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May 05 08:56

Pentagon to Pitch Revised Afghan War Plan to Trump Next Week

The latest in a series of Pentagon proposals on changing US policy in its assorted wars, a series of options are expected to be delivered to President Trump next week on Afghanistan. The options being presented, according to the Pentagon, are meant to “break the stalemate” in Afghanistan.

By “stalemate,” what the Pentagon really means is mounting losses, which have left the Taliban with more territory now than at any other point in the 16-year US occupation. The Pentagon has previously indicated the most ambitious escalation will involve some 5,000 more US troops and 13,000 NATO troops being deployed.

But either way, wars don’t get deescalated by the US these days, so all of the plans being offered are escalations, with the least of the deployments being 3,000 US troops and everything just going up from there. The details beyond that are not all public knowledge.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mr. President, a word, please.

Even if you sign off on a major escalation in Afghanistan, including 5,000 US troops and 13,000 NATO troops 16 years on, when do these Pentagon staffers tell you that the war will actually be "won"?!?

Are the US government and NATO going to spend another 16 years, doing what they have done before, which has not worked, yet expecting a different outcome?!?

That, sir, is one of the classic definitions of insanity.

And because our US troops are spread so thinly right now, can you practically do this without reinstating the Draft?!?

There has been enough blood and money spent here, yet the ultimate geopolitical objectives have absolutely not been realized.

What the US and NATO should be doing is pulling their forces out of Afghanistan as quickly as is safely possible, then negotiating with whatever government is left standing in Kabul for the pipeline and mineral rights.

You are aware that it was the potential for obtaining these objectives which drove the Bush War Machine into Afghanistan, right?!?

May 05 08:49

AUSTRALIA: When they’re in a non-Muslim country, Muslims believe they are above the law of the land

And you can see it demonstrated here in Australia, when a Lebanese Muslim thug starts a fight with police when they ask to inspect his car. You can hear other Muslims around him screaming to police “F*ck you, dog.”

May 05 08:41

Ex-Fox News staffer says she was fired after following company policy on sexual harassment reporting

Former Fox News Radio correspondent Jessica Golloher filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against Fox News this week, claiming that the network fired her after she used their company hotline to report “sexist” harassment.

May 05 08:40

Texas concealed gun owner kills gunman before he could murder more people

A shooting spree was prevented in an Arlington, Texas, sports bar when a man carrying a concealed firearm shot a gunman witnesses say was acting “incoherently.”

May 05 08:33

Man with genitals stuck in penis ring for ‘days’ cut loose by firemen

Firemen had to use a grinder to free a man who had his genitals stuck in a penis ring for “a couple of days.”

The man’s genitals were described as looking “swollen and a funny color” once the sex toy was removed by Ilford firefighters.

May 05 08:23

Home About Antiwar.com Donate Blog US Casualties Contact Latest NewsPentagon Seeks to Link Iran, North Korea Citing ‘Similar Looking’ Missiles

Every failed missile test or official warning by North Korean state media against attacking them is a new excuse for the US to offer loud condemnations and new threats, and while the US also likes to threaten Iran, they really haven’t had much in thew way of excuses for doing so in recent weeks.

Pentagon officials are looking to resolve that with testimony to Congress claiming that Iranian missiles look suspiciously similar to North Korean missiles. They don’t offer any proof, of course, that this means anything about them having a common origin, but this is clearly the connection Congress is meant to make.

The attempts at “sort of” connections continued throughout the testimony, with officials citing a North Korean submarine missile launch and noting that Iran is also working on the idea of firing missiles from submarines. Attempts to ratchet up the tensions didn’t stop there.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am having an industrial-strength, John-Luc Picard face-palm moment, upon reading this, and at warp speed

Because, apparently, at the Pentagon, there is not a single solitary soul who understands the concept of form following function.

Because, given what a missile is supposed to do, it would be obvious that the Iranian and North Korean missiles would look "somewhat similar", because they were engineered to achieve the same objective, even without the sharing of technologies!!

And why in the name of Heaven would Iran be reaching out to North Korea for such technology, which the North Koreans have extensive problems with staging, and guidance?!?! I mean, come on; this is ludicrous on the face of such an accusation!!!

But this attempt to demonize an alleged link between North Korean weapons programs and Iranian weapons programs, concerns me greatly, because it signals an uptick in hostilities against both of them, potentially and ultimately leading to war.

May 05 08:12

FORMER PRESIDENT OF MERCK LED SECRET BIOWARFARE PROGRAM, INFLUENCING EXPERIMENTS ON AMERICANS

Merck & Co. is the world’s largest vaccine manufacturing corporation, and is one of the largest pharma companies in the world. They created such things as the MMR vaccine, and the HPV vaccine Gardasil.

As a corporation that has affected the lives of almost everyone around us in the Western world, with most people receiving their vaccinations that are known to do damage, we should know their history.

In this article, we will examine Merck’s connection to biological warfare, and the implications of that connection. Merck & Co. is not to be confused with the German “Merck KGaA,” but they both originate from the original German Merck. Merck was founded in 1668, in Germany. By 1887, a US division of Merck called Merck & Co. was set up in New York by George Merck. George Merck moved to NY in 1891.

In April 1917, as the US entered the Great War (WWI), the government announced the seizure of corporations affiliated with Germany.

May 05 08:09

How Prison Labor is the New American Slavery and Most of Us Unknowingly Support it

The USA uses a lot of prison labor.

If you buy products or services from any of the 50 companies listed below (and you likely do), you are supporting modern American slavery

With 5 percent of the world’s population and 25 percent of the world’s prison population, the United States has the largest incarcerated population in the world. No other society in history has imprisoned more of its own citizens. There are half a million more prisoners in the U.S. than in China, which has five times our population. Approximately 1 in 100 adults in America were incarcerated in 2014. Out of an adult population of 245 million that year, there were 2.4 million people in prison, jail or some form of detention center.

The vast majority – 86 percent – of prisoners have been locked up for non-violent, victimless crimes, many of them drug-related.

May 05 08:06

The GOP’s Take on the Budget Tells Us More than They Might Want

Whatever the final result of the budget bill was, both sides were planning on spinning it as a victory for themselves and a defeat for the opposition; this is the nature of modern politics and is frankly irrelevant to most people who will just look at what the sums are assigned to. But it is still worth examining the “noise” coming out, as it gives a useful indication of what the areas of concern (in terms of image) are for the administration.

May 05 07:53

SEX SLAVERY, ISIS & ILLEGAL ARMS TRADE: LIBYA PLUNGED INTO FAILED STATE AFTER US INVASION

Today’s Libya is virtually unrecognizable from the Libya of years past. Following the violent ouster of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, things have taken a turn for the worse as the north African nation declines further into failure.
One example of Libya’s steep decline has been the proliferation of the illegal arms trade. In 2014, the United Nations named Libya as the primary source of illegal weapons for 14 different countries, fueling a series of international conflicts. More recently, a new report released by the Geneva-based Small Arms Survey has also labeled Libya as an international hotspot for illicit weapon sales, examining thousands of attempted trades.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please remember; the current, horrific state of affairs is a direct consequence of then-Secretary of State Clinton, who was cheerleading for the ouster of Gaddafi.

It is painfully obvious, looking at her "legacy" here, that she didn't have the intellectual capacity to think the scenario through to its logical conclusion, about what would be the actual consequences for the people of Libya, once Gaddafi's assassination was accomplished, or she didn't give a damn, because the real reason for his ouster was not something publicly stated by the Obama administration.

Gaddafi’s Gold-money Plan Would Have Devastated Dollar

May 05 07:43

"Chicago Is A War Zone": Police Suicide Rate Surges To 60% Above The National Average

During his early days on the force, 30-year-old, rookie Chicago police officer, Scott Tracz, was described by colleagues as an "upbeat" cop who had always dreamed of becoming a police officer to help people in his city. That is, until he sat in a black sports car outside his girlfriend's suburban house late last year, put his gun to his head and took his own life. Per Reuters:

Tracz had long dreamed of becoming a police officer to help others. But working in the violence-stricken Chicago Lawn district, he came face to face with the city's violent crime. The area accounted for 58 of the city's more than 760 murders last year, as well as 228 shootings.

