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CURRENT EVENTS

Sep 12 07:22

California woman accused of making up imaginary firefighter husband in order to scam donors

A San Clemente, California, woman is suspected of scamming thousands of dollars from donors by fabricating a story that she was married to a firefighter. The alleged scam collected cash and supplies intended to help those fighting a nearby wildfire.

Sep 12 07:21

Gay, ‘bigender’ comedian booed for lampooning trans women at college show—and he hits back at haters

When gay, “bigender” comedian Thomas Dale hit the stage at George Washington University on Sept. 1, he apparently gave some in the crowd a bit more cognitive dissonance than they could reasonably expect to handle.
Opening for Hasan Minhaj, a former correspondent on “The Daily Show,” Dale discussed “being bigender, bisexual, and an Italian-American from New York” during his 45-minute set, the GW Hatchet reported.
But that wasn’t what stirred up woke crowd members. You see, Dale’s jokes also “heavily relied on making misogynistic comments and poking fun at mental illness and marginalized communities,” the school paper added.
And the worst part? The bigender comic actually made fun of transgender women, the GW Hatchet said.

Sep 12 06:51

PA-Gov: Wagner consultant sends meme mocking Caitlyn Jenner to reporter; Dems want consultant fired

A consultant for Pennsylvania Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner mistakenly texted a meme mocking Caitlyn Jenner and transgenderism to a reporter, and the faux pas hit the news once the journalist discovered that three others who received the text are senior Wagner campaign officials — including campaign manager Jason High, BillyPenn reported.
Now Democrats want the consultant and High fired, WCAU-TV reported.

Sep 12 06:50

Detroit food truck owner refuses to serve cops, sparks controversy with Facebook post

A Michigan food truck owner has sparked controversy for refusing to serve police officers, The Detroit News reported.
Rocky Coronado, who owns Rocky’s Road Brew food truck in Detroit, posted a message on Facebook that she would not serve police because she didn’t feel safe around them. Within hours, the post, which has since been deleted, drew more than 1,000 likes and angry emojis.
Coronado attached a photo to the post that read, “We reserve the right to refuse service to cops.”

Sep 12 06:31

Cryptocurrency crash now worse than dot-com crash

It’s no big secret that cryptocurrency has been spiraling downward in recent months especially when it comes to the latest and greatest alt-coins but it now appears digital blockchain currency has reached yet another turning point by plummeting worse than the dot-com bubble did in the year 2000.

Sep 12 05:12

Last-Minute Emergency Supplies:What to Buy When the Shelves Are Almost Empty

Have you ever waited too long to prepare for an emergency and then you get to the store and the supplies you need are gone? The shelves are nearly bare because a horde of other locals got there first? If you need to get some last-minute emergency supplies but your original choices are gone, here's what to buy when the shelves are almost empty.

Sep 11 17:51

'F**k Trump!' Farzad Fazeli Attempts to Stab GOP House Candidate On 9/11

"California man" Farzad Fazeli, 35, was charged on Tuesday after trying to stab Republican House candidate Rudy Peters with a switchblade while screaming, "F**k Trump! Fuck Trump!"

Fazeli's Facebook shows he's a March For Our Lives supporter who wants to disarm the American public, presumably so he and his ilk can have an easier time killing us.

Sep 11 17:32

U.S. Navy issues “sortie code alpha,” sends 30 ships to sea

The U.S. Naval Station Norfolk issued a “sortie code alpha” on Tuesday sending 30 of the fleet’s ships out to sea ahead of Hurricane Florence which is anticipated to cause more devastation than Hugo.

Sep 11 15:08

17 years after 9/11, Al-Qaeda rebranded by US government & media as besieged rebels

Seventeen years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the US government and media outlets have decided that Al-Qaeda is now a rebel group worthy of our sympathy. The cynical narrative change is par for the course, experts told RT.

