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Jun 26 11:48

JUDGE IN AT&T MERGER RULING HAD ZERO UNDERSTANDING OF THE MARKETS AT&T NOW DOMINATES

So, we already discussed how the Judge that let the AT&T merger proceed showed a comically narrow reading of the media and telecom markets when he approved AT&T's $86 billion Time Warner merger without a single condition. At no point in his 172-page ruling (pdf) did U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon even utter the phrase "net neutrality," showing a complete failure to understand how AT&T intends to use regulatory capture, vertical media integration (ownership of must-have content like HBO) and its stranglehold over broadband markets in synergistically anti-competitive ways.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Forgive me, but I am having a Jean-Luc Picard double face-palm, at warp speed, upon reading this!!

Jun 26 11:45

Sinclair’s Immigration Propaganda Foreshadows the Perils of Media Merger Mania

Sinclair Broadcast Group is under fire once again, this time for a local-broadcast "must run" segment that tries to claim the government’s brutal immigration and child-separation policies are little more than a giant misunderstanding caused by...the journalists covering the story.

The segment is part of an ongoing effort by the company to sow distrust in media outlets and convince the public that any and all negative coverage of terrible government policies is politically-motivated and cannot be trusted.

The segment features Boris Epshteyn, Sinclair’s “chief political analyst” and a former Trump adviser who routinely heaps praise upon the President’s every action. At no point are viewers of these segments informed that Epshteyn used to directly report to the President.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I give you the following article: Who's Responsible for Separating Alien Kids from their Parents?!? Many people, but not Trump

The article goes on to state: "Who truly is responsible for the 2,000 alien kids who, according to the Associated Press, recently have been separated from their detained illegal alien parents?

There is a lot of blame to share. That includes President Bill Clinton and the alien parents themselves, as well as the courts and immigration policies foolishly created by the Obama administration. The perverse incentives in those policies have endangered the lives and safety of children and helped fund the deadly Mexican drug cartels that run the trafficking networks on our southern border.

You would not know that based on the absurdly biased coverage and virulent protests that have occurred. The Trump administration is simply doing what it is constitutionally charged with doing—enforcing the law.

The president on Wednesday issued an executive order that directs the Department of Homeland Security to keep illegal alien families together “to the extent permitted by law.” That is the crux of the administration’s problem: the extent to which the government is permitted to keep families together while they await removal proceedings.

In 1997, the Clinton administration entered into a settlement agreement in Flores v. Reno, a lawsuit filed in federal court in California by pro-illegal immigration advocacy groups challenging the detention of juvenile aliens taken into custody by the Immigration and Naturalization Service.

The Clinton administration agreed to settle this litigation despite the fact the Supreme Court had upheld the Immigration and Naturalization Service regulation that provided for the release of minors only to their parents, close relatives, or legal guardians.

According to the Department of Homeland Security, the Flores agreement allows the agency to detain unaccompanied minors for only “20 days before releasing them to the Department of Health and Human Services which places the minors in foster or shelter situations until they locate a sponsor.”

But in a controversial decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, the most liberal in the country, has interpreted the settlement agreement to apply to “both minors who are accompanied and unaccompanied by their parents.”

In other words, it is the 9th Circuit’s misinterpretation of the Clinton administration’s settlement agreement that doesn’t allow juvenile aliens to stay with their parents who have been detained for unlawful entry into the country.

Of course, if those parents would simply agree to return to their home countries, they would be immediately reunited with their children. So those who come here illegally are themselves to blame for their children being assigned to foster care or to another family member or sponsor who may be in the country."

Jun 26 11:29

50,000 CIVILIANS FLEE HOMES AS SYRIAN GOV’T ATTACK ON REBEL-HELD AREA INTENSIFIES

With the first skirmishes of the Syrian southwestern offensive starting to grow into outright fighting, reports out of the area say that over 50,000 civilians have fled their homes in just the past week. This is overwhelmingly from the areas in the de-escalation zone expected to be major targets in the fighting.

Journalists in the area say that at least 27 civilians were killed. The displaced are scattering in all directions, some going deeper into rebel territory along the border, others heading north out of the likely contested areas.

The de-escalation zone in Daraa was, for quite some time, totally calm, and a lot of the people living in this area were much safer than people in most of the rest of war-torn Syria. That zone is rapidly collapsing, however.

Jun 26 11:27

Florida Airport Will Be the First to Scan Every International Traveler’s Face

Officials with Customs and Border Protection’s Entry/Exit have a way to shorten the long lines at airline gates while improving security and meeting an almost 15-year-old mandate from Congress.

Officials announced June 21 that Orlando International would be the first airport in the country to screen every international passenger using facial recognition technology. CBP has been running biometric pilots—including facial recognition—at 13 airports across the country but Orlando will be the first to use the system on all travelers.

In 2004, Congress charged the CBP with finding a way to apply biometric screening at all border crossings—including land, air and sea. The agency has struggled to comply, citing difficulties in finding the right technology to improve security without adding significant travel delays.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Folks, if you can avoid using public transport of any kind, please avoid it; the potential for foulups, bleeps, and blunders can translate into mistaken identities, and horrific problems; the real bugs have not been worked out in thsi facial recognition software.

Unfortunately, Mike and I cannot avoid air travel, if we want to get somewhere on the mainland. As my late dad was an aircraft instrument mechanic, I used to love to fly; TSA has absolutely taken that away from me, and it is regrettable that they have been allowed to do so.

Jun 26 11:21

HELICOPTERS, 100S OF AUSTRIAN SOLDIERS & POLICE OFFICERS TAKE PART IN MIGRANT 'DETERRING' DRILLS

Hundreds of Austrian soldiers and police were involved in a border protection exercise that simulated containing migrants amid fears neighboring Germany might begin to turn away new arrivals trying to cross their frontier.
Austrian authorities deployed 600 police, 400 soldiers and two Black Hawk helicopters on Tuesday in an exercise which simulated arrival of hundreds of migrants on the country’s border with Slovenia, local media reported.

"A state that in the worst case cannot protect its borders loses its credibility," Interior Minister Herbert Kickl of the far-right Freedom Party (FPO) told reporters, as cited by Reuters. “I am determined that events like those of 2015 must not occur again. And that is exactly the message we want to send from here.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hey, George Soros; I have the perfect solution for Europe's migrant crisis. Just dump every single illegal immigrant on to any and every property you own.

