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CURRENT EVENTS

Nov 19 08:31

Israel bars Palestinian grandmother from visiting slain father’s grave for 70 years

Salwa Salem-Copty hopes to someday return to live in her family’s village in the north of Israel, but at 70 years old, she thinks it is unlikely. Instead she has one request — she would like to be allowed to visit the grave of her father, who was killed when a bus full of workers traveling to Haifa was attacked in April 1948.

Salwa’s mother was pregnant with her at the time, living as an internally displaced person in nearby Nazareth with three young children. She had prepared Easter dinner for her family, as they waited on her husband to return. Instead Salwa’s uncle showed up with the news — Salwa’s father was not coming home.

While the residents of Ma’alul had been kicked out of their village several months previously, when Israeli forces took over the area, demolishing every Palestinian home in the village, residents were still able to bury their dead in the village’s cemeteries.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

JUST when I think the government of Israel cannot possibly be more heavy-handedly petty, it amazes me yet again with its pig-ignorant, insensitive behaviour.

Nov 19 08:29

Couple sues after insurance agent tells police their hibiscus plants were pot

A couple who say they were handcuffed for hours in a police patrol car after their hibiscus plants were confused for marijuana are suing the police and an insurance company.

Nov 19 08:28

Air France Says Crew Was Arrested and Interrogated for Not Upgrading Politician's Daughter in Argentina

When the daughter of a former justice minister in Argentina demanded to be upgraded to business class on an Air France flight in October, the flight crew was unable to accomodate her. What happened next has become an international incident.

Nov 19 08:19

North Korea’s Submarine Ballistic Missile Program Moves Ahead: Indications of Shipbuilding and Missile Ejection Testing

Commercial satellite imagery of the Sinpo South Shipyard from November 5 indicates that North Korea is on an aggressive schedule to build and deploy its first operational ballistic missile submarine.

The continued movement of parts and components into and out of the parts yards adjacent to the construction halls indicates an ongoing shipbuilding program. The presence of what appear to be sections of a submarine’s pressure hull in the yards suggests construction of a new submarine, possibly the SINPO-C ballistic missile submarine (SSB)[1]—the follow-on to the current SINPO-class experimental ballistic missile submarine (SSBA).[2]

A probable launch canister support, or launch canister, appears to be present within the service tower at the missile test stand suggesting the ongoing ejection testing of submarine launch ballistic missiles (SLBM). Such testing could support the continued development of SLBMs, a new ballistic missile submarine or a combination of both.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In light of the fact that the land around their missile test site has been geologically compromised, this would be a very logical thing which North Korean scientists would want to do.

Nov 19 08:18

Anti-gay lawmaker resigns after getting caught with a man in his office

A vocally anti-LGBTQ lawmaker has resigned his position after being caught having sex with another man. Wesley Goodman, a Republican Ohio state representative serving his first term, resigned earlier this week after it came to light that he’d engaged in “inappropriate behavior” of a sexual nature with another man earlier this autumn.

Nov 19 08:18

1,100 Chinese Officials Punished for Damaging Environment

More than 1,000 officials have been held responsible and punished in China for environmental damage, as China steps up efforts to fight pollution through deterrent means.

Nov 19 08:11

Saudi 'Corruption' Probe Widens: Dozens Of Military Officials Arrested

After jailing dozens of members of the royal family, and extorting numerous prominent businessmen, 32-year-old Saudi prince Mohammed bin Salman has widened his so-called 'corruption' probe further still.

The Wall Street Journal reports that at least two dozen military officers, including multiple commanders, recently have been rounded up in connection to the Saudi government’s sweeping corruption investigation, according to two senior advisers to the Saudi government.

Additionally, several prominent businessmen also were taken in by Saudi authorities in recent days.

A number of businessmen including Loai Nasser, Mansour al-Balawi, Zuhair Fayez and Abdulrahman Fakieh also were rounded up in recent days, the people said.

Attempts to reach the businessmen or their associates were unsuccessful.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would observe that these arrests of Saudi military are to consolidate power absolutely, so there is not a one of his COs who will not be behind him, one hundred percent, ultimately, for a strike against Iran.

I would like to hope that some of his trusted advisors have at least mentioned that this will most probably mean a war against Russia as well, as Russian military and civilian leadership have consistently stated that should Iran be attacked militarily, Russia will come to its aid.