As somber newspaper headlines mark the anniversary of the devastating attacks, some commentators have pointed out that the terrorist group accused of murdering 3,000 Americans seventeen years ago is now occupying northeastern Syria – with the US threatening to take military action if the "rebels" are evicted from the region by the Syrian army and its allies.

Sep 11 14:07

Liberal Sen. Angus King Tells First Responders Russian Hacking Was Just Like 9/11

Sharing B-Tier memes and spending a few mil on Facebook ads is pretty much the same as 9/11, at least according to liberal Maine Senator Angus King.

Sep 11 13:46

Roll Call Cartoonist Robert Matson Releases World's Dumbest Comic On 9/11

We're reaching levels of liberal lunacy never before thought possible!

Sep 11 12:18

NYPD to Innocent Business Owners: Give Up Your Rights or Get Shut Down


When undercover NYPD officers offered to sell stolen electronics to customers at Sung Cho’s laundromat, near the northern tip of Manhattan, Sung never imagined the sting operation could be used as a pretext to shut down his business. But that’s exactly what happened. Attorneys for the city threatened Sung with eviction merely because a “stolen property” offense had happened at his business.

The city presented Sung with a choice: See his business shut down or sign an agreement giving up constitutional rights—including his Fourth Amendment right to be free from warrantless searches of his business. Faced with the imminent closure of his laundromat, Sung had no real choice but to sign.

Sep 11 12:12

Video: Washington Claims That Assad Government Wants to Bomb Schools, Hospitals and Homes in Idlib under the Guise of Counter-Terrorism

The US-led propaganda campaign against the Syrian-Iranian-Russian alliance has reached a new level as the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is openly preparing to kick of a ground assault on terrorist groups in northwestern Syria.

During a September 7 UN Security Council briefing, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley stated that

“when Russia and the Assad regime say they want to counter terrorism, they actually mean they want to bomb schools, hospitals, and homes. They want to punish the civilians who had the courage to rise up against Assad.” She further stated that “the Assad regime” must halt an offensive in Idlib because it will undermine “peace talks”.

“We consider any assault on Idlib to be a dangerous escalation of the conflict in Syria. If Assad, Russia, and Iran continue, the consequences will be dire,” Haley said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Forgive me, Ambassador Haley; but is this not precisely what the US military is assisting the Saudis in doing in Yemen, in their war crimes against innocent Yemenis?!?

Images: Yemeni kids assassinated, with US assistance, by the Saudi Military

I do not blame the Syrian government for wanting to retake Idlib; these nonsensical statements of yours, are simply the premise for the US government's "justification" for fighting both Russian and Iranian military, which have been instrumental in beating the rebels back.

I would like to politely suggest that war against Russia and Iran in Syria may not be the highest or best use of American military resources in this case.

And here's a companion piece by Phil Giraldi, from globalresearch.ca:

Target Syria: Will a New War be the Next "October Surprise?!?

I frankly don't think the current administration can wait for October before going into Syria, with fighters and weapons blazing, because of a concern about a potential rout of Republicans in the coming midterms.

Sep 11 11:58

‘Why do the sick people have to pay the price of political conflict?’: East Jerusalem hospitals respond to US funding cuts

The Palestinian Authority has allegedly pledged to remedy the budget deficit caused by the Trump administration’s announcement on Saturday that it would be cutting $25 million in aid to Palestinian hospitals in occupied East Jerusalem.

In a press conference on Monday, the Secretary General of the East Jerusalem Hospital Network Walid Namur told journalists that he received a call on Monday from the Palestinian Minister of Health saying that President Mahmoud Abbas had ordered $25 million from the PA’s general budget to go towards the hospital network.

“At the end of every tunnel, there is light. We saw that light today,” Namur told the crowd as he spoke of Monday’s phone call.

“This is very good news for us because it means we can continue serving our patients, and we can continue essential services that are otherwise unavailable in Gaza or the West Bank,” he said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would very politely suggest to President Trump, that these humanitarian cuts in aid to Palestinian health care outlets, is not going to lessen the Palestinians' desire for the right of return in the least.

