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CURRENT EVENTS

Dec 11 16:04

Mark Pendergrast

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Dec 11 15:59

Suspected Terrorist in Custody Following NYC Subway Blast

The FDNY said an attacker injured three people and himself when he detonated a pipe bomb underground near Times Square.

Dec 11 15:58

VIDEO | Frank Luntz Focus Group: Why These Alabama Voters Are Sticking By Roy Moore...

I hate Frank Luntz as much as the next guy, but this focus group is highly interesting.

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Dec 11 15:30

BREAKING | CNN Suspends Left-Wing Journo Ryan Lizza After He’s Fired By The New Yorker For Sexual Misconduct…

Story just hit the wires. Another anti-Trump liberal journo bites the dust.

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Dec 11 15:04

RAW VIDEO | College Republicans Booted From Coffee Shop For Wearing MAGA Hats: Snowflake Alert

This particular snowflake is hilarious, and as it turns out, in violation of Fordham University policy. Liberalism and intolerance on display for the world to see.

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Dec 11 13:45

Scott Adams: Why Black Lives Matter (BLM) and Republicans are Natural Allies (or should be)

One of the big changes in our national consciousness, thanks to President Trump, is that many of us are starting to see politics in terms of “deals.” We are also thinking about a growing economy. Compare that approach to the Obama/Bernie/Clinton worldview that is more about wealth transfer in a world of scarcity. For my purposes today, you don’t need to decide which approach is better. I only make the claim that we are more focused on the Art of the Deal than at any time in American politics. This is one of the many ways President Trump is in our heads.

Dec 11 12:55

VIDEO --- Discover the Truth about the Men Behind the Curtain ...

Revealed; The Men Who Own and Run the U S Government

...Who is in control of the United States?

This documentary shows a timeline of history in the United States and which elites have provoked and controlled the wars of our past and present for financial gain.

Dec 11 12:24

RUSH LIMBAUGH | Now We Know Why Tiger Woods And Lindsey Vonn Broke Up...

Funny clip from Rush Limbaugh’s show...

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Dec 11 11:51

Jesse Waters Interviews Sarah Sanders And She WRECKS Obama

Good interview from yesterday. Waters shows her a clip of a new Resistance video from kids that is pretty shocking in it audacity and f-bomb profanity, and then she lays into Obama.

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Dec 11 11:37

I’m a Pediatrician. Here’s What I Did When a Little Boy Patient Said He Was a Girl.

Biological sex is not assigned. Sex is determined at conception by our DNA and is stamped into every cell of our bodies. Human sexuality is binary. You either have a normal Y chromosome, and develop into a male, or you don’t, and you will develop into a female. There are at least 6,500 genetic differences between men and women. Hormones and surgery cannot change this.

An identity is not biological, it is psychological. It has to do with thinking and feeling. Thoughts and feelings are not biologically hardwired. Our thinking and feeling may be factually right or factually wrong.

If I walk into my doctor’s office today and say, “Hi, I’m Margaret Thatcher,” my physician will say I am delusional and give me an anti-psychotic. Yet, if instead, I walked in and said, “I’m a man,” he would say, “Congratulations, you’re transgender.”

Dec 11 11:09

VIDEO | Chuck Todd's Meet The Press Hit Piece On Roy Moore

Here’s what passes for objective journalism at Meet The Press as Chuck Todd travels to Alabama.

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Dec 11 10:46

SHOCK VIDEO | Peggy Noonan Makes The Case For Roy Moore

Good clip of the WSJ's Peggy Noonan on Meet The Press yesterday explaining why Alabama conservative voters still support Roy Moore.

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Dec 11 10:45

The women reporters who sparked the #MeToo movement are already being written out of the story

Over the weekend, Britain’s Sunday Times ran a profile of Ronan Farrow — “the man who took down Weinstein.” While Farrow’s reporting certainly played a major role in exposing the Hollywood producer’s past sexual misconduct, it was two women reporters at the New York Times, Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, who broke the story. And they’re already being written out of it.

