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Oct 07 10:38

Despite Nobel Peace Prize, Obama’s Presidency Defined by Constant War

Obama’s dubious antiwar bonafides were quickly embraced internationally, where he was heralded as a peacemaker of historical proportions and, in 2009, awarded the Nobel Peace Prize just nine months into his first term in office. He hadn’t really done anything yet, and the prize was seen as an advanced award for the things he was expected to do.

Coming into his last few months in office, these expectations seem in retrospect incredibly wishful thinking, as Obama’s “peacemaking” efforts have been few and far between, and far overshadowed by the non-stop wars he has championed throughout his presidency.

Obama’s lack of ideological aversion to war, punctuated in a Nobel Peace Prize speech that was all about the necessity of American interventionism abroad, presaged a foreign policy track which began with heavy escalations of the Afghan War, and has since seen the US dragged headlong into multiple wars which, like Afghanistan, have no end in sight.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

At the end of the day, President Obama was no less beholden to the warmongers and members of the military/industrial complex than any Republicans.

And yes, the man has single-handedly set the US up for more aggressive and ferocious wars than even a George Bush could possibly conjure.

And that Nobel Prize for peace?!?

What a complete, utter, contemptible joke that has become, looking at Obama's actions and record, since he came into office!!!!

As President man has been an epic fail, both domestically and internationally.

Oct 07 10:25

US-led coalition says Turkish army ‘on its own’ in Iraq as Baghdad calls UNSC meeting

The spokesman for the US-led anti-ISIS coalition has said Turkish ground troops in Iraq are not acting as part of the alliance. Baghdad has called for an emergency UN Security Council meeting, saying Ankara is violating Iraqi sovereignty.
The statement came on Thursday from Col. John Dorrian, who is a spokesman for the Combined Joint Task Force (CJTF), an anti-Islamic State coalition consisting of 65 countries.

Dorrian announced during a briefing in Baghdad that Turkey is operating “on its own” in Iraq, AP quoted him as saying. The coalition position is that every unit “should be here with the coordination or and with the permission of the government of Iraq,” he is also quoted as saying.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Since Iraq appears impotent to throw the Turkish troops out, I wonder just how the UN Security Council will deal with it, in light of the fact that the Turkish troops are not aligned with the Coalition.

Oct 07 10:17

Clinton sought Pentagon, State Department contracts for Chelsea's friend

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sought to arrange Pentagon and State Department consulting contracts for her daughter’s friend, prompting concerns of federal ethics rules violations.

Clinton in 2009 arranged meetings between Jacqueline Newmyer Deal, a friend of Chelsea Clinton and head of the defense consulting group Long Term Strategy Group, with Pentagon officials that involved contracting discussions, according to emails from Clinton’s private server made public recently by the State Department. Clinton also tried to help Deal win a contract for consulting work with the State Department’s director of policy planning, according to the emails.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"But following the letter of the law is only for the LITTLE people; not for people like HER!" - Official Clinton Souse.

Oct 07 10:08

The cozy relationship between billionaire Jeffrey Epstein and Bill Clinton, who flew in the pedophile's private jet and once praised his 'insights and generosity,' detailed in new book by James Patterson

Bill Clinton will face renewed questions over his ties to pedophile Jeffrey Epstein (pictured above in September) when a book about their relationship hits stores on Monday.

Bill Clinton will face renewed questions over his ties to pedophile Jeffrey Epstein when a book about their relationship hits stores on Monday
The book will address how billionaire Epstein flew Clinton around the world on his private jet to speak about his charitable work
Epstein is a registered sex offender who was jailed for 13 months in 2008 for soliciting girls for underage prostitution
The book will rake up how Clinton once praised Epstein for his 'insights and generosity'

It also reveals that Clinton enjoyed a cozy relationship with him at the same time Epstein abused a string of young girls

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The timing of this release couldn't be better!!

Oct 07 09:39

Programmed to kill: The growing epidemic of cops shooting dogs

“In too much of policing today, officer safety has become the highest priority. It trumps the rights and safety of suspects. It trumps the rights and safety of bystanders. It’s so important, in fact, that an officer’s subjective fear of ...

Oct 07 09:32

Are you prepared for global thermal nuclear war this week? Russia vs. USA

Russia is currently engaged in a massive civil defense training exercise encompasses over 40 million people, Oleg Manuilov, the Director of Civil Defense in Russia was quoted saying in a foreign press release dated Oct. 2

Oct 07 08:45

Devastation: Aerial footage shows Haiti villages leveled by Hurricane Matthew as death toll climbs to at least 340 across the Caribbean

Two days after Hurricane Matthew rampaged across Haiti's remote southwestern peninsula, authorities and aid workers still lack a clear picture of what they fear is the country's biggest disaster in years.

But new aerial footage has illustrated some of the mass devastation, showing villages that have been leveled by 145 mph winds, with wreckage and misery everywhere.

Oct 07 08:42

California Becomes First State To Request "Waiver" To Offer Obamacare To Illegal Immigrants

Remember that time when South Carolina Representative Joe Wilson shouted "You Lie!" just after President Obama assured American's before a joint session of Congress that illegal immigrants would not be eligible for Obamacare?

Apparently California Governor Jerry Brown was not convinced by Obama's denials as he signed a bill back in June that allowed the state to apply for a federal waiver to open Covered California to illegal immigrants. And, lest you thought it was a bluff, Covered California’s Executive Director Peter Lee has just sent a letter (attached in its entirety below) to the Health and Human Services Secretary, Sylvia Burwell, requesting a waiver to "expand access to undocumented individuals."

Oct 07 08:23

‘BLACK LIVES MATTER’ SUPPORTERS PLAN LOOTING SPREES AS HURRICANE MATTHEW HITS

"In white neighborhoods"...."I need a new TV & iPhone"

Oct 07 08:05

Football coach fired after making kid run laps for bullying teammate

A football coach has been fired after punishing a child for bullying one of his teammates.
The bullying happened at school. Todd Kennedy, the former head coach of a Durham Middlefield Football team, says he wanted the kids to know that bullying would not be tolerated.

Oct 07 08:04

Columbus police officers will be allowed to review body camera footage before they file reports or make statements under new rules the city agreed to with its police union

Columbus police officers will be allowed to review body camera footage before they file reports or make statements under new rules the city agreed to with its police union.

Oct 07 07:54

Calling Trump Supporters ‘Deplorables’ Wasn’t Low Enough For Hillary – She Just Did THIS

Hillary just encouraged her followers to violate 18 U.S. Code § 594, coercion of another person's vote. This is punishable by up to a year in prison.

Oct 07 07:16

Colombian president wins the Nobel Peace Prize – days after his country voted to reject ceasefire with FARC rebels and end 50-year civil war

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has won the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end a five-decades-long civil war that has killed more than 200,000 people in the South American country.

The award came just days after Colombian voters narrowly rejected a peace deal that Santos helped bring about.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee said that rejection doesn't mean the peace process is dead.

