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Dec 21 20:02

One Year Ago Tonight, I met Our President And He Said I was a "Very Committed Trump Guy" With "A Lot Of Energy", And That "I'm On His Side!"

After I told him that "Israel did 9/11!" and that it was Israelis, not Muslims, who were cheering and arrested in New Jersey on 9/11. I called into Mike Rivero's show on the long drive back home from Michigan. Since Trump insulted every single one of the other protesters there who interrupted his speech that night, but he complimented me and said I could stay, I thought that was VERY interesting. Someone on YouTube made this combo with clips of my video and the TV coverage of Trump's very positive response to me. :-)

Dec 21 19:10

Judicial Watchdog Official Claims He Was Fired For Complaint Against Judge In Child Custody Case

By Derrick Broze

The former head of a Michigan judicial watchdog board has filed a lawsuit alleging that he was fired for attempting to file a formal complaint against a judge who controversially sent 3 children to a juvenile detention center.

Paul J. Fischer joined Michigan’s Judicial Tenure Commission in January 2001. Fischer joined the state’s independent judicial disciplinary agency that is supposed to watch over about 600 judges. The commission can investigate claims of misconduct and make recommendations to the Michigan Supreme Court. By the time Fischer was fired in September he was the JTC’s executive director and general counsel. He is now suing the state and the commission with allegations that he was targeted for holding a judge accountable...

Dec 21 18:17

Energy Dept. Defends Obama’s Climate Action Plan By Firing Honest Scientist

Department of Energy (DOE) officials withheld information from Congress to advance President Barack Obama’s Climate Action Plan and fired an employee who honestly and thoroughly answered legislative staff’s questions, a congressional committee investigation found.

Dec 21 17:44

New Independence Vote ‘Within 2yrs’ If Scots’ Brexit Demands Dismissed

If “arrogant” British Prime Minister Theresa May dismisses Scotland’s Brexit proposals there is likely to be a second Scottish independence referendum in the next two years, according to former First Minister Alex Salmond.

Dec 21 17:29

Defeated Democrats Have New Excuse: Electoral College Is Racist

Throughout the presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton claimed she would accept the results. Well, that was probably because she thought she’d win so felt that saying that would make her seem a better person.

Dec 21 17:29

Europe Attacks Prove Me ‘100% Correct,’ Trump Says

US President-elect Donald Trump says the latest wave of terrorist attacks in Europe prove him to be “100-percent correct” about his plans to tackle terrorism.

In the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, the New York billionaire and reality TV star, running for the GOP, released a policy proposal, calling for a complete ban on Muslims entering the United States.

Dec 21 17:07

DUMBEST MOST RACIST VIDEO EVER

Dec 21 16:50

Could Hillary Clinton still face prosecution?

President-elect Donald Trump’s political handlers have suggested that the incoming administration will have bigger priorities than continuing investigations into Hillary Clinton’s possible illegal activities. But that isn’t quelling an ongoing movement calling for the former top diplomat’s prosecution.

Dec 21 16:49

Obama Desperate To Distance Trump From Putin: Analyst

The administration of US President Barack Obama is desperately looking for ways to prevent President-elect Donald Trump from cooperating with Russia, says an American analyst.

Dec 21 16:43

New report says Android phones by Lenovo and others may be running spyware apps

When security firm Kryptowire discovered last month that Chinese firmware company Adups was spying on text messages, call logs, contact lists, and location information sent by Blu R1 HD phones in the United States, Blu quickly acted to plug the security hole and assure customers that their personal data was safe. But now it appears that the issue might be more widespread.

Security research outfit Trustlook has uncovered numerous other manufacturers that may have devices containing Adups apps. While many of them are smaller China-based manufacturers, a few notable brands made the list, including Archos, ZTE and Lenovo. Trustlook’s findings echo those of Kryptowire, in that the preinstalled apps are working behind the scenes to mine your data.

Dec 21 16:40

Decrypting CryptXXX version 3 — for free

Today we’re happy to announce that our researchers have managed to find a cure for the third version of CryptXXX trojan, so the .cryp1, .crypt and .crypz files can be decrypted once again. We’ve added the decryption to the Rannoh Decryptor utility, which you can find either at our website or at NoMoreRansom.org.

If you were hit by CryptXXX — visit one of the aforementioned websites, download the utility and get your files back. Our utilities are free, and can help you recover files encrypted by most versions of the trojan, so you would save a nice sum by not paying the ransom to the criminals.

Dec 21 16:37

Uber lost $800 million in the 3rd quarter

Uber has notched yet another quarter of staggering losses.

That's according to a new story out from The Information's Amir Efrati, who reports that the ride-hailing company lost more than $800 million in the third quarter of this year. Those losses, which follow a reported $1.27 billion in the first half of the year, put Uber on track to lose $2.8 billion in 2016, according to The Information's calculation.

Dec 21 16:35

US To Continue Diplomatic Ties With Russia: State Dept.

The US government will continue its diplomatic ties with Russia, says the US State Department, rejecting the Kremlin’s remarks that almost all communication channels between the two sides were “frozen.”

Dec 21 16:34

Google sued by its own employee for running an internal “spying program”

A project manager over at Google is taking his employer to court. The employee, who goes by the name of John Doe for privacy reasons, has filed a lawsuit against Google because he believes that the company’s confidentiality policies, which include an internal “spying program”, are violating labor laws in California.

According to the lawsuit, Google’s policies don’t allow employees to discuss work-related topics including salaries, to post their personal opinions about the company online, and must not leak any product or other Google related information to the public. If Googlers break the company’s rules, they just might end up getting fired.

While this all might sound pretty standard, employees are even forbidden from discussing possible legal violations with the company’s legal advisors or from discussing working conditions at Google with the outside world.

Dec 21 16:31

Twitter is ‘toast’ and the stock is not even worth $10: Analyst

Twitter is "toast" as a company and the stock is not even worth $10, according to a research note published Tuesday, following the departure of another top executive at the social media service.

The microblogging platform's chief technology officer, Adam Messinger, tweeted that he would leave the company and "take some time off", while Josh McFarland, vice president of product at Twitter, also said he was exiting the company. Both executives announced their departure on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, last month, Adam Bain stepped down as chief operating officer last month to be replaced by chief financial officer Anthony Noto, who has yet to be replaced. Twitter has also lost leaders from business development, media and commerce, media partnerships, human resources, and engineering this year.

Dec 21 16:26

Thwarted peace? Assassination of Russian Ambassador “a false flag operation by the west”

Will there be peace again in our lifetimes? That remains to be seen.

As you have probably heard, Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov was shot dead Sunday night at an art gallery right as he was about to give a speech.

Dec 21 16:23

Claim: Low flying military flyover in Manhattan was Trump rescue exercise

Early last week reports of a C-130 military plane and multiple Black Hawk helicopters flying low across Manhattan took the internet by storm with dozens of pictures and videos posted by confused Twitter users wondering what was going on.

Dec 21 16:14

Neocon Russophobes

For Clinton and her campaign, it is the only way to explain how they booted away a presidential election even Trump thought he had lost in November. To the mainstream media, this is the smoking gun in their Acela Corridor conspiracy to delegitimize Trump’s presidency.

Dec 21 15:47

Hillary’s Popular Vote Win Came Entirely from California

Ever since the election day, all we keep seeing is the increasing count in the popular vote that goes in Hillary Clinton’s favor.

Dec 21 15:40

US Returns Part Of Okinawa’s WWII-Occupied Land To Japan

The United States government has officially returned a large chunk of occupied land on the Okinawa Island to Japan, but is pushing ahead with plans to stay on the prefecture despite public outrage.

Dec 21 15:36

Video: Dresden Police Install Barriers At Christmas Market After Deadly Berlin Truck Attack

Dresden authorities have begun installing concrete barriers around the city’s Striezelmarkt Christmas market in response to Monday’s attack in Berlin, Tuesday.

Dec 21 15:27

In Leaked Remarks, Hillary Clinton Explains Her Beef with Putin

Ever since her big to become the 45th President of the US failed miserably, Hillary Clinton has kept a low profile. But, this doesn't mean she had anything to say.

