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CURRENT EVENTS

Jan 03 07:39

Hysterical Alex Jones Weeps & Prays For Bibi: "Globalists Clearly Trying To Overthrow Israel" & Arrest Netanyahu. 'All You That Hate Jews' Get Ready for Islamic Rule in the U.S.

"And now Benjamin Netanyahu, they're looking at arresting him, and throwing him in prison!!!And you know what that means? The minute they take down Netanyahu, they're going after Trump. So hey, all of you that wanted to live under globalist Islamic rule? All you that hate Jews? You're about to get a big juicy taste, if the globalists win, of what it's gonna be like being under Saudi Arabia and communist China.. THEY'RE CLEARLY TRYING TO overthrow Israel. They're clearly trying to overthrow Trump!.. IT'S TIME TO PRAY! (starts to literally weep, puts his head in his hands.) ..Please somehow stop the evil forces.. Please stop those who are trying to overthrow Israel and start world war three and bring about Armageddon. Please give us a reprieve."

Jan 03 06:58

Globalists Reveal Alarming Predictions FOR 2017!!! Are The Elite Preparing FOR WAR?

On Tuesday, December 13th, 2016, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) released a very cryptic publication — detailing their top international "concerns" for 2017.

Jan 03 06:53

Florida: Black Teens Rob 9-Yr-Old White Kid Selling Lemonade

Two African-American teens were arrested last week for robbing a 9-year-old white kid selling lemonade.

Jan 03 06:43

Devoted mum to donate two organs to save her little boy's life: 'This is going to be your year'

An Irish mother donating two organs to save her four-year-old boy's life has promised him: "This is going to be your year."

Sarah Lamont (36) from Ballymena in Antrim said she hasn't doubted for a second her decision to donate both a kidney and part of her liver to her son Joe.

Jan 03 06:43

Catholic priest accused of organising orgies in rectory and pimping out 15 women

An Italian priest is being investigated for allegedly organising orgies in his rectory and pimping out up to 15 lovers.
Catholic Father Andrea Contin, a parish priest in the northern city of Padua in Veneto, is under police investigation on suspicion of living off immoral earnings and psychological violence.

Jan 03 04:31

Nobel Laureate Smashes the Global Warming Hoax: "I Think The Temperature Has Been Amazingly Stable!

Nobel laureate Ivar Giaever's speech at the Nobel Laureates meeting 1st July 2015. Ivar points out the mistakes which Obama makes in his speeches about global warming, and shares other not-well known facts about the state of the climate.

Jan 02 20:36

Obama Caught On Tape Saying What He Really Thinks About The Bible, It’s Sick (Video)

Here is yet another example where Obama proves to the country that either lied to voters from the beginning, that he has absolutely no respect for American history (the one that actually happened, not the one in his mind), that he has zero respect for the beliefs of 80%+ of all Americans who are Christian, or most likely a solid combination of all three.

There are many Americans who believe Obama lied about his Christian faith, and believe he is actually a closet Muslim. Video compilations like the one below certainly have a tenancy to make someone wonder. Either Obama was lying on the campaign trail when he said he was a Christian, or he’s lying in the first video below. Since Obama is a complete sociopath, it’s hard to be certain which one is the lie.

Jan 02 19:17

Erdogan Claims To Have Evidence, Photos, Video Of U.S. Coalition Support For ISIS

By Brandon Turbeville

Shortly after Christmas, and lost in the holiday shuffle, Turkish President and terrorist supporter Recep Tayyip Erdogan, made a statement accusing the U.S.-led coalition of supporting not only terrorists in Syria but ISIS itself. He also stated clearly that Turkey has proof that U.S.-led coalition is supporting the notorious terrorist organization it claims to be fighting.

Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, December 27, Erdogan stated that “They give support to terrorist groups including Daesh (ISIS).”...

Jan 02 17:28

2016: The Year of Russia’s Triumph – The Saker

2016 has been a fantastic year for Russia. Putin’s policy of slow, low-key and deliberate move and counter-move has proven to be extremely effective.

Just like European maps place Europe in the center of the planet, so do most western commentators look at the past year from a US/Europe-centered perspective. Which is fair enough. Furthermore, the AngloZionist Empire has just suffered two major disasters, the Brexit and the election of Trump.

The credit for the election of Donald Trump goes first and foremost to the American people to whom I sincerely believe the entire planet owe a heartfelt and loud “THANK YOU!!!!!”.

Not only did the British people defy the Empire and vote for a Brexit, but now the Imperial Homeland has “backstabbed” them by electing a patriot who is not interested in maintaining the global empire (or so he says, at least for the time being).

Jan 02 17:06

CONGRESS JUST GAVE MICHELLE OBAMA SOME BAD NEWS AS SHE'S LEAVING THE WHITE HOUSE

When the new Congress meets with a Republican chief executive, no Obama regulation will remain untouched — and that even includes those that originated with Michelle.

Jan 02 16:47

Obama Defends His Legacy on Twitter, But What Is He Really Going to Leave Behind?

You can easily compare politics to storytelling and fairytales. Storytellers use their talent, amazing vocabulary and writing skills, to depict a certain event and take you to the world of imagination.

Jan 02 16:45

'It Struck Me As Odd': Uber Driver Saves Teen From Sex Trafficking

A 16-year-old girl has been rescued from a sex trafficking ring after an astute Uber driver recognized warning signs. Keith Avila had been driving with Uber for barely a month when he picked up three women and immediately realized something was wrong.

Jan 02 16:30

Far-Left is Plotting Violent Anti-American Revolution On Inauguration Day (Video)

The question only one person seems to be asking is World Net Daily’s Garth Kant, who asks: 

--“Could the left really attempt a violent revolution to overthrow the U.S. government and overturn the American way of life?”

Not only COULD they, but they WILL try, according to Douglas V. Gibbs, who has appeared as a commentator on Fox News and is a radio talk-show host in Los Angeles. In a recent article published in the Canada Free Press titled, “Democrats Prepare for Violent Revolution,” Gibbs warns that it won’t be a liberal revolution. It will be a communist revolution. Over the years, the mainstream media has conditioned the American people well not to call the far-left out for what it is now, and always has been, which is a Communist movement. Not convinced the far-left has its original in Communism? This warning given in 1961 should open your eyes. 

Jan 02 16:14

Think that 2016 was a tough year for Saudi Arabia? Wait till you see 2017

James Dorsey looks ahead to a probable bleak year for an economically-stressed Saudi Arabia where a reassessment of US foreign policy in the Middle East and the Gulf seems set to add to its setbacks in Syria, Yemen, Lebanon and Egypt.

Jan 02 15:47

Alex Jones Called Out About Zionism Again, Calls It 'Mental Illness'

Jeremy Rothe-Kushel, a Jewish American who opposes the Rothschild Israeli-Zionist power brokers who control America, called into Alex Jones show on 12/27, only to have Alex melt down into a rant against "mental illness." When Jeremy mentioned Dr. Kevin Barrett, Jones audibly scoffed, remarking "I'm not even going to get into that person you mentioned."