Nov 19 08:00

Japanese boat crashes into US Navy destroyer in Pacific Fleet’s 5th collision this year

A US Navy destroyer has collided with a Japanese tugboat in Sagami Bay, off the east coast of Japan, making it the fifth such incident involving the Pacific Fleet this year.

An official statement from the US Navy's 7th Fleet said the tugboat lost its propulsion and drifted into the USS Benfold on Saturday, sustaining minor damage.

The U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain is seen after a collision, in Singapore waters August 21, 2017. © Ahmad MasoodUS Navy proposes more sleep & training for sailors after ‘avoidable’ ship collisions
“No one was injured on either vessel and Benfold sustained minimal damage, including scrapes on its side, pending a full damage assessment,” the statement read. The USS Benfold remains at sea while the Japanese boat was towed to a port in Yokosuka. The Navy said that the incident would be investigated.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That this keeps happening with the US Navy is unsettling in the extreme; more care, and more training seems to be what is necessary to prevent further incidents of this kind from happening.

Nov 19 07:51

Ministry warns Russians about possible terror attacks in US, EU during New Year holidaysMore:http://tass.com/society/976271

The Russian Foreign Ministry has warned Russian nationals about possible terrorist attacks in large European and American cities during the Christmas and New Year holiday season. A statement to this effect was made by the ministry’s Crisis Management Center Department on Friday.

"There is a high probability of terrorist attacks in big cities in Europe and the United States during the New Year holidays from December 20 to January 20," the ministry tweeted.

The Russian Foreign Ministry’s Crisis Management Center Department has been set up with a view to responding to emergency situations connected with life, health and safety hazards for Russian citizens abroad.

More:
http://tass.com/society/976271

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am hoping to heck that the Russian Foreign Ministry's Crisis Management Center Department is absolutely wrong; unfortunately, however, the Deep State of the Occupied, Unhinged, Surveilled States of Amerika is desperate for some kind of horrific crisis (read: domestic or international false flag) around which to galvanize public opinion about who is the villain du jour is, and that whatever country it is, it needs to be militarily whacked about the head and shoulders for "having been so evil" as to have done that.

Nov 19 07:13

Humans are reportedly being sold as slaves for $400 each on the front line of the migrant crisis

Humans are being bought and sold at modern-day slave auctions in Libya, according to an investigation by CNN.
The news channel found evidence of two separate auctions, held after dark at undisclosed locations in the war-ravaged country, which has become the epicentre of the ongoing migrant crisis.

Nov 19 07:13

Former Oklahoma state senator has agreed to plead guilty to a child sex trafficking offense

Former state Sen. Ralph Shortey has agreed to plead guilty to a child sex trafficking offense for offering to pay a 17-year-old boy for sexual "stuff" last March.
In exchange for his guilty plea, U.S. prosecutors have agreed to drop three child pornography counts against him.

Nov 19 07:03

Power Outages In At Least 4 States

Nov 19 06:46

Ten historic pictures of Sweden at Christmas

With the big day just around the corner, The Local rounds up some of the best Swedish Christmas pictures over the last 100 years.

Nov 19 05:46

Filthy London bakery is fined $290k after using a filthy racquet to mash potatoes

Despite Enfield Council officers visiting the business in Edmonton, north London, last January, they found hygiene standards had fallen even lower when they visited in July.

Nov 19 05:46

U.S. Marine driving 2-ton military truck with triple the legal blood alcohol limit, crashes and kills elderly man in Okinawa, Japan.

An Okinawa-based Marine’s blood-alcohol content was triple Japan’s legal limit Sunday when his vehicle collided with a minitruck, killing its Japanese driver, police say.

Nov 19 05:12

World's first human HEAD transplant is 'successfully' carried out on a corpse (now all he needs to do is try it on a live person)

The announcement was made by Italian Professor Sergio Canavero
It was carried out on a corpse in China in an 18-hour operation
Showed it was possible to reconnect the spine, nerves and blood vessels
A full head swap between brain dead organ donors is the next sta

Nov 18 22:37

A Boeing 757 was hacked and now DHS is worried more planes could be at risk

A Department of Homeland Security official admitted that the agency was able to remotely hack into a Boeing 757 during a test in 2016.
The DHS official indicated that he and his team were able to do so without having any direct contact with the aircraft or using any materials that would be flagged by security.
While the exact details of the hack are confidential, Boeing insists that the hackers were not able to take control of the aircraft's flight systems.

