Dec 20 23:29

CNN: It's Terrorism When WE Say It Is

1:14 a.m. ET: Preliminary information leads officials to believe this was an intentional act.

1:13 a.m. ET: Officials have ruled out terrorism.

Dec 20 21:16

Las Vegas Strip Closed Due to Multiple-Injury Crash

As many as 40 people injured and unconfirmed gunshots heard by Planet Hollywood

This gun-free massacre was brought to you by Paxil!

Dec 20 20:03

Phyllis Schlafly: Trump Is 'Last Hope for America'

“It sounds like Donald Trump is the only one who has any fight in him,” she said. “He will fight for the issues that we really care about and are very hot at the present time, such as the immigration issue. I don’t see anyone else who’s eager to fight.”

Dec 20 19:14

Not exactly boxing clever! Amazon customers take out their frustration on the ridiculous waste as even the tiniest of items are being delivered in huge packages

The shoppers, located in Britain and America, tweeted pictures exposing just how much packaging arrives in the post when Amazon sends them even the smallest parcel.

One Twitter user Sabine Heinlein showed off the huge cardboard box that Amazon used to send her a packet of camera lens protector rings.

She tweeted the company: 'What an incredibly wasteful way of packaging a tiny unbreakable item.'

Dec 20 18:56

The forced transfer of Palestinian detainees — why it matters

International law is clear that prisoners should not be transferred outside of an occupied territory — both to allow their families access to them and to prevent forced population transfer. But that’s not all that’s at stake.

Dec 20 17:23

California's Worst Gas Leak In 40 Years (And Crews Can't Stop It)

While world leaders signed the 'historic' agreement signed in Paris to fix the world's "greatest threat," a natural gas storage site in southern California is belching 145,000 pounds per hour of Methane - a greenhouse gas 70 times more potent than carbon dioxide. What is worse, while official proclaim this a "top priority" a fix won't arrive until spring as emergency crews recognize "the leak was far from routine, and the problem was deeper underground."

Dec 20 16:55

1-minute video of what most needs to be said: .01% politicians are f**king children, figuratively and literally with ~300 million poverty-murdered since 1995

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1-minute of biting truth from comedian and talk show host, Adam Hills, with the punchline, “Politicians are fucking children, in every sense”:

Adam is speaking truth. Let’s examine the facts of .01% “leaders” figuratively and literally fucking children:

Figuratively: The .01% commit Crimes Against Humanity through intentional policy to poverty-murder children.

“Crimes against humanity” include any of the following acts committed as part of a widespread or systematic attack directed against any civilian population, with knowledge of the attack:
the crime of apartheid;
other inhumane acts of a similar character intentionally causing great suffering or serious bodily or mental injury.
– International Criminal Court (ICC)

Dec 20 14:18

Video: Hillary Clinton Vs. the GOP: Can You Tell the Difference?

Hillary in tonight's dem debate vs. the GOP's last debate... only, there doesn't really seem to be much debate...

So which bombs do you prefer? Red ones or blue ones?

Dec 20 14:18

Sesame Credit - big brother compliance score

are you a well-behaved tax slave?
are you practicing political hygiene?
are you self-censoring appropriately?

Dec 20 13:14

Economic anxiety, public safety fears and the rise of demagogues in the US and Europe

Lawrence Davidson examines how economic anxiety and fears over public safety, fuelled by the Islamist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, are creating the environment for demagogues and militarists such as Donald Trump to flourish.

Dec 20 10:03

Democratic Debate Sends Twitter On A Comedy Binge: Wait Till You Read Some Of These

Democratic debates for 2016 have developed a bit of a reputation, fairly or not, for being something of a snooze-fest. I think it should be celebrated that we are not as entertaining as watching Trump try to balance that weasel on his head while he says we should enact Nazi-era policies toward Middle Eastern people. However, if you were following the debate by only reading Twitter reactions from other people, it would have made you tune in immediately.

Dec 20 10:03

GOP Candidate Launches A Hilarious ‘Trump-Putin 2016’ Parody Site

Trump is great at making enemies and haters, and that even goes for the people within his own party. Known for rubbing his fellow Republican presidential candidates the wrong way, Trump’s GOP rivals are fed up and striking back in creative ways.

Dec 20 09:56

AE911TRUTH - Beyond Misinformation What Science Says About the Destruction of World Trade Center Buildings 1, 2, and 7

This 50-page primer provides a comprehensive overview of the evidence regarding the World Trade Center destruction and a careful examination of the hypotheses that researchers have put forward to explain what caused it.

With references to dozens of scholarly papers and videos, it is both a perfect starting point for those who are new to the subject and a valuable resource for those already immersed in it.

(Now available for FREE download!!!)

Dec 20 09:11

18 Tweets That Show What Every American Was Thinking During the Democratic Debate

The Democratic primary debate on ABC may not have been your priority on Saturday night, but boy, was it full of great Twitter material. Here are the night’s best tweets.

Dec 20 09:11

One Chart Shows How Hillary Should’ve Done Some Research Before Answering a Gun Question

Hillary Clinton endorsed stricter gun laws even in the face of terrorism during the Democratic debate, saying it was important because:

Dec 20 08:54

Armenia to continue talks on Nagorno-Karabakh - minister

Armenia will continue negotiations to reach peace in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian said in a televised interview, commenting on talks between the presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan held on Saturday in Bern, Switzerland. "There is no alternative to the talks," he said. Armenia "has reiterated its readiness to continue talks and to move ahead to settlement, basing on the proposals (of the co-chairs of the Minsk Group of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe - Russia, France and the United States - eds. TASS)." Over the past seven years, Armenia and Azerbaijan had held over 20 summits, he said noting that "the agreement was within reach at some of them but Azerbaijan has always taken a step back"... The highland region of Nagorno-Karabakh (Mountainous Karabakh) is a mostly Armenian-populated enclave inside the sovereign territory of Azerbaijan.

Dec 20 08:52

Politically correct universities ‘are killing free speech’

A whole generation of students is being denied the “intellectual challenge of debating conflicting views” because self-censorship is turning campuses into over-sanitised “safe spaces”, they say.

Dec 20 08:45

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts: Everything is Disintegrating

The American people are asleep at the wheel. The blame is not totally their’s, but they do bare the brunt of the blame. The mainstream media does not report what is happening within our economy or the geopolitical arena, unless they can spew on and on about the endless rainbows, unicorns and how “America is the greatest and Putin is the devil.” No depth of coverage, nothing of real value reported, so the American people are left ignorant and wanting for truth. When you work 2 or more part time jobs, are struggling with keeping a roof over your head and the kids need new shoes, it becomes a challenge to seek the truth even though you know the “report” Brian Williams just delivered is a fabricated piece of fantasy. There is almost no truth to be found in the American mainstream media.

