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Apr 26 11:48

Why We Have a Second Amendment: Venezuela Plans to Give Firearms to Loyalists So They Can Purge Growing Resistance

After enduring shortages of food and medicine for years, as well as a total collapse of their currency, the people of Venezuela have had enough. Last week it was estimated that 2.5 million people marched against the Maduro regime, which had previously tried to strip away the powers of the opposition-led parliament. It’s estimated that as many as 6 million people may have taken to the streets to protest throughout the country.

In the lead-up to the protest, which had been planned for weeks by opposition political parties, President Maduro issued an alarming proclamation that didn’t receive nearly enough press. He promised to expand the nation’s armed militia, and hand out firearms to as many as 400,000 loyalists.

Apr 26 11:38

BREAKING: Police Responding to Report of Active Shooter at Hawkins Middle School

Police are responding to the report of an active shooter at Hawkins Middle School in Mason County.

Stay with kiro7.com for updates. Below is a log of time-stamped updates below.

[11:30 a.m.] Police are responding to a report of an active shooter in Hawkins Middle School in Belfair, Washington.

Facebook live stream: https://www.facebook.com/KIRO7Seattle/videos/vb.112779115408517/158655...

Apr 26 11:15

The Federal Fiscal Condition: Kick the Can ’til You No Longer Can

04/26/2017 11:13 am

That is what happens when the government cannot meet its financial obligations. Two forms of default/bankruptcy are available: hard and soft. Hard means the government “stiffs” debt holders totally or partially—“sorry, we cannot repay any of your principal or interest” on your bonds and T-bills or “we can make only part payment.” The “soft” default method is for the Federal Reserve to run its printing and digital presses red hot, paying off debt with zillions in money with new zeroes, ultimately making the money worthless. Economic chaos and disaster ensue. Irresponsible? Hyperinflation? Yes. Would the Fed do it? Don’t ask me, ask the bailed-out masters of the universe on Wall Street what they want the Fed to do.

Apr 26 11:12

UN warned Trump that ObamaCare repeal could violate international law

The NWO UN out of the USA! USA out of the NWO UN!

The United Nations warned the Trump administration earlier this year that repealing ObamaCare without providing an adequate replacement would be a violation of multiple international laws, according to a new report.

Apr 26 10:35

This State Is Rushing To Use Up Its Expiring Lethal Injection Drugs

By Damien Echols, Death Row Survivor - Earlier this month, Governor Asa Hutchinson issued execution dates for eight men on death row, all to be carried out over the course of 10 days. He didn’t care that there’s a chance at least two of them may be innocent, or that...

Apr 26 10:09

Man Refuses To Accept He’s No Longer Black After DNA Test Results

Two professors from West Chester University decided to do an in-depth analysis into various people’s ancestries and backgrounds. First they asked participants to guess the results. One of their participants, Bernard, came away very displeased when the test revealed he was mainly European and not at all black.

Apr 26 10:07

Trump Talks Tough on North Korea

On Wednesday afternoon, Trump will hold a briefing for all 100 senators on North Korea. Reportedly a similar session is planned for House members – both meetings to be held in a “sensitive compartmented information facility” in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.

Secretary of Defense Mattis, Joint Chiefs Chairman Dunford, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coates, and Secretary of State Tillerson will conduct the briefing.

On April 25, marking the anniversary of the founding of its army, North Korea held live-fire drills, involving hundreds of artillery pieces – instead of a sixth nuclear test some observers expected.

According to China Foundation for International and Strategic Studies Foreign Policy director Zhang Tuosheng, pressure from China, Washington, South Korea and Japan got Pyongyang to show restraint – whether short or longer-term remains to be seen.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is why the US government and military will most probably not wait until the 9 May election to create some kind of false flag against North Korea, and we'll be off and running.

The fact that China has been sending some mixed messages on their potential range of responses to a US tactical strike against North Korea makes Mike and me more than a little nervous; Oahu is a critical military communications link to all of Asia, and would be a first-strike target in case China decides to go to war with the US over any such incident against North Korea.

Apr 26 10:02

A Fox News anchor has joined a lawsuit against the network, alleging racial discrimination

Fox News' legal troubles grew even larger Tuesday, with new plaintiffs, including an anchor, joining a suit alleging racial discrimination and harassment at the network.

Apr 26 10:02

AT&T Launches Fake 5G Network in Desperate Attempt to Seem Innovative

Have you heard? AT&T is going to “pave the way for the next generation of faster speeds” with something called 5G Evolution. No, it’s not actuallya new 5G network, the much hyped successor to 4G that’s supposed to change the way we connect to the internet. It’s just a re-branded 4G offering, and AT&T’s sad attempt at seeming innovative.

Apr 26 09:59

Is “Mad Dog” Planning to Invade East Syria?

The Pentagon’s plan for seizing and occupying territory in east Syria is beginning to take shape. According to a Fox News exclusive: “The Islamic State has essentially moved its so-called capital in Syria… ISIS is now centered in Deir ez-Zur, roughly 90 miles southeast of Raqqa, the officials said.” (“ISIS moves its capital in Syria”, FOX News )

The move by ISIS corresponds to the secretive massing of US troops and military equipment on the Syria-Jordan border. It creates the perfect pretext for a ground invasion followed by a long-term military occupation in an area that Washington has sought to control for the last 18 months. Here’s more on the topic from South Front:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ah, but there is one reality the author of this article fails to mention; that is the (invited) Russian military presence in Syria.

And I think the question that Sec-Def Mattis must address is, how far will the Russians go to defend the Al-Assad government against this American invasion of sovereign Syria?!?

My thought would be, as far as it takes, even if it literally going to war with the US over Syria.

And this is a war which our American military may well lose; and I say that because at this point in its history, the American military doesn't have the troop strength; the weaponry; the money; or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war against Russia.

Apr 26 09:39

JUST IN: BEN CARSON MAKES UNEXPECTED ANNOUNCEMENT THAT COULD HAVE MAJOR IMPACT

Low-income Americans will no longer be passed over when the federal government pays the bill for construction projects, HUD Secretary Ben Carson said Thursday.

