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Sep 20 15:02

Generation being born now is the last to be free – Assange in last interview before blackout (VIDEO)

Before his links to the world was cut by his Ecuadorian hosts, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gave an interview on how technological advances are changing humankind. He said global surveillance will soon be totally unavoidable.
The interview was provided to RT by organizers of the World Ethical Data Forum in Barcelona. Assange, who is currently stranded in the Ecuadorean embassy in London with no outside communication except with his legal team, has a pretty grim outlook on where humanity is going. He says it will soon be impossible for any human being to not be included into global databases collected by governments and state-like entities.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Pretty powerful predictions; and unfortunately, it looks like they about to turn true.

Sep 20 14:59

US Sends Ships to South China Sea ‘to Create Trouble’ - Chinese Envoy

China’s chief envoy in London accused “some big countries outside the region” of coming “all the way to the South China Sea to create trouble,” where China claims large expanses of sea and atolls.

Ambassador of China to the United Kingdom Liu Xiaoming told the annual Induction Programme for Commonwealth Diplomats organised by the Commonwealth Secretariat Wednesday that regional powers had made major strides toward resolving tensions in the South China Sea by themselves.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Without naming names, this was a pretty conspicuous hit at the US government.

Sep 20 14:54

Republicans threaten to subpoena Nellie Ohr

Conservative House Republicans are calling on their colleagues to subpoena Nellie Ohr, the wife of Justice Department official Bruce Ohr, after a deal fell apart this week that would have led to her voluntary testimony.

“Now that Nellie Ohr is not coming in it is time to subpoena her and get her in as soon as possible,” Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) said in an interview with The Hill.

He called it “unfortunate” that Ohr would not come in as planned on Friday for a deposition.

A Republican House Judiciary Committee aide separately told The Hill that the committee will use its subpoena power to try to compel Ohr to testify if she does not agree to do so voluntarily.

It’s unclear why the deal fell apart to have Ohr interviewed behind closed doors with the House Judiciary and House Oversight and Government Reform committees.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A Subpoena served upon this lady would be a good thing right now.

Sep 20 13:57

Society is Made of Narrative – Realizing this is Awakening from the Matrix

Life in our current society is very much the same as the movie The Matrix. The difference is that instead of AI, it’s psychopathic oligarchs who are keeping us asleep in the Matrix. And instead of code, it’s narrative.

Sep 20 13:56

Canada Finds Glyphosate Contamination In Their Popular Food Products

Since independent labs in the United States have been finding glyphosate residue in all kinds of foods such as cereal, granola, snack items and even natural food brands – it’s no surprise that Canada should find the same contamination issue in their treasured foods as well.

Sep 20 12:53

Palestine: The testbed for Trump’s plan to tear up the rules-based international order

Jonathan Cook says by liquidating the Palestinian cause and letting Israel rampage unhindered, Trump hopes to destroy the rules-based international system that has prevented World War II and thereby free up America’s hand elsewhere in the world. >>

Sep 20 12:38

1929 Crash Remembered, 20 Sept 2018

But who here can remember 1929?

Not I, but I was a little kid who paid attention.

Wandering into a tea at my grandmother's, one of the silver-haired ladies ordained that I come sit by her, and listen.

Old money was sipping Earl Grey and remembering not just 1929 but also 1933 and the govt-violation of safety deposit boxes to confiscate citizen gold, and even jewelry.

They described suicides leaping out of windows and going splat, fortunes lost overnight, factories, farms, homes called in as bank collateral.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Now would be a good time for Americans to remember who got hurt during this economic tsunami, and why; we are headed for another cyclical "dip" at any moment, probably aggravated by Central Banks' "planning", which has repeatedly gone catastrophically wrong.

Sep 20 12:31

EURASIAHEADLINE NEWSCONFIRMED REPORT: Russian Navy Has Closed The Eastern Mediterranean

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Updated Sept 20, 2018 @ 18: 35 – We Previously had this articled titled “TRUE? Unconfirmed report ”Russian Navy has Closed the Eastern Mediterranean” (MAP)” We then wrote in the first line: “FRN is still looking for further confirmation of the following story.”

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In response to the what Putin has called a ‘tragic incident’ that caused the death of the crew of the radio reconnaissance aircraft and the IL-20 VKS RF warhead, Rusvesna reports that the Russian military has made a major move.

Effective September 19th, the Russian Federation has announced the closure of a large area of ??the eastern Mediterranean for the movement of military aircraft and ships until the 26th of September.

According to the official version, this step is justified by the beginning of unscheduled maneuvers of the navy and aviation off the coast of Syria.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My question, since what Russia has essentially done, is to declare a "no fly" zone over the Eastern Mediterranean, for Russian naval drills, will the US comply, or attack before the 26th of this month in their own "Freedom of Navigation" drills?!?

Unfortunately, if I were a betting person, I would think the latter, rather than the former outcome, is more possible here.

Sep 20 12:21

Orban's Moscow Visit A Middle Finger To EU After Last Week's Humiliation

The “salon des refusés” of political dissidents in the EU is getting bigger by the day. Less than a week after his government was condemned in a vote in the European parliament, Orban is in Moscow for talks about energy with Putin. His visit to Russia is the political equivalent of giving the EU the finger following last week’s humiliation.

Orban is not alone. In his battle with the EU over immigration and the rule of law, he is supported by Poland and the Czech Republic. Poland, which is also facing an Article 7 procedure against it by the European Commission, has vowed to protect Hungary, just as Hungary has vowed to protect Poland. So there is no way that the voting rights of either country can be removed, since the ultimate vote to do so requires unanimity. Orban also recently received the support of Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis and of the Italian Minister of the Interior, Matteo Salvini.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It looks as though the EU is on the brink of imploding, due to massive, unchecked immigration, and the negative consequences thereof.

Sep 20 12:18

Iran Sanctions Are Damaging The Dollar

Painful sanctions on Iran have demonstrated the long reach of the U.S. Treasury, forcing much of the globe to fall in line and cut oil imports from Iran despite widespread disagreement over the policy. Yet, we are only in the first few chapters of what may ultimately be a long story that ends with the erosion of the power of the U.S. dollar.

The role of the greenback in the international financial system is the reason why the U.S. can prevent much of the world from buying oil from Iran. Oil is traded in dollars, and so much of international commerce is based in dollars. In fact, as much as 88 percent of all foreign exchange trades involve the greenback.

Moreover, multinational companies inevitably have some commercial ties to the U.S., so when faced with the choice of business with Iran or losing access to the U.S. financial system and the American market, the choice is an easy one.

Sep 20 12:12

Third Veritas Video Reveals Socialist GAO Employee Admitting "I Break Rules Every Day"

The third installment of Project Veritas' undercover series on socialists within government features an auditor for the Government Accountability Office (GAO) admitting to breaking rules "every day" in order to conduct business for the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA).