Dec 20 07:58

All-time most ridiculous ‘crisis actor’: President Bush’s gay male prostitute, Jeff Gannon, acting as White House ‘objective professional media’ to pimp US Wars of Aggression

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3-minute video from Invisible Empire with President Bush, Jr. kissing, fondling and embracing gay male prostitute, Jeff Gannon:

2-minute video: connecting both presidents Bush to Jeff Gannon:

10-minute 2005 Countdown segment on Jeff Gannon acting as a reporter to toss only softball questions:

President George Bush, Sr. used one crisis actor and two outrageous lies for his unlawful war on Iraq in 1990:

Crisis actor Nayirah, the daughter of Kuwait’s ambassador to the US, lied that she was a hospital volunteer and saw Iraq soldiers murder 312 infants by stealing incubators and throwing the infants onto the floor.

Dec 20 07:55

NZ government opens world's rarest dolphin's habitat for oil exploration and seismic testing

The Government has opened up more than 3000 square kilometres of a marine mammal sanctuary for oil and gas drilling, home to the critically endangered Maui's dolphin.

Dec 20 07:55

Norway Offers Migrants a Lesson in How to Treat Women

When he first arrived in Europe, Abdu Osman Kelifa, a Muslim asylum seeker from the Horn of Africa, was shocked to see women in skimpy clothes drinking alcohol and kissing in public. Back home, he said, only prostitutes do that, and in locally made movies couples “only hug but never kiss.”

Dec 20 07:45

Christmas perspectives: Residents worry materialism detracts from true meaning of Christmas

Christmas is known as a time of joy, giving and cheer. While some say the holiday has lost its meaning because of all the materialism that surrounds it, many people say a strong love of Christmas still abides in their hearts.

Dec 20 06:36

Week Eleven of the Russian Intervention in Syria: A Step Back from the Brink?

The downing of the Russian SU-24 is becoming a major liability. The Russians have immediately claimed that this was a carefully planned and cowardly ambush, but now top western experts agree. This is very embarrassing, and it could get much worse with the deciphering of the flight recorders of the SU-24 (which the Russians have found and brought to Moscow). The picture which emerges is this: not only was this a deliberate provocation, an ambush, but there is overwhelming evidence that the Turks used the information the Russians have provided to the USA about their planned sorties. The fact that the Americans gave that information to the Turks is bad enough, but the fact that the Turks then used that information to shoot down a Russian aircraft makes the US directly responsible. The USA is also responsible by the simple fact that there is no way the Turks could have set up this complex ambush without the USA knowing about it.

Dec 20 05:35

The US government has not halted a single project out of the 88,000 actions and developments considered potentially harmful to the nation’s endangered species over the past seven years, a new study has found.

An analysis of assessments made by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that the agency very rarely used its powers to intervene in projects that could imperil any of the US’s endangered plants and animals, which currently number almost 1,600.

Dec 20 05:33

No evidence for Hillary Clinton's claim that ISIS is using videos of Donald Trump as recruiting tool

During a Democratic presidential debate in New Hampshire, Hillary Clinton took a shot at Republican primary frontrunner Donald Trump, saying that his rhetoric is a gift to ISIS.

Dec 19 23:55

America’s Transition from a Democracy to a National Security State, in Five Easy Steps

The National Security State is a state that has the following characteristics (from Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, Brave New World Order; Gary Wills, Bomb Power; and Andrew Bacevich, Washington Rules):

1) It is fixated on alleged foreign enemies and the “threat” they pose to the homeland;

2) It uses the “threat” for the justification of any military solutions to “pacifying” those enemies..........

Dec 19 23:07

Ben Carson To Appear AT Town Halls In Nashua, & Keene NH Today; South Carolina on Tuesday

Ben Carson has several events December 20th in New Hampshire and Dec. 22nd in South Carolina. This appears to be a very easy opportunity to grab your video camera and ask Ben some good questions! Remember, this is the glassy-eyed dimwit who says "There's No Occupation In Palestine - No One's Being Expelled." PNAC "New Pearl Harbor" Founder Bill Kristol says that Ben Carson is the best choice for president! BEWARE of this humble-posing sleeper cell known as Ben Carson. Ben Carson is an Israeli-shill pro-vaccine puppet who when recently asked about the millions of illegal aliens replied, "uh, they can stay".

Dec 19 20:53

President Bashar al-Assad: “Europe is exporting terrorists to Syria”

President al-Assad added in an interview given to DUTCH NPO2 TV that the western policy towards counter-terrorism file is not objective and not stable.

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Many European officials have sold their values for the petrodollar, and they allowed the Wahabi Saudi institutions to pay money and to bring this dark and this extremist ideology to Europe, and that’s why now you are exporting terrorists to us. We don’t export, actually, they came to Syria, and then they go back to Europe.

Dec 19 19:25

Australia to provide $100,000 hepatitis C 'miracle' drug for $37.70 for general patients and $6.10 for concessional patients.

The Turnbull government will spend more than $1 billion to make breakthrough hepatitis C cures available to all as part of an ambitious new plan to eradicate the deadly disease within a generation.

Dec 19 19:23

Judge: No evidence of crimes in Planned Parenthood videos

Recordings secretly made by an anti-abortion group at meetings of abortion providers do not show criminal activity and could put the providers at risk, a federal judge said Friday, citing the recent shooting at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic.

Dec 19 19:04

Keep China’s Creepy “Sesame Credit” System Out of America

Raja just wrote about Congress sneaking surveillance act CISA into a critical spending bill. Some cry Orwell, others gesture wildly at Huxley’s Brave New World unfolding on social media. What private details we don’t cough up voluntarily on Facebook are teased out of us by marketers and siphoned by the government, while a new wave of shout-down censorship is ruining debate and progress on important issues. But there may be a new player in town. China has been rolling out a system colloquially known as “Sesame Credit”, in which citizens are scored not by their payment histories, but by their purchase histories, their political views, and their friends list. Chinese core participant TenCent just purchased the most played online game in the world and American favorite League of Legends. Watch this quick primer, then ask what might happen if China plans to use this platform to influence young American customers.