Apr 26 09:22

NETANYAHU SETS POLICY: WE WON’T MEET DIPLOMATS WHO MEET WITH BREAKING THE SILENCE

Israeli-German relations took a turn for the worse on Tuesday, the day after Holocaust Remembrance Day, when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu canceled a meeting with visiting German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel because he insisted on meeting with far-Left NGO Breaking the Silence.

“Our relations with Germany are strong and they are important and they will continue,” Netanyahu said, explaining his decision to cancel the meeting with a senior representative of one of Israel’s most important friends in Europe.

My policy is clear: not to meet with diplomats who visit Israel and meet with organizations that defame IDF soldiers and try to prosecute our soldiers as war criminals, which diplomats would never consider doing in the United States, Britain or anywhere else,” he said. “Our soldiers are the basis of our existence. They are guarding us, and we will protect them.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Netanyahu is acting scared, because he understands that Breaking the Silence is a powerful witness to the brutal excesses of the IDF, including cold-blooded murder, against the Palestinians. Here's their website:

Breaking the Silence. Org

And German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, a word, please; whatever foreign aid your country is providing to Israel, I would suggest that it stops and immediately. People who tell the truth about their experience in the IDF should not be marginalised.

Apr 26 09:05

Trump’s Aggressions In Syria Will Have Long-Term Consequences

As I have noted in response to the latest U.S. government aggressions in the Middle East, Donald Trump’s short-sighted military actions in Syria are not based on rational thought but on emotionalism, his feeling terrible about the children and other innocent victims of the chemical attack in Syria this week. But this is purely selective emotionalism, given that he doesn’t seem so concerned about all the innocent victims of his own drone bombings that he has been authorizing since he was sworn in as President.

Trump is also not concerned for the probable long-term results of his warmongering now. History indicates that the situation will only get worse from here, as we have seen with Iraq.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What is most troubling to me, in Syria, is that it appears to be just a matter of time before Russia sends ground troops here, and Russia signalled its readiness to do so just yesterday:

Russia Ready To Send Ground Troops To Syria: FARS

US ground troops in combat with Russian ground troops in Syria?!?

I'm frankly not betting against this, at some near future point.

Apr 26 08:55

Will the Next War Erupt in the Balkans?

As the world focuses on the Middle Eastern and Korean flashpoints, the next war may not occur in either region, but rather in a replay of an old conflict that has been largely forgotten.

In an interview with Politico’s European edition, Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama threatened war if Kosovo is denied entry into the European Union:

“Albania’s prime minister said a union between Albania and Kosovo cannot be ruled out if EU membership prospects for the Western Balkans fade.

“In an interview with Politico … Prime Minister Edi Rama said Europe would face ‘a nightmare’ if the Balkans ‘go crazy’ because EU accession is off the agenda, with the region becoming a ‘gray zone in which other actors have more influence than the European Union.’”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It looks like this is about to get very ugly, and very quickly.

Apr 26 08:51

What War With North Korea Looks Like

The batteries of North Korean artillery lie just on the other side of the divided peninsula’s demilitarized zone. There are thousands of them—some hidden, others out in the open. Artillery shells are stored in an elaborate network of tunnels; and though much of the weaponry and ammunition is old, U.S. forces stationed in South Korea have no doubt they would be effective.

Apr 26 08:51

A Scottish engineer has been awarded $1m after he revealed that a cruise liner was illegally dumping waste.

A Scottish engineer has been awarded $1m after he revealed that a cruise liner was illegally dumping waste.
Christopher Keays, from Glasgow, turned whistleblower shortly after starting a new job on board the Caribbean Princess in 2013.
He discovered that a so-called "magic pipe" was being used to illegally pump oily waste into British waters.

Apr 26 08:49

Turkey Cannot Fight PKK at Expense of Counter-Daesh Fight - US State Dept.

Turkey cannot fight the Kurdistan People’s Party (PKK) at the expense of the regional fight to defeat the Islamic State, also known as Daesh (banned in Russia), acting US Department of State spokesperson Mark Toner said in a briefing on Tuesday.

"We’re also cognizant of the threat that the PKK poses to Turkey but again the point we made to Turkey and I’m making now is that Turkey cannot pursue that fight at the expense of our common fight against the terrorists that threaten us all," Toner told reporters.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF the PKK were legitimised in Turkey, and given the opportunity for true representation, this would not be an issue; unfortunately, the Kurds have been persecuted and marginalised in every possible way, and Turkey is paying the price for it.

U.N. Accuses Turkey of Killing Hundreds of Kurds

Apr 26 08:37

Pope Francis Calls For ‘Revolution Of Tenderness’ In Surprise TED Talk

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There are moments when I really, really like this guy, and THIS was one of those moments!!

Apr 26 08:29

Every Day Is A Maze Of Mixed Reports On Crucial Issues Of Importance To Americans.

I have researched most of the day on matters I had forgotten about, but are of utmost importance to the American people. The research has made me dizzy and unsure of what I read, as there are so many conflicting versions. The one person who plays a vital role in most of what I have researched is FBI Director James Comey. I find it alarming that a man Americans are trusting to execute the law of the land, as head of the FBI, is actually involved in multiple coverups.

Apr 26 08:28

Admiral Suggests Hawaii Beef Up Defense...

US should study the possibility of placing missile defense capabilities in Hawaii to defend against Pyongyang.

Apr 26 08:23

Thousands Back Petition Against Trump Speech At Holocaust Museum

housands of American Jews have signed a petition challenging the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s invitation to President Donald Trump to deliver the keynote remarks at the National Day of Remembrance.
Note: Every president since the museum opened in 1993 has participated.

Apr 26 08:23

SWAT MISTAKES PRAYER GROUP FOR GUN THIEVES, RAID WRONG HOME, DETAIN 14YO GIRL IN BATHROOM

Gaithersburg, MD — Guns Loaded? Check… Extra Ammunition? Check… Bullet-proof protective vests? Check… Right home address? Uh oh! In yet another SWAT Team flub, a home has been raided, and its occupants beaten. However, once again, the police went to the wrong address.

The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office in Gaithersburg admits they got it all wrong when they burst into Israel Orellana’s home in Montgomery County. Orellana has the same name as the man police were searching for in a gun theft case. But still, incredibly, Carroll County got a warrant to search the wrong address. Worse yet, the group of people gathered in the home were church goers who were spending the night socializing and praying.