Oct 07 07:00

FLASHBACK - Conservative ‘Christian’ Says God Will Punish America With Disaster For Not Supporting Israeli Violence Against Palestinians

Israel has been in the news a lot lately, and it’s been nothing but disturbing to say the least. Most recently, Israeli soldiers have killed a 4-year-old Palestinian boy with a bullet to the head, another Palestinian boy was kidnapped by Israelis and burned alive, and an Israeli politician is calling for cutting the power off to hospitals in Gaza. Despite these horrible actions, conservative “Christian” David Barton is warning Americans to support these actions or else face the wrath of God.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, we give Israel $38 billion ... and get Hurricane Matthew. Care to explain that one, Dave?

Oct 07 06:54

Yahoo let the NSA read your email before you even opened it.Yahoo was just revealed to be the very first US internet company to build a program, at the request of US Intelligence Services, to search every single incoming message of every single user in r

Yahoo was just revealed to be the very first US internet company to build a program, at the request of US Intelligence Services, to search every single incoming message of every single user in real time.

Oct 07 06:54

Paedophile caught with 137,000 indecent pictures of children spared jail so he can start family

A paedophile who downloaded a vast stash of obscene pictures of children has been spared jail - so he can become a dad.
Richard Arrowsmith was found to have a staggering 137,000 pictures and 4,336 videos of child abuse that he had collected for four years and faced up to five years in prison.

Oct 07 06:34

Nobel Committee Gets Peace Prize Wrong Yet Again

Juan Manuel Santos is not a grassroots advocate for disarmament and the abolition of war. He's someone who has used war but been willing to turn to peace. He is not in need of funding for his work toward global disarmament and peace because he doesn't do such work and because he is wealthy. He also is one side of a very tentative and precarious peace effort; why the Nobel Committee would give a prize to one side only in such a situation without considering the harm it could do to the process I do not know.

This is a better pick than many other recent picks, which have gone to either major war makers like Barack Obama or the European Union or to do-gooders whose good deeds were not related to war and peace at all, like Kailash Satyarthi, Malala Yousafzai, or Liu Xiaobo.

But this pick follows the pattern of giving the prize to high office holders rather than peace activists that has plagued the Nobel for decades.

Oct 07 06:02

Texas Concludes Record-Breaking Streak of Not Executing People

Texas concluded last night its impressive, record-breaking gap in executions, having gone a whole six months without killing a single person. It is the longest lull in executions since 2008, when the U.S. Supreme Court was considering the legality of lethal injections, the manner in which Barney Fuller Jr. was put to death yesterday.

Oct 07 06:02

'Wouldn't it be nice if we attacked first?': Donald Trump floats military strategy ideas

Donald Trump suggested that an "attack first" strategy might be best when confronting America's enemies.
During a town hall event in Sandown, New Hampshire, on Friday, the Republican presidential candidate expressed contempt for Hillary Clinton's plan to fight terror groups like ISIS.

Oct 07 02:26

Massive Putin banner captioned "peacemaker" appears in New York

A massive banner depicting Russian president Vladimir Putin and captioned "peacemaker" was draped along the side of the Manhattan Bridge, NYPD spokesperson Michael DeBonis confirmed to TASS. According to DeBonis, the portrait was removed by police officers. "I do not know exactly how long it was there, but not particularly long," he said. "We do not know who did it. No arrests have been made," DeBonis added. He declined to say whether the authorities in New York regard it as a crime or an administrative violation. The banner featured the Russian leader in a suit and tie against the backdrop of the country’s flag along with the word "peacemaker" written at the bottom. Two green five-pointed stars on a white background are also visible, similar to those present in the flag of Syria. President Vladimir Putin turns 64 on Friday, October 7.

Oct 07 02:23

WHAT THEY JUST UNCOVERED IN PHILLY COULD HAVE DEVASTATING CONSEQUENCES FOR TRUMP

Brendan Kirby for Lifezette reports, At least 86 non-citizens or incarcerated felons have been registered voters in Philadelphia since 2013, and almost half — 40 — even voted in at least one recent election, according to a legal group that sued to get voter registration records.

Oct 06 21:08

Global Firepower

Analysis of conventional war-making power of 125 countries based on weapons,resources,manpower,finances ect.

Oct 06 19:57

5-minute video: artistic representation of .01% folksy bullshit to control ‘We the People’ as work animals, and the outcome after their ‘Emperor’s New Clothes’ downfall

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

Paul Papanek’s artistic five minutes on US .01% politics:

A Face in the Crowd was a 1957 film depicting how .01% political and media “leadership” manipulate Americans. Bullshit is the correct academic term how our real-world political and corporate media collude to both hide and continue a US rogue state empire.

This bullshitter’s power is ended in Emperor’s New Clothes suddenness when leaked commentary becomes public knowledge.

After this critical mass is reached, in film allegory and our real-world, their bullshit is over. In our real world, the .01% story ends in their arrests.

The Crimes

The powerful case to We the People is relatively easy to present for anyone caring to exercise basic education to see:

Oct 06 19:33

Russia Warns US Airstrikes On Syrian Army Would Lead To War, Air Defenses Are Active

By Baran Hines

Russia’s Defense Ministry has warned the US-led coalition against carrying out airstrikes on Syrian army positions. The Russian Defense Ministry stated that “any missile or air strikes on the territory controlled by the Syrian government will create a clear threat to Russian servicemen,” during a press conference on Thursday.

Russian Defense Ministry spokesperson General Igor Konashenkov said that many members of the Russian Reconciliation Center in Syria are working “on the ground” to deliver aid and “communicating with a large number of communities in Syria,” in his statement...

Oct 06 18:12

Pink Floyd "Reunite" to Support Pro-Palestinian Activist Group

"Pink Floyd reunites to stand with the Women of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla"

David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Roger Waters stand united in support of the Women of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, and deplore their illegal arrest and detention in international waters by the Israeli Defense Force.

Oct 06 18:07

The cozy relationship between billionaire Jeffrey Epstein and Bill Clinton, who flew in the pedophile's private jet and once praised his 'insights and generosity,' detailed in new book by James Patterson

Bill Clinton's relationship with a billionaire pedophile will be thrust into the spotlight once again in a major book by a bestselling author released just weeks before the presidential election.

The former president will face renewed questions over his ties to Jeffrey Epstein, a registered sex offender who was jailed for 13 months in 2008 for soliciting girls for underage prostitution.

The book, to be published on Monday, the day after Hillary Clinton will face off with Donald Trump in the second presidential debate, will address how Epstein flew Clinton around the world on his private jet to speak about his charitable work.

The 300-page book will rake up how Clinton once praised Epstein for his 'insights and generosity' and enjoyed a cozy relationship with him at the same time Epstein abused a string of young girls.

Oct 06 15:39

How Corruption Cripples America’s Military

Eric Zuesse

America’s military budget is roughly 7.2 times that of Russia ($610 billion compared to $84.5 billion), but even Western news-accounts are saying that the weaponry produced in Russia is superior overall to the weaponry produced in the United States.

Compare the top-of-the-line fighter jets of the two countries: that’s the F-35 fighter-jet produced by the U.S. corporation Lockheed Martin, versus the Su-35 fighter jet produced by the Russian government (its wholly owned Sukhoi Company). The F-35 costs around $100 million per plane. The Su-35 costs around $65 million per plane.

