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CURRENT EVENTS

Dec 20 09:03

A few initial short thoughts on the murder of the Russian Ambassador to Ankara

Okay, so tonight we have the name of the assassin, it is Mevlut Mert Aydintas, a 22 year old policeman who had been recently fired following the anti-Gulenist crackdown of Erdogan against the forces which had attempted to overthrow him recently.

When such an event occurs it is also important to ask cui bono – whom does it benefit?

Alas, both the Turks and the Russians have a long tradition of secrecy and we might never find out who, if anybody, really was behind Mevlut Mert Aydintas.

Dec 20 08:52

Italian government to request bank bailout funds from parliament

The Italian government is laying the groundwork for a potential €20bn rescue of the country’s most troubled banks, including Monte dei Paschi di Siena (MPS).

A government statement issued late on Monday night said that the prime minister, Paolo Gentiloni, had convened a cabinet meeting to request the funds from parliament.

The statement said: “[It] could be necessary to adopt measures with the aim of protecting savers if there were risks in the financial sector”. The vote in parliament could happen as soon as Wednesday, according to the Italian news agency Ansa.

The news signals that a multi-billion euro refinancing of MPS could occur within days. Seven other banks that are struggling under the weight of bad loans amounting to billions of euros may also require government recapitalisation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: the Italian government is , ultimately, looking at doing a taxpayer bailout of several banks, including Monte dei Paschi di Siena.

And the hideous injustice here, just as has happened with their American counterparts, is that the executives of these financial institutions will walk away from this mess, scott free, with no repercussions whatsoever, for having created - and maintained- a wretchedly flawed, and failed financial system which, ultimately, was doomed to take down the taxpayers of that country.

Dec 20 08:40

Turkish Pro-Government Media Blames US, CIA For Assassination Of Russian Ambassador

Following yesterday's Ankara tragedy in which a 22-year-old Turkish off-duty police officers assassinated the Russian ambassador, Turkey found itself in a scapegoat vacuum, having nobody to blame: after all, following this summer's failed "coup", Erdogan allegedly purged all forces who were hostile to his administration, which would suggest the police officer was one of "Erdogan's people." That however quickly changed when this morning Turkey's pro-government media outlets and journalists promptly cast the blame for the cold-blooded murder on the US, and the faith-based Gulen movement whose cleric Fetullah Gulen has been granted refuge in rural Pennsylvania, for the murder of the Russian ambassador to Turkey by a police officer on Monday evening.

Dec 20 08:31

6 YEARS AGO TODAY Cops Admitted Wrongdoing To Me In Writing: Both TX Troopers Were Punished & Retrained On 4th Amendment

Six years ago, two Texas Troopers threatened to arrest me and impound my vehicle if I did not show them my ID, even though they had no legal basis to ask for it. When I asked him why, he replied "I have the badge and the gun." That same week, I flied state and federal civil rights complaints, and to my shock, the cop's employer actually admitted wrongdoing, in writing no less! The admission letter, dated December 20, 2010, stated that "corrective action was needed" against both officers and that "additional training has been taken." Even better, the agency was then forced to admit in federal court that "The passenger is under no obligation to comply with request" for ID. I actually recorded both these idiots with my cellphone at the very moment they illegally demanded my ID. They were very dumb. :-)

Dec 20 08:25

While Christians In America Cry ‘Peace And Safety’, Believers All Over The World Are Being Brutally Persecuted

Thanks to the election of Donald Trump, most Christians in America are feeling really good about the future, but it is another story entirely in much of the rest of the world.

Dec 20 08:20

NYPD Updates Number Of Dead From 9/11 Enviro Toxins- DOUBLED In The Past Two Years, To 99 And Counting

The number of NYPD officers who died as a result of 9/11 toxins increased by only 5 from 2013 to 2014, but the number of dead has now doubled, from 50 in 2014 to 99 listed today. In the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, the U.S. government falsely assured police and rescue workers that the environment was completely safe.

Dec 20 08:14

Texas City Residents Told Not To Use Tap Water After Chemical Leak

Officials in Corpus Christi, Texas have identified the chemical that possibly contaminated the city’s water supply. Residents were advised 12 hours before not to use tap water over a chemical leak, prompting a rush on bottled water.

City officials said at a news conference on Thursday the chemical leaked is an asphalt emulsifier, Indulin AA-86, which can burn skin if a person comes in contact with concentrated amounts. Upward of 24 gallons may have entered the water supply.

Dec 20 08:11

‘Fake news’? Time to choose: Corporate media fakes us into NOT ending poverty for less than 1% of ‘developed’ nations’ income, poverty-murdering ~1 million children every month, since 1997 killing more human beings than all wars & violence in all human hi

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

“First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. And then you win.” ~ unsourced, and attributed to Gandhi’s analysis of British empire response to having their hypocrisy exposed: claiming to bring Christian love and progress while looting resources with forced local labor.

“When we now know that all claims for war with Iraq were known lies as they were told (and verbally explained here), and CNN provides similar innuendo for war by an unsourced alleged report with concerns of what might occur in the future allegedly stated by an unnamed US source reporting on an unnamed foreign source, this is propaganda and not news.” ~ My 2010 analysis of “fake news” reporting from CBS, ABC, CNN to lie Americans into illegal war on Iran.

Dec 20 08:08

Trump Stock Rally Leaving Big Media-Entertainment Behind

The most-biased, left-leaning companies are not thriving? Gee, I wonder why…

Dec 20 06:43

Paul Craig Roberts Warns "Only A Counter-Coup Can Save American Democracy"

Note also that Hillary says that Putin interfered against her because he has a grudge against her for her interference in his reelection by fomenting protests against him with the Western-financed Russian NGOs. If what Hillary claims is correct, then any Russian interference, for which proof remains absent, was directed against Hillary in order to settle a score and has nothing to do with any Russian influence over Trump or 200 Internet sites as falsely and maliciously reported by the Washington Post.

All the CIA officials making claims of Russian interference, according to the Washington Post, continue to speak “on the condition of anonymity.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sadly, Paul Craig Roberts is correct. We have won this battle against the entrenched establishment, but not the war.

Dec 20 06:32

Former Republican Senator Scott Brown: We Are At War - Make No Mistake About It!

Former Republican Senator Scott Brown says, "make no mistake about it, we are at war". A truck attack on a crowded Christmas market in Berlin killed 9 and injured 50. This was a happy crowd doing their Christmas shopping, and suddenly life turned on a thin dime.

Dec 20 02:09

Prelude to War? Ambassador Assassinated Monday; Terrorist Strikes Germany! (Video)

The Russian ambassador to Turkey was last night shot dead by an off-duty Turkish police officer at an art gallery in Ankara in 'revenge' for the conflict in Syria.

Ambassador Andrei Karlov, 62, was shot several times from behind by a gunman shouting: 'Allahu Akbar (God is Great). We die in Aleppo, you die here!' He also screamed: 'Only death will take me out of here.'

The shooter, who was wearing a suit and tie, has been identified as Mevlüt Mert Altintas, 22, a member of Ankara's police riot squad. He reportedly fired into the air before taking aim at the ambassador.

He then turned weapon on others in the gallery - injuring three - before he was shot dead in a 15-minute stand-off with police. There has been some suggestion that Altintas was linked to Turkey's failed coup in July.

Dec 20 00:17

Scott Adams: Called It

Is Scott Adams actually John Titor?! (I jest)

Dec 19 19:06

Old Soviet Union 45 Goals to Destroy America Perfectly Match Liberal Ideology!?!? (Video)

It's no secret Barack Obama’s belief system leans towards Marxism, and by his own admission his childhood was very heavily influenced by Communist revolutionary Frank Marshall Davis. The media once shouted “conspiracy theory” whenever anyone tried to tie Obama to Davis, however conspiracy theorists were once again vindicated when film of Obama explicitly and openly identifying “Frank” as Frank Marshall Davis suddenly surfaced on the Internet not long ago.

The recording was made in 1995, and originally aired on Channel 37 Cambridge Municipal Television in an episode of the show “The Author Series.” In the video, Obama admits the mysterious “Frank” from his book Dreams from my Father is indeed the communist Frank Marshall Davis. But Obama does NOT say Davis was a communist. Today however, we happen to know for a fact that Frank Marshall Davis had a file as thick as the yellow pages with the FBI.