Jan 02 14:47

ISIS Cuts Off Water Supply To Aleppo in Syria

ISIS cut off the water supply from two processing plants on the Euphrates, east of the city of Aleppo on Friday.

Jan 02 14:19

Conservative Black Minister Cross-Examines Jewish Rabbi About 'Racism'

In this must-see clip, Conservative author and Christian minister Jesse Lee Peterson interviews Rabbi David Wolpe, Senior Rabbi of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles. Jesse is so straightforward and unabashed in his line of questioning that it feels a little bit uncomfortable and confrontational. At first the rabbi tries to convince Jesse that whites are racist against black people, a point which Jesse vehemently denies. "You just made a statement about white people that isn't true," he tells the rabbi. "It doesn't exist." The rabbi gets visibly agitated, and they argue back and forth. Jesse then launches another stream of shocking, rapid-fire questions:
•"Are you racist?"
•"Are there Jewish people who are racist against white people?"
•"Are there white people who are racist against Jewish people?"
•"Were Nazis white people? And why were they mad at the Jews?"

Jan 02 14:15

Israel’s running from the law

Lawrence Davidson examines what is behind Israel’s rejection of the UN Security Council resolution condemning the settlements on Palestinian territory and the consequences of this for international law, and views the inadequate responses to this rejection.

Jan 02 14:00

Gilad Atzmon - On the death of the Left and the Identitarian Politics

Dr. Harold Channer and Gilad Atzmon ("The Wandering Who") talk about the battle between the 'Americans' and the 'Identitarians,' the manner in which the Left was operating against the working people, the role of Jewish Intelligentsia, Norman Lear and more...

Jan 02 13:53

If the Road Ahead Is Dim, Prepare for Survival in a Broken America: “Hope For the Best Outcome”

A crash has been scripted and potentially scheduled for a pivotal time during the next administration; however, they could also kick the can down the road.

Here's what to prepare for...

Read more at SHTF

Jan 02 12:10

New Previously Unreleased One-On-One Interview With 'John In Barbados,' Two Hours 25 Minutes

Ted Midward conducted this wide-ranging interview with John Marsh on 10-26-16, less than two months before his unexpected death. Also, John's daughter sent us a new photo of John in his 20's. Handsome chap, great hair! The latest fun stuff from JohninBarbados.com.

Jan 02 12:06

Texas Throws Out Obamacare Mandate That Forced Us To Pay For ABORTIONS & SEX CHANGES

At this rate we can send Obama's legacy packing with him at the same time...

Jan 02 11:56

Israeli Police Enter Netanyahu's Home For Questioning Over Corruption Allegations

As the Obama administration shunned Israel last week, we warned that police were calling on Israeli Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit to allow them to open a full criminal investigation against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Today, as Channel 2 reports, Israeli police entered Bibi's home for questioning. The prime minister was quick to react, blasting "don't celebrate too soon over corruption probe."

As we detailed last week, on Monday, December 26th, Israeli police announced that they are absolutely convinced that a criminal investigation will be opened in the next few days due to new documents that were recently received in a special inquiry that began about 9 months ago.

The offenses that Netanyahu allegedly will face will be bribery and aggravated-fraud. In June it was reported that police had recently started their secret investigation, with demand that no details be leaked to the media.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It will be interesting to see how Israeli politics will move, because of the corruption scandal.

The Israeli national laws allow for snap elections.

And without the power of the Prime Ministry behind him, Netanyahu may not be able to come out of this investigation politically unscathed.

Jan 02 11:10

GERMAN INTELLIGENCE AGENT DROVE ALLEGED PERPETRATOR IN CHRISTMAS MARKET ATTACK TO BERLIN

One week after the attack on a Christmas market in Berlin, there is a growing chorus of demands for a massive strengthening of the state apparatus, the elimination of basic democratic rights, and the erection of new barriers against refugees.

This is despite the fact that the Berlin attack cannot be attributed to a lack of surveillance or police powers granted to the security and judicial authorities.

On the contrary, the alleged perpetrator, Anis Amri, prepared his action literally under the eyes of the authorities. It has now emerged that the 24-year-old Tunisian was driven to Berlin by an undercover informant of the Intelligence Service (“Verfassungsschutz”), which closely monitored Amri for months before he drove a large truck into a crowd on December 19.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is an uncomfortable question, but one which always needs to be asked, and that is, after a terror attack like the one which happened in Berlin, cui bono?!? Who benefits?!?

SO... IF, in fact, these charges are true, then the citizens of France and Germany have been set up by their own governments for the next round of attacks, to be followed by even more draconian rounds of legislation to stamp out freedom of speech, thought, expression, and movement.

Such a deliberate lurch to the right, and the way in which those right-wing elements in both countries have used fear of more attacks as the pathway to get such legislation implemented, is deeply disturbing.

If I were a citizen of either country, realising how I had been set up, and the reasoning behind it, I would be madder than hell right now, if these charges prove true.

Jan 02 10:53

‘Fake News’ Causing Populism, Must be Censored, Says Italy’s Antitrust Chief

European Union (EU) nations must set up a network of public agencies to remove ‘fake news’ from circulation and impose fines, Italy’s antitrust chief has said.
Asserting that ‘fake news’ is driving populism, Giovanni Pitruzzella told the Financial Times the internet must not be allowed to remain a “wild west”.

The head of Italy’s competition body since 2011, he said the speed at which so-called fake news is censored “is a critical element”, and argued that such a task should be tackled by the state, and not be left to social media companies.

Mr. Pitruzzella said countries in Europe should set up independent bodies which could quickly remove ‘fake news’ and impose fines. These would be coordinated by Brussels, and modeled on how the EU regulates competition.

“Post-truth in politics is one of the drivers of populism and it is one of the threats to our democracies,” Mr. Pitruzzella said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to Mr. Pitruzella: alleged "faux news" does not cause populism; what does cause populism is an absolute breakdown of the system, which causes hardships and an ultimate destruction of the middle class, but provides even more wealth for the elites.

The system is broken.

That, sir, is what is providing "threats to our democracy".

That marketplace of ideas, called the internet, is strong enough to police itself, thank you, without more government interference, because that interference comes with agendas which are many times completely anti-democratic in and of themselves.

He might notice that as of today, the "Trashington Post" retracted their story that Russians had hacked a Vermont utility company:
WASHINGTON POST RETRACTS STORY ABOUT RUSSIAN HACK AT VERMONT UTILITY

And I would like to politely point out to this gentlemen, that some of the biggest whoppers told to the American people, came out of the mouths of the presstitutes and whorespondents in the corporate media, to support a government agenda generally geared toward justifying war. I will give him three examples of this kind of codswallop, and they are:

1. Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
2. That Afghanistan had to be invaded, because they would not give up Bin Laden.
3. That Al Assad gassed his own people in Syria.

Having supported the government's lies in all these cases, corporate media cannot ever be trusted again.

However, that being said, it makes it all the more important for the independent media to have their facts straight, and people in independent media do feel the moral pressure of doing so.

