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May 04 09:42

'Culture Appropriation' Meme Peaks

It appears the whole "cultural appropriation" meme has finally peaked.

When Keziah Daum sported a traditional, Chinese cheongsam dress to her senior prom in Utah last month, she likely never intended her photos to go viral or be slammed as a "closet racist" over accusations of cultural appropriation. But days later, the 18-year-old began winning praise from an unexpected source -- Chinese audiences and social media users.

May 04 09:41

CNN Charts Disparity Between Black And White Male Firearm Homicide Death Rates

CNN shared this chart last week showing the dramatic disparity between black and white male firearm homicide death rates.

They say the cause of the disparity is a mystery, though they said researchers noted, "the homicides occurred at the highest rates in urban settings."

May 04 08:54

TRUMP, BOOM BABY!

Check out this morning's daily tracking results from Rasmussen...

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May 04 08:50

CSU: Parent calls police on young Native American men on campus tour

A New Mexico mother believes her two Native American sons were the victims of racial profiling during a campus tour at Colorado State University on Monday.

May 04 08:50

An SC mom says a Montessori school teacher told 8-year-old to 'commit suicide' after complaint

A South Carolina mom says her daughter was told by a teacher at their Montessori school to commit suicide for complaining about an earache. What's worse, she claims the school has created an "us vs. them" mentality and that the administration has failed their family.

May 04 08:47

Mexico finds 113 fake police in raid on local force

Prosecutors and soldiers raided the headquarters of a local police force in central Mexico and found a strange thing: 113 of the 185 officers weren't police at all.

The Public Safety Department in Puebla state said late Wednesday the 113 are facing charges equivalent to impersonating an officer and that the state government would take over policing duties in the town of San Martin Texmelucan.

Puebla's interior secretary Diodoro Carrasco said the town government had lost control and could no longer guarantee the safety of residents. He cited multiple instances in which bound or dismembered bodies had been left on the town's streets.

May 04 08:40

An American Mother’s Shocking Experience Sets A Dangerous Precedent

The world watched in outrage recently as officials in the UK prevented care for a severely ill child, going so far as to prevent his parents from taking him home to die.

We may think what happened to the family of Alfie Evans could not happen here in the U.S., but government agencies and the courts continue to trample the rights of citizens – bringing us closer and closer to becoming a socialist nation.

If you think it cannot happen here, think again – one American mother’s recent experience has people outraged and should have all of us deeply concerned.

May 04 08:21

Missing hiker faces huge bill for rescue operation after he was found in luxury hotel

A missing hiker who sparked a huge search operation when he checked into a luxury hotel rather than returning home is facing a bill of thousands of dollars for wasting rescuers' time.

May 04 08:20

Qipao prom dress that caused a culture furore in the US draws head-scratching in China

Other Twitter users who described themselves as Asian-American seized on Daum's dress - a form-fitting red cheongsam (also known as a qipao) with black and gold ornamental designs - as an example of cultural appropriation, a sign of disrespect and exploitation.

May 04 07:20

Ex-stripper inherits $223,000 from former customer with whom she'd had an 'everlasting friendship'

A former stripper received the tip of a lifetime when she received a six-figure inheritance from a former client and friend - whom she’d met only months before his death.
Veronica Beckham, 34, met the former HBO executive, Micky Liu, back in July 2014 at the Atlantic City Scores strip club.

May 04 07:20

Teen accepted into 113 colleges, awarded $4.5M in merit scholarships

Receiving an acceptance letter to college can be one of the most exciting moments of a teen's life. And one 17-year-old in Greensboro, North Carolina just experienced that moment 113 times.

May 04 07:16

THE WAR ON IRAN HAS BEGUN

The War On Iran Has Begun. Russia Must End It

Things are escalating again in one of Syria's many wars. On 29 April, two massive strikes - presumed by Israel - reportedly hit the Syrian Arab Army's 47th Brigade military base and arms depots near Hama, as well as Nayrab Military Airport in Aleppo.

The strikes reportedly targeted Iranian surface-to-surface missiles intended for deployment in Syria, and killed between 26 and 38 people, including 11 Iranians.

Red lines updated
The attack appears to have been coordinated with the US, coming just hours after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo left Jerusalem>>>

May 04 06:47

Bill Could Give President The Power To Imprison U.S. Citizens

New Bipartisan Bill Could Give Any President the Power to Imprison U.S. Citizens in Military Detention Forever

May 04 05:32

Ten thousand ordered to evacuate as Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano spews lava 150 feet into the air

Ten thousand Hawaii residents have been ordered to evacuate their homes after the Big Island’s Kilauea volcano erupted and began spewing lava and deadly gases into the air.

May 04 05:04

Abbas says Jews’ behavior, not anti-Semitism, caused the Holocaust

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday said that the Holocaust was not caused by anti-Semitism, but by the "social behavior" of the Jews, including money-lending. In a long and rambling at speech in Ramallah at a rare session of the Palestinian National Council, Abbas touched on a number of anti-Semitic conspiracy theories during what he called a "history lesson," as he sought to prove the 3,000 year-old Jewish connection to the Land of Israel is false.
Note: So tell me please how is an Eastern European Jew who has not had a single relative set a single foot in Palestine have a 3000 year Jewish connection to Palestine. It doesn't!