Dec 19 18:59

Soros Plays Both Ends in Syria Refugee Chaos

Since John D. Rockefeller was advised to protect his wealth from government taxation by creating a tax-exempt philanthropic foundation in 1913, foundations have been used by American oligarchs to disguise a world of dirty deeds under the cover “doing good for mankind,” known by the moniker “philanthropy” for mankind-loving. No less the case is that of George Soros who likely has more tax-exempt foundations under his belt than anyone around. His Open Society foundations are in every country where Washington wants to put ‘their man’ in, or at least get someone out who doesn’t know how to read their music. They played a key role in regime change in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe after 1989. Now his foundations are up to their eyeballs in promoting propaganda serving the US-UK war agenda for destroying stability in Syria as they did in Libya three years ago, creating the current EU refugee crisis.

Dec 19 17:30

College Professor, Students Sport Yellow Jewish Stars to ‘Protest Islamophobia'

While advocating against what they said is a growing trend in anti-Muslim rhetoric, the professor and students wore Jewish stars inscribed with the word, “Muslim.”

Dec 19 16:07

Fire Bad Cops, Let Victims Speak, Turn On Body Cameras: Ben Jealous Calls for Police Reform

From Baltimore to Ferguson to New York, Wednesday was a major day for criminal justice news.

Dec 19 16:07

Postal Worker Notices Woman Starts Mailing Packages, Instantly Knew Something Wasn’t Right

Postal Service veteran Debbie Hill, with 29 years of serving the Florence, S.C., public, knows her customers. When an elderly woman suddenly broke her pattern of buying stamps by sending out a series of Express Mail parcels, Hill wondered. She worried. She acted, by calling for reinforcements in the person of Thomas Gasser, a U.S. postal inspector from Charleston, S.C.

She’s glad she did, and so is her customer. Thanks to her intervention, money she was sending was seized and returned to her, saving her $45,000. Gasser discovered that the address to which the woman was mailing packages was linked to a Jamaican-based mail scam, part of a collection of scams that prey upon older citizens.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

'Tis the season to be scammed.

Dec 19 15:55

Bashar Al-Assad Has More Popular Support than the Western-Backed “Opposition”: Poll

In the view of Syrians, the country’s president, Bashar al Assad, and his ally, Iran, have more support than do the forces arrayed against him, according to a public opinion poll taken last summer by a research firm that is working with the US and British governments.

The poll’s findings conducted by ORB International challenge the idea that Assad has lost legitimacy and that the opposition has broad support.

Dec 19 14:10

After 28 Years in Prison, Man Falsely Convicted in Botched Investigation to Walk Free

A Denver, Colorado, man has spent 28 years in prison based on a dream—and it wasn’t his.

Dec 19 12:44

17 Black Gang Bangers Burned a White Girl Alive… Where Is Obama?

White Life doesn’t mean @#%!. That is the message THIS White House and the mainstream media wants to make sure it sends loud and clear to the American People. This is hardly an isolated incident either. There have been quite a few examples of almost medieval anti-white crimes that have flown under the radar during the Obama years that I’ve tried my level best to shine light on with my limited audience so at least SOME people know these crimes ever happened. Why does it take alternative media to get a story like this out to the American media? It takes the alternative media because the White House and the “news media” are noticeably absent. It’s unconscionable. Furthermore, it’s an embarassment to the United States in general, and what our “culture” has devolved into as a whole.

Dec 19 11:45

German-made submarine heads to Israel for delivery

The company unveiled the submarine in April 2013, however more work was needed to ensure the vessel was fully operational. Rahav is the fifth submarine of its class to be delivered to the Israeli Navy, The Times of Israel reports.

Dec 19 11:41

Israel’s lonely lawyer fighting impunity

Uri Avnery explains the challenges that lie ahead of Israeli lawyer Avigdor Feldman who has asked the Supreme Court to open a criminal investigation against the soldiers and civilians who have shot and killed "terrorists" after they had already become unable to act.

Dec 19 11:40

'Son Of Saul' Brings Viewers To The Heart Of The Nazi Death Machine At Auschwitz

And it left me with a better understanding of how Auschwitz-Birkenau operated as an extermination factory and of the Jews who the Nazis forced to be the workers in that factory, Jews who were called Sonderkommandos. Their job was getting fellow Jews into the gas chamber, the corpses into the ovens and then disposing of the ashes
Note: What about the swimming pool, the orchestras, the theatre, the brothel, the hospital for inmates!

Dec 19 11:36

It Took My Mother 50 Years To Talk To Me About Her Experience In the Holocaust—When She Finally Did I Was Speechless

The story she tells of defecating on the stairs in front of an apartment—with a name on the door that looked to her like it must belong to Nazis—is both tragic and comic at the same time.
Perhaps the story that moved me most was how my mother had to perform an abortion on herself all alone in a hut in a garden allotment on the outskirts of Berlin.
Note: Had enough yet!

Dec 19 09:51

Conspiracy Theory Becomes Fact: Proof the CIA Helped Create ISIS

Truth is stranger than fiction, and, at last, an open source link has been established that the CIA had a direct involvement in the creation of ISIS.

Dec 19 09:47

Is a Secret Service Scandal Behind the Gunning Down of Former Secret Service Agent This Week?

Suspended Secret Service agent Arthur Baldwin, 30, was gunned down in the gun free zone known as Washington, DC this week. He had been charged in a burglary and was suspended from the Secret Service only to be killed in what police are calling a robbery, but the victim of his burglary claims that it never would have happened if it were not for the Secret Service scandal.

Dec 19 09:41

We are all Martin Shkreli

It’s this tragedy that makes me say that today, we are all Martin Shkreli. Normally you say that to empathize with the victims. I am saying it to indict the entirety of the developed Western world in the continual ravages of disease that other countries must suffer.

When Shkreli raised the cost of a toxoplasmosis drug that is used in immunocompromised HIV patients, we arose in an uproar to combat this price-gouging heartless scourge of the seven major organ systems. But we didn’t spend half a second thinking about why men like Shkreli exist.

Dec 19 09:39

Is the DNC Unfairly Targeting the Sanders Campaign?

Journalist Doug Henwood says Sanders' campaign has the right to be suspicious of the Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, considering her close allegiance to the Clintons

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ordinary Democratic voters should be furious. The DNC is trying to do to Sanders what the RNC did to Run Paul in 2008 and 2012 and is trying to do to Trump now!

Dec 19 09:19

Missouri cop charged with manslaughter in handcuffed prisoner’s drowning

Trooper Anthony Piercy was charged with the 2014 death of Brandon Ellingson, who drowned in the Lake of Ozarks. Ellingson was a college student on break. Piercy stopped him for driving a boat while intoxicated. He placed the man in his own boat, handcuffed, with a life vest plopped over his head. When Ellingson fell into the water, the unsecured vest quickly fell off.