What he is doing with these cuts, is hurting ill people, who desperately need what little care these hospitals can provide.

Sep 11 11:54

Washington Quietly Increases Lethal Weapons to Ukraine

For all of the loose (frequently hysterical) talk in Congress, the foreign policy community, and the news media about President Donald Trump’s alleged eagerness to appease Vladimir Putin, U.S. policy remains as confrontational as ever toward Russia.

Among other actions, the Trump administration has involved U.S. forces in NATO military exercises (war games) in Poland and other East European countries on Russia’s border, as well as in naval maneuvers in the Black Sea near Russia’s sensitive naval base at Sevastopol. Washington has even sent U.S. troops as participants in joint military exercises with Ukrainian forces—an act that Moscow considers especially provocative, given its tense relations with Kiev.

On no issue is the administration’s risky course more evident than its military policy toward Ukraine. Recent measures are certain to provoke Moscow further, and entangle the United States to an unwise extent with an extremely murky, ideologically troubling Ukrainian regime.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To President Trump and his Cabinet; a war against Russia, into which the US Government and military, are nearly inextricably going to be drawn, is a very, very bad idea right now, and I say this because the US military doesn't have the money; the weapons; the troop strength; or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war against Russia.

It would go nuclear, very very quickly, and the results of such a war could result in both horrific... and irreversible destruction of life as we know it on Planet Earth, with very few exceptions.

Sep 11 11:47

Lies, Lies & More Lies: Standard Government Procedures About 9-11

Now that the seventeenth anniversary of the horrendous 9-11 events that occurred in New York City is upon us, we slowly—but surely—are finding out just how much was kept from the public.

Sep 11 11:43

Is Trump Going Neocon in Syria?

Is Trump ready to order U.S. action against Russian and Syrian forces if Assad gives his army the green light to take Idlib? For the bombing of Idlib has already begun.

What makes this more than an academic exercise is that Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, at a meeting in Tehran last Friday, told President Erdogan of Turkey that the reconquest of Idlib is going forward.

Erdogan fears that the Syrian army’s recapture of Idlib would send hundreds of thousands more refugees streaming to his border.

Turkey already hosts millions of refugees from Syria’s civil war.

Yet the massing of the Syrian army near Idlib and the Russian and Syrian bombing now begun suggest that the Assad-Putin-Rouhani coalition has decided to accept the risk of a clash with the Americans in order to bring an end to the rebellion. If so, this puts the ball in America’s court.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The short answer to the rhetorical question posed as the title of this article is, unfortunately, "HELL, yes!!"

Sep 11 11:37

US Reportedly Reinforces Base in E Syria Amid Looming Idlib Offensive

On September 10, the Fars News Agency reported that the US sent two convoys consisting of ten trucks loaded with logistics and military equipment to the country's al-Susah base in the eastern part of Deir ez-Zor province, controlled by Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). The media platform said, citing local sources that Washington had also sent another convoy consisting of 100 trucks loaded with military equipment from Iraq to unspecified Syrian territories controlled by the SDF, via the Simalka border crossing.

Task & Purpose previously reported that the US had sent over 100 US Marines to reinforce the military base in al-Tanf, Syria. Newly deployed forces will take part in live ammunition military drills, which are being conducted to demonstrate the "capability to deploy rapidly, assault a target and conduct rapid exfiltration," according to US Central Command (CENTCOM).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks as though the US war against both Russia and Syria is on; the only question is, how long past the false-flag chemical attack, which will probably be all over the presstitute corporate media in the next couple of days, will President Trump wait to give the command to attack.

Unfortunately, for this country, doing the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid thing it could do, is no guarantee that the US government won't do it; a US attack against Idlib, which most probably means a military confrontation with Russia, being my case in point here.