May 04 04:54

AWYER ARRESTED FOR HOLOCAUST DISSENT IN KANSAS

An activist lawyer was taken away in handcuffs and held behind bars for 18 hours because he asked challenging questions and distributed flyers at a conference on the Holocaust. Bruce Leichty was arrested March 17 at a conference on "Mennonites and Holocaust" at Bethel College in Kansas, for which he had properly registered. Leichty, who lives and practices law in California, is a lifelong Mennonite. He served as immigration counsel to recently deceased Holocaust revisionists Ingrid Rimland Zundel, herself a former Mennonite, and her husband, Ernst Zundel. "I did nothing wrong and committed no crime," says Leichty. "I did not disrupt the conference in any way, and I was peaceable in all my interactions."
Note: The holocau$t legend is a lie.

May 04 04:48

Trump proclaims May Jewish History Month

President Donald Trump proclaimed May Jewish Heritage Month. In a statement issued Monday by the White House, Trump said that "Jewish Americans have helped guide the moral character of our Nation." ... He added: "Through their actions, they have made the world a better place." Trump also wrote that the "contributions of the Jewish people to American society are innumerable, strengthening our Nation and making it more prosperous," ... Trump also said that the American Jewish community "is a shining example of how enshrining freedom of religion and protecting the rights of minorities can strengthen a nation. Through their rich culture and heritage, the Jewish people have triumphed over adversity and enhanced our country."
Note: Bullshit!

May 04 04:44

Smut Night at the Press Dinner

Saturday's White House Correspondents' Association dinner, billed as a celebration of the First Amendment and a tribute to journalists who "speak truth to power," has to be the worst advertisement in memory for our national press corps. Comedian Michelle Wolf, the guest speaker, recited one filthy joke after another at the expense of President Trump and his people ... The evening has become less a celebration of the First Amendment than a celebration of the press themselves, how wonderful they are and how indispensable they are to our democracy. Yet in the eyes of tens of millions of their countrymen, they are seen not as "speaking truth to power," but as using their immense power over American communications to punish their enemies, advance their own agendas, and, today, bring down a president.

May 04 04:42

European Diplomats Suspect Netanyahu Choreographed Iran Presentation with US

America's European allies are drawing a sharply different collective conclusion from the U.S. about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's dramatic presentation Monday of "evidence" he says demonstrates Iran lied about its nuclear program. And European diplomats suspect the Israeli leader's presentation, during which he urged President Donald Trump to scrap the nuclear accord signed in 2015 between Tehran and six foreign powers, was choreographed with the White House. Netanyahu did not directly accuse Iran of violating the accord, but his aim, say analysts, was to counter the intense lobbying of Trump by the Europeans, who say the deal shouldn't be discarded.

May 04 04:40

Dumb Moves Have Consequences

The analysis of the recent exchanges between French President Emmanuel Macron and President Donald Trump suggest that Washington is most likely about to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear agreement with Iran that was signed by the U.S. and five other governments in July 2015. The decision will likely be made public before the deadline on re-ratifying the agreement, which is May 12 ... The ability of Israel and its Lobby to dominate U.S. foreign policy formulation in certain areas is thereby exposed for what it is: sheer manipulation of our system of government by a small group dedicated to the interests of a foreign government using money and the political access that money buys to achieve that objective.

May 04 04:37

This Week Was A Great Reminder That Trump Is A Huge Liar

It’s been another cataclysm of a news cycle in which President Donald Trump was caught in a series of lies too obvious to be explained away as misstatements or ignorance.
Weeks after Trump insisted he didn’t know about the hush money used to keep his alleged affair with Stormy Daniels quiet, he on Thursday admitted to the entire arrangement

May 04 03:29

No breakthrough but some consensus in China-US trade talks, Beijing says

Beijing and Washington agree only to keep talking after two days of dialogue

China and the United States have wrapped up their first round of trade talks with no breakthrough, agreeing only to have more dialogue to ease tensions.

A short statement released by the state-run Xinhua news agency said both sides were still “very divided” on some issues and “more work needed to be done”.

The two sides “reached some consensus” and exchanged views on expanding US exports to China, bilateral investment, intellectual property protection and the imposition of tariffs, the statement said, without elaboration

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May 04 00:01

Facebook Begins Ranking News Sites By Trust And Combating “Propaganda” During Elections

“Fake news” was a propaganda term designed to destroy and discredit alternative media – but we are sticking it right to the real propagandists – the very fake mainstream media that told us there was WMDs in Iraq and chemical weapons in Syria.

May 03 23:56

Morality, Truth, Facts Have Exited From The Dying West -- Paul Craig Roberts

The myth of “Western democracy” is based on voting, which never changes anything. Trump campaigned on ending the war in Syria and normalizing relations with Russia, but where are we today? The US is attacking Syrian Army positions and fomenting war with Russia. Yet this has not prevented Trump from being nominated for the Nobel peace prize.

