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May 19 09:41

Actually, the 1 Percent Are Still The Problem

One of the nice things about Occupy Wall Street was that it provided a tidy shorthand to describe the problem of income inequality at a moment when the world didn’t really have one. Today, it’s a cliche: the 99 percent vs. the 1 percent. But at the time, that brief phrase awakened many people to the idea that America’s riches were distributed more unevenly than they thought, and that an increasingly outrageous share was being concentrated at the very top.

May 19 09:37

HUNDREDS OF HANDBAGS, 72 SUITCASES FULL OF JEWELS SEIZED FROM OUSTED MALAYSIAN LEADER'S HOME

Former prime minister Najib Razak and his wife were barred last week from leaving Malaysia in the wake of his stunning election loss, over fears that they may evade prosecution in a massive corruption scandal.

Then, police announced Friday that raids on properties linked to Najib had turned up 72 suitcases stuffed with jewels and cash. It took five trucks to haul away some of the belongings, because police also had to fit 284 boxes filled with designer handbags - including Birkin bags from Hermes, which can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Photos show police carrying out orange boxes, with labels reading "Paris, H Bag Gray Croco Skin Hermes" and "Switzerland, Bag Blue w/Diamonte Croc Skin, Hermes."

"Exactly how much jewelry, I would not be able to say, because we know that we confiscated bags containing jewelry, and the number of jewelry is rather big," Amar Singh, head of Malaysia's commercial crime investigation unit, told reporters on Friday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Certain American politicians who believe that they are "too big to nail" for corruption, please take note!!

May 19 09:35

US SUPPORTS VENEZUELA'S DEMOCRACY BY ACCUSING MADURO OF DRUG PROFITEERING AHEAD OF ELECTIONS

The US has criticized the upcoming Venezuelan elections as 'fake,' and rushed to support 'democracy' by slapping a top ruling-party member with new sanctions and accusing President Nicolas Maduro of drug-trade profiteering.
The "second most powerful man in Venezuela," Diosdado Cabello, immediately brushed aside the accusations and new US sanctions introduced against him for allegedly heading a drug ring. He said such slander would only strengthen the ruling party's candidate, Maduro, to win Sunday's elections.

"In truth I feel liberated, that imperialism is busy persecuting this humble soldier and his family, strengthens me, forces me every day to continue fighting for the causes that I believe and to be faithful and loyal to our beloved people," Cabello, who is vice president of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), said in a tweet after the US Treasury slapped him – as well as two members of his family, and his "front man" – with sanctions ahead of the election.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These most-probably fact-free smears are not going to change the way this election will go.

Russia has already started to assist economically by using the petromoneda, an oil-backed currency, and short of an outright US invasion, Venezuela is going to continue upon the political road it is on right now.

May 19 09:29

White House pushes ahead with Mideast peace plan

The Trump administration is aiming to roll out its much-hyped but long-delayed Middle East peace plan next month amid signs it may further alienate the Palestinians by slashing millions of dollars in funding for humanitarian and development projects in the West Bank and Gaza.
Note: There will be no decrease of funds for Israeli....ever, just increases and more military aid so Israel can defend itself against slight shots and kites with burning tails!

May 19 09:26

DOJ STILL WANTS TO LOCK PEOPLE UP FOR PROTESTING THE GOVERNMENT, OR EVEN JUST TALKING ABOUT IT

The government is still trying to land a conviction from its mass arrest of participants in last year’s Inauguration Day protests in Washington, DC. So far, it has nothing to show for its efforts but a far-too-casual disregard for civil liberties.

The government compounded its unconstitutional behavior in court when its lawyer (Jennifer Kerkhoff) tried to downplay the significance of a foundational part of our justice system — that the accusers must prove “beyond a reasonable doubt” the accused committed a crime.

After these horrendous actions and the acquittal of its first batch of J20 prosecutees, the DOJ is finally going to attempt something a bit more targeted.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Trump's Administration will not rest, until the entire First Amendment to the Constitution has become thoroughly damaged, that any attempt at peaceful, dissenting speech, can now be criminalized.

May 19 09:24

Gaza border protests resume as UN calls for inquiry

"Israel completely rejects the resolution that was adopted by an automatic anti-Israel majority whose results were known from the start," he said. "Israel will continue to defend its citizens and soldiers as it has the right to defend itself."
Note: Sick of hearing "right to defend itself" "holocaust" "anti-Semitic"

May 19 09:17

UN human rights chief lambastes Israel for Gaza protest killings

"They are, in essence, caged in a toxic slum from birth to death," he said of the Gazans on Friday, adding the occupation must come to an end.
Israel defended its forces, and denounced Zeid’s statement. Indeed, UN ambassador Aviva Raz Shechter called his comments "politically motivated.”
Note: Let's get our terminology correct. Israel is terrorist. Israel is Illegal occupier.

May 19 09:12

Palestinians: 2 wounded from Israeli border fire have died

Since the demonstrations began March 30, more than 110 Palestinians have been killed and more than 2,500 wounded by live fire, according to the Health Ministry.
Note: Israel continues to state it has a right to defend ourselves and our borders! except it has no borders!!

May 19 08:42

Students Stage Sit-In For Gun Control Outside Paul Ryan's Office, Get Arrested

Some parents in Montgomery County, Maryland, are likely to hear an interesting response Friday night when they ask their teenagers how the day at school went.

May 19 08:41

It looks like President Trump’s attacks on Amazon go beyond tweets: He reportedly lobbied the USPS to double delivery rates

Ask someone — like this Amazon reporter — if there’s anything that can slow Amazon down, and you’ll likely hear an answer that revolves around regulatory concerns; the company continues to flex its power at a time when the U.S. president is looking for reasons to make life harder for Jeff Bezos and his company.

