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Oct 09 10:53

Watch: "Street Anarchy" As Antifa Attacks Portland Drivers That Don't Obey

Well-known conservative columnist and author Rod Dreher reacts to shocking video which emerged on Monday showing masked Antifa members taking over an entire busy intersection and claiming the authority to direct traffic in an American city.

Notice that these thugs include white people using racist anti-white language to order drivers to do as they say.

Is this America? Is this routine in Portland? Why are the Portland police not arresting these people? This video captures the faces of some of them. Arrest them. Jail them.

And yet the Portland resident and journalist, Andy Ngo, who first posted the now viral video says "This is the type of street anarchy that routinely happens where I live."

Oct 09 10:44

RICHARD BRANSON SAYS VIRGIN GALACTIC WILL BE IN SPACE 'WITHIN WEEKS, NOT MONTHS’

British billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson has announced that his spaceflight company Virgin Galactic is "more than tantalizingly close" to its first trip into space.
"We should be in space within weeks, not months. And then we will be in space with myself in months and not years," the Virgin founder and CEO told CNBC on Tuesday.

"We will be in space with people not too long after that so we have got a very, very exciting couple of months ahead."

The announcement comes amid a closely fought race between Branson’s Virgin Galactic and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin to get the first fare-paying passengers into space.

Branson has been investing in space travel since 2004 and was initially expected to go to space himself before April of this year.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You have got to applaud when imagination shakes hands with reality, as these coming space flights for Virgin Galactic certainly demonstrate!

Oct 09 10:44

Nikki Haley to resign as U.N. ambassador

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Tuesday that she plans leave her post at the end of the year.
The decision was announced to reporters by President Trump in a joint Oval Office appearance with Haley. Trump offered effusive praise for his envoy to the U.N.

Oct 09 10:41

UKRAINE LAUNCHES LARGE-SCALE AIR DRILLS WITH US AND OTHER NATO COUNTRIES

Ukrainian officials announced the beginning of the Clear Sky 2018 operation in the west of Ukraine. The operation centers on warplanes focusing on coordinated air defense, with Ukraine presenting it as preparation to “protect the airspace” from Russia.

The US and several other NATO nations are participating in this operation, which is to last until October 19. Ukraine emphasized the idea of coordination with Poland and Romania, two nations that they border.

Ukraine has been keen to push the idea that Russia is an imminent military threat to them, to the point where for the past several years, top Ukrainian officials have suggested World War 3 will start over Ukrainian territory.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would politely suggest that every country in the world do everything in its power to prevent the advent of World War III as it will ultimately go nuclear.

Oct 09 10:35

RUSSIA CLAIMS ‘MISUNDERSTANDING’ LED TO ARRESTS OF FOUR SPIES IN HOLLAND

On Monday, Russia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Lavrov dismissed Washington’s accusations against the GRU and said that the Dutch authorities had overreacted in detaining the four Russian officers in April. Following a meeting in Moscow with his Italian counterpart Enzo Moavero Milanesi, Lavrov said that the visit of the four GRU officers in Holland had been “customary”, adding that “there was nothing clandestine in it”. The GRU specialists were in Holland in order to secure computer servers used at the Russian embassy there. “They were not trying to hide from anyone once they arrived at the airport”, said Lavrov. They then “checked into a hotel and paid a visit to our embassy”, he added. Had they been engaged in espionage, the men would have taken strict precautions, said the Russian foreign affairs minister. They were eventually “detained by Dutch police without any reason or explanations, and were not allowed to contact our embassy”, said Lavrov.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have to doubt seriously that GRU had anything to do this; if it is anything that Moscow understands about spycraft, it is that it needs to be subtle, so as to not be detected, and the whole thing about the images of the car "...equipped with WiFi antennas and transformers..." may well have been photoshopped, after these people were arrested.

Oct 09 10:31

An Airbnb guesthouse of horrors

It didn’t take long for police to bring a man in handcuffs back to the property. One of the officers told Jackson and Uwandu he had been babbling about Airbnb cleaning fees. “He told the police that Airbnb had ordered him to evict us, over cleaning fees,” Uwandu recalled.

At about that time, an elderly woman came out of the main house. “Who are you?” she asked Uwandu and Jackson.

The woman said she was the owner and that JJ rented the guest house from her but that he wasn’t authorized to rent it to others. “But he rents it all the time,” Uwandu and Jackson told her. “Didn’t you notice all the people coming and going?”

“I thought those were JJ’s friends visiting him,” she said.

Oct 09 10:07

Two Students Hooked Up. It Was Clearly Consensual. He Still Spent $12,000 Defending Himself.