May 03 23:48

EQUALIZER: Armed Woman Sends Burglarizing Thug Packing, Confronts Him In Jail To Tell Him He’s Lucky To Be Alive

Another score for the equalizer. As you can see in the video, the would-be burglar is not a particularly small man. If she’d not had a firearm, Reeves could have been badly hurt, or worse.

May 03 23:31

Texas Woman Uses Gun To Keep Shovel-Wielding Intruder At Bay

A man with a shovel threatening you is a pretty scary thing for most people. I’d imagine it would be especially so for a woman, considering the muscle mass difference between the average man and the average woman. It’s often enough that a man could kill a woman with his bare hands. Give him a shovel to use as a weapon, and it’s even worse. Unless you’re the kind of Texan woman who understands that firearms are the great equalizers.

May 03 23:27

Pro 2nd Amendment Students are Bullied by Fellow Students

The left has lost its mind. In the face of anti-gun rallies, that drew an astonishing 18 people, a group of local pro-2A kids wanted to counter that protest. One young man was pulled in to a boy’s restroom and was roughed-up, a pair of girls were taunted as NRA whores and pushed, shoved and called sluts. In a brief flash, the counter-protest died a bloodied bullied mess before it even got off the ground.

May 03 19:57

IMPORTANT – Michael Caputo Explains How Clinton-Mueller Legal Attack Dogs Used the FISA Title-One Surveillance Warrant…

However, one of the interesting bits of information is where Mr. Caputo notes the Clinton-Mueller team have the personal emails, phone call logs, communications and even text messages of every targeted member of the investigation. This little factoid is jaw-droppingly important because highlights the underlying reason why Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein needed to grant a July 2017 extension of the Title-1 FISA surveillance warrant (initiated against Carter Page); that was actually being utilized by the FBI to conduct political surveillance of these same Trump officials.

May 03 19:53

Report: Redskins cheerleaders detail uneasy 2013 Costa Rica calendar photo shoot trip

With some NFL teams’ rules for cheerleaders and general treatment of that group under scrutiny, The New York Times published an eye-opening story that detailed claims of many inappropriate and uncomfortable moments for Washington Redskins cheerleaders during a 2013 trip to Costa Rica.

May 03 19:52

Camille Cosby Calls Bill Cosby’s Guilty Charge 'Mob Justice' In Startling Statement

camille Cosby has spoken publicly for the first time since her husband Bill Cosby was found guilty of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in a Philadelphia suburb in 2004 – calling it “mob justice”.

May 03 19:50

Europe's biggest aeroplane graveyard... in the heart of the Cotswolds: Massive salvage yard can take apart up to 60 aircraft at a time - and workers once found £4million of cocaine stash in a toilet

This field in the heart of Gloucestershire is Europe's largest aeroplane graveyard.
Kemble-Cotswold Airport, near Cirencester, provides an 'end-of-life service' for between 50 to 60 planes at its base every year.

May 03 19:49

Starbucks CEO to mentor 2 black men arrested at Philadelphia shop

The chief executive officer of Starbucks will mentor the two black men who were arrested at the coffee chain's location in downtown Philadelphia last month, after the men reached a settlement with the company and the city.

May 03 15:45

NBC Issues Humiliating Correction… Cohen NOT Wiretapped

Today's BIG NBC story turned out to be Fake News. Poor Chuck Todd...

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May 03 13:37

Woman who went to India to treat her depression is drugged, raped and beheaded before her body is found hanged upside-down in a forest

Liga Skromane, 33, arrived in Kerala for treatment with her sister in February
Ms Skromane, who is Latvian but was living in Ireland, went missing weeks later
Her decomposing body was found hanging upside down in a forest on April 23
On Thursday, police revealed she was drugged, sexually assaulted then killed

May 03 13:05

Brexiteers fear May could try to IGNORE 'War Cabinet' objections to her EU customs partnership plans after tense showdown that left Remainer minister 'close to tears'

Ministers clashed over the proposals during a tense three-hour Brexit meeting
Home Secretary Sajid Javid voiced 'grave concerns' over customs partnership'
Whitehall sources revealed the plan would 'not go forward in its current form'
Ministers fail to reach agreement on alternative, known as 'maximum facilitation'
Business Secretary Greg Clark 'close to tears' as he tried to save customs plan

May 03 13:05

Local elections 2018 LIVE: Latest updates as voters head to the polls

Voters - and their dogs - are hitting the polls today in local elections across England.
The vote will put Theresa May to her biggest electoral test since she lost her government majority last year.

May 03 13:04

'Harry will look up and say, "I've done it mum''': Palace insiders predict how the prince will remember his mother on his wedding day - and share memories of his VERY cheeky childhood pranks

Ex-butler said prince's 'whole demeanor' has changed since meeting Meghan
William French said Harry will look up and say 'I've done it mum' later this month
Appears in new ITV documentary Prince Harry's Story which airs tonight
One former bodyguard to the royals said a young Harry once dyed his bath red

May 03 12:38

Who is Alice Marie Johnson, the woman Kim Kardashian wants Trump to pardon?

Kim Kardashian is asking President Trump to pardon Alice Marie Johnson, a great-grandmother serving a life sentence for her role in a multimillion-dollar drug ring.