May 19 08:07

CHINA REPORTEDLY HOLDING THOUSANDS OF MUSLIMS IN INTERNMENT CAMPS

Since 2016, Chinese authorities in the heavily Muslim region of Xinjiang have ensnared tens, possibly hundreds of thousands of Muslim Chinese, and even foreign citizens, in mass internment camps.

May 19 07:39

Essential history to understand the present: Lie-started and illegal wars on Iraq and Afghanistan, rhetoric for war on Iran

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

The following is my first white paper on the US so-called War on Terror, prompted by the Bush-regime's lies becoming so numerous that I needed to document them because I could no longer remember all of them while teaching high school government and history classes. I began this paper in 2005, updated until 2009, and offer more recent but less extensive versions here and here.

May 19 06:49

Putin unveils terrifying underwater drone with two megaton nuclear warhead that could sneak into Western ports and obliterate them

Kremlin's Poseidon 'torpedo' sub is designed to destroy 'enemy navy bases'
Underwater drone to carry 2 megatonne nuclear warhead and travel at 70 knots
In March, Putin boasted of nuclear weapons 'invulnerable to enemy interception'

May 19 06:48

‘James Clapper Will Soon Find Himself In Front Of A Grand Jury’

Joe DiGenova: Rosenstein and Sessions have been told ‘your jobs are not secure.’

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May 19 05:49

Muslim leaders call for international protection force for Palestinians

t a special summit in Turkey convened by President Tayyip Erdogan, they also pledged to take "appropriate political (and) economic measures" against countries that followed the United States in moving their Israel embassies to contested Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.
Erdogan, who is campaigning for re-election next month, used the summit to verbally attack Israel, comparing the actions of its forces to Nazi Germany's treatment of Jews in World War Two, when millions were killed in concentration camps.
Note: Ignorant comparison to Germany. Millions were not killed,hospitals were provided.

May 19 05:44

The Latest: Israel says Gaza wounded transferred to Jordan

Israel's military says wounded Palestinians in Gaza were transferred to Jordan for medical treatment and that Jordanian trucks packed with medical supplies have entered the territory.
Note: Why wouldn't they be transferred to Israeli hospitals Israelis shot them and why doesn't Israel provide medical supplies.

May 19 05:38

U.N. sets up human rights probe into Gaza killings, to Israel's fury

Israel railed against the U.N. Human Rights Council on Friday as it voted to set up a probe into recent killings in Gaza and accused Israel of excessive use of force.
The resolution to send a commission of inquiry to investigate was rejected by the United States and Australia, but backed by 29 members of the 47-state U.N. forum. Another 14 countries, including Britain, Germany and Japan, abstained.
Israel's ambassador in Geneva, Aviva Raz Shechter, castigated the council for "spreading lies against Israel" during "five hours of ludicrous statements".

May 19 05:04

Arizona exercise based on post-quake exodus from California

Government agencies, businesses and other organizations in Arizona plan to participate in an exercise to practice how the state would respond to a migration of 400,000 people following a catastrophic earthquake in Southern California.

May 19 04:31

More than 100 dead after Cuban Boeing 737 carrying 113 passengers and crew explodes in a ball of flames and crashes moments after taking off from Havana airport

Internal Cubana de Aviacion flight was headed for Holguin, when it went down in a yuca field near a high school, in the Santiago de las Vegas neighborhood, on Friday
Local reports say the Boeing 737 was carrying 104 passengers and nine crew
More than 100 are dead and just four survivors were recovered - one of whom has since died in hospital
Cuba's newly sworn in president Miguel Diaz-Canel said there was a 'high number of casualties'
Witnesses reported seeing a huge fireball followed by a giant plume of smoke
Fire crews and ambulances are already on the scene and have been filmed stretchering out passengers

May 18 17:18

Clapper Says "Good Thing" FBI Was Spying On Trump Campaign

“So, if there was someone that was observing that sort of thing, that’s a good thing.”

May 18 17:09

Live Video: Kilauea Lava Flow Activity In Lower Puna

Live Video: Kilauea Lava Flow Activity In Lower Puna

May 18 15:49

Oregon Chainsaw Massacre......Almost! : Deputies arrest man accused of entering woman's home, chasing her with chainsaw

Wait til you see the alleged perp!

Deputies responded to 91716 Taylorville Road at 6:40 p.m. for a report of a man chasing a woman with a chainsaw.

She said Knapp sawed through her bedroom door, couch and a kitchen cabinet door. The damages totaled $675.

May 18 13:53

Antifa Bike Lock Professor May Face 11 Years In Prison…

Couldn't happen to a more deserving felon... I found the original video of the assault. And Rolling Stone is treating this guy like a hero as he awaits trial.

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May 18 13:26

Clapper Says "Good Thing" FBI Was Spying On Trump Campaign

From: @real Donald Trump:

Wow, word seems to be coming out that the Obama FBI “SPIED ON THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN WITH AN EMBEDDED INFORMANT.” Andrew McCarthy says, “There’s probably no doubt that they had at least one confidential informant in the campaign.” If so, this is bigger than Watergate!

The Daily Caller's Julia Nista pointed out the hypocrisy of former Director of Intelligence James Clapper, who said Thursday night on CNN that it was “a good thing” there was an FBI informant spying on the Trump campaign.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This from a guy who pledged to uphold the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and defend this country from all enemies, both foreign and domestic?!?

Did he not realize what he said on CNN, and just how hypocritically that statement is going to be recieved by people who honor and cherish freedom and justice, and the values represented by the Constitution and Bill of Rights?!?

I have two words for this: utterly tonedeaf!!

May 18 13:24

Man opens fire in lobby of Trump golf resort in Miami

Officers exchanged gun fire, striking the subject. Thankfully, there were no shooting victims.

May 18 13:16

Gina Haspel Said Only One Detainee’s Torture Was Taped. She’s Wrong.

