Mar 17 04:56

IHOP apologizes for waitress who asked group of black teens to pay upfront

Melvin Escobar, who manages the Auburn, Maine, location, said it has encountered teenagers in the past who ate without paying for their meals, The Associated Press reported. But that’s no excuse for asking anyone to pay first, Escobar told the AP, adding “this is the first time it happened, and that will be the last time." Rebelez, the IHOP president, echoed that sentiment, saying in his statement, “this isolated incident is not reflective of that ongoing commitment” to “create a warm and hospitable dining experience for all guests.”

Mar 17 04:08

Residents of a teenage Jared Kushner’s first real estate venture recall living with raw sewage and no heat

According to a deep dive into Jared Kushner’s introduction into the family real estate business, former tenants who lived in the first apartments the teen Kushner purchased — with family money — recall living without heat and problems with raw sewage that no one saw fit to repair. The Boston Globe spoke with tenants who lived in apartment complexes in the city of Somerville, northwest of Boston, who remember when Kushner, then an undergraduate at Harvard began purchasing properties and converting them into condos.

Mar 16 20:44

Russian Terror Or False Flag?

Mar 16 20:36


Just hit the wires about an hour ago. Full story including statement from Jeff Sessions and an angry response from McCabe.


Mar 16 15:53

Chick Fil A Employee Breaks Out In Patriotic Song...

This is pretty cool stuff. It's not about war or imperialism, just about being FREE.


Mar 16 15:41

Obama DOJ Ordered 500,000 Fugitives Deleted From Background Check Database

rom the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS)

Mar 16 15:23

SARA CARTER | Inside Scoop On Contreras Strzok Bombshell

Sara has much more detail on this story that broke this morning...


Mar 16 15:13

Are Soros and the Deep State Updating an Old PSYOP to Depose Trump?

Revisiting the Vietnam Era: Are Soros and the Deep State Updating an Old PSYOP to Depose Trump?

Mar 16 15:02

California: Woman Fakes Car Trouble, Has Armed Kids Rob Good Samaritan Who Stopped to Help

Flavia Ambriz, 42, is accused of planning the attack, pretending she needed help, then robbing the man who came to her aid. She used two kids as her accomplices, each armed with a handgun.

Mar 16 14:58

Somali Migrants Have Taken Over Minneapolis High School

It's getting pretty violent at this Minneapolis high school, AND nearby neighborhood.


Mar 16 14:51

If You've Got a Ticket From One of These Four HPD Officers, Today's Your Lucky Day

Rudolph Farias, John Garcia, Robert Manzanales and Gregory Rosa.

If you've got an outstanding traffic citation from HPD, you'll want to check to see if any of these officers scrawled their name on your ticket. In light of an internal investigation into charges that the officers ran a ticket-rigging scam, bilking the department for thousands of dollars in overtime pay, HPD and the city attorney's office have opted to dismiss some 6,000 traffic tickets.

"In the interest of justice and in fairness, it's the right thing to do," HPD Chief Charles McClelland told reporters yesterday. "If there's any perception that these citations may be tainted or somebody questions the legitimacy or credibility of those, it is better to dismiss them."

Mar 16 14:37

Obama Exposed In Blockbuster New Report…

Obama Ordered 500,000 Fugitives Deleted From The Gun Background Database...


Mar 16 14:17

Mark Levin Goes Off On Public Schools | ‘Leftist Propaganda Mills’

Partial transcript included. This is excellent.


Mar 16 13:50

HILARIOUS Jim Acosta Accosted…

Acosta gets punked by someone he thinks is a fan...


Mar 16 13:30

Just Watch What Happens During This Speech By Jordan Peterson

This is PHENOMENAL. I'm not going to give away the surprise...


Mar 16 13:07

New Texts Reveal FBI's Peter Strzok Had Relationship With Recused Judge In Flynn Case

Judge Recused From Michael Flynn Case Is Friends With Peter Strzok

Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, a Republican, posed two “fundamental” questions raised by the text messages: “Why did [DOJ] make it hard for us to figure this out? Why did Contreras ultimately recuse himself?”

Mar 16 13:07


Chuck Schumer gets called out aggressively in WH presser...


Mar 16 13:02

3D Printed House For $4,000 In Less Than 24 Hours, First In US

America has a “first” to be truly proud of. The first permitted 3D printed house in the U.S. was just completed in Texas in less than 24 hours and costs less than $4,000.

Mar 16 12:42

LOL | Pelosi Is Officially TRIGGERED By The Wall

I'm not going to spoil the punch line...


Mar 16 12:06

FULL TRANSCRIPT | Mark Levin WRECKS Adam Chicken Schiff

Full video and transcript for people who can't watch at work. Everyone should read this.