The first two undercover videos in the series revealed a DSA member within the State Department who is "engaged in radical socialist political activity on the taxpayer's dime," and a DOJ employee pursuing the same goals - who said there is "a lot of talk about how we can, like, resist from the inside."

The DOJ is investigating.

Thursday's video features Natarajan Subramanian - a GAO accountant and self-proclaimed Communist who admits to actively working for the DSA.

“No one knows I spent six hours yesterday doing social media for DSA.” -Natarajan Subramanian

He adds: "Do I care more about having this job, or do I care more about the [DSA] movement, and I was like… obviously the movement."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These people need to be fired immediately.

Sep 20 12:09

US Places 33 Alleged Russian Spies And Military Officials On Sanctions Blacklist

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has authorized the addition of 33 alleged Russian spies, defense and intelligence officials to the US sanctions list. The blacklisting took place following an executive order from President Trump authorizing Steven Mnuchin, in consultation with Pompeo, to employ all powers granted to the President "by IEEPA and certain CATSAA sections" for implementation of certain sanctions with respect to Russia.

A White House official said the new measures were aimed at "imposing costs on Russia in response to its malign activities."

Washington has also imposed new sanctions on a Chinese military unit over the purchase of Russian jets and missiles.The Chinese sanctions are to come into effect immediately.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The only thing these sanctions seem to have actually accomplished, is to strengthen the position of the ruble, and made it more self sufficient, and more attractive to investors.

One could almost say that this practice has rather backfired for DC in a spectacular manner.

Sep 20 12:04

School District To Begin Randomly Drug-Testing High School Students

While some parents support the new policy and hope it will discourage students from bringing drugs to school, others, like Lance Leach, feel it is too invasive.

“There has to be a reasoning, and you have to talk to a parent beforehand,” he said.

“Like suspicious behavior or they got caught doing something, then maybe, but not just random drug testing.“

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why does this make me feel as though this procedure is part of the "new normal" to which students will be subjected by teachers, military superiors, and corporate minders to whom they will one day have to report?!?

Sep 20 12:00

FBI Had "Two Sets Of Records" On Trump Investigation; Comey, McCabe Implicated: Carter

Journalist Sara Carter told Sean Hannity during his Wednesday radio show that the FBI has two sets of records in the Russia investigation, and that "certain people above Peter Strzok and above Lisa Page" were aware of it - implicating former FBI Director James Comey and his #2, Andrew McCabe.

Hannity: Sara, I’m hearing it gets worse than this–that there is potentially out there–if you will, two sets of record among the upper echelon of the FBI–one that was real one that was made for appearances. Is there any truth to this?

Carter: Absolutely, Sean. With the number of sources that I have been speaking with as well as some others that there is evidence indicating that the FBI had separate sets of books.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Color me completely unsurprised at this revelation.

Sep 20 11:52

Idlib: Lull Before the Hurricane. New US Military Doctrine for Intervention in Syria

Without fanfare the US has just reformulated its position to create the conditions for it to launch devastating strikes on Syria no longer just on the pretext of alleged use of chemical weapons but on any ‘humanitarian’ pretext the US sees fit. In an interview with the Washington Post on 6 September, James Jeffrey, the hawkish new Special Envoy for Syria fresh from the neocon incubator of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, did not mince words:

“We’ve started using new language,” Jeffrey said, referring to previous warnings against the use of chemical weapons. Now, he said, the United States will not tolerate “an attack. Period.”

“Any offensive is to us objectionable as a reckless escalation” he said. “You add to that, if you use chemical weapons, or create refugee flows or attack innocent civilians.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The primary question is, with the Russian/Turkish agreement in place on Idlib, how long with the Syrian government wait to regain Idlib from US backed terrorists, and will that be the "justification" for an American/Israeli strike against both Syria and Russia?!?

Sep 20 11:36

US Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard Blasts America’s Support for Al-Qaeda in Syria, as Trump Threatens Further Military Action

US military veteran and congresswomen for Hawaii, Tulsi Gabbard, has slammed US foreign policy in Syria.

Arming al-Qaeda

On the 13th of September, Gabbard told [23:06] comedian and satirist Jimmy Dore:

“Since 2011 both overtly and covertly, the United States has been providing arms, intelligence, and equipment to fighters who are allied with, fighting along side, working with, al Qaeda in this regime change war.

So these very same terrorists who attacked us on 9/11. We’ve been supporting for years, as this ground force to fight in this regime change war that we have been quietly waging now for seven years.”

These statements are strikingly up front, given the fact that these policies began under Democratic Party President Barack Obama.

On the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Gabbard also criticised Trump’s opposition the Syrian government’s plans to retake Idlib, by way of tweet:
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@TulsiGabbard

US House candidate, HI-2

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This woman is one of the most courageous legislators I know of, as she has publicly decried both President Obama's and President Trump's policies toward Syria.

So help me Hannah, if this woman runs for President in 2020 (DNC Chair Tom Lopez, courtesy telephone, please), I will do everything I can to support her nomination. And by 2020, this country is going to desperately want a peace candidate, who understands the finer points of the art of negotiation.

Sep 20 11:20

Why Israel Demolishes: Khan Al-Ahmar as Representation of Greater Genocide

Like vultures, Israeli soldiers descended on Khan Al-Ahmar, on September 14, recreating a menacing scene with which the residents of this small Palestinian village, located East of Jerusalem, are all-too familiar.

The strategic location of Khan Al-Ahmar makes the story behind the imminent Israeli demolition of the peaceful village unique amid the ongoing destruction of Palestinian homes and lives throughout besieged Gaza and Occupied West Bank.

Throughout the years, Khan Al-Ahmar, once part of an uninterrupted Palestinian physical landscape has grown increasingly isolated. Decades of Israeli colonization of East Jerusalem and the West Bank left Khan Al-Ahmar trapped between massive and vastly expanding Israeli colonial projects: Ma’ale Adumim, Kfar Adumim among others.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is the subtext of "Israeli development"; creating housing developments which prevent there from being a contiguous Palestinian state.

Sep 20 11:17

‘Captain Marvel’ Is The Recruiting Tool Of The Air Force’s Dreams

After a minute of explosions, alien spacecraft, and a crash-landing in a Blockbuster — so you know it takes place in the ‘90s — the new trailer for the upcoming Marvel film shows us the real origins of Air Force Col. Carol Danvers. Danvers grows from downtrodden adolescent to determined Air Force cadet, to outstanding fighter pilot, to cosmically-powered warfighter in the span of a few frames.

If this seems familiar, it should. The trailer evokes old Department of Defense recruiting commercials, like a young woman’s transformation from student to Marine in last year’s recruiting spot, “Battle Up.” It’s a common hook in military recruiting ads: You tell a life story, or a coming-of-age tale, in 60 seconds flat. After all, joining the military to transform into the pinnacle of martial perfection, and thus become a national superhero in your own right, isn’t a new lure. Anyone remember that one commercial involving a mameluke-sword-wielding Marine in dress blues vanquishing a demon?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have seen this kind of recruiting up close and personal. We live not far from the Marine air station, where there are "festivals" where the general public is encouraged to attend, particularly with their families and kids.

