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Feb 21 11:31

The American Spectator | Here's What Mueller, Hillary And The Russians All Have In Common…

Excellent written piece from the American Spectator...

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Feb 21 11:24

Parents Lose Custody Of Child For Refusing To Support Transgenderism

On Friday, Ohio parents were denied custody of their daughter for not being supportive enough of her alleged transgenderism.

The 17-year-old biologically female child identifies as a boy and claims she has suicidal thoughts over her parents' lack of support for her transgenderism (they won't, for example, call her by her new chosen male name). The parents were fighting for custody of their daughter back from the state in an effort to stop potential transgender hormone treatment.

An attorney representing the parents, whose names have not been disclosed because of privacy concerns, argued that the girl was not "even close to being able to make such a life-altering decision at this time."

Feb 21 10:41

Billy Graham Convinced George Bush To Give Up Drinking…

Interesting story about the late Billy Graham who died this morning at age 99...

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Feb 21 10:26

JUDGE NAP WAS RIGHT ABOUT UK SPYING ON TRUMP

As more evidence surfaces, it appears Judge Nap was right about the role played by British Intel and GCHQ in spying on President Trump.

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Feb 21 09:58

Heckler Interrupts Pelosi: ‘How Much Are You Worth, Nancy?’

Great LIVE moment from yesterday...

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Feb 21 09:39

House Democrats Join Everyone Else in Letting Equifax Off Easy for Catastrophic Hack

After Equifax’s negligence allowed hackers to steal the personal information of 145.5 million Americans, the company promised to give everyone free credit monitoring for a year. But House Democrats have formally requested that Equifax extend the monitoring from one year to three years. Even that, however, feels pretty damn inadequate.

Feb 21 09:38

Florida House aide fired after claiming Florida shooting survivors are 'actors'

An aide to a Florida House lawmaker was fired Tuesday after he said that Parkland students who were speaking out on gun control after Wednesday’s mass shooting were paid actors.

Feb 21 09:37

Merchants Of Death: America's Toxic Cult Of Violence Turns Deadly

As usual following one of these shootings, there is a vocal outcry for enacting more strident gun control measures, more mental health checks, and heightened school security measures.

Also as usual, in the midst of the finger-pointing, no one is pointing a finger at the American police state or the war-drenched, violence-imbued, profit-driven military industrial complex, both of which have made violence America’s calling card.

Ask yourself: Why do these mass shootings keep happening? Who are these shooters modelling themselves after? Where are they finding the inspiration for their weaponry and tactics? Whose stance and techniques are they mirroring?

Feb 21 09:26

Ohio Gov. Candidate Dennis Kucinich Announces Plan To Legalize Medical, Recreational Marijuana

Former Mayor, U.S. Congressman, and famous peace advocate Dennis Kucinich formally announced his run for Governor of the state of Ohio... Soon, Kucinich followed by hinting at his opposition to the drug war, causing many in Ohio and across the rest of the country to become excited…

Feb 21 09:23

Liberals Attack Billy Graham After Death

The announcement of world-famous pastor Bill Graham’s death wasn’t even 5 minutes old before liberals took to attacking the man of God.

Graham, often referred to as “America’s pastor,” was a gentle, non-offending man. His mission was to save souls by announcing the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Of course, liberals, in their faithless journey to depths of the underworld, couldn’t let Graham’s passing go by without impugning the man’s great legacy.

Take a look at these atrocious tweets:

Feb 21 09:20

5th grader saves choking classmate. He knew what to do by remembering a documentary he watched years ago. At first his parents said they thought he meant he saved a life when playing a video game.

A fifth grader in Henrico has been hailed a hero for jumping into action when he saw a classmate choking at lunch; she was starting to turn colors and gasping for breath.
“I wasn`t really calm, my heart was racing I just knew I had to help her,” said Benjamin Ford.

Feb 21 09:19

Poll: Most Americans not getting bigger paychecks in wake of tax overhaul

More than half of U.S. voters say they have not noticed an increase in their paychecks in the wake of a sweeping series of tax cuts signed into law by President Trump last month, according to a new Politico/Morning Consult poll.

Feb 21 09:09

Irish secondary schoolers no longer "have to" study religion

The Minister for Education, Richard Bruton has confirmed the change in a circular released today, stating that it is a constitutional right for students who chose not to participate in religion class to be offered an alternative, meaningful program.

Feb 21 09:09

Man arrested for posting picture on Instagram of an AR-15 with the message "I'm thinking about finally going back to school"

The Texarkana Texas Police Department arrested Ricky Jared Rankin, 24, at his Texarkana Texas home early this afternoon for Terroristic Threats.

