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CURRENT EVENTS

Nov 13 15:40

BREAKING: Ocasio-Cortez *lied* about not being able to afford a D.C. apartment

as newly released records show

Nov 13 15:32

California: Woolsey Fire Burns Nuclear Meltdown Site That State Toxics Agency Failed to Clean Up

Last night, the Woolsey fire burned the contaminated Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL), a former nuclear and rocket engine testing site. Footage from local television showed flames surrounding rocket test stands, and the fire’s progress through to Oak Park indicates that much of the toxic site burned.

A statement released by the California Dept. of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) said that its staff,

“do not believe the fire has caused any releases of hazardous materials that would pose a risk to people exposed to the smoke.”

The statement failed to assuage community concerns given DTSC’s longtime pattern of misinformation about SSFL’s contamination and its repeated broken promises to clean it up.

Nov 13 14:59

Gillum: "We Are Not Going To Be Hushed, We Are Not Going To Be Sat Aside"

Tallahassee mayor and Democratic candidate for governor Andrew Gillum spoke at a largely African-American church Sunday, warning against vote suppression as Florida's Governor and Senator elections go to a recount.

Gillum also defended controversial Broward County Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes in a campaign-style speech at the church. The Democratic candidate implied Snipes, initially an appointee by then-Gov. Jeb Bush, is receiving criticism because she is an African-American woman.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Playing the race/sex card again.

Nov 13 14:57

California's Gov. Brown Again Blames Fires On Global Warming — He Couldn't Be More Wrong

California once again is burning, with hundreds of thousands of tinder-dry acres going up in flames. Gov. Jerry Brown says it's global warming. President Trump blames forest mismanagement. Who's right?

On Saturday, Trump tweeted: "There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in California except that forest management is so poor. Billions of dollars are given each year, with so many lives lost, all because of gross mismanagement of the forests. Remedy now, or no more Fed payments!"

Brown's take was, well, different: "Managing all the forests in everywhere we can does not stop climate change," he said. "And those who deny that are definitely contributing to the tragedies that we're now witnessing, and will continue to witness in the coming years."

Nov 13 14:47

Southern California's wildfire roars back to life again and prompts new evacuations as 'hurricane-force gusts' and dry conditions continue threat looming over area

Just when it seemed things were finally starting to calm down, Southern California's huge wildfire has roared back to life again.

A massive plume rose suddenly in the Santa Monica Mountains on Tuesday morning, prompting new evacuations at the same time thousands of residents are being allowed back in their neighborhoods.

Authorities sent aircraft to drop retardant and water on the new blaze as it broke out near the community of Lake Sherwood.

Forecasters had warned of continuing fire danger in Southern California due to persistent Santa Ana winds, the withering, dry gusts that sweep out of the interior toward the coast, pushing back moist ocean breezes.

Nov 13 14:40

Israel VS Russiagate, and why we've already beaten the Israeli Lobby

"Israel Lobby & American Policy" conference on March 2nd, 2018 at the National Press Club.

Ali Abunimah is a journalist and the co-founder and executive director of the widely acclaimed publication The Electronic Intifada, a nonprofit, independent online publication focusing on Palestine.

Nov 13 13:30

National Facial Recognition Database to Use Loyalty Rewards to Identify American Shoppers

The article ends on a disturbing quote, “the infrastructure in this case is people’s perspective. That can change quickly.” -- Our perspectives had better change or corporate America will buy everyone’s identity using rewards programs and the ability to skip check-in lines.

Nov 13 10:34

Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration For California As Deadly Wildfires Rage On

President Donald Trump has approved a major disaster declaration for California, unlocking funds and other resources from federal agencies to help the tens of thousands of people affected by the deadly wildfires raging in the state.
“Wanted to respond quickly in order to alleviate some of the incredible suffering going on,” Trump wrote in a Monday tweet. “I am with you all the way.”

Nov 13 10:29

Trump could soon fire Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen: Washington Post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has told advisers he wants to remove Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen from her post, and could do so in the coming weeks, the Washington Post reported, citing five current and former White House officials.

Nov 13 10:13

CNN’s top news story on their website is about CNN

cnn-sues-trump

Nov 13 09:32

VIDEO: Female HS student punches teacher in face, adds ‘don’t f***in’ get smart with me’

A 17-year-old female was caught on video punching a chemistry teacher in the face inside a classroom at Frederick Douglass High School in Baltimore last week, WBAL-TV reported.

Nov 13 09:31

Racist note left on dorm door. But when cops question student who reported it, the truth emerges.

Kansas State University police officers were called last Monday evening to a school apartment complex to investigate a harassment case, the Wichita Eagle reported.
Seems “a note using a racial slur [was] posted on a door in the Jardine Apartment Complex,” campus police said on Facebook Thursday.

