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Oct 28 11:10

“Reign of the Assad Family Is Coming to an End” – US Secretary of State Tillerson

The U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, stated on Thursday that the reign of the Assad family is coming to an end, contrasting his previous comments in March declaring that the Syrian President’s removal was not a priority for the U.S. regime.

“The reign of the Assad family is coming to an end,” Tillerson stated after his meeting with the head of the UN Envoy of Syria, Stephan de Mistura, in Geneva.

Tillerson stated he is unsure of how to bring about Assad’s end, but remained confident this would happen.

The Secretary of State would then take a shot at the Syrian Army, claiming they are only successful because of Russian airstrikes.

“The only reason Syrian forces have been successful has been because of the air support they have received from Russia,” Tillerson concluded.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has only to observe Tillerson's body language in the picture here, to understand precisely about what he is thinking; look at the clenched fists, and the expression on his face.

Are we potentially looking at a US decap strike on Damascus to take Al-Assad out?!? And has Russian President Vlad Putin gotten the memo?!?

I think the real question we need to ask here is, what is Russia prepared to do, militarily, in Syria to prevent this from happening?!?

I am hoping we are not looking at a war between Russia and the US government over the fate of Syria; unfortunately, both countries appear slouching toward such a confrontation, and potentially very soon.

Oct 28 11:09

Brian Fallon ADMITS On CNN Hillary Knew About Dossier Payment

Here's the clip from yesterday where he admits it on air.

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Oct 28 11:06

Liberal Chris Matthews Murders Hillary and the Democratic Party

When you lose Chris Matthews, you know things aren't going well. This is really good tv.

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Oct 28 10:58

Bringing Back the Draft Won’t Stop Unnecessary Wars

The rich and the connected will never be sent to the front lines if they don’t want to go. They will fake illnesses or get plush appointments to staff jobs. They will stay in school or fling urine at the draft board. They will find a way out.

There are other arguments for conscription, such as providing direction and employment for young people—that through compulsory service to their country they will be instilled with discipline and patriotism.

All those reasons are smokescreens. The true purpose of the draft is to provide large numbers of young bodies for overseas invasions—invasions in which tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of Americans have been killed.

Oct 28 10:54

NATO General Threatens ‘Consequences’ for Turkey Buying Russian S-400

In looking to upgrade their air defense system, Turkey had a choice: buying the advanced Russian S-400 systems, or more expensive, US-made alternatives. Turkey chose to buy Russian, and NATO isn’t happy.

While NATO was initially just complaining the S-400 was incompatible with their own systems, top NATO General Petr Pavel told reporters this week that Turkey is likely to be punished by the alliance for not buying American.

“The principal of sovereignty obviously exists in acquisition of defense equipment, but the same way that nations are sovereign in making their decision, they are also sovereign in facing the consequences of that decision,” Pavel insisted.

Pavel dismissed reporter questions about the Turkish government’s recent anti-democracy moves, insisting nobody is perfect. Apparently the same leeway does not apply for the question of buying American weapons.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Pavel's comments on this issue have yet again demonstrated that NATO is not about democracy, but about power and control, to the point of publicly attempting to shame, and potentially punish Turkey for not using the US's far more costly, and inferior, defensive weapons rather than chosing Russia's very capable, and less costly, S-400 series.

And of what actual "consequences" does Pavel speak?!? Turkey is a geographically critical component to NATO, and I would politely suggest that Pavel doesn't do something ham-fistedly, pig-headely stupid here, to the point where the Turkish government believes that its NATO membership is no longer of value, and leaves.

Oct 28 10:46

Even Without Nukes, Korea War Would Kill 300,000 in Days

When everyone talks about the possibility of a US attack on North Korea, the major focus is on North Korea’s fledgling nuclear weapons program, and the possibility of retaliatory nuclear strikes against densely populated cities, causing unimaginable destruction.

Assessments of what could happen in this war, however, note that the danger extends far beyond nuclear weapons, and that even in a nuclear-free war, massive exchanges of conventional fire would result in the deaths of as many as 300,000 people in just the first few days.

It should go without saying that this is the case, as North Korea was working on retaliatory deterrence for decades before having managed to successfully test a nuclear weapon. North Korea has a massive amount of long-range artillery to call out in the event war broke out.

Oct 28 10:44

ISIS Shores Up Defenses at Key Border Stronghold

The main border crossing between Iraq and Syria, the city of Abu Kamal on the Syrian side and al-Qaim on the Iraqi side, is the last major territorial possession of ISIS, and the next big target for both Syria and Iraq’s militaries.

