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Oct 20 12:00

South Africa City To Begin Confiscating Land From Whites In National "Test Case"

The debate about land redistribution in South Africa has been a passionate one, as many South African cities face a housing crunch that has left hundreds of thousands of people living in informal settlements. Just as this debate is starting to reach a fever pitch, one South African city, Ekurhuleni, is about to embark on what mayor Mzwandile Masina calls "a test case" for the nation: the government is going to seize hundreds of acres of land, from white citizens without paying for it, to build low-cost housing.

Last month, the city voted in favor of pushing forward with "expropriation without compensation". According to ABC News, this was cited by the African National Congress as a legal rule that is necessary in order to distribute land equitably and correct "historic injustices" that took place in the country.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF the land-owners of this farming acreage had any sense whatsoever, they would have left this country long ago, with as much as they could carry with them, and migrate to a country which would be grateful to have them, because of their strong work ethic.

South Africa... is in its opening phases of "Zimbabwefication" , and will most likely be in dire economic and crop yield deficiencies in the very near future.

Giving someone land, with no training or experience in agricultural work, nearly guarantees that the crop yields will fall.

And to those South African banks, which have blithely decreed that even though their former lands have been repossessed by the State, the former owners have to pay off the loans they used for goods and services, I have
one phrase, from the TV show the Sopranos for you: "Furgitaboutit!!"

Oct 20 11:43

Judge Orders Mueller To Prove Russian Company Meddled In Election

A Washington federal judge on Thursday ordered special counsel Robert Mueller's team to clarify election meddling claims lodged against a Russian company operated by Yevgeny Prigozhin, an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to Bloomberg.

Concord Management and Consulting, LLC. - one of three businesses indicted by Mueller in February along with 13 individuals for election meddling, surprised the special counsel in April when they actually showed up in court to fight the charges. Mueller's team tried to delay Concord from entering the case, arguing that thee Russian company not been properly served, however Judge Dabney Friedrich denied the request - effectively telling prosecutors 'well, they're here.'

On Thursday, Judge Freidrich asked Mueller's prosecutors if she should assume they aren't accusing Concord of violating US laws applicable to election expenditures and failure to register as a foreign agent.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I love the smell of irony in the morning!!

Oct 20 11:39

Illegal Caravans Encouraged by Honduras and Soros

It is doubtful that such sums came from the kiddies' college funds. Evidence of Soros funding of an earlier "spontaneous" migration have been found among the tentacles of support that flow from his Open Society group coffers:

Several major ultra-liberal foundations and corporations have supported the asylum-seeking migrant caravans, and Soros' funding has been tied to several groups that have spearheaded the "refugee" invasion coalition – also dubbed "the Soros Express."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF the above is proven true, Soros himself needs to be arrested, and charged with a crime of enabling illegal immigration, judged by a jury of his peers, and convicted to a long enough prison term that others will take notice, and not follow suit.

He is also out to control the outcome of the US mid-terms, and has stated so himself, in an interview this year, dated 9 June of this year: with Michael Kranish, for the San Francisco Chronicle:
Billionaire George Soros faces renewed attacks with defiance

The interview goes on to state: "Soros, who plans to spend at least $15 million in 2018 races, has already faced some setbacks this cycle. His bid to replace several district attorneys in California with challengers seeking changes to the criminal justice system was largely unsuccessful in Tuesday's elections. "We ran into a brick wall in California," he said.

Ever since the Supreme Court ruled that corporations should be counted as "people", in the Citizens United case, Citizens United versus the Federal Election Commission,Corporations and organizations have been allowed to spend money for ads, etc., focusing on their First Amendment Right of Free Speech , the US election process has been swamped with corporate, and organisations' money, trying to steer an election in any way they want, and it is fully protected by US law.

THAT needs to change, and soon!!

Oct 20 11:13

Bolton heads to Moscow for high-stakes meeting with Russians

National security adviser John Bolton is traveling to Russia for talks early next week with top Russian officials that are likely to cover a variety of high-priority issues for the administration.

The trip is Bolton’s first to Moscow since he went to broker the details of the now infamous Helsinki summit between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin last July.

The visit comes amid high tensions with Moscow on several fronts, including the conflict in Syria and the poisoning of ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal in Britain earlier this year.

Bolton is expected in his meetings with Russian officials next week to further discussions on issues that Putin and Trump discussed in July, including Syria, where Moscow says it has delivered a S-300 missile defense system — in defiance of warnings from the Trump administration and Israel.

The talks are also likely to cover Iran, efforts to denuclearize North Korea, Israeli security and nuclear arms treaties.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Whenever this thoroughly unhinged, and very vocal, gentleman racks up the "frequent flyer miles" in behalf of this government, I get very nervous.

And these charges against Elena Khusyaynova?!?

Spybosses warn of foreign interference as Feds unseal new Russia Charges

The NPR article goes on to state: Khusyaynova was charged in a criminal complaint in the Eastern District of Virginia on Friday. She, like the other Russians who have been charged in separate federal criminal cases, is not expected to stand trial in the United States.

"The government has chosen to use legal documents to lay out the case against the people who attacked the 2016 presidential election and have kept up a war of disinformation against the West."

And yet, she, and her alleged accomplices, will not be tried in the US. So what is this nonsense?!?

More Russia bashing, pure and simple. The US government both doesn't have a case, other than putting on a lengthy "show trial" here, upon which it will lavishly spend millions of taxpayer dollars on this sheer foolishness, all in the name of Russia bashing.

And where, please, has the evidence from, to accuse her of "...having kept up a war of disinformation against the West." ?!?!?

Don't the American people have the right to know what specifically she did, which so damaged the American reputation at home and abroad?!?

Or is that, also, "sealed" away from the prying eyes of the people she allegedly dishonored, citizens of the Unhinged, Surveilled State of Amerika?!?

The place Bolton should be visiting right now, rather than Moscow, is Tel Aviv, to ask about the continued pressure from Jewish groups, both in Tel Aviv, and Washington, to keep a very tight wrap on American elections, and insure that only people Tel Aviv and AIPAC-centric will receive the nomination to highest office here in the US.

Of course, that will happen... when pigs discover they are aerodynamic.

Oct 20 10:47

"SMART HOME" COMPANIES REFUSE TO SAY WHETHER LAW ENFORCEMENT IS USING YOUR GADGETS TO SPY ON YOU

Transparency reports are standard practice across the tech industry, disclosing the nature, quantity and scope of all the law enforcement requests each company receives in a given year.

But there's a notable exception to this practice: the "smart home" companies who sell you products that fill your house with gadgets that know every intimate fact of your life -- all-seeing eyes, all-listening ears, all-surveillance network taps. The companies that sell these products refuse to say whether (or how) they are being suborned to serve as state surveillance adjuncts by law enforcement.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is why I would NEVER allow a "smart home" object into our home, like Alexa, ever, unless it became legally mandated.

And should that become legally mandated, I would find a way of disabling the device so it was no longer listening to what I am saying, but appeared to be on, from the standpoint of who might be eavesdropping.

Oct 20 10:34

JOHN BOLTON PUSHES TRUMP TO WITHDRAW FROM RUSSIAN NUCLEAR TREATY

Years of US allegations that Russia is violating the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) may be coming to a head, with John Bolton reportedly pushing hard for President Trump to withdraw outright from the pact.

Instead of negotiating over the questions, Bolton wants the US to just withdraw outright, despite that being a major escalation on tensions with Russia. State Department and Pentagon officials are both opposed to this.

The administration was to have talks on Monday to discuss Bolton’s idea, but this has been postponed, at least for now. Still, Congress is also pushing for action on Russia, as part of general hostility toward Russia.

US Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison suggested that the US was preparing to preemptively attack Russia and “take out” the missiles they consider a violation. Bolton’s pullout, while intended as a provocation, appears to be at least somewhat less-so than attacking Russia outright.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The pattern here is clear and consistent; bashing a foreign country, without giving it the time and grace to even begin to respond to the charges leveled against it, coupled with sanctions most generally translates as the US government's prelude to a war.

Oct 20 10:28

DARPA TO WEAPONIZE INSECTS TO SPREAD VIRUSES ACROSS THE POPULATION

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is working on an agricultural bio-weapon, and a team of scientists are speaking out about it.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is amazing just how fundamentally pure "mad evil genius"DARPA is willing to go; its implementation of this project will justify it being called "a breach of the Biological Weapons Convention", and the results may well be both catastrophic... and irreversible.

Oct 20 10:20

FOR NEXT WEAPON IN ANTI-PROTEST ARSENAL, US MILITARY BUILDING PLASMA GUN CAPABLE OF VAPORIZING HUMAN FLESH

From wood batons to stun batons to water cannons to sound cannons to. . . frickin' plasma lasers that can "vaporize" your skin?

Recent reporting out of the Pentagon reveals that the U.S. military is working on perfecting what they called a Scalable Compact Ultra-short Pulse Laser System (SCUPLS)—or plasma gun, for short—intended for mounting on a truck or a tank.

Billed as the military's latest "crowd control" technology, what this has typically meant is a new "non-lethal" weapon designed for use by militaries or police forces against unruly demonstrators or those standing against powerful state actors or corporate forces.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am quite certain that police departments across the country will be clamoring for their next "allegedly non-lethal" device, to be tried on peaceful protestors and burn their skin right off their bones, "as a lesson for the others".

Oct 20 08:41

The Insidious Wiles of Foreign Influence: Trump, Bin Salman, and Netanyahu

Even if the Saudi monarchy or Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in particular did not murder journalist Jamal Khashoggi, that regime is an especially evil one in both its domestic and international conduct. To see that, one need only consider the horrendous Saudi war against the people of Yemen, which has been backed by the U.S. government since Barack Obama was in office. That war, with its merciless killing of defenseless thousands, spread of disease, and inevitable benefits to al-Qaeda, is just the latest in a series Saudi atrocities.

Oct 19 16:16

Quotes from Orwell's 1984

2018 update
some men are women

some men can have babies

Oct 19 09:00

American tech giants are making life tough for startups

Big, rich and paranoid, they have reams of data to help them spot and buy young firms that might challenge them

Oct 19 02:59

Parents Lose One More Right in California as the State Limits Kid’s Menu Drinks to Water or Milk

Yes, the rumors are true. California lawmakers passed a state law that forces restaurants within the state to offer only select beverages on children’s menus. Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 1192 into law in late September and it easily passed in both the State and the Assembly. Support for the nanny state law flew under the guise of what’s healthiest for the children.

The default options for beverages on children’s menus have been forced to change to unflavored milk and water.

In other words, one more option than a dungeon.

Please understand that we aren’t promoting giving children HFCS-laden sodas on a regular basis, but we ARE promoting parental choice. Adamantly.