You're welcome, Sir!

Jun 26 11:17

WELLS FARGO ACCUSED OF MISCONDUCT AGAIN

Wells Fargo is once again being accused of misconduct, this time because it allegedly used complex financial investments to take advantage of mom-and-pop investors.

The Securities and Exchange Commission said on Monday that between 2009 and 2013, Wells Fargo (WFC) reaped large fees by "improperly encouraging" brokerage clients to actively trade high-fee debt products that were intended to be held to maturity.

Wells Fargo Advisors, the bank's brokerage division, agreed to pay a $4 million penalty over its handling of the products, known as market-linked investments. The bank must also return $930,377 of ill-gotten gains — plus $178,064 of interest.

Wells Fargo, which neither admitted nor denied the SEC's allegations, said in a statement that it "cooperated fully" with the latest investigation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And yet, mysteriously, no one goes to jail here!!

More proof that according to the "American Way of Life" that the monied almost never eat their own.

Jun 26 11:14

WHISTLEBLOWER REALITY WINNER, CHARGED UNDER THE ESPIONAGE ACT FOR HELPING TO INFORM PUBLIC OF RUSSIAN ELECTION MEDDLING, PLEADS GUILTY

WHISTLEBLOWER REALITY WINNER entered into a plea deal with the Justice Department on Tuesday, ostensibly putting an end to her case that has seen her held in jail for over a year without trial. Her indictment was the Trump administration’s first prosecution in its crackdown on leaks, which now includes many others. As part of the plea agreement, Winner will consent to serving over five years behind bars.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I find myself very uneasy about this case; was the Trump administration trying to punish her for allegedly revealing problems in th US electoral system, or were they simply embarrassed to have had to come to grips with it, and let the public know if this had actually happened, if in fact it did happen?

Jun 26 10:01

EU Says Patriotic Nations Must ‘Pay the Price’ for Refusing Migrants, Backs Macron’s Call for Sanctions

The European Commission has backed Emmanuel Macron’s call for sanctions on EU nations refusing to resettle third world migrants, asserting that countries must be made to “pay the price” for membership of the bloc.

Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said that central and eastern European nations “have a vital need of Europe”, asserting it is “not legitimate that nations which refuse to show solidarity would continue receiving a similar proportion of EU funding”.

“Europe is not well,” lamented the Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs on Monday. “Britain is leaving us, we suffered an economic crisis which continues to do damage, we are seeing governments with parties on the extreme right.

“The rise of nationalism is a challenge for Europe,” he told French broadcaster BFMTV, adding: “We must reinvent [the EU] and refresh the notion of solidarity. We need to reinvent Europe, reinvent the notion of solidarity.”

Jun 26 08:33

Revealed: The towering NSA 'spy hubs' hidden in plain sight in cities across the country 'peering into Americans' lives from their own backyards'

The Intercept has identified eight AT&T facilities across the United States which are allegedly being used by the NSA to monitor internet users' emails, social media posts and internet browsing.

The centers are known as 'peering' facilities' and processes data from both AT&T customers and those of other U.S. internet providers, as well as telecoms companies fromSweden, India, Germany and Italy.

'It's eye-opening and ominous the extent to which this is happening right here on American soil,' said Elizabeth Goitein, co-director of the Liberty and National Security Program at the Brennan Center for Justice told The Intercept.

'It puts a face on surveillance that we could never think of before in terms of actual buildings and actual facilities in our own cities, in our own backyards.'

Jun 26 06:58

It’s the beginning of the end of the Bilderberg era

The beginning of the end of the Bilderberg/Soros vision is in sight. The Old Order will cling on, even to the last of its fingernails. The Bilderberg vision is the notion of multi-cultural, international cosmopolitanism that surpasses old-time nationalism; heralding the end of frontiers; and leading toward a US-led, ‘technocratic’, global economic and political governance. Its roots lie with figures such as James Burnham, an anti-Stalin, former Trotskyite, who, writing as early as 1941, advocated for the levers of financial and economic power being placedin the hands of a management class: an élite – which alone would be capable of running the contemporary state – thanks to this élite’s market and financial technical nous. It was, bluntly, a call for an expert, technocratic oligarchy.

Jun 25 18:54

World Cup outrage: England fans singing Brexit songs during Belgium clash face PUNISHMENT

ENGLAND World Cup fans have been warned not to sing songs about Brexit during this week's match against Belgium by FIFA bosses.

Football's governing body said the FA could be punished if Three Lions fans are caught signing pro-Brexit chants during Thursday's match.

Jun 25 18:50

European Parliament’s committee vote for rule of law action against Hungary

The European Parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee voted Monday for launching action against Hungary over allegations that Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government is breaching the EU’s fundamental values. The committee voted Monday for a report that recommends triggering an “Article 7 procedure” amid concerns about judicial independence, media freedoms and the harsh treatment of migrants in Hungary, AP said. The full assembly must still endorse the move for it to happen. The procedure could result in Hungary losing EU voting rights. However, this is unlikely because Poland, which is also facing Article 7 action launched by the EU’s executive Commission, would probably veto it.

Jun 25 12:37

THE WIRETAP ROOMS

Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. In each of these cities, The Intercept has identified an AT&T facility containing networking equipment that transports large quantities of internet traffic across the United States and the world. A body of evidence – including classified NSA documents, public records, and interviews with several former AT&T employees – indicates that the buildings are central to an NSA spying initiative that has for years monitored billions of emails, phone calls, and online chats passing across U.S. territory.

Jun 25 09:07

Three Glaring Examples Proving Snopes and the AP Have No Business Being Official ‘Fact Checkers’

For years, Snopes has been debunking articles and giving them questionable ratings because of their content, but this was never a big deal because readers like ours are smart enough to question Snopes and read the facts for themselves to make up their own minds.

While our readers are still smart enough to check multiple sources and keep us honest, the power of Snopes and the rest of the “fact checkers” has grown immensely and ominously. Now, Snopes, the AP, and Politifact have woven themselves into the fabric of social media and have become the be all end all of “truth.” As a result of this new cozy relationship, they have the power to silence anyone they deem to be false—facts and reality be damned.

What’s more, if these new arbiters of online truth do deem content to be “false,” whether it is or not, the victims have zero recourse to challenge them and will see social media reach—no matter if it took years to build up—throttled and subsequently turned off.