Dec 11 10:45

California Is Running Out of Inmates to Fight Its Fires

For a dollar an hour and credit toward early parole, more than 1,700 convicted felons fought on the front lines of the destructive wildfires that raged across Northern California this October. While communities from Sonoma to Mendocino evacuated in the firestorm’s path, these inmates worked shifts of up to 72 straight hours to contain the blaze and protect the property residents left behind, clearing brush and other potential fuel and digging containment lines often just feet away from the flames. Hundreds more are on the fire line now, combatting the inferno spreading across Southern California.

Dec 11 10:42

Amid “Full Employment,” No Recovery in US Wages

Trump claims his $1.5 trillion tax cut—including the slashing of the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 20 percent—will create more jobs and increase wages. As in the Obama years, however, this massive windfall for big business and the rich will not be used to expand production, let alone increase the wages and living standards of workers. It will go for stock buybacks and dividend increases, which benefit the richest investors.

Dec 11 10:37

Trump Continues Obama’s Wars Against Democracy

The reality, not talked about in public (since America isn’t a democracy), is that the United States Government propagandizes against foreign governments and then perpetrates coups and/or military invasions against them, in order to impose the U.S. empire’s dictatorial stooges, and then to crush whatever democracy had existed there. This U.S. fascism didn’t happen only in Iran in 1953, Guatemala in 1954, and Chile in 1973, but it happens also today, long after the ‘anti-communist’ excuse for it had ended in 1991.

Dec 11 10:32

THE NSA EMPLOYEE LIKELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SHADOWBROKERS LEAK – AND BY EXTENSION THE WANNACRYPT NHS HACK – HAS BEEN CAUGHT AND PLEADS GUILTY.

The trove of exploits and data that he retrieved were then stolen from his home computer, allegedly through a hack by Russian agents who gained access through a backdoor in the software Kaspersky. A mysterious internet collective who call themselves the Shadowbrokers have been releasing a collection of hacked NSA exploits since last summer, and whilst that breach hasn’t officially been linked to of Pho’s arrest, the timing and an analysis which suggests that Shadowbrokers have had access to a TAO insider can hardly be dismissed as coincidental.
This story errs in blaming the Russians. The NSA guy had a pirated copy of Microsoft Office on his machine and that was the leak.

Dec 11 10:31

FORMER FACEBOOK EXEC SAYS SOCIAL MEDIA IS RIPPING APART SOCIETY

Another former Facebook executive has spoken out about the harm the social network is doing to civil society around the world. Chamath Palihapitiya, who joined Facebook in 2007 and became its vice president for user growth, said he feels “tremendous guilt” about the company he helped make. “I think we have created tools that are ripping apart the social fabric of how society works,” he told an audience at Stanford Graduate School of Business, before recommending people take a “hard break” from social media.

Dec 11 10:26

In Pushing Saudis on Yemen Aid, US Warns About Losing Congressional Support

Despite repeatedly White House expressions of confidence that the Saudis are definitely going to start letting aid into Yemen at some point, the Saudis have shown no sign of doing so. Privately, the US has been a bit more blunt with them about the potential consequences.

The Trump Administration is trying to sell easing humanitarian aid as a way to placate the US Congress, where mounting concerns about the war crimes being committed in Yemen are seeing votes on US arms sales to the Saudi kingdom increasingly difficult to squeeze through.

The public statements from the White House are getting more frequent, with two statements on Wednesday and Friday of the past week, and officials saying over the weekend they expect more in the coming weeks, suggesting they don’t believe the Saudis will so easily allow food into Yemen.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In its two year enabling of the Saudi genocide in Yemen, the US government has been complicit in Saudi war crimes here; there is utterly no getting around this. Here are some very graphic images what the US government and military is assisting the Saudi government and military in "accomplishing" in Yemen:

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Yemeni children being killed or maimed for life.