Dec 19 17:19

Global Crop Losses That are Only Reported in Regional News

How many times has your local news reported on stories of global crop losses and price rises on food stuffs we eat, I bet rarely. Here is a list of the last three months of losses, you will be shocked at what is happening that is not being reported in the media.

Dec 19 17:12

The Bad Losers (And What They Fear Losing)

As the worst loser in American electoral history, she must blame Russia, rather than recognize that there were multiple reasons to vote against her.

If the 2016 presidential campaign was a national disgrace, the reaction of the losers is an even more disgraceful spectacle. It seems that the political machine backing Hillary Clinton can’t stand losing an election.

And why is that?

Because they are determined to impose “exceptional” America’s hegemony on the entire world, using military-backed regime changes, and Donald Trump seems poised to spoil their plans.

Dec 19 16:30

9-Year-Old Transgender Girl Makes History on Magazine Cover??? (Video)

In a new issue of National Geographic set to hit stands on December 27th, the cover of the magazine and the featured article explore the life of a 9-year-old transgender girl that allegedly “knew” when she was four years old that she was a transgender person. In the video below, I examine not only how this magazine cover and the article demonstrate how far left the coastal elites and the media have dragged this country during the years of Barack Obama’s presidency, but I also examine how many of these shifts to the far-left are in lockstep with a design laid out by the Soviet Union in detail during the 1950’s for how to bring about the total destruction of the United States.

Dec 19 15:15

Putin: Russian ambassador's murder provocation aimed at undermining Syria peace process

The fatal attack on Russia's ambassador to Turkey, who was killed by a gunman on Monday, is "clearly a provocation" aimed at undermining both Russian-Turkish relations and the settling of the Syrian crisis, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.

Dec 19 14:47

Russophobia and Sinophobia – Pepe Escobar

As the asinine regime change attempt on Trump fades into the annals of failed color revolutions, keep your focus on the South China Sea.

It’s by now crystal clear the coup-in-progress against Donald Trump is a made in USA regime change op using standard hybrid war techniques such as manipulation of public opinion by mainstream media.

The coup has been articulated by the usual suspects, from neocons to neoliberalcons, “humanitarian” imperialists included, with a special starring role for their pet agency, the CIA, which during the Bush-Obama continuum further specialized in fake “intelligence”.

Dec 19 13:47

OH MY GOD! TRUMP JUST GOT THE SURPRISE OF A LIFETIME IN HERSHEY, PENNSYLVANIA LAST NIGHT!

The liberal media has tried everything to downplay Donald Trump’s victory. Even now, liberals dishonestly claim that “no one is showing up to his Thank You Tour .” Notorious Left wing fake news site Politicsusa.com posted images from one of his recent events. Ben Jacobs, a reporter for the Guardian, tweeted this photo out claiming it was taken “just an hour” before the event was set to start.

Dec 19 13:20

First "Faithless Elector" Emerges In Minnesota, Refuses To Vote For Hillary Clinton

For all the anticipatory rhetoric about a potential wave of Electors refusing to endorse Trump, it may come as a surprise that the first "faithless elector" to emerge in Monday's Electoral College vote was in Minnesota has refused to vote not for Trump but for Hillary Clinton.

As the Hill reports, Muhammad Abdurrahman, a former Bernie Sanders delegate to the Democratic National Convention, attempted to vote for no candidate, according to The Associated Press's Kyle Potter.

Dec 19 12:08

Scott Adams: Persuasian and ISIS

Experts say ISIS can’t be beaten by military means alone. You have to get to the “deep” causes. Here are two experts saying just that, including a former head of the CIA. The problem is that observers seem to have different ideas of what is at the root of it all.

Dec 19 12:02

FLASHBACK: Putin condemns Turkey after Russian warplane downed near Syria border

Vladimir Putin has called Turkey “accomplices of terrorists” and warned of “serious consequences” after a Turkish F-16 jet shot down a Russian warplane on Tuesday morning, the first time a Nato country and Moscow have been involved in direct fire over the crisis in Syria.
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In Washington, Barack Obama said that Turkey had a right to defend its territory and airspace, but called on all parties to “step back” and ensure the situation does not escalate.

Speaking at a joint press conference with his French counterpart Francois Hollande, the US president said that the incident underlined the shortcomings of Russia’s operation in Syria. “The problem has been Russia’s focus on propping up Assad rather than concentrating on Isil,” he said, using an alternative name for the Islamic State terror group.

“Russian airstrikes against the moderate opposition only help to bolster Isil. Russia could play a more constructive role it if shifts the focus of its strikes,” he said.

Dec 19 11:21

Video Showing The Moment The Russian Ambassador was Shot

(*They sure gave this guy enough camera time to state his case , before security got out of the break room , to do their job .)

Dec 19 11:19

Echoes of Russia: Obama Calls for Silencing “Domestic Propagandists” And Alternative Media

The war on alternative media intensified today when Obama blamed talk radio and other “domestic propagandists” for the rise of “fake news.”

“If fake news that’s being released by some foreign government is almost identical to reports that are being issued through partisan news venues, then it’s not surprising that that foreign propaganda will have a greater effect,” Obama said. “It doesn’t seem that farfetched compared to some of the other stuff folks are hearing from domestic propagandists.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Domestic propagandists"?!?

Mr. President, I think you have, truly, lost your reality license with that one.

Please make sure that the architects and engineers designing your new home make all the surfaces very soft, so that you do not lash out physically against something which doesn't really exist, injuring yourself in the process.

And I would like to politely point out to you that the most dangerous purveyors of "false news" have been the corporate media, when the presstitutes and whorespondents have, in blissful, and un-fact-checked ignorance, simply regurgitated the Government's agenda in lies like "Saddam Hussein had weapons of Mass destruction", or "Afghanistan must be attacked for 9/11 because they will not turn over Ben Laden."

Many American people died because of those lies, Mr. President.

The independent media does not, in general, post "fake news", because they want to get their facts correct, and not doing so will cost them both readership, and ad revenue. So they have a tremendous stake in getting their facts straight.

And those facts have, many times, been squarely at odds with your - and your administrations'-agendas.

Ironic, isn't it, for the guy who declared that he was going to have "the most transparent administration in history"?!?

So let me see, now: where, oh where, to begin with the lies of the Obama years?!?

Claim:"If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor." (obama's assurance to the American people about how well Obamacare will work for them)
Reality:Obamacare Insurance Markets on Verge of Collapse

Claim:Obama promised no troops on the ground in Syria
Watch 10 times Obama promised no ground troops in Syria
Reality:As More American Boots Hit the Ground in Syria, U.S. Parses “Boots” and “Ground”

Claim:Red Line Crossed? White House Claims Chemical Weapons Used in Syria, Puts Death Toll at 150
Reality: Assad did not order Syria chemical weapons attack, says German press

Claim: Obama Says Strategy to Fight ISIS Will Succeed
Reality: The ISIS Islamic Terrorists are Supported by the US, Israel and Saudi Arabia

I could go on for hours with this, but I think the point has been made; the massive, cavernous gap between what you have told the American people over the years, and what you have actually done, is so massive, that one could, metaphorically, drive a truck through it.

I am no "domestic propagandist", Mr. President: I am a Christian pacifist activist, constantly entreating her government to resolve its geopolitical differences with ways which do not involve the waging of wars.

I care about this country and its future.

an entrepreneur, I have a very good grasp of what 1 14 hour day feels like.

I bear witness, in this blog, to what I see as an out-of-control Federal government, waging wars of conquest around the globe, and I have to think to myself; this President has to be smarter than to do this.

And yet, sir, on this issue, you have disappointed me profoundly.

In light of the reality that the US military is in combat in Yemen; Iraq; Syria; Afghanistan; Libya; Somalia; Cameroon, Djibouti; South Sudan; and Niger, it is nothing short of a miracle for your "legacy" that the Nobel Peace Prize Nominating Committee hasn't asked for your peace prize back yet.

I, and many others like me, Mr. President, simply don't like being lied to; it us just that simple.

We are seeing, in today's news, that the Russian Ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, was just assassinated in Ankara.

It has all the earmarks of a false-flag operation; and I have to wonder just how you and your Administration are going to spin it, and what the agenda will be here.

And if you think me, and my brother and sister Americans, are cynical to even think this way, you, sir, have earned that cynicism.

