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Dec 11 07:38

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

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

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

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Dec 11 07:20

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

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

Dec 11 07:10

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

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

Dec 11 07:06

Fox News Anchor Fumbles With Facts During Segment On 'Fake News'

During a Sunday segment sounding the alarm about the rise of “fake news” in the mainstream media, Fox News anchor Leland Vittert twice claimed that The Washington Post had fired a reporter over a misleading tweet that sparked the ire of President Donald Trump.

Dec 11 06:17

'Explosion' at Manhattan bus terminal

New York City Police say they are responding to reports of an explosion at a bus terminal in Manhattan.
The incident reportedly happened on Monday morning at the Port Authority Bus Terminal near Times Square.
"The NYPD is responding to reports of an explosion of unknown origin at 42nd Street and 8th Ave, #Manhattan," tweeted the department.

Dec 11 05:59

Man Kicks, Drags Florida Police Officer Before Being Fatally Shot


Security and body camera footage released Friday showed a man kicking and dragging a Florida deputy by his leg before being fatally shot.
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Body camera footage showed deputy Sean Youngward, who engaged in physical confrontation with 42-year-old Jean Pierre responding to a disturbance Wednesday at a Lauderdale Lakes apartment in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, CBS Miami reported. The sheriff's deputy is seen running into Pierre, following which the duo gets into a fight.

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Dec 11 05:49

Obama Warns Americans Against Following In The Path Of Nazi Germany

It’s not that democracy is “fragile,” exactly, but it is “reversible,” according to former President Barack Obama.
During an interview earlier this week at the Economic Club of Chicago, Obama reminded his audience to remain vigilant in protecting the values and institutions that make up American democracy or risk following in the path of Nazi Germany.

Dec 11 05:49

Star U.S. Diplomat Quits With Fiery Letter To Rex Tillerson

A distinguished U.S. diplomat who was seen as a rising star at the State Department resigned after writing a searing letter to Secretary Of State Rex Tillerson, accusing him of gutting the department and damaging America’s standing across the world.

Dec 11 05:46

US military operations overseas lead resurgence of global arms sales

The research revealed last year marked the end of five consecutive years of decline with a 1.9 percent rise in the sale of arms globally. The number represents an increase of 38 percent since 2002. The SIPRI report covers the top 100 companies manufacturing weapons and offering military services.

The growth in arms sales was expected and is driven by the implementation of new national major weapons programs, ongoing military operations in several countries and persistent regional tensions that are leading to increased demand for weapons,” the report states.

US arms manufacturers were ranked number one on the list>>>

Dec 11 05:39

NFL fan turnout so bad that Fox Sports is soliciting actors to play fans, fill seats at Sunday’s pre-game show

It’s no big secret that NFL viewership and fan turnout at live games has diminished to all-time lows as teams struggle to sell even their lower-level tickets for as little as $3 and $4 after players decided to kneel during game numerous opening national anthems but no one would have ever thought it would come to the point to where fans have to be paid to fill stadium seats.

Dec 11 05:38

PUTIN ORDERS WITHDRAWAL OF RUSSIAN TROOPS FROM SYRIA

Putin has stated that the Russian troops return from Syria "with victory" as he has visited the Hmeymim base in Latakia for the first time since the launch of the anti-terrorist operation at the request of President Bashar Assad.
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According to Putin, the work of the Russian Aerospace Forces' units in Syria has been performed brilliantly and they are "returning home with victory."

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Dec 11 05:06

Trump Risks Uniting the Entire Arab World Against the US

President Trump and the Israeli government will have foreseen and discounted a Palestinian “day of rage” and protests among Muslims everywhere in the wake of the US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and plans to move its embassy there. They assume that this will all blow over because US allies such as the rulers of Saudi Arabia, UAE and Egypt will be satisfied with pro-forma protests, and the Palestinians are too weak to do anything except demonstrate ineffectively.

The US and Israel could be miscalculating:>>>
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The immediate consequence of Trump’s action is that the US becomes weaker because it has carried out another initiative of which the rest of the world disapproves. A superpower at the height of its strength might get away with such a demarche, but not a politically divided US, its influence already ebbing>>>

Dec 11 04:55

Worldwide Protests Continue Over Trump's Jerusalem Declaration

Thousands of protesters in Istanbul burned US and Israeli flags to protest President Trump’s Wednesday declaration on Jerusalem being the capital of Israel.