Sep 11 11:31

Federal Grand Jury Petition Filed for New 9/11 Investigation – Evidence Rules out Gravity-Only Collapse

Good news has finally come along for the many people who know office fires cannot bring down modern steel framed skyscrapers, and it’s good news for the rest of the world as well. On April 10th of this year, the non-profit Lawyers Committee for 9-11 Inquiry filed a petition with the U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York, Manhattan, formally requesting that he present to a grand jury, as a U.S. Attorney, extensive evidence of federal crimes relating to the destruction of three World Trade Center high-rises on 9/11/2001. The petition cites broad and conclusive evidence, providing proof of explosives and incendiaries employed at ground zero to bring down the twin towers and WTC Building 7

Sep 11 11:28

GOOGLE WAS "WORKING TO GET HILLARY CLINTON ELECTED" WITH "SILENT DONATION" ACCORDING TO LEAKED INTERNAL EMAIL

Tucker Carlson just blew the cover off the 2016 election influence charade, after he read an internal email on Monday night's show from a senior Google employee who admitted to using company resources to make a "silent donation" to a liberal group that was creating ads and donating funds to bus Latinos to voting stations during the 2016 election in key swing states, in an effort to help Hillary Clinton win.

The email was sent by the former head of Google's multicultural marketing department, Eliana Mario, on November 9, 2016.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable, but perfectly predictable.

Sep 11 11:26

ARE NEW YORK’S FREE LINKNYC INTERNET KIOSKS TRACKING YOUR MOVEMENTS?

Since plans for LinkNYC were first unveiled, journalists, residents, and civil liberties experts have raised concerns that the internet kiosks might be storing sensitive data about its users and possibly tracking their movements. For the last two years, the American Civil Liberties Union, Electronic Frontier Foundation, and a small but vocal group of activists — including ReThink LinkNYC, a grassroots anti-surveillance group, and the anonymous Stop LinkNYC coalition — have highlighted the kiosk’s potential to track locations, collect personal information, and fuel mass surveillance.

Now an undergraduate researcher has discovered indications in LinkNYC code — accidentally made public on the internet — that LinkNYC may be actively planning to track users’ locations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Minority Report", writ large; it is sometimes terrifying how quickly science fiction becomes science fact.

Sep 11 11:25

What I Don’t Like About Life in Post-9/11 America

Life in a post-9/11 America increasingly feels like an endless free fall down a rabbit hole into a terrifying, dystopian alternative reality in which the citizenry has no rights, the government is no friend to freedom, and everything we ever knew and loved about the values and principles that once made this country great has been turned on its head.

Sep 11 11:23

What Would Old TV Characters Say If They Lived Today?

Sep 11 11:21

BOSTON'S VISION-ZERO EXPOSED: LOWERING THE SPEED LIMIT INCREASES SPEEDING TICKET REVENUE BY 47%

All across the country, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is hard at work convincing cities to lower their speed limits from 30 MPH to 25 MPH.

The national effort to lower speed limits in cities is known as "Vision-Zero."

To date, the NHTSA, NSC and the IIHS have convinced more than thirty cities to lower their speed limits.

Last month the IIHS published a controversial report titled "Lowering the speed limit from 30 to 25 mph in Boston: effects on vehicle speeds." (To learn more about Boston's Vision-Zero program, click here.)

Why is it controversial?

The Newspaper, recently interviewed the National Motorists Association who pointed how the IIHS cherry-picked data to convince the public that lowering speed limit 5 MPH saves lives.

Sep 11 11:16

CIA-BACKED FIRM TOUTED SOCIAL MEDIA SURVEILLANCE OF STUDENTS TO SELL SERVICES TO EVANSTON POLICE

Emails obtained by Lucy Parsons Labs reveal that Geofeedia touted social media surveillance of middle and high school students by its suburban Chicago police customers in an effort to sell their services to Evanston police.

Geofeedia provides law enforcement with tools to monitor social media use by mapping location and other data. It has received funding from the investment arm of the CIA, In-Q-Tel.