Oct 18 15:10

Pompeo Tells Bin Salman He Should Take Responsibility in Khashoggi Case as His Future as King Is in Danger

TEHRAN (FNA)- US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has sternly told Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MbS) during a meeting in Riyadh on Tuesday that the first in line to the throne would have to take responsibility in disappearance case of journalist Jamal Khashoggi to help the kingdom avoid the consequences of an international backlash, according to an informed source.
A person familiar with the meeting told The New York Times that Pompeo sternly told the crown prince that even if he did not know whether Khashoggi had been killed, he would have to take responsibility to help the kingdom avoid the consequences of an international backlash.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Malice in the Palace is nothing new, particularly in Saudi Arabia.

I have to wonder if another Saudi Royal might be plotting "regime change" against Bin Salman, and using this incident as the justification to take him out of power.

Oct 18 15:00

French Forces to Set Up Military Base in Raqqa

The Arabic-language Baladi News website affiliated to the terrorists reported on Thursday that the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are busy with drilling operations in an area stretching from the Brigade 17 region to Sahlat al-Banat region in Northeast of Raqqa city and from Sahlat al-Banat region to the North of the Sugar plant in Northern Raqqa.

It added that operations to build the walls and construction of buildings in the area will start after drilling operations, noting that a military base is due to be set up for the French forces with the aim of supporting the SDF in Raqqa.

According to the report, the US military troops are in talks with the SDF to further equip al-Tabaqah airbase in Western Raqqa and turn it into their new military base in the region next year.

Sources in the past few months said that the French army has sent weapons, military equipment and forces to Raqqa.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OK, let me get my head around this: The US military has invited the French military to further invade and disrupt life in Syria, and will not hesitate, against the will of the Syrian government, and their Russian and Iranian counterparts, to establish a permanent military base in Raqqa, in order to engage in military actions against all of them, as they see fit?!?

Folks, given that Russia is still very active here, and Israel has threatened to take out the newly installed S-300 self-defense systems, we may be a lot closer to war in Syria than many of us had wanted to believe

Oct 18 12:20

Mueller’s man. - Junket justice: How special interests pay to schmooze DOJ and FBI officials

Of all the agencies in the federal government that should be immune to special-interest schmoozing, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and its premier law enforcement agencies ... top the list.

Oct 18 10:16

BEX ALERT!: Why AI and advertisers should team up to fix fake news

Pathetic piece advocating censorship! GRRRR!!!

Fake news is as old as the written word, and probably older, but it’s technology that’s created the insidious version of fake news we know today. Now, the question is whether technology, and artificial intelligence in particular, can also be the foil that will prevent the eventual fakenewspocolypse.

Oct 18 08:50

U.S. Secret Service Responds To Incident On Airplane In Which Agent Grabbed A Reporter's Phone To Block Access To Kushner

The fact that the Secret Service insists that "The actions of the special agent in this incident were in no way intended to impede those (first amendment) rights or the media's access to a secret service protectee" (Kushner) shows that they realize they need to tread lightly on this one. The secret service claims that the agent didn't know who the reporter was, but the agent actually said "I don't give a damn who you are" AFTER CBS reporter Errol Barnett ID'd himself as White House Press.

Oct 18 05:29

US Threatens To Stop Canadian Pot Businessmen At Border

As the world's first major economy fully legalised cannabis, officials of US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) warned they won't admit anyone arriving with the intent "to aid in the proliferation of the marijuana business".

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(*the last thing the nation needs as it engages in civil war for the sake of the elites of both establishment politicorp parties is a bunch of stoned out serfs
whitehorse souce)

Oct 17 11:52

How the FBI Silences Whistleblowers

The idea of “whistleblowing” has been in the news a great deal.

Is the anonymous author of a recent New York Times op-ed eviscerating the president a whistleblower?

Is the victim of an alleged sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh a whistleblower?

I’m fortunate to have access to the media to talk about torture after blowing the whistle on the CIA’s program. I think Ed Snowden, Tom Drake and others would say the same thing about the aftermath of their own whistleblowing.

The problem is that we are the exception to the rule. Most whistleblowers either suffer in anonymity or are personally, professionally, socially and financially ruined for speaking truth to power. Darin Jones is one of those people. He’s one of the people silenced in Barack Obama’s war on whistleblowers. And he continues to suffer under Donald Trump.

Oct 17 11:46

Facebook Purges US-Based Independent Media For Political Disinformation

Facebook announced on Thursday that it was removing more than 800 pages from its platform, accusing the pages of “inauthentic behavior” even though the pages produced “legitimate” content. According to Facebook, the “inauthentic behavior” involved using “sensational political content – regardless of its political slant – to build an audience and drive traffic to their websites.” In other words, the pages were removed for publishing and promoting controversial political content.

Notably, Facebook’s statement on the mass purge of pages was co-authored by Facebook Head of Cybersecurity Nathaniel Gleicher, who is a former White House National Security Council director of cybersecurity policy.

Twitter also banned many of the pages targeted for deletion by Facebook on Thursday, suggesting a coordinated censorship effort between the two most popular social media platforms.

Oct 17 11:35

Facebook bans Gandhi quote as part of revisionist history purge

The reports are absolutely true. Facebook suspended the Natural News account earlier today after we posted an historical quote from Mohandas Gandhi. The quote reads:

"Among the many misdeeds of British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest." - Mohandas Gandhi, an Autobiography, page 446.

This historical quote was apparently too much for Facebook's censors to bear. They suspended our account and gave us a "final warning" that one more violation of their so-called "community guidelines" would result in our account being permanently deactivated.

They then demanded we send them a color copy of a "government issued identification" in order to reactivate our account. Our account was removed from suspension just minutes before InfoWars posted its article on this Facebook censorship, and the Facebook page is now functioning at:
www.Facebook.com/NaturalNews

Oct 17 11:08

Supreme Court agrees to hear a case that could determine whether Facebook, Twitter and other social media companies can censor their users

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that could determine whether users can challenge social media companies on free speech grounds.

The case, Manhattan Community Access Corp. v. Halleck, No. 17-702, centers on whether a private operator of a public access television network is considered a state actor, which can be sued for First Amendment violations.

The case could have broader implications for social media and other media outlets. In particular, a broad ruling from the high court could open the country's largest technology companies up to First Amendment lawsuits.

Oct 16 18:01

Threat of US Coup Hangs Over South Korean Efforts to Reconcile With North

Though South Korea is able to lift sanctions against North Korea and work with its neighbor to reconnect railways and roads, it must proceed with caution, since US authorities could stage a coup if things don't go their way, author Tim Beal told Sputnik.

Both North and South Korea on Monday agreed to begin reconnecting rail and road links, stating that joint on-site surveys of the South's Gyeongui and Donghae railway lines would begin in late October and early November, respectively. The move is one more step to improving bilateral relations between to two countries.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Any attempt to scuttle this evolving rapprochement by the US government would be stupid, short-sighted, and should be the US's cue for beginning to withdraw its troops from South Korea; unfortunately, just because something is the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid thing the US government can do, is utterly no guarantee that it won't try to do it.

Oct 16 17:55

Khashoggi Family Had Deep Connections to Lockheed Martin, Saudi Power Struggles

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who is feared murdered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, was much more than just a Washington Post columnist: he was a figure connected to some of the highest echelons of power in the US and Saudi Arabia.

Whitney Webb, staff writer at MintPress News and author of a recent piece on the disappeared Saudi journalist, joined Radio Sputnik's Fault Lines on Tuesday to flesh out Khashoggi's personal and family history and his deep connections to the military-industrial complex in the United States, as well as the highest levels of the Saudi state, in an effort to understand why the US is reacting so strongly to his presumed death at Saudi hands.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF this info proves true (and it is going to take a lot of effort, to reconstruct this forensically, if even possible), with no body, then it is possible that Khashoggi was a spook.... for someone, and it is hard for whom at this point.

The evidence is now being managed by the Turkish authorities, and one has to wonder of the hold-up on its release, almost as some kind of blackmail against the Saudi Royal Family, to be "sprung" at the most damaging time.

Or, was his assassination ordered by other members of the House of Saud who felt that Ben Salman had been thrust into power at far too young an age?

But regardless of the motivations driving this abduction/assassination, this has happened at one of the most critical junctures possible for the House of Saud, and the potential for its continued leadership either waxing...or waning, if the outcome was to engineer an unceremonious dumping of Prince Salman under the proverbial bus.

We will see, shortly, where the Saudi military are placing their bets in this poisoned environment of claims, and counterclaims, and this support (or lack thereof) may show us where Saudi Arabia is ultimately headed.

Oct 16 13:41

American Mercenaries Were Hired To Assassinate Politicians In The Middle East

Cradling an AK-47 and sucking a lollipop, the former American Green Beret bumped along in the back of an armored SUV as it wound through the darkened streets of Aden. Two other commandos on the mission were former Navy SEALs. As elite US special operations fighters, they had years of specialized training by the US military to protect America. But now they were working for a different master: a private US company that had been hired by the United Arab Emirates, a tiny desert monarchy on the Persian Gulf.

On that night, December 29, 2015, their job was to carry out an assassination.

When they arrived at 9:57 at night, all seemed quiet. The men crept out of the SUV, guns at the ready. One carried the explosive charge toward the building. But just as he was about to reach the door, another member of the team opened fire, shooting back along the dimly lit street, and their carefully designed plan went haywire.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Extrajudicial assassinations are non-Constitutional. I don't care how much the legal eagles around President Obama wanted to spin these as legally justifiable in US law, but these hits are not.

The country of Yemen has not attacked us; they have done nothing to cause any distress to the American people. But because President Obama was so close to the Saudi royal family, which wants to see every man woman and child in Yemen dead, he ordered the hit, and ordered it in precisely this manner.

And having these mercs hired by a private firm, so that "plausible deniability" can be created, covering the US and it's military, does not make this right, either.

Targeted assassinations, ultimately ordered by a foreign government, to be carried out by private mercs, consisting of former US military?!?

That was the way Obama loved to do this things; as covertly as possible, and "discouraging" news outlets from covering them at all.

The "cool factor" in his persona, was purely manufactured; and the damage he did, both to this country's reputation, and his personal reputation, will continue to linger and fester for a long time to come.

That, my friends, was the reality under the "Obama Years" in the White House; extrajudicial assassinations overseas, all wrapped up in a pretty American flag.

Oct 16 13:22

"GETTING SOME DISCLOSURE": CARTER PAGE SUES DNC AND CLINTON LAW FIRM OVER SHAM DOSSIER USED TO SPY ON HIM

Former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page told Fox News's Sean Hannity on Monday that he is suing the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Perkins Coie - the law firm used by the DNC and the Clinton campaign to funnel money to Fusion GPS.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

GOOD! This could really get....interesting, between now and the 2020 Elections!!

