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Apr 12 06:47

Frustrated teacher urges parents to stop 'coddling and enabling their children' in viral Facebook post

A middle-school teacher who took to Facebook to vent her frustration with the perceived bad behavior of students and parents has struck a nerve with her now-viral post.

Apr 12 06:46

Pompeo cites Russian aggression, says diplomacy must go on

In this April 9, 2018, photo, Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo leaves a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington. Outgoing CIA Director Pompeo will tell senators weighing his confirmation as secretary of state that years of soft U.S. policy toward Russia are “now over.” That’s according to excerpts of his opening statement obtained by The Associated Press ahead of his Senate hearing on April 12. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Apr 12 06:12

Cheerleaders say 'groping and sexual harassment are part of the job' — but they're not the only ones

Bailey Davis, 22, recently filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission claiming she was fired from the New Orleans Saintsations for posting an Instagram of herself wearing a one-piece bathing suit. However, the former professional cheerleader’s mistreatment is just one example of mistreatment in the industry. In fact, several current and former cheerleaders recently told The New York Times that they’re routinely subjected to harassment and groping by fans.

Apr 12 06:11

Alabama evangelist Acton Bowen jailed in Hoover on child sex charges involving young boy

A well-known Alabama evangelist, public speaker and author was arrested in Hoover Tuesday on child sex charges.

Apr 12 06:11

Man Hospitalized After Father Catches Him Dragging Daughter Out of Park

A Californian father has been hailed a hero after he came rushing to rescue his daughter from a man who allegedly tried to abduct her, dragging her away from a park.

Apr 12 05:45

US rogue state empire LYING for WW3 in Syria: learn three facts to demand .01% arrests, or witness millions more war-murders

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“Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
~ George Santayana, The Life of Reason: The Phases of Human Progress, 1905-’06, Vol. 1

“It is no use trying to escape their arrogance by submission or good behavior. Robbers of the world, having by universal plunder exhausted the land, their drive is greed. If the enemy be rich, they are rapacious; if poor, they lust for domination. Neither rule of the East nor West can satisfy them. Alone among men, they crave with equal eagerness poverty and riches. To plunder, slaughter, seize with false pretenses, they give the lying name ‘empire.’ And where nothing remains but a desert, they call that ‘peace.’ ”

Apr 12 05:18

Liberals are losing their minds over a picture of a fit, young and beautiful Trump supporter exercising her second amendment rights

ABC News Calls Police on Pro-Trump Female College Student Who Posed with Handgun

Apr 12 01:34

Hong Kong’s slumping dollar touches monetary authority’s red line for the first time


HKMA, city’s de facto central bank, said it will not necessarily step in to support the currency as long as banks are willing to buy at 7.85 per US dollar

The Hong Kong dollar deteriorated to 7.8500 per US dollar, its weakest level in 35 years, touching the lower limit for the first time since the launch of its trading band.

Traders said rising market uncertainty amid trade tensions was to blame, and that US-Hong Kong interest rate differentials continue to widen.

The city’s currency breached the critical level in the early hours of the morning but later pulled back, standing at 7.8497 by early morning. Hong Kong’s de facto central bank, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), said it will not necessarily step in to prop up the currency.

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Apr 12 01:16

UN Security Council 'paralyzed' on new Syria probe

Russia and US vote down each other's resolutions over chemical weapons use
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Haley said the main difference between the two texts was that Russia wanted to choose the investigators and assess the outcome while the US text was for a truly independent investigation.

Russian UN Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia, who spoke after Haley, argued that the US draft prejudges the outcome of the investigation.

"Why do you need the mechanism, what do you need it for, when you have already appointed the guilty party before the investigation," he asked.

Apr 12 01:03

11 Russian Warships Leave Syrian Port To Conduct Exercises

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US equity markets are re-surging following headlines that satellite images show eleven Russian battleships leaving a port in Syria. It appears the market has interpreted this as potentially reducing the immediate fears of a proxy war becoming a world war, though some would argue it is the opposite as ships cannot fight at port and are potentially moving into a more strategic position.

A snapshot of the port of Tartus, shows the Russian warships at anchor before, according to ISI:

Additionally, a Russian lawmaker has confirmed that Moscow is in direct contact with US military staff for Syria.

This sent Nasdaq above yesterday's highs as the machines ran stops.

And the Ruble has reversed all its losses for the day and is now higher..

Apr 11 23:10

The Harder the Winds of War Blow, the More they Suck

When I wrote a few weeks ago that I thought the Neocons were making the full-court press for war I thought President Trump was a reluctant player in the game.

Part of me still believes that.

Part of me also believes that Trump, like everyone else, is a slave to his passions and is easily manipulated into terrible decisions. Case in point was last year’s bombing of the Al Shairat airbase in Syria after a similar false flag chemical weapons attack at Khan Sheikoun.

Will he fall victim to them again this year? According to him, we’ll know soon. Meanwhile a carrier group has been dispatched to the Eastern Mediterranean. Chinese missile frigates are there supporting Russian vessels and the destroyer U.S.S. Donald Cook is now just off the coats of the Russian base at Tartus.

