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CURRENT EVENTS

Aug 04 09:24

HOW MAINSTREAM U.S. ‘NEWS’ MEDIA PUMP THEIR GOVERNMENT’S LIES TO DECEIVE THE PUBLIC

The August 7th issue of a neoconservative Republican Party magazine, The Weekly Standard, headlines “Trump Got This One Right: Shutting down the CIA’s ghost war in Syria,” and doesn’t attack the previous, Democratic, President, for having initiated and run that “ghost war,” and doesn’t make clear what it was, or why it was being waged, but does say hostile things against the leaders both of Russia and of Syria, such as that “Putin … has the blood of many Syrian civilians on his hands,” and allegations also against the Syrian government, such as:

Russian and Syrian jets have indiscriminately and repeatedly bombed civilian targets. The Assad regime has used chemical weapons, which Trump himself objected to, bombing a Syrian airfield in response. The United States cannot endorse these war crimes by allying itself with the perpetrators of mass murder in Syria.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The presstitutes and whoresspondents lie continuously, in order to serve their governmental masters, and create a false narrative to demonise such countries as Russia, China, Syria, and Iran.

Look for this demonisation to crescendo to the point where we may well see the Unhinged Surveilled States of America start war, or declare war, ultimately, against all of the above named countries.

Aug 04 09:15

“MOTHER OF ALL BOMBS”: THE DARK SIDES OF AFGHANISTAN’S MOAB TRAGEDY ARE UNFOLDING

The use of destructive weapon as such could kill several birds with one stone. It earned Donald Trump somewhat uplift in status amid disgraces whirling around White House at that time. It also played a commercial advertisement for purchasers of the US arms, in part for being over-hyped.

In an interview, an Afghan environment protection expert explained that MOAB-like bombs exposes hazardous chemicals into air that causes cancer, respiratory and digestive problems, deformities in babies, strokes, high blood pressure and weakened vision. It severely contaminates food and water that even stay afloat to affect next generation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mr. President, I am peacefully, and politely, putting you on notice: in my world, there is no such thing as "collateral damage."

Sir, the reality is we are talking about brother and sister human beings who have been deafened; blinded; hit with aggressive cancers and birth defects; and outright assassinated, in order to control the oil pipelines and mineral deposits in Afghanistan.

We have never had the moral high ground in this war, or at all been on the right side of history; this is why US/NATO troops have lost control of huge amounts of territory to the Taliban.

It is high time, sir, that the US and NATO bring their troops home, as quickly as is safely possible, and negotiate with whatever government left standing in Kabul for the pipeline and mineral rights.

Aug 04 09:05

Man faces $82M fine for 21,000,000 spoofed robocalls

A Wilmington businessman could be face a more than $82 million fine after reportedly making more than 21 million illegal spoofed robocalls, according to a release Thursday from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Aug 04 09:05

China Tears Down the Tibetan City in the Sky: demolishing homes and evicting thousands from Larung Gar, the world’s largest Tibetan Buddhist institution

At the eastern end of the vast Tibetan Plateau lies a sprawling monastery named Larung Gar, which is the largest Tibetan Buddhist institute in the world and a monumental landmark to Tibetan culture, religion, and history.

Aug 04 08:48

‘Honey, you’ve been scammed,’ she was told. She lost her home of 30 years.

She lost her house and her savings to a group of California scam artists who stole $11 million from thousands of struggling homeowners looking for help with their mortgages.

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The ringleader, 42-year-old Sammy Araya, was sentenced in federal court in Alexandria earlier this month to 20 years in prison. Eleven others got sentences ranging from five to 18 years.

While the court case is all but over, Barkley and other victims continue to deal with the fallout of a crime that destroyed them financially and often emotionally.

“I literally lost everything because of these people, and it’s breaking my heart,” said Barkley, a retired accountant. “I paid for it all myself, didn’t have a man to pay for it for me, and then some stranger gets to destroy it.”

Aug 04 08:42

The Decline of Human Intimacy in the Age of Mass Surveillance

Capitalism and surveillance, two powerful sociological processes in today’s world, are invading more and more space in our personal lives. Both processes are continuously assaulting possibilities for intimate connections and replacing them with symbiotic, ephemeral, and dehumanizing forms of relations.

Aug 04 08:23

BIG DATA + PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE = GAME OVER

Once big data systems agglomerate enough data about you to predict whether you are likely to get sick or badly injured, insurers will be able to deny coverage (or charge so much for it that it amounts to the same thing) to anyone who is likely to get sick, forcing everyone who might ever need insurance into medical bankruptcy, and turning Medicaid into a giant "high-risk pool" that taxpayers foot the bill for.

For this to happen, we only need for insurers to have discretion over whom they insure (something they lost under Obamacare) and for insurers to not care too much if they over-exclude a few low-risk people who false-positived into the big data "high-risk" bucket -- when you go fishing with a dragnet, you always get a few dolphins along with your tuna.

The existence of more personal health data and better algorithms for sorting it suggest that private medical insurance is just incompatible with 21st century technology.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is why everyone out there needs to educate themselves on nutrition and supplements. Knowledge is power here, folks.

For example, when did your MD happen to mention that magnesium and zinc supplements are effective tools in helping people deal with depression?!?

The Role of magnesium and zinc in depression

Probably never.

When was the last time your family practitioner mentioned the role of turmeric in preventing, and/or treating cancer?!?

Cancer Prevention With Natural Compounds

Probably never.

There are things the medical/industrial complex really doesn't want to concern itself about, because the sicker you get, the more you will opt for their treatments, which generally do not, and cannot, cure.

Aug 04 08:09

CHINA UNVEILS EMERGENCY DRILL TO "SHUT DOWN HARMFUL WEBSITES"

China's 19th National Congress of the Communist Party - the quinquennial confab where the party selects new members of the Politburo, its ruling council - is expected to begin this fall (official dates have not yet been publicly announced). And in an effort to guarantee that the leadership reshuffle goes off without a hitch, President Xi Jinping is tightening the government’s grip on the internet to help protect the official narrative that Xi's "Chinese Dream" remains intact.

According to Reuters, China held a drill on Thursday with internet service providers to practice taking down websites deemed harmful.

“Internet data centers (IDC) and cloud companies - which host website servers - were ordered to participate in a three-hour drill to hone their "emergency response" skills, according to at least four participants that included the operator of Microsoft's cloud service in China.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF "harmful information" translates into "truthful information" for the Chinese government, you should be prepared to see these kinds of shut downs start to happen right here in the good old Unhinged, Surveilled States of America.

In fact, Google has been on the keening edge of this kind of censorship for well over a year now.

The New Censorship: "How did Google become the internet's censor and master manipulator, blocking access to millions of websites?!?

Aug 04 08:02

MONSANTO'S LAWYERS FORGOT TO ASK A COURT TO SUPPRESS DAMNING EVIDENCE ABOUT CANCER AND CORRUPT SCIENCE

Monsanto is facing over 100 lawsuits in a Federal district court in San Francisco brought by people who attribute their non-Hodgkin's lymphoma to exposure to glyphosate in Monsanto's Roundup weed-killer, and as part of the discovery process, it submitted internal documents to the court that detailed shenanigans in the company's internal science and its dealings with regulators and the press.

Then Monsanto's lawyers neglected to a motion seeking continued protection of the confidential documents, believing that a "a standing confidentiality order" was in place, something that the plaintiff's lawyers disagree with, which is why they released a huge tranche of damning memos.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If there was EVER a corporation deserving to be sued out of existence, it is Monsanto!!

Aug 04 07:56

Wasserman Schultz Says Laptop She Sought To Keep From Police Was Awan’s, Not Hers (Is she shifting responsibility?)

Then what was all that shit she was spouting about how "if a member's property is found, then it must be immediately returned"???

She claimed it was hers when she threatened the cop with consequences!

Aug 04 07:53

Report: Letter From McMaster Said Susan Rice Could Keep Her Top-Secret Security Clearance (Updated)

The man fires 3 Neocon Israeli Firsters and the so-called alternative media jumps in and attacks this guy for Israel.

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster let one of his predecessors, Susan Rice, keep her top-secret security clearance nearly one month after reports surfaced about Rice's potential misuse of that clearance.

However, McMaster wrote similar letters to all the living national security advisers from both Democratic and Republican administrations "as a matter of longstanding practice," according to the Weekly Standard.

A White House official told the Standard that revoking Rice's clearance would have been unusual and that this practice applies to other high level government officials, such as the secretary of state. The reason is "for the purposes of continuity," because it would be illegal for government officials to discuss certain sensitive information with a former official unless that official had a continued clearance.

Aug 04 07:53

The Deep State Strikes Back, Pushing Everything To The Edge

Deep state is leaking as much info as possible. The FBI has your info and they don't have to inform you that they do. Seymour Hersh shows that the CIA as behind the entire Russia operation.