Donald Trump’s chosen CIA chief claimed the torture tapes she helped destroy showed one detainee’s torture. But she oversaw the torture of a second taped detainee.

It seemed like a small misstatement, the sort anyone makes from time to time, but it might augur much for Gina Haspel’s relationship with the truth as Donald Trump’s potential next CIA director.

All the available evidence, to include declassified CIA documents, indicates that two detainees had their torture at the hands of the CIA recorded on 92 agency videotapes in 2002 at a black site Haspel eventually ran. The vast majority of the tapes showed Abu Zubaydah’s torture. A few showed the torture of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, whose waterboarding and other torture occurred under Haspel’s command as chief of base at the Thailand secret prison she ran between October and December 2002.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The choice of Haspel was perfectly logical, on Trump's part.

He is telegraphing perpetual wars, "seasoned" with torture, will be the rule of the day, and the rule of law, and the Geneva Conventions, be damned.

And I would like you to think about this, particularly if you have family in the military.

When this country tortures, or outsources it , there are two results. First, the rest of the world understands that the humanitarian values, this country claims it practices, are practiced in the breach, not in their observance.
Second, when this country tortures, or outsources torture, it gives a country's leadership carte blanche to do precisely the same to American citizens, or our military.

Back in World War II, there was a German interrogator, Hans Scharff, who never, ever used torture:
Wikipedia: Hans Scharff

He was lauded for his humanitarian treatment of American and British POWS, and would take them out on day passes for cultural events, and feed them decently. At the end of the war, he was so highly respected by the US government and military, that he was invited to teach his methods at military bases all over the country.

Torture doesn't work, and will only get the tortured person to say what he or she thinks the torturer wants to hear to get the torture to stop, and very rarely produces actionable results. People who torture like to hurt people, because they can, and psychologically "get off" on the process, and know that they will be able to get away with it with impunity.

The fact that he and his advisors chose a Torquemada archetype, as the Director of the CIA, rather than a Scharff archetype, does not bode well for American foreign policy any time soon.

May 18 13:12

AWESOME | Sarah Sanders Takes The Gloves Off…

Nice little hit from yesterday's White House presser. Go Sarah...

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May 18 13:01

The 'Murphy Brown' reboot is the anti-'Roseanne,' full of liberal laughs

I don’t know whether the Murphy Brown reboot planned for fall will be funny, but I doknow it’s going to be political.

May 18 13:00

Passenger jet crashes near Havana with at least 110 aboard

HAVANA (AP) -- A Cuban-operated airliner with at least 110 people on board crashed into a yucca field just after takeoff from Havana's international airport on Friday. There appeared to be mass casualties as Cuban officials said three people had survived, but had yet to give an official toll.

May 18 13:00

]Hannity Flips Out: Mueller Probe 'Is A Direct Threat To This American Republic'

Fox News host Sean Hannity took his defense of President Donald Trump to the next level on Thursday night, calling special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe a “direct threat” to the nation.

May 18 13:00

Republicans’ Apocalyptic Fantasies Are Now Playing Out in the Middle East

ore than 20 people in Gaza were dead on Monday before anyone in Washington had had their breakfast. This was pitched to the awakening nation as a series of “deadly clashes,” even though the deadly part only applied to one side. It was a great start to a day in which the president*, who doesn’t know anything about anything, prepared to toss a lighted match into a lagoon of gasoline in the Middle East.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This genocidal behaviour on the part of the IDF toward the Palestinians, encouraged and abetted by President Trump's acquiescence to the movement of the American embassy to Tel Aviv, coupled with the end-times insanities of Jeffress and Hagee (which are very dubious, in terms of both Biblical origins and interpretations), and the rabidly wretched racisim of Israeli Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, paints a very ugly picture of 21st century Israel.

The author of this article's likening of what Trump has done here, geopolitically, as being akin to tossing a lighted match into a lagoon of gasoline in the Middle East, is a very adept analysis.

People in the Middle East do not dislike us "For our freedoms", as the war criminal President Bush famously used to love to say; they dislike us because US foreign policy in the region has been completely oursourced to Israel, and Americans have been forced to live with those negative consequences of that Israeli-outsourced foreign policy for far too many years.

That foreign policy led to war with Iraq; it may well lead to a war against Hezbullah in Lebanon; a continuing war against Syria; and a war against Iran. And trust me on this; Tel Aviv wants those wars outsourced to the US military to fight,, but only at the costs borne in American blood, and American money.

The only political leader I am seeing as the adult in the room on these issues of stopping further wars in the region, will be Russia's President Putin; but even he may not be able to stop what I am seeing as the American rush to war in the Middle East, again, to control their pipelines, and in what currencies their oil will be sold.

May 18 12:59

Jordan Peterson TESTY Interview With British Feminists…

This is awesome. Peterson handles these lightweights who live off their feelings.

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May 18 12:57

Italy could TOPPLE EU: Italian financial crisis looming

as bonds hit worst week since 2015

May 18 12:54

Two Rulings: U.S. Supreme Court Affirms Expectation of Privacy in Rental Cars, Rejects Digital Privacy Protections Under Wiretapping Law

The U.S. Supreme Court handed down two Fourth Amendment rulings this week that impact privacy rights. In the first case, Byrd v. United States, a unanimous Court ruled that drivers of rental cars—whether or not they are explicitly named in the rental agreement—are generally entitled to the same reasonable expectations of privacy under the Fourth Amendment as the individual listed in the rental agreement. In the second case, Dahda v. United States of America, the Court ruled 8-0 that evidence obtained under orders that violate the nation’s federal wiretapping law can be used against a defendant in a criminal trial.

May 18 12:44

IS SALLY YATES STARTING TO PANIC?

Based on a few signs it looks like she might be facing some legal trouble...