Feb 21 09:05

Systematic American Mistakes Are Making Russia Great Again

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If (for whatever stupid reason) Russia is indeed America’s enemy, it stands to reason that the Americans would want to make it weaker rather than stronger. Working to strengthen one’s enemy seems like a poor strategy. And yet that is what has been happening: the last two US administrations—Obama’s and Trump’s—both have been steadfastly aiding and abetting Russia’s rise to greatness. Aiding and abetting the enemy is bad enough by itself, but it would also appear that they have been doing so unwittingly. Thus, if Mueller really had the health and beauty of American democracy in his heart, he would have indicted both the Obama and the Trump administrations for aiding and abetting the enemy through gross negligence. Here is how the indictment would read:

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Feb 21 08:19

MISSING: CDC doctor (and Harvard grad) disappears “Without A Trace” (dog, wallet, phone left behind)

Police are currently looking for CDC doctor Timothy Cunningham who seemingly disappeared “without a trace.” But his brother Anterio Cunningham is convinced his brother wouldn’t just walk away from a great job at the CDC, a beautiful home, and the dog he loves so much:

Feb 21 08:09

The problem is not guns, the problem is that American society is a factory of lunatics from pharmeceuticals

Finland and Switzerland are the two countries with the highest proportion of armed citizens after the US and we have not heard of school massacres in those countries. They are among the safest countries in the world.

It is not a matter of whether American legislation is perfect or deserves change. That is not the point. It seems almost unanimous that there must be some kind of change in the laws. The point is that the problem is not in firearms. Disarmaments often cite the British case, but hide that crimes in general and especially knife killings are firing there.

In a general statement, moreover, we are talking about an objectively minor issue. Only 0.3% of homicides in the United States are linked to these massacres. And considering that only 0.6% of US deaths are for homicide, we are dealing with a phenomenon whose impact is primarily due to the media and its ability to spectacularize every tragedy.

The gist of the matter is that the US is a lunatic factory.

Feb 21 07:39

Philippines' Duterte mocks condom use amid skyrocketing HIV rates because "they don't feel good"

The number of new HIV cases reported in the Philippines has surged over the last few years, according the country's health agency. In 2007, fewer than 400 new cases were reported; in 2017, more than 11,000 new cases were identified.

Feb 21 07:38

Superintendent in Wisconsin says students who participate in National School Walkout will face disciplinary measures

Waukesha School District students and faculty who participate in the National School Walkout during class time next month commemorating the Feb. 14 mass shooting at a Florida high school will be considered disruptive and could face disciplinary action, a district email sent Tuesday to parents said.

Feb 21 07:15

David Hogg graduated high school in 2015, never attended school in Parkland, says fellow classmate

The new face of gun control and the son of a former FBI agent, David Hogg, told CNN’s Anderson Cooper that he’s not a crisis actor, despite the fact that he graduated high school in the State of California in 2015 and likely never attended Stoneman Douglas Hogh School in Parkland, Florida, as he claims.

Feb 21 05:30

Munich did nothing to appease Cold War 2.0 fears – Pepe Escobar

So, let Cold War 2.0 dissolve into what it should always have been – an empty shell.

The Munich Security Conference is supposed to be an annual lofty gathering of global politicians, and military and intelligence experts. Theoretically, they discuss serious security matters under a cool professional eye in an informed setting.

Yet, in these times of doom and gloom, what the 54th conference yielded was another Russophobia show – a direct connection to the “Russiagate” soap opera in Washington.

Feb 21 05:23

Spanish rapper Voltonyc to spend three years in prison for insulting the king

Spain’s top court upholds ruling against the Mallorcan artist for slander and glorifying terrorism.

The Spanish Supreme Court has upheld a three-and-a-half-year prison sentence handed down to rapper José Miguel Arenas, known by his artistic name Voltonyc, for slander against the Crown, glorifying terrorism and making threats in a series of songs. The Mallorcan artist was sentenced to prison by the High Court after composing the music and publishing the songs online where they could be freely accessed.

Feb 20 22:28

Scott Adams: What if the News Reported Only Facts?

The common view we see from the mainstream media is that President Trump is a monster and there is no doubt about it. In support of that view, they offer plenty of evidence. And by evidence, I mean they hallucinate they can read minds.

Feb 20 20:35

Devin Nunes for President, Ray McGovern for CIA Director

This is an extraordinary and highly truthful article by former CIA official Ray McGovern who was the responsible official for the daily briefing of the President of the United States.

McGovern has proven over and over on many occasions that he is a person of integrity, honor, and intelligence. Ray McGovern should be the Director of the CIA. He would be welcomed by the CIA analysts who resent their political use, and we would have an honest intelligence agency, which is what we need.

Feb 20 20:32

Nunes: FBI and DOJ Perps Could Be Put on Trial

House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes has stated that “DOJ and FBI are not above the law,” and could face legal consequences for alleged abuses of the FISA court, reports Ray McGovern.

Feb 20 17:37

Iowa DOT Releases Video Of 70-Vehicle Pileup On I-35

This is quite the sight to behold. It's obvious that most of the drivers were going way too fast for the weather conditions.