In James's view, the encounter had not only been fully consensual, it was also mutual: Becky bore just as much responsibility for initiating it as James. And, as Becky would later make clear to the investigator, she had also touched him sexually—she explicitly described her own actions in her official statement.

"[Becky's] account of the incident as set forth in the summary of her investigative interviews does not, on its face, allege any 'act of Prohibited Conduct,'" James's attorney wrote in an April 11 letter to Wendi Delmendo, UC-Davis's Title IX coordinator. "Even if everything [Becky] alleges is true, my client clearly did nothing wrong and did not engage in Prohibited Conduct."

Oct 09 09:55

Rose McGowan, the actress who triggered Weinstein’s downfall, says Hollywood’s approach to #MeToo is ‘all bull’

Rose McGowan, the American actress who helped to spark the flood of sexual abuse allegations against Hollywood’s power brokers, has branded Hollywood’s approach to the #MeToo movement as “bullshit” and her fellow campaigners as “lily-livered” and “losers”.

Speaking a year after she accused the film producer Harvey Weinstein of rape, McGowan also said she believed the mogul’s victims number “in the thousands”.

Despite initially being one of the most prominent voices in the campaign, McGowan has been excluded by many of those involved in #MeToo: she has not been invited to survivors’ lunches and said she had received no support from women’s magazines or women’s organisations. She accused them of caring only about what “looks good on the surface” rather than fighting for lasting change.

Oct 09 09:53

Swedish professor accused of bigotry for saying men and women ‘biologically different’

A Swedish university is investigating a professor for “anti-feminism” and “transphobia” after he said there are biological differences between men and women. He is being urged to retract his comments.

The professor, Germund Hesslow, who works in neurophysiology at Lund University, was accused by a student of making “transphobic” and “anti-feminist” statements in a lecture — but he has refused to back down.

During his course on ‘Heritage and Environment’ at the leading academic institution, Hesslow cited empirical research which supports the idea that there are differences between men and women which are “biologically founded” and therefore genders cannot be regarded as “social constructs alone”.

Oct 09 09:53

Swapping gender norms in the name of equality: Icelandic school that makes boys paint their nails

While many believe the expression “boys will be boys” should stay the norm, some Icelandic schools are defying stereotypes in the name of equality by making boys play with dolls and give massages, while girls jump from trees.

Known as the Hjalli teaching model, the network of 20 nursery and elementary schools aims to counter stereotypical gender roles and behaviors from an early age. While still considered radical by Icelandic standards, the network has grown to cater to eight percent of all nursery-age children in the country since the first school opened in 1989.

The school’s program sees boys and girls wear the same uniforms and play with gender-neutral toys. However, they are separated for most of the day in order to participate in activities that actively counter that of what is expected of them by current gender norms.

Oct 09 09:47

Anarchy! Portland residents' fury at mayor for allowing Antifa activists to take over street, direct traffic, abuse motorists and attack driver during march over police shooting of a black man

Some Portland residents have expressed their anger after dozens of Antifa protesters got into ugly clashes with motorists in Portland on Saturday during a march over the police shooting of Patrick Kimmons.

Activists were filmed shouting 'white supremacist' and 'whitey' at one driver, before another video showed marchers attacking a man's car as he tried to make his way through a crowd of people in the road.

Andy C Ngo, a Portland resident and reporter, vented his frustration with the marchers on Twitter, describing them as Antifa and adding: 'This is the type of street anarchy that routinely happens where I live.'

Oct 09 09:33

Heartbroken mum of teen who killed himself after withdrawn rape allegation found hanged at family home

The heartbroken mum of a teenager who took his own life after being accused of rape before the report was withdrawn has been found hanged in her family home.

The family of grief-stricken Karin Cheshire, 55, said she 'could not see a future' without son Jay Cheshire, 17, who took his own life after allegations of rape were made against him.

The complaint was withdrawn after two weeks but were said to have deeply affected Jay.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Two more victims of the #MeToo movement. Don't it make you feel proudernshit?

Oct 09 09:28

George W. Bush’s daughter says she’s ‘very proud to stand with Planned Parenthood’

Barbara Pierce Bush, daughter of former President George W. Bush, said Wednesday that she strongly supports Planned Parenthood despite continued Republican efforts to defund the group.

“I am very proud to stand with Planned Parenthood,” Bush told a crowd of around 1,000 people gathered at the annual Planned Parenthood luncheon in Fort Worth’s downtown Omni Hotel. “I am proud to stand with Planned Parenthood not only because women, regardless of where they are from, deserve to live dignified, healthy lives, [but] … because it’s a really good investment.

