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Feb 19 16:51

Families of five American oil executives held in Venezuela for 15 months say they are being held in 'deplorable conditions' and there appears no end in sight to their nightmare as Maduro tightens his grip

Families of five American oil executives being held as part of the 'Citgo Six' say their relatives are living in overcrowded and inhumane Venezuelan jails.

Five American men, from Louisiana and Texas, have been sleeping in cramped cells and been starved since their arrest in Caracas in November 2017, their relatives claim.

The oil company they worked for is in the grip of a power struggle between Maduro and his rival for the presidency, the US-backed Juan Guaido.

A recent picture of one of the executives Tomeu Vadell, whose family live in Texas, shows dramatic weight loss and he appears extremely malnourished.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Forgive me, but IF legitimate, these held executives are a cause for concern; But the question here is, why has the US government not been in doing good faith negotiations to get them out?!? What will it take?!?

However, looking at the language here, excuse me, but this has "Wag the Dog" written all over it. (and if you have never seen it, do yourself a favor and buy it; this is PRECISELY how things get done in DC.)

Feb 19 16:20

'Irritated' US admiral sends destroyer to Black Sea after Russia fires on Ukrainian vessels

An American destroyer is sailing to the Black Sea to conduct naval exercises with Ukraine to demonstrate “solidarity” in response to a clash with Russia that has a top U.S. admiral furious.

“The whole episode in the Sea of Azov was extremely bothersome to me,” Admiral James Foggo, commander of U.S. naval forces in Europe and Africa, told reporters on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference over the weekend.

Russian forces fired on three Ukrainian naval vessels that attempted to pass through the Kerch Strait, the narrow waterway that connects the Black Sea to the Sea of Azov, and arrested the sailors in late November. The maritime incident was the first public act of violence by Russian forces against Ukraine since 2014, when unmarked Russian fighters helped annex Crimea and invade eastern Ukraine. Since the takeover, Moscow has used control of the land on both sides of the waterway to restrict access to key Ukrainian ports in the Sea of Azov.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Admiral Foggo, and President Trump, a few words, please.

In 2014, there was a coup in Ukraine, sponsored by the US, NATO and the IMF, to oust the duly elected Yanukovich, and replace him, in an election more crooked than is a dog's hind leg, with Poroshenko.

President Obama himself confessed in a CNN interview, that he had been part of the group to have created "regime change" in Ukraine. Washington was behind Ukraine coup; Obama admits that the US brokered a deal in support of regime change.

Gentlemen, this next bit is very important: When the Ukrainian Putsch happened, the people of Crimea understood that there was no legitimate government in Kiev. So what the Crimean people did was a two step process.

In a free and fair referendum, the Crimean people were asked, post-putsch, if they wanted to stay as part of Ukraine, or petition the Russian Federation to join it. Overwhelmingly, the Crimean people requested to leave Ukraine, and to petition the Russian Federation to become a part of it, which happened. the A-word, as in "annexed" by Russia never, ever happened, period, end of discussion.

Now, let's fast forward to last Fall.

The Ukrainian seamen knew what the protocol was, to access the Sea of Azov, and that had everything to do with communication, and allowing the Russian sea patrollers to know in advance when another ship was coming in; they didn't follow the protocol, so got popped by Russian Navy.

I would like to hope (and pray) that your orders are not to create a confrontation.

I have a companion piece on this: Russia Shadows USS Donald Cook as it Heads to Black Sea Now why would the US Navy send the USS Donald Cook to the Black Sea, when we know that the following happened the last time it was there? Why did the US Pull back the USS Donald Cook from the Black Sea? Here's what the article said:

"US destroyer “Donald Cook” with cruise missiles “Tomahawk” entered the neutral waters of the Black Sea on April 10, 2014. The purpose was a demonstration of force and intimidation in connection with the position of Russia in Ukraine and Crimea. The appearance of American warships in these waters is in contradiction of the Montreux Convention about the nature and duration of stay in the Black Sea by the military ships of countries not washed by this sea.

In response, Russia sent an unarmed bomber Su- 24 to fly around the U.S. destroyer. However, experts say that this plane was equipped with the latest Russian electronic warfare complex. According to this version, “Aegis” spotted from afar the approaching aircraft, and sounded alarm. Everything went normally, American radars calculated the speed of the approaching target. And suddenly all the screens went blank. “Aegis” was not working any more, and the rockets could not get target information. Meanwhile, Su-24 flew over the deck of the destroyer, did battle turn and simulated missile attack on the target. Then it turned and repeated the maneuver. And did so 12 times.

The demonstration was original enough. A bomber without any weapons, but having on board equipment for jamming enemy radar, worked against a destroyer equipped with “Aegis”, the most modern system of air and missile defence."

So, Admiral, has the USS Donald Cook actually had its equipment repaired to the point where it can no longer have its radar utterly destroyed by Russian equipment?!? Did you look the leadership of this crew in the eye, before they deployed, and tell them that the ship is truly, utterly seaworthy?

And Admiral, one last question: has the President decided to make it, and its crew, the "Sacrificial Lambs" with which to start a war with Russia, because the flaw in their radar has not been fixed?!?

Please, Lord, sir, tell me no!!!!!

Feb 19 15:22

Food Prices Will Rise In 2019 Adversely Impacting Those Living Paycheck To Paycheck

Almost 80% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck barely able to afford to put food on the table. That’s terrible news considering the predictions currently assume that grocery prices will steadily continue to rise during 2019.

Grocery prices are expected to rise by 1 percent or 2 percent this year, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. It may seem small, but with so many U.S. households already living paycheck to paycheck, it could be just enough to have a real financial impact. Although food prices rose by just a fraction of a percent last year, and that was the first increase in three years, and it looks like prices will rise consistently during 2019, according to WCVB 5, an ABC News affiliate.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mike and I had a little bit of shopping to do yesterday, and we were more than a little "sticker shocked" by what the shopping wound up costing.

At least, in this little household of two (Thank Heaven!) I do know how to slow cook, which gives you the option of getting originally tougher cuts of meat very tender.

Feb 19 13:19

Venezuela Under Washington’s Gun

A full court press is taking place in Florida today (Presidents Day) with Republicans, Democrats, expatriates from Cuba and Venezuela and the warmonger ministry of propaganda that constitutes the US media all denouncing Maduro and blaming him for the hardships imposed on Venezuelans by Washington’s sanctions and attacks on Venezuela’s currency.

Even “liberal” NPR is reading off the same fascist warmonger script. NPR managed to report on Venezuela without mentioning the sanctions, without mentioning the theft of Venezuela’s gold foolishly entrusted to the US and British central banks, or the orchestrated protests funded by US-financed NGOs that are small in comparison with the crowds that support Maduro that are never mentioned in the US media. In other words, NPR is just another part of the whorehouse brigade.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a typically blunt, but completely honest assessment of what is going on in Venezuela, courtesy of Dr. Paul Craig Roberts.

And as someone who deeply appreciates what this man has to say, I would tell him, that the truth of situations is still out there, as evidenced by the continued existence of sites like global research and wrh; people just have to look a little further afield than the local telly, as the writing, producing, and reading of this codswallop is all engineered to get an emotional response from the reader, in order to further the US government's agenda.

Feb 19 13:14

I owe how much? Americans shocked by impact of new tax law

Wait, I owe the IRS? -- The first tax filing season under the new federal tax law is proving to be surprising, confusing — and occasionally frightening — for some Americans, especially those accustomed to getting money back from the government.

Feb 19 12:54

McCabe’s Troubles Run Much Deeper Than ‘60 Minutes’ Interview Suggests

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s interview with Scott Pelley of CBS’s “60 Minutes” aired on Feb. 15.

McCabe played a pivotal role in what has become known as Spygate. He directed the activities of FBI agent Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page, provided an early approval of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) application on former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, and was involved in all aspects of the Russia investigation. He was also mentioned in the now-infamous “insurance policy” text message sent by Strzok to Lisa Page.