So, censorship, no; logic and facts, absolutely!!

Jan 02 10:52

SICKENING FOOTAGE FROM SWEDEN: Attacks with fireworks against civilians, cars, houses police, ambulances, buses

NYE Chaos in Malmo Sweden. Police obviously helpless

Jan 02 10:31

EPA HID PLANNED RADIATION EXPOSURE 1,000S OF TIMES SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT LIMITS

In the last days of the Obama Administration, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is about to dramatically increase allowable public exposure to radioactivity to levels thousands of times above the maximum limits of the Safe Drinking Water Act, according to documents the agency surrendered in a federal lawsuit brought by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). These radical rollbacks cover the “intermediate period” following a radiation release and could last for up to several years. This plan is in its final stage of approval.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable!!

Jan 02 10:02

Bizarre Backstory of the Alleged Berlin Truck Attacker

video report

Jan 02 09:53

AN OPTIMISTIC 2017

Optimism is not a mood but a systematic studied approach. If we want to make the world better, we must concentrate on those processes that show the Human potential for improvement. And when you start looking for reasons to be optimist you can find plenty. Here are some to cheer you up as you go to celebrate a new 2017.

Jan 02 09:30

Obama could still force Merrick Garland onto court during ‘intersession recess’

Activist trying to get Obama to use the infamous 'intersession recess' rule to install Obama's Supreme Court pick

Jan 02 09:30

Bitcoin jumps above $1,000 for first time in three years

The growing war on cash, and capital controls, is making bitcoin look viable,

Jan 02 09:30

Israeli police to question Netanyahu over alleged gifts: media

newspapers said the probe related to gifts worth "hundreds of thousands of shekels"

Jan 02 09:04

Putin’s Bear to Obama’s Turkey

Putin's stoic statesmanship speaks for itself.

Not for the first time, the contrast in character between Putin and Obama was illustrated in the latest diplomatic spat over alleged Russian hacking.

For one thing, Putin’s gracious magnanimity always in the face of American provocations shows the Russian leader to be a fine statesman and human being; whereas Obama looks like a pathetic, cheap nonentity.

President Putin made a surprise attack:

He said that his government would not take retaliatory measures. Indeed, he went further by offering seasonal goodwill greetings to President Obama, his family and the people of America, as well as repeating invitations to the children of accredited US diplomats in Russia to festivities being held at the Kremlin.

Jan 02 08:58

Russia Delays Retaliation – Trump: “Great Move” By “Very Smart” Putin – Special Report

The bad losers Democrats are STILL shell shocked about the fact that they lost and are throwing a temper tantrum, trying to cloud President-elect Trump’s incoming policies.

The Truth is that the US as a nation need to now move past the NeoCon era, the warmonger era...

Jan 02 08:54

Louisiana's Oil And Gas Industry Continues Growing Along The Coast It's Helping Shrink

The Louisiana coast loses a football field’s worth of land every 38 minutes. This staggering rate of land loss has been brought on by climate change and coastal erosion accelerated by human activities, including water diversion projects and damage done by the oil and gas industry.

Jan 02 08:47

Obama Plans New Year War With Russia Within 20 Days

The elites who control America are going all out on a plan to start a war with Russia and stonewall Donald Trump before he takes office in January.

Jan 02 08:27

Carrie Fisher death – Disney took out $50MILLION insurance policy on Carrie Fisher

CARRIE FISHER’S death means Disney will be able to make the biggest single personal accident insurance claim ever, because she cannot film Star Wars Episode IX.

Jan 02 08:25

SMOKED! Washington Post Retracts Its "Fake News" On Russia Hacking Power Station

It seems the Washington Post has now been forced to retract its "FAKE NEWS"After being called out by people around the globe.

Jan 02 08:14

ART OF THE DEAL: TRUMP JUST PUNKED THE PENTAGON’S ARMS DEALERS

Negotiations for the Pentagon’s next batch of 100 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters don’t technically resume until next month, but they’re clearly under way.

Jan 02 07:00

Homeless Man Had Worn The Soles Off His Shoes; Cops Buy Him New Boots

A couple of Norridge officers were observed purchasing new shoes for a homeless man and then watching to make sure they fit.
They did this not knowing someone had taken a picture and did not wish to be personally recognized.

Jan 02 07:00

Trump spokesman: We need to talk about ‘punishing’ Clinton for ‘trying to influence the election’

Trump’s new press secretary, Sean Spicer, is deflecting questions about the influence of Russian hacking on the 2016 election?—?arguing instead that people should talk about on “punishing” Hillary Clinton for trying to “influence the election.”

Jan 02 05:44

LOCK HER UP! HILLARY’S FREEDOM IN JEOPARDY AS FEDS HAND TRUMP KEYS TO HER JAIL CELL FOR ESPIONAGE

A federal appeals court has ruled unanimously that two government agencies did not take adequate measures to recover the emails Hillary Clinton illegally deleted from her private server.

Jan 02 05:27

A Stunningly Stupid Diversion Works Again

I’m glad I’ve been off this last week lest I would have had to follow the dumbest propaganda diversion trick in the book. Since the Clinton/Obama cult have already used up all their Trump Tricks in their little black book of evil, they are forced to pull the tired old McCarthy rabbit out of their hat and run it up the flag pole.
And guess what? It’s working.

Jan 02 05:26

NWO NATO Presence Hits Record High in Europe & US sends 1,600 tanks to the Netherland

Increasing tensions in Europe prompted the US to send a huge array of military equipment to Europe in a bid to “deter” Russia.

Jan 02 04:58

How George Soros Destroyed The Democratic Party

What happened to the big donkey? Among other things, the Democrats decided to sell their base and their soul to a very bad billionaire and they got a very bad deal for both.

It was 2004. The poncho was the hottest fashion trend, there were 5 million new cases of AIDS and a former Nazi collaborator had bought the Democrat Party using the spare change in his sofa cushions.

And gone to war against the will of the people. This was what he modestly called his own “Soros Doctrine”.

Jan 02 04:53

Unprecedented Times!

We may even find out on January 6th as Congress counts the electoral votes. They do have a Constitutional avenue to still rebuff the vote and make their own choice. I do not believe this will be done as riots will follow with Congressman hanging from lampposts across the nation. Rather, I do believe it’s a good possibility the republican Congress will be obstructionist in subtle if not outward ways.

Folks, do not let your guard down. The next three weeks are certainly scary, any number of false flags could be unleashed. At least the previous efforts to spread bogus news have not worked as the evidence has not existed and the American people (for the most part) have seen through it. These are unprecedented times in every fashion, the “normal” we as Americans used to know will unfortunately never return during our lifetimes. Stay focused, whether you know it or not yet, we are at war!

Jan 02 01:11

Black Trump Supporter Clings To His Bible & Massive Cache of Guns Thanking God That Obama's Gone

Obama said, We the People are angry "clinging to our guns, bibles, and antipathy." Well, we're still clinging to our bibles and guns, but we're not angry any longer and it's because of him."

