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Jul 20 09:19

McCain’s Brain Tumor May Explain Bizarre Behavior

Glioblastoma can cause personality changes including aggression, loss of social restraints, confusion, forgetfulness and mood swings.

McCain has acted rather bizarre over the past few months with his unrestrained attacks against President Trump, especially when he claimed America’s standing in the world was “stronger” under Democratic President Obama.

In comparison, other establishment Republicans who hate Trump are careful with what they say publicly.

The Arizona senator also seemed completely confused as he was questioning former FBI Director James Comey at a press conference last month.

Jul 20 09:16

Report: John McCain’s Brain Cancer ‘Particularly Aggressive Type’

It has a five-year survival rate for patients over 55 of only about 4 percent.

Jul 20 08:21

John McCain Diagnosed With Brain Cancer – Liberals Wish for His Death!

Yesterday we reported that conspiracy theorists were speculating that Sen. John McCain underwent brain surgery – and they weren’t too far off the truth for once.

McCain’s declining health had already caused the Senate to postpone their vote on their version of the ObamaCare repeal, and now there’s even worse news: The Senator has a brain tumor.

Jul 20 07:57

Mueller expands probe to Trump business transactions

The U.S. special counsel investigating possible ties between the Donald Trump campaign and Russia in last year’s election is examining a broad range of transactions involving Trump’s businesses as well as those of his associates, according to a person familiar with the probe.

Jul 20 07:32

Senator John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer

Just days after John McCain had a blood clot removed above his left eye, late on Wednesday his office announced that McCain has a brain tumor associated with the removed blood clot. In a statement doctors revealed that McCain has been diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive cancer. The statement says the 80-year-old senator and his family are reviewing further treatment, including a combination of chemotherapy and radiation.

Jul 20 07:22

NASA uploads hundreds of historic experimental flight videos to YouTube

Fans of experimental aircraft from the 20th century are in for a treat. NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center has begun uploading its entire historical archive to YouTube, making hundreds of videos highlighting different test flights and strange planes from the past 70 years easily accessible.

The videos date back to 1946 when the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics started flight tests in California's Mojave Desert. One of the earliest videos published so far shows the infamous Bell X-1 undergoing test flights in 1947. That plane was the first aircraft to break the "sound barrier" with the legendary Captain Chuck Yeager at the controls.

Jul 20 07:18

Bodycam allegedly shows Baltimore police officer planting drugs

In the corrupt world we now live in, it’s not out of the question that a police officer would plant drugs to make an arrest.

Jul 20 07:15

Something Just Happened & It's A Major Blow To The Bad Guys

Rand Paul says the republican party is pushing towards repealing Obamacare. The government officials do not write the bills the big club writes them and they are passed to their salesman, congressman to sell them to the public.

Jul 20 07:11

Donald Trump Ends Covert CIA Program To Arm “Moderate” Syrian Rebels

President Donald Trump has elected to end the CIA’s covert program to arm and train “moderate” Syrian rebels fighting against the government of Bashar al-Assad in Syria according to U.S. officials who spoke to the Washington Post. 

Jul 20 07:09

DND HEALTHCARE (50 PICS)

Jul 20 07:07

Getting Trump Elected Was Not Enough – We Need A Thousand Liberty Candidates To Run For Office All Over The Nation

The last few weeks have shown us that getting Donald Trump elected is not enough. This Congress is being called “the most unproductive in 164 years”, and thanks to all of the RINOs in the Republican Party Trump’s agenda is sitting dead in the water.

Jul 20 06:27

Washington D.C. Is Just A Gigantic Money Eating Machine (Video)

In the following video, Right Wing News reviews Michael Snyder’s assessment of just how bad the money situation is right now in Washington DC, using supporting links that include articles that discuss how the largest generation in history is heading into their golden years right now, and many of them need the market to yield 400% returns in some instances just for their pensions to stay solvent.

Then, there’s the 13+ million teenagers across America who have admitted to exchanging sexual acts just to eat during the Obama years. Couple all that with 102 million currently unemployed Americans, and 9,000 of the country’s largest retailers going out of business before year end, and it should be a wakeup call to anyone with a family to begin making preparations for an inevitable collapse.

Jul 20 01:02

‘We the People’ Are the Walking Dead of the American Police State (Video)

In the following article, John Whitehead of The Rutherford Institute hypothesizes that the reason Americans like AMC’s “apocalyptic drama “The Walking Dead” so much, is because it lets Americans face the end of the world once a week, only they get to live.” Slowly, Whitehead advises the reader that all is not as it seems in America.

Whitehead explains how anyone who has been paying attention knows that it will not take much for the government—i.e., the military—to lock down the nation in the event of a national disaster, perhaps less.The fact that the government has been relentlessly monitoring our communications, tracking our movements, criminalizing our every action, treating us like suspects, and stripping us of our means of defense, has not been for our protection at all, but rather its been more of an ambush, and it is being carried out in plain sight.

Jul 19 23:00

Marijuana Industry Projected To Create More Jobs Than Manufacturing By 2020

Jobs. That is what the marijuana industry hopes will keep the Trump administration from cracking down on cannabis companies.

A new report from New Frontier Data projects that by 2020 the legal cannabis market will create more than a quarter of a million jobs. This is more than the expected jobs from manufacturing, utilities or even government jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Jul 19 22:58

Marijuana Sales Totaled $6.7 Billion In 2016

North American marijuana sales grew by an unprecedented 30% in 2016 to $6.7 billion as the legal market expands in the U.S. and Canada, according to a new report by Arcview Market Research.

North American sales are projected to top $20.2 billion by 2021 assuming a compound annual growth rate of 25%. The report includes Canada for the first time as it moves towards implementing legal adult use marijuana.

Jul 19 22:47

Senate Committee Approves Medical Marijuana for Veterans

The leading lawmaking brass of the United States government is making a push to ensure that doctors employed with the Department of Veterans Affairs can finally write medical marijuana recommendations for those patients living in states with dispensary programs.

Earlier last week, the Senate Appropriations Committee put its seal of approval on an amendment that would—for the first time ever—make medical marijuana access for veterans a part of the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill.

The rider, which was introduced by Senators Steve Daines of Montana and Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon, would “prohibit the use of funds appropriated or other-wise made available under this Act to interfere with the ability of veterans to participate in medicinal marijuana programs approved by States or deny services to such veterans.”

Jul 19 22:04

The Cannabis Industry Apocalypse

Here is the plan.Sessions plans to seize the assets of the big Cannabis companies and use it to bust more people.

