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Sep 11 05:03

The GOP Risks Being Outmaneuvered on the DREAM Act

In exchange for giving permanent legal status to millions, and thus encouraging more illegal immigration, the GOP will get … a vague promise of ‘border security.’

A few days into negotiations over a DACA replacement, it seems as though Republicans might be allowing the Left to set the terms for debate over immigration. Echoing Nancy Pelosi, some Republicans have already begun to say that “border security” funding could be an appropriate trade for the DREAM Act. It’s clear why immigration maximalists would like to trade “border security” for the DREAM Act: It does little to turn off the magnets for illegal immigration (among them jobs and the hope of eventual legal status), and it can easily be gutted. But it’s not clear why conservatives — or, frankly, immigration moderates — should be happy with that trade. And it is certainly far from clear why Republicans should make “border security” their opening bid on a DACA fix
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Sep 11 04:35

Venezuela's Government Is Turning Trump's Threats Into a Call to Arms

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Observers call it nationalistic theater, perhaps a way for Maduro to deflect public attention from food shortages and growing authoritarianism in a country with the world’s highest inflation rate. Nevertheless, analysts say the campaign shows the extent to which Trump’s threat has succeeded in giving the government a powerful new talking point.

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Sep 11 04:22

Hurricane Irma: Massive effort to ship fuel into Florida ease gas shortages

The Trump administration has waived a key statute to allow for “as many ships as possible” to bring fuel into Florida, as part of a massive effort to ease gas shortages for Florida residents and others in the path of Hurricane Irma.

“We’re bringing in as much supply of refined fuel as possible,” Tom Bossert>>>

Sep 11 03:39

With the Pentagon, Trump Has Morphed Into Hillary Clinton

Candidate Trump occasionally said unconventional things about the Pentagon and America’s wars. He attacked the Pentagon for wasteful spending; cost overruns on the F-35 jet fighter were a favorite target. He attacked the Iraq and Afghan wars as wasteful, asserting they’d cost trillions of dollars without aiding the U.S. in any measurable way. He argued for friendlier relations with Russia, a détente of sort compared to the policies followed by the Obama administration. Naturally, even as he declaimed against America’s wasteful wars and costly weaponry, he promised to fund the military generously. Finally, he wasn’t afraid to take America’s generals to task, asserting he knew more than they did about war and foreign policy.

President Trump is a different man.>>>

Sep 10 12:26

Watch as these pathetic looters steal shoes, other merchandise, in Fort Lauderdale

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (INTELLIHUB) — Captivating on Hurricane Irma a group of organized looters decided to steal shoes and other items from a local sporting goods store as it was all captured on video by a local news station.

As WPLG 10 T.V. Journalist Glenna Milberg pointed out in the following tweet, these people are not looking for food or water they are simply just “pathetic.”

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Sep 10 11:06

Downtown Miami completely flooded, under feet of water

As of 1:47 p.m. local time the city’s downtown area remains completely flooded while Hurricane Irma’s surge continues.

Elevator shafts and basements of buildings are reportedly filled with water and levels are still rising.

Winds are currently fluctuating between 70 and 100 mph.

Sep 10 10:56

ALYSSA MILANO INSULTS CHRISTIANS BY CALLING NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER “NATION A**HOLE DAY”

When President Donald Trump’s designated National Day of Prayer arrived Sunday, Hollywood actress Alyssa Milano, a frequent critic of the president, used it to lampoon him as an “a–hole.”

Sep 10 09:11

Media Takes Advantage Of Irma—Silences Wikileaks Latest Data Dump—Wait Until You See What It Is

Sep 10 09:10

Day 324.4 Imran's Dirty Dozen Fake Employees

Sep 10 09:07

Category 4 Hurricane Irma makes landfall in Florida Keys

Announcing itself with roaring 130 mph winds, Hurricane Irma plowed into the mostly emptied-out Florida Keys early Sunday for the start of what could be a slow, ruinous march up the state's west coast toward the heavily populated Tampa-St. Petersburg area.

Sep 10 08:52

President Trump’s and Richard Branson’s Caribbean homes destroyed by Hurricane Irma

An 11-bedroom mansion owned by President Donald Trump on the Caribbean island of St. Martin is reported to have been torn apart by Hurricane Irma, while the luxury home of billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson in the British Virgin Islands was also destroyed.

The extent of the damage to Trump’s property is not yet fully known, but French officials said that the four most solid buildings on the island had “suffered serious damage,” making it unlikely Trump’s house had been spared.

Sep 10 08:51

Shelters fill up as Florida makes final push to keep people safe from Irma

Almost a third of the entire population of Florida was under evacuation orders on Saturday afternoon, as Hurricane Irma approached and authorities made a final push to drive more than 6 million people out of danger zones, off the streets and into shelters or on to high ground.

Sep 10 08:39

Wildfire scam artists making the rounds in Northwest Montana

The fires hitting Montana are bad enough but thieves are making it worse by trying to scam their neighbors.

"Unfortunately, these people do tend to come out anytime there is a major event like this and prey on people fears and concerns," Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry.

Sheriff Curry adds that they have received multiple calls from people saying firefighters are telling them to evacuate. But these are phony "smoke eaters", complete with gear, who just want to steal from homeowners when they leave. Only uniformed deputies will ask you to leave.

Sep 10 08:33

Bahamians terrified as Hurricane Irma ‘sucks away’ miles of ocean

Footage from the Irma-hit Bahamas freaked out social media users on Saturday as it emerged that seawater was missing from a bay as far as the eye could see. The scene turned out to be a rare natural occurrence tied to the outgoing hurricane.

Sep 10 08:29

BREAKING: Benjamin Netanyahu 's son is shitting all over George Soros on social media

Israeli PM Netanyahu's son calls out George Soros, gets called "anti-Semite" by Soros controlled AP

Sep 10 08:24

Hillary Clinton Blames Angry Voters for Defeat; Calls for ‘Sacred Resistance’ Against Trump

The event, “An Evening with Hillary Clinton to Benefit Camp Olmsted,” was a fundraiser for the children’s camp, during which Clinton was going to discuss her faith with her pastor, Bill Shillady, who in turn was supposed to discuss his new book, Strong for a Moment Like This: The Daily Devotions of Hillary Rodham Clinton.

However, days before the event, the publisher yanked the book and destroyed remaining copies after it found multiple examples of plagiarism.

Each ticket was to include a copy of the book, but ticket holders received refunds for that part of the ticket for the event at Riverside Church. Shillady was not in attendance and was replaced by Rev. Ginger Gaines-Cirelli.