I have watched some really bright, kid-centric, and young military officers engaging with kids, describing how various pieces of military hardware work, and I have seen those kids leave starry-eyed, and all aglow with what a military future might hold for them.

The reality that all wars are economic in nature, is never broached, and of course, nor are the real killing capabilities of all those wiz-bang machines they see assembled around them. One also almost never sees a wounded Vet at these events, to drive home the possibility of being killed, or physically maimed during combat.

It's all bright, shiny show of impending death to "the others" with no consequences to yourself, which get pitched at these events. I believe this to be absolutely morally wrong.

And if you have a teenage child who has seen this movie, and comes home talking about wanting to enlist in a branch of the military, please find someone from any organization like Veterans for Peace, and invite them over to talk to your kid.

They've been there; they understand what it is like to be "in country", where the job is to "pacify" the locals, insure a US-centric government stays in place, and where all the natural resources of that country are only sold in US dollars.

This... is what I mean when I say, "All wars are economic in nature."

Sep 20 10:59

5.2 million children at famine risk in Yemen: charity

More than five million children are at risk of famine in Yemen as the ongoing war causes food and fuel prices to soar across the country, charity Save the Children warned Wednesday.

Disruption to supplies coming through the embattled Red Sea port of Hodeida could "cause starvation on an unprecedented scale," the British based NGO said in a new report.

Save the Children said an extra one million children now risk falling into famine as prices of food and transportation rise, bringing the total to 5.2 million.

A Saudi-led alliance intervened in 2015 in a bid to bolster the president, accusing Iran of backing the Huthis, but nearly 10,000 people have since been killed.

Deadly clashes resumed around the Huthi-held port city of Hodeida following the collapse of talks in Geneva earlier this month.

"Millions of children don't know when or if their next meal will come," said Helle Thorning-Schmidt, CEO of Save the Children International.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Congrats, my brother and sister Americans; isn't it wonderful to understand that you live in a country aiding and abetting Saudi war crimes in Yemen?!?
Mattis says US is still backing Saudi coalition in Yemen war, as lawmakers fume

Yes, I said it; the blockade of Yemen's major ports, preventing food from getting in to innocent non-combatants, are blocked, and now that the Saudis are in position to take over the last port city in Yemen, Hodeidah, the situation will simply get more catastrophic.

And the US government and military are complicit here, up to their collective necks. And while our alleged representatives are allegedly "fuming" about this, they do nothing to stop it, because Tel Aviv and AIPAC want to see the Saudis "win", no matter how horrific the price in blood is for the Yemeni people. An Open Secret: War Criminal Salman Rubs Elbows with Israeli-AIPAC Leaders

Sep 20 10:39

US aircraft carrier Truman crosses Atlantic after threats to Syria

USS ‘Harry S. Truman’ is crossing the Atlantic after leaving the US east coast following last week’s drills. The movement of the carrier, used during the Middle East mission in April, comes in the wake of US threats to Damascus.
Data provided by the US Naval Institute (USNI) on Monday showed the ship in the Atlantic roughly over 1,000 km west of Ireland’s southern coast.

The previous position of the ship reported by the USNI the week before was not far from the US east coast. The aircraft carrier group with 6,500 sailors left its base in Norfolk and took part in “sustainment operations and carrier qualifications in the Atlantic” just over a week ago.

The warship’s Atlantic exercise comes after the White House warned earlier this month that it would respond “swiftly and appropriately” if the Syrian government used chemical weapons in its fight to secure Idlib.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US is sending a rather intense, and potentially badly timed, show of force, just at the moment after a Turkish/Russian agreement has been created to stop the potential slaughter in Idlib, which, admittedly, would most probably result in the deaths of hundreds of innocent civilians.

The worst case scenario I can imagine here is some Syrian effort to take out the terrorists on their own here, which will cause US missiles to start flying (probably aided by Israeli military) and we are off and running with a battle between the US and Israel on one side, and Syria and Russia on the other.

Turkey, Russia agree on a buffer zone in Idlib

Sep 20 10:34

SARA CARTER: DOJ/FBI Colluding to Defy Trump Declassification Order – Will Deliver Docs Next Week WITH REDACTIONS

Investigative reporter Sara Carter told Lou Dobbs Wednesday evening that sources told her the DOJ and FBI will defy President Trump’s declassification order and deliver the Carter Page FISA docs and other records related to the Russia probe to the White House next week WITH REDACTIONS.

On Monday, President Trump went scorched earth and ordered an immediate declassification of Carter Page FISA docs. Trump also ordered the DOJ to publicly release all text messages WITHOUT REDACTION relating to the Russia investigation from James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Bruce Ohr, Lisa Page and Peter Strzok.

The Democrats lost their collective minds over President Trump’s declassification order and immediately got to work to undermine his authority.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Trump needs to start firing all those people NOW!

Sep 20 10:29

SATELLITE IMAGES SHOW RESULTS OF ISRAEL’S STRIKE IN SYRIA

Satellite images emerged on Wednesday showing the results of Israel's strike in Syria carried out on Monday and, in the words of Vladimir Putin, led to the downing of a Russian jet in a "chain of tragic circumstances."

IDF Spokesman Brig.-Gen. Ronen Manelis said Tuesday that the IDF had struck a Syrian military facility from which systems to manufacture accurate and lethal weapons were about to be transferred from Iran to Hezbollah in Lebanon.

Sep 20 10:03

Israeli Air Force commander to arrive in Moscow on Thursday to hand data on Il-20 crash

Israeli Air Force Commander Amikan Norkin will head to Moscow to hand over the information on the Ilyushin Il-20 warplane crash in Syria, Israel’s Defense Forces said on Wednesday.

"On Thursday morning, a delegation of Israel’s Defense Forces headed by Major General Amikan Norkin, the Air Force Commander, will head to Moscow after the downing of a Russian plane by a Syrian missile on Monday night," says the communique circulated by the military.

"The Air Force commander and the delegation will present data on the incident in all aspects, including preliminary information and main conclusions of the investigation," it says.

The Israeli delegation will inform Russia "of Iran’s ongoing attempts to supply Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement with strategic weapons and to gain a military foothold in Syria," the press service said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So it has become Israeli Air Force Commander Amikan Norkin's task to plead to Russian officials that none of the carnage and loss of life was their fault, but only the fault of Hezbollah, Iran, Lebanon, and Syria.

I almost feel sorry for the guy... but not quite!!! This is quintessential Israeli hubris, writ large, at its most ugly.

While the Russian government will most probably do this time is respond economically, with sanctions. But if Israel chooses to do this again with impunity, and because of US/Israeli defense commitments, this could lead to a shooting war between Israel and the US on one side, against Syria and Russia on the other.

