Dec 30 08:09

Arizona lawmaker wants to tighten leash on 'fake' service dogs

Saying owners are abusing the law, a state senator wants to make it illegal to misrepresent a dog as a “service animal” in order to bring it into places where pets are not allowed.

Dec 30 08:00

Online Crimes Like Sextortion, Swatting and Doxxing Could Soon Be Outlawed Federally

Online behavior that is considered harassing, including sextortion, doxing and swatting, would be outlawed under a new bill announced Tuesday afternoon by three U.S. Representatives. The bill would also focus local and federal law enforcement on the new crimes, assigning more FBI agents to deal with these acts and mandate that the U.S. attorney in each federal district designate a prosecutor responsible for investigating and prosecuting cybercrimes.

Dec 30 07:46

Kansas Man Killed In ‘SWATting’ Attack; Attacker was same individual who called in fake net-neutrality bomb

A 28-year-old Kansas man was shot and killed by police officers on the evening of Dec. 28 after someone fraudulently reported a hostage situation ongoing at his home. The false report was the latest in a dangerous hoax known as “swatting,” wherein the perpetrator falsely reports a dangerous situation at an address with the goal of prompting authorities to respond to that address with deadly force.

Dec 30 07:45

China, the world's largest importer and end user of elephant tusks, has banned the sale of ivory with the law taking effect on Sunday. The ivory trade is responsible for the deaths of nearly 30,000 elephants every year in Africa.

China, the world's largest importer and end user of elephant tusks, has banned the sale of ivory with the law taking effect on Sunday. The ivory trade is responsible for the deaths of nearly 30,000 elephants every year in Africa.

Dec 30 07:33

Putin: Russia To Continue To Defend Syria

The Kremlin said on Saturday that Putin had conveyed a congratulatory message to the Syrian head of state, Bashar al-Assad, on the occasion of the New Year, presstv reported.

In that message, Putin stressed that Russia would “continue to render every assistance to Syria in the protection of state sovereignty, unity, and territorial integrity, in the promotion of a political settlement process, as well as in efforts to restore the national economy.

Russia started delivering aerial support for Syrian military operations against rampant extremism in September 2015


Dec 30 07:24

The Trump Peace Plan: 'The War Is Not Over' in Iraq and Syria

Declarations of victory over ISIS by both Iraq and Syria, along with Russia, are not having an impact on US military policy in the region, according to Defense Secretary James Mattis, who insisted on Friday that “the war is not over.”

Which isn’t to say that the US is determined to keep fighting a war against ISIS, as such, but rather that there’s definitely going to be a war against somebody in those countries. Mattis in particular has been keen to talk up the idea of an “ISIS 2.0” emerging in areas ISIS has been expelled from.


Dec 30 07:23

Iran hard-liners rally as new protests challenge government

Trump and Tillerson attempt another colored revolution.

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian hard-liners rallied Saturday to support the country's supreme leader and clerically overseen government as spontaneous protests sparked by anger over the country's ailing economy roiled major cities in the Islamic Republic.

The demonstrations, commemorating a mass 2009 pro-government rally challenging those who rejected the re-election of hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad amid fraud allegations, had been scheduled weeks earlier.

Dec 30 07:14

Al Nusra's Intercepted Grad Missiles Supplied By US , S Arabia

The Grad missiles fired by the Al-Nusra Front (Tahrir al-Sham Hay'at or the Levant Liberation Board) and blown up by the air defense systems deployed at the Russian airbase in Humeimim had been supplied by the US and Saudi Arabia, a Russian expert said on Saturday.


Dec 30 06:50

The Dr. Phil show reportedly helped addicts score drugs and alcohol before they went on air

Several guests of the Dr. Phil show claim that as they struggled with severe substance addictions, the show helped them find drugs and alcohol, Stat and The Boston Globe reported Thursday.

Dec 30 06:50

After Saving Many From Fire, Soldier Died Trying to Rescue One More

Emmanuel Mensah was a handsome, strongly built young man in his late 20s who immigrated to the Bronx from Ghana five years ago. He joined the Army National Guard but returned to his apartment on Prospect Avenue in December, after graduating from boot camp with the rank of private first class.