Sep 10 08:15

Make no mistake about it: the alt-right is a cult, and this is how its members lure people in

The social media thrust of the “alt-right” is characterised by two approaches. One is the mobilisation of humour – sometimes laconic, sometimes sociopathic. The other is the resurrection and re-engineering of original imagery from the Third Reich.

Sep 10 08:15

Wealthy Russian ‘birth tourists’ are flocking to Trump hotels so newborns can have dual citizenship

“While Trump rails against U.S.-born children of undocumented immigrants, his Florida properties have become a playground for birth tourists from Russia’s upper crust,” Katie Zavadski reported. for The Daily Beast. “The Florida Trump properties are convenient options for wealthy Russians who can afford it. They are notorious for being investment properties for Russia’s hyper-wealthy, a safe place to store savings in U.S. dollars. And birth-tourism companies offer Trump apartments as part of packages costing upwards of $75,000.”

Sep 10 08:04

Hurricane Irma: British troops arrive in devastated Caribbean as looters storm apartments

Hurricane Irma has destroyed a number of islands in the region with some desperate civilians scavenging in wrecked shops or even storming private apartments in a hunt for food and water.

Netherlands PM Mark Rutte has deployed troops to the Dutch side of St Martin after witnesses described desperate groups “with machetes” hunting for supplies.

British troops have arrived at the UK territory of Anguilla to deliver six tonnes of aid to the hurricane-hit island.

A British Army Royal Logistics Corps Mexeflote landing raft has been used to move vehicles and an electrical generator from RFA Mounts Bay to Sandy Bay village earlier today.

Sep 10 08:02

Key West Live Webcam

Sep 10 07:53

Two weeks of Nature on steroids; hundreds dead; nearly 50 million evacuated; 4 Hurricanes; monster quake; floods; wildfires and a massive x-class flare

It is the most devasting two weeks I have ever reported on in my 10 years as a blogger.

Sep 10 07:11

Saudi government allegedly funded a 'dry run' for 9/11, report says

Fresh evidence submitted in a major 9/11 lawsuit moving forward against the Saudi Arabian government reveals its embassy in Washington may have funded a “dry run” for the hijackings carried out by two Saudi employees, further reinforcing the claim employees and agents of the kingdom directed and aided the 9/11 hijackers and plotters.

Sep 10 07:11

Woman who chose to keep her baby instead of chemotherapy has died 3 days after delivery

A Michigan woman who sacrificed the chance to prolong her life in order to give birth to her sixth child died early Saturday, her husband said.
Nick DeKlyen told The Associated Press that his wife, Carrie DeKlyen, died surrounded by family at University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor.

Sep 10 06:52

Common tank myths debunked (15 Pics)

Sep 10 06:49

Key West ravaged, ocean waves crash over rooftops of homes, flooding

A massive storm surge and Hurricane Irma’s eye wall battered the city and adjacent Keys Sunday morning as wind gusts topped 110 mph.

Most of the city is currently flooded and power in all of the Keys has been knocked out.

Massive ocean waves could be seen crashing over beach homes as the storm continued to surge moving north toward mainland Florida’s west coast.

Sep 10 06:42

DACA: Trump Does the Full Obama on Prosecutorial Discretion

Joining Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, he reaffirms his Democratic predecessor’s sleight of hand

The Donald’s renewed romance with old pals (and donees) “Chuck and Nancy” is already paying more dividends . . . for Democrats. If the president’s tweet on Thursday morning is to be believed (not always a sure thing), he has fully adopted the unconstitutional distortion of prosecutorial discretion employed by President Obama to avoid executing the laws faithfully.

(*The NATIONAL REVIEW Whines about The President's best to-date maneuver to make the country great again , but reflecting a Republicon point of view , The NR might be relating that America can't be great again so long as Republicons ate working with Demorats in that endevor)

Sep 10 06:40

Dad Dies Trying to Protect His 2-Year-Old From Carjackers: 'We Blindly Lost a Beautiful Soul'

A Philadelphia father was killed after he refused to give up his keys to carjackers while his 2-year-old daughter was in the backseat.
Gerard Grandzol was returning home Thursday evening with his little girl when two men tried to rob him, police said.

Sep 10 06:40

The house I bought for $130,000 in 1983 is now worth a fortune, and that's a big problem for California

Because of the explosion of the Silicon Valley economy, and because there isn’t enough housing there or in other job centers in California. Limited supply plus high demand equals insane prices, exhausting commutes from less expensive areas, huge portions of income going toward housing, and poverty rates that lead the nation.

Sep 10 05:40

Roger Waters: Congress Shouldn't Silence Human Rights Advocates

Members of Congress are currently considering a bill that threatens to silence the growing support for the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement for Palestinian freedom and human rights, known as B.D.S>>>

Sep 10 05:23

The Endangered Iran Nuclear Deal

(*I find it amazing that Obama's Iran deal is on TRUMP's endangered Swamp species list , while Obama's legislation that allows Fake NEWS to flourish isn't even on The President's radar)

Sep 09 17:16

EQUIFAX HACKING SCANDAL GETS WEIRDER

Sep 09 17:02

Cruise lines are sending their ships on rescue missions in the Caribbean following Irma

Following devastation in the Caribbean due to Hurricane Irma earlier this week, cruise lines are lending their massive ships to the relief effort, transporting provisions and picking up stranded tourists.

Speaking from Royal Caribbean International’s Enchantment of the Seas, where the Miami-based cruise line evacuated its employees on a course away from the storm, president and CEO Michael Bayley told the Miami Herald Saturday that four ships will be used for Irma relief efforts. Norwegian Cruise Line, based in Miami, also announced plans Friday to deploy one ship to pick up stranded tourists in the Caribbean.

Sep 09 11:58

Plight of Myanmar’s Rohingya: Islamist extremists’ next rallying call?

A version of this article first appeared in South China Morning Post. The version here is published by permission of James Dorsey.>>

Sep 09 11:03

Here's Hartford's Risky Plan To Strongarm Concessions From Its Creditors

After Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin had warned Thursday that the capital of the wealthiest state in the US could be broke in as little as two months, city officials scheduled a conference call with bondholders to begin restructuring talks, according to Bloomberg.

As we noted earlier, Hartford’s financial troubles have been compounded by a broader crisis in the state government. But the city’s yearslong descent into insolvency has been hastened by corrupt and incompetent political leaders, fleeing middle-class residents – and now the hollowing out of the insurance industry that once provided a crucial tax buffer.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This move could well blow up in Hartford's face.

Sep 09 10:57

Hackers Can Now Cause Blackouts On America's Electrical Grid, Report

It was inevitable that someday, hackers would have the ability to exert control over the U.S. electrical grid. According to the computer security firm Symantec, someday is today.