Aug 04 07:42

Inside Gab: The people first, pro-free speech social network

- Founded by A Trump Supporter, It Has Become a Refuge for Conservatives Fleeing Social Media Censorship

Aug 04 07:34

1 in 5 sausages tested across Canada contained different meat than labelled, study finds

A federally funded study has found that 20 per cent of sausages sampled from grocery stores across Canada contained meats that weren't on the label.
The study, published this week in the journal Food Control, was conducted by researchers at the University of Guelph and commissioned by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Aug 04 07:32

1 in 5 sausages tested across Canada contained different meat than labelled, study finds

A federally funded study has found that 20 per cent of sausages sampled from grocery stores across Canada contained meats that weren't on the label.
The study, published this week in the journal Food Control, was conducted by researchers at the University of Guelph and commissioned by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Aug 04 07:31

Marijuana company buys entire US town to create cannabis friendly municipality

A company which makes cannabis products has bought an entire town in California and plans to turn it into a "destination" for marijuana.
American Green has agreed a deal to buy the town of Nipton for $5m (£3.8m).

Aug 04 07:21

Huma Abedin's family under federal investigation

--Top Hillary aide cited in relative's Wall Street corruption case

Aug 03 18:22

China warns India of 'serious consequences' over border

China has accused neighboring India of adding troops and constructing roads along its side of the border amid increasing tensions over a standoff in a remote frontier region in the Himalayas.

The standoff broke out on June 18 when New Delhi's military forces moved into Doklam, a remote plateau in the Himalayas, which is also claimed by India's ally, Bhutan.

India claims it is legally obliged to aid Bhutan against what it calls China's advances into the disputed territory, amid reports that Chinese forces are building a road there.

On Thursday, Chinese officials urged Indian troops to withdraw immediately, warning of "serious consequences” if they did not.

"It has already been more than a month since the incident, and India is still not only illegally remaining on Chinese territory, it is also repairing roads in the rear, stocking up supplies, massing a large number of armed personnel," China's Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This could escalate into something very ugly, very quickly; hopefully, rational heads will prevail in Beijing, and New Dehli, and a real crisis can be averted.

What is of considerable concern here, is that last year, President Obama enhanced our mutual security pact with India:

India/US to boost defence, counter-terror activities

This means that should this become a shooting war between India and China, the US government would have some obligation to engage China on the side of India.

Aug 03 17:16

US Border Agents Urged Mexican Teen To Drink The Liquid Meth That Killed Him

Newly released video footage shows U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents telling 16-year-old Mexican teenager Cruz Velazquez to drink from a bottle of liquid methamphetamine at a border checkpoint in San Diego, causing him to die from an acute drug overdose. In 2013, the teenager was crossing from Tijuana to California with two bottles of what he claimed was apple juice.

Aug 03 16:50

Teenage boys given electric shocks inside police station in Bahrain

Two Bahraini teenagers have reportedly been subjected to electric shocks by police during questioning as the ruling Al Khalifah regime continues to target minors, arrest and expose them to various forms of torture irrespective of international calls to stop the practice.

The family of 16-year-old Mohammed Ibrahim Abdel-Jabbar, a local resident of the northwestern village of Bani Jamra, said their son had told them of being electrocuted at the Dawar 17 police station before authorities transferred him to the Dry Dock Prison, Arabic-language Bahrain al-Youm news agency reported.

They added that Mohammed Ibrahim, looking pale and gaunt, made the revelation during a family reunion on Wednesday.

The family explained that their son has been in custody pending investigation into alleged charges related to political activities.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I wish that President Trump would relocate the 5th Naval Fleet from Bahrain, because of the barbaric, monumental cruelty peace activists in this country have to put up with; but it's not going to happen.

Those alleged American values of human rights, democracy, and participatory democracy get absolutely, well and truly flushed when the US government is dealing with a country which buys a lot of of its military toys from the Unhinged Surveilled States of America.

Trump set to approve weapons sales to Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, which were blocked by Obama

And right now, the official American governmental mantra is "profits uber alles", Right, President Trump?!? Even when that country receiving our weapons is a major suppressor of human rights, as is the government of Bahrain?!?

The Al Khalifa monarchy kind of makes Attila the Hun look mellow and humanitarian by comparison!!

Aug 03 15:21

MASSIVE FIRE IN RESIDENTIAL COMPLEX IN DUBAI

A massive fire was burning early Friday morning in Dubai, images posted to social media show.

Flames were seen shooting out of the Torch tower in Dubai Marina, which is the same building that a fire burned in 2015.

The building first opened in 2011, and is the fifth-largest residential building in the world.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Any second that building will collapse into its own footprint just like WTC-7. Any second. Any second now. Gonna fall. Any second.......... Let's get something to eat."

Aug 03 14:41

Robert Mueller empanels grand jury to probe Trump-Russia collusion claims – and it issues SUBPOENAS over Don Jr.'s meeting with Putin allies for Hillary Clinton dirt

The Justice Department's special counsel Robert Mueller has empaneled a grand jury in the nation's capital to hear evidence that Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. elections, and to investigate whether President Donald Trump's campaign colluded with Moscow to tilt the White House race in his direction.

Aug 03 13:42

Nebraska Patrol Accused Of Forcing Female Candidates To Undergo Vaginal Exams

Female recruits for the Nebraska State Patrol were forced to undergo exams that were “medically unnecessary and sexually invasive” before being hired, according to a lawsuit filed by one trooper.

State Trooper Brienne Splittgerber, 37, filed a civil rights lawsuit against the Nebraska State Patrol, the state of Nebraska, two former patrol heads and various other people, accusing them of permitting and covering up the sexual assault of female candidates, according to the Associated Press.

Aug 03 11:52

The People Are Not The Enemy: Police Anarchy In America

Things are falling apart.

How much longer we can sustain the fiction that we live in a constitutional republic, I cannot say, but anarchy is being loosed upon the nation.

We are witnessing the unraveling of the American dream one injustice at a time.

Aug 03 11:09

Man Who Trained Dog To Make Nazi Salute Denies Hate Crime

A Scottish man who taught his girlfriend’s dog to salute like a Nazi whenever he said “gas the Jews” or “Heil Hitler” has denied committing a hate crime.

Mark Meechan, 29, was arrested last year accused of teaching the pug, Buddha, to raise its paw like a Nazi salute and posting the footage on his YouTube channel under the heading “M8 yer dugs a Nazi.”

Aug 03 10:53

Trump Signs Russia Sanctions Bill, World At A Dangerous Point As Deep State Shows Their Teeth

By Brandon Turbeville

U.S. President Donald Trump has now signed into law what may be considered one of the most insane pieces of legislation ever to come out of the U.S. Congress. While the law itself will not result in major direct actions in terms of immediately attributable effect, it will have far reaching repercussions both at home and abroad. The law, passed almost unanimously in both the House and Senate had sat for days on Trump’s desk awaiting the President’s signature.

The bill is aimed at a number of Russian industries and also takes aim at foreign banks that do business with North Korea. The bill contains a number of provisions implementing sanctions against Iran as well. It also restricts the President’s ability to tamper with the sanctions regime once it is put in place...

Aug 03 10:51

Albert Edwards: "The Last Time This Happened Was In January 2008"

Two days ago, we were the first to point out that in a striking case of data revisionism, the Bureau of Economic Analysis, in an attempt to retroactively boost GDP, revised historical personal incomes lower, while adjusting its estimates of personal spending much higher, resulting in a sharp decline in personal savings, which as a result, was slashed from 5.5% according to the pre-revised data, to just 3.8%, in one excel calculation wiping out 30% of America's "savings", and cutting them by a quarter trillion dollars in the process, from $791 billion to $546 billion, a level last seen just before the last US recession.

Aug 03 10:50

Surprised? Massive Weed Shortage in Nevada Orchestrated by Big Alcohol

This is bizarre.

Las Vegas, NV Ever since recreational cannabis was legalized for retail sale a few weeks ago, dispensaries have had difficulty maintaining their stock and say they will run out if the broken supply chain is not fixed.

We didn't know the demand would be this intense, Al Fasano, co-founder of Las Vegas ReLeaf, told the Los Angeles Times. All of a sudden you have like a thousand people at the door! We have to tell people we are limited in our products.

TFTP spoke to a dispensary owner in Nevada who explained that there is plenty of cannabis to go around. However, thanks to the alcohol distributors who are distributing the cannabis the dispensaries have no product.

Aug 03 10:34

The Mask Is Off: Trump Is Seeking War with Iran

Something extraordinary has happened in Washington. President Donald Trump has made it clear, in no uncertain terms and with no effort to disguise his duplicity, that he will claim that Tehran is cheating on the nuclear deal by October—the facts be damned. In short, the fix is in. Trump will refuse to accept that Iran is in compliance and thereby set the stage for a military confrontation. His advisors have even been kind enough to explain how they will go about this. Rarely has a sinister plan to destroy an arms control agreement and pave the way for war been so openly telegraphed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just because something is the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid thing the Unhinged, Surveilled States of America can do, is absolutely no guarantee that it won't do it.