Dec 19 09:03

Victoria police Chief Frank Elsner steps aside for 2 RCMP investigations

Chief has admitted he sent inappropriate tweets to the wife of a subordinate officer

Dec 19 07:02

Israeli settlers blast “Muhammad is dead” song at Palestinians [video]

These videos illustrate the levels of open incitement and harassment against Palestinians by Israeli settlers, with the full collusion of the army of occupation.

Dec 19 05:19

Fed raises interest what?

Dec 19 04:30

20+ Iraqi soldiers killed, 30 injured after US airstrike

What would happen if Iraq killed 20+ US soldiers on American soil? The media would label it one of the biggest acts of terrorism ever.

Dec 18 23:04

John Kerry's Moscow Lovefest

This has got to be the biggest foreign policy somersault in the last two decades and Kerry carried it off without a trace of shame, in fact, he never veered from his cheery script the entire trip.

Okay, but were the Russians taken in by Kerry’s performance?

Heck no, in fact, they acted exactly as one would expect them to act. They treated Kerry with the utmost respect, listened politely to everything he had to say, nodded, smiled and shook hands at all the appropriate times, and then got back to the business of bombing the holy crap out of the US-backed terrorists operating in Syria.

Dec 18 22:32

The IMF Changes It's Rules To Isolate China and Russia

The nightmare scenario of U.S. geopolitical strategists seems to be coming true: foreign economic independence from U.S. control. Instead of privatizing and neoliberalizing the world under U.S.-centered financial planning and ownership, the Russian and Chinese governments are investing in neighboring economies on terms that cement Eurasian economic integration on the basis of Russian oil and tax exports and Chinese financing.

Russia and China are simply doing what the United States has long done: using trade and credit linkages to cement their geopolitical diplomacy. This tectonic geopolitical shift is a Copernican threat to New Cold War ideology: Instead of the world economy revolving around the United States (the Ptolemaic idea of America as “the indispensible nation”), it may revolve around Eurasia.

Dec 18 21:26

The Last GOP Debate of 2015 *Condensed & Edited for Accuracy

The sad part about this video is it's not really edited all that much... more just cut into a lot of little chunks so two hours of Sheldon Adelson's dancing war puppets can fit into 4 ½ mins.

Dec 18 21:22

It’s Still Only Nine Percent of America That Thinks Congress Is Doing a Good Job

The twenty people who answered that Congress is doing an excellent job are probably family members or staffers… of Congress. Either that, or they don’t speak the language the survey administrator spoke on the phone when they were asked. Or they have been lobotomized. Or they were smoking crack.

Not sure which.

Dec 18 19:50

A Ukrainian Website Is Outing Russian Soldiers, and Moscow Wants Canada to Stop It

Amid frosty relations, Ottawa is tackling a request from the Kremlin to go after a Ukrainian website, hosted in Canada, that is publishing identifying details of Russian soldiers fighting the Islamic State.

Dec 18 19:50

C-SPAN caller politely asks GOP Congressman: 'Can I sh*t in your mouth?'

I'm sorry but this is THE FUNNIEST FREAKING THING I'VE SEEN since I can remember., I laughed until I cried. LOL!!

Dec 18 19:21

Jim Webb: ‘The DNC Is Nothing More Than An Arm For The Clinton Campaign’

Former Democratic presidential candidate and Virginia senator Jim Webb backed Bernie Sanders in his fight with the Democratic National Committee on Friday, saying: “Good for Bernie. The DNC is nothing more than an arm for the Clinton campaign.”

Dec 18 19:19

Putin Winning The War On Terrorism As The United States Along With It’s Ties To ISIS Concedes In Syria !!!

The Obama administration is no longer publicly asking for “regime change” in Syria after multiple news reports revealed how NATO and its allies have spent years supporting Islamic jihadists to try and topple Syrian president Bashar al-Assad.

Dec 18 19:19

Poll: 30 percent of Republicans want to bomb country from ‘Aladdin’

Thirty percent of Republican primary voters say the national security threat posed by the nation of Agrabah demands U.S. military intervention, according to a new poll released on Thursday.

Dec 18 18:28

Michael Moore To Donald Trump: "We Are All Muslim"

Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore stood outside Trump Tower with a hand-written sign today which read "We Are All Muslim." Police eventually escorted Moore away, and then he went home and wrote a letter to Donald Trump, and posted it, along with the photo of Moore holding his sign outside Trump Tower, on Facebook.

Dec 18 18:16

Turkey’s Dangerous Game

Turkey under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is now seeking to increase his own considerable de facto powers, has certainly become a danger to all its neighbors but mostly inflicts damage on itself.Erdogan has become, internationally speaking, the proverbial loose cannon on deck. No one knows which way he will roll, but everyone has become absolutely certain that the results will be very, very damaging.

Dec 18 17:02

Lebanese Media Confirms FNA Report on US Airbase Construction in Northeastern Syria

The Russians have got to be tired of Kerry's visits to Russia as all he does is lie through his teeth!

TEHRAN (FNA)- The US is reconstructing a disused airbase in the province of Hasakah in Northeastern Syria in order to land fighter jets and supply planes there, the Lebanese media said, confirming an early December report by FNA.

Dec 18 15:05

Why I am a Climate Change Skeptic

snip: Recently, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) announced for the umpteenth time we are doomed unless we reduce carbon-dioxide emissions to zero. Effectively this means either reducing the population to zero, or going back 10,000 years before humans began clearing forests for agriculture. This proposed cure is far worse than adapting to a warmer world, if it actually comes about.

Dec 18 15:00

Bernie Campaign Under Attack After Accusing Hillary of “Encouraging Islamic Extremism”

Perhaps now we know what was behind the timing of the most recent scandal for Bernie Sanders – concerning improper access to a Democratic database by members of staff.

Bernie Sanders has accused Hillary Clinton of encouraging Islamic extremism in Libya, in a prelude to a Democratic debate on Saturday during which he is expected to go on the attack for the first time over the unintended consequences of the former secretary of state’s more interventionist foreign policy.

Preemption and the destruction of all enemies is a recipe straight from the Clinton cookbook.

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Dec 18 14:27

C-SPAN Caller Asks Rep. Dave Brat if He Can Sh*t in the Congressman’s Mouth

The Congressman’s reaction as the question fully sinks in is… priceless.