With those offensives likely to happen soon, ISIS is building up its defenses around the area, pushing more forces into the area while, according to US officials, ISIS leaders are being evacuated to smaller towns inside Syria that they still control.

ISIS still holds substantial territory in Syria, mostly in Deir Ezzor Province. They’ve been losing all the big cities and towns, along the Euphrates River, with Syrian military pushing on the river’s south shore, and Kurdish fighters taking the north shore.

US officials are suggesting an attack on Abu Kamal would be up to the Kurds to decide, but the Syrian military is likely to get there first.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This suggestion comes at a time when the Kurds are seeking more autonomy in Iraq; perhaps they believe that in uniting with the US and Iraqi military, to continue fighting ISIS, the Kurds will have an easier time in negotiating just how that autonomy shakes out for them.

Oct 28 10:33

Trump Justice Department: Wars are off limits to court review

A Trump administration attorney said Friday that federal courts cannot evaluate whether a president is waging an illegal war, even if the war clearly has no grounding in a congressional authorization of force and someone directly impacted sues.

The claim was made during oral arguments in an appeal filed by Nathan Michael Smith, a now-former Army intelligence analyst who sued last year claiming former President Barack Obama was illegally fighting Islamic State terrorists without an authorization for use of military force, or AUMF, from Congress.

Smith, who left active-duty military service in June, supports fighting the jihadi group, but argues doing so has not been properly authorized by Congress. “For me, it’s not a partisan issue,” he told the Washington Examiner outside a courtroom in the nation's capital. "Procedure matters, if we're a nation of laws.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Smith is entirely correct in his assessment; unfortunately, however, the brutally sad truth is, the Occupied Unhinged Surveilled State of Amerika is no longer really a nation of laws; it is a nation of Deep State Agendas, and false narratives by which these agendas are accomplished.

These agendas are most generally about regime changing governments which are not US-centric; replacing those governments with personnel who are US-centric; expropriating that country's natural resources to which this government has utterly no moral right; and insuring that those resources are only sold in US dollars.

Repeat.

False flag operations are routinely used as a weapon of US statescraft to blame another country for something it absolutely did not do, then declare war against it, based on that lie.

Remember the Bush administration lied to the US and the world, that "Saddam Hussein had wepaons of mass destruction" , as the basis for attacking it, assassinating Hussein, making sure that its government was Western -centric, and that its oil was only sold in US dollars?!?

Remember how the Bush administration lied to the American people and the world about the reasons the US military and NATO "had to go into Afghanistan", when this now-16 years old war was really about controlling the pipelines, its mineral wealth, and its opium, which is now used to fund off the shelf, US Alphabet Soup Agencies activities over which Congress has utterly no oversight?!?

Remember when President Johnson lied to the American people and the world about the "Gulf of Tonkin" incident, as the lie to justify massive attacks on North Vietnam?!? Remember the endless "body counts" obediently regurgitated by corporate presstitutes, to give the American people the sense that American was actully winning that war, when it was simply an excuse to grind up more American soldiers and military hardware, to the US's military/industrial complex's delight, because they had to keep replacing machinery.

Times have changed; but unfortunately, the US Deep State agenda never does.

Oct 28 10:11

Constitutional Battle: Abe Wants Amendment Allowing Japan to Go to War Again

With a successful (if controversial) snap election on the books, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has turned his eyes to his longstanding goal of amending the Constitution of Japan to allow the nation to declare war on its enemies - but this is a task easier said than done.
On Monday, Abe vowed to see the constitution amended to remove Article 9, which reads "the Japanese people forever renounce war as a sovereign right of the nation and the threat or use of force as means of settling international disputes." The article adds that Japan may not maintain "land, sea, and air forces, as well as other war potential."

The 1947 constitution was written at a time when Japan was utterly ravaged following World War II, not to mention under US occupation. The belligerent behavior of Imperial Japan caused the Americans to pressure the feeble post-war government into the strict restrictions on Japanese use of military force.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF this Japanese Constitutional Amendment passes (and I wouldn't put it past Abe to have the pull to make it happen), watch for Japan to start flexing its military muscle as far as it thinks it can get away with it, against both North Korea and China.

Oct 28 10:05

Bangladesh Considers Sterilization to Curb Rohingya Refugee Population

Bangladesh is considering sterilizing the Rohingya refugee population after health officials proposed the move to the government Friday.