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Dec 11 04:18

Jerusalem, the Capital of Apartheid

By acknowledging Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, President Trump has demonstrated a genuinely deep historical insight. Even if Israel itself had claimed any other city as its capital – be it Tel-Aviv, where Israel’s declaration of independence took place in 1948; or Hebron, where once Abraham bought a graveyard, and where nowadays a few hundred Jewish settlers terrorize hundreds of thousands of Palestinians; or even Vilnius, once known as “Lithuania’s Jerusalem” for its prosperous Jewish community (Israelis now parrot that “every people has a right to choose its own capital”, so why not?) – the leader of the free world would have been correct in pointing at Jerusalem as the true and genuine capital of the Israeli Apartheid.

Since the fall of the South African Apartheid in 1994, no capital – in fact, no other city on the globe – has been divided into 60% first-class full citizens and 40% second-class “residents”>>>

Dec 11 04:12

This Has Been The Worst Year For California Wildfires In The History Of The State

We have never seen a year like this in the history of the state of California. 

Dec 11 04:10

Abbas to Boycott Pence as Protests Over Jerusalem Continue

Mahmoud Abbas will not meet with US Vice President Mike Pence when he visits the West Bank this month, a senior Palestinian official said Saturday, as Palestinian protests continued in the aftermath of the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
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Abbas’s diplomatic adviser, Majdi Khaldi, said that Abbas won’t meet Pence “because the US has crossed red lines” on Jerusalem.

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Dec 11 03:58

Egyptian Christians Reject Meeting With Pence in Protest of Trump's Jerusalem Decision

Egypt’s Coptic Church has rejected a meeting requested by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence during his visit in the region later this month in protest against Washington’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, MENA state news agency reported on Saturday.

The Church “excused itself from hosting Mike Pence” when he visits Egypt, citing Trump’s decision.>>>

Dec 11 03:49

White House: Unfortunate That Palestinians Declined Meeting With Pence

"It’s unfortunate that the Palestinian Authority is walking away again from an opportunity to discuss the future of the region, but the administration remains undeterred in its efforts to help achieve peace between Israelis and Palestinians and our peace team remains hard at work putting together a plan"

(*It's even more unfortunate that The US has proved to be a lousy broker for peace , on the Palestinian side )

Dec 11 03:37

Defense Contractors Hold Pentagon Hostage With Contracts

A new Government Accountability Office report, released in October 2017, details problems the services are having keeping the F-35 fleet ready for combat. One problem it highlighted was that, at a time when the Pentagon is desperate to ramp up production of new aircraft, the services have to wait an average of 172 days—nearly six months—to repair components for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), when it should only take between 60 and 90 days. While this aspect of the report garnered most of the headlines, the report reveals a much more fundamental and systemic problem involving most of the latest high-tech weapon systems: Defense contractors are creating complicated support systems for the increasingly complex weapon systems the Pentagon buys, which allows the contractors to secure long-term contracts for which they have no competition from other companies.

The F-35 serves as the ultimate example of this arrangement. Under the current plans, the American people will spend $406.5 billion for research, development, and procurement for a fleet of 2,456 F-35s. That is a staggering figure, but it pales in comparison to the costs to sustain the program. These costs are expected to top $1.2 trillion through 2060>>>

Dec 10 14:30

‘Emperor’s New Clothes’ endgame: Forbes stands, points, speaks of US .01% government ‘leaders’ looting $21 trillion in taxes (~$200,000 per household)

*hyperlinks live at source*

hat tip: wanttoknow.info

“No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law; and a regular Statement and Account of the Receipts and Expenditures of all public Money shall be published from time to time.” ~ Article I, Section 9, Clause 7, The US Constitution

Some historical context from WANTtoKNOW.info:

CBS News in 2002 was the first to report on the much smaller amount of $2.3 trillion missing from the Pentagon, as acknowledged by then Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld in a report on the Dept. of Defense website. Rumsfeld's report was later strangely removed from the website, but is still available on the Internet archive.
I’ve written continuously of such looting, including in 2016 of the Department of Defense (DoD) admitting having “lost” $6.5 trillion of taxpayer money.

