of the torture sessions and was less than forthcoming recently with members of Congress who asked about her role in that action.

Nevertheless, the Senate confirmed her. The fact that Haspel, who played a key role in the CIA torture program, made it through the confirmation process fairly easily, signals, at the very least, that the agency should have no problem continuing to shield itself from any outside scrutiny of its treatment of terror suspects in the years after 9/11.

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Back during World War II, the Germans had a brilliant interrogator, Hanns Scharff.

The Story of Hanns Scharff

Scharff never indulged in violence of any kind; he used kindness and rewards to gain insight into the British and German prisoners of war he questioned, and frequently brought them out of their prison on day trips for cultural events.

After the war, Scharff was so well thought of, and respected, that the American military invited him to the US to teach his methods to American interrogators.

It is unfortunate that the President and CIA have forgotten (and/or unlearned) that there were other methods, rather than torture, which would give the interrerogator far superior, and actionable, intelligence.

So instead of a Scharff archetype being nominated and confirmed in the position of CIA director, they put a Torquemada archetype in charge instead.

This choice bear ominous witness to what lies ahead for US foreign policy; more and more wars, other than those we cannot seem to be able to win, like Afghanistan and Libya, and ultimately... more torture.

Torture only makes the tortured person say what they believe their torturers want to hear, to get the torture to stop.

And when the US government tortures, or outsources torture, two things happen.

First, the world understands, very clearly, that for all of the political drivel being vomited to the world, about this country's respect for humanitarian values, and the rule of law, when it comes torturing prisoners of war, (which is what these people are), those values and laws get well and truly flushed.

Secondly, when we torture, or outsourcing it, that gives leadership in other countries carte blanche to torture American military members, and American troops.

Please chew on that last one for a while, if you still think torture is a "good idea."

May 24 10:54

FEDERAL RESERVE: MORE THAN 4 OUT OF 10 AMERICANS DO NOT EVEN HAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO COVER AN UNEXPECTED $400 EXPENSE

The U.S. economy is not doing nearly as well as the mainstream media would have you believe. A few days ago I wrote about a new study that discovered that nearly 51 million U.S. households “can’t afford basics like rent and food”, and just yesterday I discussed the fact that we are on pace for the worst year for retail store closings ever. Now we have just gotten new numbers from the Federal Reserve which are absolutely staggering. According to the Fed’s latest study, more than 4 out of every 10 Americans do not even have enough money to cover an unexpected $400 expense without borrowing the funds or selling something. In essence, nearly half the country has no significant financial cushion whatsoever. So what are all of those people going to do when the next economic crisis hits?

Sadly, living on the edge has become a daily reality for tens of millions of Americans. The following is from a CNN article about the Fed’s new report…

Can you cover an unexpected $400 expense?

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For far too many Americans, this alleged "economic robustness/recovery" (call it what you will) has not arrived at all, and particularly for hourly salaried people, who are seeing their wages get throttled though inflation and ever-higher taxes.

Mike and I were at a local supermarket yesterday, and I was looking at the fish counter. One particular type of tuna was selling for nearly $27.00 per pound, and all the prices seem to have jumped through the roof.

I do not know how families are making it, unless one of the two partners came from roots where slow cooking of cheaper cuts of meat, to make them very tender, was the way things were done.

May 24 10:41

Woman says her Amazon device recorded private conversation, sent it out to random contact

A Portland family contacted Amazon to investigate after they say a private conversation in their home was recorded by Amazon's Alexa -- the voice-controlled smart speaker -- and that the recorded audio was sent to the phone of a random person in Seattle, who was in the family’s contact list.

May 24 10:41

Jets Owner Says He’ll Pay Fines If Players Defy New Anthem-Protest Ban

In response to the controversy over NFL players protesting during the national anthem, which President Trump exacerbated last season, the league announced a new policy on Wednesday that essentially bans players from kneeling during the anthem. While they can opt to stay in the locker room before the game, players on the field will be fined if they do “not stand and show respect for the flag and the anthem.”

May 24 10:16

Investigators: Missile that brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine in 2014 was from Russian military

A Dutch-led international team of investigators said Thursday that a missile that downed a Malaysia Airlines jetliner over eastern Ukraine in 2014 came from the Russian military, opening the possibility that Dutch prosecutors could sue the Kremlin in connection with the attack that killed all 298 on board.

May 24 10:15

South African medical engineers have built an EpiPen replacement that costs $16 a shot

A team of South African biomedical engineers have built a cheap replacement for the EpiPen that could revolutionise the emergency treatment of anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction that can be triggered by food or insect bites.

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