Feb 20 16:52

UK About To Legalize Cannabis? Parliament Decides This Week

Recovery stories like these are inspiring the people of the UK to speak out for the right to use medical marijuana, and so have high-profile figures like Sting, Russell Brand and Sir Richard Branson. The issue is reaching the ears of Parliament this week.

Feb 20 16:12

Rules Is Rules – UK Govt Forces 6-Year-Old To Suffer 30 Seizures A Day, No Cannabis For You

Great Britain is proving just how great it is, and it is using a six-year-old-boy to do it. Proving that the Western world is a symbol of oppression, not freedom, the UK Home Office has rejected a plea...

Feb 20 15:57

Friend of Florida Killer Speaks Out…

Interesting comments on Nikolas Cruz from a girl who knew him well...

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Feb 20 15:14

RUSH LIMBAUGH | It’s All About Protecting Obama

Limbaugh discusses the Mueller probe, protecting Hillary, the Obama-appointed judge Rudoph Contreras being yanked from the case Flynn case.

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Feb 20 14:34

Big Pharma’s War On Our Children: 1 Million Kids Under Age 6 On PSYCHIATRIC Drugs - Mac Slavo

In the United States, there are one million children under the age of six on psychiatric drugs. This number is particularly disturbing, considering the horrifying side effects and ineffectiveness of a good number of these types of harmful drugs.

One in six Americans overall regularly take some type of medication in this category. However, children are now being swept up in Big Pharma’s desire to make money, not improve health. Mental health watchdog group Citizens Commission on Human Rights is drawing attention to the concerning fact that more than a million kids younger than six in our nation are currently taking these psychiatric drugs.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable!!

No bloody wonder that the Corporate news presstitutes cut off anyone talking about the link between ssri drugs (Selective Serotonin Uptake Reinhibitors)and homocidal and suicidal behaviour.

Feb 20 14:18

CASE 4000: NETANYAHU CONFIDANT REPORTEDLY TO TURN STATE'S WITNESS

Suspended Communications Ministry director-general Shlomo Filber, a confidant of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, was expected to sign a state’s witness deal on Tuesday night as part of police investigation Case 4000.

Filber is reportedly suspected of bribery, fraud, breach of trust and other offenses, it was revealed on Tuesday.

He allegedly was Netanyahu’s “long-arm” in this case, and acted in his name in several deals that were allegedly done with the Bezeq telecommunications company and an attempt to sell the Walla media outlet. Filber’s testimony is reportedly expected to incriminate the prime minister.

The Justice Ministry refused to confirm or deny the report.

The state’s witness deal that is on offer to Filber does not include time in prison, said a Kan – Israel Public Broadcasting Corporation report.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF, in fact these reports are true, it will serve to accelerate every war which Netanyahu wants the US to fight for it, including wars against Syria; Lebanon; and Iran.

Feb 20 13:46

Chelsea Clinton Embarrasses Herself After Attacking Donald Trump Jr.

For the love of all that’s holy, when will Chelsea Clinton stop tweeting?

Seriously. The former First Daughter is a worse Twitter user than a guy with amputated hands. Over and over and over again, Chelsea tries to be witty on the social media platform, only to fall face first in a stinking pile of embarassment.

It’s really quite hard to watch. There was that time she wished the Church of Satan a happy new year. There was the time she was caught spreading fake news. Then there was the time she was ripped apart for praising hijab Barbie.

When it comes to Twitter, Chelsea is Charlie Brown and the social media giant is Lucy, constantly thwarting her attempts to be savvy and insightful. The latest attempt is no different.

Feb 20 12:54

Millennial Job Interview

This pretty funny & very well done. (3 minutes.)

Feb 20 12:28

Prepping: Billionaires Brace For The Apocalypse And New World Order - Mac Slavo

In the event that the entire economy collapses and food and become scarce, billionaires are looking for high-end places to hold out and await the new world order. Many billionaires are now preparing for the apocalypse, and their survival plans don’t include anyone outside the global elites.

Peter Thiel, the billionaire behind PayPal, is among those tech giants who see New Zealand as a good place to go in the event of an apocalypse. New Zealand is seen as a particularly safe place for billionaires in the event of an apocalypse. In fact, Thiel has bought a $13.5 million 193-hectare section on the shores of Lake Wanaka, although the only building there at the moment is a barn (that can be seen).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

At this point, people need to understand that more wars, a market crash, are potentially coming.

And one doesn't have to be a zillionaire to understand the importance of prepping, no matter what the emergency will be.

The world may well not be headed toward an apocalypse, but it looks like there will be some rough things may coming our way.

I know that I sound like a chipped CD, but please; make preparations to have
extra water, food, prescriptions, and a plan to follow should something awful be headed your way.