The company became infamous after the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) published a report in 2016 on the use of their products by police to monitor demonstrations against police violence.

Geofeedia’s courting of the Evanston Police Department (EPD) goes back to 2013, and as emails show, the company developed a relationship with police at a time when the sale of surveillance technology to law enforcement became ubiquitous.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Color me completely unsurprised by this revelation.

Everything you send, post, tweet is already recorded by every alphabet soup agency this country has to offer, and is swept up in a vacuum of surveillance.

As a Christian pacifist activist, who never advocates violence, but understands I would like to believe I am the least of these agencies' worries. :-)

Sep 11 11:11

PLAINS ALL AMERICAN PIPELINE FOUND GUILTY OF 2015 SANTA BARBARA OIL SPILL

A California jury found on Friday Plains All American Pipeline guilty on criminal charges over the 2015 oil spill near Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County that saw more than 100,000 gallons of crude oil spilled and birds, fish, marine mammals, and other wildlife killed.

In May 2015, the Line 901 pipeline owned and operated by Plains All America Pipeline ruptured near Refugio State Beach, spilling more than 100,000 gallons of crude oil, much of which ran down a storm drain and into a ravine under the freeway, entering the Pacific Ocean.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The only way these spills will stop, is for the executives who signed off on cheap, and sometimes, antiquated, oil leak prevention systems, is that they wind up spending time in jail, and I do NOT mean, in a Club Fed.

Sep 11 11:08

Farmer Lobbying Group Sells Out Farmers, Helps Enshrine John Deere's Tractor Repair Monopoly

The California Farm Bureau has agreed to a toothless version of "right to repair" that was written by tractor manufacturers.

Farmers have been some of the strongest allies in the ongoing battle to make it easier for everyone to fix their electronics. This week, though, a powerful organization that’s supposed to lobby on behalf of farmers in California has sold them out by reaching a watered-down agreement that will allow companies like John Deere to further cement their repair monopolies.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This just ... bites, and is so wrong, on so many levels, that I do not know where to begin.

Sep 11 11:07

War or Peace New Developments Will Determine Syria’s Future

-Russia,Iran,Hezbollah,Turkey,US,Israel

Sep 11 11:04

INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT UNFAZED BY US THREATS OF SANCTIONS OVER AFGHAN WAR CRIMES PROBE

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has said it will “continue to do its work undeterred,” after US National Security Advisor John Bolton threatened sanctions if the tribunal investigates alleged US war crimes in Afghanistan.
The Hague-based court investigates genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes and is backed by 123 countries - but not by China and the US.

“The ICC, as a court of law, will continue to do its work undeterred, in accordance with those principles and the overarching idea of the rule of law,” it said in a statement on Tuesday.

The tribunal’s remarks came in response to a scathing verbal attack launched by Bolton in Washington DC on Monday during a speech to the conservative Federalist Society.

“Today, on the eve of September 11th, I want to deliver a clear and unambiguous message on behalf of the president,” Bolton began, before launching into the blistering offensive against the ICC.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Look folks; I hate to be the one to break it to you, but post-9/11, but if you are an American citizen, you are a citizen of one country in this world which consistently commits war crimes, and tortures, and does this right into the present day.

Not only does this country torture; it supports other countries which do, like Egypt and Saudi Arabia. In fact, the US government, as I input this, is committing war crimes in the country of Yemen, by enabling Saudi war crimes of assassination and genocide by direct air strikes against children and innocent civilians; creating starvation by assisting the Saudis in blockading Yemen's ports; and spreading cholera (potentially weaponized), as the US has done by assisting their Saudi brethren in destroying Yemen's water infrastructure.

And to John Bolton, who made this egregious statement yesterday, I will tell you this to your face; I am a Christian pacifist activist, who will continue to witness to this country's human rights foul-ups, bleeps, blunders, and war crimes, and will never advocate war as the way to achieve my country's geopolitical goals, which are all about controlling the world's resources, and insuring that those resources are only sold in the US dollar.