Images: Yemeni children starving to death, courtesyof the US and Saudi port blockade in Yemen.

Video demonstrating the use of DU by the Saudi Military

Images: severe birth defects in Yemeni infants

I will tell you right now, poisoning a child in the womb with depleted uranium weapons, is one of the most hideously cruel and insanely barbaric examples of outright, despicable child abuse I can imagine; and yet, obviously, the House of Saud; the Saudi Military, and the US military are perfectly comfortable doing this in Yemen.

I can understand the geopolitical potential for US/Saudi power projection by conquering Yemen; but gentlemen, please, at what moral cost to the soul of this nation will such a "victory" come, to the point where the US government is willingly "doubling down" in expanding on Saudi Arabia's war crimes in Yemen?!?

And for those you expect to fight, die, and get maimed for life (possibly from the US's use of DU in Yemen), I think they, and we, the American people, need one hell of an honest, completely factual explanation from you both as to whose “vital interests” are at stake here. Because from where I sit, it is NOT the "vital interests" of We the People, to be escalating the US military's involvement in this war, particularly when almost every expert on the issue has stated that the resolution to this issue has to be political, rather than military.

Dec 11 10:10

As US-Russia Tensions Rise, 1987 Nuke Treaty in Jeopardy

Over the weekend, Russia responded to the latest of what’s literally been some 4-5 years of US allegations over that test by again reiterating that they don’t see a violation, and that they are committed to the treaty.

But US-Russia tensions have gotten progressively worse through that 4-5 year span, which has turned “questions” about a possible technical violation into increasingly shrill US claims that Russia is “violating the treaty,” and threatening to withdraw from it.

In practice, the treaty is a relatively minor one among nuclear treaties, and one that officials likely believe they risk for the sake of picking more diplomatic fights with Russia. The risk, however, is that ditching this treaty will lead to the ditching of others, a partial concern given the recent US hostility toward anti-nuclear deals

Dec 11 10:05

The 4 Pieces of Advice Barack Obama Gave Donald Trump on Inauguration Day

As President Donald Trump prepared to take office on Inauguration Day, Barack Obama quietly vacated the West Wing. But Obama left something behind during his exit: a letter,

Dec 11 10:01

Ron Paul: Trump Is Not A Puppet

In a wide-ranging interview, Ron Paul was asked if he thought that President Trump may be a puppet of the very globalists whom he campaigned against.

Dec 11 10:00

US Pushes Diplomatic Isolation for North Korea, Despite Being ‘Open to Talks’

US officials, led by Ambassador Nikki Haley, have been making the rounds worldwide pushing for all nations to sever diplomatic ties with North Korea. This further undermines the US claims of being open to talks, but it’s also not clear what they expect to accomplish.

Since the US has no direct diplomatic ties with North Korea themselves, any diplomatic efforts require some intermediary. Yet if the US got its way, and everyone cuts off North Korea ties, there are no such intermediaries.

In practice, the US doesn’t expect this to be a successful push. Officials suggest that North Korea takes its international standing very seriously, and even a little bit of diplomatic harm would greatly embarrass them, however.

Plus it’s not like the US has a lot of “non-war” options left for things to do to North Korea. The nation doesn’t trade with much of anybody, except for China and Russia, and the US doesn’t have any real chance of cutting off either of those partners.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There are very few diplomatic overtures the US can take, other than negotiating with them while they are still in the process of creating their nuclear deterrent.

And Trump, Tillerson, and Hailey have uniformly stated that will not happen, even if pigs discover they are aerodynamic.

So what are the odds of averting a war with North Korea, because the US government has boxed itself in by not allowing more room for diplomatic maneuvers?!?

Unfortunately, although I hope to hell I am wrong, not great, at this moment.

You have to understand: the Elites need a war, and soon, to attempt to "misdirect" the American public's anger away from the coming economic crash which will hit all sectors of the economy.

