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Jun 19 12:34

Protests in Nicaragua -CIA is worried

We are having a revolution in Nicaragua. It does not make the mainstream news because the elite do not want to show the people reclaiming their power to choose their governments and their leaders.

??Recently there has been an article circulating in the alternative media called “Violence In Nicaragua - US-Orchestrated Coup Attempt?”

?The author has no ties to Nicaragua.  He did no research and he defends a man who has murdered 200 people while criticizing a country that en mass is trying to remove a dictator via peaceful protest.  More than 20% of the country came out to protest Daniel Ortega, an obvious tipping point.  Seems like the alphabet agencies are running scared of a new government that they did not create and have no control over, so they have created this hit piece on the student protests, blaming the US.  

Jun 19 12:24

Clinton was never a ‘subject or target’ of FBI investigation

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her aides were never a target or even a subject in the FBI’s investigation into Clinton’s use of a private server, DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz revealed in Senate testimony.

Jun 19 11:38

Saudi-backed Yemeni forces capture Hodeidah airport

Saudi-backed Yemeni government forces have captured the airport at Hodeidah and have started preparations for the more complex task of capturing the city and its port nine miles (15km) to the north. The port is critical to the supply of aid to the rest of the famine-struck country.

Confirmation that the airport on the southern outskirts of the city had been seized after three days of fighting came from both TV pictures and eyewitness accounts. At least 40 Houthi fighters who had held the airport were killed, but most retreated into the city, preparing to fight a potentially intense street-by-street campaign that could endanger tens of thousands of civilians.

Jun 19 11:21

Why America’s Trade War With China Will Be Absolutely Crippling For The U.S. Economy: Mike Snyder, THE ECONOMIC COLLAPSE

Most Americans didn’t even notice, but Donald Trump fired a shot that was very clearly heard all the way over in China on Friday when he slapped a tariff of 25 percent on 50 billion dollars worth of Chinese products…

China accused the United States of firing the first shot on Friday when the White House said that it would impose tariffs of 25% on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods.

The announcement confirms a threat first made by President Donald Trump in March and follows months of trade talks between the two sides. A truce was announced in May, but it proved short-lived.

“The United States has kept changing its mind and now launched a trade war,” China’s Commerce Ministry said in a statement.

The Chinese retaliated almost immediately by slapping a 25 percent tariff on 50 billion dollars worth of our goods…

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This simply cannot end well, for either economy...

Jun 19 11:13

As Tensions Rise, Greeks See Sudden 90% Surge In 'Asylum-Seekers' Across Land Border With Turkey

In the last few months, tensions between two NATO member states have escalated dramatically - Turkey has threatened to invade Greek islands, Greece has responded, Turkey has violated Greek airspace 100s of times, and Greeks now see Turkey as the greatest threat to their existence.

And now, in the first five months of 2018, KeepTalkingGreece.com reports that Greece has been Europe’s top entry point for refugees and migrants. According to the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, Frontext, over 19,800 people entered Greece during January – May 2018. At the same time, the land border crossing from Turkey to Greece increased by 90 percent. The majority of these people were Syrians and Iraqis.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In light of the fact that both countries are NATO members, it would seem that the guy for the job here would be none other than NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, if he really wants NATO to get its MOJO back.

Stop the squabbling here, get Turkey to behave itself, and not ratchet up international tensions any more than they already are.

Jun 19 11:03

Trump To Withdraw From UN Human Rights Council Today

Two years after Russia was kicked out of the UN Human Rights Council, while that paragon of humanitarian virtue Saudi Arabia was reelected, the WaPo reports that the Trump administration is set to withdrawal from the United Nations Human Rights Council as soon as today, making good on a pledge to leave a body that Trump has repeatedly accused of hypocrisy and criticized as biased against Israel.

Per The Washington Post, the decision to leave the 47-nation body, as most observers anticipate, would be more definitive than the lesser option of staying on as a nonvoting observer.

It would represent another retreat by the Trump administration from international groups and agreements whose policies it deems out of sync with American interests on trade, defense, climate change and now, human rights.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is a very sad day when the US government pulls out of a UN sponsored organization when it should be at its head, championing basic human rights for all people... one might say, even those of the Palestinians.

But no, Trump cannot have that, because any attempt to identify Israel as the culprit/creator of the catastrophic situation of Gazan Palestinians, goes against the grain of his bromance with Netanyahu, and he is willing to put everything, and everyone else, under the proveribal bus, to defend that relationship; even potentially going to war against Iran.

And speaking of BFFs in the Middle East, what does it say about President Trump, that his two "fave" guys from the region, are Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu, who is having every Palestinian he can assassinated, and their lands expropriated, and Saudi Arabia's Prince Salman, the Butcher of Yemen, who, as I type this, is on the way to having as many Yemeni infants, children, women, and medically fragile elderly, assassinated at the seige of the Yemen port of Hodeidah as humanly possible?!?

This reality gives me pause for thought here.

Jun 19 10:49

Pat Buchanan: "Where Many Americans See Illegal Intruders, Democrats See Future Voters"

“It is cruel. It is immoral. And it breaks my heart,” says former first lady Laura Bush of the Trump administration policy of “zero tolerance,” under which the children of illegal migrants are being detained apart from their parents.

“Disgraceful,” adds Dr. Franklin Graham.

“We need to be … a country that governs with a heart,” says first lady Melania Trump.

“No one likes this policy,” says White House aide Kellyanne Conway, even “the president wants this to end.”

And so it shall - given the universal denunciations and photos of sobbing children being pulled from parents. Yet striking down the policy will leave America’s immigration crisis still unresolved.

Consider. Since 2016, some 110,000 children have entered the U.S. illegally and been released, along with 200,000 Central American families caught sneaking across the border.

Reflecting its frustration, the White House press office declared:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Where many in this country see undocumented, illegal aliens, flooding the country, and for whom it has no work, and presses an horrendous financial burden on the rest of us, Democrats see..... voters; voters to be wooed to come, given all kinds of freebies, and maintained by the rest of society, no matter how great the financial burden is, which is now put upon working Americans.

Jun 19 10:40

As summer travel begins, TSA says come early and be prepared

Come early, have your bag packed properly and expect that you might need to unpack some items at the security checkpoint, more so than last summer.

That's the advice of Bart Johnson, who leads security for the Transportation Security Administration at airports across upstate, including at Albany International Airport.

Johnson said Monday during a press conference at Albany International that with the summer travel season arriving, air passenger traffic at the airport increases 10 percent, from 4,500 people a day to 5,000 people a day — all of whom must make their way through the TSA checkpoint.

That means the potential for longer lines and longer waits, although Johnson said Monday that TSA officers have been going through training for the summer season and the Albany checkpoints are fully staffed in preparation.

"Most summer days will seem like holiday time with the increase in passengers expected throughout the summer," Johnson said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My late father was an aircraft instrument mechanic, and I used to love to fly; these days, and living on an island, one cannot get to the mainland except by air or sea, that means Mike and I need to be at Honolulu International at least 3 hours early, to put up with the brutes of the TSA, consistently inappropriately touching, groping, and rumaging through the baggage of innocent people who have no evil intent whatsoever.

Remember, these are the folks who were rejected by McDonald's, and generally could not find a job elsewhere; just keep language as short and direct as possible, and try not to glare too hard when your civil and human rights are consistently violated by these...alleged humans.

Jun 19 10:33

Almost 1,000 People Injured, Killed in Terrorist Attacks By Refugees

Nearly 1,000 people were injured or killed in terrorist attacks involving refugees over a four-year span, with Germany facing the highest number of terror plots, according to a new Heritage Foundation report published Monday.

Data collected from the 194 terrorist plots detected across Europe between January 2014 and December 2017 point to a more than one-in-three chance that Germany will be the country targeted in future terror schemes, with civilians being the primary bullseye.

Though only 32, or 16 percent, of those terrorist plots involved refugees or asylum seekers, 41 percent of all plots occurred in Germany. France was the second most targeted country, with Belgium and the United Kingdom trailing closely behind.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF, in fact, these numbers are correct.... YIKES!!

I can absolutely see why there is a crisis in leadership, which may well have Angela Merkel out of office, and soon.

Jun 19 10:30

Obama in Political Bind Over Unaccompanied Immigrant Minors

Flashback, 2014:

President Barack Obama asked Congress for $3.7 billion Tuesday to handle the thousands of child migrants on the southern border, and he’d like lawmakers to treat the emergency request as a simple matter of human compassion.

“Our hope and expectation consistent with the incoming we have received from both parties is that this will be treated as the urgent humanitarian situation that it is,” said a White House official who briefed reporters about the request.

But nothing is quite so simple in Washington these days. By sending the request to Congress, Republicans, who are outraged over Obama’s immigration policies, will now have an opportunity to express their fury in must-sign legislation, possibly attaching policy riders or demanding budget cuts elsewhere.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You see, when President Obama institutionalized child migrants, it was fine; now that Trump has done it, it's awful!!

And we have the following, companion article from newsmax.com this morning:

Homeland's Nielsen: 10,000 of the Kids Didn't Have Parents Entering US

Jun 19 10:19

IG Report Questions Why FBI Did Not Investigate Huma Abedin’s Emails During Hillary Probe

In its extensive report on the Hillary Clinton email probe, the Justice Department’s internal watchdog raised significant questions about why the FBI did not examine the contents of Clinton aide Huma Abedin’s private email accounts and did not seek to obtain Abedin’s personal devices to determine whether classified information was exchanged.
The report noted Abedin should have been a point of interest since the FBI obtained from other sources classified email exchanges between Clinton and Abedin that were missing from the 30,490 emails turned over to the State Department by Clinton’s attorneys. Clinton had claimed the remaining emails were not work-related.

Also, the report documented that the FBI did not go after Abedin’s emails or devices even though she was “the only State Department employee, besides Clinton, with an account on the clintonemail.com domain on Clinton’s server.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The short answer is, because Abedin was, through her very close association with Clinton, another one of the "Untouchables", whose lives could not be messed with, without "major repercussions" (including, potentially assassination, as happened with Seth Richards) occuring.

And no one in this government, had, or has, the "guts" to go there.

Jun 19 10:13

Why Aren't THESE People Considered For Asylum In The United States?