Notably missing from the “60 Minutes” interview was any mention of these and other critical components regarding McCabe’s involvement in the investigation into alleged Trump–Russia collusion.

Feb 19 12:48

Record High Name Government as Most Important Problem

Thirty-five percent of Americans name the government, poor leadership or politicians as the greatest problem facing the U.S. This is the highest percentage Gallup has recorded for this concern, edging out the previous high of 33% during the 2013 federal government shutdown.

Feb 19 12:39

U.S. pressing Gulf states to keep Syria isolated - sources

The United States is lobbying Gulf states to hold off restoring ties with Syria, including the UAE which has moved closer to Damascus to counter the influence of its rival Iran, five sources told Reuters.

The opposing approaches are an early test of whether Syrian President Bashar al-Assad can gain political and diplomatic credibility after a nearly eight-year civil war turned him into an international pariah.

Many countries cut links with Syria at the start of the war.

Several Gulf states shut or downgraded their embassies, Syria was suspended from the Arab League, flights stopped and border crossings were closed. The United States and other countries imposed economic sanctions.

Washington, backed by Gulf countries Saudi Arabia and Qatar, does not want Syria welcomed back into the international community until a political process to end the war is agreed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is apparent that these alleged reporters for Reuters UK are spewing the codswallop just as hard, and as quickly, as their US/UK masters are ordering them to do.

It is painfully obvious that the US/Israel still want regime change, and are couching it in the language of they do "not want Syria welcomed back into the international community until a political process to end the war is agreed."
Regime change to a western centric government is what they want, and for what they will move heaven and earth to get, with Al-Assad given no place on the ballot.

Al Assad did not have a civil war on his hands at the outset here; various US, Israeli, and other resources, trained, funded, and armed jihadis who were spirited into the country to destabilize Damascus; the US is just expressing sour grapes that its destabilization plot could not be made to work.

Feb 19 12:30

Giant List Of MSM-Fueled Hate-Crime Hoaxes Meant To Frame Trump Supporters

As Brian Stelter and CNN work overtime to pretend that the MSM didn't uncritically promote Jussie Smollett's absurd "hate crime" claim in a giddy rush to frame Trump supporters as violent, journalist Andy Ngo has pushed back.

In a running thread of hate-crime hoaxes that the MSM either uncritically reported - or gave little attention to once the truth came out, Ngo lists hoax after hoax designed to smear conservatives.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Bump to the top at reader request.

Feb 19 12:28

This Is How AIPAC Really Works

One thing that should be said about Representative Ilhan Omar’s tweet about the power of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (more commonly known as AIPAC, or the “Israel lobby”) is that the hysterical reaction to it proved her main point: The power of AIPAC over members of Congress is literally awesome, although not in a good way. Has anyone ever seen so many members of Congress, of both parties, running to the microphones and sending out press releases to denounce one first-termer for criticizing the power of… a lobby?

Somehow, I don’t think the reaction would have been the same if she had tweeted that Congress still supports the ethanol subsidy because the American Farm Bureau and other components of the corn/ethanol lobby spend millions to keep this agribusiness bonanza going (which they do). Or that if she had opposed the ethanol subsidy, she would have been accused of hating farmers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What I have the most difficult time with, as an American who cares about her country, is seeing its Middle East foreign policy completely dictated by a foreign government, Israel.

Israel wanted to see Iraq broken, and incapable of actually competing with it economically; so what happens?!? The US goes in with an invasion and occupation, killing, wounding, and maiming countless numbers in the process.

Israel wanted to see Syria broken up and destroyed, with full-tilt regime change in Damascus, so what happens?!?!? The US government throws money, training, and weapons to jihadists, who were supposed to do the regime change here, but Russia intervenes and saves the day for the Al-Assad government.

Oh, and there is a little "beachhead" of sand where there are some American troops, and a very strange, flimsy, hollow statement coming from President Trump that they will be out by April, but that security necessitates a slow withdrawal.

Now Israel wants to see Iran pounded and broken up; so Mike Pence goes to Warsaw, and he and Netanyahu absolutely underwhelm their captive audience with massive lies about Iran's moves to cause destabilization and turmoil throughout the Middle East.

You see the pattern here?!?

So Mr. President, a word, please; I know that Netanyahu would love for the US military to go into Iran and bomb the beJesus out of it, just to make a point that whatever Israel and AIPAC want, they will ultimately get from the US.

But sir, I would strongly suggest caution here, because Iran hasn't given the either the US - or Israel - a reasonable excuse to attack it, short of a false flag somewhere, to blame on it.

The Russian relationship with Iran goes back centuries, and if Iran is attacked, Russia (and perhaps China)may well come in on Iran 's side.

And Mr. President, the sad truth of it is, at this point in the 21st century, the US military doesn't have the troop strength; the money; the weaponry, or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome in a war over Iran, between the US, Russia, and China.

Oh yes, this government spends a great deal of money for its weapons; but the Russians and Chinese are pulling ahead with technology very quickly.

And the next time Bibi tries to "nudge" you with a phone call, that Israel needs MUCH more from its great friend, the US, which has already committed $38 billion dollars in aid to Israel over 10 years, starting in January of this year, please stand your ground, and say, "THIS time, Bubbie, I will not break up Iran for you, on top of everything else we have given you".

"You are a nuclear-armed country which refuses to sign the NNPT, and have your weapons sites inspected (which makes ANY US funding or weapons illegal, under the Symington Amendment, and the Mann Act), which Iran actually DID."

"So, please; I'm busy trying to get through the messes you've cheered for, which have been paid for at astronomical costs in American blood, and American money, under control. Iraq is a mess; Syria is a mess: Libya is a mess; save Iran for the Next President, OK?!? Gotta Go now; Shalom!!"

Yes, I know, this is only my fantasy of President Trump getting some spine about not allowing Netanyahu to dictate Middle Eastern foreign policy.

But the moment I hear that the draft is going to be resurrected in this country, is the moment when I will know, relative to a strike against Iran, that Israel has won, yet one more time.

Feb 19 12:19

You may soon have to give your DNA to the state… and pay $250 for the privilege!

Arizona could soon be one of the first states to maintain a massive statewide DNA database. -- And if the proposed legislation passes, many people — from parent school volunteers and teachers to real estate agents and foster parents — will have no choice but to give up their DNA. -- Under Senate Bill 1475, DNA must be collected from anyone who has to be fingerprinted by the state for a job, to volunteer in certain positions or for a myriad of other reasons.

Feb 19 11:56

Rats begin leaving the UK Labour ship — but how much of a health risk do they pose?

Stuart Littlewood says the seven Labour Party deserters – small fry compared to the Gang of Four of 1981 – are nothing without the party’s help and the party’s brand, but may “serve as a magnet for other malcontents with little regard for British interests, only their own warped ambition”. >>

Feb 19 11:51

Makes TOTAL sense! Illinois Gunman Illegally Armed, So Media Demands More Gun Control...

An estimated 100 million American gun owners, including some 17.5 million people who are licensed to carry, didn’t hurt anybody in Aurora. But the Sun-Times editorial ignores that in favor of increased restrictions on the exercise of a fundamental right by millions of citizens.

Feb 19 11:24

CNN’s Brian Stelter Knocked For Claiming ‘Rush to Judgment’ On Smollett Story Was From ‘Celebrity Press’ and ‘Activists’

On Monday, CNN’s Brian Stelter said, “There was a rush to judgment” in the case of Jussie Smollett’s alleged hate crime, but it did not come from media outlets.

“I think it was mostly in the celebrity press and among activists and among Twitter people. I think it was a really careful reporting by news organizations. But it all gets lumped in together at the end of the day,” he said.

With Stelter’s claim thoroughly debunked by our own Caleb Howe, and many others, the CNN media correspondent’s remarks were heavily criticized.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Feb 19 11:23

Don’t expect apologies from the left over Jussie Smollett ‘attack’ fraud

This week, now that the Chicago Police Department has “shifted the trajectory of the investigation” and now believes Jussie Smollett may have faked his own bias attack, we’ll be hearing apologies from a lot of progressive activists, celebrities and politicians.