Hacking attacks over the last several months that targeted U.S. energy companies have been able to gain "operational control" over systems, thus threatening blackouts across the U.S., says Symantec.

The hacker group known as DragonFly 2.0 was able to gain control in at least 20 places, according to the firm.

Wired:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is why preppers understand the value of generators, and battery operated appliances.

Sep 09 10:55

"The Guy is Hiding Something": Top Hillary Aide Suggests Bernie Colluded With Russia Too

The length to which Hillary Clinton and her team will go to shift blame onto others for President Trump’s victory last November is stunning.

Adam Parkhomenko, a long time aide to Hillary Clinton, took to Twitter Friday evening to rant about how great his boss’s presidential campaign was in 2016, while taking shots at her primary opponent Bernie Sanders.

In the middle of Parkomenko’s thread, the Clinton aide insinuates something quite explosive - Bernie Sanders may have colluded with Russia in the Democratic primary.

“PS…you seem to ignore the Russia support online for Bernie during the primaries. The guy is hiding something. Not sure I want to know what,” the aide tweeted.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A working definition of being a "personality-cult" Democrat in the 21st century: "pathologically incapable of letting go of the lies about why one's anointed candidate did not win the elections, coupled with a pathological inability to face the dark truths of why they did not win."

Sep 09 10:44

AT HOME IN GAZA

Wissam Nassar, a Gaza-born photojournalist who has worked in the coastal enclave for the past eight years, has seen it all. He lives a life surrounded by war and reconstruction but finds the most authentic images he makes as a photographer in the subtler moments of reprieve.

“My family and I are refugees,” Nassar tells TIME, as he recalls growing up in Gaza as one of eight children from what he calls a very “working class family.” Nassar was first inspired to begin documenting Gaza’s most turbulent times while in college. He began his professional career covering the past three Israeli-Hamas wars in 2008, 2012 and 2014.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please share these images with everyone you know, and ask them: why is the US government supporting a wretchedly apartheid Israel, a bristlingly nuclear and conventional weapons-armed nation, which persists in generating this open-air misery for the people of Gaza from which they cannot escape?!?

Sep 09 10:30

State Dept Approves $3.8 Billion Arms Sales to Bahrain

The US State Department has approved $3.8 billion in weapons sales to the tiny island nation of Bahrain. The Pentagon confirmed the approval and the State Department has notified Congress, who held up a similar sale last year over Bahrain’s many, many human rights problems.

The $3.8 billion sale is almost entirely going to Lockheed Martin, who will be providing 19 F-16V fighter jets, along with substantial upgrades to the nation’s existing fleet of F-16s. Raytheon will be selling 221 anti-tank missiles to go with it.

Sales to Bahrain were supposed to be suspended, as Sen. Bob Corker (R – TN) had threatened to hold them all up until they resolved tensions with Qatar. In the end, however, Congress is said to have signed off through normal channels.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am having a "double Picard face-palm moment", at velocity, upon reading this.

It's truly ironic: the issue of "human rights", which the US government bandies about as "problems' for countries where it wants regime change, never seems to be an obstacle, when the State Department signs off on huge purchases of US weapons by some of the most revoltingly dictatorial regimes on the planet, such as Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, due to what the Unhinged, Surveilled States of America get out of those relationships.

The Al-Khalifa monarchy, and its corrupt, violent crackdown on peaceful, democracy-centric protestors is well documented.

These people are thrown into prison, tortured into confessing to crimes they did not commit, then sentenced by kangaroo courts to huge amounts of prison time in the worst imaginable prisons on this planet.

But hey, because Bahrain is the home to the Navy's 5th Fleet, that makes the torture, and the vile suppression of human rights coupled with assassinations of the Country's Shia majority JUST PEACHY, in the eyes of my government.

So by the US government's obscuring Bahrain's in-your-face human rights crisis, it has now paved the way for huge defense corporations to be able to sell them weapons, isn't that just wonderful!

No, this is not "wonderful"; this transaction is a bloody stain upon the collective moral conscience of this country, if this country still even has something like this left, which I have to question.

Sep 09 10:08

US Assault Ship Loaded with Joint Strike Fighters Heads to North Korea

The USS Wasp is sailing from its homeport in Virginia to Sasebo, Japan, to join the US Navy’s 7th Fleet and bring Washington’s most advanced fighter jets to North Korea’s backyard.

The Wasp, an Amphibious Assault Ship and lead ship of her class, doesn’t have quite as much surface area for jets to take off and land as the larger Nimitz-class aircraft carriers, but the ship will still bring a new squadron of carrier-compatible F-35B aircraft to the 7th Fleet’s area of operations.

The F-35 B jets have the AV-8 B Harrier’s capability of taking off vertically, as a helicopter does, while also being able to operate in the air like fighter jets.

Placing the Amphibious Assault Ship in proximity to the Korean Peninsula “ensured that our most technologically-advanced air warfare platforms are forward deployed,” USS Wasp Cmdr. Andrew Smith said in an August 30 release.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This does not auger well for peace on the Korean Peninsula.

Sep 09 10:04

SENATE BLOCKS RAND PAUL’S BILL TO GIVE MONEY TO HURRICANE VICTIMS INSTEAD OF FOREIGN DICTATORS

As estimates to fix the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey reach over $100 billion, the U.S. Congress has pushed for a bill that would raise the national debt in order to pay for it. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul suggested a different solution—why not make cuts to foreign aid in order to help Americans in need?

“My amendment, the ‘America First’ amendment, would take the money from money that we were going to send to foreign countries,” Paul said. “We send billions and billions of dollars to countries who hate us. We send billions and billions of dollars to countries who burn our flag. I think it’s a very simple choice that when we’re looking at those in need in our country, we quit sending money to other countries.”

Paul noted that with the current budget, American taxpayers are funding a failed foreign policy by sending billions of dollars to countries such as Afghanistan, where President Trump recently promised to continue the longest war in U.S. history.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is absolutely logical, rational, and reasonable; which is why it had absolutely zero chance of getting passed by the Senate!!

Sep 09 09:59

REPORTER BARRETT BROWN JAILED 5 YEARS FOR JOURNALISM JUST LAUNCHED NEW SYSTEM TO EXPOSE CORRUPTION

The Pursuance Project, billed as the “world’s first comprehensive framework for process democracy,” was conceived with mass online collaboration in mind. Brown, who served five years in federal prison for leaking information as part of the PM Project — which sought to make transparent the abuses of the surveillance state — believes the full promise of the Internet is yet to be realized. The Pursuance Project, which he calls a “civic collaboration network,” will leverage online tools and relationships to create “a vast and formidable ecosystem of opposition to institutionalized injustice.”