Supporters of the plan call for vasectomies for Rohingya men and tubectomies for women, saying “sterilization of the males is the best way to control the population,” according to Pintu Kanti Bhattacharjee, who heads a health service near the Myanmar-Bangladesh border.

“If a man is sterilized, he cannot father a child even if he marries four or five times,” he added.

The idea was put forward shortly after rights activists working in refugee camps said Rohingya women believe that pregnancy protects them from rape and other attacks from Myanmar's security forces.

“Some of them told us that if a woman was pregnant, she had less chance of being targeted by the military or attackers,” AFP reported the activists as saying.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would like to politely point out to Health Service Manager Pintu Kanti Bhattacharjee, that forced sterilzations would be another form of slow-mo genocide against the Rohingya people.

But then, that would be the point, wouldn't it?!?

And what would happen to the people who would not consent to having the procedure done?!? Would they be rounded up in camps, and offered the choice between forcible sterilization or death?!?!?

And BTW: has a Burmese-language version of "Mein Kampf" just come out?!? And I ask this, because this is precisely the kind of "racial hygiene" Hitler would have advocated against "the others" !!

I would also like to politely suggest to Mr. Bhattacharjee, that the optics of such a move against the Rohingyas, if the Myanmar government goes ahead with this plan, will be perceived by the rest of the world as a crime against humanity, and rightly so.

Oct 28 09:51

'Never Trust' the US, Ayatollah Khamenei Warns Iraq

During a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Al Khamenei advised his guest to remain vigilant of U.S. plots.

“The Americans created Daesh themselves, but now that the terrorists have been defeated by the Iraqi government and people, they pretend to be supportive of this important development,” Ayatollah Khamenei explained. “However, they will undoubtedly not hesitate to harm Iraq again if they find the opportunity.”

al-Abadi emphasized Iraq's efforts to retain unity and territorial integrity in the face of terrorist threats, while Ayatollah Khamenei reiterated that unity among Iraq's ethnic groups and popular forces resulted in important victories against Islamic State group operating in the country.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Don't you just hate it when a foreign leader for whom you have absolutely zero resonance makes absolute, perfect sense in their characterisation of US foreign policy?!?

Welcome to my world, dear readers!!

Oct 28 09:44

Israel willing to resort to military action to stop Iran acquiring nuclear weapons: minister

Israel is willing to resort to military action to ensure Iran never acquires nuclear weapons, the intelligence minister said on Thursday in Japan where he is seeking backing for U.S. President Donald Trump’s tougher line on Tehran.

Trump said on Oct. 13 he would not certify Iran is complying with an agreement on curtailing its nuclear program, signed by his predecessor, Barack Obama, opening a 60-day window for Congress to act to reimpose sanctions.

“If international efforts led these days by U.S. President Trump don’t help stop Iran attaining nuclear capabilities, Israel will act militarily by itself,” Intelligence Minister Israel Katz said in an interview in Tokyo. “There are changes that can be made (to the agreement) to ensure that they will never have the ability to have a nuclear weapon.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These threats against Iran by Intelligence Minister Katz are only for domestic consumption, to placate the Israeli voters that Tel Aviv is doing "someething" to alleviate the alleged "existential threat" represented by Iran (which only collectively exists in the fevered brains of those in the Knesset in Tel Aviv).

What Israel has been cheerleading for, consistently, is a US attack against Iran, with the costs only to be borne only with American blood and American money, not Israeli.

And of course, that may well lead to a war with Russia over Iran, as Russian politicians and military commanders have consistently pledged that should Iran get attacked militarily, Russia will come to its aid.

IF President Trump is in any way as smart as he purports to be, he will sit this one out, and let it be Israel getting clobbered by both the Iranian and Russian military.

Unfortunately, with the choke-hold Tel Aviv has on US foreign policy, that is as likely a scenario as is pigs discovering they are aerodynamic.

Oct 28 09:34

DoD Watchdog: F-35s Grounded 22 Percent of the Time Due to Parts Shortage

A new report prepared by the US Congress’ watchdog agency, the Government Accountability Office, found that parts shortages led to “degrading readiness” in the F-35 fleet, leaving aircraft “unable to fly about 22 percent of the time during the first eight months of 2017.