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is webpage on asylum seekers states, in part,"Every year people come to the United States seeking protection because they have suffered persecution or fear that they will suffer persecution due to Political opinion." I wonder if people like Jeremy Bedford Turner (in jail for saying that there is inordinate "Jewish control" in the UK), or holocaust skeptics Monika Schaefer and Ursula Haverbeck (both currently imprisoned in Europe), Catholic Bishop Richard Williamson, (who was previously arrested for a TV interview he did in which he cast doubt on the 'gas chambers.') Can they get asylum in the U.S. based on their fear of prosecution for their controversial political opinions? WHY NOT??! Recall that the late Ernst Zundel not only was not granted asylum, but he was nabbed by U.S. homeland security while living peacefully with his elderly American wife in Tennessee,

Jun 19 10:12

The Knesset officially declares that Israeli democracy is for Jews only

In a rare act, the Presidency of the Knesset (a ten-member group representing most parties) last week disqualified a bill moved by Israeli Palestinian parliamentarians from coming to a debate or vote. The bill in question was named “Basic Law: Israel [is a] State of All Its Citizens.”

Together with the eight Members of Knesset of the Jewish Home, the Presidency could field 95 MKs out of 120 to vote the bill down. And yet, it was considered too dangerous to debate.

Just what was so problematic in the bill? The Knesset legal counsel, Eyal Yanon, said it clearly:

“[The bill] contains several articles which are meant to change the character of Israel from the national state of the Jewish People into a state which grants equal status, from the national point of view, to the Jewish nation and the Arab nation.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This was a perfectly predictable response, courtesy of a wretchedly apartheid, self-proclaimed theocracy, with nuclear weapons.

Jun 19 10:07

Afghan peace marchers arrive in Kabul exhausted and tired of war

Hundreds of Afghan peace marchers arrived exhausted in the capital, Kabul, on Monday after spending the fasting month of Ramadan crossing the sun-baked, war-torn country, much of it under Taliban control.

The marchers, all men, including teachers, students and war victims on crutches and one in a wheelchair, were welcomed along the way by village women carrying the holy Koran, men singing and dancing or offering bread and yoghurt, some in tears.

"I saw and learnt things that I had never thought of before," said Iqbal Khayber, 27, a medical student from Helmand.

"We met people in areas controlled by the Taliban and in areas under government control - everyone is really tired of war."

The march was triggered by a car bomb in Helmand on March 23 that killed at least 14 people and wounded dozens. No group claimed responsibility.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, as long as the US government and NATO want to see this horrific, senseless war continue, it will continue.

And why will it continue, these miserably long 17 years on?!?

Because the US government doesn't want the world to see this as another failed military campaign; so it doesn't matter how many Afghanis or US or NATO troops get killed, or maimed for life; after all, it's only a show about the US's and NATO's superior military capabilities, demonstrating that if they haven't left, they haven't lost, either.

IF US and NATO leadership had two braincells to rub together, they would evacuate their troops as quickly as is safely possible, then negotiate with whatever government was left standing in Kabul for the pipelines, the rare earth development; and the opium crops.

OF course, that... would be logical.

Jun 19 10:07

What’s Really Happening When Asylum-Seeking Families Are Separated?

"In other cases, we see no communication that the parent knows that their child is to be taken away. Instead, the officers say, “I’m going to take your child to get bathed.” That’s one we see again and again. “Your child needs to come with me for a bath.” The child goes off, and in a half an hour, twenty minutes, the parent inquires, “Where is my five-year-old?” “Where’s my seven-year-old?” “This is a long bath.” And they say, “You won’t be seeing your child again.” Sometimes mothers—I was talking to one mother, and she said, “Don’t take my child away,” and the child started screaming and vomiting and crying hysterically, and she asked the officers, “Can I at least have five minutes to console her?” They said no. In another case, the father said, “Can I comfort my child?

Jun 19 09:50

Saudi-led Coalition Enters Main Airport Compound of Yemen's Hodeidah

Saudi-led coalition forces stormed the airport after fierce battles broke out between coalition forces and Houthi militants who hold the main port city of Hodeidah, a local resident said.

"They have stormed the airport," said one Yemeni military source.

The Saudi-led coalition's aircraft carried out airstrikes, targeting Houthi fighters at the airport in Yemen's main port city of Hodeidah on June 18 in response to a missile targeting the southwestern Saudi city of Jizan.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Expect a Saudi-generated bloodbath here, with utterly no quarter given, and no chance for infants, children, women, or the medically fragile elderly to survive.

And please remember; the US government is complicit in Saudi war crimes in Yemen, done in your name, and with your tax dollars.

And from antiwar.com, datelined yesterday, we have the following story:

UAE demands unconditional rebel pullout from rebel portThe article goes on to state:

"There are also an estimated 250,000 civilians left in Hodeidah. With airstrikes against the city on the rise, officials for the attacking forces say that only withdrawing from the city can “save the population.”

The massacre of citizens in Hodeidah... is coming; these conditions placed on the rebels by the UAE just telegraphed it with these demands.

Jun 19 09:45

Unprecedented Israeli Strikes Target Iraqi Shia Militias In Syria

A day after a mysterious airstrike close to the Iraq-Syria border reportedly killed over 30 Syrian government soldiers and Iraqi paramilitary forces backed by Iran, a US official has told CNN the attack was carried out by Israel and not by the US coalition.

Syrian state media blamed the strike on the US-led coalition — though in the immediate aftermath any level of confirmation or evidence was hard to come by. The claims prompted the US coalition spokesman to issue a formal denial, calling Syria's accusation "misinformation" as US-backed SDF forces are only operating east of the Euphrates, and not near Abu Kamal, which lies west, according to the statement.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It appears that Israel is, once again, playing picador with Al Assad and Putin, in essence, daring them to go after an Israeli strike plane, to "justify" a massive attack against Syrian, Iraqi, and Iranian forces there, as their way of accomplishing regime change in Damascus.

Fortunately, Al Assad and Putin have had the horse-sense not to respond to these attacks.

Jun 19 09:39

News FeedWashington committed to Syrian southwest ceasefire arrangement, Pompeo tells LavrovMore:http://tass.com/world/1010062

The United States is committed to maintaining a de-escalation zone in southeast Syria, warning Moscow and Damascus against unilateral activity in the area, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov over the phone on Monday.

According to US State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert, Lavrov and Pompeo had discussed "issues and concerns related to Syria and the bilateral relationship." "Secretary Pompeo reemphasized the US commitment to the (Syrian) southwest ceasefire arrangement that was approved by President (Donald) Trump and President (Vladimir) Putin one year ago," Nauert said.

US Secretary of State noted that "it was critical for Russia and the Syrian regime to adhere to these arrangements and ensure no unilateral activity in this area," she added.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Now, let me get my head around these statements.

Syria is, allegedly a sovereign nation, the leadership of which the US government wants to regime change in Damascus.

The Russian military is there at the behest of the Syrian government, to throw out the US backed, trained, and funded Jihadists.

And now, neither Russia, nor the Syrian government are "being allowed" by the US government, to operate within the sovereign state of Syria, but the US government and military is supposed to be moving with utterly no restrictions here?!?

Do Pompeo and Nauart understand just how utterly stupid these statements must have sounded to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov yesterday?!?

The US military is digging in, militarily, in Syria, and has established a "beachhead" at Deir Ezzor. As reported at themilliniumreport.com by South Front in April of this year:

Why did the Trump Admnistration put a military base near the largest oil field in Syria?!?

The article goes on to state:

"The US is building a large military base in the vicinity of Syria’s largest oil field – the Omar oil field, Mehdi Kobani, a press secretary of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Deir Ezzor confirmed to Sputnik Turkiye.

The Omar oil field was captured by the US-backed SDF during its anti-ISIS campaign in eastern Syria. According to Syrian sources, the military installation in the area is aimed to allow the US to consolidate control of the oil resources in the eastern part of the country setting ground for further occupation of the area. These oil resources will also be used to strengthen the influence of the US proxies – the SDF – in the area."

Jun 19 09:27

The government's creepy obsession with your face

The government is obsessed with your face. Do not be flattered. This is more of a creepy stalker fixation.

From the federal Department of Homeland Security down to local police departments, governmental use of biometric facial recognition software has gained a startling amount of traction in recent years. And these agencies are getting help from big business, to boot.

For example, DHS is reportedly developing a massive new biometric and biographic database with extensive data on citizens and foreigners alike. The Homeland Advanced Recognition Technology (HART) database will reportedly include at least seven biometric identifiers, including face and voice data, tattoos, DNA, scars, and other "physical descriptors" on as many as 500 million people. The agency has been remarkably hush-hush on how HART will be utilized — but the possibilities are frightening.

Jun 19 09:22

Senate: Two-Tiered Justice System in FBI Clinton/Trump Investigations

Had Horowitz not discovered the anti-Trump texts between Strzok and Page, they would still be investigating the Trump campaign.

IG confirms his office is handling investigation into Comey’s leaking of personal memos to his friend and the New York Times.

There was a clear breakdown in the FBI culture, with senior agents being wined and dined by reporters.

Chairman Charles Grassley (R-IA) of the Senate Judiciary Committee outlined the stark double standard at Monday’s much anticipated hearing on the FBI’s handling of its investigations into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server for government business and the bureau’s highly partisan investigation into alleged collusion between Russia and President Donald Trump’s campaign.

Grassley stressed, “most of the time, evidence of political bias is not so explicit. The details in this report confirm what the American people have suspected all along. Hillary Clinton got the kid-glove treatment.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is what thinking Americans have understood for a long time; in this country, a person can be convicted of stealing a loaf of bread to attempt to feed their families; high crimes and misdimeanors by the monied, however, are simply ignored, or dismissed.

"Justice" in this country, has become an absolute joke; it's all about "Just US!!", circling the wagons to protect their embattled leadership, which has hoisted on its own petard.

Jun 19 09:20

What It's All About: Coercion!

PC acts as a filter for sifting out thought that doesn’t conform to orthodox ideology, and for punishing those who dare to express the filtered-out ideas. So, PC only allows for a narrow range of expressed opinion on identity politics. PC is literally thought-policing. It’s hard to imagine anyone being in favor of that, which is exactly why PC behavior so odious to those of us who value free speech.

The orthodox view in identity politics these days is that “white male cis-heterosexual patriarchal privilege” is responsible for the discontents of women and “people-of-color” - a squishy, mischievous category which obviously doesn’t count Chinese grad students at Harvard or the Asian-Indians in the Silicon Valley C-suites — and demands reparations of one kind or another.