Oct 06 15:14

Utah Hospital Charges Family $40 For ‘Skin-To-Skin’ With Newborn, Sends Reddit Into Frenzy

There is no place for miracles when it comes to hospital costs, a Utah new father has learned after he had to pay $40 for his newborn son’s post C-section “skin-to-skin” contact with mother. The extra charge did not blot out the couple’s happiness, but hyped up Reddit community.

Ryan Grassley, of Spanish Fork, could not help but share his “laugh” by posting a picture of a hospital bill he received after his son was born.

Oct 06 14:38

U.S. Navy Upgrades “SSBN Nuclear Sub Electronic Security” With World War On the Horizon

While Americans are scared up over creepy clowns, Russians are conducting drills for tens of millions of people taking shelter from nuclear war.

On the U.S. side, solicitation notices on FedBizOpps.gov reveals that there is considerable effort going into upgrading, fortifying and securing communications technology– particularly for SSBNs, one of the most important pieces on the chess board.

Read more at SHTF

Oct 06 13:33

Lethbridge professor accused of anti-Semitism suspended

A professor alleged to be promoting conspiracy theories and denying the Holocaust has been suspended without pay by the University of Lethbridge.

Anthony Hall is suspended pending the outcome of an internal investigation into possible violations of the Human Rights Act, university officials said in a statement.

B'nai Brith Canada called for Hall's termination after questions about an anti-Semitic Facebook post made on his page by a third party. The group also alleges the professor uses his academic credentials to deny the Holocaust and promote various conspiracy theories.

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Oct 06 12:41

RUSSIA THREATENS TO SHOOT DOWN US JETS

In a stark warning to the United States, a spokesman for the Russian defense ministry, Major-General Igor Konashekov, said Russia may shoot down US planes attempting to launch airstrikes in Syria. “I would recommend our colleagues in Washington to thoroughly consider the possible consequences of the realization of such plans,” Konashenkov said.

Oct 06 12:38

Assad accuses Western media of hushing up data on civilian casualties in AleppoMore:http://tass.com/world/904727?_ga=1.143391154.603933194.1464448091

Western media are biased in covering the conflict in Syria hushing up victims among the civilian population in the areas that are not under control of the Syrian government, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview with Danish TV 2.

"In every war there are victims, there are innocent victims. And that’s why every war is bad war," he said. But looking at pictures in western media, one can see that they publish only "few pictures of children that suit their political agenda," he said.

The president said in two days that TV2 correspondent Rasmus Tantholdt has been in Syria, dozens of people, including children, women and elderly have died in shelling from the eastern part of the city.

"And the Western corporations didn’t talk about them," he said. There was "not a single statement" regarding that, said Assad accusing the West of propaganda, as well as "demonization of the government of Syria".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That last bit is something that none of the US warmongers want you to know.

Oct 06 12:30

DOJ launches probe into Alabama prison system over inmate abuse

The US Department of Justice has launched a statewide investigation into the conditions of Alabama’s prisons for men. The probe will look at whether prisoners are protected from other prisoners and correctional officers, and into the living conditions.

Over the past year, the state’s two largest men’s prisons have been plagued by riots and stabbings, the Birmingham News reported.

At one of those prisons, William C. Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore, corrections officers have been calling in sick and missing shifts. On Sunday, six officers called in sick for the third shift. On September 24, nine officers assigned to the one shift didn’t show up for, and three officers resigned, according to AP.

A corrections officer at Holman died after being stabbed by an inmate last month.

A fight broke out at the other prison, St. Clair Correctional Facility, Sunday evening, and five inmates were sent to an undisclosed hospital, the Birmingham News reported.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The American penal system is engineered to fail; that's to insure that the fat budgets for these institutions remain....fat.

And that means that even when an inmate has finished serving his time, he will still, most likely, re-offend, because none of them have had the tools given to them to have kept them out of prison in the first place.

Even if you are not a Michael Moore fan, I strongly encourage you to watch his documentary, "Where do We Invade Next?!?", which features a segment about a prison in Norway, where individuals are treated as human beings, and how that works out for both prisoners and society; spoiler alert: it works well,
and their rates of recidivism are spectacularly low.

Of course, what Norway is doing is intelligent and humane; and that is why no prison system in this country will ever try it, unfortunately.

Oct 06 12:19

The Cops Can Still Kill You

“POLICE ARE SPECIALISTS IN VIOLENCE. THEY ARE ARMED, TRAINED, AND AUTHORIZED TO USE FORCE. WITH VARYING DEGREES OF SUBTLETY, THIS COLORS THEIR EVERY ACTION. LIKE THE POSSIBILITY OF ARREST, THE THREAT OF VIOLENCE IS IMPLICIT IN EVERY POLICE ENCOUNTER. VIOLENCE, AS WELL AS THE LAW, IS WHAT THEY REPRESENT.”—AUTHOR KRISTIAN WILLIAMS

How do you protect yourself from flying fists, choking hands, disabling electrified darts and killing bullets?

Oct 06 12:15

US Political Prisoner Abu-Jamal Sues Prison for Denying Life-Saving Medicine

Former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal has leveled a federal lawsuit against officials in the Pennsylvania prison system for denying treatment to him for hepatitis C, which has reached life-threatening levels.

On September 30, Abu-Jamal sued five high-ranking officials in the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections’ (PDOC) Bureau of Health Care Services, including the physician who treated him, PDOC Secretary John Wetzel and private, for-profit medical contractor Correct Care Solutions. ©

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The following was featured on sputniknews.com a little over a year ago, but is still worth reading:

Mumia Abu-Jamal Supporters Claim Prison Plot to Execute by Medical Neglect

This may well be true, because the charges upon which Abu-Jamal was convicted were a complete fabrication, from beginning to end.

I would like to politely suggest that the State of Pennsylvania not make him a martyr, by refusing him treatment which could save his life.

Oct 06 12:09

Hurricane Matthew starts knocking out power, 59 mph gust reported at Fort Lauderdale airport

A wind gust of 59 mph was reported Thursday afternoon at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, as the rain bands of Hurricane Matthew start sweeping over South Florida.

A major band is approaching from 30 miles off shore and will produce tropical-force winds of at least 40 mph when it arrives from 3-4 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

Broward County announced all roads will be closed at 3 p.m.

Oct 06 11:50

Calif. Department of Public Health Approves Mass Evictions of Eureka Nursing Home Residents

Condemnation by public officials was swift. Senator Mike McGuire issued a statement to the North Coast Journal expressing extreme disappointment and called the closure plans “devastating” and “completely irresponsible.” Local ombudsman Suzi Fregeau called the Department’s decisions “catastrophic.” Contradicting the operator’s claims that it could not give away the facilities, the Eureka Times-Standard reported that the Partnership Health Plan of California had offered to buy and run one or more of the facilities from Rockport but that the asking price was “untenable.” The Lost Coast Outpost posted a statement from Assemblymember Jim Wood stating “Rockport remained steadfast in walking away from more than 200 vulnerable residents and their families” and describing the demand for an “unreasonably high” price as “unconscionable.”

Oct 06 11:25

Homeland Security official who works closely with Jewish community stepping down

Alejandro Mayorkas, the deputy Homeland Security secretary who works closely with the Jewish community on security issues, is stepping down.