Dec 19 10:36

PolyMet’s Tailings “Pond” Could Create A Dead St. Louis River And Dying Lake Superior

Northern Minnesota and the PolyMet Project: PolyMet’s Tailings “Pond” Could Someday Create a Dead St. Louis River and a Dying Lake Superior – Is That an Acceptable Risk to Take? “ALL tailings “ponds” are a problem. If they don’t breach and spill massive…

Dec 19 10:19

"Everyone Is Nervous" - Chinese Bond Bloodbath Reawakens As Hong Kong Stocks Turn Red For 2016

After a brief respite, the bloodbath in Chinese bonds is back, with futures plunging back to lows overnight amid liquidity fears (short-term lending rates are inverted) and growing anxiety over China's almost unprecedented debtload.

As The Wall Street Journal reports, a gradual tightening of short-term credit by China’s central bank - combined with rumors of liquidity squeezes at brokers - prompted a mini-rout in the country’s $8 trillion-plus bond market last week, forcing authorities to reverse course and inject some $86 billion in short- and medium-term funds.

China’s total debt surged to around $27 trillion this year, or 260% of gross domestic product, compared with 154% in 2008 at the start of a stimulus program to offset the financial crisis. It is continuing to grow at more than twice the pace of the economy.

Dec 19 10:05

Obama Warns Trump Against Using Too Many Executive Orders

President Obama warned his successor, Donald Trump, to not overuse executive orders when he enters the White House in an interview aired Monday.

Obama spoke with NPR and warned President-elect Trump against exercising his authority to issue executive orders because they can be undone by the next president as easily as he signs them, United Press International reported.

After stressing that he always preferred to pass legislation through Congress rather than use executive orders, Obama gave his explanation as advice to Trump.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is rich, coming from a president who has, to date, signed 261 Executive Orders in his two terms.

You just have to love the irony and hypocrisy here!

Dec 19 10:01

Expel and Exploit: The Israeli Practice of Taking over Rural Palestinian Land

Like many Palestinian villages, ‘Azmut, Deir al-Hatab and Salem developed in keeping with the geographical features of the area. Farmland, pasture and natural water sources serves as the mainstays of the local economy and as the basis for the formation of an entire culture that ties the residents deeply to their surroundings. The villagers employed mostly traditional dryland farming, cultivating olives and fruit trees, legumes and grains. They also raised livestock, relying on natural pasture stretching across the hilly expanses of al-Jabal al-Kbir (literally: The Big Mountain) and the surrounding valleys. For hundreds of years, the villagers largely subsisted off farming and shepherding.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This story gets played out, over and over again; ultimately, this annexation will remove all Palestinian areas of farming, and force the rightful, Palestinian land owners into that open-air prison which is Gaza.

Dec 19 09:47

CBS News Caught Lying And Slandering WeAreChange and Free Speech

Corporate media lies and slanders WeAreChange in latest anti-competitive practices to put alternative media out of business to maintain their monopoly.

Dec 19 09:37

Yemen edging nearer famine as war takes toll

Yemen edging nearer famine as war takes toll
More than half of the population are now food insecure with 7 million enduring hunger
Image Credit: Reuters
A woman puts her malnourished son on a scale at a malnutrition intensive care unit in the RedSea port city of Houdeidah yesterday.
Published: 17:05 December 16, 2016 Gulf News
Reuters

Geneva: Yemen’s humanitarian catastrophe is set to worsen as the war has ruined the economy and is stopping food supplies getting through, driving the country to the brink of famine, the top UN aid official in the country told Reuters.
“Throughout the whole of this country kids are dying,” said Jamie McGoldrick. UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen.
Nearly two years of war between a Saudi-led Arab coalition and the Iran-backed Al Houthi movement has left more than half of Yemen’s 28 million people “food insecure”, with 7 million of them enduring hunger, according to the United Nations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Congratulations, Prime Ministers Cameron, and May, and President Obama, on having made the US and UK complicit in genocide against the Yemeni people and their children, by aiding and abetting the Saudi war against it; looking at images like those below must make you all feel very happy at this "accomplishment".

But then again, it is understood that when a politician comes to power in a country, before that happens, they have their conscience surgically removed, as I am certain you have done:

images starving yemeni children, 2016

And if you don't like me posting these images, to witness to the world the magnitude of humanitarian catastrophe you are creating in Yemen, then stop the bloody enabling of the Saudi military!!

Dec 19 09:28

America’s Elite Troops Partner With African Forces But Pursue US Aims By Nick Turse

Publicly, the command claims that it conducts its operations to "promote regional stability and prosperity," while Bolduc emphasizes that its missions are geared toward serving the needs of African allies. The FOIA files make clear, however, that U.S. interests are the command’s principal and primary concern – a policy in keeping with the America First mindset and mandate of incoming commander-in-chief Donald J. Trump – and that support to "partner nations" is prioritized to suit American, not African, needs and policy goals.

Shades of Gray

Bolduc is fond of saying that his troops – Navy SEALs and Army Green Berets, among others – operate in the "gray zone," or what he calls "the spectrum of conflict between war and peace." Another of his favored stock phrases is: "In Africa, we are not the kinetic solution" – that is, not pulling triggers and dropping bombs. He also regularly takes pains to say that "we are not at war in Africa – but our African partners certainly are."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, US government troops are in combat in Yemen; Iraq; Syria; Afghanistan; Libya; Somalia; Cameroon, Djibouti; South Sudan; and Niger?!?

Forgive me, but am I having a "senior moment", in recollecting, Constitutionally, that only the US Congress has the power to declare war?!? Well, checking my facts, I found this at Wikipedia:

War Powers Clause

But under the Bushbama Presidencies, and particularly after 9/11, all of a sudden, you have Congress abandoning this responsibility entirely, and from the moment of the passage of the "Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq" in 2002, you have seen the ability to start, or enhance wars, swiftly move from the Legislative branch of the American government to the Executive branch.

Africa has an abundance of riches, in terms of its natural resources; and ultimately, all wars are economic.

These military actions in Africa, by the US military, are certainly not about African nations being able to fulfill their own destinies, and develop their economies to take care of their citizens.

They are created to expropriate the continent's resources, to which the US government has absolutely no moral right; make insure that they are controlled by US/Western-centric leaders and corporations; and only sold in US dollars.

Dec 19 09:24

Scott Adams: Watching the Climate Science Bubbles from the Outside

I often hear from people who are on one side or the other on the topic of climate change. And I think I spotted a new cognitive phenomenon that might not have a name.* I’ll call it cognitive blindness, defined as the inability to see the strong form of the other side of a debate.

The setup for cognitive blindness looks like this . . . .

Dec 19 09:01

Podesta: Trump Allies May Have Worked With Russia to Hack Dems

Pushing for more investigations and briefings for the electors of the Electoral College in an apparent last ditch attempt to try to get the outcome of last month’s presidential election changed, former Clinton campaign chair John Podesta today accused members of Donald Trump’s campaign of working with the Russian government to hack the Democrats.

Podesta said he didn’t think President-elect Trump himself was “part of the plan,” but that he thought members of the campaign “went off the reservation” and started working with the Russians, saying that the Electoral College needs to know that before they vote.

“The Russians were trying to elect a lap dog,” Podesta said of Trump’s campaign, saying that the electors have a right to know what “Trump Inc.” knew and when they knew it, along with how closely in touch with the Russian government they were.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A short memo to John Podesta; either prove your accusations, or please shut the flip up!!

Dec 19 09:00

When the ‘fake news’ is the real news

The mainstream’s “news” was supposed to help Hillary Clinton ride Barack Obama’s coattails into the presidency. The supposedly “fake news” of skepticism about an economic recovery is what killed her bid instead. -- But that news is real. It wasn’t the “Russians.” Hillary simply couldn’t sell the message of recovery because no one outside the major cities felt anything close to a recovery.

Dec 19 08:58

Clinton’s Defeat and the ‘Fake News’ Conspiracy

The media have suddenly woken up to the supposed threat to western democracies posed by "fake news". The implication is that it was "fake news" that swept Trump to power. A properly informed electorate, on this view, would never have made such a patently ridiculous choice as Trump. Instead, Clinton would have been rightfully crowned president.

