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Feb 12 08:45

The Story Behind the Semi-nude FBI Agent Delivering $1 Million Ransom to Skyjackers, 1972

In 1972, a man held a pilot at gunpoint on a plane loaded with 86 passengers. He asked for a million dollars in cash – the largest ransom ever received by an airplane hijacker in the United States. Then forced the plane to head for Algeria and escaped. Eventually, he was caught in September 2011.

Feb 12 08:44

27 Shocking Hygiene Practices From The Past. Whoa!

Human hygiene has come a really long way since the dark ages. And to show you exactly how far we’ve come, here are some examples of horrible hygiene practices from the past.

Feb 12 08:41

11 Horrifying Dentistry Tools Used in the Past

Before the 18th century, the official denstistry profession, as well as the training, has not been practiced. In the past, as explained by the American Dental Association, people from the Middle Ages relied on two groups of barbers: “…surgeons who were educated and trained to perform complex surgical operations, and lay barbers, or barber-surgeons, who performed more routine hygienic services including shaving, bleeding and tooth extraction.”

Feb 12 08:35

Oxford University to ‘Overhaul’ Classics Department Because Men Outperform Women

Oxford University announced this week that they will overhaul its classics department because male students are outperforming female students.

According to a report from the Telegraph, Oxford University is set to redesign its Latin and Greek language department because male students are performing at a higher level than female students.

Last year, more than twice as man men than women received the top grade in the classics department. 46.8 percent of male students received the top grade, compared to only 12.5 percent of females. In response to the disparity, the university has announced that the entire department will be overhauled.

Feb 12 08:03

Valentines Volume Postal Issue

Is USPS having issues?

(*rain , sleet or snow might not stop the USPS , but their Tracking Service ?
Not so much)

February 12: Problems at USPS
USPS is having issues since 08:20 AM EST. Are you also affected?

Most Reported Problems:
Tracking (55.74%) Delivery (32.17%) Website down (7.79%) Sign in (4.30%)

Feb 12 07:32

Jim Fetzer outstanding 2-hour slide show: .01% traitors rigged 2016 US Presidential ‘selection’ for Hillary. Me: until ‘White Hats’ Truth-bomb with arrests it’s just another ‘crime du jour’ from lying, looting, murdering rogue state empire

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

Professor Jim Fetzer’s magnificent scholarship puts dozens of puzzle pieces together to explain, document, and prove that .01% US “leaders” rigged the 2016 US Presidential primaries for Hillary (with Bernie Sanders’ agreement), then escalated illegal tactics to capture the top US political position of President.

This is crucial work because most Americans are aware of a few pieces of the puzzle, and can relatively easily see the big picture when walked through all the data points. The goal is for a critical mass of Americans to see enough to say enough for .01% arrests, and cause a breakthrough to access the broader puzzle of ongoing illegal rogue state empire annually killing millions, harming billions, and looting trillions (fully documented below).

Jim’s summary; 2-hour interview by Brian Ruhe (video also here):

I’ve documented and blasted for years:

Feb 12 07:32

Jim Fetzer outstanding 2-hour slide show: .01% traitors rigged 2016 US Presidential ‘selection’ for Hillary. Me: until ‘White Hats’ Truth-bomb with arrests it’s just another ‘crime du jour’ from lying, looting, murdering rogue state empire

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

Professor Jim Fetzer’s magnificent scholarship puts dozens of puzzle pieces together to explain, document, and prove that .01% US “leaders” rigged the 2016 US Presidential primaries for Hillary (with Bernie Sanders’ agreement), then escalated illegal tactics to capture the top US political position of President.

This is crucial work because most Americans are aware of a few pieces of the puzzle, and can relatively easily see the big picture when walked through all the data points. The goal is for a critical mass of Americans to see enough to say enough for .01% arrests, and cause a breakthrough to access the broader puzzle of ongoing illegal rogue state empire annually killing millions, harming billions, and looting trillions (fully documented below).

Jim’s summary; 2-hour interview by Brian Ruhe (video also here):

I’ve documented and blasted for years:

Feb 12 06:53

Holocaust Survivor and Soldier Who Rescued Her Celebrated Their 71st Valentines Day Together

During the Second World War John's elite unit liberated Jewish female prisoners, among them his wife-to-be Edith, from a work unit just East from the notorious Auschwitz camp.

Feb 12 06:52

History of Dentistry: From Barber-Surgeons to Dentists

Few people know that barbering (the simple practice of cutting hair on the scalp) and dentistry co-existed for many years. As far back as the Bronze Age (3500 BC) men were having their hair cut and faces shaved. Barbering, was introduced in Rome about 296 BC. Barbers quickly became both popular and prosperous as “barber shops” opened up all over Rome and were the center of daily news and gossip.

Feb 12 06:51

Henry Ford And The Invention Of Kingsford Charcoal

Everyone associates Henry Ford with the automobile and the invention of the assembly line, but you also have the American businessman to thank for your backyard cookouts. An avid outdoorsman and early environmentalist, Henry Ford found a way to solve two problems…waste from his sawmill and cooking fuel source for camping trips…with the invention of Kingsford Charcoal.