Oct 09 08:45

Teacher tweets spelling-challenged death threat about Kavanaugh – here’s what happened to her

A Minnesota teacher is facing the music after she posted a spelling-challenged death threat about Brett Kavanaugh, newly sworn in Supreme Court justice.

“Take one for the team”
The tweet read “So whose [sic] gonna take one for the team and take out Kavanaugh?” and was posted from the @lookitsSammmm account on Saturday.

Oct 09 08:43

College Republicans plan beer toast for Kavanaugh — but pub asks group to stand down. It gets testy.

Some might argue it was just your average, friendly, quiet gathering of College Republicans from the University of Washington.
Then again, the GOP students advertised that their get-together at a Seattle bar was to hoist beers in celebration of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court following contentious hearings in which he was accused of sexual assault when he was a teenager.

The event’s “Beers 4 Brett” moniker is presumably a reference to Kavanaugh’s “I liked beer, I still like beer” answer to one of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s questions. And part of the Facebook announcement of Saturday evening’s event also called it a celebration of “the failure of the lies and false claims against” the judge.
So as you might expect, some progressives apparently got angry and complained to Shultzy’s Bar and Grill, KTTH-AM reported.

Oct 09 08:34

Homeless father fighting to regain custody of son after photo of child goes viral

A little boy was taken from his father in Stockton, California, last week, after a picture of the child sitting at a homeless encampment went viral. The father is now fighting to regain custody from Child Protective Services.
What are the details?
On Wednesday, a picture of 5-year-old Suki Whigham was circulated online, showing the child sitting in dirt next to a tent in an image KOVR-TV reported “looks more like a refugee camp in a war-torn country.”

Oct 09 08:32

Racists are right-wingers, Canadian high school ‘political spectrum’ worksheet says

Matt DeFouw was livid when his son brought home the worksheet.
“I cannot let this slide,” he wrote on Facebook. “It must be exposed, discussed, and then expediently rectified.”
DeFouw provided a photo of the one-page “political spectrum” worksheet given to 10th graders at Valleyview Jr. Secondary School in Kamloops, British Columbia — which, among other things, declared that racists are right-wingers.
For question No. 3, the correct response to “A person who is a racist” turns out to be someone on the “right” side of the political aisle:
DeFouw said his son whited out his answers and wrote down the teacher-provided answers in pink.

Oct 09 07:30

Gender danger: Trans student barred from all locker rooms, left in the open at school shooter drill

LGBTQ groups have criticized a Virginia public school for leaving a transgender student unprotected during a lockdown drill. While others hid in boys' and girls' locker rooms, teachers argued over where to hide the trans student.

Oct 09 07:27

President Trump has accepted Nikki Haley's resignation - reports

President Trump has accepted Nikki Haley’s resignation as UN ambassador, according to sources quoted by Axios. Haley had reportedly discussed her resignation with Trump last week at the White House.

Oct 09 06:50

“Fu*k. You. All. To. Hell”: Google exec threatens GOP over Kavanaugh confirmation

A Google exec has come under fire after sending a now-deleted tweet to the GOP over the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who became the 114th justice of the US Supreme Court following a heated political battle.

Oct 09 06:34

America Has Become Even More Dangerous

The confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh by the US Senate may seem unremarkable to the three dozen or so nations now targeted by US sanctions and impending “color revolutions.” The list has expanded, India, China and Russia of course, but in truth, there is no end to the list. The issue is world conquest, and the unanswered questions are “by whom” and “for what purpose.”

The mechanism, military and financial war, “hard and soft war,” as they call it in Washington and can only be achieved with total control of America’s political system. The only way that can occur is with rigged elections, a congress and presidency under control as well and the Supreme Court of the United States ready to overrule any tries to reinstitute democracy or reform.

This is how it is, now with Kavanaugh worse than ever, and in fact, how it has always been. America was never intended to be a democracy.>>>

(*I think this article is alluding to the zionist control in Washington DC. 20500 USA so Ssshhhhhh...)

Oct 09 03:31

AUSTRIA'S KURTZ TO NETANYAHU: I'M COMMITTED TO FIGHTING ANTISEMITISM

A meeting between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz in New York on Wednesday evening further confirmed the latter's commitment to battling all forms of antisemitism. The conversation took place at a reception hosted by Ronald Lauder, the president of the World Jewish Congress ... The chancellor briefed Netanyahu on the steps taken by the Austrian government and parliament to reflect their appreciation of the Jewish community, the memory of the Holocaust and the struggle against antisemitism, including the closure of the journal Die Aula, which is associated with the far-right Freedom Party of Austria. The chancellor said Austria is committed to fighting antisemitism, not only in its own country but throughout Europe ...
Note: "battling all forms of antisemitism" including the truth!

