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CURRENT EVENTS

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.

May 03 01:52

Judicial Watch: NEW Clinton Emails Contain More Classified Material/Clinton Foundation Pay-to-Play

"When it came to the handling of classified information, [Hillary Clinton] was a serial violator of the law." --JW President Tom Fitton

May 02 22:53

Trump’s Son-in-Law & Top Advisor Failed to Disclose Soros, Goldman Sachs Ties, & $1 Billion Debt

President Trump’s son-in-law and top White House adviser, Jared Kushner failed miserably in disclosing the most pertinent information conceivable — business ties to billionaire globalist and manipulator, George Soros, PayPal co-founder, Peter Thiel, and Goldman Sachs — and that he owes fully $1 billion in loans.

Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal reports,

“Mr. Kushner’s stake in Cadre—a tech startup that pairs investors with big real-estate projects—means the senior White House official is currently a business partner of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and billionaires including George Soros and Peter Thiel, according to people close to the company.

May 02 22:49

Top Immigration Group Pulls Trump Endorsement Due to Betrayal on Immigration Promises

Speaker Paul Ryan and House Republicans are set to pass legislation this week that forbids President Trump from using federal funds from the May 2017 budget on his proposed border wall.

After several broken promises on immigration ALIPAC withdrew its endorsement of President Trump on Tuesday.

May 02 17:57

New Developments Suggest Potential False Flag Coming In Syria

By Brandon Turbeville

There are now new developments in Syria which could be heralding yet another false flag chemical weapons attack that would be blamed on the Syrian government. Both Iranian FARS News agency and a number of independent journalists on the ground inside Syria are reporting movement of the notorious terrorist support group and propaganda outfit known as the White Helmets that signals the possibility of such an event taking place in the near future...

May 02 16:37

United Airlines To Face Tough Questions After Passenger Incident

United Airlines CEO will testify before the House Transportation Committee after a passenger was violently dragged off a flight, sparking outrage worldwide.

May 02 15:57

The Pope in Egypt: Tiptoeing through a minefield

James Dorsey explains the religious and political complexities of Egypt as Pope Francis visits in the hope of improving the fragile position of Christians and other minorities in the Middle East, North Africa and the larger Muslim world.

May 02 15:56

The Pope in Egypt: Tiptoeing through a minefield

James Dorsey explains the religious and political complexities of Egypt as Pope Francis visits in the hope of improving the fragile position of Christians and other minorities in the Middle East, North Africa and the larger Muslim world.

May 02 15:54

Why Palestinian President Abbas fears the prisoners’ hunger strike

Jonathan Cook explains why the Palestinian prisoners’ hunger strike, and possible mass disobedience that may flow from it, threaten to undermine Abbas’s approach of reliance on Israel’s Western friends to achieve Palestinian statehood.

May 02 15:38

Over 400 Earthquakes Strike Within 24 Hours Near Alaska In British Columbia

The earthquake swarm continues, but the cause remains a mystery. These are mostly very shallow quakes that are striking within this region. You can find more updated quake info at the link below.

May 02 15:27

The Basket of Acceptables

Many have offered that Trump gave the people an opportunity to give the middle finger to the establishment. Trump so far is proving relatively incompetent at the task. Angelo Codevilla suggests that if Trump supporters don’t get what they want via Trump, just wait to see what they will do next time. The rioters, marchers, supporters, basket of acceptables – they are giving almost daily reason for more people of goodwill to consider even stronger options in the future. There will be an even stronger backlash; two such diametrically opposed value systems cannot survive in one political body.

May 02 15:23

SAUDIS HIRE CONTROVERSIAL PR FIRM TO PUSH LEGITIMACY OF 34 NATION ‘MUSLIM NATO’

With plans to step up its grotesque war in Yemen and the first major meeting of defense ministers for the 41-nation military alliance it leads fast approaching, it’s no wonder the Saudi government has called upon public relations firm Burson-Marsteller for its services.
The New York-based company, known as one of the world’s most controversial public relations firms, has now become the latest Western PR firm to land on Saudi Arabia’s payroll. They’ve been hired with the specific intent of improving the image of the so-called Islamic Military Alliance to Fight Terrorism – an alliance occasionally referred to by the nickname “Muslim NATO,” as it is modeled after the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A short memo to the House of Saud, and the Saudi government: gentlemen (because you refused to allow women to be part of your government), in the words of my late grandmother, the horse is already out of the barn on the issue of your consistent, atrocious war crimes in Yemen.

1. You are are consistently killing and maiming Yemenite children with your bombing raids:

Images:
Yemeni Children killed and maimed for life by Saudi Airstrikes

2. Through the blockade of Yemeni ports, aided and abetted by the US military, you are causing the agonisingly slow death from malnutrition and starvation of Yemeni children.

Images:
Yemeni children starving to death from malnutrition, caused by Saudi blockades of Yemeni ports

3. Your troops are using depleted uranium in Yemen.Images: Saudi military are using DU weapons in Yemen

4. This is having precisely the same effect on Yemeni children as did the bombing of Fallujah in Iraq: massive spikes in deformities, cancers, and still births are being reported in what hospitals have not been bombed to the ground in Yemen.

Images: Yemeni children with huge birth deformities due to exposure to Saudi DU weapons (warning: very graphic)

So, in summation, to the House of Saud and the Saudi government; there is no PR company in this world that can cause the people of the world, and particularly in the Middle East, to "unsee" these images.

And until the Constitution and Bill of Rights are suspended in this Country,
I will continue to post these images (and worse) to let people know what you are really doing in Yemen, and how this slow-motion genocide against the Yemeni people is being conducted.