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May 18 12:35

Ecuador to remove Julian Assange's extra security from London embassy

President Lenin Moreno makes order after revelations of multimillion dollar spy and security operation set up for WikiLeaks founder.

The president of Ecuador, Lenin Moreno, has ordered the withdrawal of additional security assigned to the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has remained for almost six years.

Revealed: Ecuador spent millions on spy operation for Julian Assange
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The move was announced a day after an investigation by the Guardian and Focus Ecuador revealed the country had bankrolled a multimillion-dollar spy operation to protect and support Assange, employing an international security company and undercover agents to monitor his visitors, embassy staff and even the British police.

Over more than five years, Ecuador put at least $5m (£3.7m) into a secret intelligence budget that protected him while he had visits from Nigel Farage, members of European nationalist groups and individuals linked to the Kremlin.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ecuador's President Moreno has just put a knife to the throad of Julian Assange, by removing this extra level of security.

The US and UK both want an example made of him, to demonstrate to the world as to what happens to truth tellers who are honest in their information, which in any way, negates their governmental narratives/propaganda.

So extradition to either country for a kangaroo court trial, where he is tried, convicted, and jailed, may not be enough to sate the hunger of these two Deep State countries for blood, and this time, potentially, literally.

I am hoping and praying that this doesn't happen, but if he is executed, look for the method chosen to be as slow, grizzly, and as horrific as either the executioner can conjure, or what they have been ordered to do.

He will most probably be made to die from his injuries, which may have been non life-threatening, with proper medical care. Perhaps it will be staged to look like a robbery. These images will be plastered all over the media, as an example of what happens when you when you cross the line by actually telling the truth.

I would, however, like to politely point out to the governments of both the US and UK that such an act will make him a martyr, in the eyes of many in the independent media, who admired his courage, and his honesty.

Additionally, such an execution will cause his reputation to grow exponentially, and become an even more meaningful inspiration to the Independent Media.

May 18 12:30

BREAKING: Texas governor says school shooting suspect had shotgun, .38-revolver, and that both belong to suspect's father

Texas shooter shooter wore ANTIFA (commie) hammer-and-sickle gang logo?

Suspect In Texas Shooting Posted Disturbing Images Of Guns, Knives, ‘Born To Kill’ Shirt Online

May 18 12:26

11 Animalistic Crimes Committed Against Americans by MS-13 Gang

Multiple media pundits, including the Washington Post‘s Jennifer Rubin,defended MS-13 gang members against Trump’s “animals” remark, calling the statement “disgusting” and attacking Evangelical Trump supporters. Similarly, the Associated Press was forced to apologize for falsely claiming that Trump was referring to illegal aliens when he made the “animals” remark.

Meanwhile, Trump and White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders defended the comment, as Breitbart News reported.

“When the MS-13 comes in, when the other gang members come into our country, I refer to them as animals and guess what, I always will,” Trump said at the White House on Thursday.

Here, Breitbart News rounds up the most animalistic, heinous, and vicious crimes committed against Americans by MS-13 gang members:

May 18 12:13

EU Will Block US Sanctions Against Iran Starting Friday

EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has confirmed that beginning Friday, a 1996 “blocking statute” aimed at preventing the enforcement of the US sanctions against Iran will be brought back into effect. The law was initially passed to prevent the US blocking EU companies from trading with Cuba.

French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and British Prime Minister Theresa May
EU officials have been negotiating the matter all week, as an attempt to try to save the P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran after the US withdrew, and started re implementing sanctions. EU leaders have agreed that the entire union will work together in protecting the deal.

The blocking statute explicitly forbids European companies from complying with any nuclear-related US sanctions against Iran. It also mandates that the EU states will not recognize any foreign court rulings trying to enforce the sanctions against those companies.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So what is President Trump going to do now, declare war on the EU?!?

That he and his team got so utterly caught like a deer in the headlights on this, and had no idea that his decision to pull the US out of the P5+1 deal was going to have these kinds of ramifcations, is not precisely a stellar endorsement of their understanding of the EU relationship with Iran, nor the fallout this decision would have.

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable, yet perfectly predictable from this Administration.

May 18 12:08

Texas School Shooter Identified | Photo of Dimitrios Pagourtzis: 5 Fast Facts You Need To Know…

Photos and details from his social media...

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May 18 12:06

Trump Hits North Korea With Barrage of Mixed Signals: Trump dismissed 'Libya Model,' threatens Kim with Gadhafi's fate

The Trump Administration appears determine to respond to North Korea’s recent concerns about war games near their border ahead of the June 12 summit. It doesn’t seem that officials are entirely clear what North Korea wants to hear, however, so they’re trying pretty much everything.

President Trump in particular is throwing every combination of threats and incentives he can think of at North Korea, attempting to disavow the “Libya Model” talked of by John Bolton, while at the same time threatening to see Kim Jong-un end up dead like Libya’s Gadhafi if he doesn’t capitulate.

North Korea objects to the Libya Model primarily because of its consequences. Gadhafi agreed to give up his WMD equipment in 2003, in return for improved diplomatic ties. This never really panned out, however, and by 2011, NATO attacked Libya, helping rebels to ultimately capture and kill Gadhafi.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When I heard that President Trump had made these completely contradictory statements yesterday, I had an industrial strength Picard double-face palm, at velocity.

As I have said many times on this blog, just because something is the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid thing an American government official could say, or do, is absolutely no guarantee that they won't do it; such it was with President Trump's statement about the potential for the "Libyan Option" with North Korea.

While acknowledging that President Trump is a very astute businessman, there are moments, in his role as President, when he comes off as a rather "blunt instrument.", and yesterday was, truly, one of those terror-inducing moments when he did just that.

These mixed messages have absolutey no place in any negotiating process internationally, period, end of discussion; so now, what we have is the potential for the Singapore summit between Trump and Kim Jung Un potentially cancelled, and primarily due to US governmental stupidity.