Find a mode of self-protection with which you, and your family, feel comfortable.

Find like-minded people in your community with whom you can barter, and who will add to the cohesiveness of whatever intentional family you are with.

All of this needs to be done, and right now.

Make sure, if you have kids in school, that you know what the school's policy on letting kids get picked up by their parents, even if it is not the end of the school day.

Feb 20 12:17

This Is Where The Next US Debt Crisis Is Hiding

As the Federal Reserve reported most recently two weeks ago, US consumer non-mortgage debt has never been higher: as of December 31, 2017, US households have a record $1.0 trillion of credit card/revolving loans, a record $1.3 trillion of auto loans and a record $1.5 trillion of student loans.

Among these, credit card and auto loans in particular have been experiencing accelerating delinquencies. As a result, finance companies/banks have been increasing bad debt provisioning to build balance sheet reserves due to expectations of rising defaults. The chart below illustrates the highest reported net charge off rates (NCOs) in years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Those are some scary numbers, all right.

IF you possibly can, try to get your debt under control, and get your credit cards paid down as quickly as is reasonable.

To protect themselves financially, large banks and credit companies are most probably jack up interests rates intensely as a survival mechanism as a response to all the the defaulting creditors.

Feb 20 12:15

Daily Caller’s Luke Rosiak On Hillary’s Ties To Bruce Ohr…

Luke Rosiak broke the latest story on Bruce Ohr, and he provides more details.

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Feb 20 12:11

War Preparation: Romania Orders $1 Billion Of U.S. HIMARS Missile Launchers

Romania’s commitment to increase its defense budget to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) target of 2 percent of GDP has spurred the government to approve a $1 billion purchase of American-made M142 HIMARS (High Mobility Artillery Rocket System).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Against what other country is Romania planning to use these weapons?!?

Possibly in a US government/NATO jinned up war against Russia?!?

Because at the end of the day, folks, that is at least one of the wonderful, wacky little wars NATO and the US government have been concocting.

From last year, we have the following article by Paul Craig Roberts, talking about a very serious geopolitical "trajectory" moving forward in order to stop the ascent of the ruble and the yuan:

Washington Plans to Nuke Russia & China

Notice the uptick, in US "faux news", of the demonization of Russia?!?

Notice that this Russia demonization is coupled with both US and European sanctions against it?!?

These acts, when avaluated together, are most probably a very ugly prelude to an even uglier war.

Again, this appears to be a question of timing, and what NATO and the US government think they can use to "sell" the war to US and European citizens.

Feb 20 11:55

Dancing To Washington's Tune: NATO Creates Military Schengen, Launches Iraq Mission

The ministers said yes to the creation of military Schengen to ease forces movements across the Old Continent. NATO is to do away with the cumbersome and lingering bureaucratic procedures hindering transportation of troops and hardware through territories of member states. One of the solutions is a standardized form used by European allies and partner states for granting permission for movements. Germany has offered to host the command center to implement the concept of free transit zone in view of its vast experience in providing logistical support.

The decision is taken amid burgeoning preparations to boost military infrastructure near Russia’s borders.

To augment the forces in East Europe, the Black Sea, the Baltics and the Scandinavian Peninsula the bloc needs new logistic hubs. Unobstructed large-scale transport movements become top priority for implementation of the war plans, such as concentrating combat-ready stocks for a full US brigade in Poland.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: get ready for the great number of wars the US government and NATO are planning.

Feb 20 11:47

Syrian Fighters Enter Afrin; Turkey Retaliates With Immediate Bombardment Sending Turkish Lira, Stocks Tumbling

As we reported yesterday, in a surprising twist in the ongoing Syrian proxy war, YPG Kurdish fighters in north-western Syria - who are backed by the US - had struck a deal with the Russia-backed Assad regime for Syrian forces to enter the Afrin region and repel a Turkish offensive which began last month.

Badran Jia Kurd, an advisor to the Kurdish-led administration in northern Syria told Reuters that Syrian troops will deploy along several border positions and could enter the region within the next two days: "we can cooperate with any side that lends us a helping hand in light of the barbaric crimes and the international silence," Jia Kurd said.

We didn't have long to wait for this escalation to unfold, and moments ago a convoy of fighters waving Syrian flags entered the northern Kurdish-held region of Afrin, which Turkey is targeting in a cross-border operation, according to footage on Syrian state TV shows.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So give me a moment to get my head around this; the Syrian Army is now assisting the US-supported Kurds in fending off a Turkish invasion of Afrin?!?

IF a country's leadership is intellectually gifted, they will chose their battles, and enemies, and scenarios for winning very carefully; Erdogan, in his unhinged bloodlust against even the non-militant Kurds, thought such a scenario as the US supported Kurds being assisted by the Syrian Army could never happen.

In war, sometimes, you need to consider, far ahead of actual events, what you will do if the unthinkable actually happens, which it did in this case.