Barrett Brown learned many lessons from his years of harassment at the hands of the Department of Justice. One of these lessons, it seems, was most certainly not backing down from the fight. And he sees net-driven mass collaboration as the most important arsenal in an information war that is already well underway.

Sep 09 09:40

There’s no place to hide from Irma in South Florida, and these folks aren’t trying

The low-lying neighborhoods within the evacuation zone of Miami-Dade County — streets that line the shore of Biscayne Bay — have mostly emptied out. But some people say they’ll hunker down. They won’t leave. They’ll meet Hurricane Irma on their own terms, standing their ground.

“Where you gonna go?” said Richard Pollack, 62, an attorney who lives in a two-story house in the Pinecrest neighborhood, about three-quarters of a mile from the water. “The roads are dead stopped. You can’t get out of the state of Florida.”

“I figure if the water gets bad, we’ll go upstairs,” said his wife, Jan Bell Pollack, also 62, a retired attorney, who was walking their standard poodle, Penny, along Old Cutler Road. She’s not as complacent as she sounds, because she and her husband lived through Hurricane Andrew in 1992.

Sep 09 09:21

Hurricane Irma, now a Category 3 storm, begins lashing Florida

Hurricane Irma was expected to restrengthen after weakening late Saturday morning into a Category 3 storm, its strong winds and rain bands already lashing the Florida Keys as dire warnings predicted devastating gales and potentially deadly storm surge.

Packing sustained winds of 125 mph as it continued to batter Cuba, the storm was due to bring hurricane conditions by Saturday night to southern and central Florida, the National Hurricane Center said.

Sep 09 08:39

Teenage boy was 'moments away' from carrying out massacre after going to school with shotgun and 200 rounds of ammunition

The "polite, model student" armed himself with the intent of carrying out "a shooting that would have taken a dreadful place in the history of truly wicked crimes" committed in Britain - but had a last minute "change of heart", Warwick Justice Centre was told.

Sep 09 08:19

Justice for Duke

Four years ago, Charlie and I moved to our new home in Ocoee, with a lakefront lot across the street where we could store our boat on the water. The road our home faces is a busy street, so to protect our dogs, we had the entire yard fenced and gated. Early afternoon this past Monday, an Ocoee police officer came to our home, opened and walked through our front gate, then began walking up our driveway towards our front door. Hearing a noise, our sweet, 11 year-old dog, Duke, ran out of his doggy door to greet his new “friend.” The police officer pulled out his gun and shot him in the head. Even as Charlie was standing in the doorway, the officer fired his weapon, killing our best friend.

Sep 09 07:25

Star Trek: Discovery to tackle Trump-era political divide

If you are a Trump supporter you are now a big mean ugly Klingon. Hollyweird has totally lost it. They just killed the Star Trek franchise

“The Klingons are going to help us really look at certain sides of ourselves and our country. Isolationism is a big theme. Racial purity is a big theme.......

Sep 09 07:25

Sea salt around the world is contaminated by plastic. New studies find microplastics in salt from the US, Europe and China, adding to evidence that plastic pollution is pervasive in the environment.

Sea salt around the world has been contaminated by plastic pollution, adding to experts’ fears that microplastics are becoming ubiquitous in the environment and finding their way into the food chain via the salt in our diets.

Sep 09 07:23

The Most Frightening Laws That Have Really Been Passed in the US (9 pics)

Executive Order 9066: During World War II, President Roosevelt took it upon himself to imprison over 120,000 Japanese Americans on the west coast under the assumption that these citizens posed a threat. Their numbers included men, women, and children. The order ruined thousand of lives, and many were killed.

Sep 09 07:14

Double trouble: Mexico is hit by tropical storm Katia, less than 24 hours after devastating 8.1 magnitude earthquake

One day after suffering from a massive 8.2 magnitude earthquake, Mexico is hit with another natural disaster as tropical storm Katia made landfall Friday evening. The US National Hurricane Center said the storm hit Tecolutla in Mexico. State Officials say that Katia is expected to produce a 'total rain accumulations of 10 to 15 inches over northern Veracruz, eastern Hidalgo, and Puebla.'

Sep 09 07:08

Culturally Responsive Teaching: connecting education to communities of color begins with Truth they are ongoing targets of illegal US .01% rogue state empire

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

“One of the sayings in our country is Ubuntu – the essence of being human. Ubuntu speaks particularly about the fact that you can't exist as a human being in isolation. It speaks about our interconnectedness. You can't be human all by yourself, and when you have this quality – Ubuntu – you are known for your generosity. We think of ourselves far too frequently as just individuals, separated from one another, whereas you are connected and what you do affects the whole World. When you do well, it spreads out; it is for the whole of humanity.” ~ Desmond Tutu, 2008

Sep 09 06:47

9 million people expected to be without power in Florida following storm

Florida Power & Light expects 9 million people in the State of Florida to be without power, about 4.5 million customers, following Hurricane Irma which is expected to wreak havoc after it makes landfall early Sunday.

Sep 09 06:17

Bill Maher: It’s An ‘Inconvenient Truth’ That Climate Change Deniers’ Homes Are In Irma’s Path

With Irma barreling toward the state, Maher also urged people in Florida who were watching his show to “stop” and “get the fuck out right now.”

“I’m seeing colors on the hurricane maps I’ve never seen before,” Maher said, before interpreting them in his own way. “If you see yellow like Trump’s hair, take extra care. If you see orange like his face, shelter in place. Red like his ties to Russia, just evacuate now.”

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Sep 09 05:51

Miami’s homeless detained ahead of storm, some against their will

Officials gave about 1,100 of Miami’s homeless population an ultimatum, either go to storm shelters willingly or be detained under a Florida mental illness law.

Chairman of the Miami-Dade Homeless Trust Ron Brooke told the Associated Press that authorities will likely be using the “Baker Act” against homeless who are stubborn.

Sep 09 05:47

PR Giant Bell Pottinger Faces Collapse as South Africa Scandal Rages On

Internationally renowned public relations firm Bell Pottinger could end up in administration within a week, after its financial plight worsened significantly in the wake of widespread outrage over its secret campaign to stir up racial tensions in South Africa.

Sep 09 05:13

Equifax data breach: Find out if you were one of 143 million hacked

Editor's note, September 8: We recommend that anyone with a credit history assume they were affected by the hack, as Equifax's hack-checker tool proved unreliable in our tests.

Also, Equifax will suggest you enroll in Trusted ID, which includes a Terms of Service agreement that waives your rights to a class-action lawsuit against the company. CNET is investigating the issue and is not yet sure if these terms will hold up in court.