Nov 18 21:38

500-year-old coin that may have been dropped by one of Richard III's soldiers fleeing the Battle of Bosworth Field is found by an amateur treasure hunter

The coin, minted during the reign of King Richard III, is one of only a handful
The rare find is now set fetch £15,000 ($20,000) at Dix Noonan Webb's auction
Michelle Vall from Blackpool discovered it during a charity rally in September
Battle of Bosworth Field marked the end of the thiry-year long Wars of the Roses
Experts speculate the gold coin may have been dropped by one of Richard's soldiers fleeing the pivotal battle in 1485

Nov 18 17:23

Drone footage captures extent of US oil leak

Drone footage has captured the scale of a 5,000 barrel oil leak in North Dakota.

The leak was discovered by Keystone pipeline operators TransCanada on Thursday.

Nov 18 12:05

Headless skeleton of a terrifying 20ft sea monster hunted to extinction in the 18th century reappears on a remote Russian island

20ft (6-metre) long beast died out in the 18th century as they were sitting targets for harpoon hunters
An eight hour dig showed that this was a rare find of the existence sea cow once common in the area
They found 45 vertebrae, 27 ribs, a left scapula and other bones on the headless creature
Sightings of these sea cows were recorded by Arctic explorers before it died out in 1768

Nov 18 12:01

World's first human HEAD transplant is 'successfully' carried out on a corpse (now all he needs to do is try it on a live person)

The announcement was made by Italian Professor Sergio Canavero
It was carried out on a corpse in China in an 18-hour operation
Showed it was possible to reconnect the spine, nerves and blood vessels
A full head swap between brain dead organ donors is the next stage

Nov 18 11:27

Hillary Clinton Questions President Trump’s Legitimacy

It’s been 12 months and the bitter bag lady still can’t accept defeat.

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Nov 18 10:55

Pacific Threat: 80 Percent Of Fish Set To Be Wiped Out As Ocean Temperatures Surge

Pacific Island nations are expected to lose 50 to 80 percent of fish species by the end of the century.

Nov 18 10:54

USA Pledges Multi-Billion Peso Fund In Support Of The Duterte Administration

After the 31st ASEAN Summit and related meetings, United States President Donald Trump announced Washington’s multi-billion donation for the programs of the Duterte administration.

Nov 18 10:33

Two Frightening Examples Of Distracted Driving

The police photos tell the story here. Some people are truly insane.

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Nov 18 10:31

15 Black Men Arrested By A Corrupt Cop Are Cleared Of All Convictions

One by one, the men told the same story: A Chicago police officer would demand money from them. And if they didn’t pay, they would find themselves in handcuffs with drugs stuffed in their pockets.

Nov 18 10:31

Police Can Legally Use 23andMe, Other Ancestry Tools To Obtain Your DNA

When you give a genetic testing company your DNA to learn more about your ancestral history, you could also be handing it over to law enforcement.

Nov 18 10:28

Businessman heard gunfire close to the Delano Hotel, smelled gunpowder, saw SWAT looking for more shooters

A businessman who was staying at the Delano Hotel on the night of the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival massacre claims that he heard secondary gunfire close by and smelled gunpowder inside the Delano Hotel sometime after all gunfire had ceased at Mandalay Bay.

Nov 18 10:27

Paddock’s brother, Eric, shows up to court hearing about estate

Lawyers representing victims of the 1 October shooting were in court Friday in an effort to start sorting out the estate of the shooter, Stephen Paddock who’s worth millions. But during the hearing that lasted all of five or 10 minutes, there was an unexpected attendee.

Nov 18 10:08

Kiss Singer Gene Simmons Does The Weather On Fox News, Then Gets Banned By Network FOR LIFE

The weather clip is pretty funny, but that's not why he got banned. It was his behavior afterwards.

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Nov 18 10:07

Dentist pays $15,000 bill for military veteran's dental work

Most of us don’t look forward to going to the dentist, but this story could relieve some fears about your next visit.

When retired Staff Sergeant David Tyler Harmon and dentist, Dr. David Nguyen, met at their local gym, Harmon decided to book a cleaning. He had no idea it would turn into two weeks of dental work. He also didn’t know about the kindness in his new dentist’s heart.

Nov 18 10:06

High school seniors held a funeral for a homeless veteran who died on the streets, and who had no living family members or friends

High school seniors held a funeral for a homeless veteran who died on the streets, and who had no living family members or friends.

