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Dec 21 15:04

Trump win ignites hope for stalled Alaska copper, gold mine

the EPA took the unusual action of blocking a mine before the project owner applied for a development permit.

Dec 21 14:50

In Case You Blinked: 2 Yale, 1 Harvard Alum Dispatch George W. Bush's War Crime Trial In 32 Minutes

In case you missed it, nine days ago three ivy-league black-robed villains dispatched the matter of George W. Bush's and company's war crimes in a mere 32 minutes. The federal civil lawsuit Saleh v. Bush is brought by an Iraqi woman, Sundus Shaker Saleh, against former President George W. Bush as well as Dick Cheney, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, Donald Rumsfeld and Paul Wolfowitz. The case was heard in San Francisco's Ninth Circuit Court on Dec. 12th. The three-judge appellate panel was comprised of Judges Andrew David Hurwitz, a 69-year-old Yale grad and Obama apointee; Susan P. Graber, a 67-year-old Yale Law School grad and Bill Clinton appointee; and Richard Franklin Boulware II, a 48-year-old black Harvard Law School grad who was also appointed by Obama.

Dec 21 14:42

Yahoo's secret scanning of emails at the behest of a U.S. is part of a growing push by officials to loosen constitutional protections Americans have

"A lot of it is unrecognizable from a Fourth Amendment perspective," said Orin Kerr, a former federal prosecutor

Dec 21 14:39

Plastic rice' seized in Nigeria

It is not clear where the seized sacks came from but rice made from plastic pellets was found in China last year.

Dec 21 14:36

Oklahoma's new fracking guidelines aim to reduce quake risk

Oklahoma is imposing guidelines to reduce the risk of earthquakes caused by hydraulic fracturing in its oil-rich shale formations, the first rules in the state to target the controversial production technique.

Dec 21 14:08

New York City Combats Discrimination After Big Rise In Hate Crimes

New York City has launched a campaign against discrimination and harassment following a 30 percent rise in hate crimes this year in America’s most populous city.

The campaign, which began on Tuesday, features ads that are set up in subway stations and published in newspapers and social media, urging people to avoid intolerance.

Dec 21 14:06

Top 5 Disasterous Pipeline Spills Of 2016

A spill from an Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) pipeline in North Dakota has been contained after leaking 4,200 barrels of oil. While the 176,400-gallon leak is nothing to sneeze at, it is only the sixth worst spill of the year.

Dec 21 14:01

Turkish prosecutors probing why Russian envoy's killer not taken alive: state media

President Tayyip Erdogan defended the police actions.

Dec 21 13:46

Wow! German Officials Tried to Send Berlin Market Killer Back to Tunisia But Couldn't

Wow! German Officials Tried to Send Berlin Market Killer Back to Tunisia But Couldn't... Tunisia wouldn't take him!

Dec 21 13:24

Car driven into Australian Christian Lobby headquarters in Canberra

A VAN carrying gas bottles was driven into the headquarters of the Australian Christian Lobby in Canberra last night and set alight, causing an explosion.

Lobby managing director Lyle Shelton last night tweeted a photograph of the incident and said that no staff were injured.

“A vehicle has rammed our office in Canberra & exploded all staff are safe,” he posted.

Dec 21 13:23

Trump names economist Peter Navarro to head National Trade Council

to make American manufacturing great again

Dec 21 13:21

FLASHBACK: 'Leaky Vaccines' Could Spur More Dangerous Disease

'Leaky' vaccines - ones like the flu vaccine that induce viral shedding - spread infection and keep particularly deadly viruses from dying out naturally.

Dec 21 13:18

Facebook says government requests for account data rise 27 percent

Facebook for the first time provided information about government requests to preserve relevant user account information.

Dec 21 13:15

U.S.-supplied drones disappoint Ukraine at the front lines

proven ineffective against jamming and hacking, Ukrainian officials say.

Dec 21 13:08

Gingrich: Trump Will "Decay As Much As Obama Did" If He Caves To D.C. Pressure

"If Trump remains honest and seems like a person who's authentic, he's gonna go a long way. If under the pressure of this city, if he's gonna start dissembling and saying things that aren't true, he'll decay as much as Obama did," Newt warned. "This is not a country that wanders around trusting people in power," he added, noting that he sees his role in the Trump administration "as a strategic planner."

Dec 21 12:59

The Front Line of This War Runs Through Art Galleries in Ankara and Christmas Festivities in Berlin

Dr. Sebastian Gorka studies the war on terrorism as a profession, and I consider him to be the source to go to for answers on this subject. The heart-breaking attacks we have just witnessed is a step up in the war. The tactics are beginning to penetrate and intrude into the joys of living in a civilized society.

Dec 21 12:53

EU court: governments cannot force telecom firms to store all data

* EU court struck down EU-wide data retention law in 2014

* Britain and Sweden had challenged that ruling

Dec 21 12:51

FINRA fines Wells Fargo, others $14 million for records' changeable format

for record-keeping problems that may have allowed company and customer documents to be altered.

The securities industry's self-regulator found that the firms failed to keep hundreds of millions of electronic documents

Dec 21 12:50

Former BlackRock fund manager jailed for 12 months for insider trading

Mark Lyttleton, 45, admitted buying shares in EnCore Oil and Cairn Energy ahead of public announcements from both firms

Dec 21 12:49

U.S . brings charges over pay-to-play scheme at New York pension fund

prosecutors on Wednesday accused a former portfolio manager at New York state's retirement fund of steering $2 billion in trades in exchange for bribes from brokerage employees,

Dec 21 12:47

Goldman Sachs to pay $120 million over attempted ISDAFIX benchmark manipulation

it attempted to manipulate a global benchmark for interest rate products known on Wall Street as "ISDAFIX,"

Dec 21 12:45

Kremlin says almost all communication channels with U.S. are frozen

The United States on Wednesday disputed comments

Dec 21 12:16

WhiteHat: Who is Blocking InfoWars & How They’re Doing It

The Great Firewall of China is the name given to the Chinese government’s systematic blocking of information from the Chinese people.

Dec 21 11:40

FAKE NEWS FALLOUT: NEW YORK TIMES VACATES 8 FLOORS IN MANHATTAN HEADQUARTERS AS REVENUES PLUMMET

THE NEW YORK TIMES IS PLANNING TO VACATE “AT LEAST EIGHT FLOORS” IN ITS MANHATTAN HEADQUARTERS AS PART OF A PLAN TO CUT COSTS, GENERATE RENTAL INCOME, AND REDESIGN OFFICE SPACE, ACCORDING TO AN INTERNAL MEMO.

Dec 21 11:35

Our New Attorney General, JEFF SESSIONS, Has Described The Investigation Into CLINTON A “high prosecution case.”

It is definitely an exciting time to be alive as long as you are not Hillary Clinton.

Dec 21 11:27

Congress: Obama AdminFired Top Scientist to Advance Climate Change Plans

A new congressional investigation has determined that the Obama administration fired a top scientist and intimidated staff at the Department of Energy in order to further its climate change agenda, according to a new report that alleges the administration ordered top officials to obstruct Congress in order to forward this agenda.

Rep. Lamar Smith (R., Texas), chair of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, released a wide-ranging report on Tuesday that shows how senior Obama administration officials retaliated against a leading scientist and plotted ways to block a congressional inquiry surrounding key research into the impact of radiation.

A top DoE scientist who liaised with Congress on the matter was fired by the Obama administration for being too forthright with lawmakers, according to the report, which provides an in-depth look at the White House’s efforts to ensure senior staffers toe the administration’s line.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why does this not surprise me?!?

These are typical Obama strong-arm tactics, when he is confronted with the slightest, logical question, regarding his climate agenda, which would ultimately have been to create a carbon tax.

Dec 21 11:22

German Officials Identify Suspect In Berlin Christmas Market Attack

Germany’s federal prosecutor’s office named 24-year-old Tunisian Anis Amri as the suspect in the attack on a Berlin Christmas market that killed 12 people on Monday evening and said he could be armed and dangerous.

Daily newspaper Bild reported he was known to police as a possibly dangerous individual, and part of a large Islamist network.

He had been in contact with the network of a leading Islamist ideologist known as Abu Walaa, Germany’s Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported.

The newspaper, which did not cite a source in its report, added the Tunisian had applied for asylum and been granted a residency permit. He had gone into hiding this month, the paper added.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Merkel is toast, in the next election cycle, with this assailant having been identified as a Tunisian immigrant.

In related news on this issue:

THIS IS WAR: German ministers turn on Angela Merkel amid call for martial law after Berlin

'THEY ARE MERKEL'S DEAD!' German far-right blames Angela Merkel’s open-door migrant policy for Berlin truck attack

Merkel has, unfortunately, has brought this development upon herself, by opting for an "open door policy" which does not fully vet migrants, and cares for them at the very great expense of the German people.

Dec 21 11:20

“Few Are Prepped For A Stock-Market Shock”: As Debt Collapse Nears, Wall Street Has Blinders On

Fresh stock market highs are giving everyone the holiday season cheer that encourages spending and inspires optimism about the future under the incoming Trump administration.

…but reality is still looming over the desperately vulnerable economy. In particular, the debt bubble could pop, and it will hurt.

Read more at SHTF

Dec 21 11:18

Final Popular Vote Total Shows Hillary Clinton Won Almost 3 Million More Ballots Than Donald Trump

Clinton’s margin of victory in the popular vote is the largest in raw numbers for any candidate who has gone on to lose in the Electoral College. Her margin of victory is almost six times larger than that of Democrat Al Gore, whose popular vote win in 2000 is now the second-largest in this category. Gore received about 500,000 more votes than Republican George W. Bush, but came up short in the Electoral College after a hotly contested race in Florida.

Trump’s substantial deficit in the popular vote makes his margin by percentage of votes the third-worst among winning candidates since 1824 (when the popular vote was first officially recorded), according to an analysis by The New York Times published earlier this week.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am really, really ready for this whining to stop.

We are either a country with a rule of law, or a banana republic; it is just that simple.

At the moment, Federal law stipulates that whoever wins the electoral college, wins the election, to allow smaller states a real voice in the electoral process.