May 02 15:22

Historic First As Wisconsin Man Sentenced To Prison By A Software Program’s Secret Algorithm

WHEN CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN G. ROBERTS JR. VISITED RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE LAST MONTH, HE WAS ASKED A STARTLING QUESTION, ONE WITH OVERTONES OF SCIENCE FICTION.

May 02 15:05

Ever wonder why hawks push a psychotic military agenda?

War hawks at the highest levels of U.S. government have in recent years increasingly advocated for ratcheting up military tensions between the U.S. and countries capable of striking the homeland. Why advocate such foreign policy recklessness? Why Not? The taxpayers have them covered. -- The remedy to most of the problem is the much maligned idea of the U.S. government backing off of its role as world policeman and doing what its founders intended: Protect the nation’s borders and the life, liberty and prosperity of its citizens.

May 02 14:45

US Deploys High Altitude Drone To Spy On North Korea

The US Air Force deployed an RQ-4 Global Hawk high-altitude surveillance drone at Yokota Air Base on Monday night, starting a five-month operation in Tokyo, Japan Times reports. The drone, the first of five to arrive in Japan, is tasked to survey ballistic missiles and nuclear facilities in North Korea, and is part of the 69th Reconnaissance Group Detachment 1. Global Hawks do not have offensive capabilities.

Its mission is to provide near real-time aerial imagery reconnaissance support to U.S. and partner nations, according to the base’s website. Four more Global Hawks are slated to be deployed to the base, and a total of 110 staff members, including mechanics, are set to be stationed there in a related move.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is an act of war, perpetrated by the United States Government against North Korea.

And I have to wonder about the public nature of the announcement of this deployment; are they giving North Korea the "opportunity" to shoot the drone down,or is there a false flag planned, to down one of these over North Korea, and claim North Korea actually did this?!?

Either way, the lack of discretion in this announcement, plus the timing, telegraphs that something may well not be right here.

May 02 14:40

‘Out Of Control’: Murder Rate In Baltimore Worst Ever, Chicago Paces Record High

New crime numbers show the murder rate in Chicago is keeping up with the record set in 2016, while homicides in Baltimore have reached such alarming levels that the mayor is getting federal assistance and requesting more support from the FBI.

May 02 14:25

The Ignorance, Intolerance, and Violence of the “Climate Crusaders”

Some intolerant protesters may be delicate snowflakes, too easily intimidated, offended or made to feel “unsafe” by conservative or other contrarian thought. However, the near-constant intimidation and threats of expulsion or violence have become a deliberate tactic, used repeatedly to impose speech codes and political agendas – and too often ignored, acquiesced in or supported by professors, administrators and politicians who welcome the silencing of opposition voices or lack the courage to confront it.

May 02 14:20

Washington state school district halts international trips

Seems to me it’s the ideal moment to provide illegal aliens with an education on how to become a legal citizen.

May 02 14:10

Trump, Putin Hold Phone Call, Discuss North Korea, Syria; Agree To Set Up Meeting

As the White House announced late on Monday, today shortly after noon. Russia's Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump held a phone conversation in which they agreed to try to meet in July and work together to try to strengthen a shaky ceasefire in Syria, the Kremlin said in a statement.

“Vladimir Putin has called for restraint and decreasing of the level of tensions on the Korean peninsula" the statement said. “It has been agreed to work jointly on a diplomatic solution that will settle the crisis.”

The Kremlin called the talks between Putin and Trump business-like and constructive, and said the two leaders had emphasized coordinating their actions to fight international terrorism, the traditional cop out when the real topic of discussion is something entirely different.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Color me (slightly) cautiously optimistic on this; more communication always leads to less of a tendency to escalate military threats. I would hope that this brings a better level of trust between these two leaders.

May 02 13:48

Fall of the MSM

Whatever happens to Trump, the respect and regard the mainstream media once enjoyed are gone. Public opinion of the national press puts them down beside the politicians they cover — and for good reason.

May 02 13:06

Afghan deaths soar to highest on record as US weighs strategy

Almost 16 years after the U.S.-backed ouster of the Taliban, Afghanistan remains in the grip of a war with “shockingly high” death rates among security forces and a record number of casualties among civilians, according to the U.S. government watchdog monitoring the country’s reconstruction efforts. Civilian casualties rose to 11,418 last year, the highest since the United Nations began keeping records in 2009. In the first six weeks of this year, 807 Afghan soldiers were killed, John Sopko, the U.S. special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction, said in a quarterly report to Congress issued late Sunday.

May 02 12:47

The real reasons why Trump has flipped on his campaign promises

The record setting flip-flop by Trump should not be taken lightly or simply treated as aimless schizophrenia on the part of the White House. While the Obama administration flipped on numerous campaign promises, they did so subtly while maintaining their lies in a strategic way for two full terms. This is not what is happening today. Trump’s dramatic change, in my view, should be taken as a signal that a much greater game is afoot, with far higher stakes. It should also be treated as a sign that if a crisis is on the verge of being engineered, then it will be happening rather soon, perhaps before 2017 is over.

May 02 12:01

This Is Why Government Is Dangerous: Man Who Dared To Point Out Red Light Camera System Flaw Is Fined And Silenced

Mats Järlström noticed a flaw in the mathematical formula used to regulate the timing of traffic lights.

His interest was sparked back in 2013, after his wife received a red light camera ticket after driving through the intersection of Allen Boulevard and Lombard Avenue in Beaverton, Oregon. Mats explored how yellow lights are timed. He began writing and speaking publicly about how red light cameras misuse the standard mathematical formula for timing traffic lights, which leads to unsafe driving conditions and unfair tickets when drivers slow down to turn.