Feb 12 03:31

'People Shouldn't Be Going Bankrupt and Dying':

(*for the one trillionth time; we don't live in a democratic society , it's a capitalist republic !)

Feb 12 03:22

Trump on Spending Deal: 'We're Building Wall Anyway'

(*and as soon as the 2018 mid-term elections are completed , we'll tackle the affordable care act !)

Feb 12 03:05

US politician Ilhan Omar apologises over Israel tweet

(*why can't we all just get along ?)

Feb 12 02:36

War Veteran Wept After This Was Found In A Thrift Store 70 Years Later

Bill Moore is a father and a war hero. He had witnessed the unimaginable horrors of war, but nothing could prepare him for what a woman stumbled upon in the sleeve of a record in a thrift store. It was the heartfelt love letter he penned during World War II to Bernadean Gibson.

Feb 12 02:33

Edwin Land’s Daughter Wanted a Selfie, So He Invented Polaroid

Dr. Edwin Land spent long hours in independent study at the New York Public Library reading about physics, chemistry, and the properties of light, but it was a family trip to New Mexico that gave him the idea to create his best-known invention. On a family trip to Sante Fe in 1943, Land, an avid photographer, snapped a photograph of his young daughter, Jennifer. A girl ahead of her time, Jennifer immediately asked to see the pic of her so she could give it the thumbs up or thumbs down. Land explained to his daughter that they would have to wait until they got home, took the film to a lab for developing, and had prints made before she could see the photo, to which, Jennifer rolled her eyes and said something like, “That’s stupid. Why can’t I see the photos instantly?” Land set out to make an instant camera…the Polaroid.

Feb 12 02:29

These Photos From The 1900s Capture How Native Americans Lived 100 Years Ago

In the 20th century, Native American Indian was fading away quickly. With this regard, Edward Sheriff Curtis dedicated years of his life to securing and recording the lifestyle of the remarkable indigenous tribes in North America. Considerably, his work comprises some of the most enthralling photos from that era.

Feb 11 20:49

Man Discovered A Tunnel In His House Leading To An Ancient Underground City

In 1963, while a man in the Nev?ehir Province of Turkey was renovating his home, he noticed a mysterious room behind it that led him to some more cave-like rooms in a web of elaborate tunnel systems.

Feb 11 20:47

What Sank the Edmund Fitzgerald?

In November or 1975, the Edmund Fitzgerald, the largest cargo ship on the Great Lakes, sailed alongside another ship, the Arthur M. Anderson, across the stormy Lake Superior in route to Detroit from Superior, Wisconsin. When a storm kicked up, the two ships, laden with iron ore, became separated.

Feb 11 20:43

The Story of Henrietta Lacks and Her 'Immortal' Cells

Who was Henrietta Lacks?
She was a tobacco farmer hailing from southern Virginia who acquired cervical cancer when she was 30 years old. Her doctor at Johns Hopkins took a sample of her tumor without her consent and sent it to their scientists who had been attempting to grow tissues in culture for many years without success. No one understands why, but her cells did not die.

Feb 11 19:38

MX-18.1 Continuum Official Release (iso refresh)

This is a new distribution and it has become very popular.Using it now.
Based on Debian Linux (Stable)

We are pleased to offer MX-18.1 Official Releases iso for your use.

MX-18.1 is a refresh of our MX-18 release, consisting of bugfixes and application updates since our original release of MX-18.
Note: Existing users do not need to reinstall. All bugfixes and additions will come through the regular update.

channel.https://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=mx

Downloads
https://mxlinux.org

Feb 11 19:35

Trump Tweets In Persian Now? "Birthday Wishes" Sent To Iran's Leaders

On the 40th anniversary of Iran's 1979 Islamic revolution, President Trump attempted to reach out to Iranians in their own language by tweeting "the long-suffering Iranian people deserve a much brighter future." Notably this marks the first time in history a sitting US president issued a social media statement in Persian, or the Farsi language.

Though we don't expect the "birthday wishes" on the occasion of the Ayatollah's founding their Islamic Republic to be received too warmly inside Iran, as the message also appeared a veiled threat of regime change.

We wonder what poor low-level CIA or State Department analyst had to be pulled from their work and into the White House to compose the foreign language tweet for the president.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Right now, after Mike Pompeo's speech last week, claiming that Hezbollah was also in Venezuela, and Iranian-linked, I just wanted to laugh out loud.

Unfortunately, what this may mean is, The Unhinged Ones in the Bowels of Power in DC , lusting to create their "own propaganda", so will actually conjure up some kind of alleged attack/false flag in Venezuela, claim that Iran/Hezbollah did this, and off we will go, into yet another set of military misadventures, again, fighting wars in two hemispheres, one in the Middle East.