"He would say, 'You can never imagine what the human race is capable of doing,' then he would just put his head down," said his cousin Maciaszek, 46.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This ... is absolutely insane, and I notice that there is not one mention of its mayor, Rahm Emanuel, in this story; but there should be.

Last November, he declared that Chicago was, and would always be a "sanctuary city" for illegal immigrants; I guess he also meant this would apply to members of the notorious gang, the MS-13, from El Salvador.
Gutfeld Rips 'Moron' Emanuel for Declaring Chicago Will Always Be a Sanctuary City

The following article, from 5 years ago, also gives some in-depth insight as to why the gang violence in Chicago has escalated.Why my Hometown of Chicago is so Violent

As with many urban inner-city communities, in Chicago, you have a broken, ruptured infrastructure, and broken, disrupted families; sometimes,the gangs are all kids have to give them a feeling of belonging, and a place in this world.

What this country should do is completely decriminalise all drugs; that takes the profit motive out of being part of a gang.Then, we have to take these kids back to some positive kind of family existence, which is loving, warm, structured, and comforting.

I don't know how it can be done, but just sense it must be done, to prevent a further downward spiral for American urban youth.

May 05 07:14

History Will Remember These 217 House Republicans for Their Inhumanity

North North Carolina Congressman Ted Budd cast an indefensible vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with legislation that is so awful that Budd’s fellow Republicans were caught scheming to exempt themselves and their staffs from the measure’s draconian provisions.

May 05 07:14

Uber is under criminal investigation for building software to avoid regulators

Uber is facing a criminal probe from the US Justice Department over a piece of software it used to evade law enforcement and transportation regulators, according to Reuters. The program, known internally at Uber as “Greyball,” was first disclosed by a March report in The New York Times. Uber used the software tool to hide cars from regulators who were attempting to conduct sting operations on drivers in areas the company was not yet licensed to operate, such as Portland, Oregon.

May 05 07:10

Is Trump Really President?

IS TRUMP REALLY PRESIDENT ?

Is Trump being allowed to “play at President” for public consumption, while the generals, spooks, and financial pirates run the show?

May 05 07:09

Elite troops are being worked too hard and spread too thin, military commander warns

The breakneck pace at which the United States deploys its special operations forces to conflict zones is taking a toll, their top commander told Congress on Thursday.

Army Gen. Raymond Thomas, commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, called the rate at which special operations forces are being deployed “unsustainable” and said the growing reliance of the U.S. military on its elite troops could produce a dangerous strain.

“We are not a panacea,” he told the Senate Armed Services Committee. “We are not the ultimate solution to every problem, and you will not hear that coming from us.”

About 8,000 U.S. special forces are currently deployed in more than 80 countries, Thomas said. Many are at the forefront of advising missions in Syria and Iraq as well as counterterrorism missions in Afghanistan. There are about 500 special operators in Syria.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This over stress of our Special Forces is one of the reasons I believe that the US government will be returning to the draft in the very near future.

Please understand: I respect our military greatly, and believe that they should get the best of everything, including the kind of health care Dick Cheney receives; they have earned it.

But that being said, as a Christian pacifist activist, I wish to heck that the US government would frequently employ moral, hard-won negotiations as the way in which to resolve its geopolitical differences, rather than through war.

May 05 06:51

HORRIFYING VIDEO SHOWS MULTIPLE COPS KICK, TASER, CRUSH MENTALLY ILL MAN UNTIL HE DIED

The tragic incident began to unfold on August 3, 2016, when Thompson was arrested. His family and girlfriend reported that Thompson is bipolar and had been off his medication for some time. During the bipolar episode, Thompson, who has no previous criminal record, was arrested on charges of domestic battery.

The clearly distressed man exhibited severe signs of mental distress and was unable to be booked, so he was placed in a holding cell. For hours after being arrested, Thompson jammed his fingers into his ears. He paced, clutched his head and stuffed toilet paper into his ears. He spent hours on the floor curled up in the fetal position before peeling off his scabby skin to use his own blood to draw on the floor, walls, and camera.

Heavily armored deputies in riot gear then raided Thompson’s cell to drag him out.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF this is how "to protect and serve" is translated by the Reno police, in dealing with severely emotionally disturbed people, I will never, ever go there.

If you are thinking about Reno as a destination for a convention of symposium, please think again; what was visited on this man could be visited on anyone who comes as a tourist to this city, even though they are not doing anything which seems either criminal, or displaying emotionally distraught behaviour.

May 05 06:43

THE FBI DIRECTOR’S UNSETTLING ARGUMENT FOR WHY WIKILEAKS DOESN’T DESERVE FIRST AMENDMENT PROTECTION

FBI Director James Comey offered some of the clearest indications yet that the United States government remains committed to prosecuting WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange. He stated WikiLeaks is an “important focus” of intelligence agencies.

During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Comey attempted to distinguish WikiLeaks from outlets like the New York Times or the Washington Post. He acknowledged the First Amendment rights journalists have in the U.S. while arguing WikiLeaks does not engage in journalism.

Republican Senator Ben Sasse asked Comey why Assange has not been charged with a crime. Comey did not want to confirm whether there were charges pending but came pretty close by saying Assange “hasn’t been apprehended because he’s inside the Ecuadorean embassy in London.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What Wikileaks has done is to both inform the American public about the actions of its government, and embarrassed various agencies for their agendas, and absolute lack of candor, with regard to what they are doing, and why they are doing it; and that is something which the US government, and its agencies, hates to see happen, and will not tolerate.

And Comey's prattling on about his and his crew's alleged respect for the First Amendment "because all of us care deeply about the First Amendment and the ability of a free press to get information about our work and publish it.", is complete, and utter codswallop.

We do not have a free press in this country, whatsoever, because if the conclusions of that press get in the way of the Deep American State agenda, it will be suppressed as much as the US government can, and Comey knows it.

What we have in this country is a fawning, compliant bunch of presstitutes, constantly regurgitating the US government agenda and keeping the American people from being told about what is going on in the world; this is why I encourage our readers and listeners to read the foreign press in English; that way, you will definitely get some little glimmers of what the US government is doing with your money, and in your name.

May 05 06:39

FOX REPORTS: Pentagon eyes Iran-North Korea military connection

When Iran attempted to launch a cruise missile from a “midget” submarine earlier this week, Pentagon officials saw more evidence of North Korean influence in the Islamic Republic – with intelligence reports saying the submarine was based on a Pyongyang design, the same type that sank a South Korean warship in 2010.

According to U.S. defense officials, Iran was attempting to launch a Jask-2 cruise missile underwater for the first time>>>

May 05 06:35

BREAKING! The House Just Delivered A Devastating Blow To North Korea!

From The Hill: The House voted Thursday to impose new sanctions on North Korea amid heightened tensions.

Legislation approved handily on a 419-1 vote would target North Korea’s shipping industry and people who employ North Korean slave labor abroad.

It would also require the Trump administration to report to Congress within 90 days on whether North Korea should be reinstated onto the government’s state sponsors of terror list.

May 05 06:29

SAUDI POWER STRUGGLE COULD DESTABILIZE THE ENTIRE MIDDLE EAST

Political instability in Saudi Arabia is growing as King Salman bin Abdulaziz begins to overhaul the Saudi government, putting a long list of family members into positions of influence while increasing the power of his son, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman. These actions have the potential to lead to a direct conflict with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef. The expected internal power collision, predicted by many analysts, finally seems to be heating up. The real surprise, however, is that it is taking place while King Salman is still alive rather than during the succession period. King Salman’s royal decrees, in which he has appointed two of his other sons, Prince Abdulaziz and Prince Khaled as Minister of State for Energy Affairs and Ambassador to the United States respectively, has opened up Pandora’s box.