When the students from Catholic Memorial High School learned the Army veteran would be buried with no one in attendance, they decided to hold a service to honor him.

Nov 18 09:58

Florida Man Killed Ex, Her New Boyfriend and Her Parents -- Then Left His Son Alone With Their Bodies

On Thursday, a 32-year-old Florida man was convicted of the 2014 quadruple murders of his ex-girlfriend, her new boyfriend and her parents, according to multiple news reports.

Nov 18 09:58

U.S. Army medic charged with rape and murder of his 9-month-old daughter

A United States Army combat medic was charged in the rape and strangling death of one of his 9-month-old twin daughters, according to local media reports.

Nov 18 09:46

Senators propose 'USA Liberty Act' to reauthorize NSA surveillance

The question of how to reign in monitoring enabled by Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) has been in the spotlight ever since the Edward Snowden PRISM revelations. What exactly to do about it has gone back and forth, but the latest attempt to "reform" surveillance is here in the form of the USA Liberty Act, a bipartisan proposal introduced by Senators Mike Lee and Patrick Leahy (PDF). The Washington Post figures it has little chance of passage, however, it does contain language that would make government agencies get a warrant before searching information collected by the NSA under Section 702.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I love the irony and hipocrsy of the title of this legislation; and the serious question which must be asked is, does this legislation actually make us more safe, or simply provide a conduit for surveilling evey bit ofminutiae in our lives?!?

I would politely suggest that it accomplishes the latter, but not the former, and for good reason.

The fastest way to get any kind of terrorism away from the US, or US interests, would be to stop mucking about in other peoples' countries; expropriating resources to which the US government, and the corporations which own, it have utterly no moral right; and insisting that those resources ony be purchased with US petrodollars.

You're welcome, FBI, CIA, DHS, and NSA! :-)

Nov 18 09:44

Turkey withdraws troops from Norway after Erdogan is listed as ‘enemy’ during NATO drills

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that the country’s troops have left ongoing NATO war games ahead of schedule, after his name appeared in an “enemy chart.” The move comes amid tensions between the US and Turkey within the military bloc.

Nov 18 09:40

Founder Of AC/DC, Guitar Legend Malcom Young Dies At 64

Some rare photos here.

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Nov 18 09:33

Trump to be presented with $47M deal to arm Ukraine against Russia

President Donald Trump will be presented with the recommendation to finance and sell anti-tank missiles to the Ukrainian government — a move aimed at deterring aggression from pro-Russian separatists, a State Department official told ABC News.

The National Security Council decided during a meeting on Tuesday to greenlight the presentation of a $47 million grant package to the Ukrainian government to purchase American defense arms, including the powerful Javelin anti-tank missiles.

The president and Congress must approve the sale of anti-tank missiles. The Javelin, a portable missile with a steep price-tag, has been described as "The American Military's Anti-Tank Killer."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

NO, ABC, this was not a "popular uprising"; can you manage, for one millisecond, not to be regurgitating the official government line, and tell the truth here?!?

This was a US sponsored putsch, which threw Yanukovych under the proverbial bus, and "annointed" the Western-centric darling of the moment, Poroshenko, as president, in an election more crooked than a dog's hind leg.

President Obama himself admitted this in an interview in 2015:

Washington Was Behind Ukraine Coup: Obama admits that US “Brokered a Deal” in Support of “Regime Change”

And to the "author" of this piece of stinking codswallop; When ABC's "alleged journalists" continue to lie like this, then wonder why their ratings and credibility are well and truly flushed, they have no one to blame but themselves!!

Nov 18 09:17

TURKISH PRESIDENT ERDOGAN ACCUSES US OF SUPPORTING ISIS

Turkey’s president said, “The administration in the United States has changed but everything remains the same as before.”

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused the United States of granting financial aid to members of the Islamic State group, a State Department-listed terrorist organization.

“The United States has disappointed us a lot, saying that it fights Daesh (the Islamic State group) but in reality, it gave them a lot of support,” said the head of state at a meeting of the Justice and Development Party, AKP, the ruling party of Turkey.

Russia has made the similar remarks on several occasions.

The Director of the Information and Press Department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maria Zajarova, said that some testimonies indict the U.S. military and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, NATO, for supporting the Islamic State group in Afghanistan.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Erdogan and the Russian Spokesperson, Zajarova, are both correct in their observations.

