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Aug 13 15:51

Peter Strzok Tweets Link To $150,000 GoFundMe For "Lost Income And Legal Fees"

Just-fired FBI agent Peter Strzok hopped on Twitter Monday with a statement from his lawyer and a link to a GoFundMe account set up by the "Friends Of Special Agent Peter Strzok," which has already raised just under $30,000 in three hours after more than 700 people donated to the fundraiser. Jennifer Kay, a spokeswoman for Strzok's attorney, confirmed that the Twitter account was authentic according to the Daily Caller.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How about in some old Zimbabwe currency, folks?!?:-)

Now, you have to admit; that would be a novel approach!!!

Aug 13 15:48

The Revenge Of Hillary: Senator Mark Warner Proposes The End Of Free Speech

Senate Democrats are circulating a proposal based upon their claim of Russian hacking that will completely takeover the internet and social media which has been leaked.

They are adopting the EU approach to silence political criticism. They claim it is necessary, just as the EU argued, that they must act to prevent Russian hackers and “restore” the people’s trust in our institutions, democracy, and the free press. They are proposing comprehensive GDPR-like data protection legislation following the EU.

They are calling it a proposal for “Regulation of Social Media and Technology Firms,” and the draft was created by Sen. Mark Warner.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In the most peaceful, powerful, and responsible way possible, this legislation must be stopped in its tracks.

Aug 13 15:02

LAPD CHIEF SCAMS CITY FOR $1.2 MILL PAYOUT IS THEN REHIRED!

move provided him with a financial windfall

Aug 13 14:54

America on trial

by Jon Rappoport

Aug 13 14:46

Paul Craig Roberts Blasts Mueller's 'Weaponization' Of The Law

Robert Mueller is supposed to be investigating Russiagate, which has been shown to be a hoax concocted by former CIA director John Brennan, former FBI director James Comey, and current deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. As Russiagate is a hoax, Mueller has not been able to produce a shred of evidence of the alleged Trump/Putin plot to hack Hillary’s emails and influence the last presidential election.

Mueller chose Paul Manafort as a target, hoping that faced with fighting false charges, Manafort would make a deal and make up some lies about Trump and Putin in exchange for the case against him being dropped. But Manafort stood his ground, forcing Mueller to go forward with a false case.

Aug 13 14:24

PHOTOS: Antifa Call for Removal of President, Overthrow U.S. Government

Antifa and other left-wing groups gathered at Freedom Plaza in downtown Washington, DC, on Sunday carrying signs that reveal one message loud and clear: Remove racist President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence from office and overthrow the United States government.

Aug 13 13:09

10 Numbers That Prove That America's Current Financial Condition Is A Horror Show

America’s long-term “balance sheet numbers” just continue to get progressively worse. Unfortunately, since the stock market has been soaring and the GDP numbers look okay, most Americans assume that the U.S. economy is doing just fine.

But the stock market was soaring and the GDP numbers looked okay just prior to the great financial crisis of 2008 as well, and we saw how that turned out. The truth is that GDP is not the best measure for the health of the economy. Judging the U.S. economy by GDP is basically like measuring the financial health of an individual by how much money he or she spends, and I will attempt to illustrate that in this article.

If I went out right now and got a whole bunch of new credit cards and started spending money like there was no tomorrow, would that mean that my financial condition had improved?

No, in fact it would mean that my long-term financial condition just got a whole lot worse.

Aug 13 12:27

WTF: James Gunn Pedophilia-Themed Party Photos Surface

Photos Surface of ‘Guardians’ Director James Gunn at Pedophilia-Themed Party

Aug 13 12:11

CURSE OF CORTEZ?

ANOTHER candidate endorsed by socialist darling loses badly = Hawaii Congressman bid

Aug 13 11:49

Antifa, BLM Rioters Attack Police, Drivers And Random Trump Supporters At #UTR2 In DC

Video after video shows the "counter-protests" outside the "Unite the Right 2" rally in Washington DC on Sunday were in fact violent riots.

Aug 13 11:42

Ben Carson: We Called Ancient Civilizations Heathens Because They Sacrificed Babies, But We Abort Them

Dr. Ben Carson has a way of putting things in perspective that endears him to pro-life activists. The neurosurgeon and the author of six best-selling books makes another compelling point about the issue of abortion that is sure to have everyone who opposes abortion concurring.