Another important clue to their plans comes from a recent DOJ announcement that the DOJ will no longer be donating part of the proceeds that it receives from civil asset forfeitures to a variety of non-profit groups but will instead be keeping all the proceeds for itself to be used for increased staffing and greater enforcement.

In order to address the lack of budget necessary to start large scale enforcement, the Christie Plan lays out the following actions:

Issue Subpoenas to the twenty-nine states that have legalized cannabis, in any form, and demand their entire set of licensing records, for growers, dispensers, doctors, and users.
Use conventional DOJ budgets to hire new DOJ staff to fight the states that refuse to turn over their licensing records. The DOJ will sue each state, in order or revenue, for compliance.

Jul 19 18:52

"Obnoxious" job advert slamming millennials has got a whole load of people angry (8 Pics)

The young are the future… or is that the problem?
A job ad placed online by the Tea House Theatre in London served as a de facto two-by-four across the skull of millennials, prompting a counter on how it is fashionable to blame “lazy millennials” for all of society’s ills.
Addressed to “Dear Millenials,” the ad doesn’t mince words as the company explains that this is the “third time in as many months” they’ve had to run a help wanted ad.

Jul 19 18:50

Father beat 3-year-old old daughter to death for failing math lesson and soiling her pants: police

Meridian police told the city court Monday that a failed math lesson and soiled pants led to the beating death of a 3-year-old child over the weekend.
Meridian Police Detective Kevin Boyd told the court that Joshua A. Salovich, 25, of Davidson Road, Meridian, said, "It was all his fault," following the death of his 3-year-old daughter, Bailey Salovich.

Jul 19 18:26

Documentation of US Dept of Defense admitting ‘losing’ $6.5 trillion ($65,000 per average US family), with 18 year history of ‘losing’ trillions. Your .01% illegal rogue state government at ‘work’ until ‘We the People’ demand arrests for OBVIOUS crimes

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

Catherine Austin Fitts just published documentation of Department of Defense (DOD) official audit reports from 1998 that acknowledge “losing track” of $6.5 trillion, along with Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) admission of “losing” over $100 billion. This is euphemistically termed “unaccounted,” and literally means that DOD agrees they received these funds, agrees the funds are gone, and then claims to not have records of where the money went.

Jul 19 17:40

BREAKING: Sen. John McCain diagnosed with BRAIN CANCER

The office of Senator John McCain just released a statement that the Arizona Republican has brain cancer. As possible treatment options, McCain may need to undergo both chemotherapy and radiation. McCain recently underwent surgery to remove a blood clot above his left eye.

Jul 19 17:39

CHILDREN AMONG CIVILIAN DEAD IN LATEST US-BACKED SAUDI COALITION AIRSTRIKE IN YEMEN

The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on Wednesday reported that an airstrike carried out by the U.S.-backed Saudi-led coalition in Yemen killed 20 civilians—including women and children—who were fleeing violence in their home province.

"The people of Yemen are being subjected to deprivation, disease, and death as the world watches."
—Stephen O'Brien, United Nations

"The incident was reported on Tuesday afternoon and the number of civilian casualties are still being verified with initial reports pointing to at least 20 deaths," the agency said in statement. "Most of those killed are believed to be from the same family. Injuries have also been reported with a number also taken to nearby hospitals for treatment."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These are all war crimes, which which, apparently, the US and Saudi civilian and military leadership are quite morally comfortable.

I am profoundly alarmed to be a citizen of a country colluding in Saudi Arabia's horrific war crimes in Yemen; if Mike and I had the opportunity to become citizens of a civilised country which just doesn't do this, I would be delighted.

We are, unfortunately, both too old and too broke to make it happen.

Jul 19 15:37

The Real Crimes of Russiagate

Bottom line: Trump is facing a stacked deck. -- People inside the executive branch are daily providing fresh meat to feed the scandal. Anti-Trump media are transfixed by it. It is the Watergate of their generation. They can smell the blood in the water. The Pulitzers are calling. And they love it, for they loathe Donald Trump both for who he is and what he stands for. -- It is hard to see when this ends, or how it ends well for the country.

Jul 19 14:53

EVERGREEN STUDENT TOLD SHE’S ‘NOT ALLOWED TO SPEAK BECAUSE SHE’S WHITE,’ ORDERED TO ‘STAND IN THE BACK’

Mackenzie Kyger first made the claim at a recent meeting of the school’s Board of Trustees, a portion of which was dedicated to public comments regarding the student protests that shook the campus in response to a professor’s criticism of the school’s decision to ask white students and faculty to leave campus for a day of diversity programming.

“Immediately when I got off the elevator I was told that I couldn’t go into the room because I was white.”

Jul 19 14:30

Three months after the Meethotamulla disaster in Sri Lanka

Last Friday marked three months since the catastrophic collapse of the Meethotamulla garbage dump in Colombo. Angry victims are blaming the government for the loss of lives and for evicting them from the area without providing proper housing or a means of income.

Jul 19 14:25

‘Loud Sound’ Startled Minneapolis Police Officer Before Fatal Shooting Of Australian Woman

Investigators have confirmed the identity of the two Minneapolis police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a 40-year-old Australian woman that has grabbed global headlines. City officials described the information provided to them as “underwhelming.”

On Tuesday, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) named the two Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) officers involved in the fatal shooting of Justine Ruszczyk, 40, also known as Justine Damond.

Jul 19 13:46

The “Deep State” Then and Now

The CIA is in the styling business; they’ve gone shallow. Everyone looks great that way, or so they think.

Jul 19 13:42

The Safety of the Cold War (US policy is far more dangerous now)

Ahhh…the good old days: the Soviet Union and the United States; the Warsaw Pact and NATO; East and West. And nukes…tens of thousands of nukes. I look back fondly at the relative safety of the time.

Jul 19 13:41

Megyn Kelly Hits ROCK BOTTOM with the WORST NEWS She Has Ever Faced in Career

Megyn Kelly’s departure from the Fox News stable hasn’t exactly been the smoothest of transitions. There have been low ratings, a controversy involving her interview with Alex Jones, and other fun missteps.

Jul 19 13:38

BOOM! Trump ends covert CIA program to arm anti-Assad rebels in Syria,

a move sought by Moscow

CNN Calls it collusion ...