The Trump Administration, has succumbed to a very dangerous syndrome of blaming countries (like Russia and Iran) for things they did not do, toward establishing a geopolitical narrative against them, then punishing them with sanctions, or...potentially worse, like a military confrontation with either country.

And I would like to politely remind President Trump that if he goes to war against Iran, that may well mean war with Russia.

Russian military and civilian leadership has publicly stated that should Iran be attacked, Russia will come to its aid militarily.

At this point in its history, the US military does not have the weaponry; the troop strength; the manufacturing; or the money to insure a positive outcome in a war with Russia in Iran.

Additionally, I would like to politely suggest to President Trump that such a confrontation will make the Unhinged, Surveilled States of America's leadership look as though it has collectively gone foaming at the mouth, barking dog mad.

The IAEA has a long history of thoroughness, getting the job done, and has commanded a great deal of respect throughout its history.

Are you going to label the members of the IAEA doing these inspections idiots, by your making the claim that Iran is not in compliance?!?

How do you expect to suppress what their inspections conclusions about their inspections of Iran's nuclear sites?!?

Mr. President, if you continue in this dark direction, you will be dragging the American people into a completely unnecessary war, with a horrific cost in American blood and money.

Of course, that's what your BFFs, Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu, and Saudi Arabia's Prince Salman urgently wants to see happen; the "neutralisation of their alleged existential threat in the Middle East".

And BTW, Mr. President: have either of them committed troops or arms for such a military misadventure?!?

Thought not.

Aug 03 10:10

69% Oppose AIPAC’s ‘Israel Anti-Boycott Act’

Results from a comprehensive public opinion poll of 2,500 American adults fielded through Google Surveys reveal widespread opposition to the top lobbying initiative of Israel’s US lobby in America, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

Question: Congress may pass the Israel Anti-Boycott Act to punish Americans up to $1 million in fines & 20 years in prison for economic boycotts of Israel over human rights violations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My bet is that Congress will pass this Frankenstinian Amendment, and soon, no matter what the American people think; they are so far from "representing" their alleged constituents that they don't give a damn what we think and want.

And there is one truly brave Senator from New York, who has decided to pull her support from the bill; this is Senator Kristen Gillibrand, who has become my heroine for her stance, even though she fully understands that AIPAC will most probably "reward" her by destroying her chances for re-election if she runs again.

Senator Gillibrand pulls support for Israel Anti-Boycott Act

Aug 03 10:01

BEXALERT!!: Fido And Fluffy Are Ruining The Environment, UCLA Study Says

Pathetic! Now they want to kill all our animals buddies!

LOS ANGELES, CA When it comes to global warming, Fido and Fluffy are part of the problem, a new study by UCLA indicates.

Most cat or dog lovers would say they can't imagine living in a world without pets, but as the threat of global warming increases, environmentally conscious pet lovers may need to make some tough choices, according to the study.

Aug 03 09:50

The Bad Guys Believe They Have The Upper Hand, Wait For It...

The corporate media is now blaming Trump for the rise of Obamacare premiums, this is completely false because the premiums have been rising the last couple of years.

Aug 03 09:30

Senator Gillibrand pulls support for Israel Anti-Boycott Act

In an act unprecedented in recent history, US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand took a stand this week in support of the right of Americans to boycott Israel by formally withdrawing her sponsorship of S.720, the Israel Anti-Boycott Act.

The New York Democrat’s withdrawal of her sponsorship comes after constituents repeatedly pressed her on her support of the bill at town hall meetings in New York City.

On 22 July in the Bronx, Gillibrand affirmed that “we are all allowed to boycott” in response to a constituent who laid out his concerns that the bill would criminalize those supporting boycotts of Israel.

At another town hall in Queens on 31 July, Gillibrand stated in response to similar concerns that she would not support the bill in its current form. She made good on her promise by notifying the Senate on 1 August that she wished to withdraw her sponsorship of the bill.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Senator Kristen Gillibrand, bravo, and well done!!

Of course, you know that AIPAC will have their agents out to destroy your candidacy by any means they deem necessary, should you run for another term in Congress; so what you did was utterly, morally brave here.

You have just become my heroine, in backing away from supporting this bill, and I hope many of your brothers and sisters in Congress will do the same thing.

Aug 03 09:28

What Would Really Happen If California Seceded?

There are two kinds of people who support the Calexit movement. People living in California who think that their state would be far better off without being hitched to the rest of the union, and people living in every other state who can’t wait to get rid of California.

Aug 03 09:22

‘We are ready': If US sanctions hurt European interests, EU can react ‘within days’ – Juncker

Europe will come up with an “adequate” response and “within days” if the newly-signed US anti-Russian sanctions law hurts the interests of European companies working with Russia, European Commission Head Jean-Claude Juncker has warned.

European interests should be always taken into account when it comes to enabling new US sanctions, Juncker said in an interview to the German ARD-Europastudio Brussel.

“We must defend our economic interests even against the US. And that is what we are going to do," Juncker said.

“We are ready,” he added, pointing out that EU reserves the right to take retaliatory measures in case its interests are violated. He also drew attention to the fact that the newly-signed US law can have “unpredictable” consequences for the EU in the field of energy security.

Aug 03 09:10

Pentagon Expert Says Russians Would ‘Annihilate’ US Army on Battlefield

Despite the size of its military budget, the US Army isn’t as strong as one might think it is and it would certainly lose to the Russian Army in a direct confrontation on a battlefield, retired US Army Colonel Douglas Macgregor said, according to Politico Magazine.

Macgregor is a famous US war hero whose squadron destroyed an entire Iraqi Armored Brigade in 23 minutes, while suffering only one casualty, at the Battle of 73 Easting, a decisive tank fight during the Gulf War.

Aug 03 09:07

Half of Detroit’s 8 mayoral candidates are felons

Half of the eight mayoral hopefuls on Detroit’s primary ballot next week have been convicted of felony crimes involving drugs, assault or weapons, a Detroit News analysis shows.
Three were charged with gun crimes and two for assault with intent to commit murder. Some of the offenses date back decades, the earliest to 1977. The most recent was in 2008.

Aug 03 09:02

Author, Researcher, Jim Marrs Has Died RIP 1943 - 2017

Aug 03 09:02

Trump wants US access to Britain’s food market, and Scotland to forget independence

US President Donald Trump has called for an expansive post-Brexit trade deal with Britain, offering American food producers greater access to the UK market. He also cautioned Scotland against holding a second vote on independence.
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Trump called for one big deal that would “include everything.”

Asked whether such an agreement “could kick in pretty much as soon as Brexit happens,” Trump said “as soon as it’s appropriate to have it kick in, absolutely. And it’ll be a big trade deal - much, much more business than we do right now, many, many times.”

“We have a very good relationship. I have a very good relationship with the prime minister. And we are absolutely looking to do a major trade deal.”

Trump said the “very all-in” deal will involve greater trade in such sectors as financial services and agriculture.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mr. President, a word please.

Before we start selling food to the UK, the US must produce food that UK (and US) citizens actually want to eat, which is not sprayed with a known carcinogen, and is hormone and GMO free.

The problems with chlorine washed chicken, and why American poultry producers do this

Risk Assessment of Growth Hormones and Antimicrobial Residues in Meat

Does GMO Corn Really Cause Tumors in Rats?

Widely used carcinogen linked to cancer

By taking these dangerous chemicals out of the food production chain in this country, you will be insuring better health to your brother and sister Americans, and for British consumers as well.

Aug 03 08:48

‘FULL-FLEDGED ECONOMIC WAR’: MEDVEDEV SLAMS TRUMP’S ‘HUMILIATING’ CAVE-IN ON RUSSIA SANCTIONS

The US establishment has fully outwitted Donald Trump and used his administration’s weakness to declare a fully-fledged economic war on Russia, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has said, adding, that the move leaves no doubt that bilateral ties will never improve.

On Wednesday, Donald Trump signed into law a bill imposing new sanctions on Russia, which Medvedev says has put an end to “hopes for improving our relations with the new US administration.”

“It is a declaration of a full-fledged economic war on Russia,” he wrote in a lengthy strong-worded Facebook post in both English and Russian. “Unless a miracle happens,” the law will affect US-Russian relations for decades, Medvedev wrote.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Medvedev is absolutely correct in his assessment.

The demonisation of Russia continues in the articles by the presstitutes and whorespondents, and there is an unmistakable crescendo in the beating the drums for war against it.

Russia neither annexed Crimea, nor can be proven to have meddled in the 2016 elections; with the installation of these sanctions, Russia is getting punished for what it absolutely has not done.