Oct 16 13:19

ISRAEL, US SECRETLY TRAINED AGAINST RUSSIA’S MISSILE SYSTEM IN UKRAINE

Israel and the US sent secret military delegations to Ukraine to train against the Russian S-300 missile defence system which was shipped to Syria last month.us

The Israeli and US delegations arrived in Ukraine, where members of the Ukrainian military allegedly instructed them on “the capabilities of the [S-300] system, as well as running through various possible scenarios,” the Times of Israel reported.

The claim was first reported by Israel’s Hadashot TV yesterday, which cited Syrian and Russian news outlets as its source. The Times of Israel added that “one Russian report said F-15 planes are training in Ukraine against the S-300 as part of an international exercise that includes Israeli pilots.” Neither Israel nor the US were willing to comment on the reports.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF, in fact, this actually happened, then the war for Syria is by no means over for the US and Israel

Oct 16 12:59

No, Facebook is NOT “Private,” Their Censorship Arm is Government Funded

Facebook is not private. They are partnered with a NATO backed think tank to censor their platform that is funded by the US government.

Oct 16 12:32

U.S. Responsible for 3,300 Civilian Deaths in Syria, Supporting Genocide in Yemen

A new report finds that the U.S is responsible for more than 3,300 civilian deaths in Syria since 2014. Meanwhile, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo continues to back Saudi caused genocide in Yemen.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And by not standing up against this genocide, and simply accepting it as "the cost of doing business, because of the huge profits US weapons sales the military industrial complex is making from their sales to the Saudis", every single one of our alleged Congressional representatives are telling us that We the People do not matter; it's only the huge corporations, which "purchase" them though contributions to their campaigns, which do.

I have to wonder what a forensic audit of all of our Congressional Representatives would reveal, as to who has pocketed the most from the military industrial complex; if that were allowed to happen, I think we'd all be collectively gobsmacked by the numbers.

Oct 16 10:43

Hysteria in Denmark, 12 years in prison to share same thoughts as Russians or criticize NATO

A new set of laws suggested by the “liberal government” ruling Denmark, is expected to be brought to parliament soon. The set of laws are set to counter influences of foreign intelligence services mainly aimed at Russia and breaking them could get you up to 12 years in jail. The suggested laws would make it illegal to share opinions, news articles or anything that could influence public opinion in any way, if it so happens to coincide with views shared by “foreign intelligence services”, even if it’s related to internal social politics and you weren't aware of it.

Oct 16 09:48

TSA Announces “biometrics vision for all commercial aviation travelers”

Homeland Security was explicit in their 18-page memo from June 2017 that “the only way for an individual to ensure he or she is not subject to collection of biometric information when traveling internationally is to refrain from traveling.” Now, according to a new “Biometric Roadmap” from the TSA, detailed below by The Identity Project, we can see the level of commitment to accelerating incremental enforcement for all domestic and international air travel (“notional phased approach” in TSA-speak). Of course when it comes to the TSA, airports may not be the final destination. Biometric ID is already spreading from planes, to trains, to events and to conferences.

Oct 16 08:53

Hillary Clinton Releases DNA Test Proving She Is Only Half Lizard Person

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Shortly after Elizabeth Warren released a DNA test that may or may not show that she is 1/1024th Native American, failed presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton showed the results of a recent DNA test that conclusively proved she is only 50% Reptilian.

The test, conducted by a renowned DNA expert, showed that only 50% of her blood comes from reptilian humanoids from space bent on destroying humanity. Many Washington insiders had claimed she was 100% reptile, but these claims are now known to be a hoax.

Oct 15 11:46

FBI Concealed Evidence That "Directly Refutes" Premise Of Trump-Russia Probe: GOP Lawmaker

After hinting for months that the FBI was not forthcoming with federal surveillance court judges when they made their case to spy on the Trump campaign, Texas Rep. John Ratcliffe (R) said on Sunday that the agency is holding evidence which "directly refutes" its premise for launching the probe, reports the Daily Caller's Chuck Ross.

Texas Rep. John Ratcliffe provided Sunday the clearest picture to date of what the FBI allegedly withheld from the surveillance court.

Ratcliffe suggested that the FBI failed to include evidence regarding former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos, in an interview with Fox News.

Ratcliffe noted that the FBI opened its investigation on July 31, 2016, after receiving information from the Australian government about a conversation that Papadopoulos had on May 10, 2016, with Alexander Downer, the top Australian diplomat to the U.K. -Daily Caller

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am thoroughly appalled at the collective skydive downward, as to just how horrifically politicized this government has become.

IF the FBI suppressed information which would have exonerated President Trump, those who suppressed this information should be punished to the full extent the law allows; but because this suppression was motivated by a political agenda, it is most likely the guilty will walk, scott-free.

Except for a few honorable sites, (like WRH), all people get from the corporate warmongers and presstitutes, the "alleged" news, is pure codswallop and misdirection ,invented, and spun, to further an agenda, which generally goes to supporting wars of aggression against people who have resources which the US does not.

There is one cabinet post which should be created for this country's government, and that... should be a Department of Peace, giving the President, Congress, and the State Department fact-based, ethical, moral ways to attain their desired outcomes geopolitically, without resorting to war.

The Pentagon would collectively become unhinged at its creation, but the hard facts continuing to emerge from our military misadventures in places like Iraq; Somalia; Niger; Afghanistan; and Libya, indicate that these actions have turned these countries into even worse failed-state nations than they were before the US - and their minions - invaded them.

Oct 15 11:23

THE FBI DOESN’T WANT USERS TO KNOW WHO HACKED FACEBOOK

The FBI has asked Facebook not to reveal who may be behind a recent hack that exposed highly sensitive personal information of 14 million users, according to a Facebook security update Friday.

A hack on Facebook, which originally was reported to have affected 50 million users, now has been confirmed to have only affected 30 million. That said, the hack “appears to be the worst hack in Facebook’s 14-year history,” according to Business Insider’s Rob Price. (RELATED: Sources: China Hacked Hillary Clinton’s Private Email Server)

Hackers took advantage of an intersection of three different and distinct bugs in Facebook’s website to gain “access tokens” to users’ accounts, according to Guy Rosen, the vice president of product management at Facebook.

“We’re cooperating with the FBI, which is actively investigating and asked us not to discuss who may be behind this attack,” Rosen wrote in a post entitled “An Update on the Security Issue.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder the reason the FBI does not want the hacker named; could it have been a foreign entity, with the money, motive, and opportunity to make this happen?

But... we'll never know, because that such a hack could have been done, indicates that the FBI, DHS, and various other alphabet soup agencies would be shame-faced, were the culprit(s) named and shamed in broad daylight.

Oct 15 11:18

Ancestry Sites Could Soon Expose Nearly Anyone's Identity, Researchers Say

The researchers behind the study were inspired by the recent case of the alleged Golden State Killer.

Earlier this year, Sacramento police arrested 72-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo for a wave of rapes and murders allegedly committed by DeAngelo in the 1970s and 1980s. And they claimed to have identified DeAngelo with the help of genealogy databases.

Erlich and his team wanted to see how easy it would be in general to use the method to find someone’s identity by relying on the DNA of distant and possibly unknown family members. So they looked at more than 1.2 million anonymous people who had gotten testing from MyHeritage, and specifically excluded anyone who had immediate family members also in the database. The idea was to figure out whether a stranger’s DNA could indeed be used to crack your identity.

For Erlich, the findings are both reassuring and frightening.

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There are huge possibilities for abuse of this technology, and Erlich is absolutely right to be concerned about how it may be used.

Oct 15 11:11

THE PENTAGON’S PUSH TO PROGRAM SOLDIERS’ BRAINS

The Biological Technologies Office, created in 2014, is the newest of DARPA’s six main divisions. This is the office headed by Justin Sanchez. One purpose of the office is to “restore and maintain warfighter abilities” by various means, including many that emphasize neurotechnology—applying engineering principles to the biology of the nervous system. For instance, the Restoring Active Memory program develops neuroprosthetics—tiny electronic components implanted in brain tissue—that aim to alter memory formation so as to counteract traumatic brain injury. Does DARPA also run secret biological programs? In the past, the Department of Defense has done such things. It has conducted tests on human subjects that were questionable, unethical, or, many have argued, illegal. The Big Boy protocol, for example, compared radiation exposure of sailors who worked above and below deck on a battleship, never informing the sailors that they were part of an experiment.

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IF DARPA actually achieves these goals, how will it not be sought to "pacify" an angry public, sick and tired of wars, manipulated events and information, and the offshoring/outsourcing of American jobs, all created in order that the monied become even more wealthy?!?

We cannot forget that there is a very dark, ethical "underbelly" of this kind of research, and the implications may well lead to a very dystopian future for all citizens of this country.

Oct 15 10:49

Yemen on brink of 'world's worst famine in 100 years' if war continues

UN warns that famine could overwhelm country in next three months, with 13 million people at risk of starvation.

If war continues, famine could engulf the country in the next three months, with 12 to 13 million civilians at risk of starvation, according to Lise Grande, the agency’s humanitarian coordinator for Yemen.

She told the BBC: “I think many of us felt as we went into the 21st century that it was unthinkable that we could see a famine like we saw in Ethiopia, that we saw in Bengal, that we saw in parts of the Soviet Union – that was just unacceptable.

“Many of us had the confidence that would never happen again and yet the reality is that in Yemen that is precisely what we are looking at.”

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Ms. Grande is obviously naive enough to believe that the war will stop, just upon the wails and screams of various human rights organisations and NGOs around the world.

What she refuses to understand, is that this is precisely the outcome the Butcher of Yemen (aka, Prince Mohammed bin Salman) wishes to see happen.

I think of another way of putting it is "Victory by Attrition", which means the Butcher doesn't care HOW the people of Yemen die, he just wants them to die, either by starvation; direct bombing runs; destroying the water infrastructure; and poisoning Yemeni people with potentially weaponized cholera.

And the Unhinged, Surveilled State of Amerika, lead by its Merchant of Death in Chief, is doing everything it can do, particularly selling him arms with which to massacre as many children, women, and medically fragile elderly as possible.

THIS, friends, is why the "Khasshogi Incident" will be forgotten; anything which gets in the way of selling American weapons will be obliviated, as I believe you will see in the coming days, possibly as soon as the end of the week.

That's why Pompeo is headed Riyadh this week, President Trump says Mike Pompeo going to Saudi Arabia this Week to "stategize conformities" as to how this assassination will be spun, and to not let one scintilla of logic, or real evidence, dare to rear its ugly head, to combat the soon to be well-crafted spinning of this story.

Oct 15 10:29

DID SAUDIS, CIA FEAR KHASHOGGI 9/11 BOMBSHELL?

The macabre case of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi raises the question: did Saudi rulers fear him revealing highly damaging information on their secret dealings? In particular, possible involvement in the 9/11 terror attacks on New York in 2001.