He pointed out how ancient civilizations have been criticized for the brutal practices of human sacrifice and child sacrifice — but he wonders if modern society isn’t “guilty of the same thing” because we have legalized abortion.

“Well, it’s interesting that we sit around and call other ancient civilizations heathen because of human sacrifice but aren’t we actually guilty of the same thing?” said Dr. Carson in reference to a question about abortion. “The good thing is the American populace is moving closer and closer to understanding that abortion is murder. Every year we’re getting better on that regard.”

Aug 13 11:42

British expat, 40, dies after plunging from an apartment block in Ibizan party town - the same building as a 26-year-old Briton fell from last year

A British man has died after plunging from an apartment block in an Ibizan party town, it has emerged.
The 40-year-old, who is thought to have been living on the Spanish island, fell to his death at the Tanit building in San Antonio last night.

Aug 13 11:41

FBI's Peter Strzok, Who Sent Anti-Trump Texts And Has Faced Trump's Rage, Has Been Fired

Strzok's lawyer says the FBI's deputy director reversed the recommended 60-day suspension made by the bureau's Office of Professional Responsibility.

Aug 13 11:40

Hijacker's remains found: Aerial photos show crash site from above as plane's flight recorder is found among shattered pieces of aircraft so small 'you can pick them all up by hand'

The aftermath of the deadly crash caused by a suicidal baggage handler who stole an empty passenger plane and flew it into an island on the Puget Sound on Friday was laid bare on Sunday in aerial images of the wreckage.

Aug 13 11:34

'My great uncle's bones are lying at the bottom of pearl harbor': NFL fans BURN their merchandise in disgust over anthem protests

Dozens of upset NFL fans are boycotting their teams and burning their expensive memorabilia in response to players choosing to sit or kneel during the national anthem on Sunday.

More than 200 players in the league knelt or sat down during the national anthem following President Donald Trump's controversial comments about the NFL where he called for players who protested to be fired.

Pittsburgh Steelers fans are even more upset with the team after all of the players except for one stayed inside the locker room during the singing of the Star-Spangled Banner.

In a video shared to YouTube, Robert Williams of Texas, burned over $1,000 worth of Steelers gear while slamming his favorite team.

'We stand for this country. We have morals in this country,' Williams says.

Aug 13 11:32

Escape from the Mayo Clinic: Parents break teen out of world-famous hospital

Mayo neurosurgeons saved her life, but she and her parents were unhappy with the care she was receiving in the rehabilitation unit, and they say they repeatedly asked for her to be transferred.

But they say Mayo refused to let her transfer to another hospital, even after a lawyer wrote a letter asking Mayo to make the arrangements.

Aug 13 11:22

Rudy Giuliani Teases ‘Big Week’ in the Mueller Investigation

During a Monday appearance on “Fox & Friends,”

Aug 13 11:10

Ad Platform Caves to Mob Outrage, Bans Infowars

Advertising platform Criteo has caved to mob outrage and banned Infowars in yet another example of Big Tech censorship

Aug 13 11:04

“I Would Murder Him – Do Him Like Gaddafi” Antifa Activists on Video Threaten to Kill President Trump at Unite The Right Counter-Protest

Antifa activists counter-protesting the so-called ‘Unite the Right 2’ rally across from the White House in Washington, D.C. on Sunday spoke on camera to Daily Caller reporter Benny Johnson, bluntly stating they want to murder President Donald Trump.

Aug 13 11:02

Blue Haired, Gun Control Dem Congressional Candidate in GA shoots lover to death

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Aug 13 10:58

Disturbing moment farmer finds a rat with a PLANT growing out of its back ‘after a seed fell into an open wound and germinated'

This shocking footage shows a live rat with a sapling soya plant growing through it's body.
Experts are baffled by the freak occurrence, but have speculated that a soya bean seed could have fallen into an open wound and germinated.

Aug 13 10:57

FBI warns cyber criminals are plotting a mass hack against bank ATMs including HSBC and Barclays 'in days'

The FBI has sent a confidential alert to warn banks of a global 'cash-out scheme'
British banks with large overseas interests have been made aware of the danger
Smaller banks with less sophisticated security are said to be most vulnerable
America's intelligence chiefs have warned banks of a major hacking threat to cash machines worldwide in the next few days.