Sep 09 05:00

Hurricane Irma headed for “catastrophic” impact… fuel shortages strand Floridians… no escape for many

There’s something to be said about getting out of the way when bad things are headed in your direction. In the same way that you should never stand on the railroad tracks and play chicken with an approaching train, you probably shouldn’t challenge a category-5 hurricane to a game of “who’s the bigger badass.”

Truth be told, Irma is the bigger badass.

Updated storm tracks from the NOAA predict the storm savaging Miami, then barreling its way through Georgia and even Tennessee. Along the way, it’s going to unload outrageous winds on Orlando, Gainesville and possibly even Macon, Georgia. Mass evacuations have been announced and over 650,000 Floridians are currently attempting to flee the state.

Sep 09 04:55

‘Silent’ teenager who killed girl, seven, howls as judge makes hospital order

A TEENAGER who strangled a schoolgirl then slashed open her body to check if she was a robot howled in anguish during a court appearance – the first sound she has made since the slaying.

The teenager has remained silent at every court appearance when asked to confirm her name.

But yesterday at Leeds Crown Court she finally broke her silence after being told her mental state must be further assessed.

Sep 09 04:49

A collage of leftists wishing death and harm upon Florida Trump supporters as Hurricane #IRMA prepares to hit landfall

A lot of people do not equate California with poverty. You certainly don’t think of poverty when you look at real estate values in places like San Francisco even though the homeless issue is right in your face. The reality is that most people do not live lavish lifestyles. In fact, a new report highlights that more than one-third of California households have virtually no savings. These households would not have the ability to live at the poverty level for three months if one paycheck in the household was lost due to a job loss. You also have more than 2 million young adults living at home with their parents since the rent is too high. This isn’t the California that is presented in Hollywood movies.

Sep 09 04:46

HURRICANE JOSE - Current Track

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Curving back east. Bermuda now out of danger.

Sep 09 04:41

The Importance of Drudge, Quayle, Rivero, and Rense

No matter what your beliefs may be, if you value the importance of information, you need to support these sites. Don’t make a mistake and wait until the last minute We’re approaching a crossroad where censorship by Google, Facebook, and various other platforms are taking aim at the truth. If these four webmasters stop publishing due to health issues, insane copyright laws or, even worse, death, the alternative media is dead.

Sep 09 04:37

HURRICANE IRMA - current track

Sep 08 15:44

What Is DTube? - Why It Can Replace YouTube! (FULL Report)

https://dtube.video/

Published on Aug 20, 2017Josh Sigurdson breaks down the new streaming video platform "DTube" and how it can actually break down the barriers so many YouTube creators face today.

DTube is a decentralized streaming video platform linked to Steemit (the decentralized social media) which allows users to upload videos easily and make money (or cryptocurrency) via the upvotes or likes on their post. As YouTube brings in the Anti-Defamation League to demonetize content and label it as "hate speech", DTube couldn't have come at a better time.

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Sep 08 13:26

Update on an earlier post: WW II bomb found results in mass evacuation

Earlier this morning this site had a link to pictures of WW II damage in German cities. (http://www.yourdestinationnow.com/2017/09/harrowing-never-before-seen-...)

Here, an update on that as a week ago some 60,000 people in Frankfurt were forced to evacuate when a WW II bomb was found.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-frankfurt-evacuation/frankf...

They even used 'heat-detecting' devises to find anyone who did not evacuate. Well, I guess the DEEP State can now detect anyone, anything, anywhere and put their will upon us all.

Sep 08 13:04

Jim Kunstler Warns, America Is About To Become An "Even More Fragile Place"

Further proof, as if more were needed, that God is rather cross with the world’s number one exceptional nation: Hurricane Irma is tracking for a direct hit on Disney World. In the immortal words of the Talking Heads: This ain’t no party, this ain’t no disco, this ain’t no fooling around.

Houston is still soggy and punch-drunk, with a fantastic explosion of breeding mosquitoes, and otherwise it’s not even in the news anymore. This week, the cable networks had their scant crews of reporters scuttling around Florida, asking the people here and there about their feelings. “What’s gonna happen is gonna happen….” I think I heard that one about sixty times, and there’s actually no disputing the truth of it.

Sep 08 12:53

Washington’s Draft UN Security Council Resolution on North Korea

n its current form, a draft US sponsored SC resolution on the DPRK is unacceptable to Russia and China, calling for:

an asset freeze and travel ban on Kim Jong-un and other designated DPRK officials;
designating additional “WMD-related items,” including specified materials, equipment, goods and technology;
designating “conventional arms dual-use and munitions” and related items, including specified materials, equipment, goods, and technology;
designating vessels used to transport coal, its purchase by other countries prohibited;
authorizing UN member states to interdict and inspect North Korean vessels at sea in international waters;
banning exports of crude oil, condensate, refined petroleum products and natural gas to the DPRK;
prohibiting textile exports to the country;
preventing illicit (sic) DPRK coal exports through Rajin;
banning the hiring and use of North Korean workers by other countries; and

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sergei Lavrov is someone I consider "an adult in the room" in the vicious playpen which is international politics.

But I have to tell you, very frankly, that the way the language has been structured, insuring that China and Russia cannot possibly approve this resolution, will be the "trigger" which will enforce the Treasury's threat to
impose a ban on all US trade with dozens of nations that trade with North Korea."

Such sanctions cannot possibly be construed as anything but a prelude to a war against North Korea.

Sep 08 12:41

FEINSTEIN ATTACKS FEDERAL JUDGE NOMINEE OVER HER CHRISTIAN FAITH

Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein (Calif.) told a federal judicial nominee on Wednesday that reading her past speeches revealed how the Catholic "dogma lives loudly" within her.

Sep 08 12:39

Nigeria cholera outbreak threatens more than 1 mln people in refugee camps

At least 1.4 million people uprooted by Boko Haram's insurgency in northeast Nigeria are living in 'cholera hotspots', prey to an outbreak of the deadly disease which is sweeping through camps for the displaced, the United Nations said on Thursday.

An estimated 28 people have died from cholera in the conflict-hit region, while about 837 are suspected to have been infected with the disease, including at least 145 children under the age of five, said the U.N. children's agency (UNICEF).

The outbreak was first identified last week in the Muna Garage camp in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, which is the heart of jihadist group Boko Haram's brutal eight-year campaign to carve out an Islamic caliphate in northeast Nigeria.

About 1.8 million people have abandoned their homes because of violence or food shortages, U.N. agencies say, and many live in camps for the displaced throughout northeast Nigeria.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This, like the cholera epidemic in Yemen, is an absolute catastrophe.