Dec 21 15:21

Obama’s Social Security Gun Ban

Bad News: He's done it.

President Obama has successfully enacted gun control on the American people.

In a last ditch effort to implement his gun-grabbing agenda before he leaves office, President Obama has stripped the gun rights from MILLIONS of current and future senior citizens!

Tying the Social Security system to the anti-grun Brady-NICS database prevents as many as 4.2 MILLION law abiding citizens from owning guns, without trial or due process.

This is the LARGEST gun grab in our country's history!

We must urge Congress and President-elect Trump to repeal this gun-grab!

Please take a moment to sign your petition to REPEAL the "Social Security Gun Ban" right now.

Dec 21 15:18

US To Regularly Deploy Strategic Weapons To South Korea: Officials

The United States will regularly deploy strategic weapons to South Korea to counter nuclear and missile threats from North Korea, US and South Korean defense officials said in a joint statement.

Dec 21 15:18

Europe’s Highest Court Declares UK ‘Snooper Charter’ Illegal

Britain’s controversial ‘snooper’s charter’ has been delivered a blow from the EU with its highest court ruling that the government’s “indiscriminate retention” of emails is illegal.

The ruling could trigger challenges against the UK’s new Investigatory Powers Act, passed into law in November, which allows for the sweeping collection and storage of people’s emails, text messages and internet data.

Dec 21 15:14

Why does Canada let Chinese warships into their ports?

Christopher Wilson reports that while the US was having a piece of their research equipment stolen by the Chinese Navy, Canada was opening our ports to their naval vessels?

Dec 21 15:04

Video: Mosul Combat Footage: ISIS Clashing With Iraqi Government Troops

Footage released by ISIS purportedly shows Islamic State militants clashing with government troops in Mosul.

Dec 21 15:04

Trump win ignites hope for stalled Alaska copper, gold mine

the EPA took the unusual action of blocking a mine before the project owner applied for a development permit.

Dec 21 14:58

‘Unmitigated Disaster’: US Navy’s Zumwalt Destroyer Project Blasted As Wasteful & Incapable

The US Navy’s Zumwalt-class destroyer is yet another military project suffering from cost ballooning and performance issues created by a flawed procurement system that encourages such creations, the conservative National Review magazine wrote.

Dec 21 14:58

Behind The Russia-Hack Allegations

I cannot recall a period in which the U.S. public debate across the media has reached such implacably partisan and toxic proportions. The issues are indeed important — particularly the specific allegation of Russian involvement in helping make public the activities of the Democratic National Committee — information that was strongly unfavorable to the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton.

Dec 21 14:50

In Case You Blinked: 2 Yale, 1 Harvard Alum Dispatch George W. Bush's War Crime Trial In 32 Minutes

In case you missed it, nine days ago three ivy-league black-robed villains dispatched the matter of George W. Bush's and company's war crimes in a mere 32 minutes. The federal civil lawsuit Saleh v. Bush is brought by an Iraqi woman, Sundus Shaker Saleh, against former President George W. Bush as well as Dick Cheney, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, Donald Rumsfeld and Paul Wolfowitz. The case was heard in San Francisco's Ninth Circuit Court on Dec. 12th. The three-judge appellate panel was comprised of Judges Andrew David Hurwitz, a 69-year-old Yale grad and Obama apointee; Susan P. Graber, a 67-year-old Yale Law School grad and Bill Clinton appointee; and Richard Franklin Boulware II, a 48-year-old black Harvard Law School grad who was also appointed by Obama.

Dec 21 14:42

Yahoo's secret scanning of emails at the behest of a U.S. is part of a growing push by officials to loosen constitutional protections Americans have

"A lot of it is unrecognizable from a Fourth Amendment perspective," said Orin Kerr, a former federal prosecutor

Dec 21 14:40

‘We’ve Seen Exxon Leading The Charge To Go After Groups That Criticized Them’

A widely circulated news article on the appointment of Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson to be secretary of State opens with the note that “the brash Texas oilman…helped forge or supervise exploration, production, and refinery projects in 50 countries on six continents.” But corporate media really only appear interested in one country, and that’s Russia.

Dec 21 14:23

'Israel, ISIL Plotted Russian Envoy's Assassination In Turkey'

The assassination of Russia’s ambassador to Turkey on Monday may have been plotted by elements in Israel or by Daesh (ISIL) sympathizers to damage the improving ties between Moscow and Ankara and disrupt the peace process in Syria, a political analyst in California says.

Dec 21 14:21

Is Gold Setting Up For A Rally?

Check out this sentiment index average: It's a contrary indicator, which reflects an all-time record in the 29-year history of the index.

Dec 21 14:13

Judge OKs Trump University Settlement, Deadline Set To 2 Days Before He’s Sworn In As President

On Tuesday evening, US District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel issued an order for Trump University to pay $25 million to settle fraud lawsuits over the president-elect’s educational real estate program.

US President-elect Donald Trump agreed in November to settle with more than 6,000 students who say they were cheated by his Trump University with false promises of teaching them his real estate tricks. Trump University ceased giving classes in 2010.

Dec 21 14:06

Top 5 Disasterous Pipeline Spills Of 2016

A spill from an Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) pipeline in North Dakota has been contained after leaking 4,200 barrels of oil. While the 176,400-gallon leak is nothing to sneeze at, it is only the sixth worst spill of the year.

Dec 21 14:02

In the first 3 quarters, Uber lost an eye-popping $2.2 billion+, somehow it is now more valuable that GM & Twitter combined!

I’m not a business reporter, however, this one little note on Bloomberg just floored me this morning.

Dec 21 14:01

Turkish prosecutors probing why Russian envoy's killer not taken alive: state media

President Tayyip Erdogan defended the police actions.

Dec 21 13:59

Italy To Nationalize Monte Paschi After Private Sector Rescue Fails

Update: the FT writes that the Italian govt set to take a stake between 50% and 70% in Monte dei Paschi, up from the current 4% stake, as part of the government's third bailout in as many years. As the FT adds, "the government rescue, which had long been resisted in Rome, is designed to draw a line under the slow-burn crisis in Italian banking that has alarmed investors and become the main source of concern for European financial regulators."

It remains to be seen if Germany, long a critic of state bailouts, will be as agreeable.

Dec 21 13:58

US Denies Involvement In Assassination Of Russian Envoy

US Secretary of State John Kerry has denied American involvement in the assassination of Russia’s envoy to Turkey, voicing concern about Ankara’s rhetoric against Washington.

On Tuesday, Turkey blamed US-based opposition cleric Fethullah Gulen for Monday’s assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey and tried to place blame on the United States for allowing Gulen to live in the country.

Dec 21 13:58

Investigating Law Enforcement's Possible Use Of Surveillance Technology At Standing Rock

One of the biggest protests of 2016 is still underway at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota, where Water Protectors and their allies are fighting Energy Transfer Partners’ plans to drill beneath contested Treaty land to finish the Dakota Access Pipeline. While the world has been watching law enforcement’s growing use of force to disrupt the protests, EFF has been tracking the effects of its surveillance technologies on water protectors’ communications and movement.

Dec 21 13:56

The Obama 'Recovery': Number Of Millennials Living At Home With Mom Reaches 75-Year High

Millennials finally get to claim a trophy for an achievement they actually earned (no participation medals here)...that's right, Millennials have officially set a 75-year record for highest percentage of young adults living at home with mom. At just under 40%, Millennials are barely shy of the all-time record of 40.9% set in 1940, after the end of the Great Depression. For once, we have every confidence that our young snowflakes will excel in crushing this longstanding record.

Dec 21 13:46

Wow! German Officials Tried to Send Berlin Market Killer Back to Tunisia But Couldn't

Wow! German Officials Tried to Send Berlin Market Killer Back to Tunisia But Couldn't... Tunisia wouldn't take him!