Mayorkas, who is Jewish, said Wednesday that he will be leaving the department on Oct. 28. According to The Wall Street Journal, he has signed on with Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, a law firm that is known for hiring senior government officials.

Mayorkas has played a key role in consulting with Jewish community security officials, through the Secure Community Network, an arm of the Jewish Federations of North America. He also has helped secure security grants for nonprofit institutions.

The overwhelming number of grantees is Jewish, and Mayorkas last month told an Orthodox Union conference in Washington that this was because U.S. Jews face a unique threat.

“The need is most acute in the Jewish community because of the ascension of anti-Semitism and hate crimes we see,” he said.

Oct 06 11:09

US Military Builds a New Air Base in Northern Syria

The US is building a military airfield in northern Syria as part of its ongoing campaign against Daesh, a representative of the Syrian Democratic Forces command told Sputnik on condition of anonymity.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh, THIS move is going to ratchet down tensions here; and from this THIRD illegally constructed military base between Sheddadi and Al-Hasakah, it is obvious that the Obama Administration believes that Syria has utterly no territorial integrity whatsoever.

Oct 06 11:00

HORRIFIC: OBAMA’S VA CAUGHT DUMPING BODIES OF VETS

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If, in fact, these allegations are true, the head of the VA in Hines, IL should be sacked, prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, and do jail time for this.

Oct 06 10:06

Theresa May trying to protect soldiers who murder prisoners and torture civilians, says top human rights lawyer

Theresa May has been accused of wanting to cover up war crimes committed by British soldiers by a world-leading human rights lawyer.

In her speech to the Conservative party conference, the Prime Minister pledged to rapturous applause that “we will never again in any future conflict let those activist left-wing human rights lawyers harangue and harass the bravest of the brave, the men and women of our Armed Forces”.

Under Government proposals, British soldiers would be exempt from action under European Court of Human Rights law. However, they would still be subject to International Humanitarian law, including the Geneva conventions and UK criminal law.

Geoffrey Robertson QC, a former United Nations’ appeals judge, wrote in an email to The Independent that Ms May’s rhetoric was becoming "increasingly ignorant".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Prime Minister May is going down a really morally slippery slope with these proposals: I wish she would reconsider.

But what this telegraphs to me, almost in red letters, is that the UK is considering some more military adventurism in the near future which may involve torture, and and the murder of civilians by UK military troops.

Oct 06 10:00

White House: Netanyahu Broke a Commitment, That's Not How You Treat Your Friends

The White House on Wednesday escalated criticism voiced by the State Department in Washington against a decision to advance a plan to establish a new settlement in the West Bank.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the decision constitutes a violation of a commitment undertaken by the Israeli government to the U.S. administration and said this isn't how friends behave.

"We had public assurances from the Israeli government that contradict this new announcement – so when you talk about how friends treat each other – this is also a source of concern. There is a lot of disappointment and great concern here at the White House," he said.

Israel has rejected the American accusations, saying that the planned construction does not constitute a new settlement.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to Josh Earnest: Netanyahu has never, ever been a friend of this country.

He's there for what he can take, like Obama's 38 billion dollar aid package, and military assistance, but will never bend a finger to actually do anything the US government would like to see happen.

What he has done, with the creation of this new settlement, is, in diplospeak, the equivalent of relieving oneself on someone else's face, and telling them that "it's raining".

That is precisely what Netanyahu has done to the Obama Administration with this move, and Mr. Earnest, no amount of "...disappointment and great concern" is going to change that.

When it comes to the US government's alleged support for a "two state solution", Prime Minister Netanyahu has just made this administration look foolish and impotent.

Netanyahu wants territory for Israel, and will take it by any means necessary, including displacement of Arab families who have lived in the West Bank or East Jerusalem for centuries; brisk annexations of the West Bank; and outright serial genocide against Palestinians.

Oct 06 09:49

Pakistan: trading fire with India after 'unprovoked' attack

Pakistan's military on Wednesday accused India of another "unprovoked" attack in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, saying it "befittingly" responded by returning fire, a sign of increasing tension between the two nuclear-armed archrivals.

In a statement, the military said Pakistani and Indian troops were still exchanging fire in Kashmir.

An Indian army officer said Pakistani troops fired small arms and mortars at Indian military positions at three places along the Line of Control. The officer, speaking on condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to speak to the reporters, said Indian soldiers "befittingly responded to unprovoked cease-fire violations."

No casualties were reported.

The latest fighting took place as Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif attended a joint sitting of the Senate and the National Assembly convened to discuss the Kashmir situation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sharif is sounding reasonable here; I hope the Indian Prime Minister Modi responds in kind.

But I am fearful that unless the Indian government does the right thing, and offers Kashmir the long-promised, never delivered referendum on staying as Indian territory; becoming independent, or joining Pakistan, these old wounds of identity will continue to fester here, and result in more bloodshed.

And in light of the fact that President Obama is AWOL from doing the job the American people hired him to do in 2012, in his shameless shilling for Hillary, I am hoping and praying that both Russia's President Putin and his Secretary of State Lavrov, are working the phones just as hard as they can to ratchet down the tensions here.

Oct 06 09:40

Jewish Man Indicted After Criticizing Israel, U.S. at Kansas Q&A With Dennis Ross

The executive director the Kansas City library system says he is "outraged" that prosecutors continue to pursue charges against a man who was arrested after asking pointed questions during a library discussion about the Middle East peace process and an employee who tried to intervene.

Although the arrests occurred in May following a speech by author and diplomat Dennis Ross, the library system only recently went public about its opposition to charges, the Kansas City Star reported.

R. Crosby Kemper III, executive director of the city's library system, said "we're going to be living in a different kind of country" if people can be arrested for asking questions at a library. "If this kind of behavior is unacceptable to the police, then I guess we're going to have to shut the library down."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When speaking the truth, or asking an honest question becomes criminalized, it is crystal clear that this country has crossed the Rubicon, in terms of free speech and any criticism of Israel, no matter how valid that criticism may be.

Welcome to Amerika; your papers, please, citizen!!

Oct 06 09:31

Airlines Cancel More Than 2,500 Flights Ahead of Hurricane Matthew

As Hurricane Matthew bears down on the southeastern U.S., residents of coastal communities in the south are not the only ones preparing their next move.

Airlines and airports are working around the clock to weather the storm and ensure a quick restoration of schedules.

More than 2,500 flights have been canceled between Wednesday and Friday as of Thursday morning, according to FlightAware.com -- including more than 1,400 flights canceled today and 1,100 and counting tomorrow.

Oct 06 09:27

Pentagon Fund Pushed Bomb Production, Expecting Ally Orders to Target ISIS

Endless US wars mean endless sales for well-positioned US arms makers, but military officials today are detailing a growing effort within the Pentagon to fund not just the weapons they intend to actually buy, but also weapons they figure other people might want to buy in the future.

The Pentagon’s Special Defense Acquisition Fund (SDAF) is meant for exactly that, with officials saying it allows them to “prime the pump” and placing advanced orders for weapons from arms makers “so we can stockpile things when we know there’s going to be an immediate rush or demand.”