Jul 19 11:00

Australian Woman Fatally Shot By Minneapolis Police Officer

Late Saturday night, two Minneapolis, Minnesota police officers responded to a 911 call from 40-year-old Justine Ruszcyk, an Australian woman who reported what she thought was a sexual assault in an alleyway in her neighborhood.

Jul 19 08:52

Gang Members Implicate U.S. Gov’t In Dumping Crates Of Guns In Chicago

In a publicly available video testimony an ex-Chicago gang member describes how crates of fully automatic firearms would regularly be found in alleyways and backstreets of urban Chicago at the early hours of the morning, giving free, illegal weapons to the gangs of Chi-Town, which is now often referred to as Chiraq because it is a war zone.

He refers to it as a diabolical plot, a plan, affecting only low-income areas, pointing out that many of the firearms being found were class-3 automatic firearms, which can only be purchased at certain retailers under intense federal scrutiny. He notes that criminals aren’t allowed to buy firearms in the first place, yet the guns are everywhere, so where are they coming from?

Jul 19 08:47

It's happening! They're threatening to SHUT IT DOWN if Trump doesn't get what he asked for!

The chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus says there could be a government shutdown if money isn’t included in a spending bill for President Trump’s border wall with Mexico.

Jul 19 08:35

'Nobody kill anybody': Murder-free weekend urged in Baltimore

A 44-year-old mother might seem an unusual visitor on the drug corners of Baltimore, but Erricka Bridgeford has shown up for weeks to make her pitch for peace.
Forget your grudges for one weekend, she urges the young men she finds. Help bring a 72-hour truce to a city besieged by gun violence.

Jul 19 08:34

Turkey Leaks Secret Locations of U.S. Troops in Syria

In the latest display of Turkish anger at U.S. policy in Syria, the state news agency has divulged the locations of 10 U.S. military bases and outposts in northern Syria where the U.S. is leading an operation to destroy the so-called Islamic State in its self-styled capital of Raqqa.

Jul 19 06:50

Powerful opioid suspected in 10-year-old boy's death

A ten year old boy from a drug ridden Miami neighborhood apparently died of a fentanyl overdose last month , becoming Florida's littlest victim of the opioid crises>>>

Jul 19 06:38

3 things to know about the expected changes to marijuana legislation in Massachusetts

Lawmakers are expected to pass a compromise bill , tweaking the voter-approved law

Jul 19 06:31

BOOM! LOU DOBBS JUST DROPPED A ‘DEEP STATE’ BOMBSHELL THAT WILL MAKE TRUMP AND AMERICA JUMP FOR JOY

FOX Business Network host Lou Dobbs joined Sean Hannity to discuss the onslaught of attacks by Democrats and the liberal media against the US president. Dobbs told Sean Hannity that the Deep State and far left media is attempting a coup d’etat against President Trump.

Jul 19 05:55

In attempted suicide, man fires rifle at police, only receiving beanbag fire in return. He surrenders after three hours.

An armed Paradise man was arrested at gunpoint after a three-hour standoff with Paradise police and Butte County sheriff’s deputies on Saturday evening.
According to a press release, the Paradise Police Department responded to a call of a possible shooting on the 1200 block of Wagstaff. Upon arrival officers found 39-year-old Basilio “Tony” Bagorio outside of the residence carrying a rifle.

Jul 19 05:55

629,000 Overstayed U.S. Visas Last Year, Homeland Security Says

An estimated 629,000 visitors to the United States — just over 1 percent of all travelers — remained in the country at the end of last year after overstaying their visas as students, workers or tourists, according to a report released on Monday by the Department of Homeland Security.

Jul 18 17:10

The Lunacy of the Left (And guns)

A useful way to experience the lunacy of Progressives is to discuss guns with your local lefty. Most people understand that gun control is worthless as a tool to control crime or even reduce gun accidents. The people using guns in crime are by definition not the sort to obey gun laws. Similarly, the people inclined to shoot themselves or friends while playing William Tell will find some way to off themselves, no matter what you do. The only result of gun control is to harass honest citizens exercising their rights as citizens.

Jul 18 17:03

Guns Saving Lives : Off-Duty Officer Shoots And Kills Man Who Was Stabbing Woman

It’s stories like these that make people think about carrying a firearm themselves, because reality sets in when we hear about these types of crimes being committed on a daily basis. It’s too bad that a violent event is what gets people talking, but it’s important to strike up the conversation when grim reality is right in front of someone’s face.

Jul 18 15:53

MASS VIOLENCE LINKED TO PRESCRIPTION PSYCHIATRIC MEDICATIONS - A RESOURCE PAGE

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Jul 18 15:35

Landmark Study Shows Antidepressants Make People ‘TWICE as Likely’ to Consider Violence & Suicide

According to the latest research coming out of the United Kingdom, patients should think twice before taking SSRI antidepressant medications. Brand names can include Prozac, Luvox, Paxil, Zoloft, Celexa and others. Researchers in the UK evaluated clinical trials of SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors) and concluded healthy adults, who had showed no signs of depression before the clinical trials began, reported double the risk of having feelings which could lead to suicide and violence.

In other words, the control group, the group of normal individuals who did not have depression but were given the antidepressant medications during the trial phase of the drug company’s research, reported they had experienced suicidal thoughts and ideations, and thoughts of violence. Put bluntly, antidepressants can potentially make a normal person want to kill themselves or others.

Jul 18 15:34

Could antidepressants make you violent? Young people who take drugs including Prozac are '50% more likely to be convicted of assault and murder'

Popular antidepressant pills make young people violent, it is feared.

An Oxford University study found that men – and women – in their late teens and early 20s – were almost 50 per cent more likely to be convicted of offences from assault to murder when taking SSRI drugs.

This family of anti-depressants includes Prozac, as well as Seroxat, Lustral, Cipralex and Cipramil, the most commonly prescribed of the pills.

One in eight Britons takes SSRIs each year – and the number of prescription has doubled in the last decade.

Jul 18 15:32

New Evidence that Antidepressants Are Causing an Epidemic of Violence

An article in the current British Medical Journal explains why the link is stronger than previously thought. Action Alert!

ANH-USA has researched dozens of the most high-profile cases of violent crimes over the last few decades. We found that in just under half of the cases (eleven out of twenty-three), the perpetrator was documented to be taking, or had recently stopped taking, some form of antidepressant or antipsychotic medication.

In another seven cases, the killer had been on these medications earlier. We suspect that number is even higher, but the information is either not publicly available or not known.