Dec 21 13:39

The US Sent ISIS $1.5 Billion in Weapons from Europe, Ukraine

The New Eastern Outlook website has an extraordinary article up by the excellent French investigative reporter Jean Perier, exposing the massive arms sales that have been going on between Eastern European countries, including Ukraine, and ISIS. Perier points out that a lot of these arms are of Soviet manufacture - in order to cover tracks, and are primarily coming out of places like Bulgaria, Ukraine, Montenegro, Czech Republic, Serbia, and other former East bloc nations. He argues that the arms trade is so large, that in and of itself this would be a powerful incentive to maintain the conflict in Syria as long as possible, something Obama seems to be doing his best to do, by recently lifting restrictions on advanced weapons systems to the Syrian rebels. Here are the details from Perier's article...

Dec 21 13:38

Western Media Is Now the Propaganda Wing of al-Qaeda

The British press is morphing into a mouthpiece for al-Qaeda. Consider its coverage of yesterday’s assassination of Andrei Karlov, the Russian ambassador to Turkey. It is borderline sympathetic. The killer’s words — or rather, certain of the killer’s words — have been turned into emotional headlines, into condemnations of Russia’s actions in Syria. That the killer’s first and loudest cry was ‘Allahu Akbar’ — the holler of the modern terrorist — has been downplayed, and in the case of at least one newspaper, the Express, completely ignored. Instead the papers upfront the killer’s other cries, about Aleppo. ‘This is for Aleppo’, says The Times. ‘Remember Aleppo’, says the Mirror’s headline, but with no quote marks, because these were not the exact words spoken by the gunman — they’re more like the Mirror’s own sympathetic echo of the killer’s sentiment.

Dec 21 13:31

Three ridiculous ways Congress plans to Keep America Safe Again

Around the time of Passover in 67 AD, the Jews of Judea were in the midst of a major rebellion against the occupying Roman Empire.

Riots and violence were commonplace, and an organized rebel force of more than 25,000 men fought regularly against the imperial legions.

Dec 21 13:30

The Merkel Meltdown - She's Led Her Country to Disaster (Video)

The fact of the matter is that the mainstream media is completely silent about the implosion of her support in Germany, basically pretending it isn't happening. That goes double for the German media, which, as we never tire of pointing out, is worse in its bias and outright lying than even the US and UK medias. And that makes for a very weird situation, where Germany watchers are basically flying blind. And videos like this one, where Infowars' Paul Joseph Watson's brutal mauling of Merkel and what is going on in Germany get half a million views in a week - plus it got translated into German and spread all over the German internet. We bet a lot of those views were coming from Germany, where a lot of people speak pretty good English. The video, appropriately titled: 'The Cultural Enrichment of Germany" is well-worth watching - and there really is not much else that needs to be said. We highly recommend it, giving it the RI double thumbs up seal of approval.

Dec 21 13:24

Car driven into Australian Christian Lobby headquarters in Canberra

A VAN carrying gas bottles was driven into the headquarters of the Australian Christian Lobby in Canberra last night and set alight, causing an explosion.

Lobby managing director Lyle Shelton last night tweeted a photograph of the incident and said that no staff were injured.

“A vehicle has rammed our office in Canberra & exploded all staff are safe,” he posted.

Dec 21 13:23

Trump names economist Peter Navarro to head National Trade Council

to make American manufacturing great again

Dec 21 13:21

FLASHBACK: 'Leaky Vaccines' Could Spur More Dangerous Disease

'Leaky' vaccines - ones like the flu vaccine that induce viral shedding - spread infection and keep particularly deadly viruses from dying out naturally.

Dec 21 13:19

Aleppo Has 1st Christmas Celebration in 4 Years - And It Gets Bombed!

A child suicide bomber distrupted the Christmas tree lighting ceremony...
Syrian Rebel & His Wife Sent Their Daughters Aged 7 and 9 to Blow Themselves up in Damascus - The younger girl has already done so. She was the only one to die in the attack http://russia-insider.com/en/syrian-qaeda-rebel-his-wife-sent-their-da...
Aleppo Looks Like Dresden in 1945 - Totally Gutted (Drone Video)
http://russia-insider.com/en/politics/aleppo-looks-dresden-1945-totall...

Dec 21 13:18

Facebook says government requests for account data rise 27 percent

Facebook for the first time provided information about government requests to preserve relevant user account information.

Dec 21 13:17

The Gloves Come Off: Media Tycoon Alex Jones to Sue Facebook and Wash Post

Since the mafia behind the failing MSM declared all out war on alt media - epically highlighted by WaPo’s outrageous PropOrNot scandal, and Facebook’s exposure working on a Chinese censorship tool to restrict news just last month - on Thursday Dec 15, 2016, Alex Jones made his last and final threat, see video below, and the next day he came out and announced (with fury) that he actually is going to move forward with the inevitable big lawsuits that we’ve all been waiting for, see video below.

Dec 21 13:15

U.S.-supplied drones disappoint Ukraine at the front lines

proven ineffective against jamming and hacking, Ukrainian officials say.

Dec 21 13:08

Gingrich: Trump Will "Decay As Much As Obama Did" If He Caves To D.C. Pressure

"If Trump remains honest and seems like a person who's authentic, he's gonna go a long way. If under the pressure of this city, if he's gonna start dissembling and saying things that aren't true, he'll decay as much as Obama did," Newt warned. "This is not a country that wanders around trusting people in power," he added, noting that he sees his role in the Trump administration "as a strategic planner."

Dec 21 13:08

Trump Land vs. Hillary Islands

The Left will continue to whine that the Electoral College should be abolished because Hillary Clinton got more popular votes than Donald Trump, which is debatable by the way, given Democrat votes by illegals and the dead.

Dec 21 13:07

What does UN resolution on Aleppo mean for Russia-West relations?

Russian observers say that the UN resolution does not indicate who will guarantee security for the humanitarian operation in Syria's second largest city and therefore the rebels will use this situation to organize attacks in Aleppo. The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a Franco-Russian resolution determining how the humanitarian mission will be conducted in the Syrian city of Aleppo following its recapture from rebels by forces loyal to Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad. In the words of French Permanent Representative to the UN François Delattre, the project, adopted on Dec. 19, is based on three points: 1. The evacuation of civilians who suffered in the course of fighting in accordance with international humanitarian law; 2. The UN humanitarian mission's full access to the recaptured city; 3. The guarantee of security for medical personnel during their work in Aleppo...

Dec 21 13:04

Greek Anarchists Force Food Recall Before Christmas

Four prominent Greek and multinational food companies recalled goods from supermarkets Tuesday after receiving a contamination threat from anarchists.

A group calling itself Green Nemesis on Monday said it had tainted several dozen units of products by Coca-Cola, Nestle, Unilever and Greek dairy giant Delta.

Dec 21 12:58

MPs Denied A Vote For Final Brexit Deal, UK Premier Suggests

British Prime Minister Theresa May says the country’s lawmakers will have no say in the final Brexit deal.

The premier told MPs Tuesday that she is focusing on “delivering on the vote of the British people – which is that we will be leaving the European Union.”

Dec 21 12:53

EU court: governments cannot force telecom firms to store all data

* EU court struck down EU-wide data retention law in 2014

* Britain and Sweden had challenged that ruling

Dec 21 12:51

FINRA fines Wells Fargo, others $14 million for records' changeable format

for record-keeping problems that may have allowed company and customer documents to be altered.

The securities industry's self-regulator found that the firms failed to keep hundreds of millions of electronic documents

Dec 21 12:49

U.S . brings charges over pay-to-play scheme at New York pension fund

prosecutors on Wednesday accused a former portfolio manager at New York state's retirement fund of steering $2 billion in trades in exchange for bribes from brokerage employees,

Dec 21 12:47

Goldman Sachs to pay $120 million over attempted ISDAFIX benchmark manipulation

it attempted to manipulate a global benchmark for interest rate products known on Wall Street as "ISDAFIX,"

Dec 21 12:45

Kremlin says almost all communication channels with U.S. are frozen

The United States on Wednesday disputed comments

Dec 21 12:40

Congress: Obama AdminFired Top Scientist to Advance Climate Change Plans

A new congressional investigation has determined that the Obama administration fired a top scientist and intimidated staff at the Department of Energy in order to further its climate change agenda, according to a new report that alleges the administration ordered top officials to obstruct Congress in order to forward this agenda.