May 05 06:23

WHO ARE THE BIGGEST LOSERS FROM THE PUERTO RICO BANKRUPTCY

Back in 2013, markets tumbled (if briefly) on the news that Detroit would file for bankruptcy, at the time the biggest municipal bankruptcy in US history with over $18 billion in liabilities. Yesterday, algos barely even bothered to look up when Puerto Rico's governor announced that the US Commonwealth would submit Title III (aka bankruptcy) protection, despite a debt load of more than $70 billion, or nearly four times greater than Detroit's.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Irresponsible bank executives and national leaders have created this disastrous situation for the Puerto Rican people, and I wish they had the horse-sense to "pull an Iceland"; declare the debt odious, and throw the bankers and politicians who did this in jail.

And BTW, are you aware that the Icelandic currency, the Krona, is now the strongest currencies in the world?!?

Icelandic krona crowned world’s best-performing currency

May 05 06:23

Here’s how much you’re really paying for Trump’s trips to Mar-a-Lago

"Financial records from the U.S. Air Force show that travel costs for just two of Donald Trump’s weekend jaunts to Mar-a-Lago, his beloved Palm Beach club, have reached nearly $1.3 million, according to the government accountability group Judicial Watch."

May 05 06:16

U.S. AND TURKEY ON COLLISION COURSE OVER KURDISH FORCES IN SYRIA

A top adviser for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Ilnur Cevik, warned on May 3 that United States troops and equipment risk being destroyed due to their proximity to Kurdish forces in Northern Syria.

Turkey claims those fighters are aligned with the Kurdish militant group the Kurdish Workers’ Party (PKK), which has been waging a guerrilla war in Turkey for years.

In a radio interview on Turkish media, Cevik was asked what would happen to U.S. forces that were working with Kurdish forces that Turkey wants to attack.

“It doesn’t matter whether they are patrolling there. If those PKK terrorists continue their activities within Turkey…you know they are infiltrating from Northern Syria (into Turkey.) That’s the region they infiltrate from,” Cevik replied.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder just how the US is planning to carve Syria up into little fiefdoms, one of which is engineered to exist as an independent Kurdistan.

Neither Erdogan nor Syria's Al Assad are going to be very happy about this, however. And Russian troops on the ground in Syria, appear to be expanding their mission to advise and assist, and we have reports of Russian troops on the ground in Northern Syria.

Russia expands its advise and assist in Syria.Images:
Russian soldiers arrive in Northern Syria.

May 05 06:03

UK'S NEW 'DIGITAL ECONOMY' LAW SOMEHOW NOW GIVES POLICE THE POWER TO REMOTELY KILL PHONE SERVICE

The UK's long-gestating Digital Economy Act has finally gone into force. The law is mainly interested in porn and pirates -- two issues most of the UK public is far less interested in having subjected to intrusive regulation.

But just keeping an eye on who is or isn't availing themselves of porn/torrents isn't the only intrusive aspect of the Act. As Joseph Cox of Motherboard points out, an amendment to the law grants some pretty scary new powers to UK law enforcement, allowing them to kill citizens' means of communication.

[L]aw enforcement agencies can remotely disable or restrict a mobile phone if it is suspected of being used for drug dealing or related to it, and in some cases regardless of whether a crime has actually been committed, according to legal commentators.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

George Orwell, the author of "1984", wasn't just a writer; he was a prophet.

May 04 19:57

Liberal Thought Police Keep Getting Scarier... (Video)

Despite the idea of free speech being one of the most sacred foundations of our nation and constitution, the liberal left is slowly waging a war against it, claiming that it is a threat to our democracy. Since outright censorship is not possible, they are going by the route of staging often violent demonstrations against organizations that would host speeches by those they find unacceptable. Case in point: Ann Coulter and the University of Berkeley.

In the following video, Right Wing News looks at the sad state of affairs surrounding free speech in our country. The left’s rhetoric against free speech by claiming that the ‘inherent value’ of a speech needs to be weighed before it qualifies for free-speech protections are nothing short of absurd. Just like in the economic marketplace, the left cannot compete in the open marketplace; protectionism must be in play at all times.

May 04 15:58

Even MSNBC Mocks Maxine Waters Over Blatant Lie on Television (Video)

Despite they hypocrisy of the left, sometimes one of their own says or does something so egregious that there is no way that they can defend it without looking ridiculous themselves. Such is the case with California Representative Maxine Waters who after repeatedly saying that she was trying to get President Trump impeached, thought that she could backtrack on her comments.

In the following video, Right Wing News looks at this amusing situation where after leading an anti-Trump crowd at a Tax Day march in a chant of “Impeach 45” and tweeting that “The President is a liar, his actions are contemptible, & I'm going to fight everyday until he's impeached.” she claimed to have never called for Trump’s impeachment. It’s so bad that even MSNBC hosts mocked her and Politifact gave her a ‘Pants on Fire’ rating. Truly hilarious.

May 04 15:40

The Best Thing That Trump Has Done So Far

On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives finally approved a bill that would repeal and replace significant portions of the law that created Obamacare. But it was a very close vote. On Donald Trump’s 105th day in the White House, 217 members of the House voted in favor of the bill, and 213 members of the House voted against the bill.

May 04 15:16

‘Trans-Species’ Fantasy Fan Transforms Himself Into An ELF With £25,000 Of Plastic Surgery

Donald Trump has attacked the director of the FBI before he gives testimony on a probe into links between the President’s campaign team and Russia.

May 04 15:00

HERE'S WHAT TRUMP HAS UP HIS SLEEVE FOR HIS 2ND HUNDRED DAYS

Now that President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office are behind him, all eyes are turning to the next 100 days and what sort of major legislation he will be able to get passed.

May 04 14:12

ALERT: DEMS CREATE BILL SOLELY TARGETING TRUMP... THEY CAN'T GET AWAY WITH THIS

Instead of focusing on trying to better life for their constituents by perhaps cutting taxes or rolling back burdensome regulations, Democrat legislators in New York have set their eyes on President Donald Trump’s tax returns because, you know, priorities and stuff.

May 04 11:38

BREAKING: Republicans Ram Through The American Health Care Act

This is a big day for Republicans in Congress. The GOP is again putting forward The American Health Care Act, the alternative to Obamacare, today in the House of Representatives.

May 04 11:24

Swarm Of Deadly Spiders Crawl From Banana, Forcing Mother & Baby From Home

A mother was forced to evacuate her house with her seven-month-old baby after hundreds of highly-venomous spiders crawled out of a banana she bought from supermarket giant Asda.

May 04 11:17

Will the Second American Civil War Eventually Turn Violent? (Video)

The political divide in our nation has grown so large that it has become a chasm. And with a chasm of such magnitude, could we see another second ‘civil war’, this time between the left and the right? Violence has already entered the fray, only this time it’s only flowing one way: from the left to the right. And the authorities are doing absolutely nothing to stop it.

In the following video, Right Wing News looks at the current state of affairs between the left and the right today. Out of fear of being shamed by left wing liberal media, authority figures are too afraid to do anything to clamp down on violent left wing mobs. Worse still, we see elected officials such as the mayor of Berkeley give direct support for such mob tactics. What will all these lead to?

May 04 10:50

Lies, More Lies, and the IRS “Dirty Dozen”

... And ask yourself this: what else is the IRS (and indeed the rest of the US government) lying to you about?

May 04 10:43

TRUMP JUST CALLED OUT OBAMA'S WEAKNESS IN THE MOST BRILLIANT WAY: 'I ACTUALLY COVERED HIS...'

President Donald Trump on Monday highlighted the difference between a president who talks and one who acts. “I don’t like drawing red lines, but I act if I have to act,” Trump told host Eric Bolling on the premiere of The Fox News Specialists.

May 04 10:22

Blasphemy and terrorism: Catchall phrases to repress dissent

James Dorsey says the abuse of labels like terrorism and blasphemy by governments, institutions, groups and individuals creates an environment that fosters violence, intolerance and disrespect for the other, and enables vigilantism and extremism.

May 04 09:57

Louisiana Investigating Fatal Police Shooting Of Alton Sterling

The US Justice Department is handing over to Louisiana its investigation of the Baton Rouge police shooting death of Alton Sterling, after finding no civil rights violations. The state’s review could recommend criminal charges, but activists want an independent prosecutor.