Aug 13 10:56

Google really IS recording your every movement even when you tell it not to! Search firm tracks location data using your smartphone regardless of permissions

Google claims you can 'pause' Location History to stop tracking of your device
Experts found that even with this setting on, Google still monitor location data
They created a map of the movements of a Princeton postdoctoral researcher

Aug 13 10:39

Antifa openly calling for people to be SHOT.

The scene outside the federal building on 17th Street in DC

Aug 13 10:38

The Average Response Time of a 911 call is 23 Minutes;

The response time of a .357 is 1400 feet per second

Aug 13 10:36

FBI has Damning Dossier on Poroshenko,

The wanted former president of Georgia turned governor of Ukraine’s Odessa region following the Maidan coup, Mikhail Saakashvili, has publicly claimed that Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is going to face criminal prosecution by his own patron state – the United States of America.

In an exclusive tell-all interview with the Ukrainian site Strana, Saakashvili was caught on video saying about Poroshenko: “As soon has he ceases to be president, not a single country will take him in for a moment. In America they will plant him [in prison] like Lazarenko, because the FBI has a dossier on him.”

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Aug 13 10:35

Strzok fired by FBI but still works for the CIA

FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok was fired by the bureau on Monday over a series of controversial text messages in which Peter Strzok and his former lover Lisa Page exchanged during the run-up to the 2016 presidential election.

Aug 13 10:30

Russian Defense Ministry Declassifies WWII Stalin Order to Bomb Berlin

On the 106th anniversary of the Russian Aerospace Forces, Russia’s Ministry of Defense has published on its website a series of Central Archive documents, including a secret directive of Soviet leader Josef Stalin, dated 1941, ordering the counter-bombing of the German capital Berlin

A special place is occupied by the copy of a handwritten order of the State Defense Committee of the USSR, dictated by the Chairman of the Committee, Josef Stalin, at 2:00 am on August 9, 1941. The document ordered the commander of the 81st air division to carry out a bombardment against the heart of the Third Fascist Reich,” the publication says.

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Aug 13 10:28

Ron Paul: Trump vs. His Own Administration?

It seems that Trump’s appointees are again working at cross-purposes to him

Aug 13 10:22

Trump demands Mueller end the Russia probe and Hillary's email investigation be REDONE

as FBI 'finally' fires FBI agent Peter Strzok for his f***-Trump texts to his lover

Aug 13 10:21

Were German Nazis and Soviet Socialists the Same?

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Many American self-proclaimed right-wingers seriously assert that the German Nazis were all socialists, simply because “Nazi” is short for ”Nationalsozialismus”, which translates as “National Socialism”. Therefore, they make a conclusion that the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany were ideologically the same.

Sadly, this is the level of political and historical discourse many people are at at the moment.

German Fascism/Nazism and Soviet Socialism were the polar opposites
The economy of the Third Reich was based on privately owned industries and banking institutions, with the strong government instrumentalised to instill monopoly over political processes, to crush dissent and to engage people in corporate solidarity through propaganda. >>>
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The Soviet Union, in contrast, didn’t have private ownership of the means of production, meaning that all the farms and all the industrial assets were collectively owned, with centralised government redistributing surplus income, investing it into schools, healthcare, and other institutions that were meant to benefit regular people>>>

Aug 13 10:20

Tech Companies Banned Infowars. Now, Its App Is Trending.

Just days after Google, Facebook and Apple purged videos and podcasts from the right-wing conspiracy site Infowars from their sites, the Infowars app has become one of the hottest in the country.

Aug 13 10:20

ANTIFA VOWS “BULLETS” FOR POLITICAL ENEMIES;

MEDIA IGNORES THREAT Far left group’s open incitement to violence gets zero press coverage

Aug 13 10:19

Memphis police accused of using fake accounts to surveil black activists

A trove of documents released by the city of Memphis late last week appear to show that its police department has been systematically using fake social media profiles to surveil local Black Lives Matter activists, and that it kept dossiers and detailed power point presentations on dozens of Memphis-area activists along with lists of their known associates.

No name is more prevalent in the documents than that of 32-year old Franklin, who has become a veteran organizer with the Memphis Coalition of Concerned Citizens and Black Lives Matter causes over the past few years. It’s “saddening” and “a little scary at times,” he told the Guardian, while finding a touch of humor in it too. “Doing all that for this ol’ poor black guy from south Memphis,” Franklin laughed.