Orellana told reporters, “I thought it was my mom’s friends because sometimes they pray and they start dancing.” But that night, it wasn’t dancing which was disturbing his peace, it was officers of the peace doing so.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To the people who live in this town; vote with your feet and move NOW, because even if you are the most law-abiding citizen ever, you are most probably next in line for this power-drunk, paranoiac, ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid treatment at the hands of your police.

Apr 26 08:21

6000 U.S. Military Personnel to Take Part In Exercise Northern Edge 2017

Approximately 6,000 U.S. military personnel will participate in exercise Northern Edge 2017 (NE17), a joint training exercise hosted by Alaskan Command scheduled for May 1-12, 2017, on and above central Alaska ranges and the Gulf of Alaska.

Apr 26 08:17

BOMBSHELL NEW POLL JUST OPENED PANDORA'S BOX FOR DEMS - THEY DEFINITELY DIDN'T SEE THIS COMING

According to a new poll, two out of three Americans believe the Democratic Party is out of touch with average Americans. The ABC News/Washington Post poll showed that 67 percent of respondents labeled Democrats as out of touch.

Apr 26 08:17

Here's the question a rejected job candidate emailed after her interview that eventually got her hired for another role

(It's scary, but helpful. The Muse COO Alexandra Cavoulacos pictured.Roy Rochlin/Getty) My response to job rejections has always been much the same.
I replay the interview in my head until eventually I've figured out why the company rejected me: I wore an ugly outfit. I talked too much. I'm a generally terrible person and no company would ever want me as an employee.

Apr 26 08:17

Trump pledges U.S. will ‘confront anti-Semitism'

“Those who deny the Holocaust are accomplices to this horrible evil,” Trump said in a 15-minute address before a crowd of several hundred, including some survivors, at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum's Days of Remembrance event at the U.S. Capitol. “We will never be silent ... in the face of evil again.”

Apr 26 08:17

Man threw girlfriend's autistic twins, 4, into bitterly cold sea while high

A Boston man is accused of throwing his girlfriend's four-year-old autistic twins into bitterly cold water at a beach on Monday (24 April) while high on heroin.
Mikel Anthony Hilerio, 29, of Roxbury, has been charged with two counts of recklessly endangering a child.

Apr 26 08:10

Guilt Trip Over the Crusades

One anniversary that’s not on this year’s calendar is the 900th observance of the capture of Jerusalem by Christian crusaders on July 15, 1099. As a matter of fact, it’s an anniversary that’s probably never been on any year’s calendar, since virtually everyone forgot about it sometime around the year 1600. But some never forget, and they’re getting ready to do what 20th century man is supposed to do, at least in the West: apologize for it.

The London Sunday Telegraph reported last month that a movement is afoot among the Christian churches to apologize for the Crusades. The Crusades, you will recall, were a kind of medieval equivalent of making the world safe for democracy—in this case, Christianity—and a good many Europeans took themselves off to the Middle East to carve into confetti anyone who wasn’t as Christian as they were. In the process, a good many Europeans got their behinds kicked by the locals. Eventually the Crusades failed, and most people went home.

Apr 26 08:08

Snipers Protect Workers in New Orleans as They Remove Confederate Statue

Sometimes the headline says it all. On Monday, the Washington Post ran an article titled “New Orleans removes a tribute to ‘the lost cause of the Confederacy’ — with snipers standing by.” The piece opens:

“On the same day that some southern states were honoring their rebel heritage, masked workers in New Orleans dismantled a monument to that past — chunk by chunk, under darkness and the protection of police snipers.”

Apr 26 08:02

Afghan troops sweep ISIS area after MOAB blast - Trump keeping his word!

"US and Afghan troops continue to battle Islamic State fighters near the site where an 11-ton “mother of all bombs” was dropped last week in Nangarhar province, on the Afghanistan border"

Apr 26 07:53

Either This Is A Secretive Plan That Will Benefit America Or Prepare For The Worst

Trump warns that Obamacare is dying on its own. The FBI used the dossier to get a FISA warrant even though they knew is was a complete fake. Sessions is going after Wikileaks and Trump agrees with the plan. Le Pen and Macron will have a runoff on May 7. Mattis visits Afghanistan at the same time there is an explosion at a US base.

Apr 26 07:50

In a significant public health victory, Mexico has succeeded in eliminating a disease which is the leading cause of blindness worldwide.

In a significant public health victory, Mexico has succeeded in eliminating a disease which is the leading cause of blindness worldwide.
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) announced Monday that Mexico is the first country in the Americas to eliminate trachoma as a public health issue. The disease, caused by a bacteria, affects the eye and repeated infections can lead to scarring and even loss of vision.

Apr 26 07:49

Gold Coast police urging victims to drop complaints to improve crime statistics

Gold Coast police officers are trying to paint a better picture of the official crime rate by “soliciting” victims to withdraw complaints, a damning report has found.

Apr 26 07:46

Judge William Orrick is a Disgrace to America

Life continues to prove that so called authority figures are not always as intelligent and wise as people would like to believe. This unfortunate truth reared its ugly head once again when a California judge made the foolish decision to block President Trump’s movements and withhold funds from cities that refuse to cooperate with law enforcement officers.

Apr 26 07:45

The Answer to American Troubles — Delete the central government…

We do not always support our government in time of war, and in the most recent wars not for very many years. We do not obey its laws by habit but by force, and a great many of the most highly placed people both in government and business, including even our Presidents and our representatives and the executives of the largest firms, are regularly and increasingly seen to be disobeying these laws. It is the loss of citizenship, a malaise that is poisoning our society. I do not think that any nation has long survived under such conditions.

Apr 26 07:41

Planned Parenthood “Lamborghini” Exec Haggles Again Over Baby Parts Prices

In this new video, Gatter is again caught haggling over per-specimen pricing for livers, lungs, and brains, even while insisting the purchaser must do all the work to harvest.