May 04 09:43

JUST IN: MEGYN KELLY'S NEXT MOVE HAS HEADS TURNING - SHOCK REPORT

It appears former Fox News host Megyn Kelly is getting off to a running start over at her new job at NBC. According to an exclusive report from Page Six, Kelly will be traveling to Russia next month to moderate a session with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum scheduled for June 1-3.

May 04 08:55

Revenge of the Global Warming : Hundreds of cows killed or lost in southeast Colorado blizzard

Hundreds of cows were killed or lost during the blizzard that hit extreme southeastern Colorado last weekend. More than 2 feet of snow buried the region.

May 04 08:54

FBI Director Slams WikiLeaks, Calls it "Intelligence Porn," Assange Fires Back

The entire government is turning on WikiLeaks, and this shift began shortly after Donald Trump’s inauguration. While the whistleblowing website was releasing information about Hillary Clinton, the right was largely silent and even praised Julian Assange. But the tables have turned since Vault 7’s release, and there’s probably a reason why, but Assange is firing back in the meantime.

May 04 08:50

The Ferguson Effect: Baltimore Millennials' Worst Nightmare

Last week, I wrote an article titled Baltimore Millennials’ “City Life” Narrative Starts To Crack. It appears the crack in the narrative is much larger than we thought. What’s developing in Baltimore is called the ‘Ferguson Effect’. This is a theory where the increased scrutiny of police post 2014 death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Trayvon Martin in Florida will lead to higher crime rates. Baltimore is turning this theory into a reality, as the city descends into chaos before the summer start. The rapid deterioration of Baltimore in 2017 has caught the linear mindset of the millennials’ off guard, who thought gentrification was right around the corner.

May 04 08:49

Seeking El Chapo’s billions, US officials 'can’t find a single dollar'

Before Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was captured last year and extradited to the United States in January, he was believed to have accumulated a fortune in drug profits. US authorities claim his 30-year criminal career garnered $14 billion.
"As of today, US authorities have not found not even one dollar of El Chapo's assets," Mexican Attorney General Raul Cervantes said in an interview with top local broadcaster Televisa, according to Reuters.

Mexican authorities said they have only found minor assets of the notorious drug kingpin.

“His money hasn’t been found, because he didn’t use the financial system,” Cervantes added.

May 04 08:47

More Spying, More Lying — Judge Napolitano on the NSA octopus.

The genius of the Fourth Amendment is that it serves as a two-edged sword. By requiring probable cause before judges can issue warrants to agents for surveillance, the amendment both protects the privacy of those uninvolved in wrongdoing by leaving them alone and compels federal agents to focus their appetite for intelligence and their need for evidence on only those they legitimately feel may have done wrong. In the meantime, Trump knows that he has been the victim of overzealous and unlawful surveillance, and we can expect during the debate over renewal of Section 702 that he will have a more sober and constitutional view of all this than his predecessors have; and that may bring about more freedom and more safety.

May 04 08:36

IN PHOTOS ~~ MAY DAY IN NEW YORK

What was thought of as a forgotten day came to life once again in New York’s Union Square Park …. May Day still lives in the hearts of working men!

May 04 08:34

Massachusetts Considering State Funded 'Safe Injection ...

(*as they drag their feet getting their leagalized cannabis act together )

May 04 08:30

Active TB Increases in Minnesota; 90 Percent Foreign-Born, 11 Refugees Diagnosed Overseas Before Arrival

The number of active tuberculosis (TB) cases diagnosed in Minnesota increased 12 percent in 2016 to 168, up from 150 one year earlier, according to the Minnesota Department of Health’s (MDH) Tuberculosis Prevention and Control Program’s Quarterly Surveillance Report, October 1, 2016 – December 31, 2016.
Ninety percent of these 168 cases (152 of 168) were foreign-born, significantly higher than the national 2016 average of 67.9 percent of active TB cases that were foreign-born.

Fourteen of these 168 cases, or 9 percent were diagnosed within the first year in the United States of the 2,635 refugees who were resettled in Minnesota in FY 2016. The majority of these refugees came from two high TB burden countries: 1,195 came from Somalia, and 653 came from Burma, according to the State Department’s interactive website.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That this scourge was allowed to be visited upon the people of Minnesota by a tone-deaf, and thoroughly immoral US government, is absoflippinglutely unbelievable.

May 04 08:25

Breaking. Russia Setting Up Military Installations in Northeastern Syria, in YPG-Held Area

A number of Russian troops and vehicles have entered the area of the Afrin Canton controlled by fighters of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), according to photos and videos appearing online.

Pro-Kurdish media activists speculate that the Russian military is going to set up a military base or even a “joint military base” in the YPG-held area near the border with Turkey.

According to more neutral sources, Russian military servicemen are setting up two posts near the border in order to monitor possible clashes between Kurdish militias and the Turkish military.

This comes amid increasing US military activity along the Syrian-Turkish border. According to Kurdish sources in northeastern Syria, US troops have been patrolling the Kurdish-held areas bordering Turkey. Thus, US troops are a buffer force that should prevent Ankara from combating Kurdish militias in Syria.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is only a matter of time before US and Russian ground troops start to confront each other in Syria; and then, what?!?!?

May 04 08:22

Israel’s Outrage Du Jour: Denying Palestinian Boy Terror Victim’s Rights After He Survived Incineration of His Family

Yesterday brought not one outrage du jour, but two from Israel. Defense minister Avigdor Lieberman denied 8 year-old Ahmed Dawabshe’s application for the official compensation offered all Israeli Jewish terror victims. The little boy’s father, mother and baby brother were all burned to death by Jewish settler terrorists. The attackers haven’t even been tried yet for their crimes though it is nearly two years since the crime.

Lieberman claimed Israel could not recognize Dawabsheh as a terror victim because he’s not an Israeli citizen. Note, that the Jewish settlers who incinerated both his parents and baby brother live right next door to him in the occupied West Bank and are Israeli citizens. Yet he is not and so is denied.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Genocide and assassinations have been "normalized" by Israeli settlers as their "rights" against those pesky Palestinians, whose only "crimes" are...that they are still breathing, as happened with this eight year old kid, whose family had done absolutely nothing to them.

May 04 08:18

Pregnancy to cost 425% more under Donald Trump's health plan compared to Obamacare

US citizens with the most serious forms of cancer could have to pay up to 35 times more for health insurance under a proposed amendment to Donald Trump’s new healthcare bill, analysts have claimed.

May 04 08:18

Seattle issues Broadband Privacy rule requiring cable ISPs to obtain customers' permission before selling their data

Today, the City of Seattle issued Seattle IT rule 2017-01 requiring the City’s key internet service providers to obtain permission from their customers before selling web browsing history and personally identifiable information at a detailed or aggregate level. This rule reinstates a key consumer privacy protection eliminated by the U.S. Congress and the Trump administration last month.

May 04 08:05

America’s Endless Afghan War

News this week that 300 Marines have returned to Helmand Province in Afghanistan recalls the failed surge of 2009-10, when roughly 20,000 Marines beat back the Taliban in the region, only to see those “fragile” gains quickly turn to “reversible” ones (to cite the infamous terms of General David Petraeus, architect of that surge).

While fragility and reversibility characterize American progress, the Taliban continues to make real progress. According to today’s report at FP: Foreign Policy, “the Taliban controls or contests about 40 percent of the districts in the country, 16 years after the U.S. war there began.” Meanwhile, in January and February more than 800 Afghan troops were killed fighting the Taliban, notes Foreign Policy, citing a report by the Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction. That’s a high figure given that fighting abates during the winter.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF NATO High Command and the US government had two brain cells to rub together, (and the Afghani opium poppies weren't so damned profitable), the logical step here would be to leave Afghanistan as quickly as it was safe for US and NATO troops to do so, then negotiate with whatever government was left standing in Kabul for pipeline and mineral rights.

But, of course, THAT...would be logical; and there is no military metric whatsoever by which, 16 years on, either US nor NATO leadership can possibly "declare victory" in this insane war.