And the other issue which deserves scrutiny, is why the South Korean and the US military went ahead with these exercises, right before the negotiations, in a move they knew was going to tick Kim Jung Un off, because he believes every exercise like this is a practice run for an invasion of North Korea?!?

Everyone knowledgeable about Kim Jung Un's thinking could have predicted this, which begs the question; was this the outcome most of DC wanted, the scuttling of these talks, which would have been potentially huge, and a way to have stopped a potential war sabotaged?!?

May 18 12:04

Suspect In Texas Shooting Posted Disturbing Images Of Guns, Knives, ‘Born To Kill’ Shirt Online

One of the suspects in a Friday shooting that left at least people dead at Santa Fe High School in Texas is Dimitrios Pagourtzis, law enforcement sources told CBS News.

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office said earlier Friday that one suspect and another person of interest are in custody.

Social media pages with the same name as Pagourtzis show the person was obsessed with guns, knives and animal torture, and he owned a trench coat with USSR and Nazi medals on it.

May 18 12:03

U.S. Catholic Bishops: "Violence is Not the Answer to Conflict between Israelis and Palestinians"

Unlike protestant Arch-Zionist senator Lindsey Graham, who declared "If You Got a Problem with US Embassy in Jerusalem "Take it Up with God", the Catholic Bishops stated, "The protests by Palestinians are fueled by desperation due to the dire humanitarian situation in Gaza...Moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem was a provocative and unhelpful step in the pursuit of peace."

May 18 11:51

PHOTO | Stormy's Lawyer Caught Partying With CNN Talent…

Michael Avenatti, lawyer for Stormy Daniels, was photographed celebrating with Don Lemon and Margaret Hoover among others at Lemon’s home.

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May 18 11:24

Ben Garrison Cartoons | Crossfire Hurricane Vs. Trump Tornado

Good stuff from Mr. Garrison...

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May 18 11:12

‘John Brennan Needs A Very, VERY Good Criminal Lawyer’...

The walls are closing in on Commie John Brennan. Joe DiGenova with Tucker last night.

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May 18 11:08

Congress Votes Down Proposal Allowing Interstate Transfer of Raw Milk

Congress voted today to retain the FDA restrictions on interstate sales of raw milk. 79 Congress members including 7 democrats, voted for the bill, which would have allowed interstate sale of raw milk. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii was one of the Democrats who voted for milk freedom. 331 control-freak congressmen voted NO on the bill, which was authored by Rep. Thomas Massie, of the House Freedom Caucus.

May 18 10:39

Boeing 737 Crashed After Takeoff From Airport in Cuba - Reports (PHOTO)

According to a number of reports, a Boeing 737 crashed shortly after a takeoff from José Marti International Airport in Cuba.

The plane with reportedly 100 passengers onboard was headed for Holguin on the eastern side of the island from Havana. The aircraft reportedly belonged to Cubana de Aviación national airline.

May 18 10:31

Fighting Displaces Tens of Thousands of Yemenis Near Key Houthi Port

Tens of thousands of civilians have been displaced from Yemen’s coastal province of Hodeidah, as pro-Saudi forces invaded the area with an eye toward eventually seizing the last port held by Shi’ite Houthi forces.

The civilians say they were facing terrifying mortar attacks, with rockets flying overhead and landmines ripping people to shreds. Amnesty International is reporting that the worst is yet to come, however, for the entire nation, as this offensive worsens.

That’s because as the last Houthi port, Hodeidah is the lone source of humanitarian aid for roughly half of the country. That makes it a “strategic target,” but the fall of the port also means that half of the country, the half already on the brink of starvation and recovering from a record large cholera epidemic, will be under even tighter siege.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The continuing Saudi genocide in Yemen, aided and abetted by US military forces, has to be one of the worst "silent screams" of the 21st century.

And I say this, because not one of the presstitute corporate US media is covering any of this; you have to go to the independent media, like WRH, to get any word of what is happening on the ground. Because of this, as a Christian Pacifist Activist, I will continue to cover this horror just as long as it continues. And here are some images (very disturbing) of what is being done, and enabled by US troops, in collusion with Saudi troops, in your name, and with your tax dollars, in Yemen:

At least 20 killed as Saudi airstrike hits Yemeni wedding

Saudi Led coalition killed 68 children in Yemen

Images: Yemeni children getting maimed and killed by Saudi bombing runs

Saudi Bombing Is Said to Kill Yemeni Civilians Seeking Relief From the Heat

Seen enough?!? Doesn't it make you feel PROUD to be a Warmerkian?!?!

Because people, if we are not part of a peaceful public dialogue to at least get the US government to withdraw its military and financial aid to this slaughter, we are part of the problem.

Please share these images with your Congressional Representatives, and ask them what they intend to to to stop this genocide. Be polite, but firm. Because if they know that the issue of US war crimes in Yemen is going to be an election-preventer in the coming mid-term elections, it just might cause them to speak up, speak out and at least end the US government's involvement in Yemen.

May 18 10:24

Is an extra world hidden on the edge of our solar system? Evidence that Planet Nine DOES exist piles up as experts spot a distant object with an 'extraordinary orbit'

Researchers have argued a ninth planet exists in the solar system for years
In a new paper researchers describe a rocky object with a highly tilted orbit
They suggest a so-called Planet Nine has pushed the rock into this trajectory
The research adds to a growing body of evidence for the existence of the planet

May 18 10:08

Russia Opens Terror Probe Into U.S. Journalist’s Call for Airstrikes on Crimea Bridge

Russia’s Investigative Committee has launched a criminal case against an American journalist who wrote an editorial calling on Ukraine to bomb Russia’s newly-opened bridge to the annexed Crimean peninsula.