Apr 11 22:34

Man, 80, with a head injury DIES after waiting 23 HOURS for an ambulance and another 7 to be admitted to A&E

John Williams fell and hit his head on the floor at his home last Tuesday morning
An ambulance was called, but the crew didn't arrive until 7.30am on Wednesday
Mr Williams was forced to wait a further seven hours outside Morriston Hospital
His sons have today revealed they feel bitter over the loss of their elderly father

Apr 11 22:33

Deadly S-400 anti-aircraft missile 'ring of steel' protects Assad: US fears network of Russian air defense that can shoot down 80 planes at once from 248 miles away and is 'one of the most feared weapons in the world'

Russia has vowed to shoot down any US missiles aimed at Syria using its lethal anti-aircraft system amid mounting tensions between Moscow and Washington.

Apr 11 22:32

UK submarines move within missile range of Syria as Theresa May convenes 'war cabinet' and prepares to brush aside MPs’ demands for a vote before joining military action on Assad

Comes as Donald Trump signalled US was ready to launch strikes against Syria
Theresa May has called senior ministers to gather in Downing Street tomorrow
The PM has said Britain will co-ordinate its response with the US and France

Apr 11 21:33

Father who allegedly killed 5-year-old son hit him repeatedly, put body in trunk, left in rural area: Affidavit

The Tennessee father accused of killing his 5-year-old son allegedly told authorities that he had hit his son repeatedly until the little boy was dead at their Dickson home, according to court documents.

Apr 11 21:32

Scary New Details About The Missing 5-Year-Old Autistic Boy Whose Father Was Just Arrested For His Murder

Joe Clyde Daniels, who is autistic and non-verbal, was reported missing April 4 by his father, Joseph Ray Daniels, which sparked a massive search for the child. He told the 911 dispatcher that Joe must have wandered off.

Apr 11 21:31

Trump-appointed US attorney recused from Michael Cohen investigation

Geoffrey Berman, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, is recused from the Michael Cohen investigation, ABC News has learned.

Apr 11 18:07

You Have No Rights When It Comes To Vaccines NJ Committee Declares

Many New Jersey residents are not giving up their rights without a fight and that is precisely why the last meeting of the Assembly Health Committee devolved into chaos after the committee voted to launch an assault on individual choice.

Apr 11 18:06

The Approved Monsanto-Bayer Merger Could Spell Disaster for a Budding Cannabis Industry

After selling off enough assets to win anti-trust approval, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has approved a mega-merger between Monsanto and Bayer, two of the world’s leading chemical/biotech companies.

Apr 11 18:03

See Which Produce Has the Most Pesticides in EWG’s 2018 Dirty Dozen List

If you want to lessen your exposure to agrochemicals, it’s best to know which produce has the most pesticides.

Apr 11 17:03

Meanwhile in California: LA Wants to Build Guest Houses in Backyards for Homeless People

Now, you too can have a crack house in your own back yard!

Apr 11 16:20

Los Angeles painting city streets white in bid to combat climate change

California officials are hoping their latest attempt to stem the rising tides of climate change leads to a more socially conscious -- and cooler -- summer...While each coasting could can last up to seven years, they are also pricey, with the estimated cost of $40,000 per mile, the L.A. Daily News reported.

Apr 11 15:44

NATO: We don’t want war with Russia, but must believe the UK and are forced to react

(*and THAT'S what's known by some as Leadership With Backbone ?)

Apr 11 15:34

US P-8 Poseidon "Submarine Killer" Flying Off Syria Coast

A recent flight path history shows the Poseidon engaged in heavy shore "sniffing" designed to uncover whether any Russian subs are hiding near Syria.

Apr 11 14:51

Idiocy Is Bringing The End Of The World

Americans, for the most part a clueless people, have no awareness of the risk that the criminally insane government in Washington is taking with their lives. What if the Russians mean what they say and do not again turn the other cheek and back down? What happens if Russia replies to force with force?

Why is it that only a few Internet sites are asking this question?

Apr 11 14:39

E-6B

They are going to hit Syria with nukes! MADNESS!

Characteristics
Primary Function: Communications relay for fleet ballistic missile submarines (A and B models) and airborne command post for U.S. Strategic forces (B model).

Apr 11 14:12

China Launches Massive Combat Drill In Hainan As War With Taiwan “Becomes More Probable”

Chinese President Xi Jinping promised a more transparent China on Tuesday, during a keynote speech at an economic forum in Boao, on the southern island of Hainan. Immediately after the conference, China’s PLA Navy began a 3-day combat war drill in waters to the south of Sanya, the southern tip of China’s Hainan Island, which is about 112-miles south from the economic forum.