You, sir, are that kind of execrable moral deviant who will scream from the rooftops that the horrors of Abu Ghraib never happened, and have never found a potential war you didn't champion, and now, you are screaming that torture in Afghanistan never happened, when you know it did, and that, sir, is just the point.

I absolutely support the ICC in their investigation of war crimes perpetrated by American soldiers in Afghanistan: this never should have happened.

We both understand what torture is meant to do, which is not to extract any actionable information; it is for the sake of extracting spectacular "confessions", with which to further the US government's narrative.

I would like to politely remind you, sir, that during World War II, there was a German interrogator by the name of Hanns Scharff, Hanns Scharff: Wikipedia who never, ever tortured American or British soldiers on his watch; he did the polar opposite, and even invited them out on day passes for cultural events, because he understood that if he could get them at ease, they might let something slip which would be highly useful. He was so respected by the Americans that at the end of the war, he was invited to teach his techniques to American interrogators.

And Mr. Bolton, one last reflection; when the US government and/or military tortures, or signs off on torture, it has done two things. First, it demonstrates, in a way for all the world to see, that the US government honors its alleged commitment to the rule of law, human dignity, and the humane treatment of prisoners of war in the breach, but not in any real moral observance.

And secondly, it gives carte blanche for any country ruler who doesn't particularly like the US, to do the same to both American citizens and military members.

Mr. Bolton, this nation, at the highest levels of its government, needs to come clean on these kinds of horrific practices, like torture, and work steadfastly and diligently to never do them again.

Sep 11 10:30

WANTING IT BADLY IS NOT ENOUGH: REAL PROBLEMS FOR CREATORS DESERVE REAL SOLUTIONS

As the European Parliament prepares for tomorrow's vote on the new Copyright Directive with its provisions requiring mass-scale filtering of all public communications to check for copyright infringement (Article 13) and its provisions requiring paid permission to link to the news if you include as little as two words from the headline in your link text (Article 11), a dismaying number of "creators groups" are supporting it, telling their members that this will be good for them and their flagging financial fortunes.

The real incomes of real creators are really important (disclosure: my primary income source comes from writing science fiction novels for Tor Books, a division of Macmillan). Improving the incomes of the creators who enliven our days, inform, shock, delight and frighten us is a genuine Good Thing.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This law means more money for the really big corporations, and more opportunity to sway public opinion their way, while translating into less and less compensation for smaller players, who may have alternative opinions than the bigger guys, and be absolutely correct in their assessments.

Sep 11 10:26

Some of the Mac App Store's biggest security apps found spying on users' browsing habits

A number of security apps for the Apple Mac, offered via Apple's curated Mac App Store, have been taken down after it was found that they were spying on users' web browsing habits.

Apps by the name of Dr Unarchiver, Dr Cleaner, Adware Medic, Adware Doctor and App Uninstall have all be removed - with the finger of blame for some of them being pointed at security giant Trend Micro. The apps were some of the most popular apps available in the Mac App Store, too, with Adware Doctor also available as a paid-for version for $4.99.

All the apps work in much the same way: first, they trick the user into giving them MacOS home directory access with virus scanning and clear cache options. Once granted, the apps abuse these access privileges to gather browser-history data from Chrome, Firefox and Safari and covertly send them back to a server in China.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

For Mac users, these revelations must be more than a little scary!!

Sep 11 10:25

ALAMO HISTORY THREATENED BY SJWS

mysanantonio.com reports, “Working groups of teachers and historians have proposed eliminating the words ‘all the heroic defenders who gave their lives’ at the Alamo from a state standard governing instruction on the Texas war of independence from Mexico, calling ‘heroic’ a ‘value-charged word’ and saying the reference to ‘all’ defenders is too vague and covers too many individuals.”