Rep. Lamar Smith (R., Texas), chair of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, released a wide-ranging report on Tuesday that shows how senior Obama administration officials retaliated against a leading scientist and plotted ways to block a congressional inquiry surrounding key research into the impact of radiation.

A top DoE scientist who liaised with Congress on the matter was fired by the Obama administration for being too forthright with lawmakers, according to the report, which provides an in-depth look at the White House’s efforts to ensure senior staffers toe the administration’s line.

Dec 21 12:36

Kremlin surprised at 'red phone' media hype

The hot telephone line is regularly used for contacts between Russian and American leaders, Dmitry Peskov, official spokesman for the Russian President, told reporters December 21. This line is regularly used for all phone conversations between the two presidents, he added, commenting on the "sensational" piece of news that recently appeared in Western media. It was in particular reported that US President Barack Obama used the "red phone" in October of 2016 for the first time to contact Moscow to discuss the question of hacker attacks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. At the same time, Dmitry Peskov confirmed that US President Barack Obama, when communicating with Russian President Vladimir Putin on closed communication lines, referred to the topic of cyber attacks many times. Yet, the American side has not been able to present any evidence for those affirmations.

Dec 21 12:33

British Christmas Markets See More Police Deployed After Berlin Truck Massacre

Police forces in Britain have stepped up patrols at Christmas markets across the country, after Monday’s tragedy in Berlin sparked fears of copycat terrorist attacks.

“I want to reassure Londoners and those visiting our city over Christmas that the Metropolitan Police will review all security plans in London in light of last night’s events, and that keeping everyone safe remains the highest priority for the Met commissioner and for me,” London Mayor Sadiq Khan wrote on Tuesday after sending his thoughts and prayers to the German capital.

Dec 21 12:27

US Africa Command Ends Operation In Daesh Bastion In Libya

The US military has formally announced the end of operations in the Libyan city of Sirte following the recent capturing of the coastal city from the clutches of the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group (ISIL).

Dec 21 12:17

Michigan: High Levels Of Lead In Children’s Blood, Emergency Declared

Flint, Michigan has declared a state of emergency after officials discovered that children had dangerous levels of lead in their blood.

Dec 21 12:16

WhiteHat: Who is Blocking InfoWars & How They’re Doing It

The Great Firewall of China is the name given to the Chinese government’s systematic blocking of information from the Chinese people.

Dec 21 12:12

Moscow to demand apology from New York Daily News for article justifying envoy's murder

Russia’s Foreign Ministry will demand an apology from the chief editor of the New York Daily News for publishing an article which justified the assassination of Russia’s Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov, the ministry’s spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Wednesday... "We will immediately forward a message to the chief editor of the newspaper that published this Russophobic article justifying a terrorist attack, and demand an apology," Zakahrova said.

Dec 21 12:06

Dutch authorities purposefully destroying relations with Russia

The Netherlands, which has opened a storage depot for US military hardware arriving for its deployment in Europe, has toughened its anti-Russian rhetoric and activity leading to the disruption of relations with Moscow, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Wednesday. "We could not but pay attention to the reports on the resumption of the work of a US military facility in the Netherlands designated for the outpost storage of US armament and heavy military hardware, including tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and self-propelled artillery guns. It seems that the Dutch leadership has come to enjoy its unbridled activity for the purposeful destruction of relations with Russia. Now it has come to support its bellicose anti-Russian line with armor," the Russian diplomat said.

Dec 21 12:04

Military and political situation in Eastern Europe deteriorating

The Military Committee of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) has noted the aggravation of the military and political situation in the Eastern European region and Central Asia, CSTO Secretary General, Nikolai Bordyuzha, told reporters after the committee’s meeting on Wednesday. The chiefs of staff and members of the Military Committee paid considerable attention to the military and political situation, which is deteriorating day by day," the BelTA Belarusian news agency quoted him as saying. "We can see NATO’s maneuvers close to our borders," Bordyuzha noted. "Of course, this requires our attention. So is the assessment of the situation in the Central Asian region with due account for the Afghan factor," he said...

Dec 21 11:54

Fukushima: Radioactive Salmon Discovered In Canada

Radioactive salmon due to Fukushima contamination has been discovered in British Columbia, Canada, by a team of research scientists from the University of Victoria.

Dec 21 11:46

JUDGE NOW HOLDS FATE OF OBAMA'S MANDATORY TRANSGENDER TREATMENT FOR KIDS

A Texas court is expected to make a decision before New Year’s Day on one of President Obama’s newest transgender mandates, which would require doctors to provide transgender treatment for kids who desire it.

That treatment would be required under Obama’s federal rule even if the physician is convinced it would harm the child.

Dec 21 11:43

Family Matters: DC Paid Leave Bill Sent To Mayor’s Desk May Not Be Veto-Proof

Paid family and medical leave is set to be a guaranteed entitlement for all workers based in the District of Columbia, but there is a small chance that the mayor could veto the bill, as there has been division among city council members who voted for its approval.

Dec 21 11:41

Berlin truck attack: Police hunt for Tunisian suspect

A manhunt is under way across Europe after prosecutors identified a suspect in Monday's deadly lorry attack on a Berlin Christmas market.

German prosecutors named the man they are searching for as Anis Amri, 23, from Tunisia, warning he could be armed and dangerous.

His residence permit was found in the cab of the lorry.

It has emerged that he was reported to counter-terrorism police last month and had been facing deportation since June.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That bit about the residency permit seems odd.

Dec 21 11:35

Our New Attorney General, JEFF SESSIONS, Has Described The Investigation Into CLINTON A “high prosecution case.”

It is definitely an exciting time to be alive as long as you are not Hillary Clinton.

Dec 21 11:34

Nuclear Scientist tries to lie to Trey Gowdy, instantly regrets it

trey gowdy ruins a nuclear scientists career

Dec 21 11:27

Congress: Obama AdminFired Top Scientist to Advance Climate Change Plans

A new congressional investigation has determined that the Obama administration fired a top scientist and intimidated staff at the Department of Energy in order to further its climate change agenda, according to a new report that alleges the administration ordered top officials to obstruct Congress in order to forward this agenda.

Rep. Lamar Smith (R., Texas), chair of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, released a wide-ranging report on Tuesday that shows how senior Obama administration officials retaliated against a leading scientist and plotted ways to block a congressional inquiry surrounding key research into the impact of radiation.

A top DoE scientist who liaised with Congress on the matter was fired by the Obama administration for being too forthright with lawmakers, according to the report, which provides an in-depth look at the White House’s efforts to ensure senior staffers toe the administration’s line.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why does this not surprise me?!?

These are typical Obama strong-arm tactics, when he is confronted with the slightest, logical question, regarding his climate agenda, which would ultimately have been to create a carbon tax.

Dec 21 11:22

German Officials Identify Suspect In Berlin Christmas Market Attack

Germany’s federal prosecutor’s office named 24-year-old Tunisian Anis Amri as the suspect in the attack on a Berlin Christmas market that killed 12 people on Monday evening and said he could be armed and dangerous.

Daily newspaper Bild reported he was known to police as a possibly dangerous individual, and part of a large Islamist network.

He had been in contact with the network of a leading Islamist ideologist known as Abu Walaa, Germany’s Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported.

The newspaper, which did not cite a source in its report, added the Tunisian had applied for asylum and been granted a residency permit. He had gone into hiding this month, the paper added.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Merkel is toast, in the next election cycle, with this assailant having been identified as a Tunisian immigrant.

In related news on this issue:

THIS IS WAR: German ministers turn on Angela Merkel amid call for martial law after Berlin

'THEY ARE MERKEL'S DEAD!' German far-right blames Angela Merkel’s open-door migrant policy for Berlin truck attack

Merkel has, unfortunately, has brought this development upon herself, by opting for an "open door policy" which does not fully vet migrants, and cares for them at the very great expense of the German people.