With three simple words, they’ll disarm their detractors, pour oil on troubled waters. They’ll help to reunify a culture by admitting that sometimes their ideological opponents are correct.

Just kidding. Don’t hold your breath waiting for mea culpas from Cory Booker, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi and Kamala Harris, or (throwback time!) Al Sharpton, who opined that if Donald Trump simply remained silent on the Smollett matter, it would be sinister. The formerly successful actress Ellen Page blamed the nonexistent assault on … Mike Pence.

Feb 19 11:22

As Smollett Story Unravels, ABC Defends Robin Roberts' Softball Interview on GMA

ABC’s Good Morning America team went into full damage control mode Monday, after news broke over the weekend that actor Jussie Smollett had allegedly paid two men to stage his assault. Just last Thursday, anchor Robin Roberts had given the actor a softball interview, even refusing to call his story of a Trump supporter assaulting him, “alleged.”

Leading into the report, Roberts finally did call the quickly unraveling story “alleged:”

"A new twist in the Jussie Smollett case. The actor firing back this morning as the story of his alleged attack faces questions. Police in Chicago say they're working to corroborate allegations that Smollett paid two men to stage the assault," she stated.

Feb 19 11:19

Trump: Venezuelan Military Members Must Abandon Maduro or ‘Lose Everything’

Delivering another speech in support of Venezuela regime change during his visit to Miami on Monday, President Trump warned Venezuelan military members will “lose everything,” and find “no safe harbor” anywhere in the world if they continue to defy US expectations.

For weeks, Trump has endorsed opposition leader Juan Guaido as the rightful ruler of Venezuela. In practice, President Maduro remains in power, and still has overwhelming loyalty among the military leadership. Officials have conceded that without a shift in the military, an actual regime change is unlikely.

Which is where Trump’s threats come in. Though some in the administration are arguing Trump was referring to secret Venezuelan military official money stashes worldwide, the reality is that most have little but their future and their lives, and that’s what Trump is saying they’ll lose, reiterating that all options are on the table.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Really, Mr. President?!?

Have we, under your watch, devolved from being a nation of laws, which comports itself in a reasonable and sane manner in its dealings with the international community, to a nation of threats, as were heard last weekend in Warsaw against Iran, and yesterday, in your speech to the military officers of Venezuela?!?

Unfortunately, "workable, subtle solutions" are absolutely not hardwired into your DNA, sir.

Do you have any bit of understanding, how bad the optics looked in both cases, to the international community, and voters here at home?!?

Sir, in these two cases, you have truly become a caricature of a world leader who cannot lead by inspiration, but is pushed by desperation (and the Neocons, who have never really gone away) to make some very horrible choices in terms of US foreign policy, which we may all soon come to regret.

It has become very painfully clear to me, and to others who initially believed that you would be a better choice than would have Clinton in 2016, that in the end, again...yet...still... we were only voting for, and supporting, what we believed to be "the lesser of two evils".

How history will judge your presidency remains left to be seen; but sir, I sincerely doubt it will be kind to your "legacy" for this country.

Feb 19 11:18

Great Civilizations Aren’t Murdered, They Commit Suicide: The U.S.’s Likely Collapse

If humanity could awaken to what the government really is (master that owns them) and take the blinders off put there by those who call themselves the government, we could all have a bright future. The government has painted themselves as some sort of religious fairy tale set out to save everyone and keep them safe. Once people realize the truth and claim ownership over themselves.

Feb 19 11:17

Censored: Facebook Bans Conservative Articles on Jussie Smollett Hate Hoax

Over the weekend, Facebook prevented people from sharing two conservative articles on the unraveling case of Empire star Jussie Smollett, which seems to be a hate hoax. Both Rod Dreher, author of The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation, and Daily Caller reporter Jen Kerns saw their articles censored on Facebook.

"You are not allowed to say on Facebook that Jussie Smollett carried out a hate hoax," Dreher tweeted on Sunday with a screenshot of Facebook blocking his article at The American Conservative.

Feb 19 11:08

Researchers blame YouTube for the rise in Flat Earthers

According to Asheley Landrum, assistant professor of science communication at Texas Tech University, all but one of 30 Flat Earthers interviewed said they hadn't considered the Earth to be flat until watching videos promoting the theory on YouTube. Presenting her results at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington DC, Landrum said that most were recommended videos after watching clips about other conspiracies, such as alternative 9/11 theories and fake moon landing theories.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The "flat earthers" (like the fake Moon landings) are a manufactured propaganda stunt to make the internet and independent media look "kooky", to drive Americans back to get their "news" from ABCNNBCBSFOX. But even with the failures of Common Core, do you really think modern Americans are going to be convinced the Earth is flat by a YouTube video?!?

Feb 19 11:01

Bonus Scott Adams Broadcast: Scott Solves the Climate Debate and Saves the World (Really)

Whiteboard 1: Climate Persuasion
Whiteboard 2: What Would it Take to Change Your Mind?
A way to bring both sides of the debate into agreement

Let Tony Heller (A.K.A. Steve Goddard) debate!

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1097896833320275969

Feb 19 10:56

Macron visits cemetery where neo-Nazis scrawled swastikas on nearly 100 Jewish graves and vows to crack down on France's growing anti-Semitism crisis

French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to crack down on hate crimes after neo-Nazis scrawled swastikas on nearly 100 graves at a Jewish Cemetery.

Macron went immediately to the cemetery in Quatzenheim in the Alsace region near Germany, a few hours ahead of nationwide rallies to denounce a surge in anti-Jewish hate crimes.

'We shall act, we shall pass laws, we shall punish,' Macron told Jewish leaders while inspecting the 96 tombstones spray-painted with blue and yellow swastikas.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Another hate-crime hoax?

Feb 19 10:53

Kamala Harris Has a Meltdown When Asked If She Still Thinks Smollett Hoax Was a ‘Modern Day Lynching’

Late last month, Jussie Smollett’s claim about being attacked by two White Trump supporters in MAGA hats in Chicago led Senator and Democrat presidential candidate Kamala Harris to unleash a stunning tweet calling the attack a “modern day lynching:”

But with Smollett’s story collapsing into a sick, race-baiting hoax, Harris was asked about the tweet on Monday while on her first campaign visit to New Hampshire.

To say she was at a loss for words is an understatement. Kamala short-circuited…

Feb 19 10:50

Congress closer to forcing Trump’s hand on Saudi support?!?

Supporters of a measure to cut off U.S. support to Saudi Arabia in Yemen are projecting victory in the coming weeks when the Senate takes up a House-passed resolution.

The Trump administration is expected to ramp up its lobbying against the Yemen war powers resolution as the vote nears in hopes of flipping some of the Republicans who back the measure.

But opponents have few tools at their disposal to stop the resolution, which only needs a simple majority for a procedural vote and subsequent final passage.

Backers say they now have added momentum as the administration’s missteps in handling the Jamal Khashoggi killing have only increased ire at Saudi Arabia.

“I think we’re going to win,” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said.

He declined to say whether he expects any Republicans who supported the measure in December to switch their vote.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would almost be willing to bet that Al Qaeda, or alleged "associated forces" will be accused of starting some dustup in Yemen, in order to give President Trump the ability to say that he "has a legitimate reason for US forces staying in Yemen", neutralizing this legislation.

Feb 19 10:48

It’s time for a NATIONAL EMERGENCY conversation about fake news media constantly spreading “hate crime” hoaxes like the phony Jussie Smollett “lynching”

How many more completely made-up tales about Trump supporters harassing, assaulting, and lynching Native American activists, Leftist female professors, and gay black actors is it going to take before American patriots finally declare a national emergency conversation about the relentless spread of fake news, and how it’s only furthering the wedge of division in our nation?