Jul 18 15:31

Antidepressants dangerous medications for working cops

Jul 18 14:34

Texas Ex-Officer Indicted For Killing Teen At Party

A white former police officer in Texas has been formally indicted on murder charges over the killing of a black teen who was leaving a party. The case is certain to reignite debate on race relations and controversial police tactics in the US.

Jul 18 14:30

ILLEGALS REJOICE AS 1 POLICE FORCE CALLS OFF ICE AGENTS.... THIS IS OBSTRUCTION

Illegal immigrants in Phoenix may soon score a victory in their war against federal law if the city’s police department moves forward with a proposed policy change that would prohibit cops from asking crime witnesses or victims about their immigration status or directly contacting immigration authorities.

Jul 18 14:21

Partner of cop who fatally shot bride-to-be 'was STUNNED when his colleague opened fire from inside their squad car' as autopsy reveals she was killed by one bullet to the stomach after she called 911

The partner of a Minneapolis cop who shot dead bride-to-be Justine Damond was 'stunned' when the officer opened fire through a squad car door, sources say.

Officer Matthew Harrity, who was in the driving seat, was speaking to Damond after she called 911 to report a sexual assault occurring near her home, when his partner reached across him and fatally shot her in the abdomen.

A police source told KARE11 that Harrity was 'left stunned' by officer Mohamed Noor's actions.

The revelation makes the motive for shooting all the more mysterious as it appears that Harrity did not view Damond as posing a threat.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Prescription anti-depressants?

Jul 18 13:56

Workers Shine A Spotlight On Employer Abuses In Music City

Marches by immigrant workers are not an everyday sight in Nashville, Tennessee. But 50 hotel workers and supporters took to the streets June 20 to make visible the conditions facing low-wage workers in this city.

Jul 18 13:05

Aussie Woman Killed By Police In US After Dialing 911 To Report Disturbance

Police officer in South Minneapolis, Minnesota, shot dead a 40-year-old woman from Sydney shortly after she dialed 911 to alert of a possible alley assault. The woman’s family now demands answers for what they say was unprovoked violence.

Jul 18 12:20

WATCH: APPLEBEE'S CEO GOES ON FOX NEWS, MAKES ASTONISHING ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT THE COMPANY

The CEO of Apple-Metro Inc., a company that operates about 40 Applebee’s restaurants in the New York metropolitan area, went on FOX and said he’s been forced to cut at at least 1,000 servers in the past year as a result of New York’s recent minimum wage hike.

Jul 18 12:19

COMRADE BERNIE DROPS 2020 BOMBSHELL THAT NO ONE WANTED TO HEAR

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, an unrepentant socialist whose proposed policies could potentially transform America into a dilapidated wasteland equivalent to Venezuela, revealed during an interview that aired Thursday that he may yet run for president again come 2020.

Jul 18 10:27

NATO can ‘deter’ Russia, Romanian president says amid drills in E. Europe (VIDEO)

NATO forces are able to deter Russia and they already do so by holding exercises in eastern Europe, Romanian President Klaus Iohannis said as he visited the site of drills staged by NATO and several partner countries in Romania.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, a word, please: Russia doesn't want war.

It wants trade.

And it has some incredible goods to trade, like non-GMO agriculture, oil, and natural gas.

This constant Russia-bashing on the part of you, and your colleagues in Eastern Europe, is a completely unfair, and disingenuous branding of this country, perhaps as a prelude to a NATO war against it, and you have to know that.

The following map tells the story better than I could ever articulate it:

The map that shows how many NATO troops are deployed along Russia’s border

So President Iohannis, if NATO is not encircling Russia with troops as a prelude to a war against it, to destroy the country and its financial system, why please, are they there?!?

Jul 18 10:11

UK Shocked To Find It Has Duplicated U.S. Factory Farms

A new report has shocked the UK who apparently did not know that they have just witnessed the reverse of a British invasion. That is to say, they awoke to realize that US-style factory farms now dot the shires and any idyllic semblances of a family-run farm are now gone...

Jul 18 10:11

WALMART JUST MADE SOME CHANGES DEMS ARE GOING TO HATE, THIS WILL SHAKE UP THE WAY YOU SHOP FOREVER!

Previously we reported on a robot burger flipper replacing line cooks in California. Now Walmart is replacing registers with a monolithic tower in Tulsa. Zach Ferguson for Western Journalism reports, Small-time grocery store-turned-mega-chain Walmart is rolling out massive self-serving kiosks that obtain customers’ online orders.

Jul 18 10:02

China Holds Live Fire Drills in Tibet to Practice Invading India

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army simulated battle conditions with live rounds in Tibet over the weekend, as Indian and Chinese forces remain at a standoff over the disputed area of Sikkim.
Some 4,000 to 7,000 troops armed with shoulder-launched assault weapons and light arms were filmed striking an “enemy position,” the South China Morning Post reported on Monday. Soldiers practiced mobilizing around a battlefield, coordinating digital attacks and engaging hypothetical enemies on a 5,000 meter plateau, the Post added.

The drills "covering a dozen elements was testimony to the PLA’s combined strike capability," a narrator said on CCTV in China.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Chinese President Xi Jinping, a word please; you have the power to ratchet tensions down a bit, through negotiations here, rather than this show of force.

I would like to politely remind you that India is also a nuclear armed country; this exercise may well have more Indian nuclear weapons aimed in your direction, not something I would imagine either you, or your military, would like to see happen.

As you are well aware, China and India share over 2,000 miles of border; negotiation, rather than confrontation here, with both India and Bhutan, would be a far better way to go right now in resolving this conflict.

Jul 18 09:50

Trump threatens sanctions if Venezuela creates Constituent Assembly

U.S. President Donald Trump threatened on Monday to take "strong and swift economic actions" if Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro goes ahead with plans to create a super-legislature known as a Constituent Assembly in a July 30 vote.

"Yesterday, the Venezuelan people again made clear that they stand for democracy, freedom and rule of law. Yet their strong and courageous actions continue to be ignored by a bad leader who dreams of becoming a dictator," Trump said in a statement issued by the White House.

"The United States will not stand by as Venezuela crumbles. If the Maduro regime imposes its Constituent Assembly on July 30, the United States will take strong and swift economic actions," Trump said.

Maduro's foes are demanding a presidential election and want to stop the leftist leader's plan to create the Constituent Assembly, which would have the power to rewrite the constitution and annul the opposition-led legislature.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mr. President, a word please; sanctions are not going to hurt the well-connected, one percenters of Venezuela.

