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CURRENT EVENTS

Jan 17 14:37

TUCKER | Trump’s Comment Is Forcing A Conversation Our Establishment Leaders Don’t Want To Have

Excellent tv. Tucker tells the truth about immigration from shithole countries.

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Jan 17 14:35

Scott Adams: How North Korea Can Become Switzerland of the East

Kim Jong Un went to school in Switzerland. He knows it as a country that gets just about everything right and does it without a traditional army. Is Switzerland safe from attack? Yup. Safer than just about any other country. Their famed neutrality is like a psychological army that costs nothing. No one has a reason to attack them, and everyone knows they won’t cause trouble.

See also: http://blog.dilbert.com/2017/07/05/solving-the-north-korea-situation/

Jan 17 14:15

DHS Chief Tells Kamala Harris | ‘We Are Looking At Criminal Charges Against Elected Officials From Sanctuary Cities’

The best 60 seconds from yesterday's testimony...

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Jan 17 13:50

NYT Reporter Offers ‘Convenient’ New Theory On Clinton Dossier

Get a load of this Hillary-protecting garbage...

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Jan 17 13:02

Sheriff Lombardo plans to encrypt all LVMPD radio traffic to block public monitoring

According to a source within the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD), Sheriff Lombardo discussed his plans to encrypt LVMPD police radio transmissions during a recent meeting with top Metro law enforcement officials, noting the need for Metro to change their radio transmission system in the aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting on October 1st, 2017.

Jan 17 12:32

Update: Judge not ready to release more 1 October documents regarding massacre

Metro lawyers are arguing to keep documents sealed regarding the Oct. 1 massacre and may bring ‘additional charges’ but against who?

Jan 17 11:32

Additional Changes to the YouTube Partner Program (YPP) to Better Protect Creators

2017 marked a tough year for many of you, with several issues affecting our community and the revenue earned from advertising through the YouTube Partner Program (YPP). Despite those issues more creators than ever are earning a living on YouTube, with the number of channels making over six figures up over 40% year-over-year. In 2018, a major focus for everyone at YouTube is protecting our creator ecosystem and ensuring your revenue is more stable.

Jan 17 11:31

North and South Korea agree to form their first joint Olympic team and march together in opening ceremony

The two Koreas have agreed to form a combined women's ice hockey team
Their athletes will march together under a unified flag at the opening ceremony
Both sides held rare talks on Wednesday amid a thaw in inter-Korean ties
North and South Korea have agreed to form their first joint Olympic team and will march together under a unified flag during the opening ceremony, South Korea has announced.
The two Koreas agreed to form a combined women's ice hockey team to take part in next month's Winter Olympics in PyeongChang in the South next month

Jan 17 11:30

'She's with her family now': Home and Away actress Jessica Falkholt, 28, dies six days after her life support was switched off following horror Boxing Day smash that killed her parents and younger sister

Jessica Falkholt has tragically died more than three weeks after horror car crash
Sydney's St George Hospital announced sad news in a statement on Wednesday
Relatives told Daily Mail Australia they were at peace now she is with her family
'Her mum was her biggest supporter so I am sure she is in her arms,' they said
Boxing Day smash also claimed the lives of actress' parents and younger sister

Jan 17 11:03

With a risk premium for oil, the World Economic Forum worried by war

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This year started with political unrest in Iran, one of the main producers in the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. That added to concerns that U.S. President Donald Trump would scrap the multilateral nuclear deal that lets Iranian oil flow through European markets at a time when market analysts are looking at a narrowing gap between supply and demand.

In a message on the New Year, U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres issued a red alert instead of an appeal.

Asked about trends for 2018, Joe McMonigle, a senior energy analyst at Hedgeye Risk Management, told UPI there could be "a few geopolitical lottery tickets in 2018."

In November, analysts at Morgan Stanley said an oversupplied market for oil, a situation that pushed oil prices below $30 per barrel in early 2015, is a market that's more or less immune to geopolitical risk.>>>

Jan 17 10:54

Amid tension, China carrier group sails through Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Reuters) - A Chinese carrier group has sailed through the narrow Taiwan Strait that separates the self-ruled island from its giant neighbor but no unusual activity was detected, Taiwan said on Wednesday, amid heightened tension with Beijing.