Feb 19 10:48

CBS’s Lara Logan Calls Media ‘Mostly Liberal’ in Scorched Earth Interview: I’m Committing ‘Professional Suicide’

In a recent interview, CBS News Foreign Correspondent Lara Logan critiqued the international “liberal” media while holding up outlets like Breitbart and Fox News as the opposite side of the coin.

Logan spoke to retired Navy SEAL Mike Ritland about a variety of topics on Friday for his Mike Drop podcast (h/t Breitbart), and the conversation eventually turned toward her agreement with Ritland that “the media everywhere is mostly liberal, not just the U.S.” As Logan lamented that voter registration among journalists shows that the media is out of balance, she came with a metaphor to explain how she believes the press is tinged by the sameness of opinion.

Feb 19 10:40

STAGED CHEMICAL ATTACK VIDEOS AND OTHER TRENDS IN MODERN PROPAGANDA

The scandal regarding the fake hospital video published by the White Helmets as a proof of the Douma chemical attack has reached its peak in the media and has caused reaction on the diplomatic level.

On February 13, BBC Syria’s producer Riam Dalati came out with a statement that “After almost 6 months of investigations” he “can prove without a doubt that the Douma Hospital scene was staged” and “no fatalities had occurred in the hospital.” Dalati added that he believes that “the attack did happen” but no Sarin was used and “everything else around the attack was manufactured for maximum effect.”

Feb 19 10:40

Hispaniola Rising: How the US Coup in Venezuela Is Taking Root in Haiti and the Dominican Republic

For more than a decade Venezuela has aided the governments of Haiti and the Dominican Republic through a preferential system known as Petrocaribe, and the people of those nations are not taking their governments’ support for the US coup in Venezuela lightly.

As Judas betrayed the Son of Man with a kiss for 20 pieces of silver, the institutionally corrupt governments in Port-au-Prince and Santo Domingo have written another sad chapter in their nation’s history.

Ironically, it was Venezuela that helped to develop the island’s energy infrastructure in recent years. A key part of this is the REFIDOMSA oil refinery in the Dominican Republic which the Venezuelan government helped to develop and partially owns, and which has also been used to help alleviate increased fuel demands and shortages in Haiti.

Feb 19 10:35

Scott Adams: I Predict That Fake News Will Destroy all Life on Earth. With Coffee

Jussie Smollet story, is it a turning point in our view of reality?
The news used to be regarded as 80% true, 20% false
Now, it seems reversed, 20% true, 80% false
Review of current news stories…how many are fake news?
Are ANY of the things on current emergency list…emergencies?
Everything already on the list is stretching the definition
Good persuasion on climate change
Article author David Wallace Wells, very persuasive
It’s WORSE than we think, and happening FASTER
Immediacy is important, visual persuasion gold
The article moves fear forward persuasively
Permafrost is melting, it’s permafrost…and it’s melting
Doomsday seed vault in the permafrost is in danger
Ice shelf crack grew 11 miles in 6 days, good visual
North Pole is 60 to 70 degrees warmer
Is he correct? No idea. Is it persuasive? Yes
Bad persuasion on climate change

Feb 19 10:35

Another Study Blames Guns, Excludes Reality

Anti-gun advocates want to limit the rights of law-abiding gun owners and so research like this is held up as evidence that it must be the firearms themselves when, in reality, no one is arguing that everyone with any of the symptoms of mental illness tested here are necessarily dangerous. The inclusion of mental illness in the debate over gun rights is because some with severe mental illnesses do not receive the help they need and commit horrible acts. The responsible, law-abiding nature of tens of millions of American gun owners is ignored by efforts to restrict our rights.

Feb 19 10:33

PALESTINIANS SAY ISRAEL 'PLAYING WITH FIRE' BY CLOSING TEMPLE MOUNT GATE

The Palestinian Authority on Monday warned that Israel was “playing with fire” after clashes erupted at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem over the closure of the Golden Gate site – also known as the Gate of Mercy – to Muslim worshipers. The PA also accused Israel of “waging war on Islam” and called on the intervention of the international community.

The Jerusalem Police detained five east Jerusalem Arabs who tried to enter the premises of the Golden Gate, which has been closed by a court order.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Netanyahu, as always, is fanning the flames of potential violence. There should be some kind of mechanism, at least allowing some Muslims through the gate, in order to worship.

Feb 19 10:29

‘I do not recognize my country’: Yellow Vests who have lost eyes, limbs demand justice from Macron

France gathered for the 14th week of Gilets Jaunes protests, with the injury toll of the worst civil unrest in decades now resembling that of a small war. Yet despite pleas from victims, Emmanuel Macron is tightening the screws.
“This is not normal. We are in France, one of the oldest and best democracies in the world,” says Fiorina Jacob Lignier, who lost her eye at a demonstration in Paris on December 8. "We usually condemn from afar other countries where this occurs, that this is happening here is unbelievable."

Lignier, a 20-year-old philosophy student, traveled from the northern city of Amiens to march on the Champs-Elysees to protest against fuel taxes with her boyfriend, Jacob Maxime.

He told RT that they were marching with a column of peaceful demonstrators, when a group of masked radicals began to vandalize a shopfront more than 50 yards away.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder .... if the "masked vandals" were actually elements of France's Secret Police, attempting to vilify peaceful protesters.

But I look at this young woman, with all her life before her, never being able to see out of the one eye she lost to the gas grenade strike, and of course, most probably never receiving any compensation by the French government, for her injuries.

I had to to wonder if France's police train with the IDF; their methods, motives, and opportunities, look very similar, in this case of crowd control gone horrifically wrong, unfortunately, my suspicions were entirely correct, as evidenced by the following article, with a dateline of early December,
2018:

Video: Mayhem in Paris, French police use tear gas and water cannons on yellow v vest protests

The article goes on to state: "Viewing the shooting angles of the tear-gas launchers, in the video, we can see police shooting them in a straight line at protesters. This is in violation of the normative use of tear-gas launchers, and are widely understood to be used as a form of projectile weapon, with the canister itself – not the gas per se – being a high-speed object meant to seriously injure those it strikes.

This is in line with the practices now being taught in France’s Gendarmerie, who train annually with Israel’s IDF."

Feb 19 10:25

How 1984 Turned Into an Instruction Manual

It’s amazing how they want you to celebrate diversity… as long as its not intellectual diversity. -- 1984 was supposed to be a warning. Instead, it has become an instruction manual.

Feb 19 10:07

EXCLUSIVE: Leaked Photos Show U.S. Border Facility Overwhelmed by Migrants

Leaked photos reveal the extent to which U.S. border facilities are being overwhelmed by the inflow of migrants from Central America and other nations. Breitbart exclusively obtained the photos that are reminiscent of the Obama-era border surge. The images depict a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) processing, detention, and transport facility at a U.S. port-of-entry in El Paso, Texas. According to the source of the images, the photos were taken on February 17, 2019.

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Can anyone in the US government, begin to talk about this with a straight face, and tell me that there is no problem here?!?

Can any Democrat not talk about the real reason they want no border protection, and that is to allow illegal immigrants to vote, to shape the future trajectory of this country into a Thirdworldistan?!?

IF this is not, in fact, a true, national emergency, then I do not know what is.

Michael Savage, with whose work I have a hug and a punch (well, in my case, just a slight gentle touch on the shoulder, as I don't want to hurt anyone), has a trinity of values he believes all Americans should hold dear; and those, if I am remembering correctly, are "Border... language... and culture."

And I frankly think, in looking at these images, that the man is one hundred percent correct here.

Feb 19 09:58

Trump Slams Alleged Plots to Tap & Oust From Office as 'Illegal and Treasonous

The alleged plot involves Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, who told CBS on Sunday night that Rosenstein was "absolutely serious" about covertly wiretapping President Trump.

In a pair of tweets on Monday, US President Donald Trump lashed out at two senior Justice Department officials for allegedly plotting to secretly record him in the Oval Office and gather support for ousting him from power.