"Fake news", of course, does not concern the systematic deceptions promoted by the corporate media. It does not include the demonstrable lies – like those Iraqi WMDs – spread by western governments and intelligence agencies through the corporate media. It does not even refer to the press corps’ habitual reports – demonstrating a seemingly gargantuan gullibility – that take at face value the endless state propaganda against Official Enemies, whether Cuba, Venezuela, Libya or Syria. Or Russia and now Trump.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently, this is precisely what opponents of WRH have been attempting to do with their hacking attacks, which, although intense, never has the site down for very long:-)

In the end, the Clinton "Tantrumites" will not prevail, and that drip, drip, drip of lawsuits against Hillary will ultimately converge into a mightily storming river, possibly resulting in jail time.

And should that happen, I will have utterly no sympathy for the woman; she has brought her troubles upon herself.

We all define ourselves through the choices we make; Hillary Rodham Clinton is no different on that issue.

Dec 19 08:58

Ex-Stanford professor: I was pushed out after reporting sexual harassment

Stephen Hinton wouldn’t leave her alone. After Michelle Karnes politely rejected the Stanford professor and former dean, according to her complaint, he didn’t back down.
It was July 2012, and he allegedly told Karnes, then an untenured professor, that he had a “crush” on her and was “tormented” by his feelings. She said she made clear she didn’t want further contact. But Hinton – a powerful faculty member who had hired her – allegedly continued to confront her at the gym, telling her he wasn’t “stalking”, but wanted to talk.

Dec 19 08:57

White supremacist website posts personal details of Jews in Montana and urges ‘call for action’

A white supremacist website has endangered people’s lives by posting contact details and photos of Jewish residents in a small Montana town – where the mother of white supremacist Richard Spencer lives - and has urged readers to "take action".

Dec 19 08:49

How we become slaves of ‘The System’

Almost everything you think and do is against your best interest and you don’t even realize it. It’s planned that way.

Dec 19 08:45

MEDIA MATTERS scrambles after Hillary defeat…

The media watchdog was Clinton's biggest defender this election season. Now it's seeking a new identity.

Dec 19 08:44

HOSPITALS IN ITALY ORDERED TO KICK OUT PATIENTS TO MAKE WAY FOR MIGRANTS

Hospitals on the Italian island of Sardinia are being ordered to kick out local patients in order to make way for migrants.

Il Giornale reports that a scandal is brewing after government officials told hospitals to discharge their existing patients so that hundreds of “refugees” arriving in Porto Torres could be sent for health check ups.
The advisory tells staff that they need to send patients home in the morning if possible and in the afternoon by the latest, and that doctors and nurses should prepare themselves for “a load of very heavy work”.

According to the report, “approximately 198 men, 126 women and 68 children” arrived at Porto Torres in one night alone.

Another report described the order as “a communication between madness and total ruthlessness”.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Italian voters are sure to remember this, come the next general election.

And what about those patients who were, medically, completely unready to leave?!? Did they just get thrown out of their beds?!?

Dec 19 08:36

AG Lynch Admits She "Regrets" Tarmac Meeting With Bill Clinton

As yet another member of President Obama's administration desperately attempts to define their own legacy (with words other than "failed", "rigged", or "favoritism"), Attorney General Loretta Lynch put on her gentlest, quietest voice for an 'exit' interview with CNN's Jake Tapper, admitting she "regretted sitting down" with Bill Clinton because "it gave people concern" and wants to be remembered for ensuring justice to "all Americans."

So to be clear, Lynch regrets the meeting only because she was caught and it caused controversy... not because it was clearly a bad judgment call!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The optics on this just screamed "Coverup/Threat/Don't Charge Hillary!!"

But then again, what should we expect from Attorney General Lynch, when, as Deputy District Attorney for the City of New York, she did not bring any criminal charges against the executives of HBSC for money laundering charges?

Loretta Lynch fumbled on HSBC years ago. Now she can prove no bank is too big to jail

And her predecessor, Eric Holder, did her one better: Report: Holder Blocked HSBC Trial On Drug Cartel Money Laundering Scandal

Unfortunately, under Obama's watch, the US's alleged "Justice Department has been transmogrified into a "Just Us" (as in, the corporate elite never get charged) Department.

Dec 19 08:22

IMF Chief Lagarde Found Guilty In French Tycoon Payout Trial

French judges on Monday found IMF chief Christine Lagarde guilty of negligence for failing to challenge a 400 million euro ($417 million) state arbitration payout to a business tycoon in 2008 when she was French finance minister.

The ruling risks triggering a new leadership crisis at the International Monetary Fund after Lagarde’s predecessor Dominique Strauss Khan resigned in 2011 over a sex assault scandal.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Demonstrating, yet again, that the folks at the top of the economic food chain are generally more crooked than a dog's hind leg!

Dec 19 08:10

TO BUST PEOPLE FOR BUYING CRACK, COPS ARE NOW MANUFACTURING AND SELLING PEOPLE CRACK

A reverse buy bust appears to be in the works for the Albuquerque Police Department, but the details of how they plan to go about catching low-level drug users — by becoming crack cocaine manufacturers — signifies everything inherently corrupt about the U.S.’ war on drugs.

Burque Media exclusively revealed APD’s intentions to become temporary crack manufacturers, after a confidential source shared the affidavit about the impending bust.

“Powdered cocaine may be taken into APD’s Criminalistics Unit to be made into crack cocaine,” reads the Affidavit and Motion to Release Evidence, dated February 25, 2016, and signed by a District Court Judge. In addition to the police-manufactured crack, APD is also permitted to use methamphetamine, cocaine, and heroin from its cataloged evidence stores to become drug dealers in order to catch individuals who use those illegal substances.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This reeks of entrapment, and is a stupid, and sick, way to increase drug busts, without ever really addressing the problem.

And of course, the high level drug cartel lords are never prosecuted; they have their drug money laundered by such prestigious institutions as HSBC HSBC, Too Big to Jail... Charged for Laundering Drug Money, and their executives never get charged for doing so.

Additionally, drug lords function at the highest political level in American society. Convicted Drug Felon proudly stands beside his friend, Hillary Clinton, beside the Whitehouse Christmas Tree

Dec 19 08:05

Feel good video: MSM reporter called out for bias short circuits

It’s also worth noting that both of Eichenwald’s employers came under fire during the election season for a bias toward Clinton in coverage. -- This is what’s wrong with the nation’s media establishment.

Dec 19 08:01

UKRAINE NATIONALIZES ITS LARGEST BANK, WHICH HOLDS 36% OF ALL DOMESTIC DEPOSITS

It was just a few short days ago, on Wednesday of last week, that Ukraine's largest lender, PrivatBank, said that reports it will be nationalized were attempts to create panic and destabilize the political situation in the country.

Fast forward four days, when late on Sunday night, the "attempts to create panic and destabilize the political situation" in Ukraine turned out to be true after all, and whether politically motivated or otherwise, the Ukrainian government announced hours ago that it would nationalize the suddenly very ironically named PrivatBank, unleashing one of the biggest shake-ups of the banking system since the country plunged into political and economic turmoil two years ago.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ukrainian citizens are going to be furious, for having the burden of bailing out a failed financial institution added to the financial stresses they are already dealing with, considering the plummeting rate of their currency against currencies around the world.

Dec 19 07:55

Facebook's internet drone crash-landed after wing 'deformed' in flight

Facebook's plans to beam internet access from drones has crashed, literally, after the company revealed the first flight of its “Aquila” craft ended with a bang.

The United States's National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) late last week published a report about the incident that says “On June 28, 2016, at 0743 mountain standard time, the Facebook Aquila unmanned aircraft, N565AQ, experienced an inflight structural failure on final approach near Yuma, Arizona. The aircraft was substantially damaged.”

Dec 19 07:51

BRITISH CLUSTER BOMBS USED IN SAUDI ARABIA’S YEMEN CAMPAIGN, RESEARCH FINDS

Despite strenuous denials, UK-made cluster bombs are indeed being used by Britain’s theocratic ally Saudi Arabia in its war on impoverished Yemen, according to the government’s own inquiries.

The new details have emerged through a leak to the Guardian from sources which claim that internal investigations support claims in the media that the outlawed munitions are in use.

The source said that the findings had been known by the government for up to a month.

However, the paper has also been told that Saudi Arabia – a major UK ally and one of its top arms customers – has not confirmed itself that the banned munitions are being used.

The revelations seem set to pile even more pressure on the UK to stop selling arms to the authoritarian regime.