May 03 12:37

Secret life of NFL scouts: How one photo sold Dolphins on drafting Alabama's Minkah Fitzpatrick

Editor’s note: Yahoo Sports reporter Pete Thamel spent nearly a year entrenched with NFL scouts in preparation for the 2018 draft. This is the ninth story of a 10-part series.

May 03 12:37

INSIDE the heart of Fukushima's deadly reactor: New footage shows melted nuclear fuel still clinging to the walls where radiation levels are so high even robots cannot enter

Stark set of images show the scale of devastation at the heart of the Fukushima nuclear disaster zone in Japan
Footage captured using camera attached to a 50ft rod and inserted into reactor 2 at the doomed power plant

May 03 12:34

Army Green Berets have been helping Saudi Arabian-led coalition fight Iranian-backed rebels in Yemen

U.S. military involvement in Yemen's civil war appears to be larger than originally thought.

A team of about a dozen Army Green Berets was sent to the country's border with Saudi Arabia in December, to aid the Saudi-led forces in their fight against Iranian-backed Houthi rebels, according to the New York Times.

Yemen has been in political disarray since 2015, when the Iranian-backed Houthis overthrew the president and took control of most of the western part of the country, including the capital, Sana'a.

Since then, a Saudi-led coalition has been locked in conflict with the rebels, as they work to reinstate President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

According to U.S. officials and European diplomats interviewed by the Times, Army Green Berets have been aiding the Saudis in locating and destroying caches of ballistic missiles and launch sites that the Houthis have been using to attack Riyadh and other Saudi cities.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: the US government and military are neck deep in the war crimes Saudi Arabia is perpetuating in Yemen.

This is a genocide, complete with the wanton killing of infants, children, women, and the elderly medically fragile, and it gets worse; now cholera (possibly weaponised) is spreading in Yemen, and the medical infrastructure desperately needed has, of course, been destroyed by the Saudis and their American counterparts.

The Saudis, again with American military assistance, have also blocked major Yemeni ports, meaning no food can get in, meaning horrendous deaths through starvation/ malnutrition are occuring in Yemen.

I frankly am profoundly uncomfortable being a citizen of a country whose leadership has absolutely zero moral issues with assisting other countries in the commmission of war crimes; unfortunately, Mike and I are too old, and too broke, to become citizens of more civilized countries which do not engage in these practices.

May 03 12:27

MYSTERY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL FIELD POOPER TURNS OUT TO BE A SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT

One New Jersey township was having a bit a poop problem recently. Someone was repeatedly taking a dump at the football field and track complex at Holmdel High School. The police said it was happening “on a daily basis.”

May 03 12:16

CENSORSHIP: Facebook Will Ramp Up ‘News Suppression’ Ahead Of 2018 Midterms

Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg has admitted that his social media platform will ramp up “news suppression” ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. Although the term “news suppression” is being used, let’s call it what it is: censorship.

Zuckerberg will “dial up the intensity” of censorship in hopes that he can weaponize his social media platform to help elect leftists. Zuckerberg stated this week that the social media firm has plans to further crack down on “fake news” (news liberals don’t like) on the platform via “suppression” of certain news publications.

BuzzFeed News reported that Zuckerberg revealed that Facebook has been gathering data on certain publications by asking consumers how they feel about certain publications and their trustworthiness. Don’t be too shocked if YouTube and Twitter go ahead and do the very same thing. We already know Google suppresses search results based on a leftist bias.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please, if you haven't already started, use existing alternatives to Facebook, Google, and Amazon, like those you see on the left hand portion of the website page, right below the chat room.

Right now, for their collective censorship of real news, that is important to all of us, these venues need to be immediately and consistently shunned.

May 03 12:10

Albert Edwards Spots The "Peak Bullshit" Indicator

Addressing rate differentials, Edwards picks up where his FX strategist colleague Kit Juckes leaves off every morning - and for much of the past year in sheer frustration - and notes that while for the first nine months of 2017, 2y interest rate differentials were becalmed and removed as a currency driver, "only in the final quarter of 2017 did the US 2y upward march resume, triggering a brief dollar rally (which aborted), but has now resumed in earnest."

One of the key features of this rise has been the explicitly stated resolution of the Fed to stick to its tightening schedule, irrespective of the weakness in equity prices. For much of this tightening cycle, the 2y rate has been anchored close to the Fed Funds rate due to the market?s lack of conviction that the Fed would fulfill its tightening promises as represented in its dot chart."

May 03 12:06

"Unaccountable" Pentagon Officials Have "Weaponized" Vetting Of Trump Appointees: WSJ

Nothing ends a Washington career like being branded an unacceptable national-security risk. That’s why officials adjudicating personnel-security cases must act in a mature, objective and nonpartisan fashion. But when it comes to vetting Trump appointees, they often aren’t.

Instead, security clearances are being weaponized against the White House by hostile career bureaucrats, thwarting the president’s agenda by holding up or blocking appointees.

Consider the case of Adam Lovinger. Mr. Lovinger is a highly regarded and politically conservative Defense Department official. In January 2017, the Trump administration made a “by name” request for him to serve as a senior director on the White House National Security Council.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absolutely unflipping believable, but perfectly predictable; the Pentagon is now practicing the politics of personal destruction, and this just stinks to high heaven!!