Apr 11 14:05

Protect Yourself From a Tax Audit

If you’re spending the next week or so working on your taxes, you might find some relief in knowing that the chances of being audited are the lowest in years.
According to a recent IRS report, the agency says it is auditing individual taxpayers at a rate of 1 in 160. That’s down significantly from 2010, when it audited 1 in every 90 individuals

Apr 11 13:54

Mitzi Shore, Comedy Store Founder and Owner, Dies at 87

Comedy Store founder and owner Mitzi Shore has died. She was 87.
“It is with great sadness and very heavy hearts that we report the passing of Mitzi Shore,” the influential store said in a statement posted to Instagram Wednesday, accompanied by a picture of a the owner. “Mitzi was an extraordinary woman and leader who identified, cultivated and celebrated comedy’s best performers. She helped change the face of comedy and leaves behind an indelible mark and legacy in the entertainment industry and stand-up community. We will all miss her dearly. The Comedy Store will be closed today.”

Apr 11 13:30

Senator UNLOADS on Zuckerberg "What's Unsafe About Two Black Women Supporting the President?”

Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) UNLOADS on Zuckerbot about Facebook SILENCING Diamond And Silk!

Apr 11 13:10

Trump: "Get Ready Russia," Missiles Will Be Coming That Are "Nice And New And 'Smart!'"

This has to take the cake as the most insane tweet Trump has ever put out.

President Trump on Wednesday morning reacted to news of Russia saying they'll shoot down any US missiles launched into Syria by openly announcing his plans to strike Syria on Twitter, threatening war with Russia and calling Assad a "Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!"

Apr 11 13:09

Leftist Writer Says 'The Maleness, The Youthfulness & The Whiteness' Of Bus Crash Victims Is Problematic

Nora Loreto, a writer and editor of the Canadian Association of Labour Media whose work has been carried in The Globe and Mail and Maclean's, expressed shock on Sunday after learning $4 million dollars was raised for the families of the victims of a tragic bus crash in Saskatchewan.

Apr 11 13:06

Wednesday, 11 April 2018 Advertisers keep up pressure on Laura Ingraham

Laura Ingraham returned to Fox News this week, but the bad news for her continued.
The exodus of advertisers from Ingraham’s show resumed following her weeklong hiatus, meant to stem the loss of sponsors unwilling to associate their brands with her program.

Apr 11 13:06

Facebook I Deleted My Account, No Opting Out Of Off Line Spying Zuckerberg Says

Today Zuckerberg admitted they spy on people "For Security Reasons" Even when a user is not logged into Facebook. He also said there is no way for users to opt of of this activity.

Apr 11 13:05

'We're from England, go back to Algeria': Woman SPITS at chicken shop worker in shocking rant after he 'refuses to give her free water'

Incident was apparently filmed by the chicken shop employee being abused
Vile attacker hurled racist abuse, calling man a 'n*****' and a 'f****** disgrace'

Apr 11 11:57

Israel Vows To "Wipe Assad Off The Map" If Iran Launches An Attack From Syrian Territory

After they launched a lethal strike (from Lebanese airspace, no less) against the T-4 airforce base in Syria in retaliation for the a chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held Syrian village - killing several Iranians in the process - senior Israeli officials have finally confirmed what many have long assumed since the country started escalating its military operations within the borders of its crumbling Levantine neighbor.

That is, if Israel even so much as suspects that Iranian agents are planning an attack against Israel from Syrian territory, it will be Syrian President Bashar al-Assad who ends up on the receiving end of a preemptive strike from the IDF, per the Jerusalem Post.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What is that line attributed to the now-mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, never let a good crisis go to waste?!?

But I am very curious as to whether Russia's Vlad Putin has received this message, and just what they indend to do, should Israel haul off on Damascus?!?

Apr 11 11:53

Syrian Pro-Government Forces Evacuate Airports, Military Bases Ahead Of Airstrikes

In light of this morning's jawboning by Trump, who vowed that an attack with US missiles "nice and new and “smart!" is imminent, and following overnight unconfirmed reports that US warplanes are massing over the Syria-Iraq border, it will hardly come as a surprise that Syrian soldiers and pro-government forces are getting the hell out of dodge.

According to Reuters, which cites the (highly conflicted) Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Syrian pro-government forces are evacuating main airports and military air bases ahead of possible U.S. strikes.

While the report has yet to be confirmed, amusingly Reuters clarified that "the Syrian army could not be immediately reached for comment." It's also not immediately clear what they would say: "yes, we are retreating, have a good day."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President Trump has telegraphed his intentions, very loudly, to the world, and there will be utterly zero surprise in these attacks.

Apr 11 11:49

Former UK Ambassador to Syria: Syrian Chemical Weapons Attack Was STAGED By Islamic Jihadi Propagandists, No One Actually Died

The former UK Ambassador to Syria, Peter Ford, told BBC Radio Scotland regarding the alleged Douma chemical weapons attack:

The Syrian government is probably not guilty

The sources claiming there was a chemical weapons attack are pro-Islamist jihadi propaganda outlets

The incident was probably staged, and it is likely that no one actually died

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF there is a guy who can most probably ferret out the truth about this incident, it would be Peter Ford.

Apr 11 11:43

11 Russian Warships Leave Syrian Port To Conduct Exercises

Update: The Russian warships leaving port has been reported as a drill, as InterFax reports:

Russian Navy ships, starting from April 11, will conduct exercises near the coast of Syria, follow from the international notification for aviation personnel (NOTAM) and navigational warning for seafarers.