Jan 01 22:27

No US carrier at sea leaves gap in Middle East

Further attribution on the Carrier Task Force stand-down. If you have debunking articles, please link to them.

Jan 01 17:30

'I know things that other people don't': Trump promises a big reveal over Russian hacking saga as guests at his pay-for-play NYE party kick-off lavish $575-a-head dinner with a Mr Trump Wedge Salad

'I think it's unfair if they don't know. And I know a lot about hacking. And hacking is a very hard thing to prove. So it could be someone else. And I also know things that other people don't know, and so they cannot be sure of the situation,' Trump said.

When asked by the reporter what the president-elect knows that others do not, he said: 'You'll find out on Tuesday or Wednesday.'

Jan 01 17:22

Donald Trump's incoming press secretary questions the 'magnitude' of the White House's new Russia sanctions

Donald Trump's incoming press secretary Sean Spicer questioned the 'magnitude' of President Obama's actions against Russia – done in retaliation for the country's role in the cyberattacks against Democratic political organizations.

'I think one of the questions that we have is why the magnitude of this?' Spicer said to ABC's Jonathan Karl during a sit-down on This Week. 'I mean you look at 35 people being expelled, two sites being closed down, the question is, is that response in proportion to the actions taken?'

Jan 01 15:38

Scott Adams: The Master Persuader Filter and Bernie’s Ad

When you learn to recognize the tools of persuasion it is like acquiring a superpower. I’ll be blogging and live-streaming on this topic in 2017. We’re going to have a lot of fun.

Welcome to a new year. This one won’t be like any before.

Jan 01 15:31

Cop Killers & Killer Cops: Lives Lost In US Officer-Involved Shootings In 2016

While the disturbing trend of officer-involved shootings continued to garner national attention in 2016, the year also saw a disturbing rise in police being murdered. Ambushes of cops shook the country, while protests over police brutality continued.

Jan 01 12:28

Deaths Of On-Duty Police Grew By 10% Nationwide In 2016 – Report

A preliminary report found law enforcement fatalities grew by 10 percent in 2016 from last year. For the first time, among the 135 officer fatalities, more deaths occurred by firearms than by automobile accidents.

Jan 01 12:27

Obama Recalls All Aircraft Carriers, Setting Up U.S. For Attack

Said one admiral in the Pentagon: 'I think we're being set-up for an attack on the USA, and there isn't a damn thing I can do about it, because it's our commander and chief who is doing it.'

Said one Captain: 'In this time, China could take Saigon, and it they choose, they can Japan, too. North Korea can take South Korea, Russia can take Ukraine, and the Arabs can attack Israel. By the time the US is able to respond to any of that, it will all be over.'

Beware America: Barack Obama has put US to be defated world-wide within a week.

Jan 01 11:08

What is Henry Kissinger Up To? — Paul Craig Roberts

Until Trump relegates 'the neocons' to the ideological backwaters, Russia and China had best hold on to their strategic alliance.

Kissinger, an old cold warrior, is working to use Trump’s commitment to better relations with Russia in order to separate Russia from its strategic alliance with China.

China’s military buildup is a response to US provocations against China and US claims to the South China Sea as an area of US national interests. China does not intend to attack the US and certainly not Russia.

Jan 01 10:51

Back to the Future: From the USSR to the Eurasian Century

Get ready, because the thick of the action starts now.

The 2008 casino capitalism-provoked financial crisis, plus the American “resolve” to remake the so-called Greater Middle East through wars of choice, regime change and covert ops miserably failed.

As we wait for the dawn of the Trump era – an almost intergalactic geopolitical question mark – what’s certain is that the War Party US deep state won’t admit defeat. And the key geopolitical riddle to be answered is how strident internal American tensions will deal with the hub of progressive Eurasia integration: Russia, China and Iran.

Jan 01 10:31

March to commemorate Chicago's bloodiest 12 months in almost 20 YEARS: Jesse Jackson leads hundreds after 775 homicides were committed in 2016

The Chicago Tribune has tallied up 775 victims in 2016 - a staggering 57 per cent increase from the 492 people killed in 2015.

Jan 01 10:27

Pranksters change the Hollywood sign to read 'HOLLYWEED' in New Year's Eve stunt - 40 years to the day after an art student pulled the same joke

California's decision to legalize weed last year apparently left some LA pranksters in high spirits over New Year's Eve, as the Hollywood sign was altered to read 'HOLLYWEED'.

Jan 01 10:24

'Who needs to drop the ball when Mariah already covered it?' Twitter mercilessly trashes diva for her epic New Year's Eve meltdown on Times Square stage

'ISIS has officially claimed responsibility for Mariah Carey's performance,' tweeted Brad Benjamin.

Jan 01 10:21

Family of disgraced WWII Pearl Harbor admiral calls on Obama to restore his reputation

Stripped of his command, humiliated Kimmel was summoned back to America from the base on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, knocked down to a two-star rear admiral, then pressured to retire early, making him a convenient scapegoat and a target of public loathing.

However, critics say the punishments were unjustified and that evidence shows Kimmel had been badly let down by President Franklin Roosevelt and military leaders in Washington.

Now, at the end of Obama’s eight years in office, there is growing hope among family members that the Hawaiian-born president will posthumously restore Admiral Kimmel’s four-star status.

Vice president Joe Biden has called the treatment of Kimmel “the greatest injustice in US military history”, but previous presidents have preferred to give the issue a wide berth.

Jan 01 10:10

3-minute video: Gandhi, King practiced ‘Truth Force’ to LIVE one’s highest virtues, offer loving opportunity for our brightest futures

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

“Truth (satya) implies love, and firmness (agraha) engenders and therefore serves as a synonym for force. I thus began to call the Indian movement Satyagraha, that is to say, the Force which is born of Truth and Love or non-violence, and gave up the use of the phrase “passive resistance”, in connection with it, so much so that even in English writing we often avoided it and used instead the word “satyagraha” itself or some other equivalent English phrase… I have also called it love-force or soul-force. In the application of satyagraha, I discovered in the earliest stages that pursuit of truth did not admit of violence being inflicted on one’s opponent but that he must be weaned from error by patience and compassion.” ~ Gandhi

Jan 01 10:06

Dog mauls owners after they tried to put sweater on him

Three people were injured after police said their dog attacked them when they tried to dress him in a sweater.
According to Tampa Police, a pit bull mix named Scarface bit its owner and two other family members at a home in Tampa on Friday afternoon.

Jan 01 10:06

Justice Dept: Louisiana parish jailed hundreds without charges or probable cause in past three years, including crime witnesses & their relatives, as part of practice going back decades

The practice of putting people "on ice" began so long ago in Evangeline Parish that no one still wearing a badge can recall its origin. But over the years, the so-called investigative holds became as much a part of policing here as pat-downs and parking tickets.

Jan 01 09:23

Trump Promises a Revelation on Hacking

President-elect Donald J. Trump, expressing lingering skepticism about intelligence assessments of Russian interference in the election, said on Saturday evening that he knew “things that other people don’t know” about the hacking, and that the information would be revealed “on Tuesday or Wednesday.”