Mar 16 12:05

Drums Along The Potomac

The amateur psychologist in me suspects that the more the USA heaps Russia with censorious opprobrium and punishments, the closer this floundering polity actually is to completely losing its shit. Friday morning’s front-page headline in The New York Times appears to have been written by Pee Wee Herman:

"Finally, Trump has something bad to say about Russia."

I can just hear Vlad Putin blowing a raspberry out of the Kremlin: “Nyah, nyah, nyah… I know you are, but what am I…?” We’re also informed today by that august journal that U.S. Accuses Russia in Cyberattacks on Power Plants. (Oh, wait a second, they changed the headline at 8:02 to Russia Wormed Its Way Into Access at Power Plants, U.S. Says.)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The hunger for a war against Russia is reaching a very intense place in the Bowels of Power in DC; not because it is morally right, but it might be something with which the US government wants to distract us. There is a financial collapse coming, and one might say, relatively soon.

But the US government is having one hell of a time, because this time, the American people are very skeptical, as they have every right to be, when it comes to its leadership declaring war, or just starting to attack, the allegedly bad government it doesn't like.

But the lost credibility of this government is causing its people to never believe anything it says, ever again. Credibility is delicate; and once it has been broken, and shown to be a sham, that goverment loses it forever.

Mar 16 11:53

SANCTUARY STATE RUN AMOK | California’s ILLEGAL Office Holder Was Arrested At U.S. Mexico Border

Lizbeth Mateo, the illegal alien who was appointed to state office in California on Wednesday, was arrested for trying to cross back into the United States after “self-deporting” to Mexico.


Mar 16 11:47

Neocon Specter of John Bolton Looms Over Trump White House

John Bolton as National Security Adviser, with Nikki Haley in Bolton’s old job at the U.N. and fundamentalist Christian dominionist Mike Pompeo moving from CIA director to replace Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State, means that the neocons — never happy with the prospects of a Trump administration – will, once again, be in the driver’s seat of American foreign policy after a nine-year hiatus. Bolton’s tenure at the U.N. was punctuated by his own undiplomatic outbursts, as well as those of his spokesman, Richard Grenell, Trump’s nominee to be US ambassador to Germany. Bolton strenuously pushed the neocon foreign policy line, as spelled out in the charter for the movement founded in 1997, the Project for the New American Century (PNAC).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Should this happen, this will be officially horrible.

Mar 16 11:46

Parent: Students Paddled After Participating in Walkout

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Some Arkansas students have been disciplined with a paddling after taking part in Wednesday's National Walkout Day.
That's according to a Twitter post by a parent.

Mar 16 11:45

At least 4 dead in catastrophic FIU pedestrian bridge collapse; 9 rescued from rubble

A pedestrian bridge under construction collapsed Thursday, just days after crews had dropped an elevated 950-ton span in place on a signature project that was intended to give Florida International University students a safe route across the busy roadway.

Mar 16 11:44

Britain is now threatening to seize Russian oligarchs' luxury real estate after ex-spy's poisoning

As British investigators examine the theory that a deadly Soviet-developed nerve agent was put into the luggage of Yulia Skripal before she flew from Moscow to Britain on March 3 to visit her father, former Russian spy Sergei Skripal, the aftermath of their March 4 poisoning is spreading throughout Russia and the West. The Skripals, father and daughter, were found unconscious on a park bench in Salisbury, and 12 days later they are still in critical condition at a hospital. Britain blames the Kremlin for the brazen nerve agent attack.

Mar 16 11:39

Saudis in Secret Peace Talks With Yemen’s Houthis

Publicly, Saudi Arabia has shown no sign of looking for a negotiated end to the war in Yemen. Behind the scenes, however, they’ve been in secret talks with the Shi’ite Houthis for the past two months.

Three years into the Saudi invasion, signs are that there is some war weariness, and that they’ve been making secretive approaches to the Houthis, by way of neighboring Oman, for the past two months. Diplomats say the Houthis are eager for a diplomatic agreement.

One senior Houthi confirmed that the talks have been underway, with spokesman Mohammed Abdul-Salam repeatedly traveling to Oman for meetings with Saudi officials, and trying to carve out a “comprehensive political solution.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF, in fact, these reports are true, there may be a reason for hope in Yemen.

Mar 16 11:37

BOOM | ‘Pure TNT Is Coming For Comey And McCabe’…

Former FBI Assistant Director Chris Swecker puts Comey and McCabe on notice, based on his inside sources in the IG office...


Mar 16 11:33

Return of the Neo-Cons: Mike Pompeo and the Death of Diplomacy

Secretary Tillerson was far from an ideal choice, but his anointed successor at the State Department – Mike Pompeo – may ditch diplomacy all together and start a war!

We both attended West Point. That’s where the commonalities end. I’ve been a soldier opposed to (endless) war; he’ll be a statesman opposed to peace. That should give us cause for pause.