Texas Governor Abbott disputed the lunacy, saying ” Stop political correctness in our schools. Of course Texas schoolchildren should be taught that Alamo defenders were ‘Heroic’! I fully expect the State Board of Education to agree. Contact your SBOE Member to complain.”

Sep 11 10:15

Dogs and cats blow-torched alive at Indonesia 'extreme' market despite promised ban

WARNING: This story contains images and descriptions that some people may find distressing.

Sep 11 09:55

Tucker Carlson: Did Google Meddle In 2016 Election More Than Russia? - Pretty sure that's a YES.

Email shows Google tried to help elect Clinton

Sep 11 09:48

Twelve nuclear power plants expected to take direct hit from Hurricane Florence

Twelve nuclear power plants located in and around the Carolinas are expected to take direct hits from Hurricane Florence’s powerful winds once the massive Category 4 storm makes landfall sometime on Friday but it is unknown how facilities will be affected.

Sep 11 08:40

Facebook animal trade exposed in Thailand

More than 1,500 listings of live animals for sale have been found on Facebook in Thailand by a wildlife trafficking watchdog.

Traffic, which monitors such activity, said many of the species, despite having international protection, were not native to the country, and so trading them was unregulated.

The listings were found on 12 Facebook groups during one month in 2016.

Facebook said it did not allow the trade of endangered species.

Among the 200 different species listed for sale were two non-native species banned from international commercial trade - the Eurasian otter and the black spotted turtle.

Sep 11 08:36

No time for silence

It is time to speak up and be heard. It is time to stand up for maybe the most celebrated and revered of all American principles and traditions. This is no time for silence.

Let me be perfectly clear: I am not an Alex Jones fan. His brand of conspiracy insanity isn't my cup of tea, but nevertheless, he should be allowed to say such psychologically untethered things if he is so inclined. There is nothing more American than saying foolish, nonsensical, and even offensive and idiotic things for all to hear. It's called the First Amendment to the Constitution.

The ability to say what you think, no matter who may take offense, is one of the basic and founding principles of our republic. The public square should not be off limits to offensive people just because the public square is now electronic and controlled by massive private companies.

The Constitution does not guarantee your right or mine never to be offended. In fact it assures quite the opposite.

Sep 11 08:30

30 homes evacuated amid huge gas explosion that ‘sounded like plane crash’

Up to 30 homes were evacuated in the early hours of Monday morning following an huge gas explosion that destroyed one home, two garages and multiple vehicles in Beaver County, Pennsylvania.

Emergency crews fled to the scene at 5am in the area of Ivy Lane in Center Township outside Pittsburgh. Initially responders could not extinguish the natural gas line fire with water, and had to wait for pipeline employees to switch off the valves.

Sep 11 07:54

Native American Tribes File Suit Against Keystone XL Approval

The Rosebud Sioux tribe and the Fort Belknap Indian reservation have filed a lawsuit seeking a withdrawal of Washington’s approval of the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline, the Associated Press reports.

The AP quoted attorneys for the plaintiffs as saying the lawsuit asked a U.S. district judge in Montana to rescind the approval as it failed to take into account their rights and even put the members of their communities at risk. In short, the plaintiffs argue, President Trump’s approval of the pipeline was illegal.

“The tribes are talking about cultural sites, archaeological sites, burial grounds, graveyards — none of that has been surveyed and it’s in the way of the pipeline,” one of the attorneys said. Also, according to the plaintiffs, the pipeline could damage a water supply system in South Dakota that some 51,000 people rely on, including the residents of three Native American reservations.

Sep 11 07:41

Trump has only one path to save America from a deep state takeover

In the months ahead, America will either fall to deep state tyranny, or patriots like President Trump will be victorious in taking back our constitutional republic from the nefarious grip of the swamp (in collaboration with the left-wing media that’s now run by the CIA).

Sep 11 07:04

Tesla Bulls Capitulate: Munster Sees Musk As "Jerk, Bully And Liar"; Shah Says "No Longer Investable"

One by one the bulls are jumping off the electric Titanic.

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