Feb 20 11:38

Goofy Indictments Divert Attention from Criminal Abuses at the FBI and DOJ

Robert Mueller’s Friday night indictment-spree, is a flagrant and infuriating attempt to divert attention from the damning revelations in the Nunes memo (and the Graham-Grassley “criminal referral”) which prove that senior-level officials at the FBI and DOJ were engaged in an expansive conspiracy to subvert the presidential elections by spying on members of the Trump campaign. The evidence that the FBI and DOJ “improperly obtained” FISA warrants to spy on Trump campaign affiliate, Carter Page, has now been overshadowed by the tragic massacre in Parkland, Florida and the obfuscating indictments of 13 Internet “trolls” who have not been linked to the Russian government and who are being used to conceal the fact that the 18 month-long witch hunt has not yet produced even one scintilla of hard evidence related to the original claims of “hacking or collusion”.

Feb 20 11:36

SUNDANCE | The Obama Scheme Team…

Everyone should read this. Very detailed look.

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Feb 20 11:32

Mueller charges lawyer for lying about conversations with ex-Trump aide Rick Gates

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller said cyber security will be the number one future threat in the country, but for the time being, "counterterrorism and stopping terrorist attacks" is more important.

Feb 20 11:31

The New Pennsylvania House Districts Are In. We Review the Mapmakers’ Choices.

Perhaps no event will do more to reshape the fight for control of the House than the new congressional map just released by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

Feb 20 11:30

The far-right smear campaign against students who survived the Parkland massacre

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Emma Gonzalez reacts during her speech at a rally for gun control at the Broward County Federal Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on February 17, 2018. (CREDIT: RHONA WISE/AFP/Getty Images)

Feb 20 11:24

New York State Assembly Reading About Florida School Shooting Drills, Multiple Shooters

Sometimes I cannot resist posting the visitor logs of government and corporate visitors, who are reading about false flags and conspiracies. Especially since the establishment usually scoffs (in public, at least) at such claims.

Feb 20 11:23

Police encourage right-wing plans to seize Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa

President Donald Trump’s declaration that the US would move its Israel embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem was met with global condemnation and warnings that it could lead to a violent escalation.

But another threat to Jerusalem’s status quo, though no less dangerous, has received little international attention by comparison: Right-wing Israeli activists gained significant ground in their goal to take over the al-Aqsa mosque compound in the last year.

The so-called Temple movement, which has backers in Israel’s parliament and religious establishment, seeks to increase the number of Jews visiting the al-Aqsa mosque compound, one of the holiest sites for Muslims.

Swelling numbers of Jewish visitors, the movement believes, will force the hand of the Israeli government to grant permission to Jews to pray there.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would love to hope that through some concilliatory process between Jerusalem's Muslims and Jews, there could be an accord reached about sharing the space, which is holy to both faiths.

Unfortunately, there has been such hideous emnity between both groups that this has become an absolute non-starter.

But the notion of destroying the Dome of the Rock, also housed in the mosque compound, and the construction of a Jewish temple in its place?!? I frankly think that Israel would never be able to contain the blowback from such an act.

Feb 20 11:18

After mass shooting, school threats in Miami skyrocket from 1 a week — to 50 a day

Tensions are so high at schools in Miami-Dade following the mass shooting in Broward that school-aimed threats on social media have skyrocketed from about one a week to more than 50 in a single day — and Miami-Dade school officials warned parents Friday there will be legal and disciplinary consequences for any student who initiates a threat.

Feb 20 11:18

All adult Singaporeans will get one-off bonus of up to S$300

Every Singaporean aged 21 years and above this year will receive a one-off payment of up to S$300 from the Government, as the Republic expects a record largest surplus for the current financial year. TODAY file photo

Feb 20 11:17

Major Electromagnetic Mind Control Projects

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And revision….

Project Moonstruck, 1952, CIA:
Electronic implants in brain and teeth
Targeting: Long range
Implanted during surgery or surreptitiously during abduction
Frequency range: HF – ELF transceiver implants
Purpose: Tracking, mind and behavior control, conditioning, programming, covert operations
Functional Basis: Electronic Stimulation of the Brain, E.S.B.

Project MK-ULTRA, 1953, CIA:
Drugs, electronics and electroshock
Targeting: Short range
Frequencies: VHF HF UHF modulated at ELF
Transmission and Reception: Local production
Purpose: Programming behavior, creation of “cyborg” mentalities

Feb 20 11:16

Hilarious Michelle Malkin On Russian Agent Michael Moore

Full details on Michael Moore's involvement...

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Feb 20 11:07

THE LATEST NEWS FROM AROUND SAN FRANCISCO

An NBC Bay Area Investigation reveals a dangerous concoction of drug needles, garbage, and feces lining the streets of downtown San Francisco. The Investigative Unit surveyed more than 150 blocks, including some of the city’s top tourist destinations, and discovered conditions that are now being compared to some of the worst slums in the world.