Speaking to a handful of reporters outside his Palm Beach, Fla., club, Mar-a-Lago, Mr. Trump cast his declarations of doubt as an effort to seek the truth.

Jan 01 09:23

Do you suffer from Trump Derangement Syndrome?

The country is in the throes of a major epidemic, with no known cure and some pretty scary symptoms. It's called Trump Derangement Syndrome, or TDS, and it’s rapidly spreading from the point of origin – the political class – to the population at large.

In the first stage of the disease, victims lose all sense of proportion. The president-elect’s every tweet provokes a firestorm, as if 140 characters were all it took to change the world.

Jan 01 08:53

Gunman Kills At Least 39 In Attack On Istanbul Nightclub

A gunman opened fire on New Year revelers at a packed nightclub on the shores of Istanbul’s Bosphorus waterway on Sunday killing at least 39 people, including many foreigners, then fled the scene.

Some people jumped into the Bosphorus waters to save themselves after the attacker opened fire at random in the Reina nightclub just over an hour into the new year. Officials spoke of a single attacker but some reports, including on social media, suggested there may have been more.

The attack shook NATO member Turkey as it tries to recover from a failed July coup and a series of deadly bombings in cities including Istanbul and the capital Ankara, some blamed on Islamic State and others claimed by Kurdish militants.
The Hurriyet newspaper cited witnesses as saying the attackers shouted in Arabic as they opened fire at Reina.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

First, condolences to the families and friends of those where were slain here, and prayers for those wounded, that they get the best of care, and recover soon.

But this attack follows an all-too-familiar, and terrifying, pattern; a gunman (or gunmen) enters a crowded place, and start killing people at random, then disappears into the night.

So I have to ask, in a very cold-blooded way, cui bono?!? Who benefits?!?

Jihadists, attempting to destabilise Turkey?!? Or the Turkish government itself, because now, as after the failed coup in July, they have an even larger "justification" for clamping down on human rights, and minorities?!? Or an attempt by Western nations to destabilise Turkey, because it sees, and feels,Turkey's shifting to become more Russia-Centric?!?

As reported at the atlantic.com last month:

For weeks, the main shopping areas of Turkey’s capital city have been eerily vacant. On October 29, the U.S. government advised family members of embassy staff to leave the country, while other nations sent out warnings, recommending their citizens avoid streets with high foot traffic throughout the month of December, in response to intelligence indicating a likely attack by the Islamic State. With two bombings and one assassination over the past ten days, everyone expected an attack of some sort in Ankara. But few would have predicted the form it would take, when, on Monday night, a 22-year-old police officer named Melvut Mert Altintas gunned down Andrey Karlov, Russia’s ambassador to Turkey. “God is great!” he shouted in Arabic, and “Don’t forget Aleppo, don’t forget Syria!” in Turkish, as he stood over Karlov’s motionless body. For months, Turkey has been unraveling. Shortly after the attempted coup of July 15, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government announced a state of emergency to remove any lingering threats from supporters of Fethullah Gulen, the exiled religious and political leader who the state blames for orchestrating the failed putsch, as well as people affiliated with the Kurdish movement. Mass purges touched nearly all job sectors, with education and the state judicial system taking the biggest hits. Anyone suspected of a crime could be held for 30 days without charge in detention centers where inmates are reportedly being tortured. RELATED STORY Flag-wrapped coffin of late Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov is carried to a plane during a ceremony at Esenboga airport in Ankara, Turkey on December 20, 2016. 'Russia Through Turks' Eyes' Even the most mundane rituals changed. An extra security check was installed in airports, just after the second set of x-ray machines, where Turkish citizens—as opposed to foreigners—are closely monitored. In the corners of once-bustling restaurants, the prospect of civil war with the Kurds is a common topic of discussion; the slowing economy is another, as the Turkish lira breaks its own record lows against the U.S. dollar from one week to the next. A vacuum salesman told me he no longer made a profit at the current exchange rate; a wine seller said he’s on the verge of closing his shop.

We cannot know for certain who orchestrated this crime; but my sense, right now, is that it was an outside state actor of some kind, who has a goal of completely destabilising the Turkish government.

Jan 01 08:38

Start New Year's Day Off With A Good Laugh At CNN'S Expense! BITTER LEMON!

HA! HA! News Anchor at CNN, Don Lemon, had his mic pulled last night while hosting CNN’s NYE festivities from New Orleans with Brooke Baldwin.

Jan 01 08:23

The risk of flooding in the United States is changing regionally, and the reasons could be shifting rainfall patterns and the amount of water in the ground. The threat of flooding is growing in the northern half of the U.S. and declining in the southern h

The risk of flooding in the United States is changing regionally, and the reasons could be shifting rainfall patterns and the amount of water in the ground.
In a new study, University of Iowa engineers determined that, in general, the threat of flooding is growing in the northern half of the U.S. and declining in the southern half. The American Southwest and West, meanwhile, are experiencing decreasing flood risk.

Jan 01 08:22

China’s vow to shut down its ivory trade by the end of 2017 is a ‘game changer’ for elephants

China promised Friday to halt its domestic ivory trade completely by the end of 2017, a decision greeted by environmentalists as offering real hope for an end to a poaching crisis that is wiping out tens of thousands of elephants across Africa.

Jan 01 07:32

Pope Francis condemns Istanbul terror attack

Pope Francis has condemned the deadly New Year's Eve terror attack on a nightclub in Istanbul, in which a gunman opened fire on New Year's revelers in Istanbul's popular Reina venue at 1:30 AM (22:30 GMT), killing at least 39 people and wounding scores of others.

Jan 01 06:31

McCain visits frontline Ukraine troops in anti-Putin gesture

Sen. John McCain, who has emerged as the chief opponent within the Republican party to Donald Trump's warming relations with Russian President Vladimir Putin, underscored his tough stance Saturday by spending New Year's Eve at a forward combat outpost with Ukrainian troops.

Jan 01 06:31

I escaped Nazi Germany. I see its ideology alive in America today

A call to action:
I was born in Munich, Germany, in 1920. I lived there during the rise of the Nazi Party and left for the U.S.A. in 1938.
The main elements of the Nazi regime were the suppression of dissent, the purging of the dissenters and undesirables, the persecution of communists, Jews and homosexuals and the ideal of the Aryans as the master race.

Jan 01 05:36

Dr. Jim Willie: The Death Of The U.S. Petrodollar, and What Comes After (Video)

In the following interview, Turd Ferguson of TF Metals Report interviews the one and only Dr. Jim Willie, in what is undoubtedly one of the best Dr. Willie interviews I’ve ever heard. The article that follows the interview is also from TF Metals Report, and it’s written by Grant Williams, who is a Singapore-based hedge fund manager.

First, the interview covers three main areas of discussion. First, Ferguson and Dr. Willie review the generally accepted narrative that has been coming from the mainstream media more or less since Donald Trump won the election. We keep hearing how bonds are selling off, which is sending interest rates higher, and making the stronger Dollar. There’s nothing to worry about, and the Dow will be at 25,000 in no time, right?