Color me more than just a bit nervous on this possibility.

Sep 20 09:57

‘Russians are coming for the Boy Scouts’ says professor in warning to Americans

Not content with (alleged) efforts to destroy US democracy through election interference in 2016, Russia is now “likely” targeting American civic society groups like the Boy Scouts and local charities, a professor has suggested.

“It may be hard to imagine Russia going after the Boy Scouts,” Susan Landau, a professor at Tufts University, wrote in an essay published by The Conversation and reprinted by Salon. Indeed it is, but Landau posits that groups like the Boy Scouts, as well as local charities, sports teams and churches, are the perfect target for Russia, because these are the things that “knit together a community and a society.”

They are the groups, Landau says, that provide the connections that keep “legitimate disagreement from exploding into acrimony and sharp divisions” among Americans – and pesky Russians are trying to ruin it all.

Sep 20 09:50

STATE LEGISLATOR SAYS 11-YEAR-OLD TASED BY COP DESERVED IT AND HER PARENTS PROBABLY SUCK

Cincinnati police officer Kevin Brown’s decision to fire a Taser at an 11-year-old girl suspected of shoplifting from a grocery store in August immediately drew criticism from city officials and advocates.

This is even worse than the police union's take on the incident, which referred to the completely expected backlash as "kneejerk." But, hey, I guess deciding to tase an 11-year-old in the back -- one who reportedly was all of 4'11'' and 90 pounds -- couldn't possibly be portrayed as a kneejerk reaction by a law enforcement officer. When force isn't truly needed, we can be sure some cops will deploy it anyway.

But Rep. John Becker's take is the hottest take of all. Anyone tased by a cop -- even an 11-year-old -- is a person who brought that crackling, barbed punishment down on themselves. There's no reason to question the wisdom or necessity of the Taser deployment. Rather, we should question ourselves. And perhaps society. But mostly ourselves.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And the Police Department in that city cannot possibly subdue a 90 lb eleven year old girl with anything else but a taser?!?

Right now, I would say that the child's whole family is in desperate need of some kind of counseling intervention, because if this kid continues to go down this path, there's no way she won't wind up in juvenile hall, with lengthy prison sentences sure to follow.

And I have to ask myself; is this the outcome we want for this child?!? Institutionalized, thrown away, and forgotten, as so many other kids have been, and committed to an ever more dangerous way of living, every time she gets out of juvie or jail?!?

I think that thinking, mature adults would have to say, absoflippinglutely not.

Sep 20 09:43

Brett Kavanaugh was Deep State’s Point Man for Vince Foster Murder Cover-up

Since the Clintons left office nearly 15 years ago, there has been little interest in the Vince Foster case, but Whitewater grand jury witness Patrick Knowlton and I continued our research at the National Archives uncovering evidence of the Foster murder cover-up.

Twenty-nine year old Brett Kavanaugh replaced Miguel Rodriguez when he resigned from Kenneth Starr’s Office of Independent Counsel.

Rodriguez said that Deputy Independent Counsel Mark Tuohey “cancelled everything [he] was doing” and “undermined everything [he] had done.”

Kavanaugh sided with the Democrat Tuohey in opposing efforts by Rodriguez to uncover the truth.

Sep 20 09:39

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT INSPECTOR GENERAL TO INVESTIGATE DEA PROGRAM LINKED TO MASSACRES IN MEXICO

The Justice Department’s inspector general announced on Tuesday that his office would investigate a Drug Enforcement Administration program linked to violent drug cartel attacks in Mexico that have left dozens, possibly hundreds, of people dead or missing.

In a letter to senior congressional Democrats, Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz said that an internal review had flagged the DEA’s Sensitive Investigative Units program as “an area of high risk.” His office, he wrote, would examine the drug agency’s management of the program and whether internal controls are in place to ensure that “DEA operations, information and personnel are protected from compromise.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I expect nothing to come from these "investigations" but pure theatre, because too much money is laundered through the sale of illegal drugs for the DOJ to really care about changing the outcomes of these investigations.

Had the reports not come forward from Nat Geo and ProPublica, these investigations would never be happening right now: the DOJ is simply making the appearance of "doing something" so this violence will cease, but don't expect it to make one tiny dent in the cartel drug business, or the assassinations it creates, on either side of the US/Mexican border.

Sep 20 09:32

DESPITE PLEDGE NOT TO, GERMANY APPROVES SALE OF WEAPONS TO SAUDI ARABIA

With Saudi Arabia forever escalating their war in Yemen, the growing calls by human rights groups to stop selling them arms with which to commit war crimes are struggling to compete with the vast sums of money the Saudis are offering for those arms.

Germany is the latest to renege on promises to ban weapons sales for use in the Yemen War, announcing Wednesday that the Economy Minister has greenlit a new round of artillery systems for sale to the Saudis.

The systems are designed for precise counterattack, and are clearly being bought explicitly to use in Yemen. Yet the Merkel government, as part of its coalition deal, announced a full export ban to “any sides fighting in Yemen,” including the Saudis.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Congratulations, German Prime Minister Merkel, for committing the German people to yet more assassination and genocide of the Yemeni people, and what you have done here looks like this (and no, these images are NOT photoshopped):

images: Yemeni children killed, courtesy of US/enabled Saudi bombing raids over their country

Images: Yemeni children starving to death, courtesy of US-enabled Saudi blockades of Yemeni ports

Images: Yemeni children dying of (potentially weaponized) cholera

Glad you're morally happy with this choice, Prime Minister Merkel, and German arms makers are laughing themselves all the way to the bank from the coming wanton destruction of Yemeni lives by the Saudis.

Sep 20 09:26

China denies meddling in US mid-term elections

Beijing doesn’t interfere in other nations’ internal affairs, the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said, rebuffing President Donald Trump’s earlier tweet accusing China of meddling in US elections.

The spokesperson, Geng Shuang, voiced China’s position while talking to reporters on Wednesday.

A day earlier, Trump wrote on Twitter that China is “actively trying to impact and change” the election “by attacking our farmers, ranchers and industrial workers because of their loyalty to me.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Trump is losing it. He has fallen into the same bad habit of blaming others for the failings of our own government. He had a chance to fix our election system so it could not be tampered with and he dropped the ball!

Sep 20 09:24

Hillary Clinton On Putin's "Three Dimensional Chess": "They Wanted To Get Me Out Of The Way"

This is what two years of 24/7 media 'Russiagate' hysteria and the relentless pursuit of a "narrative" have brought us. And where better for Clinton to speak of the grand Russian conspiracy that shook the very foundations of the Republic than Queen Conspiracy Theorist Rachel I-see-a-Russia-Connection-Lurking-Behind-Every-Corner Maddow?

Who would have thought there was really no need for a whole book penned by Hillary over why she lost called What Happened?... Well she did just write a new Afterward wherein she questions the "legitimacy of our elections".