Feb 20 11:03

Oxfam Haiti scandal: Thousands cancel donations to charity

About 7,000 people have stopped making regular donations to Oxfam since it emerged some of its staff used prostitutes in Haiti, MPs have heard.

Feb 20 11:01

FBI: Marijuana Arrests Outpace All Violent Crime

Waking Times

The war on drugs is still in full effect. A reminder came earlier this week when the FBI released new crime statistics showing a 1.6 percent increase in marijuana-related arrests in 2016 compared to 2015.

Feb 20 10:59

Escalation in Syria – How Far Can the Russians be Pushed? - The Saker

A new US strategy in Syria: to punish the Russians as much as possible short of an overt US attack on Russian forces.

Events in Syria have recently clearly taken a turn for the worse and there is an increasing amount of evidence that the Russian task force in Syria is being targeted by a systematic campaign of “harassing attacks”.

First, there was the (relatively successful) drone and mortar attack on the Russian Aerospace base in Khmeimin. Then there was the shooting down of a Russian SU-25 over the city of Maasran in the Idlib province. Now we hear of Russian casualties in the US raid on a Syrian column (along with widely exaggerated claims of “hundreds” of killed Russians).

Feb 20 10:59

Lebanon ready to confront any ‘Israeli aggression at all costs’ – army

The Lebanese army has reaffirmed its readiness to confront the “Israeli aggression” by any means at its disposal if the ongoing disputes and already tense relations between the neighbors escalate into an armed confrontation.
“I reaffirm again our categorical rejection of the Israeli enemy infringing on Lebanon’s sovereignty and its sacred right to exploit all its economic resources,” General Joseph Aoun said, as quoted by the Lebanese army. “The army will not spare any method available to confront any Israeli aggression, whatever that costs.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Tillerson and Satterfield are completely wasting their time here; the IDF has their game plan for an invasion of Lebanon, and the Lebanese Military and Hezbollah, have theirs for defending it.

This is not a question of if an armed conflict will break out between these two countries, as Israel's Netanyahu sees any conflict as a distraction from corruption charges which have been suggested against him; it is only a question of when.

Feb 20 10:56

Man Explains Why He Nearly Shot His Classmates When He Was 14 In Viral Facebook Post

A man's story of the moment he nearly shot his classmates when he was 14 is being shared by thousands of people online.
In the post Daniel Riley shared on Facebook on Friday, he said he almost pulled the trigger two decades ago because he had access to guns as an angry teenager — and not because he was mentally ill.

Feb 20 10:56

Ohio Businessman, Deported After 38 Years In US, Vows Return

The Ohio entrepreneur, who came to the United States 38 years ago and won praise for helping revive once-blighted downtown Youngstown, was arrested during what he thought was another check-in with immigration authorities. He was detained for two weeks and then deported to his native Jordan.

Feb 20 10:52

Cape Town drought declared a 'national disaster'

South Africa has declared the drought which has seen Cape Town hurtling towards "Day Zero" a national disaster.
The government made the announcement after reassessing the "magnitude and severity" of the three-year drought.

Feb 20 10:51

Gun Control Debate Heats Up As Student-Led Protests Continue In Wake Of Florida School Shooting

PARKLAND, Fla. (CBSNewYork) – Student-led protests calling for legislative action on gun control continued Monday, five days after the killing of 17 people in a school shooting Parkland, Florida.

Feb 20 10:51

High School Student Nicknamed ‘Trash Girl’ by Bullies Refuses to Stop Collecting Litter

Many people may not want to think about our plastic pollution problem, but it’s imperative that we do. Every year, we produce 300 million tons of plastic and around 8.8 million tons of it get dumped in the oceans, threatening countless animals, many of which are on the verge of extinction as a result. If that wasn’t bad enough, it’s now estimated that by 2050, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish.

Feb 20 10:45

Russian senators list 100 examples of US meddling in foreign nations’ affairs

A Russian parliamentary commission has prepared a report that lists over 100 cases of US interference in other nations’ internal affairs since the end of World War Two.
Trends

“We have counted approximately 100, about 101 or 102 absolutely verified and recorded facts of American involvement in the sovereign affairs of over 60 UN member-nations since the approval of this organizations’ charter that bans any such involvement – since 1946 till this day,” the head of the upper house Commission for Protection of State Sovereignty, Senator Andrey Klimov, was quoted as saying on Monday by TASS.

The senator named one particular example from the list – the 1973 coup d’état in Chile that installed Augusto Pinochet as a military dictator and as a result of which the country’s parliament was dissolved and numerous human rights violations were committed. “Every such fact has a multitude of episodes of the US interference,” he noted.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One cannot fault these Russian senators for having a sense of humour, and dishing as well as they take, when it comes to criticism of America's government's intense involvements in foreign countries, to bend those countries geopolitically to its liking.