Oct 09 03:26

At Yad Vashem, Merkel says Germany has ‘everlasting’ duty to fight anti-Semitism

German Chancellor Angela Merkel continued her 24-hour visit to Israel on Thursday with a visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial museum in Jerusalem, and said Germany bore an "everlasting responsibility" to remember the tragedy and oppose anti-Semitism ... "From this comes the everlasting responsibility of Germany to remember this crime and to oppose anti-Semitism, xenophobia, hatred and violence." Later on Thursday, Merkel was meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin, and will also receive an honorary doctorate from Haifa University. Merkel, who is accompanied by much of her cabinet, a large business delegation and her new czar for combating anti-Semitism, arrived in Israel on Wednesday night ...
Note: Bet she didn't visit Gaza! This anti-semitism montra is wearing a little thin!

Oct 09 03:24

‘I like her music 25% less now’: Trump on Taylor Swift backing Democrats

(*But he's still a close second to Ozzy Osbourne at Working A Crowd!)

Oct 09 03:21

The Simon Wiesenthal Center: A Bastion of Jewish-Zionist Power

Since its founding in 1977, the Simon Wiesenthal Center has grown to become one of the most important and influential Jewish organizations in the world ... The Wiesenthal Center has a long record of reckless propaganda for war. Long before the US invasion of Iraq in March 2003, it had been pressing for an American attack against the Middle East nation, backing its effort with alarmist "Big Lie" claims about the supposed danger posed by the Baghdad regime.

Oct 09 03:15

History Matters’ but Hope Lives Only If People Remember

Along with hundreds of thousands of commuters who use the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) in San Francisco and its suburbs, we are deeply disturbed at BART's misguided decision to allow advertising on its electronic billboards from a nefarious hate group that masks its denial of history in a veneer of pseudo-scholarship ... We wish that BART had contacted the Simon Wiesenthal Center to seek its counsel on what would be an appropriate response when first approached by the so-called Institute for Historical Review (IHR) ... The decision makers at BART appear to have a blind spot for the concerns of the Jewish community, especially Holocaust survivors and their families.
Note: Simply put the reason advocates of the holocau$t legend do not want it examined is because it is an embellished and false narrative that has brought billions of dollars into Jewish organizations.

Oct 08 14:49

After 70 years of abuse, a definition of anti-Palestinian racism

Stuart Littlewood highlights a newly-published definition of anti-Palestinian racism, and an authoritative study which shows the extent of the disinformation campaign behind the claims of “anti-Semitism” in the UK Labour Party. >>

Oct 08 13:30

Here We Go Again… Hillary Clinton Coughs Uncontrollably at Mansfield College – Requests Water (VIDEO)

What is wrong with Hillary Clinton?

Oct 08 12:11

Orlando airport cash seizure: Feds seek to keep $129K they say is tainted by drug trafficking

According to the lawsuit, Simon, 32, who would tell authorities he had a jewelry business in Orlando, was making his way through the airport for an American Airlines 5:25 a.m. flight to Los Angeles.

“The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) discovered a large amount of bundled currency in Simon’s carry-on bag as he went through the screening process at the security checkpoint,” the lawsuit states. “The information was passed on to law enforcement.”

Oct 08 11:16

OUTBREAK In LA: Flea-Borne Typhus Has Reached ‘Epidemic Levels’ - Mac Slavo

An outbreak of typhus has struck downtown Los Angeles. The outbreak has been blamed on the skyrocketing number of homeless people in the area.

According to the Los Angeles County Health Department, 20 cases of the rare, flea-borne infectious disease, which is also associated with poor sanitary conditions and overcrowding, have been recorded in Pasadena alone over the past two months. Health officials now say that the outbreak has reached “epidemic levels,” according to the New York Post.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It seems that the plagues and earth devastations falling upon this country right now, are of nearly Biblical proportions.

The question is, how is California going to fix this?!? Governor Brown needs to consult with his finest medical/scientific minds to get this sorted, and think very carefully here.

Oct 08 11:09

Bikini Girls And Cyberwars

The Times claims to have identified the Kremlin’s latest secret weapon in Cyberwars – “Bikini Girl” @Organicerica. Except there is no evidence @Organicerica has any Russian links or promotes any Russian interests.