Tom Rogan urged the Ukrainian government to “launch air strikes” and “destroy elements” of the bridge to Crimea in a Washington Examiner magazine op-ed published on Tuesday. Kiev, the United States and the European Union criticized the opening of the road-and-rail bridge and called it a violation of Ukraine’s territorial integrity.

“The investigation has detected signs of public incitement to terrorist activity in the territory of the Russian Federation,” the Investigative Committee said in an online statement on Thursday in reference to Tom Rogan’s article.

The publication’s editor will also be subject to a “pre-investigation probe” for publishing Rogan’s commentary, an Investigative Committee spokesperson said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good for Russia!!

This... is the kind of alleged "journalism" which is only fit to line the bottom of a birdcage, or pick up a puppy's "leavings" on the grass when walking a dog.

And although this is completely symbolic, as the US will NOT extradite this guy, the sheer irresponsibility of egging people on to destroy property and lives, as demonstrated by this article, is NEVER acceptible, in the realm of international relations.

May 18 09:58

Rigged? Circuit Judge Says Ballots Were Illegally Destroyed In Wasserman Schultz' House Race

Florida circuit court Judge Raag Singhal ruled the Broward County Supervisor of Elections Office violated state and federal law Friday, after the office destroyed ballots from a 2016 House race for Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s seat.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why am I singularly unsurprised at this?!?

Because this is precisely how the Clintonistas operate; if they cannot win fair and square, they will cheat, lie, and steal. It is, as a matter of fact, the only way in which they know how to do business!!

May 18 09:55

Russian stock market brushes off US sanctions, trading near all-time high

The Russian economy is proving to be resilient and showing a strong recovery from the initial shock of the latest round of US sanctions targeting the business sector.

The ruble-traded MOEX reached 2,358 points this week, which is very close to an all-time high of 2,376.96 seen in February. The dollar-traded RTS index is still over 10 percent down from the February highs, but has also been recovering.

Analysts are pointing at the good signs in the Russian economy and growing price in crude oil. “The victorious march in the market goes on. In my opinion, this happens because of the influx of new investors in shares following the good situation in commodities and stable macroeconomic indicators,” said Freedom Finance analyst Georgy Vashchenko in a note. “If the trend does not break, MOEX can reach record high 2,400 points.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Russia's President Putin is laughing his head off right about now, and for good reasons; he knows that Europe, and the Middle East, are going to ignore US sanctions, or work around them, because of his country's oil production, and the production of non-GMO food. These commodities are vauable to every country in the world doing business.

And unless President Trump is willing to go to war with every country ignoring the sanctions, these sanctions will be toothless, at the end of the day.

May 18 09:53

US birth rates drop to lowest since 1987

Births in the US have dropped to their lowest rate in 30 years, marking a cultural shift as women delay motherhood, experts say.

May 18 09:52

Mom admits embezzling $400,000 from 9-year-old son's medical trust

An Eaton County woman has admitted embezzling more than $400,000 from her 9-year-old son's estate.
Kasie Pruden-Rivera, 32, pleaded no contest to one count of embezzling more than $100,000, and is set to be sentenced June 28 in Eaton County Circuit Court.

May 18 09:51

Nancy Pelosi Defends Violent MS-13 Gang Members In Response To Trump, Says They’re Not Animals

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi defended violent MS-13 gang members in a press conference Thursday, saying they are not “animals,” a term President Trump dubbed MS-13 members earlier this week.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh, really, Representative Pelosi?!?

I invite you to read from the following article, out of vox.com:

MS 13 Explained,and I would very much like for you to pay some attention (if your intellectually able, that is) to the following passage:

"MS-13 makes its money through relatively small-time drug dealing and old-fashioned extortion. That extortion can be brutal, and sometimes wide-scale: In 2015, they extorted the bus drivers of San Salvador into going on strike for higher wages, so that more of those wages could be turned over to the gang. But it’s not as sophisticated as the multitude of revenue streams that other transnational criminal organizations have.

Nonetheless, MS-13 occupies a lot of real estate in the imagination of many Americans — and politicians. What really distinguishes MS-13 is the spectacle of its executions. As anthropologist Jorja Leap told the Atlantic, “They don’t just kill people, they cut off body parts.” In 2003, MS-13 members in Northern Virginia retaliated against 17-year-old Brenda Paz for informing on the gang to the FBI by stabbing the pregnant Paz so violently in the neck that “her head was almost completely severed” when her body was dredged out of the Shenandoah River. In spring 2017, as many as 10 gang members in Wheaton, Maryland, stabbed a victim 100 times and cut out his heart and buried it separately."

So, in understanding this, Representative Pelosi, would you be inclined to invite a couple of members of this group over for an afternoon tea in your offices in DC, on the bet that they are NOT "monsters"?!?

Thought not!!

May 18 09:48

Why are for-profit US prisons subjecting detainees to forced labor?

In April, we filed a lawsuit on behalf of Shoaib Ahmed and others against CoreCivic, alleging that the prison corporation violates human trafficking laws and employs a deprivation scheme to force immigrants detained at Stewart to work for sub-minimum wages, and then threatens to punish them for refusing to work through solitary confinement or loss of access to necessities. A lawsuit against Geo Group, another prison corporation, is moving forward for using similar practices at the Aurora Detention Center in Colorado, violating the Trafficking Victims Protection Act.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just like the Nazi slave labor camps!

May 18 09:35

Santa Fe High School: Up to 10 dead in shooting

Between eight and 10 people have been killed in a shooting at a Texas high school, say police.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez told reporters the majority of the dead at Santa Fe High School were students.

A student is in custody after the attack at the school, which is about 40 miles (65km) south of Houston.