Dec 31 20:49

2016 Greatest Hits: Presenting The Most Popular Articles Of The Past Year(ZeroHedge.com)

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As we had warned for years, the vast if silent majority, feeling snubbed and neglected by the political oligarchy and the world's central bankers, decided to take the power back which they did within the confines of the democratic process, sending the establishment reeling, by rejecting years of legacy narratives, first by voting to divorce the UK from Europe, and then to replace decades of a failed, and flawed, political regime in the US with something... different.

It remains to be seen if these changes will be successful and bear fruit, or if they will be a change for the worse. However, the simple reality is that people had enough and wanted change. This, in the words of the established media, was called "populism", and the transformation process which allowed it to take place was maligned under the umbrella definition of "fake news." More on that later.

Dec 31 19:32

U.S. State Department Tied To Child Trafficking Operation With Billionaire Epstein (Video)

Evidence has emerged that the U.S. State Department is tied to a child trafficking operation involving Billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. According to internet detectives, one of Epstein’s aircraft which was linked to the trafficking of underage girls is actually owned and operated by the U.S. State Department.

Many Americans are still in the dark, and actually take whatever Snopes or Wikipedia says as the Gospel, which means they are most likely of the mistaken belief that #Pizzagate is nothing more than a debunked "conspiracy theory" masquerading as “fake news.” In response to the claim that the ‘Podesta e-mails leaked by Wikileaks reveal the existence of a secret society of pedophiles operating through a pizza place loosely connected to Clinton associate David Brock, Snopes declared the claim was false. Wikipedia says that Pizzagate is nothing more than a debunked conspiracy theory that emerged during the 2016 United States presidential election cycle.

Dec 31 18:40

At Least 35 People Killed After Shooters Dressed As Santas Open Fire In Istanbul Nightclub - Live Feed

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Turkey greeted the New Year with another tragedy after at least 35 people were killed and 40 wounded around 1:15 am local time, when gunmen dressed as Santas opened fire on New Year's revelers at a nightclub in Istanbul on Sunday morning, Istanbul Governor Vasip Sahin told reporters.

Dec 31 17:41

2016: The Year The MSM Died!

Published on Dec 31, 2016In this final Newsbud Roundtable of 2016 Newsbud team reviews some of the biggest news stories of the year while looking ahead to what we may expect in the new year. 2017 is going to be a big year for Newsbud. We have come a long way with your support, and we are grateful. Be sure to join the Newsbud Community for access to exclusive content.

Dec 31 12:41

Obama Entitled to His Own Opinions; Absolutely Not To His Own Facts (Video)

When was the last time you saw a United States President acting like such a petulant child, or act with such recklessness and malice for the safety and wellbeing of the country and the people he just presided over for eight years? The closest thing that comes to mind for me, is when the Clinton administration did thousands of dollars in damage to the White House on their way out, ripped the “W” key off all the keyboards (a stab at George “W” Bush), and even stole are and furniture on their way out. Democrats: Always classy... 

Dec 31 12:01

Media Lies About Russia Retaliating Against Children Over Obama’s Sanctions

The corporate media runs fake news claiming Russia retaliated against American children over Obama’s sanctions for hacking the election.

Dec 31 11:58

Black Lives Matter Defends Spitting in Cops Food and Drinks

Black Lives Matter defend their activists in a Stockton Starbucks and a diner spitting in the food and drinks of police officers and their families

Dec 31 11:46

Millions Of Bees Quietly Killed In South Carolina Over Christmas

Millions of bees in South Carolina were quietly exterminated over the Christmas holidays as part of a Zika virus pesticide spraying campaign.

Dec 31 11:28

EPA To Alaskans In Sub-Zero Temps: Stop Burning Wood To Keep Warm

WTF!
In Alaska’s interior, where it can reach -50 degrees Fahrenheit in winter, the EPA wants people to stop burning wood. But it's just about their only feasible way to stay warm.
By John Daniel Davidson

In Jack London’s famous short story, “To Build A Fire,” a man freezes to death because he underestimates the cold in America’s far north and cannot build a proper fire. The unnamed man—a chechaquo, what Alaska natives call newcomers—is accompanied by a wolf-dog that knows the danger of the cold and is wholly indifferent to the fate of the man. “This man did not know cold. Possibly, all the generations of his ancestry had been ignorant of cold, of real cold, of cold 107 degrees below freezing point. But the dog knew; all its ancestry knew, and it had inherited the knowledge.”

Dec 31 11:24

Wow: Watch Trump's Budget Director Endorse Rand Paul Where He Tells What He REALLY Thinks Of Washington D.C & The GOP 'Establishment-Wing Crony Corporatists!"

"All of the donors that Boehner's talked to are completely happy. That's what's wrong with my party. We've become cronyist, we've become corporatist, we've lost touch with the people who put us there in the first place.. a couple 'outsiders' running, but honestly, I think you have to be in Washington just a little bit to know how bad it is. Y'all get a sense of how bad it is, you get trickles, bits and pieces here and there coming down in the media about what's broken in washington. I can tell you from having been there for four years, it's worse than you realize. And I don't think you could really fully appreciate how bad it is, why it's as bad as it is, and how you can fix it, until you've been there for a while." - Rep. Mick Mulvaney

Dec 31 10:51

"Just stop daddy" children scream in 911 call from lawmaker's home

Republican Rep. Chris Corley, of Graniteville, is charged with first-degree criminal domestic violence and pointing a firearm at a person

Dec 31 10:47

Ohio’s new laws: 2017

Want to boycott Israel. Ohio will no longer contract with individuals or companies participating in boycotts against Israel or other countries with which Ohio trades freely. (HB476)

Want to boot a local official from office. Recall petitions now become invalid 90 days after the first signature is collected. (HB463)

Own Nationwide Arena. You get a property-tax exemption, worth about $4 million per year. (SB3)

Dec 31 10:36

Year in Review: 2016 Top Ten Conspiracies

21stcenturywire

Dec 31 10:29

Sydney welcomes in 2017 with 'best fireworks in the world' as it waves goodbye to New Year's Eve

Australia has welcome in the New Year in style with a spectacular firework display over the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House.

Hundreds of thousands lined the streets to watch what some have described as "the best fireworks in the world".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Claire and I were in Sydney Harbor for New Year's 1999. And when I say we were in the harbor, I mean we were on a tall ship in the middle of the harbor, with the fireworks surrounding us on all sides. But there is more to the Sydney New Year's than the fireworks. There were barges set up all across the harbor with these huge drums and amazing drummers all painted up in bright colors, pounding out a beat, all in perfect synchronization and being broadcast over the radio as well. It was the best New Year's celebration we ever experienced, and it makes what they will (legally) do here in Hawaii look like a damp sparkler in comparison!