It does appear likely that @Organicerica is a bot. The Times claims this is proven by the timing and regularity of the postings (interesting as they claim the same kind of activity pattern proves nothing in the case of Philip Cross). I am prepared to accept, for the sake of argument, that @Organicerica is a bot, or at best a young woman running an automated posting programme.

But what is the output?

Promotion of organic restaurants in Seattle.

Environmental campaigning particularly against pesticides and genetically modified food.

Nothing whatsoever on wider politics, foreign policy, Clinton.

And nothing whatsoever related to Russia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am having a Picard double face palm, at warp speed, upon reading this; it is pure codswallop, and reeks of desperation on the cusp of madness!!

Oct 08 11:05

Angry Democrats Vow "Day Of Reckoning Coming For Republicans"

The bitter battle over Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court has exacerbated the nation’s political divide and left many Americans emotionally raw. It’s also given new definition to the high stakes of November’s election.

After a nailbiter of a Supreme Court nomination until the very last minute, angry Democrats have come out in force, vowing to extract revenge on Republicans with the nation’s top Democrat urging supporters to make Republicans "pay a price" for putting Brett Kavanaugh on to the Supreme Court.

As the Washington Examiner reported, in a fundraising email that follows threats from other public officials over President Trump’s second court victory, DNC Chairman Tom Perez wrote, "Make Republicans pay a price for Brett Kavanaugh."

From DNC's Perez:

Here is one thing we've learned from the Brett Kavanaugh fight: We can never, ever, trust congressional Republicans to stand up to Donald Trump.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is with great sadness that I read what Tom Perez has written.

The one candidate they could, actually, get elected in 2020, they are ignoring like the very plague; her name is Tulsi Gabbard, a Representative from Hawaii, who is very bright, a pro-peace Veteran, and with a blended heritage (she is Samoan American), and a lot to say about the US involvement with Syria.

I fully expect a very intensive series of hot military encounters around the world, potentially leading to a US-generated world war before the end of President Trump's first term; so, Tom Perez, this is why I can assure you that by 2020, the American people are going to be absolutely ready for a pro-Peace candidate.

Oct 08 10:57

Are wireless voting machines vulnerable? Florida, other states say they’re safe enough

Barely a month before midterm elections, voting integrity advocates and electronic voting experts want the federal government to issue an official warning to states that use voting machines with integrated cellular modems that the machines are vulnerable to hacks, potentially interfering with the ballot counting.

Once seen as a useful tool to provide quick election results, voting machines with cellular modems are now subject to fierce debate over how easy it would be to break into them and change the results.

Such machines are certified for use in Florida, Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If you have not seen the documentary "Hacking Democracy", now, right before our midterms, would be a great time to see what is has to say on fraudulent election results.

Oct 08 10:51

Sino-US Tensions: Pentagon Accuses China of Threatening America’s National Security

Sino/US tensions risk boiling over into something much more serious than already.

Washington considers China’s significant political, economic, trade, and military strength as a threat to US national security.

Accusations by US officials against China, Russia, and other countries are all about wanting no nations compromising Washington’s hegemonic agenda – its aim for unchallenged control.

The Trump regime slammed what it called Beijing’s “unfair trade” and other practices, along with accusing the country of intellectual property theft, cyberwar, interfering in America’s electoral process, militarizing the South China Sea, and controlling offshore islands it claims belong to other regional countries.

The US also claims the right to conduct freedom of navigation operations close to Chinese waters its officials consider provocative.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think this paper was created in such a way as to anger the Chinese government, but also accomplish another agenda, which I will get to later in this post; that the US military is behind China, in nearly every sector of its weaponry, has to be laid squarely at the feet of the Pentagon, and those contractors with whom they are so cosy, and who give so much money to political campaigns as to prevent any reasonable, and long overdue criticisms of their products or services from harming their bottom line.

But what concerns me here, is the bristling, angry tone this takes, against both the Chinese government, and Chinese businesses, and there is a reason for that.

The Chinese are very practical, and bright, people. They understand that there are those in the bowels of power in DC who would love to see a regime change in both Russia and China. Paul Craig Roberts: Washington plans to nuke Russia and China Understanding this, can you possibly blame Chinese leadership for doing everything in its power to prevent this from happening?!?

But the belligerency here is the sort of J'accuse! rhetoric one expects to hear as the demonization prelude to a US war against China, and attempting to mold American opinion positively toward this agenda.

I frankly think that, even with the reinstitution of the draft, a war against China would be one of the most pigheadedly, ham-fistedly stupid things this government could do, and particularly at this time in our military's history. We don't have the weaponry, the manufacturing, the money, or the troop strength to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war with China.