And the whiniest of lines here, regarding Clinton's having won the popular vote, but not getting elected, is "Thanks to the Electoral College, none of this matters."

If Clinton's "Whinistas" do not like the law, they should advocate for legislation to eliminate the electoral college, before the 2020 elections; but that would require that they do something constructive, and apparently, a positive change which would give them a shot at winning the next Presidential election, is just...too much effort.

So don't look for Democrats to be advocating for this any time soon.

And the other thing the Clinton Whinistas need to do, and right the hell now, is a very sang-foid, post mortem as to why Clinton lost the election.

And I can tell them precisely why, if they can take their fingers out of their ears, long enough to listen:

1. The DNC stole the nomination from Bernie Sanders, who a lot of people could have gotten behind:

DNC Admits They Stole the Election From Bernie Sanders

Wikileaks Proves Primary Was Rigged: DNC Undermined Democracy

BREAKING: DNC Lawyers Basically ADMIT The DNC Rigged The Primary Against Bernie Sanders!

2. In Sander's stead, they nominated a deeply flawed candidate with more baggage than Kim Kardashian on a photo shoot, Hillary Rodham Clinton:

From Whitewater to Benghazi: A Primer on Bill and Hillary Clinton ...

Here they are: Hillary's 22 biggest scandals ever

Top 10 Clinton scandals exposed by WikiLeaks

The Clinton scandals will never stop

16 Most Notorious Hillary Clinton Scandals

I could have posted a lot more links, but I think, DNC, you catch my drift.

And the next time you vet a candidate for President, could you please, possibly, choose someone without a "dead bodies list", hanging around their neck like an rotting albatross?!?

Oh, and BTW, can someone tell me what has happened to Bryan Pagliano, the guy who allegedly "bleached" Clinton's computer, but refused to answer questions about what he did for her to a Congressional Committee?!?

I mean, has anyone seen the guy recently?!?

It's curious; he seems to have vanished without a trace, after refusing to testify before Congress, but... I digress.

So in summation, DNC, please, when vetting a candidate for the 2020 Presidential run, find someone who is "relatively" politically clean; not tone-deaf to the real needs of the American people; and who is not a warmonger.

You have such a lady in your presence right now, and her name is Representative Tulsi Gabbard, from the State of Hawaii. She is a pro-peace Democrat (and minority) I think the American people could get behind, and someone for whom I have a great deal of respect.

I would strongly suggest that not being able to learn from your mistakes means that you will only continue to repeat them, and keep losing presidential elections.

And before you start talking about Hillary's popular vote numbers, please subtract the millions of illegal immigrants and dead people who voted for her.

Dec 21 10:41

‘More evidence of pending tyranny’: Robert Reich sounds the alarm on Trump’s private security force

Monday, Politico reported that President-elect Donald Trump is still employing a private security force at his rallies to crack down on protesters — and Robert Reich thinks that’s a very ominous sign.

In his latest Facebook post, Reich reacted with alarm to Trump’s continued use of a private security force led by longtime ally Keith Schiller. In particular, he says that Trump’s decision to rely on his own personal security force is “more evidence of pending tyranny.”

“Even after the election, Trump’s private security force has removed protesters – sometimes roughly – at many of his ‘Thank You Tour’ rallies, including about a dozen protesters during a rally in Grand Rapids on Dec. 9, after Trump shouted ‘Get ‘em out!'” Reich explains. “Kings and dictators have palace guards. President’s don’t. At least not until King Trump

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ok, Robert Reich: here is an image of one protester begin subdued, and removed from the rally at Grand Rapids on 9 December:

protester being subdued and escorted out of a Trump rally in Grand Rapids, Michgan, 9 December, 2016

What I am seeing here, and correct me if I am wrong, is a security guard subduing a protester with a bear hug, before escorting her out of the rally.

I do not see any indication of violence here.

I cannot see the stage from which Trump was speaking, so I cannot determine the distance between the protester and Trump.

But what if she had been armed with a gun, with an intent to shoot to kill?!?

Just in case you are suffering from SMD (selective memory disorder), it appears that I need to politely remind you that Donald Trump's life was saved by his own private security during a rally in Reno, Nevada, where a man approaching the stage was apprehended, first by his own security team, and then handed over to SWAT.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is hustled off the stage by security agents during an incident at a campaign rally in Reno, Nevada, U.S.

His first responders were the members of his own security team.

I would, therefore, like to strongly suggest that Trump's decision to keep his own security team in place is not a precursor to "tyranny", but Trump's understanding that in a crunch situation, that team can be trusted to keep him alive.

Trump understands, acutely, that it has happened before that Secret Service agents, assigned to protect their president, have not done so: it happened during the assassination of President John Kennedy.
Video shows Kennedy's Secret Service ordered to stand down. Note the two Secret Service men walking on either side of the car would have been in an ideal position to protect Kennedy when the shooting started, but as this video shows, were ordered back into the Secret Service car following JFK's car. One agent clearly expresses confusion at this order.

And let us not forget that Indira Gandhi was assassinated by her own security detail.

Any questions, Mr. Reich?!?

Dec 21 10:39

Holocaust Revisionist Ernst Zundel Was Actually Charged & Imprisoned For Disseminating "False News" In Canada

I recently re-listened to this outstanding interview of holocaust researcher Ernst Zundel by Dr. Jim Fetzer. This astounding 2012 interview is an absolute must-hear. It's particularly relevant now because as Mr. Zundel reveals in the two-hour interview, he was actually charged and imprisoned for over a year in Canada for disseminating "false news". This was under an 800-year-old law (yes, you read that right) that had never been prosecuted in Canada before.

Dec 21 10:06

JUNK FOOD ADS TARGET BLACK KIDS 50 PERCENT MORE THAN WHITES – STUDY

African-American and Latino children are more likely to be exposed to junk food ads than their white counterparts, a new study finds. New calls are being made for advertisers and networks to “do more” to prevent bad dining choices.
In the US alone, companies spend around $1.8 billion marketing junk food directly to kids and roughly nine out of every 10 youth-targeted food ads are for sugary drinks, cereals, sweets, snacks and fast food, according to the Obesity Action Coalition, a nonprofit advocacy group.

Researchers at the University of Connecticut’s Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity conducted a study that found African-Americans are subjected to 50 percent more of these junk food related ads and are more than twice as likely to see an ad for junk food than their white peers.

The study analyzed Nielsen data from 2008 to 2012, comparing the rate at which junk food and fast food ads were being viewed by children in different racial categories.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Corporations have no moral compass whatsoever; their goal is to produce profits, and by any means necessary; so this study is absolutely no surprise to me.

Junk food is value-engineered to be able to be created as cheaply as possible, and with as little real dietary value as possible, so it is no wonder that the study concluded that our African-American and Latino kids are suffering from diet-related diseases.

And here is where moms in all of our communities have to get pro-active right now, and educate themselves, and their kids, on what foods are really safe and wholesome to eat; and between GMO products in our foods, and value engineering, many of them are really not, but are sold to the American public just to turn a profit. For example, as reported at http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/:

Top Breakfast Cereals that Contain Monsanto’s GMO Corn

the article states: "The recent French study that linked Monsanto’s GMO corn to cancer, liver damage, organ failure, kidney damage and premature death - is now being taken very seriously by health organizations and even governments all over the world and they are now warning their people and farmers to make healthier and better food choices.

These products include: Barbara’s Bakery Puffins Peanut Butter
General Mills Cocoa Puffs
Kellogg’s Corn Pops
Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes
Kashi Heart to Heart
Kellogg’s Corn Flakes
General Mills Kix
General Mills Corn Chex
Quaker Honey Graham Oh’s
General Mills Honey Nut Chex

How many of these are in your kitchen cabinet right now?!?

Consumers have to, collectively, draw a line in the sand to those GMO corporations, and the corporations which use their products, and the junk food manufacturers and say, NO! You are not poisoning my kids with this stuff.

Then there has to be a very public boycott of these products, where the science is cited consistently; corporations need to be put on notice that if they are pushing junk food, or food with GMO products, that they will not be consumed, because we, the consumers, understand that both are hazardous to the health of our children.

When it comes to health, knowledge is power.

Dec 21 10:02

Berlin Market Attack Was Most Likely CIA False-Flag Operation

The attack on a Berlin Christmas market may be a state-sponsored “false-flag” operation to push Germany to play a more active role in the so-called war on terror in the Middle East, according to Chicago author and journalist Stephen Lendman

Dec 21 09:53

Doesn't The FBI Have Anything Better To Do Than To Read WhatReallyHappened.com Every Day?

I mean, I know it's a great site and everything, and I read it too, but not while I'm working! Is this what our tax dollars pay for? Where can I apply to be a WRH spy? Here are the latest ISP log screen shots. Maybe they have an FBI WRH Division? Let's not forget- the FBI, this is the agency that literally writes 'love letters' to the ADL . Most recently they supplied the dummy-bomb and goaded an alleged white 'domestic terrorist' pasty who was angry at the Bureau of Land Management. The FBI, when they're not reading WRH, also arrested 74-year-old Cliven Bundy, trained the cop who murdered concealed-carry holder Philando Castile, and trained the maniac thug who killed 62-year-old Idaho rancher Jack Yantis. This is a good time to remind everyone, donate to WRH today!

Dec 21 09:43

NEARLY 3,000 US COMMUNITIES HAVE LEAD LEVELS HIGHER THAN FLINT

A Reuters investigation this week uncovered nearly 3,000 different communities across the U.S. with lead levels higher than those found in Flint, Michigan, which has been the center of an ongoing water contamination crisis since 2014.

The investigation found that many of the hot-spots are receiving little attention or funding. Local healthcare advocates said they hope the reporting will spur action from influential community leaders.

All of the communities Reuters investigated had lead levels at least two times higher than Flint’s; more than 1,000 were four times higher. In most cases, the local data covered a 5- to 10-year period through 2015, the analysis states.

Areas affected by lead poisoning populate the map from Texas to Pennsylvania, reported Reuters‘ M.B. Pell and Joshua Schneyer. The available data charts 21 states that are home to about 61 percent of the U.S. population.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Let me guess; the cities in which this this crisis is unfolding, very much like Baltimore, are in the poorest areas of the US, where corrupt politicians, who care nothing about the health and welfare of their citizens, keep getting elected, time after time, and consider their constituents to be "irrelevant", except for voting them back into office, so nothing gets done to cure the problem.