Dec 30 06:02

2017 Police Violence Report

1,129 killings by police in 2017. 92% were killed by police shootings. Tasers, physical force, and police vehicles accounted for most other deaths. Compiling information from media reports, obituaries, public records, and databases like Fatal Encounters and the WashingtonPost, this report represents the most comprehensive accounting of deadly police violence in 2017. Our analysis suggests the majority of killings by police in 2017 could have been prevented and that specific policies and practices might prevent police killings in the future.

Dec 29 16:04

Jerusalem belongs to us all!

Stuart Littlewood explains why Jerusalem does not belong to, and must not be allowed to be usurped by, the Israelis, and argues that it is past time for Palestinians to reframe the argument so that the justice of their cause is understood globally.>>

Dec 29 15:56

Jason Chaffetz Interviews Trey Gowdy

Chaffetz was filling in for Laura Ingraham last night, and he invited on Gowdy and another Congressman to discuss Devin Nunes' recent war on the FBI. This is great tv.


Dec 29 15:54

At least 8,000 drug convictions in Massachusetts are likely to be thrown out because former lab employee admitted to using drugs she was supposed to be testing

Massachusetts authorities will toss out more than 8,000 convictions that are tainted because a chemist at the state lab was high on drugs she was supposed to be testing almost every day she went to work, authorities said on Friday.

The announcements by various district attorneys’ offices came after the American Civil Liberties Union and Massachusetts’ public defender agency in September asked the state’s top court to toss any cases tied to Sonja Farak.

The dismissals came after prosecutors in April agreed to dismiss around 21,000 criminal drug cases because of a scandal involving a different state chemist, Annie Dookhan, who admitted faking tests.

Dec 29 15:33

Don Lemon Screams 'NO' 11 Times When Guest Brings Up Hillary

Don Lemon was trending #1 on Twitter today because of this embarrassing clip.


Dec 29 15:12

EXCLUSIVE: Huma Abedin goes to Hillary Clinton offices a few hours before 2800 of her emails found on Anthony Weiner's laptop are released

At least five of the emails found on her laptop were deemed to be classified,

Dec 29 15:02

Legal Complaint Filed Against Hillary for $84 Million Money-Laundering Scam

This year seems to end on a very interesting note. We just got word that a Federal Elections Committee complaint was filed by the Committee to Defend the President against the Hillary Victory Fund (HVF)

Dec 29 15:02

BREAKING NEWS: Jailed pervert Anthony Weiner had CLASSIFIED emails belonging to wife Huma Abedin on his laptop

State Department Begin Drop of Weiner Laptop Documents!

Dec 29 14:59

Your tax dollars for protecting the environment are actually protecting … parking spaces: EPA spent $1.5 million on parking; many spaces never even used

If there’s one thing that the federal government is good at, it’s taking other people’s money and blowing it on things that are completely unimportant and irrelevant!

Dec 29 14:58


Justin Trudeau recently voiced approval for a new domestic policy that would welcome “reformed” ISIS terrorists to be reintegrated into Canadian society through poetry and group hugs.


Dec 29 14:56

No Jail for Antifa son of failed VP Tim Kaine.... Plea deal accepted during Holidays to avoid bad PR

white privilege, gets probation in rioting case

... Case obviously resolved over Christmas break to minimize press coverage.

Dec 29 14:52

Tax cuts may edge us closer to revolution against government — Paul Craig Roberts

The tax bill, Dr. Roberts observes, is illustrative of a “total failure of capitalism. Capitalism is now merely a looting machine.”

Dec 29 14:43

Ron Paul Warns America’s “On The Verge Of Something Like 1989’s Soviet System Collapse”

Ron Paul does not believe the U.S. will break into separate countries, like the Soviet Union did, but expects changes in the U.S. monetary policy, as well as the crumbling of the country’s “overseas empire.”

Dec 29 14:33

Meet the new boss… Trump’s first-year approval rating mirrors Obama’s

As Red State reports, the 2017 Poynter Media Trust Survey found that fully 44 percent of Americans believe media outlets fabricate negative stories about Trump in an effort to discredit him. Among that 44 percent 24 percent say that about half of all negative stories about Trump are made up. Another 14 percent believe most negative stories about Trump are false, and another 6 percent say they all are. Imagine where Trump’s approval ratings would be if the mainstream media reported honestly.