Sep 08 12:36

Anonymous anti-BDS group publishes ‘blacklist’ of boycott supporters in New York

Early last week, an unidentified group launched a shadowy website identifying New Yorkers believed to support the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian rights—placing their photos, social media links and email addresses on a “blacklist” located at OutlawBDS.com. The list features ninety-seven individuals divided into the categories Campuses, Public & NPOs and Private Sector Activists.

Among those who appear on the so-called blacklist are professors, journalists, students, non-profit staff-members and executives.

Project OutlawBDS claims it was established by a group who “consider themselves to be analytical in their approach to the BDS movement,” whose stated intention is to “provide support for New York State Senate Bill S2492,” the latest attempt to pass anti-BDS legislation in the state.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The only language Israel understands, regarding their treatment of the Palestinians, is economic; this is why, in my opinion, the BDS movement, in the most peaceful way possible, must continue.

Sep 08 12:32

The Slow Poisoning of Our Soldiers, Families on U.S. Bases

While it is generally understood that the U.S. Armed Forces are among the world’s largest polluters, it is not generally recognized that some of the most significant pollution occurs here in the United States at military bases and facilities.

As most pollutants have the greatest effect on those whose immune systems are not fully developed, their impact on military dependent communities, whose populations are disproportionately young children and pregnant women, are of particular concern. Everyone living in communities which host military installations, however, is at great risk, as chronic toxicity—the exposure to and ingestion of toxins over an extended period—can be devastating even to those with fully developed immune systems.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This government cannot possibly "for the troops" while they allow this slow-mo poisoning of our troops and their families.

This has got to get sorted, and NOW, thank you very much!!

Sep 08 12:29

Haley Debuts Trump’s Case for Ending Iran Nuke Deal

While UN ambassador Nikki Haley certainly didn’t come to the American Enterprise Institute Tuesday to praise the nuclear agreement with Iran, she insisted she wasn’t there to bury it either.

But we think she doth protest too much. Because that is exactly what she set out to do.

“I’m not making the case for decertifying (the agreement),” she told her rapt AEI audience. “I’m just saying if he (president) should decertify, he has the grounds.”

Haley then warned for what would not be the last time that we shouldn’t just assume that the Iranians were “doing the right thing.”

“What if they weren’t doing the right thing?” Haley presupposed, “And when that 10-year (expiration) hits … they start a nuclear war?”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ambassador Haley, a word, please!

Your Wikipedia bio states the following:

"She graduated from Clemson University with a bachelor's degree in accounting."

I notice that in no part of your education, were you ever documented as having taken any courses in physics, nuclear technology, or nuclear weaponry.

Those highly trained and skilled member of the IAEA, who DO have the education and training to make an intelligent judgement in these matters, have certified Iran to be conforming to all aspects of the P5+1 , for the 8th time in a row, since the accord was reached.

And under what grounds can President Trump possibly claim decertification, when the IAEA claims that there are no grounds for his doing so?!?

Also, apparently you didn't get the following memo, or chose not to read it, appearing at sputniknews.com just two days ago:

Iran Condemns Pyongyang's Nuclear Tests

The article goes on to state:

"According to Iranian parliamentarian Morteza Saffari Natanzi, who is a member of the country’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, Iran is against nuclear weapons tests by any country and strongly condemns Pyongyang’s latest test of an alleged hydrogen bomb, the Iran Front Page reported.
"Based on a religious decree by Iran's leader [Ayatollah Ali Khamenei], Tehran is totally against any production of weapons of mass destruction," he said in an interview.

"'Iran has a nuclear program that included a research reactor, uranium mines, uranium processing facilities and uranium enrichment plants. It maintained for decades that its nuclear program was purely peaceful and civil, but was slammed repeatedly with sanctions by the US and the UN, alleging that Iran was secretly trying to develop a nuclear weapons program.

The Iranian lawmaker voiced his concern over the growing number of nuclear weapons in North Korea, saying that North Korea's missile tests are Pyongyang's way of showing the United States that they are indeed powerful, especially since the United States has a history of interfering in world politics."

So, Ambassador Haley, THIS is the country from which the US expects a nuclear war, when they have initiated no wars whatsoever over the last 200 years?!?

Please, the world understands, very clearly, that Israel desperately wants regime change in Iran, but only at the costs of American blood and American money.

Whatever Tel Aviv is paying you to projectile-vomit this codswallop, it cannot possibly be enough!!

Sep 08 12:08

Israeli Intel Chief: Military Working to Attack Enemies ‘Near and Far’

While refusing to confirm or deny reports of Israel’s overnight attack on a Syrian military base, IDF military intelligence chief Maj. Gen. Harzi Halevi bragged of the Israeli military’s capabilities, saying they would continue to attack enemies “near and far.”

Maj. Gen. Halevi made it very clear that when he says “enemies,” he mans Iran, playing up the “threat” posed by Iranian forces in Syria, as well as Iranian forces in Iran. He played up the “precise intelligence” which Israel has for targeting them everywhere in the region.

These comments were echoed by Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, who also dodged the question about attacking Syria, but said that Israel was “ready and determined to defend ourselves,” also playing up the idea that this would be against Iran.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Defense" for the Israeli government, has most generally translated as "offense" against peaceful countries in the region with which it steadfastly refuses to get along.

I would, however, politely issue a caveat for both Maj. Gen. Halevi and Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman: any Israeli-generated war against Iran will almost certainly mean a war with Russia, as both Russian military and civilian leadership have, collectively, gone on the record as stating that should Iran be attacked, Russia will come to Iran's aid militarily.

And gentlemen,I would politely ask you to please, collectively, disabuse yourselves of the notion that Americans are eager to sacrifice more blood and money to what is essentially an Israeli cause; Americans, after having been lied into those debacles which are the war in Afghanistan,and the war in Iraq, are both intensely war-weary, and war-skeptical.

What may be seen nationally as an Israeli imperative for regime change in Tehran, doesn't translate well at all to most American working people, no matter how hard AIPAC pushes this agenda: that Tehran must be regime changed, to please Israel, but America must bear the brunt of all the costs, both human, and financial, to accomplish such an end.

Sep 08 11:54

Germany disputes size of Russian wargames, predicts 100,000 troops

Germany said on Thursday that Russia was planning to send more than 100,000 troops to war games on NATO’s eastern flank this month, disputing Moscow’s version that only 13,000 Russian and Belarussian servicemen would participate.

The Sept. 14-20 exercises known as Zapad, or “West” in Belarus, the Baltic Sea, western Russia and the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad, are stirring unease in NATO despite Moscow’s assurances troops would rehearse a purely defensive scenario.

“It is undisputed that we are seeing a demonstration of capabilities and power of the Russians,” German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen told reporters at an EU defense ministers’ meeting in Tallinn.