May 03 11:59

NEW BIPARTISAN BILL COULD GIVE ANY PRESIDENT THE POWER TO IMPRISON U.S. CITIZENS IN MILITARY DETENTION FOREVER

ONE OF THE most outrageous acts of Barack Obama’s presidency was his failure to veto the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2012.

The fiscal year 2012 NDAA included provisions that appeared to both codify and expand a power the executive branch had previously claimed to possess — namely, the power to hold individuals, including U.S. citizens, in military detention indefinitely — based on the Authorization to Use Military Force passed by Congress three days after 9/11.

The New York Times warned that the bill could “give future presidents the authority to throw American citizens into prison for life without charges or a trial.” Not surprisingly, Obama’s decision generated enormous outcry across the political spectrum, from Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, on the right to Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., on the left.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I don't support "...Al Qaeda, the Taliban or associated forces" at all.

But at what point does telling the truth, as I see it, as a Christian pacifist activist, about US domestic and foreign policies, become... criminal?!?

And when telling the truth becomes criminal, and there is only one narrative in this country, that of the Federal government, which is constantly creating narratives to service its agenda (generally following the road of bombs, bullets, and destruction of lives, rather than honorable, moral, hard-won negotiations), what does this country become?!?

It becomes a criminal, dictatorial, dystopian banana republic, with a few "haves", but most of its population marginalized to extreme "have nots", barely able to feed itself, and a dark, but very true, manifestation of Orwell's "1984", on steroids!!

I don't want to see this happen; but how long can the independent media continue to speak out in this country before it is silenced, particularly if this legislation is passed?!?

Folks, this is really lousily crafted legislation, and deserves to die a quick, and humane, death, as it its fundamentals go against the grain of everything for which the United States of America, is supposed to stand.

May 03 11:55

James O’Keefe NAILS New Jersey Teachers Union… Part Two

This new clip is even better than yesterday's undercover sting...

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May 03 11:54

If Amazon Invades The Prescription Drug Business, It Will Be Welcomed As A Liberator

A handful of lazy giants have grown fat by ripping off Americans in need of medicine. If we're lucky, Amazon will shake things up.

May 03 11:53

Rihanna Said She Is Not Friends With Drake Anymore And Fans Are Stunned

The year was 2016, the sun was shining, birds were chirping, and Rihanna and Drake were FINALLY maybe in love after he professed his love for her while giving her an award at the MTV Video Music Awards.

May 03 11:53

Table Tennis: Koreas form unified team at world championships

(Reuters) - The two Koreas will field a combined women’s team at the table tennis world championships after the nations decided not to compete against each other in the quarter-finals, the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) said on Thursday.

May 03 11:47

Iran Envoy: If US Pulls Out, There Is No Nuclear Deal Left

With just over a week until President Trump’s May 12 ultimatum on Iran’s nuclear deal, there is growing speculation about what will happen. If President Trump does withdraw the US from the deal, however, Iran is being very clear what will happen.

“The consequence would be that Iran would in fact be ready to go back to the previous situation,” said Iranian Ambassador Hamid Baeidinejad, who said that without the US “there is no deal left.” European nations had previously suggested the deal might stay intact with or without the US.

The three European parties to the P5+1, Britain, France, and Germany, have been trying to come up with a sideline deal to placate President Trump and avoid the pullout. Whether this is going to be successful or not is still uncertain.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Iranian Ambassador Hamid Baeidinejad is entirely correct in his assessment; the question is, with a corruption indictment hovering over his head, will Netanyahu order massive strikes against either Iran, or Iranian bases in Syria well before the 12th, to attempt to misdirect the Israeli public, and the world, from what is going on with him personally (not to mention what Israeli is doing to Gaza)?!?

At this moment in time, understanding he has been caught lying again about Iran's military and nuclear capabilities, he may think he has nothing to lose here, and may to get into this war as quickly as possible, before the American people have the chance to think that their country is again being tricked into a war against a foreign nation by Israeli leadership, as happened with Iraq.

I would like to hope that President Trump is smarter than to fall for this, in a circumstance where Netanyahu is planning to have the costs for such wars to be borne primarily in American blood and American money; but right now, given some of the bone-headed choices his admnistration has made over the course of his presidency, I am really unsure.

And Trump's problem here, is that he has no one around him to advise him on what is really going on in Iran, other than Netanyahu, who is selectively spoon-feeding him every vicious, hubristic lie about the country he can turn his tongue to, in order to encourage an American attack against either Iranian forces in Syria, or against Iran proper itself.

So I would offer a polite caveat I feel compelled to share with both Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Trump here; there is a 6,000 LB gorilla, currently snoozing on the baby grand Bosendorfer in the living room on this issue.

It's name... is Russia.

And Russia been effectively combatting the jihadists in Syria,at Syria's behest, and its leadership, both military and civilian, have both consistently pledged its support to Iran, should Iran get attacked militarily.

War against Russia over Iran and/or Syria ... would be a form of suicide for the US military. And I say this, as someone who cares very greatly about the future of her country, because at this point it its existence, the US government does not have the weaponry; the troop strength; the manufacturing, or the money to insure a positive outcome against Russia.