And here it is — the peak 'Russiagate' moment for the history books...

"I think I was an obstacle to [Russia's] plans to undermine and disrupt our democracy. I think I was an obstacle to impose greater authoritarian control in Russia... I think they wanted to get me out of the way," Clinton told Maddow in the Tuesday night interview.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"I'm the victim! I'm the victim! I'm the victim! Feel sorry for me!!!" -- Hitlery

I do wish she would just shut up.

Sep 20 09:19

BILL GATES: THE THREAT OF A "DISEASE X" GLOBAL PANDEMIC IS "VERY REAL"

When it comes to global health policy, Bill Gates has never been known for subtlety. So it's hardly surprising that his charitable foundation's latest report on the greatest challenges facing mankind might make some readers want to lock themselves in an indefinite quarantine.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When Gates talks about more vaccines, I start to shudder, knowing the evils they have inflicted on many children and older people. Here are just a few of "experiments gone wrong", on Gates's "charity watch."

Bill Gate's "philanthropy: 30,000 Indian girls were used as Guinea-pigs

BBC Admits Dark Side to Bill Gates’s Polio Project Ahead of Dimbelby Lecture

Crime Disguised as Charity: how the Gates Foundation financially benefits from pushing vaccines and GMOS

Why is the Gates foundation investing in GM giant Monsanto?

Bill Gates Is on a Mission to Sell GMOs to Africa, but He's Not Telling the Whole Truth
Peddling the "false choice" of GMOs or hunger, the earth's richest person conveniently fails to mention increased exposure to cancer-causing pesticides and water poisoned by chemical runoff.

So you will forgive me, if every time he mentions the V word (as in vaccine), you will find me running for the proverbial hills, my organic silver in toe, along with only organic foods to share, and eat with Mike.

Sep 20 09:16

UK’s Def Sec Gavin ‘Russia should shut up’ Williamson tours Ukraine’s ‘frontline’

British Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson has visited Ukraine and toured the eastern part of the country, where Ukrainian officials told him how they are fighting against a “Russian aggression.”

Two regions of Ukraine are divided between rebel-controlled parts and those under control of the central government in Kiev. Ukrainian officials regularly host tours for foreign dignitaries to show off its military, which, Kiev insists, is fighting Russian aggression rather than its own people who rejected the 2014 armed coup in Kiev.

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson is the latest such visitor to be snatched by hosts and brought to what can be loosely called the frontline. Gen. Sergey Naev, the commander of Ukraine’s military crackdown on the rebels personally told the visiting Briton about his successes and needs and “thanked the government and the people of Britain for supporting Ukraine in her fight with the insidious enemy,” as the Facebook page of his task force put it.

Sep 20 09:14

State Dept: ISIS, al-Qaeda Adapting After Recent Losses

According to the US State Department, the major losses inflicted to ISIS and al-Qaeda over the past year has led both to adapt, dispersing into the surrounding areas and becoming far less vulnerable to US military attacks.

Particularly with ISIS, this was predicted by many analysts as the offensives built up. ISIS had large defensive forces in major cities, and with the loss of all those cities, much of the force has dispersed into the desert, where there simply aren’t major targets.

The State Department’s annual report showed no sign that they had any plan on what to do about this entirely predictable turn of events. Instead, they emphasized the gains made before the tactics changed.

Sep 20 08:58

MARINE LE PEN MUST UNDERGO PSYCHIATRIC EVALUATION, FRENCH COURT RULES

In a decision that will undoubtedly outrage conservatives who have sought to highlight the horrors of terrorist groups like ISIS, a French court has ruled that Marine Le Pen, the leader of the party formerly known as the National Front (now National Rally) and runner-up in last year's French presidential vote, must undergo a psychiatric evaluation to determine whether "she is capable of understanding remarks and answering questions."

In other words, the court is treating Le Pen as if being conservative is a mental illness.

The ruling follows formal charges that were brought against Le Pen in March after she tweeted gruesome photos of the bodies of innocent people subjected to horrific deaths at the hands of ISIS. The decision horrified conservatives who accused the French government of attempting to criminalize conservative political speech, as it was only the latest example of a disturbing trend in the European Union, per the Local.

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How amazingly old-Soviet Union of the French authorities; but don't think, for even a millisecond, with algorithms in this country crushing conservative views through that nefarious Triumvirate known as Google, Facebook and Twitter, even if the truth and facts on suppressed sites are astonishingly correct, that such an action could not possibly happen in the Unhinged Surveilled State of Amerika.

Sep 20 08:45

MAJOR INSURANCE COMPANY TO ONLY SELL ONLY HEALTH-TRACKER BACKED LIFE INSURANCE

A week ago, Apple announced a redesigned smartwatch that could track heart data, run EKGs, and even detect atrial fibrillation, promising that it would save lives. Today, one of America's biggest insurers killed its traditional life insurance policies, replacing them with "interactive" insurance that encourages users to use such devices and share the data with them to get perks.

These are already available, but will soon be the only option on John Hancock's menu.

Policyholders score premium discounts for hitting exercise targets tracked on wearable devices such as a Fitbit or Apple Watch and get gift cards for retail stores and other perks by logging their workouts and healthy food purchases in an app.

Privacy and consumer advocates have raised questions about whether insurers may eventually use data to select the most profitable customers, while hiking rates for those who do not participate.

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I predict that we will see insurance rates hike to the point of people not using devices like this not being able to afford health insurance whatsoever.

So what's the next step, please; if the individual using such a tool takes a drop in their "insurance-worthiness", euthanasia?!?

Sep 20 08:44

SARA CARTER: FBI Had 2 Separate Sets of Books – One With Real Spygate Docs and Another For Appearances

“Sara, I’m hearing it gets worse than this–that there is potentially out there–if you will, two sets of record among the upper echelon of the FBI–one that was real one that was made for appearances. Is there any truth to this?” Hannity asked Sara Carter.

“Absolutely, Sean. With the number of sources that I have been speaking with as well as some others that there is evidence indicating that the FBI had separate sets of books,” Sara Carter said.

Sep 19 15:57

YouTube is CURRENTLY mass censoring and deleting videos of the 2016 election night meltdown.

YouTube is CURRENTLY mass censoring and deleting videos of the 2016 election night meltdown. Take a look yourself. What was previously filled with compilations and clips of Democrats losing their minds has been replaced with MSM outlets. Find what you can and save.

Sep 19 15:46

Ford's Schoolmate Claims 'Many Of Us Heard' About Kavanaugh Incident At School - Ford Said She Told No One Until 2012

Women deserve to be believed -- no matter how ridiculous or obviously made up their stories are.

Case in point: Cristina King Miranda, an alleged schoolmate of Christine Blasey Ford, who said Tuesday on Facebook that she "unearthed memories" about how "many of us" heard about the alleged Kavanaugh incident "in school."