Jun 19 09:14

U.S. HEALTHCARE RANKED WORST IN THE DEVELOPED WORLD. AND YET, WE SPEND FAR MORE ON HEALTHCARE THAN ANYONE IN THE ENTIRE WORLD

Of the eleven developed nations evaluated by the Commonwealth Fund, the United States comes in dead last on healthcare.

Every three years, the Commonwealth Fund releases a report ranking the healthcare systems of 11 of the world’s developed nation. And every three years, it seems, the United States comes in dead last.

Last released in 2017, the report showed for the sixth time that the U.S. healthcare system is in dire need of a makeover, citing the inequity of access as the most glaring problem.

Via Newsweek:

The Commonwealth Fund focused on care process, access, administrative efficiency, equity and health care outcomes, studying 72 indicators within those fields. The 11 countries analyzed were Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, let me get my head around this; the US pays the most for its healthcare, yet has the worst outcome, of the countries studied.

What's wrong with this picture?!?

EVERYTHING!!

Jun 19 09:14

CA Judge: Twitter Can Be Sued For Falsely Advertising They Allow Free Speech

A California judge has ruled that social media giant Twitter can be sued for falsely advertising free speech. The judge said that Twitter’s policy of banning users “at any time, for any reason or for no reason” may constitute an “unconscionable contract” for a company which advertises free speech.

The judge rejected Twitter’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit from Jared Taylor, who was banned by the platform in December last year, according to Breitbart. Taylor, a self-described “white activist” may proceed with his lawsuit against Twitter because the social media company falsely advertises free speech, yet bans users for “any or no reason.” The judge also ruled that Twitter could be sued on the basis of misleading its users, due to the platform’s promise not to ban accounts on the basis of viewpoint or political affiliation, which is frequently violated.

Jun 19 09:10

ISRAELI WARPLANES BOMB GAZA IN RESPONSE TO PROTESTERS FLYING BURNING KITES

Israeli warplanes on Monday conducted air strikes in the northern Gaza Strip in response to incendiary kites being sent into Israeli territory, the military said, as two Palestinians, including a 13 year old, died later in the day in distinct circumstances.

Israel said it had carried out nine strikes targeting two Hamas compounds and one Hamas weapons manufacturing site and photos showed explosions lighting up the Gaza City skyline.

Colourful kites decorated with flags, slogans and patterns have become a symbol of resistance in the face of overwhelming Israeli military force during weeks of demonstrations.

Some with flaming tails have also been flown towards Israeli territory, causing several fires in farmlands and forests adjacent to Gaza and prompting Israeli officials to warn that kite fliers risk being targeted by snipers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why did the IDF see fit to assassinate a 13 year old boy?!?

Because they could, with absolutely impunity, and no worries about having to deal with pesky human rights questions!!Because, in the thinking of the IDF sniper who most likely killed him, he was a Gazan Palestinian, he simply deserved to be put down, like a mangy dog.

The flaming kite thing is absolutely wrong, and I condemn it; but I also condemn the Israeli military brutality which led to a feeling among some Palestinians, that this was the only way left for them to protest the utterly insane, open air prison in which they find themselves, called Gaza.

Jun 19 08:51

'WHERE ARE THE GIRLS? CHILD TRAFFICKING FEARED AS DHS CAN'T SAY WHERE IMMIGRANT GIRLS ARE BEING HELD

As the debate swarms over illegal immigration, Americans on both the left and the right are at each other’s throats pointing fingers over who’s responsible. In the meantime, what was a “conspiracy theory” a month ago is now being confirmed by the very people accused of keeping people in cages. One question, however, has just been raised which gives one a dark and sickly feeling inside when thinking about the potential answers to it: “Where are the girls?”

There is something particularly disturbing about the minuscule amount of footage recently released by HHS last week—it only shows boys, and only boys age 10 and up. Where are the girls? Where are the toddlers? Where are the babies?

Could it be that HHS is only releasing footage of these older boys to portray an image of less suffering and compliant young men in order to keep the public happy? Are the places where girls are kept so disturbing that none of this footage can be released?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The profoundly stupid, and counter-productive "war on drugs" will not change, until the US government follows the Portuguese model, which has decriminalized all drugs, and pushed counseling. The results have been staggeringly great, in terms of turning people away from addiction.

Portugal: what happened after their decriminalization of drugs, from weed to heroin

However, this is very much not likely to happen in the US, because there is too much money to be made by the criminal cartel, which, of course, supports the criminal political cartels here.

Images: Hillary Clinton with Jorge Cabreras, a known drug felon, at the White House Christmas celebration.

Additionally, banks get all warm, fuzzy, and profitable, laundering drug money:

Banks Launder Billions of Illegal Cartel Money While Snubbing Legal Marijuana Businesses

How a big US bank laundered billions from Mexico's murderous drug gangs

HSBC has form: remember Mexico and laundered drug money

And lest we believe this kind of activity is "only a blast from the past", consider the following article, datelined 9 March of this year:

75 indicted in massive drug and money laundering operations involving Sinaloa cartel

Jun 19 08:34

MILLIONS LACK FOOD, HOUSING, AND HEALTHCARE, BUT 38 DEMOCRATS JUST JOINED GOP TO SPEND $716 BILLION ON ENDLESS WAR AND EMPIRE

In a vote that further "entrenches endless war and bloated Pentagon spending" and places greater nuclear capacity in the hands of President Donald Trump, 38 Democrats and Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) joined nearly every Senate Republican on Monday to pass a $716 billion defense bill that boosts military spending by over $80 billion and authorizes another $21.6 billion for nuclear weapons programs.

"We cannot spend more on our military than the next 10 nations combined while millions of Americans do not have food and housing and healthcare...That is why I voted against spending $716 billion on the military today."
—Sen. Bernie SandersHad the Pentagon's budget simply remained the same as it was in 2017, Congress "could have funded public college for every student in the U.S. and had $12 billion left over," noted media analyst Adam Johnson.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sickening, but perfectly predictable from the current crop of alleged Congressional representatives.

One has to wonder just who is taking money from what entity in the military industrial complex, to insure that this bill carried the day.

Upon entering Congress, representatives should turn their financial affairs over to to a blind trust, as does the President; unfortunately, that will only happen...when pigs discover that they are aerodynamic.

Jun 19 08:00

This is America: Outrage at Trump is phony, US leaders have praised dictators for decades

Donald Trump’s praise this week of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been presented by much of the Washington political class and US corporate media as an anomaly in history and a stark deviation from political norms.

It is not normal or right, they tell us, for US presidents to meet with and applaud dictators of brutal regimes. This kind of phony virtue-signaling was all over the airwaves and the Twittersphere on Tuesday. It was like a competition with the winner being the person who could publicly register their disgust and dismay in the most dramatic fashion possible.

Jun 19 04:23

Will Venezuela Escape Justice and Withdraw from the ICC Before They Finish Investigating the Crimes Against Humanity?

The wheels of the investigation into Venezuela's crimes against humanity are moving slowly. So slowly, in fact, that Venezuelan officials are making an effort to withdraw from the ICC. If this happens, it means that Venezuela is no longer subject to any legal actions by the ICC. They’re no longer in the jurisdiction.

Jun 18 23:38

Why Can’t We Sue the TSA? (For assault, asks Ron Paul.)

If shutting down the TSA is too “radical” a step, Congress should at least allow individuals to sue TSA agents for assault. Anyone who has suffered unfair treatment by the TSA as a result of being put on the “troublesome passengers” list should also be able to seek redress in court. Making TSA agents subject to the rule of law is an important step toward protecting our liberty and security.

Jun 18 23:34

New Copyright Law Could Make Current and Future Internet Memes Illegal to Share

Posting memes, remixes, and other similar content could soon be banned from the Web in the European Union, according to critics who are speaking out against a recently proposed copyright law.

Jun 18 19:01

Ammon Bundy Introduces & Narrates "The Bundy Story" (Video)

"I post the official Bundy Story again just in case some have not watched it or for others who have forgotten why we made a stand. Our desire as the Bundy family is for you to get informed and then judge us for how we have stood and what we have done. Thank you to so many- we are eternally grateful and will never forget your love for us."

Jun 18 16:12

Cancer-suffering groundsman, 46, who has months to live will testify against Roundup in first ever trial over the weedkiller's links to cancer

In 2014, Dewayne Johnson was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a cancer that starts in the white bloods cells

He believes that weed killer Roundup is what caused the cancer and is the first to take its maker, Monsanto, to trial

A chemical called glyphosate is the main ingredient and has been listed by the World Health Organization and California as cancerous

Monsanto says more than 800 studies that have established Roundup's safety

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The studies here are bogus; animals fed roundup-ready corn, were never harvested after 90 days, because it is after the 90 days when the problems start to come up.

Seralini wins Landfall Defamation Lawsuit
His original study was published, then Monsanto got it retracted, and he sued to get his professional reputation back, after Monsanto's retraction.

I hope this lawsuit will go favorably in Dewayne Johnson's favor, but I doubt it will; unfortunately, the odds are very much stacked against him. I just hope and pray that whoever is persuing this lawsuit, understands what Dr. Seralini's research actually means, in terms of the law suit which Mr. Johnson has filed.

Jun 18 15:10

Tesla Severance Packages Set To "Chill Valid Employee Complaints" About Safety Issues

Tesla is trying to silence former employees from speaking out about workplace safety issues, it appears from language being included in new severance packages.

Bloomberg reported today that Tesla is trying to curb former employees from speaking out about safety issues that they may have incurred on the job, and it is doing so by including new language in severance packages that it is issuing to 9% of its employee workforce that it is laying off.

Those employees who are accepting severance packages are being asked to give up certain rights as it relates to speaking publicly about workplace safety issues. The Bloomberg article noted:

Language in a confidential severance agreement Tesla Inc. is using as part of the biggest job cut in its history is likely to deter dismissed employees from going public with worker safety concerns, according to employment-law experts.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF true, this severance package language is Draconian in a truly lousy way, and does Elon Musk not care about the optics here?!?

He's making things worse by inserting this language, and one has to understand that he is making himself look as though he is suppressing safety issues in the cars he is designing.

Jun 18 15:03

Ron Paul Asks "Why Can't We Sue The TSA For Assault?"

When I was in Congress and had to regularly fly between DC and Texas, I was routinely subjected to invasive “pat-downs” (physical assaults) by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). One time, exasperated with the constant insults to my privacy and dignity, I asked a TSA agent if he was proud to assault innocent Americans for a living.