Jun 25 08:53

BEXALERT: Why Do We Underplay the Links Between Cannabis and Psychosis?

Big Pharma and Big Alcohol and the Judicial/Police/Prison Complex are in one big panic!
I post this as a classic example of propaganda and disinformation.

What is really needed in dealing with cannabis is a “tobacco moment”, as with cigarettes 50 years ago, when a majority of people became convinced that smoking might give them cancer and kill them. Since then the number of cigarette smokers in Britain has fallen by two-thirds.

A depressing aspect of the present debate about cannabis is that so many proponents of legalisation or decriminalisation have clearly not taken on board that the causal link between cannabis and psychosis has been scientifically proven over the past ten years, just as the connection between cancer and cigarettes was proved in the late 1940s and 1950s.

Jun 25 08:49

THE FBI IS USING UNVETTED, RIGHT-WING BLACKLISTS TO QUESTION ACTIVISTS ABOUT THEIR SUPPORT FOR PALESTINE

According to Aburas, Lenihan said, “These young men want to talk to you.” Then Lenihan left Aburas alone in his office with the two officers. For 35 minutes, they interviewed Aburas, not because they were interested in him as a criminal suspect, but because they had questions about pro-Palestinian messages he had written on Facebook. His was one in a string of FBI inquiries into pro-Palestine activists across the country in recent years. Some of these interviews have rested on blacklists created by far-right, pro-Israel groups, and focused on alleged and unproven connections to militant groups in the Middle East. The Intercept has learned of four such interviews (though the number could be higher), two of which took place this year.

Jun 25 07:18

SLAVERY PAST AND PRESENT

Did slavery really end – or did it just get a new name and better press relations?

Is there are alternative?

Jun 25 07:17

The Cycle of Freedom

Periodically, I offer up a statement by Scottish economist Alexander Tytler, who, in 1787, was reported to have commented on the then-new American Republic as follows:

A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship.

Jun 24 12:34

36-minute video: Carl Herman/Jim Fetzer discuss the Meaning of Life: Earth dominated by .01% psychopaths AND 95% of humanity unable and/or unwilling to embrace crucial facts. Just what is God/Life up to???

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

My essay on the Meaning of Life; summary in three points:
1. Earth has been, and is currently, dominated under lie-covered illegal rogue state empire that is Emperor’s New Clothes obvious.
2. Despite an Emperor’s New Clothes condition with sufficient people clearly speaking and documenting, ~95% of humanity attack those messengers, including those with academic training and professional experience that you would think would show extreme interest in game-changing objective data.
3. God/Life simply means whatever sources creation. The condition on Earth, therefore, is permitted by God/Life despite being more evil than most people have capacity to imagine, and annually war-poverty murdering millions, harming billions, and looting trillions.

Jun 24 09:32

Facebook, Twitter Deactivate Hezbollah Accounts After Kidnapping Video Published

Hezbollah's television and news network Al Manar has confirmed that on Friday the Lebanese paramilitary group's "War Media" accounts on Twitter and Facebook were closed without notice. Hezbollah is now accusing the social media giants of taking part in an American "anti-media campaign" against the group which has already long been designated a terror organization by the US government.

Jun 24 09:24

WTF --- Los Angeles County enters into "Shady” Deal with foreign company to operate its elections.

If the left is so worried about foreign influence in our elections, why are they paying a Venezuelan company to $242 million to build a voting system in the largest democratic voting jurisdiction in the US?

Jun 24 09:04

The American Dream

Jun 24 01:06

Atrocity Porn And Hitler Memes Target Trump For Regime Change

For those who have been paying attention for the past couple of decades, the Trump border crisis kids, like Aleppo Boy before them, are human props in what is known as 'atrocity porn' designed to titillate the viewers through horror and incite them to hatred of the presumed perpetrators. Atrocity propaganda has long been a part of warfare – think World War I claims of Belgian babies impaled on German bayonets – but with modern digital technology and social media the impact is immediate and universal.

Jun 24 00:52

The economic assault on the 2nd Amendment

During the Barack Obama regime the Department of Just(Us) launched Operation Choke Point, a multi-pronged strategy emanating from the administration to bureaucratically hamstring businesses that lawfully deal in firearms. The goal was to lean on banks to cut ties to gun dealers, especially small mom-and-pop operations, even if even if those companies had valid licenses and good credit histories. This followed 2011 warning by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) that classified the firearms trade as a “high-risk” business category, setting it up as requiring more paperwork and creating a “litigation risk and reputation risk for financial institutions,” as then FDIC General Counsel Richard Osterman said at the time.

Jun 24 00:50

Fake News and Immigration

First, the “separation of families” for which Trump is being blamed is a feature of a policy that was passed by a Democrat-controlled Congress and signed into law back in 2008 by George W. Bush. This policy was continued throughout Barack Obama’s two terms. In fact, the emotionally-charged photos of detention facilities circulated by the Fake News media that were designed to convict Trump of heartlessness were taken while Obama was President. This is one crucial respect in which coverage of this issue reveals itself for the Fake News that it is. Yet it is certainly not the only respect. Second, that for a decade—the decade that their fellow partisans held control of the levers of power in D.C.—fake journalists didn’t utter a peep about this policy for which they are now blasting Trump proves that they are cooking a controversy for partisan political purposes. This isn’t journalism. It is advocacy. It is political. It is fake.

Jun 24 00:41

Citizenship Checkpoints Start to Spread Across The Constitution-Free Zone

As the immigration debate continues to rage in America, the application of the Constitution-Free Zone that extends 100 miles inland around the borders of the U.S. is spreading its application into what is blatantly being referred to as “citizenship checkpoints.”

Jun 24 00:31

13 Year Old Charged with Felony for Recording Conversation with School Principal

With the recent mass sexual misconduct uncovered within the Chicago school system, including administrators and staff, perhaps lawmakers should be more willing to allow students to record interactions with the adults who run their schools in the name of transparent conduct.

Jun 24 00:27

Get Ready for Online Sales Tax as Supreme Court Screws Small Online Businesses

Time to tell the states to get the hell off the backs of the working people. Let the business owners–both online and physical–provide jobs, and services that people actually pay for voluntarily!