Corporate-induced poverty (the offshoring/outsourcing of the jobs which used to be the bedrock of America's middle class), coupled with the public assistance necessary to keep people alive, when there are no jobs, tends to keep those people forced to live this way, compliant.

I hope, and pray, that out of these communities dealing with this, there will come a small band of heroes who will get the word out, name and shame the politicians at the city, county, and state level, who are allowing this to happen, and get the problem solved.

Class action lawsuits are cumbersome, and take time; but perhaps, the threat of this happening to cities, counties, and states, will motivate them to collectively fix the problem as soon as possible.

Unfortunately, it is too late for the children who have already been affected by this lead poisoning; even though techniques like chelation therapy can get the lead out of their systems, it cannot counteract the brain damage these kids have already experienced.

Dec 21 09:22

Mellow Drivers? Study Says States with Medical-Marijuana Laws Have Lower Traffic Fatality Rates.

States with medical-marijuana laws have fewer traffic fatalities than those without, especially among younger drivers, a new study has found.

VROOM VROOM!

Side note: The Washington Post has forgotten how to capitalize titles.

Dec 21 09:20

KREMLIN WARNS OF RESPONSE TO LATEST US SANCTIONS, SAYS "ALMOST ALL COMMUNICATION WITH US IS FROZEN"

In response to the latest imposition of US sanctions on Russia, the Kremlin said on Wednesday that the new sanctions would further damage relations between the two countries and that Moscow would respond with its own measures. "We regret that Washington is continuing on this destructive path," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a conference call.

As a reminder, on Tuesday the United States widened sanctions against Russian businessmen and companies adopted after Russia's annexation of Crimea in 2014 and the conflict in Ukraine.

"We believe this damages bilateral relations ... Russia will take commensurate measures."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This lack of communication between Russia and the United States government could, potentially, lead potentially lead to war; perhaps, that is by design, courtesy of the outgoing Administration.

Dec 21 09:09

CIA HAWK CALLED FOR THE US TO DELIVER A “PAINFUL” BLOW TO PUTIN ONE WEEK PRIOR TO AMBASSADOR BEING ASSASSINATED

Six days prior to the assassination, the hawkish former Deputy Director of the CIA (who also served as the Acting Director twice), Michael Morell, called for the US to respond to alleged Russian meddling in the US election by retaliating in a way that was both “overt” and “painful to Putin.” It should be noted that the whole narrative of Russia meddling or hacking is a faux one, as no proof has been presented to the public thus far, and is merely the latest effort to demonize Moscow due to the fact that Russia prevented the West and their allies forcing regime change in Damascus. In reality, Morell was advocating retaliation against Russia because Moscow had the audacity to stand up to the US in the Middle East, not because Russia meddled in the US election. Speaking to the Atlantic Council – a Washington-based think tank – on the 13thof December, Morell said:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Such statements are hardly unusual for Morell, an uber-warmonger, who must, right now, be nursing his wounds over Clinton's catastrophic loss of the election, as he fervently believed that he would be in line for a cabinet post, should she get elected.

He was one of her "advisors" on Foreign policy.

As a hard-core Clintonista, he supported her candidacy very publicly:

I Ran the C.I.A. Now I’m Endorsing Hillary Clinton.

But he had some interesting things to say about his approach to foreign policy, which gives us a window on what Clinton's foreign policy might well have been like, should she have won/stolen the White House:

EX-CIA DIRECTOR WHO ENDORSED CLINTON CALLS FOR KILLING IRANIANS AND RUSSIANS IN SYRIA

And yes, the above absolutely confirms that the man had a diplomatic approach to the US's geopolitical problems which was just to the right of that of Attila the Hun!!

And there is a very dark issue clouding his tenure at the CIA: why, precisely did he resign from the CIA in 2013?!?

As reported at wnd.com in June of 2013:

CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell, who announced his resignation today, may have misled lawmakers when he told senators in a briefing that references to terrorism and al-Qaida were removed from the White House’s Benghazi talking points to “prevent compromising an ongoing criminal investigation.” Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/06/is-this-why-cia-deputy-director-resigned/#bomfetOwmjHbP85V.99

The thought of having this guy back in power, heading any government spook agency, just scares the stuffing out of me.

Dec 21 09:09

NSA Whistleblower Destroys CIA Narrative – “Hard Evidence Points To Inside Leak, Not Russia Hack”

By Vin Armani

“A group of retired senior intelligence officials, including the NSA whistleblower William Binney (former Technical Director, World Geopolitical & Military Analysis, NSA), have posted an open letter on consortiumnews.com that destroys the Obama administration’s “Russian hacking” narrative.

Within the letter, Binney argues that, thanks to the NSA’s “extensive domestic data-collection network,” any data removed remotely from Hillary Clinton or DNC servers would have passed over fiber networks and therefore would have been captured by the NSA who could have then analyzed packet data to determine the origination point and destination address of those packets. As Binney further notes, the only way the leaks could have avoided NSA detection is if they were never passed over fiber networks but rather downloaded to a thumb drive by someone with internal access to servers.”

Dec 21 09:05

Europe is Doomed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2-D3q89rAU

Now we know why:
Ah yes, what fun it is and as always, think of all the money that is being made by the various groups pushing it, fighting against it, cleaning up after it, the legal, the medical, the many other ways money is being made by some of the same who made money before, new ones that make money during and after. The sheeple from both side,s Muslim and Europeans, merely bits of humanity to make it interesting while the power hungry elites watch the developments. Thanks Rothchilds, Soros, etc.

Dec 21 08:48

SCREW WALMART: TRUMP WILL BE SO P*SSED WHEN HE SEES HOW THEY JUST BETRAYED AMERICA

Paris Swade for Liberty Writers reports, Walmart has now officially signed on to sell Black Lives Matter Apparel. These shirts are going to display the phrase, “Black Lives Matter” and show a fist in the air! If you also remember, Walmart pulled an “All Lives Matter” bumper sticker after they stated that they thought it was offensive. These liberals are such a disgrace.

Dec 21 08:42

Minivan Plows Through Farmers Market In Beijing!

Just days after an ISIS inspired terrorist plowed through a Christmas market in Berlin killing 12 people, we have just learned that a minivan has plowed through a farmers market in Beijing “killing four and injuring dozens.”

As of right now, officials have not said the incident is terrorism, but ISIS has made it clear that it intended to use vehicles to attack soft targets in the future.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

BAN VANS! HOW MANY MORE MUST DIE BEFORE WE TAKE AWAY THESE KILLING MACHINES FROM THE PEOPLE!!!!!

Dec 21 08:10

VIDEO: Race Riot Breaks Out At Maryland High School After Black Students Jump Hispanics

Our diversity is our strength.

"A brutal fight at a high school in Prince George’s County put three students in the hospital on Friday."

Dec 21 07:34

Media's 10 Most Mortifying Moments of 2016

‘What would the gator be thinking?’ In a year known mostly for mayhem, misfortune, and madness, America’s media quickly proved themselves fit for narrating this first draft of history.

Dec 21 06:01

Big Banks Are Stocking Up on Blockchain Patents

...
As the blockchain -- essentially a shared, cryptographically secure ledger of transactions -- evolves beyond its techno-utopian roots and startups like Chain and Hyperledger open their source code to the public, the risk is growing that patents will turn into powerful weapons in protracted lawsuits over intellectual property, especially in the hands of trolls trying to cash in on the technology’s skyrocketing rise. Increasingly, experts warn established firms will use them to assert exclusive rights over the work of blockchain’s pioneers.

Dec 21 05:55

Berlin Christmas markets shut, others tighten security

By Caroline Copley | BERLIN

Christmas markets in Berlin stayed shut on Tuesday as the city mourned the victims of the previous evening's truck rampage, while security measures were stepped up at similar events elsewhere in Germany and abroad.

Germany’s interior ministry said other Christmas markets and large gatherings would not be called off, and appropriate steps to increase security should be decided at each location.

Dec 21 05:47

POLICE ADMIT PLANTING GUNS AND DRUGS IN CARS, LAUGH ABOUT IT

This is a series of older but noteworthy stories from Huntington Beach, CA. After story originally broke it resulted in direct admissions by police. This is why you should never, ever, consent to a warrantless search of yourself or your vehicle. Also, record all interactions with police if possible.

Dec 20 19:48

The 'Real' Question: What's Facebook's True Valuation Without "Fake"?

Management from Mark Zuckerberg on down have been professing when it came to anything “fake” it wasn’t of their doing. And gee-whiz-by-golly they’re going to do whatever it takes to make sure anything “fake” never sees the “like” of day again.

Sounds great, in theory. But there’s a very real fact that must now be considered…

The graph at the bottom of the article says it all, FB is heading to the same pasture as My Space!

Dec 20 19:37

A New Tape Has Emerged Which Could Completely Derail Trump’s Presidency

Just when you thought it was all over, a new Trump scandal has emerged that could potentially be the biggest one of all.

Dec 20 19:32

Krugman: "To Join Trump Administration You Have To Be A White Nationalist, Conspiracy Theorist"

Paul Krugman wants you to know that, in his view, the markets are misinterpreting "Trumponomics" and because he is far smarter than you, the markets, and pretty much anyone else, it's important to pay attention.

Of course, this shouldn't be terribly surprising as Trump could literally announce that he found a cure for cancer and Krugman would immediately take to the New York Times to pen an op-ed defending malignancies, and how its eradication would mark the end of "hope" for mankind.

Could someone direct me to where I can get some pipes so we can put this old windbag to good use, he might make a fine bagpipe!

Webmaster addition: Wow! I'm qualified to work in the White House!!!!!!

Dec 20 19:08

NY DAILY NEWS COLUMNIST MAKES CASE FOR ASSASSINATING RUSSIAN DIPLOMATS

Wherein I make a case for political assassinations ... when the victim works for Putin or Hitler, that is. http://nydn.us/2gYlolK
5:44 AM - 20 Dec 2016

He compares Russian ambassador Andrei Karlov to Ernst vom Rath, the Nazi ambassador to France who was assassinated in 1938.