And if the US goes to war against China, we had better count on Russia coming in on the Chinese side of the equation. Folks, I am saying this because I care about both my country, and our military; this potential war may well not end well for the US at all.

Oct 08 10:39

FBI informant in terror stings owned limo in deadly crash, state source confirms

The owner of the limousine that crashed in Schoharie, killing 18 people on board and two pedestrians is a former FBI informant who testified in two high-profile terrorism cases, a state official confirmed Monday.

Shahed Hussain owns Prestige Limousine in Wilton, the official said. The limousine company is being scrutinized as federal and state investigators try to determine what caused the crash.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday said the limo involved in Saturday's crash at the intersection of Route 30A and Route 30 in Schoharie failed a state Department of Transportation inspection last month and should not have been on the road.

The driver, Cuomo said, did not have a proper license to operate the vehicle.

Oct 08 10:30

Brig. Gen. Vereen: After missing recruiting goal, Army must adapt

On Friday, Vereen, now the deputy commanding general for operations at U.S. Army Recruiting Command, walked back into the Fayetteville Recruiting Center, which is still located in the Eutaw Village Shopping Center.

Other than the location, Vereen said Army recruiting has changed a lot over the course of his 30-year career.

And now, following a year in which the Army fell short of its recruiting goals for the first time since 2005, the general said the Army would need to continue to adapt.

The Army must increase incentives for recruiters and decrease the bureaucracy soldiers must wade through on a regular basis, he said.

And recruiters must fully embrace social media, Vereen added, as the Army takes more interest in eSports and online gaming.

“We have to go where the kids are,” he said. “And they don’t look at TV anymore. We’ve almost got to change our whole way of advertising.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would frankly suggest that General Vereen and his recruiting colleagues do not have the luxury of time to "tweak" their approach to young people, with all the potential wars in which the US is about to become embroiled.

Right after the mid-terms, I think we will see a very muscular effort from the government and its Deep State, to reintroduce the draft, because the military is stretched so thinly right now.

Take a look at the following articles, as a plausible possibility that this will come about, and perhaps as soon as the end of the year:

Iran regime change will need a draft of the American military

Draft executive order shows how Trump wants to grow the U.S. military significantly

Congress considering Drafting Young Women as well.

Bringing Back the Draft

Oct 08 10:18

Criticism Of Israeli Policy Is Not Anti-Semitic

I was provoked to write this discussion of what is and what isn’t anti-Semitism by an article in Ha’aretz on the “controversy” created by the awarding of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry to George P. Smith. According to the reporting, Smith is not only a brilliant scientist whose work has helped lead to the creation of new drugs that can treat cancer and a range of autoimmune diseases, he is also an outspoken supporter of Palestinian rights and a critic of Israeli policies.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

For giggles and grins, I have just visited the canarymission.org website.

Under section of the website, featuring the "individuals" who should now be "shunned, and disconnected from any possibility of life with dignity", I saw a lot of smiling faces of generally young people.

I saw optimism in these smiles, and not a desire for brutal retaliation for what Israel has done to the Palestinians, but a hopeful, peaceful vision of what life could be like, for both Israel and its Palestinians, if there is some rapprochement, intellectually, artistically, and ultimately, geopolitically, could happen.

One of my great heroes in 20th century music, is the great instrumentalist and conductor, Daniel Barenboim, a Jewish citizen of Argentina; Spain; Palestine; and Israel. He is now the director or the Berlin State Opera.

As noted also, in Wickileaks: "Barenboim is known for his work with the West–Eastern Divan Orchestra, a Seville-based orchestra of young Arab and Israeli musicians, and as a resolute critic of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories."

In my world, all people trying to bridge horrific gaps in perceptions about "the other" in a peaceful, loving, and logical way, are all heroes; and this gentlemen is absolutely one of those.

Oct 08 10:05

Tesla to end up like Lehman Brothers once Musk's 'deception' revealed – investor

The ‘deception’ around electric car maker Tesla will catch up to the company soon, according to hedge fund manager David Einhorn. He compared Elon Musk's behavior to Lehman Brothers executives shortly before the bank's demise.

In a letter to investors, Einhorn wrote that like the investment bank that famously collapsed a decade ago “the deception is about to catch up to TSLA. Elon's Musk erratic behavior suggests that he sees it the same way."

According to Einhorn, “Lehman threatened short sellers, refused to raise capital (it even bought back stock), and management publicly suggested it would go private. Months later, shareholders, creditors, employees and the global economy paid a big price when management’s reckless behavior led to bankruptcy.”