Apr 26 07:34

Man Streams Himself Murdering Baby Daughter On Facebook Live, Then Kills Himself

A Thai man broadcast video of himself killing his baby daughter on Facebook Live Monday, in the latest in a string of recent live-streamed horrific acts on the social platform. Wuttisan Wongtalay, 20, hanged his 11-month-old daughter and then himself at an abandoned hotel in Phuket.

Apr 26 07:32

Nordstrom Selling Jeans To Make Hipsters Pretend They Hold ‘Dirty Jobs’

There's good money, especially in selling sandwiches and coffee if you've got a prrime location (we're talking hundreds of thousands of dollars a year - no school necessary) but it's back-breaking work. You're up at 4am to catch the early rush and you're constantly watching your employees and making sure people aren't screwing you over or ruining your operation.

Apr 26 07:32

Republicans exempt their own insurance from their latest health care proposal

Republican legislators liked this policy well enough to offer it in a new amendment. They do not, however, seem to like it enough to have it apply to themselves and their staff. A spokesperson for Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.) who authored this amendment confirmed this was the case: members of Congress and their staff would get the guarantee of keeping this Obamacare regulations. Health law expert Tim Jost flagged me to this particular issue.

Apr 26 07:01

Will We Survive the Next 90 Days? Phil Giraldi on shambolic doings in DC.

Be that as it may, we now, after only ninety days in office, have a neo-neocon foreign policy and the folks clustered around their water coolers in the Washington think tanks are again smiling.

Apr 26 06:15

Look What Senator Just Decided To Support President Trump's New Tax Plan!

Senator Orrin G. Hatch, the Republican finance committee chairman, is a critical voice on tax issues in Congress and support from him could make the difference in whether members of Congress fall in line and support the president’s proposal.

Apr 26 05:35

Palestinians Fume After UK Gov’t Rules Out Apology For Jewish Homeland Declaration

A Palestinian campaign to secure an official British apology for the 100-year-old Balfour Declaration has hit a wall...“We are proud of our role in creating the State of Israel,” the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Apr 25 22:49

Testing the X15 Flamethrower by FieldandStream

I’ve tested some pretty cool gear over the years—but nothing’s ever turned heads quite like the X15 Flamethrower. My demo model arrived just in time to use on a few fields I’d been planning to manage via prescribed fire. The X15 is much more dramatic than a standard drip torch.

Apr 25 22:39

This Could 'Sink' the U.S. Navy: Lethal Stealth Submarines

Recent history shows only too clearly the challenge the United States and other modern navies are facing from these heavily armed, ‘stealth’ submarines. Back as far as 2005, the U.S. Navy recognized the challenge and reached out to friends and allies for help. It was that year that the HMS Gotland, a modern AIP submarine serving in the Swedish Navy, made its home in California for a year.

Apr 25 21:54

Kung Fu students dangle heavy wooden boxes from genitals

OUCH!!! With video! ROTFWCMFEO!

April 25 (UPI) -- A group of students studying an unusual form of Kung Fu showed off their strength by swinging heavy wooden boxes from their genitals......

Apr 25 21:43

Stampeding wild boars kill 3 Islamic State militants in Iraq

April 25 (UPI) -- A stampede of wild boars mauled to death three Islamic State militants waiting in ambush Sunday in Iraq, Kurdish fighters said Tuesday.

The mangled bodies were discovered by refugees fleeing territory controlled by the Islamic State about 50 miles southwest of Kirkuk, said Sheikh Anwar al-Assi, a chief of the local Ubaid tribe and supervisor of anti-Islamic State forces.

Apr 25 20:16

Old Hawaii, a Tumblr

Great pics of Hawaii back in the day. Four pics down Mike is catching his dinner!

Apr 25 18:22

Virtues Reinvented Social Engineering the New Vices

It is often lamented that our public schools and universities no longer teach virtue to their students. But that is not really the case. Most students in America today have had the virtues of tolerance, environmentalism, egalitarianism, and multiculturalism instilled in them since before they could read. They have also been assured that smoking is the greatest personal vice of the modern age.

What strategy is Screwtape employing today to confound our understanding and prevent us from triumphing over, or even recognizing, the characteristic sins of our age? On what specific planks is his program founded?
Intolerance, Elitism, Ethnocentrism, Homophobia, Sexism

Apr 25 17:22

Why Vault 7 Tools Used by Private Contractors Shows US Intel Needs a Ground-Up Rebuild- It's the News

So, let’s begin at the end. The fastest way to get things done on a geopolitical level has become hiring the private Intel and policy making professionals and letting them loose as experts to the mainstream media.

Apr 25 15:54

Haley Warns US May Strike If North Korea Targets Bases or Conducts Test

The United States could strike North Korea if it attacks a U.S. military base or tests an intercontinental ballistic missile, President Donald Trump’s U.N. ambassador said Monday.

Apr 25 15:43

A dilemma for the intelligence agencies: Trump’s attack on Syria and historical precedents

Against the background of the US missile attack on Syria, Lawrence Davidson examines the correlation between disregarding the information and analysis of intelligence agencies and national leadership that is egocentric, biased and pig-headed, such as President Trump.>>

Apr 25 15:33

Eating clean, unprocessed foods is now a dangerous "cult," declares idiotic mainstream media

Eating clean, unprocessed foods is now a dangerous "cult," declares idiotic mainstream media (with a little help from the dirty dairy industry)

Apr 25 15:29

ALERT: MARKETS REACT TO TRUMP ESCALATION AS ASIA BECOMES NEW CONFLICT ZONE - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW!

Last night Trump called an emergency meeting and summoned members of the senate to review strategies for confronting the Kim Jong-Un in North Korea. But the question is how will the markets respond to a new front opening up in Asia if the matter goes hot?

Apr 25 15:20

The Heat Round | Combat Tech

German engineers introduce an effective weapon against the armor of enemy tanks.

Apr 25 14:55

Judge Blocks Trump Order On Sanctuary City Funding After New York Joins California In Sanctuary State Stupidity

A federal judge on Tuesday, the 25th blocked a Trump administration order withholding funding from communities that fail to enforce federal immigration law or cooperate with US immigration authorities in another big blow to the Trump’s plan to “Make America Great Again.”