May 04 07:56

The Turds Who Voted to Sell Out Your Online Privacy Get Their Faces Plastered on Billboards

Last month, Congress voted to repeal FCC rules that would prevent internet service providers from selling your personal web browsing and app usage data. It was a decision that’s unpopular across the country, regardless of party affiliation. If the politicians that voted in favor of the reversal thought no one would notice, there are some big ass signs in their districts that say otherwise.

The internet activists at the non-profit Fight for the Future have crowdfunded four billboards, so far, that shame the members of congress that voted for the repeal. The lawmakers that have the honor of being called out will now have to see their face along the highway when they return home. Those lucky few are Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Dean Heller (R-NV), John Rutherford (R-FL) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ). These four lawmakers accepted a combined $196,905 in campaign contributions from the telecom industry in the last election cycle.

May 04 07:56

US Commander Asks for More Troops in Europe to ‘Counter Russia’

Speaking with the Senate Appropriations Committee, top US commander in Europe Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti pushed for more funding for “long-term investment” in US military facilities in Europe, able to support further escalations of US deployments of both ground troops and combat equipment onto the continent.

Gen. Scaparrotti played up the continued false narrative of “Russian aggression,” which has been securing the Pentagon so much extra funding in recent years, suggesting that the US needs more permanent deployments of combat troops around the Russian frontier to counter them.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And Scaporotti's "proof" that such alleged "Russian aggression" exists is....completely non-existent.

May 04 07:55

Intelligence Reports Indicate The Deep State Is Pushing Their Agenda

Republicans trying to push their form of healthcare, which will not benefit the people. The hearing with Comey is another dog and pony show. The French election is coming up and the central bankers are making the push to put Macron in office.

May 04 07:53

Moqtada al-Sadr: In Iraq, a fiery cleric redefines himself as nationalist patriot

He is challenging Shiite political elites and, in fact, the entire Iraqi political system. He has reached beyond Sunni-Shiite divides, testing Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, a fellow Shiite, and threatening to boycott upcoming elections in the absence of reforms to Iraq’s electoral commission, which Sadr accuses of being under the sway of rival Shiite political parties he says are corrupt. On many Fridays he brings thousands into the streets in protest.

In the process, the still relatively young cleric, the son and the son-in-law of two Shiite clerics revered for their concern for the poor, has increasingly made an effort to portray himself as an Iraqi patriot. Now, he is poised to consolidate his position not only as an influential political kingmaker but as someone who can mobilize potentially millions of followers from Baghdad to the southern coastal city of Basra.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This man is going to have a real future in the shaping of his country's politics, and the US government ignores him at its peril.

May 04 07:43

BEXALERT!: Iran fake news prepares the ground for assassination

This article is a not so subtle attempt to frame up Iran for something they didn't do in anticipation of an attack on Iran. It has the stinky smell of Israel on it!

The IRGC are the main backers of Bashar al-Assad's bloody civil war in Syria, the brutal Shi'ia militias in Iraq, the Houthi rebels in Yemen and the terrorist Hezbollah in Lebanon. There is talk in Washington that the United States may shortly designate the IRGC as an international terrorist organization. Meddling in the internal affairs of other countries and particularly exporting terrorism and fundamentalism, represents a strategic pillar for Tehran's survival and endurance.

May 04 07:42

Palestinian Journalists Tear Gassed Demonstrating on World Press Freedom Day

During the Israeli state crackdown, journalists Ashraf al-Nibali and Amin Alariya were detained.

Marching on World Press Freedom day, Palestinian journalists were dispersed with tear gas, while two journalists were detained during the march.

Organized outside the Ofer prison in the central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah Wednesday, the strike was also held in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners hunger-striking in Israeli cells, as they enter their 17th day of the historic struggle.

During the Israeli state crackdown, journalists Ashraf al-Nibali and Amin Alariya were detained by police.

Last month, Reporters Without Borders condemned Israeli forces for violating the rights of Palestinian journalists, particularly those that cover demonstrations against the apartheid regime, in the 2017 World Press Freedom Index compiled by the organization.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The degree to which the Israeli government hates a truly free press is matched only by the revulsion the US government has for it.

May 04 07:34

President Obama's team sought NSA intel on thousands of Americans during the 2016 election

The Obama administration distributed thousands of intelligence reports with the unredacted names of U.S. residents during the 2016 election.

During his final year in office, President Obama's team significantly expanded efforts to search National Security Agency intercepts for information about Americans, distributing thousands of intelligence reports across government with the unredacted names of U.S. residents during the midst of a divisive 2016 presidential election.

The data, made available this week by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, provides the clearest evidence to date of how information accidentally collected by the NSA overseas about Americans was subsequently searched and disseminated after President Obama loosened privacy protections to make such sharing easier in 2011 in the name of national security. A court affirmed his order.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why am I not surprised by this?!?!

May 04 07:30

HOW ANAND GOPAL DIRECTED PEOPLE TO JOIN ISIS - SHILLS FOR "REGIME CHANGE" IN SYRIA

Anand Gopal built his career as a writer with on the ground reporting from Afghanistan where he embedded with the Taliban. He gave some insight into their motivations.

Anand Gopal is now a shill for the U.S. "regime change" crimes in Syria. He is also attempting to justify the existence and crimes of ISIS by attributing those to a "legit" motivation. That is a convenient excuse for those who join ISIS.

People joined ISIS because of the "sheer brutality of the Assad regime" Gopal asserts. They joined ISIS in Iraq, in Libya, in Mali and Afghanistan for the "sheer brutality of the Assad regime"? They blew themselves up in Paris, London and elsewhere for the "sheer brutality of the Assad regime"? That claim is obviously not only simplistic but utter nonsense.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How convenient to be bought and paid for, courtesy of the US government!!

May 04 07:29

Teacher Arrested For Cooking Meth After Emulating Famous TV Character

In a real life case of the tv series Breaking Bad, a New Mexican teacher turned to manufacturing illicit street drugs. After his job teaching science in a public high school, which likely failed to provide the teacher with a decent income, he chose to cook meth. And now it appears that the teacher (in New Mexico), nonetheless, has followed in Walter White’s footsteps.

May 04 07:26

UK PRIME MINISTER THERESA MAY SAYS EU OFFICIALS ARE MEDDLING IN UK ELECTIONS

Speaking outside Downing Street on Wednesday, after notifying the Queen of the dissolution of Parliament, Theresa May took a tough stance towards EU Oligarchs, saying Brussels eurocrats do not want the Brexit talks to succeed and for Britain to “prosper” after Brexit.

Prime Minister Theresa May accused European officials of trying to influence the result of Britain’s general election with threats of harsh Brexit terms.

The UK PM suggested that Britain’s negotiating position has been misrepresented in the European press.

“In the past few days we have seen just how tough these talks are likely to be. Britain’s negotiating position in Europe has been misrepresented in the continental press.

“The European commission’s negotiating stance has hardened. Threats against Britain have been issued by European politicians and officials. All of these acts have been deliberately timed to affect the result of the general election that will take place on June 8.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The EU, at this point, is behaving like a wounded animal; and the most dangerous animals are those which have been wounded.

And even though the wounds are economic in nature, the bureaucrats in Brussels understand that they are fighting for their professional lives.

May 04 06:07

America Shocked Once Again, As FBI Director Comey Clears Huma Abedin Of Wrongdoing In Forwarding Classified Information To Anthony Weiner.

Comey said FBI could not prove that Huma Abedin had any kind of criminal intent in forwarding classified Clinton emails to her husband Anthony Weiner. Weiner did not have a security clearance, and Comey said he most likely did not read them.

Comey is ignorant (or hopes that you are) of 18 U.S. Code § 793 (f) which clearly states that intent is not required to be in violation of exposing classified information.

May 04 05:22

Republican Congressman suggests poor people don't deserve healthcare for not leading 'good lives'

Alabama Representative Mo Brooks made the case for Obamacare to be repealed and replaced, as President Donald Trump hopes to do, in a CNN interview.
Speaking about the proposed “Trumpcare” replacement, Mr Brooks said: “It will allow insurance companies to require people who have higher healthcare costs to contribute more to the insurance pool that helps offset all these costs, thereby reducing the cost to those people who lead good lives, they’re healthy, they’ve done the things to keep their bodies healthy.
Note: Why don't we just shoot the sick poor! I don't mean that.