Even more intriguing are US media reports now emerging that American intelligence had snooped on and were aware of Saudi officials making plans to capture Khashoggi prior to his apparent disappearance at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week. If the Americans knew the journalist’s life was in danger, why didn’t they tip him off to avoid his doom?

Jamal Khashoggi (59) had gone rogue, from the Saudi elite’s point of view. Formerly a senior editor in Saudi state media and an advisor to the royal court, he was imminently connected and versed in House of Saud affairs. As one commentator cryptically put it: “He knew where all the bodies were buried.”

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Watch this "disappearance" be spun down the rabbit hole of dysfunction and menial ordinariness by the collective US "alphabet soup" agencies.

Khashoggi's absence will be relegated to that of a very minor situation, not worthy of the notice of the US corporate presstitutes and warrespondents very soon.

I would almost be willing to bet, as soon as this Friday, stories about him wil vanish, poof! - as though they had never existed at all.

Oct 15 10:23

VIDEO: GOOGLE’S GOOD CENSOR PLAN

The Good Censor document admits Google and the other Silicon Valley tech giants now control online conservation and have undertaken a shift toward censorship.

Nafeez Ahmed:
How the CIA made Google

Inside the secret network behind mass surveillance, endless war, and Skynet.

Oct 15 10:21

DEA GRANTS PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY MONOPOLY ON MEDICAL CBD

News circulated recently that the DEA had rescheduled cannabidiol (CBD), the nonpsychoactive ingredient in cannabis, but the technicalities of the agency’s decision actually show their ruling is highly restrictive.

The decision concerned a recently FDA-approved pharmaceutical version of CBD, produced by GW Pharmaceuticals. Due to the federal government’s continued prohibition of cannabis, Epidiolex was prohibited from going to market unless the DEA rescheduled CBD. That’s what the agency did, leading some to believe that “since this FDA-approved medication is pure cannabidiol (CBD) that all CBD products fall into the same category,” Forbes noted.

But that is not the case. The DEA decision applies only to “FDA-approved” drugs, meaning they have just granted GW Pharmaceuticals a monopoly on plant-derived CBD (hemp-derived CBD is no longer restricted). The DEA said as much in a statement to NBC affiliate WTHR:

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One has to wonder what this company paid, and to whom in the FDA to become the single-sourced developer here.

Oct 15 09:38

HR 1111-The Democrats and the UN Plan to Seize Control of the Government

There are 22 days before the second most important election in American history. At the end of this trail, lies extreme danger for every conservative, Constitutional-loving citizen and Christian. I feel compelled to say that I feel I am watching the roll out of 1930’s Nazi control of the German government. The German people though Hitler was just a fad and he would fade away. The only thing that faded away were the Communists who were diametrically opposed to the Nazis. The communists became the first guests at Hitler’s “Final Solution” camps. There is clear evidence that the Democrats plan to hand this country off to the United Nations and the predictions of Bill Ayers, Obama’s mentor, of putting 50 million Americans into re-education camps and needing to kill 25 million will come to fruition if the Democrats take over the government. To some, they will this is hyperbole. To some others they will say this is delusional paranoia.

Oct 15 09:37

Mark Zuckerberg Just Stole $315,000 From A Triple-Amputee Vet

Over the years, Kolfage invested $315,000 to grow brands on Facebook. Facebook requested admins of pages to invest tons of money to grow and reach larger audiences for the brands he managed. Zuckerberg had no problem taking Brian’s money. But now Zuckerberg & Facebook decided they couldn’t allow the popular conservative page to get in the way of the 2018 midterm elections after it became a pivotal part of President Trumps 2016 upset to Hillary Clinton. Facebook headed up by Zuckerberg used a well-planned opportunity to take out actual bad pages and lumped in Airman Kolfage’s conservative network.

Oct 15 09:12

What I'm Doing To Fight Facebook Censorship (And You Can Too)

Fortunately for us, while Facebook dominates the internet, they do not control it. There are many cracks in the wall they are creating, and Facebook doesn't have enough fingers to fill them all in. The truth is leaking, but it needs a lot of help if it's going to leak enough.

A Mass Exodus?
For many people, myself included, Facebook has finally fully crossed the proverbial red line in the sand.

Censorship is vile, disgusting, and ultimately evil, and Facebook has just committed the most significant act of online censorship since the beginning of the internet.

The first question anyone who understands the implications of this purge asks is, "What other social networks are there that I can support instead of Facebook?".

Oct 15 09:09

Bokhari: In ‘The Good Censor,’ Google Admitted to Censorship — And The Media Ignored It

Earlier this week, Breitbart News released “The Good Censor,” an 85-page internal company presentation created by Google, explaining in frank terms that the handful of big tech companies that dominate the internet have “shifted towards censorship.” The response from the establishment media? Virtually nothing.
There were a couple notable exceptions. The Daily Mail ran a detailed story about the leak, as did The Hill. And The Verge, part of the far-left Vox Media empire, ran two stories on the leak – although they mostly defended Google’s right to censor in the name of “safety and security.” BuzzFeed’s Charlie Warzel called the leaked presentation “incredibly fascinating” in a social media post, but BuzzFeed itself has thus far failed to cover it.

The conservative media did much better, with coverage in The Western Journal, World Net Daily, LifeSite, Fox News, NewsBusters, and The Daily Wire.

Oct 15 08:41

The US Military’s Vision for State Censorship

Confident that none of the thousands of journalists in Washington will question, or even report, what he writes, Watts lays out, from the standpoint of the repressive apparatus of the state and the financial oligarchy it defends, why censorship is necessary.

The central theme of the report is “sovereignty,” or the state’s ability to impose its will upon the population. This “sovereignty,” Watts writes, faces “greater challenges now than it ever has in the past,” due to the confluence between growing political opposition to the state and the internet’s ability to quickly spread political dissent.

Oct 15 08:22

Internet Censorship Just Took An Unprecedented Leap Forward, And Hardly Anyone Noticed

“I unfortunately always felt the day would come when alternative media would be scrubbed from major social media sites,” Anti-Media’s Chief Creative Officer S.M. Gibson said in a statement to me. “Because of that I prepared by having backup accounts years ago. The fact that those accounts, as well as 3 accounts from individuals associated with Anti-Media were banned without warning and without any reason offered by either platform makes me believe this purge was certainly orchestrated by someone. Who that is I have no idea, but this attack on information was much more concise and methodical in silencing truth than most realize or is being reported.”

Oct 15 08:04

VIDEO --- BOMBSHELL: GOP Rep Claims the FBI Has Evidence That Could Bring Mueller’s Probe to a Screeching Halt

FBI Has Evidence That 'Directly Refutes' Premise Of Trump-Russia Probe, GOP Rep Says

Oct 14 10:18

The Supremacy Clause: The Constitution Is Supreme

The Constitution, through this clause has been established as the highest standard of Law regarding the federal government. The Laws of the United States are below the Constitution. The Treaties of the United States must be made under the authority of the Constitution. As far as the federal government is concerned, there is nothing higher than the Constitution.

Alexander Hamilton explains the underlying principle of this clause in Federalist 78.

“There is no position which depends on clearer principles, than that every act of a delegated authority, contrary to the tenor of the commission under which it is exercised, is void. No legislative act, therefore, contrary to the Constitution, can be valid.”

Oct 14 10:03

Danish Bill Proposes 12 Years in Prison for 'Pro-Russia' Opinion

Danish lawmakers have gone on the offensive against interference in public debate, sparking criticism that a new proposal, which could entail criminal liability for expressing opinions similar to those of Moscow, may become a step toward silencing public debate.

Oct 14 10:02

THE PURGE IS HERE: Hundreds of political social media pages deleted without warning

Oct 14 09:14

US-SAUDI COALITION IN YEMEN ATTACKED ANOTHER 2 BUSES OF REFUGEES AS THEY FLED AIRSTRIKES

The international Saudi-led Coalition against Yemen attacked another two buses full of internally displaced people as they fled the Coalition’s airstrike campaign in Hodeidah. Today’s attack makes it clear the Coalition has a policy of targeting anyone who attempts to flee the U.S.-backed Saudi and Emirati aggression along the west coast.

19 were killed and at least 30 were injured in today’s attack. Even hours later, first responders and reporters ran into trouble entering the scene due to the Saudi planes continuous circling. It’s common for Saudi Arabia to conduct “double-tap” airstrikes which maximize the casualty count in each attack while targeting ambulances and the press.

According to a United Nations team of experts, these double-tap strikes indicate that the Coalition makes conscious decisions to attack civilian targets by quite literally doubling down.

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This war being waged by the Saudi, the US, and Emirate Governments against the people of Yemen, has crossed a line into broad-spectrum assassination and genocide against all Yemeni people whose apparent "crime" was their desire to get their families to safety; and that was what made these murders "legitimate" in the eyes of the US government, the Saudi Government, and the U.A.E. government.

In looking at this, I think I have uncovered the core reason as to why President Trump's two BFFs n the Middle East are Israel's Netanyahu, and Saudi Arabia's Prince Bin Salman.

both do what they do (assassinations, torture), and stand just to the right of Attila the Hun when it comes to potential human rights of those people they consider "collateral damage only": they do this evil with impunity, and never expect any consequences will come back and bite them in a very sensitive portion of the human anatomy.

President Trump would love to do this, both here and abroad, but he is still, in the Unhinged, Surveilled State of Amerika, bound by certain laws, which constrain him to some degree.

This is why we hear, and see, so little about the 3 year old war against Yemen, will looks to drag on indefinitely, unless Bin Salman gives the order to carpet bomb the place, which may well happen if he remains as head of the royal family.

And to our "alleged" Congressional representatives; take back your Constitutional power to make war; you have, morally, sacrificed its original intent, from Bush Jr, thorough Obama, and now through President Trump, to make these wars against Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, and now, God help us, in Yemen happen.

And unless World War III sounds like a great idea to you (because you've got your bunkers, your hard assets, and protective places for your families to stay), the operative word for this is, NOW!!!

This country, collectively, appears to be sleepwalking into wars against China; Russia; and Iran; and heaven knows who else; let's stop this trend before the US finds itself enmeshed in a world war, with no way out, which is precisely where these developments have been leading this country.

Oct 14 08:27

CANADA IS 'CONCERNED' WITH KHASHOGGI'S FATE BUT WILL SELL ARMS TO SAUDIS ANYWAY – TRUDEAU

Ottawa will keep its $15bn arms deal with Riyadh despite concerns over Saudi involvement in the disappearance of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the diplomatic row over human rights, Prime Minister Trudeau said.
"We respected that contract," Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told reporters on Friday, adding that his cabinet has put forward measures to make the arms sales more transparent.

"We are making sure Canadians' expectations and laws are always being followed," he said.