Ordinary Venezuelan citizens have been documented as in such severe hunger, that they are eating protected flamingos, anteaters, dogs, cats, donkeys, and goats; and that was back in February of this year.

Hungry Venezuelans killing flamingos and anteaters for food, biologists say

IF these sanctions hasten the end of the Maduro government, which I believe is your design intent, I want to see the US come up with, and deliver, some massive food and medical aid for these people after the fall of the current regime.

There needs to be some practical compassion here, Mr. President: please consider this as part of your plan to aid, and stabilise, the incoming government.

Jul 18 09:34

As Paperwork Goes Missing, Billions in Private Student Loan Debts May Be Wiped Away

Tens of thousands of people who took out private loans to pay for college but have not been able to keep up payments may get their debts wiped away because critical paperwork is missing.

Jul 18 09:34

North Korea does not have capacity to hit U.S. 'with any degree of accuracy': U.S. general

North Korea does not have the ability to strike the United States with "any degree of accuracy" and while its missiles have the range, they lack the necessary guidance capability, the vice chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff said on Tuesday.

Jul 18 09:29

Trump administration outlines negotiating priorities for NAFTA

The United States on Monday said reducing its trade deficits is a top priority for revamping the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Canada and Mexico.

The Trump administration sent Congress its required NAFTA objectives saying the aim is to
improve market access for U.S. manufacturing, agriculture and services in the three-nation deal.

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said an updated agreement will include a digital economy chapter and will fold labor and environment obligations, which have remained outside the main agreement, into a final deal.
Lighthizer said the U.S. will work to eliminate "unfair subsidies, market-distorting practices by state-owned enterprises" and will improve intellectual property protections.

"Too many Americans have been hurt by closed factories, exported jobs and broken political promises," Lighthizer said in a statement. "Under President Trump’s leadership, USTR will negotiate a fair deal."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These all seem to be reasonable goals, in relationship to the American economy, and American business.

Jul 18 09:16

"ZERO DAY" FOR VIOLENT REGIME CHANGE IN VENEZUELA

The U.S. supports the right-wing opposition in Venezuela against the socialist government of President Maduro.

Since April the opposition tries to dislodge the government by instigating a regime change by force. Its protests and street fights with the police are led by violent, militarized gangs:

Venezuela’s ongoing street protests are increasingly looking like outright warfare. As security forces shoot rubber bullets, tear-gas canisters and sometimes live rounds at the churning crowds, increasingly restive mobs are responding with lethal slingshots, homemade mortars and Molotov cocktails.
This week, seven National Guard members were injured in Caracas when a roadside bomb exploded as they drove by on motorcycles.

Leading the opposition shock-troops are loose-knit groups of young men and women that have names like The Templars, The Warriors and The Arcadias. Collectively, they’re known as the Chamos de la Resistencia or, roughly, the Youth Resistance.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks like a US-enabled "regime change" is in the works for Venezuela, but do not expect anything to get better for the Venezuelan people, once this has been accomplished.

Look for what has happened in all the countries the US has regime changed; past is prologue to the future.

You will see crushing government austerity, to grind the people of Venezuela even further down economically than they already are; the establishment of a Private Central Bank, loaning money at usurious rates, accompanied by brutal repressions of rights and liberties by a dictatorship which will suppress any criticism whatsoever of its actions.

Capital, and some of Venezuela's best and brightest, have already fled the country. Whatever government seizes power has got to, somehow, bring both back, if this country is not going to exist as a failed state, which may well be Venezuela's future, no matter who holds power here.

Jul 18 09:06

THE U.S. IS POISED TO SEPARATE MILITARY CYBER COMMAND FROM THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY

After nearly a year of unsubstantiated claims that Russia hacked the U.S. election, the U.S. government is now poised to create an independent Military Cyber Command eventually splintered off from the NSA, Reuters reported.

The agency was created in 2009 under then President Barack Obama, but it seeks to stem out and become separate from the NSA while still keeping some employees of the spying agency.

This comes after President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to create a joint cyber security force, a move that many Democrats are adamant about blocking.

The goal of separating the Military Cyber Command from the rest of the intelligence community?

To wage cyber war against the Islamic State and other individuals and groups deemed to be “enemies of the state,” according to anonymous U.S. officials not authorized to speak on the matter; further noting that the plans aren’t finalized and are subject to change.

Jul 18 08:55

2 more GOP senators oppose health bill, killing it for now

The latest GOP effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare" was fatally wounded in the Senate Monday night when two more Republican senators announced their opposition to legislation strongly backed by President Donald Trump.

The announcements from Sens. Mike Lee of Utah and Jerry Moran of Kansas left the Republican Party's long-promised efforts to get rid of President Barack Obama's health care legislation reeling. Next steps, if any, were not immediately clear.

Lee and Moran both said they could not support Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's legislation in its current form. They joined GOP Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Rand Paul of Kentucky, both of whom announced their opposition right after McConnell released the bill last Thursday.

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Jul 18 08:55

Prince William, Kate to visit Nazi camp on Poland trip

They begin with a visit to the Stutthof concentration and death camp that Nazi Germany operated in occupied Poland.
Note: ALLIED MILITARY POLICE HEADQUARTERS…VIENNA… JAN 10th , 1948.
no poison gas was ever used to kill prisoners in the following concentration camps……
Bergen-Belsen, Buchenwald, Dachau, Flossenburg, Gross-Rosen, Mauthausen, and satellite camps..Natzweller, Neuengamme, Niederhagen(Wewelsberg), Ravensbruck, Sachsenhausen, STUTTHOF, Theresienstadt, In all cases where gassings were alleged, it COULD BE PROVEN THAT TORTURE WAS USED TO EXTRACT CONFESSIONS, AND WITNESSES HAVE LIED. Any former inmate who, during their debriefing continues to allege that Poison gas was used to murder people – in particular Jews – are to be reported to this office, and if they insist on lying further, they are to be charged with perjury.”
Signed Major Miller
Commanding Officer..Allied Military Police Vienna
Witnessed by: Lieutenant Lachout MP

Jul 18 08:52

Girl at lemonade stand threatened by a man who said he'd call police for lack of a business license

This is the story of a little girl from Discover Bay who set up a lemonade stand on public property.

She just wanted to sell some lemonade and cookies. Her parents told her she could be there for 1 hour.

But as she was setting up she was approached by a man who was all bent out of shape by what she was doing.