We had a caller into the show yesterday, a gentleman named Roy, who is a wounded Iraq War Veteran, who joined the US military at 18 right after 9/11. He expressed both his disbelief and displeasure at the reality that the US military was providing money, equipment, and training to our alleged "enemies" in the Middle East, just for the purpose of destabilizing countries even further, thus insuring that Middle Eastern oil was only sold in US dollars, and was only going through, and sold to US-approved vendors.

Both ISIS and the Kurds have been proxy groups, used by a succession of US administrations to terrorize various elements in Afghanistan and the Middle East, and prevent, wherever possible, a peaceful resolution to geopolitical problems.

Nov 18 09:13

The growing U.S. obesity problem travels abroad

Giovanni Colacione, 47, is one of about six million people with obesity in Italy — a country known for its healthy, olive-oil-based, vegetable-heavy Mediterranean diet.

Nov 18 09:12

Killings of transgender people in U.S. hit a record

At least 25 transgender people in the United States have been homicide victims so far this year, the highest annual total on record, according to advocacy groups that have been monitoring the grim phenomenon and seeking ways to reduce the toll.

Nov 18 09:08

Lena Dunham Defends ‘Girls’ Writer Accused Of Rape, Says The Woman Is Lying - Feminists Explode

Lena Dunham says the woman is lying and you can imagine how Twitter is reacting. I guess her requirement that everyone always believe the woman doesn't count if the accused is one of her friends.

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Nov 18 09:06

SHOCKING CDC TESTS REVEAL 3,800 US WATER SUPPLIES UP TO 400% MORE CONTAMINATED THAN FLIN

For years there has been an ongoing debate about the levels of lead that have been found in the drinking water in Flint, Michigan, but recent studies have shown that water conditions are just as bad in many other areas throughout the country.

In fact, Reuters recently published neighborhood-level blood lead testing results from 34 states, as well as Washington DC, which were collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The results showed that 3,810 neighborhood areas have levels of lead that are at least double those seen in Flint. Close to half of these sites had levels that were actually four times as high as those in Flint.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The fact that this issue of contaminated water has not been vigorously addressed, does not surprise me; there has been a gradual lack of focus on American infrastructure in favor of more bombs and bullets with which the US government ferociously attempts to mandate its will on the rest of the world, while the health and well-being of American citizens... has become irrelevant.

Nov 18 09:03

Puerto Rico Power Chief Resigns Amid Struggles After Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) chief Ricardo Ramos has resigned as much of the island remains without power almost two months after Hurricane Maria. Ramos was under fire over a repair contract with the Montana-based company Whitefish.

Nov 18 08:58

New Year's Eve terror: Russians warned not to travel

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation has warned Russian citizens of the possibility of terrorist attacks in large European and American cities during the Christmas and New Year holidays.

Nov 18 08:57

THE DEMISE OF DISSENT: WHY THE WEB IS BECOMING HOMOGENIZED

The systemic erosion of advert revenues for everyone other than FB and Google is evident everywhere: for example, BuzzFeed Set to Miss Revenue Target, Signaling Turbulence in Media Prospects for a 2018 initial public offering by the high-profile publisher now appear remote.

Digital publisher BuzzFeed is on track to miss its revenue target this year by a significant amount, the latest sign that troubles in the online-ad business are making it tough for new-media upstarts to live up to lofty expectations.

Nov 18 08:52

USAID AND WALL STREET: CONFLICTS, COUPS, AND CONQUEST

In 1928 when the US-based United Fruit Company – now known as Chiquita Brands International – faced labor issues in Colombia, it had at its disposal Colombian troops which gunned down hundreds of strikers to maintain production and profits.

Ensuring that Colombia protected “American interests” was the US State Department who hosted company representatives at the US embassy in Bogotá, which in turn was in contact with Washington.

The United Fruit Company’s actions in Colombia was far from an isolated incident. US Marine Corps General Smedley Butler would write a book regarding his personal, first-hand experience in fighting wars on multiple continents for oil companies, bankers, and fruit companies.

Nearly a century ago large corporate interests already possessed full control over the mechanisms of American governance, determining its domestic and foreign policy, and readily using the nation’s military might for their own personal gain across the globe.

Nov 18 08:36

Mistrial Declared In Menendez Corruption Trial, As Jury Deadlocks

A mistrial was declared in the bribery, conspiracy and fraud trial of Senator Bob Menendez (D-New Jersey), as the 12-person jury deadlocked on all 18 counts against the Senator and his co-defendant following the 11-week trial.