The reports contain the coordinates of the closed area, as well as the conduct of training shooting there.

The training area, located in the international waters of the Mediterranean, is adjacent to the sea border of Syria. It will be closed on 11-12, 17-19 and 25-26 April from 10 to 18 Moscow time.

Currently, as part of the permanent operational connection of the Russian Navy in the Mediterranean Sea, there are about 15 warships and vessels providing the Black Sea Fleet, including the carriers of the Caliber cruise missiles Frigates Admiral Grigorovich and Admiral Essen, as well as submarines that repeatedly struck at the targets of terrorists in Syria.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: the Russians know what is coming, and are preparing for it, off the coast of Syria.

Apr 11 11:38

Facebook Has DOZENS Of Former Obama And Hillary Staffers In Senior Positions - Mac Slavo

Mark Zuckerberg notably failed to mention the recent revelations about the Obama 2012 campaign’s exploitation of the platform’s weak pre-2014 data protections toharvest masses of data from non-consenting users. But when looking deeper at the number of former Obama staffers and former Hillary staffers in senior positions at the social media giant, it becomes a lot easier to see the “why” behind the obvious and glaring question.

It isn’t a secret that Facebook has been censoring anyone with a non-left political ideology. Even Diamond and Silk have had a run-in with censorship.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am hardly surprised by this.

Apr 11 11:21

On the Brink of a Full Blown War? Reports of Nuclear Submarines on the Way to Syria

Star and Stripes reports an additional Navy battlegroup are departing the US this morning (11th April) to join the other US destroyers:

“The aircraft carrier will be accompanied by the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy and the guided-missile destroyers USS Arleigh Burke, USS Bulkeley, USS Forrest Sherman and USS Farragut. The destroyers USS Jason Dunham and USS The Sullivans will join the strike group later, a Navy statement said. The strike group, carrying 6,500 sailors and Carrier Air Wing One, will cruise alongside the German frigate FGS Hessen. It remains unclear what the upcoming strike group deployment might entail.”

The Russian naval facility in Tartus is a leased military installation of the Russian Navy located on the northern edge of the seaport of the Syrian city of Tartus. According to CNN Turk, US destroyers were at a distance of 100 km from the port of Tartus, as of Monday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Were I a betting woman, I would almost be willing to bet that US/UK military action against Syria will begin close to this weekend, when citizens of both countries are distracted with sports and other activities.

If the attack is delayed, until all the US assets are in place, we well be looking at a decap strike against Damascus itself.

At almost 69 years old, I have never, this lifetime, felt myself so completely distressed at being so thoroughly ignored by a government which, allegedly, is supposed to represent my interests and needs, and those of my brother and sister Americans; not those of Israel, and not those of the country's military/industrial complex.

The costs of such a war will have horrific repercussions internationally and ecomomically, and make the United States even more of a target for those international leaders who would like to see this country balkanize and collapse.

It appears to me that there are only two things left to do right now, because Oahu is definitely a first-strike target for either Russia or China, to take out, because of all the military communications flowing east from this rock; pray, and prepare, the best we can.

Apr 11 11:11

U.S. Senator Actually Admits That The War In Syria Is For Israel

Tucker Carlson repeatedly demands to know what is the American interest in war with Syria. This is very good.

Apr 11 11:00

As Trump considers military action on Syria, Pentagon worries it could put Russian soldiers in the crosshairs

As Pentagon planners ready a possible military response to a suspected poison gas attack in Syria, one danger has sparked special concern — whether U.S. airstrikes may inadvertently kill Russian soldiers in Syria and escalate the regional war into a confrontation between Washington and Moscow.

The chances of a potential clash would increase if President Trump opts for a heavy bombardment, employing not only Tomahawk cruise missiles fired from Navy ships offshore — as he did last year after a previous chemical attack — but also manned bombers and other warplanes to strike multiple targets in Syria, current and former officials say.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Those international chemical inspectors better get on the ground in Syria, and double time quickly, as in, yesterday!!!! We need a time machine here, or at least Dr. Who's tardis.

And if Pentagon officials are worried that the US may inadvertently kill or maim members of the Russian military, they need to talk President Trump out of this madness, and right the hell now, because there will almost be no way to avoid this, as embedded as the Russians are with their Syrian military counterparts.

Of course, we have Israel's military leadership cheerleading for a US war against SyriaIsraeli commanders push for an offensive against Syria. but President Trump needs to understand, fully, and consequentially, that these Israeli military officials fully expect that the costs of such a war will only be borne in American blood, and with American money.

We also have Saudi Arabia's B.O.Y. (the Butcher of Yemen),Crown Prince bin Salman, suggesting that Saudi Arabia could conceivably join the fray Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman mentions that Saudis could take part on a US-led attack on Syria. Considering just how non-brilliantly their military campaign is going in Yemen, even with US military assistance, which can only be characterized as a wanton genocide against the Yemeni people, President Trump should refuse their help; the US should NOT be colluding with the Saudis in any more war crimes, this time against the Syrian people, thank you very much!!