So who is Mike Pompeo? The short answer: a startlingly hawkish Tea Party Republican oilman with a penchant for combative rhetoric and a near hysterical hatred for Iran. But he’s smart – valedictorian of his West Point class and a graduate of Harvard – and that makes him even more dangerous. His primary qualification, though, is his loyalty and propensity for mind-melding with his boss, Donald Trump. For the last year, he often personally delivered Trump’s presidential daily briefing (PDB) at the White House each morning and they agree on just about everything; as Trump says of Pompeo: "we’re always on the same wavelength."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Under Pompeo's watch, we may well be looking at more wars, until we wind up in a war with Russia.

I would not be surprised at seeing an attempt at the reinstitution of the draft in this country, this time, coming for our young women as well as our young men.

Mar 16 11:24

GOP Leaders Want to Delay Yemen War Powers Vote

Expectations are that the Senate War Powers vote on the Yemen War, SJ Res 54, will come up for debate and a vote next week. That may not happen if the Republican leadership gets its way, however, as many are opposed to the bill, and are trying to stall a vote.

Some leaders are arguing the issue is too “divisive,” and that the matter should be sent back to a committee for closer study. Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), by contrast, endorsed the Pentagon’s argument, saying the US does so much military engagement around the world that it would be dangerous to think the War Powers Act could apply to all of it.

But of course the whole point of the War Powers Act is that it does apply to any commitment of US forces overseas. It’s just that in recent years, presidents have relied on catch-all authorizations with vague limits to join some wars, and other times simply assumed Congress wouldn’t mind, as they generally have not minded.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The reality of this situation is, having armed, and provided guidance and mid-air refueling to the Saudi military, the US government has colluded in Saudi war crimes in Yemen:

There is nothing "divisive" about this; it is as real a statement of fact as are all the other horrible facts about this sordid military campaign in Yemen, 3 years on, and with no resolution in sight:

Saudi coalition killed hundreds of children in Yemen, confidential UN report claims

Because Yemen cannot grow its own food, and it has to be imported, the Saudis, with US military assistance, have blockaded the ports, meaning that malnutrition is causing death, and a massive health crisis for the country.

Cholera (perhaps weaponised?!?) and diptheria now haunt Yemen:
Images: Yemen malnutrition has generated a cholera crisis

The skyrocketing increase in massive fetal abnormalites, cancers and stillbirths in Yemen indicate that the Saudis have used depleted uranium, with the predictable results on Yemen's children:

Image: Yemeni child exposed to du in the womb (image courtesy of RUPTLY

In my world, the poisoning of a child in the womb with this atrocious weapon, is criminal and inhuman beyond belief. And what gets me, is that the man who ordered this campaign, is not at all an uneducated man; Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, is very bright, university educated, has a law degree, and wound up 2nd in his class.

But could his hatred of the Iranian Shiias, who are acting as advisors to the Houthi rebels, be so great as to compel him to order the death, by direct military assaults; starvation, and disease, of non-combatants, and Yemen's children?!?

Sadly, the short answer here is "Yes"; and as a Christian pacifist activist, I will have to continue to bear witness to these atrocities on this site as long as I have breath.

When you destroy the children of a country, you destroy that country's future.

History will not be kind to this man; I understand that he is known by many honorifics in Saudi Arabia, because he is Saudi royalty.

History, however, will remember him as the Butcher of Yemen.

Senator Corker, the US government has to stop this madness; as you are perfectly aware, according to our Constitution, only Congress can declare war. It has not done so in Yemen.

I don't know what your portfolio holds in terms of weapons stocks, but I do know approximately, your net worth: Google has scrubbed the articles on this, but there are always other places to go to find such facts:

Senator Corker Undervalued his Wealth by Millions The story, from 2015, stated the following:

And Senator Schatz, whose office I called last week, to encourage you to vote for this bill, you, sir, owe me a return phone call!

Or have your alleged constituents with a point of view on this war different from that of your own, become....expendable and irrelevant in the State of Hawaii?!?

Just checking, sir.

Mar 16 11:04

California high school teacher on leave after questioning ‘double standard’ in walkouts

A high school teacher in California was placed on leave on Wednesday after she questioned what she said was a "double standard" in the nationwide school walkouts. “We had a dialogue in class about it in Thursday and Friday. And today I received the call. So I am aghast,” Rocklin High School teacher Julianne Benzel told the CBS affiliate in Sacremento. Benzel said she did not discourage students from taking part in the walkout. “And so I just kind of used the example, which I know it’s really controversial, but I know it was the best example I thought of at the time — a group of students nationwide, or even locally, decided ‘I want to walk out of school for 17 minutes’ and go in the quad area ...

Mar 16 11:01

Teacher Posts Salary on Facebook, Asks Why She's Paid so Little Even With a College Degree

Fed up with low pay and nearly meaningless salary bumps, an Arizona teacher posted her salary to Facebook alongside an exasperated message, according to multiple reports this week. Whispering Wind Academy teacher Elisabeth Milich wrote her pay was not a living wage.