There are many in the American Deep State who salivate over a potential shooting war with Russia, to prevent the rise of the ruble, and the decline in the US dollar in economic markets, and obfuscate the reality that Russian military hardware is in great demand, as it has been tested, and performed brilliantly, in Syria. Unlike US weapons (like the epic fail which is the continuing military nightmare of Lockheed Martin's F-35), Russia's weapons actually work as advertised on the battlefield.

Prime Minister Medvedev, unfortunately, this is precisely the agenda of the Deep American State right now; it is no "accident" that NATO and US troops are surrounding and encircling Russia right now, with large military exercises nearly at your very border.

At the moment, both the State Department and Pentagon are putting forward proposals to President Trump about the best way to arm Ukraine, as reported two days ago at the New York Times:

The Pentagon and State Department are Presenting Proposals to Arm Ukraine

Should President Trump follow through, and sign off on this, this act will be tantamount to the US government having declared war on Russia.

I am hoping - and praying - that the logical, peaceful, and reasonable challenges of a robust independent media to such a war can possibly prevent this; but right now, I am seeing the wheels of impending wars in motion at almost too great a velocity to overcome.

But at the moment, with the American economy poised on the sheer cliff edge of total collapse, there are, unfortunately, many in the bowels of power in this country who feel that a war - against any country they don't particularly like - is the only way to prevent such a collapse, or hide its true origins, which have resulted from intense governmental deficit spending, coupled with lousy errors in judgement by the US's Federal Reserve.

Aug 03 08:31

Ex-Auschwitz guard healthy enough to be imprisoned: court

A 96-year-old former SS guard known as the “Bookkeeper of Auschwitz” is ready to start a new chapter in life – four years in the slammer for Nazi war crimes. Oskar Gröning, whose job was to count money taken from Jews who arrived at the notorious death camp, was deemed physically healthy enough to be imprisoned, according to the Hanover prosecutor’s office, the International Business Times reported. Gröning was convicted in 2015 of aiding and abetting the murder of 300,000 Jews, but his lawyers had sought to have his sentence deferred. The prosecutor’s office said Wednesday that it had rejected his lawyers’ appeal, but they may try to appeal again because they claim he had not been physically examined for the medical report.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel must be in a panic about now. They are running out of Nazis to wag at us to deflect criticism of what they are doing to the Palestinians. These last few trials show a clear trend. They are persecuting janitors, the guy who fed the dogs, and now an accountant!

Aug 03 08:27

The Problem with Trump Is Voters Elected the Wrong President

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

He was supposed to lose, not win. Hillary claimed it was her turn. It was time to break the glass ceiling and elect a woman as president.

Besides, she claimed, she had lots of experience as first lady/co-president with husband Bill, US senator and secretary of state.

She ignored her deplorable political record only a despot, imperial warrior, and Wall Street crook would admire.

Media scoundrels supported her overwhelmingly, operating as virtual press agents, not journalists, instructing voters on who to back.

Aug 03 08:17

Google’s Tracking Of Offline Spending Sparks Call For Federal Investigation

Google recently announced a suite of new tools for advertisers, allowing them to link a customer’s offline credit card purchases with the things they look at online. Shockingly, some privacy advocates think this sort of tracking goes too far and have called on the federal government to investigate.

The Electronic Privacy Information Center this morning filed a complaint [PDF] with the Federal Trade Commission, asking the agency to investigate Google’s Store Sales Management consumer profiling technology and stop the company from tracking customers’ in-store purchases.

According to EPIC, Google’s system, which can allegedly track 70% of all credit and debt card transactions in the U.S., puts the personal information — including product searches, location searches and payment information — of shoppers and Internet users at risk of hacks or other data breaches.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This cyber-spying on individuals by large corporations, like Google, has just reached epidemic proportions, and needs to be stopped.

Aug 03 08:14

WIKILEAKS RELEASES DOCS ON ‘DUMBO’ CIA TOOL ALLOWING CONTROL OF WEBCAMS

WikiLeaks released new documents on Thursday within the Vault 7 documents, which contain information on CIA’s hacking tools from the Dumbo project.

“Dumbo is a capability to suspend processes utilizing webcams and corrupt any video recordings that could compromise a PAG deployment. The PAG (Physical Access Group) is a special branch within the CCI (Center for Cyber Intelligence); its task is to gain and exploit physical access to target computers in CIA field operations,” WikiLeaks said in a press release.

The tool allows for the identification, control and manipulation of the monitoring and detection systems, like webcams and microphones, on a target computer running the Microsoft Windows operating system. It requires a direct access to the computer as it is run from an USB stick.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Folks, here's the deal with me: I am a Christian Activist Pacifist, who never advocates violence, but implores her country to engage in logical, moral, hard-won negotiations as the way to resolve the US government's geopolitical differences.

I blog, and I do my level best to be fact-centric.

So how in the name of heaven, please, does this make me a "threat" to this government?!?

Aug 03 08:04

WINGS FOR HIRE? EX-BLACKWATER CEO ERIK PRINCE REPORTEDLY OFFERING PRIVATE AIR FORCE FOR AFGHAN WAR

Former Blackwater founder Erik Prince, who earlier urged Donald Trump to appoint a US “viceroy” to win the Afghan war, has reportedly pitched up a “business proposal” to Kabul, offering a fully-fledged private air force to back the local army’s operations.

Prince, the founder and former CEO of private military company Blackwater (now rebranded Academi), has floated a business proposal offering a privately-manned “turn-key composite air wing” to the Afghan government, whose troops steadily lose ground to the Taliban, the Military Times reported on Thursday.

Prince's plan, cited by the newspaper, was reportedly submitted to the Afghans back in March. It includes providing “high speed response” as well as close-air support for Afghanistan’s army fighting the Islamists. The private air force’s fixed-wing planes, attack helicopters and drones would be flown by hired pilots, but “weapons release decisions will still be made by Afghans.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Blackwater, now rebranded as Academi, failed spectacularly in Iraq:

The Dark Truth About Blackwater

Blackwater’s Baghdad massacre is a reminder of how the US became what it hated in Iraq

Blackwater and the Iraq Water Time Warp

Before shooting in Iraq, a warning on Blackwater

Iraq war logs: military privatisation run amok

Nisour Square Massacre

Academi's, and Prince's "strategic thinking" (if one can call it that), has not changed, no matter how much carnage and loathing they created in Iraq.

The Afghani government needs to think very carefully about hiring anyone Prince suggests at this point in Afghanistan's history, and review their epic, and spectacular fail in Iraq.

And to President Trump, Congress, the State Department, and the Pentagon; who, please, is going to be paying for this operation?!? American taxpayers, after the extent of Blackwater's epic fail in Iraq?!?

Mr. President, and to anyone in his administration (or any of the "Alphabet Soup Agencies" who read this blog), there is no military metric by which we can characterise the US/NATO occupation of Afghanistan a success, 16 years on.

This country is not called "the grave of empires" for no good reason.

The only guy who was EVER able to hold this country together, by a system of alliances and arranged marriages, was Alexander the Great; and that was only for 3 years.

Mr. President, the only intelligent thing to do now, unless you want to commit 500,000 troops to this war (which we do not, and will not have, unless you and Congress order a return of the draft), is to remove US and NATO troops from Afghanistan as quickly as safely possible, then negotiate with whatever government left standing in Kabul for the oil pipeline rights, and the mineral rights.

After all the blood and money spent here, this is the only moral, and right thing to do.

You inherited this war from your Village Idiot Predecessor, President George Bush, enabled by Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld, via their "magical thinking" to believe that a minimum number of troops would be all that it would take to invade and hold this country.

They were spectacularly, entirely wrong in this; and the cost in American lives, lost on the premise of a big fat lie, spun to convince the American people that this war was just, when the real goal was to control Afghani oil pipelines, has been enough, sir.

This is not your dishonor, or your failure. You simply got stuck with this.

Time to rethink Afghanistan, Mr. President, and do the right thing.

Aug 03 08:02

Forbes attacks self-reliant homesteaders as delusional moochers

It’s always interesting reading when someone smug and sanctimonious writes a clueless diatribe about another group of people being smug and sanctimonious. So when I saw that an economist for Moody’s and Forbes had written an op-ed calling self-reliant homesteaders “delusional,” I knew I’d be in for some misinformed hilarity.

Aug 03 07:58

RussiaGate is a CIA disinformation operation, revenge against Trump

During the latter portion of a phone-call by investigative journalist, Seymour Hersh, Hersh has now presented “a narrative [from his investigation] of how that whole fucking thing began,” including who actually is behind the ...