The contract was signed in 2014 by the previous conservative government, and has since been upheld by Trudeau. The specifics of the sales were originally not disclosed by the parties.

According to documents obtained by CBC News last month, a Canadian company is to ship 742 LAV-6 light armored vehicles to Riyadh. The same outlet revealed in March that hundreds of the LAV-6s will be outfitted as "heavy assault" and "anti-tank" types.

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When ever a country wants to put on a great face, smelling mounds of bovine excrement in their excuses to allow arms sales to continue to flow,and wants to keep on taking another unhinged country's money for weapons, this is precisely the word the word that government uses, and that's "concerned".

How it translates, in diplospeak, to the leadership of that unhinged country is: we know you're assassinating non-combatants, killing infants, children, toddlers, and the medically infirm with the weapons you have purchased from us, but we really don't care, as long as the money keeps flowing to our weaponry manufacturers.

Trudeau is just as much a piece of revolting work on this issue as has been President Trump.

Oct 14 08:18

CONGRESS MEMBERS URGE TRUMP TO MEDDLE IN HUNGARY'S ELECTIONS

One of the loudest voices screaming "Russia is meddling in our democracy!" has been Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH). Last year she signed a letter to the Speaker of the House demanding that Homeland Security and the FBI brief Congress on "the Russian attack on 21 states' voting systems" (a charge since disproven). The letter complained that "when a sovereign nation attempts to meddle in our elections, it is an attack on our country."

To be fair, it is hard to disagree with Rep. Kaptur and her colleagues on that final point. No one wants a foreign country meddling in their elections, hacking their ballot machines, funding opposition parties, manipulating the media in favor of one side, etc.

But here's the rub: Rep. Kaptur has just sent a letter to the State Department demanding that the United States government commit all of the above violations against NATO partner country Hungary!

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Absoflippinglutely unbelievable, but perfectly predictable from Congressional Representatives.

What amazes me, is how do these people manage to get through life so absolutely logic-free?!?

Oct 14 08:14

THE NUMBERS BEHIND AMERICA’S OPIOID EPIDEMIC

Drug overdoses are the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 50, who are now more likely to die from a drug overdose than from car accidents or firearms. The United States has the dubious distinction of having the highest percentage of drug-related deaths in the world.

While opioid abuse is a nationwide problem, there are specific areas that are being hit harder by this epidemic. Using the location data above, from NORC at the University of Chicago, we can see clusters of counties that have an extremely high rate of overdose deaths. Between 2012 and 2016, West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio saw a combined 18,000 deaths related to opioid abuse.

A sharp increase in prescribed opioid-based painkillers and the rise of illegal fentanyl – which is up to 50 times stronger than heroin – has unleashed the worst public health crisis in American history.

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And of course, because Doctors get "compensated" by the drug manufacturers for pushing their products, they are inclined to "push" them on their patients, for a little more money, which becomes very attractive, the more people they have hooked on these drugs.

What you rarely here about, in a Doctor's office or waiting room, are natural alternatives, like kratom (please read about this; the FDA keeps threatening to schedule this, so it is unavailable to Americans, but so far, have not), and a TENS unit, which can be found at your local drug store. These units, are transcutaneous neural stimulators, and break the cycle of pain by short bursts of energy, to the point where you are no longer hurting.

This last suggestion has been used with great success on getting people off of drugs.

Oct 13 16:44

Pastor Brunson Met With Trump At The White House After Spending Two Years Detained In Turkey

“He is a great Christian who has been through such a tough experience,” Trump tweeted Saturday.

Oct 13 10:57

Danish Bill Proposes 12 Years in Prison for 'Pro-Russia' Opinion

Danish lawmakers have gone on the offensive against interference in public debate, sparking criticism that a new proposal, which could entail criminal liability for expressing opinions similar to those of Moscow, may become a step toward silencing public debate.

According to a bill brought forward in local parliament, Danes could face a jail term if they voice dissent over the government's position on Russia.

The proposal, which is said to be meant to "strengthen efforts against illegal influence from foreign intelligence services," would introduce criminal penalties for perceived "meddling" in public debates and attempts to influence decision-making. Crimes committed during an election campaign would entail a maximum prison term of 12 years.

Oct 13 10:41

Global Boycott Of Saudi Investment Summit Accelerates After Journalist's Disappearance

What the mass slaughter of civilians and even bombing a school bus full of children in Yemen couldn't do, the murder of one of their own did: a growing list of major media companies have declared they are pulling out of a high profile investment summit in Riyadh set to start on October 23rd over the alleged Saudi state murder of Washington Post columnist and Saudi "insider" critic Jamal Khashoggi.

So far the list of media sponsors declaring their withdrawal from the Saudi-hosted Future Investment Initiative (FII) event include the Financial Times, Bloomberg, CNN and CNBC, as well as president of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, who indicated on Friday he would not be attending, according to The Guardian.

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Apparently, His Majesty, the Butcher of Yemen, has never had to learn that negative actions can have their own negative consequences; he just may learn that, starting from right now.

Oct 13 10:36

NYT Reveals Kushner's Tax Records: Here Is How He Avoided Paying Taxes For Years

Less than two weeks after the NYT released what a massive 12,000 words "bombshell" report on the "fraudulent" tax dealings of Trump's father, and which promptly got swept away by the non-stop news cycle, on Saturday the NYT has come back with part two, this time dissecting the the tax records of Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, highlighting that he paid almost no federal income taxes in several recent years despite a net worth that soared to $324 million in 2016 from $106 million in 2011, and billions of dollars spent building his real estate empire.

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This is the way the monied become more rich; and there are no legal obstacles preventing such actions.

Oct 13 10:33

DM: No fuel for Gaza until violence ends

MainAll NewsDefense/SecurityDM: No fuel for Gaza until violence ends

DM: No fuel for Gaza until violence ends
Defense Minister Liberman says Israel won't provide fuel, gas, to Gaza until violence - including incendiary balloons - ends.

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman (Yisrael Beytenu) on Saturday said that Israel will not provide fuel or gas to Gaza if conflicts continue.

Liberman halted the transfer of fuel to Gaza on Friday, after several Gaza terrorists who detonated a bomb on the Israel-Gaza border fence and attacked an IDF position inside Israel.

Earlier on Saturday, Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh said that conflict would continue until Hamas' demands are met.

"Woe betide you if you cease the March of Return before the siege is lifted," Haniyeh told Gazans. "Our marches are not for the sake of fuel and money. They are our nation's natural right."

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This is yet another form of collective punishment the Israeli government loves to use against Palestinians, as one more facet of its "Final Solution" to the "Palestinian Problem".

Oct 13 10:23

Outside In: The Trump administration’s plan to remake the Middle East

The only promise that is new about the promised peace plan is the way it will be forced on the Palestinians: no one has promised that the plan itself will be new. With Saudi Arabia and Egypt—the outside—brought onside with the promise of continued military aid despite their crimes against humanity and violations of international law and the Palestinians weakened by being silenced, economically crushed and stripped of any friends to help them, the United States and Israel are now free to attempt to impose a peace plan on the Palestinians.

Oct 13 10:14

Rights group criticizes US-led coalition for Raqqa deaths

The U.S.-led coalition's failure to adequately acknowledge and investigate civilian deaths in the Syrian city of Raqqa is "a slap in the face for survivors" trying to rebuild their lives a year after the offensive to oust the Islamic State group, a prominent rights group said Friday.

At a news conference in the Lebanese capital, Amnesty International said 2,521 bodies from the battle for Raqqa have been recovered in the city, the majority killed by coalition airstrikes. It cited a small unit known as the Early Recovery Team working with U.S.-backed predominantly Kurdish forces to recover bodies and bury them. They expect to recover at least 3,000 more bodies.

There are "more bodies underneath the ground than living souls," said Anna Neistat, Amnesty International's senior director of global research, who
in 2017 with the coalition playing a supporting role recently returned from Syria.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Remember the line from a television interview, during Viet Nam, when a soldier made the statement "We had to destroy the city in order to save it", right after the Tet Offensive in Viet Nam?!?

It appears that the same tortured thinking applies here, including the extensive assassinations of civilians.

Oct 13 10:05

Israeli right wanted Trump to be president, and it has reaped the reward

Two years ago it was said that Israeli PM Netanyahu was resigned to Hillary Clinton being elected president, but when Trump won it was a “dream come true.” A story in the New York Times suggests that the Israeli right tried to influence the outcome for Trump.

Earlier this week the Times reported that back in 2016 Trump campaign officials reached out to an Israeli security firm over the possibility of creating fake online identities in order to sway the Republican nomination process and then the general election. The Israeli firm came up with proposals

to use social media manipulation and to gather intelligence to help defeat Republican primary race opponents and Hillary Clinton, according to interviews and copies of the proposals.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With Trump in the White House, you can expect him doing whatever it is that Bibi Netanyahu, and his huge US financial backer, Sheldon Adelson, command.

It started with Trump's recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, rather than Tel Aviv.

The Trump Administration will continue supporting various wars of aggression against countries like Yemen; potentially Lebanon; and - the ultimate prize for Israel here - against Iran. Trump has been putting us on a path to war with Iran, while nobody is paying attention

But remember: this will only be done at the cost of American blood, and American money.

And these multiple wars may go horrifically badly, because at this point in its existence, the US military doesn't have the money, the weaponry, the troop strength, or the manufacturing to insure victory in a conventional war.

Were I a betting woman, I would not bet against the strong possibility, that the draft will be reintroduced in this country, right after the mid-term elections. And this time, the US military will be coming for both our sons, and our daughters.

Oct 13 09:41

ISIS seizes chlorine canisters in attack on Al-Nusra & White Helmets – Russian MoD

Deadly chemicals have ended up in the hands of Islamic State (IS, ISIS/ISIL) after pro-IS terrorists attacked a northern Syrian HQ of Al-Nusra, killing several militants and White Helmets and capturing canisters with chlorine.
The Russian Defense Ministry reported on the attack on Wednesday, accusing the militant-allied Western countries of helping the terrorists acquire chemical agents. The “irresponsible actions” of these states in Syria have led to the situation, in which “chemical agents ended up in the hands of Islamic State terrorists, whose actions are impossible to predict,” the head of the Russian Reconciliation Center, Major General Vladimir Savchenko, said in a statement.

Moscow has previously accused the anti-government militants and their Western backers of preparing false flag chemical attacks to frame Damascus. The West, Savchenko said, completely “disregards the precarious situation in the Idlib de-escalation zone” with this alleged plan.

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Remember how much the US government has hyped the mantra about having to "do something" if there is another "chemical attack" on the Syrian people?!?

Folks, if this information is true, we are all probably being thoroughly groomed for an "October Surprise" in Syria, which would certainly be a welcome distraction for both the White House, fretting about upcoming midterm elections and the economy, and Bibi Netanyahu, worried about corruption charges against his wife Sarah, and potentially against himself.