Jan 17 10:53

'The worst thing is being sexualised': Women reveal what they HATE about breastfeeding in public (including leaking, biting and 'lopsided' boobs)

Breastfeeding can be a contentious subject, with mothers being forced to defend themselves for feeding their babies in public.
And now a disgruntled group of mothers have now taken to chat forum Whisper to discuss their own experiences in brutally honest detail.
Speaking in the candid parenting debate, one frustrated mother admitted she had been shamed for breastfeeding in public.

Jan 17 10:32

Trump, Bannon, Deep State, and Chelsea’s Wedding. Michael Rivero - January 16, 2018

Jan 17 10:07

Newly Uncovered Russian Payments Are A Focus Of Election Investigation

Officials investigating the Kremlin’s interference in the 2016 US presidential election are scrutinizing newly uncovered financial transactions between the Russian government and people or businesses inside the United States.

Jan 17 10:05

Largest producing egg farm in the US caught by undercover operatives for severe animal abuse

An egg farm in Polk County is under fire from an animal rights organization that released video Tuesday, saying it shows chickens suffering serious abuse.
The Animal Recovery Mission, or ARM, said it conducted an investigation that lasted about three weeks during which an undercover worker was hired by Cal-Maine Foods' Lake Wales egg farm.

Jan 17 09:46

Chrissy Teigen Boldly Offers to Pay Olympic Gymnast McKayla Maroney's 100k Fine If She Speaks at Larry Nasser Hearing

In light of the hundreds of allegations against U.S. Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nasser, and with his sentencing going on today (Jan. 16), news that one of the victims, Olympian McKayla Maroney won't be able to testify has left some very angry.

Jan 17 09:46

$10 Million LAPD Electric BMWs Appear Unused Or Misused

The Los Angeles Police Department made a big deal about going green with a fleet of electric BMWs.
But our David Goldstein has discovered some of those cars are sitting in the garage.
Here is a full script of Goldstein’s investigation:

Jan 17 09:37

Aunt of 13 siblings allegedly held captive tried 'for years' to get in touch with the family

The aunt of 13 siblings allegedly abused and held captive by their parents in a Southern California home says her family tried "for years" to get in touch with her sister but "she just shut us out of her life."

Jan 17 09:37

What Is New California? Rural Counties Want Independence From 'Tyrannical Government'

Robert Paul Preston dreams of splitting California in two to create the nation's sixth-largest state, topping New York in population. It would be called New California, and it wouldn't be liberal-friendly.

Jan 17 09:09

Trump’s Plan to Kill the Iranian “Nukes” Deal

The Trump administration has settled on a plan for sabotaging the Iranian Nuclear deal that does not explicitly violate the terms of the agreement. Trump will continue to suspend sanctions, as is required under the terms of the deal, but at the same time, he will warn that if the agreement isn’t changed to meet his specific demands, he will terminate it unilaterally.

“If at any time I judge that such an agreement is not within reach, I will withdraw from the deal immediately,” Trump said.

(*but he could always ch**se to deny saying it , at a later time)

Jan 17 09:03

The number of uninsured Americans rose by 3.2 million last year

The percentage of U.S. adults without health insurance grew by 1.3 percentage points in 2017, or about 3.2 million people, Gallup reports, based on its Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index survey. This is first rise since the Affordable Care Act was enacted and the single largest increase in the uninsured rate since Gallup and Sharecare began measuring it in 2008, though at 12.2 percent uninsured it is below the peak uninsured rate of 18 percent in the third quarter of 2013, before the ACA's exchange markets and individual mandate took effect. The jump in uninsured adults was highest among young adults and Latino, black, and low-income Americans, Gallup said.

Jan 17 09:03

FCC Net Neutrality Repeal Challenged in Court

Among the petitions filed Tuesday is one from 21 state attorney generals.
The fight to prevent telecom giants from engaging in content discrimination through practices like blocking and throttling is now being put to a federal appellate court. On Tuesday, several challenges were made to the FCC's recent decision to repeal net neutrality rules.