I thought of this incident after learning that the TSA has been compiling a “troublesome passengers” list. The list includes those who have engaged in conduct judged to be “offensive and without legal justification” or disruptive of the “safe and effective completion of screening.” Libertarian journalist James Bovard recently pointed out that any woman who pushed a screener’s hands away from her breasts could be accused of disrupting the “safe and effective completion of screening.” Passengers like me who have expressed offense at TSA screeners are likely on the troublesome passengers list.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I concur here.

Jun 18 14:59

Horowitz Reveals That Comey Is Under DOJ Investigation Over Mishandling Classified Info

DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz made a stunning admission during Monday Congressional Testimony that former FBI Director James Comey is under a separate and ongoing investigation over mishandling of classified information - when asked by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) about

Grassley: “Comey said he did not expect a report on his handling of classified information because, “That’s frivolous.” I don’t happen to think that it is frivolous. Question number one, Mr. Horowitz, are you investigating the handling of his memo and does that include the classification issues, and should Mr. Comey expect a report when it’s complete?”

Horowitz: “We received a referral on that from the FBI,” We are handling that referral and we will issue a report when the matter is complete, consistent with the law and rules that are–a report that’s consistent and takes those into account.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One thing is crystal clear; the DOJ and FBI are not going to, willingly, fork over any information Congress wants with anything approaching speed, or urgency.

Jun 18 13:37

Over 1,200 Minnesota Parents Are Suing to Shut Down Child Protective Services.

A group of parents in Minnesota called Stop CPS From Legally Kidnapping Children

Jun 18 08:55

Gabbard a Lonely Vote for Russia in Congress

This year Gabbard was the only member of the House Armed Services Committee to vote against the NDAA, which passed 60 to 1.

Then, on May 22, she took to the House floor to fight for an amendment that would have cut language in the bill that allows the secretary of defense and secretary of state to develop a strategy that counters the “destabilizing activities of (Russia’s ally) Iran” without congressional approval.

During a four-and-half-minute floor speech she said the provision, if it remained, would allow the U.S. to go to war with Iran (which is backing Russia's ally Assad in Syria). It was one of the main reasons, she said, she voted against the NDAA in committee.

Gabbard then went on to criticize the U.S. for participating in “military adventurism and interventionist wars,” including (against Iranian forces) in Yemen and (Russia’s ally) Syria, where she traveled in 2017 to meet with President Bashar al-Assad.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If Gabbard runs for President, I will support her.

Jun 18 07:55

EXCLUSIVE: Man Catches Cops on Video Framing Him To Justify Blowing Up His Door and Raiding Home

A barber was asleep on the couch in his apartment when a SWAT team blew the front door off of its hinges with such force that it flew across the room and landed on top of him. The officers stormed his apartment, arrested him, and then later informed him that he had been accused of selling $100 worth of cocaine to a confidential informant.

In an exclusive interview with The Free Thought Project, Roderick Talley said he has video evidence that the informant—who he claimed has a long arrest record—lied about the sale. The fake drug buy led to a very real search warrant, and when the SWAT team did not find cocaine in Talley’s apartment, they claimed to have found cannabis instead.

Jun 18 07:15

The Death of Independence

The inevitability of a decent into despotism, built into the structure of Article VI, Paragraph 2 of the U.S. Constitution, commonly referred to as the Supremacy Clause, has proven true. It establishes that the federal constitution and federal law generally, take precedence over state laws, and even state constitutions.

Insatiable appetites and lust for power marks the ascendency of legislative, bureaucratic and judicial careers throughout the three branches of central government. Incrementalism and deception has evolved into open defiance and unfettered arrogance. The political class pretends that partisan parties actually offer loyal opposition, when both are camouflaged versions of the same vermin. As likely that cockroaches will inherit the earth, it is more certain that parasitic politicians steal the hopes and dreams of citizens, while destroying any chance for the common-man to have a future worth living.

Jun 17 23:41

5 Reasons Why You Should Conceal Carry

The best way to make sure you’re always protected today is to carry a gun. Chances are you’re reading this because you’re on the fence about concealed carry. Not only should you carry for your own protection, but you should carry because it’s your right with the 2nd amendment.

Jun 17 23:35

Second FBI Informant Tried To Entrap Trump Campaign With $2 Million Offer For Hillary Dirt

Trump campaign aides Roger Stone and Michael Caputo say that a meeting Stone took in late May, 2016 with a Russian appears to have been an “FBI sting operation” in hindsight, following bombshell reports in May that the DOJ/FBI used a longtime FBI/CIA asset, Cambridge professor Stefan Halper, to perform espionage on the Trump campaign.

Jun 17 08:43

Cops Caught Injecting Powerful Sedative They Classify As ‘Date Rape Drug’ into Dozens of Suspects

Ketamine, the tranquilizer that is being used, has been popular in the club scene for years and has recently seen limited therapeutic research and use for a number of psychological ailments, including depression. Despite the fact that it is a “party drug,” Ketamine is an extremely strong dissociative, which can severely impair memory and make it difficult for people to move.

For this reason, the Minneapolis Police Department manual classifies Ketamine as a “date rape” drug, despite the fact that it is a well-known and popular party drug that large numbers of people do voluntarily, on their own free will. However, the fact that the department considers this a “date rape” drug, makes it even more alarming that they are involuntarily dosing suspects with this substance when they have not even been charged with a crime.

Jun 17 08:42

BLM Agents Open Fire on Innocent Couple, Shoot Woman Because ATV Drove Near Restricted Area

The couple was exploring the deserts of Joshua Tree National Park when their ATV got a flat tire. They said that because they did not have a spare, they were traveling much slower than they would if they had four properly inflated tires. At around 11:00 p.m. on June 10, they came face to face with federal agents whom the Mejias said immediately opened fire on them. In a hail of bullets, Denise was struck in the head and hand before BLM agents ceased fire. Predictably, police are telling a different story.

A press release issued by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office, who is investigating the shooting, claimed that the Mejias were in a restricted area and failed to heed BLM officer commands to stop:

(A) Bureau of Land Management officer attempted to stop an off-road vehicle and an officer involved shooting occurred.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I wonder what the Federal government is hiding out in Joshua Tree National Park, and why any portion of a National Park would be off limits to the public?

Jun 16 17:52

UN's freedom of expression top dog slams European copyright plans

The campaign against a key aspect of new European copyright legislation has picked up a significant backer: the United Nations' freedom of expression expert.

David Kaye, the UN Special Rapporteur, has sent a lengthy letter to the European Commission outlining his concerns about Article 13 of the Copyright in the Digital Single Market Directive, which would require large internet platforms to introduce automated upload filters that remove copyrighted content.

Earlier this week, 70 internet luminaries including Vint Cerf, Tim Berners-Lee and Jimmy Wales warned that the proposal risked damaging "the free and open Internet as we know it" by shifting legal liability from users to platforms.

Jun 16 12:16

The "Hitler Of South Africa" Tells White People, He Won't Kill Them...Yet!

Earlier this week while most of the world was transfixed on the World Cup, the Trump/Kim handshake, or a multitude of other sundry events, Julius Malema, aka the Hitler of South Africa, was busy telling white people in his country that he’s not going wage genocide against them. Yet.

In an interview with TRT World News published this week, Malema said, “We have not called for the killing of white people. At least for now. I can’t guarantee the future.”

When the reporter mentioned that some people might view these remarks as a call to genocide, Malema responded, “Crybabies. Crybabies,” but later warned white South Africans that “the masses are on board” for “an un-led revolution and anarchy”.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If I were a Caucasian person living in South Africa right now, I would be selling everything I could, and getting on a plane to somewhere else; the Zimbabwification of South Africa is coming, and it is coming quickly.

Jun 16 12:12

OIG Report On FBI/Clinton Shows Secrecy Threatens Democracy

Clinton effectively exempted herself from the federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The State Department ignored 17 FOIA requests for her emails prior to 2014 and insisted it required 75 years to disclose emails of Clinton's top aides. A federal judge and the State Department inspector general slammed the FOIA stonewalling.

Clinton’s private email server was not publicly disclosed until she received a congressional subpoena in 2015. A few months later, the FBI Counterintelligence Division opened a criminal investigation of the “potential unauthorized storage of classified information on an unauthorized system.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The whole thing still stinks to high heaven, and there is nothing the FBI can do to regain its credibility with the American people; HRC never really had any, so that is a moot point.

Jun 16 12:08

Pepe Escobar: This Is The Key Word In The Trump-Kim Show

By reaffirming the Panmunjom Declaration, the US President has committed to bringing its military back from South Korea and thus a complete denuclearization of the South as well as the North...

The Trump-Kim geopolitical reality-TV show – surreal for some – offered unparalleled entries to the annals of international diplomacy. It will be tough to upstage the US President pulling an iPad and showing Kim Jong-un the cheesy trailer of a straight-to-video 1980s B-grade action movie – complete with a Sylvester Stallone cameo – casting the two leaders as heroes destined to save the world’s 7 billion people.

Away from the TV, the former “Rocket Man”, now respectfully recast in Trump terminology as “Chairman Kim”, did strike a formidable coup by completely erasing the dreaded acronym CVID – or “complete, verifiable, irreversible denuclearization” – from the final text of the Singapore joint statement.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Whether you love President Trump, hate him, or have a "hug and (gentle, non-treatening) punch" relationship with his administration, you have to hand it to him for the Singapore Summit with Kim Jung Un; at least, it is a start toward the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, and that, in any sane person's perspective, is progress.

Jun 16 11:55

"The Global Bond Curve Just Inverted": Why JPM Thinks A Market Crash May Be Imminent

At the beginning of April, JPMorgan's Nikolaos Panigirtzoglou pointed out something unexpected: in a time when everyone was stressing out over the upcoming inversion in the Treasury yield curve, the JPM analyst showed that the forward curve for the 1-month US OIS rate, a proxy for the Fed policy rate, had already inverted after the two-year forward point. In other words, while cash instruments had yet to officially invert, the market had already priced this move in.

One way of visualizing this inversion was by charting the front end between the 2-year and 3-year forward points of the 1-month OIS. Here, as JPM showed two months ago, a curve inversion had arisen for the first time during the first week of January, but it only lasted for two days at the time and the curve re-steepened significantly in the beginning of April.