Nov 13 09:26

‘Crying Nazi’ releases video game where users play Richard Spencer and kill reporters and LGBT people in Pulse-like club

Infamous “Crying Nazi” Christopher Cantwell’s podcast has released a sequel to its 2017 white supremacist video game Angry Goy where users shoved Jews into ovens.

As noted by the Angry White Men blog, Angry Goy II allows users to play as Cantwell’s fellow Charlottesville white nationalist Richard Spencer, who is seen in the trailer burning leftist protesters with a lit Tiki torch.

Nov 13 09:24

Texas man tried to hire Marine veteran to kill ex-girlfriend ‘because she was dating a black man’

A Texas man allegedly tried to hire a U.S. Marine Corps veteran to kill his ex-girlfriend because she was dating a black man — and he even offered more money if he could watch.
Keith Cote was arrested in October 2017 after the combat veteran recorded their conversations about the murder-for-hire plot and turned the evidence over to police, reported KVUE-TV.

Nov 13 09:06

Chicago Expelled a Male Student 4 Days Before Graduation Because His Ex Made a Dubious Sexual Violence Claim

A former student who was expelled for sexual misconduct just four days before graduating is suing the University of Chicago for allegedly violating his due process rights.
He has also sued his accuser—his ex-girlfriend—which is a rare step for those seeking justice in such cases. Most lawsuits born of shoddy campus sexual misconduct adjudication solely target the institution.

Nov 13 08:35

‘Completely safe’: Monsanto owner Bayer hit by new wave of lawsuits over Roundup weed killer

German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer disclosed that lawsuits from 9,300 plaintiffs were pending at the end of October. The lawsuits allege that the company’s recently acquired weed-killing product causes cancer.

Plaintiffs claim that Roundup weed killers, which Bayer acquired in its takeover of US agrochemical firm Monsanto, made them ill and that the company knew or should have known of the risks but failed to warn adequately.

Bayer rejected all the accusations, claiming there are hundreds of scientific studies and regulatory authorities that show glyphosate, the compound contained in the weed killers, is safe to use.

Nov 13 08:08

‘Disgusting’ bullying: Boy with cerebral palsy made to lie in muddy creek as human bridge for laughing schoolmates

Scotia teenager living with cerebral palsy said he was walked on by a classmate while he was lying face down in a stream Wednesday — and no one helped.
Brett Corbett, 14, said his classmates dared him to stand in the shallow water near his school, Glace Bay High School, on lunch break.
“I was standing there as a dare and then they said if ‘you don’t get in I’m going to effin’ punch you, get on your effin’ stomach,'” Corbett said. “And then I let a girl walk on my back thinking it was nice, but then I realized it wasn’t nice at all.”

Nov 13 06:00

What Everyone Gets Wrong About Hunter S. Thompson

A literature professor explains what everyone gets wrong about Hunter S. Thompson
Timothy Denevi, author of “Freak Kingdom,” details how Hunter S. Thompson "is really good at trying to see what’s necessary and not, in terms of justice."

It's easy to appreciate Hunter S. Thompson first and foremost for his style, for that famous Gonzo prose knocked off so often (and often so poorly) it's almost startling to revisit his work and realize how clear-eyed and articulate both his fear and loathing always were on the page. In Timothy Denevi's new biography, "Freak Kingdom: Hunter S. Thompson's Ten-Year Crusade Against American Fascism," fear and loathing receive a re-appraisal as the rhetorical framework that Thompson employed deliberately and with very specific ends in mind while creating some of the most influential journalism of the 1960s and '70s.

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Nov 13 01:07

Here Is How Walmart Plans To Seize Further Control Of Your Community

So, it all makes sense, corporations have spent decades deindustrializing regions of America. Now, Walmart wants to rebuild these communities under corporate control. It is also becoming increasingly clear that the system of government under which we live today is a government of the elites, by the bureaucrats and for the corporations. Through Town Centers, Walmart has accelerated the corporate takeover of America.

Nov 13 00:54

Peter Schiff: Divided Congress Means Even Bigger Deficits

Economic advisor Peter Schiff has long been warning of the false stability and phony prosperity we are seeing the markets. He’s now saying that since the elections, it is about to get much worse, as a divided Congress means even bigger deficits.

Nov 13 00:46

Florida Midterm Election Drama: The Sun Is Finally Shining On Deep State Darkness

If you haven’t been following the drama coming out of Florida’s Broward and Palm Beach Counties since the Midterm Election polls closed on Tuesday night, I would like to alert you to the fact that it is an event worth paying attention to. Not necessarily because it is a prime example of election fraud, which it certainly is. But more profoundly, because it may become the signature public event that reveals the long-hidden Deep State influence over American politics to Americans at large on both sides of the political divide.