"The Department of Defense is sustaining over 250 F-35 aircraft and plans to triple the fleet by the end of 2021," but the Pentagon "is facing sustainment challenges that are affecting warfighter readiness," the watchdog said Thursday.

The jets have faced "significantly longer repair times" — about twice as long as the program's goal — as a direct result of not having enough parts, GAO reports. While the F-35 program office initially set out to complete repairs processes in 60 to 90 days, the Pentagon has in fact taken about 172 days on average to fix issues on the aircraft, according to the report.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is completely unacceptable, and the executives of Lockheed-Martin need to be brought in to the Pentagon for some very high level, private meetings, about how Lockheed Martin is going to cure this problem, at their expence, and how soon they will commit to getting it cured.

Oct 28 09:30

Mattis Threatens North Korea With ‘Massive’ Response to Nuclear Strike

US Defense Secretary James Mattis warned Pyongyang on Friday that any use of nuclear weapons by North Korea would be met with an overwhelming response.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — "The US does not accept a nuclear North Korea… Make no mistake, any attack on the US or our allies will be defeated. Any use of nuclear weapons by the North will be met with a massive military response, effective and overwhelming, " he said during a speech in Seoul.

Mattis said that by sticking to its nuclear and missile program the North was in effect "reducing its security," after Pyongyang justified its research of nuclear weapons by a threat from the United States.

The Pentagon chief stressed that dialogue remained Washington's preferred method of settling the dispute with Pyongyang but added the threat of a nuclear strike from the North was accelerating.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In looking at Mattis' rhetoric here, there are two words which keep screaming over and over like an ugly mantra in my head, and those words are "false flag!"

And why would the North Koreans do something like this now, in light of the following story?!?

Nuclear Leak ‘Inevitable’: Chinese Scientists Tell North Korea to Move Test Site The article, from sputnik goes on to say: "Chinese scientists have issued a firm warning to Pyongyang that if North Korea wants to continue testing nuclear weapons, it has to find a new location other than the Punggye-ri mountain range where the previous six tests occurred.

The mountain is at imminent risk of collapse, an event which could allow nuclear waste to bleed out into nearby China. "China cannot sit and wait until the site implodes," a Peking University researcher told the South China Morning Post Friday.

"Maybe the North Koreans themselves have realized that the site cannot take another blow. If they still want to do it, they have to do it somewhere else," the researcher said, noting that Chinese instruments "can detect nuclear fallout when it arrives, but it will be too late by then."

So if there is a nuclear test by North Korea, that test will have to wait until North Korean sceintists have found another site from which to do it.

I do not know how long that takes, at "construction ramming speed", with a 24/7 construction schedule, but this is something that cannot, logically, happen immediately.

Oct 28 09:20

Israel Is a Military Superpower for One Simple Reason: 'Underwater' Nuclear Weapons

Israel’s submarine corps is a tiny force with a big open secret: in all likelihood, it is armed with nuclear weapons.
Israel’s first nuclear weapons were completed by the early 1970s, and deployed among both free-fall aircraft bombs and Jericho ballistic missiles.
Note: Against U.S. and international law!

Oct 28 09:18

HOW THE CIA FUNDED & SUPPORTED LITERARY MAGAZINES WORLDWIDE WHILE WAGING CULTURAL WAR AGAINST COMMUNISM

Over the course of this tumultuous year, new CIA director Mike Pompeo has repeatedly indicated that he would move the Agency in a “more aggressive direction.” In response, at least one person took on the guise of former Chilean president Salvador Allende and joked, incredulously, “more aggressive”? In 1973, the reactionary forces of General Augusto Pinochet overthrew Allende, the first elected Marxist leader in Latin America. Pinochet then proceeded to institute a brutal 17-year dictatorship characterized by mass torture, imprisonment, and execution. The Agency may not have orchestrated the coup directly but it did at least support it materially and ideologically under the orders of President Richard Nixon, on a day known to many, post-2001, as “the other 9/11.”

Oct 28 09:18

HOW THE CIA FUNDED & SUPPORTED LITERARY MAGAZINES WORLDWIDE WHILE WAGING CULTURAL WAR AGAINST COMMUNISM

Over the course of this tumultuous year, new CIA director Mike Pompeo has repeatedly indicated that he would move the Agency in a “more aggressive direction.” In response, at least one person took on the guise of former Chilean president Salvador Allende and joked, incredulously, “more aggressive”? In 1973, the reactionary forces of General Augusto Pinochet overthrew Allende, the first elected Marxist leader in Latin America. Pinochet then proceeded to institute a brutal 17-year dictatorship characterized by mass torture, imprisonment, and execution. The Agency may not have orchestrated the coup directly but it did at least support it materially and ideologically under the orders of President Richard Nixon, on a day known to many, post-2001, as “the other 9/11.”