Jun 16 11:49

THE SWAMPJudge Who Jailed Manafort Also Cleared Hillary Clinton In Benghazi Case

The judge appointed by Barack Obama who put Paul Manafort in jail this week previously cleared Hillary Clinton of responsibility for the deaths of four American servicemen in Benghazi, Libya in 2012. Manafort was put in jail for allegedly engaging in witness tampering, but most people see the jailing as a fraud to divert public attention away from the IG report that slammed James Comey and bolstered President Donald Trump’s arguments against the corrupt Deep State.

Amy Berman Jackson, a past Bill Clinton donor and federal judge, threw out a lawsuit against Hillary Clinton filed by Sean Smith’s mother Patricia Smith and Tyrone Woods’ father Charles Woods. The lawsuit claimed that Hillary Clinton revealing the location of Ambassador Stevens on her non-secure private email server prior to Stevens’ murder put their dead children in harm’s way.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why am I totally unsurprised at this revelation?!?

In this country, alleged "justice" has devolved into "Just Us"; the elite rarely eat their own, the persecution of Manafort, coupled with the clearing of Clinton for Bengazi, simply proves the point.

Jun 16 11:43

Funding for the US Military: Public Barred from National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Senate Committee Markup

On May 24th, the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) met behind closed doors and approved the massive 1140 page National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA S 2987 ) of 2019 by a 25-2 vote which authorizes ‘funding and provides activities for the US military.’ At the same time, the Committee‘s l0 page Executive Summary and its 654 page Committee report were released explaining ‘details’ of the $716 billion legislative package.

While the Committee dutifully heard public testimony on the NDAA including Department of Defense Secretary James Mattis and Gen. Joseph Dunford, Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on April 26th , once the SASC subcommittees began their mark up on May 21 and May 22 and the Full SASC met to begin its two day mark-up on May 23 and May 24th, all SASC consideration of the NDAA was declared “SECRET” as committee doors were sealed shut preventing all public and press attendance

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, in the opinion of this Administration, the people who ultimately pay for these wars, have utterly no right to know what funding is actually going to be spent to enable those wars?!?

Jun 16 11:37

War of Aggression: The Saudi & UAE Slaughter in Yemen isn’t a Proxy Conflict with Iran

Alongside their throttlehold over which reporters can visit what parts of Yemen, and thus what story they can tell, Saudi and Emirati investments in public relations, lobbying, think-tanks, and political consultants are shaping the narrative about their war there. Headline writers, pundits, Wikipedia, news correspondents, and even some so-called experts frame the asymmetric conflict as a “proxy war.” Sunnis nations led by Saudi Arabia are battling Shi`a Iran and its regional proxies, the story goes; the world’s worst man-made humanitarian disaster thus appears as un-named collateral damage.

Jun 16 11:35

Why We Should Be Alarmed That Israeli Forces and US Police Are Training Together

Razan al-Najjar is the latest victim in Israel’s onslaught of Palestinians to go viral. The 21-year-old nurse was shot dead by a sniper. Her only weapon? A wad of medical gauze. She’d been treating protesters who’ve been rallying for their right to return to homes they were expelled from as refugees.

Unfortunately, the death of another unarmed civilian is hardly even news to Palestinians.

May 14, the day the United States moved its embassy to Jerusalem in symbolic support of recognizing the city as Israel’s capital, was also the bloodiest day in this recent wave of demonstrations. In just one day, at least 50 Palestinians were killed and 2,400 more injured by the Israeli military. (Other counts put those figures even higher.)

This isn’t an anomaly. In this latest wave of demonstrations, Israeli forces have killed dozens of unarmed protesters and wounded thousands more. And they’re not apologizing.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Great; now, US police will be treating American citizens...in precisely the same way that the IDF treats Palestinians.

How absolutely wonderful!!

Jun 16 11:32

‘The Israeli military said,’ the New York Times reports

New York Times reporter David M. Halbfinger didn’t know whether the demonstrations in Gaza were “peaceful protests or violent riots.” So he embedded himself with Israeli snipers poised on the perimeter of Gaza concentration camp to find out (“At Gaza Protests: Kites, Drones, Gas, Guns and the Occasional Bomb,” June 8, 2018).

One might suppose if he wanted an answer to that question, the obvious place to go would be among the demonstrators. But never mind.

According to human rights organizations, the weekly Gaza demonstrations have been overwhelmingly nonviolent. But from day one, Halbfinger and his Times colleagues have recurrently portrayed them as armed confrontations in which Israeli snipers return the fire of protesters. They rely on official Israeli statements that are quoted without demurral, without further investigation, and without independent corroboration from, say, human rights monitors:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Any stories about this conflict, written by minions of the (thoroughly muzzled and neutered) US presstitutes will, of course, only present Israel's side of the conflict; it's a given.

Jun 16 11:28

US Threatens ‘Measures’ Against Syria for Offensive in Southwest

With the Syrian government saying that any more failures to take back the country’s southwest diplomatically would lead them to launch an offensive, the US State Department is threatening “firm and appropriate measures” to punish Syria for any such attempt.

Syria has been expected to launch such an offensive for awhile. Russia negotiated with Israel to get them to agree to keep out of the fighting, in return for Russia urging Iran and Hezbollah to remain out of the border region. The assumption has been for some time this cleared room for the push.

US officials, however, say that Syria would be violating the previous de-escalation deal made between the US, Russia, and Turkey, as some of the offensive would take place in that area. Other de-escalation zones have effectively been erased by government gains, or the wiping out of certain rebels by others.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Notice that this alleged "de-escalation deal", for some bizzare reason, does not seem to involve the sovereign state of Syria; only Russia, Turkey, and the US appear to be named.

But we all understand the simple translation of these Washingtonese statements; the US government is looking for any excuse with which to justify a full-scale invasion of Syria, and to affect regime change in Damascus.

However, there is a 600 lb gorilla, draped across the Bosendorfer grand in the living room here, and that is is Russia; the possibility of a misunderstanding, leading to a "hot confrontation" between Russia and the US military in Syria, excalates exponentially, every day the US forces stay on Syrian soil.

Jun 16 11:09

US senators urge Pentagon to fully disclose its role in Saudi-led war in Yemen

Three US senators have called on the Pentagon to immediately reveal the extent of US military support to the Saudi-led Arab coalition that launched an attack on Hodeidah, a key port city and last humanitarian lifeline in Yemen.
“We call on you to immediately disclose the full extent of the US military role in the Saudi-led war against Yemen’s Houthis, including the use of special operations forces; disclose any role that the Pentagon is currently performing, has been asked to perform, or is considering performing regarding an attack on the port of Hodeida,” says the letter sent to Defense Secretary James Mattis on Friday, and signed by Senators Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont), Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Chris Murphy (D-Connecticut)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This kind of disclosure from Sec Def Mattis... will only happen when pigs discover that they are aerodynamic.

These three Senators need to understand that both the US and UK military industrial complex are making a killing, literally and figuratively, from the arms sales to the Saudi government for its genocide in Yemen, so no public declaration opposing this impending assault will ever happen from either government.

Are they not aware that the UN rejected an immediate cease fire in Yemen yesterday, and that move was orchestrated by the US and UK?!?

UN rejects plan for an Immediate ceasefire in Yemen

Both countries want to see the war move forward, and to see as many Yemeni people as possible murdered, through direct military assault; disease; and malnutrition; after all, do these Senators not understand just how "swell" war is for business?!?

Jun 16 11:00

US to Leave ‘Foolish, Unworthy’ UN Human Rights Council Over Anti-Israel Bias

The United States’ demands regarding reforming the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) have failed to be met, and as such Washington is reportedly ready to pull out over what it calls anti-Israel bias and the inclusion of alleged rights abusers.

Diplomats told Reuters that it's merely a matter of time before the US exits the council, which will convene Monday for a three week convention that will last until July 6. One US source who spoke anonymously said that an announcement looks "imminent."

Another US official in Geneva, where the UNHRC will meet June 18, said, "we are still moving ahead with our engagement for the coming session."

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations NIkki Haley speaks to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference in Washington, U.S., March 27, 2017
© REUTERS / JOSHUA ROBERTS
"Blood Is on Your Hands": Nikki Haley Heckled During University Speech (VIDEOS)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US and UK have lost any credibility at the UN in general, and the Human Rights Council in particular, by preventing the vote on an immediate cease-fire in Yemen.

UN Rehects Plan for an Immediate Cease-fire in Yemen.

Madam Ambassador, you may as well pack it up, and resign; the UN has just proven itself impotent to stop the bloodshed here, and it is primarily because of grandstanding by the US and UK here, that this has happened.

It appears, in this move, that both you and the UK's Ambassador to the UN, Karen Pierce, have both had your consciences surgically removed, so that arms sales to Saudi Arabia by both countries can continue at warp speed, and the Saudi genocide against the Yemenis can continue, unabated.

Oh, and by "human rights abusers", are you talking about the US's new BFF, Saudi Arabia, which is conducting this genocide against the people of Yemen, enabled through US military participation in their war crimes?!?

Ambassador Haley, let's be clear about for whom you are working at the UN; you are not working for the needs and concerns of We the People; you are working for the needs and concerns of the US military/industrial complex, the Saudi government, and its new-found ally, Israel.

There is blood on your, and on the President's hands, because of this; and those with any shred of moral decency still left in them, will not soon forget this.

Jun 16 10:39

IG Finds FBI Agents “Willingness” To Damage Trump Presidency

Former FBI Director James Comey was blasted by Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s office for his actions during the bureau’s ‘midyear’ investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server to conduct government business and the investigation found evidence that other members of the FBI deliberately took official action in an attempt to keep President Donald Trump from holding elected office.

Horowitz’s 500 page report, a summary of which was obtained by this reporter and other news outlets, also gave extensive and in-depth details of the dis-function within the bureau and Department of Justice from the beginning of the investigation in July, 2015 until Comey ended the probe into Clinton during the summer of 2016.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This alleged "report" is simply full of sound and fury, signifying nothing... other than a chronically dysfunctional, dystopian DOJ and government, which guarantees that the truly guilty (read: Hillary Clinton) continue to go unpunished.

Oh, and we also have thse little "gems" from a couple of companion pieces:

IG report confirms that Obama lied abgout Hillary's email serverand:

The FBI agent questioning Hillary Clinton, called her "President" 4 months before the election.