Oct 13 09:35

GOOGLE CEO TELLS SENATORS THAT CENSORED CHINESE SEARCH ENGINE COULD PROVIDE “BROAD BENEFITS”

GOOGLE CEO SUNDAR PICHAI has refused to answer a list of questions from U.S. lawmakers about the company’s secretive plan for a censored search engine in China.

In a letter newly obtained by The Intercept, Pichai told a bipartisan group of six senators that Google could have “broad benefits inside and outside of China,” but said he could not share details about the censored search engine because it “remains unclear” whether the company “would or could release a search service” in the country.

Pichai’s letter contradicts the company’s search engine chief, Ben Gomes, who informed staff during a private meeting that the company was aiming to release the platform in China between January and April 2019. Gomes told employees working on the Chinese search engine that they should get it ready to be “brought off the shelf and quickly deployed.”

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I would imagine that the Dragonfly prototype will be rolled out in the US very soon, as nearly the only way to get heavily censored information, while smaller sites get shut down (as Google, Twitter, and Facebook are now doing, with their deplatforming of conservative sites).

And THAT, my friends, is why the Federal Government will let this happen, first in China, then in the US, to provide as much total control over information as they can.

Remember Terry Gilliam's brilliant film, "Brazil", released in 1985?!?

If you have never watched it, please get it now, preferably the director's cut; this man was beyond genius, in his approach to what the US would look like, a couple of decades after the film was made, and wow, was he spot-on in terms of the grinding disparities between the monied, and the have-nots in this country.

Oct 13 09:22

BREAKING: Hillary Clinton Loses Security Clearance Amid Email Scandal

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley revealed that Hillary Clinton’s aide (who magically became her lawyer) Cheryl Mills along with four others also no longer have clearance.

The U.S. State Department recently confirmed that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s security clearance has been withdrawn at her request. Clearances for five other individuals whom Clinton designated as researchers have also been withdrawn, including close aide Cheryl Mills, according to the State Department’s update of its ongoing review of the mishandling of classified information related to the use of Clinton’s non-government email server.

Documents containing classified material have been sent to the Bureau of Diplomatic Security, and all valid security incidents have been added to the security file for some individuals. Department authorities are continuing to review tens of thousands of documents for classified content.

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Couldn't happen to a more deserving bunch of people!!

But I have to wonder if this collective "slap on the wrist" was done as a way of attempting to mitigate current, and future, lawsuits against her, if the statute of limitations has not run out on those alleged crimes?!?

Oct 13 09:01

FIRST THEY CAME FOR ALEX JONES — WE TOLD YOU WE WERE NEXT — WE WERE

October 11, 2018 will be remembered in history as the day the tech giants attempted to wipe out independent, liberty-minded, antiwar media from the airwaves. On Thursday, in a coordinated effort, hundreds of pages devoted to peace and liberty were memory holed by social media giants.

As part of its purge, Facebook has removed the pages of several police accountability/watchdog/critic groups, including Cop Block, the Free Thought Project, and Police the Police. They've also apparently severely restricted activity for the Photography Is Not a Crime page.

What makes this recent purge from Facebook and Twitter so egregious is that the pages like the Free Thought Project, the Anti-Media, Press for Truth, and dozens of others, did not fit the hate speech narrative these same companies used to wipe out Alex Jones. Instead, these pages were dedicated to spreading peace, bridging the divide, bringing humanity together and holding government accountable.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mike and I have a great deal of respect for Matt and his team at Free Thought Project, and I have linked many of his articles to WRH.

Please leave Facebook and Twitter now; the only thing you will get from them is Government-approved narrative to support specific agendas (read: wars.)

Oct 13 09:00

SMART CITIES: ARE WE SLEEPWALKING INTO A BIG BROTHER FUTURE OF CONSTANT SURVEILLANCE IN THE NAME OF IMPROVED EFFICIENCY AND SAFETY?

When Eva Blum-Dumontet, a research officer for London-based non-profit Privacy International, attends conferences, she likes to ask people she meets if they live in a smart city.

Oct 13 08:56

GANGING UP ON BEIJING? FIVE EYES INTEL NETWORK NOW LOOKS AT CHINA

The intelligence agencies of the US, Australia, Britain, Canada and New Zealand have been cooperating closely on countering China’s “foreign activities” since the start of the year, Reuters reports.

The so-called Five Eyes network is also sharing intelligence with allies such as Germany and Japan, in what has become a multinational coalition against Beijing’s alleged foreign meddling. Washington and its partners have accused China of using foreign investments to pull political strings – an accusation that Beijing denies.

“Consultations with our allies, with like-minded partners, on how to respond to China’s assertive international strategy have been frequent and are gathering momentum,” a US official told Reuters. The unnamed source added that informal discussions on the matter have quickly turned into “detailed consultations on best practices and further opportunities for cooperation.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Note that NONE of this information is sourced, or attributed.

But please note; demonization of another country, plus sanctions placed on it, are most usually the solid prelude to a shooting war.

Oct 13 08:52

JAMAL KHASHOGGI WASN’T THE FIRST — SAUDI ARABIA HAS BEEN GOING AFTER DISSIDENTS ABROAD FOR DECADES

THE STORY OF Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance and possible murder has riveted the world’s attention with its macabre, and mysterious, details. The soft-spoken but sharply critical Saudi journalist vanished after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, on October 2. Theories about his fate include the horrifying possibility that Khashoggi was murdered — and perhaps even tortured and dismembered — at the hands of the Saudi state. (The Saudi government continues to vehemently deny these charges.) Should these allegations prove true, Khashoggi’s fate could have vast ramifications for the reputation of Saudi’s Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, known as MBS, who has until now sought to establish himself as a figure of modernization and reform. Already, Khashoggi’s case has elicited an unusually strong response from Western media and parts of the American government alike, casting Saudi Arabia’s geopolitical future in doubt.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There's an old saying about being judged "by the company one keeps"; and one has to wonder; President Trump's two BFFs in the Middle East, are the Saudi Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, and Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu.

Why this particular set of relationships?!?

What I believe what President Trump's"friends" probably have in common, outside a desire/demand for total control over their citizens, would be that wonderful line from the TV show, "Elementary", in which Sherlock is describing his dad to Watson, as having "...assassins on speed dial."

But for both men, that desire for "total control" is starting to slip.

In Saudi Arabia, we have heard of the possible Saudi execution of a Saudi Journalist, Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Turkey.

And according to recent reports, Houthi rebels have managed to embed themselves in various strategically significant towns within Saudi Arabia itself Yemen's military adopts a more aggressive strategy, and captures Saudi Military sites, While Bibi Netanyahu's wife is on trial for corruption. Corruption indictment looms for Israel's Netanyahu in lead-up to Israeli Elections

And here is why Netanyahu may hold early snap elections: Israel's Netanyahu appears poised to call early elections This would traditionally be held either in late October, or early November.

It looks to me as though both men are in an urgent state of need for some kind of spectacular distraction for their countries' citizens, a "misdirection", if you will, so that not much will get said said about the three situations I have mentioned in this post.

Please note that at this point in time, 13 October, there are 32 days left for countries around the world to stop buying oil from Iran, courtesy of President Trump's edict against this: this "drop dead" date occurs on Sunday, 4 November.

Tuesday, 6 November, is the US mid-term elections.

I think we may reasonably expect to see an "October/November surprise", by way of some kind of false flag, by the US, perhaps with overt or covert assistance by the leaders of both countries in order to "provide "cover"/distraction for both men.

Where and when, I cannot tell you; but the sense of impending dread I am experiencing, looking at potential places where the geopolitical, dry "tinder" could easily be torched, and the world set to burn in an upcoming global war, is something I just cannot shake.

And to our readers and listeners, I hope - and, yes, pray - to heck that I am utterly dead wrong about this; I never want to see anyone hurt, particularly as a distraction for other operations the US- and other governments - don't want us to see happening.

But in looking at both the logic, and the timing here, this is the way I see current history appearing to be unfolding.

Oct 13 07:59

YEMEN’S MILITARY ADOPTS MORE AGGRESSIVE STRATEGY, CAPTURES SAUDI MILITARY SITES IN JIZAN

JIZAN, SAUDI ARABIA — The media branch of Yemen’s Ansar Allah military released footage on Friday showing the moment that strategic Saudi military locations were captured in the eastern al-Doud mountains and al-Reqa’h military bases deep inside of Saudi Arabia. The bases are located in the southwestern region of Jizan, some 900 kilometers (559 miles) south of the Saudi capital of Riyadh. Saudi Arabia has not yet commented on the recent attacks.

Yemen’s army launched two ballistic missiles at a gathering of Saudi military forces, including mercenaries, just east of al-Doud. A group of Saudi-allied mercenaries south of al-Khobeh in Jizan was also targeted. Later in the day, Yemen’s army struck a Saudi military base in the kingdom’s Jizan region with two ballistic missiles, killing a number of Saudi soldiers, according to two military sources in Yemen’s army.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF, in fact, these reports are true, I would bet you that you won't see anything from the US corporate presstitutes about how this Yemeni militia, adapting a very different strategy than what they have used before, managed to infiltrate critical pieces of infrastructure in Saudi Arabia.

One has to wonder; is the House of Saud (and their American cohorts) losing their grip in their attempted genocide in Yemen?!? Only time will tell.

Oct 13 07:50

CENSORSHIP CRACKDOWN? TOP 10 ALT-MEDIA PAGES NEWLY BANNED BY FACEBOOK & TWITTER

SOURCE: RT

Sites dealing with government transparency, pages dedicated to police brutality and alternative media – take a closer look at the top ten accounts with millions of followers that were recently suspended by Twitter and Facebook.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And notice the timing on these take-downs; 31 days before US mid-term elections.

Oct 13 07:47

'TRUMP WANTS TO HAVE ME KILLED', SAYS VENEZUELA'S MADURO

As the US continues to send not-so-subtle signals that it could be open to a military invasion of Venezuela after a US-supported coup plot involving Venezuelan military officers fizzled, Nicolas Maduro - who only a few months ago evaded a bizarre assassination attempt involving C4-laden drones - has accused the Trump Administration of conspiring to have him assassinated.

When approached for a response to Maduro's comments, a White House spokesman did little to rebut his claims, saying only that the US's "policy preference" is "for a peaceful, orderly return to democracy in Venezuela." Given Venezuela's ailing energy infrastructure, and US sanctions that have made it difficult for the Maduro regime to sell its oil or tap capital markets for funding, the government has been forced to rely on China and, to a lesser extent, Russia to keep it afloat.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No matter what the White House says, Maduro is probably very correct in his assessment here.