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Dec 18 14:04

Snoqualmie Pass Passes Last Year's Entire Snow Total by Mid-December

With 25 inches of new snow (and counting) between Thursday morning and Friday morning, Snoqualmie Pass has about 110 inches of total snow in 2015, of which about 55 inches was still on the ground as of Friday morning.

Dec 18 13:33

Martin Shkreli resigns as CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals after being charged with securities fraud

Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli, who was charged Thursday with securities fraud, has resigned his position.

The company said board chairman Ron Tilles has been named interim CEO.

Dec 18 13:17

Trump's first victim? Jordanian humiliated, deported at US airport

A Jordanian national with a valid Visa was turned back at a US airport after being interrogated and detained, days after Donald Trump's call for banning Muslims from entering US.

It would seem that Trump has many supporters among the men and women of the US border authorities.

Dec 18 12:52

Newt Gingrich: "Putin is a great Russian Nationalist. You have to respect that."

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich had some surprisingly positive things to say about Russian President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin this week. "Putin is an opportunist, a great Russian Nationalist. He wants Russia to be as strong as possible. He's a KGB trained professional advocate of a stronger Russia. You have to respect that," Newt said. He went on to explain that Putin currently operates in a position of strength over the United States.

Dec 18 12:38

Newt: "I Don't Think The Banks Control This Country And If They Did, They Wouldn't Choose Donald Trump."

Newt Gingrich participated in what was actually a very interesting 25 minute video Q&A on Facebook Dec. 16th, answering written questions from users. The Facebook post has generated almost 1100 comments. In response to a question about bankers, Newt replied "I don't think the banks control this country and if they did, they wouldn't choose Ted Cruz or Donald Trump, or any of the outsider candidates, Carly Fiorina, for example. None of those folks would have been picked by the moneyed interests. Donald Trump has done something that is pretty amazing," Newt continued. "He is very formidable. He's not gonna disappear, he's not gonna deflate. All the things the people in Washington were hoping about it (Trump's candidacy) hasn't happened so far... A (Hillary) Clinton presidency would be so stunningly corrupt, the American people would not accept it," Newt added.

Dec 18 11:58

Watch This Teen Punch the Spanish Prime Minister in the Face. Hard.

Last night a seventeen year old punched Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy right in the side of the head. He later told the newspaper El Pais, “I’m glad”.

Apparently millennials give Rajoy a lower rating than even fascist dictator Francisco Franco once had, likely due to a massive 51 percent unemployment rate in their age bracket there coupled with Rajoy’s stringent austerity policies.

Dec 18 11:57

Hillary Attempts to Reassure Voters that She Is Not Satan… Twice

Not once, but twice Hillary had to reassure people she isn’t the devil. In the same day. On tape.

It must be something that comes up a lot for her.

Dec 18 11:55

“There Is No God but Allah”: Virginia School Forced to Cancel Class over Arabic Writing Assignment

Students were told to copy a Muslim statement of faith known as the Shahada which translates to “There is no god but Allah and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah” in Arabic. The assignment included other religious faiths as well. The school claimed the lesson was meant to “illustrate the complexity of the written Arabic language”.

While this specific message the kids were writing is a well known profession of faith for Muslims, it also happens to appear on the flags of the Islamic State.

Dec 18 10:21

Feds can't say whereabouts of those whose visas were revoked over terror threat

The Obama administration cannot be sure of the whereabouts of thousands of foreigners in the U.S. who had their visas revoked over terror concerns and other reasons, a State Department official acknowledged Thursday.

The admission, made at a House oversight hearing examining immigrant vetting in the wake of major terror attacks, drew a sharp rebuke from the committee chairman.

Dec 18 10:16

Converging Fears - An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson

The term “terrorism,” now means the violent actions of extremist Muslims. Yet this is a dangerously restrictive definition. For instance, in the United States, similar and much more frequent violence carried on by non-Muslims is often not labeled terrorism. Muslims have become the scapegoats of our age

Dec 18 09:49

Sheriff on 'affluenza' teen: 'If we had a top 10 wanted list today, he's number one'

The Texas teenager whose trial on drunk driving charges included a defense witness saying that he was afflicted with "affluenza" may be on the run from his parole, ABC News reports.

Dec 18 09:47

3 Men Who Were Imprisoned for 33 Years for an Arson in Brooklyn, Based on a Single Eyewitness and a Misreading of Evidence, Are Exonerated.

Three men were cleared on Wednesday of setting a 1980 fire in Park Slope, Brooklyn, that caused the death of a mother and her five children, after the sole eyewitness was deemed unreliable and new understanding of the evidence fires leave behind was applied.

Dec 18 09:18

LifeLock ID protection service to pay record $100 million for failing customers

Today the Federal Trade Commission announced that identity protection company LifeLock will pay $100 million for playing fast and loose with its customers’ sensitive information, including names, social security numbers, credit card numbers, and bank information.

Dec 18 09:18

Dairy Farmer Eldon Hooley Convicted Over City Food Code Violation In Texas

After a two-day trial, a jury in Fort Worth Municipal Court found Grandview dairy farmer Eldon Hooley guilty on one count of operating a food establishment that was selling food from an unapproved source. The jury fined Hooley...

Dec 18 09:17

Canadian dollar tumbles to close below 72 cents US, the lowest in nearly 12 years

The Canadian dollar continued its slide today, closing below the 72-cent US mark for the first time since the spring of 2004.

Dec 18 09:05

Deployment fail: US special ops forces arrive in Libya, immediately told to leave

Libya’s air force said in a Facebook post that 20 US commandoes arrived at Wattiya airbase and disembarked “in combat readiness,” only to be told to leave. Pentagon sources confirmed the US had sent a special forces unit to Libya as part of a mission.

Dec 18 09:03

30+ Iraqi soldiers killed, 20 injured after US airstrike - Iraqi MP cited by Sputnik

More than 30 Iraqi soldiers have been killed and 20 more injured in an airstrike carried out by the US military, an Iraqi said in a statement cited by Sputnik.

“30 Iraqi servicemen from the 55th brigade of the Iraqi Army have been killed and 20 injured after an airstrike carried out by US aviation in the town of Al-Naimiya, Fallujah province,” Hakim al-Zamili, the head of the Parliamentary Security and Defense Committee, said in a statement cited by Sputnik.

Dec 18 08:59

17 gang members linked to burning death of Mississippi teen Jessica Chambers

While the probe into Chambers' death led to the arrests, none have been charged in connection to the murder. Investigators say the 19-year-old was burned alive in her car on December 6, 2014.