Dec 10 12:48

From Barak to Trump: Arrogance, ignorance and phony “peace” plans

Uri Avnery examines the headline-grabbing, arrogant and ignorant authors of the latest phony “peace plans” offered by former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and US President Donald Trump and his Jewish entourage.>>

Dec 10 11:24

Step Into the Vatican’s Secret Archives

Fifty-three miles of shelving. Thirty-five thousand volumes of catalogue. Twelve centuries worth of documents.

Dec 10 10:29

These 15 States Have the Most People on Food Stamps

The USDA Food and Nutrition Service reports there were around 44.2 million individual food stamps recipients receiving an average benefit of $125.40 each in 2016. It’s an alarmingly high chunk of our population who struggle to buy nutritious food to fill the fridge, but it makes sense as to why. Millions of Americans live paycheck to paycheck and footing an expensive grocery bill is tough chore even middle-class families struggle with.

Dec 10 10:29

25 Badass Military Vehicles at Work in the U.S. Armed Forces

U.S. defense spending topped a whopping $612 billion in 2016. For many people, that level of commitment to the military is worth it to keep America and its interests safe. On the other hand, critics of military spending see better ways to invest that money, including domestic concerns.

Dec 10 10:25

Why Malls Don’t Have Clocks And Other Tricks They Use To Get You To Spend More Money

If you like to shop, going to the mall can be fun. It’s so fun, in fact, you can easily spend hours there and not even realize it. Reality only sinks in once you get home and sift through the pile of store receipts. How do malls hook you every time? How can you spend so much time and money in one place and be completely oblivious? What you might not know is malls have a few tricks up their sleeves that can lure you into staying longer and spending more money.

Dec 10 10:25

The 3 Factors That Are Absolutely Essential To Achieving The American Dream

You’ve heard it before: The “American dream” is in trouble. While you’re bound to run into dueling definitions as to what the term refers to, in a general sense, it means having control over one’s own destiny. Having the ability to sink or swim according to one’s own ability — to buy a home, start a family, and retire happy. We like to think that this should be a default position for the average American, but it’s not always the case.

Dec 10 10:23

OOPS: CIA ‘mistakenly’ destroys copy of 6,700-page US torture report

The CIA inspector general’s office has said it “mistakenly” destroyed its only copy of a comprehensive Senate torture report, despite lawyers for the Justice Department assuring a federal judge that copies of the documents were being preserved. The erasure of the document by the spy agency’s internal watchdog was deemed an “inadvertent” foul-up by the inspector general, according to Yahoo News.

Dec 10 10:07

Florida rally cheers when Republican predicts Trump’s Jerusalem embassy decision may usher in Armageddon

A conservative politician at President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Pensacola, Florida suggested that the president’s controversial decision to move the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem may usher in the biblical end times.

Republican state Senator Doug Broxson represents the Florida Panhandle in the legislature and gave an introductory speech welcoming President Trump to Florida.

“Now, I don’t know about you, but when I heard about Jerusalem — where the King of Kings [applause] where our soon coming King is coming back to Jerusalem, it is because President Trump declared Jerusalem to be capital of Israel,” Sen. Broxson predicted.

That was the only jaw-dropping line of the speech.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I had a Jean-Luc Picard double facepalm, at velocity, upon reading this.

He certainly played to his base, on this; unfortunately, what he, and his brother and sister Republicans, are most likely to reap from this is World War III, created, in large part by Israel's hubristic treatment of all their Muslim neighbors, and the Palestinians in the occupied East Jerusalem, the West Bank, and Gaza.

Dec 10 10:02

EXCLUSIVE – Jackie Mason on Gloria Allred: She Makes Hillary Clinton Sound Honest

Comic legend Jackie Mason slammed lawyer and activist Gloria Allred as “the only person in the world that can make Hillary Clinton sound like an honest human being.”

“I don’t know any hooker in any wh*rehouse who is a bigger fake or fraud than her,” added Mason. “Every time she opens her mouth, you could bet your life there is another lie coming out. Even when she keeps her mouth closed, she finds a way to do something crooked.”

Mason was responding to Allred’s repeated refusal to release to the custody of an independent examiner the original copy of a yearbook that contains the only piece of physical evidence to be presented in the cases of numerous women who have gone public with stories alleging inappropriate conduct between Senatorial candidate Roy Moore and teenage girls.

Allred’s client, Moore-accuser Beverly Young Nelson, admitted on Friday to writing some of the words herself on the alleged Moore inscription in her yearbook.