Oct 08 09:41

17 Years to the Day the US Invaded, Over 100 Killed Across Afghanistan

17 years ago, the United States began its invasion and occupation of Afghanistan, officially launched to pursue al-Qaeda in general and Osama bin Laden in particular. Bin Laden is long since dead, but the US still has a massive war raging in Afghanistan, one which is going extremely poorly and shows no signs of ending.

On the war’s anniversary, fighting raged particularly hard, with 14 different provinces across Afghanistan reporting Taliban attacks, and many of them leading to substantial battles. All told, over 110 people were reported killed in 24 hours, roughly half of them Taliban, and the rest included 19 civilians and 35 Afghan soldiers.

Taliban attacks looked to secure territory gains in several districts, including strategically important districts along the Kabul-Kandahar highway.The main highway in Afghanistan, and one of the few major paved roads in the nation, officials say it is closed to traffic until fighting is resolved.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Although none of the presstitute corporate media had much to say about it, yesterday, 7 October marks the 17th year after the US invasion and occupation of Iraq.

Within that 17 years, the Taliban presence and territory have been greater, tearing off hunks more territory than they initially controlled. The puppet coalition "government" is impotent in the extreme to deliver anything of substance to the Afghani people, and corrupt beyond belief.

So, why in heaven's name is the US still there?!? Well, here is what I can tell you; they cannot leave Afghanistan, because the US military/industrial complex cannot admit that they have been defeated here, just as they cannot admit that they have ultimately been defeated in Iraq and Libya, where things continually devolve from bad to worse for the Iraqi and Libyan people.

Once you understand that all wars are economic, and these wars of aggression in which the US government loves to embroil itself, are simply about control of resources, period, end of discussion.

In Iraq and Libya, it was about the oil (and in Libya, preventing Qaddafi from initiating a gold dinar as its currency, which would definitely taken a bite out of the US dollar, anther economic reason for his assassination.)

In Afghanistan, the Bush administration believed it had the perfect lie with which to persuade the American people that Afghanistan should be attacked; after all, they were hiding Bin Laden, the "alleged" mastermind of 9/11, and with the US sentiment angry at those who allegedly did this, and wanted to "do something about it".

Bush molded our collective national distress to his narrative for the reason Afghanistan should be attacked, and little was said here in the US about it invading and occupying that country in the summer of 2001, while US diplomats
were quietly telling the heads of other countries that this was going to happen. US planned war in Afghanistan long before September 11

Bush's negotiations with the Taliban went south right before the bombing on 9/11: New Book Details Bush/Big Oil Negotiations With Taliban BEFORE WTC

This article goes on to state: 'In the beginning of August, the Bush administration and its Big Oil cohorts delivered what amounted to an ultimatum to the Taliban.

"The Taliban representatives were reportedly told by Bush/Big Oil: Accept our offer of "a carpet of gold or you'll get a carpet of bombs."

And what members of this government can NEVER tell the friends or families, grieving over a military personnel's death in Afghanistan, is the following brutal reality: "I'm sorry, but your kid didn't die for honor, glory, or preserving the 'American Way of Life'; he died so that the US government, and business cartels who own it, will have unlimited access to Afghanistan's pipelines; its rare earth minerals, and, of course, control of the opium poppy crop, and weaponise the potent, cheap heroin which is created from it, and make sure it flows like water in countries we don't particularly like (such as Russia)."

This, my friends, is the whole, sordid, ugly truth as to why we are in Afghanistan; and unless a miracle happens, our country's military will be staying there in perpetuam.

Oct 08 09:01

Six cases of rare 'polio-like' illness diagnosed in children in Minnesota

Six children in Minnesota have been diagnosed with a rare "polio-like" disease since mid-September, state health officials said.

Acute flaccid myelitis, known as AFM, affects the body's nervous system -- specifically, the spinal cord -- and can cause paralysis. Unlike polio, there is no vaccine for AFM.

Minnesota typically sees less than one case a year, the state Department of Health reported. The disease typically affects children; all the recent cases in Minnesota were in children younger than 10.
AFM can develop from a viral infection, although its exact cause is unknown.

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According to a Google Search: "Many of the germs that cause AFM are contagious, such as enteroviruses, which typically cause mild illnesses in children such as respiratory infections. ... Some of the germs known to cause AFM are contagious between people while others are not."

But this hasn't been the first time that we have seen American kids infected by this disease:

Confirmed cluster of polio-like 'mystery illness' in Washington State

Here is a list of the top 10 countries for immigration to the US in 2014:

Top Ten Countries of Origins: Legal Immigrants to the United states

Theoretically, every single person asking for the right to emigrate to the US, has to have a standard medical exam; but what about illegal immigrants, who will do not comply with such a rule?!?