May 04 05:07

China: World Must fix 'Historical Injustice' Against Palestine

... China's Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, said Palestinians must be able to build an independent state to correct a "historical injustice." In a press conference in Beijing with Palestine's Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki, Wang reiterated China's longstanding support for an end to Israel's illegal occupation of Palestine and the creation of an independent Palestinian state. Wang noted that 70 years after the U.N. General Assembly passed Resolution 181 calling for the creation of an independent Palestine alongside Israel, Palestinians are still being denied their independence. "This is unfair. This kind of historical injustice must be corrected. It cannot continue," Wang said.
Note: Israel is disgrace to the human race!

May 04 05:03

Israeli president Rivlin denounces Marine Le Pen in speech on Yom HaShoah

Israeli President Rivlin has denounced French extreme-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen's recent comments denying France's responsibility in the deportation of Jewish citizens to the Nazi death camp as "uniquely disturbing." Speaking at a ceremony marking the end of Holocaust Remembrance Day at Kibbutz Lohamei HaGeta'ot in the north of Israel ... He added: "We must wage a war against the current and dangerous wave of Holocaust denial. We must resist the renunciation of national responsibility in the name of alleged victimhood."
Note: Ah the holocau$t again. If the truth be know there was not a deliberate attempt to exterminate the Jews that is why the legend must be kept alive and protected by law.

May 04 04:58

An Accelerating Palestine Rights Movement Faces Uncertain Direction

US-instigated and propelled wars have continued to rage for 15 years in fulfillment of influential neoconservative ideologue Michael Ledeen's envisioned "creative destruction" through "total war." General Wesley Clark related the Bush administration's intention, reported by a Pentagon friend, to "take out" seven countries: Iran plus six Middle Eastern and North African Arab countries - all of which happened to be unfriendly to Israel. Egypt and Jordan, which had peace treaties with Israel, were not on the list. Nor was oil a common denominator ... This agenda fits Israel's long-term strategic game plan recounted in 1982 by Israeli Foreign Service senior official and Jerusalem Post journalist Oded Yinon to control the Arab world by shattering its countries into sectarian political shards emasculated as nations

May 04 04:56

Moral Failure at the UN

On 15 March 2017 the United Nations' Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) published a report on Israeli practices and policies toward the Palestinians. Using international law as its comparative criterion, the report came to a "definitive conclusion" that "Israel is guilty of Apartheid practices." ... The moral failure at the U.N., represented by the withdrawal of the ESCWA report, is the result of Secretary General Guterres's decision to acquiesce in a denial of reality - the reality of Israel's practice of Apartheid ... This is, of course, a form of blackmail. Significantly, U.S. use of its financial clout at the U.N. mimics the same practice by the Zionist lobby in the halls of Congress.
Note: Actually it is not apartheid it is genocide!

May 04 04:53

Israel’s festivities will highlight 50 years of shame

Israel is to hold lavish celebrations over the coming weeks to mark the 50th anniversary of what it calls the “liberation of Judea, Samaria and the Golan Heights” – or what the rest of us describe as the birth of the occupation.
Note: the United States congress should also celebrate 50 years financial and moral support to Israel's illegal, immoral, corrupt, murderous occupation.

May 03 18:50

‘Trans-Species’: Man Spends $5,000 A Month To Transform Himself Into An Elf

If you could become an elf, would you do it? You might argue that elves do not exist, but one man has spent thousands upon thousands of dollars on surgeries, hair removal, creams, dyes and bleaches in a determined attempt to transform himself into one.

May 03 16:59

Trump Puts the Media in its Place

Donald Trump and the mainstream media are at war and have been since the start of his presidential campaign two Junes ago. Whatever shred of objectivity the media maintained in its reporting is long gone. The Left long ago infiltrated our major media companies and that is why today Americans’ trust in mass media is at all-time lows.

May 03 15:45

Politicising anti-Semitism: the USA's and UK's flawed definition

Lawrence Davidson argues that the “working definition” of anti-Semitism adopted by the US and UK is not only illogical, but is also the product of the corrupting of Western political systems by Israel’s surrogate Zionist lobbies.

May 03 15:31

Heads Up! Massive "Google Docs" Phishing Scam Underway, Don't Open Files!

There's a MASSIVE phishing attack underway from "mailinator" targeting folks in both private & public sector offering to share Google doc.

May 03 15:10

US Deploys High-Altitude Surveillance Drone To Japan

The United States has deployed a high-altitude surveillance drone to Japan to monitor North Korea’s activities amid heightened tensions with Pyongyang.

The RQ-4 Global Hawk drone with the capability of collecting aerial data from an altitude of about 15 kilometers or higher arrived at Yokota Air Base in Tokyo late on Monday and will be in Japan on a five-month mission.

May 03 15:09

ZUCKERBERG'S LATEST MOVES HAVE EVERYONE BUZZING ABOUT HIS PLANS FOR 2020 ELECTION

The Conservative Tribune reports, Even though the 2020 presidential campaign is a long ways away, speculation is already increasing across the board about who might be the challenger to President Donald Trump

May 03 14:02

Video: Pilot, passenger walked away from dramatic Mukilteo plane crash

The fiery crash of the single-engine plane was captured on a dashcam video. The pilot, 30, and a passenger did not report injuries, but two people on the ground had minor injuries, police say.

May 03 13:33

Scott Adams: How to Legally Bribe Almost Any President but the Current One

It is illegal to bribe a president. But it is totally legal to pre-bribe one.

Here’s how a pre-bribe works.

May 03 11:11

BIBLE-READING STUDENT HAS SHOCK ENCOUNTER WITH LIB PROF, IMMEDIATELY TURNS THE TABLES...

A history student at Northern Arizona University was asked by his professor to stop reading his Bible prior to the start of one of his classes, according to a recording obtained by Campus Reform.

May 03 11:10

WTF? ISIS apologizes for attacking Israeli soldiers

And here I thought Muslims see Jews and Israel as their enemy.

Silly me.

Judah Ari Gross reports for The Times of Israel that on April 22, 2017, at an event in the northern Israeli city of Afula, Israel’s former defense minister Moshe Ya’alon was interviewed on stage by Eli Levi, a Channel 10 news correspondent.

May 03 10:14

WHILE EVERYONE WAS FIGHTING ON MAY DAY, SHADOW GOVERNMENTS WERE GIVING THEMSELVES MORE POWER

ALERT: CALIFORNIA WANTS TO CREATE 16 NEW SHADOW GOVERNMENTS TO CONTROL YOUR ELECTRICITY

May 03 10:07

Trey Gowdy: FBI Director Comey Is Stable And Trustworthy. Gowdy Shockingly Defends Comey!

The House Intelligence Committee, led by Trey Gowdy, will be holding a closed-door hearing on Russian interference in the 2016 election on Thursday. FBI Director Comey and NSA Director Rogers will be there to testify. Tucker Carlson is questioning Trey Gowdy about this event.

May 03 10:04

Berkeley School District Claims Riot Organizers Are Brainwashing Students

Following the multitude of protests and riots that have broken out in Berkeley over the past few months, most Americans are now very aware of organizations like ANTIFA. These thugs seem to receive the most media attention when a protest turns violent, which is totally justified since ANTIFA frequent turns peaceful events into total mayhem.

May 03 09:41

Saudi Land Push in Yemen Would Cause Heavy Casualties: DM

Offering rare comments on the invasion of Yemen in a public interview, Saudi Defense Minister and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman defended the 2015 invasion as “necessary” to restore former President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi to power.

The war is taking a lot longer than the Saudis expected, and the prince is left trying to explain that. His narrative is that the powerful Saudi military could quickly overrun the Shi’ites and win the war if they so chose, but that the number of casualties would be unacceptably high.