Aug 13 10:17

Florida girl, 7, dies after being struck by stray bullet sitting in car

Police are searching for suspects who shot and killed a 7-year-old Florida girl at a shopping plaza over the weekend.
Heydi Rivas Villanueva was sitting in a vehicle with her father on Saturday evening when a stray bullet struck her in the head, killing her, police said.

Aug 13 10:16

Trump calls Omarosa 'wacky' and 'vicious' after she unveils new audio tape of president

Former top White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman has released new audio that she says is a recording of President Donald Trump’s telephone call to her after Chief of Staff John Kelly fired her.

Aug 13 10:15

To judge in Manafort trial, courtroom is 'Rome' and he is 'Caesar'

When you walk into Courtroom 900 in the federal court house in Alexandria, Virginia, you step into another domain, a territory ruled not by a mayor or a governor or even a president, but by a self-proclaimed emperor.

Aug 13 09:24

So Apple IS planning to build a driverless car? Silicon valley titan poaches Elon Musk's former chief Tesla engineer

Apple appears to be ploughing ahead with plans to build a driverless car.

The Silicon Valley titan has poached Elon Musk's former chief engineer to work on its top-secret automotive project. Doug Field's appointment has reignited speculation about the iPhone maker's car programme after reports it had been dropped.

The 52-year-old has worked at Musk's Tesla for the past five years as vice-president of engineering, and is credited with helping to make the vehicles easier to build.

Aug 13 09:23

Horrifying UN Report Details Widespread Child Rape by High-Level UN Employees

A deeply disturbing report by the United Nations details rampant sexual exploitation of children by UN officials across the globe.

Aug 13 08:57

Multi-Millionaires Mueller and Comey's Crony Ties to Big Spy Contractors

COMPROMISED: How Money and Politics Drive FBI Corruption, a new book

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Aug 13 08:51

White Privilege? White man gets 15 years in prison for placing bacon in Mosque; Black woman who tortured white male - and live-streamed it on Facebook - gets four years probation

The state attorney's office serving Brevard and Seminole counties said Michael Wolfe was sentenced to 15 years in prison followed by 15 years of probation after he pleaded guilty Tuesday. The sentence had a hate crime enhancement.

The 37-year-old was sentenced as a habitual offender. Titusville police arrested Wolfe in January 2016 after the New Year's Day vandalism. A surveillance video showed him smashing lights, cameras and windows with a machete.

Bacon was left by the front door. Consumption of pork and pork products made from pork is forbidden in Islam.

A Chicago woman who live-streamed video of the racially charged beating of a teen with mental disabilities pleaded guilty Friday to a hate crime and was sentenced to four years of probation.

Brittany Covington, 19, has been in custody since her arrest in January.

Aug 13 08:43

How did an aircraft thief takeoff without a license or clearance? Here’s what experts believe.

Experts are trying to determine exactly how a suicidal baggage handler was able to hijack an empty Alaska Airlines plane from Seattle airport and perform advanced stunt maneuvers before crashing to his death.
The first part was as simple as climbing into the cockpit and flicking a switch. The spectacle that followed was another story.
“They don’t necessarily use a key so there’s a switch that they use to start the aircraft,” National Transportation Safety Board official Debra Eckrote said Saturday as she spoke with media about the theft of Horizon Air Q400.
The thief was able to taxi the plane down the runway and takeoff without clearance from air traffic controllers.

Aug 13 08:42

Hispanic restaurant owner recipient of death threats, outrage mob after hosting Jeff Sessions

A Hispanic restaurant owner in Houston was forced to shut down his eatery’s social media presence after his established faced a barrage of online hate and negative reviews for hosting Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
What are the details?
On Friday, El Tiempo Catina posted a picture of Sessions posing with the son of restaurant co-owner Dominic Laurenzo after Sessions finished his meal of fajitas, according to KTRK-TV. Sessions visited the restaurant after meeting with federal prosecutors about violent crime and illegal immigration.
The restaurant said it was an “honor” to serve the top law enforcement officer in the nation, a distinction that was apparently out-of-line the restaurant quickly learned.
The backlash against Laurenzo, his restaurant, and his family was so swift that he decide to deactivate all social media channels for the restaurant. Some critics even hurled death threats at his family.