Mr. President, the IAEA is comprised of highly bright, educated, and competent people; and when a bunch of people like those employed by the IAEA tell me that Iran is in full compliance with the P5+1 deal, my first tendency would be to believe them, rather than the lies of a foreign official who is trying to trick America's leadership to get onboard a war bandwagon against Iran.

Please, sir, don't fall for this. The potential repercussions for the US's future, could be both horrific.... and irrecoverable.

May 03 11:22

IAEA refuses to assess Netanyahu’s statement on Iran’s nuclear programMore:http://tass.com/world/1002610

The United Nations’ nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), refused to assess the statement of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tehran’s alleged nuclear developments bypassing the agency’s control.

"In line with standard IAEA practice, the IAEA evaluates all safeguards-relevant information available to it. However, it is not the practice of the IAEA to publicly discuss issues related to any such information," the agency said in a statement on its website.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is the IAEA's very polite way, of saying that Netanyahu had "hoisted with his own petard" by making these accusations against Iran!!

May 03 11:13

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE TRAINING EXERCISE TERRIFIES UNPREPARED TOTOWA, N.J. RESIDENTS

It started off as a well-kept secret, but the explosions and helicopters ended up giving it away.

Members of the U.S. Department of Defense were conducting training recently in a New Jersey neighborhood, and the result was plenty of residents with frayed nerves, CBS2’s Dick Brennan reported Wednesday.

Cellphone video captured the moment a helicopter flew above Totowa. There was excitement in the photographer’s voice, but that’s because the video was taken on the second night of action.

“I have never seen anything like this before,” resident Michael Melograno said.

Most of the residents on the block came running outside in panic. John Emmolo said his daughter called 9-1-1 to find out what was happening, but got a short answer.

“They said, ‘Well, you have to talk to state police about it,’” Emmolo said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You see, to the Federal way of thinking, American citizens have devolved to simply herd stock, to pay taxes and produce soldiers for these never-ending wars in which the US government finds itself continually embroiled; nothing more.

And informing citizens before a night-time, live fire exercize is conducted, guaranteed to stoke fear in the hearts of those who don't know what is going on?!?

In the immortal words of the character in the TV series The Suppranos, "Fuggetaboutit!!"

May 03 11:08

AUSTRALIA’S BIGGEST BANK ‘LOST’ DATA OF UP TO 20MN CUSTOMERS & DID NOT INFORM THEM

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia has confirmed that it lost the personal financial histories of millions of its clients years ago but never informed them about it. It admitted to the incident only after media broke the story.
Australia’s largest bank lost the banking statements of as many as 12 million of its customers during a period between 2004 and 2014, according to BuzzFeed, apparently the first media outlet to report the matter. Further reports in the Australian media have suggested that almost 20 million bank account records were lost in the incident.

The potential privacy breach occurred back in 2016, when the bank’s subcontractor apparently lost several magnetic tapes containing clients’ personal information from 2000 to early 2016. Personal banking statements contain sensitive, private information that can provide a detailed picture of the financial and personal affairs of a person.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Were I a client of Commonwealth Bank of Australia, understanding this, and that the bank did not divulge what happened,, I would be closing out my account here, and opening up another bank account somewhere else, and right the heck now!!

May 03 11:04

Thousands of stolen artifacts forfeited by Hobby Lobby return to Iraq

Thousands of artifacts stolen from Iraq and smuggled out of the country have been returned to the Iraqi government, the Justice Department announced Wednesday.

A press release from the Department of Justice stated that approximately 3,800 artifacts were returned to the residence of Iraq's ambassador at a repatriation ceremony on Wednesday. The return of the artifacts comes after arts-and-crafts chain Hobby Lobby agreed to forfeit the artifacts as well as $3 million in civil penalties over the company's role in the smuggling scheme.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable!!!

And Hobby Lobby defines itself as a "Christian company"?!?

What Makes Hobby Lobby a Chiristian Company?!? Hint:
it is not a greed of mysoginy thing

How is it at all Christian to loot priceless artifacts from Iraq, then sell them for profit, being complicit in destroying a Muslim country's history and heritage?!? If this is not greed, then I do not understand the term at all.

And of course, no one goes to jail; the elite rarely eat their own.

May 03 10:56

Hillary’s Latest Excuse Is A DOOZY...

This latest excuse is one we haven't heard before...

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May 03 10:55

YouTube: Some Nootropics Channels Were ‘Removed Mistakenly’

“With the massive volume of videos on our site, sometimes we make the wrong call,” YouTube told Motherboard in a statement. “When it's brought to our attention that a video or channel has been removed mistakenly, we act quickly to reinstate it. We give uploaders the ability to appeal these decisions and we will re-review the videos.”

“It behooves us to use our enhanced brains to figure out what is going on and how to stop it.”

At least five channels were deleted in less than a week, prompting an outcry from the affected YouTubers and fears that the site was about to be purged of "smart drug" content. YouTube has ramped up moderation over the past six months in response to a wave of bad press that highlighted the prevalence of violent, offensive videos and conspiracy theories on the site. In March, the company started banning videos made to sell guns or demonstrate how to make guns or gun accessories.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Youtube and Facebook have become two of the most censoring entities known to humankind today, and many times very innapropriately censoring, or playing fast and loose with viewing numbers, as has happened to Mike and me, in terms of throttling numbers for various pro-peace music videos.