Like Karlov, Rath was the public face of atrocity — in this case, Adolf Hitler’s genocide, anti-Semitism and coming global aggression.

That era’s politicians fiddled while Hitler burned down Europe, so it took a nobody named Herschel Grynszpan to stand up for freedom and make a powerful statement that evil must be fought whether in a conference room or on a battlefield.

Kunstman then defends the Turkish gunman, Mevlut Mert Altintas. He believes history has vindicated Grynszpan and it may do the same with Altintas.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When I first read this headline, I thought I had to be mistaken; but no, I was absolutely correct.

I am utterly horrified and perplexed that Kuntsman would even begin to compare Putin with Adolph Hitler, and express the notion that the assassination any Russian is completely justified because of it, and what it has done in Syria, at the invitation of the Syrian government, I might remind him.

And regarding Putin's alleged "anti-semitism"?!?

WHY IS ISRAEL’S BENJAMIN NETANYAHU WARMING TO RUSSIA'S VLADIMIR PUTIN?

Putin to Netanyahu: Israel, Russia 'unconditional allies' in war against terror

Israel and Russia: BFFs? Netanyahu’s budding ‘bromance’ with Putin

Putin backs ‘just’ solution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict

If there is any anti-Semitism exhibited by Putin, in the above-referenced articles, I would be more than happy to have Mr. Kuntsman point it out to me.

Journalistic credibility is a delicate thing, and easily lost forever; by his editors at the NY Daily News having signed off on this article, it is painfully obvious that they have decided that their credibility no longer matters to them.

The apparent bloodlust this man holds against Russia's government is more than frightening; it frankly borders on the pathological.

In his anger (dare I say, madness?!?) I don't think he really thought this scenario through to its logical conclusion, which is that if the US press starts to openly advocate for the assassination of diplomats, no matter their alleged "justification", it may be unleashing an "open season" policy on American diplomats as well.

I have to wonder; was this actually the design intent of the article, to have American diplomats assassinated, as a way to kicking up a war?!?

Dec 20 18:46

FBI Warrant For Hillary Clinton Laptop Emails Released

A Judge has released the search warrant the FBI used to look for classified Hillary Clinton emails on the Huma Abedin – Anthony Weiner laptop.

Dec 20 18:39

Church Faces Fines For Giving Shelter To Homeless People

A local church in Maryland was just fined $12,000 for giving shelter to homeless people living in the community. Over the last several years local governments have been using food and safety concerns along with zoning codes to penalize those who are trying to help the less fortunate. Just last month, 4,000 pounds…

Dec 20 18:31

The 2016 Timeline of Islamic Terror

2016 has been studded with Islamic terror attacks across the continent in Europe. The attacks began just seven days into January and continued throughout the year. Europe has been overwhelmed by tens of thousands of refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq.

The most astounding thing to me is that no one wants to name the one thing these attacks have in common. This a religious war, but when you point that out, you’re decried as a “racist.” (Islam is not a “race,” by the way.)

These violent and horrifying attacks are occurring in the name of Islam, as confessed by the attackers. To ignore this is the height of politically correct cognitive dissonance.

Dec 20 18:31

5 Arrested After Egyptian Police Bust Staged Photo Shoot Of "Wounded Aleppo Children"

Egyptian police arrested five people in Port Said, Egypt for making staged "wounded children" photos, which they were planning to use to misrepresent on social media as photos of destruction and injured people in Syria's Aleppo, the Egyptian Interior Ministry said on Monday. The group also made fake videos that purport to show the wreckage of air strikes in Aleppo.

Dec 20 17:59

OBAMA Uses The RED PHONE To Warn Putin Of "Armed Conflict" If Hacking Continues!

Since it’s impossible to blame Hillary Clinton for her own loss, like it’s illegal or something, her supporters including Obama decided to blame it all on Russia. It became fashionable nowadays.

Dec 20 16:13

West Directed Killer’s Hand in Assassination of Russian Ambassador

Virtually everything that Western official sources have been saying about Aleppo, and the Syrian war more generally, is seen to be a grotesque lie.

The climax of condemnation reached unconscionable heights last week when Washington, its Western allies and the UN – all amplified unquestioningly by the Western news media – vilified Russia for allegedly slaughtering civilians in east Aleppo. American ambassador Samantha Power specifically cited unverified reports of children being killed in a basement by Syria and Russian forces.

Dec 20 15:34

CIA IS IN BIGTROUBLE OVER RUSSIA HACKS AFTER WHAT TOP CONGRESSMAN DID TODAY

Now Congress is coming after them, not because they lied about it, but because they LEAKED a “top secret” document about it.

Dec 20 15:18

Ukranian MP Calls Russian Ambassador’s Murderer A ‘HERO’!

On Monday night, Russian ambassador to Turkey has been killed by a police officer whose horrific act appeared to be a backlash against Russian military involvement in the Syrian civil war.

Dec 20 15:06

7 Abandoned Hillary Clinton Yesterday! Surprise, Hillary!

After the presidential elections in November, all the attention was directed to December 19, 2016, or Day D. It was also the day when Hillary Clinton supporters hoped that electoral college would finally choose her, the most “qualified candidate”. Usually, the word of electors goes unnoticed, but this year was different.

Dec 20 14:40

Claim: Obama setting up “shadow government” to directly oppose Trump presidency

Author Ed Klein recently appeared on Fox and Friends Weekend to discuss a startling theory that involves Obama working behind the scenes to retain power and oppose the Trump administration.

According to Klein, it looks as if Obama is setting up shop for a sort of “shadow government” in Washington.

Dec 20 13:57

Homeless seize former Irish gov't building as emergency shelter

A former government building due to be demolished in Dublin, Ireland has been taken over by a group of homeless people and activists to provide emergency shelter to the city’s growing homeless population.

The 10-story building was opened to the homeless on Friday after activists broke into the unoccupied property, which has gone into receivership. It is now at full capacity with 35 residents inhabiting it, according to Home Sweet Home campaign organizers.

The campaign is backed by a number of Irish celebrities, including Oscar-nominated actress Saoirse Ronan, director Jim Sheridan and musicians Glen Hansard and Hozier.

Dec 20 13:47

NDAA 2016: "Fake News" Sites Are Subject to Treason Investigations

The 2016 NDAA now lists alternative news sites as fake news and targets of espionage investigations originally intended for Al Qaeda linked enemy combatants

Dec 20 13:12

CFR’s Preventive Priorities Survey for 2017 Fails to Mention the Main Thing

Nobody else but the US itself has created the security problems it faces.

On December 13, the Council on Foreign Relations released its annual Preventive Priorities Survey to help policymakers plan for potential contingencies. The document evaluates ongoing and potential violent conflicts and sources of instability based on the impact they would have on US interests as well as their likelihood of occurring in 2017.

Dec 20 13:07

Council on Foreign Relations – The Power Behind Big News (Fake News)

This is a video on NEWS FABRiCATiON and also about the powers that REALLY run the big media. It is no secret.

From World War II to the present the Establishment has maintained it’s LOCK grip on the Presidency. The subservient media keeps such information from becoming news.

The Elite however, occasionally have difficulty ruling themselves.

Dec 20 11:35

Hanukkah: Creeping Totalitarianism

With Hannukah falling this year on Christmas Eve, Americans are being bombarded with showers of affection for the “religious holiday” called “Hannukah”.

What few understand is that “Hannukah” is not nor ever has been a “religious holiday”: Hannukah has always been a political statement, a means to mold and steel Jews into a ritual intended to bring about the fall of Western civilization.

Dec 20 11:32

Brandon Smith Warns the System Is Crashing: “Prepare for Bank Confiscations, Shortages, Insurgency”

The past eight years have been extremely difficult for the real economy. Central bank intervention has reached its end - and everyone knows that game can’t continue.

Will Trump’s presidency be better understood in hindsight as what has already been dubbed: ‘Operation Shift Blame’? Will they pin the collapse on Trump?

Read more at SHTF

Dec 20 11:27

DESPICABLE!!! AS THE WORLD FREAKS OUT OVER WHAT JUST HAPPENED.. OBAMA DOES THE UNTHINKABLE

Well, this is what one would call bad political optics. With the dual breaking news events surrounding potential terrorism and a foreign diplomat being shot to death, White House pool reports showed that President Barack Obama headed to a country club in Hawaii near his rental house, where he is vacationing.

Dec 20 11:25

Second Video Shows Turkish Gunman's Movements Before Shooting Russian Ambassador

New video has surfaced showing the assassination of Russian ambassador Andrey Karlov from a different angle.

He sure doesn't look "off duty." He looks like he was a part of the security detail! Shades of Indira Gandhi!

Dec 20 11:10

Berlin lorry attack: one of the dead ‘had been shot’

Reports from Berlin say the Polish national found dead at the scene after a lorry ploughed into a Christmas market on Monday night had been shot.

German magazine Focus Online quoted the interior minister for the state of Brandenburg Karl Schroeter as saying that the victim was most likely the Polish man who usually drives the truck. He added that the man was a victim, not a perpetrator.

Dec 20 10:52

BEX ALERT - Never Normalize: Why Trump’s Presidency Is Illegitimate And How To Respond

Though Trump has legal legitimacy, he totally lacks political legitimacy. He seized power through a cumulative set of actions that thoroughly undermine the integrity of the election outcome. These illegitimate actions include voter suppression engineered by the Republican Party; highly inappropriate and outrageous interventions in the election by the Director of the FBI; persistent demonizing and intimidation of a free press; and, most egregious, a deliberate attempt (openly encouraged by Trump himself) by a hostile foreign government to influence the election in his favor. Taken together, these actions fatally undercut the political legitimacy of Trump’s presidency.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I love hearing academics collectively foaming at the mouth when they talk about "political legitimacy"; it is amazing to me that they really believe that Hillary Clinton was an absolutely unflawed candidate, because such belief is an almost cultic act of faith, which defies both logic, and the facts as we know them.

1. Please prove to me, incontrovertibly, that the Republicans were involved in alleged "voter suppression". How is showing an ID before one votes "voter suppression"? Please clarify that, would you?!?