People wanted to hear Mats’s ideas. Local news outlets covered his story, and he shared his research at a national conference of the Institute of Transportation Engineers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please remind me to NEVER travel to Oregon again this lifetime!!

May 02 11:55

30Y Treasury Yield Drops Back Below 3.00% As Economic Data Implodes

Following the recent trail of disastrously disappointing 'hard' and 'soft' macro data...Today's slew of narrative-crushing auto-sales misses has hit stocks and bonds, sending 30 Y Yields back below the all-important 3.00%...

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I don't know about the mainland, but car sellers here on Oahu are doing ridiculous deals to try to get product moving, which - by the prices for purchasing, or leasing, a new car - they are not able to do.

People are just tapped out, and trying to keep their old jalopies working for just a little longer, when things are supposed to get better.

The problem is, looking at the economic analyses I have posted from zerohedge.com this morning, things seem to be getting worse for most Americans, and it is a disturbing trend.

May 02 11:49

Is This The Scariest Chart In The World Now?

The scariest chart in the world this week, indeed this month, comes from the US... and plots U.S. real GDP growth.

But... the really scary stuff is longer-term trend in U.S. growth. And that is illustrated in the chart below:

Look at the grey bars: these take periods of expansion in the U.S. economy and average rates of growth over these periods. Notice the pattern? Why, yes, the average expansion-consistent rates of growth have fallen, steadily, since 1975 through today. Worse, controlling for volatile growth (average rates) in pre-1975 period, an exponential trend for average expansion-consistent growth rates (the yellow line) is solidly trending down.

The latest period of economic expansion is underperforming even that abysmal trend. And 1Q 2017 is underperforming that worse than abysmal average.

May 02 11:36

America’s Rapacious Aristocracy and World War III

What America’s aristocrats, the individuals who control the U.S.-headquartered international corporations, are more concerned about than anything else, is dominating the world. This motivation is consistent with the empirical findings in Social Psychology and Personality Psychology, that the richer a person is, the more psychopathic he/she tends to be.

If you’re a billionaire, then getting tax-write-offs and university buildings named after you for ‘philanthropy’ will be fine, but your real obsession will be to win, to dominate everything — by hook or by crook, and no matter what, but this is for real, it is none of the mythology. It’s no different in today’s America than it was in Nazi Germany.

It’s an international gangland operation, and the local aristocracy has adjudged that its best chances for being with the winner will be for their country to buy U.S. weaponry and otherwise to be allied with the U.S. gang.

May 02 11:32

KELLYANNE CONWAY JUST CHALLENGED DEMOCRATS TO DO THE ONE THING THEY ARE MOST AFRAID OF

Kellyanne Conway is absolutely unstoppable. Sure, it was cool enough that she was the first woman to EVER run a successful campaign, then she goes and gets a job in the actual White House, and now THIS.

May 02 11:30

America’s Financial War Strategy

The three theatres of war that offer the best prospects for further escalation are Syria, Korea, and Iran. They are in two regions where significant quantities of dollars are owned and invested, offering the potential for capital flight, which should be kept in mind, when reading this article.

Trump is also seeking congressional approval for an increase in defence spending totaling $54bn, a massive increase which, to put it in perspective, compares with Russia’s total defence budget of $66bn.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When Karl Marx observed that all wars are economic in nature, he was as serious as is a heart attack.

Major-General Liang's analysis appears to be bang spot-on here.

May 02 11:05

What we know about the University of Texas stabbing suspect

Travis County records show he was arrested and charged with DWI on April 4, 2017. According to an arrest affidavit, White got into a crash when he failed to yield to the right of way when he turned at the corner of Whitis and Dean Keeton. When an officer spoke to White, he said he took two “happy pills,” which were listed as Zoloft.

May 02 11:01

Records Show Girl Begged for Her Life as Officers Dehydrated Her to Death

They murder, by torture, white people too.

Days passed with Jensen not receiving any medical treatment until, finally, it happened. She was found dead in her jail cell, the result of a jail which didn't attempt to meet her physical or medical needs, according to the family.

The Salt Lake City Tribune uncovered internal documents which declare her death attributable to natural causes. A Utah medical examiners report the family classified the 21-year-old woman's death as "natural” a result of cardiac arrhythmia caused by opiate withdrawal and dehydration.

While opiate withdrawal isn't preventable in a jail were opiates aren't given to inmates, dehydration is certainly something which could have been addressed by a trained and licensed medical doctor, who would have most certainly ordered fluids be given intravenously. That basic level of care wasn't given to Jensen and she succumbed to her illness.

May 02 10:57

McMaster Threatens North Korea

Trump, Tillerson and now National Security Advisor McMaster threatened war on North Korea - madness if Washington launches it.

The USS Carl Vinson strike group is conducting military exercises with South Korean and Japanese warships in international waters off the Korean peninsula - a reckless provocation Pyongyang believes is preparation for war.

Given Trump’s rage for waging them, it’s justified in fearing possible US aggression. Last week, Tillerson said “(d)iplomatic and financial leverage or power will be backed up by willingness to counteract North Korean aggression with military action, if necessary.”

No DPRK aggression occurred any time throughout its history. No evidence suggests it plans any now or ahead.

Tillerson and other US officials represent Washington’s rage for unchallenged global dominance - color revolutions and naked aggression its strategies of choice.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Gentlemen, a word, please: would one of you kindly explain to the American people just HOW North Korea is a threat, because it is developing its nuclear weapons program as a deterrent against invasion, and there is absolutely no history of aggression toward other countries in its history?!?