"We started the deep interrogation with the Jessica case, and people began to volunteer information to us and things like that, and we realized right away that something had to be done," said District Attorney John Champion.

Dec 18 08:57

ISIL Supplying Militants with Captagon Drug for Ultimate Violent Acts

"The ISIL is trying to make its militants addicted to Captagon, because using this drug results in violent and barbaric acts," Fedotov said on Thursday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just like prescription anti-depressants!

Dec 18 08:50

Kansas cops raid single mom’s home by accident - In the process of the raid the SWAT team punched multiple holes into the house, broken multiple windows, and destroyed the kids Christmas presents

The FBI plans to pay for damages to a Galena home where its agents and officers from other law enforcement agencies unsuccessfully sought a man wanted on felony charges in Missouri, said Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves.

Dec 18 08:48

Models must have doctor's note to prove they are not too thin, France rules

French lawmakers on Thursday adopted a bill forcing models to provide a doctor’s certificate confirming they are healthy, and magazines to label Photoshopped images as “touched up”.

Dec 18 08:45

Revealed: Who Obama Just Met With Has Many Terrified About His Next Exec. Order

As he looks for ways to use executive orders to purportedly put new limits on the Second Amendment, President Obama has been raising eyebrows with the list of anti-gun advocates he has invited to the White House to help him craft those new rules; and some feel these big anti-gun names make clear what Obama’s intentions really are.

Dec 18 08:45

rarified subtlety


since the first war, since the first field, things have only grown, the field
extended, the sides multiplied, tamaguchi hosts, facing everywhere,
weighting evermore, wave ponderous to the opening dawn, through
groves and forests, of grumbling fire and singing metal, it's the same field
the first one the same war as the first one
sad monkey loose the vine let


Dec 18 08:31

Kuwait Airways Drops New York-London Route After U.S. Orders It Allows Israelis to Fly

Kuwait Airways has canceled its flights from New York's JFK airport to London Heathrow after the U.S. Department of Transportation found the airline was illegally discriminating against Israelis and refusing to let them fly on its flights, and demanded it stop, USA Today reported Tuesday.
Canceling its flights to America, effective as of Tuesday, was the airline's response to an order to comply with U.S. antidiscrimination law issued by the Department of Transportation on September 30. "Today, Kuwait Airways informed the U.S. Department of Transportation that they will be eliminating service between JFK and London Heathrow," USA Today quoted Namrata Kolachalam, a department spokeswoman as saying.

Dec 18 08:25

Turing Pharma CEO Martin Shkreli defrauded investors with 'a web of lies,' prosecutor says

The indictment against Shkreli alleges that he, among others, fraudulently induced people to invest in two separate funds, and misappropriated the assets of Retrophin to satisfy Shkreli's personal and unrelated professional debt obligations.

Dec 18 08:24

Allow David Icke Entry Into Australia to Tour in 2016

UK based researcher David Icke last visited Australia to speak in 2011. Prior to this, he had also traveled to this country in 2009 and on both occasions had been granted a VISA by the Australian Government. Now, in the lead up to his upcoming 'World Wide Wake Up' Tour, David Icke has applied for a VISA to enter Australia and has been denied. While we acknowledge that Peter Dutton MP and the Department of Immigration and Border Protection have provided an opportunity for Mr. Icke to resubmit his VISA application by supplying additional information, it is my hope that this petition will assist in expediting this process so that the people of Australia can attend these events and by doing so exercise their democratic right to freedom of choice. David Icke continues to make an invaluable contribution to global research and the betterment of humanity, therefore it would be an honour to welcome him back into Australia so that he can share his knowledge with our community.

Dec 18 07:46

John McCain threatening not to support budget bill over rocket engine provision

Senator John McCain is threatening not to support Congress’ massive budget bill for 2016 — all because of one sentence concerning rocket engines. The provision would lift a controversial ban that prohibits the US Air Force from using Russian rocket engines to launch its satellites. McCain is demanding that the language be struck from the legislation — or he won't support it.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

McCain thinks the Air Force should launch their satellites with one of these!

Dec 18 07:16

NO CHARGES for Paradise Officer Who Accidentally Shot a Man (GRAPHIC)

Patrick Feaster, a police officer of five years, was in pursuit of a DUI suspect when the vehicle crashed. As seen in the video above once Feaster stepped out of his car he withdrew his weapon from his holster and shot Andrew Thomas in the neck. According to Action News Now:

Dec 18 05:50

Thinking the Unthinkable: A Lamentation for the State of Israel - Well, Not Exactly

For the last year or so I have realized that I no longer believe in the One State Solution as it is generally understood. I no longer believe that the Israelis and the Palestinians could co-exist peacefully in the same polity. It would be no problem for the great majority of Palestinians, but there is a problem with at least 90% of the Jewish Israelis. Three or four generations of ZioNazi [see Zionism and Nazism: Is there a difference that makes a difference?] brainwashing have rendered them unfit for sharing the land with others.

Dec 17 23:20

Syria Shatters Pentagon Dream

by Pepe Escobar

No one should be holding their breath. As no one should be reasonably expecting that an astonishing mediocre, lame duck Team Obama would have the balls to confront Wahhabism as the true ideological matrix of all strands of Salafi jihadism, «moderate rebels» included.

Dec 17 22:36

Hungry Warrior: The Untold Story of Hana Shalabi

hroughout her hunger strike, that of exactly 47 days, Hana Shalabi never slept consistently for a number of hours. In the first few days of her strike, she would doze off only to wake up with the sudden fear that someone was trying to hurt her.

Dec 17 21:51

Martin Shkreli, “America’s most hated”, “price gouging” biotech mogul arrested for securities fraud, released on $5M bond

Update: Shkreli was released on a $5 million bond after a hearing Thursday, and had his travel restricted to parts of New York. It was not immediately clear how he pleaded to the charges. Evan Greebel, whom the SEC said was Shkreli’s lawyer, also faces a count of wire fraud conspiracy. He was arrested Thursday and released on a $1 million bail.

Dec 17 21:22

COP21 revealed: Read full text of climate summit plan designed to break smaller nations

Carbon reduction plans will be put in place by all 196 participating countries who reached an agreement during COP21.

Dec 17 20:15

Silent spaces? Yale students eagerly sign petition to repeal the first amendment

Sometimes it’s hard not to begin a story with the line “this country is going to Hell in a hand basket”.

Dec 17 19:58

NOAA Relies On ‘Compromised’ Thermometers That Inflate US Warming Trend

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s reliance on poorly-sited weather stations to calculate surface temperatures is inflating the warming trend of the U.S. and maybe even the rest of the world, according to a landmark study looking at three decades of data.