President Trump, it gives me no pleasure to have to say this, but the way, and the obscene degree, to which U.S. foreign policy on Iran is driven by Tel Aviv's agenda, is officially horrible, and detrimental to the way other countries in the Middle East see the US Government and this absolutely must stop.

If the US government is going to stand on the right side of history on this issue, at the end of the day, the US government needs to give the Iranian people, a real choice in how they wish to govern themselves, and who they pick for ultimate leadership; and yes, we understand that Iran is a theocracy....but so is Israel.

40 years is a very short time in Iran's history, since the time of the Shaw was overthrown; if you, or I had the chance to speak with a younger Iranian person, still in college, and find out what their dreams and hopes are for their lives, as well as the lives for their families and friends, what I think would be that many of them are surprisingly contemporary, and want to see the political process open up, and become more liberal here.

But "regime change" in Iran to control its oil, with Russia most probably assisting Iran militarily if this does happen, can have absolutely catastrophic consequences which can never be reversed.

Feb 11 19:03

Russia's Exports Continue To Defy US Sanctions

Authored by Tom Luongo,

Russia is winning its war of attrition against aggressive U.S. sanctions policy. Diplomatically, Russia is winning on all fronts, finding positive solutions through its abundant energy reserves to open gaps in relationships hat have been frozen in geopolitical amber for two generations.

I’ve covered the surprising stability of the Russian ruble over the past six months given the volatility in oil prices in the past. That stability is key to the future of central Asia as well as eastern Europe.

Putin is positioning Russia and the ruble as the glue which ties central Asia’s development together through the Eurasian Economic Union. So, it and Russia’s economy defying the best efforts of the U.S. to impede its growth is something to keep watch on.

Feb 11 18:19

8 USC Ch. 12: IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY

CHAPTER 12—IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY
SUBCHAPTER I—GENERAL PROVISIONS
Sec.
1101.Definitions.
1102.Diplomatic and semidiplomatic immunities.
1103.Powers and duties of the Secretary, the Under Secretary, and the Attorney General.
1104.Powers and duties of Secretary of State.
1105.Liaison with internal security officers; data exchange.
1105a.Employment authorization for battered spouses of certain nonimmigrants.
1106.Repealed.
1107.Additional report.

SUBCHAPTER II—IMMIGRATION

Feb 11 17:32

PC BS (British Style) : Woman Arrested for Calling A Trans Woman A Man

A British woman was arrested in front of her children and held in police custody for 7 hours after calling a transgender woman a man online. -- Kate Scottow was detained following an argument on Twitter with a transgendered woman. She was charged with “harassment and malicious communications.” -- Presently, this could never happen in the US, although I'm sure that trans activists would love to lock up those who don't agree with them. Given the attitudes toward the First Amendment by many millenials, it's probably only a matter of time before the activists get their wish.

Feb 11 16:54

Teacher accused of offering student money for nudes

Authorities arrested a high school teacher who allegedly offered a student money in exchange for nude videos.

Police said 32-year-old Christopher Shenise, of Vernon, is facing child endangerment and other charges.

The West Milford High School teacher allegedly asked the 17-year-old student for the sexually explicit videos in November.

If convicted on all charges, Shenise could face more than 15 years in prison.

Feb 11 16:50

A Collection of Sordid and Dangerous Clowns (Guess Who)

Again, it is not a matter of Republicans and Democrats. No administration of any party, stripe, or ideology has ever pushed to aggressively toward war with so many countries. These people are not right in the head.

Feb 11 15:32

Most Expensive Midterm Election Ever: Special Interests Paid Billions in 2018 for a Shot to Rule Over You

Even if you vote, or not, and your party wins, or not, because this system is set up this way, the police state will continue. Constantly voting for the lesser of two evils has manifested into an inevitable cycle in which the government gets more powerful and the people get poorer. But don’t take my word for it, just look at the current state of America. -- 50 percent of all American workers make less than $30,533 a year. In the meantime, however, the politically connected elite made up of the 0.1% have increased their wealth by more than $1 trillion in the past year. One trillion also happens to be the same amount of money that the US taxpayer has had placed on their backs in the form of government debt in the last year too. Coincidence? Probably not.

Feb 11 15:12

Pre-Prison? Chicago Public Schools Monitored Social Media for Signs of Violence, Gang Membership

Even some school officials weren’t told their students were being monitored. In August 2016, when the Crime Lab conducted interviews with 26 administrators, “only a few” at the target schools knew of the program’s existence. Administrators at schools the Crime Lab used as controls to measure outcomes said the concept made them uneasy.

Feb 11 14:49

It is the right and duty of all Americans to REFUSE to comply with unconstitutional gun laws

The far-left Colorado enclave of Boulder, home to the University of Colorado, recently enacted a “law” that targets gun owners by criminalizing them for not jumping through a bunch of arbitrary bureaucratic hoops aimed at deconstructing the Second Amendment. But setting an example for all of us are patriots and gun-owners like local Boulder resident Jon Caldara, who’s gone public to say that he will never comply with his city’s unconstitutional demands, no matter the cost to his own life and livelihood.

