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Mar 22 10:10

Nebraska Faces Over $1.3 Billion In Flood Losses

The "bomb cyclone" that swept through the Midwest this week has caused more than $1 billion of flood damage in Nebraska, the state's governor said Wednesday. At least three people have been killed in Nebraska and Iowa.

Heavy rainfall and rapid snowmelt have caused catastrophic flooding across the Missouri River Basin, and three-fourths of Nebraska's 93 counties have declared an emergency, Gov. Pete Ricketts said. The cost of the damage has surpassed $1.3 billion, state officials said, according to The Associated Press. That includes $449 million in damage to roads, levees and other infrastructure; $440 million in crop losses; and $400 million in cattle losses.

Mar 22 10:02

Community Rallies To Defend Community Garden

The largest community garden in Baltimore is aiming to make Baltimore more sustainable and push the city toward zero-waste, but it is under threat of demolition by the city

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"How DARE you grow your own food! How DARE you! How dare you DARE to dare! You will buy your food from corporations, AND YOU WILL LIKE IT!"

Mar 22 09:58

80 Percent Of Americans Support Reinstating Net Neutrality

A new poll conducted after Democrats introduced the Save The Internet Act, a bill that would restore net neutrality rules, shows wide support for the issue across the political spectrum.

Mar 22 09:58

Fox Layoffs Begin Following Disney Merger, 4,000 Jobs Expected To Be Cut

Disney's $71.3 billion acquisition of News Corp.’s 21st Century Fox film assets will make it the most powerful movie studio ever, but it's also causing a lot of people to lose their jobs.

Mar 22 09:41

At 2:59 PM Guns Were Legal in NZ. At 3:00 PM a Massive Gun Ban Began with Promise of Prison or Fines for Anyone Who Wouldn’t Comply

Terrorism is defined as the use of violence to push political change — and sadly, a terrorist in New Zealand has been able to do just that, rapidly changing the country’s laws in less than a week and possibly getting exactly what he wanted.

Mar 22 09:40

Parents Cheer Drag Queen Perversely Spreading Legs in Front of 2-Year-Old While Singing Kids’ Song

“Baby Shark,” a children’s song that recently became a fixture of popular culture thanks to a South Korean version that went viral on YouTube, is about as wholesome as it gets.

Mar 22 09:40

Stunning Survey Shows Half Of Americans Don’t Know All First Amendment Freedoms

Nearly 6 in 10 Americans believe the First Amendment is under threat, according to a new survey, yet a large portion of respondents couldn’t correctly name what the amendment protects.

Of the 2,000 adults who took part in the poll, half thought that “liberty” is one of the five freedoms protected by the First Amendment, while nearly half (49 percent) believed “the pursuit of happiness” was included. Thankfully, only 3 percent named “life” as one of the protected freedoms.

What’s more, barely more than a quarter (26 percent) of participants knew how many amendments even comprise the Bill of Rights. In fact, 1 in 5 people wasn’t even familiar with the Bill of Rights when asked.

Mar 22 09:30

GoFundMe Bans Anti-Vaxxers Who Raise Money To Spread Misinformation

Anti-vaxxers have long used GoFundMe to raise money to spread their dangerous message—but now the site is cutting them off, The Daily Beast has learned.

Mar 22 09:29

Defrocked Jersey Priest Who Molested Boys Now Teaches Kids English In Dominican Republic

A former Roman Catholic priest who was defrocked and convicted of molesting two boys in New Jersey has found a new vocation in a new location — teaching children English at a private school in this resort town.

Mar 22 09:23

You Can't Understand Haiti's Protests Without Understanding History

Life in Haiti slowed to a standstill last month when national protests began, once again, in the face of a rising cost of living and a national currency in free fall. Outside of Haiti, media coverage of the crisis has focused primarily on violence, looting and corruption.

Interviews with foreign volunteers, tourists and missionaries highlight that they are trapped or stranded, and that in some cases they have been evacuated by helicopters as if from a war zone. The U.S. Department of State has urged citizens not to travel to Haiti “due to crime and civil unrest.” The Core Group --representatives from the U.N., European Union, Organization of American States and six countries including the U.S. — issued a statement deploring violence and property damage and stressing that “change must come through the ballot box.”