There's just one problem: Ford already said she told no one about the alleged incident until 2012 (when Kavanaugh was coincidentally being floated as Mitt Romney's top pick for Supreme Court if he were to win the election).

Sep 19 15:32

Trump Declassifies the FISA Documents!

President Donald Trump has ordered the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) and the Department of Justice (DOJ), including the FBI, to immediately declassify the FISA Court application that was used to spy on Trump and his associates both before and after the election.

Sep 19 14:00

FALSE FLAG! Ukrainian Troops Shelled Their Own Positions Prior To Arrival Of OSCE Observers

Ukrainian fighters, on the eve of a visit to the Lugansk People’s Republic, by the first deputy head of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (HMM), Aleksandr Huga, staged a false flag attack on their own positions, which were then blamed on the People’s Militia of the LPR. This was reported by the official representative of the People’s Militia of the LPR, Lieutenant Colonel Andrei Marochko.

Earlier, the command of the so-called “operation of the united forces” accused the People’s Militia of shelling areas of the Crimean and Lugansk settlements under the control of Kiev.

Marochko noted that the practice of false accusations of LPR servicemen by the Ukrainian side “has long acquired a systematic character.”

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Sep 19 12:29

HILLARY CLINTON CONTROLS 50,000 FBI ENCRYPTION KEYS—PROVES MUELLER’S WITCH HUNT IS TREASONOUS

With these encryption keys, nothing in our digital lives is off limits to the Clinton's and their conspirators

President Trump’s new executive order can be sabotaged with these keys; alternatively, he can use the order to prosecute these criminals

Many foreign powers have conspired with the SES and their Queen’s Privy Council overlords since before 1993.

Sep 19 11:20

Whoopie Goldberg Explaining Roman Polanski Child Rape wasn't Legitimate Rape

Sep 19 11:20

Flashback 'The View' Hosts Dismiss Rape Allegations Against Bill Clinton

Sep 19 09:55

Trying to ‘Kill Critical Media’: DOJ Using FISA Courts to Spy on Journalists

A Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit brought by the Freedom of the Press Foundation and the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University has revealed for the first time the US Justice Department’s rules for targeting journalists with secret court orders under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) of 1978.

Until now, it had only been suspected that FISA court orders were being used to target journalists for surveillance — but now there's a much better reason to believe so, thanks to these nonprofits' lawsuit.

The DOJ determined that 14 pages from six documents, dating from February 2014 to March 2015, "containing records responsive" to the groups' request were "appropriate for release with excisions," the release reads. The Freedom of the Press Foundation highlighted the most revealing passage, in a March 19, 2015, memo from then-Attorney General Eric Holder, as follows:

Sep 19 09:46

HILLARY: KAVANAUGH’S ACCUSER DESERVES ‘THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT’

Former First Lady Hillary Clinton weighed into the controversy over Judge Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who's accusing him of sexual assault 35 years ago, Christine Ford.

Kavanaugh's accuser, Clinton said, deserves "the benefit of the doubt.

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Well, if Hillary is supporting Christine Ford, then we know she is full of shit!

Sep 19 09:45

The Yom Kippur Syndrome

When the Yom Kippur War broke out 45 years ago I was ten years old. I recall a lot of fear all around me. Israel was my home and it was about to be wiped out. This is what I believed at the time, and this is what everyone around me repeated. We were all certainly caught unprepared.

My father was called up by the Air Force in the early hours of Yom Kippur (October 6th 1973). We didn’t hear from him for a few weeks. We didn’t know whether he was alive. In fact, we had good reason to believe he wasn’t. We were very worried. For the adults around me, the first days of the war were a reminder of the Shoah. Israeli leaders, Golda Meir and Moshe Dayan as well as the top Israeli military command appeared perplexed and hesitant on TV. Their message was: ‘the future isn’t clear, we may even witness the destruction of the 3rd temple.’

Sep 19 09:37

Gregg Jarrett: If Rod Rosenstein defies Trump's order to declassify documents, he should be fired

President Trump has ordered that numerous documents involving the Russia investigation be declassified. The records have long been sought by Congress under lawful subpoenas. Yet, the FBI and Department of Justice have consistently obstructed the release of these materials under the guise of “classified” secrets. This is a convenient alibi all too frequently employed to cover-up wrongdoing and abuse of authority by those we entrust to uphold the law.

These days, overzealous government officials automatically designate nearly all matters as national security risks, regardless of whether they truly are.

Whenever the FBI orders Chinese take-out, it is labeled “top secret” because… you know… it involves the Chinese. False classification has reached absurd proportions.

How do we know? Every time information is declassified we learn that the material should never have been classified to begin with. It was nothing more than a subterfuge.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I agree. If Rod Rosenstein defies Trump's order to declassify documents, he should be fired!

Sep 19 09:24

The Dutch Investigation into Flight MH17 and Kiev’s Veto

The Dutch government, soon to be given charge of the investigation, ruled out any dealings with the insurgency. After foreign secretary Timmermans at the UN called local volunteers ‘thugs’ on 21 July, falsely accused them of robbing the victims’ corpses, the option of negotiating with the insurgents was effectively closed. Although the Dutch government later apologised, contact was now only possible via the OSCE. A Dutch public prosecution team did fly to Ukraine, but it remained in Kiev to discuss matters with the coup government. Australian experts on the other hand arrived at the scene of the disaster without delay, as did a Malaysian team led by prime minister Najib Razak. As noted, it received the Boeing’s black boxes from the insurgents without any fuss and passed them on to the Netherlands on the 22nd of July.

Sep 19 08:49

FBI, DOJ To Defy Trump Order; Redactions Planned As Top 'Deep State' Dems Demand Insubordination

Trump ordered the DOJ to release the text messages of former FBI Director James Comey, his deputy Andrew McCabe, now-fired special agent Peter Strzok, former FBI attorney Lisa Page and twice-demoted DOJ official Bruce Ohr.

Also ordered released are specific pages from the FBI's FISA surveillance warrant application on former Trump campaign aide Carter Page, as well as interviews with Ohr.

The DOJ and the FBI are expected to submit proposed redactions to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence - which will prepare a package for Trump to sign off on.

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Trump needs to start firing people, NOW!

Sep 19 08:38

FROM ISRAEL: Putin Says Israel Didn't Down Russian Aircraft

Putin Says Israel Didn't Down Russian Aircraft; Netanyahu Offers Condolences
Earlier, Russia blamed downed military aircraft on Israel's 'deliberate provocations' striking Syria France denies involvement, U.S. says plane shot down by Syrian air defense systems
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Updates: Putin absolves Israel, but crisis with Moscow could reach all the way to Iran Friend or foe? A deadly Syrian-Russian screwup

Sep 19 08:35

US school textbooks: Arab rejection of Israel cause of conflict

Schools in the US state of Texas will be required to teach students that “Arab rejection of the State of Israel has led to ongoing conflict” in the Middle East.