Oct 28 09:13

DOD PLANS SOLAR-STORM-BASED NATIONAL BLACKOUT DRILL DURING ANTIFA PROTESTS IN NOVEMBER

According to The National Association for Amateur Radio (ARRL), elements of the US Department of Defense (DOD) will simulate a “communications interoperability” training exercise across the United States on November 04-06. The announcement released on October 24 has not been widely distributed to the media, because the drill is simulating a total grid collapse and could spark public fear.

Back in April 2017, we wrote an article titled ‘Yesterday’s Broad Power Outage Likely Caused By Geomagnetic Storm‘. While everyone thought terrorism was to blame, we correctly pointed out that large power failures in major US cities was due to an intense geomagnetic storm registering 8-10 on K-Planetary Index.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

GREAT timing! What could possibly go wrong?!?!?

Oct 28 08:12

George Washington's Church Says Plaque Honoring First President Must Come Down

Leaders at the church that George Washington attended decided that a plaque honoring the first president of the United States must be removed.

Christ Church in Alexandria, Virginia will take down a memorial marking the pew where Washington sat with his family, saying it is not acceptable to all worshipers.

“The plaques in our sanctuary make some in our presence feel unsafe or unwelcome," leaders said, a reference to the fact that Washington was a slaveholder.

Oct 28 07:57

Here It Is Again - Paddock Was Arms Dealer And Deal Went BAD

Analysts continue to be amazed by the many links between the CIA and Stephen Paddock—and who have documented that Paddock was a CIA arms pilot delivering thousands of weapons to a Mexican drug cartel between 2006-2011 in what is now known as " Operation Fast and Furious"

According to a source in the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department:: “The LVMPD knows the motive behind the attack, but the FBI will not allow us to release the motive because it implicates the FBI in illegal arms deals and supplying arms to ISIS terrorists within U.S. borders.

Oct 28 07:42

JFK Files: The Truth Behind the Farce

by Clifford Shack
(henrymakow.com)

The American people have been promised the release of all the classified documents on the JFK assassination. It ain't never going to happen.

But that's ok. Just connect the dots. Those of us who have, know, that solving the whodunit aspect of the assassination is just the beginning. The real, meaty story lies in the motive. Since the assassination 54 years ago, millions of published research hours allow us to piece the story together in the context of that time.

You don't have to be a rocket scientist to understand the basics of the case. Those with a minimal degree of understanding know that the CIA was clearly behind the assassination. Most of the guys involved in planning the assassination lived blocks away from Kennedy when he lived in McClean, Virginia.

Oct 28 07:16

We Can’t Stop Fighting Over the Words That Helped Create Israel

Benjamin Netanyahu is about to celebrate the centenary of the Balfour Declaration, but it was part of a double-dealing plot that also promised freedom to the Arabs.
Note: "it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country."

Oct 28 06:40

Deputy caught on video burglarizing home of hurricane victim, authorities say

A Florida sheriff's deputy resigned after he was accused of stealing a dying man's medication when he allegedly entered his home, which was hit by power outage during Hurricane Irma, illegally.

Oct 28 06:40

Police Officer Who Killed Terence Crutcher Has Manslaughter Charge Expunged From Record

The former Tulsa police officer who fatally shot 40-year-old Terence Crutcher last year and was acquitted of manslaughter this spring will no longer have the charge on her record.

Oct 27 22:45

Mueller Russia probe reportedly nets first charges

The first charges have been filed in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, reports said Friday evening.

Oct 27 19:33

Anti-togetherness: The Virtues of Disunity

A Truth Not Welcome: People do not like being with those different from themselves . Sometimes, briefly, we find it interesting, as in traveling, but for extended periods, no. This distaste pervades society, often unnoticed, with consequences.

Instances of untogetherness:

Oct 27 19:14

Marshfield man locked in beer cooler overnight drinks beer, arrested

MARSHFIELD (WAOW) -
A Marshfield man is behind bars after police say he was locked inside a beer cooler at a convenience store, had several drinks, and then fled.

According to the police report, Van Ert drank an 18 ounce bottle of Icehouse Beer and three cans of Four Loko. He also fell over a stack of 30 pack Busch Light Cans.