Dec 10 10:01

Israeli police target ultra-Orthodox protesters with weapon developed against Palestinians, and it stinks

Last week, the roof of Ma’alot Hatorah Yeshiva, which is associated with the so-called Jerusalem Faction – a radical Ashkenazi Haredi, or ultra-Orthodox, group in Jerusalem – was full of clothing hung out there by the students. “The place smells like a carcass, you can’t go near it,” one of the students says, adding that he is still recovering from the aftermath of a demonstration against the draft of Haredim in central Jerusalem.

The stench was caused by a weapon called the “Skunk,” a liquid compound that has become one of the main means used in recent weeks by the police against the religious demonstrators, who are protesting the detention of draft-dodging members of their community. The smell of the spray can stick to the body for days.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF this chemical has been signed off on by the Israeli government for use against their own, God only knows what horrors await Palestinian protestors angry with President Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Dec 10 09:55

COOL PHOTOS | Army Beats Navy In Snow-Bound Thriller…

Here are highlights and photos from yesterday's game. Came down to the final play.

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Dec 10 09:54

Israeli soldiers filmed harassing schoolchildren in occupied Hebron (VIDEO)

Footage shot in Hebron in occupied Palestinian territory shows Israeli soldiers routinely harassing teachers and schoolchildren on a number of occasions. Rights activists say it is part of a state policy aimed at forcing Palestinians to leave the city.
The incidents shown in the video were recorded in October and November by activists attached to B’Tselem, an Israel-based human rights group, near the Ziad Hamuda Jaber Elementary School for Boys, where some 300 pupils are educated. The facility is located in the Wadi al-Nasarah neighborhood of Hebron. Around 50 meters from the neighborhood is a road leading to the Jewish settlement of Kiryat Arba – the first that was established in Hebron after the city was occupied by Israel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is thoroughly predictable behavior from a wretchedly aparthied, self-proclaimed theocracy with nuclear weapons.

That thumpa-thumpa sound you are hearing from that part of the world, is from some of the early founders of Israel, turning over in their graves at this horrific IDF behavour against innocent Palestnian school children.

Dec 10 09:52

10 Countries Where It’s Easy for the Wealthy to Get Even Richer

They say the United States is becoming a plutocracy — or even a kleptocracy. With a billionaire having successfully taken the presidency and a slew of rich-friendly policies in the pipeline, it’s not hard to see why. But America has always been a place where people come to get rich. They chase their dreams, start businesses, and become independently wealthy. Sometimes it works out; sometimes it doesn’t.

Dec 10 09:51

Death and Taxes: The 15 States With the Highest Death Tax Rates in America

In life, the only certainties are death and taxes. And with President Donald Trump pushing for tax reform, taxes are in the news as much as ever. One of the buzzwords the congressmen and senators working on the legislation love to bring up are estate and inheritance taxes, also known as “death taxes.”

Dec 10 09:50

Egyptian Muslim leader rejects meeting with U.S. Pence over Jerusalem: statement

One of Egypt’s top Muslim leaders, the Imam of Al Azhar mosque, rejected a meeting requested by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence in protest against a U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Al Azhar said in a statement on Friday.

Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb had rejected a request from the United States for Pence to meet him on Dec. 20 at Al Azhar saying President Donald Trump must reverse his decision on Jerusalem.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I frankly don't blame the guy for rejecting a meeting with Pence. Pence may wind up with a trip to the Middle East, and other than Israeli leaders, may well have no one who wants to meet with him.

And the true repercussions against the US for President Trump's announcement about Jerusalem being Israel's capital have not even started.

Dec 10 09:46

Tillerson: 'Status of J'lem not final'

United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Friday the "status of Jerusalem was not final" and that it will be some time before the US is able to move its embassy to from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, pursuant to President Donald Trump's speech earlier this week recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital and announcing the planned embassy move.

Any final decision on the status of Jerusalem will depend on negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians, Tillerson said, appearing to add nuance to President Trump's decision.

"With respect to the rest of Jerusalem the president ... did not indicate any final status for Jerusalem," Tillerson said, speaking at a news conference in Paris alongside French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This, Mr. Tillerson, is pure and utter grade-A bovine excrement; no words you can possibly utter can undo the lethal damage to any possibility of a two state solution your boss created with his recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel last week.