Jan 17 08:53

You Don’t Need a Telescope to Find a ‘S**thole Country’

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The Chilean poet Pablo Neruda understood how those who ruled the shithole country looked at the wretched of the earth. He wrote:

When the trumpet sounded, it was
all prepared on the earth,
the Jehovah parceled out the earth
to Coca Cola, Inc., Anaconda,
Ford Motors, and other entities:
The Fruit Company, Inc.
reserved for itself the most succulent,
the central coast of my land,
the delicate waist of America.

It rechristened its territories
as the ‘Banana Republics’
and over the sleeping dead,
over the restless heroes,
who brought about the greatness, the liberty and the flags,
it established the comic opera:
Abolished independencies,
presented crowns of Caesar,
unsheathed envy, attracted
the dictatorship of flies. …

The dictatorship of flies had its downside. It elevated the imbecilic and the inept, men whose main attributes were brutality, mendacity and thievery.>>>

Jan 17 08:11

Is it a stitch-up? Fears Macron's offer to lend the Bayeux Tapestry to Britain could fall flat after TWO earlier attempts to get the iconic artwork across the Channel failed

Preparations under way to move the fabric across the Channel for first ever time
President Emmanuel Macron expected to confirm momentous loan tomorrow
But director of Bayeux Museum in Normandy said tests must first be conducted
French official says loan is still 'under consideration' and won't be before 2020

Jan 17 08:04

High five! Caring Kate brings a smile to a young patient at Great Ormond Street (but is forced to go without her engagement ring three months before her due date)

Duchess, 36, was officially opening the completed Mittal Children's Medical Centre
Was presented with teddies by young cystic fibrosis patient on arrival at hospital
Met staff caring for young patients and talked to clinicians carrying out cutting edge research
Duchess left £300K ring at home in accordance with hospital policy on minimal jewellery
Later Duchess will visit a school to see work of Wimbledon Junior Tennis Initiative

Jan 17 07:33

Second US winter storm forces hundreds of flight cancellations

A second winter storm in as many weeks is causing hundreds of flight cancellations across the United States, airlines reported on Tuesday, potentially dealing a further blow to carriers' first quarter outlooks.

As the storm sweeps across southeast Texas and up the East Coast dumping snow, sleet and freezing rain, airlines have already cancelled flights into Wednesday in anticipation of difficult conditions.

Jan 17 06:00

EX-CIA CASE OFFICER ARRESTED IN NEW YORK FOR VIOLATING ESPIONAGE ACT

A former operations officer in the United States Central Intelligence Agency has been arrested on charges of illegally possessing top secret information, including lists of real names of foreign assets and addresses of CIA safe houses. The news emerged on Tuesday, as the US Department of Justice announced that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had filed a criminal complaint over the weekend.

Jan 17 04:18

These Are the Real Causes of the Iran Protests

... Even though protests appear to have fizzled out over the past two days, the population's anger and frustration will remain until the Rouhani government takes concrete steps to address the protesters' legitimate grievances. While Rouhani can - and should - make changes to the budget, he has less control over the deeper problem of unemployment and the absence of foreign investment ... Precisely because Trump doesn't care about the protesters and is more interested in destabilizing Iran and undoing anything and everything with Barack Obama's name on it, he may well use the protests as a pretext to do what he has always intended to do: Kill the nuclear deal. The only deviation from Trump's original plan is that he could now pretend to do it out of love for the people of Iran.

Jan 17 04:11

What Is America’s Mission Now?

Informing Iran, "The U.S. is watching what you do," Amb. Nikki Haley called an emergency meeting Friday of the Security Council regarding the riots in Iran. The session left her and us looking ridiculous. France's ambassador tutored Haley that how nations deal with internal disorders is not the council's concern. Russia's ambassador suggested the United Nations should have looked into our Occupy Wall Street clashes and how the Missouri cops handled Ferguson ... The episode exposes a malady of American foreign policy. It lacks consistency, coherence and moral clarity, treats friends and adversaries by separate standards, and is reflexively interventionist.