Jun 16 10:31

National Archives Missing Key Obama/Clinton Records Creating Another Crisis

In the middle of directing the difficult task of transferring the historically important records of the Obama administration into the National Archives, the archivist in charge, David Ferriero, ran into a serious problem: A lot of key records are missing. A first-rate librarian, Ferriero has been driving a much-needed digital overhaul and expansion of the National Archives over the nine years of his appointment. This will greatly improve the ability of digital search locally and remotely, as well as accessing the files themselves. To support this effort, in 2014 President Obama signed the Presidential and Federal Records Act Amendments. For the first time electronic government records were placed under the 1950 Federal Records Act.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How Orwellian of Obama; he was one of the most brilliant obfuscators in chief to ever decorate the oval office!!

Jun 16 10:24

FORMER BANK OF CANADA HEAD: PIPELINE PROTESTERS MAY BE KILLED. SO BE IT.

As Canada's controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project faces ongoing opposition, the former governor of the Bank of Canada said that protesters may die but that the government should push the project through anyway.

Speaking at an event Wednesday, David Dodge said, "We're going to have some very unpleasant circumstances," the Edmonton Journal reported. "There are some people that are going to die in protesting construction of this pipeline. We have to understand that."

"Nevertheless, we have to be willing to enforce the law once it's there," Dodge said. "It's going to take some fortitude to stand up."

In an interview with the Journal, he elaborated by saying, "We have seen it other places, that equivalent of religious zeal leading to flouting of the law in a way that could lead to death."

Dodge's comments prompted outrage from climate activists.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Governments kill for money and corporate profits; it is just that mentally diseased, and just that simple.

Jun 16 10:19

MINNESOTA COPS ORDERED PARAMEDICS TO INJECT SUSPECTS WITH POWERFUL TRANQUILIZER – REPORT

Police in Minneapolis, Minnesota, have been ordered to “never suggest or demand” that paramedics use powerful horse tranquilizers on suspects, following a report that the practice had spiked in recent years.

The new policy order comes after a report by the city’s Office of Police Conduct Review found that paramedics had used ketamine on suspects during police calls 62 times in 2017, up from just three times in 2012. In some cases, emergency personnel injected the tranquilizer into suspects who were already restrained, causing heart and breathing failure and requiring the suspects to be medically revived, reported the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

“Our policy should be clear,” said Mayor Jacob Frey. “Cops shouldn’t direct medical professionals on health-related issues, and medical professionals shouldn’t listen to them.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Wipe Minneapolis off my list of places to visit, ever.

I am neither a violent person nor a criminal; but the very notion that Minneapolis police have been able to successfully demand that ketamine be used by a medic to chemically restrain a person who is already in physical restraints, and that this chemical is so potent as to cause heart or respiratory failure?!?

Thank you, no.

Jun 16 10:07

MAN CATCHES COPS ON VIDEO FRAMING HIM TO JUSTIFY BLOWING UP HIS DOOR AND RAIDING HOME

A barber was asleep on the couch in his apartment when a SWAT team blew the front door off of its hinges with such force that it flew across the room and landed on top of him. The officers stormed his apartment, arrested him, and then later informed him that he had been accused of selling $100 worth of cocaine to a confidential informant.

In an exclusive interview with The Free Thought Project, Roderick Talley said he has video evidence that the informant—who he claimed has a long arrest record—lied about the sale. The fake drug buy led to a very real search warrant, and when the SWAT team did not find cocaine in Talley’s apartment, they claimed to have found cannabis instead.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Attorney General Sessions, where the hell are you, to prevent such framing of an innocent guy by Arkansas police?!?!?

You, sir, are no where to be found; that is precisely where you are, and therein lies the problem.

So sir, please don't even begin to lecture your brother and sister Americans about an alleged "war on cops", when you are, painfully apparently, impotent to prevent such complete miscarriages of justice as this.

Jun 16 10:01

THERE’S ABOUT TO BE A LOT MORE CREEPY BOSTON DYNAMICS ROBOTS IN THE WORLD

At a technology conference in Hannover, Germany, Marc Raibert, the founder of Boston Dynamics, outlined how his company may soon begin to turn its decades-long robotics research into an actual business.

Boston Dynamics was sold to SoftBank by Alphabet last year following concerns around its ability to generate revenue. Since the acquisition, it seems that the company has ramped up testing on its increasingly dexterous and nimble robots. Earlier this year, Raibert said the company planned to start selling its SpotMini robot dogs in 2019, and onstage this week, he said the company plans to produce about 100 of the robots by the end of this year. The goal is to begin mass production at the rate of about 1,000 robots per year in the middle of 2019.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF this technology gets paired with MIT's "Norman", Meet Norman, MIT's Psycopathic AI, welcome to the world's first twisted, soulless killer robots, ultimately to be tweaked by DARPA, and introduced to the battlefield relatively soon.

Jun 16 09:56

THE TEXAS BULLION DEPOSITORY OFFICIALLY OPENED FOR BUSINESS THIS WEEK

The Texas Bullion Depository officially opened for business this week. The creation of the facility represents a power-shift away from the federal government, and sets the foundation to undermine the Federal Reserve’s monopoly on money.

In June 2015, Gov. Greg Abbot signed legislation creating the state gold bullion and precious metal depository. The facility will not only provide a secure place for individuals, business, cities, counties, government agencies and even other countries to store gold and other precious metals, the law also creates a mechanism to facilitate the everyday use of gold and silver in transactions. In short, a person will eventually be able to deposit gold or silver – and pay other people through electronic means or checks – in sound money.

The facility began accepting deposits of precious metals on Wednesday, June 6. Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar became the first depositor. He praised the depository as a secure place to store gold and silver.

Jun 16 09:53

HOW PURDUE PHARMA HOOKED AMERICA ON A DEADLY DRUG

Yves here. This isn’t the first telling of Purdue Pharma’s orchestrated campaign to ramp up sales of OxyContin, including misrepresenting the risks of addiction and identifying doctors who could be persuaded to prescribe the medication heavily, but it is a story that cannot be told too often.

By Fred Schulte, a four time Pulitzer Prize finalist who has worked at the Baltimore Sun, the South Florida Sun Sentinel and the Center for Public Integrity. Originally published at Kaiser Health News

Purdue Pharma left almost nothing to chance in its whirlwind marketing of its new painkiller OxyContin.

From 1996 to 2002, Purdue pursued nearly every avenue in the drug supply and prescription sales chain — a strategy now cast as reckless and illegal in more than 1,500 federal civil lawsuits from communities in Florida to Wisconsin to California that allege the drug has fueled a national epidemic of addiction.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hey, if it makes money, even to the point of causing massive addictions and deaths, no problem for the medical/industrial complex!!

Jun 16 09:49

AT LEAST 17 DEAD AS BLAST HITS MEETING OF TALIBAN & AFGHAN FORCES DURING LANDMARK CEASEFIRE

At least 17 people were killed as an explosion rocked a meeting of Taliban and Afghan security forces, gathering during an unprecedented ceasefire for the Eid holiday, in the eastern province of Nangarhar, a local official said.
Casualties include Taliban, Afghan security forces, and civilians, Attaullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor of Nangarhar, said.

The timing of the bombing appears to be significant. On Saturday, Taliban members entered the Afghan capital, Kabul urging people to come forward and take selfies with them. The unusual move reportedly occurred elsewhere in the country, as photos and videos on social media showed Taliban fighters giving hugs to locals and Afghan forces across several provinces.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The question is, cui bono?!? Who benefits from continued strife and murders in this long-occupied country?!?

If it is not the Taliban, or the Afghani government, then who?!?

It almost has to be the occupying forces, who do not want to see a peace deal reached, because that... would negate the reason for the occupation.

Jun 16 09:45

UN REJECTS PLAN FOR IMMEDIATE CEASEFIRE IN YEMEN PORT

A Swedish call at the UN Security Council for an immediate ceasefire in the Yemen port of Hodeidah was derailed during a closed session Friday. The US and Britain both expressed opposition to the measure, designed to prevent Saudi-led forces attacking a port responsible for feeding 8.4 million civilians.

Britain insisted on the meeting being a closed session, meaning specific comments during the hearing, and the reiteration from UN officials of the humanitarian crisis threatening to kill millions, would not be done for the public to see.

US officials did not publicly comment on why they’re opposed to the ceasefire, but likely is a reflection of the Saudis really wanting to attack the city. British Ambassador Karen Pierce said their opposition was made purely based on “the British national interest.”

It’s not clear exactly how preventing food being delivered to Yemeni civilians is in the British national interest.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Let the assassinations, and deaths from starvation and disease continue!!- Official UN Souse.

By this action, the UN has just proved itself irrelevant, useless, and impotent, against the forces of US and Saudi war and destruction, and has become a sponsor of genocide and war crimes in Yemen. Those member countries of the UN need to just pack it in, declare its uselessness, and go home, now.

The agenda for the US and UK, is to continue to sell their weapons of mass destruction to the Saudis, with which they are blowing up schools, medical centers, as they did with the hit on the cholera center in Yemen, and practicing infanticide, and murder against women, and the medically fragile elderly.

The UN has just given the green light to genocide against the Yemeni people; and to be very frank about it, I, for one, hate to have to be a citizen of a country which enables such genocide and war crimes.

There are countries on this planet which don't stoop to such abominable actions, but unfortunately, Mike and I are too broke, and too old, to immigrate to those countries.

Jun 16 09:33

U.S. PROSECUTORS PULL ENCRYPTED MESSAGES FROM PHONES SEIZED IN COHEN RAIDS

With regard to any application that claims to provide privacy: “The simple fact is that the platforms on which it runs are compromised from the operating systems down to the silicon.”

I’m not saying to not encrypt. Encryption can prevent your data from falling into the hands of thieves, Google and maybe the local police. What I’m saying is that, “If you are specifically targeted by a state intelligence agency, you are going to have a very, very hard time defeating that.” (From the post linked above.)

Via: Reuters:

Federal prosecutors investigating U.S. President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen have extracted more than 700 pages of messages sent using encrypted programs like WhatsApp and Signal on phones seized from Cohen, according to a court filing on Friday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Everything I communicate via cellphone, either text or actual voicemail, is pure vanilla, with nothing of real importance or significance attached.

Privacy, which used to be guaranteed under the Bill of Rights in this country, has been thoroughly eviscerated, in post 9/11 Amerika, and the more you understand this, the more you will simply not put yourself at risk by communicating in any other way than simple platitudes, which have no real meaning or significance.

Jun 16 09:21

VETERANSDo You Know Who’s Using Your DNA Data?