Yes, they bluster and threaten, and make horribly infantile videos about blowing up the US; but do you think that North Korean leadership would actually attempt to do that, understand that the US's military response would be to turn their country into a sea of molten glass?!?

So the short answer is, they would not.

May 02 10:56

Jury recommends Milwaukee jail staffers be charged for inmate dehydration death

The Sheriff runs the jail. In the end this death is on him. He is not a hero.

A jury recommended Monday that charges be brought against seven Milwaukee County jail staffers in the dehydration death of an inmate who was allegedly denied water for seven days.

The Associated Press reported the jury heard jail staff testimony and considered evidence from county prosecutors during a six day inquest. Jury members ultimately decided there was probable cause that 38-year-old Terrill Thomas was abused before his death on April 24, 2016.

May 02 10:47

North Korea says U.S. bomber flights push peninsula to brink of nuclear war

North Korea accused the United States on Tuesday of pushing the Korean peninsula to the brink of nuclear war after a pair of strategic U.S. bombers flew training drills with the South Korean and Japanese air forces in another show of strength.

The two supersonic B-1B Lancer bombers were deployed amid rising tensions over North Korea's pursuit of its nuclear and missile programmes in defiance of U.N. sanctions and pressure from the United States.

The flight of the two bombers on Monday came as U.S. President Donald Trump said he would be "honoured" to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in the right circumstances, and as his CIA director landed in South Korea for talks.

South Korean Defence Ministry spokesman Moon Sang-gyun told a briefing in Seoul that Monday's joint drill was conducted to deter provocations by the North.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The American Deep State is hungry for war; and in light of the fact that the demonisation of Russia appears to be somewhat subdued, at least at the moment, North Korea made itself a convenient target when it resumed its bombing tests.

I would like to hope that South Korea is able to, peacefully, elect its new president one week from today, but that remains to be seen.

IF North Korea holds off on any testing until well after the elections in the south, hoping for a "dove" who favors the Sunshine Policy with the north, the only way the US government can get its war going is through a false flag; and if South Korea gets its peace candidate elected, look for a US-generated false flag, to be blamed on North Korea to get the war well and truly moving.

And looking at the predilections of the American Deep State, I would not put it past the US government to do just that.

May 02 10:30

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke is up for a position in Homeland Security and guess who is opposing it

That’s right. Designated terrorist terrorist group CAIR is protesting the appointment because Clarke supported then GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz’s call for law enforcement to “patrol, secure, and spy on Muslim neighborhoods.”

May 02 10:30

Blizzard Cancels Global Warming Protest as Gore Asks for $15 Trillion

One of the latest blizzards on record in the western USA cancels the Global Warming protest march in Denver. All at the same time Al Gore now asks the world to give up another $15 Trillion to stop a 2C temperature rise.

May 02 10:14

Hamas accepts Palestinian state with 1967 borders

Hamas has presented a new political document that accepts the formation of a Palestinian state along the 1967 borders, without recognising the statehood of Israel, and says that the conflict in Palestine is not a religious one.

The positions were made official on Monday in Qatar's capital, Doha, by Khaled Meshaal, the leader-in-exile of the Palestinian group that runs the besieged Gaza Strip.

"We shall not waive an inch of the Palestinian home soil, no matter what the recent pressures are and no matter how long the occupation," Meshaal said as he revealed the document to the public after two years of work.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mr. Meshaal, a word, please. This document does not take into account the current, and most probably permanent, facts on the ground here.

For many years, at this blog, I warned Fattah and Hamas, that unless they spoke with one voice representing the Palestinian people, that they would ultimately not prevail against the Israeli government, and that the Palestinian state, if it ever was ever allowed to come into being, would be smaller than Lichtenstein or Andorra.

Recent history has proven me correct on this warning.

And now, the Jewish-only settlements have been engineered in such a way, in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, that a contiguous State of Palestine is now impossible.

Israel announces plans for 15,000 more settlement homes in East Jerusalem

And after two years of work, this document was the best you could do for the situation of the Palestinian people?!?!? I am, sir, frankly, thoroughly appalled.

This document has utterly no basis in reality; no Middle Eastern country would, singly, or in concert, dare to take on Israel militarily, although many in leadership roles in the Middle East talk a" good game".

May 02 10:10

Trump, Swamp, Refugees, Banks, Whistleblowers, and Chloramine. Michael Rivero - May 1, 2017

May 02 10:01

South Korean media is warning about 'Trump's mouth' threatening US alliance

South Korean media on Monday warned of a "Trump risk" threatening the alliance between Washington and Seoul amid high tensions over the North's weapons ambitions.

The two countries are bound by a defence pact and 28,500 US troops are stationed in the South.

But the new US president has said in recent interviews that Seoul should pay for a "billion-dollar" US missile defence system being deployed in the South to guard against threats from the nuclear-armed North.

He has also pushed for renegotiation of what he called a "horrible" bilateral free trade pact that went into effect five years ago, calling it an "unacceptable... deal made by Hillary".

The remarks stunned Seoul, with South Korean politicians immediately rejecting his push for payment for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I can understand that South Korea is nervous at the way President Trump appears to be "bundling" the issues of the trade deal and defense against North Korea.

This may well be enough to push the South Korean electorate to elect the Presidential candidate who is a "dove" on North Korea, and favors a sunshine policy toward it, which is peace, and trade.

As reported this March by AP, via ctv news:

Many conservatives are seen as toxic because of their past association with Park, so some political pundits believe South Korea's next leader will be determined in the primaries of the liberal Democratic Party, the largest of the country's opposition parties. And the party's two leading presidential contenders have remarkably different tones on major issues, including the country's approach to belligerent North Korea.