Dec 31 10:27

Turkish plane transfers ISIS terrorists from Aleppo to Yemen: Report

under the supervision of Emirati forces, who are taking part in the Saudi military campaign against Yemen,

Dec 31 09:52

Israel's never-ending crimes: It's not just settlements. Israel has not just committed unspeakable acts of genocide but done so with absolute transparency.

In its least appealing landscape painting, it would appear that the resolution seemingly bestows upon already completed settlements de facto legitimacy and addresses only that part of the building glut currently under way or planned for tomorrows yet to come.

To make matters worse, despite its gratuitous dicta, the resolution remains very much a toothless declaration without any enforcement mechanism whatsoever - essentially relying upon a sudden burst of Israeli conscience to reverse a steady march of indifference to international law that has led Israel's way since the very first day it was manufactured from stolen land in Palestine.

WATCH: Israel refuses to recognise UN vote on settlements (2:10)

Defiant Netanyahu

Dec 31 09:32

US Expulsions Cost Russia’s San Francisco Consulate Their Chef

The 35 Russian diplomats expelled, however, don’t appear to have been linked to any spying activity, at least not in any evidence offered in the course of the administration ordering them out of the country. Four were working at the Russian Consulate in San Francisco.

The Consul General in San Francisco is none too happy over it, either, not the least of which because one of the four expelled is the consulate’s chef, meaning that the remaining diplomats will have to cook for themselves for the New Years holiday.

Consular officials say they intend to keep the consulate open as usual, but that some services may be temporarily limited because they are a bit short on help. For most at the consulate, however, the biggest shortage will be in perogies, as
they await a new chef.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Not the Chef! Now, that is cruel and unusual punishment!!

Dec 31 09:17

Trump's Budget Director Hates The Fed, Opposes World Govt & CFR, Loves Gold, Bitcoin, Endorsed Rand Paul For Pres.

President-elect Trump has made some excellent choices for his cabinet picks, including Scott Pruitt for EPA and General John Kelly for DHS. Never in a million years would an establishment Republican hack have picked any of these type people. But Trump's pick of Rep. Mick Mulvaney for the Director of the Office of Management and Budget takes the cake. I love it. Let's 'MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN,' indeed!

Dec 31 08:56

Obama’s Action Toward Russia Is An Embarrassment To Civilized People, And I Believe His Motive Is Questionable.

I want to begin this report by apologizing for the uprooting of 35 Russian families from their Long Island and Maryland homes. It is the beginning of a New Year, and these families were given 72 hours to pack and leave.

Dec 31 08:39

Donald Trump wishes a happy new year to all, especially his enemies, in audacious tweet

He's finishing 2016 with holiday jeer.
Donald Trump took to Twitter Saturday to wish the world a happy new year — and to excoriate his rivals a final time before the calendar turns to 2017.

Dec 31 08:39

Libertie! French workers win legal right to avoid checking work email out-of-hours

From Sunday, French companies will be required to guarantee their employees a “right to disconnect” from technology as the country seeks to tackle the modern-day scourge of compulsive out-of-hours email checking.

Dec 31 07:57

Year of Rain Drops on Uluru in One Day, Signaling Famine in Egypt

With never recorded rains across the Central Australian desert areas, and 5x rainfall over half of the continent during 2016, if we look at Egypt we can see a correlation of extreme drought at the same time through every grand solar minimum.

Dec 31 07:52

Christian couple in Australia plan to divorce if same-sex marriage is legalised

A Canberra couple have vowed to get a divorce, ending their "sacred" 10-year union, if Australia allows same-sex couples to legally marry.
Nick Jensen and his wife Sarah believe widening the definition of marriage to include same-sex couples threatens the sacred nature of the union and leaves the door open to polygamy.

Dec 31 07:52

Trump praises 'very smart' Putin

President-elect Donald Trump on Friday lauded Russian President Vladimir Putin as "very smart" for not retaliating against the U.S. for new sanctions unveiled this week.

Dec 31 07:24

Putin: When Obama Goes Low, We Go High

President Putin has accused Barack Obama of attempting to destroy diplomatic relations between Russia and the U.S. by imposing a set of illegal sanctions against Russia.

Dec 31 07:18

Trump Is Exactly Where The Elites Want Him

Submitted by Brandon Smith via Alt-Market.com,

Cognitive dissonance is a powerful drug. It makes otherwise-very-intelligent people goofy and incoherent in their thinking and blinds them to certain realities that they should normally see right in front of their noses. I witness it all the time in the field of economics — a key piece of logic, a key fact that certain people absolutely refuse to take into account simply because they have a singular idea of how the world works and they cannot allow that idea to ever come into question. They would rather leap into a mental gymnastics routine worthy of an Olympic gold medal than examine the truth. And if you confront them on it, they’ll accuse YOU of being the one in denial.

Dec 31 07:06

Where Are All The World's Billionaires?

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The first and most obvious conclusion to draw from the map is the large number of billionaires found in the United States. The world’s largest economy has close to 30 percent of the world’s billionaires and far more than any other single country. The distribution of billionaires in the United States is mostly equal, with the exception of the Political Connections and Resource Related type. Only 3.8 percent of American billionaires attained their wealth through political or resource related ventures, a likely consequence of the US government’s historical hands-off approach to business.

Dec 31 07:00

Governments around the world shut down the internet more than 50 times in 2016 – suppressing elections, slowing economies and limiting free speech

Governments around the world shut down the internet more than 50 times in 2016 – suppressing elections, slowing economies and limiting free speech.
In the worst cases internet shutdowns have been associated with human rights violations, Deji Olukotun, senior global advocacy manager at digital rights organisation Access Now told IPS.

Dec 31 07:00

A Mexican man accused of raping a 13-year-old girl on a Greyhound bus that traveled through Kansas had been deported 10 times and voluntarily removed from the U.S. another nine times since 2003, records obtained by The Associated Press show.

A Mexican man accused of raping a 13-year-old girl on a Greyhound bus that traveled through Kansas had been deported 10 times and voluntarily removed from the U.S. another nine times since 2003, records obtained by The Associated Press show.

Dec 31 06:44

Unconstitutional Creation of National Monuments

The Federalist Papers doesn’t mention national parks, national monuments, Bureau of Land Management, national forests, “protected land,” or national land regulations. However, we can infer from the Papers and ratification debate that the States would not have ratified the Constitution if it gave the federal government the power to come into a State and take control of land.

The people and States of 1787 worried about the federal government taking over their property. Constitutionally, the federal government can only take property for two reasons: the federal capital and for military establishments. And in both cases, the State where the property is located must concur.

Dec 31 06:06

Social Security checks cut for 173,000 Americans because of unpaid student loans

And those who are in default may have faced decades of reduced wages and benefits. In 2015, the government reduced Social Security checks for a total of 173,000 Americans, up 380% from 36,000 in 2002. That includes younger people receiving Social Security disability payments as well.

Dec 31 06:06

The American Kidney Fund has resisted giving aid to patients at clinics that do not donate money, the New York Times found

The American Kidney Fund is one of the largest charities in the country, with an annual budget of over $250 million. Its marquee program helps pay insurance premiums for thousands of people who need dialysis, a lifesaving and expensive treatment for kidney failure.