Mar 16 11:00

Shepard Smith Says Fox News Opinion Personalities 'Don't Really Have Rules'

Shepard Smith derided the journalistic rigor of Fox News opinion programming in an interview with Time magazine, arguing that Fox employees “on the opinion side” can “say whatever they want” because they’re expressing their opinions and not facts.

Mar 16 10:56

BREAKING BOOM | Now We Know Why FISA Judge Rudolph Contreras Was Removed From Flynn Case…

Story just broke a few minutes ago -- Strzok And Page Conspired To Collude With Contreras… Text Messages Were DELIBERATELY Withheld From Congress…


Mar 16 10:54

Horrifying New Details About The Woman Who Was Raped In An Airplane Bathroom And Why The Man Responsible Still Hasn't Been Arrested

Aubrey Lane, a 31-year-old married mother from Colorado, said she was assaulted while on a red-eye flight from Phoenix to New York this past June. The man who sat next to her on that flight appeared to be drunk.

Mar 16 10:54

A 14-year-old girl owes $20,000 in damages after a house party - and her parents are on the hook

After using her parents’ credit card to rent a house in which to throw a wild party, a Canadian 14-year-old is in major trouble — $20,000 worth, actually. That’s the amount of damage the teens caused, and which her parents must now pay.

Mar 16 10:49

Ariz. teacher posts salary on Facebook, fueling teacher pay discussion

Amid a nationwide debate about teacher salaries, a Phoenix-area teacher shared her salary, and her frustration, on social media.
Whispering Winds Academy teacher Elisabeth Milich posted a photo of her salary on Facebook. Her salary is $35,490 per year, according to the document.

Mar 16 10:49

Pennsylvania High School to Issue Over 200 Detentions to Students That Took Part in Protest

More than 200 students who walked out of Pennridge High School on Wednesday as part of a nationwide call to end gun violence will face Saturday detentions for their actions, according to Superintendent Dr. Jacqueline A. Rattigan.

Mar 16 10:46

McMaster: US Troops Will Stay Until Syria Is Stabilized

Despite conceding that the US and others had effectively liberated “100%” of ISIS-held territory in Syria, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster dismissed the idea that US forces might withdraw from the country any time soon.

“We have more work to do,” McMaster insisted, saying the US will stay “until ISIS is fully defeated, population centers are stabilized, and refugees can safely return home.” This vision of stability also appears to depend heavily on imposing a regime change in Syria.

Underscoring the focus on regime change, McMaster demanded that “all civilized nations” come together to punish both Russia and Iran for backing the Syrian government. He warned Assad would not have impunity, and neither would Russia or Iran.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation of McMasterese: the US is going to "neutralize" Syria before it tackles regime change in Tehran, even if that potentially means war with Russia.

Mar 16 10:44

SARA CARTER | Should Jeff Sessions Be Fired After He Cited The WRONG Law In Recusal From Russia Probe?

The bad news doesn't stop for embattled Sessions...


Mar 16 10:40

Syrian army captures key rebel stronghold in Eastern Ghouta as 12,500 civilians evacuate

The Syrian army captured the Hamouriyeh district in the capital Damascus' Eastern Ghouta countryside after the withdrawal of the Failaq al-Rahman rebel group as 12,500 people evacuated that area on Thursday, a monitor group reported.

The Syrian government forces have started deploying in Hamouriyeh and set up their positions in that area amid an ongoing evacuation process of civilians from that area, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

This comes amid heavy shelling from the government side on the remaining posts of Failaq al-Rahman in the towns of Jisreen, Zamalka, Kafar Batna and Saqba, said the London-based watchdog group.

The observatory added that 12,500 civilians have left the areas of Failaq al-Rahman rebels through Hamouriyeh on Thursday, marking the largest wave of evacuation from civilians since the Russian-backed humanitarian pause for the civilian evacuation started two weeks ago.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Syria, with Russia's help, is winning this on the ground, and the Western/US jihadis are being expunged.

This is why you can most probably expect to see yet another chemical attack against civilians, to be blamed on the Syrians and Russia, as the US pretext for going in, full bore, and invading the country.

This means that we will most likely wind up in a shooting war with Russia in Syria, and it may well be a war that the US military cannot win; they don't have the weaponry; the troop strength; the manufacturing, or the money to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war against Russia in Syria.

Mar 16 10:33

Obama DOJ Ordered 500,000 Fugitives Deleted From Background Check Database

The Obama administration ordered the removal of over 500,000 fugitives with outstanding arrest warrants from the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) in late 2016, according to testimony from Acting FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich.

Bowdich confirmed a November report from the Washington Post which set the figure at "tens of thousands," after Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) asked him if more than 500,000 names were dropped from the database.