Feb 11 14:35

International law under threat

Lawrence Davidson warns against the steady demise of international law, where the US and its allies are undermining the world climate change control regime, the International Criminal Court and Interpol, paving the way for the return of the barbarism that blighted the earth before 1946.>>

Feb 11 14:14

President starts a war? Congress yawns. Threatens to end one? Condemnation!

The real question we need to ask is why is Congress so quick to anger when the president finally seeks to end the longest war in U.S. history?

Feb 11 13:56

BOUGHT OFF: Why You Don’t Hear About Low-Cost Natural Remedies In The News

Complain to Congress you say. It is bought off. A reported army of 1440 lobbyists for the pharmaceutical industry is in Washington DC. The pharmaceutical industry spend $280 million on lobbying Congress in 2018. That amounts to a half-million dollars per member of Congress.

Feb 11 13:52

Drug convictions overturned for 10 framed by Chicago police sergeant: 'He took everything from me'

A Cook County judge Monday morning overturned the drug convictions of 10 men who joined a growing list of people who in recent years have have been exonerated after being framed by disgraced former Chicago police Sgt. Ronald Watts.

One by one, nine of the men, all African-American, filed into Cook County Circuit Judge LeRoy Martin Jr.’s courtroom and stood before him as prosecutors filed a motion to vacate their convictions. The men had all served time in prison because of the false charges, their attorneys said. Martin granted each motion after a brief hearing. The 10th man, who was in police custody on an unrelated matter, was later brought into the court to have his conviction overturned, his attorneys said.

Feb 11 13:17

MSM “Fact Checkers” Reveal Their Anti-Trump Bias With Absurd SOTU Analysis

In summary - the mainstream media's blatantly biased "fact checks" have once again revealed their failure to remain objective, honest and factual. And while those on the left who are deeply mesmerized by partisan echo chambers may let these critiques slide - critical thinkers, particularly swing voters, will see right through the joke that has become modern journalism.

Feb 11 12:56

Taxes, Taxes And More Taxes: The Radical Economic Agenda Of The Left Has A Surprising Level Of Public Support

America has already traveled quite far down the road toward socialism, and instead of reversing course, it looks like the American people want to pick up the pace. -- But all we have to do to see where that road leads is to look at Venezuela. Unfortunately, most Americans are not making that connection at this point.

Feb 11 12:45

Generic drug companies conspired to fix drug prices and rake in billions by cheating customers, lawsuit says

The attorneys general of the states in question are accusing nearly 20 generic drug makers of illegally collaborating to hike the prices of their drugs. According to the suit, which was first reported by Business Insider, employees at rival firms conspired in close communications about ways to increase their prices on drugs used to treat conditions like diabetes, insomnia, anxiety, heart failure, and epilepsy.

Feb 11 12:34

NewsGuard is a globalist-funded “news ratings” front to protect pro-war NeoCon interests while silencing all independent media

NewsGuard is nothing but a globalist-funded front to protect military adventurism and to prop up corporate-controlled narratives on complex topics such as vaccine safety and choice, the causes of cancer, the perils of modern medicine, among other hot topic issues that affect people’s lives.

Feb 11 12:28

Scott Adams: Bill Pulte Talks About Progress on Inner City Blight and More

Bill Pulte discusses the Blight Authority’s impressive progress
Cleaning up areas where politicians and authorities failed
Getting rid of the crime and the drugs infesting cities
Donations fund the Blight Authority, locals love it
Bill has connections with HUD and key local authorities
https://www.theblightauthority.com/id...
Uses for the cleared, available land
Why is peace in the Middle East now possible?
Questions are about to be answered
Why has President Trump been so nice to Saudi Arabia?
Why has President Trump been so nice to Putin?
Iran has been pushed to the brink of bankruptcy
President Trump’s funny tweet about Amy Klobuchar in the snow
Amy and her staff appeared amateurish
Khamenei “death to America” clarification
He means death to President Trump, Pompeo and Bolton
Interesting because…
Americans like the Iranian people

Feb 11 12:11

Hawaii Lawmakers Propose Public-funded Anti-gun Fake News Factory

Following California’s lead, Hawaiian lawmakers are seeking to use money gleaned from Aloha State taxpayers to fund their anti-gun propaganda efforts. HB 1541 would establish the Hawaii Gun Violence Prevention Center, a public and privately funded “interdisciplinary” effort to analyze “gun-related violence and its prevention.”

Feb 11 11:30

Video: Texas Democrat Al Green — ‘Impeach Trump for Ralph Northam’s past bigotry’

On Thursday, Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, promised to force an impeachment vote against President Trump for — brace yourself — Gov. Ralph Northam’s past bigotry, The Hill and others reported. Northam, by the way, happens to be a Democrat.

According to The Hill report:

Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) said the refusal of both Virginia’s governor, Ralph Northam (D), and the state’s attorney general, Mark Herring (D), to resign after admissions of wearing blackface in the past “is but a symptom of a greater syndrome that currently plagues our country as a result of not acting on President Trump’s bigotry.”