Just think of both those entities as yet another arm of the US government/intelligence complex, and figure out from there what you want to post, or what alternative sites you might like to use.

May 03 10:49

DHS EXPANDS POLICE SPYING BY ADDING SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS TO BUS STOPS

Not content with surveillance cameras on buses, the police state has now begun adding them to bus stops.

Last month an article in WTVR 6 revealed that the Greater Richmond Transit Center (GRTC) is installing more than one hundred surveillance cameras at bus stops.

What should really concern everyone is the amount of cameras being installed at each bus stop.

"Each of the 26 new stops, built to accommodate the bus line's need for more efficient transit, includes about four cameras, making for more than 100 new surveillance devices on the roughly 7.5-mile stretch of road..."

WTVR also revealed that police can use the cameras to spy on commuters 24/7.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This may, in and of itself, discourage mass transit, nationally, if a person has any other options available.

Welcome to the Unhinged, Surveilled State of Amerika; your papers, please!!

May 03 10:45

Arkansas judge blocks medical marijuana dispensaries in the state

After medical marijuana was approved in the state of Arkansas in early-2017 a judge struck down the idea of letting the businesses sell the plant which grows in the ground naturally.

May 03 10:45

CIA EMAILS TO JOURNALISTS DON’T HAVE TO BE RELEASED TO PUBLIC, JUDGE RULES

Judge Colleen McMahon of the Southern District of New York ruled that the CIA does not have to release parts of five emails senior CIA officials sent to journalists from the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and The Washington Post in 2012. At the time, the CIA was facing pressure over links it may have had to a Pakistani doctor who helped American forces hunt down Osama bin Laden.

The ruling came in a lawsuit filed by Adam Johnson, a freelance reporter, who was represented by a first amendment lawyer in New York City, Daniel Novack.

“The Director of Central Intelligence is free to disclose classified information about CIA sources and methods selectively, if he concludes that it is necessary to do so in order to protect those intelligence sources and methods, and no court can second guess his decision,” McMahon ruled.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is how the CIA attempts to create narrative, and "guide" the current course of history toward that narrative; this is also why the Independent Media is more important and precious to making informed decisions than ever.

May 03 10:41

JON RAPPOPORT: PSYCHIATRY AND THE GREAT FRAUD

THERE ARE NO DEFINITIVE LABORATORY TESTS FOR ANY SO-CALLED MENTAL DISORDER.

No defining blood tests, no urine tests, no saliva tests, no brain scans, no genetic assays.

And along with that:

ALL SO-CALLED MENTAL DISORDERS ARE CONCOCTED, NAMED, LABELED, DESCRIBED, AND CATEGORIZED by a committee of psychiatrists, from menus of human behaviors.

Their findings are published in periodically updated editions of The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), printed by the American Psychiatric Association.

For years, even psychiatrists have been blowing the whistle on this hazy crazy process of “research.”

Of course, pharmaceutical companies, who manufacture highly toxic drugs to treat every one of these “disorders,” are leading the charge to invent more and more mental-health categories, so they can sell more drugs and make more money.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am going to be able, as an American on Medicare and a Medicare supplement, to be able to see a personal care physician on Oahu, after a wait time of four and a half months.

And before I see her, I will make sure that I understand which pharmaceutical companies compensate her for prescribing their drugs. There is nothing I need from a standpoint of mental health, but in the spirit of full disclosure, I firmly believe that all this information should be disclosed to all patients getting medical care in the United States, so that they can make an informed, educated decision about taking a drug their doctor is getting compensated for prescribing, or asking for something else.

I was dealing with this a number of years ago with the same HMO, where one of the podiatrists to whose care I was assigned, used the words "off-book" prescription", which should have raised the hairs on the back of my neck, and caused them to tapdance.

It was later made public, that Pfizer was paying many physicians to prescribe this drug, and it is still a common practice today. Of course, no one went to jail for signing off on the practice; the elite rarely eat their own, and no doctor was punished.

While this is not illegal, as a form of passive income for physicians in the US, I find this practice as unethical as hell, when patients are not informed that Big Pharma compensates physicians for prescribing medications which may not be best suited to manage whatever condition the doctors are treating, because of this compensation.

This needs to change.

May 03 10:06

Brexiteers fear May could try to IGNORE 'War Cabinet' objections to her EU customs partnership plans after tense showdown that left Remainer minister 'close to tears'

Ministers clashed over the proposals during a tense three-hour Brexit meeting
Home Secretary Sajid Javid voiced 'grave concerns' over customs partnership'
Whitehall sources revealed the plan would 'not go forward in its current form'
Ministers fail to reach agreement on alternative, known as 'maximum facilitation'
Business Secretary Greg Clark 'close to tears' as he tried to save customs plan

May 03 10:05

Illinois Senate votes to teach LGBT history in school

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois Senate has approved requiring public schools to teach LGBT history.

May 03 10:05

Teen defends Chinese prom dress that sparked cultural appropriation debate: 'I would wear it again'

One Utah teenager's prom dress has sparked a heated debate on the controversial issue of cultural appropriation.