In practice a lot of this money is being thrown at the ISIS war, with the expectation that all the nations that have gotten sucked into participating in the US-led coalition airstrikes against ISIS are going to need to buy a bunch of American bombs to drop on ISIS.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I sure as hell wish most of that money was going to take better care of our Veterans at the US's VA medical system!!

The problems President Obama swore to "get fixed" still haven't been; and as much as I detest war as a way of the US government resolving its geopolitical issues, I want to see our Vets get the same tier of care as does Dick Cheney: they have earned it!!.

Oct 06 09:27

EU Demands British Press Stop Pointing Out Muslim Terrorists Are Muslims

Pointing out Muslims are responsible for acts of Islamic terrorism in Europe is causing a rise in anti-Muslim sentiment, therefor newspapers should hide the fact the terrorists are Muslims.

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Oct 06 09:01

Germany: African 'Refugees' Say '300€ Is Not Enough,' Demand 'Papers & Jobs' Because 'It's 2016'

Video out of Berlin shows African migrants complaining they're not being given enough welfare and demanding more because "it's 2016."

Oct 06 08:57

Working class white men have lower incomes than they did in 1996

Working class white men saw their income drop 9% between 1996 and 2014, according to a new report from Sentier Research. This group, who Sentier defines as having only a high school diploma, earned only $36,787, on average, in 2014, down from $40,362 in 1996.

Oct 06 08:57

Tourist faces two years in prison after pulling a loudspeaker plug during a religious sermon so he could get some sleep

A TOURIST is facing two years in a Burmese prison after he pulled a loudspeaker plug during a religious sermon near his hotel so he could get some sleep.
Dutch citizen Klaas Haytema, 30, has apologised for the September 23 incident, in which he allegedly disconnected the amplifier during late-night Buddhist prayers at a religious hall in the tourist city of Mandalay in northern Myanmar.

Oct 06 08:50

Huma Abedin Email Attacked Jewish Group

Huma Abedin, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s closest aide, urged former President Bill Clinton in 2009 to reject a speaking invitation before the American Israel Public Affairs Council (AIPAC), asking his assistant in an email, do “u really want to consider sending him into that crowd?

Oct 06 08:41

Bill Clinton Blames Capitalism, Not NAFTA, for Jobs Going to Mexico

Former presidential Bill Clinton wants to blame capitalism, not NAFTA, for the Carrier air conditioning company choosing to close two plants in Indiana and move them to Mexico.
Clinton argued that The North American Free Trade Agreement that he signed was not the reason why so many jobs were going to Mexico.

“It’s not what was going on at all,” he said, saying the companies were making high profits but were forced to move to Mexico by company shareholders.

“This is classic what’s wrong with America today,” he said, calling it “quarterly capitalism” letting “the finance tail wagging the economic dog.”

According to Clinton, Carrier would save about $65 million by moving its manufacturing plants to Mexico.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And so Clinton is saying that NAFTA didn't "grease the skids" to make offshoring/outsourcing more "convenient" for American companies?!?

That is complete, grade A bovine excrement, and he knows it!!

Oct 06 08:37

LEAKED MEMO CONFIRMS HILLARY WAS GIVEN QUESTIONS AHEAD OF INTERVIEW

Yesterday, in the latest indication that few things involving Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign are left to chance, we reported that a child actor and daughter of a PA Democratic Senator, Brennan Leach, was used to ask questions at a recent Hillary town hall. And while there has been some unconfirmed speculation that the Democratic presidential candidate may have colluded with Lester Holt during her first presidential debate, we now have further proof that "preparation" for Hillary means being fully informed of what is about to take place.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hey, cheating, and bending the law to the breaking point are two things at which Hillary Clinton excels brilliantly!!

But please be honest; are these the "attributes" really what we want in a President of the United States?!?

Oct 06 08:34

U.S. “MILITARY AID” TO AL QAEDA, ISIS-DAESH: PENTAGON USES ILLICIT ARMS TRAFFICKING TO CHANNEL ENORMOUS SHIPMENTS OF LIGHT WEAPONS INTO SYRIA

According to Jane’s Defence Weekly, quoting documents released by the U.S. Government’s Federal Business Opportunities (FBO), the US –as part of its “counterterrorism campaign”– has provided Syrian rebels [aka moderate Al Qaeda] with large amounts of weapons and ammunition.

The US and its allies (including Turkey and Saudi Arabia) have relied on the illicit trade in light weaponry produced in Eastern Europe, the Balkans, China, etc. for delivery to rebel groups inside Syria, including ISIS-Daesh and Al Nusra. In turn, operating out of the occupied Golan Heights, Israel’s IDF has provided weapons, ammunition, logistical support to Al Qaeda rebels operating in Southern Syria.

While Washington’s Middle East allies undertake shady transactions in a buoyant market for light weapons, a significant part of these illicit weapons shipments is nonetheless directly commissioned by the US government.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Imagine my complete (absence of) surprise!!

Oct 06 08:24

UN Security Council formally nominates Guterres to be next chief

The UN Security Council has unanimously nominated former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres to be the next secretary general.

The UN General Assembly is expected to meet next week to approve his appointment.
Mr Guterres, who led the UN refugee agency for 10 years, will take over from Ban Ki-moon early next year.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Dammit; that was supposed to be MY next job!!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Oct 06 08:14

Russian options against a US attack on Syria

So the Russian threat is simple: you attack us and we will attack US forces in Syria. Of course, Russia will vehemently deny targeting US servicemen and insist that the strike was only against terrorists, but both sides understand what is happening here. Interestingly, just last week the Iranian Fars news agency reported that such a Russian attack had already happened:

Oct 06 07:29

4 teens sentenced to house arrest and community service after raping woman with umbrella after Prom.

A group of former seniors at G. Holmes Braddock Senior High School in Miami were sentenced Tuesday to house arrest and community service after they sexually assaulted a 21-year-old woman after their prom in May.

Oct 06 07:28

A 7-year-old told her bus driver she couldn’t wake her parents. Police found them dead at home.

For more than a day, the 7-year-old girl had been trying to wake her parents.
Dutifully, she got dressed in their apartment outside Pittsburgh on Monday morning and went to school, keeping her worries to herself. But on the bus ride home, McKeesport, Pa., police say, she told the driver she’d been unable to rouse the adults in her house.

Oct 06 07:14

‘Libertarian’ VP Candidate Will Focus His Energy on Trashing Trump

Unlike during the 2012 election, when I supported Gary Johnson’s Presidential bid, I have not backed him at all during his 2016 run. There are several reasons for my lack of enthusiasm, but the driving concern has been his apparent support for the sovereignty-destroying, corporatist coup masquerading as a free trade deal, the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). Until recently, I assumed he must have a thought out reason for supporting the calamitous pact, but following his recent foreign policy gaffes, I’ve come to the conclusion that he’s probably just clueless.

Oct 06 06:58

Lawmaker assumes freeze on RD-180 rocket engine supplies to US may follow

MOSCOW, October 6. /TASS/. Russia may freeze the export of RD-180 rocket engines, as well as components for high-tech industries to the United States in retaliation for unfriendly policies, the first deputy chairman of the State Duma’s economic policy and industry committee, Vladimir Gutenev, has suggested.