Dec 11 09:58

'I will be back - but not for a bit yet, I'm so sorry': Heartbreaking final tweet by Keith Chegwin as he dies aged 60 in a hospice after a long battle with a lung condition

Star died last night surrounded by wife Maria and children Rose and Ted
Much-loved TV presenter had been ill with lung problem for around six months
Star's last tweet said: 'Still not right. I'll be back - But not for a bit yet. I'm so sorry'

Dec 11 09:49

TRUMP'S JERUSALEM DECLARATION SPARKS TALK OF 3RD TEMPLE

While Muslims jeer, Israelis cheer President Trump’s Jerusalem declaration, prompting Jewish religious activists to suggest building the Third Temple is closer to reality than ever before.

“What he did … was an enormous step in bringing the Temple,” said Asaf Fried, official spokesman for the United Temple Movement, an association of organizations working towards making the Third Temple a reality.

He added, “This necessarily had to come from a non-Jew in order to bring them into the process, so they will be able to take their part in the Temple.”

Fried sees Trump’s role similar to the one played by Cyrus, the Persian king who ended the Babylonian exile and helped build the Second Jewish Temple.

“There have been amazing advances towards bringing the Temple this year. It was clear that Trump was part of that process, guided by Hashem (God),” Fried declared.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I was very fearful of this movement gaining ground, after President Trump's announcement that the US recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

What really concerns me, should this start to happen, is the fate of the Al Aqsa Mosque, which has existed on this site for centuries, as described in an article from Darmouth University:

The current Al-Aqsa Mosque is built upon the spot the Rashidun and Umayyads believed Muhammad ascended, whereas other scholars believe Muhammad ascended upon the Foundation Stone, now housed inside the Dome of the Rock. Regardless, the importance of the Night Journey in Islamic tradition and its setting within the Temple Mount compound has made Jerusalem the third holiest city in Islam, following Mecca and Medina.

Should any attempt be made to displace one stone in its construction, all hell will break loose in the region.

President Trump's announcement may well have emboldened Netanyahu toward such an act. He is hubristic enough to want to send the IDF to gain control of this shrine, and bring it down with a controlled demolition; whether he's insane enough to do this... may be another matter entirely.

Dec 11 09:33

The 4 Pieces of Advice Barack Obama Gave Donald Trump on Inauguration Day

As President Donald Trump prepared to take office on Inauguration Day, Barack Obama quietly vacated the West Wing. But Obama left something behind during his exit: a letter, one that traditionally passes between two presidents as the highest office in the land changes hands. "We just went to the Oval Office and found this beautiful letter from President Obama. It was really very nice of him to do that," Trump bragged to the press several days later, adding, "We won't even tell the press what's in that letter."

Dec 11 09:33

Teacher brutally murdered while moonlighting as house cleaner

A woman cleaning a Hawaii vacation home Wednesday with her 8-year-old daughter was brutally murdered and the girl bound and duct-taped, Hawaii police said as they announced two arrests in the case.

Dec 11 09:32

It’s Official: NBC Just Tweeted The Dumbest Thing Ever About North Korea

North Korea is a hellhole. It has been for a long time. The liberal media didn’t really pay much attention to North Korea over the last decade or so. Obama was in charge so the media wasn’t really big on actually reporting on foreign policy in a responsible way.

Dec 11 09:32

What C.S. Lewis Can Teach Us About America’s Pronoun Wars

While it may seem that America’s pronoun wars — namely the debate about whether words like “he” and “she” reflective the objective reality of biological sex — are a new and frightening development in human history, the works of C.S. Lewis remind us that in the fight over language, there’s nothing new under the sun. In his book “The Abolition of Man,” for example, Lewis expertly explains the nature and stakes of the battle over whether language reflects objective reality or only subjective experience.

Dec 11 09:28

U.S. media silent as Putin declares Russia GMO-free as they prepare to become top producer of organic food

On the one hand, Russia is the largest producer of asbestos in the world (they even named the town where the mine is, after the toxin) and on the other hand, Putin has moved them toward becoming the biggest producer of organic food in the world. We live in a strange world.