"Wow, so many lies by now disgraced acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe. He was fired for lying, and now his story gets even more deranged. He and [Deputy Attorney General] Rod Rosenstein, who was hired by [former Attorney General] Jeff Sessions (another beauty), look like they were planning a very illegal act, and got caught," Trump tweeted.

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I am still somewhat stunned that two men, who had to take an oath "to protect and defend the Constitution" actually were planning to do this to a sitting president.

But Trump is going to have to do more than tweet his anger here, and yes, it is completely justifiable.

But nothing in DC is going to change, unless and until the most corrupt of the corrupt, like Hillary Clinton, are brought into a court of law for operating a staggeringly large and complex money laundering scheme, AKA the Clinton Foundation.

And because President Trump understands this, he is not going after her directly, as the monied rarely eat their own.

And this will never happen, until the hangers-on from the Clinton years are unceremoniously handed their hats, and kicked clean out of this government.

Feb 19 09:49

Anti-Semitic flyers distributed in Missoula for 4th time this month

A fourth round of anti-Semitic flyers surfaced Monday in Missoula’s University District.

The flyers featured a disfigured service member with a controversial quote from Rabbi Ovida Yosef that said, “Goyim were born only to serve us.”

Other flyers have referenced circumcision, pictured President Donald Trump with the flag of Israel and said “Jews attack First Amendment.”

David Cox of Har Shalom knows that, although the flyers are hurtful, they are protected.

“There is a line that can be crossed, but as for putting out literature that is hateful or untrue,” he said, “people get to do that because of the free speech amendment.”

The flyers have been found in several spots around Missoula over the last few weeks.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Smells like another hoax to me.

Feb 19 09:33

“Stop the Online Conspiracy Theorists Before They Break Democracy”

The QAnon community, which began on the message-board site 4chan, strongly overlaps with the support networks of far-right movements such as the EDL and Pegida. Most recently, it co-opted yellow vest demonstrations and boosted hardline Brexit campaigns and Tommy Robinson protests. By injecting conspiratorial narratives into these movements, its members can leverage existing networks and alter their political direction. A commonly used tactic is to combine conspiracist hashtags with those of viral campaigns and trending topics. The scale this generates is disproportional enough to distort public perception: In 2018, ISD identified close to 30m uses of the word “QAnon” across Twitter, YouTube and forums such as Reddit and 4chan.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I notice that this story came courtesy of the Guardian.co.uk.com, not precisely the bastion of a reasonably Centrist approach to politics, etc..

But that being said, if I am reading this correctly, the person who put this up doesn't have any faith in any of their readers to watch these events, and not be misled, because they are thoroughly incapable of applying logic to the situation, and make intelligent, fact-centered decisions for themselves.

In other words, the people who don't want you to read anything by any of these groups on line, think that their AMerican, British and European counterparts are complete, utter dolts and ignoramuses, who cannot, intellectually, winnow the grain from the chaff.

I say, let these sites, etc., be examined under the unblinking light of logic and fact, and that intelligent people will not have their intellectual capacity diminished whatsoever.

Feb 19 09:32

Her Name Is Barbara Harper: 71-Year-Old White Great-Grandmother Murdered by Black Male Leaving Strip Club in What Kansas City Media Dub "Mistaken Identity"

Not one.

Not a single one.

Of all the media outlets in Kansas City, none dared show a picture of Barbara Harper. In not one of the local news affiliate broadcast (ABC, CBS, FOX, or NBC) did a newscast show her face when they described how she died.

Not one.

Not a single one.

Feb 19 09:30

CBS Chicago: Jussie Smollett Paid Nigerian Bodybuilder Bros $3,500 for False Flag Attack

Jussie Smollett paid two brothers to stage an attack against him, directed them to buy items used in the alleged assault and actually rehearsed it with them, sources say.

Sources say at least one of the brothers bought the rope used in the incident at Smollett’s request. The sources also say the “Empire” actor paid for the rope, which was purchased at the Crafty Beaver Hardware Store in the Ravenswood neighborhood the weekend of Jan. 25.

The brothers, who were questioned by police this week before being released, were paid $3,500 before leaving for Nigeria and were promised an additional $500 upon their return.

Feb 19 09:28

After CNN Report, Facebook Censors Pages With Claimed Links to Russia

Facebook has suspended a number of accounts linked to Maffick Media following a report by CNN claimed the group is secretly linked with the Russian government. Maffick Media is based in Germany, and while it is partly owned by a Russian subsidiary, the company says it has full editorial independence.

CNN noted Maffick’s part-ownership by Ruptly, a Russian state media subsidiary, and accused them of not disclosing this ownership on Facebook, even though Facebook had never required any such disclosure, and no one is even accusing Maffick of spreading any disinformation on the pages.

Public documents show Maffick is 51% owned by Ruptly, a Germany-based news agency which is itself owned by Russia’s state television station RT.

Despite this, Facebook responded to the CNN report by taking down Maffick’s pages, accusing them of misleading the public “about who’s behind them,” and that in the future they will ask these pages to disclose “their Russian affiliations.”

Feb 19 09:25

Rand Corporation Wants to Bring our Fear of Extremists to Every Community

Rand Corporation’s Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center (HSOAC) no longer uses the term “Countering Violent Extremism” (CVE) — it has been replaced with “Terrorism Prevention.”

Let that sink in for a moment; a private company with strong ties to DHS and law enforcement is in charge of Terrorism Prevention!

What could possibly go wrong?...

Feb 19 09:21

Facebook accused of acting like 'digital gangsters' in a devastating report by lawmakers

British lawmakers have accused Facebook of behaving like "digital gangsters", abusing its dominant power in social networks, and behaving "ahead of and beyond the law."

The comments come in a devastating report on fake news by British Parliament's Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, made up of cross-party UK politicians and led by Conservative MP Damian Collins.

Facebook deliberately flouted privacy and competition laws and should be subject to new regulation, the committee wrote.

Lawmakers accused Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg of showing "contempt" for UK Parliament, and a larger gathering of international parliaments after he refused to give evidence three times.

Feb 19 09:20

FLASHBACK - Facebook Says it is Deleting Accounts at the Direction of the U.S. and Israeli Governments

In September of last year, we noted that Facebook representatives were meeting with the Israeli Government to determine which Facebook accounts of Palestinians should be deleted on the ground that they constitute “incitement.” The meetings – called for and presided over by one of the most extremist and authoritarian Israeli officials, its pro-settlement Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked – came after Israel threatened Facebook that its failure to voluntarily comply with Israeli deletion orders would result in the enactment of laws requiring Facebook to do so, upon pain of being severely fined or even blocked in the country.

Feb 19 09:20

‘SHOOT THE PRESIDENT’: SCHOOL CANCELS ASSASSINATION PARTY GAME FOR KIDS AFTER PUBLIC OUTCRY

A school running a community arts center in Ohio was forced to stop advertising a party game where kids are instructed to ‘eliminate’ the president with toy guns, after it sparked national outrage.
The game entitled ‘President’ had been advertised as a part of Nerf gun-themed party organized by the Olmsted Performing Arts community center in Berea, a suburb of Cleveland.

“There is one president with body guards. Everyone else tries to eliminate or shoot the president,” read the description of the game on the center’s website, since deleted.

OHIO COMMUNITY CENTER Offers “SHOOT THE PRESIDENT” Birthday Party Package On Website https://t.co/D4x6YTsbrWpic.twitter.com/W7umxrkaiv

— Earl Pearl (@EarlPdxPearl) February 17, 2019

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Whoever organised this should be removed from their job, or volunteer position,permanently, as what they are are advocating to impressionable kids, is that the assassination of any sitting President... is perfectly OK; and that... is unconscionable.

Feb 19 09:20

HOW CNN LED FACEBOOK TO CENSOR PAGES OF RUSSIA-BACKED VIDEO COMPANY AND MANUFACTURED NEWS STORY

CNN went in search for a story about a Russian-funded digital media project that produces viral videos aimed at undermining American democracy. When CNN journalists could not find what they were looking for, they effectively manufactured the news by giving Facebook a pretext for removing the project’s pages used to share videos. Now, the cable news network had their story.