Nov 18 07:59

MODERN DAY HAMBURGLAR

Nov 18 07:57

This 1 Unexpected Type of Gun Violence Kills More People Than Any Other

The mass shooting in Las Vegas was the largest the country’s ever seen — and once again, gun violence is brought to the forefront of conversation. There’s a lot to consider when it comes to the rights listed under the Second Amendment. And it seems there are more and more shootings going on in America every week.

Nov 18 07:47

The 8 U.S. Cities With the Most Expensive Universities

Aside from buying a house, paying for college is one of the biggest expenses most people will have in their lives. Whether you pay for it out of pocket or take out a student loan or other financial aid, going to college is expensive. Among the cost of tuition, paying for room and board, and spending hundreds (if not thousands) of dollars on textbooks, nothing comes cheap once you step on campus.

Nov 18 07:28

Nigerian bobsled team heading to 2018 Winter Olympics after raising $75,000 through GoFundMe.

Nigeria's women's bobsled team has qualified for the 2018 Winter Olympics.
The three-member team — which was only formed in 2016 — is the first to represent Nigeria at the winter event, to be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea, in February next year.

Nov 18 07:28

South Carolina women’s hoops team decline invite to White House

South Carolina’s women’s basketball squad, the reigning national champions, finally received their invitation to celebrate at the White House on Thursday, but head coach Dawn Staley’s team isn’t going.

Nov 18 07:16

Secret US-backed deal allowed hundreds of ISIS fighters, with tonnes of weapons and ammunition, to escape Raqqa

The deal to let IS fighters escape from Raqqa – de facto capital of their self-declared caliphate – had been arranged by local officials. It came after four months of fighting that left the city obliterated and almost devoid of people. It would spare lives and bring fighting to an end. The lives of the Arab, Kurdish and other fighters opposing IS would be spared.

Nov 17 17:02

INSIDE THE CONGRESSIONAL SHUSH FUND

Tucker Carlson with Jason Chaffetz. This issue that isn't well publicized but taxpayers are footing the bill for secret settlements of sexual harassment cases.

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Nov 17 16:31

Puerto Rico Power Chief Resigns Amid Struggles After Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) chief Ricardo Ramos has resigned as much of the island remains without power almost two months after Hurricane Maria. Ramos was under fire over a repair contract with the Montana-based company Whitefish.

Governor Ricardo Rossello announced Ramos’s resignation Friday. After speaking at a healthcare event in San Juan, Rossello told reporters that the governing board of PREPA will accept the power chief’s resignation, Caribbean Business reported.

Nov 17 16:03

Here’s The NAVY Penis Skywriting Photo...

No harm, no foul. Pretty funny stuff despite outrage from snowflakes.

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Nov 17 15:51

Bootnotes Dick move: Navy flyboy flings firmament phallus for flabbergasted folk

A US navy pilot in an F/A-18 GROWLER is facing stiff action – after crafting a novel flight pattern that left much of central Washington state staring up at an anatomy lesson.

The offending artist flew out of the Whidbey Island air station Thursday morning and deliberately painted the sky over the city of Okanogan with the ol' twig-n-berries.

Look, we'll stop beating about the bush: they drew a giant cock in the air. It isn't a bird, it isn't just a plane, it's a super dong, too.

Nov 17 15:47

Why Is This Raw Milk Farmer In Jail?

I stand with Michael Schmidt.If you’ve seen his face before it was probably alongside a wine glass filled to the brim with raw milk. That particular iconography might as well be the very symbol of food freedom itself...

Nov 17 15:07

Staffer Says Congressman Asked Her To ‘Twirl For Him’

And guess who is paying for these settlements...

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Nov 17 14:37

NFL Player Jameis Winston Accused Of Sexual Assault…AGAIN

Not good news for Winston after his high-profile rape case a few years ago. UBER driver says Winston just reached over and grabbed her crotch during ride home. But there's more to the story.

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Nov 17 14:20

Tom Ridge In Critical Condition

Former DHS chief and Pennsylvania Governor clinging to life.

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Nov 17 14:18

NFL TEETERS ON BRINK OF CIVIL WAR

Jerry Jones threatens to destroy Roger Goodell. This is getting serious.

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Nov 17 13:49

HILARIOUS VIDEO | Jeff Sessions Cracks Up The Audience

I'm not going to spoil the surprise by giving away the punch line. Very funny shite from Sessions. This is breaking video. Just happened a few minutes ago.