That Congress is, colletively, sitting idly by, and allowing such insantity to move forward, when only Congress has the power to declare war, derrived from the American Constitution, suggests that they are all completely worse than useless, and should be completely sacked sacked at the next round of elections to which they are subject.

Apr 11 10:47

A Wedding That Became a Funeral

On December 12, 2013, a United States aerial drone launched four Hellfire missiles on a convoy of 11 cars and pickup trucks during a counterterrorism operation in rural Yemen. The strike killed at least 12 men and wounded at least 15 others, 6 of them seriously.

Yemen authorities initially described all those killed in the attack outside the city of Rad`a as “terrorists.” The US government never officially acknowledged any role in the attack, but unofficially told media that the dead were militants, and that the operation targeted a “most-wanted” member of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) who was wounded and escaped.

Witnesses and relatives of the dead and wounded interviewed by Human Rights Watch in Yemen said the convoy was a wedding procession. They said everyone in the procession was a civilian, including all of the dead and injured, and that the bride received a superficial face wound.

Apr 11 10:44

Google's File On You Is 10 Times Bigger Than Facebook's - Here's How To View It

With all the attention paid to Facebook in recent weeks over ‘data breaches’ and privacy violations, even though what happened with Cambridge Analytica is part of their standard business model, it’s easy to forget that there are four other Big Tech corporations collecting just as much - if not more - of our personal info.

Google, Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft are all central players in “surveillance capitalism” and prey on our data. New reports actually suggest that Google may actually harvest ten times as much as Facebook.

Apr 11 10:44

The US Has Bombed at Least Eight Wedding Parties Since 2001

The headline—“Bride and Boom!”—was spectacular, if you think killing people in distant lands is a blast and a half. Of course, you have to imagine that smirk line in giant black letters with a monstrous exclamation point covering most of the bottom third of the front page of the Murdoch-owned New York Post. The reference was to a caravan of vehicles on its way to or from a wedding in Yemen that was eviscerated, evidently by a US drone via one of those “surgical” strikes of which Washington is so proud. As one report put it, “Scorched vehicles and body parts were left scattered on the road.”

Apr 11 10:41

US Military Admits: We Deliberately Bombed a Hospital in Iraq

The U.S. military said Thursday that it intentionally bombed a hospital in Mosul, Iraq as part of its efforts to "eradicate" Islamic State (ISIS) fighters.

The attack on the Al Salam hospital complex took place Wednesday at the request of Iraqi forces, with coalition aircraft using "precision-guided munitions," Air Force Col. John Dorrian, spokesperson for the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS, told reporters.

He said "it's very difficult to ascertain with full and total fidelity" that there were no civilian casualties, whether in the building targeted or elsewhere within the hospital complex.

Apr 11 10:40

'We're from England, go back to Algeria': Woman SPITS at chicken shop worker in shocking rant after he 'refuses to give her free water'

Incident was apparently filmed by the chicken shop employee being abused
Vile attacker hurled racist abuse, calling man a 'n*****' and a 'f****** disgrace'
Shocking event is believed to have happened in Chicken Stop on the corner of Division Street and Carver Street in Sheffield city centre early last week

Apr 11 10:40

'We categorically want to avoid confrontation with Russia' – NATO deputy chief

Deputy Secretary General of NATO Rose Gottemoeller says that the Alliance does not wish to face military conflict with Russia, but still blames it for a "troubling pattern of behavior," from Ukraine to Salisbury.

"We would categorically want to avoid a situation where confrontation with Russia is inevitable. And that's exactly what our decision-making is governed by," Gottemoeller told Russian daily Kommersant in an interview published in Russian on Tuesday. However, her message was far from reconciliatory as she went on: "But we can't leave without reply Russia's illegal acts: from the annexation of Crimea, to destabilization in Donbass, to election meddling, or the latest events in the UK."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Nato Deputy Secretary Gottemoeller, you are lying about the Skribal poisoning; alleged election tampering in the US; destabilization in Donbass; and the alleged annexation of Crimea.

And what is worse, the world knows you are lying with a straight face.

But I can promise you one thing; should President Trump move forward with this insane rush to war in Syria, there will most likely no way for NATO to escape a military confrontation with Russia, and you know it.

So what will NATO and the EU do in that case, institute a European draft?!?

Oh, I would so like to see you try that!! :-)

Apr 11 10:39

Trump is now considering firing Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein after he approved 'disgraceful' FBI raid on his attorney Michael Cohen - and the president also believes he CAN fire Mueller

Behind closed doors, President Trump raged about his Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein
Rosenstein likely signed off on a warrant to have the president's personal attorney Michael Cohen's office, home and hotel room raided

Apr 11 10:38

Baghdad hospital bombed

US aircraft hit a Red Crescent maternity hospital in Baghdad, the city's trade fair, and other civilian buildings today, killing several people and wounding at least 25, hospital sources and a Reuters witness said.
The attacks occurred at 9.30am (0630 BST) and caught motorists by surprise as they ventured out during a lull in the bombing. At least five cars were crushed and their drivers burned to death inside, Reuters correspondent Samia Nakhoul said.