Aug 03 07:57

Blueprint for Dystopia

The websites that we all know and love that made the “prop or not” hall of fame are now on the frontline of the “domestic terrorist”, “dissident”, “enemy of the state” war. These websites represent the biggest targets, however, they are not alone. Websites like the Daily Coin will also be targets and may be hit first since The Daily Coin has a smaller footprint than these other websites and can be more easily disappeared without causing too much fuss. No one would really notice if

Aug 03 07:51

Milkshake shipped across US to grant dying woman's wish

An Ohio restaurant has made a dying woman's bittersweet last wish come true, by shipping a milkshake to her deathbed across the US.

Aug 03 07:51

Man Gets $650K After Fighting LA Parking Ticket

The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday approved a $650,000 payout for a man who successfully fought how the city of Los Angeles processes challenges to parking tickets.

Aug 03 07:36

NSC Purge: McMaster ‘Deeply Hostile to Israel and to Trump’

Been tryin to tell ya'll. Trump is firing pro Israel neocon bums.You have some stealth neocons here at WRH posting tripe and defending these neocons who have been fired.

Jerusalem Post columnist Caroline Glick wrote Wednesday evening that National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster is purging pro-Israel staff from the National Security Council (NSC), turning the administration against President Donald Trump’s policies.

Aug 03 07:33

NEWLY UNEARTHED CIA MEMO: MEDIA ARE THE "PRINCIPAL VILLAINS"

A new declassified CIA report unearthed by the FOIA investigative cooperative MuckRock contains some shocking commentary on how the intelligence community views and interacts with the media. The 1984 series of internal memos, part of the CIA’s recent CREST release (CIA Records Search Tool) of over 900,000 newly declassified documents, were drafted in response to a study on unauthorized leaks and disclosures written by legendary CIA officer Eloise Page.

The most startling sections from the CIA memos - all marked "SECRET" - reveal how CIA views the first amendment and journalistic freedoms: "Absolute power corrupts absolutely, and the power of the media to publish in this country is nearly absolute."

Below are among the most significant sections from the 1984 formerly Secret report.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The utter and complete contempt, flavored by fear and loathing of a free press, which is thoroughly and flagrantly expressed in this CIA memo, is damning in the extreme.

These people are not there to protect We the People; they exist only to protect the Deep State in this country, and its warmongering, financial, and hegemonic agenda.

Aug 03 07:16

Appreciating leading research of Jim Marrs (1943-2017)

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

Jim Marrs was a multiple best-selling author of crucial historical events demonstrating the presence and domination of a .01% rogue state empire class dominating government, economics, and media/education.

Jim in his own words from last year courtesy of InfoWars’ (10 minutes):

I personally learned much from Jim. I read six of his books and watched perhaps a dozen lectures on YouTube. Jim’s work on JFK’s assassination caught my attention in 2004; I purchased and watched multiple times his 2002 dvd Proof, and was struck by his journalistic professionalism, command of objective data from unsubstantiated spin, and sense of humor.

Jim’s humor especially struck me: he found paradoxical ease to accept our factual conditions of domination, and do what he humbly could to understand and communicate.

One of Jim’s quotes on how researchers should move forward:

We learn much more all together than anyone on their own.

Aug 03 04:27

Next Up; PRIVATIZE THE WAR

Blackwater Founder Wants to Boost the Afghan Air War With His Private Air Force

(*Exploiting Trump's Bigger Than A Breadbox Defence Budget)

Aug 02 13:04

The Lurid Reason America’s Franken-Chickens Must Be Washed With Chlorine

Recently, the UK was shocked to find out that it had “suddenly” embodied U.S. factory farms. This revelation, along with the “disturbing prospect of chlorine-washed chickens from the US going on sale in British shops in a post-Brexit trade deal” must have sparked a frenzy because now there are feverish, British reports of “America’s Frankenchickens.” America’s chickens are triple the size of their 1950s counterparts...

Aug 02 12:50

Petitioning Senator Kamala Harris and 8 othersJustice for 19 yr old girl beaten by police and maliciously attacked by K9 police dog.

Tatyana Hargrove is a 19 yr old girl who was beaten by Bakersfield police and maliciously attacked by a K9 police dog while riding her bike home. The reason? Police say they mistook her for an adult male suspect but throughout the encounter, Tatyana was never told why she was being arrested. “After they beat me and threw me in the cop car, that’s when they told me,” she said.

Tatyana stopped for a moment while riding her bike when she saw three police cars and an officer pointing a gun at here. Police asked if she was just a grocery store where earlier that day police received a report of a man with a machete who attempted to stab an employee. They were looking for a 30-year-old black male nearly 6 feet tall with shaved head and goatee and weighing 160lbs. Tatyana is 5 feet, 2 inches tall and only weighs 120 pounds.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is insane! Not one of those cops realized they had a totally wrong person?!?!?!?!?!?!?

Aug 02 12:30

The Bad Guys Plans Are In The Process Of Being Ripped Up

The corporate media is going all out with as much propaganda as they can muster to convince the public its time to get rid of Trump. Imran Awan might have been selling secrets to other countries.

Aug 02 10:58

Trump unveils merit-based immigration bill favoring English-speaking applicants

Aug. 2 (UPI) -- President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced new immigration legislation that favors English-speaking applicants who can financially support themselves and contribute to the U.S. economy.

Aug 02 09:53

Trump: Newly-signed Russia sanctions law ‘significantly flawed’

This is the Man I voted for....finally!

US President Donald Trump says the Russian sanctions law he signed into force is "significantly flawed" and includes unconstitutional provisions which usurp presidential authority.

"Today, I have signed into law HR 3364, the 'Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act.' While I favor tough measures to punish and deter aggressive and destabilizing behavior by Iran, North Korea, and Russia, this legislation is significantly flawed," Trump said in a statement released by the White House.

In its haste to pass the legislation, Congress "included a number of clearly unconstitutional provisions," Trump said.

The biggest problem with the bill is that it "encroaches on the executive branch’s authority to negotiate," which will make it harder for the US to strike good deals and will "drive China, Russia, and North Korea much closer together," according to the president.

Aug 02 09:45

Trump’s Fatal Mistake: The President Can’t Stop Taking Credit For The Stock Market Bubble - Mac Slavo

So far it appears that Trump’s ascent to the White House is going to have a positive effect on the US economy. It’s good that we have a president who is willing renegotiate disastrous trade deals, back our country out of crippling agreements like the Paris Climate Accord, and shut down the southern border, which has allowed millions of low skilled laborers to enter the country and drive down wages for American workers.

However, that probably doesn’t justify Trump’s current enthusiasm for the American economy. Over the past few days he has taken credit for all of the recent gains in the stock market.

hat of course could prove to be a fatal mistake for his administration.

Donald Trump has inherited decades of financial mismanagement and unsustainable economic policies that have turned our economy into one giant debt bubble. He’s taking credit for impressive stock gains, but the stock market is definitely one of many messes that he has inherited from his predecessors.

Aug 02 09:45

No time for shallow diplomacy, Christians, in the religious war on churches in the Holy Land

Stuart Littlewood examines the indifference of the Western Church establishments to the desperate cry for help from the National Coalition of Christian Organisations in Palestine, and argues the case for resetting the Christian-Jewish dialogue.>>

Aug 02 09:44

Awan Stories And Videos

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A collection of links.

Aug 02 09:40

Manufacturing Loses Most Jobs Since Election As ADP Employment Growth Weakens

After April and June's disappointment, ADP reports the US economy added 178k jobs in July (less than the 190k expectation and below June's upwardly revised 191k). This is somewhat in line with the 180k expectation for NFP on Friday.

Two months in a row, ADP has weakened as ISM surveys suggested employment is rolling over.

Once again Service-providing jobs dominated (+174 k vs +4 k for goods) with manufacturing losing 4,000 jobs in July.

Aug 02 09:38

Turkey Bans Concerts, Hunger Strikes, Public Gatherings And Protests In Ankara

In the latest Turkish crackdown on civil freedoms, the governor's office in Turkey's capital, Ankara, announced a month-long ban on public gatherings and all forms of protests, including sit-ins, hunger strikes, concerts and similar gatherings in order to "protect public order" claiming that such activities increase the chances of terrorist attacks. The statement from the Ankara governor's office was released amid fears of protests following the arrest of two Turkish teachers, Nuriye Gulmen and Semih Ozakca, who have been on hunger-strike for 140 days after losing their jobs during the public sector purges that followed the failed coup in July 2016.

The governor's office said all mass events such as sit-ins, hunger-strikes and open-air concerts offered a target to groups like the Islamic State terror organization and are therefore to be banned in Ankara throughout the month of August.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What Erdogan is going to accomplish, with these Draconian moves, is to create a brain drain, where the best and brightest Turks will find ways to flee the country, possibly forever.