Dec 21 11:19

U.S. Navy Upgrades Drone Boats to Direct Swarm Attacks Without Human Input

By Nicholas West

The world recently watched with bated breath as China captured a U.S. submarine drone in the hotly contested area of The South China Sea. Fortunately, the incident was resolved with little more than another war of words.

However, the expansion of drone use at sea is a topic that should not be forgotten too quickly.

As I have covered previously, the United States and allied nations have begun to ramp up massive coordination of sea-based drone capability that can merge with airborne and land autonomous vehicles into a full-spectrum matrix of war. This was most evident with the recent military drill known as Unmanned Warrior 2016, the largest of its kind to date.

But there is much more to come...

Dec 21 11:18

Final Popular Vote Total Shows Hillary Clinton Won Almost 3 Million More Ballots Than Donald Trump

Clinton’s margin of victory in the popular vote is the largest in raw numbers for any candidate who has gone on to lose in the Electoral College. Her margin of victory is almost six times larger than that of Democrat Al Gore, whose popular vote win in 2000 is now the second-largest in this category. Gore received about 500,000 more votes than Republican George W. Bush, but came up short in the Electoral College after a hotly contested race in Florida.

Trump’s substantial deficit in the popular vote makes his margin by percentage of votes the third-worst among winning candidates since 1824 (when the popular vote was first officially recorded), according to an analysis by The New York Times published earlier this week.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am really, really ready for this whining to stop.

We are either a country with a rule of law, or a banana republic; it is just that simple.

At the moment, Federal law stipulates that whoever wins the electoral college, wins the election, to allow smaller states a real voice in the electoral process.

And the whiniest of lines here, regarding Clinton's having won the popular vote, but not getting elected, is "Thanks to the Electoral College, none of this matters."

If Clinton's "Whinistas" do not like the law, they should advocate for legislation to eliminate the electoral college, before the 2020 elections; but that would require that they do something constructive, and apparently, a positive change which would give them a shot at winning the next Presidential election, is just...too much effort.

So don't look for Democrats to be advocating for this any time soon.

And the other thing the Clinton Whinistas need to do, and right the hell now, is a very sang-foid, post mortem as to why Clinton lost the election.

And I can tell them precisely why, if they can take their fingers out of their ears, long enough to listen:

1. The DNC stole the nomination from Bernie Sanders, who a lot of people could have gotten behind:

DNC Admits They Stole the Election From Bernie Sanders

Wikileaks Proves Primary Was Rigged: DNC Undermined Democracy

BREAKING: DNC Lawyers Basically ADMIT The DNC Rigged The Primary Against Bernie Sanders!

2. In Sander's stead, they nominated a deeply flawed candidate with more baggage than Kim Kardashian on a photo shoot, Hillary Rodham Clinton:

From Whitewater to Benghazi: A Primer on Bill and Hillary Clinton ...

Here they are: Hillary's 22 biggest scandals ever

Top 10 Clinton scandals exposed by WikiLeaks

The Clinton scandals will never stop

16 Most Notorious Hillary Clinton Scandals

I could have posted a lot more links, but I think, DNC, you catch my drift.

And the next time you vet a candidate for President, could you please, possibly, choose someone without a "dead bodies list", hanging around their neck like an rotting albatross?!?

Oh, and BTW, can someone tell me what has happened to Bryan Pagliano, the guy who allegedly "bleached" Clinton's computer, but refused to answer questions about what he did for her to a Congressional Committee?!?

I mean, has anyone seen the guy recently?!?

It's curious; he seems to have vanished without a trace, after refusing to testify before Congress, but... I digress.

So in summation, DNC, please, when vetting a candidate for the 2020 Presidential run, find someone who is "relatively" politically clean; not tone-deaf to the real needs of the American people; and who is not a warmonger.

You have such a lady in your presence right now, and her name is Representative Tulsi Gabbard, from the State of Hawaii. She is a pro-peace Democrat (and minority) I think the American people could get behind, and someone for whom I have a great deal of respect.

I would strongly suggest that not being able to learn from your mistakes means that you will only continue to repeat them, and keep losing presidential elections.

And before you start talking about Hillary's popular vote numbers, please subtract the millions of illegal immigrants and dead people who voted for her.

Dec 21 10:58

House panel: Secret Service "in crisis" after breaches, scandals

The committee concluded that the Secret Service is an "agency in crisis" after a series of high-profile embarrassments over several years, including a South American prostitution scandal and multiple security breaches involving President Barack Obama and the White House. The report faults both leadership failings within the agency and budget cuts imposed by Congress that have led to what the committee concluded was a "staffing crisis."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am posting this in response to Robert Reich's call for Trump to abandon his own private security force and rely solely on the US Secret Service for protection.

Dec 21 10:58

9 Secret Service Screw-Ups and Scandals

With Secret Service Director Julia Pierson appearing before a House oversight panel on Tuesday with promises to fix the agency after revelations that a fence-jumper made it all the way to the East Room, the agency is making lots of promises. “It will never happen again,” Pierson told the panel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am posting this in response to Robert Reich's call for Trump to abandon his own private security force and rely solely on the US Secret Service for protection.

Dec 21 10:58

More Disturbing New Details In Secret Service Scandals

Before traveling to Columbia and partying with local prostitutes in May 2012, U.S. Secret Service agents sent emails like, “Cash for dem hoes — check,” according to troubling details in a new congressional report on the elite law enforcement agency’s security breaches and ethical failures.

Agents also left sensitive government documents unprotected in their Columbia hotel rooms, contradicting previous congressional testimony from the former Secret Service director.

The Secret Service has been under fire since 2013 over repeated failures, including allowing an armed intruder jump the White House fence and storm into the East Room, allowing President Barack Obama to ride in an elevator with a criminal security guard at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, and drinking before crashing a government car into the White House barrier.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am posting this in response to Robert Reich's call for Trump to abandon his own private security force and rely solely on the US Secret Service for protection.

Dec 21 10:57

Jaish al-Fatah claims responsibility for murder of Russian ambassador

The Jaish al-Fatah armed coalition, which includes the Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham extremist group (formerly known as Jabhat al-Nusra, outlawed in Russia), has claimed responsibility for the murder of Russian Ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, the Al-Youm Al-Sabea newspaper reported in its online version on Wednesday. The tragedy occurred during the opening ceremony of a photo exhibition devoted to Russia in the Center for Contemporary Art in Turkey’s capital Ankara on Monday evening. Three Turkish nationals were wounded and the attacker, a 22-year-old former police officer, was killed by local security forces.

Dec 21 10:57

Long List of Breaches and Scandals for Secret Service Under Obama

A Washington couple, Tareq and Michaele Salahi, crash Obama’s first state dinner. The Secret Service later acknowledges that officers never checked whether they were on the guest list. A photo emerges showing that they shook hands with the president. Sullivan, the director, says that he is “deeply concerned and embarrassed” by the breach. The Salahis parlay their fame into an undistinguished career in reality TV.

A man with a semiautomatic rifle parks in front of the White House and fires at the building, with Sasha Obama inside and Malia Obama on her way home. A Secret Service supervisor, mistaking the shots for car backfire, orders officers to stand down. The service does not figure out that shots hit the building for four days, and only then because a housekeeper noticed broken glass. The president and first lady are infuriated, The Post reports years later.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am posting this in response to Robert Reich's call for Trump to abandon his own private security force and rely solely on the US Secret Service for protection.

Dec 21 10:55

German police detain another suspect in Berlin Christmas market attack

Police have detained another suspect in the terror attack at a Christmas market in downtown Berlin, the RBB TV channel reported on Wednesday citing law enforcement sources. The investigators say this is not the perpetrator of the attack. The Bild newspaper reported that the suspect has been already released after an interrogation. Some media reports said citing police that the suspected terrorist, who steered a truck through crowds of shoppers at a popular Christmas market, was wounded and the law enforcers conducted searches in the medical facilities in the city... The Bild newspaper reported citing law enforcement sources that police found documents inside the truck that belong to a 21-year-old citizen of Tunisia. The new key suspect in the terror attack, Anis A, had several passports. Police do not rule out that he may be tied with Salafis, a movement within Sunni Islam...