Patients and at least three doctors and nurses working at the hospital were among those wounded.

The missiles obliterated wings of Baghdad's trade fair building, which lies next to a government security office that was apparently missed in the bombings.

Iraq's information minister, Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf, told a news conference that overnight bombings by US-led forces killed 24 civilians and injured 186 across the country. In Baghdad, he said, 10 civilians had been killed and 90 wounded.

Apr 11 10:38

Theresa May resists US rush to bomb Assad without more evidence the Syrian regime is to blame for 'barbaric' chemical attack on civilians

PM last night warned not to press ahead with a strike on Bashar Al Assad's troops
MPs told Theresa May it would be a 'huge mistake' for her to bow to pressure
Mrs May and Donald Trump vowed to end to chemical weapon attacks in Syria
Though the PM indicated she needed more proof of Assad's involvement first
There is no legal requirement for Mrs May to consult MPs ahead of air strikes

Apr 11 10:36

One Day After Warning Russia of Civilian Casualties, the U.S. Bombs a Hospital in Afghanistan

Yesterday afternoon, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power marched to Twitter to proclaim: “We call on Russia to immediately cease attacks on Syrian oppo[sition and] civilians.” Along with that decree, she posted a statement from the U.S. and several of its closest authoritarian allies — including Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the U.K. — warning Russia that civilian casualties “will only fuel more extremism and radicalization.”

Early this morning, in the Afghan city of Kunduz, the U.S. dropped bombs on a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)). The airstrike killed at least nine of the hospital’s medical staff, and seriously injured dozens of patients. “Among the dead was the Afghan head of the hospital, Abdul Sattar,” reported the New York Times.

Apr 11 10:35

Airstrike Hits Doctors Without Borders Hospital in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan — A crowded hospital in the embattled city of Kunduz that treats war wounded came under attack on Saturday and the American military acknowledged that it may have killed 19 patients, staff members and others at the facility while firing on insurgents nearby.

The attack, which the military said in a statement might have been “collateral damage” that occurred while engaging militants, drew a fierce international outcry. The head of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, condemned it and called for a “thorough and impartial investigation.” It also renewed scrutiny of the United States military’s record of causing civilian casualties, which has alienated the Afghan public and often undermined relations with the government here.

Apr 11 10:32

Trump Builds Coalition for War Against Syrian Government: UN Security Council rejects motion to investigate before striking

President Trump is in the process of building a new coalition of allies to participate in a multi-nation “strike force” attack on the Syrian government. This talk of coalition action reflects the rapid escalation of plans since US officials embraced Saturday’s allegations of a chemical weapons strike.

French President Emmanuel Macron, Donald Trump, and British PM Theresa May
Officials said as early as Sunday that the claimed Saturday attack would lead to a US military strike, and President Trump indicated this would happen “very soon.” Instead of a one-off strike, as with last April’s tomahawk missile bombardment of Syria, the US seems to be envisioning starting a whole new war over it.

This new US-led war in Syria doubtless suits much of the administration just fine. After all, this time last week US officials were trying to talk President Trump out of ending US military involvement in Syria. Now, they seem to have a pretext for an open-ended conflict.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This rush-to-war madness, just at the moment President Trump desperately needs a distraction from the Meuller investigations, which has led Meuller right into the gutter of the Stormy Daniels allegations, coupled with a crippled US economy (except for the one percenters) must not be allowed to go forward.

We have had sexual predators in the Oval Office before; that... is nothing new to the power-mad creeps in the bowels of power in DC, who fervently believe that their power and authority gives them carte blanche to abuse people with impunity.

So, to all the Riveros Rangers out there, please call your Congressional Representatives, POLITELY, and tell them that if they support this move, you would rather vote a dog,cat, or monkey into their seat, come the next election cycle, than have them continue allegedly "representing" you, because this war is NOT what the American people want at all.

Apr 11 10:29

Cop who struck 13-year-old girl charged with assault

A Gloucester Township police officer was charged with simple assault on Friday after he struck a 13-year-old girl while handcuffing her, according to the Camden County Prosecutor's Office.

Apr 11 10:29

Pennsylvania school district arms 500 teachers with 16 inch-miniature baseball bats in case of school shooting

In the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, the Millcreek School District is arming its 500 teachers with baseball bats.
"It is the last resort,” said Millcreek School District Superintendent William Hall. “But, it is an option and something we want people to be aware of."

Apr 11 10:28

Trump: Get ready Russia, missiles will be coming at Syria, nice and new and ‘smart’!

Trump is nuts! What else can you say!

Donald Trump warned Russia to "get ready" after Moscow vowed to shoot any missiles fired at Syria down. "They will be coming, nice and new and smart," Trump tweeted.

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Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and “smart!” You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!

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Apr 11 10:25

Fort Blunder: The Fort That America Mistakenly Built in Canada

During the American Revolutionary War and the War of 1812, between Great Britain and the United States, the border between British Canada and upstate New York saw some of the fiercest fighting, much of which took place around Lake Champlain. This freshwater lake situated across the US-Canada border provided the British a direct invasion route into the heart of America.