Mar 22 09:15

Terror watchlist subjects approved to work at ports because of FBI bungling

Individuals on the terrorist watchlist were approved to work at ports across the country because FBI agents did not understand the vetting process, the Justice Department inspector general said Thursday.

In a new report, Justice Department watchdog Michael Horowitz said the FBI needs to more closely scrutinize to individuals seeking to work at secure maritime facilities.

The bureau’s bungling resulted in an unknown number of terrorism subjects securing Transportation Worker Identification Credentials, or TWIC, Mr. Horowitz said. TWIC provided workers with unescorted access to secure ships and facilities.

Mar 22 09:15

FBI joining criminal investigation into certification of Boeing 737 MAX

The FBI has joined the criminal investigation into the certification of the Boeing 737 MAX, lending its considerable resources to an inquiry already being conducted by U.S. Department of Transportation agents, according to people familiar with the matter.

The federal grand jury investigation, based in Washington, D.C., is looking into the certification process that approved the safety of the new Boeing plane, two of which have crashed since October.

Mar 22 09:14

College Students Say 1st Amendment Shouldn’t Protect ‘Hateful, Offensive or Rude Speech’

The college students said that hateful, offensive or rude speech should not be protected by the 1st Amendment.
And who decides what is hateful or offensive speech?
“I think if it’s, like, hateful and disrespectful to specific groups, then that’s not OK,” one student said.

Mar 22 09:14

Georgia Dems Introduce Bill That Would Require A Man to Report to Authorities When He ‘Releases Sperm From His Testicles’

The bizarre legislation came shortly before a state Senate panel approved another proposal (HB 481) to ban most abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, a bill known as the “heartbeat abortion ban.”

Mar 22 09:04

Jared Kushner: Trump's son-in-law uses WhatsApp and personal email for official White House business, attorney says

Jared Kushner uses private messaging apps and personal email to communicate about official Trump administration matters with foreign leaders – a violation of a laws governing White House records - a congressional committee has been told.

Mar 22 09:03

China's gender gap sees young women from Myanmar sold as brides into sexual slavery

Seng Moon was 16 when she was trafficked from Myanmar's Kachin State to south-western China and sold to a Chinese family as a bride.

Her family back in Myanmar had been living in a camp for internally displaced people after fleeing the fighting between Myanmar's Government and the Kachin Independence Army, which broke out in 2011.

Mar 22 08:54

Elite White Privilege

Feldman critiques the “expectation that the victims of racism are people of color”. So whites can be the victims of racism after all? Whew, glad we got that cleared up.

Mar 22 08:40

New Zealand mosque attack: Who were the victims?

(*Well , if the facts in the Limbaugh theory , as Alleged hold any water , at all , they were Radical Muslims , that got what they had coming to them after Soros paid for American liberals to send a White Nationalist in. , because the Mosque casualties were victimising POTUS Trump ? )

Mar 22 08:21

Revealed: Bank scam cases DOUBLE in just one year as conmen trick 84,000 savers into handing over £350million

The number of fraud victims tricked into handing over life-changing sums to sophisticated criminals has doubled in a year.

Britain is facing an ‘authorised’ fraud epidemic where customers are conned into transferring huge amounts of money out of their accounts.

Just this week a Mail investigation revealed how crooks working from an office in India pose as tax officials to target up to 10,000 Britons a day. Victims are told they have an outstanding tax bill and face arrest if they don’t pay up.

In other cases fraudsters pose as legitimate companies or organisations such as the victim’s bank, telecoms provider, solicitor – or even the police.

Mar 22 08:18

SYRIA CONDEMS TRUMP'S OCCUPIED GOLAN HEIGHTS MOVE

It says Trump's stand shows 'blind bias of the US' towards Israel>>>

(*and , oddly enough; I Have Nothing To Add !)