The UK is a signatory to the 2010 treaty banning cluster munitions, which drop many tiny bomblets from the main device and can create what is in effect a minefield.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ah yes, cluster bombs: to little children, they look almost the same, and the coloration on them is identical, to that of humanitarian food packages. And when there is no adult around to tell them not to touch the bombs, they can shred curious children who touch them into almost non-recoverable bits.

images: cluster bombs and food aid packages

This is what cluster bombs have done to children in Yemen: (warning: this image is very graphic and disturbing, but needs to be shared)

Results of Saudi use of cluster bombs in Yemen

And a small memo to the UK's Prime Minister May; congratulations; the UK is now complicit in war crimes, just as are your American cousins in the US government!

I am certain you are quite proud of your arms industry, Prime Minister, and it is obvious that this illegal sale of cluster munitions made someone in the UK a killing; literally.

But hey, profits uber alles, right?!? No matter how many innocent children and non-combatants these weapons kill, that's the only thing which matters.

You and your predecessor, David Cameron, should be standing in the docks in Old Bailey for crimes against humanity here, in aiding and abetting the Saudi Government by having supplied them with these weapons; all the more so, because the UK is a signatory to the 2010 treaty, banning cluster munitions.

Unfortunately, this will only happen when pigs fly, because politically, power protects the criminals who have used it for ill purposes.

You might want to ask Bill Clinton about that, particularly with his little "runway encounter" with Loretta Lynch, to "persuade" her to not charge Hillary Clinton for having mishandled classified documents with her personal email server.

Dec 19 07:50

Cop Busted on Dashcam Showing His Penis, Arrested for Raping a Boy in Burger King Bathroom

New Jersey police officer Jason R. Miller was arrested in 2014 after he was caught on video exposing himself to motorists at traffic stops. Because of his police officer status, Miller was let off with a slap on the wrist and now he’s struck again. This time, he stands accused of sexually assaulting a child in a Burger King bathroom.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Is this guy on prescription anti-depressants?

Dec 19 07:41

NYPD official: Trump security costs 'not fair' to New York City

The New York Police Department's deputy commissioner of intelligence and counterterrorism on Sunday blasted Congress for failing to cover the costs to protect President-elect Donald Trump.

Dec 19 07:41

Tor blocked in Turkey as government cracks down on VPN use

The Turkey Blocks internet censorship watchdog has identified and verified that restrictions on the Tor anonymity network and Tor Browser are now in effect throughout Turkey. Our study indicates that service providers have successfully complied with a government order to ban VPN services.

Dec 19 07:23

"THIS IS STUPID" - PENNSYLVANIA ELECTORS TO GET POLICE PROTECTION

While today's Electoral College vote is not expected, by most, to lead to any surprises, and Donald Trump will almost certainly be selected as the next president in a vote that is usually routine but takes place this year amid allegations of Russian hacking to try to influence the election, some states are not taking any chances and following last week's report that Trump electors have seen a flurry of death threats, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that electors in Pennsylvania will have police protection as they cast their ballots on Monday.

One Pennsylvania elector, Ash Khare, told the Gazette that he receives thousands of emails a day trying to sway his vote.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is completely typical of the way in which the Clinton Cartel works; if they do not get the outcome they want, even though they have promised that they will abide by the rules, they threaten, and sometimes carry through on those threats.

That the Clintonistas are still in such deep denial about the reality that, because the popular election does not win an election in this country, but the electoral college vote does, is a very scary window into their mindset.

If they did not like the rules of the game, they should have seen to it that the rules of the game were changed before the election, rather than retroactively, because the results did not favor their candidate.

And the most delicious irony here, if you remember the debates, was asking Trump if he would abide by the election results; well, it now appears that it is the Clinton supporters who are pathologically incapable of abiding by the results, when their candidate lost.

Dec 19 07:09

Mainstream Media Just Took Its First Big Hit! See What Just Happened To MSNBC!

The mainstream media is falling apart after unprecedentedly low trust ratings and the initial signs of the fallout are here.

Dec 19 07:01

Saddam Hussein should have been left to run Iraq, says CIA officer who interrogated him

Both President Obama and President-elect Donald Trump believe the United States never should have invaded Iraq in 2o03 (or, at least, Trump claims he now does). The war in Iraq and its chaotic aftermath in many ways prefigure the present moment in the Middle East; it triggered a sectarian unraveling that now haunts both Iraq and Syria and looms large in the minds of an Obama administration wary of further intervention in the region's conflicts.

Dec 19 07:01

Donald Trump has no idea how to run a superpower, says Chinese media

Donald Trump appears to have not a clue how to lead a superpower.
That was the conclusion of China’s Global Times newspaper on Monday morning as the country’s media weighed in on the president-elect’s latest social media assaults on Beijing.

Dec 19 06:51

URGENT: CIA JUST PROVED THEY WERE LYING ABOUT RUSSIA HACKS! THIS IS HUGE

It’s absolutely amazing, isn’t it? Less than a week ago, the CIA was telling EVERYBODY how sure they Russia hacked the election to help Trump.

Dec 19 06:10

WikiLeaks.- Insurance 2016-12

WikiLeaks – Verified account ?@wikileaks
INSURANCE 2016-12 torrent https://t.co/zi9iFO9OT0 (83GiB) SHA256:637f6996be1ea0155099df79baf7b7e7be14d17965026f619acf139f9fd55382

https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/810813937566543872

Dec 19 05:47

Obama spent $85,029,819 before his last vacation this week. Total will be over $100 million when he gets back from Hawaii in 3 weeks.

Shouldn't he be working for the American people instead of charging them for his so called Legacy?

"LEGACY" ?

Dec 19 05:03

Kellyanne Conway: CIA Would Rather Leak Documents to Media Than Come Forward and Testify

Kellyanne Conway slammed the far left CIA cranks who have leaked selected alleged Russian interference to the liberal media. Kellyanne reminded Howard Kurtz that the CIA refused to testify in Congress this past week on the leaks.

Dec 19 03:10

STRANGER BUYS $30K WORTH OF TOYS FROM WALMART FOR NEEDY CHILDREN

In Gaston County, North Carolina, a man called the local Walmart, spoke to the manager, and stated that he wanted some help picking out toys for kids for the holidays. Michael McDaniel, the general manager, was more than happy to help — until he heard that the man wanted to buy $30,000 worth of gifts.

Dec 18 23:59

Trump to Accept 'Meddling' in Elections if CIA, FBI Give Joint Conclusion

US President-elect Donald Trump will accept that Russia interfered in the US presidential elections if the intelligence services would come to a joint conclusion on the issue, according to the Trump's pick for the White House chief of staff Reince Priebus.

Dec 18 21:48

Campus Carry Reform is Advancing. This is Why.

Campus carry reform is likely to advance in Arkansas in 2017. I expect it to continue to advance in the following years, across the nation.

Dec 18 19:14

Pathetic Hollywood celebrities urge a coup in America

A group of B list Hollywood shills have published a “PSA” that literally calls for stealing the election from Donald Trump by urging Electoral College voters to change their vote while pretending this isn’t about handing the election to Clinton.

Dec 18 17:17

DHS Election Hacking Scandal Spreads to More States

In response to an inquiry from Georgia 4 more states confirm traffic from the DHS network that hacked Georgia’s election system.

Dec 18 16:32

Neocon Panic and Agony – THE SAKER

This is not a Democrat vs Republican issue, but a “deep state vs The People of the USA” issue.

There are clear signs that the Neocons running the AngloZionist Empire and its “deep state” are in a state of near panic and their actions indicate they are truly terrified.

On the home front, the Neocons have resorted to every possible dirty trick on the book to try to prevent Donald Trump from ever getting into the White House
Most experts agree that none of these tactics are going to work. So this begs the question of whether the Neocons are stupid, whether they think that they can succeed or what their true objective is.

Dec 18 16:22

Trump Sets the Cat Among the Jewish Pigeons

Palestine/Israel will be transformed into a democratic state, where Jews and Palestinians will live happily ever after, as equals.

The nomination of David Friedman horrified liberal Israelis, cheered Palestinian activists, befogged the Israeli and Palestinian officials, and created a great rift among US Jews. With one brilliant stroke Donald Trump made more mischief than one would think possible. If you have no time for details, I’ll tell you: it is a good, even very good development for Palestine and Palestinians, and it is likely to save Trump’s skin back home.

Dec 18 16:06

Podesta: ‘The Russians distorted the election’

John Podesta told Meet The Press Sunday morning that he thinks the election was “distorted” by “Russian intervention” and that “seventy members of the Electoral College should be briefed.”