Apr 11 10:24

50 Years Of NASA’s Space Food

NASA’s Advanced Food Technology Project is responsible for providing space flight crews with a food system that is safe, nutritious, and acceptable to the crew, while balancing appropriate vehicle mass, volume, waste, and food preparation time for exploration missions. For the past 50 years, the methods involved in the preservation process have evolved from pilots eating seed and crackers to allowing for gourmet diets like freeze dried shrimp and meats to be eaten.

Apr 11 10:20

CBO UPDATE: TRILLION-DOLLAR DEFICITS TO ARRIVE TWO YEARS SOONER

According to the latest report from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), released on Monday, the U.S. economy is going great guns. But that growth, no matter how robust, will never catch up with government spending. Hence, despite that growth, annual deficits of a trillion dollars will arrive two years sooner than originally projected.

That previous projection, made by the CBO last June, showed a deficit of $563 billion for 2018, rising to $689 billion next year. Now, with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act behind them, the CBO projects this year’s deficit to be $804 billion and next year’s to be just a touch below a trillion dollars, at $981 billion.

The CBO is considered by many to be less partisan than most government entities and as likely to create more accurate projections than those coming from the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB). It covered itself with this disclaimer:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please remember: most of Trump's budget goes to the military, and military/industrial complex, which has absolutely not fixed the problems with its reckless, unaccountable spending, or fixing a mentality, in the minds of the corporate masters of our weapons industries, that it is perfectly fine to deliver products late; with huge cost-over-runs, that will never work as advertised.

And a huge, glaring example of this problem is the Lockheed-Martin's weapons equivalent of the failed "Edsel", the F-35, which, after all the taxpayer money thrown at it to fix it, may never, ever function as promised.

Apr 11 10:18

Nigel Farage breaks with ‘friend for life’ Donald Trump over military intervention in Syria

Farage rejected the idea of military strikes even if Assad were found to be responsible. “Look I don’t know whether Assad used chemical weapons or not. I don’t know why he would given he is winning the war anyway. But even if we knew it was him, and we decided we are going to attack military bases, attack the palace, if the result of concerted action with us, the Americans and the French results in the overthrow of Assad, is that the right thing for us to do?

“Well we might think morally it is the right thing for us to do… because of some of the horrible, awful things he has done. But what comes next? Chaos, instability and maybe a chance for ISIS [Islamic State/IS] to build its forces again.

“So even if tomorrow Trump attacks, not waiting for a UN resolution... I don’t think we should join. Even if we got a UN resolution I would still be very thoughtful about this. What in the longer term are we actually trying to achieve?”

Apr 11 10:09

THE CAUSE OF LONDON’S SURGE IN VIOLENCE IS OBVIOUS — BUT NOBODY’S TALKING ABOUT IT

As the United States continues to experience sensational mass shootings and many Americans call for gun control, the London is dealing with its own rash of violent crime, mostly in the form of knife attacks.

Countless memes circulating on the internet have pointed out that despite the British government’s harsh gun laws, criminals have still found ways to commit violence and murder. Despite this, the government is clamping down further, attempting to restrict knife possession even more than it already has in its fruitless attempts to stop the wave of crime (in 2014, for example, a teenager was restricted from buying spoons, a measure that has apparently failed to reduce crime).

But there is more to the story, and what’s missing from the mainstream conversation further discredits the actions of the British government.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The allowance of small amounts of recreational drugs, coupled with an enlightened drug policy, which would decriminalise drugs, would just pull the rug out from under drug crime, as Portugal has done:

Portugal’s Example: What Happened After It Decriminalized All Drugs, From Weed to Heroin

Of course, this is a completely logical move, which is why the UK will dismiss it out of hand.

And besides that, there are too many people, including politicians, the owners, and investors in, private prisons, and bankers, who are very happy with the current status quo, because they are raking in the money from the results of current drug policies in both the US and UK.

So do not expect to see utterly failed drug policies change in the near future in either country.

Apr 11 10:08

Syria threat by ‘manchild’ Trump is ‘most disturbing presidential statement ever made’ – Galloway

“First of all the tweets from President Trump is undoubtedly the most disturbing statement ever made by any US president and calls into question the very sanity of the person issued it,” Galloway said.

“The world is watching on in horror even in the countries Britain and France that have already indicated they wish to join the putative American strike against Syria. We are on the point of what could develop into World War Three due to the unhinged, juvenile actions of a manchild.”

Galloway went on to urge Washington officials to take matters into their own hands and impeach the out-of-control president.

“I believe that the US cabinet, which has the power to do so under the 25th amendment to the US constitution, must now declare that the author of that tweet is no longer fit to discharge their duties and should be removed from office.”

Apr 11 10:06

Putin: The world is getting more chaotic, but we hope that common sense will prevail

“The state of world affairs invokes nothing but concerns, the situation in the world is becoming more chaotic,” Putin said on Wednesday during a ceremony to welcome new ambassadors to Russia.