The Texas Board of Education voted during a curriculum review last week to keep the controversial sentence in high school textbooks, which will be used by some 5.4 million public school children. The board is comprised of five Democrat members and ten Republican members, meaning the move is likely to be seen as part of a shift towards a more Republican educational agenda.

In addition, the board voted to remove references to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton being the first woman to run for Presidential office. While teaching students about Clinton will not be banned, the board claims the move is part of an effort to “streamline” lessons and save teachers approximately 30 minutes of time.

Sep 19 08:33

Hannity to Michael Moore: "Why Do You Trust The Government?"

Sep 19 08:18

CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS? Pelosi, Schumer, Schiff and Warner DEMAND DOJ-FBI Defy Trump Declassification Order

In a shocking letter intended to undermine the President, and his authority over the Executive Branch, multiple high ranking Democrats sent a letter ordering intelligence agencies to ignore Trump’s order to declassify numerous documents involving the Russia investigation until consulting with Congress.

Sep 19 06:47

Our choice: WW3 or recognizing post-9/11 US ‘wars on terror’ as lie-started, Orwellian-illegal Wars of Aggression

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

“You're the real deal in a world of imposters
And I've seen the program make men out of monsters.” ~ Avert Brothers, True Sadness

The following are two submitted 1-page briefs requested by Jim Fetzer and Robert David Steele for 9/11 Truth: Citizen Intelligence Briefing for the President of the United States of America.

Robert rejected the first one as unable to clearly address its topics within one page, liked the second and promised inclusion in the Briefing because the topic of lie-started and Orwellian-illegal Wars of Aggression following 9/11 is crucial to understand the purpose of 9/11 as a false flag attack.

The final editorial choice was to not include this topic, which I agree might distract from the principal subject of what happened on 9/11.

Of course, a comprehensive briefing for a later date would include:
relevant history of what happened before 9/11 to explain context of the false flag event,

Sep 19 00:07

Massey University board tables motions to censure against Vice-Chancellor Jan Thomas

Some on Massey University's board are moving against its Vice-Chancellor, after she stopped Don Brash (ex NZ PM) from speaking at the Palmerston North campus.

Two motions have been tabled to censure Vice-Chancellor Jan Thomas, after emails were revealed showing she grappled with Brash's speaking engagement before cancelling the event over security concerns.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Chris Gallivan said the board will vote on the motions when it meets in a month.

"The first one was that she be censured for her decision to ban Don Brash. The second is a censure relating to the mess that is the information upon which the decision was made - which is still relatively unclear."

He said if the motions are passed it will effectively be a telling off, and won't directly affect Thomas' job.

Sep 18 19:33

'Putin tried to kill me with RAT POISON' says Russian model, 30, who fell ill with her husband in Salisbury restaurant on Sunday

A Russian model claimed she was the target of a Putin-order hit in Salisbury - and insisted the Kremlin wants her dead.

Anna Shapiro, 30, and her husband Alex King, 42, fell ill while dining in the city's Prezzo last Sunday.

She said she found her husband collapsed in the men's toilets of the restaurant 'foaming at the mouth'.

Rat poison? Foaming at the mouth?

Sep 18 17:34

The Solar Observatory That Closed Has Reopened and They Still Haven't Explained

The solar observatory that was dramatically closed down last week has reopened, but they still haven't really explained what happened despite the release of a lengthy statement.

Sep 18 13:36

VICE: SYRIANS IN IDLIB ARE MAKING THEIR OWN GAS MASKS TO PREPARE FOR ASSAD’S NEXT MAJOR OFFENSIVE

(*VICE: Fake NEWS The Way It's Supposed To Be !
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Sep 18 12:17

MEDIA IGNORES ISRAELI ROLE IN DOWNING OF RUSSIAN AIRCRAFT IN SYRIA

After the Syrians accidentally targeted a Russian surveillance aircraft over the Mediterranean and the Russians pinned the blame on Israel, the corporate propaganda media scrambled to spin the story.

The Pentagon and State Department directed media insinuate the tragedy was the fault of the Russians, who got in the way of yet another—there are hundreds—illegal Israeli attack on Syria. The illegality of these persistent attacks on Syrian sovereignty is rarely if ever pointed out by the national security state’s scribes and teleprompter readers.

Here is what these lackluster careerists in service to the state ignore: the Israelis used the Russian aircraft as cover.

“The Israeli pilots used the Russian plane as cover and set it up to be targeted by the Syrian air defense forces. As a consequence, the Il-20, which has radar cross-section much larger than the F-16, was shot down by an S-200 system missile,” a spokesman for the Russian Ministry of Defense said in a statement.

Sep 18 10:48

US Diplomats Involved In Trafficking Of Human Blood And Pathogens For Secret Military Program

SPECIAL REPORT By Dilyana Gaytandzhieva The US Embassy to Tbilisi transports frozen human blood and pathogens as diplomatic cargo for a secret US military program. Internal documents, implicating US diplomats in the transportation of and experimenting on pathogens under diplomatic cover were leaked to me by Georgian insiders…

Sep 18 09:44

‘NYT’ story on Seth Klarman abandoning GOP leaves out his prominent role in Israel lobby

Weiss identifies Klarman as “hawkish, socially liberal, fiscally conservative.” His and his wife’s family foundation focuses on “pro-democracy initiatives, including supporting organizations that protect journalists, combat bigotry and defend L.G.B.T. rights.”

That’s not the whole story. Israel is never mentioned in the article, but Israel is clearly at the heart of Klarman’s giving. Klarman started a newspaper in Israel, the Times of Israel, and has given to a host of neoconservative Israel lobby organizations, including Trump’s favorite thinktank, the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, the Israel Project, Middle East Forum, WINEP and the David Project, which tried to block construction of mosques in Klarman’s city, Boston.

Klarman is plainly ideological. He also funds CAMERA, a rightwing media outfit that puts out regular critiques of the New York Times. Klarman gave more than $1.5 million to CAMERA through that foundation that works to “protect journalists.”

Sep 18 08:30

New York Woman Arrested for Faking Trump-Related ‘Hate Crime’

“An investigation into the alleged incident revealed Lewis had fabricated the story and no such altercation took place,” according to the report. “Police said Lewis later admitted she wrote the note and placed it on her car.”

Fake hate crimes are on the rise in America during a time when the political climate is already highly polarized. At least 10 such crimes were debunked on college campuses alone in 2017.

A student at the University of Michigan was fined $660 and is on a suspended 93-day jail sentence, pending probation adherence, for falsely reporting a hate crime last year. She told police that she was targeted for wearing a “solidarity pin” – the safety pin worn by leftists after Trump’s election – when in reality she scratched herself with the pin after becoming upset during a women’s literature class.

Sep 18 07:52

Was Stephen Paddock’s hotel room window broken out after his reported death?