Aug 02 09:33

Special Counsel Mueller Adds Another Obama Ally To His Team

With each passing day, it's looking increasingly like the only people qualified to serve on Special Counsel Mueller's investigative team are lawyers who have either directly worked for and/or contributed to the campaigns of Barack Obama and/or Hillary Clinton. As Reuters points out today, Mueller's latest hire is Greg Andres, a former DOJ attorney who was appointed during the Obama administartion and served under Attorney General Eric Holder.

A former U.S. Justice Department official has become the latest lawyer to join special counsel Robert Mueller's team investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election, a spokesman for the team confirmed.

Greg Andres started on Tuesday, becoming the 16th lawyer on the team, said Josh Stueve, a spokesman for the special counsel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President Trump should fire Sessions and Mueller during Congressional Summer Recess, and appoint a new AG during that time.

Aug 02 09:30

"We're Back To Square One" - Saudi Bloc Reinstates Demands As Qatar Economy Collapses

The four countries leading the boycott against Qatar are going back to their list of 13 demands for Doha to meet before talks can start, essentially reverting the Arab Gulf spat back to square one.

At the same time, economic data for June shows that Qatar’s imports plummeted due to the blockade imposed by most of its neighbors, and foreign deposits at Qatari banks dropped to their lowest in nearly two years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This could get ugly, and very quickly.

There are Turkish troops already in exercises on Qatar soil, and the US has the largest base in the Middle East in Qatar.

One of Saudi Arabia biggest allies, however, is the United States, which also happens to maintain its biggest concentration of military personnel in the Middle East at Qatar's Al Udeid Air Base.
The sprawling base 20 miles southwest of the Qatari capital of Doha is home to some 11,000 US military personnel.

So if Saudi Arabia and the other countries blockading Qatar decide to invade militarily, what will the orders be for the CO at Al Udeid Air Base there?!?

Aug 02 09:23

Venezuelan Default Fears Rise With Billions in Debt Coming Due Soon

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With Venezuela dependent on oil revenues for survival, the current US sanctions, coupled with the expected default, will destroy what is left of their economy.

Aug 02 09:22

Top 10 Sneaky Things Criminals Do That You Should Be Aware Of

Aug 02 09:19

Insurers seeking huge premium hikes on ObamaCare plans

Top health insurance companies in numerous states are looking to hike premiums by double-digits – some by roughly 30 percent or more – for ObamaCare plans in 2018, according to newly released figures that could light a fire under stalled efforts on Capitol Hill to fix the program.

“A lot of us have lost focus on the fact that the system we have doesn’t work,” White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney told “Fox & Friends” on Wednesday, referring to the proposed premium hikes.

The Wall Street Journal reported that major insurers in Idaho, West Virginia, South Carolina, Iowa and Wyoming are pitching premium hikes averaging 30 percent or higher.

Other states also could see double-digit hikes, including New Mexico, Tennessee and Texas – while elsewhere, insurers are eyeing smaller increases.

TRUMP TARGETS CONGRESS MEMBERS' OWN HEALTH PLANS

The requests are preliminary and could change before insurers strike 2018 agreements with federal officials in the fall.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Congress has got to fix this; otherwise, look for a large contingent of very ticked off Americans to be collectively pounding on their doors to protest this escalating price-gouging which doesn't offer them real choices in medical care.

Aug 02 09:13

EXCLUSIVE: Al Gore’s Home Devours 34 Times More Electricity Than Average U.S. Household

Gore’s hypocritical home energy use and “do as I say not as I do” lifestyle has plunged to embarrassing new depths.

In just this past year, Gore burned through enough energy to power the typical American household for more than 21 years, according to a new report by the National Center for Public Policy Research. The former vice president consumed 230,889 kilowatt hours (kWh) at his Nashville residence, which includes his home, pool and driveway entry gate electricity meters. A typical family uses an average of 10,812 kWh of electricity per year, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

It gets worse.

Last September alone, Gore devoured 30,993 kWh of electricity. That’s enough to power 34 average American homes for a month. Over the last 12 months, Gore used more electricity just heating his outdoor swimming pool than six typical homes use in a year.

Do You Think Al Gore Lives By The Principles That He Advocates For?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable, but perfectly predictable from this monstrous hypocritical politician.

Aug 02 09:09

US Regime Change in Venezuela: The Truth Is Easy if You Follow the Money Trail. The Opposition is Pro-Washington, Not “Pro-Democracy”

The nation of Venezuela is currently under the control of Venezuelans who derive their support, wealth, and power from Venezuela itself – its people and its natural resource. This political order also receives aid and support from Venezuela’s economic and military partners both in the region and around the globe.

The opposition opposed to the current political order and seeking to supplant it represents foreign interests and more specifically, the United States and its European allies.

The Opposition is Pro-Washington, Not “Pro-Democracy”

As early as 2002, US-backed regime change targeting then Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, sought to violently overthrow Venezuela’s political order and replace it with one obedient to Washington. Current leaders of the opposition were not only involved in the 2002 failed coup, many are documented to have received political and financial support from the United States government ever since.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It appears that this destabilisation is being methodically orchestrated by none other than our Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, formerly COO of ExxonMobil.

This is, again, an attempt at regime change to insure that the incoming government is Western-Centric; to insure that only Western countries are developing Venezuela's vast oil reserves; and to insure that Venezuela's oil is only sold in US dollars.

Aug 02 09:05

U.S. Citizen, Held By Immigration For 3 Years, Denied Compensation By Appeals Court

Davino Watson told the immigration officers that he was a U.S. citizen. He told jail officials that he was a U.S. citizen. He told a judge. He repeated it again and again.

Aug 02 09:05

They trashed their wedding photographer over a $125 fee, so a jury told them to pay her $1 million

An autumn affair at the Petroleum Club in downtown Dallas, the union of a full-time beauty blogger and the love of her life, appeared to be a gorgeous thing — marred by one misfortune.
Three months after the ceremony, in front of a local television crew, Andrew and Neely Moldovan showed off a box of empty picture frames.

Aug 02 09:04

NC government is worse than a hurricane

There is currently an evacuation of Hatteras and Ocracoke islands. This is costing tens of millions of dollars. All be cause some genius ignored the marked plans and drove a bridge foundation right through all three power lines and cable lines. Parts to fix it must be flown in from Germany... I am waiting for CNN to blame the whole thing on Russia.

Aug 02 08:39

Trump Urged to Stop Saudi Arabia's Beheading of Student Set to Study in U.S.

President Trump is being called on to use his newfound relationship with Saudi Arabia to stop the execution-by-beheading of a Saudi student and anti-government protester who was planning to go to college in the U.S. In 2012, 17-year-old Mujtaba al-Sweikat was arrested at an airport just as he was about to board a flight to the U.S. He was on his way to visit Western Michigan University, where he was later accepted.

Aug 02 08:38

Police say man threatens to kill Wendy's employee because he felt his salad didn't contain enough cucumbers

A Montgomery County man is facing aggravated assault and threats charges after a dispute over cucumbers Sunday at a New Holland fast food restaurant.
Theodore L. Gunderson Jr., 58, of Lansdale, threw a salad at and threatened to kill an employee around 4 p.m. at Wendy's, 804 W. Main St., according to an arrest affidavit filed by New Holland police Officer Michael Specht.

Aug 02 08:27

Vaccines: “Just Get Your Damn Shots”

The title above is a verbatim quote taken from any number of seriously uninformed TV physicians, paid trolls and paid celebrities as they have gleefully joined the popular CDC, WHO, AAP, AAFP and AMA-sponsored campaigns that have denigrated (and therefore infuriated) the witnesses of the hundreds of thousands of over-vaccinated, vaccine-injured, vaccine-disabled or vaccine-killed infants, children, adults and soldiers.

Particularly angered are the parents, siblings, neighbors and other loved ones of the vaccine-traumatized victims, for they

KNOW FOR CERTAIN THAT THE VACCINES POISONED THEIR LOVED ONES BECAUSE THEY SAW WHAT WAS HAPPENING BEFORE THEIR VERY EYES.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The medical/industrial complex in this country is NOT about keeping people well; were that the case, we would be educated about nutrition, and certain things would be banned from supermarket shelves.

The US medical/industrial complex is all about keeping people weak and ill enough, to have to keep coming back in for more "treatments' which do not cure. It is about huge amounts of money, not wellness.

So it falls on the individual consumer to educate yourself about diet and nutrition, and know why you are taking the supplements you are taking.

Knowledge is power, particularly in the realm of nutrition.

Aug 02 08:19

The North Korea Problem Lies in Washington, Not Pyongyang

Washington’s refusal to act responsibly is the root cause of its longstanding hostility toward the DPRK - targeted for its sovereign independence, not for any threat it poses.

Russia and especially China are fed up with America shifting its own policy-making failures onto them over resolving Korean peninsula issues.

On Monday, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said “(w)e consider attempts of the US and some other countries to shift the responsibility in what is happening (on the Korean Peninsula) onto Russia and China, and to almost blame Moscow and Beijing for ‘conniving in’ North Korea’s nuclear missile ambitions, as baseless.”