Mar 22 08:11

Hollywood Cheers New Zealand Gun Ban Following Christchurch Shooting

Breitbart News reported that Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced a ban on “military-style” semiautomatic rifles and “high-capacity” magazines. The ban also covers certain gun parts. New Zealand’s Arms (Military Style Semi-automatic Firearms) Order 2019 explains that the banned weapons consist of:

Mar 22 08:11

I was caged, beaten and warehoused by Republicans at a 'concentration camp for throwaway teens' in the 1980s

America is shocked by the Trump administration’s putting kids in cages, but such tactics —designed to create terror and modify behaviour — are nothing new. Republicans have been using it for decades. I know: I was a kid caged by Republicans in the 1980s.

Mar 22 08:09

World countries blast US on Golan, Syria vows to liberate Israeli occupied territory

The Arab League, Russia, Iran and Turkey have strongly warned the US after President Donald Trump declared Thursday that he will recognize Syria's Golan Heights as Israeli territory.

The strategic highlands have been under the Israeli occupation since 1967, but Trump's abrupt declaration a day after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's visit to Israel brings the dispute to a boiling point.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday Trump's statement has brought the region to the edge of a new crisis.

In a speech at a meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul, Erdogan said: "We cannot allow the legitimization of the occupation of the Golan Heights."

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif expressed shock at Trump's plan.

Mar 22 08:08

A Beauty Vlogger Is Accused Of Being A Rape Apologist. He Said He Shouldn't Be Judged For What He Did As A Teen.

A victim of a sexual assault that allegedly took place in 2016 is accusing a former friend, a rising beauty YouTuber, of rewriting her experiences to protect his new online brand.

Mar 22 08:08

Sheriff Clarke: ‘Trump is Right. McCain is a Rat B******’

The establishment media went after President Donald Trump for saying he wasn’t a fan of the late Sen. John McCain, but Sheriff David A. Clarke pointed out the real reason the left loved the Arizona senator.

Mar 22 08:03

REPOST - The Most Honest Three Minutes In Television History

Mar 22 07:57

Bolton says Trump ‘very serious’ about ‘all options’ as Venezuela dismantles ‘terrorist cell’

Donald Trump is not kidding when he says “all options” to topple Maduro are open, National Security Adviser John Bolton said, as the Venezuelan government busted wannabe president Juan Guaido’s aide for running a terrorist cell.
“President Trump himself has been clear on this point on any number of occasions when he says all options are on the table. I think people need to understand and believe that; he’s very serious about it,” Bolton told Breitbart.

Mar 22 07:36

BY DONALD TRUMP’S STANDARDS, JARED AND IVANKA SHOULD BE IN JAIL

Quick: Your father (and father-in-law) has just been elected president of the United States in part by claiming that his opponent was unfit to run the country because she sent e-mails from a private account while serving as secretary of state, an offense so grave that he insisted she should go to jail for it. You’ve just landed a job in the White House that the haters say you in no way deserve, one because of your utter lack of qualifications, and two because of a sense that you’re only in it to enrich yourself. How do you prove them wrong? If

Mar 22 07:36

Catholic Bishops Stopped My Surgery Because I’m Transgender

After years of working to affirm my identity in a world where transgender people are questioned constantly about their decisions, I felt hopeful as I arrived for the surgery I had waited so long for. I was 27, and I would finally be closer to calling my body home.

Mar 22 06:53

Teachers shot ‘execution-style’ with pellet guns in extreme school shooting drill

Indiana elementary school teachers were ordered to kneel against a wall before being shot “execution-style” from behind with airsoft pellet guns during a safety drill.

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(*REMEMBER: American students are recieving An Indoctrination , NOT An Education , so , one has to wonder; what's up with that ? )

Mar 22 06:31

Trump chosen by God as savior of Jewish people? Pompeo thinks it’s ‘certainly possible’ (*If The Facts as Alleged Are True)

Trump may be God’s chosen one to save the Jewish people from “the Iranian menace,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed in a baffling interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network.

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(*Oh Christ! )

Mar 22 06:02

House Dems Ignore Base

House Dems ignore base, battle Trump for Israel’s approval with anti-boycott law as AIPAC looms

House Democrats have introduced a resolution condemning boycotts of Israel, competing with President Donald Trump to see who can pander the loudest to the Israeli lobby>>>

(*Forgetaboutit! )

Mar 22 05:25

In Case Air Travel Isn’t Invasive Enough, More Airports Are Adding FACIAL RECOGNITION

Just in case air travel isn't already invasive enough for you, now at least 20 more major airports are adding facial recognition. But don't worry, they promise not to keep the photos and they just want to make life easier for you.