Feb 11 11:10

The mysterious case of AOC’s scrubbed 'Green New Deal' details

But on Saturday morning, chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti tweeted that the FAQ page was indeed posted by the Ocasio-Cortez staff but was done so in error. He called the page "an early draft of a FAQ that was clearly unfinished and that doesn’t represent the GND resolution got published to the website by mistake (idea was to wait for launch, monitor q's, and rewrite that FAQ before publishing)."

Ocasio-Cortez later Saturday admitted the same, tweeting at a Washington Post reporter, "There was also a draft version that got uploaded + taken down. There's also draft versions floating out there."

Feb 11 11:09

Harris takes on questions about her 'blackness'

Sen. Kamala Harris directly confronted critics Monday who have questioned her black heritage, her record incarcerating minorities as a prosecutor and her decision to marry a white man.

In an interview with The Breakfast Club hosts DJ Envy and Charlamagne Tha God that aired Monday, the show's hosts asked the California Democrat to address a series of derogatory memes that have circulated on social media. One of the hosts cited a meme that said Harris is "not African-American" because her parents were immigrants born in India and Jamaica and she spent her high school years in Canada.

"So I was born in Oakland, and raised in the United States except for the years that I was in high school in Montreal, Canada," Harris responded with a laugh. "And look, this is the same thing they did to Barack (Obama). This is not new to us and so I think that we know what they are trying to do."

Feb 11 10:46

UK Sending Aircraft Carrier To China In "Show Of Force"

Perhaps out of humiliation over the ongoing spectacular tragicomedy that is Brexit, and in desperate need of a distraction from her domestic political troubles, Theresa May has taken a page out of the the US neocon playbook, and has decided to send Britain’s new aircraft carrier to China’s backyard in what The Times has dubbed "a show of strength" - just in case Beijing is unclear how to respond to this hilarious development - because apparently the UK believes it is a US stunt-double when it comes to sending Beijing messages about its territorial ambitions in the South China Sea.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OK, that's it: in making this move, Prime Minister May has proven, without a doubt, that she has gone completely round the bend, gone "mental", and has to be removed for the safety and continued lives of her brother and sister Brits.

And the worst thing about this move, is that Chinese Military and other officials are laughing their collective heads off at it.

Feb 11 10:40

MADURO DENIES HEZBOLLAH TIES, MOCKS POMPEO'S CHARGE AS "PROVEN LIES"

One day after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo claimed Hezbollah was "active" and operating inside of Venezuela, embattled President Nicolas Maduro responded in a televised speech in Caracas slamming Pompeo's allegation which had also hinted at Iranian connections as "lies that have been proven false."

According to Maduro, “Hezbollah is a legal political party within Lebanon’s political life. Hezbollah is primarily a political party, with ministers, deputies, and elected officials.”

“We do not have, nor have we had any political relations with the Hezbollah political party. There are many Lebanese living in Venezuela,” he continued during the Friday statement, as translated by Al-Masdar News journalist Renato Velez. Acknowledging the historic roots of Arab communities in Latin America and Venezuela, he continued, “Long live the Lebanese, Syrian and Palestinian Arab colonies in Venezuela.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What concerns me most about this codswallop, disgustingly oozing out of Pompeo's mouth, is the possibility that some in the Bowels of Power in DC will choose to make this insanity a reality, by having some alleged Hezbollah blow up some American asset in Venezuela, and off we go, to yet another war for resources.

I would like to politely remind this Thoroughly-Unhinged Sector of the US government, that Russia has already sent in about 400 Special Ops Mercs, tasked with keeping the Maduro government alive and well.

Are we really up to confronting the Russian Special Ops mercs in Venezuela over their oil reserves?!?

I hope the short answer to this will be, "HELL, no!!"

Feb 11 10:37

'Virginia needs someone that can heal': Blackface Gov. Ralph Northam explains why he's not resigning as Gayle King lectures him on slavery after he describes them as 'indentured servants from Africa'

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam on Sunday was lectured on slavery during an interview where he explained why he wasn't resigning in the wake of a racially offensive photo that set off a series of scandals in his state.

'Well it has been a difficult week,' he told CBS News of the scandal that resulted in several Democratic leaders calling for his resignation. 'And you know if you look at Virginia's history we are now at the 400 year anniversary, just 90 miles from here in 1619. The first indentured servants from Africa landed on our shores in Old Point Comfort what we call now Fort Monroe and while-'

'Also known as slavery,' interviewer Gayle King interrupted.

Feb 11 10:31

2019: THE THREE TRENDS THAT MATTER

Look no further than Brexit in Britain, the yellow vests in France and the Deplorables in the U.S. for manifestations of a broken social contract and decaying social order.