The FBI purged the names from the database after the Justice Department changed its legal interpretation of “fugitive from justice” to say it pertains only to wanted people who have crossed state lines.

Webmaster's Commentary: 


This is one of the things about Obama, besides his faux populism, which used to drive me up the wall; he was sneakily enormously punitive to people he didn't like.

And how better to welcome an incoming president, not YOUR choice, he thought, than make sure that 50,000 or more criminal fugitives were still on the streets, and not getting arrested for their crimes?!??

This idea must have given him great pleasure.

After all, he massively increased the number of extrajudicial drone assassinations committed by US forces overseas way beyond those of his predecessor; it must have given him a real sense of power over life and death itself, even when he had to realize that the drone assassinations were creating more radicalized individuals among the survivors, leading to a nearly perpetual state of war in the Middle East and Africa, as we are seeing now.

Mar 16 10:32


A New Mexico police officer has filed a lawsuit against a woman whose 6-year-old son was killed when the officer slammed into their vehicle. The countersuit was called “offensive” by the woman’s lawyer.

Albuquerque Police Officer Jonathan McDonnell, who has been reprimanded in the past for on-duty crashes, filed a civil suit on March 2 against Antoinette Suina, whose son Joel Anthony Mumaw was killed during the 2017 crash. McDonnell claims that Suina “failed to yield to an emergency vehicle” when she turned in front of his speeding patrol vehicle.

Mar 16 10:30

Oops, ProPublica Makes HUGE Mistake…

ProPublica is apologizing for a pretty massive error...


Mar 16 10:28

Teacher in Ghana who used blackboard to explain computers gets some Microsoft love

Teaching kids how to use a computer is hard enough already, since they're kids, but just try doing it without any computers. That was the task undertaken by Richard Appiah Akoto in Ghana, and his innovative (and labor-intensive) solution was to draw the computer or application on the blackboard in great detail. His hard work went viral and now Microsoft has stepped in to help out.

Mar 16 10:27

Jimmy Kimmel Says He’s Filing A Federal Complaint Against The Trumps

Jimmy Kimmel might end up costing President Donald Trump’s family some big money.
In light of the White House’s “buy American” rhetoric, the “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” host bought a bunch of merchandise from the Trump Store, which is run by two of the president’s sons, to see where it all came from.

Mar 16 10:26

Man Claims United Airlines Offered Woman $1,000 Voucher to Put Her Feet Down: 'The Audacity of White Privilege'

Man Claims United Airlines Offered Woman $1,000 Voucher to Put Her Feet Down: 'The Audacity of White Privilege'
A black man traveling on a United Airlines plane has claimed that a flight attendant agreed to give a white woman sitting next to him a $1,000 voucher for taking her feet off the tray table, while not offering him similar courtesy.

Mar 16 10:22

Putin ‘extremely concerned’ over UK’s ‘destructive, provocative’ stance in Skripal case – Kremlin

In his first public reaction to the UK measures against Russia in ex-spy Sergei Skripal’s poisoning, President Vladimir Putin said he was “extremely concerned” by the “destructive and provocative” stance of the UK.
A “detailed discussion” of the current crisis in Russian-UK relations was held when Putin met with top officials from the Russian government, military and security services on Thursday, presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said. “Extreme concern was expressed about the destructive and provocative stance taken by the British side,” the spokesman added.

It was Putin’s first public reaction since the UK announced steps against Moscow on Wednesday. Accusing Russia of using a chemical weapon on British soil, Prime Minister Theresa May said the UK was expelling 23 diplomats, limiting ties and freezing Russian state assets.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This attempted poisoning certainly does not have what I would characterize as a "Putin signature" on it.

Why would he order it done, and so sloppily that it hit over 20 people more than the intended victims, Skripal and his daughter?!?

What in heaven's name would he - or Russia - have gained by it, when the damage Skripal inflicted on the Russian intel infrastructure happened years ago?!?

The short answer is, nothing.

But we have a very embattled British Prime Minister, perhaps, intending to deflect some very real British rage and frustration about how she is handling the Brexit issue with the EU; perhaps she thought that blaming and shaming the Russian government for something it may well not have done was "just the ticket".

And what is that old phrase of Rom Emanuel's "Never let a good crisis go to waste"?!?

There are a large number of people who might have wanted to see Skripal dead.

We don't know enough about what really happened to lay the foundation for an evidence chain yet; that may only come about when Skripal and his daughter are conscious enough to give investigators a timeline about when they became ill, and what they noticed right before that happened.

But the dismissal of diplomats, coupled with sanctions, can be a very nasty prelude to a potential shooting war with Russia, which would be the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid thing in the world for the west to do right now, for innumerable reasons.