2. Oh, and by the way, what about the fact that the DNC stole the nomination from Bernie Sanders?!?

DNC Admits They Stole the Election From Bernie Sanders

Wikileaks Proves Primary Was Rigged: DNC Undermined Democracy

Stanford University Study Confirms Hillary Clinton Stole The Election From Bernie Sanders

3. How do you prove that Comey was Trump's "agent of Clinton's failure" in this election?!? Enquiring minds want to know!

4. Where is your proof, please that "...a deliberate attempt (openly encouraged by Trump himself) by a hostile foreign government (read: Russia) to influence the election in his favor." ?!?

5. How, please, when the corporate media despised Trump, and were conjuring every possible political assassination trick they could pull
, did they actually get "demonized and intimidated"?!?

Because at the end of the day, the free press is the independent media, and not the corporate media, which willingly regurgitates whatever narrative the US government wants them to.

Please remember: corporate media is that media most truly notorious for spewing "fake news", such as "Afghanistan had to be invaded because they would not give up Bin Laden", or "Saddam had weapons of mass destruction."

People died because of those lies, and continue dying in Afghanistan, and Iraq, to this day..

6. And when you talk about "deficiencies of character" and "deep flaws", you need to be quite careful about going there. A recent book, authored by former Secret Service Officer Gary Byrne who worked with Bill and Hillary Clinton for a number of years made the following observation in an interview with Sean Hannity on FOX:

Ex-Secret Service Agent: "People Need to Know The Real Hillary Clinton And How Dangerous She Is"

7. And regarding labeling Trump as a "...sexual predator and racist", again I would be very cautious about going there. Bill Clinton, the husband of your revered candidate is a documented, serial sexual predator, serially enabled by his wife, who then crucified and destroyed the women with whom he was intimate. As reported at frontpage.com in July of this year:

A CAREER SEXUAL PREDATOR MAKES THE CASE FOR HILLARY AT THE DNC

8. And labeling Trump a "racist" because he is concerned about the problems of undocumented illegal aliens in this country, and the way in which state and Federal agencies have been overwhelmed by this issue?!? And that he is also concerned that some Muslims may never want to assimilate, but only wish to cause harm to this country, courtesy of the US government's military misadventures in the Middle East?!?

Please take a good, hard look at what is happening in Europe recently:

VIDEO 1000 Muslims block London streets chanting Allahu Akbar to demand Islamic caliphate

Truck ploughs into crowd at Berlin Christmas market, 12 dead

Teenage Afghan Immigrant is arrested in Germany after 19 year old who worked at a refugee center and was the daughter of a senior EU official was raped and killed.

Scared Sweden: Almost Half Of Women ‘Afraid’ To Be Out After Dark In Europe’s Rape Capital

The above incidents are not "fake news"; they have really happened, due to unchecked immigration in Europe; how can one say, with a straight face, given the massive flood of immigration in the US from places like Syria, that such incidents would absolutely not be possible in the US?!?

The short, honest answer is, you cannot.

And while we are talking about alleged "racism", here are 5 comments, made by Hillary Clinton, in public, which really shine a light on her views on ethnicity:

Hillary Clinton, Racist: Her Top 5 Worst Comments (in Public)

And lastly, regarding Trump's alleged "conflicts of interest"; what about the cash cow/thorough sham which is the Clinton Foundation?!? As reported at the dailycaller.com this November:

The Clinton Foundation is the largest unprosecuted charity fraud ever.

And no, I didn't like the choices for President this election season; but if I had to go with one candidate, I chose the candidate who knows how money is made in this country; who is not a warmonger; and understands how to delegate power to get things done.

That candidate was certainly not Hillary Clinton, who has rarely worked in private enterprise, after her stint with the Rose Law Firm.

But for the writers of this article to tar Trump with innuendo and unproven accusations, as reasons to justify his "presidential illegitimacy", is intellectually fraudulent in the extreme, while not examining the very real, documented, problems with their own, terribly flawed, candidate of choice, Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Dec 20 10:24

BLOOD ON HER HANDS: ANGELA MERKEL’S GERMANY COWERING IN FEAR AS MUSLIM ‘CHRISTMAS KILLER’ STILL LOOSE

BERLIN POLICE NOW FEAR THE CHRISTMAS MARKET KILLER MAY BE STILL ON THE LOOSE WITH A GUN AND READY TO INFLICT ‘FURTHER DAMAGE’ 12 HOURS AFTER ARRESTING AN ASYLUM SEEKER FROM PAKISTAN.

Dec 20 10:22

WASHINGTON ON LOCKDOWN: THOUSANDS OF OFFICERS TO FLOOD CAPITAL FOR TRUMP'S INAUGURATION

AMERICA'S Secret Service is preparing to put Washington on lockdown for the inauguration of president-elect Donald trump in January, with an unprecedented security operation in the US capital.

Dec 20 10:15

The Striking Audacity of the Coup-in-Process – Paul Craig Roberts

Unsubstantiated stories have been planted throughout the presstitute media by anonymous CIA officials that Donald Trump’s electoral victory was the result of Russian intervention. This absurd claim has now been elevated to the even more absurd claim that Putin himself oversaw and even conducted the manipulation of the US presidential election.

No evidence has been provided for these amazing claims.

As a result of the prestitutes’ lies, millions of peoples have been killed and dislocated.

Only a Counter-Coup Can Save American Democracy — Paul Craig Roberts

Dec 20 10:05

Beyond Flint: Lead Poisoning A Nationwide Epidemic – Report

Lead contamination in low-income communities is an even more of a severe problem across the US than initial reports from Flint, Michigan, indicated, according to new analysis from Reuters.

Dec 20 10:04

BERLIN TERROR ATTACK: Angela Merkel was WARNED of Christmas massacre just WEEKS ago

The US State Department said it had "credible information" that militants were planning attacks throughout Europe over the festive season.

It specifically warned tourists to "exercise caution at holiday festivals, events, and outdoor markets".

European intelligence services were also aware of the threat of possible attacks across the continent in the run-up to Christmas.

The Foreign Office told British travellers to Germany to "remain vigilant" at "Christmas markets and other major events that might attract large crowds".

Dec 20 10:02

Geert Wilders tweets image of Merkel with hands covered in blood after Berlin attack

FAR-right leader Geert Wilders has posted an image of Angela Merkel with blood on her hands in the wake of the Berlin Christmas market attack.

Dec 20 09:41

As the Coup Against Trump Fails, the Threat Against His Life Rises - Paul Craig Roberts

The use of the presstitute media to deny Trump the Republican presidential nomination failed.

The use of the presstitute media to deny Trump victory in the presidential election failed.

The vote recount failed.

The effort to sway the Electoral College failed.

But the effort continues.

The CIA report on Russia’s alleged interference in the US presidential election ordered by Obama is in process. Faked evidence is a hallmark of CIA operations.

Dec 20 09:28

Trump warns of worsening security situation across globe

French authorities have decided to boost security at Christmas markets in the wake of the Berlin truck incident.

Dec 20 09:18

TurkStream agreement approved by Russia

In a press release issued on the cabinet's website, Russia announced that it has approved a draft legislation that will allow Russia to ratify its agreement with Turkey on the TurkStream natural gas pipeline project.

The news release, which was released by the official website of the Russian government, stated: "the government decided at a meeting on Thursday to approve the draft federal law on ratification of the agreement between Russia and Turkey on the Turkish Stream gas pipeline project and to send the document to the State Duma [the lower house of Russia's parliament]."

Russia’s TurkStream ratification follows Turkey’s ratification of a bill for the same project on 2 December, which was signed into law by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

According to the Daily Sabah, Turkish and Russian officials signed an intergovernmental agreement in October. Parliament and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan later approved the agreement in November.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is going to make the US government very angry, and for the following reasons:

Gazprom will be in control of this project, meaning that the natural gas flowing through the pipeline will be sold in rubles, and not in dollars; the route of the pipeline completely bypasses Ukraine, which will mean that there will be no revenue for it whatsoever; and the pipeline will be another source of gas for Southern Europe.

The rival pipeline, known as the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (or TAP, for short) is supposed to pipe in oil from Azerbaijan to the coast of Italy. However, this project is in trouble, due to the outcome of Italy's referendum. as reported at oilprice.com yesterday:

The TAP Consortium has awarded Italian companies a contract for engineering and construction work for the onshore/offshore sections of the pipeline in Italy and for the pipeline-receiving terminal to connect TAP to the Italian Snam-Rete-Gas’s pipeline network. The construction of the pipeline in Greece and Albania had been already launched (EDM, June 16). The process was going smoothly, until TAP faced strong defiance from the local authorities of Italy’s Puglia region on the basis of environmental concerns. The opposition to the project came despite the fact that the Italian minister of environment had already signed the necessary decree of environmental compatibility of the project—following an extensive environmental impact study—and Italy’s ministry of economy had granted the single authorisation permit for the pipeline in 2015 (Tap-ag.com). However, under Italy’s constitution, the regional governments have a veto power over land use and prospective energy infrastructure. The national government under Matteo Renzi has strongly supported TAP. However, Michele Emiliano, the governor of Puglia, voiced opposition to the planned pipeline path along Melendugno, by accusing the government of implementing the project without the region’s consent. Emiliano demanded moving the construction to Puglia’s port city of Brindisi, where there is an available connection to the Snam’s national gas grid.

Dec 20 09:06

Donald Trump vows to ‘pick up Hotline’ on VA reform

The incoming president is “not inclined” to keep the department’s current secretary Bob McDonald in his administration. Instead, Trump is considering several potential successors who would align more with the sweeping VA overhaul Trump championed on the campaign trail as he railed against what he called the “most corrupt” and “most incompetently run agency in the United States.”

Jason Miller, communications director for the transition team, insisted that the delay is a result of an extra attention on the position, not disinterest.“This is an area that he cares deeply about, reforming VA and making sure the person who comes in has the appropriate skill set to address the many challenges,” said transition team spokesman Sean Spicer, communications director for the Republican National Committee. “This is an area near and dear to his heart.”

Dec 20 09:03

A few initial short thoughts on the murder of the Russian Ambassador to Ankara

Okay, so tonight we have the name of the assassin, it is Mevlut Mert Aydintas, a 22 year old policeman who had been recently fired following the anti-Gulenist crackdown of Erdogan against the forces which had attempted to overthrow him recently.