Four CNN journalists worked on the report, “Russia is backing a viral video company aimed at American millennials.” It appeared online late in the day on February 15 and broke the news that Maffick Media had their Facebook pages for three video channels suspended.

Maffick also produces In The Now, which Facebook took down as well.

Feb 19 09:13

RAND CORPORATION WANTS TO BRING OUR FEAR OF EXTREMISTS TO EVERY COMMUNITY

Rand Corporation's Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center (HSOAC) no longer uses the term "Countering Violent Extremism" (CVE) it has been replaced with "Terrorism Prevention."

Let that sink in for a moment, a private company with strong ties to DHS and law enforcement is in charge of Terrorism Prevention!

What could possibly go wrong?

The RAND Corporation's 259 page report titled, "Practical Terrorism Prevention" boasts that their federally funded research will help law enforcement determine who is an extremist.

"The report presents a framework to consider different facets of terrorism prevention policy, issues with measurement and assessment, analysis of past CVE and current terrorism prevention funding in the United States and internationally, and assessments of current efforts and future options for each component of terrorism prevention."

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When, as a Christian Pacifist Activist, who never does, and never threatens, or advocates, any violence whatsoever, will my name come up on their list, due to my staunch opposition to these horrific, serial wars, ultimately for private profit, that the US government has been waging for the last 20-ish years?!?

Feb 19 09:04

RUSSIA AND CHINA ARE CONTAINING THE US TO RESHAPE THE WORLD ORDER

SOURCE: THE DURAN
Authored by Federico Pieraccini via The Strategic Culture Foundation:

Moscow and Beijing, following a complex relationship from the period of the Cold War, have managed to achieve a confluence of interests in their grand objectives over the coming years. The understanding they have come to mainly revolves around stemming the chaos Washington has unleashed on the world.

The guiding principle of the US military-intelligence apparatus is that if a country cannot be controlled (such as Iraq following the 2003 invasion), then it has to be destroyed in order to save it from falling into Sino-Russian camp. This is what the United States has attempted to do with Syria, and what it intends to do with Venezuela.

Feb 19 09:01

SAUDI ARABIA'S DOUBLE STANDARD ON INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE

Originally published at WhoWhatWhy.org

In August 2018, Saudi Arabia expelled the Canadian ambassador in Riyadh, halted direct flights to Toronto, suspended new trade deals, and threatened to relocate thousands of Saudis studying in Canada.

The diplomatic fallout was all because Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland tweeted her concern for a Saudi activist, Samar Badawi, who was arrested for her human rights advocacy in the Kingdom.

Very alarmed to learn that Samar Badawi, Raif Badawi’s sister, has been imprisoned in Saudi Arabia. Canada stands together with the Badawi family in this difficult time, and we continue to strongly call for the release of both Raif and Samar Badawi.

— Chrystia Freeland (@cafreeland) August 2, 2018
The social media post, the Saudi Foreign Ministry said in response, was an “overt and blatant interference in the internal affairs of the Kingdom” and violated “the most basic international norms.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It very much bothers me... that President Trumps's BFFs in the Middle East are the Butcher of Yemen, Saudi Crown Prince Bin Salman and the Butcher of Gaza, Israel's Bibi Netanyahu.

So one has to wonder; why does President Trump stand in such awe of these monsters? Is it perhaps, that they can do that he cannot do, because at least, Trump is still, somewhat, bound by the rule of American law, as weak and gasping for breath as it may be right now, as I type this.

I think, at some levels, President Trump is envious over some powers these two have that he does not; perhaps,it is The power to have someone they don't particularly like, assassinated... with the stroke of a pen, pr perhaps even with a whisper....in the ears of "the right people".

Feb 19 08:39

60 Minutes' Lara Logan slams the 'mostly liberal' media for its coverage of Trump which she calls a 'distortion' of real life, as the award-winning CBS journalist admits she is 'committing professional suicide'

Famed 60 Minutes correspondent Lara Logan has broken ranks with mainstream media, claiming news outlets are now 'mostly liberal' and have become ‘propagandists’ while covering President Trump.

The South African-born foreign affairs journalist said that most of the American press is biased against Trump because journalists are overwhelmingly Democrats.

‘You say the media is mostly liberal,’ Logan told Mike Ritland on his Mike Drop podcast.

‘I agree with you. It’s true. Why can I say that with certainty?

‘Well first of all I’ve been part of this for all my life, I’m 47 now and I’ve been a journalist since I was 17 and the media everywhere is mostly liberal not just in the U.S, but in this country 85 percent of journalists are registered Democrats so that’s just a fact.’

Feb 19 08:04

Israel's Judaisation of Palestine is failing

Decades of Israeli efforts to demolish, destroy, rename, rewrite and erase everything Palestinian have been in vain.

Feb 18 17:38

Jussie Smollett’s Sisters Worked for Barack Obama

Jussie Smollett’s sisters, actresses and activists, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, and Jazz Smollett-Warwell, worked as leading campaign surrogates for former President Barack Obama, and less than a year ago, videos of Jussie dancing with Michelle Obama went viral.

Feb 18 16:15

Weather-beaten, ignored, humiliated: Photographer spends a month taking shots of the homeless in New Jersey's affluent Cape May, who struggle to survive just meters from million-dollar houses and yachts

The powerful black and white pictures were captured by American photographer Donato DiCamillo, 50.

The pictures offer an insight into the hardships and struggles of those left to sleep rough in the affluent city.

Mr Di Camillo spent a month in the city trying to document the lives of rough sleepers with care and dignity.

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These are heartbreakingly beautiful images; and as I look at these portraits, I have to wonder; why is there no place for them here?!?

It appears that we are spending a great deal of money here in the US for social services; but why can't this money reach these people in some tangible form?!?

Something is really, abysmally wrong with a system which cannot help the most fragile members of our society.

Feb 18 15:52

Iranian Spying? or Neocon 9/11 Coverup?

It wasn’t the first time I’ve been prominently libeled in The New York Times. Nor was it the worst.

Compared to Stanley Fish’s grotesquely mendacious 2006 op-ed trashing me for something I never did—advocating 9/11 truth in the classroom[1]—Alan Blinder, Julie Turkewitz and Adam Goldman treated me fairly well on today’s Sunday NYT front page by calling me a “controversial scholar of Islam” while accurately reporting what I said about Monica Witt, the ex-Air Force officer accused of spying for Iran.

Feb 18 11:12

Johnny Versus The News Man

Johnny watched the News Man talk, noticing that no mention was made of the last Evil Dictatorship or the people in it, the ones Johnny had seen running and screaming. All the News Man wanted to talk about was this new Evil Dictatorship and the Evil Dictator who rules it. Johnny watched the News Man’s mouth moving, and the sound of his voice began turning into gibberish mouth noises in Johnny’s ears. Something had changed in Johnny’s mind.

A fear gripped his insides like a big fist. It made the hairs on the back of his neck stand up.

“He’s lying,” Johnny whispered.

And from then on, everything was different. Johnny was no longer able to believe the words of the News Man, not just in the present but also in the past.

Feb 18 11:03

Bookmark This: Over 400 Links Google Doesn’t Want You To Visit

The war on truth has reached a fever pitch as Google has made it their mission to annihilate the independent media. The ‘New Media’ lead by the likes of Infowars, Breitbart, Natural News and many other great independent sites will have an uphill battle when it comes to getting their content in front of readers. Google has announced they will be doubling down on their ‘Orwellian’ practice of making stories disappear from their monopolistic search engine. Outlined in their Gestapo like 160-page handbook, Google describes exactly how they plan to suppress any information they deem unfit for readers. Highlighted at the bottom of page 108 Google states:
? Pages that directly contradict well established
scientific or medical consensus for queries seeking scientific or
medical information, unless the query indicates the user is seeking an alternative viewpoint.