Moon Jae-in, who lost to Park in 2012 but is now the clear presidential favourite, argues that Seoul should pursue dialogue, not just the use of sanctions, to try to persuade Pyongyang to give up its nuclear ambitions. He vows to reopen an industrial park in the North Korean border town of Kaesong that was jointly run by the Koreas before Park's government closed it last year following a nuclear test and long-range rocket launch by the North.

Moon has also shown a willingness to challenge the United States, the country's main ally, saying Seoul should reconsider its plans to deploy THAAD, an advanced U.S. anti-missile system, to cope with North Korean threats. Moon argues that THAAD's security benefits would be curtailed by worsened relations with China and Russia, which see the system's powerful radar as a threat. Moon's strongest challenger in the primaries will likely be An Heejung, the centrist governor of South Chungcheong Province.

So President Trump, a word here. The issue of "face" is very important in Asian countries, and South Koreans getting dissed by your bundling of trade with defense issues, is not helpful, and particularly not now.

That May 9th election is one week from today, so please; a little, genuine diplomacy here would not be a bad move; and if you cannot do it yourself, please outsource it to someone in your administration who can!!

May 02 09:50

Gilad Atzmon - The Post Political Condition - What Next?

Despite the desperate attempts by Jewish ethnic activists to sabotage the Post Political Conference at Theatre 80, the intellectual gathering was a great success. I would like to use this opportunity to thank theatre owner Lorcan Otway for taking a firm position on freedom of speech and elementary rights. I would also want to express my gratitude to Joe Friendly who has been documenting NYC dissent for many years. Last but not least, my admiration to the supporters of freedom who joined us last Sunday.

May 02 09:47

How the Russia Spin Got So Much Torque

Soon after Clinton’s defeat, top strategists decided where to place the blame. “Within 24 hours of her concession speech,” the authors report, campaign manager Robby Mook and campaign chair John Podesta “assembled her communications team at the Brooklyn headquarters to engineer the case that the election wasn’t entirely on the up-and-up. For a couple of hours, with Shake Shack containers littering the room, they went over the script they would pitch to the press and the public. Already, Russian hacking was the centerpiece of the argument.”

Six months later, that centerpiece of the argument is rampant – with claims often lurching from unsubstantiated overreach to outright demagoguery.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Given Clinton's pathological inability to take responsibility for where she had screwed up, ever, the Russia bashing was almost inevitable; but the traction it got from there to today, is absoflippinglutely unbelievable.

The Deep American state got whatever Russophobic response it thought it could from beating the dead horse of Russian interventionism in November's elections, and the further demonisation of Russia and Putin; but at the end of the day, the utter absurdity of the charge was completely laughable.

May 02 09:36

Texas Police Officer Uses Rifle In Fatal Shooting Of Unarmed 15-Year-Old

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That this keeps happening in this country is absolutely, completely intolerable.

I cannot imagine what it must be like for a parent to waive goodbye to their kid, going off to school, and not knowing, with any certainty, that they will come home safe and sound.

May 02 09:30

Lab-Grown Meat Coming to Supermarket Shelves Soon?

If this Silicon Valley food-tech startup has its way, its lab-grown meat—which includes chicken, duck and beef—will be on a supermarket shelf near you within the next five years.

“[We’re] trying to put products on the shelves by 2021/2022,” Uma Valeti, Memphis Meats co-founder and CEO, tells FOX Business.

In March, the company announced that it created the “world’s first chicken strip from animal cells,” following their animal-free meatball debut in 2016. Lab-grown beef was previously developed in 2012 by a group of Dutch scientists.

“Essentially, we are taking a number of animal cells, giving them clean and nutritious food and then we watch them grow into a muscle. We harvest that muscle and then cook it,” Valeti says.

The whole process from start to finish takes about four to six weeks, depending on the texture. Valeti says the company’s current main goal is to raise capital and lower their production costs, in order to quickly bring the product to market.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Humankind has eaten meat for a very, very long time, but there may be a point, economically, where this will not be economically feasible for a lot of people.

Here on Oahu, even with the leanest, and cheapest cuts, the price points here are....pretty terrible, even for the cheapest ground beef available.

But before this is allowed to be put into the market place, and "blessed" by the FDA, I want to see long term health studies on the bodies of meat-eating animals, to insure that this stuff is really safe for humans.

May 02 09:21

"THINKING IS HARD": THE HORROR OF THE DEEP STATE'S PLAN EXPOSED

I’ve watched with disgust over the last month as the promises of non-interventionism by a presidential candidate have been broken by the third consecutive president. George W. promised a humble foreign policy with no nation building. He had criticized the Clinton-Gore Administration for being too interventionist:

“If we don’t stop extending our troops all around the world in nation-building missions, then we’re going to have a serious problem coming down the road. And I’m going to prevent that.”

There seems to be a common theme when it comes to how all presidents end up doing the bidding of the military industrial complex as soon as they settle into the Oval Office, no matter what they said during their campaigns. Trump is the latest example of talking diplomacy, no nation building, non-interventionism, and not putting boots on the ground, and then doing the exact opposite within weeks of taking office.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome to our world, Mr. Quinn!!

And yes, the sense of betrayal, from the time that Trump was the candidate, to the moment he assumed the Presidency, is palpable, and deeply painful.

May 02 09:16

The Deep State and the Donald | David Stockman

Generals, think tanks, Central Banks...are all ruining America.

So says Ronald Reagan's former budget director David Stockman.