I am hoping Nato Secretary General Stoltenberg's refusal to "drink the Koolaid" on this issue yesterday, by NOT invocing Article 5 of the UN Charter, as May begged him to do yesterday, will through heaping amounts of ice-cold water over this whole "Russia did it" thing.

Article 5 of the NATO Charter

Mar 16 10:21

BREAKING | Congresswoman Louise Slaughter Dies At 88…

She suffered a head injury from a fall in her home. Full details...


Mar 16 10:18

Hillary Clinton takes two spills in two days, fractures wrist after falling in bathtub

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has taken two nasty spills during her travels to India, the most recent of which landed her a visit to the emergency room early Thursday morning after she fell in a slippery bathtub late Wednesday night, reports a local publication out of India.

Mar 16 10:15

30,000 jobs will be lost after Toys R Us shuts down

The demise of Toys R Us will have a ripple effect on everything from toy makers to consumers to landlords.
The 70-year-old retailer sought court approval Thursday to liquidate its remaining 735 stores, eliminating the jobs of some 30,000 employees while spelling the end for a chain known to generations of children and parents for its sprawling stores and Geoffrey the giraffe mascot.

Mar 16 10:14

Chicago students trash Walmart during walkout over gun violence

Chicago police are trying to identify the dozens of students from Simeon Career Academy who they say took part in a vandalism spree while they were supposed to be protesting guns.

Mar 16 10:02

Britain is now threatening to seize Russian oligarchs' luxury real estate after ex-spy's poisoning

As British investigators examine the theory that a deadly Soviet-developed nerve agent was put into the luggage of Yulia Skripal before she flew from Moscow to Britain on March 3 to visit her father, former Russian spy Sergei Skripal, the aftermath of their March 4 poisoning is spreading throughout Russia and the West. The Skripals, father and daughter, were found unconscious on a park bench in Salisbury, and 12 days later they are still in critical condition at a hospital. Britain blames the Kremlin for the brazen nerve agent attack.

Mar 16 10:01

BEX ALERT - How Russian trolls smeared Sen. John McCain as 'traitor' on social media

Russian Twitter trolls, now purged from the social network, routinely spread insults and conspiracy theories smearing Sen. John McCain as a "traitor" and a "RINO," Republican In Name Only, during his 2016 reelection campaign and beyond.

Webmaster addition: With the release of the tapes of radio broadcasts McCain made on behalf of North Vietnam, it doesn't take a Russian to realize he was a traitor.

Mar 16 09:59

Amazon turns over record amount of customer data to US law enforcement: The company's fifth transparency report reveals more customer data was handed to US law enforcement in the first-half of last year than ever before.

Amazon has turned over a record amount of customer data to the US government in the first-half of last year in response to demands by law enforcement.

The retail and cloud giant quietly posted its latest transparency report on Dec. 29 without notice -- as it has with previous reports -- detailing the latest figures for the first six months of 2017.

The report revealed 1,936 different requests between January and June 2017, a rise from the previous bi-annual report.

The company received:

1,618 subpoenas, of which the company fully complied with 42 percent;
229 search warrants, of which the company fully complied with 44 percent;
89 other court orders, of which the company fully complied with 52 percent.
It's not clear why there was a spike in requests during the half-year period. An Amazon spokesperson declined to comment.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It's simple, doing business with Amazon; just consider it a 4th intelligence arm of the US government, in its "disclosures" to them, ,and that should govern your buying habits and decisions in using them.

Mar 16 09:58

BEX ALERT - Russia blamed for attacks on U.S. power grid starting in 2016

The Trump administration has blamed the Russian government for a series of cyber attacks targeting American and European nuclear power plants and other critical utilities dating back at least two years – raising fears that the Kremlin could disrupt the West’s critical infrastructure in the event of a conflict.

Mar 16 09:56


Since at least 2016, hotel and motel staff have been spying on guests and notifying law enforcement of anyone that dresses inappropriately for their age or has lower quality clothing.

Unfortunately, asking for extra towels or having lots of alcohol in your room is only the tip of the iceberg.

Hotel & motel staff will contact police for almost anything

Welcome to police state America 2018, where hotel and motel staff will notify law enforcement for almost anything.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Interesting, how the hospitality industry has been turned into the "spyspitality" business, courtesy of the DHS; I don't travel all that well at 68, but upon reading this, I think we will arrange to only stay with trusted family and friends, henceforward.

Mar 16 09:52

iHeartMedia Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. CEO Gets a $10.3 Million Bonus.

In a statement, CEO Bob Pittman announced that the company has reached an in-principle agreement with creditors to restructure its debt.


Not exactly the best news for iHeart, though Pittman is privately celebrating. The CEO will receive $10.3 million in bonus payments — on top of everything else — for courageously running this company into the ground. According to RadioInk, Pittman the bonus amount will be distributed throughout the year, with a bankruptcy restructuring constituting a major part of Pittman’s responsibility in 2018.