Dec 21 10:55

US Sanctions Russian Companies, Moscow Responds

The United States has blacklisted several Russian companies and individuals over their alleged connection to the Ukrainian crisis and the 2014 reunification of the Crimean peninsula with the Russian mainland.

Dec 21 10:53

Kuwait Envoy Not Pressured By Trump Over Hotel Choice

The Kuwaiti ambassador to the United State denies reports that he has been pressured by President-elect Donald Trump over his hotel choice for a recent event.

Ambassador Salem al-Sabah said in a Washington Post interview on Tuesday that he was not pressured by Trump people to switch venues from a Four Seasons hotel in Washington, DC, to another one belonging to the real-estate-mogul-turned-politician.

Dec 21 10:50

Moscow has no plans to give US citizens permission to adopt Russian children

Russian President Vladimir Putin has not changed his attitude towards this issue, according to the Kremlin spokesman. According to him, "in fact, the ban (on the adoption of Russian children by US citizens) has proven to be quite effective." "There have been no discussions on the matter lately but I don’t rule out that various options could be under consideration at some level," the presidential spokesman noted. "But the official attitude has not changed," he added. Moscow terminated the adoption agreement with Washington on January 1, 2014 after several adopted Russian children died in the US...

Dec 21 10:48

Turkish police arrest 13 suspects tied to Russian ambassador’s murder

The number of suspects linked to the murder of Russia’s ambassador has risen to 13, Turkey’s TV Channel Haber 7 reported on Wednesday. Six suspects have been arrested in the Aidyn province where the assailant, Mevlut Mert Altyntash, was born. Among those arrested were his father, mother, sister and other relatives. Another six suspects were detained in Izmir. In addition, an attorney who owns an apartment, where the assassin had resided for a short period of time, has also been arrested, the TV channel reported. Those in custody have been taken to the security department for interrogation. Police will transfer the other suspects to Ankara a bit later.

Dec 21 10:41

‘More evidence of pending tyranny’: Robert Reich sounds the alarm on Trump’s private security force

Monday, Politico reported that President-elect Donald Trump is still employing a private security force at his rallies to crack down on protesters — and Robert Reich thinks that’s a very ominous sign.

In his latest Facebook post, Reich reacted with alarm to Trump’s continued use of a private security force led by longtime ally Keith Schiller. In particular, he says that Trump’s decision to rely on his own personal security force is “more evidence of pending tyranny.”

“Even after the election, Trump’s private security force has removed protesters – sometimes roughly – at many of his ‘Thank You Tour’ rallies, including about a dozen protesters during a rally in Grand Rapids on Dec. 9, after Trump shouted ‘Get ‘em out!'” Reich explains. “Kings and dictators have palace guards. President’s don’t. At least not until King Trump

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ok, Robert Reich: here is an image of one protester begin subdued, and removed from the rally at Grand Rapids on 9 December:

protester being subdued and escorted out of a Trump rally in Grand Rapids, Michgan, 9 December, 2016

What I am seeing here, and correct me if I am wrong, is a security guard subduing a protester with a bear hug, before escorting her out of the rally.

I do not see any indication of violence here.

I cannot see the stage from which Trump was speaking, so I cannot determine the distance between the protester and Trump.

But what if she had been armed with a gun, with an intent to shoot to kill?!?

Just in case you are suffering from SMD (selective memory disorder), it appears that I need to politely remind you that Donald Trump's life was saved by his own private security during a rally in Reno, Nevada, where a man approaching the stage was apprehended, first by his own security team, and then handed over to SWAT.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is hustled off the stage by security agents during an incident at a campaign rally in Reno, Nevada, U.S.

His first responders were the members of his own security team.

I would, therefore, like to strongly suggest that Trump's decision to keep his own security team in place is not a precursor to "tyranny", but Trump's understanding that in a crunch situation, that team can be trusted to keep him alive.

Trump understands, acutely, that it has happened before that Secret Service agents, assigned to protect their president, have not done so: it happened during the assassination of President John Kennedy.
Video shows Kennedy's Secret Service ordered to stand down. Note the two Secret Service men walking on either side of the car would have been in an ideal position to protect Kennedy when the shooting started, but as this video shows, were ordered back into the Secret Service car following JFK's car. One agent clearly expresses confusion at this order.

And let us not forget that Indira Gandhi was assassinated by her own security detail.

Any questions, Mr. Reich?!?

Dec 21 10:39

Propaganda: Staged Photos from Aleppo Show People Exactly What They Want to See

The easiest propaganda to sell is the kind that shows people exactly what they want to see and supports the emotions that people want to feel.

A while back I wrote an article about the power of subliminal messaging. Most of the folks who read it agreed that it goes on, but felt like they were immune to its effects. With all the “fake news” that has been in the media of late, I thought you might find this little social observation about subliminal messaging, propaganda, and cognitive dissonance to be interesting.

Dec 21 10:39

Holocaust Revisionist Ernst Zundel Was Actually Charged & Imprisoned For Disseminating "False News" In Canada

I recently re-listened to this outstanding interview of holocaust researcher Ernst Zundel by Dr. Jim Fetzer. This astounding 2012 interview is an absolute must-hear. It's particularly relevant now because as Mr. Zundel reveals in the two-hour interview, he was actually charged and imprisoned for over a year in Canada for disseminating "false news". This was under an 800-year-old law (yes, you read that right) that had never been prosecuted in Canada before.

Dec 21 10:33

Monte Paschi Private Bailout On Edge Of Collapse. Italy’s government to ask parliament for maximum €20 billion in public debt increase!!

Monte Paschi Private Bailout On Edge Of Collapse As “Potential Anchor Investors Balk”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Dec 21 10:29

The Left’s Risk In Blaming Russia

This week began with a mass email from the head of the Democratic National Committee, who declared: “By now, Americans know beyond any reasonable doubt that the Russian government orchestrated a series of cyberattacks on political campaigns and organizations over the past two years and used stolen information to influence the presidential campaign and congressional races.” DNC chair Donna Brazile went on: “The integrity of our elections is too important for Congress to refuse to take these attacks seriously.”

Dec 21 10:18

British Spies Who Busted ‘World’s Most Wanted People Smuggler’ May Have Got Wrong Man

An Eritrean man accused by British authorities of being one of the world’s “most wanted people smugglers” may actually be a victim of mistaken identity, Italian prosecutors have admitted.

In an embarrassing blow to a high-profile investigation led by Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA) and GCHQ, it appears the real Medhanie Yehdego Mered remains at large and an innocent man was seized in June and extradited to Italy in his place.

Dec 21 10:15

Egyptian Police Arrest Five 'Caught Using Children to Stage Fake Aleppo Footage'

You won't see this story on CNN.

Five people in Port Said allegedly making fake videos purporting to show the wreckage of air strikes in the Syrian city of Aleppo have been arrested, the Egyptian Interior Ministry has said.

Dec 21 10:15

ARE ASSASSINATION OF RUSSIA’S AMBASSADOR IN TURKEY & BERLIN MARKET ATTACK A US PLAN TO START WW3 BEFORE TRUMP TAKES OFFICE?

After Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov was assassinated while giving a speech at an art exhibition in Ankara on Monday, many people on social media compared the moment — and what could result from it — to a similar event that happened more than a century ago: the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914, which most historians cite as the beginning of World War I.

Dec 21 10:14

Ex-BlackRock Manager Jailed for 1 Year Over Insider-Trading

Former BlackRock Inc. portfolio manager Mark Lyttleton was sentenced to a year in prison for insider trading by a London judge, becoming the latest high-profile finance figure to face jail for the offense.

The 45-year-old pleaded guilty to two counts of insider trading last month. He was ordered to pay about 230,000 pounds ($284,000) in confiscation and costs by the court Wednesday after making 35,000 pounds trading shares of two energy companies.

Dec 21 10:13

Donald Trump removes Russia from list of US defense priorities

According to a leaked Pentagon memo, Russia is not on the list of Donald Trump's defense priorities.