Dec 29 14:25

If a Sacrifice Must Be Made, Gun Banners Always Choose You

Now, as ever, this attempt must be resisted. Americans are not talismans to be pushed around the board in a vain attempt to placate the devil, and their rights are not squares on some bureaucrat’s Rubik’s Cube. That the opponents of the Second Amendment lack imagination and discipline is regrettable. That they would translate their shortcomings into law is jeopardous. If everything is a case for gun control, then nothing is. No case for constraints was made in Texas.

Dec 29 14:16

FINALLY: Republicans Plan To Make Tax Changes Permanent

This was one of the few bad things about the tax bill, and now Republicans seem to realize they need to fix it, and make the tax cuts PERMANENT for all Americans.


Dec 29 13:24

‘There will be no amnesty for Dreamers until I get my border wall’

The president was fired up this morning...


Dec 29 13:19

MMR Vaccine Causes Seizures In 5,700 U.S. Children Annually

The California-based nonprofit organization, Physicians for Informed Consent (PIC), recently reported in The BMJ that every year about 5,700 U.S. children suffer seizures from the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine. This finding is derived from results of the most…

Dec 29 12:45

WATCH | Congressman Calls For PURGE Of Deep State FBI

Great clip, and I've included a transcript for those who can't watch videos at work.


Dec 29 12:37

DHS Announces Program to ILLEGALLY Scan Our Faces—And They’re Forcing Us to Pay For It

As TSA agents continue to prove their incompetence in the “War on Terror,” the Department of Homeland Security is now allocating $1 billion in taxpayer funding to create a facial recognition program that will illegally scan Americans’ faces.

Dec 29 12:29

Man Shot By Homeowner During Break-In Attempt

The number one objective of any responsibly armed citizen in a life-and-death situation is simple — stop the threat. This 9mm-wielding man sent his adversaries packing — mission accomplished.

Dec 29 12:23

Stockman: US Fiscal Path Will Rattle the Rafters of the Casino

As we’ve reported, the US government is spending money like a drunken sailor. But nobody really seems to care. Since Nov. 8, the US national debt has risen $1 trillion. Meanwhile, the Russell 2000 (a small-cap stock market index) has risen by 30%. Former Reagan budget director David Stockman said this makes no sense in a rational world, and he thinks the FY 2019 is going to sink the casino.

Dec 29 12:20

Trump Foreign Policy (Little Change)

So the Donald Trump National Security Strategy will be more of the same, a combination of the worst ideas to emerge from his two predecessors with little in the way of mitigation. Trump might balk at going toe-to-toe with North Korea because they have the actual capability to strike back and might think they have nothing to lose if they are about to be incinerated, something no bully likes to see, but Iran is certainly in the cross hairs and you best believe they have taken notice and will be preparing. Vladimir Putin too can sit back and wonder how Trump could possibly have gotten everything so ass-backwards when he had so much latitude to get at least some things right. The National Security Strategy will deliver little in the way of security but it will provide an answer to why most of the world has come to hate the United States.

Dec 29 12:14

Arizona Governor Issues Warning On Replacing John McCain…

This is pretty interesting.


Dec 29 10:50

MATT DRUDGE | President Trump’s First Year Approval Rating Is The EXACT Same As Obama’s…

Very interesting little detail caught by Matt Drudge this morning.


Dec 29 10:43

North Korean Nuke Scientist Caught Defecting Killed Himself

A North Korean nuclear scientist who defected to China has killed himself after being forced home, taking poison in a state security cell while awaiting interrogation, RFA has learned.

Dec 29 10:36

The most in-demand cars of 2017: BMW 3 Series is top of the 10 most-searched models over the last 12 months

The BMW 3 Series took the crown as the most looked-up model of the year
It racked-up 40 million views as it took the title for the seventh year running
Premium German models dominated the standings, Auto Trader said
Diesel searches have taken a hit, while hybrid and electric are up by 75%

Dec 29 10:17

Tehran Police Say Women Will No Longer Be Arrested For Violating 'Islamic' Dress Code

police in lran's capital are loosening up restrictions regarding dress code after decades of pushback from women in the country
On Wednesday, Tehran police announced that women will no longer risk arrest for breaching the country’s conservative interpretation of Islamic dress code, which includes a ban on wearing nail polish, heavy makeup or loose headscarves. Instead, violators will be ordered to take police-instructed classes on “Islamic values,” while repeat offenders could still be subject to legal action,reported the wall street journal.