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Nov 17 13:25

TURKISH PRESIDENT ERDOGAN ACCUSES US OF SUPPORTING ISIS

Turkey’s president said, “The administration in the United States has changed but everything remains the same as before.” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused the United States of granting financial aid to members of the Islamic State group, a State Department-listed terrorist organization.

Nov 17 13:25

BREAKING | JESSE JACKSON DIAGNOSED WITH PARKINSON'S

Story just hit the wires. Could he be attempting to deflect attention from recent sex assault charges against him by announcing his diagnosis now?

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Nov 17 13:23

SHERIFF THINKS HE CAN USE BOGUS DISORDERLY CONDUCT CHARGES TO SHUT DOWN SPEECH HE DOESN'T LIKE

This is stupid on every single level. First off, as former police officer and current attorney Greg Prickett points out in his post at Simple Justice, there's no way those charges would stick. Sheriff, that's political speech, and it's protected speech. You don't get to silence it because you don't like it, or even because it offends you, the District Attorney, or anyone else. The Disorderly Conduct statute in Texas is very clear on this.

Nov 17 12:43

Glorida Allred Admits She Doesn’t Know if Roy Moore Signed Accuser’s Yearbook

Allreed was later pressed on whether or not the signature was a forgery, to which she didn’t confirm or deny.

Then she was interviewed on MSNBC. After being pressed by Katy Tur once again as to the veracity of the signature, Allred makes a stunning admission: She doesn’t know for sure that Moore signed the yearbook.

Nov 17 12:27

Pozner vs. Halbig: Sandy Hook trial update

It appears that a Florida judge has thus far ruled in favor of critically acclaimed Sandy Hook researcher Wolfgang Halbig after he was brought to court by the reported “father” of deceased Sandy Hook student Noah Pozner who is seeking damages.

Nov 17 11:50

Women's Boobs Are Not Free Speech, Says Federal Court

To protect public health, safety, and morals, the government has an important interest in preventing women from going topless, a federal appeals court has ruled. And the importance of keeping lady breasts out of public view overrules any First Amendment or equal protection issues that such a policy raises.

But at least one dissenting judge felt differently, describing our topless protagonist as having "engaged in the paradigm of First Amendment speech—a public protest on public land in which the participants sought to change a law that, on its face, treats women differently than men."

Going topless might not be inherently expressive, "but to declare, as a matter of law, that it can never be expressive is the quintessence of throwing out the free-expression baby with the non-expressive-conduct bath water," Judge Ilana Rovner wrote.

Nov 17 11:49

FBI URANIUM ONE BRIBERY INFORMANT HAS VIDEO OF BRIEFCASES FULL OF CASH

New details were revealed on the Uranium One case last night from Sara Carter and John Solomon.

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Nov 17 11:47

Gloria Allred: ‘I Haven’t Asked’ Beverly Young Nelson If She Saw Roy Moore Sign Her Yearbook

Thursday on MSNBC’s “MTP Daily,” celebrity attorney Gloria Allred, who is representing Roy Moore accuser Beverly Young Nelson, said she had not asked her client if she saw Moore sign her yearbook.

Questions had been raised by the Moore campaign a day earlier at a press conference in Birmingham, AL about the authenticity of the signature, which Allred had held up as evidence to bolster Young’s claim against Moore.

Nov 17 11:33

Baltimore Neighborhood On Lockdown As Police Hunt Man Who Shot Detective

Police have surrounded a neighborhood in West Baltimore in search of the gunman who shot and gravely injured a veteran detective. A $64,000 reward has been offered for his capture.

The Baltimore PD detective, who has not been identified by name, was investigating a murder in the Harlem Park neighborhood on Wednesday afternoon. Around 4:30 pm local time, he approached a man who was acting suspiciously. The man pulled out a gun and shot the detective in the head, police said.

Nov 17 11:27

Uber reaches for the skies with plan for sleek flying taxi

What could possibly go wrong...

Nov 17 10:17

VIDEO | HILLARY CLINTON ASKED ABOUT SPECIAL COUNSEL

The bullshit she spews when she's asked about a special counsel to investigate her activities. I want to reach out and slap her smug visage.

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Nov 17 10:05

New lifesize hunter-seeker robot performs like a ninja, even does backflips

We have not even made it to the ‘rise of the machines’ era yet and already technology is getting quite scary, to say the least.

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