? Pages that directly contradict well-established
historical facts (e.g., unsubstantiated conspiracy theories), unless

Feb 18 11:02

Jussie Smollett case to go to grand jury as it's alleged Empire star 'REHEARSED hoax attack with two Nigerian brothers who he paid $3,500 to assault him with bleach and a noose'

A grand jury is slated to hear the Jussie Smollett case next week, according to law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation into the Empire actor's alleged hoax attack.

Chicago police insiders told TMZ that authorities are keeping a close eye on two Nigerian brothers, who were arrested and questioned about the attack before being released on Friday, to make sure that Smollett doesn't try to contact them.

Investigators have said they believe Smollett may have paid Empire extras Abimbola 'Abel' and Olabinjo 'Ola' Osundairo $3,500 to assault him in an orchestrated, rehearsed attack on January 29.

Feb 18 11:01

FORMER CIA OFFICER EXPOSES CLINTON CHARITY FRAUD AS BIGGEST SCANDAL IN US HISTORY

Shipp explains, “Hillary Clinton was running and is running a global financial criminal syndicate. She was using these secret servers to conduct Clinton financial money laundering business."

"The shocking thing about that is all the former directors of the CIA that have come out to support her, from Clapper to Brennan to Morell to Robert Gates supporting her being elected, knew about this criminal syndicate. Comey was protecting it. Lynch was protecting it. Weissmann was protecting it. And that is the big why. What’s she got on these people? Are they financial ties? They had to be aware of this, especially the counter-intelligence units. We know it was hacked into by foreign intelligence services because it was just hanging out there. Hillary Clinton was running a secret server outside the Department of State for the purposes of laundering money through the criminal Clinton Foundation.”

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The monied seldom eat their own; I would be willing to wager that the "Gruesome Twosome" will ultimately pass at a ripe old age, without ever being questioned again on this money laundering scheme.

Feb 18 11:00

BEX ALERT - Report: Assad has used chemical weapons 300 times since Obama 'red line'

Syrian dictator Bashar Assad has used chemical weapons in his country’s civil war more than 300 times over just the past five years, with the vast majority coming since President Obama declared in 2013 that chemical attacks constituted a “red line” that could not be crossed, a new report claims.

The report from The Global Public Policy Institute, a leading European think tank based in Berlin, examined nearly 500 claims of chemical weapons attacks dating back to 2012. The organization said it was able to “credibly” confirm 336 of those attacks, with the first on Dec. 23, 2012, and the latest in April 2018.

Feb 18 10:59

HOLOCAUST DEPROGRAMMING COURSE

“The three victor nations, Russia, America and Britain, collaborated together at Nuremberg to fabricate the horrorillusion, which would enable the US/UK to gain the post-war moral high ground, even after incinerating the German cities with two million tons of bombs. People were loath to believe that such a thing could have happened – until maybe after Iraq, when we saw how British-American intelligence had fabricated the Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) lie without a tremor of conscience. Only then, I suggest, does it start to dawn upon the world that the notion of big human gas chambers was the original WMD hoax.”

– Dr. Nicholas Kollerstrom Breaking the Spell — The Holocaust, Myth & Reality

Feb 18 10:58

Amazon will pay $0 in taxes on $11,200,000,000 in profit for 2018

While some people have received some surprise tax bills when filing their returns, corporations continue to avoid paying tax — thanks to a cocktail of tax credits, loopholes, and exemptions.

According to a report from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP), Amazon (AMZN) will pay nothing in federal income taxes for the second year in a row.

Thanks to the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), Amazon’s federal tax responsibility is 21% (down from 35% in previous years). But with the help of tax breaks, according to corporate filings, Amazon won’t be paying a dime to Uncle Sam despite posting more than $11.2 billion in profits in 2018.

How is that possible?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

While the rest of us may be sweating bullets over our individual tax returns, it looks like major corporations, making huge profits, don't have to pay one dime.

Corporate welfare means that the executives at these corporations live extraordinarily well, thanks to both current tax logs, and their having armies of lawyers and accountants on speed dial.

Feb 18 10:51

ALL US CITIZENS ORDERED OUT OF HAITI AMIDST MASS UNREST AND CHAOS

Haiti continues to be gripped by civil unrest and mass protests demanding that President Jovenal Moise step down over charges of corruption and and rampant inflation under his watch — yet unlike similar unrest happening hundreds of miles due south of the small Caribbean country in Venezuela, Washington has stood in support of the president. Starting Thursday the US State Department urged all American citizens out of the country and issued a no-not-travel advisory due to "crime and civil unrest".

Feb 18 10:47

DO YOU BELIEVE IN THE DEEP STATE NOW?

The idea of invoking the 25th Amendment was discussed, it seems, at two meetings on May 16, 2017. According to McCabe, top law enforcement officials pondered how they might recruit Vice President Pence and a majority of cabinet members to declare in writing, to the Senate’s president pro tempore and the House speaker, that the president was “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.” That would be enough, under the 25th Amendment, to install the vice president as acting president, pushing aside Trump.

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The fact that the Dementocrats were even thinking about this, indicates, at the highest level of what should be a sense of responsibility, to take care of the people of this country (I mean, that's what national leadership is supposed to be about, right!?!?) ,that these guys wanted to play "Gotcha! politics", big time, by attempting to remove a duly elected President of the United States.

This was not about taking care of citizens of the United States; this was about power, sour grapes, and a huge, election-rejection-filled vendetta with which these sucking scumbags, are still trying to get him fouled on everything he is trying to do, so that he really has nothing positive in his track record when he comes up for re-election in 2020.

But to the folks who "thought it would be a good idea at the time", don't hold your breath for too long; I will make a prediction that some positive elements of his first 4 years in office will remain with him, and with the Democrats in self-immolation right now, are about ready to get laughed off the field, as serious contenders for President in 2020.

That's not to say I approve of everything he has done (his Bromances with the Butcher of Yemen, Crown Prince bin Salman and the Butcher of Gaza, Netanyahu, will not augur well for peace in the region.)

But the concept of the wall, keeping out illegal aliens?!?

Two words here, and they are "HELL, yes!!"

Oh, and BTW: does anyone of the Dementocrats who live in greater LA, understand that it's living with a plague of rats and typhoid right now?!? Flea-borne typhus outbreak, rats taking over Los Angeles city buildings

Feb 18 10:24

Hezbollah in S. America: Mike Pompeo’s Big Lie

It’s late 2002, early 2003 again. This time, instead of the evil (former CIA asset) Saddam Hussein posing a dire threat to America, it’s Iran and Hezbollah stationed in Venezuela.

Throw in the perennial enemy of a post-colonial Caribbean, Castro’s Cuba, and we have the makings for yet another military intervention on our hands, according to Sec. State Pompeo.

Feb 18 10:23

FIRST US MILITARY PLANES LAND NEAR VENEZUELA BORDER WITH AID IN DEFIANCE OF MADURO

The Pentagon is now publicizing its first military airlift of Venezuelan aid delivered to the Colombian town of Cucuta on Saturday, which sits on the border shared by the two countries, despite embattled President Nicolas Maduro vowing to keep such "unauthorized" aid out by stationing troops along the border.

Washington is using aid delivery to undermine the socialist Maduro government in Caracas, which has blasted US-led attempts to foment coup and fuel unrest.

According to the AP it's certainly not the first shipment of official US humanitarian aid; however, it is the first highly significant and symbolic moment it was brought in on massive US Air Force cargo planes.

04-4134 & two other #USAF C-17As transported over 200 tons of #USAID consisted of nutritional supplements for 3,500 children, and hygiene kits for 25,000 people for 2 months. They flew from Homestead AFB, #Miami, #Florida to Cúcuta, #Colombia close to the border with #Venezuela. pic.twitter.com/5NJvvvNx7d

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Oddly enough, the article doesn't at all mention about US sanctions on Venezuela's leaders and businesses, plus the downturn of oil prices, engineered by the Trump Whitehouse, as major causes of hyperinflation, and shortages of food and medicine.