Apparently, the leader of Russia spent years analyzing the dangers of GMO’s and decided they were going to go a different way: small, private rural gardens make up a large part of Russia’s agricultural system with about 40 percent of all vegetable and fruit crops coming from that sector. And so, in an attempt to provide exclusively organic food for itself (and other nations in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia) the Kremlin has been giving away free land to farmers or gardeners who pledge to produce only organic fruits and veggies.

For them, it works. It could work here too but, can you imagine that happening? Me either.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Putin always seems to be a million chess moves ahead of the US, and has been very good for the Russian people.

Dec 11 09:25

Fusion GPS tried to tie Trump to Clinton’s pedophile pal Epstein as part of smear campaign

Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm whose Democrat-financed Russia dossier fueled an FBI investigation into Donald Trump, pitched other stories about the Republican presidential candidate to Washington reporters, including an attempt to tie him to a convicted pedophile who was once buddies with former President Bill Clinton.

Journalist sources told The Washington Times that Fusion founder Glenn Simpson pushed the idea of a close relationship between Mr. Trump and Jeffrey Epstein, who pleaded guilty in 2008 to soliciting sex from an underage girl.

The Trump-Epstein link appears purely social, far short of Mr. Clinton’s 20-plus plane rides on Epstein’s “Lolita Express” private jet around the globe in the early 2000s.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why am I singularly unsurprised by this revelation?!?

Dec 11 09:18

7 Times CNN Botched The News In 2017

Dec 11 09:18

CIA ‘Mistakenly’ Destroys Copy Of 6,700-Page US Torture Report

The CIA inspector general’s office has said it “mistakenly” destroyed its only copy of a comprehensive Senate torture report, despite lawyers for the Justice Department assuring a federal judge that copies of the documents were being preserved.

The erasure of the document by the spy agency’s internal watchdog was deemed an “inadvertent” foul-up by the inspector general, according to Yahoo News.

One intelligence community source told Yahoo News, which first reported the development, that last summer CIA inspector general officials deleted an uploaded computer file with the report and then accidentally destroyed a disk that also contained the document.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Mistakenly destroyed", MY ASTROLABE!!!

Dec 11 09:14

A NEW STEALTH ATTACK IN EU’S “WAR ON CASH”

The EU’s Orwellian-dubbed Civil Liberties and Economic Affairs committee has approved tough new rules on cash that travelers might bring into or take out of the bloc. It’s also broadened the definition of cash to include precious stones and metals and prepaid credit cards.
For the moment the new definition does not include Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, for one simple reason: “customs authorities lack the resources to monitor them.”

Most importantly, the draft law will enable authorities to impound “cash” below the traditional €10,000 threshold, if criminal activity is suspected. The new rules would repeal the First Cash Control Regulation (CCR) from 2005, which requires individuals to declare sums over €10,000 when leaving or entering the EU.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Again, the EU's plans to ban cash transactions have utterly zero relationship to justice, to the average person, who may be involved in a "cash and carry" business; it never touches those with armies of accountants and lawyers on speed dial, who can help them "disguise" their wealth by other means.

Dec 11 09:09

BITCOIN VS FIAT CURRENCY: WHICH FAILS FIRST?

I am struck by the mainstream confidence that bitcoin is a fraud/fad that will soon collapse, while central bank fiat currencies are presumed to be rock-solid and without risk. Those with supreme confidence in fiat currencies might want to look at a chart of Venezuela's fiat currency, which has declined from 10 to the US dollar in 2012 to 5,000 to the USD earlier this year to a current value in December 2017 of between 90,000 and 100,000 to $1:

On 1 December, the bolivar traded in the parallel market at 103,024 VED per USD, a stunning 59.9% depreciation from the same day last month.

Analysts participating in the LatinFocus Consensus Forecast expect the parallel dollar to remain under severe pressure next year. They project a non-official exchange rate of 2,069,486 VEF per USD by the end of 2018. In 2019, the panel sees the non-official exchange rate trading at 2,725,000 VEF per USD.