Dec 29 10:12

Fire sale of a High Street empire: Poundland and Bensons for Beds stores on the rack as owner runs out of cash

Experts warn owner Steinhoff could run out of cash
Shares are down more than 90 per cent since early December
Credit agency Moody's downgrades the firm's bonds to junk

Dec 29 09:39

Revealed: How Maggie granted a WW2 spymaster's deathbed wish to read still-secret official verdict of 'Operation Mincemeat' - the bizarre covert mission that was one of the greatest coups of the war

Ewen Montagu was behind Operation Mincemeat, which saved 40,000 in WWII
Plan used fake documents on body of dead tramp to divert Nazis to wrong place
In 1984 Mr Montagu wrote to PM and asked to read official account of mission
Mrs Thatcher granted request and said she was 'content' for file to be released

Dec 29 09:31

'She fitted the role perfectly': Meghan Markle 'was shortlisted for role as Daniel Craig's next Bond Girl'... but her blossoming romance with Prince Harry made her unavailable

She gained critical acclaim for her role as Rachel Zane in the US legal drama, Suits.
And Meghan Markle reportedly caught the eye of 007 producers while playing the paralegal last year.
The 36-year-old actress was said to be shortlisted as Daniel Craig's next Bond girl but her blossoming romance with Prince Harry ruled her out of the line-up.

Dec 29 09:28

Oregon court rules Christian bakery must pay $135G to lesbian couple

The Oregon Court of Appeals upheld a decision that forced two Christian bakers to pay $135,000 to a lesbian couple who said they felt “mentally raped” when the bakers declined to make a wedding cake.

Dec 29 09:20

NYPD Officers Suspended After Witnesses Say They Didn't Check On Woman Later Found Dead

Two New York City police officers were suspended after witnesses said they failed to leave their car to check on a young woman who was later found dead at the bottom of a stairwell.

Dec 29 09:20

These American Presidents Never Earned a College Degree

Holding a bachelor’s degree doesn’t mean an individual will do better or worse at the job of being president. Some presidents without college degrees are regarded as the best presidents in American history. Find out which presidents never earned a college degree and which ones excelled in academia.

Dec 29 09:19

Apple apologizes over handling of iPhone slowdown and slashes price of a replacement battery from $79 to $29

Apple reducing price of an out-of-warranty iPhone battery replacement by $50
Will issue an iOS software update so user can see the health of their battery
Prices will be cut worldwide - although UK pricing has not been yet revealed
Was claimed Apple intentionally slows older models to force users to upgrade
Apple says the software update is actually to prolong the life of the gadget

Dec 29 09:09

The Trump Peace Plan: Palestinian Teenager Who Slapped Israeli Soldier to Face Charges

A 16-year-old Palestinian girl who slapped an Israeli officer two weeks ago will face assault charges in an Israeli military court, prosecutors said on Thursday.


(*"Ka-ching!" That's the sound of The US Economy improving on this announcement)

Dec 29 08:52

First cousin to former Clinton aide Huma Abedin charged in fraud case

Former Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin’s first cousin Omar Amanat, 44, an entrepreneur and person of influence in Hollywood was charged with fraud along with his partner Kaleil Tuzmanwas in a Manhattan federal court Tuesday after being found guilty of cooking the books and scamming shareholders of the tech firm Kit Digital out of millions of dollars between the years 2010 and 2012.

Dec 29 08:27

These Are the Guns Criminals in America Love

Fact: America loves guns — and it’s absurdly easy to buy a gun in this country. Regardless of where you stand on gun control, it looks as if guns are here to stay — at least for the moment.

Dec 29 08:27

Here’s How Health Insurance Companies Ripped Off People For Years

Let’s dream for a second. Imagine a world where you are satisfied with your health insurance provider. You’re well-versed in the coverage it provides you, where your money goes each month, and there’s nothing shady happening behind the scenes that would fuel your distrust. It’s a nice dream, right?

Dec 29 07:50

Woman accused of racism by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee is human-rights activist

The woman Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee accused of racism is a celebrated photojournalist who helped document human-rights abuses in war-torn Guatemala during the 1980s.