Aug 13 08:41

Two North Carolina ferry workers suspended without pay after flying Trump 2020 flag

North Carolina’s ferry system suspended a boat captain and a crew member for one week after they hoisted a flag supporting the re-election of President Donald Trump.
What happened?
It happened after a passenger on the MV Frisco Ferry took a photo of a “Trump 2020” flag flying on the mast below the U.S. flag and even with the North Carolina flag, the Associated Press reported.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation launched an investigation after the flag photo was posted on Twitter on July 27.
According to reports, the passenger tweeted: “Is this appropriate? I don’t think so!” The man later deleted the tweet, saying he made his point.
Ferry Division spokesman Tim Hass told news media that placing campaign materials on a state-owned vessel is inappropriate. The names of the employees suspended for a week were not released.

Aug 13 08:39

Businesses selling fake YouTube views and likes flourish amid debates about online access, influence

Selling fake YouTube views is a lucrative business for people who know how to cash in on the practice. And the social media giant admits it still can’t completely stop it, according to a report by the New York Times.
Martin Vassilev, for example, makes about $200,000 selling views, likes and dislikes that are generated by computers, not people. He does it through his website 500Views.com, based in Ottawa, Canada.
Vassilev, 32, told the news outlet that he can “deliver an unlimited amount of views to a video. They’ve tried to stop it for so many years, but they can’t stop it. There’s always a way around.”
Another company, Devumi.com, made more than $1.2 million over three years by selling 196 million YouTube views, according to the report.
After Google, YouTube is the most-searched site, according to the report.

Aug 13 08:32

US, TURKEY DECLARE ECONOMIC WAR

Relations between the US and Turkey — a key American ally and home to NATO’s second-largest army — hit a new low on Friday, with the presidents of both countries rhetorically declaring economic war on each other. And over the course of a single day, the Turkish lira lost 17 percent of its value.

Within hours, early signs of panic spread to world financial markets. A European currency trader, who asked that his name not be published, told WhoWhatWhy on Sunday that he had never seen so much trade and volatility over a weekend, blaming it on the Turkey events.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

American foreign and economic policies should be used as a feather; rarely as a club.

Unfortunately, President Trump, DC's Merchant of Death in Chief (chief supporter of US arms sales to Saudi Arabia, for its genocide in Yemen) believes in the power of a "bully pulpit" from which he can force "Pax Americana" on an increasingly unwilling and hostile world, without really paying attention to the condition in which the Unhinged, Surveilled State of Amerika, finds itself, in this part of the 21st century.

We are a nation in decline; nearly destroyed by a National debt which can never be repaid; with US infrastructure crumbling, and a pronouncedly "third world" feel to our inner cities, primarily due to massive illegal immigration.

The US continues to do what has always done well, in the immortal words of George Carlin (paraphrased); we continue to kill brown people, because we're good at it!

And this is all in the name of expropriating resources, to which the US government has no moral right; regime change to insure that governments are US centric, and that those resources stolen from their countries of origin, will only be sold in US dollars.

And I have to wonder, with this feud between Erdogan and President Trump; did anyone happen to mention to him, that such activities were nearly bound to push Turkey into the economic/military sways of both China and Russia?!?

Was this the outcome actually wanted?!?

And if not, why the hell didn't someone around him suggest this possibility, which is about to morph into some huge embarrassments for the US in the Middle East and beyond?!?

Aug 13 08:26

STRZOK FIRED

Aug 13 08:19

Cats are being Captured and Mutilated - having their spines removed in WA

The total number of discovered bodies is now 8,

with another body found soon after this clip aired.

Aug 13 08:19

NON-VERBAL AUTISTIC CHILD TASERED BY SCHOOL COP, LEFT LYING IN HIS OWN URINE FOR 13 MINUTES

A deeply disturbing lawsuit filed in federal court this month tells the horrific story of an autistic child at a Caddo Parish high school who was tasered and left lying motionless in a pool of his own urine.

On Aug. 31, J.H. reportedly began rubbing his stomach against the wall in the classroom when a staff member told him to stop. J.H. then walked out of the classroom and down the hall to the water fountain where he began to compulsively drink water. He then stood in the hallway with his fingers in his ears which is normal behavior for J.H. when he is stressed, according to the lawsuit.

Staff members, including a deputy then formed a semi-circle around J.H. which escalated the situation even further.

As the Shreveport Times reports:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This “Deputy Nunnery” should be immediately fired, and the services of this Sheriff's Department be terminated by the school district immediately as well.

Tasering an autistic child, most likely because the officer in charge "got off on the violence", and didn't believe that his actions would ever be questioned in the least?!?