Among the many trends currently in play, Gordon Long and I discuss three that will matter as 2019 progresses: 2019 Themes (56 minutes)

1. Final stages of the debt supercycle

2. Decay of the social order/social contract

3. Social controls: Surveillance capitalism, China's Social Credit system, social globalization

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The big things you can do right now, to protect yourself, is make sure that you are prepped for any emergency; that means long-term food storage; extra medicines for yourself and your pets, and potable water. You also need to have a bug-out kit in your car, and make sure that the gas gauge is never below half, if you really are going to need to get somewhere out of the way of the insanity.

Have only what you need in the bank to pay your bills. Look at having some physical gold and silver.

One of the best experts in this area is Daisy Luther, who has been on Mike's show. You can find her on line, and in books you can order.

Feb 11 10:25

RUSSIA TO DISCONNECT FROM THE INTERNET AS PART OF A PLANNED TEST

Russian authorities and major internet providers are planning to disconnect the country from the internet as part of a planned experiment, Russian news agency RosBiznesKonsalting (RBK) reported last week.

The reason for the experiment is to gather insight and provide feedback and modifications to a proposed law introduced in the Russian Parliament in December 2018.

A first draft of the law mandated that Russian internet providers should ensure the independence of the Russian internet space (Runet) in the case of foreign aggression to disconnect the country from the rest of the internet.

In addition, Russian telecom firms would also have to install "technical means" to re-route all Russian internet traffic to exchange points approved or managed by Roskomnazor, Russia's telecom watchdog.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Putin knows what is coming and, as usual, is at least 30 chess moves ahead of his American counterpart; he is doing everything possible to insure the survival of the Russian people, should there be some form of aggression against Russian assets, anywhere in the world.

Feb 11 10:25

Exclusive — Kevin McCarthy: GOP Aims to Force House Vote on Born Alive Abortion Survivor Bill

McCarthy explained Republican House members’ effort to force a vote on the Born Alive Survivors Act. Rep. Marsha Blackburn is the sponsor of the bill that was introduced in December 2017.

He said Democrats have a “radically, calloused position about life.” He pointed specifically to a new late-term abortion bill in New York and efforts in the Virginia legislature to pass a similar measure. He added Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s recent comments effectively endorsing infanticide.

McCarthy said Republicans began the week asking for unanimous consent to put the bill up, but Democrats avoided the opportunity. He said Republican Reps. Steve Scalise and Ann Wagner each called for unanimous consent on the bill this week. He said Republicans would continue to do so every day. He added that they will introduce a discharge petition. Six Democrats previously voted with Republicans, according to the minority leader.

Feb 11 10:21

THE CYNICISM OF EMPIRE: SEN. RUBIO TELLS VENEZUELANS TO OVERTHROW THEIR GOVERNMENT...OR STARVE!

There is a sad disregard for human life among the neocon regime-changers. The devastation of Iraq, with its million dead, was a mere stepping stone to a "re-making" of the Middle East. A Libya turned into a modern day slave market after neocon-backed "liberation" is off the radar screen. Who cares, right?

Syria suffered a half million dead after a US backed jihadist insurgency - strongly backed by the neocons - and not a word of remorse.

In fact, in a remarkable act of chutzpah, neocons have taken to blaming the victims in Syria, with the Washington Post's Josh Rogin branding Assad, who fought and ultimately defeated US-backed terrorists (and in so doing saved Syria's ancient Christian community) an "enemy of humanity." One need not join the Assad fan club to come to the easy conclusion that an al-Qaeda-controlled Aleppo, for example, was a living hell while an Aleppo liberated by Assad very soon was on its feet again as a multi-confessional and multi-cultural center of Syria.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Senator Rubio, a word, please: of all the people in South America, Venezuelans are among the most conscious of their history, and wish to make their own forward trajectory from the horrific place where they are now (largely driven by US sanctions) to their collectedly decided-upon future.

And this is why I can guarantee that they will NOT be "throwing flowers" at American Troops' feet if we invade; they will be throwing everything and anything to hand at the American invaders, until they ultimately leave.

Also, as you well know (or should, as a 2019 member of Select Committee on Intelligence), Russia has already dispatched a contingent of around 400 Special Forces in late January Russian Mercs reportedly descend on Venezuela to help protect Maduro Regime

You have to love that phrase "descend on Venezuela", but... I digress.

IF you are thinking seriously, about going head to head with both Russian and Venezuela troops in Venezuela, I would strongly caution you against such an act.

War with Russia, over the Venezuelan oil reserves?!?

Sir, I would ask you to consider the following: just because an act by the US government and military, could be the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid thing this government and military could possibly do, is no guarantee that they will not do it.

A war against Venezuela and Russia at this time, would be the most pig-headedly, ham-fistedly stupid thing the US government could do at this point; this is because our Military does not have the weaponry; the money; or the manufacturing necessary with which to create a positive outcome to a war with Russia.

If you truly "care about the troops", then you and your colleagues should push away from any martial approach here, and consider reasonable negotiations with the Venezuelan government; now that... would be logical.

You are welcome, Senator Rubio!!

Feb 11 10:10

Teen Gets 35 Years to Life for Murdering Spring Garden Dad Gerard Grandzol in Front of 2-Year-old Daughter

The 18-year-old gunman who shot a beloved Philadelphia community activist in the head during an attempted carjacking will serve 35 years to life in prison.