The ‘2018 Key Incentive Bonus Plan’ includes a $1 million spot bonus for stellar work in 2016 and 2017, plus a fat $2 million+ payment by March 31st. Other top-level iHeart executives, includes COO Richard Bressler and General Counsel Robert Walls, will also walk away with millions in bonuses.

Formerly known as Clear Channel, iHeartMedia has over 850 stations.

Mar 16 09:51

LOU DOBBS | Jeff Sessions Is The ‘Most Feckless, Incompetent Attorney General In U.S. History’

Lou Dobbs lays it all out there on Sessions...


Mar 16 09:50


While they always stopped short of official allegations in the past, US officials have, since 2016, repeatedly insinuated that Russia had been trying to hack the US electrical grid. Thursday say the Trump Administration directly making those allegations for the first time.

This new report appears to be timed to come out with new US sanctions against Russia, which cited “malicious cyberattacks” as one of their justifications. The allegations, however, stem from accusations which have been out since the Obama Administration-era, and have long since been discredited.

The report itself is largely just a whitepaper on how hacking in general works, with scant mention of what Russia is even alleged to have done. The report dates the incidents to “since 2016,” however, and the description clearly mirrors the much vaunted Burlington Electric hack in Vermont in 2016.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would politely suggest that the Trump administration has "jumped the proverbial shark" with this accusation, which absolutely cannot be proven.

IF this was a trial balloon to get the American public to buy in to an actual shooting war with Russia, it was way too weighted down with the lead of illogic and massive inconsistencies to succeeed.

That the Administration would actually think the American people would buy in to this, is more than a little terrifying.

Mar 16 09:45


Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a longtime outspoken defender of consumer rights and critic of Wall Street banks, condemned Wells Fargo on Thursday for giving its CEO a 35 percent pay raise following several scandals at the bank, and slammed executive Tim Sloan when he criticized her remarks.

Warren tweeted her outrage after regulatory documents revealed Sloan's 2017 pay rose significantly from the previous year, even as Wells Fargo was facing rebuke after its employees opened millions of fraudulent accounts in customers' names. The bank has been forced to pay nearly $200 million in fines due to its actions.

The bank was also sanctioned this week by regulators over another scandal in which it signed up and charged customers for auto insurance that they didn't need or request. Wells Fargo will have to give refunds to about 570,000 consumers.

In January, Sloan admitted that the bank was unsure whether it was operating without continued widespread fraudulence by its employees.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I suppose Warren must be congratulated for her magnificent grasp of the obvious; but what is she actually doing in Congress to make actions by financial institutions like Wells Fargo stop?!?

Were I a current customer of Wells Fargo, after all these scandals, I would make sure to close my account, taking my money elsewhere, and be very politely vocal about why this was happening.

But Sloan behaved as all the one percenters nearly always behave; creating illegal schemes to scam money out of customers, and getting pretty much away with it with impunity.

He knows that having most likely "greased the wheels" of both parties to lay off him and his practices, by way of significant, overt and covert donations, he had purchased immunity for any crimes which he may have committed, or upon which he had personally signed off.

Mar 16 09:38

Horrifying New Details About The Woman Who Was Raped In An Airplane Bathroom And Why The Man Responsible Still Hasn't Been Arrested

A woman who said she was raped during a recent flight claims the man responsible still hasn't been arrested.
Aubrey Lane, a 31-year-old married mother from Colorado, said she was assaulted while on a red-eye flight from Phoenix to New York this past June. The man who sat next to her on that flight appeared to be drunk.

Mar 16 09:38

A custodian takes advantage of National School Walkout and steals $180 from students' book bags

While students in a South Carolina school participated in the National School Walkoutthis week, a custodian helped herself to their cash, police said.

Mar 16 09:37

Teens Face ‘Corporal Punishment’ in Rural Arkansas for Participating in Student Walkout

Three students in a rural part of Arkansas have allegedly been smacked for participating in Wednesday’s national walkout protesting against gun violence.

Mar 16 09:36


Slovak Prime Minister Robert Rico resigned Thursday after widespread outrage in reaction to the murder of a journalist who reported on potential links between organized crime and government officials.

“Today I have offered my resignation to the president of the republic,” Fico told reporters. “If the president accepts it, I am ready to resign tomorrow.”

The journalist, 27-year-old Jan Kuciak, and his fiancée, Martina Kušnírová, were found shot to death in Kuciak’s apartment on February 26.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

For Rico to resign so abruptly, rather than cling on to power, may hint that he already knew of massive improprieties in the Slovakian government, and wanted to distance himself from it; but I have to reserve judgement here until all the facts are truly known.

Mar 16 09:35

Florida bridge collapse death toll likely to rise as investigators sift through rubble, police say

The death toll from the collapse of a brand-new pedestrian bridge near Florida International University has risen to six, including a student at the school, authorities said today.
And officials believe the number of dead may rise as investigators sift through the rubble after the search and rescue efforts were called off last night.