I think that we need to look for clusters of these cases, and look for immigrant populations in those clusters who have not had the standard medical exam or care, and a vector may very well present itself.

Illegal immigration and the threat of disease

Illegal immigrants bring disease into the US.

Societal Impact: Illegal Immigration and Public Health

Oct 08 08:56

Actress Emily Ratajkowski Told to ‘Put on a Bra’ During Kavanaugh Protest

Actress and model Emily Ratajkowski was told to “put on a bra” by her social media followers as she protested against President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Holding a sign declaring: “Respect female existence or expect our resistance,” the 27-year-old was one of the dozens of protesters to storm the atrium of a Senate office building on Friday before she was arrested alongside fellow actress Amy Schumer.

Oct 08 08:37

Science journals publish intentionally stupid liberal propaganda studies claiming men should anally self-penetrate to “increase feminist values”

A trio of researchers – Helen Pluckrose, a researcher and author; James Lindsay, an author with a doctorate in mathematics; and Peter Boghossian, a philosophy professor – set out to prove that academic bias has all but totally delegitimized the scientific process. And to say they succeeded would be an understatement.

According to reports, the three individuals were able to get seven fake studies accepted for publishing, and four of these have already been published online. Seven more are said to be under review, and six others were rejected.

So what was the subject matter of the accepted studies? One of them suggests that men should insert objects up their rear ends in order to “decrease transphobia” and improve men’s understanding of “feminist values.”

Oct 08 08:20

Bill Cosby says his conviction and prison sentence for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman should be overturned because the prosecutors ‘made a string of errors’

Bill Cosby, 81, will appeal his sex assault conviction and jail sentence over what his lawyers argue were a string of errors in his court case last month
The disgraced TV star was sentenced to three to ten years in state prison
In a defence motion, his Lawyers called the sentence more punitive than necessary, given the standard two to three-year guideline range for the crime
Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office said it will file a response
Cosby, who must serve minimum of three years before becoming eligible for parole, was also fined $25,000 and ordered to pay prosecution costs
He will appear on a sex-offender registry after Judge Steven O'Neill earlier declared he is a 'sexually violent predator'

Oct 08 08:18

What's wrong with this advert? Hotel is forced to pull down 'sexist' ad showing young couple enjoying breakfast in bed after heavy backlash online (6 Pics)

I think this story illustrates how hyper-sensitive we have all been conditioned to be.

Live and let lie is my approach.

Oct 08 08:13

CREATING NATIONAL BIOMETRIC SYSTEM FOR PATIENT MATCHING WILL THREATEN PRIVACY AND SECURITY

Pew led off the study with this dubious claim about developing a national system of patient identification: “Enhanced Patient Matching Is Critical to Achieving Full Promise of Digital Health Records.” However, problems abound with both the idea of pushing a national patient ID strategy to link patient data and the proposed use of a national infrastructure to collect and store the biometrics of Americans, such as their DNA, fingerprints or iris scans.

At an event with the study’s authors, Pew claimed “many of the participants agreed that getting organizations to settle on one unified national strategy for records matching is more crucial than agreeing on one technology,” Politico’s “Morning eHealth” newsletter reported.

Oct 08 08:09

Turkey claims Saudi dissident was killed, dismembered inside Saudi consulate

Turkish government sources have said that a former trusted aide of the Saudi royal family, who was shunned by Riyadh after criticizing Saudi policies, was murdered inside the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul. Jamal Khashoggi, 59, is an American-educated former adviser to Saudi royals. He worked for years as an advisor to Prince Turki al-Faisal, one of Saudi Arabia’s most recognizable public figures who represented the Kingdom as ambassador to the United States and the United Kingdom. But in 2015, when Mohammad bin Salman, favorite son of Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, began to rise through the ranks of the royal family, Khashoggi became sharply critical of changes in the Kingdom’s style of governance. He moved to the United States, from where he began to criticize Saudi Arabia’s involvement in the civil war in Yemen, its support for the repression of political freedoms in Egypt, and other issues.

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Note that none of this comes from identifiable resources which wanted to state anything for the record, and there is utterly no evidence to support the possibility that the story is either true, nor untrue.

But looking at Bin Salman's butchery in Yemen, it is entirely possible this assassination happened, unless and until Khashoggi either presents himself, or the body parts are found, and a decent forensic examination can be done.

There is enough Turkish/Saudi animosity on a number of levels, and has been for many years; but to spin up a story like this with which to tar the Saudi monarchy?!? One has to wonder.

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