Feb 11 10:09

U.S. Colleges Raise $47 Billion in Ninth Straight Record Year

U.S. colleges raised $46.7 billion in the 12 months through June 2018, the ninth straight record year, as the lengthy bull market for stocks helped spur contributions.

Feb 11 10:09

Defiant Leaker Amid White House Probe Reveals Trump Still Ticking Off 'Executive Time'

Despite a reportedly intense White House investigation to unmask the individual who spilled Donald Trump’s private daily schedules to the media, a defiant leaker has popped up again to reveal the president is still spending about half of his days in unstructured “executive time,” Axios reported.

Feb 11 10:08

Cindy McCain Racially Profiled and Accused Innocent Family of Human Trafficking

Where to begin…?

Well, let’s start with the lies.

Cindy McCain declaratively told the world:

“By God, she was trafficking this kid,” and…
“She was waiting for the guy who bought the child to get off an airplane.”
Wow. What a hero Cindy McCain is. What amazing instincts she has. Except…

None of it is true.

None of it.

The Phoenix police, in fact, released a statement that does not mince words about just how untrue it is.

Feb 11 09:47

AUSTRALIA CALLED TO ACT AGAINST CHINESE DETENTION OF UIGHURS

Melbourne, Australia - Members of the UighurMuslim community in Australia are renewing calls for action from the government amid reports that a number of Australian permanent residents are effectively trapped in China's Xinjiang province.

The Guardian reported on Monday that at least 17 Australian residents are being held under house arrest, in prison or detained in so-called "re-education" centres in the far western region of Xinjiang, also referred to by some Uighurs as East Turkistan.

They are thought to have been detained while on trips to visit relatives in China and some have family members who are Australian citizens.

"As soon as they arrive, their passport is taken away because they're holding a Chinese passport, even though they have permanent residency," Nurgul Sawut, the Uighur-Australian activist who provided The Guardian with the details of the 17 affected, told Al Jazeera.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Were I part of this group, I wouldn't hold my breath that Australia will do anything for the cause of the Uighurs in Western China. The reason?!?

Australian Trade with the Worlds was up 11 - to 763

The article goes on to state: "China valued at $183 billion (up 16% on 2016), accounting for 24% of total trade. China remained Australia's largest two-way trading partner, export market and import source."

Unfortunately, trade tends to "rub out" human rights considerations, and this is why we will not hear a peep out of Canberra, regarding possible Uighur human rights offenses by the Chinese.

Feb 11 09:38

How About A Red, White And Blue New Deal?

I know many Americans are chomping at the bit to turn our entire economy over to a bunch of coastal blue city hipsters and college professors, along with all our money and our personal freedom, because of a dubious moral panic over future weather, but I’d like to suggest a better idea. I call it the Red, White and Blue New Deal, and it’s a little different than the proposed Green New Deal that seems to benefit only virtue signaling limo libs, crony capitalists, and aspiring commissars. The Red, White and Blue New Deal would, instead, be directed at benefiting Normal Americans – you know, those people who built our country, feed it, fuel it and defend it. People like you and me. So, here it is. All of it:

Feb 11 09:36

‘ALL ABOUT THE BENJAMINS’: ILHAN OMAR SPARKS TWITTER BACKLASH OVER ‘ANTI-SEMITIC’ POST

Rep Ilhan Omar’s tweet that US politicians’ support for Israel is ‘all about the Benjamins’ sparked a furious backlash on Twitter, with cries of anti-Semitism from some, while others detailed the Israeli lobby’s influence.
The controversy kicked off when Omar shared, and responded to, a tweet by journalist Glenn Greenwald about Republican Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) threatening punishment against her and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) for their support for the Boycott Divestment & Sanctions (BDS) movement.

It's all about the Benjamins baby ???? https://t.co/KatcXJnZLV

— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) February 10, 2019
Journalist Batya Ungar-Sargon swiftly reacted, wondering who Omar thinks “is paying American politicians to be pro-Israel,” and accused her of making an “anti-Semitic trope.”

“AIPAC!” the congresswoman responded, referencing the influential American Israel Public Affairs Committee lobby group, which spent $3.5 million on pro-Israel lobbying in 2018, and $3.4 million in 2017.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Rep Ilhan Omar will likely be a one-term Representative; the Israeli and AIPAC's intel units here, will make sure that by the time her term is ended, if she goes up for re-election, that they will have pulled so much...crud on her, and pledge support to anyone who is opposing her, that she will most likely not get re-elected.

Having said that, I have to ask; is it anti-Semitic for an American member of Congress to simply state what everyone in government knows to be absolutely, painfully obvious, about how Israel and AIPAC control US foreign policy?!?

I would think, not at all; but I would, apparently, be dead wrong.

Feb 11 09:24

REDDIT GETS $150 MILLION INVESTMENT FROM CHINESE CENSORSHIP COMPANY

Reddit, which censors dissidents in America, is now being funded by Tencent, a multi-billion dollar company which censors dissidents in China.