Apr 25 14:16

Mike Cernovich: Trump has Major Trip to Saudi Arabia Planned, will Discuss Massive Weapons Deal for Saudis

"During the visit Trump will discuss a proposed arms package for the Saudis, which would include a massive missile defense system as well as CIVILIAN NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY."

Rhymes with #Dimona

Apr 25 14:01

(((Science))) Bill Nye Netflix Show Advocates Letting Three-Year-Olds Choose Their Own Gender

Bill Nye before social justice.: "Gender is determined by your chromosomes"

Apr 25 13:59

Impeach Maxine Waters

Maxine "Mother Jefferson" Waters. If Zara Cully were still alive, she could be the perfect satirist for her.

Apr 25 13:52

"BREAKING: US judge blocks Trump order to cut off funding to cities that limit cooperation with immigration authorities."

U.S. District Judge William Orrick issued the temporary ruling

Apr 25 12:40

Cherokee Nation Files Lawsuit Against Big Pharma Over Opioid Epidemic

Late last week, lawyers representing the Cherokee Nation filed a lawsuit against major pharmaceutical companies, claiming they have pumped dangerous painkillers into Native American communities in Oklahoma. The Washington Post obtained a copy of the court filing and reported that the companies are accused of breaking laws by “failing to prevent the diversion of pain pills to the black market.”

Specifically, the suit claims the corporations “turned a blind eye to the problem of opioid diversion and profited from the sale of prescription opioids to the citizens of the Cherokee Nation in quantities that far exceeded the number of prescriptions that could reasonably have been used for legitimate medical purposes.” With the markets bursting with pain pills, the drugs quickly found their way onto the black market. Lawyers for the Cherokee Nation posit that the companies bear some of the responsibility for that “opioid diversion.”

Apr 25 12:08

Scott Adams: President Trump’s First 100 Days

Everyone observing politics seems to agree on two things about a president’s first 100 days in office:

1. 100 days is a meaningless, arbitrary marker for a president’s performance that is likely to be more misleading than useful.

and…

2. Let’s treat it like it is important! Reeeeeeee!

The thing that fascinates me the most about this situation is that the so-called “pro-science” people are giving Trump low grades for his first 100 days.

Allow me to connect some dots.

Apr 25 11:26

Energy Sec Perry is counseling Trump to Stay in the Paris Climate Change Agreement

Perry: what I’m going to say is that I think we probably should renegotiate it

Apr 25 11:11

Prepare For War: Trump Asks All 100 U.S. Senators To Attend Rare White House Briefing On North Korea: Mac Slavo

But unlike his predecessors, Trump’s latest moves suggest he is prepared to commit U.S. forces to North Korea should the state fail to comply with demands to stifle their nuclear program, and according to a new report from Reuters, the President is doubling down on his efforts, hinting that he is indeed preparing military action.

Top Trump administration officials will hold a rare briefing on Wednesday at the White House for the entire U.S. Senate on the situation in North Korea.

All 100 senators have been asked to the White House for the briefing by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said White House spokesman Sean Spicer on Monday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This definitely appears to be the direction in which President Trump is moving, and he seems (unlike his predecessor)to understand that only Congress can declare war; but is it the right move at the right time, and what will the repercussions be if this spins out of control?!?

Apr 25 11:08

Chaffetz says Flynn may have broken law with Russian payments

Chaffetz said Tuesday there is "no data to support the notion that (former national security adviser Michael Flynn) complied with the law”

Apr 25 11:04

Washington D.C. To Hold Massive "Coordinated Terror Attack" Drill This Wednesday

As we reported on Friday, that's when Operation Gotham Shield, an exercise involving FEMA, Homeland Security and a myriad of law enforcement and military agencies and which simulates a nuclear bomb blast over Manhattan, is set to conclude.

Then, as we learned earlier, April 26 is also when the entire Senate will be briefed by Donald Trump and his four top defense and military officials on the situation in North Korea at the White House, an event which Reuters dubbed as "unusual."

April 26 is also when the USS Carl Vinson is expected to finally arrive off the coast of the Korean Peninsula.

Now, in a statement from the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, the regional association reports that "law enforcement officials and other first responders will participate in a full-scale exercise on April 26 designed to prepare for the possibility of a complex coordinated terror attack in the National Capital Region."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What could possibly go wrong, right?!?

Please consider the following:

THE 46 DRILLS, OPERATIONS, WAR GAMES, AND ACTIVITIES OF 9/11

Terror Drills Gone Live

Another DHS “Exercise” Planned: The Risk of Terrorism Drills Becoming Reality

To the folks living at the epicenter of this drill, I hope and pray that all will be well for you. But it is an unfortunate reality that there are occasions which point to US government interventions which actually create the real terror, in these drills.

Apr 25 10:59

More BS : Al Gore’s New Group Demands $15 Trillion To Fight Global Warming

A group of executives who want to fight global warming has published a new report calling for countries to spend up to $600 billion a year over the next two decades to boost green energy deployment and energy efficiency equipment.

Apr 25 10:56

Prepare For War? — Trump Asks All 100 U.S. Senators To Attend Rare White House Briefing On North Korea

North Korea is a different animal altogether. Given that they are reportedly nuclear capable, there is a real possibility that they could launch a devastating attack on South Korea, Japan or even the West Coast of the United States, leading to hundreds of thousands of casualties and widespread geo-political and economic chaos.

Apr 25 10:54

Anti-Semitic incidents drop 12% worldwide despite UK surge

The number of anti-Semitic incidents worldwide decreased by 12 percent in 2016 despite a spike in cases in the United Kingdom and the United States, Tel Aviv University’s watchdog on anti-Jewish racism said.
Note: Any criticism of Israel is considered anti-Semitic.

Apr 25 10:50

Huge "Coordinated Terror Attack" Drill In DC On Wednesday During Rare Briefing

April 26th is shaping up to be a busy day.

As we reported on Friday, that's when Operation Gotham Shield, an exercise involving FEMA, Homeland Security and a myriad of law enforcement and military agencies and which simulates a nuclear bomb blast over Manhattan, is set to conclude.

Apr 25 10:49

Protesters swarm house of ex-Nazi concentration camp guard

Despite the outrage over his residency, neighbors have described him as “feeble old man” who isn’t a threat to anyone.