That’s interesting on a number of fronts, both in that the Saudis are feeling pressure to publicly explain their lack of victory, and that the Saudis have admitted that there is a conceivable death toll in the Yemen War which they’d regard as unacceptable, given the thousands slain so far and the millions facing starvation because of the naval blockade.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Prince Salman, a word, please; if your only tools are :

1. massive assassinations of innocent civilians.
2. the starvation of children through the horrific death of malnutrition, because no food is allowed in to feed them
3. the poisoning of the land and people through the use of depleted uranium weapons, leading to massive birth defects in Yemen's children

How can you then, sir, possibly be on the right side of history here?!?

the short answer here is, you're not, and the world is watching, including many dismayed Americans, like myself, and understanding that you are not.

The only people who do not understand this, sir, are the House of Saud, the Saudi government, and the US government, which has not represented We the People for decades.

And if there is such a place as hell in the afterlife, I would like to suggest that there is a very special place here for those whose decisions lead to the poisoning of unborn children in the womb with depleted uranium weapons.

And yet for you and your colleagues, the Saudi Government, the House of Saud, and the US government, you are all perfectly morally comfortable with what you done here.

May 03 09:37

Report: North Korea cultivating marijuana to fuel drones

Oil made from Cannabis seed is superior and healthier as a cooking oil by far than soybean oil. Hemp seed oil would be great for running diesel engines,but not gasoline engines. It might work as a jet engine fuel.

May 03 09:28

Alarm Grows in Washington as Saudi Coalition Attack on Yemen Port Appears Imminent

The Saudi war in Yemen has already been a humanitarian disaster, and nowhere has that been more apparent than in the nation’s Shi’ite north, where a naval blockade and the fall of all but one Houthi-held port have dramatically limited access to food aid. And it’s about to get a lot worse.

With signs that a Saudi attack on that last port, Hodeidah, the Pentagon has made clear they’d very much like to join the Saudi invasion, seeing the conquest of that last aid port as a hugely decisive moment in the war. Congress, however, isn’t nearly so supportive.

A new open letter from a bipartisan group of Congressmen has called on Defense Secretary James Mattis to “reconsider” the push for involvement, warning that support for the war was never authorized by Congress, and that the US shouldn’t participates in the “senseless humanitarian tragedy.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This statement from Congress is not going to deter the Pentagon from pressing forward with this US-militarily enabled, Saudi war crimes and genocide in Yemen; The US government has allowed the Saudis to buy weapons and has (allegedly) provided "guidance" for their air assaults.

Fact: the Saudis have been killing and maiming Yemeni children in these bombing runs.

Images: Yemeni children assassinated and maimed for life from Saudi bombings

Fact: the Saudi blockade of Yemeni ports has resulted in children dying horrifically from the effects of malnutrition and starvation.Images: Yemeni children slowly,
horrifically dying from malnutrition, due to Saudi port blockades

Fact: the Saudi military are using depleted uranium weapons in Yemen.

Images: Saudi military using depleted uranium weapons in Yemen

Fact: the use of depleted uranium is having precisely the same effect on Yemeni babies in the womb as it did in Fallujah, Iraq, which means that in Yemen, doctors whose hospitals have not yet been bombed into rubble by the Saudis are seeing a massive spike in cancers, birth defects, and stillbirths. Warning: these images are very graphic.

Images: Yemeni children born with profound birth defects, courtesy of Saudi use of depleted uranium

Having been complicit in Saudi war crimes in Yemen for the past two years, the Pentagon will only see the assassinations of innocent civilians with their "victory" at Hodeidah as simply collateral damage, and of no consequence whatsoever.

In fact, the US government's willing participation and complicity in Saudi war crimes in Yemen very much reminds me of the statement made by the Papal legate at the siege of Montsegur against the Cathars. Upon being informed that there were women and children there, as well as men, he gave the command: "Kill them all; God will find his own."

In fact, I am rather astonished that the US military hasn't dropped MOABS over all the major civilian population centers in Yemen by now, to kill every Yemeni civilian who is still breathing, to put an end, once and for all, to the Houthi insurgency

May 03 09:14

Hillary Clinton Still Can't Comprehend Her Devastating Loss to Donald Trump

Hillary Clinton is still in denial over her loss to Donald Trump in last November’s election.

The former Democratic presidential nominee spoke during a recent interview on CNN, explaining why she thinks she lost.

May 03 09:06

Liberals Are Just As Irrational and Close-Minded As Conservatives

New research … shows that [liberals are] just as deluded as everybody else.

One study, published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, concluded that conservatives and liberals were equally averse to listening to opposing viewpoints on hot-button issues, such as same-sex marriage. In fact, they were willing to give up the chance to win money just to avoid the unpleasantness of of hearing an opinion they disliked.

A meta-analysis of 41 studies recently published on the Social Science Research Network reached a similar conclusion: there was no difference in partisanship between liberals and conservatives. As it turns out, “open-minded” liberals are plagued by confirmation bias to the same extent as “closed-minded” conservatives.

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May 03 08:59

North Korea Ratcheting Up Sub Missile Launch Program, Satellite Images Suggest

New satellite images indicate that North Korea could be expanding its submarine-launched ballistic missile program (SLBM), as photos show the presence of Pyongyang’s second submersible test-stand barge.

The barge was spotted on North Korea’s west coast in aerial photos taken of the Nampo Naval Shipyard, 38 North, a North Korean watchdog site hosted by Johns Hopkins University’s US-Korea institute, noted in a Monday analysis.

The report, written by Joseph S. Bermudez Jr., suggests that "Barges such as these are used by navies to conduct underwater tests of new and modified submarine missile launch tubes and launch systems, as well as to conduct initial missile test launches before these systems are installed in a submarine."

Since 2014, Pyongyang has conducted at least six test launches of the KN-11 (Pukguksong-1) missile from its other barge at the Sinpo South Shipyard on the country’s east coast.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unless and until the North Koreans can actually hit what they are targeting, (at which they have been officially horrible to date) I frankly wouldn't sweat this!!

May 03 08:53

Police officer suicide—it's not just about workplace stress, but culture too

The inquest into the tragic death of former New South Wales police detective Ashley Bryant highlights the issue of suicide among police officers.
Central to the inquest has been considerations of how Bryant was treated by the police force and what – if anything – could have been done to prevent his death.

May 03 08:53

This Private Prison Company Is Getting Rich Off Donald Trump’s Immigration Crackdown

A private prison company currently being sued for human trafficking expects to handle one quarter of President Donald Trump’s immigrant detention.
The company, GEO Group, contracts with governments around the world to incarcerate 100,000 people, and its top executives expressed optimism on a public shareholder call on Tuesday about how Trump’s immigration crackdown will impact their business. It’s indicative of a cultural overhaul taking place under the Trump administration—where well-connected multi-national corporations are poised to see significant financial gains because of tougher immigration law enforcement.

May 03 08:53

POWER IN MILITARY BLACK BUDGETS

The top five military contractors by sales are Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Northrop Grumann, General Dynamics and Raytheon. In addition to the Department of Defense allocations, the top five intelligence agencies that often provide military use applications are the Central Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency, the National Reconnaissance Office, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Program and the General Defense Intelligence Program. The actual amount of monies that go into funding off the books secret projects, estimated by Bill Sweetman as cited in the Economic Crisis and the Pentagon`s Black Budget, exceeds rational comprehension. "The Pentagon’s ‘black’ operations, including the intelligence budgets nested inside it, are roughly equal in magnitude to the entire defense budgets of the UK, France or Japan, and ten percent of the total."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The amount of money spent, and untracked here, is absoflippinglutely unbelievable.

Americans deserve better of their government, but are highly unlikely to get it.

May 03 08:48

PRIVATE PRISON CORPORATION WROTE TEXAS BILL EXTENDING HOW LONG IMMIGRANT CHILDREN CAN BE DETAINED

A BILL WRITTEN by a private prison operator to assist its immigration detention business could advance through the Texas state Senate this week, despite vocal protest from civil rights groups. The legislation would allow family detention centers to be classified as childcare facilities, enabling Immigrations and Customs Enforcement to detain women and children for longer periods.