Oct 27 15:05

RAW VIDEO | Spanish Prime Minister Dissolves Catalan Parliament And Calls Snap Election

There is a constitutional crisis unfolding in Spain. Here's video from PM Rajoy's presser.

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Oct 27 14:01

Laura Ingraham: ‘What The FBI Did To Trump Is Mindblowing’

Interesting comments from Laura. FBI used shady oppo research from the Kremlin, paid for by the Clinton campaign, to open an investigation into a candidate for President of the United States. Allow that to sink in for a moment.

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Oct 27 13:47

Tucker Reveals Las Vegas Security Guard Left The Country Days After Shooting

Fox News host Tucker Carlson dropped a huge new detail on the days following the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history in Las Vegas Wednesday.

Oct 27 13:41

Feds Spend $170,000 Taking Pictures Of Food

This is not a joke. Taking pictures of food to test on obese people.

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Oct 27 13:33

Thousands to 'scream helplessly at the sky' to mark anniversary of Trump presidency

Thousands of Americans angered or disappointed by Donald Trump's ascension to the White House plan to vent their frustration by screaming helplessly at the sky on the anniversary of the 2016 presidential election.

More than 2,200 people have already indicated their interest in attending the New York City rally, according to the "Scream helplessly at the sky on the anniversary of the election" Facebook page.

Coordinator Nathan Wahl said the group's schedule would also include a moment of silence before "a mournful rendition of 'Kumbaya' on [an] autoharp because we're all just a bunch of liberal stereotypes."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And THIS is the best these people can do, in response to a legitimately elected President, because their candidate didn't win?!?

If this is, in fact, the case, this country is in horrific trouble, big-time.

There are two things which truly self-actualized, successful people never do; they do not blame, and they do not play the victim card. They figure out what went wrong, and move to correct it, so that the next time they make an effort to do something, that effort goes off successfully.

What the Democrats did, this last election, was to steal the primary from Bernie Sanders who actually could have energized the base,and won, and devised ways to massively rig the votes in favor of "The (Un) Chosen One".

Then they attempted to force Debbie Wasserman Shultz's candidate of choice, Hillary Clinton, down the throats of the American people, who rejected her outright. The reasons?!? She was utterly, pathologically incapable of relating to the middle-class base, and has more baggage than does Kim Kardashian on a photo shoot.

Unhappy that it was the Electoral College which, ultimately, awarded the Presidency to Trump?!? Start canvassing to create a Federal law which abolishes the institution!!

but this "Scream helplessly at the sky" movement only reinforces the aura of victimhood and blame these people exude, and does absolutely nothing positive or substantial to cure the problem ( which would be having a legitimate candidate who does relate to middle class voters, and can energize them.)

So hey, Demcrats; hey, Tom Perez; I have just the candidate for you, and if you collectively have half a brain, you should start courting her now. Her name is Representative for the State of Hawaii, Tulsi Gabbard. Tulsi is a quadruple threat; she is a Veteran; a woman; a minority (Samoan/European ancestry) and a powerful voice for peace, moderation, and moral negotiations.

But of course, being just as owned as are your Republican colleagues by the Merchants of Death, and the wonderful contributions they make to your individual candidates and parties, you just don't have the "male attributes" to do this, do you?!?

She would resonate; people would get behind her; but because she's pro-peace (something, by the way, We the People have been longing for over these last 16 years of endless wars all over the planet), you won't even consider her, even though she might well win the Presidency.

You will pick someone old, stale, Establishment-vetted, and someone who will lose the 2020 Presidential for you.

Oct 27 12:56

Amazon Key Is A New Service That Lets Couriers Unlock Your Front Door

Twelve years ago, Amazon launched Prime, a subscription service that entitled members to free two-day shipping in the United States. Since then, it has added a number of options to make delivery faster and more convenient. Prime customers can get same-day delivery, and drop off with an hour or two on some items. Of course, customers aren’t always home to receive their packages.

Oct 27 12:18

CVS In Talks To Buy Aetna In What Would Be Year's Largest Deal

In a stunning scoop published minutes before the close, WSJ reports CVS Health is in talks to buy Aetna, a defensive acquisition that may help the company fend off Amazon should the e-commerce giant follow through on flirtations with the pharmacy business.