When such an event occurs it is also important to ask cui bono – whom does it benefit?

Alas, both the Turks and the Russians have a long tradition of secrecy and we might never find out who, if anybody, really was behind Mevlut Mert Aydintas.

Dec 20 08:52

Italian government to request bank bailout funds from parliament

The Italian government is laying the groundwork for a potential €20bn rescue of the country’s most troubled banks, including Monte dei Paschi di Siena (MPS).

A government statement issued late on Monday night said that the prime minister, Paolo Gentiloni, had convened a cabinet meeting to request the funds from parliament.

The statement said: “[It] could be necessary to adopt measures with the aim of protecting savers if there were risks in the financial sector”. The vote in parliament could happen as soon as Wednesday, according to the Italian news agency Ansa.

The news signals that a multi-billion euro refinancing of MPS could occur within days. Seven other banks that are struggling under the weight of bad loans amounting to billions of euros may also require government recapitalisation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: the Italian government is , ultimately, looking at doing a taxpayer bailout of several banks, including Monte dei Paschi di Siena.

And the hideous injustice here, just as has happened with their American counterparts, is that the executives of these financial institutions will walk away from this mess, scott free, with no repercussions whatsoever, for having created - and maintained- a wretchedly flawed, and failed financial system which, ultimately, was doomed to take down the taxpayers of that country.

Dec 20 08:40

Turkish Pro-Government Media Blames US, CIA For Assassination Of Russian Ambassador

Following yesterday's Ankara tragedy in which a 22-year-old Turkish off-duty police officers assassinated the Russian ambassador, Turkey found itself in a scapegoat vacuum, having nobody to blame: after all, following this summer's failed "coup", Erdogan allegedly purged all forces who were hostile to his administration, which would suggest the police officer was one of "Erdogan's people." That however quickly changed when this morning Turkey's pro-government media outlets and journalists promptly cast the blame for the cold-blooded murder on the US, and the faith-based Gulen movement whose cleric Fetullah Gulen has been granted refuge in rural Pennsylvania, for the murder of the Russian ambassador to Turkey by a police officer on Monday evening.

Dec 20 08:31

6 YEARS AGO TODAY Cops Admitted Wrongdoing To Me In Writing: Both TX Troopers Were Punished & Retrained On 4th Amendment

Six years ago, two Texas Troopers threatened to arrest me and impound my vehicle if I did not show them my ID, even though they had no legal basis to ask for it. When I asked him why, he replied "I have the badge and the gun." That same week, I flied state and federal civil rights complaints, and to my shock, the cop's employer actually admitted wrongdoing, in writing no less! The admission letter, dated December 20, 2010, stated that "corrective action was needed" against both officers and that "additional training has been taken." Even better, the agency was then forced to admit in federal court that "The passenger is under no obligation to comply with request" for ID. I actually recorded both these idiots with my cellphone at the very moment they illegally demanded my ID. They were very dumb. :-)

Dec 20 08:25

While Christians In America Cry ‘Peace And Safety’, Believers All Over The World Are Being Brutally Persecuted

Thanks to the election of Donald Trump, most Christians in America are feeling really good about the future, but it is another story entirely in much of the rest of the world.

Dec 20 08:20

NYPD Updates Number Of Dead From 9/11 Enviro Toxins- DOUBLED In The Past Two Years, To 99 And Counting

The number of NYPD officers who died as a result of 9/11 toxins increased by only 5 from 2013 to 2014, but the number of dead has now doubled, from 50 in 2014 to 99 listed today. In the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, the U.S. government falsely assured police and rescue workers that the environment was completely safe.

Dec 20 08:14

Texas City Residents Told Not To Use Tap Water After Chemical Leak

Officials in Corpus Christi, Texas have identified the chemical that possibly contaminated the city’s water supply. Residents were advised 12 hours before not to use tap water over a chemical leak, prompting a rush on bottled water.

City officials said at a news conference on Thursday the chemical leaked is an asphalt emulsifier, Indulin AA-86, which can burn skin if a person comes in contact with concentrated amounts. Upward of 24 gallons may have entered the water supply.

Dec 20 08:11

‘Fake news’? Time to choose: Corporate media fakes us into NOT ending poverty for less than 1% of ‘developed’ nations’ income, poverty-murdering ~1 million children every month, since 1997 killing more human beings than all wars & violence in all human hi

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

“First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. And then you win.” ~ unsourced, and attributed to Gandhi’s analysis of British empire response to having their hypocrisy exposed: claiming to bring Christian love and progress while looting resources with forced local labor.

“When we now know that all claims for war with Iraq were known lies as they were told (and verbally explained here), and CNN provides similar innuendo for war by an unsourced alleged report with concerns of what might occur in the future allegedly stated by an unnamed US source reporting on an unnamed foreign source, this is propaganda and not news.” ~ My 2010 analysis of “fake news” reporting from CBS, ABC, CNN to lie Americans into illegal war on Iran.

Dec 20 08:08

Trump Stock Rally Leaving Big Media-Entertainment Behind

The most-biased, left-leaning companies are not thriving? Gee, I wonder why…

Dec 20 06:43

Paul Craig Roberts Warns "Only A Counter-Coup Can Save American Democracy"

Note also that Hillary says that Putin interfered against her because he has a grudge against her for her interference in his reelection by fomenting protests against him with the Western-financed Russian NGOs. If what Hillary claims is correct, then any Russian interference, for which proof remains absent, was directed against Hillary in order to settle a score and has nothing to do with any Russian influence over Trump or 200 Internet sites as falsely and maliciously reported by the Washington Post.

All the CIA officials making claims of Russian interference, according to the Washington Post, continue to speak “on the condition of anonymity.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sadly, Paul Craig Roberts is correct. We have won this battle against the entrenched establishment, but not the war.

Dec 20 06:32

Former Republican Senator Scott Brown: We Are At War - Make No Mistake About It!

Former Republican Senator Scott Brown says, "make no mistake about it, we are at war". A truck attack on a crowded Christmas market in Berlin killed 9 and injured 50. This was a happy crowd doing their Christmas shopping, and suddenly life turned on a thin dime.

Dec 20 02:09

Prelude to War? Ambassador Assassinated Monday; Terrorist Strikes Germany! (Video)

The Russian ambassador to Turkey was last night shot dead by an off-duty Turkish police officer at an art gallery in Ankara in 'revenge' for the conflict in Syria.

Ambassador Andrei Karlov, 62, was shot several times from behind by a gunman shouting: 'Allahu Akbar (God is Great). We die in Aleppo, you die here!' He also screamed: 'Only death will take me out of here.'

The shooter, who was wearing a suit and tie, has been identified as Mevlüt Mert Altintas, 22, a member of Ankara's police riot squad. He reportedly fired into the air before taking aim at the ambassador.

He then turned weapon on others in the gallery - injuring three - before he was shot dead in a 15-minute stand-off with police. There has been some suggestion that Altintas was linked to Turkey's failed coup in July.

Dec 20 00:17

Scott Adams: Called It

Is Scott Adams actually John Titor?! (I jest)

Dec 19 19:06

Old Soviet Union 45 Goals to Destroy America Perfectly Match Liberal Ideology!?!? (Video)

It's no secret Barack Obama’s belief system leans towards Marxism, and by his own admission his childhood was very heavily influenced by Communist revolutionary Frank Marshall Davis. The media once shouted “conspiracy theory” whenever anyone tried to tie Obama to Davis, however conspiracy theorists were once again vindicated when film of Obama explicitly and openly identifying “Frank” as Frank Marshall Davis suddenly surfaced on the Internet not long ago.

The recording was made in 1995, and originally aired on Channel 37 Cambridge Municipal Television in an episode of the show “The Author Series.” In the video, Obama admits the mysterious “Frank” from his book Dreams from my Father is indeed the communist Frank Marshall Davis. But Obama does NOT say Davis was a communist. Today however, we happen to know for a fact that Frank Marshall Davis had a file as thick as the yellow pages with the FBI.

Dec 19 17:19

Global Crop Losses That are Only Reported in Regional News

How many times has your local news reported on stories of global crop losses and price rises on food stuffs we eat, I bet rarely. Here is a list of the last three months of losses, you will be shocked at what is happening that is not being reported in the media.

Dec 19 17:12

The Bad Losers (And What They Fear Losing)

As the worst loser in American electoral history, she must blame Russia, rather than recognize that there were multiple reasons to vote against her.

If the 2016 presidential campaign was a national disgrace, the reaction of the losers is an even more disgraceful spectacle. It seems that the political machine backing Hillary Clinton can’t stand losing an election.

And why is that?

Because they are determined to impose “exceptional” America’s hegemony on the entire world, using military-backed regime changes, and Donald Trump seems poised to spoil their plans.

Dec 19 16:30

9-Year-Old Transgender Girl Makes History on Magazine Cover??? (Video)

In a new issue of National Geographic set to hit stands on December 27th, the cover of the magazine and the featured article explore the life of a 9-year-old transgender girl that allegedly “knew” when she was four years old that she was a transgender person. In the video below, I examine not only how this magazine cover and the article demonstrate how far left the coastal elites and the media have dragged this country during the years of Barack Obama’s presidency, but I also examine how many of these shifts to the far-left are in lockstep with a design laid out by the Soviet Union in detail during the 1950’s for how to bring about the total destruction of the United States.

Dec 19 15:15

Putin: Russian ambassador's murder provocation aimed at undermining Syria peace process

The fatal attack on Russia's ambassador to Turkey, who was killed by a gunman on Monday, is "clearly a provocation" aimed at undermining both Russian-Turkish relations and the settling of the Syrian crisis, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.

Dec 19 14:47

Russophobia and Sinophobia – Pepe Escobar

As the asinine regime change attempt on Trump fades into the annals of failed color revolutions, keep your focus on the South China Sea.

It’s by now crystal clear the coup-in-progress against Donald Trump is a made in USA regime change op using standard hybrid war techniques such as manipulation of public opinion by mainstream media.

The coup has been articulated by the usual suspects, from neocons to neoliberalcons, “humanitarian” imperialists included, with a special starring role for their pet agency, the CIA, which during the Bush-Obama continuum further specialized in fake “intelligence”.