Dec 31 04:40

Dr. Jim Willie: America’s Economy Before Versus After Obama (Video)

He who controls information, controls absolutely, and "The Powers That Be" have made sure that we the people do not have access to real information. Instead, what the mainstream media calls “real news,” is little more than sound bites and propaganda intended to keep the masses distracted and pacified. Those of us like myself who make an honest effort to spread the truth, have been labeled as “fake news,” and we are often censored or blocked for weeks at a time from getting our messages out. I know this, because I just spent the last two weeks banned from most of social media because I chose to reveal the truth about Facebook's new "Fact Checkers" (aka Snopes), a couple I've had frequent altercations with, but never lost to lose once.

Dec 31 01:42

The Next Grand Minimum

I have been blogging at The Dalton Minimum Returns about the return of the next grand minimum since 2006. I have written about climate change and it’s implications at NC Media Watch for seven years. I have decided it is time to terminate both of these blogs and focus just on The Next Grand Minimum.

Dec 31 00:01

BEX ALERT: Russian hack of Vermont utility shows risk to power grid, officials say

What absolute BEX. These people are desperate and cornered to act this way.

BY JULIET EILPERIN AND ADAM ENTOUS
The Washington Post
A code associated with the Russian hacking operation dubbed Grizzly Steppe by President Barack Obama’s administration has been detected within the system of a Vermont utility, according to U.S. officials.

While the Russians did not actively use the code to disrupt operations, according to officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss a security matter, the discovery underscores the vulnerabilities of the nation’s electrical grid. And it raises fears in the U.S. government that Russian government hackers are actively trying to penetrate the grid to carry out potential attacks.

Dec 30 21:17

6-minute video: Are escalations of false flags blaming Russia endgame moves? You’ve seen this coming: either ‘We the People’ win by lawful .01% arrests OR .01% psychopaths win by ending alternative media, imposing ‘1984’ & ‘Brave New World’ norms

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

DAHBOO777’s 6-minute analysis:

Whether Life for We the People is dystopian or tragic-comic, it seems .01% Orwellian actions are escalating from the 2016 jump the shark “election” (and here) to recent policies of:

proclaiming independent media documenting Emperor’s New Clothes obvious facts as “fake news” (and here),
manipulating damning e-mail evidence of Democratic Party “leadership” committing criminal election fraud (and here) to promote Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders as “Russian interference” without any evidence (and here), and apparently refuted by expert testimony (and here, here, here, here),
denying Hillary Clinton’s apparent rogue State Department using the $2 billion Clinton Foundation as a “pay to play” scam (and here),

Dec 30 20:26

Spain Detains Two Suspected Jihadists, Munitions Found

Spanish authorities said Wednesday they had arrested two suspected jihadists in Madrid and found bullets and weapon magazines while conducting raids linked to the detentions.

According to the Europa Press news agency, the magazines were of the type used for assault rifles such as the AK-47, but a police spokeswoman was unable to confirm this when contacted by AFP.

Dec 30 19:29

Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning ask Obama for pardons - but experts say they have virtually no chance of clemency

Webmaster addition: Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning should have sold illegal drugs. Obama is pardoning drug criminals by the dozens!

Dec 30 17:11

THAT SICK PROPANE DEALER WHO REFUSED TO DELIVER TO TRUMP SUPPORTERS JUST GOT BUSTED!

Liberals often describe themselves as being open-minded and tolerant, but following the unexpected victory of President-elect Donald Trump, far too many have revealed themselves to be closed-minded and intolerant of those who don’t share their ideology.

Dec 30 15:30

George Washington University drops American history requirement from its history program

If you live in the Virginia/Washington D.C. area and feel a rumbling under your feet, don’t worry. It’s just George Washington spinning in his grave. No wonder millennials are voting for socialism… and appear so ignorant of the world around them. They are, and it’s by design.

Dec 30 15:13

U.S. Catholic Bishops Condemn "Injustices Perpetrated Against Palestinians By The Israeli Government"

Gee, how did CNN, Fox, The NY Slmes, and all the other fake news completely miss this one? Maybe they don't want the Christians in America to learn about the atrocities perpetrated against Palestinians by Israel? Most Reverand Bishop Oscar Cantu, Chairman of The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on International Justice and Peace, recently sent a following letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry regarding the situation in Israel and Palestine. In it, the bishop notes that Palestinian homes are destroyed, confiscated, and the Israelis even encroach on Christian monestaries and convents!

Dec 30 15:02

The Obama Regime Seeks Last-Minute War With Russia

In the final days of Barack Obama’s presidency, the warmongers in Washington, DC are hell-bent on causing as much chaos as possible. If they don’t manage to start a war with Russia before Donald Trump is sworn in, it won’t be for lack of trying.

Dec 30 14:41

Welcome To JohnInBarbados.com!

Welcome to JohnInBarbados.com. Some close friends of John who are greatly grieved over his sudden loss have contacted me and want to ensure that John's legacy lives on.
We are just putting this site together and will include a lot of archived information, audio interviews, and discussions with the erudite John Marsh, who left us too soon on December 23, 2016.

The purpose of this website is to bring John's friends and fans together in a social, educational, and memorial tribute platform. We will continue John's legacy of social interaction and intellectual discourse among those who knew, loved, and want to remember John.

Dec 30 14:39

Liberals call for division in ‘unjust, racist, sexist’ America

As president-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration gets nearer, American liberals are becoming increasingly anxious about what his administration will mean for progressive fantasies. They don’t see Trump’s rise as a referendum on 8 years of failed progressive policies, but simply as proof that America is a nasty place.

Dec 30 14:39

Middle East Now Without a US Carrier

The Dwight D. Eisenhower carrier strike group chopped out of the European theater of operations Dec. 26 and headed home to Norfolk after months of operating in the Arabian Gulf and the Mediterranean, where the strike jets of Carrier Air Wing 3 flew hundreds of missions against Islamic State group targets in Syria and Iraq. The homecoming is set for Dec. 30 — two days shy of the Navy’s stated goal of bringing the group home in seven months.

US carrier groups regularly relieve each other in theater, often handing off duties within sight of the other in the Arabian Gulf or Arabian Sea. But this time, no carrier is in the Eisenhower’s wake.

Dec 30 14:24

‘F**K YOU. GO TO HELL’: GEORGETOWN PROF LOSES IT ON MUSLIM TRUMP VOTER

a Georgetown University associate professor had a month-long meltdown after a Muslim woman explained why she voted for President-elect Donald Trump.

Dec 30 14:22

Babylon the Great has fallen!

So, it appears several “kids” decided to spread some after-Christmas cheer with brawls at the mall. See here. Hmmm… it would appear the great America that Obama created for us hasn’t trickled down to youth, what? This must be Trump’s fault, like everything else that has happened since he was elected! “Gosh, the onions in the fridge went bad! Let’s see… we bought them back on November 3. See! I knew it! It’s Trump’s fault!”

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