Shortly before WSJ published its report, CVS and other pharmacy stocks tumbled to their lows of the day on reports Amazon has been quietly obtaining wholesale pharmacy licenses.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The big question I would have, in terms of allowing this acquisition to take place is, what, precisely will be the effects on patient care?!?

Oct 27 12:15

US official: 3 Navy carriers plan exercise in Asia Pacific

A rare military exercise involving three of the U.S. Navy's aircraft carrier strike groups is being planned for next month in the Asia Pacific, a U.S. official said Thursday. The likely exercise would happen around the same time that President Donald Trump is traveling to the region, including visits to South Korea and China.

During a Pentagon briefing Lt. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, director of the Joint Staff, raised the prospect of the three carriers operating together at some point, but he provided no details. A U.S. official confirmed the plans for an exercise, but wasn't able to discuss the matter publicly so spoke on condition of anonymity.

Three Navy aircraft carriers and the ships that accompany them are currently thousands of miles apart in the Indian Ocean and the Pacific. But they are moving through the region and could be closer together in weeks.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My bet is that while President Trump is in Beijing for meetings with Xi Jinping, Kim Jung Un is going to "cool his jets", not test any missiles, and do absolutely nothing in response to the provocative military exercises surrounding the Korean peninsula.

Unfortunately, however, if there is no such a response to the Occupied, Unhinged Surveilled State of Amerika's move, such a response may well be accomplished for him, by way of a false flag; false flags are a routine tool of statescraft by this country, and the timing of the coming together of these carrier groups needs to have a substantive reason for doing it. Keeping operational preparedness at peak level takes a lot of time, discipline, and money.

Oct 27 11:44

LOL | Hillary Is Not Madame President, Hillary Is A Side Of Beef

So freaking funny.

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Oct 27 11:15

Pittsburgh: Thug Knocks Woman Out, Witnesses Rob Her And Take Selfies Rather Than Call 911

Disturbing video out of Pittsburgh shows a thug punch a woman on the street and leave her for dead.

Witnesses come upon the unconscious woman and rather than call 911 and try to get her help, they appear to rob her of her cell phone and gather around to take selfies with her motionless body.

Oct 27 10:55

TRUMP’S NEW PRESIDENTIAL MEMO WILL NORMALIZE DRONES IN AMERICAN LIFE

President Trump’s recent decisions on drone aircraft foreshadows the increase of the technology in civilian life and military strategy.

On Wednesday President Trump signed a Presidential Memorandum creating a new trial program for the commercial use of unmanned aerial aircraft, or drones. The memo, titled “Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program,” allows certain communities to be exempt from current safety rules as they test drone operations. The Associated Press reports:

States, communities and tribes selected to participate would devise their own trial programs in partnership with government and industry drone users. The administration anticipates approving at least five applications, but there is no limit on the number of communities that can join.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Think that drone strikes will only happen against "the bad guys" in other countries?!? You'd better think again. Police departments around the country have already started stocking up on these weapons for their arsenals.

Connecticut set to gbecome the first state to allow deadly police drones.

Weaponized Drones now legal inside the US; lawmaker says crimefighting will become a video game.

Cops may quell the next Baltimore-like uprising with tear gas drones

Police Taser drones authorised in US state

The Coming Drone Attack on America

Are weaponised drones on their way in the US?!?

The problems, both moral and legal, with the use of these weaponised drones are complex.

First, how much collateral damage will they create among innocent civilians?!? If incidents like those in Afghanistan, Yemen, Iraq, Somalia, and Libya are any indication, the amount of collateral damage in the use of these weaponized drones may prove huge.

Secondly, it moves the drone operator from a position of helping cops on the ground apprehend a suspicious baddie to that of judge, jury, and executioner, something which is the polar opposite of American jurisprudence to date.

I am rather certain that laws will be put into place, at both the Federal and State level, to amend and allow such actions to happen, but folks... we are collectively goose-stepping right down the path to a thoroughly dystopian imoposition of martial law in the current, and coming, use of weaponized drones against American citizens, and need to fight like hell to prevent their further use by law enforcement in this country.

As a metaphor borrowed from the film series "The Matrix", think of the Independent media as the people with "the red pill", which offers you the intellectual and emotional salvation of being able to see beyond the lies of the State and its presstitute media, to the realities which exist in this world, and why they exist.