May 02 09:16

Donald Trump Vs. Michelle Obama: The President Rolls Back Former First Lady’s Initiatives

Times they are a-changin’—in the White House, at least. President Donald Trump’s administration announced plans Monday to rollback two education and health initiatives created and championed by former first lady Michelle Obama.

May 02 09:15

Arizona woman finds note from Chinese prisoner in Walmart purse. Note is a plea for help.

A Sierra Vista woman says a note from a ‘Chinese prisoner’ ended up inside a purse at her local Walmart.
Laura Wallace’s mother-in-law purchased a purse from the store using a gift card she’d given her. She later found a tiny folded up note inside a zipper compartment.

May 02 09:14

VACCINE INDUSTRY GOES “NUCLEAR” IN PUSH FOR NEW LAW THAT WOULD DENY YOU YOUR JOB IF YOU AREN’T VACCINATED

North Carolina Congresswoman Virginia Foxx, a Republican, has introduced new legislation that, taken to its logical end, might eventually provision for employers to force their employees to be vaccinated under the guise of “wellness.”

House Resolution 1313, known as the “Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act,” contains certain provisions for “disease prevention” that, should employees refuse them, might end up costing them their jobs. That, or employees could face penalties in the form of ostracization or even higher insurance rates.

Based on the legislation’s open-ended language, employees could one day be refused the option of rejecting whatever their employers decide is appropriate for wellness and disease prevention, including government-recommended vaccines.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Am I ever glad, right now, that I am an entrepreneur with very happy clients!!

I am not anti-vax, per se, but think that individuals need to know the benefits/risk ratio of what they allow to be placed in their bodies, and make the decision to vaccinate or not, on the basis of sound fact.

Getting this right taken away from employees is draconian in the extreme, and deplorable.

May 02 09:09

45% OF AMERICANS SPEND UP TO HALF THEIR INCOME REPAYING CREDIT CARD DEBTS

On several occasions we've pointed out that the baby boomer generation is, to put it mildly, ill-prepared for retirement. In fact, over 50% of baby boomers have basically no savings set aside for retirement at all. Now, a new survey from Northwestern Mutual helps to shed some light on why Americans are completely incapable of saving money.

First, roughly 50% of Americans have debt balances, excluding mortgages mind you, of over $25,000, with the average person owing over $37,000, versus a median personal income of just over $30,000.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable!!

May 02 09:06

BOSTON BOMBING: US PROSECUTORS SHIELD 'CLASSIFIED' DOCS FROM TSARNAEV LAWYERS

Attorneys for convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have told a federal court that they "will not be able to meaningfully" appeal Tsarnaev's death sentence without accessing 13 secret documents which federal prosecutors refuse to share.

The government filings pertain to the US District Court case that resulted in a 30-count conviction and death sentence for Tsarnaev, who planted a bomb that killed three marathon spectators and injured many others. The bombing sparked a massive manhunt for the 23-year old and his older brother, Tamerlan, in 2013. Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed in a shootout with police a few days later.

Tsarnaev's attorneys are appealing the conviction and sentence, but they have yet to file a brief doing so, according to the Boston Herald.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What is happening here is very simple; the US government wants Tsarnaev dead, because this was a false flag, from beginning to end.

If this was NOT the case, the government and Judge O'Toole (who has obviously been given his "marching orders") would have no problem in sharing these 13 documents.

May 02 09:01

11 REASONS WHY US ECONOMIC GROWTH IS SO BAD

Those that were predicting that the U.S. economy would be flying high by now have been proven wrong. U.S. GDP grew at the worst rate in three years during the first quarter of 2017, and many are wondering if this is the beginning of a major economic slowdown. Of course when we are dealing with the official numbers that the federal government puts out, it is important to acknowledge that they are highly manipulated. There are many that have correctly pointed out to me that if the numbers were not being doctored that they would show that we are still in a recession. In fact, John Williams of shadowstats.com has shown that if honest numbers were being used that U.S. GDP growth would have been consistently negative going all the way back to 2005. So I definitely don’t have any argument with those that claim that we are actually in a recession right now. But even if we take the official numbers that the federal government puts out at face value, they are definitely very ugly…

May 02 08:56

SENATE QUIETLY DROPS RUSSIAN SANCTIONS BILL, FOCUSES ON IRAN CRACKDOWN

Much to the likely chagrin of the mainstream media, and Democratic Party blame narratives everywhere, Politico reports that the leaders of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee have reached a decision that’s sure to disappoint Russia hawks: They’re not taking up a Russia sanctions bill anytime soon.

Instead, Committee Chairman Bob Corker of Tennessee and ranking Democrat Ben Cardin of Maryland have agreed to move forward on a measure to counter Russian influence in Eastern Europe without using sanctions as well as an Iran sanctions bill.

“The ranking member and I are in strong agreement on a pathway forward and that's what we're going to do. We're going to do an Iran sanctions bill. It'll be done toward the end of this work period. We're also working together on a bill to push back against Russia in Europe and what they're doing, and those are the two courses of action that we're taking.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And Russia is doing... precisely WHAT, please, in Europe which needs to be pushed back against?!?

Do these men not understand the degree to which NATO has surrounded Russia with their troops?!?

Is it, possibly, that European countries are angry about the sanctions against Russia, placed there by the US for what it ABSOLUTELY DID NOT DO, i. e., the alleged "annexation of Crimea", which, in the spirit of UN-sanctioned peaceful self-determination, decided to leave Ukraine after the 2014 US/EU/IMF/Soros-sponsored putsch left the corrupt kleptocrat Poroshenko in charge of the country?!?