Dec 19 13:47

OH MY GOD! TRUMP JUST GOT THE SURPRISE OF A LIFETIME IN HERSHEY, PENNSYLVANIA LAST NIGHT!

The liberal media has tried everything to downplay Donald Trump’s victory. Even now, liberals dishonestly claim that “no one is showing up to his Thank You Tour .” Notorious Left wing fake news site Politicsusa.com posted images from one of his recent events. Ben Jacobs, a reporter for the Guardian, tweeted this photo out claiming it was taken “just an hour” before the event was set to start.

Dec 19 13:20

First "Faithless Elector" Emerges In Minnesota, Refuses To Vote For Hillary Clinton

For all the anticipatory rhetoric about a potential wave of Electors refusing to endorse Trump, it may come as a surprise that the first "faithless elector" to emerge in Monday's Electoral College vote was in Minnesota has refused to vote not for Trump but for Hillary Clinton.

As the Hill reports, Muhammad Abdurrahman, a former Bernie Sanders delegate to the Democratic National Convention, attempted to vote for no candidate, according to The Associated Press's Kyle Potter.

Dec 19 12:08

Scott Adams: Persuasian and ISIS

Experts say ISIS can’t be beaten by military means alone. You have to get to the “deep” causes. Here are two experts saying just that, including a former head of the CIA. The problem is that observers seem to have different ideas of what is at the root of it all.

Dec 19 12:02

FLASHBACK: Putin condemns Turkey after Russian warplane downed near Syria border

Vladimir Putin has called Turkey “accomplices of terrorists” and warned of “serious consequences” after a Turkish F-16 jet shot down a Russian warplane on Tuesday morning, the first time a Nato country and Moscow have been involved in direct fire over the crisis in Syria.
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In Washington, Barack Obama said that Turkey had a right to defend its territory and airspace, but called on all parties to “step back” and ensure the situation does not escalate.

Speaking at a joint press conference with his French counterpart Francois Hollande, the US president said that the incident underlined the shortcomings of Russia’s operation in Syria. “The problem has been Russia’s focus on propping up Assad rather than concentrating on Isil,” he said, using an alternative name for the Islamic State terror group.

“Russian airstrikes against the moderate opposition only help to bolster Isil. Russia could play a more constructive role it if shifts the focus of its strikes,” he said.

Dec 19 11:21

Video Showing The Moment The Russian Ambassador was Shot

(*They sure gave this guy enough camera time to state his case , before security got out of the break room , to do their job .)

Dec 19 11:19

Echoes of Russia: Obama Calls for Silencing “Domestic Propagandists” And Alternative Media

The war on alternative media intensified today when Obama blamed talk radio and other “domestic propagandists” for the rise of “fake news.”

“If fake news that’s being released by some foreign government is almost identical to reports that are being issued through partisan news venues, then it’s not surprising that that foreign propaganda will have a greater effect,” Obama said. “It doesn’t seem that farfetched compared to some of the other stuff folks are hearing from domestic propagandists.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Domestic propagandists"?!?

Mr. President, I think you have, truly, lost your reality license with that one.

Please make sure that the architects and engineers designing your new home make all the surfaces very soft, so that you do not lash out physically against something which doesn't really exist, injuring yourself in the process.

And I would like to politely point out to you that the most dangerous purveyors of "false news" have been the corporate media, when the presstitutes and whorespondents have, in blissful, and un-fact-checked ignorance, simply regurgitated the Government's agenda in lies like "Saddam Hussein had weapons of Mass destruction", or "Afghanistan must be attacked for 9/11 because they will not turn over Ben Laden."

Many American people died because of those lies, Mr. President.

The independent media does not, in general, post "fake news", because they want to get their facts correct, and not doing so will cost them both readership, and ad revenue. So they have a tremendous stake in getting their facts straight.

And those facts have, many times, been squarely at odds with your - and your administrations'-agendas.

Ironic, isn't it, for the guy who declared that he was going to have "the most transparent administration in history"?!?

So let me see, now: where, oh where, to begin with the lies of the Obama years?!?

Claim:"If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor." (obama's assurance to the American people about how well Obamacare will work for them)
Reality:Obamacare Insurance Markets on Verge of Collapse

Claim:Obama promised no troops on the ground in Syria
Watch 10 times Obama promised no ground troops in Syria
Reality:As More American Boots Hit the Ground in Syria, U.S. Parses “Boots” and “Ground”

Claim:Red Line Crossed? White House Claims Chemical Weapons Used in Syria, Puts Death Toll at 150
Reality: Assad did not order Syria chemical weapons attack, says German press

Claim: Obama Says Strategy to Fight ISIS Will Succeed
Reality: The ISIS Islamic Terrorists are Supported by the US, Israel and Saudi Arabia

I could go on for hours with this, but I think the point has been made; the massive, cavernous gap between what you have told the American people over the years, and what you have actually done, is so massive, that one could, metaphorically, drive a truck through it.

I am no "domestic propagandist", Mr. President: I am a Christian pacifist activist, constantly entreating her government to resolve its geopolitical differences with ways which do not involve the waging of wars.

I care about this country and its future.

an entrepreneur, I have a very good grasp of what 1 14 hour day feels like.

I bear witness, in this blog, to what I see as an out-of-control Federal government, waging wars of conquest around the globe, and I have to think to myself; this President has to be smarter than to do this.

And yet, sir, on this issue, you have disappointed me profoundly.

In light of the reality that the US military is in combat in Yemen; Iraq; Syria; Afghanistan; Libya; Somalia; Cameroon, Djibouti; South Sudan; and Niger, it is nothing short of a miracle for your "legacy" that the Nobel Peace Prize Nominating Committee hasn't asked for your peace prize back yet.

I, and many others like me, Mr. President, simply don't like being lied to; it us just that simple.

We are seeing, in today's news, that the Russian Ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, was just assassinated in Ankara.

It has all the earmarks of a false-flag operation; and I have to wonder just how you and your Administration are going to spin it, and what the agenda will be here.

And if you think me, and my brother and sister Americans, are cynical to even think this way, you, sir, have earned that cynicism.

Dec 19 10:36

PolyMet’s Tailings “Pond” Could Create A Dead St. Louis River And Dying Lake Superior

Northern Minnesota and the PolyMet Project: PolyMet’s Tailings “Pond” Could Someday Create a Dead St. Louis River and a Dying Lake Superior – Is That an Acceptable Risk to Take? “ALL tailings “ponds” are a problem. If they don’t breach and spill massive…

Dec 19 10:19

"Everyone Is Nervous" - Chinese Bond Bloodbath Reawakens As Hong Kong Stocks Turn Red For 2016

After a brief respite, the bloodbath in Chinese bonds is back, with futures plunging back to lows overnight amid liquidity fears (short-term lending rates are inverted) and growing anxiety over China's almost unprecedented debtload.

As The Wall Street Journal reports, a gradual tightening of short-term credit by China’s central bank - combined with rumors of liquidity squeezes at brokers - prompted a mini-rout in the country’s $8 trillion-plus bond market last week, forcing authorities to reverse course and inject some $86 billion in short- and medium-term funds.

China’s total debt surged to around $27 trillion this year, or 260% of gross domestic product, compared with 154% in 2008 at the start of a stimulus program to offset the financial crisis. It is continuing to grow at more than twice the pace of the economy.

Dec 19 10:05

Obama Warns Trump Against Using Too Many Executive Orders

President Obama warned his successor, Donald Trump, to not overuse executive orders when he enters the White House in an interview aired Monday.

Obama spoke with NPR and warned President-elect Trump against exercising his authority to issue executive orders because they can be undone by the next president as easily as he signs them, United Press International reported.

After stressing that he always preferred to pass legislation through Congress rather than use executive orders, Obama gave his explanation as advice to Trump.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is rich, coming from a president who has, to date, signed 261 Executive Orders in his two terms.

You just have to love the irony and hypocrisy here!

Dec 19 10:01

Expel and Exploit: The Israeli Practice of Taking over Rural Palestinian Land

Like many Palestinian villages, ‘Azmut, Deir al-Hatab and Salem developed in keeping with the geographical features of the area. Farmland, pasture and natural water sources serves as the mainstays of the local economy and as the basis for the formation of an entire culture that ties the residents deeply to their surroundings. The villagers employed mostly traditional dryland farming, cultivating olives and fruit trees, legumes and grains. They also raised livestock, relying on natural pasture stretching across the hilly expanses of al-Jabal al-Kbir (literally: The Big Mountain) and the surrounding valleys. For hundreds of years, the villagers largely subsisted off farming and shepherding.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This story gets played out, over and over again; ultimately, this annexation will remove all Palestinian areas of farming, and force the rightful, Palestinian land owners into that open-air prison which is Gaza.

Dec 19 09:47

CBS News Caught Lying And Slandering WeAreChange and Free Speech

Corporate media lies and slanders WeAreChange in latest anti-competitive practices to put alternative media out of business to maintain their monopoly.

Dec 19 09:37

Yemen edging nearer famine as war takes toll

Yemen edging nearer famine as war takes toll
More than half of the population are now food insecure with 7 million enduring hunger
Image Credit: Reuters
A woman puts her malnourished son on a scale at a malnutrition intensive care unit in the RedSea port city of Houdeidah yesterday.
Published: 17:05 December 16, 2016 Gulf News
Reuters

Geneva: Yemen’s humanitarian catastrophe is set to worsen as the war has ruined the economy and is stopping food supplies getting through, driving the country to the brink of famine, the top UN aid official in the country told Reuters.
“Throughout the whole of this country kids are dying,” said Jamie McGoldrick. UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen.
Nearly two years of war between a Saudi-led Arab coalition and the Iran-backed Al Houthi movement has left more than half of Yemen’s 28 million people “food insecure”, with 7 million of them enduring hunger, according to the United Nations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Congratulations, Prime Ministers Cameron, and May, and President Obama, on having made the US and UK complicit in genocide against the Yemeni people and their children, by aiding and abetting the Saudi war against it; looking at images like those below must make you all feel very happy at this "accomplishment".