Jun 23 11:49

Devastating Humanitarian Crisis: Update on the Situation in Hodeidah, Yemen

Quote from NRC’s Hodeidah Office Coordinator, Saleem Al-Shamiri, in Sana’a:

“Many people fled their homes in Hodeidah already. Sana’a and other cities are receiving many displaced. Water supplies have been cut off in some areas. Even families who refused to leave their house behind, have now been forced to flee because the fighting is closing in. Some of my friends arrived yesterday and today early morning. They are concerned for their future and worried they have lost their homes and income. How will they manage to rebuild their lives again?”

“I have friends who can’t leave their homes because they don’t have the means to travel. They are scared for their safety. They might be left in the crossfire without any water, food or way to escape. I am hoping the warring parties will allow safe routes out of the city as the fighting gets closer. People must be given a chance to save their own lives.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As a Christian Pacifist Activist, I decry the actions of the US government in enabling Saudi war crimes in Yemen.

But I seriously doubt that the Saudi, or US governments, will allow safe passage for innocent civilians, and this is why.

Do you remember the scene in the film "Avatar", and I am paraphasing here, where the General decides to "create a crater so deep in the memories of the Navi people", that they will never dare to fight against the mining coalition which is destroying their planet,, ever again?

This is precisely what the US and Saudi Government have, essentially, vowed to do in Yemen.

They will create hundreds of killing fields, so that the people of Yemen, will never again fight their rule, and will be "pacified" into accepting whatever puppet government the Saudis and the US slide into Saana.

There will be no "humanitarian aid" with which to comfort those left standing; all we will see here, is a slaughter, courtesy of the genocidal Butcher of Yemen, Saudi Arabia's Prince Salman, aided and abetted by his BFF in the White House, President Trump.

As I type this, UAE military, overseen by American soldiers, are torturing Yemen prisoners, and unfortunately, again this time, our CIA's Gina Haspel is up to her elbows in more torture, and more blood.

US-Backed forces claime to "liberate" Yemenis, but instead rape detainees in secret.

Why are there no indignant outcries from the corporate Presstitute Media on this?!? Why, in the name of God, are there no requests for US reporters, to embed with these "interrogators" from the UAE?!?

Very simply, they are not allowed. No questions are allowed to be asked, in the runup to this slaughter.

But I will tell you, as long as there is breath in my body, I will continue to witness, peacefully, and never advocating violence, as a Christian, to the evils being done in my name, and in the names of all Americans, here in Yemen.

Jun 23 11:49

Devastating Humanitarian Crisis: Update on the Situation in Hodeidah, Yemen

Quote from NRC’s Hodeidah Office Coordinator, Saleem Al-Shamiri, in Sana’a:

“Many people fled their homes in Hodeidah already. Sana’a and other cities are receiving many displaced. Water supplies have been cut off in some areas. Even families who refused to leave their house behind, have now been forced to flee because the fighting is closing in. Some of my friends arrived yesterday and today early morning. They are concerned for their future and worried they have lost their homes and income. How will they manage to rebuild their lives again?”

“I have friends who can’t leave their homes because they don’t have the means to travel. They are scared for their safety. They might be left in the crossfire without any water, food or way to escape. I am hoping the warring parties will allow safe routes out of the city as the fighting gets closer. People must be given a chance to save their own lives.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As a Christian Pacifist Activist, I decry the actions of the US government in enabling Saudi war crimes in Yemen.

But I seriously doubt that the Saudi, or US governments, will allow safe passage for innocent civilians, and this is why.

Do you remember the scene in the film "Avatar", and I am paraphasing here, where the General decides to "create a crater so deep in the memories of the Navi people", that they will never dare to fight against the mining coalition which is destroying their planet,, ever again?

This is precisely what the US and Saudi Government have, essentially, vowed to do in Yemen.

They will create hundreds of killing fields, so that the people of Yemen, will never again fight their rule, and will be "pacified" into accepting whatever puppet government the Saudis and the US slide into Saana.

There will be no "humanitarian aid" with which to comfort those left standing; all we will see here, is a slaughter, courtesy of the genocidal Butcher of Yemen, Saudi Arabia's Prince Salman, aided and abetted by his BFF in the White House, President Trump.

As I type this, UAE military, overseen by American soldiers, are torturing Yemen prisoners, and unfortunately, again this time, our CIA's Gina Haspel is up to her elbows in more torture, and more blood.

US-Backed forces claime to "liberate" Yemenis, but instead rape detainees in secret.

Why are there no indignant outcries from the corporate Presstitute Media on this?!? Why, in the name of God, are there no requests for US reporters, to embed with these "interrogators" from the UAE?!?

Very simply, they are not allowed. No questions are allowed to be asked, in the runup to this slaughter.

But I will tell you, as long as there is breath in my body, I will continue to witness, peacefully, and never advocating violence, as a Christian, to the evils being done in my name, and in the names of all Americans, here in Yemen.

Jun 23 11:15

U.S. Double Standards in the Middle East. Washington Backs Terrorists and Extremists

of the USA.

This statement hasn’t appeared recently. In 2002, the Joint Resolution to authorize U.S. military actions against Iraq cited:

“Iraq continuing to possess and develop a significant chemical and biological weapons capability posed a threat to the national security of the United States.”

Before carrying out air strikes on Syria, 14 April, 2018, the White House used the same justifications. The American president acted within his legal authority as commander-in-chief “to protect vital national interests – stopping the spread of chemical weapons and preventing a humanitarian catastrophe.” However, if in 2002, the Iraq Resolution was passed by the U.S. Congress as public law No: 107-243, this time President Trump didn’t seek any authorization from other government institutions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The ultimate goal here, by the US government, is quite simple, no matter how much carnage it creates to reach the following goals; control all oil, and other resources in the Middle East, and insure that these resources, are only sold in US dollars.

Jun 23 11:11

The Diseased, Lying, Condition of America’s ‘News’ Media

Both President Trump and former President Obama are commonly said in America’s ‘news’ media to be or to have been “ceding Syria to Russia” or “ceding Syria to Russia and Iran,” or similar allegations. They imply that ‘we’ own (or have some right to control) Syria.

Jun 23 11:04

Yemen War: Iranian Navy Dispatches Warships to Gulf of Aden

On June 21, the Iranian Navy dispatched two warships to the Gulf of Aden, where a fierce battle is ongoing between the Ansar Allah movement (also known as the Houthis) and the Saudi-led coalition for the port city of al-Hudaydah.