Oct 06 06:56

FLASHBACK: Three layers of Russian air defense at Hmeimim air base in Syria

This has been beefed up considerably recently.

Russian-Syrian air defense force
According to public sources, the combined Russian-Syrian AD force was deployed in the war zone as far back as November 2015, comprising:

Oct 06 06:55

Why The Disclosure of Fake ISIS Videos by the Pentagon

Being told the pentagon has been making fake videos is a psy-op to manipulate our minds.

Oct 06 06:50

Moscow sees link between Russian embassy shelling and Washington’s threats

Russia blames the US directly for the shelling of their Embassy. Another war crime.This situation is going from bad to worse and the blame is on DC.

MOSCOW, October 6. /TASS/. Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman says there is a connection between Russian embassy shelling in Damascus and Washington’s threats.

Oct 06 06:24

447 Prep Items Listed on These Websites

Oct 06 06:22

Airline's move to weigh passengers before they board draws complaints from American Samoans

A pair of American Samoan businessmen have filed complaints to the US Transportation Department after they were weighed before boarding a flight from Honolulu – and assigned specific seats to keep the aircraft’s load evenly distributed.

Oct 06 06:22

‘Keep your barbaric ways … in your 7th century homeland’: Anti-Muslim posters target University of Calgary

With fear and anger elevated after anti-Muslim posters were found at the University of Calgary on Tuesday, officials say campus security will be reviewed to ensure students feel safe.

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Oct 05 19:14

“Alarming” – For the First Time Ever, Bees Added to the Endangered Species List

Waking Times Media

On September 22 we reported that the rusty-patched bumblebee was proposed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to be listed as an endangered species. This is a wake-up call to the problem of habitat destruction and pesticide use – particularly neonicotinoid pesticides – as this native bee is the first in the continental U.S. to be formally proposed for endangered species listing. However, as bees are concerned, that was just the tip of the iceberg.

Oct 05 18:21

Man dies after being shocked with Taser 15 times, deputies face no charges

After months of investigation and review of video from the incident, the district attorney said Monday that the deputies who used a Taser on Chase Sherman 15 times will not face criminal charges.

Oct 05 18:21

Massachusetts police used a military style helicopter to seize a single marijuana plant from an 81 year old woman using it to ease her arthritis and glaucoma.

All that remains of the solitary marijuana plant an 81-year-old grandmother had been growing behind her South Amherst home is a stump and a ragged hole in the ground.

Oct 05 17:59

#FreeRicky: Twitter Suspends Leading Alt-Right Trump Supporter Ricky Vaughn

Twitter has suspended the account of leading alt-right figure and massive Trump supporter "Ricky Vaughn."

Oct 05 16:58

Mastercard rolls out pay-by-selfie across Europe

MaterCard’s "selfie pay" will be coming to Europe next year after trials in the US, Canada and the Netherlands. The financial services firm is rolling out biometric technologies that will allow European consumers to authenticate their identity without a password, but with a selfie, in order to provide customers with a more convenient method to sign in and a faster checkout process. Security firms view the development as another sign of the mainstream availability of biometric authentication, comparing it to the introduction of TouchID fingerprint authentication technology in the iPhone.

Oct 05 16:51

Girl Who Asked Hillary Anti-Trump Question Turns Out to be Dem. Rep's Daughter

During a rally in Pennsylvania yesterday, a young girl was seen asking Hillary Clinton a ridiculous question which framed Trump as a body shamer of little girls.

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Oct 05 15:18

Amid US-South Korean Drills, Pyongyang Vows to Defend Itself With Nukes

North Korea has warned of dire repercussions for any preemptive attack.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This war fever, on the part of the US government, is most likely going to spark a nasty military conflict somewhere, or perhaps, several places, on this planet.

It feels as though more shooting wars, generated by American foreign policy, are on the brink-edge of inevitability.

What the US SHOULD be doing is engaging China to get North Korea back to the negotiating table to negotiate a full peace treaty between North and South Korea, to replace the armistice (a cessation of fighting) which has kept these countries from attacking each other by the slenderest of shreds.

But what did President Obama do as his parting shot at China at the WTO meeting in September, where China was the host member?!?

At G20, Crisis-Ridden Obama Warns Host China of 'Consequences'

As reported at telesur:

"Obama lectured China, saying "the United States arrives at its power, in part, by restraining itself."

As a guest of the Chinese government during the G20 Summit, U.S. President Barack Obama issued a threat, saying there would be “consequences” if China did not back down from what he called increasingly aggressive behavior in the South China Sea in an interview with CNN aired Monday."

Smoooooth move there, Mr. President!

This was the diplomatic equivalent of relieving oneself on another person's face, and telling them it's raining.

I am very concerned that the US and South Korea will continue "playing picador" against North Korea, to the point that Kim Jung-Un feels he has no choice but to respond militarily, in order to "save face", which is very, critically important to Asian leaders.

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Oct 05 14:58

Things Are Happening At An Alarming Pace in Syria: “Putin Gears Up For War” - Mac Slavo

As SHTF reported yesterday, Russia is officially on war footing, with more than 40 MILLION of its population participating in the largest ever nuclear warfare drill.

The powers that be are now flirting with the option of all out war, and potentially unprecedented levels of destruction. The American public has never been presented with any cohesive rational or good reason at all for why we are still embroiled in the Middle East, and one can only assume that there are other hidden agendas at work.

The rivalry to supply Europe with energy, and a proposed pipeline from the Arabian peninsula through Syria and Turkey into Europe may be a much better explanation for why we are being dragged so perilously close to war than anything else we’ve been told. It certainly appears that the West intends to allow radical Islam to take hold of the region amid a vacuum of power, and that the U.S. would prefer to partner with terrorism rather than lose its grip on the existing world order.

Oct 05 14:52

The IMF Sounds An Alarm As Global Debt Hits A Record $152 Trillion Or 225% Of World GDP

Another record for the history books.

In addition to reporting on the dangers facing global banks as a result of declining profits in the current low rate environment, today the IMF also released its latest Fiscal Monitor report which sounded a loud alarm when it revealed something disturbing: at 225 percent of world GDP, the global debt of the nonfinancial sector, comprising the general government, households, and nonfinancial firms, is currently at an all-time high of $152 trillion.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These numbers are insane, and cannot hold.

Oct 05 14:50

5 Stories The Mainstream Media Ignored While Reporting On Kim Kardashian's Robbery

One of the saving graces of the ailing corporate media - for the folks setting the agenda, anyhow - is its relentless ability to hyper-focus the public’s attention on altogether meaningless events.

Take, for instance, an armed robbery that sees property stolen but no one harmed. Such an event is unfortunate, yes, but such is life. People get robbed. It certainly isn’t something that should consume the news cycle — particularly when developments of actual importance are unfolding around the world.

Yet that’s exactly what happened this week after reality TV star Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint in Paris on Monday morning. Kardashian, who was in town for Fashion Week, was forced into the bathroom of her hotel room, tied up, and robbed at gunpoint. The perpetrators, men dressed as police officers, stole about $10 million.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Celebrity worship in this country has exploded, and corporate presstitutes love stories like this one, because it distracts viewers and listeners from the real issues facing both this country, and the world.