Such anger at the economic strictures places on European businesses by these US and EU sanctions is both reasonable, economically, and completely justifiable.

And sanctioning Iran " in retaliation for Iran’s ballistic missile development, support for U.S.-designated terrorist groups and human rights violations."?!?!?

Precisely what are these US-designated terrorist groups they allegedly support?!?

Iran and state-sponsored terrorism

Yes, I can see the list; but where is the proof of such activities, which should be here?!?

And why in the world is Israel here, as a "victim" of alleged Iranian aggression?!? Israel has nuclear weapons, which Iran does not. Iran is a signatory to the NNPT, which Israel is not, but that's not the point.

In creating this bill, Bob Corker of Tennessee and ranking Democrat Ben Cardin of Maryland have done the work requested of them by their Israeli masters, and that is to attempt to further demonise Iran in the eyes of Americans, as well as the world.

But gentlemen, a word, please; this is not working at all, and further cements the perception in both your states and of your brother and sister Americans, that you are completely under the thrall and control of a foreign government.

Israel consistently calls out Iran as its existential threat in the region; one which the US military must "regime change", and soon; but of course, this, in the eyes of the government of Tel Aviv, should only be done with American blood and money.

Both Bob Corker and Ben Cardin understand that Russia's support for Syria and Iran, is unwavering, and believe, cynically, that they can demonise Russia in the eyes of Americans by luring them into conflict with US troops in both countries; that is precisely what they want to see happen.

But I would like to strongly caution both Senators that this is an officially horrible idea; at this moment in its history, the American military doesn't have the troop strength; the weaponry; the money; or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a war against Russia.

May 02 08:17

Protesters throw Pepsi cans at police during May Day demonstrations

A May Day protest in Portland has been shut down after demonstrators threw full cans of Pepsi at officers, with one hitting a medic, according to police in the US city.

May 02 08:17

Apple is about to report $250 billion in the bank, keeps 93 percent offshore

When it reports its quarterly financial results on Tuesday, Apple will likely have a quarter-trillion dollars in cash in the bank.

May 02 08:00

YouTube star Daddyofive loses custody of two children featured in 'prank' video.

A family has lost custody of two children featured in a series of "prank" videos, which some said actually showed child abuse.
The YouTube account "DaddyOFive" became wildly popular in recent weeks after posting videos where two parents played "pranks" on their children. In particular, they would accuse one child, named Cody, of a range of bad behaviour – and then punished him physically and emotionally for it.

May 02 08:00

Australian man arrested in US for overstaying visa by one hour

A Canberra man has been imprisoned by immigration officials in the United States for overstaying his US visa by less than two hours, after being denied entry to Canada.

May 02 07:35

Owner of pizza shop says new Seattle minimum wage law is forcing her to close

It may be one of the first casualties of Seattle’s new minimum wage law. The owner of Z Pizza says she’s being forced to close her doors, because she can’t afford the higher labor costs.

May 02 07:34

Tomahawk missile strike on Syria was ‘after-dinner entertainment’ – US commerce secretary

Wilbur Ross is the guy who bailed Trump out in the early 90's with Rothschild money. Sounds like a real sicko IMHO!

The 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles the US launched against Syria last month was just “after-dinner entertainment,” which “did not cost the president anything,” the US commerce secretary said, while President Trump called the attack a “tough decision.”

While the estimated cost of the strike ranged from roughly $60 million to $100 million depending on which Tomahawk missile modification was used, Ross stated that it “didn’t cost the president anything to have that entertainment.”

May 02 06:17

Dr. Martin King assassinated by US government: 70-minute full walkthrough of facts by Martin’s friend and family attorney of civil trial verdict. Corporate media, .01% political ‘leaders’ ongoing criminal accomplices after the fact to hide US rogue state

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

Coretta Scott King: “We have done what we can to reveal the truth, and we now urge you as members of the media, and we call upon elected officials, and other persons of influence to do what they can to share the revelation of this case to the widest possible audience.” – King Family Press Conference, Dec. 9, 1999.

Dr. King’s 2-minute message to you (full 1967 speech to end the Vietnam War):

Dr. Martin Luther King’s family and personal friend/attorney, William F. Pepper, won a civil trial that found US government agencies guilty of Martin's assassination/wrongful death. The 1999 trial, King Family versus Jowers and Other Unknown Co-Conspirators, is the only trial ever conducted on the assassination of Dr. King. The King Center fully documents the case, with full trial transcript (to more fully explain the following summary of trial evidence, here is the best article I've found).

May 02 02:34

Tucker Carlson Show Mocks Liberal Conspiracist Media Over AOK Sign

The unhinged liberal media is out of control. On Friday journalists Cassandra Fairbanks and Mike Cernovich were in the White House press room making the AOK sign at the podium. The media immediately reported that this was a hate symbol by white supremacists. On Monday Tucker got a great laugh out of it.

May 01 22:43

Before teens swarmed train, crime on BART was already on the rise

Crime on BART was on the rise before a swarm of 50 or so teens robbed passengers on a train last week and BART police were already on the case.

On April 22, about 50 to 60 teens rushed a BART train in Oakland and robbed seven people, drawing widespread scrutiny of the agency. But the incident was one moment in a growing trend, the chief said.

Jennings said since March 11, BART police arrested 19 people ages 12 to 21, usually working in concentrated groups,though he added this particular group apparently came from a nearby party.

It was broken up by gunfire,he said,and they converged on the BART station.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7I0vkKy504U

May 01 22:33

Records Show Girl Begged for Her Life as Officers Dehydrated Her to Death

Duchesne County, UT — Madison Jensen’s death could be used as an indictment on America’s love affair with opioids or one of badge abuse or both. At any rate, another inmate has died while in the care of the Duchesne County Jail.