According to Iran’s Tasnim News Agency, Iran sent a helicopter-carrier and a naval destroyer. The deployment of Iranian warships in the area will likely further complicate relations between Riyadh and Teheran. However, two warships will not be enough to lift a naval blockade from al-Hudaydah.

Meanwhile, the Houthis repelled another attempt by the Saudi-led coalition and its proxies to capture the al-Hudaydah airport in western Yemen recapturing most of the positions, which they had lost previously.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US government's participation in Saudi war crimes in Yemen does NOT make me proud to be an American; and it is a matter of great concern to me, that President Trump's two BBFs in the Middle East, are Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, the Butcher of Gaza, and the Saudi Crown Prince Salman, the Butcher of Yemen.

Jun 23 10:30

US-BACKED FORCES CLAIM TO “LIBERATE” YEMENIS, INSTEAD RAPE DETAINEES IN SECRET PRISONS

The so-called “liberators” in Yemen are sexually and physically torturing detainees at secret prisons. Survivors recall disturbing stories laden with gruesome interrogation tactics for extracting false confessions. Meanwhile, the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen attempts to portray themselves as the bearers of freedom and reason.

As an ally of the United States’ “counter-terrorism” operation in Yemen, the United Arab Emirates established 18 prisons throughout territory under their control. An ongoing investigation from the Associated Press has so far identified instances of deranged sexual torture at five of these facilities. The Emirati headquarters in Yemen houses one of such facilities where witnesses have seen American soldiers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, even with assuring the American people that the CIA will not longer torture, or outsource it, Gina Haspel has lied to the American people, yet again.

Ms. Haspel, understanding what you have done, or allowed to be done by the UAE, is an abomination; a profound disappointment;and an irrefutable demonstration, that you are a traitor to the citizens of this country.

You said anything to get confirmed; you lied. We understand that

And President Trump, you, by your inaction, and not firing Haspel on the spot, now that you understand that this is going on under your watch, as President, is horrific in the extreme.

Where are the Hanns Schraffs of the world, when you need them?!?

Hanns Scharff, Nazi Interrogator who revealed the value of kindness

This man was so revered after World War II, that he was invited to teach these techniques of interrigation in American military academies.

Jun 23 10:17

CONGRESS TO GIVE JEFF SESSIONS MORE POWER TO BAN WHATEVER SUBSTANCE HE DOESN'T LIKE

Allowing government to arbitrarily determine which substances human beings can put into their own bodies is one of the most idiotic things a society can do. As such, its no surprise Congress is salivating at the prospect of furthering this travesty by giving additional discretion on the matter to drug war-crazed loon, Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

If you think the Department of Justice has more than enough tools to wage the war on drugs, a bill passed by the House would create a fast-track scheduling system that could lead to the criminalization of kratom, nootropics, and pretty much anything that gives you a buzz and isn’t already illegal.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have to wonder both what Sessions is worth, How much is Jeff Sessions worth and how much of that comes from investments/endorsements from the pharaceutical industries.

He is also very much a friend of the private prison industry:

Trump Administration brings back private prison industries, 2017

I am certain that many of those people, many of them Vets, just trying to get relief from long-term pain, with some of these substances, will find themselves incarcerated at some of these facilities, so Sessions' "good buds" in the private prison industry will profit handsomely, as a result of this legislation.

Jun 23 10:06

‘EVERYDAY CENSORSHIP’ PROPOSED THAT SHOULD ENRAGE US ALL

When one of the creators of the Internet as we know it today (not you Al Gore!) voices their discontent with the latest overstep of power towards full throttle censorship, you know it’s serious business.

Tim Berners-Lee, best known for his work helping to create the World Wide Web, along with other Internet pioneers, have penned an open letter opposing the Members of European Parliament (MEPs) who voted earlier this week in favor of a plan to force publishers to automatically remove any content that appears to violate copyright.

The Independent reports this means “memes, mixes, sampling, and even reuse of news and parliamentary footage, will get caught up and deleted without warning.”

Publishers will be expected to monitor all their content uploads and check for copyright material and remove it immediately, and ostensibly by doing so automatically, as outlined in Article 13 of the proposal.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

... Which is precisely what the EU hopes to accomplish with Article 13.

Jun 23 10:03

Acting Like a Hate Group, SPLC Pays Large Settlement and May Be Sued Further

“SPLC” may not stand for Sneaky Propaganda and Libel Center, but more and more Americans think it should. This is especially true after the organization had to pay a large settlement to an Islamic reformer it falsely labeled an “anti-Muslim extremist,” a victory that has inspired other targeted entities to also consider suing the SPLC.

The far left-wing SPLC, or Southern Poverty Law Center, has long played a real-life cross between Santa Claus and Stalin, making a list of who’s naughty or nice and then managing to “gift” those it deems “haters” with stigmatization. Yet the misnamed organization — it has little to do with poverty or law, neither experiencing nor alleviating the former and violating the latter’s spirit — makes a habit of targeting those whose only trespass is, well, disagreeing with the SPLC. I ought to know: I myself was placed on its “HateWatch” page about a decade ago (more on that later).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF there are more class action law suits are going to be filed, Mike and I would, very much, like to join, in behalf of the website, www.whatreallyhappened.com.

The degree to which the management of this organisation maligned Mike's site, can only be seen by reasonably sane people, as a demonstration of rank disingenuousness.

Jun 23 08:35

Government Eyes Are Watching You: We Are All Prisoners of the Surveillance State

First broadcast in America 50 years ago, The Prisoner—a dystopian television series described as “James Bond meets George Orwell filtered through Franz Kafka”—confronted societal themes that are still relevant today: the rise of a police state, the freedom of the individual, round-the-clock surveillance, the corruption of government, totalitarianism, weaponization, group think, mass marketing, and the tendency of humankind to meekly accept their lot in life as a prisoner in a prison of their own making.

Perhaps the best visual debate ever on individuality and freedom, The Prisoner (17 episodes in all) centers around a British secret agent who abruptly resigns only to find himself imprisoned and interrogated in a mysterious, self-contained, cosmopolitan, seemingly tranquil retirement community known only as the Village. The Village is an idyllic setting with parks and green fields, recreational activities and even a butler.