Mar 22 01:53

Rob Reiner’s Role In the Russia Collusion Smear

As Bonchie covered yesterday, Glenn Simpson and Christopher Steele — they of the now almost-totally discredited Steele dossier — have been working for some time to continue pushing Russia collusion stories to the press and Capitol Hill staffers through the Orwellian-named Democracy Integrity Project (TDIP).

One of those backers is legitimately a household name (or, at least, was a household name): Rob Reiner, Meathead himself. From the RCI piece:

Mar 21 17:16

Arrest of Juan Guaido's Aide

Roberto Marrero was taken into custody on Thursday as part of the government raid against a “terrorist cell” that plotted to carry out attacks against top Venezuelan politicians, the Minister of the Interior, Justice and Peace, Néstor Reverol, said in a statement.

https://www.rt.com/news/454445-venezuela-terrorist-cell-guaido-aide/

Mar 21 16:11

CNN Contributor Rebukes Network for Charlottesville Hoax

CNN political commentator Steve Cortes has taken his own network to task for perpetuating the lie that President Donald Trump referred to neo-Nazis in the Charlottesville, Virginia, riot as “very fine people.”

Mar 21 15:53

Who's Really Responsible for the Christchurch Terrorist Attack on a Mosque?

Mar 21 13:59

Mistake sees Christchurch suspect charged with murder of woman who turned out to be alive

The list of victims of the Christchurch massacre has become shorter, after it was found that one of the women on it is alive. The error will have no impact on the court process, police stressed.

The woman, whose identity was not disclosed, is merely described as “connected” to the Friday attack on the mosques.

Mar 21 13:57

Operation Cyclone never ended: The history of the West’s support for Islamist extremists

Iain Davis argues that contrary to official narratives, the Western military-industrial-intelligence complex has been working with, arming, equipping, training and deploying Islamist extremist terrorist organisations for at least half a century.>>

Mar 21 13:27

Trump Tweet on British Opens Spring Offensive Against the Coup

March 20, 2019 - It has become entirely clear over the past 24 hours that the President and his defenders are on an all out offensive ahead of the release of the Mueller report, which many state is coming very soon. The President opened this campaign by attacking John McCain as part of the Russiagate fraud against him and went on to attack the British instigators and sustainers of the coup. On March 18, the President retweeted a tweet by William Craddick of Disobedient Media. Disobedient Media is one of the few outfits other than LaRouchePAC, and the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, with the guts to question the foundational premise of the coup, that the Russians hacked the DNC and Clinton Campaign Chair John Podesta. Craddick had tweeted, "Russiagate was designed in part to help the UK counter Russian influence by baiting the United States into taking a hard line against them. Leaves us all with a more dangerous world as a consequence.

Mar 21 13:10

President Trump to Order Colleges to Back Free Speech or Lose Funding

White House officials say Trump on Thursday will sign an executive order requiring colleges to certify that their policies support free speech as a condition of receiving federal research grants.

NOBODY except for one alumnus was interested in assisting me with my thesis while attending the Art Institute of Seattle. (AiS suddenly shut-down a few weeks ago.)

Mar 21 12:19

White House Petition to Impeach Pelosi Doubles Goal, Wipes Smirk Right Off Nancy’s Face

The petition now has officially 195,381 signatures and we are waiting for word from the White House as to next steps.

Mar 21 12:09

Lion Air pilots scoured handbook in minutes before crash - sources

The pilots of a doomed Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX scrambled through a handbook to understand why the jet was lurching downwards in the final minutes before it hit the water killing all 189 people on board, three people with knowledge of the cockpit voice recorder contents said.

Mar 21 11:39

Cambridge University Withdraws Visiting Fellowship of Academic Who Refuses to Refer to Transgender People by Chosen Pronouns

Cambridge University has rescinded its offer of a visiting fellowship to controversial academic Jordan Peterson, who refuses to refer to transgender people by their chosen pronouns, after outcry from faculty and students.