Dec 17 19:37

Chess in the Age of ISIS

Unfolding now is a multidimensional chess game comprising centuries-old animosities, petrodollars, pipelines, a neo-Ottoman sultanate, plans for balkanizing the Mid East into manageable ethnic states, Israeli energy plans and oligarchs, Neoconservatives, the U.S. military-industrial complex, Daesh-ISIS, NATO, the EU, Kurdistan, Ukraine and a gaggle of nation states.

Dec 17 19:31

“It is unacceptable that Americans pay, by far, the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs. The United States is the only major country on earth that does not in one form or another regulate prescription drug prices and the results have been

Skyrocketing generic drug prices cost taxpayers an additional $1.4 billion over the last decade according to a new report from the Department of Health and Human Services’ inspector general, undertaken at the request of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), ranking member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

Dec 17 19:30

Police Officer Found Not Guilty After Tasing Unresponsive Native American Man 28 Times

Former Oglala Sioux Tribe police officer Rebecca Sotherland was found not guilty of using unreasonable force by a federal jury last week. The indictment against her stemmed from an August 2014 incident where she used a Taser an estimated 28 times on an unresponsive man in Manderson, South Dakota.

Dec 17 19:09

Samuel Hawken Plains Rifle

Circa 1849 Samuel Hawken (U.S.) Percussion Plains Rifle (single-shot/ muzzle-loading/ black powder/ ball ammunition) The late 1840s saw an increase in U.S. westward expansion, up the Missouri River, across the Great Plains, over the Rocky Mountains, and to the Pacific coast. At first, the lure was fur, then cheap land, and finally, gold. Symbolic of this movement was a half-stock heavyweight firearm, variously called the Plains Rifle" and the "Mountain Rifle," which originated in St. Louis, Missouri.

Dec 17 19:06

Frontierland Shootin' Arcade

By the way,it's Hawken!

Ready! Aim! Fire!
Take aim at nearly 100 targets during an exciting shootout set amid Boot Hill in Tombstone, Arizona.

Mosey on up to a rustic, log cabin and wrap your hands around a replica .54-caliber Hawkins buffalo rifle. Peering out onto a southwestern landscape, a familiar sight comes into your view: legendary Boot Hill in Tombstone, Arizona set during the notorious times of the Old West. Featuring nearly 100 interactive targets, the dusty setting provides a picture-perfect backdrop to test your marksmanship.

Dec 17 16:53

B.C.’s Attorney – General office wants $7,500.00 for the transcript of Topham Trial By

Well, there you have it. $7,500.00 for the transcript of R v Roy Arthur Topham less the Charge to the Jury which would have included another 62 pages raising the cost up a few hundred dollars more. Had I required the transcript in 3 business days the price would have jumped up another $1,500.00 bringing the total to $9,000.00.

Dec 17 16:47

Media Take Diet Advice From Coke-Funded Academics

But mercury-laced, GMO-tainted High Fructose Corn Syrup is part of a healthy diet! And I have some beach-front land in the Mojave to sell you...

Dec 17 16:47

DHS official: Obama’s terror watch list gun ban makes no sense

Testifying during a House Oversight Committee hearing, Department of Homeland Security Assistant Secretary for International Affairs Alan Bersin told lawmakers that government probably shouldn’t use the terror watch list for anything beyond its intended purpose.

Dec 17 16:44

Hillary, Jeb, and Ted Cruz Top List of Candidates Backed by US Weapons-Makers

With the war on terror swelling their stock prices, the US defense industry is spending at least some of the cash to support their preferred presidential candidates. Hillary Clinton tops the list, followed by Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush and Bernie Sanders as #6.

Dec 17 16:29

Amid chronic U.S. homelessness, Northwest backs ‘tent cities’

Oregon cities Portland and Eugene, and Olympia in Washington, are among the few municipalities that have allowed encampments. Clearwater, Florida, also has the church-backed Pinellas Hope village.

Dec 17 16:22

Price of Obama getaways $70 million so far, and counting

Now as the Obama family departs Friday on its annual holiday vacation to Hawaii, new estimates put the price tag of the Obamas’ 2015 trips that are all or largely personal at $11.6 million for travel costs alone, according to the conservative group Judicial Watch, based on federal government records. That brings the overall cost of personal or largely personal travel to at least $70.5 million since Obama took office in 2009, according to the group’s analysis.

Dec 17 16:15

The US Federal Government Finally Admits the War on Drugs is a Failure

Now that the US federal government has publicly admitted that the war on drugs is indeed a failure, it remains to be seen what changes in policy will be made.

Dec 17 16:07

Secret Police Torture and Detention Center

A secret detention center run by the Chicago Police Department (CPD) was under the spotlight at a first-of-its-kind hearing Tuesday. While protesters demonstrating against police brutality blocked city streets, elected officials from Chicago’s Cook County held the first public hearing about Homan Square, an ‘off-the-books’ interrogation facility revealed earlier this year by The Guardian.

Dec 17 16:03

Bush Military Official: US Citizens Must Stand Up to Stop the Empire

‘Empire never has enough. That’s the nature of imperial power. It never has enough. It never has a stable status quo. It has an increasingly unstable status quo.’

Dec 17 14:34

Former Cop: Officer in Freddie Gray Trial Does Not Have Discretion to Break the Law

As final ruling nears, activist says officers should be held accountable.

Dec 17 13:56

Chaos Ensues As Popular Liberty Discussion Forum (Formerly DailyPaul) Abruptly Announces Permanent Shut-Down Dec 31

Michael Nystrom, owner of the very busy libertarian discussion forum PopularLiberty (formerly has announced that he is closing his site down for good on December 31st. Nystrom had previously posted that he was considering shutting the site down over the past year or two, always to the consternation and upset of his members. In the wake of his latest announcement, which this time is for real, users are scrambling to start new discussion forums so that the users can keep a place to discuss events of the day, share ideas, keep in touch and maintain relationships that they have formed over the years.

Dec 17 13:38


The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has wasted millions of dollars on projects in Afghanistanthat, among other things, helped the Taliban. Many USAID projects were intended to “stabilize” the country and demonstrate to the local populace that they should support the U.S.-backed Afghan government. But an internal investigation (pdf) of USAID efforts in the war-torn country found that many of them had the opposite result.

Dec 17 13:34

Baltimore: A Canary in a Coal Mine

We talk to Baltimore activists about the Freddie Gray trial and what it means for the city, as well as the nation.