Jun 23 08:07

Government Explained

Jun 22 12:14

Access to medical care, a human right, must also be guaranteed to Julian Assange

British Medical Journal today: "If Ecuador & the UK cannot guarantee Assange's [right to medical treatment]], then the Australian High Commission should seek his immediate repatriation to Australia"

Jun 22 11:47

McCain Office Involved In IRS Targeting Scandal; Pushed "Financially Ruinous" Audits Of 501(c) Orgs

Stunning Confirmation: Judicial Watch Obtains IRS Documents Showing McCain Staff Urging IRS To Target Tea Party Groups…

Jun 22 08:10

University of Vienna bans public lecture by Black activist

The University of Vienna has bowed to pressure from Austria’s Israel lobby and banned a public lecture by a veteran Black activist from the United States.

Meanwhile in a significant victory for free speech in Germany, the Ruhrtriennale festival reversed a decision to disinvite the group Young Fathers because of its support for Palestinian rights.

Former member of the Black Panther Party Dhoruba Bin-Wahad had been scheduled to speak Thursday evening at the University of Vienna’s Institute for African Studies.

The lecture was co-sponsored by Dar al Janub, an anti-racism and Palestine solidarity organization.

But in recent weeks, the university has been under pressure from the Austrian Students Union and the Austrian Union of Jewish Students to ban the event.

Jun 22 07:07

Fmr. Secret Service agent files “RICO Complaint” against the Clintons, Soros, and others after receiving “death threats”

Former Secret Service Agent and law enforcement veteran Gary J. Byrne filed a Rico Complaint in a Pennsylvania court last Friday in which at least seven prominent left-wing political figures were named as defendants under the Racketeer Influenced and Corruption Organizations Act of 1970.

Jun 22 06:28

Learn, Lead, Live: my personal path forward. Awake humans: what is your path forward with the ‘Meaning of Life’ on this incredibly challenging planet dominated by evil empire and 95% stupefied-servile humans?

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

servile: slavishly submissive or obsequious; fawning

The biggest questions are seldom asked consciously and with purpose to develop workable responses, such as:
1. What is this Earth-place really?
2. What am I, and why am I here?
3. Why all the vicious lies from “leaders” to We the People, and why the public’s servile surrender to psychopaths?

As a public school teacher, I easily demonstrate public school text responses are bullshit to address these questions, deliberate lies of omission and commission inexcusable from professionals, and do so in this series of essays (and here for additional proofs math education is anti-math distraction from “real-world problems,” and here for corporate media disinforming adults).

Jun 22 05:36

Gun Studies: Antis Descend Into Anger Because They Can’t Win On Facts

Without knowing the answers of the past, our NEW GUN GENERATION will not be able to protect our Second Amendment from these rabid critters.

Jun 21 19:27

The Entire Western World Lives In Cognitive Dissonance

Millions of people have been separated from families by death inflicted by Washington, and for almost two decades protests have been almost nonexistent. No public outcry stopped George W. Bush, Obama, and Trump from clear and indisputable illegal acts defined in international law established by the US itself as war crimes against the inhabitants of Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Pakistan, Syria, Yemen, and Somalia. We can add to this an eighth example: The military attacks by the US armed and supported neo-Nazi puppet state of Ukraine against the breakaway Russian provinces.

The massive deaths, destruction of towns, cities, infrastructure, the maiming, physical and mental, the dislocation that has sent millions of refugees fleeing Washington’s wars to overrun Europe, where governments consist of a collection of idiot stooges who supported Washington’s massive war crimes in the Middle East and North Africa, produced no outcry comparable to Trump’s immigration policy.

Jun 21 17:33

Private investigators Thompson and Clark unlawfully accessed protestors' private information through motor vehicle register, Greenpeace claims.

Controversial private investigators, Thompson and Clark are facing more flak.

There are calls from Greenpeace to prosecute the company for unlawfully accessing private information through the motor vehicle register (MVR).

Greenpeace Executive Director Russel Norman says: "Thompson and Clark are involved in this mass surveillance of protesters using access to this data base to identify people…. anyone that opposes oil companies or the Government's policy on climate change which is in my opinion an unlawful use of the register".

The MVR contains details of every vehicle and its owner. Details can be obtained by quoting a registration number plate.

1 NEWS has obtained figures from the NZTA under the Official Information Act that show a striking pattern. A spike in requests from Thompson and Clark to access the register coincides clearly with heightened activity from Greenpeace and other environmental groups.

Jun 21 17:28

Thompson and Clark has been doing the dirty work of the (NZ) state

There is something rotten going on in a number of New Zealand government departments and agencies.

That's the first conclusion from the scandal revealing security and intelligence agency Thompson and Clark is widely used by the public service. Hopefully the ever-widening investigation by the State Services Commission will shine some light on this, but the public could be forgiven for thinking that the murkiness will remain.

Government department involvement with private spies

The story of Thompson and Clark's dodgy involvement with government has been unfolding over the last few months.

Jun 21 14:53

Leaked Internal Memo Reveals the ACLU Is Wavering on Free Speech

The American Civil Liberties Union will weigh its interest in protecting the First Amendment against its other commitments to social justice, racial equality, and women's rights, given the possibility that offensive speech might undermine ACLU goals.

"Our defense of speech may have a greater or lesser harmful impact on the equality and justice work to which we are also committed," wrote ACLU staffers in a confidential memo obtained by former board member Wendy Kaminer.

It's hard to see this as anything other than a cowardly retreat from a full-throated defense of the First Amendment.

Jun 21 10:04

James Mattis Is a War Criminal: I Experienced His Attack on Fallujah Firsthand

While reporting from inside Fallujah during that siege, I personally witnessed women, children, elderly people and ambulances being targeted by US snipers under Mattis' command. Needless to say, all of these are war crimes.

During the November siege of Fallujah later that same year, which I also covered first-hand, more than 5,000 Iraqi civilians were killed. Most were buried in mass graves in the aftermath of the siege.

Mosques were deliberately targeted by the US military, hospitals bombed, medical workers detained, ambulances shot at, cease-fires violated, media repressed, and the use of depleted uranium was widespread. All of these are, again, war crimes.

Jun 21 10:02

Op-Ed: James 'Mad Dog' Mattis, war criminal

Once Operation Vigilant Resolve, also known as the First Battle of Fallujah, began on April 4, however, Mattis' concerns were overridden by the military mandate to get the job done as quickly and with as little loss of American life as possible.