From NewsBusters, "Chinese Censorship Company Invests Millions in Reddit":

What happens when the front page of the internet is funded by the company that made the Great Firewall in China?

Reddit, the internet forum for communities, posts, and news, is currently fundraising to keep itself afloat, with a $300 million goal. Half of that goal has already been met, thanks to a massive investment of $150 million from Chinese censorship company Tencent. The company is in charge of blocking, blacklisting and preventing internet access to certain groups, sites, and information in China. Ironically, Tencent is responsible for the banning of Reddit in China.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Like we don't have entities in the US doing precisely the same thing, by deplatforming, and making it all but impossible to find a post with a negative view of these perpetual wars?!?

The unholy Triumvirate of Facebook, Google, and Twitter, do this kind of work the US government wants them to do; so why blame China for doing the same thing?!?

Feb 11 09:24

6 Popular Dog Breeds Before And After 100 Years Of Breeding

The Science of Dogs blogged a series comparing your favorite dog breeds from the 1915 book "Dogs of All Nations" to their present counterparts. Many dogs have been developed to be more disease prone than before.

Feb 11 09:21

Fearing a Smallpox Epidemic, Civil War Soldiers Tried to Self-Vaccinate

Although they fought on opposite sides, the Union and Confederate forces shared a common enemy: smallpox.
At the battle of Chancellorsville, fought May of 1862, nearly 5,000 Confederate troops were unable to take their posts as the result of self-vaccination from smallpox.

Feb 11 09:19

‘ENEMY CAN’T ASK US TO LEAVE, THEY MUST LEAVE’: IRAN CALLS FOR US TO WITHDRAW FROM THE REGION

Tehran has brushed off US calls to pull its forces out of Middle East countries, saying that it is the ‘enemy’ Washington who should go back home. It comes as Iran marks 40 years since the Islamic Revolution.
As the US’ own forces start to withdraw from Syria, Washington is increasingly worried that Tehran is getting too entrenched in the war-torn country. The US has repeatedly lambasted Iran for its presence in Syria, where Tehran maintains ‘military advisers.’

On Monday, the deputy head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards fired back at Washington: “The enemy cannot ask us to leave the region. They must leave the region.”

“We will help any Muslim anywhere in the world,” Brigadier General Hossein Salami added.

It’s not the first time that Iran has rejected US demands to curb its ‘influence.’ Last week, a senior aide to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, Ali Akbar Velayati, warned: “Whether they want to or not, the Americans must leave Syria.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mr. President, a word please; last time I checked Russia and Iran had been invited by the government of Syria to assist it in getting rid of the western funded, trained, and supported jihadists: the US government was not invited to this particular party, in case the memo never reached you.

In fact, this US occupation of Syria falls under the heading of " a major crime against sovereign state."

And sir, this stated objective that the US has to stay in Syria to watch Iran?!? I don't know if any one has mentioned this to you, but even though you have pulled the US out of the P5+1, Iran, as declared through the IAEA's certifications, Iran is still keeping its part of the deal.

Has Iran started a war in the last two hundred years?!? The short answer is no, Mr. President; they have not. So why in the world is the US "watching them" from Syria?!?

Surely, there has to be another reason. Perhaps creating a false flag in Syria, blame it on the Iranians, and off we would be going, into an Israel-favored war?!? I would like to hope - and pray - that this is not the design objective of the US staying in Syria.

And Mr. President, there is another issue which the American people would like to have explained; why is it, sir, that Iran has signed the NNPT, but Israel has not, meaning, of course, that they are not entitled to any money or weaponry, according to the Mann Act and the Symington Amendment?!?

Isn't the US violating its own law, every time Israel gets more money, or weaponry from the US?!? Can you explain this to us, please?!?

And your excuse for staying in Syria being that we must "protect Israel" with our Syrian occupation?!? President Trump, can you enlighten us on the latest and greatest package passed by Congress for Israeli aid?!?

U.S., Israel Sign Historic 10-year, $38-billion Military Aid Deal

Sir, forgive me, but at this massive cost to the US government (while homeless Vets still sleep rough in our streets, and our infrastructure is crumbling around us), one might imagine that possibly, just possibly, with all that illegal cash, that Israel is receiving from the US, Israel would be fully capable of protecting itself.

So the answers you have provided ring utterly hollow, as the "reasons why" the US military is still in Syria. What you and Israel may have in mind for Syria and Iran, I shudder to contemplate.

Feb 11 09:06

Um, No Thanks — Why One Travel Pro Isn't Falling for Airlines' Checked Bag Fees

It seems almost every year that airlines are increasing the cost of a checked bag. What used to be included in your airline ticket can now cost you upwards of $50 per bag, per flight. To many, this is a deterrent, but that’s when I like to remind others that a carry-on is a viable option and one you shouldn’t be overlooking. I’ve gone on three-week business trips and taken only a carry-on bag with me with no problem.

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