Dec 11 08:48

Santa Barbara now under threat from wildfire as massive inferno spreads over 200,000 acres and thousands flee what has become California's fifth largest fire ever

A flare-up on the western edge of Southern California's largest and most destructive wildfire sent residents fleeing Sunday, as wind-fanned flames churned through canyons and down hillsides toward coastal towns.

The so-called Thomas Fire is only 15 percent contained, now threatening the city of Santa Barbara and the nearby coastal town of Carpinteria, and is on track to become one of the worst wildfires in California history.

It has already destroyed 583 structures and scorched 173,000 acres, the authorities say. New evacuations were ordered in Carpinteria, which been under fire threat for days.

The new evacuation zone extends within two miles of the Santa Barbara Zoo.

Dec 11 08:36

Jerusalem Move Creates Possible Alliance Between Evangelicals and Jewish Community

Jerusalem Move Creates Possible Alliance Between Evangelicals and Jewish Community

(*together they'll really be able to raise some hell !)

Dec 11 08:13

…CONGREGATIONS ACROSS AMERICA CELEBRATE TRUMP’S JERUSALEM DECISION

Jewish and Christian religious communities across the nation are celebrating President Donald Trump’s decision this week to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel — a promise presidents from both parties have made, but only Trump has honored.

Pastor John Hagee, founder of Christians United for Israel (CUFI), told CBN News: “What President Trump is doing is one of the most courageous political things that’s been done in Washington in a long time

(*Nobody , oddly enough , loves a good dose of war criminality more then 'the faithful' !)

Dec 11 08:13

Manhattan Attack Suspect Identified as Akayed Ullah - New York Police

NYPD Police Commissioner James O'Neill has announced that the suspect in the Manhattan attack has been identified as Akayed Ullah, 27.

At a joint press conference with police representatives and the New York governor, NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio said that authorities believe that the suspect in the Manhattan explosion acted alone, however, an investigation into the attack is currently underway.

Dec 11 07:45

A father checked his child’s phone. Now, a man 700 miles away will do life in prison.

Port St. Lucie’s Scott Trader, 32, got an unusually long sentence Thursday — life in federal prison — even for someone pleading guilty to multiple child pornography and sexual abuse charges.

Dec 11 07:45

Amazon drivers 'are asked to deliver up to 200 parcels a day for less than the minimum wage and they even have to urinate into bottles to keep pace'

Amazon delivery drivers are asked to drop off up to 200 packages a day, are paid less than minimum wage and urinate in bottles because there's no time to take a break, according to a new investigation.

Dec 11 07:38

New York explosion: 1 in custody after blast at Port Authority bus station

An explosion struck the Port Authority bus terminal at 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue near Times Square on Monday morning, injuring four people and causing chaos in one of the busiest commuter hubs in the city, authorities said.

A man is in custody, the New York Police Department said in a tweet, and he is among the four people suffering non-life-threatening injuries after the blast, according to the New York City Fire Department.
The A, C and E subway lines were evacuated, NYPD Sgt. Brendan Ryan said. The subway entrance on Eighth Avenue and the bus terminal are closed, the Port Authority said in a tweet, adding that there was still police activity in the area.

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Dec 11 07:20

Tennessee boy's anti-bullying video Goes Viral, Athletes, Celebrities, and thousands respond

Kimberly Jones posted the video of her son, Keaton, on her Facebook page Friday shortly after 12:30 p.m. She said she had just picked Keaton up from school because he was too afraid to go to lunch as a result of bullying.

Dec 11 07:10

Chicago Woman Who Filmed Brutal Kidnapping And Torture of Disabled Trump Supporter Sentenced To COMMUNITY SERVICE!

The 19 year old Chicago woman who live-streamed the kidnapping and torture of a mentally-disabled Trump supporter was given only 200 hours of community service and four years of probation on Friday.

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