Four days into the offensive, women, children and elderly residents were allowed to leave the besieged city, but males over the age of 14 were not. Families faced the horrific choice of splitting up or staying together to face the fury of the invading Marines.
It was some fury. According to witnesses and survivors of the assault, Marines indiscriminately killed men, women, children, the elderly and disabled alike. Civilians waving white flags of surrender were cut down by snipers, who also targeted ambulances carrying the wounded and dying to the few functioning clinics not destroyed by U.S. bombs.

Jun 21 09:58

The Massacre of Haditha - The Revenge Killing of 24 Iraqi Civilians Images of the Killings - A Photo Series

Mad Dog Mattis covered this up! Take a good look!

The photos show the aftermath of the killings 19 other Iraqi civilians, including 6 children and an elderly couple, inside one of three houses in the vicinity of the roadside bomb attack. The photos a stills from a video that was shot on November 20th by a journalism student from the Haditha area. The photos were later distributed by the Associated Press.

Jun 21 09:45

The West Is Becoming Orwell's Oceania With a Homo Twist, All the Signs Are There

But in the real world of today, it is the globalist billionaires who own multiple mansions, fly private jets and ride in eight-cylinder limousines to climate-change conferences where policies are decreed to lower the carbon footprint of the proletariat. It is the wealthy elite of the westernized nations who have sacrificed individual freedom upon the altar of Collectivism as political correctness has stifled free speech and enslaved citizens drown under oceans of debt.

At the same time, megalithic multi-national corporations like Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Samsung, Apple, Facebook, and Twitter, have become the eyes and ears of Big Brother; always watching and ever listening.

Jun 21 09:42

INGLORIOUS AMERICANS: Killing German POW During WW2

It has been established that half of US documented accounts of WW2 are embellished as falsified lies, cover-ups to deviate from the truth of the horrific and despicable War Crimes committed by the US Army which makes them no better then the Nazis, Japanese & Russians.

Jun 21 09:40

Rape And Abuse of Japanese Women By American Soldiers During WW2

Japanese historian Oshiro Masayasu writes about the large scale rape by American soldiers in Okinawa in 1945. He reports the incident at a village in Motobu peninsula where GIs landed and found only women, children and old folks there. What followed was abominable. There was a hunt in broad daylight for Japanese women who were ravaged mercilessly.

Jun 21 09:37

Allied soldiers 'raped hundreds of thousands of German women' after WW2

Hundreds of thousands of German women were raped by British, American and French soldiers after the end of the Second World War, a German historian has claimed.

In a new book, Professor Miriam Gerhardt, a well-regarded German academic, challenges the established view that Soviet troops were responsible for the vast majority of rape cases in occupied Germany.

“The assumption that Western Allied soldiers would not do such a thing turned out not to be true,” she said, to the broadcaster Deutsche Welle. “In the method and violence of rap there was no different between American GIs and the Red Army, as far as I can see.”

Jun 21 09:36

The GIs who raped France: We know about the mass rape of German women by Stalin's soldiers. Now a new book reveals American troops committed thousands of rapes on French women they were 'liberating'

While the Germans had French girlfriends,the American military had a different approach.

As Professor Roberts says: ‘My book seeks to debunk an old myth about the GI, thought of as a manly creature that always behaved well — the GIs were having sex anywhere and everywhere.’

In total, it is estimated that some 14,000 women were raped by American GIs in Western Europe from 1942 to 1945. In France, 152 American soldiers were tried for rape, of whom 29 were hanged.

‘Normandy women launched a wave of rape accusations against American soldiers,’ Roberts writes, ‘threatening to destroy the erotic fantasy at the heart of the operation. The spectre of rape transformed the GI from rescuer-warrior to violent intruder’.

Jun 21 09:00

Neocons, Puppet Masters, Ron Paul And Freedom Documents

Neocons are America’s biggest threat. Neolibs are partners in crime with Neocons but are inferior in power and influence. Neocons have been in control of Washington, D.C., since the administration of G.H.W. Bush—and they are still in control today, a Trump presidency notwithstanding.

Republicans and Democrats always seem to be fighting each other, and on many issues these fights are genuine. But always remember that these fights mostly concern two things: 1) obtaining or securing their own political power inside the Beltway and 2) keeping their constituents happy enough so as to be re-elected. But at the end of the day—after all of the political fighting—both sides frequent the same bars, restaurants, entertainment venues, cocktail parties, lavish "fact-finding" trips and vacations, backroom fundraisers, etc. Many of them even share the same mistresses (or whatever you call the male equivalents).

Jun 21 01:50

Government Eyes Are Watching You: We Are All Prisoners of the Surveillance State

Stingray devices mounted on police cars to warrantlessly track cell phones, Doppler radar devices that can detect human breathing and movement within in a home, license plate readers that can record up to 1800 license plates per minute, sidewalk and “public space” cameras coupled with facial recognition and behavior-sensing technology that lay the groundwork for police “pre-crime” programs, police body cameras that turn police officers into roving surveillance cameras, the internet of things: all of these technologies add up to a society in which there’s little room for indiscretions, imperfections, or acts of independence—especially not when the government can listen in on your phone calls, monitor your driving habits, track your movements, scrutinize your purchases and peer through the walls of your home.

Jun 21 00:57

How modern tyranny works

The U.S. Government has for many years been quietly deploying unregulated agency armies against its own citizens. Armed federal agents – outfitted as if they’re raiding a terror house — have been “fighting crime” by raiding Amish farms and stores for selling raw milk, pig farms for growing the wrong color pigs, supplement makers for using customer testimonials in their advertising, children for selling too many rabbits and keeping them in cages that were a quarter inch too small, and magicians for using a rabbit in a show without having a “rabbit disaster plan” in place.

Jun 21 00:49

Secretary Clinton Awarded Anti-Second Amendment Consolation Prize

The founders did not foresee the rise of the mass media and the takeover of that media by an ideology dedicated to fraud, trickery, and manipulation. They did not foresee the domination of the government by the media. The Second Amendment was designed to prevent the takeover of the sovereignty of the people by force. Progressives have worked mightily to use their subversion of the First Amendment to degrade the power of the Second Amendment.

Jun 21 00:42

Self Defense Stories You Don’t See in the Mainstream News

Here is some news you won't find in the mainstream media. Again this week, responsible gun owners defend themselves and the people they love.