The problem here has been exacerbated by the sanctions, which have pushed Venezuela far more into the orbit of China and Russia; the same can be said about the sanctions against Iran.

The real test for Maduro will be that (as of right now, hypothetical) moment when his military turns on him, and starts cooperating with forces who want to see regime change, rather than have the continuation of the horrific conditions under which the Venezuelan people are living.

Oct 13 07:39

FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-COP? WEB WEAPON DESIGNED TO SUBDUE MENTALLY ILL TROUBLEMAKERS

New York police are testing a new weapon that wraps the target in Kevlar cord. With nearly 1,000 people killed by US cops each year, non-lethal equipment is welcome – but can it break officers’ habit of reaching for the gun first?
The new device looks more like something out of a comic book. In New York, where the killings of several unarmed civilians by cops have sparked major protests, anything that gets officers’ hands off their guns is worth a try.

The device consists of a hand-held remote that shoots barbed Kevlar cords at suspects at a speed of 640 feet per second, wrapping tightly around their body almost too quickly to see. The BolaWrap 100 is designed to incapacitate, not kill, and marketing materials indicate its target "audience" is the mentally ill, who are disproportionately represented among police casualties.

Wrap Technologies sells the BolaWrap for $800 and claims 24 police departments are currently testing it out.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The reasoning for inventing this device sounds great; but when the cord goes around the legs, does that not cause the person on the receiving end of the process to fall, because their mobility has been made impossible?!?

This is the video of how the device works:

Examples: BolaWrap technologies

Notice that in all the examples, the alleged perpetrator never attempts to move after the device has been utilized; I have to wonder how "real world" that would be in in an actual apprehension.

Oct 12 21:20

Maori, Pacific job candidates fast-tracked to interview stage at ADHB

All eligible M?ori and Pacific job candidates are being automatically fast-tracked to the interview stage for openings at Auckland DHB.

The change has been made to try increase workforce diversity, and has already resulted in more M?ori and Pacific candidates being interviewed and hired.

If job-seekers aren't hired, managers must give specific feedback to HR, so the unsuccessful candidate can be coached to improve their chances in future interviews.

A new assessment tool prompts interviewers to think about "reflecting our communities and prioritised health outcomes", along with traditional skills and experience.

Oct 12 17:56

US Marines reveal plans for plasma crowd control weapon that can shout at people from 3,000 feet away - then be 'turned up' to temporarily blind and even burn them

The weapon can produce a range of effects.

At the lowest setting, the weapon can produce speech, and it will be able to warn people upto 1,000m away by delivering voice messages.

When it gets closer, the weapon will deliver a 'Flash-bang effect' by sending an 'acoustic blast of ~ 165+ dB at minimum distance of 100 meters'.

It will also be able to send a 'Flash blind effects (6-8 million candela)' momentarily blinding people at minimum distance of 100 meters

The highest setting of the current model will let loose 'Full scalable thermal ablative effects' through common natural clothing (i.e., fabric, denim, leather, etc.) at minimum distance of 100 meters.

This would painfully vaporise the outer layer of skin – rather than burning it will be turned into gas.

Using the different effect would allow operators to control crowds or enemies, first warning them before using the higher settings.

Oct 12 13:32

Soros’ Role in Social Media Censorship Revealed in Leaked Document

Social media censorship is here and out in the open, and it has become clear that the major tech companies are working together to shut down and silence members of the free press for political reasons. Of course, this has everything to do with Donald Trump being in office, and whether you support him or not, what is being lost in the effort to depose him will eventually affect everyone.

Censorship is not the American way, and while people today may think that the ‘other’ side is dead wrong and shouldn’t be allowed to speak up, it takes a special kind of influence to achieve the level of social media and platform banning that we’ve seen in recent weeks.

It turns out, according to a leaked 49-page document, that this special influence may be none other than George Soros himself, the world’s wealthiest liberal political agitator. Soros has long been known to exert influence, via his immense personal wealth, at the grass-roots level of many political struggles around the world.

Oct 12 12:32

YEMEN’S NAVY USES NEW MISSILE TO DESTROY SAUDI MILITARY VESSEL NEAR HAJJAH

Yemen’s navy targeted a military vessel belonging to Saudi Arabia off of the northwestern coast of Hajjah on Wednesday, reportedly killing all aboard the vessel. The boat, which was in the Medi port, was carrying out attacks on the residential districts of Heiran and Medi in Hajjah when it was hit, according to a statement from Yemen’s navy.

A source in Yemen’s navy confirmed to MintPress News that it targeted the Saudi vessel with a new type of domestically-manufactured missile, but did not name the missile.

The Saudi-led coalition has not yet commented on the attack, which occurred during an increase in coalition airstrikes on the residential area of Hajjah and other provinces — strikes that have killed and injured more than 50 civilians over the past 72 hours in the strategic Red Sea port.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please note: these Saudi attacks, enabled by the US military, were attacking civilian areas; not military targets. But of course, the Butcher of Yemen, AKA Prince Salman and his minions, will argue until they are blue in the face, that killing civilians, particularly infants, children, women, and the medically fragile elderly, is completely justified, under a tortured logic that is most difficult to understand by us mere mortals.

I would like to politely remind President Trump that collective punishment of a people is a war crime; by enabling the Saudi slaughter in this genocide, the US government has chosen to become a war criminal.

As long as I can breathe, as a Christian pacifist activist, I will continue to peacefully witness to this slaughter in Yemen, and hold my government accountable for its horrific involvement, and enabling, which has caused the fighting to go on long after it should have ended, via a diplomatic solution.

Of course, our Merchant of Death in Chief, President Trump, doesn't want this to happen, because it would put a huge dent in the profits of those members of the military industrial complex who are selling these weapons to the Saudis like hotcakes, and ... we just cannot do this, can we Mr. President?!?

So the war grinds on... the sales are completed... and we will continue to see thousands more Yemeni deaths that We the People, personally, and morally, have a moral obligation, peacefully, and logically, to attempt to stop.

Oct 12 12:15

LEAKED GOOGLE DOCUMENT ADVISES TO “POLICE TONE INSTEAD OF CONTENT” IN THE “SHIFT TOWARDS CENSORSHIP”

Another Google document has found its way into the public domain, this time through Breitbart. The news publication reports that an 85-page briefing entitled “The Good Censor,” advises tech companies to “police tone instead of content” and to not “take sides” when censoring users.

This must be why Activist Post remains censored on YouTube and the wrongful suspension still hasn’t been removed, along with other accounts that were removed, or further why Iran has had 39 YouTube channels deleted. It must be Google’s “new position as ‘moderators in chief.'” (page 70)

The document, which can be read in full at Breitbart, admits in writing that big Silicon Valley companies including Google have shifted toward censoring users, moving away from their original values. Moreover, the mission to “create an unmediated ‘marketplace of ideas'” has become a plan by tech companies to “create well-ordered spaces for safety and civility.” (page 67)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Upon reading that last paragraph, the WRH Bovine Excrement Detectors sucked a valve, shuddered and imploded on the spot.

When we replace this unit (which comes, BTW, at a cost equivalent to that of a platinum-coated Unicorn's horn), the next time it happens, upon reading something thoroughly evil or shady Google has done, I will be morally obliged to to bill them directly for the damage!!

Oct 12 12:07

UN REPORTS OVER 8,000 AFGHAN CIVILIANS KILLED IN 2018, MOSTLY WOMEN AND CHILDREN

Adding to a growing list of UN reports released recently all showing a surge in Afghan civilian casualties in different manners, a Wednesday report was released showing that civilian deaths are surging from US and Afghan government airstrikes.

This has been ongoing through the year, with a decrease in US airstrikes in Iraq and Syria leading to more warplanes committed to bombings in Afghanistan. More US strikes means more civilians getting hit, meaning the casualty figures are at multi-year highs.

The UN figures show 649 civilian casualties in the US and Afghan airstrikes in 2018’s first nine months. This is 39% more than the same period in 2017, as well as more than the whole of last year. 60% of the casualties are women and children.

All these reports on all these different sorts of civilian casualties caused by the war show a general increase in violence against civilians on all fronts, with no signs of the violence slowing down any time soon.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

17 years in Afghanistan, which have brought about nothing but more violence and misery for the Afghani people.

But the US government will not leave, because if our and NATO's military stay, we haven't lost this war.

This ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid rationale for keeping our military in Afghanistan will cost one hell of a lot more lives, both US and Afghani, until we finally get someone into the White House who realizes what an abysmal failure this war has been, and makes the right, moral decision.

That decision would be to evacuate US and NATO troops just as quickly as is safely possible, then negotiate with whatever government is left standing in Kabul for the pipeline rights; the rare earth mineral rights; and the rights to the opium poppy trade, which has skyrocketed since the inception o the US/UN invasion and occupation.

And I will assure you that, no, the images I am sharing below, have not been photoshopped.

Images: US military guarding Afghan poppy fields

Oct 12 11:54

TSA Abused Reassignments to Target Whistleblowers, House Panel Finds

Senior officials at the Transportation Security Administration used reassignments to retaliate against whistleblowers, and the Homeland Security Department is withholding related documents from Congress and the Office of Special Counsel, a House committee found in a pair of reports released on Tuesday.

The reports were the climax of a three-year bipartisan investigation by staff of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that found “recurrent misconduct with minimal consequences,” including sexual harassment and reassignments due to suspicion of unauthorized contact with the news media.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Color me completely unsurprised.

As a private, peaceful human being who wishes no harm to anyone, I have had my share of grope-downs by the grope-Nazis at the airport.

That they abuse their own, when someone tries to come forward about something done improperly, comes as utterly no surprise.

Oct 12 11:50

POLICE FACIAL RECOGNITION BODY CAMS CAN BE EDITED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT

Soon nowhere will be safe from Big Brother's prying eyes. Imagine walking down Main St., and seeing officer friendly approaching you. As the officer approaches you, he or she has already scanned your face against a 15 million person database and knows if you have any outstanding tickets, warrants etc.

That is the future of American policing.

Police across America will soon be using Vigilant Solutions (VS), "VideoBadge" body cams to identify everyone they come in contact with. (Click here to find out more.)

A VS "wearable security" video tries to convince people that it is fun to use facial recognition body cams to spy on everyone.

A question everyone should be asking is, why does a private corporation have a 15 million person "gallery" of Americans and how could it be abused?

Putting a corporation in charge of a facial recognition database is only asking for trouble.

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How do we prevent police from editing footage to their liking, which holds them harmless and indemnifies them from blame, if they do not like the way a particular situation was resolved?!?

Safeguard provisions need to be in place, and right the heck now, to prevent any tampering of footage by the police because the footage looks really bad for them.

Oct 12 11:44

America’s obesity is threatening national security, according to this study

It’s well known at this point that just under 30 percent of Americans ages 17 to 24 ? the prime age to join the Army ? aren’t eligible to join.