The Canadian psychologist, who has hundreds of thousands of fans, styles himself as the "professor against political correctness", and has argued for enforced monogamy, and pushed the view that men are victims of gender discrimination.

Mar 21 11:07

Iraqi Parliament Prepares to Evict US Troops

US military's presence in Iraq falling out of favor across several political blocs.

In the wake of the ISIS War in Iraq, Pentagon officials will tell you what they’ve been saying all along, that America’s intention is to stay in Iraq, and that there is no consideration being given to leaving. It’s not clear the US has spoken to the Iraqi government about this, however.

While many Iraqis accepted the offer of help in the more desperate moments of the ISIS War, the US military has quickly worn out its welcome. Across a number of major political blocs in Iraq, there is growing consensus that the US, and indeed all foreign military forces, need to go.

This has been brewing for months. The Iraqis saw Trump’s visit to Iraq, during which he didn’t meet the Iraqi PM, as a sign of disrespect. That the Pentagon keeps insisting they’re staying in Iraq, without asking the Iraqis, only adds to the sense that the US isn’t really an invited guest in any real sense.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OK, folks, it appears that the US President and Military are both suffering from an acute, collective case of SMD (selective memory disorder), about the one guy who got the US military out of Iraq the first time, and now is one of the most powerful people in Iraq who holds no governmental office; Muktada Al Sadr.

Let's take a gentle WRH ride in our way-back machine to last year, and the following article, describing the win of his coalition in the Iraqi parliament last year:

Muqtada al Sadr's win in Iraq, is dredging up tough memories for US soldiers

Please remember; he was the official head of the Mahdi Army, which fought the US military tooth and nail, and then, in 2017 this was disbanded: Iraq disbands what used to be known as the "Mahdi Army

Mr. President, I am strongly cautioning you (not that you appear to be listening, but ... God loves His optimists) on this issue, to show the Iraqi government, and its military, just a small bit of respect, and I ask this for the following reasons.

Although the Mahdi Army has been officially disbanded, please don't bet on this Imam's NOT being capable of"pulling the band back together", if he believes, for one second, that the US government wants to occupy Iraq forever, which, it appears, is really the goal, to control who gets Iraq's oil, and in what currency it will be sold.

Were I a betting woman, I would not bet against him doing this, sir; and he and his people know every inch of the country. And if he does this, how are you going to respond?!? With a second invasion of Iraq, let's say, Iraq 2.0- the "golden cut"?!?

Mar 21 11:06

EXCLUSIVE: Mounted police charging drunken teens, brawls on the sand, the scent of drugs in the air and sex in public: Spring Break is on as tens of thousands descend on beaches for debauchery

And this was last year.

But while a slice of the estimated $1 billion that Spring Break is thought to be worth to the US economy as a whole is welcome, the party comes at a price for police budgets and city residents.

Last year's revelry resulted in a 72 percent increase in police callouts to the beach compared to 2015 – with 131 911-calls during the month of March and 47 arrests.

On Friday alone, DailyMail.com witnessed eight incidents in which kids were hauled off the beach or cited for drug and alcohol possession within the space of 30 minutes.

Earlier, a mounted police unit was seen charging into the crowd after an empty can was thrown at one of the horses.

Another drunken boy was told 'want to go to jail?' after he snuck up on a police horse and touched its backside for a dare.

Mar 21 11:03

Crashed jets reportedly lacked key safety features because Boeing charged extra for them

Boeing jets in Ethiopia and Indonesia lacked two safety features in their cockpits because the company charged extra to install them.

The features could have helped pilots detect erroneous readings, which some experts believe might be connected to the planes’ failures, The New York Times reports.

Mar 21 10:48

It’s time for US to fully recognize Israel’s ‘sovereignty’ over disputed Golan Heights – Trump

He is just another Neocon now! Disgusting!

US President Donald Trump has said that the time has come for the United States to "fully recognize" Israel's sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights, seized from Syria during the Six-Day War in 1967.
In a tweet on Thursday, Trump said the Golan Heights are "of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel" and to "regional security." His decision will be seen as a diplomatic coup for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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