Please: what is going on in this country, and this world, needs attention payed to it NOW, by every American, before we are looking at events blowing up into a major world war; and unfortunately, such an event looks as though it might well be very close to actually happening.

Oct 05 14:38

MOSCOW ON THE OFFENSIVE Russian state newspapers predict ‘direct military conflict’ with US as it compares Syria stalemate to Cuban missile crisis

Veteran broadcaster Vladimir Pozner told the BBC: "There's a real feeling now that America is out to prove it is the only superpower.
"The continued expansion of Nato is seen by the Russian leadership, perhaps incorrectly, is seen as being a real threat.

"There is a danger of real confrontation, perhaps leading to some kind of military engagement and war."

It has previously been reported that Putin is preparing for war with the West.

Russia is already staging a massive evacuation drill to prepare for nuclear war.

More than 200,000 emergency services personnel and soldiers will use 50,000 pieces of equipment during the civil defence exercise.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am hoping that cooler heads prevail here, but I think the Russian press is calling it as it sees it.

And I have something I would like to say to Russia's President Putin and their Foreign Minister Lavrov: thinking American people do not want a war with Russia, or anyone else right now, thank you very much.

Our economy is barely holding together by a thread; the infrastructure at home is completely broken; and the expansion of homeless camps in this country (the "Obamavilles", if you will) continues to grow apace, courtesy of
offshoring/outsourcing of American jobs.

And right now, the US military doesn't have the weaponry, the troop strength, the money, or the manufacturing to enable it to ensure a positive outcome to a military conflict against Russia.

There is an absolutely incestuous relationship between the corporations making our weapons system, and the Congressional representatives who green light these contracts.

These are the same Congressional representatives who very gleefully take campaign contributions from these same contractors.

The results, when weapons get field deployed are: late deliveries, to the point where those weapons are obsolete upon their deliveries; weapons not at all working as advertised; and development programs creating huge cost over-runs.

Thinking Americans want to engage with Russia for trade; your wonderful non-GMO food; research; and working in a cooperative way to resolve the world's problems peacefully.

We do not want this war; we want peace, prosperity, and economic stability for all countries, including our own.

We understand that this Administration may try to jam this war down our throats, but there will be peaceful protests, hopefully seen by the world, indicating our severe displeasure and opposition to such actions by our government.

In fact, in the United States of America, the government is no longer of the people'; by the people; and for the people; it is of the corporations; by the corporations, and for those corporations, and banks, which enrich their own coffers from the deaths of others.

Oct 05 14:18

Obama: Thank God I'm a country boy

President Obama invoked his Kansas roots Tuesday in a statement praising America's rural areas and suggesting that coal and farm towns are fast shifting to the digital economy under his leadership.

"I've spent most of my life living in big cities. But the truth is, a lot of what's shaped me came from my grandparents who grew up on the prairie in Kansas," he said in a statement issued by the Agriculture Department.

"They taught me the kind of values that don't always make headlines, let alone the daily back-and-forth in Washington. Honesty and responsibility. Hard work and toughness against adversity. Keeping your word, and giving back to your community. And treating folks with respect, even if you disagree with them," he added.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These statements prove, incontrovertibly, that President Obama lives in a parallel universe!

Looking at the whoppers he's told, the crucifixion of whistle blowers; the international and national messes he's made; the thorough corruption of his administration; the suppression of information requested in FOIA requests, apparently, whatever his grandparents taught him, did not stick.

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Oct 05 14:10

Immunity deals stopped FBI from investigating BleachBit use in Clinton email case

Immunity agreements offered to two of Hillary Clinton's top aides prevented the FBI from looking into the circumstances surrounding the use of BleachBit, a digital deletion tool, to destroy the former secretary of state's emails.

In a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch Wednesday, four Republican committee chairmen demanded to know why Cheryl Mills and Heather Samuelson, two witnesses who also served as Clinton's personal attorneys, were granted such expansive protections despite the FBI's awareness that they had participated in potentially illegal activities.

For example, the FBI agreed to limit its search to emails written after June 1, 2014, but before Feb. 1, 2015. By doing so, investigators were barred from looking at emails authored around the time Mills and David Kendall, Clinton's lead attorney, held a pair of conference calls with technology contractor Paul Combetta that immediately preceded his use of BleachBit to erase thousands of Clinton's emails.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable!!!

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Oct 05 13:48

Alabama Teen Severely Beaten By Black Classmates For Wearing 'Blue Lives Matter' Shirt

A white Alabama teenager is in fair condition after his skull was fractured in a fight following a high school event. The fight is believed to be related to the teen’s support for police in the face of ongoing outrage over cops killing black people.

Brian Ogle, 17, was beaten by several people in a parking lot on Friday night in Sylacauga, Alabama, according to reports. A large group of students had gathered in a downtown Sylacauga parking lot where Ogle was confronted by multiple black teens, according to Sylacauga Police Chief Kelley Johnson.

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Oct 05 13:44

The WatchOpinion‘Do Not Resist’: A chilling look at the normalization of warrior cops

The haunting thing about the new policing documentary “Do Not Resist” is what it doesn’t show. There are no images of cops beating people. No viral videos of horrifying shootings. Sure, there are scenes from the Ferguson protests in which riot cops deploy tear gas. But there’s no blood, no Tasings, no death. Yet when it was over, I had to force myself to exhale.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome to the militarization of Amerikan policing: your papers, citizen, please!

Oct 05 13:41

“Stunning Secret”: Andrew Breitbart Planned to Expose a Candidate Right Before Election, Too

Are we about to see an October Surprise bombshell via Julian Assange, or will he go down like Andrew Breitbart and many others who've dared to speak out against corrupt candidates?

Read more at SHTF

Oct 05 13:19

U.S. assistant secretary Nuland to arrive in Moscow late on Oct. 4 — source

U.S. Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland will arrive in Moscow on Oct. 4 evening, a diplomatic source has told TASS.

"Today Victoria Nuland is in Brussels as part of the delegation of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. She will arrive in Moscow by plane in the evening," the source said.

he U.S. State Department announced on Oct. 3 that Nuland will travel to Moscow "to meet with senior Russian government officials to discuss the situation in eastern Ukraine and next steps to implement the Minsk agreements in support of the Normandy countries and the Trilateral Contact Group."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Forgive me for getting nervous about this, but upon hearing that Nuland is in Moscow today is making the hairs on the back of my neck start to break dance, AND BACKWARDS!!

Her middle name should be "Destabilization", because that was what she crowed about when the Ukrainian government got deposed in 2014, and Poroshenko got "anointed" as president.

As Ukraine Collapses, Europeans Tire of U.S. Interventions

Wherever this woman goes, chaos, grief and death are sure to follow.

Oct 05 13:06

U.S. TROOPS BEING DEPLOYED TO IRAQ MAY FACE VIOLENT RESISTANCE FROM IRAQI STATE MILITIAS

Late last week, we learned President Obama was sending additional “boots on ground” to Iraq in order to push ISIS out of Mosul.