(Don’t worry there is a happy ending)

Jul 18 08:46

Trump, Hillary, Obama, Russia Collusion, Police, and Voter Fraud. Michael Rivero - July 17, 2017

Jul 18 08:38

Couple on their honeymoon 'kidnapped and raped a woman before strolling into a convenience store naked to steal some soda'

A newlywed couple chose a depraved way to celebrate their nuptials.
During their honeymoon in Florida, Rashada Hurley, 32 and her husband Timothy Lowe, 37, kidnapped a woman from a supermarket parking lot and proceeded to rob and rape her, the Miami Herald reported.

Jul 18 08:37

Taco Hell! The moment a former employee returns to the restaurant and goes on a tea-throwing rampage as the manager whips off his shirt to fight her 17-year-old son

The shocking moment a former Taco Bell employee returned to the restaurant in a tea-tossing rampage has been caught on video.

The former employee named Margarita is seen in the video throwing gallons of tea around a Taco Bell in Converse, Texas in a dispute with the manager before being arrested.

Jul 18 08:24

Car-Theft Ring In The Netherlands Has Stolen Nearly A Dozen Teslas

Earlier this month, Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled the firs production model o the Tesla Model 3, the company’s first sedan marketed toward broader cohort of working Americans who had presumably balked at the price tag of the company’s older model. Musk sees a truly “mass market” car as insurance against the types of sales declines that briefly sent the company’s shares into bear-market territory about a week and a half ago.

Musk has said he hopes to go from manufacturing 100,000 cars a year to 500,000 with the launch of the Model 3 – but one has to wonder whether or not this is actually possible. However, some unscrupulous Tesla enthusiasts have aparently decided they don’ feel like waiting around to find out.

As Jalopnik reports, there have been a rash of Tesla thefts across Europe as thieves, apparently undeterred by the controversy surrounding the company’s autopilot assisted-driving software, are trying to snatch up as many of them as possible.

Jul 18 08:23

U.S. states move to allow children to use sunscreen at school without a doctor’s note

State Rep. Craig Hall of Utah has four red-headed school-age children, lives in the state with the highest rate of melanoma in the United States, and buys sunscreen “in the Costco size.” He is an unabashed proponent of sun protection.

Jul 18 08:23

Suicidal man doused in gasoline catches fire after police use Taser on him

A suicidal man who had doused himself in gasoline became engulfed in flames at an Arlington home Monday after an officer used a stun gun on him, police said.
The officer who used the Taser on the man believed that the man was holding a lighter in his hand and was about to use it, police spokeswoman Sgt. VaNessa Harrison said at a news conference.

Jul 18 07:55

A mom says it’s alright if parents curse in front of their kids, but not everyone is on board

In the post, Hall points out that she has let some unconsidered swear words slip while in the presence of her children, but she feels the cursing isn’t a big issue. Hall said she doesn’t need to teach her children they can’t use swear words, and that they instinctively know it isn’t allowed.

Jul 18 07:53

Wanna PIZZA me? Boyfriends hold back furious girlfriends in bizarre 2am mass brawl between screaming diners in a Toronto fast-food restaurant

A vicious, protracted brawl broke out over a pizza in a fast food outlet at 2am on a Sunday morning in Canada.
Paul Michael, 23, was at the restaurant when the brawl began at.
He said it started when a woman entered the restaurant on Queen Street by Broadview Avenue, Toronto and complained that her pizza order was late.

Jul 18 07:45

Heartless Facebooker sets up page to mock San Francisco’s ‘zombie’ homeless population

Apparently, one San Franciscan Facebook user has found a solution to homelessness: taking their photos and making fun of them.
According to SFist, a resident who lives in the city’s Mission district created a page specifically to document the people they see within a two-mile radius of her apartments. Most of the images are accompanied by long rants against not only the people in the photos, but against city officials the page’s administrator believes contribute to the situation.

Jul 18 07:44

Welcome to California, where wrong is right and right is wrong.

What is it with California? Is there something in the water? Maybe it’s the air. I marvel at how they consistently call good evil and evil good, and how they refuse to enforce laws against criminals while demanding to criminalize innocent citizens.

New legislation there bans kids from attending public schools unless they bow down to the almighty state, allowing poisonous toxins to be injected in their bodies through mandatory vaccinations. Meanwhile, the same legislative body is now preparing legislation to prohibit law enforcement against illegal aliens who commit crimes.

Jul 18 07:23

Solar Eclipse 2017: Oregon Officials Warn to Stockpile Food, Prepare to Shelter In Place

As the Aug. 21 full solar eclipse grows near, Lincoln City resident Laura Green and her neighbors are at ground zero.

Jul 18 07:04

Syrian Hairdresser Hailed As 'Model of Integration' Slits His Female Employer's Throat

Mohammad Hussain Rashwani was hailed in the media as the "paramount example of successful integration" after he got a job as a hairdresser at a salon in Herzberg, Germany in late 2015.

After a little over a year on the job, he decided to slit his female employer's throat.
Mohammad Hussain Rashwani was hailed as an integration success story before he slit his female employer's throat.

Jul 18 06:55

FORMER HOUSE SPEAKER DENNIS HASTERT RELEASED FROM MINNESOTA PRISON

Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has left the federal prison in Minnesota where he has spent the last 13 months for breaking the law while trying to hide his past sexual abuse of teenage boys, records show. Hastert, 75, is now under the supervision of a residential re-entry management field office based in Chicago, according to Bureau of Prisons online records. That means he is likely at a halfway house in the region monitored by that office, or he is on home confinement.

Jul 17 16:41

Minneapolis PD's 1st Somali Cop Kills Australian Woman Who Called Police To Report A Crime

The Minneapolis Police Department's first Somali-American police officer, Mohamed Noor, has been identified as the cop who shot 40-year-old Australian yoga teacher Justine Damond after she called police to report a possible crime.

Jul 17 15:36

ALERT: CHINA SHIPPING WEAPON TO FOREIGN BASE NEAR US AREA OF OPERATIONS

China has just begun sending a very dangerous weapon — its troops — to a base in the East African nation of Djibouti just miles from where a U.S. special operations base is located.

Jul 17 15:35

Cashless Society Alert: Visa Will Be Giving Up To $500,000 To Restaurants That Go ‘100% Cashless’

The push toward a cashless society is becoming more of a shove.  Before today I had never heard of “The Visa Cashless Challenge”, but after reading about it I have to say that I am quite alarmed. 