“We call on all sides involved to refrain from any steps that could lead to further escalation of tensions.”

On the same day, China’s UN Ambassador Liu Jieyi said reducing tensions and resolving Korean peninsula issues lies in Washington and Pyongyang, not Beijing.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

An attack against North Korea by the US military risks war with China.

And right now, the US military is not ready for a war with China, because it does not have the troop strength; the money; the weaponry; or the manufacturing to insure a successful outcome to a conventional war against China.

It would be both geopolitical madness, coupled with a cynical, unequivocal demonstration that everyday citizens, working and struggling to make ends meet in this country, are completely expendable and irrelevant to the elites of the Unhinged Surveilled States of America.

Aug 02 08:10

3,799 Killed in Iraq During July; Kurds Believe Casualties Are Much Higher

Antiwar.com has found that at least 3,799 were killed during July in Iraq. Another 366 were wounded. These figures are lower than the 4,928 killed and 1,630 wounded reported in June. With the liberation of Mosul complete, Iraqi forces have paused major operations against the Islamic State militants. In the coming weeks, Tal Afar and locations in Anbar are expected to be targeted.

Of those killed, 946 were civilians; 141 were security personnel; 2,698 were militants; and 14 were members of the Kurdistan Workers Party, who were killed by Turkish air or artillery strikes. Significantly fewer reports of wounded surfaced during the month. Only 174 civilians were reported wounded. Another 130 security personnel and 62 militants were known to have been injured.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think that these estimates are probably very much on the low side; but it is a stark reminder of the real carnage that the US occupation of Iraq has created.

Aug 02 08:07

Cop Shares Racist Facebook Post, Will Resign After Public Outcry (5 Pics)

An officer with the Estherwood, La., Police Department came under fire Monday after he shared a racist post on Facebook. After deflecting and attempting to defend the post several times, the officer has reportedly decided to tender his resignation to the department Tuesday night.

Aug 02 08:06

HERE IT COMES: TRUMP JUST MADE HIS OWN NEWS STATION WITH ONE BIG TWIST

Have y’all been watching the White House? Donald Trump has not been phased one tiny bit this week despite the media’s best efforts. In fact, President Trump has a new surprise for all of you: a brand new News Network with one MASSIVE Twist…

Aug 02 08:05

Collateral Damage

Do they know what they are doing? When the U.S. Congress adopts draconian sanctions aimed mainly at disempowering President Trump and ruling out any move to improve relations with Russia, do they realize that the measures amount to a declaration of economic war against their dear European “friends”?

Whether they know or not, they obviously don’t care. U.S. politicians view the rest of the world as America’s hinterland, to be exploited, abused and ignored with impunity.

The Bill H.R. 3364 “Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act” was adopted on July 25 by all but three members of the House of Representatives. An earlier version was adopted by all but two Senators. Final passage at veto-overturning proportions is a certainty.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF Congress was, collectively "too stupid" to understand that such a draconian suite of sanctions wasn't ultimately going to have severe unintended consequences, and bite the US economy in some very tender places, they are too stupid to be re-elected, period, end of discussion.

We are talking about the potential for trade wars coming up, with those trade wars becoming preludes to "hot wars".

Aug 02 08:05

Comedian suggests he’d kill a sex partner who turned out to be transgender: ‘I can’t deal with that’

Comedian Lil Duval suggested he’d kill a sex partner who turned out to be a transgender woman.
“This might sound messed up, but I don’t care, she dying,” he said Friday on New York-based radio talk show the “Breakfast Club,” the Washington Post reported. “I can’t deal with that. No, I can’t do that.”

Aug 02 08:00

The Dawn of an Orwellian Future

It seems that The New York Times can’t let a good lie lie. Even after being pushed into running an embarrassing correction retracting its false claim that there was a consensus of all 17 U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia hacked Democratic emails and made them public to help Donald Trump defeat Hillary Clinton, the Times is back suggesting exactly that.

New York Times building in New York City. (Photo from Wikipedia)
The Times’ current ploy is to say the Russian hacking claims are the “consensus” judgment of the U.S. intelligence community without citing a specific number of agencies. For instance, on Friday, the Times published an article by Matt Flegenheimer about the U.S. Senate vote to prevent President Trump from lifting sanctions on Russia and deployed the misleading phrasing:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The New York Slimes has only one minor problem, at this point in its history; no intelligent individual can ever take them seriously anymore.

The American people understand that they have been lied to, in order to support various domestic and international agendas, and just won't be lied to anymore; that is why the presstitutes and whorespondents are so completely terrified of the independent media, that they are doing everything in their power to shut us down, but it just won't happen.

WRH experiences an average of 10-20 hack attacks per day; but what the consummate idiots attacking our server do not understand is that Mike, because of his programming and computer animation background, can "talk to the bare metal", and can ultimately circumvent any attack they choose to perform.

We, and the rest of the independent media, are not going away any time soon; so, New York Slimes, DEAL WITH IT!!

Aug 02 07:51

Ron Paul Warns: Millions Could Die in Trump Wars

Dr. Paul writes: "...So whom will Trump attack first? Let’s hope nobody, but with continuing pressure from both Democrats and Republicans over the unproven “Russiagate” allegations, it increasingly looks like he will seek relief by starting a “nice little war.” If he does so, however, his presidency will likely be over and he may end up blundering into a much bigger war in the process. Although Trump’s bombastic rhetoric on Iran and North Korea has been pretty consistent, the American people voted Trump because he was seen as the less likely of the two candidates to get the US into a major war."

Aug 02 07:51

Saudis Block Fuel for UN Aid Flights in Yemen

The humanitarian situation has been growing ever worse in northern Yemen for months, with a Saudi blockade keeping aid out of the only port still controlled by the Shi’ite Houthis. The UN has been trying to get emergency aid into the capital city of Sanaa through the airport, but that seems to be no easier.

That’s because UN officials revealed today that Saudi Arabia is preventing, as part of the blockade, any shipments of jet fuel into Sanaa, meaning there’s no way for the UN planes to fly in, deliver aid, and still have enough fuel to fly out again.

UN officials warn the situation is increasingly bleak, with no real ability to get vital aid into parts of the country that are afflicted with a huge cholera epidemic, and are now on top of that facing an outbreak on meningitis.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Saudi Arabia's Prince Salman, the architect of this horrific war against the Yemeni people, is proving himself to be an absolute monster; unfortunately, he is a monster whose actions in Yemen have the the absolute blessing, support, and enabling by the government of the Unhinged Surveilled States of America.

I am profoundly disgusted to be a citizen of a country which is colluding with Saudi Arabian war crimes in Yemen. Both Mike and I are too old, and too broke to immigrate right now.

But the one thing I can do, is to bear Christian witness to these atrocities, and attempt to shine a light on the moral insanity of what this government is doing, in enabling Saudi war crimes in Yemen.

Aug 02 07:43

They Did It – Deleted Benghazi Emails Recovered!

FBI investigators recovered 30 emails from Hillary Clinton’s wiped server which discussed Benghazi, government lawyers said in federal court. The disclosure was made during a hearing before U.S. District Court Judge Amit Mehta in a case involving a lawsuit filed by the watchdog group Judicial Watch.

Aug 02 07:41

‘You stupid f***in’ bigots’: Bridal shop allegedly threatened after not serving lesbian couple

The shop in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, caught widespread attention in 2014 when an employee told a lesbian couple looking for wedding gowns that the owner “[does] not service same-sex couples.”
“We feel we have to answer to God for what we do,” store owner Victoria Miller, a Christian, told The Press Enterprise in Bloomsburg. “And providing those two girls dresses for a sanctified marriage would break God’s law.”

Aug 02 07:41

Tillerson: US Wants Dialogue With North Korea, Not Regime Change

Taking positions seemingly opposite to President Trump’s on every point, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson discussed North Korea at a policy briefing today, saying that the US is not North Korea’s enemy, and that they seek dialogue with the North Korean government.

Tillerson also said the US does not blame China for the lack of progress so far, despite President Trump literally blaming China mere days ago, complaining that China was “doing nothing” to help the US.

Tillerson’s comments were contrary to Trump’s on several other marks, of course, as only yesterday Ambassador Haley declared the “time for talk is over,” and President Trump has repeatedly condemned the concept of diplomacy with North Korea as a failed policy of the past.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have to wonder; in dialogue with his Chinese counterparts, over what the real costs to attacking North Korea would be (including China coming in on North Korea's side of such a conflict), did Tillerson just blink a bit here?!?

Because from where I am sitting, that appears to be just what actually happened.

Aug 02 07:40

Woman Writes Hilarious Facebook Post Trying To Get Rid Of 'Jerk' Rooster

Animals are just like humans. For every loving one, there's a jerk. A few months back, an animal shelter in Melbourne, Australia, went viral when they wrote a brutally honest personal ad for Mr. Biggles, a cat they described as "an utter utter utter bastard."