Look for a regional, if not a world war, to evolve from his statement Wednesday, and it will be a war in which the US government is bound, lock-step, in defense of Israel.

Dec 10 09:38

44,000 US Troops on ‘Unknown’ Deployments Worldwide

When the Pentagon wants to mislead the public about where US troops are, generally speaking, they just lie. Yet sometimes the number of troops is just too big to claim as a rounding error, and questions start happening.

This week, the focus is on over 44,000 US military personnel deployed to “unknown,” which immediately raises red flags, because that’s not a place. Pentagon officials, however, say there is “no good way” to describe where they are.

Pentagon spokesman Col. Rob Manning, on the one hand, presented this as an “operational security” and “denying the enemy any advantage,” including, it seems providing any specifics on who “the enemy” at this point even is.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would strongly suggest that these troops are not "unknown" to the Pentagon; they are simply...undeclared.

Dec 10 09:29

The U.S. Media Yesterday Suffered its Most Humiliating Debacle in Ages: Now Refuses All Transparency Over What Happened

FRIDAY WAS ONE of the most embarrassing days for the U.S. media in quite a long time. The humiliation orgy was kicked off by CNN, with MSNBC and CBS close behind, with countless pundits, commentators and operatives joining the party throughout the day. By the end of the day, it was clear that several of the nation’s largest and most influential news outlets had spread an explosive but completely false news story to millions of people, while refusing to provide any explanation of how it happened.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This behaviour, on the part of CNN and the other corporate presstitutes, is nothing new; when a story does not follow the agenda of the deep state, it is falsified, or just not reported alltogher.

Expect no truth whatsoever from the corporate presstitutes or whorespondents; you have to find it out for yourself, online, and make the determinations about what is real, and what is fake news, on your own.

Dec 10 09:25

Joyner Lucas - I'm Not Racist

Dec 10 09:16

Judge Releases 19-Year-Old Charged in Facebook Video Torture of Disabled Chicago Teen

Brittany Covington, 19, pleaded guilty to a hate crime in court on Friday, according to the Chicago Tribune.

The suspect also “pleaded guilty to aggravated battery and intimidation charges. As part of a plea deal, prosecutors dropped additional charges, including kidnapping,” the Tribune said.

Despite the guilty plea, Cook County Circuit Judge William Hooks released Covington without jail time. Telling Covington, “Do not mess this up,” Judge Hooks imposed 200 hours of community service and banned Covington from using social media and having contact with her co-defendants for four years.

Dec 10 09:11

Important Rights You Have When You’re Pulled Over By The Police

It will happen at least once in your life. You’re on your way to or from work or the grocery store. Or there’s a family emergency. It doesn’t matter whether it’s for speeding, real-life Grand Theft Auto, or a taillight out. You will be pulled over. So you see the red and blue lights in your mirror, pull over to the shoulder, and bring your car to a stop. Then what?

Dec 10 09:11

Why Retiring Early Is Surprisingly Not As Good As It Sounds

You might dream of an early retirement and count down the days until you don’t have to answer to your boss anymore. However, retiring early might not be as great as you think it will be. Although it would be nice to finally relax and kick off your shoes, there are some downsides to calling it quits a few years early. If you don’t prepare properly, early retirement could have a negative impact on you — financially, emotionally, and physically.

Dec 10 09:11

Trump 'drinks TWELVE cans of Diet Coke Daily

Donald Trump voraciously drinks Diet Coke, is addicted to watching news and uses TV to manipulate his own moods, insiders say.

From the moment he wakes up, he uses CNN for news, watches Fox News for comfort, and - they suspect - takes in MSNBC's Morning Joe to get himself riled up for the day.

To keep himself in a fighting mood he consumes 12 cans of Diet Coke daily, according to some of the 60 advisers, associates, friends and members of Congress that spoke to The New York Times.

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Dec 10 09:07

'Your DNA is an abomination': Texas State University paper slammed for 'racist article' by author who said they 'hate' white people

Texas State University's student newspaper has been blasted after it printed an opinion column that excoriated white people for 'subjugating' non-whites whether they know of it or not.

The University Star article, written by student Rudy Martinez, calls white people in the US 'an aberration' and tells them to 'remember this: I hate you because you shouldn't exist.

'Whiteness will be over because we want it to be,' Martinez wrote. 'And when it dies, there will be millions of cultural zombies aimlessly wandering across a vastly changed landscape.'