Oct 27 10:28

24,000 HOMICIDES: MEXICO ON PACE FOR MOST VIOLENT YEAR IN HISTORY AS DRUG WARS SPIRAL OUT OF CONTROL

2017 might be the most violent year in Mexican history, one NGO claims. Semáforo Delictivo said that, due to the 24,000 homicides between January and September, the year is proving even worse than 2011, when President Felipe Calderón’s war on drugs led to 22,000 homicides.

President of the organization, Santiago Roel, said that 73 percent of murders committed in the first eight months of the year were related to organized crime. He said that in 2007, there were 2,828 executions. Now, a decade later, 18,017 have been reported.

Oct 27 10:08

RAW VIDEO | Paul Ryan Says FBI Has FINALLY Agreed To Turn Over Dossier Documents

Cracks are finally starting to appear in the FBI cover-up.

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Oct 27 09:44

USA: DON’T CALL THE POLICE IF YOU’RE AUTISTIC, DEAF, MENTALLY ILL, DISABLED OR OLD

Life in the American police state is an endless series of don’ts delivered at the end of a loaded gun: don’t talk back to police officers, don’t even think about defending yourself against a SWAT team raid (of which there are 80,000 every year), don’t run when a cop is nearby lest you be mistaken for a fleeing criminal, don’t carry a cane lest it be mistaken for a gun, don’t expect privacy in public, don’t let your kids walk to the playground alone, don’t engage in nonviolent protest near where a government official might pass, don’t try to grow vegetables in your front yard, don’t play music for tips in a metro station, don’t feed whales, and on and on.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These statistics are horrific, but sadly,absolutely true.

Oct 27 09:40

24,000 HOMICIDES: MEXICO ON PACE FOR MOST VIOLENT YEAR IN HISTORY AS DRUG WARS SPIRAL OUT OF CONTROL

As our elected officials in Washington D.C. continue to debate whether or not Trump's proposed border wall would be an effective deterrent to those looking to come to the U.S. illegally, the one thing that is becoming increasingly clear is that Mexico's drug wars are spiraling out of control...a fact that the Trump administration will almost certainly leverage as it seeks additional funding for border security. As PanAmPost notes, Mexico has recorded a staggering 24,000 homicides in 2017 through September with 73% of those murders being tied to organized crime.

2017 might be the most violent year in Mexican history, one NGO claims. Semáforo Delictivo said that, due to the 24,000 homicides between January and September, the year is proving even worse than 2011, when President Felipe Calderón’s war on drugs led to 22,000 homicides.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ever notice, that when any country declares a "war" on some social stigma or other, like the alleged "war on poverty" or "war on drugs", the problem simply gets worse, rather than getting better?!?

The world needs to focus on Portugal's answer to addiction, which has worked very wonderfully, and features a combination of decriminalisation, coupled with counseling; the results, although roundly criticised in the early phases, have been stellar:

Portugal: what happened after their decriminalisation of drugs, from weed to heroin

But, of course, what Portugal did was intelligent, compassionate, and logical, and it is still working, 16 years on, which is why we will never see such an approach tried in either the US or Mexico.

The gangs promoting and selling the drugs will loose revenue; cops on the take will lose revenue; politicians who are paid to "look the other way" will lose revenue; banks laundering drug money will lose revenue; and those private prisons, housing non-violent criminals who have been convicted of drug use will lose revenue.

Unless and until both the US and Mexican government are truly willing to learn from other countries' successes, the assassinations, gang wars, and the problems will continue, and escalate, unabated, for the forseeable future.

As a Californian, when I was a lot younger, I loved going to Ensenada, Mexico; it was beautiful; the people were very kind, and generally spoke enough English that if I got lost or turned around, they could help me get to where I needed to be.

At this point, were I looking for a tourist destination, I would avoid the country as though its residents collectively had the plague, because of this horrific drug and gang-generated violence.

Oct 27 09:37

Donald Trump ‘Burn in Hell’ Tombstone and Fake Corpse Cause Outrage in New York Neighborhood

A Halloween display in a New York neighborhood featuring a tombstone that says Donald Trump “burn in hell” with a fake corpse is causing outrage among some residents.

Homeowner Fabian Vergara’s Halloween display, located in the Westchester County town of Cortlandt Manor, features the tombstone as part of a fake crime scene depicting a corpse wrapped in a garbage bag surrounded by yellow police tape, the Daily Mail reported.

Oct 27 09:33

Saudi Arabia Bestows Citizenship On A Robot Named Sophia

Saudi Arabia just made a non-human woman a citizen, making it the first country to grant a robot the right to citizenship, at least as far as we know.

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