Jan 16 22:36

Crude Oil Price Hits $70 P/B Despite Surging US Output

Crude oil price hits $70 per barrel Monday despite surging production by the United States, which is offset by the production cuts led by the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and Russia.
The international benchmark Brent crude futures rose above $70 per barrel earlier in the session before trading at $69.69 per barrel.

The United States West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $64.22 per barrel but Reuters reported that trading was relatively slow due to a national holiday in the United States.
After falling from an all-time high of $147 per barrel in July 2008, Brent crude price had hit a peak of $115 per barrel in June 2014 before the excess inventory in the oil market forced the price down to $27 per barrel in February 2016.

WTI also reached a peak of $105 per barrel in June 2014 before the sharp drop in oil prices.
However, a production-cutting pact between the OPEC, Russia and other producers has given a strong tailwind to oil prices, with both benchmarks hitting levels not seen since December 2014.
OPEC, together with Russia and a group of other producers, last November extended an output-cutting deal to cover all of 2018.

The cartel had at their November 30, 2017 meeting agreed to extend oil output cuts until the end of 2018>>>

Jan 16 22:20

Scissors attack on girl in hijab 'did not happen': police

Toronto police say an incident involving an 11-year-old girl who claimed to have her hijab cut by a stranger on the street, "did not happen."

Jan 16 20:01

Is your dog the nation's favourite breed? Poll set to reveal Britain's most beloved pooches

Sara Cox and Ben Fogle will count down the nation's top 100 dog breeds
The two-and-a-half hour show tonight will feature celebrities and their dogs
Among those appearing are Geri Haliwell, Philip Schofield and Prince Harry

Jan 16 20:00

'She was dreadfully depressed': Friends reveal agony of Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan in the weeks before she was found dead at 46 having previously battled with alcohol and a failed suicide attempt

The Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan has died suddenly at a hotel aged 46, her publicist has confirmed
Rock star, who has recently been performing with the band D.A.R.K, was staying in London while recording
She was found in a room of the Hilton London at 9.05am, whilethe death is being treated as 'unexplained'
Her publicist did not comment on how she died, but said it was 'sudden' and that her family are 'devastated'

Jan 16 16:07

Senator Perdue Gets Testy With George Stephanopoulos | I Was There At The Meeting, Trump Did Not Use THAT Word…

The media bias is off the charts, and Perdue starts to lose his temper...

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Jan 16 14:49

TRUMP SCORES PERFECT 30 OUT OF 30 ON COGNITIVE EXAM

BOOM! Here's the video (from just now) of the White House physician, not Trump's physician, telling the biased press corps that Trump achieved a perfect score on his cognitive exam. The question from the snowflake reporter is RIDICULOUS.

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Jan 16 14:37

Kirstjen Nielsen Drops ‘A Foreign Born Terrorism’ Truth Bomb

Ignore the MSM, this is the big story from today's testimony of DHS Chief Nielsen.

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Jan 16 14:35

Look for the UL Label(Underwriters Lab) Before Purchasing Space Heaters This Winter

The other reason which can be a real possibility is that these space heaters might have failed and caused an electrical fire. This is why you should check to see if the space heater has the UL label on the box.

Jan 16 14:24

If Hillary Was President.Would She Allow the USA to freeze During the Artic Blast to So Call Save the Planet?

I can say if Hillary was President. America would freeze to comply with lowering our carbon foot print in the name of saving the planet

Jan 16 14:08

A moment of significance and opportunity for Ethiopia

Graham Peebles says the Ethiopian government’s “half-baked move to release a few political leaders… should embolden many” and “reveals a crack in the democratic facade presented by the regime, which must be split open under the force of sustained political activism”.>>

Jan 16 13:28

Trump Warns Xi That "Disappointing" Surge In China Trade Deficit Is "Not Sustainable"

While President Trump "expressed hope" that the resumed inter-Korean dialogue may prompt a change in North Korea’s destructive behavior, perhaps more notable was the fact that President Trump used the call "express disappointment that the United States’ trade deficit with China has continued to grow" and made clear that "the situation is not sustainable."