And now, Denell McCaul from Clarksville, Michigan, has gone viral doing the same thing to get rid of her "jerk" rooster. McCaul, who owns several chickens, took to Facebook to try and get rid of the rooster, and her hilarious Facebook post has since gone viral.

Aug 02 07:36

PENTAGON, STATE DEPT. SUBMIT PROPOSALS TO ARM UKRAINE AGAINST RUSSIA IN NEW PROVOCATION

As the Syrian military moves farther east and clinches yet more territory from America’s terrorists, the United States establishment is now moving to escalate its provocations in another part of the world – Ukraine. Of course, despite the fact that Russia has launched a massive military operation to protect its strategic interests in Syria, the U.S. terror establishment is attempting to provide more arms and equipment to fascists in Ukraine in a clear effort to push NATO literally up to the Russian border.

It is currently being reported by numerous corporate outlets such as The New York Times that both the Pentagon and the State Department are proposing a plan to the White House that would see the U.S. supply Ukraine with anti-tank missiles and other arms. The transfer would also include antiaircraft systems described as “defensive weaponry.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Putin, rightly, will see such a transfer of weaponry to the Ukraine military as tantamount to a declaration of war against it, by NATO and the Unhinged, Surveilled States of America.

Aug 02 07:35

Report: DOJ Civil Rights Division Will Target Discrimination Against Whites

President Trump's Department of Justice headed by Jeff Sessions is moving against the cultural Marxists who've hijacked our nation's universities.

Aug 02 07:32

Iran May Start Giving Drugs To Addicts In Effort To End Illegal Drug Trafficking

Defying Western perceptions, however, the Middle Eastern nation recently announced its plans to move toward decriminalizing drugs in order to combat addiction and weaken the power of drug traffickers. If the plan receives final approval, the country will join a handful of other nations that have opted to help addicts rather than punish them.

The Independent reports that “[b]y allowing the government to give out diluted drugs to addicts, the proposal aims to cut the relationship between drug addicts and drug traffickers.”

The plan would allow the government to distribute methadone to addicts in place of heroin, cannabis, and other commonly used drugs in Iran. It would also allow the government to provide addicts with diluted forms of these commonly used drugs to help wean them off the substances.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is both an enlightened and humane policy.

Neither the US, or the UK, however, will ever adopt such a policy, as drug money fuels the political machines in both countries.


HSBC pays record $1.9 bn fine to settle US money-laundering accusations

Hillary Clinton, posing for a picture with convicted drug felon, Jorge Cabrera

And I have to ask myself; why in the world would Clinton pose for a picture with a convicted drug felon at a Christmas party at the White House, unless there was some benefit for her and Bill from this relationship?!?

Aug 02 07:20

Thanks Sanctions! Russian Food Security at Record Level Thanks to Restrictions

The share of imports in the Russian retail sector dropped to 36% in the first quarter of 2017, hitting lows unseen since 2008, when measurement of the indicator first started. Food imports have dropped even further, down from 34% in 2014, to 24% in 2017, according to the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade.
Fresh figures from the Russian state statistics agency Rosstat show that the share of imports in Russian retail trade have dropped steadily over a three year period, from 43% in Q1 2014, to 41% in Q1 2015, to 38% in Q1 2016, to 36% in Q1 2017. The agency says the indicator is at its lowest level since 2008, when measurement first began.

Speaking to Russia's Izvestia newspaper, the press service of the Ministry of Industry and Trade explained that a number of factors account for the decrease in the share of imports. The main factor, according to the Ministry, is the drop in food imports, where imports account for just 23% of the total.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In short, these sanctions against Russia backfired, spectacularly

Aug 02 07:15

White House Looks at Afghanistan Pullout as an Option

After months of the Pentagon failing to sell a concrete plan of escalation to the White House, officials now say that the administration is considering getting back on track with a drawdown headed for a full pullout from the country after 16 years.

This is happening for the same reason the Pentagon hasn’t been able to sell the escalations, that a number of officials are unconvinced that the escalation is going to accomplish anything, and that they don’t think there’s a clear strategy for victory.

The Pentagon was more or less uniform in arguing escalations, albeit of varying sizes, and are said to be objecting to the proposed pullout as a “minority viewpoint,” warning that it does not meet the goals of the conflict.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The withdrawal of US and NATO troops, as quickly as is safely possible, is the only sane option left to the US government, coupled with negotiating with whatever "government" is left standing in Kabul for the oil pipelines and mineral rights.

Aug 02 07:11

WAR CRIMES? THIRD OF BRITONS WANT TONY BLAIR TRIED OVER IRAQ INVASION

A third of Britons want former Prime Minister Tony Blair to be tried over his decision to invade Iraq alongside the US back in 2003.

According to the latest YouGov poll, 33 percent of respondents said the former Labour leader “knowingly misled Parliament and the public” and should therefore be prosecuted as a “war criminal.”

The poll comes just after a High Court ruling blocked an Iraqi general’s bid to prosecute Blair over his decision to intervene in Iraq.

Abdul Wahed Shannan Al Rabbat sought a private prosecution against Blair, who he accused of committing a “crime of aggression.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It was a bloody shame that Mr. Al Rabbat, who attempted to get Tony Blair prosecuted for a crime of "aggression", which does not exist in either British or Welch law, was not better schooled in British jurisprudence before he brought the lawsuit forward, and did not come after Blair with a charge which was prosecutible under British law.

Aug 02 07:07

TOTAL GOVERNMENT AND PERSONAL DEBT IN THE U.S. HAS HIT 41 TRILLION DOLLARS ($329,961.34 PER HOUSEHOLD)

We are living in the greatest debt bubble in the history of the world. In 1980, total government and personal debt in the United States was just over the 3 trillion dollar mark, but today it has surpassed 41 trillion dollars. That means that it has increased by almost 14 times since Ronald Reagan was first elected president. I am searching for words to describe how completely and utterly insane this is, but I am coming up empty. We are slowly but surely committing national suicide, and yet most Americans don’t even understand what is happening.

According to 720 Global, total government debt plus total personal debt in the United States was just over 3 trillion dollars in 1980. That broke down to $38,552 per household, and that figure represented 79 percent of median household income at the time.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I read, recently, that the average household is over $16,000.00 in personal debt.

One of the smartest things all of us can do right now, is to get personal debt down as low as humanly possible, because we know that it is only a matter of time before the Fed raises the interest rates again, which affects all personal credit in this country.

Aug 02 07:03

IMPACT OF IMF SDRS FOR COMMERCIAL TRADE

The global corporatist economy works differently from business transactions at your neighborhood convenience store. Ostensibly, the International Monetary Fund was set up to allow the G20 nations to umpire the ground rules to play nice in macro trade. Platitudes about promoting job growth or third world development are the realm of public relations for the central banks. The impact of the IMF on virtually all countries, vividly seen in every crisis whether real or contrived, always has a political objective that underpins the economic functions. As confidence in national currencies falter, the big sugar daddy loves to intervene, provided they pull the strings.

The use of SDRs is one tool used to paper over insolvency. Investopedia explains 'Special Drawing Rights - SDR' in the following manner.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In using the SDRs, the IMF has only one profitability about which it is concerned; its own.

Aug 02 06:59

GCSB ‘HAD NO IDEA’ SPY GEAR WAS STILL TARGETING KIM DOTCOM

THE GCSB lost control of its surveillance technology and wasn’t aware its systems continued spying on Kim Dotcom, according to new documents from the spy bureau.

It claimed that it turned off all surveillance systems targeting Dotcom and others but found out more than a year later that surveillance continued without its knowledge.

The details in the documents have led Dotcom to state that there is now evidence the United States’ National Security Agency was carrying out surveillance on him.

Dotcom, who should have been protected from GCSB surveillance as a New Zealand resident, said the GCSB did not know because its equipment was being used by the NSA, which was “directly involved”.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"...lost control of its surveillance technology...", MY ASTROLABE!!

Aug 02 06:56

The Arctic Could Be the Next South China Sea, Says Coast Guard Commandant

Rich with energy resources, minerals and strategic positioning, the warming Arctic is ripe for territorial disputes, Adm. Zukunft warns.

No one’s creating and arming islands in the Arctic today, but that doesn’t mean territorial disputes couldn’t soon heat up in those waters, the commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard warned today.

“As I look at what is playing out in the Arctic, it looks eerily familiar to what we’re seeing in the East and South China Sea,” Adm. Paul Zukunft said Tuesday at an event at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

That means first, audacious territorial claims, Zukunft said: “Russia has claimed most of the Arctic Ocean, all the way up to the North Pole and as a signatory of the Law of the Sea Convention has filed this claim.”

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