Jun 21 00:20

America’s Debt Dependence Makes It An Easy Economic Target

The argument that the central bank can jump in at any time to monetize that debt and reduce the danger is also delusional. This assumes first and foremost that the Fed WANTS to reduce the danger. I believe they want the danger to increase, not decrease. Debt monetization also has the added bonus of causing even more inflation as foreign investors dump their dollar denominated assets back into the US. Monetization is a poison, not a cure. The crisis is here, now. Seeing and accepting it allows us to prepare accordingly. Denying it as inconsequential sets people up as victims of their own bias and ignorance.

Jun 20 16:55

EU takes first step in passing controversial copyright law that could ‘censor the internet’

This morning, the EU’s Legal Affairs Committee (JURI) voted in favor of the legislation, called the Copyright Directive. Although most of the directive simply updates technical language for copyright law in the age of the internet, it includes two highly controversial provisions. These are Article 11, a “link tax,” which would force online platforms like Facebook and Google to buy licenses from media companies before linking to their stories; and Article 13, an “upload filter,” which would require that everything uploaded online in the EU is checked for copyright infringement. (Think of it like YouTube’s Content ID system but for the whole internet.)

EU lawmakers critical of the legislation say these Articles may have been proposed with good intentions — like protecting copyright owners — but are vaguely worded and ripe for abuse.

Jun 20 15:04

Lives in the Balance Jackson Browne + Lyrics

This is the song "Lives in the Balance" by Jackson Browne released in 1986, with Lyrics.

Jun 20 14:46

Weapons of Mass Migration

In Goodbye Europe? Hello, Chaos? – Merkel’s Migrant Bomb, Michael Springmann analyzes evidence suggesting that US intelligence may be organizing the mass migration of millions of refugees as a form of asymmetric warfare.

Springmann also quotes anonymous intelligence sources who claim the mass migration into Europe is being coordinated by the US National Intelligence Council (NIC), MI6 (Britain’s secret intelligence service) and Turkish secret services, with financing from Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states. He also alleges routine collaboration between CIA case officers and human rights and pro-migrant groups to pay off people smugglers.

I have often wondered how hundreds of thousands of unskilled workers from a broken Syrian economy could come up with the $5,000-10,000 smugglers charge to ferry migrants across the Mediterranean.

Jun 20 13:10

I Remember When America Was A Free Country

I remember when America was a free country. You could get on an airliner without an ID. Driving licenses didn’t even have photos. If a friend was coming through your city on a flight and had a few hours layover, you could meet them inside the airport for lunch or dinner. You could meet friends, children, and relatives at the gate or see them off at the gate. Parents could actually put children on the plane and grandparents could take them off.

Your flight ticket was good at any airline. If something happened to your flight or you missed it, you could use the ticket on another airline going to the same place. On international flights you were permitted two free stopovers prior to your destination. If you were going to Athens, Greece, for example, you could first visit Paris and then Rome. It worked both ways, over and back. So one air ticket, six cities.

Jun 20 12:14

Saudi-Moroccan spat: Competing for the mantle of “moderate Islam”

James Dorsey says Morocco’s attempt to portray itself as a promoter of so-called “moderate Islam” so far appears more convincing than the efforts of Saudi Arabia to that end, especially in light of recent Saudi concessions to ultra-conservatives. >>

Jun 20 10:17

'Disastrous' copyright bill vote approved

A committee of MEPs has voted to accept major changes to European copyright law, which experts say could change the nature of the internet.

They voted to approve the controversial Article 13, which critics warn could put an end to memes, remixes and other user-generated content.

Article 11, requiring online platforms to pay publishers a fee if they link to their news content, was also approved.

One organisation opposed to the changes called it a "dark day".

Jun 20 10:12

AS MEXICANS WERE BUSY CELEBRATING WORLD CUP WIN, MEXICO GOV'T APPROVED PRIVATIZAD WATER

As Mexicans celebrated a historic win against World Cup defending champions, Germany, Mexico's federal government of Enrique Peña Nieto has cleared the way for the extraction of water in 300 areas, making up 55 percent of Mexican surface water, by companies within the mining, fracking and oil industries for the next 50 years, a move that is being described by some as “water privatization.”

Jun 20 09:49

WAYNE ALLYN ROOT: FBI=”FIRE BUREAU IMMEDIATELY”

The letters FBI should now stand for “FIRE BUREAU IMMEDIATELY.”

There isn’t a shred of credibility left for the FBI. It’s now clear the FBI leadership and their top agents/investigators were involved in a vast criminal conspiracy to fix a presidential election. These aren’t guesses or opinions. These are facts gleaned from text messages sent by FBI employees.

This is so scary. I’m a witness. I already had my own personal experience with a powerful government agency used by a president to destroy a political opponent. I know the power and evil of government run amok. Obama’s IRS tried to destroy me and bankrupt me under a blizzard of debt by denying all of my 100% legal deductions and of course, under a blizzard of legal bills, despite my innocence.

Jun 20 07:54

The FBI may have "edited and changed" key witness reports in the Clinton and Russia investigations

a top House Republican charged

FBI may have modified witness reports, misled DOJ watchdog with 'false information,'

Jun 20 00:55

We’re Not Out To Take Your Guns... Right.... And more recent incredible lies from the grabbers...

I have one small thing to ask of the gun-prohibitionists. Please stop lying to us. For extra credit, I’d like the rights-restrictors to stop lying to themselves as well. Even that may be too much to ask. If the gun control advocates must lie, then make up some new propaganda. The old lies are wearing thin, and here are some obvious ones. See if you agree.

Jun 20 00:43

Big Pharma vaccine billionaire just bought the LA Times… yet another example of the media being run by pharma

The latest example of Big Pharma taking over the media is the purchase of the Los Angeles Times and the San Diego Tribune for $500 million by Big Pharma billionaire Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong. Instead of paying for advertisements, pharma billionaires have decided to just buy the publications outright so they can control the entire publication. All the journalists here are now officially bought; these publications should officially be recognized as propaganda rags from now on.

Jun 20 00:31

Concealed Carrier – a Father with his Kids – Stops Shooting at Walmart

Once again it is proven a good guy with a gun can stop a bad guy with a gun. This time it happened in a Walmart Supercenter parking lot in Tumwater, Washington. Police are continuing to investigate the Father's Day crime, but the people of Tumwater owe a big thanks to the father who had a gun, and the will to use it to protect his family and others.

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,

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