“Anyone who doubts that only has to look at the high numbers of participating forces in the Zapad exercise: more than one hundred thousand,” she said in a joint news conference with her French counterpart Florence Parly.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Methinks Germany protests too much; and where in the world did she get that number of 100,000?!?

These Zapad exercises have been carried on by the Russians for a number of years; why the big panic now?!?

And BTW, why has NATO seen fit to envelop Russia's borders with NATO troops over the last several years?!?

Sep 08 11:43

Here Is the Syria Report Withdrawn by the U.S. Holocaust Museum

As Daily Intelligencer noted yesterday, the U.S. Holocaust Museum is at the center of a burgeoning controversy over its decision to conduct a study, through its Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide, about whether the United States could have taken a more active role in the Syrian civil war for the sake of protecting civilians, hundreds of thousands of whom have died in the conflict — many as a result of the shelling, torture, gas attacks, and other atrocities committed by Bashar Al-Assad.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is enlightening to understand just who Leon Wieseltier is, and why he so adamantly criticised the outcome of this study.

Profile:
Leon Weiseltier

A staunch Zionist, Weiseltier was profoundly unhappy about the US government's more limited used of force in Syria, meaning that the much hoped for "regime change" in Damascus was not going to happen, in spite of the US government's having funded, trained, and armed many of the jihadis who were supposed to make the Al Assad regime crumble.

And please note: Israel and its cheerleaders, like Weiseltier, constantly clamor for regime change in the Middle East, but only at the costs of American blood, and American money.

Reading the redacted study, at the bottom of this article, can be very... useful.

Sep 08 11:40

Did #NorthKorea really test an H-bomb? DPRK & some in US want us to believe it

but there is no objective evidence

testing underground with strong containment makes it very difficult to accurately judge the true nature of the test

Sep 08 11:34

Don’t Trust the Red Cross, 10 Ways YOU Can Help!!

Without Enriching Scammers

SALVATION ARMY !

Sep 08 11:29

‘Socialist Echo Chamber’ Pushing Amazon out of Seattle

The silver lining in Seattle's clouds.

Sep 08 11:26

US Seeks UN Permission to Board North Korean Ships

Despite Russian opposition already having effectively killed the chances of a total oil ban on North Korea being enforced, the US is still pushing the plan at the UN Security Council. It’s not just a ban, however. The US wants permission to militarily enforce it.

The resolution includes broad language allowing the US Navy and Air Force to capture and board North Korean ships at sea, and to use “all necessary measures” to force them to reveal if they are complying with the ban.

US Ambassador Nikki Haley is looking for a vote by Monday, though it seems like any language within the bill about interdiction of North Korean ships is likely to be removed at the behest of both China and Russia if the resolution is to survive at all.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Should such a completely reckless and irresponsible act move forward, either on the part of the UN (which is doubtful) or the US Department of Treasury (which is more likely), it will be interpreted as an act of war by both North Korea and China, and will be responded to accordingly.

Sep 08 11:15

Iran Condemns Pyongyang’s Nuke Tests, Says War 'Imminent’ Without Talks

According to Iranian parliamentarian Morteza Saffari Natanzi, who is a member of the country’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, Iran is against nuclear weapons tests by any country and strongly condemns Pyongyang’s latest test of an alleged hydrogen bomb, the Iran Front Page reported.

"Based on a religious decree by Iran's leader [Ayatollah Ali Khamenei], Tehran is totally against any production of weapons of mass destruction," he said in an interview.

Iran has a nuclear program that included a research reactor, uranium mines, uranium processing facilities and uranium enrichment plants. It maintained for decades that its nuclear program was purely peaceful and civil, but was slammed repeatedly with sanctions by the US and the UN, alleging that Iran was secretly trying to develop a nuclear weapons program.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Now, THIS... is a statement you will NEVER be allowed to hear from the US corporate presstitutes and whorespondents!!

Well spoken, Majlis Member Natanzi: WELL SPOKEN!! :-)

Sep 08 11:11

Kid Rock Goes Off In Politically Charged Tirade At Michigan Concert

The profanity-filled speech about Nazis and Black Lives Matter was caught on video.

Sep 08 11:06

China’s Xi Jinping tells Donald Trump that North Korea nuclear issue must be solved via talks

China is focused on solving the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue through talks and peaceful means, Chinese President Xi Jinping told US President Donald Trump in a telephone call on Wednesday (Sept 6).

The United States and South Korea have asked the United Nations to consider tough new sanctions on North Korea after its nuclear test on Sunday that Pyongyang said was a advanced hydrogen bomb.

Washington and its allies have said there is a growing urgency for China, North Korea’s top trading partner, to apply more pressure on its already isolated neighbour to get it to back down on its nuclear weapons and missiles programmes.

China “unswervingly” works to realise denuclearisation on the Korean Peninsula and to safeguard the international nuclear non-proliferation system, Xi told Trump, according to a statement from China’s Foreign Ministry.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am glad that there is dialogue on North Korea between President Trump, and his counterpart, Xi Jingping.

But that being said, if Kim Jong Un orders that a missile be fired tomorrow, which is the anniversary of the founding of the Country of North Korea, as many North Korea watchers are anticipating, all bets may well be off.

President Trump may well believe that he has "got to do something" to demonstrate American resolve; and that "something" may well be a full-blown military response, coupled with a decap strike against Kim, and the whole of Pyongyang.

IF China comes in on the side of North Korea, we may well be looking at World War III.

Sep 08 10:53

ISRAEL LAUNCHES AIR STRIKES ON SYRIA AND ASSAD'S "WAITING GAME"

Immediately after Israel's latest unprovoked strike on Syria we posed the question, did Benjamin Netanyahu just panic? The answer is yes, Israel is now acting from a position of desperation as it has failed in its goal of regime change in Syria. Overnight (Wed. evening/Thursday early morning), Israel attacked a Syrian military base near the town of Masyaf at about 3:00 a.m. which Syria has now confirmed in a statement that warns of "serious repercussions". Syria reported two troop deaths in the attack. It appears to have been a massive strike - grainy photos show a large fireball lighting up the night sky outside of Masyaf.

But this is the reason for Israeli media and defense officials quickly claiming that the strike at Masyaf was on a chemical weapons facility: they know the "humanitarian" angle sells in the West, especially when coupled with allegations of civilians being gassed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As reported in salon.com:

Seymour Hersh Casts Doubt on Reported Syrian Gas Attack

Right now, Netanyahu and his wife have been the targets of corruption probes in Israel. I do not know if these attacks are an attempt at "misdirection" of the national and international press, but the reputations of both of them havebeen irreparably damaged, making Netanyahu, geopolitically, a very wounded animal.

And nothing is more dangerous in this world than a geopolitically wounded animal, because it is impossible to know precisely where they will lash out, or why.