But beyond that, almost a third of those who sit down with a recruiter to take the first steps are immediately disqualified.

Why? Because of their weight.

“Out of all the reasons that we have future soldiers disqualify, the largest – 31 percent ? is obesity,” Maj. Gen. Frank Muth, head of Army Recruiting Command, said Wednesday at AUSA’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

A freshly published study, “Unhealthy and Unprepared” concludes that America’s rising numbers of overweight youth are going to have real impacts on the military’s ability to maintain effectiveness.

“We’ve got to make sure that message gets out, because our concern is what happens when that percentage that qualify … potentially goes down?” Muth said. “Or if the obesity, if that starts to go up.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Beyond the obesity statistics (and one way to get away from being overweight is sticking completely to a natural diet, free from additives like MSG, which turns on the body's appetite, so that you will eat more), another interesting fact here, is that war is still the only way this country sees as a method of getting what it wants geopolitically.

I used to think that there might have been a day, in times past, when the American government could actually negotiate in good faith, to get what it wanted from other countries; but now, I see that this is no longer the case.

Oct 12 11:38

“RISING INEQUALITY” COULD IMPACT AMERICA’S AAA CREDIT RATING: MOODY’S: IT “WILL EXACERBATE ALREADY MATERIAL FISCAL CHALLENGES ON THE HORIZON.” IF UNADDRESSED, “SOCIAL TENSIONS WILL CONTINUE TO RISE.”

Credit-analysis firm Moody’s Investors Service is sounding the alarm bells over “rising inequality” as the gap widens between America’s rich and poor, potentially threatening the country’s AAA rating.

So much for that vision of a newly emboldened American working class …

Instead, Trump’s $1.5 trillion in tax cuts, according to Moody’s, have helped make the rich richer, putting more of the onus of repaying the country’s debt on the poor.

“Since 1995, the top 10% of US income earners have experienced an overall median net worth increase of close to 200%, while the bottom 40% of income earners have seen a decline. There has been a particularly sharp increase in wealth and income inequality ratios since the global financial crisis,” Moody’s noted in a report released on Monday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Scary to acknowledge, but that's about the long and short of it on those tax cuts, which gave a tremendous economic boost... to the already monied and advantaged.

Oct 12 11:24

20 QUESTIONS YOU HAVE TO ASK U.S. POLITICAL CANDIDATES BECAUSE NOBODY ELSE WILL

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With this brilliantly assembled series of questions, Mr. Swanson has become my "hero du jour" for peace and human rights; and that is a title I rarely give ANYONE (except, of course, for my husband, Michael, who earns it on a daily basis:-))

Oct 12 11:20

WALMART HAS AN INCREDIBLY CREEPY CART PATENT TO MONITOR YOUR BIOMETRIC DATA

Walmart has a totally creepy idea to monitor your biometric data, pulse, and location from the sensors on a shopping cart handle, Motherboard reported.

Walmart recently applied for a patent that details biometric shopping handles that can track a customer’s heart rate, palm temperature, grip, and how fast the cart is being pushed.

The patent titled “System And Method For A Biometric Feedback Cart Handle” published August 23rd, details a cart with sensors in it that would then send data to a server. That server would then notify store employees to check on individual customers.

The company has yet to clarify the use-cases of such a patented cart besides creepy privacy-invasive technology. However, it can be assumed that some of these cart features would be for customer safety and anti-theft measures.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just because it is both creepy and scary, is no guarantee that Walmart will not get the patent, and move forward with integrating it into their carts.

Should that implementation happen, color us OUT of Walmart, permanently!!!!

Oct 12 11:08

‘Land of censorship & home of the fake’: Alternative voices on Facebook and Twitter’s crackdown

Alternative voices online are incensed after Facebook and Twitter closed down hundreds of political media pages ahead of November's crucial midterm elections. Facebook says they broke its spam rules, they say it’s censorship.

Some 800 pages spanning the political spectrum, from left-leaning organizations like The Anti Media, to flag-waving opinion sites like Right Wing News and Nation in Distress, were shut down. Other pages banned include those belonging to police brutality watchdog groups Filming Cops and Policing the Police. Even RT America’s Rachel Blevins found her own page banned for posts that were allegedly “misleading users.”

Oct 12 11:04

Israel fines New Zealand women $18,000 for urging Lorde concert boycott

An Israel court has ordered two New Zealand women to pay damages for harming the “artistic welfare” of three Israeli teenagers after the pop star Lorde cancelled a planned performance in Tel Aviv.

Judge Mirit Fohrer ruled that Justine Sachs and Nadia Abu-Shanab of New Zealand must pay damages to Israeli teenagers Shoshana Steinbach, Ayelet Wertzel and Ahuva Frogel totaling more than NZ$18,000 for writing a letter urging the singer to cancel her concert in Tel Aviv, the Jerusalem Post reports.

It is believed to be the first effective use of a 2011 Israeli law allowing civil lawsuits of anyone who encourages a boycott of Israel.

The Israeli teenagers claimed their “artistic welfare” was damaged because of the cancellation and that they suffered “damage to their good name as Israelis and Jews”.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Artistic Welfare", MY ASTROLABE!!

I am hoping that the New Zealand judicial system is bright enough to realize what this truly is; an attempt to squash any artistic freedom on the part of anyone who cancels a concert in Israel, due to Palestinian human rights issues.

I sincerely hope that artists around the world will back Lourdes, with all the moral integrity possible, and never book gigs in Israel ever again, in protest of their treatment of Palestinians.

If they are asked, that they will tell event promoters that until Israel stops its wretchedly apartheid treatment of Palestinians, they cannot, in good conscience, perform in this country, ever again.

Oct 12 10:48

US "INVESTIGATES" GENOCIDE IN MYANMAR, COMMITS GENOCIDE IN YEMEN

Rarely is US hypocrisy so cynical and overt as a recent US State Department investigation into ongoing violence in Myanmar, all while the US continues its full spectrum support of Saudi Arabia's genocidal war on Yemen.

In addition to Washington's role in Yemen, the US also occupies Afghanistan and Syria while carrying out drone strikes and covert military interventions in territory stretching from North Africa to Central Asia.

In Myanmar specifically, the US has openly and for decades funded and supported groups and individuals involved directly on both sides of ongoing ethnic violence. Now, it is leveraging that violence to single out obstacles to US influence in Southeast Asia and in Myanmar specifically.

Reuters in their article titled, "U.S. accuses Myanmar military of 'planned and coordinated' Rohingya atrocities," would claim:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I used to have a great deal of respect for this country,my birthplace, the United States of America.

But when your eyes are open to the horrific atrocities this country has committed, and is still committing against foreign populations, that respect transmogrifies into an horrific awareness, that this country is run by the monied, for the monied, and of the monied.

Elections change nothing; we simply get a glorified Kabuki like performance of people who have been pre-vetted by the monied and the US Deep State, and will only serve their interests, no matter if their interests are in sync with those of We the People, or not.

This is from indexmundi.com, which, for some unfathomable reason, still calls the country Burma:

The Natural Resources of Burma

The article goes on to state:

"Natural resources: petroleum, timber, tin, antimony, zinc, copper, tungsten, lead, coal, marble, limestone, precious stones, natural gas, hydropower, arable land

Definition: This entry lists a country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance, such as rare earth elements (REEs). In general, products appear only if they make a significant contribution to the economy, or are likely to do so in the future."

And of course, as with every other country the US has invaded/pacified/conquered, which it wants here, is the following: a US-Centric government, well-kept with a lot of hush money for its top leadership, which does not mind the expropriation of its resources, and with those resources not being allowed benefit to the citizens of those countries, and all to be sold only for the US dollar.

The only thing left is to peacefully witness to the reality that in both Myanmar and Yemen, the mind-set of the US government and
Deep State, is that the people of these countries are only "collateral damage", to be disposed of in the most expeditious way possible, because that... is the US government's and Deep State's "Final Solution" for dispersing whatever wealth these countries do have in resources to US-friendly companies.

Oct 12 10:18

TURKISH COURT FREES US PASTOR BRUNSON AFTER 2YRS IN JAIL

A Turkish court will release imprisoned US pastor Andrew Brunson, who was jailed for alleged terror links following 2016’s failed coup attempt. Brunson’s arrest has soured US-Turkish relations, with Trump pushing for his release.
Charged with terrorism offences, the court handed down a sentence of 3 years and 1-1/2 month sentence for the evangelical Christian pastor on Friday. Despite the verdict, the court also ruled that the US man would not serve any further time as he had already been detained by authorities since October 2016.

Brunson lawyer: My client is a free man as of now, has already left for home, expect him to go to airport right after, will appeal the conviction. pic.twitter.com/85tHQSPX5I

— Erdem Ayd?n (@eerdemaydin) October 12, 2018

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is good news; but how it will play out, regarding Turkey's relationship with the US, is still up in the air.

Oct 12 10:15

VIRGIN’S BRANSON HALTS TALKS ON $1 BLN SAUDI INVESTMENT IN SPACE VENTURES

British billionaire Richard Branson said on Thursday that his Virgin Group would suspend its discussions with Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund over a planned $1 billion investment in the group’s space ventures, in light of the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Reuters reports.

“What has reportedly happened in Turkey around the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, if proved true, would clearly change the ability of any of us in the West to do business with the Saudi government,” Branson said in a statement.

Branson also said he would suspend his directorship in two Saudi tourism projects around the Red Sea, citing Khashoggi’s disappearance. Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Branson did the right thing, and I applaud his decision.

But I sincerely wish he had done it for the right reason, and that would be to turn the world's attention to the slaughter of innocents in Yemen, in which the US military and government is aiding and abetting the Saudi military in their war crimes. Warning: very graphic images.

Images: Yemeni children dead and maimed for life, due to Saudi bombings.

Images: Yemeni children, dying of starvation, because of US-enabled Saudi port blockades

images: Yemeni children dying of cholera (potentially weaponised, as was used during World War II by the American troops against the Japanese), due to Saudi Arabia destroying water infrastructure

Oct 12 10:01

COPS TOLD ‘DON’T LOOK’ AT NEW IPHONES TO AVOID FACE ID LOCK-OUT

AFTER FIVE FAILED ATTEMPTS WITH THE 'WRONG' FACE, APPLE'S FACE ID SYSTEM WILL FALL BACK TO ASKING A PASSCODE; A TRICKY SITUATION FOR INVESTIGATORS.
As Apple continues to update its iPhones with new security features, law enforcement and other investigators are constantly playing catch-up, trying to find the best way to circumvent the protections or to grab evidence. Last month, Forbes reported the first known instance of a search warrant being used to unlock a suspect’s iPhone X with their own face, leveraging the iPhone X’s Face ID feature.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Well, THAT has to be a major embarrassment for Apple!!

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