Dec 18 15:32

Circumstantial Evidence Seems To Be All The Agencies Have Linking Russia To DNC-The American People Need More – Trump To Consider The Possibility Of Russian Connection If CIA And FBI Can Agree.

This is the definition of circumstantial evidence: Circumstantial Evidence is also known as indirect evidence. It is distinguished from direct evidence, which, if believed, proves the existence of a particular fact without any inference or presumption required.

Dec 18 12:07

Remember Naboth: Israel’s legalising of the theft of private Palestinian property

Uri Avnery reminds the mostly religious Jewish settlers stealing private Palestinian property in the West Bank – and the Israeli government, which is passing legislation to “legalise” such theft – of the fate of similar thieves in the Bible.

Dec 18 11:17

'Massive Disparities' In Mortality Rates Of Urban, Rural Counties From Drugs, Mental Illness

A new study finds that while some parts of America are seeing improvements in their mortality rates, rural areas and counties with Native American reservations are seeing declines from substance abuse and mental health issues.

Dec 18 10:43

DNC Chair Says Russian Hackers Attacked The Committee Through Election Day

The chair of the Democratic National Committee said Sunday that the DNC was under constant cyber attack by Russian hackers right through the election in November. Her claim contradicts President Barack Obama’s statement Friday that the attacks ended in September after he issued a personal warning to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“No, they did not stop,” Donna Brazile told Martha Raddatz on ABC’s “This Week.” “They came after us absolutely every day until the end of the election. They tried to hack into our system repeatedly. We put up the very best cyber security … but they constantly [attacked].”

Brazile said the DNC was outgunned in its efforts to fend off the hacks, and suggested the committee received insufficient protection from U.S. intelligence agencies. The CIA and FBI have reportedly concluded that Russians carried out the attacks in an effort to help Donald Trump defeat Hillary Clinton.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to the now thoroughly-disgraced and CNN-fired (for feeding Clinton debate questions before the debate) Chair of the DNC, Donna Brazile: this utterly lame excuse (for which, apparently, you can not provide any tangible proof) for your candidate's election loss, will not change tomorrow's outcome at the electoral college; most likely, Trump will be confirmed as the 45th president of the United States.

But it is time for the Democratic party to come to terms with why their candidate lost, and do the post-mortem on the campaign your large donors are demanding.

First, the DNC did everything in its power (including primary election fraud, as will be evidenced in upcoming lawsuits) to prevent Bernie Sanders from receiving the nomination.

So having been robbed of the Democratic candidate voters felt they could get really behind, many "defected" to a Trump candidacy because they could not, in good conscience, vote for the candidate the DNC attempted to shove down the collective throats of American voters, Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Voters knew of her questionable business activities in the past; of her attempt at "peddling influence" through the Clinton Foundation's acceptance of money from such "human rights "stars" as Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the Sultinate of Brunei. (All which chemically castrate, jail, and execute their LGBTQ citizens, and still permit female genital mutilation, BTW).

As Secretary of State, she improperly handled classified information on her personal computer, but the FBI and Loretta Lynch refused to prosecute, due to political pressures (bribes or death threats, perhaps?!?)

Voters understood that she did not have either the character or temperament to be President; they understood that she was a warmonger extraordinaire; she was the champion for US intervention in Libya, and had surrounded herself with advisors who never saw a potential US military misadventure they didn't love, including potentially invading Iran to please Tel Aviv, and most likely put us on a military collision course with Russia. Hillary Clinton: “If I’m President, We Will Attack Iran… We would be Able to Totally Obliterate The

She and her husband are the only Washington "power couple" I know with a dead bodies list trailing them, like a reeking albatross. Clintoln Body Count

Simply put, in searching their conscience, voters simply could not bring themselves to vote for this very flawed candidate the DNC attempted to shove down their throats, and voted for Trump instead.

It is high time that you, and the rest of the DNC, own what you did, learn from your mistakes, and move forward.

Russian hacking is not what destroyed your candidate, in the eyes of the American people; she did it to herself, and you and your colleagues, enabled her on that journey.

The time for fantasy, lies, and blame-gaming is over, or the Democratic Party is over; it is that simple a choice.

Dec 18 10:20

Two Lawyers Charged With Porn-Fueled Copyright Extortion Scheme

Two lawyers were charged Friday with a "massive extortion scheme" in which they uploaded X-rated films to file-sharing sites, sued the people who downloaded them — and collected millions from victims who feared public humiliation, prosecutors said.

Paul Hansmeier and John Steele actually produced some of the pornography, solely for the purpose of copyrighting it so they could file "sham lawsuits" used to shake down their targets, Minnesota U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger said.

"The conduct of these defendants was nothing short of outrageous," Luger said at a press conference hours after Hansmeier and Steele were charged with conspiracy to commit fraud, money laundering and perjury.

"Everything about their practice of law was fraudulent."

Dec 18 09:58

FACEBOOK PLANS TO BURY ALTERNATIVE NEWS

Facebook has decided to make it easier for Snopes, Factcheck.org, ABC News, the Associated Press, and PolitiFact to flag “fake news.”

What this means is alternative news stories the establishment decides are fake will be pushed down in the Facebook newsfeed.

“Facebook is giving fact-checking organizations a kind of power they’ve never had before: the power to publicly brand other websites’ stories as ‘disputed’ and push them down in Facebook users’ newsfeeds,” reports Vox.

PolitiFact has been accused of bias and serious errors in judgment by critics on the right and left.

The Knight Foundation, one of PolitiFact’s largest donors, gave $200,000 to the Clinton Foundation. Knight also funds the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, a journalism school owned by The Tampa Bay Times newspaper.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Facebook, prepare to be ignored by people who do not want censored news, and for alternative sites, like Gab, to take over like wildfire.

I truly think that a Chapter 7 bankruptcy for Facebook would be the best possible outcome here, because the presstitutes, always shilling the US government's agenda, tend to regurgitate the most dangerous "fake news" of all, such as: Afghanistan's Taliban did not turn over Osama Bin Laden, post 9/11, so the country had to be invaded by the US, and that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.

Americans died, and continue to die, because of this fake news, including many of our best and brightest military personnel.

You see, it is rare when those who die, or get maimed for life, are the children of the elites who order the wars; it is generally always "someone else's kid" who is far enough down the "political food chain" as not to be of any political or moral consequence to those who create the wars.

When Karl Marx made the observation that "all wars are economic", he was entirely correct; in Iraq, it was about the oil, controlling who sold it, and insuring that it was only sold for the American dollar.

In Afghanistan, it was about the construction of pipelines, controlling who owned them, and again, making sure the oil was only sold in American dollars, coupled with potential control of its vast riches in mineral wealth.

And in that abomination of the war about which Americans hear very little, if anything, the US-government-enabled Saudi war against Yemen, is about the oil and natural gas that country holds, who controls it, and in what currency it will be sold. As reported at sputniknews.com in June of this year:

Riyadh's Dirty Secret: Saudi Arabia Thirsty for Yemeni Oil, Gas Reserves

Read more: https://sputniknews.com/politics/201604061037584835-saudi-arabia-yemen-gas-oil/

Dec 18 09:32

10 MASSIVE FAKE NEWS STORIES WESTERN MEDIA HAS BEEN FEEDING YOU ON ALEPPO

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has secured control of Aleppo city after more than 4 years of fighting in what is Syria’s most strategically important city, second to the capital Damascus. Western media has chosen to explain this victory to the world as bad news for the interests of peace and humanity in Syria, claiming that thousands of civilians will now die from government retaliation.

The reason the battle for Aleppo is so significant in the Syrian proxy war is because of its strategic importance to the country of Syria as a whole. Controlling Aleppo would give opposition groups leverage in a situation where Syria is broken into pieces. It is also part of the geopolitical concerns over competing natural gas pipelines which would be built partially in Syria.

The battle for Aleppo has been described inaccurately for years and what follows is an explanation of 10 common lies or omissions which still continue today.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The narrative from the Western presstitutes has been nothing but a pack of lies from the beginning of this war against Syria.

This was never an internal "rebellion" in Syria; the jihadists attacking Syria were comprised of a western-backed, trained, and funded group of outside mercenaries, with the intent of causing "regime change" in Damascus.

And most recently we have seen nearly the most astonishing development to date: as reported on 16 December at 21stcenturywire.com:

At Least 14 US Coalition Military Officers Captured by Syrian Special Forces in East Aleppo Bunker

The nationalities of those arrested include: American; Turkish; Israeli; Qatari; Saudi; Jordanian; and Moroccan.