Apr 25 10:46

Sirens and silence as Israel remembers Holocaust

Israelis stood silent and sirens rang out for two minutes on Monday as the country held its annual remembrance of the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust.
Note: The AUSCHWITZ dead - have been reduced from 9 million to 4 million to 1+ million - or even less! An error of 3 million. 6-3=6 holocau$t math

Apr 25 10:40

Thousands gather at Auschwitz for Holocaust memorial march

The yearly march is also aimed at instilling a desire in Israeli youth to protect the Jewish state.

Apr 25 10:38

Ukrainian Army Continues its Advance into Donbass

The Ukrainian army continues to increase its activity in the east of the country in the combat zone between the Ukrainian armed forces and the Luhansk People’s Republic’s units. Thus, in the morning of April 23 a patrol vehicle of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) blew up on a mine in not controlled by Kiev Slavyanoserbsky district of the Lugansk region. As a result of the explosion, a US citizen working as a medical officer of the mission was killed and two mission employees were injured.

Being unable to conduct active armed actions, Kiev focused its efforts on asymmetric combat operations against the Donbass insurgents through sabotage actions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So THIS is what Trump's White House, and Rex Tillerson are supporting by supporting the Ukraine?!? Assassinations and terroristic activities by Ukrainian troops?!?

These activities are a testament to the ultimate, inescapable reality that no matter who sits in the Oval Office, the American Deep State, and its paranoiac, warmongering nature, never changes.

This is why, when people from all areas of the political spectrum in this country believe that their votes will bring a change for more peaceful resolutions of geopolitical issues, what they get is ... more wars.

We are potentially looking at war against North Korea; more war in Yemen; war in Somalia; war against Iran; war in Syria; and ultimately, war against China and Russia, to prevent the rise of the yuan and the ruble against the American dollar.

Under President Trump's watch, I thoroughly expect to see the reinstitution of the draft; and this time, the government will not just be coming for our young men; they will be coming for our young women also.

Apr 25 10:35

A painting stolen by Nazis is up for auction — despite a Jewish family’s demand for its return

The painting is Bartholomäus van der Helst's “Portrait of a Man,” an oil print on wood. It features an unsmiling man wearing a cap. It's valued at $16,000 to $32,500 on the auction site im Kinsky, which makes no secret of the painting's checkered past.
Note: It seems that most of the valuable art was owned by poor Jewish families.

Apr 25 10:30

The FBI May Have Run Not Just One -- But 24 Dark Web Child-Porn Websites

Snowden:
FBI: Let's secretly run the biggest child porn site ever.
Judges: no
F: We're just OPERATING it, not using it!
J: still no
F: *runs CP site*

Apr 25 10:25

IMF Meeting Signals Descent into Global Trade War

The current chair of the committee, Agustin Carstens, the governor of the Bank of Mexico, sought to cover over the significance of the decision by suggesting that the previous wording had been removed because “the use of the word protectionism is very ambiguous.”

In reality, the omission of any disavowal of protectionism is an unmistakable expression of mounting trade tensions, fueled above all by the Trump administration.

These conflicts could not be completely suppressed at the meeting. In his statement to the IMFC, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble said

Germany “commits to keep the global economy open, resist protectionism and keep global economic and financial cooperation on track.”

This statement stood in stark contrast to the remarks of US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. He said the US would

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Secretary Mnuchin, a word, please.

The US manufacturing industry (or what hasn't been offshored/outsourced) needs to reimagine itself, and reposition itself toward making things people want to buy, and are durable.

Value engineering has to go the way of the dodo bird, and the dribble glass; it is just that simple.

And heaven help us, no sane, rational country on the face of this planet wants to buy our GMO agriculture. We see that consistently with China, which has a firm policy of not buying American, GMO-produced fruits and vegetables.

Blaming China and Germany for the failings of American manufacturing and monetary policies, are no substitute for fixing the problems American manufacturing and agriculture have to fix, to make US companies competitive again.

You're welcome!!

Apr 25 10:25

TRUMP JUST REVEALED THE REAL REASON HE WON'T FIRE HIS PRESS SECRETARY - IT'LL LEAVE SOME STUNNED

White House press secretary Sean Spicer, whose daily battles with the White House press corps have inspired mockery on Saturday Night Live, has one person in his corner, no matter what anyone else might say.

Apr 25 10:11

US Has Given Green Light for Coup in Venezuela: Maduro

A day before opposition leaders convened more protests in Caracas calling for the ouster of Venezuela’s government, the country’s leader has accused the United States of working with right-wing leaders towards a coup.

“The U.S. government, the State Department has given the green light, the approval for a coup process to intervene in Venezuela,” President Nicolas Maduro said, speaking from the Miraflores Palace.

Maduro said that security forces had arrested an “armed commando group sent by the opposition in order to attack the mobilization called by the right-wing for Wednesday to generate violence and deaths in the country.” An investigation has been opened to determine who is behind the plan.

According to the Venezuelan leader, who also pointed to a U.S. State Department statement issued Tuesday evening warning of an “international response” should “peaceful protests” face repression, the U.S. government wrote up a coup scenario for opposition leader Julio Borges.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Given the US government's penchant for "regime change", it is totally illogical to dismiss, out of hand, a possible scenario where the US is planning to accomplish regime in Caracas.

Apr 25 10:00

Candidate Trump: ‘I Love WikiLeaks.’ President Trump: ‘Arrest Assange!’

Last week CNN reported, citing anonymous “intelligence community” sources, that the Trump Administration’s Justice Department was seeking the arrest of Assange and had found a way to charge the WikiLeaks founder for publishing classified information without charging other media outlets such as the New York Times and Washington Post for publishing the same information.

It might have been tempting to write off the CNN report as “fake news,” as is much of their reporting, but for the fact President Trump said in an interview on Friday that issuing an arrest warrant for Julian Assange would be, “OK with me.”

Trump’s condemnation of WikiLeaks came just a day after his CIA Director, Michael Pompeo, attacked WikiLeaks as a “hostile intelligence service.” Pompeo accused Assange of being “a fraud – a coward hiding behind a screen.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Julian Assange is no "coward" to me; he is someone who is paying an enormously high price for continuing telling the truth to the American people and the world; Mike and I understand more than a little bit about what that kind of price, for telling the truth, entails.