Jan 16 13:23

Tillerson Breaks With White House, Rejects Freeze Of Military Exercises Near North Korea

In a direct reversal with the recently disclosed official White House policy, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the U.S. rejects a 'freeze for freeze' approach that would pause joint U.S./South Korean military drills in exchange for a pause to North Korea's nuclear program.

Speaking in Vancouver at a meeting with foreign ministers, Tillerson said that "we reject a 'freeze for freeze' approach, in which legitimate defensive military exercises are placed on the same level as the DPRK’s unlawful actions. The pressure campaign will continue until North Korea takes decisive steps to de-nuclearize."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am having a Jean-Luc Picard "double face palm", at warp speed, upon reading this.

Is it pathologically impossible for these to gentlemen to at least appear to be on the same page, regarding US foreign policy, for at least a millisecond?!?

This stuff is crazy-making; and I would like to believe that there is some kind of a strategy here, but for the life of me, I cannot see it!!

Jan 16 13:17

Turkey Notifies NATO Of Imminent Massive Invasion Of Syria To Fight Kurds

Turkey is poised for an imminent massive ground invasion of Northern Syria to quash Kurdish militia groups currently holding Afrin near the Turkish border. Multiple regional outlets have reported a build-up of forces that could constitute the largest external intervening force thus far in the entirety of the Syrian war.

According to Middle East based Al-Sura News, Turkey's military build-up currently underway includes special forces troops, Army units, Turkish-backed Syrian Rebels and Turkey's air force. The Kurdish YPG/J (People's Protection Units) has held Afrin since the Syrian government withdrew from the area in 2012, which constitutes the western-most part of the self-declared Rojava autonomous Kurdish zone.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF I were a bookie in Vegas, I don't know what odds of war breaking out between Turkey and Syria were, but I wouldn't bet against it starting within the next 24- 48 hours.

Jan 16 13:12

Russia Begins Massive ICBM Launch Drills

On Monday, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation issued a warning to NATO that is has started a massive missile drill involving truck-mounted intercontinental ballistic missile launchers across the country.

The Defense Ministry said the drills would involve “missile regiments armed with Topol-M and Yars mobile systems.” The Topol-M is designed to launch an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) tipped with a single 550 kT yield nuclear warhead. Max range of the ICBM is 6,500 miles, which the mobile launching unit is extremely tough for NATO to track.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With all the potential for conflict with NATO, and/or the US goverment, raging from Eastern Europe to the 'Stans, North Korea and Syria, the timing of these drills is an warning here in and of itself.

Jan 16 13:05

New California Declares Independence From Rest Of State

With the reading of their own version of a Declaration of Independence, founders of the state of New California took the first steps to what they hope will eventually lead to statehood.

To be clear, they don’t want to leave the United States, just California.

“Well, it’s been ungovernable for a long time. High taxes, education, you name it, and we’re rated around 48th or 50th from a business climate and standpoint in California,” said founder Robert Paul Preston.

The state of New California would incorporate most of the state’s rural counties, leaving the urban coastal counties to the current state of California.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Uh... did Jerry Brown happen to get the memo on this?!?

Because if he did, my bet will be... no matter how lawfully this group may go about it, he will wrestle this group back into the existing state, and by any means necessary.

Jan 16 12:29

US-Backed Syrian Kurds Mobilize Civilians, Turkey May Attack ‘At Any Moment’

The Kurdish YPG is scrambling to raise its civilian population into an irregular force in the Afrin District of Northern Syria, desperately trying to shore up defenses ahead of a Turkish invasion which officials say could happen “at any moment.”

Turkey’s President Erdogan vowed such an invasion over the weekend, and has been talking it up ever since, insisting now that Turkey needs to not only take Afrin, but to strangle the US-backed border army before it is fully operational.

The US has said the border force will be 30,000-strong, and Erdogan is loudly opposed to the idea, calling it a “terror army,” and insisting that the only reason to establish such a border force would be to attack Turkey.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

War with Turkey (and, potentially, Russia) over Northern Syria?!?

This is completely insane, on the part of all parties, except for Syria, which simply wants to be left alone, and Russia, which severely frowns on this illegal occupation on the part of the US.