Nov 12 18:48

Stan Lee: Marvel Comics legend dies aged 95

Nov 12 14:25

"It's the Jeeewwws!!!" - Larken Rose


Published on Feb 1, 2018
A video about Jews, anti-Semitism, pack-mentality, muddled thinking, and the annoying "chosen people" mindset that has plagued all sort of races, religions, cultures and nations--White, Black, Jew, Christian, Muslim, American, German, Russian, etc.--and with a twist at the end about the hypocrisy of "white nationalists."

Nov 12 14:09

Aung San Suu Kyi: Amnesty strips Myanmar leader of top prize

Amnesty International is stripping Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest honour, the Ambassador of Conscience Award.

The politician and Nobel peace prize winner received the honour in 2009, when she was living under house arrest.

The rights group said it was profoundly dismayed at her failure to speak out for the Rohingya minority, some 700,000 of whom have fled a military crackdown.

This is the latest honour in a string of awards Ms Suu Kyi, 73, has lost.

"We are profoundly dismayed that you no longer represent a symbol of hope, courage, and the undying defence of human rights," Amnesty's Secretary General Kumi Naidoo wrote in a letter to the Myanmar leader

Webmaster's Commentary: 

ABOUT BLOODY WELL TIME, AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL!!

Nov 12 14:00

'Disturbance' Occurred at SoCal Edison Substation Moments Before Woolsey Fire Started

The utility company Southern California Edison has told state regulators that there was an outage tied to one of its substations two minutes before the Woolsey Fire is believed to have started in Ventura County.

The facility, known as the Chatsworth Substation, is located near the area where the massive blaze is believed to have ignited, just south of Simi Valley. According to an incident report the company filed with the California Public Utilities Commission, a circuit "relayed" at 2:22 p.m. on Thursday.

Nov 12 13:59

PG&E: Power line had problems before Camp Fire ignited

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. told state regulators Friday that a high-voltage power line near the origin point of the devastating Camp Fire experienced a problem just before the first flames appeared.

The public utility, already facing billions in potential liability for earlier wildfires, is under scrutiny from regulators for possibly causing the latest fire, which broke out early Thursday. That same day, PG&E canceled plans to shut off power as a precaution against fires in parts of Butte County, where the fire is burning.

Nov 12 13:59

What’s Worse Than Antiwar Propaganda on Veterans Day? (Pro-war propaganda)

As a reminder of how deranged our cultural elite and political establishment are, how many major political figures of the past hundred years have been dismissed from polite society for urging too much war? -- There are lots of things that get you demonized and ostracized in America, but that ain’t one of them.

Nov 12 13:53

BEST VIDEO OF THE WEEK

Never yell “RAIN!!” at a crowded Trump rally

Nov 12 13:37

GEORGIA: DESPERATE DEMS FILE LAST-MINUTE LAWSUIT TO DELAY VOTE CERTIFICATION

Georgia: Desperate Dems File Last-Minute Lawsuit to Delay Vote Certification

The Democratic Party of Georgia and the Stacey Abrams campaign have filed a desperate last-minute lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta division.

The lawsuit actually argues that provisional ballots should be accepted from people who don’t live in that county.

The Democrats are suing the Georgia Secretary of State and election officials in two counties: Gwinnett County and DeKalb County, trying to stop the certification of the votes by one day, which would give the Democrats Tuesday to continue to agitate.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Folks, this can only be defined as desperation on the cusp of madness.

Nov 12 12:12

US to Fight Wildfires With Russian Firefighting Aircraft

Seaplane Global Air Services of the USA has placed a ‘firm’ order with Beriev Aircraft Company (part of UAC, United Aircraft Corporation), for four Be-200ES twin-engined amphibian aircraft, plus options for six more, the Russian manufacturer reveals.

The Be-200ES is a renowned water-scooping, firefighting aircraft that has a wingspan of 108 feet, a flight range of 2,051 miles, a top speed of 435 miles per hour and weighs more than 60,000 pounds.

Nov 12 12:00

Trouble In The Sam’s Club Tent City

It seems that the state and federal governments once again are proving their inabilities to cope with another large scale natural disaster. Recently there’s been a spate of problems at a tent camp at a Sam’s Club in Panama City, Florida. Workers, many of whom who came from out of state to find work in Panama City cannot afford or find hotels rooms to stay in while they do their work in the area. So some of them had gotten together and setup a tent encampment at the Sam’s Club parking lot...

Nov 12 11:28

Will House Democrats End U.S. Involvement In Yemen War?