Dec 17 13:24

Military operations in preparation in and around Syria

The Western Press doesn’t have much to say about the military operations in Syria, except to affirm, without the slightest proof, that the Coalition is successfully bombing Daesh jihadists while the Russians continue to kill innocent civilians. It is in fact difficult to form a reasonable idea of the current situation, particularly since each side is readying its weapons in preparation for a wider conflict. Thierry Meyssan describes what is going on.

Dec 17 12:54

Columbia River Gorge braces for more winter weather

Here comes some more climate change.The drought is breaking in the west!


Another storm system is making its way through the Columbia River Gorge and Portland metro Thursday and some local residents are already starting to see some snow.

With winter weather comes the possibility of high winds, fog, freezing rain, landslides and snow and residents should be prepared for anything.

Dec 17 12:41

While On Paid Leave, Killer Cop Plays On Facebook Admonishing 'Parents Who Have Taken Discipline Too Far'

Adams County, Idaho Sheriff Brian Wood, who Killed 62-year-old Rancher Jack Yantis on November 1st and was previously sued for manhandling a 79-year-old man, apparently has a lot of free time on his hands. Wood is not shy about defending his killing of Jack Yantis, and neither is Wood's wife. Come take a peek into this incredible mindset. This week, while he's waiting for the FBI and Idaho State Police to exonerate him in Jack's killing, Woods is posting about the benefits of spanking kids while chiding 'parents who have taken disciple too far.' In another post, Woods opines "Believe it or not, good people with guns save lives at a faster rate than bad people with guns take lives." I guess a rancher taking out his injured bull at the request of police does not qualify as 'good people with guns' category.

Dec 17 12:41

Game Over: U.S. Agrees to Let Assad Stay in Power

There are signs that America’s campaign to overthrow Assad is not only falling apart, it may be nearing its end. Earlier this week, John Kerry met with Vladimir Putin to discuss the conflict in Syria. He later revealed to the press that the Obama administration has a made a major concession on the conflict.

Dec 17 12:39

Silent Spaces? Yale Students Eagerly Sign Petition to Repeal the First Amendment

This pathetic display shows the ivy leaguers at Yale not just signing a petition to do away with the First Amendment, but actually fawning over how wonderful of an idea they all think repealing the First Amendment is because of reasons like if something hurts someone’s feelings, it should not be protected as free speech...

Dec 17 12:04

First Big Snowstorm of Season Piles it On in Western States

There is more a comin Colorado. Look to the west! Got about 8"+ ! Back to shovelin this heart attack snow.

LONGMONT, Colo.— A powerful late-autumn storm dumped up to 24 inches of snow in the Colorado mountains Tuesday before barreling onto the plains, prompting airlines to cancel about 500 flights at the Denver airport and leaving hundreds of miles of highways slippery with snow and ice.

The snow tapered off Tuesday afternoon as the storm moved northeast, leaving behind drifts up to 4 feet high.

Dec 17 11:50

The Elephant in the Room at the Last GOP Debate

Boots on the ground and extended war against ISIS is more war for Israel... would ANYONE in the GOP dare to say no? With Sheldon Adelson as the top angel and godfather of the party, it is hard to imagine any candidate would...

Dec 17 11:40

Armed Citizens Pull Guns, Save 90-Year-Old Man Under Attack

Guns in the hands of good people save lives

Dec 17 10:59

Russia’s Reflexive Control Theory

Reflexive control is a subject that has been studied in the Soviet Union and Russia for nearly 40 years. The theory has both military and civilian uses. This article describes both the theory and practice of reflexive control, focusing on recent developments. The concept is close in meaning to the US concept of perception management.

Dec 17 10:35

Putin Throws Down the Gauntlet

This isn’t a game, it’s a fight for survival; Russia’s survival as a sovereign country. That’s what the stakes are. That’s not something Putin takes lightly.

Would you be willing to defend your country against a foreign invasion?

That’s all Putin is doing in Syria. He’s just preempting the tidal wave of jihadis that’ll be coming his way once the current fracas is over. He figures it’s better to exterminate these US-backed maniacs in Syria now than face them in Chechnya, St Petersburg and Moscow sometime in the future. Can you blame him? After all, if Washington’s strategy works in Syria, then you can bet they’ll try the same thing in Beirut, Tehran and Moscow.

So what choice does Putin have?

Dec 17 10:31

Barbarism Advances. “The 1930s All Over Again in Europe”

Today, pestilence-carrying rats are back infesting Europe. Ukraine writhes in a delirium of historical topsy-turvy. On 14 October, it celebrated the first Defenders’ Day, a national holiday legally decreed by the Ukrainian Parliament. The date is significant, for on this day, seventy-three years ago, the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) was founded. In WW II, UPA cooperated with the Nazis, supplying a Ukrainian voluntary SS division– the SS Freiwillingen-Schutzen-Division “Galizien,” the infamous Galitian Division.

Dec 17 10:23

You Want War? Russia is Ready for War

Nobody needs to read Zbigniew Brzezinski’s “Grand Chessboard” 1997 opus to know US foreign policy revolves around one single overarching theme: prevent – by all means necessary – the emergence of a power, or powers, capable of constraining Washington’s unilateral swagger, not only in Eurasia but across the world.

The Pentagon carries the same message embedded in newspeak: the Full Spectrum Dominance doctrine.

Russian intel has certainly played all possible scenarios involving a NATO Turkish army on the Turkish-Syrian border as well as the possibility of Ankara closing the Bosphorus and the Dardanelles for the Russian “Syria Express”. Erdogan may not be foolish enough to offer Russia yet another casus belli. But Moscow is taking no chances.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The event to which Mr. Escobar alludes is the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, and his wife, Princess Sophie of Hohenberg, which triggered World War 1.

It certainly appears to me that the US government is slouching toward initiating World War III, because war was the saviour of the US economy in World War 1 and World War 11.

However, those in Sodom on the Potomac seem to have forgotten, utterly, that because the US military doesn't have the money, the manufacturing, or the troop strength to insure a positive outcome in a conventional military confrontation with Russia, that the conflict will most likely go nuclear in a heartbeat; and that is why the military option against Russia is so scarily dangerous.

Dec 17 09:47

Denmark's government wants to seize valuables from Syrian refugees

Denmark has one of the harshest records on Syrian refugees of any European Union nation, and last week it got even worse. On Thursday, December 10, the center-right Danish government proposed legislation that would enable immigration authorities to seize jewelry and other personal valuables from refugees.