Dec 10 08:56

15 Most Expensive States for Gasoline — and How It Got That Way

Does it seem like you’re paying more at the pump in 2017? It’s more than a feeling. According to statistics from AAA, U.S. gasoline prices averaged $2.59 at the start of fall 2017 — more than 25 cents above the prices from a year earlier ($2.33). While hurricanes played a role in this huge jump, gas prices have been higher throughout the year. In April, Americans were paying an average of $2.53 for per gallon.

Dec 10 08:55

This Is the Worst Suburb in America if You’re Trying to Save Money

Growing your family can be exciting. But house hunting and minivan shopping get old quickly. Suddenly, you’re consumed with worry about how to budget for additional family expenses, such as child care and diapers. Most assume the urban lifestyle won’t suit new obligations that come with raising young children and guess the most cost-effective solution is to move outside of town.

Dec 10 08:53

House approves bill allowing conceal and carry across state lines

The House of Representatives voted yesterday on a conceal and carry bill that could have a huge impact on interstate truckers who drive with firearms for personal protection. House Passes Monumental Gun Rights Bill- The “Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act” was passed yesterday by a 231-198 margin. This is the first movement by lawmakers under Trump to fulfill the president’s campaign promises to promote and protect gun rights. Trump campaigned on conceal and carry reciprocity, writing in a position paper published before he was elected, “The right of self – defense doesn’t stop at the end of your driveway. That’s why I have a concealed carry permit and why tens of millions of Americans do too. That permit should be valid in all 50 states. A driver’s license works in every state, so it’s common sense that a concealed carry permit should work in every state.

Dec 10 08:48

THOUSANDS MARCH IN TEL AVIV TO PROTEST AGAINST NETANYAHU, CORRUPTION, AGAIN

Thousands of Israelis protested in Tel Aviv on Saturday for the second consecutive week against government corruption and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is under criminal investigation over allegations of abuse of office.

Police estimated the number of demonstrators at about 10,000 and they followed last Saturday’s demonstration, which was by far the largest of the recent weekly anti-corruption protests when an estimated 20,000 people participated.

The protests have been sparked by corruption allegations against Netanyahu, who denies any wrongdoing. The four-term leader is suspected of involvement in two cases.

The first involves receiving gifts from wealthy businessmen and the second involves negotiating a deal with a newspaper owner for better coverage in return for curbs on a rival daily.

If charged, he would come under heavy pressure to resign or could call an election to test whether he still had a mandate to govern.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Netanyahu does not care about his alleged "mandate to govern"; all he cares about is military power, and is obsessed with "legacy", whatever that means to him.

IF there is a "snap election" in Israel, expect it to be more crooked than is a dog's hind leg, in order to keep him in power.

Massive election-rigging is not a totally American process.

Dec 10 08:43

Woman burns down home trying to kill bedbugs

A woman trying to kill bed bugs accidentally set a multi-family home ablaze in Avondale late Friday, Cincinnati fire officials said.

Dec 10 08:43

A straight couple who pledged to get divorced if marriage equality was ever legalised in Australia have chickened out.

Nick and Sarah Jensen made headlines in 2015 — the last time marriage equality legislation was before parliament — when they told their local paper that the government would be breaking its pledge with married couples by allowing same-sex couples to also marry.

Dec 10 07:48

In Jerusalem, 3 Religions Collide and Violence Is Never Far Away

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The issue of the US embassy being moved to Jerusalem or even US recognition of Jerusalem has been raised at election time in America for decades.

It served as a diversion or smokescreen concealing the establishment and expansion of Israeli settlements in Palestinian neighbourhoods in East Jerusalem and the West Bank.

Though Israeli governments regularly raised the issue as one of their grievances, it never seemed to be a major concern.

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Dec 10 07:35

Hero substitute teacher saves 17 lives during school shooting

Gunshots rang out in the halls of Aztec High School in Aztec, N.M., early Thursday morning, leaving two students and the shooter dead. But it could have been much worse if not for the heroic actions of a teacher and a custodian.

Dec 10 07:34

Teen charged in beating disabled man, broadcasting it on Facebook Live gets probation

A Chicago woman involved in the beating of a mentally disabled man that was broadcast on Facebook Live pled guilty Friday to a hate crime and was sentenced to four years probation.

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