Apr 25 09:55

WHY MATTIS VERSUS KIM JONG-UN WILL END BADLY FOR US ALL

So, if moving ships and bombers around on a map were the full extent of U.S. plans to apply “maximum pressure” to North Korea, then U.S. policy might struggle to achieve its aims, but it would be no more dangerous than usual. In the context of this distorted formula, however, there are two interrelated differences that give reason to worry. First, the most direct reason that past crises with North Korea have not bubbled over into war was American restraint. The historical record of U.S.-North Korea relations reveals the surprising extent to which North Korea was poised to automatically retaliate and escalate in response to U.S. uses of force that never took place. Second, numerous administration sources have conveyed that the Trump administration is willing to launch preventive strikes in response to unspecified North Korean provocations, potentially even in response to non-violent actions like nuclear testing. This would be unprecedented.

Apr 25 09:40

Love Wikileaks? Or want to bomb it? It’s the difference between good and bad guys, says Ron Paul.

Julian Assange, along with the whistleblowers who reveal to us the evil that is being done in our name, are heroes. They deserve our respect and admiration, not a prison cell. If we allow this president to declare war on those who tell the truth, we have only ourselves to blame.

Apr 25 09:36

SUDDEN CHANGE IN MEGYN KELLY'S NEW SHOW JUST REVEALED - 'A VERY REAL PROBLEM...' (REPORT)

Former Fox News host Megyn Kelly announced in January she would be moving to NBC to anchor a Sunday evening newscast and a weekday morning show.

Apr 25 09:27

United Flight from Costa Rica to Houston loses an engine, nearly crashes on emergency landing. Passengers given a $10 voucher.

A Utah couple is among several passengers happy to be alive after a flight from Costa Rica to Texas took a frightful turn over the ocean Monday.
One of the plane's engines overheated, said Deseret News sportswriter Jody Genessy, who traveled to the nation with his wife last week for a trip related to his work as a health coach.

Apr 25 09:27

Prosecutors: Inmate's water cut off for 7 days before his death in the Milwaukee County Jail

Terrill Thomas spent seven straight days holed up in a solitary confinement cell with no running water, slowly withering away.
Thomas started the weeklong stretch at the Milwaukee County Jail belligerent and loud, the result of an untreated mental illness, prosecutors said. But as the days wore on, he grew weak and dehydrated. He lost nearly 35 pounds and turned quiet, never asking for or receiving medical attention.

Apr 25 09:21

Tillerson: Sanctions on Russia Will Remain ‘Until Crimea Is Returned’

Hopes that the US sanctions against Russia would be quickly rolled back when President Trump was elected in November didn’t pan out, and the latest comments from Secretary of State Rex Tillerson suggest that the administration has no intention of removing the sanctions at all.

Speaking with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko over the weekend, Tillerson reported told him that the US sanctions on Russia will remain wholly in place “until Russia returns control of the Crimean peninsula to Ukraine.” Needless to say, Russia isn’t going to do that.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Secretary of State Tillerson, a word, please.

The reason Crimea seceded from Ukraine, is that in 2014, the US/EU/IMF/Soros-backed putsch threw out the democratically elected Yanukovych as President, and - in an election more crooked than a dog's hind leg - replaced him with Poroshenko, a western-centric thug tasked with the agenda of moving Ukraine away from Russia's sphere of influence.

President Obama even admitted that the US government helped in this process.

Washington Was Behind Ukraine Coup: Obama admits that US “Brokered a Deal” in Support of “Regime Change”

And Victoria Nuland publicly confessed how much money the US had spent to destabilise Ukraine.

Victoria Nuland's Admits Washington Has Spent $5 Billion to "Subvert Ukraine"

Mr. Tillerson, one cannot unsee/unhear the above incontrovertible facts.

It was because Crimean officials understood that after the "anointing" of Poroshenko, there was no legitimate government in Kiev, that they did the referendum, and petitioned the Russian Federation to become a member; cause and effect, sir.

And your not accepting that Crimea had the right to peaceful self-determination, which is enshrined in the the UN Charter, kind of makes this country look like a horse's rear end, to the rest of the world; the hypocrisy is palpable.

When a country is a signatory to the UN, that country cannot pick and choose which elements of the charter it will observe, and which ones it will not honor.

And BTW, are you aware that the sanctions have done nothing but help to Russia stabilise, economically, and draw Russia into a closer financial and military relationship with China?!?

IF those are NOT the results you wanted these sanctions to have, I would strongly suggest that you reconsider these sanctions, as they seem to have had the polar opposite effects from those which were originally intended.

Apr 25 09:16

Arkansas Double-Execution Planned Tonight As Part Of Unprecedented Killing Spree

A federal district judge in Arkansas declined on Friday to block the lethal injections of two death row inmates scheduled to die tonight in a double-execution in the Cummins Unit at the state prison in Grady.

Apr 25 09:12

Constitutional attorney: Trump’s America is a Constitution-free zone

I have my doubts that any of these individuals—all of whom swore to uphold and defend the Constitution—have ever read any of the nation’s founding documents. Had they actually read and understood the Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill of Rights, there would be no militarized police, no mass surveillance, no police shootings of unarmed individuals, no SWAT team raids, no tasering of children, no asset forfeiture schemes or any of the other government-sanctioned abuses that get passed off as law and order these days.

Apr 25 08:59

Adidas plans to sell at least one million pairs of shoes partially made with ocean trash by the end of 2017. Each pair of shoes will use an average of 11 plastic bottles

Adidas plans to sell at least one million pairs of shoes partially made with ocean trash by the end of 2017. Each pair of shoes will use an average of 11 plastic bottles.
German sports brand Adidas in partnership with environmental initiative Parley for the Oceans had released a limited edition ocean plastic waste sneaker last year. On May 10, the company is set to release three new running shoes, created with Parley Ocean Plastic, helping Adidas reach its goal of creating 1 million pairs of UltraBoost sneakers using ocean plastic this year.