Reuters reported:

The United States will send around 600 new troops to Iraq to assist local forces in the battle to retake Mosul from Islamic State that is expected later this year, U.S. and Iraqi officials said on Wednesday.

What Reuters didn’t report, is that various Iraqi state militias, known as Popular Mobilization Units (PMUs), are preparing for violent resistance against these U.S. troops, which they see as an occupying force.

Al Monitor reports:

BAGHDAD — Factions of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) are threatening to attack US troops that participate in the battle to liberate Mosul from the Islamic State (IS), but the Iraqi government hopes to smooth things over.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A short memo to both President Obama and Sec Def Carter: these troops are NOT going to be "welcomed as liberators", and you have both put them into a horrific amount of harm's way with this deployment!!!!

Oct 05 12:54

IT'S TIME WE CRUSH THE PUTRID ROACH MOTELS OF PHILANTHRO-CRONY-CAPITALISM, STARTING WITH THE CLINTON FOUNDATION

Former President Paytoplay starts a non-profit charitable foundation, which starts business right as Former President Paytoplay's wife is appointed Secretary of State for Lower Slobovia.

Since we know Lower Slobovia is corrupt, we know how this goes. Dictators, corporations, cartels, etc. who need favors from Lower Slobovia make huge "donations" to the Paytoplay Foundation, and like magic, their favors are granted by the government of Lower Slobovia.

Sadly, there is no corrupt Lower Slobovia or corrupt Paytoplay Foundation. There is however a corrupt USA and corrupt Clinton Foundation, which you can read about here: Putting the Clinton Foundation in Context: Corruption Plain on the Face of It (Amy Sterling Casil)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Electing Hillary Clinton in this election is voting for more wars; more economic inequality; and more corruption in government: it is just that simple.

And yes, I do want a woman in the White House as President: but please, Lord, not THAT woman.

Oct 05 12:39

IRAQ WARNS OF "REGIONAL WAR" IF TURKEY DOES NOT WITHDRAW TROOPS

With much of the public's attention in recent weeks focused on the escalation between the US and Russia over the nearly 6-year-old proxy war in Syria, a reminder that middle-east tensions include virtually all other neighboring countries, came from Iraq's prime minister who on Wednesday warned Turkey that it risked triggering a regional war by keeping troops in his territory, as the neighboring states summoned each other's ambassadors in a mounting diplomatic stand-off.

Turkey announced late on Tuesday that it was summoning Iraq's ambassador to complain about the parliamentary vote. "We believe this decision does not reflect the views of the majority of Iraqi people, whom Turkey has stood by for years and attempted to support with all its resources," Turkey's Foreign Ministry said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This could get very ugly very quickly, and it appears that there is nothing the US can do to stop it right now.

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Oct 05 12:08

05 October 2016 19:15 US-led Coalition Aircrafts Commit Massacre in Aleppo Countryside, Killing Dozens of Civilians

Aircraft of US-led Coalition have committed a new massacre against the Syrians, killing and injuring more than 60 civilians in the village of Thelthanh in the countryside of al-Bab area to the north of Aleppo city.

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Oct 05 11:03

Nigel Farage's advice to Trump:“Laugh Her Off”

snip: Being lectured on morality and ethics by a Clinton is like being instructed on safe sex by an HIV-infected prostitute.

Oct 05 10:14

Joanna Lumley: 'Wolf whistling isn't offensive - it's a compliment.'

Joanna Lumley has been criticised for telling an interviewer that women should be flattered by wolf whistling

Speaking to the Mirror, the Absolutely Fabulous star said: “How can wolf whistling be offensive to women? It’s a compliment.

“They’re saying ‘Cor you look all right, darlin.’ What’s wrong with that?”

Oct 05 09:58

Arrested Kansas City librarian gets support from national library group

Kemper is a biggie.Those cops and the DA are in big trouble!

The Kansas City Public Library, which has protested the arrests earlier this year of a librarian and a patron during a public event, gained a show of support this week from the country’s largest library association.

The American Library Association issued a statement praising the Kansas City library for supporting free speech and promising help as the library opposes the prosecution of its director of public programming, Steven Woolfolk, and library patron Jeremy Rothe-Kushel of Lawrence.

On Friday, R. Crosby Kemper III, the executive director of the city’s library system, said the arrests and charges violated the First Amendment.

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Oct 05 09:29

Not OK, Google

At its hardware launch event in San Francisco yesterday, Alphabet showed the sweeping breadth of its ambition to own consumers’ personal data, as computing continues to accelerate away from static desktops and screens, coalescing into a cloud of connected devices with the potential to generate far more data — and data of a far more intimate nature — than ever before.

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Oct 05 09:04

Confirmations

I'm with the Russians. Destroy the terrorists!

After five years of war in Syria, the masks have come off. The publication of the text of the Russo-US agreement reveals the hidden intentions of the two great powers – Washington wants to cut the «Silk Road», while Moscow wants to destroy the jihadists.

Oct 05 09:02

Why the cease-fire in Syria has failed

The Western public was enthusiastic about the US – Russia agreement for a cease-fire in Syria, and believed that it could bring peace. This shows that they have no memory of how the war was started, and no understanding of the goals it is meant to pursue. Explanations…

Oct 05 08:55

Verizon workers can now be fired if they fix copper phone lines

Verizon has told its field technicians in Pennsylvania that they can be fired if they try to fix broken copper phone lines. Instead, employees must try to replace copper lines with a device that connects to Verizon Wireless’s cell phone network.

Oct 05 08:54

CCTV caught deaf, intellectually disabled trio discussing plot to murder housemate, court hears

Security vision caught three deaf, intellectually disabled people discussing a plot to murder one of their housemates minutes before he was thrown off a balcony in Melbourne's east, a court has heard.

Oct 05 08:46

This is How 'Extremely Efficient' S-300 Will Boost Russia's Defenses in Syria

This model specializes in shooting down cruise missiles.

Russia deployed the S-300V4 "Antey-2500" anti-ballistic missile system to Syria to provide additional cover to the Russian Aerospace Forces taking part in Moscow's counter terrorism offensive in the war-torn country, experts say.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S-300_(missile)

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Oct 05 08:07

Czech players who said female referee ‘belonged in kitchen’ told to train with women’s team

Sparta Prague have sent two players to train with the women’s team after they told a female assistant referee to stay in the kitchen.
Lukas Vacha and Tomas Koubek were condemned by the Czech FA chairman and their club appointed them as ambassadors of the women’s team following comments they made against the assistant referee Lucie Ratajova last weekend.

Oct 05 08:07

BEX ALERT - Planet at its hottest in 115,000 years thanks to climate change, experts say

The global temperature has increased to a level not seen for 115,000 years, requiring daunting technological advances that will cost the coming generations hundreds of trillions of dollars, according to the scientist widely credited with bringing climate change to the public’s attention.

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Oct 05 07:28

“I will NOT wear a hijab and support women’s oppression”: US chess champion boycotts world championship in Iran

The reigning US Chess Champion has decided not to attend the world championship in Iran because she'd be forced to wear a hijab.
“I will NOT wear a hijab and support women’s oppression. Even if it means missing one of the most important competitions of my career,” Nazi Paikidze said in an interview with the founder of My Stealthy Freedom.

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