This child's mother should be filing a class-action lawsuit against both the School and Sheriff's Department, charging gross negligence in failing to protect her son from this kind of activity.

Aug 13 08:17

Watch –Antifa Chanting “All cops are racist.

#ObamaLegacy

Aug 13 08:12

EXPOSURE OF SECRET TSA SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM NETS THE GOVERNMENT MORE TERRORIST WATCHLIST LITIGATION

The recent exposure of the TSA's "Quiet Skies" program by the Boston Globe is leading to more terrorist watchlist litigation. The "Quiet Skies" program sends air marshals all over the US to watch travelers swallow, shop, use the restroom, and stare at things. It's suspicionless surveillance even the air marshals disagree with, with some quoted by the Globe calling the program a worthless waste of tax dollars, if not just a vehicle for repeated Constitutional violations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable, but perfectly predictable from the US government.

Aug 13 08:08

RUSSIA TO DUMP MORE US TREASURIES IN RETALIATION AGAINST SANCTIONS

Moscow will continue selling off its holdings of US Treasury securities in response to the new penalties Washington is ready to introduce against Russia in the near future, according to Russia’s Finance Minister Anton Siluanov.
The minister added that the government will stick to the plan of moving away from the US dollar for international trade, as it recently proved to be a “risky” payment method.

“I do not rule it out,” Siluanov said in an interview with Rossiya 1 TV channel. “We have significantly reduced our investment in US assets. In fact, the dollar, which is considered to be the international currency, becomes a risky tool for payments.”

In 2010, Russia was among the top-10 holders of US debt at over $176 billion. With several rounds of US sanctions targeting Russia since 2014, Moscow began selling off its holdings to below $100 billion by October 2017.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Punishing a country for something that it didn't do (absolutely, in the case of Crimea, which was NEVER annexed by Russia, but held a referendum, asking their people if they wanted to stay with post-Putsch Ukraine, or petition the Russian Federation for Membership, or allegedly poisoning the Skripals, which has utterly no basis in fact of logic) will ultimately have real-world consequences, financial being among them.

The US government has just, financially and intellectually, kicked itself in the crotch with this stupid move, and the consequences are ultimately going to hurt both American and European business which have traded with Russia; but hurting Russia itself financially?!?

As with Iran, not unless and until the US can convince the rest of world not to trade with Russia will it ultimately feel the proverbial pinch, so this move is about as ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid as the current Administration can do.

Aug 13 08:04

‘Wacky Omarosa fired for the last time, never made it never will,’ Trump tweets

President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Monday to ensure that no one believes former White House aide Omarosa’s baseless claim that the POTUS is a racist as it appears that Omarosa is on a mission to tarnish Trump’s outstanding reputation ahead of the midterms.

Aug 13 08:01

Judge in the Manafort trial is creating some big problems

BY JONATHAN TURLEY,

Aug 13 07:56

SAUDI CRACKDOWN ON CANADA COULD BACKFIRE

“The Saudi leadership wants to drive home a message that it’s fine to invest in Saudi Arabia and bring your money to Saudi Arabia, but that there are red lines that should not be crossed,” Riccardo Fabiani, a geopolitical analyst at Energy Aspects, told Bloomberg, but warned that such strategy could backfire.

Analysts are currently not sure how the feud will unfold, but Aurel Braun, a professor of political science and international relations at the University of Toronto, told Canada’s Global News that Saudi Arabia is unlikely to back down and reverse all its retaliatory measures without getting something back from Canada.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is not apologizing for his country’s call that the Saudis release human rights activists.

Aug 13 07:52

DIVIDE & CONQUER ON FULL DISPLAY AS MEDIA DEVOTES DAYS OF ATTENTION TO 20 WHITE NATIONALISTS IN DC

Approximately 20 white nationalists rallied in the nation’s capital over the weekend on the anniversary of the face off in Charlottesville, Virginia and the media has incessantly devoted round the clock coverage of it for the last week. Why is that?

In the days leading up to the protest, the mainstream media essentially acted as advertisement for the tiny group of white nationalists who’s lackluster turnout would have likely gone entirely unnoticed otherwise. The divide was stoked so much that hundreds of counter protesters showed up ready for battle only to be sadly disappointed that they had no one to scream at.