Jul 17 14:07

Aussie Woman Killed By Police In US After Dialing 911 To Report Disturbance

Police officer in South Minneapolis, Minnesota, shot dead a 40-year-old woman from Sydney shortly after she dialed 911 to alert of a possible alley assault. The woman’s family now demands answers for what they say was unprovoked violence.

Jul 17 13:43

Students Love Socialism, Can't Explain What It Is

A new video out of Washington DC shows a diverse swath of young millennials love the idea of "socialism," even if they can't explain what it is.

Jul 17 13:42

'Anti-Racism Strategist' Tariq Nasheed Discovers How to Defeat The Alt-Right

Racial agitator and self-described "anti-racism strategist" Tariq Nasheed has released a new music video BTFOing "alt-right," "white supremacists" like Philip DeFranco and Ben Shapiro.

Jul 17 11:57

The Korean Matrix

The Defense Ministry in Seoul proposed to talk at the border village of Panmunjom, while the Red Cross proposed separate talks to discuss family reunions.

South Korea Proposes Military Talks with North Korea For Later This Month
So South Korean President Moon Jae-in has made up his mind — after his inauguration on May 10 and Pyongyang's ICBM test on July 3.

All this is happening just as what Seoul really wants is to do business — in a Korean variant of the China-driven New Silk Roads, renamed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Seoul wants to build a Trans-Korean Railway, and go even beyond, connecting it with the Trans-Siberian and, what else, the Chinese-built Eurasian land bridge. That happens to be the so-called Iron Silk Road concept, which South Korea has been dreaming about since an Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) summit in 2004.

Jul 17 11:50

Is Russiagate Really Hillarygate?

According to an insider account, the Clinton team, put together the Russia Gate narrative within 24 hours of her defeat. The Clinton account explained that Russian hacking and election meddling caused her unexpected loss. Her opponent, Donald Trump, was a puppet of Putin. Trump, they said, “encourages espionage against our people.” The scurrilous Trump dossier, prepared by a London opposition research firm, Orbis, and paid for by unidentified Democrat donors, formed a key part of the Clinton narrative: Trump’s sexual and business escapades in Russia had made him a hostage of the Kremlin, ready to do its bidding. That was Hillary's way to say that Trump is really not President of the United States—a siren call adopted by the Democratic party and media.

Hillary and the Orbis Dossier

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I so want to see Hillary Clinton testify about this under oath!!

Jul 17 11:44

Auto Defaults Soar On The Back Of "Hasty Loans And, At Times, Outright Fraud"

n the years after its 2009 bankruptcy, Chrysler looked for a dedicated lender to help customers "finance their cars quickly"...which was code for a lender who could help the struggling OEM expand their market share by making extremely risky loans to subprime borrowers all while laying off the credit risk to unsuspecting pension funds. As such, Chrysler ultimately picked Santander due to its expertise in “automated decisioning”...which was code for the ability to advance credit without actually performing income verification tests on borrowers.

For a time, Chrysler and Santander enjoyed a perfect symbiotic relationship as it offered Santander an opportunity to aggressively expand in the U.S. subprime loan market, and Chrysler, the perennial third wheel among the “Big Three,” was able to target customers that were previously deemed untouchable by lenders. Of course, as Bloomberg points out today, the problems surfaced almost from the start.

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Absoflippinglutely unbelievable!!

Jul 17 11:38

Erin Brockovich Won’t Back Down On Mt Pleasant Water Contamination Statements

her recent demand for answers for the second time in three days, involving a potential water crisis in Mount Pleasant City of Charleston County in South Carolina. Her antennae went up two weeks ago after a group of parents there noticed an uptick in brain cancer in the area. A “cancer cluster” is when a community faces a “greater-than-perceived” rate of cancer over a period of time...

Jul 17 11:27

Pyongyang Observed to Be Ramping Up Nuclear Weapons Fuel Processing

Pyongyang has stepped up its manufacture of nuclear weapons fuel, according to a US group’s interpretation of recent satellite surveillance data.

According to satellite imagery recorded between September 2106 and June 2017, North Korea has stepped up its production of weapons-grade plutonium at a faster rate than previously asserted by military experts.

Recorded over an eight-month period, the new surveillance data reveals increased thermal activity around the primary nuclear plant of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), the radiochemical laboratory at the Yongbyon nuclear facility — an indicator, according to an American university center's project exclusively concerned with Pyongyang, of increased nuclear weapon production.

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IF, in fact, this report is true, it is very troubling, indeed.

And here is the organisation which put out this information, according to Wikipedia:

"38 North is a website devoted to analysis about North Korea; it is a program of the US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University's Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies and is managed by former U.S. Department of State official Joel S. Wit and USKI Assistant Director Jenny Town.[1] Notable contributors include nuclear scientist Sigfried Hecker,[2] former Associated Press Pyongyang Bureau Chief Jean H. Lee,[3] cybersecurity expert James Andrew Lewis,[4] and North Korea Tech founder Martyn Williams.[5]"

This group is pretty darned sober-sided, and has come up with some significant evaluations of what is going on with North Korea's weapons programs before; I seriously doubt that the intel represented is wrong.

The big question is, just how are the US and China going to respond to this information, and will they be working cooperatively, or in direct opposition to each other, in how they try to handle this most recent revelation?!?

Jul 17 10:45

KurdistanWATCH: Children lose limb, life, family to Turkey's shelling of northwest Syria

At least five civilians including children lost their lives when the Turkish army on Wednesday bombed the outskirts of Syria’s northwest Kurdish district of Afrin.

Omar, a 12-year-old Syrian boy whose leg was amputated as a result of the bombing, told Kurdistan24 a rocket hit nearby when he and his family were harvesting their farm in the countryside of the country’s northwest district of Shahba.

“We were all injured,” said Omar.

In the bombardment, Omar and his family were wounded and his father lost his life.

“Two rockets hit near us,” Omar continued. “The first one was a little bit further away, but the second rocket killed two.”

“Someone's leg was cut off and another one's arm was amputated too,” he further said.

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Take a look at the face in this image; a sweet, bright little boy who has just had his future, and some of his family, completely robbed from him, courtesy of Edrogan's military shelling of Syria indiscriminately.

In my world, there is no such thing as "collateral damage", period, end of discussion; these are people, brother and sister human beings, who deserve far better from life than what they have received, and are innocent victims of war.