This could go absolutely out of control at any moment. Let us hope that some adults in the room (Namely, Putin and Lavrov) can ratchet down the tensions before this escalates past the point of no return.

Jan 16 12:27

The Pentagon Bio-Weapons

SPECIAL REPORT - The US Army regularly produces deadly viruses, bacteria and toxins in direct violation of the UN Convention on the prohibition of Biological Weapons. Hundreds of thousands of unwitting people are systematically exposed to dangerous pathogens and other incurable diseases. Bio warfare scientists using diplomatic cover test…

Jan 16 12:27

New Law In Switzerland | No Citizenship For Migrants Who Have Received Welfare In Last 3 Years

Nigel Farage discusses the brilliant new law implemented in Switzerland. Asylum seekers have to pay the money back to the state, or no citizenship.

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Jan 16 12:18

Alex Jones Exposed

Very detailed,lots of links. Here is a sample.

8. – Alex Jones’ parents David Jones and Carol Hamman have been employed by the C.I.A. in the past. Alex Jones’ deceased uncle Bill Hamman was employed by the C.I.A. and U.S. Army Special Forces. Alex Jones’ cousin Verna Grayce Chao is currently employed as a C.I.A. contractor by Dell (previously by IBM). Alex Jones’ other cousin Buckley Hamman was one of the original founders of Infowars in 1995. Thus there is only one degree of separation between Alex Jones and the Central Intelligence Agency.

Jan 16 12:15

FEMA: Ige, Miyagi Wrong About 38 Minute Delay

Why did Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HIEMA) officials take 38 minutes to send out a retraction of Saturday’s missile attack false alarm message?

Governor Ige and HIEMA administrator Vern Miyagi say they had to obtain permission from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

In response to an inquiry from Hawai’i Free Press, FEMA says that’s not true. States are authorized to cancel or retract warning messages on their own.

Jan 16 12:02

Tom Cotton Tells Face The Nation | Dick Durbin Has A History Of Lying About White House Meetings

Grandstanding Durbin has lied in the past...

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Jan 16 11:53

State admits recording jail conversations between defense lawyers and clients

For four years, a tucked-away monitoring system in a certain visitation room at the Anchorage jail recorded conversations between attorneys and their clients — defendants in criminal court – without anyone knowing.

Now defense attorneys are concerned — some are livid — about what they say is a striking violation of basic constitutional rights.

Quinlan Steiner, the state public defender, in December learned from the state that the recordings were secretly and routinely made from 2012 to 2016. The files were automatically recorded over every 30 days. The new information was circulated last month to about 120 Alaska criminal defense lawyers.

"It's not a close call. It's not permissible," Steiner said of the recorded conversations between lawyers and defendants. "They have to be confidential so they can be candid."

Jan 16 11:46

Here’s Chelsea Manning’s First Campaign Video For Senate

Doesn't stand a chance in the race...

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Webmaster addition: I disagree. We need to remember that Manning's felony conviction was essentially for an act of whistleblowing that opened American's eyes to the atrocities being committed by the US Government. Personally I would vote for her.

Jan 16 11:46

America’s shadow war in Africa

A central focus of the mission is the vast desert nation of Niger, nearly twice the size of Texas, which has been a magnet for jihadists of many stripes, including those recruited locally and so-called foreign fighters drawn from North Africa, the Middle East and beyond.

In June, the official number of U.S. troops supporting Niger’s military as it fights the militant groups was 645, up from 575 in December 2016. But now it’s at least 800, according to the Pentagon.

Many of the troops are Green Berets, Navy SEALs and Marine Raiders, but officials said the reinforcements have mostly been Air Force personnel who are there to manage a surge in surveillance flights by unmanned drones and manned spy planes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So why 50 million bucks for an airfield in Niger, while our homeless Veterans sleep rough in our streets and alleys?!?

The following information should set things straight:

The country, or countries controlling Niger, will control its uranium; its gold; its coal; and its oil

Jan 16 11:30

Bannon Is Subpoenaed in Mueller’s Russia Investigation

WASHINGTON — Stephen K. Bannon, President Trump’s former chief strategist, was subpoenaed last week by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, to testify before a grand jury as part of the investigation into possible links between Mr. Trump’s associates and Russia, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter.