May 18 09:35

VIDEO SHOWS HORRORS OF DRUG WAR AS COPS CORNER UNARMED MAN FOR HAVING A PLANT, EXECUTE HIM

Thomasville police officers have been cleared by a grand jury in the shooting death of 37-year-old Herbert Gilbert Jr. Following the grand jury’s ruling that the officer-involved-shooting was justified, Thomasville Police released body camera footage of the deadly encounter. The graphic footage shows Gilbert’s attempt to flee in his SUV, only to be gunned down by officers who presumably feared for their lives. Gilbert did not have a gun, was not attempting to run-over any officers, and was actually backing up his vehicle when officer Josh Smith shot him 8 times through the windshield. His original crime? He had an illegal plant.

When the body camera footage begins, officers can be heard saying they have a search warrant and announced their presence inside a house. Gilbert wasted no time attempting to flee, but the chase was made exponentially more dangerous when a Thomasville officer attempted to stop Gilbert with the maneuver known as the “pit maneuver.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Assassination of this kind should never be a stock in trade for any US police department, period, end of discussion.

What the hell ever happened to "talking someone down" with negotiating skills?!?

May 18 09:30

TV worker dies after vape pen explodes fracturing his skull

A TELEVISION producer was killed when a vape pen exploded, causing shrapnel to lodge in his skull. American Tallmadge D'Elia also suffered 80 per cent burns to his body in a fire caused by the explosion at his Florida home.

May 18 09:26

ISRAEL USES DRONES TO DROP TEAR GAS ON GAZANS FOR FIRST TIME

Israeli occupying forces used unmanned drones to drop tear gas on Palestinians in Gaza for the first time last Friday, according to the Times of Israel.

Some 200 Gazans had gathered at the border fence with Israel as part of a weekly protest against the ten-year blockade when an unmanned aerial vehicle approached the scene. Footage from the Lebanese Al-Mayadeen news agency shows the drone dropping canisters of tear gas on the protesters who can then be seen running blindly from the scene.

The Gazan Health Ministry said that at least two people were wounded in the clashes, with at least eight other Gazans injured by Israeli fire during protests elsewhere in the coastal enclave.

According to military sources, the usage of drones to fire tear gas is still experimental and has not yet been made operational.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Josef Mengele would have been so damned proud of this IDF "experiment"!!!

May 18 09:24

The World Will Not Mourn The Decline Of US Hegemony

There are good reasons for any good progressive to bemoan the presence of the childish, racist, sexist and ecocidal, right-wing plutocrat Donald Trump in the White House. One complaint about Trump that should be held at arm’s-length by anyone on the left, however, is the charge that Trump is contributing to the decline of U.S. global power - to the erosion of the United States’ superpower status and the emergence of a more multipolar world.

This criticism of Trump comes from different elite corners. Last October, the leading neoconservative foreign policy intellectual and former George W. Bush administration adviser Eliot Cohen wrote an Atlantic magazine essay titled “How Trump Is Ending the American Era.” Cohen recounted numerous ways in which Trump had reduced “America’s standing and ability to influence global affairs.” He worried that Trump’s presidency would leave “America’s position in the world stunted” and an “America lacking confidence” on the global stage.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Two problems with this article.

1. The US was in decline long before Trump came to office, for reasons beyond his control.

2. The rest of the world isn't looking for leadership; they want to lead themselves.

May 18 09:23

WHY BIG BANKS LOVE PAYING FINES TO THE U.S. GOVERNMENT

When Volkswagen executives found out U.S. regulations would kill one of their diesel models, they pulled some tricks. They fooled U.S. regulators by installing software which misrepresented the emissions released.

But the U.S. found out, and arrested the top executives involved.

One of them, a German citizen, was sentenced to 7 years in prison late 2017 for his role in the scandal.

That’s a pretty intense prison sentence for trying to trick regulators. The government says that society is the victim in this case, because the regulations are an attempt to keep the environment clean.

But how does the government respond when a business directly victimizes hundreds, thousands, or tens of thousands of its own customers?

Look no further than Wells Fargo to find out.

Wells Fargo has repeatedly screwed their customers, and yet not a single executive has gone to prison.

Sovereignman sums up the last few years of scandals:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And Wells Fargo does this... because it can.

These practices will only stop when convictions of executives who sign off on these practices are tried, convicted, and do hard time in Federal penitentiaries, and NOT in a "Club Fed".

May 18 09:21

"FUCK TURKEY": NETANYAHU SON'S MESSAGE TO ANKARA OVER GAZA MASSACRE

"Fuck Turkey."
That was the message the Israeli prime minister's son gave to the world, as a state-level row with Ankara over Israel's killing of 62 Palestinians on Monday descended into the bawdiest of insults.

Yair Netanyahu posted the message on Instagram on Wednesday, as Israel and Turkey expelled each other's top diplomats after Ankara's condemnation of Israel's live-fire tactics against Gaza protesters.

Benjamin Netanyahu's son included the message in an image similar to the Turkish flag, which has a red background and white star and crescent moon in the centre. The image showed the words “Fuck Turkey” with the crescent moon in place of the letter ‘c’.

#BREAKING: Yair Netanyahu, the son of Israeli PM @netanyahu, published a post against Turkey on his instagram acount pic.twitter.com/KUz22izGlf

— Amichai Stein (@AmichaiStein1) May 16, 2018

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder; is this kind of heubristic apartheid on the part of Netanyahu's son, inherited in the DNA, or is it carefully taught?!?

I am recalling the lyrics of a song, written many years ago, by Rogers and Hammerstein, from a show called "South Pacific", talking about prejudice.

And if you are my age (I just turned 69), you might recall your mom or dad making a pilgrimage to the local grocery store, and coming home, triumphantly with a big round thing, called a "record", which one would play on a record player, and I would love the opportunity to learn all the songs from a current Broadway show.

And a couple of lines I remember most vividly from this show are as follows are:

"You've got to be taught
Before it's... to late!
Before you are six... or seven or eight,
To hate all the people your relatives hate,
You've got to be carefully taught!!"