Jul 17 10:40

A MERCENARY-LED SURGE WON’T SOLVE AFGHANISTAN

Private military contractors have spotted an opportunity as America’s longest war grinds on. Here’s a crazy idea floating around Washington these days, outlandish even by today’s outlandish standards: The United States should hire a mercenary army to “fix” Afghanistan, a country where we’ve been at war since 2001, spending billions along the way. The big idea here is that they could extricate U.S. soldiers from this quagmire, and somehow solve it

Jul 17 10:39

CONGRESS TRYING TO SNEAK THROUGH MAJOR GIVEAWAY TO DEFENSE CONTRACTORS

CONGRESS IS ON THE BRINK of a major giveaway to defense contractors, tucking language into a must-pass piece of legislation that would broadly expand their ability to gouge the federal government on sole-source contracts.

The National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, is practically the only bill Congress passes on time every year. The last 50 NDAA’s, which authorize funds and set policy for the Department of Defense, have reached the president’s desk without a holdup. Education, healthcare, and jobs can wait, but supporting the troops — actually, supporting the defense contractors who make the weapons — must never face a delay. The bill even goes through a regular process, with dozens of amendments and bipartisan votes. It’s like nothing else in Washington.

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This...absolutely bites, folks!!

And given the inferior weaponry defense contractors are selling to our military these days, with huge cost over-runs, and weapons delivered so late as to be nearly obsolete by the time they get into the hands of our military, this is the absolute, polar opposite of what should be happening with the US's weapons makers.

Of course, like their corporate colleagues in the private prison industry and the petroleum industry, defense contractors are enormously adept at "compensating", both directly and covertly, congressional representative who steer contracts their way.

Jul 17 10:38

President of National Border Patrol Council: ‘We signed up to do a job and Trump is allowing us to do that job’

President of the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) Brandon Judd appeared on Fox News Monday to talk about the logistics of a border wall and the moral of border patrol agents under the Trump Administration.

Jul 17 10:32

House NDAA Amendments Would Limit US Participation in Yemen War

The House version of the nearly $700 billion 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) includes multiple amendments aimed at limiting US involvement in the Saudi War in Yemen, explicitly forbidding the deployment of ground troops there, or spending any money on military operations outside the scope of the 2001 AUMF.

The Nolan Amendment prohibits the deployment of troops to participate in any way in the war, which is seen not only as restricting ground troops being sent to Yemen to fight on the side of the Saudis, but also appears aimed at limiting mid-air refueling operations for Saudi warplanes.

The Lieu Amendment requires a report from the State Department and the Pentagon on whether or not the Saudis are complying with the US-provided “No Strike List” for Yemen, as well as their improvement of targeting capabilities to avoid hitting civilians.

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Were I a betting person, I would not bet that these amendments will survive the compromise process in the Senate, and that... is a damned shame.

The US government and military are colluding with Saudi Arabia in their war crimes against the Yemeni people.

Innocent children and non-combatants are getting killed and maimed for life every day; the Saudi military, with US assistance, has blocked the Yemeni ports, meaning no food is getting in, hence massive deaths from malnutrition in Yemeni's children; depleted uranium has been documented to have been used in civilian areas, insuring a massive uptick in cancers; still births, and horrific birth deformities; and now, cholera has taken hold, infecting over 300,000 people as I type this.

As a Christian witness, who believes in telling the truth as I see it, I am profoundly morally uncomfortable, being a citizen of a country committing war crimes against some of the most poverty-stricken people on this planet.

Jul 17 10:24

MAN WALKS UP TO ATM, FINDS JAW-DROPPING NOTE WAITING INSIDE

An ATM maintenance technician in Corpus Christi, Texas had a harrowing experience Wednesday, when he found himself locked inside the ATM room of a Bank of America.

Jul 17 10:22

US Building a Third Military Airport in Syrian Kurdistan

Amid growing focus on the US quietly establishing military bases across the Middle East and Northern Africa, reports out of the autonomous Syrian Kurdistan region of Rojava say that US workers have begun construction on a new military airbase in Tel Baidar, 40 km west of Hasakeh.

Though the US doesn’t publicly affirm these bases exist, this would be the third fully-working military airbase in Rojava,as the US had previously built bases in Kobane and Rumailan. The bases are largely being used to fly gear to the Kurdish forces, but also could support some smaller military planes.

Legally speaking, that might be an issue, as the White House has been openly trying to get Congress to grant President Trump unilateral authority to establish bases in both Iraq and Syria, but all signs point to them having already been establishing such bases since the last few months of Obama’s term.

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What is happening in Syria, on the part of the US government, is immoral, illegal, and just plane wrong.

Snipping off bits of sovereign nations, in order to "redraw their maps", is something alleged democracies are not supposed to do.

Jul 17 10:19

The Biggest Issue of our Time

Great civilizations don't die from murder, they die from suicide.

Longtime Steyn readers will be familiar with the demographic thesis of his 2006 international bestseller America Alone: The End of the World as We Know It. Almost the entire developed world is mired in deathbed demography from which no functioning society has ever recovered.

Mark's book was a big success a decade ago. But it is a melancholy fact that most people in the western world remain entirely unaware of this remorseless arithmetic or its likely consequences. So this brand new SteynPost is a kind of primer on demographic trends, and where they lead.

Jul 17 10:13

Man skips job interview, jumps off bus to rescue car crash victim

It had just been 7 days considering that he got released from prison, however Aaron Tucker had actually already done the impossible– he landed a task interview.Last Thursday, the 32-year-old from Bridgeport, Connecticut, got up at 5 a.m., got a dress shirt he had actually been given at the halfway house he was residing in, and hopped onto a city bus to meet the supervisor at a nearby Dinosaur Bar-B-Que.

Jul 17 09:54

Congress needs to raise the debt ceiling or risk a constitutional crisis. Here’s why.

The U.S. Treasury Department is quickly approaching the debt ceiling and lawmakers will have to move fast to raise it before it's too late.

Republicans in both the House and the Senate have repeatedly listed raised the debt ceiling as one of their many reasons for opting to work through their August recess and members of the Trump administration have urged Congress to do so before the summer break.

Currently, the U.S. debt is over $19 trillion. So what happens if we go over the debt ceiling? It would put the U.S. Treasury Department in a very sticky situation.

The U.S. Treasury still has to pay the bills, whether we hit the debt ceiling or not, but the problem if we do reach the debt limit is that now the Treasurer will have to essentially write checks illegally, taking on new debt in order to pay for things like pensions for retired federal employees against the rules set by Congress.

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I wish someone in DC understood that this debt is absolutely unpayable; if individual, responsible families in this country can live within their means, without going into major debt, this government needs to do that also.

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