That last paragraph is, perhaps, very telling; if Maduro will not allow the aid in, it has been a deliberately "photo-opped gesture" by the US to exploit how bad the current Maduro government is, by now allowing the aid to get to the people in need in Venezuela.

And why?!? Take a look at the source of the article, not zerohedge.com's utilizing this in their article.

Feb 18 10:19

BEX ALERT - Skripal Under Close Medical Supervision After His Health Worsens - Reports

Russian former intelligence officer Sergei Skripal has suffered deterioration in his health and is being treated by doctors at home amid fears that he may never fully recover from poisoning, the Sunday Times reported citing an intelligence source.

"His health has got worse and he's been receiving medical care at his home. No one has any idea of what will happen to him because there's very little that's known about the impact the nerve agent will have in the long run," the source told the Sunday Times.

Feb 18 10:13

Israel’s anti-BDS strategy simply peddles more myths and lies

Israel’s Ministry of Strategic Affairs has released a report called Terrorists in Suits: The Ties Between NGOs promoting BDS and Terrorist Organisations. The report has a sense of melodrama, especially its pictures of BDS activists pinned to a noticeboard with red pins connected by red thread, like a scene from a crime drama.

The man behind the report is Minister of Public Security and Strategic Affairs Gilad Erdan; he clearly has a wild imagination. Names, places, dates, events, meetings and pictures are all jumbled together to present a scenario which is supposed to deter people from supporting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement and wash away all of Israel’s crimes against the Palestinian people. In doing so, it simply peddles more myths and lies.

Feb 18 10:13

How One of America’s Premier Data Monarchs is Funding a Global Information War and Shaping the Media Landscape

Through his purchase of influence over the daily flow of information to American media consumers, a dizzying array of connections to the national security state, and a media empire that shields him from critical scrutiny, Pierre Omidyar has become one of the world’s most politically sophisticated data monarchs.

Feb 18 10:12

As Mainstream Journalists Acknowledge Douma Attacks Were “Staged,” the “Humanitarian” Syria Regime-Change Network Tries to Save A Sinking Ship

Over the past few days, notable journalists and other figures in mainstream media have acknowledged that the alleged chemical weapons attack that occurred last April in the Damascus suburb of Douma, Syria was likely “staged” by “activist” groups such as the White Helmets. Their comments and investigations have largely vindicated the many journalists and academics who cast aspersions on the precipitous Western media campaign to blame that alleged attack on the Syrian government. Many of the dissenting voices were derided as “conspiracy theorists” or ignored entirely by mainstream sources.

Feb 18 10:12

SAUDI CROWN PRINCE ORDERS 2,100 PAKISTANI PRISONERS 'RELEASED'

More than 2,000 Pakistani workers languishing in Saudi jails will be released, Pakistan's information minister announced on Monday during Saudi Arabian crown prince's high-profile visit to Islamabad.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had "ordered the immediate release of 2,107 Pakistani prisoners", after a request by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, Fawad Chaudhry said in a post on Twitter.

Prince Mohammed arrived in Pakistan on Sunday at the beginning of an Asian tour which will include China and is seen as an attempt by him to rebuild his reputation after the murder of Saudi critic and journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Saudi Arabia on Sunday signed investment agreements with Pakistan worth $20bn.

Saudi officials have yet to comment on the Pakistani announcement of a prisoner release.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A reasonably couple of "smooth moves" for the Butcher of Gaza (Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman) to be making; tying these financial deals to the release of these prisoners.

But I must tell you, honestly; history will not be kind to bin Salman, as the chief Architect of this carnage and genocide in Yemen, aided and abetted by two US Presidents; Obama and Trump, where US troops are working side by side the Saudi and UAE troops, in committing these atrocities.

I would love, at some point, to be a citizen of a country which denounces, and will not participate, in war crimes; unfortunately, given the trajectory of current US foreign policies, that may well not come before the end of my lifetime.

Feb 18 10:02

Measles Are Back After 900 Dead In Madagascar; Time To Blame Russia

Disinformation campaigns hatched by Russian social-media trolls may be responsible for a 2018 measles outbreak in Europe that killed 72 people and infected over 82,000, according to a new report from the US government-funded RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty.

There were 229,000 reported measles cases worldwide in 2018 according to figures from the World Health Organization - double the number reported in 2017.

And some of that, according to researchers at Duke University in North Carolina, may be due to Russian trolls.

"Are Russian Trolls Saving Measles From Extinction?" reads the article's headline, which then describes how experts are analyzing whether medical disinformation originating from "Russian troll and bot campaigns" is putting lives in danger - noting a World Health Organization warning that "vaccination hesitancy" is now one of the top threats to global health, citing a 30% global rise in measles.

Feb 18 09:58

James Woods? responds to Jussie Smollett

Feb 18 09:53

SEVEN KILLED IN KASHMIR GUN BATTLE DAYS AFTER DEADLY ATTACK

Srinagar, India-administered Kashmir - At least seven people, including two armed rebels and four Indian army soldiers, have been killed in an ongoing gun battle in India-administered Kashmir.

The gun battle on Monday in Pinglan village of Pulwama district comes days after 42 Indian security personnel were killed in a suicide blast - the worst such attack in 30 years of Kashmir conflict, which has raised fears of confrontation with archenemy Pakistan.

A senior Indian army official told Al Jazeera that the operation against the rebels was launched early on Monday following intelligence inputs about their presence in a house in Pinglan village.

"In the encounter, two militants and four army soldiers have been killed. The operation is still in progress," the official said, adding that the identity of the rebels was being ascertained.

"Among the slain soldiers is a top army officer," he added.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OK, to Pakistani President Arif Alvi, and Indian President Ram Nath Kovind, please cool your collective jets here. You both know what the Kashmiri people need and want, to prevent this from happening, hopefully ever: the long-promised, but never delivered referendum, to give the Kashmiri people the right to decide if they wish to stay with India; join Pakistan; or become an independent country.

Both of you leaders are Presidents of countries which are members of the UN, where one of the most cherished principals enshrined in their Declaration of Human Rights, is the right to Peaceful Self-determination. The Universal Right of Self-Determination

President Trump, please, you have to work the phones with Indian President Kovind (we have a security agreement with India, as you know) and Chinese President Xi Jinping, please work the phones with Pakistani President Alvi (China has been a very strong builder of defense systems with Pakistan.)

Please, Presidents Trump and Xi: the last thing in the world the world needs right now, is a (literal) explosion of tensions between these two nuclear-powered neighbors.

Feb 18 09:22

EBAY FOUNDER PIERRE OMIDYAR IS FUNDING A GLOBAL MEDIA INFORMATION WAR

Inside what amounted to a smoke filled room that was off limits to most Canadian citizens, Ben Scott — a former Obama administration official who also served in Hillary Clinton’s State Department — presided over the discussions. Today, as the director of policy and advocacy for the Omidyar Network, Scott works for one of the most quietly influential billionaires in helping to shape the media landscape and define the craft of journalism itself.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When Samantha Power starts invoking George Soros in praising another media funder, like Pierre Omidyar, where there is smoke, there is most probably a (dirty, nasty coal) fire.

Feb 18 09:18

TRUMP Calls for Investigation into Rigged, Liberal Channels That Constantly Spew Hatred at Republicans

Last night, “Saturday Night Live” opened with another anti-Trump skit with Alec Baldwin impersonating Trump’s Rose Garden presser where he announced he was declaring a national emergency to secure funding for the southern border.

Alec Baldwin called the national emergency “fake” and mocked the drug and opioid crisis gripping the nation due to porous borders.

“You all see why I gotta fake this emergency, right? I have to because I want to. It’s really simple. We have a problem. Drugs are coming into this country through no wall,” Baldwin said.

Baldwin continued: “Wall works, wall makes safe. You don’t have to be smart to understand that, in fact it’s even easier to understand if you’re not that smart.”

The anti-Trump skits by Alec Baldwin are old and tired, but the ‘get Trump’ media won’t stop until the president is removed from office.

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