Jan 16 11:28

Syrian Army Vow to End US Presence in Syria

The Syrian Foreign Ministry has responded negatively to the US pledge to create a new “border” force in northern Syria of some 30,000 US-backed fighters, saying not only are they violating Syrian sovereignty, but the Syrian Army’s goal must be to end the US presence in the country outright.

Syria has long opposed the US military presence in the country, which was deployed without Syrian permission, and which Pentagon officials say will last long after the outright defeat of ISIS.

Whether the Syrians can do anything about it is another matter. The US presence in Syria is substantial, and backed by a large, heavily-armed Kurdish force. Despite the US deployment being plainly illegal, there’s no practical way to remove them by force.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The real question is, how long with the Russians put up with this American foolishness until they feel pressed to "do something militarily" to end it?!?

Jan 16 11:18

20 Year-Old Kid Wins $450 MEGA MILLIONS Jackpot

If he lives to 25 it will be a miracle...

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Webmaster addition: I Hope he is a WRH reader ... and donor! :)

Jan 16 11:15

'It is a personal insult': Bill Clinton denies allegation Clinton Foundation funds for Haiti were used for Chelsea's wedding

WikiLeaks published emails from Hillary's campaign in which John Podesta discussed the wedding and 'resources' from the Foundation being used

Jan 16 10:41

Students: Bullied girl pepper-sprays attackers at Dunkin Donuts, fatally stabbed

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. --The suspect wanted in a deadly stabbing of a teenager inside a Dunkin' Donuts in Westchester County, N.Y., surrendered to police Thursday after authorities publicly identified her.

Jan 16 10:40

Too old for DACA, man who spent 30 years of his life in U.S. is deported

DETROIT — His arms wrapped around his wife and two teenage children, Jorge Garcia's eyes welled up Monday as he looked into their eyes one last timenear the entrance to the airport security gate.
His wife, Cindy Garcia, cried out while his daughter, Soleil, 15, sobbed into Garcia's shoulder as they hugged, with two U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents keeping a close eye on them.

Jan 16 10:20

Bezos Gives Millions to DACA, Amazon Staff Need Foodstamps

Billionaire Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has been hailed for donating US$33 million of his fortune to a scholarship fund for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, while more than 700 Amazon employees have to rely on foodstamps to feed themselves.

Jan 16 10:04

'Keep holding on beautiful': Support grows for Home and Away star Jessica Falkholt as she clings to life five days after life support was switched off following smash that killed her family

Jessica Falkholt continues to cling to life in hospital, where she remains critical
Actress pulled from wreckage with her sister Annabelle on the NSW south coast
Annabelle, 21, died from injuries three days after head-on crash near Ulladulla
Their parents, Lars and Vivian died at the scene, along with driver of other car
Fans have taken to social media to show their heartbreak and support for Jessica

Jan 16 10:03

Rats were NOT to blame for Europe's Black Death: Scientists say fleas and body lice spread by humans were responsible for killing 50 million people in the 14th century

The Black Death of 1348 killed half of the people in London within 18 months
In Europe it wiped out 50 million people, a third of the continent's population
Traditionally people thought fleas carried by rats spread the bacterial plague
But new research suggests human-borne fleas and lice were responsible

Jan 16 09:24

Revealed: McKayla Maroney faces $100K fine if she speaks at Larry Nassar sentencing after USA Gymnastics made her sign an NDA ordering her to stay quiet about abuse as part of her $1.25M settlement

The settlement paid out to Gold-medal winning gymnast McKayla Maroney after she filed a lawsuit against USA Gymnastics means that she might not be able to speak at the sentencing of Larry Nassar this week.

Maroney, who was a member Fierce Five squad that took home Gold at the 2012 London Games, revealed in a lawsuit filed last month that she received $1.25 million from the organization in December 2016.

The two-time world-champion vaulter, 22, agreed to sign a non-disclosure agreement as part of the deal, which imposes a $100,000 fine should she ever speak about Nassar or the abuse she suffered at the heads of the disgraced doctor.

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