But then, what is to be expected from the son of a Prime Minister in a wretchedly apartheid, self-proclaimed theocracy with nuclear weapons?!?!

Unfortunately and very sadly, what he just posted on instagram, is perfectly predictable, under the circumstances.

May 18 09:14

Why Trump Is A Rothschild Tool

In 1987 Donald Trump purchased 93% of Resorts International, a CIA front founded by Crown Agents Allen Dulles and David Rockefeller as the Mary Carter Paint Company in the 1950’s. A year later Trump bought the Atlantic City, NJ Taj Mahal Casino from Resorts International, then began buying up other properties on the Atlantic City boardwalk.

Soon Trump was tapped out and couldn’t make his debt payments.

Enter Wilbur Ross, billionaire bond trader portrayed by the Illuminati financial media as an “independent investor”. In fact, in 1992 Ross was heading Rothschild Inc.’s bankruptcy advising team, which represented bondholders who were threatening to foreclose on Donald’s house of cards.

May 18 09:10

SPECIAL OPS GETTING 1000S OF SMALL GLIDE MUNITIONS THAT PACK A BIGGER PUNCH THAN HELLFIRES

As global counterterrorism operations show no signs of slowing down, U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF) are receivingthousands of light, gliding missiles that are smaller and more powerful than an AGM-114 Hellfire and fired from a Lockheed C-130 Hercules above the modern battlefield.

In recent years, insurgent groups have outsmarted American precision-guided weapons launched from an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with fast traveling vehicles. However, a new powerful gliding munition can chase down and destroy these fast-moving targets.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This shift in weapons used by Special Ops, simply manifests the grim reality that the US government and military is going to be at war against those countries whose resources they want to expropriate, to which the US government has utterly no moral right, and define in what currencies they will be sold, perpetually.

"WarMerika: IT'S FANTASTIC!!" (A take on dialogue from Hotshots Part Deux, but nonetheless, very painfully real right now.)

May 18 08:49

Dolly Parton Donates $1 Million to Children's Hospital in Honor of Niece

Dolly Parton spent Thursday at Vanderbilt's Children's Hospital to celebrate a deeply personal milestone. Her niece, Hannah Dennison, turns 30-years-old on Sunday - a birthday Parton wasn't always sure she'd be able to celebrate.

May 18 08:48

Documents Reveal How Russian Official Courted Conservatives In U.S. Since 2009

Kremlin-linked Russian politician Alexander Torshin traveled frequently between Moscow and various destinations in the United States to build relationships with figures on the American right starting as early as 2009, beyond his previously known contacts with the National Rifle Association.

May 18 08:39

Scientists Will Now Kill More Bees To Get Their Bacteria…To Help The Bees

Scientists are now disemboweling bees to get their bacteria...to help the bess...Probiotics are a Bandage on Colony Collapse Disorder But Cause More Problems – while they have been shown to help bees withstand threats like fungal infection and pesticides – is it worth the price bees pay?

May 18 08:36

Ecuador President Orders to Scrap Extra Security at London Embassy

On Thursday night Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno ordered to remove extra security at the London embassy hosting fugitive WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

"Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno Garces has ordered to remove immediately all kinds of additional security at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, UK," the communications office said on Facebook.

The security at the diplomatic mission will be similar to that of Ecuador's others diplomatic missions around the world, the statement added.

May 18 08:08

EU Will Block US Sanctions Against Iran Starting Friday

EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has confirmed that beginning Friday, a 1996 “blocking statute” aimed at preventing the enforcement of the US sanctions against Iran will be brought back into effect. The law was initially passed to prevent the US blocking EU companies from trading with Cuba.

May 18 08:06

School in Santa Fe on Lockdown Amid Shooting - Police

A spokesman for local police has confirmed a shooting incident at Santa Fe High School.

"This morning an incident occurred at the high school involving an active shooter. The district has initiated a lockdown. We will send out additional information as soon as it is available," the message said.

According to CNN affiliate KTRK, a gunman walked into an art class and began shooting from what looked like a shotgun.

"We're currently in protect mode as a precaution because of reports of a shooting at Santa Fe HS. Doors are locked and personnel are stationed at outer doors to let people in and out. No students allowed outside of building. Field trips are postponed until we go off of protect mode," the statement issued by the police reads further.

May 18 07:54

Shooting now ‘contained’ at Santa Fe High School near Houston; injuries confirmed

A shooting was reported at a high school near Houston on Friday morning, with local media reporting that a gunman entered Santa Fe High School and began firing. The school was put on lockdown, but the situation is now “contained,” officials say.

May 18 07:49

Hawaii National Guard/Civil Defense whistle-blowers notify friends and family of imminent power plant explosion, tsunami

The highly-controversial Puna Geothermal Venture (PGV) geothermal power plant has become a major issue of concern among U.S. government insiders who fear an imminent explosion of the plant may cause a massive tsunami and wreak havoc in the region due to the recent uptick in volcanic activity on Mount Kilauea.

Webmaster addition: The pentane stored at the site has already been removed.

May 18 07:16

Reports of shots fired at Santa Fe High School

Santa Fe High School is on lockdown after a shooting inside the school. The suspect has been taken into custody, according to an assistant principal at the school.

May 18 07:15

Sergei Skripal discharged after Salisbury poisoning

Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal has been discharged from hospital, two months after being poisoned with a nerve agent in Salisbury.
The 66-year-old was found slumped on a park bench in the city on 4 March, with his daughter Yulia.

May 18 06:54

How Israel Privatized Its Occupation of Palestine

It’s 4:30 am with the moon still high in the sky, but Palestinians from across the West Bank are already disembarking from buses outside the Qalandia checkpoint near Jerusalem. They’re about to begin a day’s work on the other side of the separation wall, in Israel.

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