So let me get this straight; the alleged "bad guys" in this conflict in Syria are the very forces the US government is supporting, including those loyal to ISIL and Daesh?!?

It is painfully apparent, on the issue of these arrests, that those nations whose sole goal is "regime change" in Syria are pathologically incapable of thinking a scenario through to its logical conclusion.

And President Obama, here on Oahu, for his last multi-million dollar vacation on the taxpayers' dime, has now utterly lost his proxy war with Russia in Syria.

There is zero time left, in his administration, for him to order a "US boots on the ground" attack, as he mentioned he would love to do, during his last official news conference on Friday.

Dec 18 09:18

A group of Google employees spent their '20% time' making Google Maps wheelchair-friendly

Google Maps is now wheelchair-friendly.
The wildly popular map app will now tell you whether locations are suitable for people with access needs - and it's thanks to a group of Googlers who worked on the feature in their "20% time."

Dec 18 09:18

Microsoft, IBM: We won't help build a Muslim registry

Spokespeople from Microsoft and IBM say that their companies would not help create a registry of Muslims in the United States, an idea floated by President-elect Donald Trump.

Dec 18 09:08

FIRST THYROID CANCER CASE IN JAPAN RECOGNIZED AS FUKUSHIMA-RELATED & COMPENSATED BY GOVT

A man who worked at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan during the disastrous 2011 meltdown has had his thyroid cancer recognized as work-related. The case prompted the government to finally determine its position on post-disaster compensation.

The unnamed man, said to be in his 40s, worked at several nuclear power plants between 1992 and 2012 as an employee of Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. He was present at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant during the March 11, 2011 meltdown. Three years after the disaster, he was diagnosed with thyroid gland cancer, which the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare confirmed on Friday as stemming from exposure to radiation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is only reasonable that this this man getting compensated, although his death sentence from cancer will not be stayed; but what about Americans getting sick, and potentially developing cancer, from eating radioactive fish from Fukushima?!?

What does TEPCO intend to do for them?!?

WATCH: RADIOACTIVE FISH FROM FUKUSHIMA FOUND IN CALIFORNIA

Dec 18 09:02

US Shootings Kill Four, Wound Three, Including Toddler, Police Officer

Four people have been killed and four more injured, including a toddler and a police officer, in separate shooting incidents in the mid-western city of Chicago and the western city of Seattle.

Dec 18 08:38

‘Russia Card’ Vendetta

Hack or Leak ?

When it comes to American politics specifically and European politics in general, there is nothing like playing the Russia card. If there is something wrong or there is something you don’t like, simply blame Vladimir Putin.That is exactly what the CIA is doing.

CrossTalking with Former Intelligence Analyst Ray McGovern, Former CIA Philip Giraldi, and James Jatras

http://mycatbirdseat.com/2016/12/russia-card-vendetta/

Dec 18 08:32

From ‘Fake News’ to ‘Fake Intelligence’ – Wayne Madsen

The real headlines should read: «CIA interfered in presidential election by supporting Clinton over Trump».

Never in the history of the Central Intelligence Agency has it and its surrogates so blatantly and boldly interfered in a U.S. election.

The U.S. media, in a matter of hours, altered course from concentrating on «fake news» about innocent pizzerias being linked to child sexual exploitation to spotlighting «fake intelligence» about Russia’s alleged cyber-espionage operation designed to elect Donald Trump president. The CIA leaked to The Washington Post, the owner of which has a $600 million contract with the CIA to provide cloud computing, findings of a secret report on Russia’s alleged «fixing» of the 2016 U.S. presidential election to favor Trump over Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Dec 18 07:38

'Farewell Dear Friends, God Bless You All.' Patriot Who Fought Colo. GOP Shares Message From Death Bed

Dr Larry Lindsey, the marine and patriot who made headlines earlier this year for burning his GOP registration, shared this farewell message last night shortly before dying on December 17th.

Dec 18 07:38

"Don't Waste My Time" Trey Gowdy Humiliates Obama's Puppet

Dec 18 07:26

Texas Begins $350M in Medicaid Cuts; Disabled Children Affected

Some $350 million in cuts to a Texas Medicaid program providing therapy for disabled children have taken effect.
The reductions sparked outcry after being approved by the GOP-controlled Legislature last year.

Dec 18 07:25

Canada Says Only 28 Americans Have Applied for Trump-Related Refugee Status

Before the election, plenty of celebrities—and average, everyday Hillary Clinton voters—pledged to pack their bags and take off for Canada if Donald Trump won.
But since that fateful day, more than a month ago, Canada’s immigration services department has received only 28 requests for Trump-related refugee status. And none appear to have come from Hollywood, despite the large number of celebs who threatened to cross the northern border is Trump became president.

Dec 18 06:39

U.S. Department of Transportation Drowsy Driving Quiz

You probably don't know this, but the feds conduct very expensive 'Commercial driver sleep studies' that cost as much as five million dollars per pop. Yes, they supposedly take this issue very seriously. It is indeed very important for commercial truck drivers to get their required proper sleep. When you're driving an 80,000 lb. vehicle that's nearly 70 feet long and 14 feet tall on icy roads, or even on sunny dry roads for that matter, it's imperative that you are alert and rested. Any idiot knows this. But cops across the country, as well as 'border patrol' officers inside the U.S. who aren't even near the border, continue to wake up sleeping truckers every day. This is very bad policy. It's reckless and puts lives at risk. Who's going to stop these bastards from violating people's rights and endangering the public!?

Dec 18 06:33

Obama warns of ‘fake news’ from ‘domestic propagandists’ while blaming Russia using ‘fake intelligence’ about US ‘fake elections’

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

President Obama spoke Friday blaming “domestic propagandists” for “fake news,” and blaming Russia for “hacking” into the DNC’s e-mails with “intent” of Trump becoming President. The irony is that Obama and the CIA present no evidence of Russian involvement in US “elections” that are fake enough to allow Clinton to steal the primary from Bernie Sanders, and that such a CIA alleged “leak” would be a crime of domestic espionage.

This “official” propaganda may be a move to remove Trump (and here), or at least intimidate him to stay on script for .01% interests for ongoing US rogue state empire.

Helpful analysis in 4 minutes from Ben Swann’s Reality Check:

Insightful discussion in 23 minutes from RT’s Crosstalk:

Corporate media are the real ‘domestic propagandists’ of .01% ‘fake news’

Dec 18 06:24

Paul Craig Roberts Warns "A CIA-led Coup Against American Democracy Is Unfolding Before Our Eyes"

In my opinion, former and present members of the US government and the media would not dare to so obviously and openly participate in a coup against democracy and an elected president unless they expect the coup to succeed.

Dec 18 04:00

Petitioning President Barack Obama To Get President-Elect Trump into Office sooner

A hilariously brilliant petition was launched on November 10th to get Barack Obama out of the white house as soon as possible. The official petition asks Obama and Joe Biden to step down early for an expeditious and smooth transition to the Trump presidency and to avoid the "lame duck" period.

Dec 17 20:20

Will Hillary’s Electoral “Coup d’etat” Successfully Overturn Trump? (Video)

Depending on how closely you’ve been following the “real news” versus the nonsense that the mainstream media puts out, you may have heard about claims made by Steve Pieczenik, the deputy assistant secretary of state under men such as Henry Kissinger and James Baker, that it was he and other members of the intelligence community who were leaking information to Julian Assange during the election season.

Throughout the post referenced, there are several videos released by Pieczenik during the election season where he says that after the announcement came that Hillary would not be indicted, a small group within the intelligence community began leaking damning information to Wikileaks with the intention of finally putting an end to the Clinton corruption that has infected every nook and cranny of our government.

Dec 17 19:22

We should tell China that we don't want the drone they stole back.- let them keep it!

Donald J. Trump
Donald J. Trump –
Verified account ?@realDonaldTrump
We should tell China that we don't want the drone they stole back.- let them keep it!
4:59 PM - 17 Dec 2016

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/810288321880555520

Here's a first, he's got a helluva sense of humor! LOL! ROFLMOA! :D

my reply:@realDonaldTrump Since most of the parts, especially the ICs and boards, were probably made in China, then let'm have it! ROFLMOA! :D

Dec 17 16:33

Wisconsin Recount: Erroneous Machine Vote Counts Swept Under Rug

Wisconsin officials ignored the discovery of the same kind of erroneous machines vote counts that are now being audited for fraud in Michigan.