May 03 09:54

Why the War on Men Is Hurting Everyone

These days, it appears that being a man means you’re crazy. You’re a rapist waiting for a woman to rape. You’re a misogynist, just looking for a woman to oppress. You’re a brute, looking for a woman to punch in the face. You are violent, domineering, and angry.

At least according to the University of Texas at Austin.

They’ve rolled out a program called MasculinUT that treats men as though they are violent rapists just waiting for a woman on whom to force themselves. And, you know, slap around a little, because apparently, that is what men do. The project praises a poster of a black man with a flower crown, but mourns that masculinity “should go further than that.”

May 03 09:34

TUCKER CARLSON | How Dare You, Mr. Mueller!

Since when is criticizing FBI officials a crime?

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May 03 09:27

A 28-Year-Old Man Nearly Died From Sepsis Caused By Biting His Nails

Luke Hanoman is 28 and, yes, like a lot of people, he has been known to bite his nails.

May 03 09:26

The Cars' Ric Ocasek and Wife Paulina Porizkova Announce Split After 28 Years of Marriage

After 28 years of marriage, The Cars’ former frontman, Ric Ocasek and wife, Paulina Porizkova have decided to call it quits.
On Wednesday, the former supermodel shared on social media – with plenty of car and transportation metaphors – that the couple, who wed in August 1989, have been “peacefully separated for the past year.”

May 03 09:25

Trump Says Campaign Money Played "No Roll" In Repayments For Stormy Daniels Hush Money

The president admitted that his former lawyer Michael Cohen received a "monthly retainer," but said that it had "nothing to do with the campaign."

May 03 09:20

SO SORRY, ESPN...

Not only is ESPN losing 17,000 subscribers PER DAY but ratings have imploded across the board — including the disastrous new WokeCenter AM. Full details...

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May 03 09:17

Japan Researchers Just Created A Wearable Solar Cell Patch

One of the drawbacks to solar powered rooftops is damage from hurricanes. It would also be nice to utilize solar for camping or even recharging electronics on the go. Could wearable solar help with that?

May 03 09:11

Giuliani Calls Feds "Stormtroopers," But In 1995, George H. W. Bush Quit NRA In Outrage After Its VP Compared Federal Agents To " Storm Troopers"

"I was outraged when, even in the wake of the Oklahoma City tragedy, Mr. Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of N.R.A., defended his attack on federal agents as "jack-booted thugs." To attack Secret Service agents or A.T.F. people or any government law enforcement people as "wearing Nazi bucket helmets and black storm trooper uniforms - wanting to "attack law abiding citizens - is a vicious slander on good people..." (The Bush, 5/3/1995.)

May 03 08:51

South and North Korean table tennis teams requested to not play each other in the quarter finals and instead play the semifinals together as one team

The two Koreas will field a combined women’s team at the table tennis world championships after the nations decided not to compete against each other in the quarter-finals, the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) said on Thursday.

May 03 08:51

"We have no interest in satisfying the desires of day traders, like we couldn't care less. Please sell our stock and don't buy it." - Elon Musk

Tesla (TSLA) shares fell sharply Thursday after founder and CEO Elon Musk urged investors to "sell our stock and don't buy it" during an extraordinary conference call after the clean-energy carmaker's record first quarter loss.

May 03 08:50

Kim Jong-un tries to mend fences with China

Kim Jong-un tries to mend fences with China ahead of Donald Trump meeting with pledge to deepen cooperation with Beijing
Long-standing allies reaffirm commitment to each other as Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi visits North Korea

North Korea has vowed to deepen its strategic relations with China as the two allies sought to mend fences ahead of an unprecedented meeting between Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump.

In a meeting with the Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Thursday, Kim reaffirmed that a strong relationship with China was “a firm strategy” for the North, according to a Chinese foreign ministry statement. In turn, Beijing pledged to provide economic support to Pyongyang.

“North Korea is willing to work together with China to push forward the friendly relations between North Korea and China to a new high stage,” Kim told Wang during their meeting at the headquarters of the Worker’s Party.

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May 03 08:17

Terrence K. Williams: I’m starting a new underground railroad for all the black people that are scared to leave the Democratic plantation

Actor, comedian, and commentator Terrence K. Williams says that he is starting a new underground railroad for African-Americans who are scared of leaving the Democratic plantation.

May 03 08:03

Desperate to hire, more businesses open door to pot smokers

WASHINGTON (AP) - FPI Management, a property company in California, wants to hire dozens of people. Factories from New Hampshire to Michigan need workers. Hotels in Las Vegas are desperate to fill jobs.

May 03 08:02

Arrested Plano Student Was Inspired by Islamic State to Carry Out Attack at Stonebriar Mall: Police

A 17-year-old North Texas student is accused of criminal solicitation of capital murder and making a terroristic threat in an Islamic State-inspired plot to carry out a mass shooting at suburban Dallas mall, officials said.

May 03 08:01

Drake vs. Kendrick Perkins tiff a reminder the entertainer is a Raptors fan, not an actual Raptor

The celebrity courtside superfan is a longstanding, and beloved, part of the NBA.

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