While it is certainly noble to protest racism and hate—as the majority of the 40 anti-racism groups did over the weekend—their response was anything but organic. Thanks to the heavy media coverage and fear that “white nazis” would be gathering in D.C., hundreds of counter-protesters were able to prepare and show up for the rally.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Agorist nails it, yet again!!!!

Aug 13 07:50

UAE: UP TO 25 YEARS IN JAIL FOR CYBER CRIMINALS

The UAE has made an amendment to a 2012 Cyber Crime law, increasing financial penalties and extending jail terms to up to 25 years for terrorism related activity, WAM Agency reported today.

Those engaging in cybercrimes in the UAE can be sent to jail for a period not exceeding 25 years in addition to a fine up to some $1 million.

The terrorism related activity includes: “whoever establishes, manages or runs a website or publishes information on the computer network or information technology means for the interest of a terrorist group or any unauthorised group, association, organisation”, the WAM Agency statement read.

‘HATE CRIMES’

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why does it not surprise me, that this same country, terrified of what its own people may think about its government, is torturing in Yemen?!?

That has to be part of the three-legged stool, is it not, of surveillance, threatening those who do not believe the government, posting alternative viewpoints, and then using torture to reinforce the consequences of the first two acts.

This is all as logical as it is deplorable.

Aug 13 07:50

Unite the Right 2 rally deemed a dud

(*Once The Light Goes On , It Will Go From "Dud" , To Homage To Trump's Disavowing Of Racism .
No more then 24 hours , unless somebody at #NEVERTRUMP reads this comment . Then the light goes on , and his inner voice says BRILLIANT , and then he sets out to write his history changing epistle .
I MEAN blog post article !
Then , it could come in under 24hrs .)

Aug 13 07:45

SECRET REPORT REVEALS TORTURE USED IN SAUDI-LED COALITION PRISONS IN YEMEN

Al Jazeera received a secret report prepared by former military officials who worked with the Saudi-UAE alliance in Yemen on the conditions of prisons and secret detention centres and forced disappearances.

The information in the report matched the testimonies of prisoners and abductees given to human rights activists. Such details also reinforced what had been revealed by the Associated Press in previous investigations.

The report revealed some of the atrocities taking place in these secret UAE-controlled prisons situated in southern Yemen. The violations range from murdering detainees and abductees to torture and deprivation. Moreover, the report listed sites and names of secret graves, detainees tortured to death and missing persons, as well as identities of the torturers and the details of interrogations

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Remember when Gina Haspel, now head of the CIA, assured Congressional Representatives, that torture would never happen again on her watch, no matter where in the world?!?

Who is arming, funding, and advising the Saudis on their genocide in Yemen?!?

Were I the same Congressional Representatives who interviewed her, and heard those promises in English she made about never having this happen again, and understanding what was now going on in Yemen, Courtesy of the UAE, and I would put her back side right back into the investigative chair, and ask her why she is allowing the UAE to do this.

Or, perhaps, given the proclivities of some members of the US Deep State to "get off" on this kind of torture, psychologically, one might say that, perhaps, she has already been given a "get out of jail, fee" card, with her defense as being given that "she is not in control" of UAE torture in Yemen.

While this may be technically true, that Haspel, apparently, is making absolutely zero moves to stop this, while the best intellects in intelligence work, claim, irrefutably, that torture does not work, and only gets the tortured person to say what the torturers to say to get the torture to stop, means that she is, personally, ethically and morally, cheering the torturers on.

The leadership of this country had a choice with her nomination; they could have chosen a Hanns Scharrf-like character, a German-born American and British world War II hero, who never used torture to get intelligence from his prisoners, but was unfailingly kind, and used to get them day passes for cultural events, or someone with the human rights sensitivities just to the right of those of Attila the Hun.

You have seen the direction this Government has chosen to go, with Haspel's confirmation, and that makes me very much fear for the future of my country.

Aug 13 07:23

Merck’s “Mandatory Vaccine” Program Backfiring Nationwide

… California, However, is, As Yet, Screwed Up…

Aug 13 07:22

PD Beat down in Baltimore- Police Department Out of Control

"Baltimore police officer suspended after 'disturbing' video shows him repeatedly punching citizen

Aug 13 07:14

Is Your Popcorn Laced With Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals?

No one should be exposed to toxic chemicals in their food, particularly children. But that’s exactly what the Center for Environmental Health found in tests of microwave popcorn bags sold in discount retailers.

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