Mar 16 09:33

Gilad Atzmon Needs Your Immediate Support!

I am being sued for libel in the High Court in England by Campaign Against Antisemitsm’s chairman Gideon Falter. I have made the decision to fight this crucial battle for freedom of expression even though this fight poses a real risk of bankrupting me and my family.

I choose to fight their suit because I believe that the CAA and its chairman and its use of libel laws pose a danger to freedom of speech and the future of this country as an open society. Enough is enough!

Mr. Falter has sued me for comments I made on my own website.

My comments were made in the context of expressing my opinion about the situation where, last July, The British Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) attested that there had been no increase in anti-Semitism in Britain, and Gideon Falter and the CAA refused to accept the CPS’s verdict. Falter and the CAA insisted that anti Semitism was on the rise. Sky news reported on the discrepancies between the findings of CPS and the CAA.

Mar 16 09:33

Plastic: WHO launches health review

The World Health Organization is to launch a review into the potential risks of plastic in drinking water.

It will assess the latest research into the spread and impact of so-called microplastics - particles that are small enough to be ingested.

It comes after journalism organisation Orb Media found plastic particles in many major brands of bottled water.

There is no evidence that microplastics can undermine human health but the WHO wants to assess the state of knowledge.

Plastic particles found in bottled water
Bruce Gordon, coordinator of the WHO’s global work on water and sanitation, told BBC News that the key question was whether a lifetime of eating or drinking particles of plastic could have an effect.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The human body is not engineered to handle the ingestion of plastic in any way, shape, or form.

And IF the processors of these brands of these very expensive brands of drinking water water knew about the reality that microplastics were in it, the corporate CEOS of these companies should be doing hard time in in jail; that SHOULD solve the problem.

Mar 16 09:08

REPORT | Paul Ryan Will Announce Retirement From Congress…

Inside scoop reported very early this morning...


Mar 16 09:04

Trump decides to remove national security adviser, and others may follow

President Trump has decided to remove H.R. McMaster as his national security adviser and is actively discussing potential replacements, according to five people with knowledge of the plans, preparing to deliver yet another jolt to the senior ranks of his administration.

Mar 16 09:03

Nike brand president resigns; company probes workplace complaints

Reuters) - Nike Inc's namesake brand President Trevor Edwards has resigned and will retire in August, a company spokeswoman said on Thursday.
Earlier on Thursday the Wall Street Journal, citing an internal memo, reported that Nike had received in recent weeks reports of "behavior occurring within our organization that do not reflect our core values of inclusivity, respect and empowerment."

Mar 16 09:02

Oklahoma Senate votes to wipe out tax break for the wealthy, potentially saving $120 million a year

The Oklahoma Senate on Thursday sent the House a bill that is aimed at wiping out a tax credit that benefited mainly the wealthy.
Senate Bill 1086, by Sen. Dave Rader, R-Tulsa, passed by a vote of 30-10. It heads to the House for consideration.
The measure would eliminate the capital gains tax credit, Rader said.

Mar 16 09:02

Donald Trump Jr. and wife Vanessa to divorce: A look back at their marriage (updated)

Vanessa Trump has officially filed for divorce from Donald Trump Jr.
After five children, the Donald’s presidency, and even death threats, they certainly had a drama-packed 12 years of marriage.

Mar 16 09:01

Russia Says it Will Attack U.S. Military if Trump Strikes Syria Again

Top Russian officials have threatened to retaliate with force if President Donald Trump orders an attack that could endanger the lives of its soldiers stationed there in support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's campaign against rebels and jihadis near Damascus.

Mar 16 08:06

New Orleans restaurant announces “white privilege tax” to charge white customers more money for the same food

If you’re ever in New Orleans looking for a bite to eat, you’ll want to avoid a controversial pop-up restaurant known as SAARTJ whose racist black owner has decided that he’s going to make a political statement about “white privilege” by charging all white customers more money than black customers for the exact same food.

Run by local Nigerian chef Tunde Wey, SAARTJ recently announced plans to implement an $18 surcharge on every meal that it sells to white customers, while all of the restaurant’s black customers will get a discounted rate for their meals. It’s all part of Wey’s personal crusade to stick it to the white man in retaliation for what he sees as racial wealth inequality throughout American society.

Mar 16 07:58

Mnuchin spent $1mn of govt money using USAF as airline – watchdog

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin spent almost $1 million on military liaison flights for himself and his entourage when he could have taken cheaper civilian flights, a transparency watchdog report says.

Mar 16 07:57

Alabama lawmaker: We shouldn't arm teachers because most are women

Alabama lawmakers need to protect "our ladies" and to do that, they should not arm teachers because most are women, argued State Rep. Harry Shiver, R-Stockton, this morning.