Apr 25 08:58

US antisemitic incidents jump 86% at start of 2017

Antisemitic incidents in the United States surged by 34 percent in 2016 compared to 2015, and have jumped 86 percent in the first quarter of 2017, new data released by the Anti-Defamation League on Monday showed.

Apr 25 08:55

US General Thinks Russia Must Be Arming the Taliban

The Afghan War is going extremely poorly, 16 years in, and the US military needs someone to blame for its failures. The first choice among a lot of top military figures seems to be Russia, and while they offer no evidence to back up their claims, several have alleged that Russia might conceivably be arming the Taliban.

US commandeer Gen. John Nicholson appeared to be joining that camp today during comments in Kabul, complaining about the “malign influence” of Russia in the country, and insisting that he was “not refuting” allegations of Russia shipping weapons to the Taliban.

“Not refuting” is a very weak version of alleging, in this case, as US officials have offered no evidence that this is the case, nor any plausible reason why Russia would conceivably do this, as Russia fought materially the same insurgency during the 1970s and 1980s.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The reality here is that the war in Afghanistan was stupidly conceived, through a toxic combination of magical thinking, illogic, and a pathological inability to think a scenario through to its logical conclusion, and horribly executed, by the US and NATO, which still occupy the country today.

Blaming Russia for the US and NATO's failures in Afghanistan sound both like desperation on the cusp of madness, and a ramping up of the demonisation of Russia ahead of a potential attack against it, without any tangible evidence that these accusations are true.

What US and NATO leadership should do, from the most rational perspective, is to cut their losses; have all foreign troops leave Afghanistan, as quickly as it is safe to do so; then negotiate with whatever government is left standing in Kabul for pipeline rights, and access to Afghanistan's rich mineral deposits.

Of course, that....would be logical.

Apr 25 08:44

White House to Host Entire Senate for North Korea Briefing

Weeks of speculation that the US is about to attack North Korea are again accelerating, with the White House announcing that they intend to play host to the entire Senate on Wednesday for an official briefing on the situation, with virtually the entire cabinet.

Such a briefing for the full Senate is extremely unusual, especially in the White House, which means this must be a very important meeting, which is once again adding fuel to the idea that the US is going to do something big, potentially a military attack.

This comes amid a new round of speculation that North Korea might be planning to carry out another nuclear test, with a holiday coming up this week and a round of intramural volleyball at the test facility having concluded, meaning they’re no longer too busy to do the test.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, we have the briefing of the Senate on North Korea tomorrow, and Tillerson will be addressing the UN about North Korea on Friday.

I would very strongly suggest that this is NOT sound and fury, signifying "nothing"; I think the attack is well and truly planned, and that South Korea, unfortunately, will suffer greatly from the repercussions of such an attack.

The complete and utter unwillingness of the US government to sit down with North Korea, South Korea, and China, and hammer out a peace deal with which to replace the armistice, creating a quid pro quo that accepting such a deal means the North Korean government stops its nuclear weapons program, is absolutely baffling to me.

This would be the most logical thing in the world for the US government to do, under these circumstances.

But unfortunately, logic, and the US government, have not had a good relationship in quite some time now, and with these threats to North Korea, you can see how that is playing out, in this grand geopolitical theatre, most likely leading to a war against it.

Apr 25 08:42

Thailand: Crushing Localism Threatens National, Regional Stability

Street vendors of all kinds are facing a complete ban of their livelihood across Bangkok, the capital of Southeast Asia’s Thailand. While it may appear to be a minor move falling in line with many other nations within the “developed world,” the significance of it both to Bangkok, Thailand, and the…

Apr 25 08:38

Syria, Trump and Congress’ ever-eroding war powers

President Donald Trump has gone to great lengths to break from the policies and approaches of his predecessor. Yet, when it came to justifying a round of U.S. military missile strikes in Syria, the new commander in chief dusted off a legal rationale crafted by Barack Obama’s administration.

Apr 25 08:37

Arkansas Double-Execution The First In US Since 2000

Arkansas is set to put to death two men convicted of rape and murder, after their last-ditch efforts appealing to the US Supreme Court were rejected Monday evening.

Apr 25 08:32

A new report reveals Obama misled the public about a quiet giveaway to Iran

The Obama White House’s high-profile prisoner swap with Iran in 2016 was a much bigger gift to Iran than the administration ever let on.
That’s the takeaway from an investigative report from Politico published Monday, which details how the Obama administration deliberately obscured and downplayed the national security threat posed by the seven Iranian-born prisoners and 14 fugitives freed as part of a deal to bring back five American prisoners held captive in Iran.

Apr 25 08:32

This is what’s left after the ‘Mother of all Bombs’ hit Afghanistan

A remote area in Afghanistan barely shows signs from the US military’s “Mother of All Bombs,” its largest non-nuclear device ever deployed in combat — a scarred mountainside, burned trees and ruined mud-brick structures.

Apr 25 08:28

TURKISH AIRSTRIKES ON KURDS COMPLICATE U.S. OPERATIONS IN IRAQ AND SYRIA

A few hour ago the Turkish airforce hit Kurdish and Yezidi positons on both sides of the Singal mountains in east-Syria and west-Iraq. Near Derik in east-Syria more than 20 bombs destroyed a YPG headquarter, a radio station and a media center. At least nine YPK fighters were killed. The YPG is the Syrian sister organization of the Kurdish PKK in Turkey. The PKK is a designated terrorist organization. Within Syria U.S. special forces are embedded with the YPG and are coordinating YPG moves against the Islamic State in Raqqa. YPK and PKK follow the anarcho-marxist theories of their leader Abdullah Öcalan who is in isolation detention in Turkey.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The question is, what can the US offer Erdogan's Turkey, to make it comfortable with in an independent Kurdistan, when the Turkish government has made it clear that ethnic Kurds in their country are persona non grata, and done their best to suppress Kurdish political parties?!?

But until, and unless, the US has something to offer Turkey, in exchange for them accepting the reality of an independent Kurdistan, these attacks will continue, and most probably worsen.

Apr 25 08:27

Border rancher: Illegal crossings down 90% since Trump became president -- video

Ranchers living on the border fire back at Nancy Pelosi

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Apr 25 08:27

Trump, NeoCons, Spies, British and French Elections. Michael Rivero - April 24, 2017

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