In his diminished emotional and intellectual state, Netanyahu may just haul off and attack Iran directly, expecting that the US will scream "We'll fight with you!" when a war against Iran most probably translates into a war with Russia, which the US military is thoroughly unprepared to successfully undertake.

Netanyahu is scheduled to address the UN on 19 September.

Benjamin Netanyahu to Address the UN the Same Day as does Trump

Look for more intense, mad-dog, foaming at the mouth histrionics, and more bashing of both the Palestinian leadership, and that of Iran.

Sep 08 10:47

Did Imran Awan Turn On Wasserman Schultz?

NEW REPORT SUGGESTS HE LED POLICE TO HER LAPTOP

Sep 08 10:25

TWO FLORIDA NUCLEAR PLANTS ARE IN IRMA’S PROJECTED PATH — AND ONE IS ALREADY LEAKING

Perhaps more concerning is that the Turkey Point plant’s old cooling canal system has been leaking polluted water into Biscayne Bay. The New York Times noted last year that a study found “elevated levels of salt, ammonia, phosphorous and tritium, a radioactive isotope that is found in nature but also frequently associated with nuclear power plants.”

Though the levels of tritium were reportedly too low to harm people, they were enough for scientists to determine that the plant was the source. Environmentalists worried about marine life and the plant’s owners’ slow reaction to remedy the leak. It’s unclear how a hurricane might affect the already leaking facility.

Regardless, Robbins says Florida Light & Power is prepared to shut down the sites if it looks like Irma will hit them. “If we anticipate there will be direct impacts on either factory we’ll shut down the units,” he told the Miami Herald, noting doing so is a gradual process.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is very concerning, and I don't know precisely how reassured I am with the understanding that both plants will be shut down in anticipation of the landfall of Irma.

Sep 08 10:22

Chris Wray, FBI director: No sign of White House interference in Russia probe

said he has “enormous respect” for Mr. Mueller and full confidence in others assigned to the probe.

Sep 08 10:19

SON OF WORLD’S MOST ANTI-DRUG PRESIDENT ACCUSED OF SMUGGLING $125M IN METH

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has made a name for himself carrying out a most brutal war on drugs, publicly urging police and civilians to summarily execute drug users and dealers. This campaign of mass murder has so far claimed thousands of lives.

President Trump even called Duterte in April to praise him personally, saying, “I just wanted to congratulate you because I am hearing of the unbelievable job on the drug problem.”

What would the bloodthirsty president say if his own son, Paolo Duterte, was involved in drug dealing?

That question might be answered pending the result of a Filipino Senate investigation. While his father is hell-bent on a drug war crusade, Paolo is accused of being involved in a $125 million shipment of crystal meth from China into the port in Manila.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Whether in the Philippines or the US, people in positions of well-connectedness believe that they are absolutely above the law; and if you don't believe that, just ask Hillary Clinton!

Image: Hillary Clinton posing with known and convicted Drug Felon, Jorge Cabrera

Sep 08 09:55

South Asia's worst flooding in a decade kill thousands and decimates millions of hectares of crops

Millions of hectares of crops have been destroyed across south Asia following the worst flooding in a decade, prompting aid agencies to warn of a looming food and financial crisis.

As floodwaters receded, one aid executive said: "The scale of the devastation is hard to comprehend".

More than 1,400 people died in the floods, which swept the region over a period of two months.

The squalid conditions created after two major rivers broke their banks in northern Bangladesh have left around 13,000 of people suffering from an outbreak of diarrhoea and other conditions.

Sep 08 09:28

Equifax Faces Multibillion-Dollar Lawsuit Over Hack

A proposed class-action lawsuit was filed against Equifax Inc. late Thursday evening, shortly after the company reported that an unprecedented hack had compromised the private information of about 143 million people.

In the complaint filed in Portland, Ore., federal court, users alleged Equifax was negligent in failing to protect consumer data, choosing to save money instead of spending on technical safeguards that could have stopped the attack.

Sep 08 09:03

Not Just Florida: Georgia And South Carolina Face "Catastrophic Storm Surge"

As Hurricane Irma looks to be hurdling straight for a direct hit on Southern Florida, meteorologists from Weather Underground are warning that the most devastating impacts of the storm could be felt much further north in towns along the coast of Georgia and South Carolina where the storm surge could be a catastrophic 20-28 feet high in certain areas. To put that in perspective, Hurricane Katrina in 2005 set a record for the largest storm surge ever recorded along the U.S. coast at 27.8 feet.

Sep 08 09:00

"Greatest Evacuation In History" - 650,000 Ordered To Leave Florida

In what spokesman Michael Hernandez describes as "the biggest evacuation in history," Miami-Dade has expanded its mandatory evacuations orders to Zone C, forcing over 650,000 to leave Florida in a "traffic nightmare" as Cat-5 Hurricane Irma bears down.

Sep 08 08:57

Mother, five-year-old son found dead with note after long custody battle

A mother and her five-year-old son have been found dead in an apparent murder-suicide after a long custody battle with the boy's father.
The bodies of Gina Summers, 46, and her child Jude were found at their home in Orono, Minnesota in the US on Monday.

Sep 08 08:57

Here's why putting a quarter in a cup of frozen water could save your life during a hurricane

When thinking about hurricane safety, we usually focus on staying safe during the actual storm. But sometimes coming back in the aftermath of a natural disaster — like the dangerous Hurricane Irma making its way to Florida right now — can have its own dangers.

Sep 08 08:35

2 Florida nuclear plants likely to shut down if Irma continues path

As Hurricane Irma barreled toward Florida, where two nuclear plants seemed to be in the deadly storm’s direct path, electric company officials continued to plan for the worst while remaining unsure whether to shut down the Turkey Point and St. Lucie facilities.

Peter Robbins, spokesman for Florida Power and Light, said shutting down a reactor is a gradual process, and the decision will be made “well in advance” of the Category 5 storm making landfall.

“If we anticipate there will be direct impacts on either facility, we’ll shut down the units,” Robbins told the Miami Herald.

Sep 08 08:30

Proud Black Confederates on the Confederate Flag - "Dont take Our History Away"

Sep 08 08:25

Amazing: George Carlin speaks trump and 2016 ( way before )

George Carlin right up to date in his presentations.
Collection of 12 minutes of several of his 'rants'. Listen to the whole 12 minutes.
This man really had his finger on not just current events several years ago but on what's up today - quite amazing.

Sep 08 08:25

UAE provides $10 mn to help people of Texas recover and rebuild from Hurricane Harvey

Working together, the UAE’s gift will help those communities in Texas that felt the greatest impact and are in the greatest need.

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