You’re in search of your roots, on a quest to uncover your ancestors. You submit DNA to a public genealogy service and in exchange get information about your people. Success!

But from a constitutional perspective, in the U.S., you’re also abandoning evidence, which means criminal investigators can use your data. They don’t need a search warrant and you have no reasonable expectation of privacy.

That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do it, but you should think carefully, according to a May 29 paper in the Annals of Internal Medicine by U.S. National Institutes of Health bioethicists Benjamin Berkman and Christine Grady, and lawyer Wynter Miller. They point out the ethical questions raised by use of public genetic databases in criminal investigations, and argue for more public discussion.

On the one hand, public genealogy databases have helped investigators crack difficult cases and track down killers that eluded them for decades. So that’s good.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Understanding the degree to which handing over one's DNA can ultimately prove problematic, it is difficult to see why any thinking person would, willingly, give one's DNA to any site like 23 and me, or ancestry.com.

Jun 15 17:14

Leftists taking language instruction from corporations

Anthony Esolen, an author I admire, recently remarked on the class of individual that seeks to bend the culture to its constantly proliferating set of rules and regulations for the leftist life: “The politicization of everything makes human life unlivable. These people are a hundred times worse than what they believe Joe McCarthy to have been: they are censors without self-restraint, Puritans without God, libertines without pleasure, and eternal politicians without the least sense of what a polis really is. I would not call them a nest of vipers, because vipers are at least respectable in their straightforward malignity. They are a seething mass of poisonous worms.”

Jun 15 16:55

The Federal Reserve: Public Enemy Number One

The clearly demonstrated fact that the average worker – the backbone of any economy – has been falling behind for decades on end shows the problems with the US economy are deep, systemic and long-running. As evidenced here, these problems clearly have their origin in the Fed’s monetary mismanagement and the failure of the dollar to maintain even a fraction of its value over time.

Jun 15 16:53

Crooked Hillary and Cover-Up Comey - Is the real bomb about to drop?

The Horowitz report may explain the motivation behind Hillary Clinton and her associates relying so heavily on secret private servers, Wall Street analyst Charles Ortel told Sputnik, adding that the report is likely to trigger US voters’ interest in the upcoming 2018 mid-term elections and 2020 presidential race.

Jun 15 10:31

Major BEXALERT! : Cities around the US are flooding at high tide and on sunny days at record rates — here's what it's like

Sea level rise is threatening coastal cities around the world.

If you live in a city like Miami, New York City, or Charleston, the evidence is apparent if you head to the right neighborhood during high tides — especially those known as king tides. These are the highest tides of the year, and they coincide with full moons during spring and fall.

Jun 15 09:49

Silencing pro-Palestinian professors – Israel’s academic army

American universities pride themselves on fostering free speech and protecting their communities’ academic freedom. But for Palestinian students, faculty, and their supporters, both freedoms have been sharply limited.

A small army of pro-Israeli watchdog organizations keeps a close eye on everything Palestinian academics do and say, every Tweet they post and group they join. Those who go too far in criticizing Israel or standing up for Palestine may pay with their jobs, their academic standing, their future admission and employment opportunities.

All these groups claim they are defending Jewish students from anti-Semitism. In reality, the watchdogs rarely address anti-Jewish incidents – there aren’t many to address — but they will be all over anyone who calls out Israeli crimes.

Jun 15 09:37

Israeli bill would criminalise critical documentation of soldiers’ activities

Israel’s Ministerial Committee for Legislation is expected to approve a draft bill on Sunday that aims to ban the documentation of Israeli soldiers’ treatment of Palestinians by human rights groups.

The legislation would prohibit the “documentation and distribution of any report about confrontations between Israeli soldiers and Palestinians with the intent either to harm national security or to ‘break the spirit of Israeli soldiers and inhabitants’”, reported Haaretz.

The law, proposed by MK Robert Ilatov of Yisrael Beitenu, enjoys support from faction head Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman and the Kulanu party, headed by Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon.

Jun 15 08:26

The 4 Stages of the Collapse of Venezuela

There were 4 clearcut stages that occurred during the collapse of Venezuela, and historically speaking, they were the same stages that have occurred in every collapse.

Jun 15 07:39

For America to survive, Google must be defeated

The radical Left — which now controls tech giants like Google and Facebook — can’t win any debate (or elections) based on facts or logic, so they resort to brazen censorship to silence all opposing views in the hopes of dominating the culture by cheating. “These activists want the playing field to be tilted in favor of their ‘politically correct’ worldview so that democratic outcomes like the 2016 presidential election can never happen again,” warns Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), a member of Congress. “Censorship like this undermines public discourse and trust in our institutions — and it is likely to get worse before it gets better.”

Jun 14 18:11

The defendant's motion in court today TOTALLY DESTROYS Mueller

hasn’t provided “one iota of discovery”

Jun 14 15:00

Trouble Clef

The Jewish Chronicle seems dismayed that the singer-songwriter Alison Chabloz has escaped jail time, at least for the time being. But the message conveyed by Ms. Chabloz’s conviction is devastating for Britain. This kingdom has, in just a short time, become a crude authoritarian state.

For posting so-called ‘grossly offensive songs’ on the internet, Chabloz was sentenced by District Judge John Zani to 20 weeks imprisonment suspended for two years. It seems that now music is deemed a major threat to Britain.

Chabloz was also banned from posting anything on social media for 12 months. I am perplexed. What kind of countries pre-vet social interaction and intellectual exchange? Israel imposes such prohibitions on its Palestinian citizens. Soviet Russia banned certain types of gatherings and publications and, of course, Nazi Germany saw itself qualified to decide what type of texts were healthy for the people and actively burned books. I guess that Britain is in good company.

Jun 14 14:41

YouTube Won't Host Our Homemade Gun Video. So We Posted It on PornHub Instead.

Reason has a new video out today explaining how to put together a homemade handgun using some very simple tools and parts you can buy online. But

Jun 14 11:56

TOMMY ROBINSON FEARS FOR HIS LIFE AFTER BEING MOVED TO HEAVILY MUSLIM-POPULATED PRISON

Fears for the safety of Tommy Robinson are mounting after it was revealed that he has been moved to a heavily Muslim-populated prison in the United Kingdom and has already been on the receiving end of death threats.

Robinson was jailed last month for a “breach of the peace” while live streaming a trial involving a Muslim rape gang outside Leeds Crown Court.

He was initially held in a low security prison with a low Muslim population.

However, today it was revealed by Robinson’s manager Caolan Robertson that the activist has now been moved to another prison that has a large Muslim prison population.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Prime Minister May, and England's MI5 and MI6, a word, please.

Placing Robinson in an a prison environment, where he is likely to be assassinated, is a really, staggeringly idiotic move, because the last thing sensible, rational people in the British government want to have happen, is for him to become a martyr to a racist movement, which does have some valid cases in point which never should have happened, like the activities of the Muslim "grooming gangs", grooming children for sex, where the people accused of this did get convicted.

As a woman very happily married to a pan-racial man, and who conducts two English speaking choirs at a truly rainbow Christian faith community, filled with people of every ethnicity you could imagine, I believe that racism, for the sake, or racism, is just plain stupid.

That having been said, however, when immigrants come to this country (legally), I want to welcome them, and understand that they are allowed to engagage in whatever faith practices they hold dear; but the moment they tell me what I CANNOT do, in the name of THEIR faith and tradition, I will get hot under the collar, and get angry.

In my world, faith, any faith, should never be about coersion; it should be about how my understanding of God's love, causes me to respond in the real world.

I would never eat a bacon sandwich in front of either a devout Muslim, or a devout Orthodox Jew; that would simply be insensitive in the extreme; but the minute someone tells me that I cannot eat bacon in my own home, that is where I would dive for a copy of the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and politely ask that person to read them, right there in front of me, to understand that they are not legally allowed to force me to not eat bacon in private.

Jun 14 11:38

NETANYAHU EMBROILED IN THREE CORRUPTION SCANDALS

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has become embroiled in yet another scandal. The Likud leader was questioned yesterday by police in connection with an investigation into alleged corruption relating to Israel’s $2 billion purchase of submarines from Germany.

The Financial Times reported that Netanyahu was grilled for “several hours” at his official residence in Jerusalem. While Israel’s premier is not thought to be a suspect at the moment, the questioning by police over such long hours is bound to raise suspicions given that he is already under investigation over several cases of corruption.

Corruption scandals have followed the Netanyahus since he took office nine years ago. Though he has denounced the investigations as nothing but a “witch-hunt”, his critics maintain that there is no smoke without fire.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These charges have wounded Netanyahu, politically, in Israel.

And nothing on this planet is more dangerous than is a wounded politician; expect to see him lash out, and God only knows where (Gaza; Lebanon; Syria; or potentially Iran), and very quickly, to "misdirect" the Israeli public, and the world, away from his corruption charges woes.

Jun 14 11:32

CHINA'S SURVEILLANCE STATE IS USING RFID CHIPS TO TRACK CARS' MOVEMENTS

China, the world's most populous country, continues to devise new methods of keeping tabs on its 1.4 billion citizens. And after the Wall Street Journal reported earlier this week about a powerful new spy camera devised by a team of researchers at Duke University who had, incidentally, received funding from the US government, America's business newspaper of record is back Wednesday with another stunning report, this time about how China is establishing a new system to track cars using electronic tags. Indeed, WSJ describes the plan to "improve public security", which will also purportedly help ease extreme congestion in the largest Chinese cities.

The plan, which is set to be rolled out by July 1, will rely on chips that can be identified thanks to their unique radio frequency signature. Compliance will be voluntary at first, but it will become mandatory for all new vehicles by Jan. 2019.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Watch for such technology to be implemented in American cars, most probably as voluntary compliance at first, but mandatory, at a later point in time.

Jun 14 11:16

UN RESOLUTION SLAMS ISRAELI MURDER OF PALESTINIANS IN GAZA

A resolution has passed in the UN General Assembly slamming Israel’s use of ‘excessive force’ against Palestinian protesters during their Great March of Return in Gaza, with more than 130 killed and thousands injured.

Many of the protesters were unarmed but encountered live ammunition from Israeli snipers. Victims included journalists and first aid responders, who were well marked but were targeted and slaughtered anyway.