Feb 20 10:36

Black Panther: Brits are actually searching for flights to Wakanda

BLACK PANTHER’S Wakanda is being searched for by British holidaymakers booking flights abroad.

Feb 20 10:35

'Despicable' Woman Who Posted Abusive Note On Ambulance Windscreen Is Fined

A woman who verbally abused paramedics and then left a note on an ambulance telling them to “move your van” has been handed a £120 fine.

Feb 20 10:34

Parents Jailed After Abusing Baby Boy So Badly He Had Both Legs Amputated At SIX WEEKS Old

The parents of a 41-day-old baby who nearly died after being subjected to a series of ‘violent assaults’ which meant both his legs had to be amputated have each been jailed for 10 years.

Feb 20 10:32

Howard Dean Says Nunes Belongs In Prison For Exposing Obama

This is hilarious. Howard Dean must be getting frightened...

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Feb 20 10:32

INSTABILITY MOUNTS IN PUERTO RICO AMID PRIVATIZATION EFFORTS AND POWER AUTHORITY'S CASH SHORTFALL

As nearly 250,000 Puerto Ricans remain without power five months after Hurricane Maria struck the island territory—the longest blackout in U.S. history—the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) said Sunday it will reduce its operating reserve to save money, as the island's government moves toward privatizing the authority.

A federal judge denied PREPA a $1 billion loan over the weekend, saying the authority could not prove it needed the additional cash injection. The company will now reduce its reserve by 450 megawatts, saving $9 million per month but likely resulting in more power outages.

The additional instability comes as many residents are waiting for service to be restored, only to be told, according to San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz, that repair work has been subcontracted out to companies that have yet to arrive.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mr. President, a word please; this lack of action on the critical needs of Puerto Rico's infrastructure, coupled with the privatisation of their electrical grid, appears to intelligent people as vulture capitalism, at its horrific worst.

This is a really embarrassing moment for you and your admninistration; and this ridicuous delay is causing the following to happen:

Florida Communities Scramble to help Displaced Puerto Ricans

Residents of Puerto Rico do not get to vote in Federal elections; but with the exodous of Puerto Ricans to the US, what happens when many of them become citizens of the US, and have the right to vote?!?

Mr. President, I can assure you that those exiles from their homeland, when they become citizens, are going to remember how they were treated,and in essence, blackmailed, into accepting the privatization of their energy grid over which they had utterly no control, and will vote accordingly in the midterms.

Many of these people have settled in Florida, and will be voting for any, and all Democrats, in the next election.

Feb 20 10:24

STUDENT'S INVENTION PROTECTS HIS SCHOOL

"I call this the JustinKase," Justin says of his invention. "You don't want to use it, but just in case you need it, it'll be there."

SOMERSET, Wis. - The flag at Somerset High School flies at half-staff in honor lives lost in Florida.
Inside, Somerset senior Justin Rivard was inspired in his shop class to try to save lives here.

Feb 20 10:23

Man Sues Microsoft Seeking New Copy of Windows 7 After Forced Windows 10 Upgrade

An Albuquerque man has sued Microsoft and its CEO —Satya Nadella— seeking a fresh copy of Windows 7 or $600 million in damages.
According to a civil complaint filed last week on February 14, Frank K. Dickman Jr. of Albuquerque, New Mexico, is suing Microsoft because of a botched forced Windows 10 upgrade.

Feb 20 10:23

Youtube Removes Video Of Parkland Student Saying "I thought it was a drill, police told us they were going to be firing blanks to scare us" Claims the TV News Video Is "Bullying"

more insanity from the controllers. Kudos is deserved, however, from all these local TV news stations which aired the original interview footage of all these students saying that there were multiple shooters and others explaining that it was a planned drill.

Feb 20 10:22

Coal Plant Closures Accelerate Under President Trump

Last week, the Sierra Club announced the latest U.S. coal plant to close: FirstEnergy’s Pleasants Power Station in West Virginia. It’s No. 268 in a long line of U.S. coal plants that have shut down since 2010, and among several to suspend operations this month.
The environmental organization lauded the closure as a victory in its Beyond Coal campaign and an affirmation that coal continues to lose when pitted against other fuel sources.

Feb 20 10:13

Fergie’s NBA All-Star National Anthem DISASTER...

She tried to be soulful and sexy, but her voice didn't cooperate. Even the players were cringing. Here's the video if you haven't seen it.

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Feb 20 10:08

ROBERT MUELLER’S ’13 RUSSIAN TROLLS INDICTMENT’ IS A COPY + PASTE JOB FROM 2015 UKRAINIAN RADIO FREE EUROPE POST

I am certain that Mueller and his team of cracker jack investigators are making shit up as they go along, in this entire “Russia collusion” (or is it now “meddling”) investigation…all the while sitting back and collecting million dollar paychecks from American taxpayers…laughing all the way to the bank at the hysteria they are purposefully creating.