Dec 21 10:08

CIA Analyst Who Interrogated Saddam Hussein Just Blew the Lid Off the US ‘Official Story’

On the topic of Bush’s elusive weapons of mass destruction — the ostensible impetus for invading Iraq — Hussein told Nixon and the CIA interrogators:
“Iraq is not a terrorist nation. We did not have a relationship with (Osama) bin Laden, and did not have weapons of mass destruction… and were not a threat to our neighbours. But the American President [George W Bush] said Iraq wanted to attack his daddy and said we had ‘weapons of mass destruction.’”

Asked if he had entertained the idea of using these WMDs on a preemptive basis against U.S. forces in Saudi Arabia, he replied, “We never thought about using weapons of mass destruction. It was not discussed. Use chemical weapons against the world? Is there anyone with full faculties who would do this? Who would use these weapons when they had not been used against us?”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

See THE LIE OF THE (LAST) CENTURY.

And keep in mind that every time George W. Bush told another lie, the corporate media echoed it without question, and now have the gall to point fingers at us and say we are the fake news!

Dec 21 10:06

JUNK FOOD ADS TARGET BLACK KIDS 50 PERCENT MORE THAN WHITES – STUDY

African-American and Latino children are more likely to be exposed to junk food ads than their white counterparts, a new study finds. New calls are being made for advertisers and networks to “do more” to prevent bad dining choices.
In the US alone, companies spend around $1.8 billion marketing junk food directly to kids and roughly nine out of every 10 youth-targeted food ads are for sugary drinks, cereals, sweets, snacks and fast food, according to the Obesity Action Coalition, a nonprofit advocacy group.

Researchers at the University of Connecticut’s Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity conducted a study that found African-Americans are subjected to 50 percent more of these junk food related ads and are more than twice as likely to see an ad for junk food than their white peers.

The study analyzed Nielsen data from 2008 to 2012, comparing the rate at which junk food and fast food ads were being viewed by children in different racial categories.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Corporations have no moral compass whatsoever; their goal is to produce profits, and by any means necessary; so this study is absolutely no surprise to me.

Junk food is value-engineered to be able to be created as cheaply as possible, and with as little real dietary value as possible, so it is no wonder that the study concluded that our African-American and Latino kids are suffering from diet-related diseases.

And here is where moms in all of our communities have to get pro-active right now, and educate themselves, and their kids, on what foods are really safe and wholesome to eat; and between GMO products in our foods, and value engineering, many of them are really not, but are sold to the American public just to turn a profit. For example, as reported at http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/:

Top Breakfast Cereals that Contain Monsanto’s GMO Corn

the article states: "The recent French study that linked Monsanto’s GMO corn to cancer, liver damage, organ failure, kidney damage and premature death - is now being taken very seriously by health organizations and even governments all over the world and they are now warning their people and farmers to make healthier and better food choices.

These products include: Barbara’s Bakery Puffins Peanut Butter
General Mills Cocoa Puffs
Kellogg’s Corn Pops
Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes
Kashi Heart to Heart
Kellogg’s Corn Flakes
General Mills Kix
General Mills Corn Chex
Quaker Honey Graham Oh’s
General Mills Honey Nut Chex

How many of these are in your kitchen cabinet right now?!?

Consumers have to, collectively, draw a line in the sand to those GMO corporations, and the corporations which use their products, and the junk food manufacturers and say, NO! You are not poisoning my kids with this stuff.

Then there has to be a very public boycott of these products, where the science is cited consistently; corporations need to be put on notice that if they are pushing junk food, or food with GMO products, that they will not be consumed, because we, the consumers, understand that both are hazardous to the health of our children.

When it comes to health, knowledge is power.

Dec 21 10:05

Feds charge hedge-fund managers with $1B embezzlement

According to a federal indictment, Platinum Partners founder Mark Nordlicht and four others faked the hedge fund's books for years to allow them to siphon off one billion dollars to their personal accounts, swindling 600 investors.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Dec 21 10:02

Berlin Market Attack Was Most Likely CIA False-Flag Operation

The attack on a Berlin Christmas market may be a state-sponsored “false-flag” operation to push Germany to play a more active role in the so-called war on terror in the Middle East, according to Chicago author and journalist Stephen Lendman

Dec 21 09:53

Doesn't The FBI Have Anything Better To Do Than To Read WhatReallyHappened.com Every Day?

I mean, I know it's a great site and everything, and I read it too, but not while I'm working! Is this what our tax dollars pay for? Where can I apply to be a WRH spy? Here are the latest ISP log screen shots. Maybe they have an FBI WRH Division? Let's not forget- the FBI, this is the agency that literally writes 'love letters' to the ADL . Most recently they supplied the dummy-bomb and goaded an alleged white 'domestic terrorist' pasty who was angry at the Bureau of Land Management. The FBI, when they're not reading WRH, also arrested 74-year-old Cliven Bundy, trained the cop who murdered concealed-carry holder Philando Castile, and trained the maniac thug who killed 62-year-old Idaho rancher Jack Yantis. This is a good time to remind everyone, donate to WRH today!

Dec 21 09:46

‘Elle:' ‘Exceptional’ Ivanka Trump is Dangerous to Women

Women’s magazine Elle is continuing their agenda of empowering the fairer sex…by trashing Ivanka Trump for being too successful.

In her latest article, Elle writer Sady Doyle claims Ivanka resembles a “princess;” she is “blond, pretty, well-mannered, given massive amounts of power over the citizenry thanks to nothing but her genetic makeup.” Sounds like a Kennedy. But there must be something the Left can criticize Ivanka for! So Doyle concludes that this princess is “terrifying” for her exceptionalism.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Don't you understand? The Church of Liberalology makes its money telling ordinary people that it is okay to be ugly, lazy, uneducated, and so forth! If we start showing exceptional people as being, well, exceptional, the there will be a crisis of faith among our slaves!!!!"

Dec 21 09:43

NEARLY 3,000 US COMMUNITIES HAVE LEAD LEVELS HIGHER THAN FLINT

A Reuters investigation this week uncovered nearly 3,000 different communities across the U.S. with lead levels higher than those found in Flint, Michigan, which has been the center of an ongoing water contamination crisis since 2014.

The investigation found that many of the hot-spots are receiving little attention or funding. Local healthcare advocates said they hope the reporting will spur action from influential community leaders.

All of the communities Reuters investigated had lead levels at least two times higher than Flint’s; more than 1,000 were four times higher. In most cases, the local data covered a 5- to 10-year period through 2015, the analysis states.

Areas affected by lead poisoning populate the map from Texas to Pennsylvania, reported Reuters‘ M.B. Pell and Joshua Schneyer. The available data charts 21 states that are home to about 61 percent of the U.S. population.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Let me guess; the cities in which this this crisis is unfolding, very much like Baltimore, are in the poorest areas of the US, where corrupt politicians, who care nothing about the health and welfare of their citizens, keep getting elected, time after time, and consider their constituents to be "irrelevant", except for voting them back into office, so nothing gets done to cure the problem.

Corporate-induced poverty (the offshoring/outsourcing of the jobs which used to be the bedrock of America's middle class), coupled with the public assistance necessary to keep people alive, when there are no jobs, tends to keep those people forced to live this way, compliant.

I hope, and pray, that out of these communities dealing with this, there will come a small band of heroes who will get the word out, name and shame the politicians at the city, county, and state level, who are allowing this to happen, and get the problem solved.

Class action lawsuits are cumbersome, and take time; but perhaps, the threat of this happening to cities, counties, and states, will motivate them to collectively fix the problem as soon as possible.

Unfortunately, it is too late for the children who have already been affected by this lead poisoning; even though techniques like chelation therapy can get the lead out of their systems, it cannot counteract the brain damage these kids have already experienced.

Dec 21 09:38

Check your Groupon account now! Hack could mean millions of users are at risk of losing thousands of pounds

If you've been using Groupon to snap up some more affordable Christmas presents, you might want to check your bank account for fraudulent activity.

A number of users of the deals-grabbing service have seen hundreds of pounds stolen, as hackers snap up expensive goods using their accounts.

Dec 21 09:37

Russia's Lavrov informs Kerry by phone about Moscow talks on Syria

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov informed U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in a telephone call about the results of talks in Moscow on Tuesday on the Syria crisis, the Russian foreign ministry said.