Jean-Marie Simon, whose first-class seat on a United Airlines flight was given to Ms. Jackson Lee, Texas Democrat, lived and worked in Guatemala during the turbulent decade that saw the military seize control of the government in a coup. Hundreds of thousands of Guatemalans were killed or “disappeared” during the conflict.

Now a teacher, Ms. Simon, 63, is the author of “Guatemala: Eternal Spring Eternal Tyranny.” A 2012 blog post on Amnesty International saidMs. Simon donated 1,000 copies of her book to schools and universities in Guatemala “to keep the truth of what happened alive.”

Dec 29 07:46

Bus lane nets £4.5million in fines in just one year: Almost 70,000 motorists were caught on single route.

Almost 70,000 motorists were caught out by and slapped with £65 penalties
The traffic-calming measure had been designed to stop rat runs
Mother-of-two Helen Hinton was hit with five fines, despite Surbiton High School giving the council her registration number to authorise access

Dec 29 07:42

This is What Worries Americans the Most, According to a New Poll

America has its problems — what country doesn’t? But what would you say is America’s most pressing issue, if asked? It’s not an easy question to answer. A nation is an enormous and immensely complicated thing, and at any given moment, it’s facing threats both internal and external. And it’s not just the obvious issues or threats you need to consider, however. There are both long and short-term problems to contend with.

Dec 29 07:42

The Sneaky, Secret Methods Employers Use to Steal From Your Paycheck

Your employer is supposed to pay you, not use your earnings as a piggy bank. Imagine the surprise and boiling anger you might feel if you found out your boss was shortchanging you — not just shortchanging you, but actively and deceptively stealing from you, paycheck after paycheck. This is called wage theft, and it’s much more common than you might realize. In fact, studies have shown as much as $3 billion per year is pilfered from workers’ checks.

Dec 29 07:27

What Has Made America's Inner Cities Into A Violent Warzone

The stories coming out from Chicago and Baltimore paint an increasingly pessimistic picture: that America’s inner cities are transitioning into a warzone, where violence has returned to levels not seen since the drug wars of the early 1990s.

Dec 29 07:18

It's All Happening At An Accelerated Pace, Will The Event Be Triggered?

Trump's latest executive order is a blue print to drain the swamp. The US decided to supply Ukraine with weapons, the question is why and what is the strategy.US says China is smuggling oil to NK.

Dec 29 07:03

Teenager with mental health issues jailed nearly 4 years without trial

Tyler Haire was a 16-year-old with a history of mental health issues when he was arrested in 2012 for allegedly stabbing his father's girlfriend with a 10-inch butcher knife. According to a joint investigation by BBC News and ProPublica, Haire remained in a Mississippi jail for nearly four years without getting a mental health evaluation or going to trial, and he has yet to receive treatment for his well-documented mental illness behind bars.

Dec 29 07:02

Number of officers killed hits 2nd-lowest in more than 50 years

The number of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty dropped sharply in 2017, marking the second-lowest toll in more than 50 years.

Dec 29 06:31

The Trump Peace Plan: Jewish Settlers Storm Palestinian School, Assault Students, Teachers

Jewish settlers stormed a Palestinian school in the occupied West Bank on Thursday morning and assaulted students and teachers, according to a prominent Palestinian official.

Ghassan Daghlas, the Palestinian Authority official in charge of tracking Israeli settlement expansion in the Northern West Bank, said about 15 Jewish settlers had stormed the Burin school in the West Bank city of Nablus, where they had assaulted students and vandalized teachers' cars, Daily Sabah reported.

The incident led to limited clashes between Palestinian students and settlers before the Israeli army intervened>>>

Dec 29 06:20

The Trump Peace Plan: US, Israel Sign Secret Deal to Cooperate Against Iran

Israeli media is reporting a secret deal was negotiated and signed by the Trump and Netanyahu governments regarding what they described as “the Iranian threat,” pledging full cooperation with one another in targeting Iran in various ways.


(*Beats Me; How Trump's , alleged , pure as ivory snow , strong ethics partnering up with Netanyahu's , second only to Hillary Clinton's , long as your arm , record of corruption , became partners for World Peace )

Dec 29 05:12

Mosul, After ISIL War

The ruined city of Mosul shows that ten times more civilians may have been killed by the US-led coalition in the liberation of Mosul than previously reported. |VIDEO|