Nikki Haley, the American UN envoy, was adamantly opposed to the resolution and submitted an amendment of her own in which Hamas was to be condemned as the aggressor, with no attention being paid to the death toll racked up by the Israelis who were not being attacked by civilian protesters, which failed to obtain the necessary support in the Assembly.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Although the resolution is non-binding, it is a stunning expression of solidarity with the Palestinians, particularly the non-violent, first responders, and press members who got killed or maimed for life by IDF snipers.

Jun 14 11:11

1 IN 3 ADULTS IN THE U.S. TAKES MEDICATIONS LINKED TO DEPRESSION

If you take Prilosec or Zantac for acid reflux, a beta blocker for high blood pressure, or Xanax for anxiety, you may be increasing your risk of depression.

More than 200 common medications sold in the U.S. include depression as a potential side effect. Sometimes, the risk stems from taking several drugs at the same time. Now, a new study finds people who take these medicines are, in fact, more likely to be depressed.

The list includes a wide range of commonly taken medications. Among them are certain types of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) (used to treat acid reflux), beta blockers, anxiety drugs, painkillers including ibuprofen, ACE inhibitors (used to treat high blood pressure), and anti-convulsant drugs.

"The more of these medications you're taking, the more likely you are to report depression," says study author Mark Olfson, a professor of psychiatry at Columbia University.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yikes, these numbers are scary.

When you are being treated by a doctor, please make sure that they know about these interactions, if they do not (which many times, they will not know), and ask them if there may be a more natural way to treat the illnesses they are treating.

And one of the most important ways of taking back your health, is educating yourself.

Find out what kinds of supplements you may need, to keep your health in a better state, and how to deal with the acid/alkaline balance in your system, which is critical for maintaining your health.

Jun 14 11:05

WATCH: INNOCENT COUPLE HELD UP BY COPS, ARRESTED FOR QUESTIONING $1 WAFFLE HOUSE CHARGE

Yet another disturbing video of police officers assaulting patrons at a Waffle House has been released, leading to renewed calls for a boycott of the 24-hour restaurant. This time, the incident involved an innocent couple who were accused of theft who were subsequently handcuffed and arrested by police after they complained about being overcharged for their meal.

According to reports, the couple was complaining that they were overcharged $0.50 for a $1.00 orange juice on their to go order. Before they received their food, they complained and asked to speak to customer service.

Instead of customer service, however, Waffle House called the cops.

Body camera footage of the incident was recently released and shows police enter a Waffle House and tell the man, who was simply trying to dispute his bill before getting his food, to get out of the restaurant.

“Get out here,” the officer tells the man. “He needs to get out here and talk to me like a man.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, white courtesy telephone please!!

Because until you can, and are willing, to prevent such incidents against innocent civilians by our country's police, don't stand there, and tell me with a straight face that there is a "war on America's police"; rather, it appears that there is a war against American civilians by America's police officers.

There are good cops out there; I know this because my brother is a retired cop, and was a good, and honorable one.

But please; incidents like this have to stop happening. Fortunately, this couple was left with their lives intact, but as you know, Attorney General Sessions, this absolutely has not always been the case in other arrests.

Oh, and the following companion article also comes to us from blacklistednews.com:

‘YOU’RE NOT GOING TO F—ING FILM US’ RAGING COP SPITS ON, ARRESTS INNOCENT WOMAN FOR FILMING

Attorney General Sessions, this madness has got to stop; I am quite confident that this woman, who got screamed at, and spat upon, for exercising her Constitutional Rights, did, at the moment it happened, feel as though this police officer was at war with her.

Jun 14 10:58

MOST MEDICAID ENROLLEES WORK. THEY JUST AREN’T PAID A LIVING WAGE.

What’s the purpose of the Medicaid program? Is it to provide health care coverage to people who cannot access it on their own, so they can lead healthier lives? Is it to fill health care gaps during epidemics and disasters, while ensuring hospitals and emergency rooms are not left with unpaid bills? Or is it Medicaid’s role to encourage people to find employment, so eventually they “drain” fewer resources from the government?

If you ask the analysts at Americans for Prosperity, a right-wing group founded by the billionaire Koch brothers, the answer is the latter. They argue that the “goal” of any safety net program should be “helping people improve their own lives” and “reduce their dependency on government.” Of the nearly 68 million Medicaid recipients nationwide, 25 million are adults who do not receive a monthly check for living with a disability, so Americans for Prosperity concludes there is fat to trim — and people who should find a job.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These numbers "bite", and are most probably about to get far worse than they already are.

And I say this, because as I type this, people in lower-paying jobs are already getting dismissed from these jobs, in light of the reality that robots are already taking these jobs over.

The days of "unskilled labor" are nearly at an end.

So parents of very small kids, please listen to your "honorary Irish Auntie" on this.

If you speak a second language other than English and live in the US, please make sure your kid speaks English as well as they do their mother tongue.

One of my great heroes in this area is the American comedian, Gabriel Iglesias, born in Bakersfield, California, who is hysterically funny in both English and Spanish.

But the greater heroine here was his single, working mom, who made the choice to make sure his English was just as brilliant as is his Spanish.

Do not expect public schools to educate; expect them to indoctrinate. Make sure that your kids are numerate, literate, and computer-centric, in their understanding of how the world works.

Be ready to share the news of the day with your kids, as they are able to understand, from independent resources, not the corporatized presstitutes, whose only job is to advance the governmental agenda, which is generally leading up to more and more wars. (Notice the intense demonisation of Iran these days; this... is precisely about what I am talking!)

As they get into their highschool years, and hopefully are looking at higher education (which may well be a trade course, or something computer related, which gives them a "certification", and makes them look attractive to potential employers), make sure that they understand what kinds of degrees will give them an access to better-paying jobs, and which absolutely will not.

The children of the very rich can afford degrees in diversity, the history of feminism; white privelege, and ancient languages which are no longer spoken, because unlike the rest of us, they won't have to work upon graduation; just marry someone with more money and/or power, than their family has.

That doesn't and will not, work for most of the rest of us, or our kids.

And if possible, keep them out of the "college debt spiral trap", which can lead to horrific financial burden they may not be able to pay off, through the entirety of their lifetime.

And lastly, because so many areas in this country are so economically depressed, many see joining the US military as their only option; please don't let this happen to your kid, unless they are immediately on track to become an officer, because our enlisted soldiers become useless, expendable, and disposable, if health problems present themselves, or they have become maimed for life in the course of their service.

Parents, you have to be a pro-active influence in your kid's life, from the moment they are born, through as much of the rest of their lives as you can be.

Jun 14 10:33

Dem Candidate Calls to "Address Toxic Masculinity," 'No Guns Or Ammo For Anyone On No Fly List'

Levi Tillerman, grandson of late 'holocaust survivor' Congressman Tom Lantos, also wants to impeach Trump for "aiding white supremacists & treason." Levi begins, "Most mass shooters are men. We must end the toxic culture of violence which ties masculinity to warfare & guns. We must nurture young boys, not indoctrinate them into violence and domination." He adds a proposal of "No Fly No Buy - NO guns or ammo for anyone on the no fly list," despite the fact that hundreds of thousands or more Americans are placed on these 'terrorist' lists secretly, with no crime committed, no due process and with no legitimate reason given.

Jun 14 10:03

Juanita Broaddrick Mysteriously Disappears from Amazon Kindle

PJ Media is reporting that the Kindle version of Juanita’s new book “You’d Better Put Some Ice On That: How I Survived Being Raped by Bill Clinton” has been removed from online retail giant Amazon. Jeff Reynolds writes:

Juanita Broaddrick, the woman who claims that Bill Clinton raped her in 1978, has written a book about the event. Published on Amazon, Kindle and print versions of the book have sold briskly. Now, however, Amazon has halted sales of the Kindle version of the book after five months of problem-free sales, and Broaddrick is sounding the alarm.

Jun 14 09:00

Governments are Corporations

The USA, with the unbelievable good luck of having the world’s reserve currency, has been spending money like water which it never truly earned, running up trade deficits of 2018 valuation of up to $20 trillion worth, thereby exporting its jobs and ruining its Main Street economy.

The economic system, managed by the Rothschilds, was created to plunder the life force from the population. The public see money as currency, but the Rothschilds see it as energy, which it is – currency that circulates as a current which returns to them, the elites, at a much greater rate, expanded by interest. In so doing, the Rothschild family has now come to privately own more than half of Planet Earth.

Jun 14 08:26

Migration Causes Cognitive Dissonance

Masonic government and media traitors have conflated "immigrant" with "migrant." Any migrant can claim to be an "asylum seeker" and gain entry, merely by crossing some undefended stretch of the border.

Many economic migrants are steaming across the Canadian border from the US where they are anything but refugees.

We pay police and army to stop intruders. But instead of doing their jobs, they are aiding and abetting them.

Jun 13 23:42

Your Incredibly Shrinking Dollar

Over the last 12 months, the purchasing power of your dollar has dropped at the fastest rate since 2011. According to the latest data released by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) jumped by 2.8% year-over-year in May. That follows on the heels of a 2.5% leap year-over-year in April. In other words, prices are going up. That’s not good news for people who buy stuff.

Jun 13 23:39

The Volcano Of Debt

While higher tax rates and means tests may serve to push out the insolvency dates, there remains very little political expediency to enact these changes. Thus, as these critical U.S. government entitlement programs begin to falter, the only agreed-to solution from both sides will be debt monetization and currency creation from the Federal Reserve. Borrowing costs will soar, and the devaluation of the dollar will be significant. Markets will be traumatized, and threats to the hegemony of the U.S. dollar as global reserve currency will move to the forefront.

Jun 13 23:35

The Dangers Of Investing Based On Phony Government Statistics

On the surface, this all paints a beautiful picture for the economy and stock market. But dig a little deeper, and the numbers aren’t quite as bright they appear. All that glitters is not gold.

Jun 13 23:29

Wrongfully Imprisoned for 31 Years, and THIS is Considered Justice?

After spending over three decades in prison for a crime he did not commit, Lawrence McKinney was cleared of the charges in 2008 after DNA evidence was tested. It took another year for the government to release him from custody. They sent Lawrence out into a world he didn’t know. But they didn’t let him leave empty-handed. The government gave Lawrence McKinney $75. Seventy-five-dollars to start a new life after being wrongfully caged by government prosecutors all those years ago.

Jun 13 10:35

GOP lawmaker now claiming staffers have been left “physically shaking” over Rosenstein's tactics.

GOP pols slam Rosenstein, say staff 'shaking' in fear over 'threats'

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