Given the anger in Washington over the Jamal Khashoggi murder case, there is a real possibility that the Democrat-controlled House will be able to garner the votes to achieve what scores of lawmakers unsuccessfully sought to accomplish in March. The stakes are high regarding weapons sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Any effort to cancel, delay, or freeze arms deals could undermine the White House’s “special relationships” with Crown Princes Mohammed bin Salman and Mohammed bin Zayed, the de facto rulers in Riyadh and Abu Dhabi who are at the helm of Saudi and Emirati foreign policy. At risk are pending Saudi and UAE purchases of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile defense system, the F-35 fifth generation fighter jets, and precision guided munitions.

Nov 12 11:23

Iraqi Parliament Pushes for Timetable on US Pullout

Always more resistant to open-ended foreign military presence than the nation’s executive branch, Iraq’s parliament has revealed a series of plans to start “reviewing” the US military presence. This is focused in particular on a timetable for the US pullout.

Iraq MP Ahmad al-Assadi said he expects the calls for a US withdrawal to at least double during the new parliament’s term, and that most are only prepared to accept the trainers and advisors described as filling a specific need.

This is to start with a review of the scale of the US presence, the needs of the Iraqi security forces, and the existing timetable. With ISIS effectively defeated in Iraq, most seem to lean toward needing few, if any, US troops at this point.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would politely suggest that the US military and Pentagon show a little restraint here.

Please remember who the current king-maker is in Iraq, even though he holds no office; this is Muqtada Al Sadr, the former leader of the Madhi Army, who insisted that the US had to leave precisely when the SOFA indicated they should, otherwise, all American military personnel were "fair game" for his soldiers.

Any attempt at a decap strike against him, will most probably be met with fierce rebellion from the Iraqi people, disgusted at how the former US-enabled government's corruption has laid Iraq bare to plunder and corruption.

Nov 12 11:17

US Airstrikes Kill at Least 41 Civilians in Eastern Syria

Aiming to support a struggling Kurdish invasion of the area, a flurry of US-led airstrikes against the ISIS-held town of Hajin, in eastern Syria, killed at least 41 civilians, including 17 children over the past several days.

The death toll was reported by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, who warned it was likely that the toll would further rise because of the number of wounded. The US has yet to comment on the attacks.

That’s become increasingly common. US officials have been less and less transparent about their overseas operations, and nowhere is this more glaring than in Syria. In recent months, despite very well established US strikes, the Pentagon has claimed virtually no casualties in Syria.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Because the murder of children and infants seems to be off this government's radar, I felt it a moral imperative to witness to what the US military is doing in Syria.

And if there is any notice of it, you can bet that these kids will be characterized as "collateral damage", as though their lives didn't have any meaning, or were as worthless as trash.

Nov 12 11:09

At Least 80 Killed as Saudi-Backed Forces Reach Hodeidah Residential Areas

Saudi-backed invasion forces are pushing deeper into the vital Yemeni aid port of Hodeidah, with heavy fighting on Saturday killing at least 80 across the city. Hodeidah’s main hospital has fallen and now the fighting has reached the residential area surrounding it.

Medics reported that among the 80 killed, 61 were Houthi fighters and the other 19 were pro-Saudi soldiers. There were also reports of civilian casualties from several airstrikes in the area, though exact numbers are unclear.

This is the latest of several major military offensives against the port. The most recent push was said to include thousands of additional fighters, including Yemeni factions and the Sudanese military.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The goal of the Saudi military, enabled by the US military, is to starve the residents of Hodeidah into submission.

Just in case the Saudi Government, or US government or military never got the memo, THIS IS A WAR CRIME!!

Nov 12 11:06

Pentagon launched new classified operation to support Saudi coalition in Yemen

Even as the humanitarian crisis precipitated by Saudi Arabia’s more-than-three-year war in Yemen has deepened, the Pentagon earlier this year launched a new classified operation to support the kingdom’s military operations there, according to a Defense Department document that appears to have been posted online inadvertently.

The existence of the new classified operation, code-named Yukon Journey, was partially revealed in a Defense Department inspector general report posted online earlier this month, which noted that “the Secretary of Defense designated three new named contingency operations: Operation Yukon Journey, and operations in Northwest Africa and East Africa.”

The three operations, which focus on al-Qaida and ISIS, are classified, the report notes, and the Pentagon has not publicly disclosed their location beyond saying they are in the Middle East and Africa.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: the Pentagon will continue assassinating all Yemenis still breathing possible, until Yemen is securely occupied by the Saudi military, no matter how many innocents are murdered in the process.

In providing this "cover" for the Butcher of Yemen, (His Royal Highness, the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman), the US government has telegraphed its enthusiasm for continuing to aid and abet Saudi war crimes in Yemen.

My brother and sister Americans are now citizens of a country which commits war crimes.

When I was a kid, thoughts like this never entered my head; my country was always the moral, reasonable, democratic holder of the higher ground; it is disgusting to know that this was rarely the case with this country, particularly in the 21st century.

I have to weep for what I see as the final trajectory for US foreign policy.

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