The bill aligns with the Trump administration’s punitive immigration policies and helps it navigate a challenge to federal detention policy.

blocked the designation. So Geo Group, the nation’s second-largest private prison operator, went to work assembling legislation that would countermand the judicial ruling. The bill would lower state childcare standards for family detention centers, excluding the facilities from regulations such as ones that prohibit housing children and unrelated adults in the same room.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Immediate repatriation would be the most cost-effective way to solve the problem here; but then, Geo Group wouldn't be making its money from holding illegal aliens.

May 03 08:42

BOOM! ON TRUMP'S 100TH DAY, CHINA MAKES MASSIVE MOVE THAT'S TURNING HEADS

A Houston woman detained by China in 2015 arrived back in the United States on Friday after the Trump administration negotiated for her release. Phan Phan-Gillis, also knows as Sandy Phan-Gillis, had been charged as a spy, a claim she and her family denied. Although the Obama administration protested that charge in 2015, she was held until this week.

May 03 08:42

Holocaust denier Ernst Zundel barred from moving to the U.S., though his wife is an American citizen

Holocaust denier Ernst Zundel ... would normally get an immigrant visa, because his wife of 16 years - who is about 80 years old - is a U.S. citizen. But he was classified as inadmissible because he has been convicted of foreign crimes for which the sentence was five years or more ... As best I can tell from press accounts, Zundel's speech that formed the basis of his German conviction would not have been "deemed criminal by United States standards." Denying the Holocaust and expressing anti-Semitic sentiments is just not a crime under American law. Indeed, it can't be made a crime, given the First Amendment ... So the exclusion of Zundel was itself not a First Amendment violation.
Note: If you do not believe in the holocau$t according to the Jewish version you go to jail. Anyone want a bar of soap made from Jewish victims!

May 03 08:37

Being in Time: A Post-Political Manifesto

The events of 2016 - Brexit and Trump - broke the mould which shaped ideas of democracy, politics and social identity. In this book Gilad Atzmon argues that Left and Right have become indistinguishable and meaningless in the post-political universe in which we now live, and much of humanity has been reduced to serving the interests of big money and oligarchies. The freedom to think openly is now just a distant memory. Our Western liberal 'utopia' has turned into an Orwellian catastrophe, and the people are left bewildered and impoverished, and out in the cold. Being in Time is a courageous attempt to grasp the intellectual developments that led towards the current dystopia. The book delves into the bankruptcy of the ideological grand narratives. It explores the colossal failure of the media, academia and politics to detect and address the events that led us towards destitution.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Gilad Atzmon sent me a copy of this book. It is very well written and provides many insights into the mindset of liberals versus conservatives, and why this nation continues to decline. I will talk about it more on today's radio show.

May 03 08:34

In 100 Days, A New Jewish Elite Rises Under Trump

Among many moves aimed at reversing his predecessor's policies, President Trump recently decided not to make public the White House visitors logs. Had they been open, the lists would reveal the profound change 100 days of a Trump administration had brought about to the Jewish community's power structure ... Liberal-leaning Jewish activists, once the backbone of communal advocacy, had been pushed aside in favor of a new elite made up of activists who are more conservative in their politics and more Orthodox in their religious practice. The new leaders representing American Jewish interests in the White House are keen to shape policy on education and religious expression and to ensure a pro-Israel stance more in line with the Netanyahu government.

May 03 08:30

PREZ TRUMP: YOU CAN’T FIGHT THE WHOLE WORLD

... Not content with nearly stirring up a new war with North Korea, President Donald Trump is now waving the big stick at another of Washington's favorite bogeymen, Iran. For the Trumps, Iran is poison ... The Trump administration seems increasingly influenced by Israel's far-right Netanyahu government ... Iran is now being blamed for all Washington's problems in the Mideast. So war fever against Iran is again mounting. Interestingly, Iran, which has 79.1 million people, is not cowering before this threat ... Any US invasion would be met by fierce resistance.

May 03 08:07

United Airlines pay five-figure compensation to rabbit breeder whose giant bunny froze to death on its way to America

The owner of a giant rabbit has received a five-figure compensation pay out after her giant bunny froze to death on its way to America.
Simon, a three foot long and black-furred bunny, was expected to outgrow his enormous father to become the largest rabbit in the world.
The prize animal was alive when he was taken off the plane from London's Heathrow airport but died at a holding facility at Chicago O'Hare Airport.
An airport worker revealed that the pet was placed in frosty temperatures by mistake for up to 16 hours, causing it to freeze to death last Wednesday.

May 03 07:50

Sandy Hook father Lenny Pozner on death threats: ‘I never imagined I’d have to fight for my child’s legacy’

Noah Pozner was reluctant to go to school that day. A mischievous little boy, who had celebrated his sixth birthday three weeks earlier, he stayed in bed too long and dragged his feet getting ready. “I said to him: ‘Come on, Noah, we gotta get moving,” his father, Leonard (also known as Lenny) recalls, having thought about the morning of 14 December 2012 so often he can almost talk about it mechanically. But the drive was fun: Noah, his twin sister, Arielle, and older sister, Sophia, listened to Gangnam Style, one of Noah’s favourite songs.

May 03 07:50

Chechnya's police are telling parents to kill their gay sons - or they'll do it themselves.

A horrific new account about the ongoing persecution of gay men in Chechnya has revealed that authorities are asking parents to kill their own gay children.

According to one survivor who managed to escape the gay torture camps the country has set up, police are telling parents of gay men to “sort it out” or they will take matters into their own hands.

May 03 07:33

BEX ALERT - ‘Putin is seeding U.S. coastlines with mole nukes to trigger Tsunamis on command’: Fmr. Russian colonel

Former Russian colonel and Defense Ministry spokesman Viktor Baranetz told the Russian news agency Komsomolskaya Pravda that the Russian military is seeding U.S. coastlines with ‘sleeper mole nukes’ which are designed to burrow their way down into the seafloor undetected only to later be detonated at an opportune time upon command.

May 03 07:32

Republicans Lost Huge Vote On Healthcare Bill – Trump Declares Victory On Spending Bill – Funding Government Through September.

Congress member Fred Upton of Michigan, who until January had been chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, one of the main health care legislating committees in Congress, officially came out against the American Health Care Act on Tuesday. Upton made the announcement during a local radio interview, and his office confirmed that he is a “No” vote on the bill. Why did Upton do this?

May 03 07:31

“Anti-fascist” militia training video shows leftists are preparing for armed confrontation

Following the Berkeley protests last month, where numerous Anti-Fa(scist) activists complained of getting a beatdown after they attempted to intimidate peacefully assembling Trump supporters, we learned that the left-leaning organizations are taking their organization efforts to the next level. Among other things, they have called for more combat training, better equipment, and even guns in an effort to scare those who disagree with their message of forced tolerance, equal rights and inclusion.

May 03 07:29

Scientists completely eliminate HIV in living animals for the first time ever

Scientists have cured living animals of HIV using CRISPR gene-editing, a new study claims.
The virus remains elusive due to the its ability to hide away in latent reservoirs.
But now, in new research published this week, US scientists showed they could completely remove HIV DNA from human cells implanted into mice - preventing further infection.

May 03 07:29

An older teen who was in the car when his 15-year-old brother was fatally shot by a Texas officer was himself then handcuffed and hauled off to a jail cell overnight — "for no apparent reason," an attorney who represents the boys' family said on Tuesday.

An older teen who was in the car when his 15-year-old brother was fatally shot by a Texas officer was himself then handcuffed and hauled off to a jail cell overnight — "for no apparent reason," an attorney who represents the boys' family said on Tuesday.
The 16-year-old brother of high school freshman Jordan Edwards was sitting in the same car with him the night a Balch Springs police officer fired multiple rifle rounds at their vehicle.

May 03 02:38

Republican Leaders Might Actually Be Utterly Incompetent

It appears that GOP leaders might actually be completely unfit to be calling the shots in Washington. Everyone in America knows that the Republican Party has control of the White House, the Senate, and House of Representatives, yet there is still serious talk about an impending government shutdown.

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