Video footage captured near the Las Vegas strip at 12:23 a.m. on the night of the 1 October shooting appears to show some type of fiery explosion emitting from the alleged shooter Stephen Paddock’s 32nd-floor Mandalay Bay suite.

In the video, a flash can be seen coming from room 32-135.

Sep 17 12:06

Feinstein’s former staffer, Daniel Jones, raised $ millions to continue his Fusion GPS Russian project, & the Chinese agent on DiFi’s staff was being paid from Beijing.

Did any of that $ end up in Feinstein ventures or in her husband’s activities in China?

Is Dianne Feinstein the Most Corrupt Senator in the United States?

Sep 17 11:43

The Backlash Begins: Critics Question Motives Behind Bezos' New $2 Billion Charity

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is the world's wealthiest man. He was also - until very recently - widely considered the least generous billionaire. To wit, the Bezos Family Fund - the only major philanthropic endeavor bearing his name - was established with money earned by his parents, who were early private investors in Amazon.

But for whatever reason (maybe it was the intensifying political pressure from Bernie Sanders' "Stop BEZOS" act, or positive PR ahead of Amazon's much-hyped HQ2 announcement, or even the fact that Amazon Web Services is jockying for an immensely valuable DoD contract), Bezos decided that he wanted to improve his public image.

Sep 17 11:41

Twitter blocks real Iranians' accounts, overlooks US ‘regime change’ propaganda: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Twitter has blocked the accounts of "real Iranians" but overlooks the "regime change" propaganda spewing out of Washington.

Zarif made the remarks in a post on his official Twitter page on Sunday addressing Jack Patrick Dorsey, the co-founder and CEO of Twitter.

He said the accounts of real Iranians, including TV presenters and students, have been shuttered for allegedly being part of an "influence operation."

Sep 17 11:26

The Skripals: Victims or Pawns in a Wider Geopolitical Game

On 3 March 2018 a former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found slumped on a park bench in Salisbury England, obviously suffering from the ill effects of an undetermined substance. They were transported to hospital and placed in intensive care. The initial hospital reports made no mention of their being the victims of any nerve agent attack. It seems that they were initially thought by the medical staff to be suffering from the effects of Fentanyl, an illegal but widely used drug in England. This diagnosis was based upon the symptoms exhibited by Sergei and Yulia.

Sep 17 11:20

FBI knew of plot to kill OWS activists, remained silent

Sep 17 10:52

The Bluffer’s Guide to Bombing Syria

The propaganda mills of the British and American governments – spokespersons, media, think tanks – are working overtime churning out ‘talking points’ to justify the upcoming large scale bombing of Syria on the pretext of use of prohibited weapons.

Here is a guide from a former insider to the top dozen of these lies.

Sep 17 10:47

40% Of Venezuela Stores Go Bust After 3,000% Minimum Wage Hike

The "dream" of socialism has once again collided with the realities of economics, after nearly 40% of stores in Venezuela have been forced to close following a mandated 3,000% increase in minimum wages by the Maduro government, according to the Miami Herald, citing the National Council of Commerce and Services of Venezuela.

Further complicating the situation are price caps on goods sold in stores - which are now selling below cost, and cannot raise prices to cover the mandatory increases in salaries.

If store owners are caught raising prices, they face fines and prison.

"We have inspections, and they force us to sell at last month’s prices," said Uzcátegui. "That takes money away from the business because of the hyperinflation, when you can’t even sell at yesterday’s prices because you lose money."

Sep 17 10:43

The CIA and the Media: 50 Historical Facts the World Needs to Know

Since the end of World War Two the Central Intelligence Agency has been a major force in US and foreign news media, exerting considerable influence over what the public sees, hears and reads on a regular basis. CIA publicists and journalists alike will assert they have few, if any, relationships, yet the seldom acknowledged history of their intimate collaboration indicates a far different story–indeed, one that media historians are reluctant to examine.

When seriously practiced, the journalistic profession involves gathering information concerning individuals, locales, events, and issues. In theory such information informs people about their world, thereby strengthening “democracy.” This is exactly the reason why news organizations and individual journalists are tapped as assets by intelligence agencies and, as the experiences of German journalist Udo Ulfkotte (entry 47 below) suggest, this practice is at least as widespread today as it was at the height of the Cold War.

Sep 17 10:43

California professor Christine Ford claims Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her: 'It derailed me'

Many Republicans immediately pushed back Sunday, saying it was "disturbing" that the decades-old allegations surfaced just days before the Judiciary Committee is set to vote on whether to advance Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Senate floor. Republicans have given no indication that they intend to delay Thursday's key vote, as a series of Democratic senators demanded throughout the day; however, Senate Judiciary Committee spokesman Taylor Foy said Chairman Chuck Grassley was working to set up follow-up calls with Kavanaugh and Ford in light of the Post report.

"It’s disturbing that these uncorroborated allegations from more than 35 years ago, during high school, would surface on the eve of a committee vote after Democrats sat on them since July," Grassley, R-Iowa, said in a statement.

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That "she couldn't remember how she came to be at the house" makes me believe that she was potentially high on some kind of drug at the time, and someone had sexually assaulted her, in her blacked-out condition, but now, she finds an exquisitely convenient time to lay the blame on Kavanaugh, as it is politically expedient for the Democrats to stop his confirmation "by any means necessary."

Kavanaugh is "Getting Borked" by this. And let me break down what that means in the following article The ever-present history of getting Borked

Sep 17 10:27

Flashback: Red Cross 'Diverted Assets' During Storms' Aftermath To Focus On Image

Within hours of Superstorm Sandy slamming the East Coast two years ago, Americans opened their wallets to help — donating millions to the first charity that came to mind: the American Red Cross.

The truth, however, is different.

The venerable charity's track record in dealing with the megastorm is now being challenged by an unusual cadre of critics — its own employees and records.

Multiple internal documents obtained by NPR and ProPublica along with interviews with top Red Cross officials reveal an organization that struggled to meet the basic needs of victims in the first weeks after the storm. The documents and interviews also depict an organization so consumed with public relations that it hindered the charity's ability to provide disaster services.

Sep 17 10:21

A VIEW OF THE DEADLY WORLD ORDER

As of five years ago half of the wealth in the world belonged to the top 1%. Furthermore, the top 10% hold 85% of the total world wealth. But these figures do not tell the whole story. A Credit Suisse Report, “Wealth Distribution & Gini (2013)” tells us the damnable reality of disproportionate value our world is faltering under. While some would argue that the United States of America’s citizens being thirty times wealthier on average than Russian citizens is some kind of golden badge of excellence, others would argue about who is benefiting from whom. Countries like Denmark, with virtually no natural resources, have a citizenry 25 times richer than Russians, 12 times richer than South Africans, 35 times wealthier than Venezuelans, and nearly twice as prosperous as people from oil-rich Qatar. Don’t take my word, parous the unbelievable statistics yourself.

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