According to the Tribune, authorities have “declined to release surveillance video that would show Jensen’s care during her time in jail. The Duchesne County attorney and Uintah County Sheriff’s Office each has declined to release records that would shed more light on Jensen’s treatment.”

May 01 22:30

Milwaukee jury: Charge staffers in inmate dehydration death

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A jury on Monday recommended criminal charges against seven Milwaukee County jail staffers in the dehydration death of an inmate who went without water for seven days.

The jury's recommendation came after a six-day inquest that included testimony from jail staff and evidence from county prosecutors. The jury found probable cause for "abuse of a resident of a penal facility" in the death of 38-year-old Terrill Thomas on April 24, 2016.

"This isn't the first time this happened. This is a pattern," Assistant District Attorney Kurt Bentley said.

The jail is overseen by conservative firebrand Sheriff David Clarke, but the inquest did not target him. Clarke, who has been frequently mentioned as a possible Trump administration appointee, has declined to comment on Thomas' death but did issue a statement in March noting Thomas' criminal background.

May 01 22:24

Indian Brides Given Bats to Keep Abusive Husbands in Check

Hundreds of brides at an Indian mass wedding have been given wooden bats and urged to use them as weapons if their husbands turn abusive.

May 01 20:12

‘You Won’: US Journalist Barrett Brown Freed Following Re-arrest

After four days of being held without reason at a federal detention facility in Seagoville, Texas, journalist Barrett Brown has returned home.

"I got to go back to Seagoville and see some of my old buddies," Brown told D Magazine. "They came in and told me, 'You won. Get your stuff ready,'" he said of his Monday release.

Formerly an "agitator" with hacktivist group Anonymous, Brown received a 63-month sentence in January 2015, after initially facing more than 100 years locked up.

May 01 18:49

THE 'OK' HAND SIGN IS RACIST!

May 01 16:39

Fox News Co-President Gone; Hannity Being Recruited to Startup Network? (Video)

It is no secret that big changes are coming up at Fox News. The leftist Clinton-supporting Murdoch brothers are now in charge and rumors are that they intend to turn Fox News into yet another mainstream mouthpiece. And the latest rumor is that Fox News’ co-president Bill Shine, a 21 year veteran of the company, has failed to obtain the public support of the Murdoch brothers.

In the following video, Right Wing News looks at what Shine’s departure as of today could mean for the network. Could a new conservative news network rise to fill the gap left by Fox News should the network radically change its direction? Already there is talk that serious discussions are underway among top conservatives for the creation of such a network.

May 01 15:21

Trump Rolling Back Michelle Obama's Disgusting School Lunches

Schools will no longer be required to feed children unsalted, whole grain rat food as mandated under the Obama regime.

May 01 14:57

Black Smoke Pouring from beneath Scotia Plaza in Heart of Toronto's Business District

Loud bangs echoed from beneath the heart of Toronto's business district at King Street West and Bay Street, followed by plumes of black smoke pouring out from underneath Scotia Plaza.

Witnesses at the scene reported screaming as the noise continued for several moments. Toronto police have not yet determined whether there was an explosion beneath the office tower.

May 01 14:50

FBI translator married an ISIS terrorist

the details of which remain shrouded in court-ordered secrecy

May 01 14:37

UT Austin Stabbings: Updated Info, Suspect in Custody After Leaving 1 Dead and 3 Injured

This is an updated video to the events that just took place at the University of Texas at Austin.

May 01 14:28

The bloodletting at Fox News shows no sign of stopping

Fox News co-president Bill Shine resigns

Hannity -- if Bill Shine is pushed out it's the end of Fox News

May 01 14:23

Trump Trolls CBS Reporter to His Face

May 01 13:10

Mike Cernovich asks a room full of fake news reporters a question

After today's White House press briefing was compete, a journalist asked about political violence by the left.

May 01 12:37

TEL AVIV – In a radio interview last night, Jackie Mason, the famous standup comic who dubs himself “The Ultimate Jew,” declared that President Donald Trump is “even more Jewish than me.”

Jackie is still funny!

Mason quipped:

He’s even more Jewish than me. I thought I was an Orthodox Jew but he is much more Orthodox than me because every time he talks it’s all about how he could help Jews and protect Jews. And every child he has is looking for someone to marry that’s a Jew.

They go to shul [synagogue] even when there’s no reason for it. He creates Jewish holidays that don’t even exist. His son-in-law is not only Jewish but he’s Orthodox. And his daughter became even more Orthodox than the husband. So, he can’t even go with them to a restaurant because as soon as they sit down they complain that it is not Kosher enough.

“I think he forgot he’s a gentile altogether,” Mason said of Trump. “Pretty soon he’ll be wearing that yalmukah (kippah) every time he goes to the White House.”

May 01 12:20

Trump floats Kim Jong Un sit-down: ‘Absolutely’ would meet with North Korean leader

This makes a lot of sense if there is follow through.

President Trump said in an interview Monday that he “absolutely” would meet with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un under the right circumstances.

“If it would be appropriate for me to meet with him, I would absolutely, I would be honored to do it,” Trump told Bloomberg News, adding: “If it’s under the, again, under the right circumstances. But I would do that.”

May 01 12:11

A foot of snow cancels Denver's global warming march

Twitter, of course, had a field day.

May 01 11:50

Trump is Running Out of Bombs

Good news for Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and Boeing. Not so good for civilians in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Libya, and Afghanistan.

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