Case in point, Mueller and his team completely lifted the pathetic ’13 Russian troll’ indictment from a propaganda article published on Ukraine’s Radio Free Europe web site way back in 2015.

The Gateway Pundit reports…

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF in fact these charges are true, about where Meuller got his source material, these indictments are a pathetic attempt to be seen as "doing something", when this was never within the objective or scope of the original premise for the investigation.

And I would love to hear him tell the American people, for all the money spent, how in the name of heaven he expects to have these 13 individuals extradited from Russia to face these charges here in the United States?!?

The short answer is, in the infamous phrase of that former TV show, The Sopranos, "Fugettaboutit!!"

Feb 20 10:02

WHY WASHINGTON STRUCK RUSSIAN CONTRACTORS IN SYRIA?

On February 7, the US B-52 bombers and Apache helicopters struck a contingent of Syrian government troops and allied forces in Deir al-Zor that reportedly killed and wounded dozens of Russian military contractors working for the Russian private security firm, the Wagner group.

In order to understand the reason why the US brazenly attacked the Russian contractors, we need to keep the backdrop of seven-year-long Syrian conflict in mind. Washington has failed to topple the government of Bashar al-Assad in Syria.

Feb 20 10:00

88 year old veteran successfully physically confronts gang of five

An 88-year-old military veteran has been praised for "extraordinary bravery" after fighting off a gang of five robbers to rescue a young woman from being mugged.

Feb 20 09:59

Most see inaction on mass shootings; mental health screening is a priority (POLL)

Large majorities of Americans say neither President Donald Trump nor Congress are doing enough to try to prevent mass shootings like the one that took 17 lives in Parkland, Florida, last week, with improved mental health screening and treatment leading the public’s preferences for action.

Feb 20 09:56

ISRAEL IS DIRECTLY ARMING AT LEAST 7 SYRIAN REBEL GROUPS

Israel’s mounting interest in Syria’s War, and in particular in picking fights with the Assad government, Iran, and any other Shi’ite factions in the country, have included reports by analysts of a growing amount of Israeli arms and ammunition flowing across the border for rebels.

Officially, Israel isn’t a big fan on Sunni Islamist organizations. Such groups are the bulk of the rebellion on the Golan frontier, and that’s made them groups Israel has a very serious interest in seeing survive and thrive on the border.

Israeli officials have been very public in the past saying they prefer ISIS over the Alawite government in Syria. Expressing such a preference and arming terrorists are two different things, and Israel’s effort to step up arming for Islamist groups risks regional blowback.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Now that corruption charges have been recommended against Netanyahu, expect a brisk acceleration of everything he is trying to to accomplish regime change in Lebanon; Syria; and Iran. And from Sunday's LA Times, we have the following development:

Netanyahu in deeper peril as more Israeli officials are arrested on corruption charges

I originally expected such an uptick in regional Middle East conflict when he returned from addressing AIPAC here in Washington DC in the beginning of March, then seeing what President Trump was actually willing to "greenlight", in terms of US military response and involvement, once the two had met.

However, right now, he is a politcally wounded animal; and all animals are at their most dangerous when they are wounded.

I frankly am expecting much more geopolitical madness from Netanyahu, and soon, because losing the power and prestiege of the office of Prime Minister, under the conditions of an actual conviction on these charges, will leave him with no "cover" like that his current position affords him.

Feb 20 09:53

BREAKING: Mueller Indicts London Attorney Alex Van Der Zwaan -- Has ABSOLUTELY Nothing To With Trump Or Russian Collusion

Here's a photo of Van Der Zwaan, and the indictment. Read it for yourself, it's a grand total of one page, for withholding an email from the FBI related to Ukraine work in 2012.

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Feb 20 09:51

Mom who filmed passenger’s viral airplane rant feels 'bad' for woman in video

A young Delta passenger who filmed a fellow flyer’s rude rant against her and her baby says she now feels bad about the fallout from her video, which resulted in the suspension of a New York State government employee.

Feb 20 09:49

Woman Filmed Berating Flight Attendant on Plane Gets Suspended From Job

A woman who caused a scene on a Delta Air Lines flight after being seated near a baby has been placed on leave from her job.
Susan Peirez was caught on cell phone video berating a flight attendant. In the video, which has been viewed nearly two million times online, Peirez threatens the flight attendant's job and claims she works for "the governor."

Feb 20 09:19

Conmen jailed after 92-year-old victim plays them at their own game and lures them into arrests

A woman who was conned out of £60,000 by a pair of conmen got her own back when she tricked one into going to her home – only for the police to arrest him.
The 92-year-old victim was stung in a so-called ‘Courier Fraud’ after a conman called her home posing as a police detective claiming her bank account had been hacked.

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