“Nevertheless, we still hope that common sense will eventually prevail and international relations will enter a constructive course, the entire world system will become more stable and predictable.”

Moscow will continue to advocate strengthening “global and regional” security, and will fully adhere to its “international responsibilities and develop cooperation with our partners on a constructive and respectful basis.

“We will pursue a positive, future-oriented agenda for the world; and work to ensure stable development, prosperity and the flourishing of mankind,” Putin said.

Apr 11 10:05

Diamond & Silk Fresh Attack On Zuckerberg…

In an appearance this morning on Fox they have a few questions for Zuck...

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Apr 11 10:02

TOO BIG TO LET OTHERS FAIL US: HOW MARK ZUCKERBERG BLAMED FACEBOOK'S PROBLEMS ON OPENNESS

Facebook’s first reactions to the Cambridge Analytical headlines looked very different from the now contrite promises Mark Zuckerberg made to the U.S. Congress this week. Look closer, though, and you'll see a theme running through it all. The message coming from Facebook’s leadership is not about how it has failed its users. Instead it's about how users —and especially developers —have failed Facebook, and how Facebook needs to step in to take exclusive control over your data.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How Clintonesque of Zuckerberg!!

Apr 11 09:59

NESTLÉ'S PLASTIC INITIATIVE CALLED 'GREENWASHING' BY GREENPEACE

The environmental impact of the world's plastic consumption is profound. Plastic trash and the tiny pieces that chip off it can be found everywhere—oceans, marine life, land and our bodies, too.

To help solve this planetary crisis, Nestlé pledged Tuesday to make all its plastic packaging 100 percent recyclable or reusable by 2025. The Swiss food giant envisions a world where "none of its packaging, including plastics, ends up in landfill or as litter," it said.

"Plastic waste is one of the biggest sustainability issues the world is facing today. Tackling it requires a collective approach," Nestlé CEO Mark Schneider said in a statement.

Nestlé joins a number of major international corporations, such as rival Unilever, making similar commitments.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As long as Nestle believes it can get away with this, it will continue to do this..

It will It will only be when laws are strengthened in these areas, and someone like Nestle's CEO, currently Mark Schneider, could acetually be looking at hard jail time for failing to comply, that you will see a real change.

Of course, that will most likely happen when pigs discover that they are aerodynamic, as Nestle's purchasing power stretches to the highest level of international politicians, including our own in the US.

Apr 11 09:52

Russia Will Bomb U.S. Missile Launch Sites If Trump Attacks Syria, Ambassador Warns

Moscow will shoot down any U.S. missiles fired at Syria and retaliate against American launch sites, the Russian ambassador to Lebanon has warned.
Ambassador Alexander Zasypkin made the comments on Tuesday while speaking on the Hezbollah-affiliated al-Manar TV channel, Reuters reported.

Apr 11 09:52

IRAN LIMITS FOREIGN CURRENCY HOLDINGS OUTSIDE BANKS

Iran has limited the amount of foreign currency citizens can hold outside of banks to €10,000 ($12,350) in an effort to control the falling rial and control the country’s severe dollar shortage.

In a statement, the central bank said Iranians have until the end of April to sell excess foreign currency or deposit it in banks.

The decision comes as part of the Iranian government’s measures to overcome losses to the local currency. The rial has lost almost half of its value since September. Iranians have been purchasing foreign currency and gold coins in anticipation of the US pulling out of a 2015 nuclear deal which promised an end to sanctions on the oil rich state.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just because an action is the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid thing the US government could do, is, unfortunately, no guarantee that the US government will not do it.

And to the Iranian people, should it come to this, I must apologise to you for what the US government appears to be getting ready to do, which is to, first, withdraw from the P5+1 agreement, then figure out some way to institute regime change in Tehran, because the Israeli government has decreed Iran to be its "existential threat".

The American people are not in control of their government in any way shape, or form, and that is a very dangerous place for a country which is, allegedly, a democratic republic, to be, because its "leadership" believes it can do anything it wants with impunity.

Oh yes, we have the Kabuki-like drama of campaigns, and a national election; but at the end of the day, we only have the choice between one corporately purchased candidate, or the other; there is no other real choice for American citizens but this.

The American people are very sick and tired of getting lied into war, as it appears ready to bomb both Syria, and Russian assets within Syria, and beyond, on a trumped up charge that the al Assad government used chemical weapons on its own people, when it has almostcompletely obliterated the US-backed jihadists, with Russian help.

Apr 11 09:52

House Speaker Paul Ryan says he will leave Congress in January: 'I have given this job everything I have'

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., announced Wednesday that he plans to leave Congress at the end of his term in January.

Apr 11 09:50

Sinclair chairman broke restraining order and allegedly threatened neighbor

The executive chairman of the Sinclair television group has run into trouble at courts in two states for his alleged conduct during disputes with neighbours.

Apr 11 09:50

Louisiana teacher fired after mocking autistic student in audio recording during class

A Hope Academy school employee was fired and another will be terminated when school lets out for the summer after an audio recording captured them saying inappropriate things about a special needs student.

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