The foreign ministers of Turkey and Iran attended the Moscow talks with Lavrov and the defense ministers of the three countries met separately in the Russian capital.

The Russian foreign ministry also said in its statement that U.N.-brokered negotiations in Geneva on the Syrian crisis had hit a dead end due to ultimatums from the Syrian opposition in exile. Moscow backs Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the conflict.

Dec 21 09:35

RBS and Barclays among banks fined for rate rigging after four-year probe

LENDERS Royal Bank of Scotland and Barclays are among seven banks that have been hit with total fines of around 99 million Swiss francs (£78 million) for interest rate rigging after a four-year probe.

The Swiss Competition Commission, known as Comco, said a raft of banks ran cartels to influence rates dating as far back as 2005.

As well as RBS and Barclays, Comco also fined US investment banking giants JP Morgan Chase & Co and Citigroup, German group Deutsche Bank, French player Societe Generale and Swiss bank Credit Suisse.

It marks the latest in a long line of bank penalties for rate-rigging scandals that have come to light since the 2008 global financial crisis.

Just weeks ago, the European Commission announced fines totalling €485 million (£409 million) for HSBC, JPMorgan and Credit Agricole for the part they played in conspiring to rig interest rate derivatives.

Dec 21 09:22

Mellow Drivers? Study Says States with Medical-Marijuana Laws Have Lower Traffic Fatality Rates.

States with medical-marijuana laws have fewer traffic fatalities than those without, especially among younger drivers, a new study has found.

VROOM VROOM!

Side note: The Washington Post has forgotten how to capitalize titles.

Dec 21 09:21

EU PUSHES GUN CONTROL IN RESPONSE TO ISLAMIC TERRORISM

Webmaster addition: Disarm terrorists, not law-abiding citizens!

Dec 21 09:20

KREMLIN WARNS OF RESPONSE TO LATEST US SANCTIONS, SAYS "ALMOST ALL COMMUNICATION WITH US IS FROZEN"

In response to the latest imposition of US sanctions on Russia, the Kremlin said on Wednesday that the new sanctions would further damage relations between the two countries and that Moscow would respond with its own measures. "We regret that Washington is continuing on this destructive path," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a conference call.

As a reminder, on Tuesday the United States widened sanctions against Russian businessmen and companies adopted after Russia's annexation of Crimea in 2014 and the conflict in Ukraine.

"We believe this damages bilateral relations ... Russia will take commensurate measures."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This lack of communication between Russia and the United States government could, potentially, lead potentially lead to war; perhaps, that is by design, courtesy of the outgoing Administration.

Dec 21 09:17

Horror as violent asylum seeker 'tries to STAB German official' after deportation order

Police said the man, who has not been named, carried out the shocking attack at a town hall in the city of Gladbeck on Monday.

It is believed he pulled the blade out of his trouser pocket and tried to injure himself after being told he must leave Germany.

The asylum seeker then stabbed a member of security who tried to intervene, leaving him with a deep cut to his hand.

Dec 21 09:15

‘The children were PETRIFIED’ Asylum seeker STORMS nativity play to read from the Koran

A NATIVITY play was turned into chaos after an asylum seeker stormed the stage and started preaching from the Koran.

The Somali asylum seeker suddenly leapt on stage during the traditional depiction of the Christian story in the Austrian town of Oberndorf near Schwanenstadt in the state of Upper Austria, causing horror and upset amongst the children and parents.

Dec 21 09:13

'For God's sake!' Furious Sky News guest savages Merkel over reaction to terror attack

Her comments were skewered on Sky News by TV critic Kevin O’Sullivan, who accused the Chancellor of attempting to cover her own back following the attack.

He said: “What she actually means is ‘it would be very difficult for me [Merkel]’ to learn the attack was carried out by someone who came to Germany for refuge.

“Because of course it is her policy.”

He continued: “The problem is… of course the far-right are having a field day because she let 1.1million refugees come into Germany without any checks.

“For God’s sake is it any great surprise that possibly one of these people – they are coming from an area known for terrorist and unrest – is it a great surprise that this sort of thing would happen?”

Dec 21 09:09

NSA Whistleblower Destroys CIA Narrative – “Hard Evidence Points To Inside Leak, Not Russia Hack”

By Vin Armani

“A group of retired senior intelligence officials, including the NSA whistleblower William Binney (former Technical Director, World Geopolitical & Military Analysis, NSA), have posted an open letter on consortiumnews.com that destroys the Obama administration’s “Russian hacking” narrative.

Within the letter, Binney argues that, thanks to the NSA’s “extensive domestic data-collection network,” any data removed remotely from Hillary Clinton or DNC servers would have passed over fiber networks and therefore would have been captured by the NSA who could have then analyzed packet data to determine the origination point and destination address of those packets. As Binney further notes, the only way the leaks could have avoided NSA detection is if they were never passed over fiber networks but rather downloaded to a thumb drive by someone with internal access to servers.”

Dec 21 09:09

CIA HAWK CALLED FOR THE US TO DELIVER A “PAINFUL” BLOW TO PUTIN ONE WEEK PRIOR TO AMBASSADOR BEING ASSASSINATED

Six days prior to the assassination, the hawkish former Deputy Director of the CIA (who also served as the Acting Director twice), Michael Morell, called for the US to respond to alleged Russian meddling in the US election by retaliating in a way that was both “overt” and “painful to Putin.” It should be noted that the whole narrative of Russia meddling or hacking is a faux one, as no proof has been presented to the public thus far, and is merely the latest effort to demonize Moscow due to the fact that Russia prevented the West and their allies forcing regime change in Damascus. In reality, Morell was advocating retaliation against Russia because Moscow had the audacity to stand up to the US in the Middle East, not because Russia meddled in the US election. Speaking to the Atlantic Council – a Washington-based think tank – on the 13thof December, Morell said:

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Such statements are hardly unusual for Morell, an uber-warmonger, who must, right now, be nursing his wounds over Clinton's catastrophic loss of the election, as he fervently believed that he would be in line for a cabinet post, should she get elected.

He was one of her "advisors" on Foreign policy.

As a hard-core Clintonista, he supported her candidacy very publicly:

I Ran the C.I.A. Now I’m Endorsing Hillary Clinton.

But he had some interesting things to say about his approach to foreign policy, which gives us a window on what Clinton's foreign policy might well have been like, should she have won/stolen the White House:

EX-CIA DIRECTOR WHO ENDORSED CLINTON CALLS FOR KILLING IRANIANS AND RUSSIANS IN SYRIA

And yes, the above absolutely confirms that the man had a diplomatic approach to the US's geopolitical problems which was just to the right of that of Attila the Hun!!

And there is a very dark issue clouding his tenure at the CIA: why, precisely did he resign from the CIA in 2013?!?

As reported at wnd.com in June of 2013:

CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell, who announced his resignation today, may have misled lawmakers when he told senators in a briefing that references to terrorism and al-Qaida were removed from the White House’s Benghazi talking points to “prevent compromising an ongoing criminal investigation.” Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/06/is-this-why-cia-deputy-director-resigned/#bomfetOwmjHbP85V.99

The thought of having this guy back in power, heading any government spook agency, just scares the stuffing out of me.

Dec 21 09:06

German Government Admits Just 2.8% of 1.2M Migrants Have Gotten Jobs

While last year Angela Merkel was saying "skilled migrants" will pay for aging Germans' pensions, a new government study has found just 34,000 out of 1.2 million migrants have gotten jobs.

Dec 21 09:00

Bad news, fandroids: Mobile banking malware now encrypts files

Cybercrooks have outfitted ransomware functionality onto an already dangerous mobile banking Trojan.

The modified Faketoken can steal credentials from more than 2,000 Android financial applications, security researchers at Kaspersky Lab warn. Based on telemetry, Kaspersky Lab estimates that Faketoken has claimed over 16,000 victims in 27 countries. Users in Russia, Ukraine, Germany and Thailand have been the most heavily affected. Variants of the malware first surfaced back in July.

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