But then again, it is understood that when a politician comes to power in a country, before that happens, they have their conscience surgically removed, as I am certain you have done:

images starving yemeni children, 2016

And if you don't like me posting these images, to witness to the world the magnitude of humanitarian catastrophe you are creating in Yemen, then stop the bloody enabling of the Saudi military!!

Dec 19 09:28

America’s Elite Troops Partner With African Forces But Pursue US Aims By Nick Turse

Publicly, the command claims that it conducts its operations to "promote regional stability and prosperity," while Bolduc emphasizes that its missions are geared toward serving the needs of African allies. The FOIA files make clear, however, that U.S. interests are the command’s principal and primary concern – a policy in keeping with the America First mindset and mandate of incoming commander-in-chief Donald J. Trump – and that support to "partner nations" is prioritized to suit American, not African, needs and policy goals.

Shades of Gray

Bolduc is fond of saying that his troops – Navy SEALs and Army Green Berets, among others – operate in the "gray zone," or what he calls "the spectrum of conflict between war and peace." Another of his favored stock phrases is: "In Africa, we are not the kinetic solution" – that is, not pulling triggers and dropping bombs. He also regularly takes pains to say that "we are not at war in Africa – but our African partners certainly are."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, US government troops are in combat in Yemen; Iraq; Syria; Afghanistan; Libya; Somalia; Cameroon, Djibouti; South Sudan; and Niger?!?

Forgive me, but am I having a "senior moment", in recollecting, Constitutionally, that only the US Congress has the power to declare war?!? Well, checking my facts, I found this at Wikipedia:

War Powers Clause

But under the Bushbama Presidencies, and particularly after 9/11, all of a sudden, you have Congress abandoning this responsibility entirely, and from the moment of the passage of the "Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq" in 2002, you have seen the ability to start, or enhance wars, swiftly move from the Legislative branch of the American government to the Executive branch.

Africa has an abundance of riches, in terms of its natural resources; and ultimately, all wars are economic.

These military actions in Africa, by the US military, are certainly not about African nations being able to fulfill their own destinies, and develop their economies to take care of their citizens.

They are created to expropriate the continent's resources, to which the US government has absolutely no moral right; make insure that they are controlled by US/Western-centric leaders and corporations; and only sold in US dollars.

Dec 19 09:24

Scott Adams: Watching the Climate Science Bubbles from the Outside

I often hear from people who are on one side or the other on the topic of climate change. And I think I spotted a new cognitive phenomenon that might not have a name.* I’ll call it cognitive blindness, defined as the inability to see the strong form of the other side of a debate.

The setup for cognitive blindness looks like this . . . .

Dec 19 09:01

Podesta: Trump Allies May Have Worked With Russia to Hack Dems

Pushing for more investigations and briefings for the electors of the Electoral College in an apparent last ditch attempt to try to get the outcome of last month’s presidential election changed, former Clinton campaign chair John Podesta today accused members of Donald Trump’s campaign of working with the Russian government to hack the Democrats.

Podesta said he didn’t think President-elect Trump himself was “part of the plan,” but that he thought members of the campaign “went off the reservation” and started working with the Russians, saying that the Electoral College needs to know that before they vote.

“The Russians were trying to elect a lap dog,” Podesta said of Trump’s campaign, saying that the electors have a right to know what “Trump Inc.” knew and when they knew it, along with how closely in touch with the Russian government they were.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A short memo to John Podesta; either prove your accusations, or please shut the flip up!!

Dec 19 09:00

When the ‘fake news’ is the real news

The mainstream’s “news” was supposed to help Hillary Clinton ride Barack Obama’s coattails into the presidency. The supposedly “fake news” of skepticism about an economic recovery is what killed her bid instead. -- But that news is real. It wasn’t the “Russians.” Hillary simply couldn’t sell the message of recovery because no one outside the major cities felt anything close to a recovery.

Dec 19 08:58

Clinton’s Defeat and the ‘Fake News’ Conspiracy

The media have suddenly woken up to the supposed threat to western democracies posed by "fake news". The implication is that it was "fake news" that swept Trump to power. A properly informed electorate, on this view, would never have made such a patently ridiculous choice as Trump. Instead, Clinton would have been rightfully crowned president.

"Fake news", of course, does not concern the systematic deceptions promoted by the corporate media. It does not include the demonstrable lies – like those Iraqi WMDs – spread by western governments and intelligence agencies through the corporate media. It does not even refer to the press corps’ habitual reports – demonstrating a seemingly gargantuan gullibility – that take at face value the endless state propaganda against Official Enemies, whether Cuba, Venezuela, Libya or Syria. Or Russia and now Trump.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently, this is precisely what opponents of WRH have been attempting to do with their hacking attacks, which, although intense, never has the site down for very long:-)

In the end, the Clinton "Tantrumites" will not prevail, and that drip, drip, drip of lawsuits against Hillary will ultimately converge into a mightily storming river, possibly resulting in jail time.

And should that happen, I will have utterly no sympathy for the woman; she has brought her troubles upon herself.

We all define ourselves through the choices we make; Hillary Rodham Clinton is no different on that issue.

Dec 19 08:58

Ex-Stanford professor: I was pushed out after reporting sexual harassment

Stephen Hinton wouldn’t leave her alone. After Michelle Karnes politely rejected the Stanford professor and former dean, according to her complaint, he didn’t back down.
It was July 2012, and he allegedly told Karnes, then an untenured professor, that he had a “crush” on her and was “tormented” by his feelings. She said she made clear she didn’t want further contact. But Hinton – a powerful faculty member who had hired her – allegedly continued to confront her at the gym, telling her he wasn’t “stalking”, but wanted to talk.

Dec 19 08:57

White supremacist website posts personal details of Jews in Montana and urges ‘call for action’

A white supremacist website has endangered people’s lives by posting contact details and photos of Jewish residents in a small Montana town – where the mother of white supremacist Richard Spencer lives - and has urged readers to "take action".

Dec 19 08:49

How we become slaves of ‘The System’

Almost everything you think and do is against your best interest and you don’t even realize it. It’s planned that way.

Dec 19 08:45

MEDIA MATTERS scrambles after Hillary defeat…

The media watchdog was Clinton's biggest defender this election season. Now it's seeking a new identity.

Dec 19 08:44

HOSPITALS IN ITALY ORDERED TO KICK OUT PATIENTS TO MAKE WAY FOR MIGRANTS

Hospitals on the Italian island of Sardinia are being ordered to kick out local patients in order to make way for migrants.

Il Giornale reports that a scandal is brewing after government officials told hospitals to discharge their existing patients so that hundreds of “refugees” arriving in Porto Torres could be sent for health check ups.
The advisory tells staff that they need to send patients home in the morning if possible and in the afternoon by the latest, and that doctors and nurses should prepare themselves for “a load of very heavy work”.

According to the report, “approximately 198 men, 126 women and 68 children” arrived at Porto Torres in one night alone.

Another report described the order as “a communication between madness and total ruthlessness”.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Italian voters are sure to remember this, come the next general election.

And what about those patients who were, medically, completely unready to leave?!? Did they just get thrown out of their beds?!?

Dec 19 08:36

AG Lynch Admits She "Regrets" Tarmac Meeting With Bill Clinton

As yet another member of President Obama's administration desperately attempts to define their own legacy (with words other than "failed", "rigged", or "favoritism"), Attorney General Loretta Lynch put on her gentlest, quietest voice for an 'exit' interview with CNN's Jake Tapper, admitting she "regretted sitting down" with Bill Clinton because "it gave people concern" and wants to be remembered for ensuring justice to "all Americans."

So to be clear, Lynch regrets the meeting only because she was caught and it caused controversy... not because it was clearly a bad judgment call!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The optics on this just screamed "Coverup/Threat/Don't Charge Hillary!!"

But then again, what should we expect from Attorney General Lynch, when, as Deputy District Attorney for the City of New York, she did not bring any criminal charges against the executives of HBSC for money laundering charges?

Loretta Lynch fumbled on HSBC years ago. Now she can prove no bank is too big to jail

And her predecessor, Eric Holder, did her one better: Report: Holder Blocked HSBC Trial On Drug Cartel Money Laundering Scandal

Unfortunately, under Obama's watch, the US's alleged "Justice Department has been transmogrified into a "Just Us" (as in, the corporate elite never get charged) Department.

Dec 19 08:22

IMF Chief Lagarde Found Guilty In French Tycoon Payout Trial

French judges on Monday found IMF chief Christine Lagarde guilty of negligence for failing to challenge a 400 million euro ($417 million) state arbitration payout to a business tycoon in 2008 when she was French finance minister.

The ruling risks triggering a new leadership crisis at the International Monetary Fund after Lagarde’s predecessor Dominique Strauss Khan resigned in 2011 over a sex assault scandal.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Demonstrating, yet again, that the folks at the top of the economic food chain are generally more crooked than a dog's hind leg!

Dec 19 08:10

TO BUST PEOPLE FOR BUYING CRACK, COPS ARE NOW MANUFACTURING AND SELLING PEOPLE CRACK

A reverse buy bust appears to be in the works for the Albuquerque Police Department, but the details of how they plan to go about catching low-level drug users — by becoming crack cocaine manufacturers — signifies everything inherently corrupt about the U.S.’ war on drugs.

Burque Media exclusively revealed APD’s intentions to become temporary crack manufacturers, after a confidential source shared the affidavit about the impending bust.

“Powdered cocaine may be taken into APD’s Criminalistics Unit to be made into crack cocaine,” reads the Affidavit and Motion to Release Evidence, dated February 25, 2016, and signed by a District Court Judge. In addition to the police-manufactured crack, APD is also permitted to use methamphetamine, cocaine, and heroin from its cataloged evidence stores to become drug dealers in order to catch individuals who use those illegal substances.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This reeks of entrapment, and is a stupid, and sick, way to increase drug busts, without ever really addressing the problem.

And of course, the high level drug cartel lords are never prosecuted; they have their drug money laundered by such prestigious institutions as HSBC HSBC, Too Big to Jail... Charged for Laundering Drug Money, and their executives never get charged for doing so.

Additionally, drug lords function at the highest political level in American society. Convicted Drug Felon proudly stands beside his friend, Hillary Clinton, beside the Whitehouse Christmas Tree

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