Dec 17 16:20

Trump’s people ignore Electoral College threat at their electoral peril

We'll see in a few days how the Electoral College gambit (Hillary's "Plan D" - the first three being rig the election [A], recounts [B] and Russia [C], all failed) plays out.

Anyone who has access to the Trump transition team needs to get one clear message through to them. This is, that the 2016 election is NOT YET over, and Trump could find himself on the evening of December 19th with the new President-elect, Hillary Clinton, having a majority of the votes in the Electoral College which votes that day; or having the election sent to the US House of Representative for the outcome to be determined, as happened in 1800, 1824 and 1876 (for different reasons).

Dec 17 12:43

YOU’RE FIRED! TRUMP JUST DUMPED ROMNEY HARD, THE REASON WILL SHOCK YOU

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s refusal to walk back critical remarks he made about Donald Trump earlier this year might have cost him the country’s top diplomatic position, according to a report.

Dec 17 12:21

14 US-Led Coalition Military Advisors Captured by Syrian Special Forces in Aleppo

14 US-Led military advisors assisting the rebel terrorists have been reportedly captured in a bunker by Syrian Special Forces in Aleppo.

Dec 17 10:35

David Icke in 2009 - The Awakening Will Be Obvious In 2016

It appears David has nailed it again!

Dec 17 10:18

George Soros Is Funding Facebook's "Third-Party Fact Checking" Organization Targeting "Fake News"

Behind almost every liberal crusade of the past several decades, from the blocking of voter ID laws to the Syrian refugee crisis, there has been one man quietly pulling the puppet strings from the background: George Soros. So imagine our complete shock when we discovered Soros to be the financing source behind Facebook's "third-party fact checking" organization retained to flag, and thus eliminate, "fake news."

Just yesterday, Facebook posted the following press release to their website detailing their plans to use a "third-party fact checking organization," known as The Poynter Institute, to flag "fake news." The role of the "fact checkers" will be to review news stories and flag anything they deem to be "fake" so that it can be deprioritized on Facebook's news feed.

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But Soros is not the only source funding Poynter. As reported yesterday at blackistednews.com

Facebook is adding a new feature wherein a group that the Washington Post calls an ‘independent third party fact checker’ will decide whether stories are real or fake, and flag ones the group decides are fake. WaPo leaves out of its report that the ‘independent fact checker’, the Poynter International Fact-Checking Network, receives funding from a US government-funded group, the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), which award-winning, independent journalist Robert Parry and author William Blum document was created to perform tasks previously performed by the CIA. NED was created when “[t]he Agency was getting an exceedingly bad name, and it was causing the powers-that-be much embarrassment”, notes Blum. Parry notes that CIA director William Casey helped establish NED as a “U.S. government-funded organization” to “support groups inside foreign countries that would engage in propaganda [ie fake news] and political action that the CIA had historically organized and paid for covertly”, including “regime change”. At the time of the group’s creation, Casey ensured that “the language barring the participation of CIA personnel” was “struck from the bill”. The president of NED, neocon Carl Gershman, pointed out that “[i]t would be terrible for democratic groups around the world to be seen as subsidized by the C.I.A. We saw that in the 60’s, and that’s why it has been discontinued. We have not had the capability of doing this, and that’s why the endowment was created.” As Blum documents, the US has overthrown or attempted to overthrow more governments than any other nation. Most of these, he notes, have been democracies, such as the government of Honduras, which the Obama/Clinton regime helped overthrow in 2009, according to Clinton’s autobiography, and has been kept out of power through the use of death squads to kill human rights activists like Berta Caceres.

So, the bottom line here, is that Zuckerberg, the owner of Facebook, has hired the absolute MASTERS of fake news, to edit alleged "fake news" out of his product, which means anything which does not fit the US government's narrative.

Congrats, sir, in this choice, for having outed yourself as the supreme tool of Amerika's "deep state"!

Dec 17 10:16

Nearly 10,000 Trainees Exposed to Ricin During FEMA Terrorism Response Training

Okay…so the people teaching our first responders how to deal with a biological attack nearly killed them all with a biological accident. Ricin is one of the most deadly substances in the world. A dose the size of a few grains of table salt can kill a healthy adult.

FEMA (says they) ordered a low-toxicity version of ricin for some advanced training. Unfortunately, they ended up with the real deal at full octane. It was clearly labeled as the real deal, but no one from FEMA seemed to notice.

Dec 17 10:12

China Responds: Will Return Stolen Drone, "Regrets US Hype"

Shortly after president-elect Trump's "unprecedented action" tweet, Chinese authorities responded via their mouthpiece The China People's Daily:

People's Daily,China
People's Daily,China –
Verified account ?@PDChina
#Update: China will return equipment identified as US underwater drone, and regrets the US publicly hyping the incident: Ministry of Defense https://t.co/zj86I1rn0l

https://twitter.com/PDChina/status/810136074752237568

Looks like 'The Don' has a grip on how to handle the Chinese. He's not even president yet and is calling the shots on US international relations

Dec 17 10:11

Out Of Prison, Barrett Brown Recommits Himself To Agitating Against Existing Order

After four years behind bars, journalist and activist Barrett Brown was released from federal prison on the morning of November 29, 2016, and ordered to report to a halfway house in Dallas, Texas. “I was picked up by my parents and Alex Winter and his camera crew,” Brown told Shadowproof. “They filmed me on the six-hour drive over to Dallas. We had to get to the halfway house by 4:00 pm, or it would be an escape charge. So, we barely made it.” “[The Bureau of Prisons] originally gave me less time than was necessary to get there, and I had to go in there and forcibly get them to give me an hour more,” he said. “They also told me falsely that I could go in any car, and it wouldn’t be any problem, when in fact I could actually go back to jail for not being in a registered car.”

Dec 17 10:08

China Responds: Will Return Stolen Drone, "Regrets US Hype"

China Sea to ensure the "safe navigation of passing ships," in one of the most serious incidents between the two militaries in years.

Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman Yang Yujun issued a statement late Saturday saying that a Chinese navy lifeboat discovered an unknown device in the South China Sea on Thursday. "In order to prevent this device from posing a danger to the safe navigation of passing ships and personnel, the Chinese lifeboat adopted a professional and responsible attitude in investigating and verifying the device," Yang said.

The statement said that after verifying that the device was an American unmanned submerged device, "China decided to transfer it to the U.S. through appropriate means."

The statement also accused the U.S. of long deploying ships "in China's presence" to conduct "military surveying."

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This appears to be yet another US provocation of China, in a long line of provocations of China.

The good news is, that China has committed to returning the drone.

I hope Trump will be a great deal better for US/China relations than has President Obama.

Dec 17 09:52

3D Visualization of the Greatest Jobs & Wealth Theft In World History

An interactive 3D model of international trade visualizes the United States experiencing the greatest jobs and wealth theft in history.

Dec 17 09:22

U.N. chief urges Israeli lawmakers to reconsider settlement bill

Outgoing United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon on Friday urged Israeli lawmakers to reconsider a bill to legalize Israeli settlement homes on private Palestinian land as Arab states mull putting forward a Security Council resolution on settlements.

The Palestinians want an independent state in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem, areas Israel captured in a 1967 war. Most countries and the United Nations view Israeli West Bank settlements as illegal and an obstacle to peace.

"I strongly urge legislators to reconsider advancing this bill, which will have negative legal consequences for Israel and substantially diminish the chances for Arab-Israeli peace," Ban told a U.N. Security Council briefing on the Middle East.

Israeli officials are concerned the bill could provide grounds for prosecution by the International Criminal Court in The Hague.

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Good luck with that, Secretary Ban Ki Moon!!

The State of Israel will not rest until all Palestinians are either deported outside of Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem, or slaughtered outright.

This is why the BDS movement must be successful; financial pain is the only thing the Israeli nation, and its leadership understand, in order to change their behaviour.

Dec 17 09:15

UK 'secretly selling arms to Saudi Arabia and elsewhere under opaque licencing system'

The UK is secretly selling arms to Saudi Arabia and other countries under an opaque type of export licence, it has been reported. The military and defence industry is a major player in the UK economy, worth about £7.7bn a year.

Dec 17 09:15

TEPCO: Fukushima nuclear clean-up, compensation costs nearly double previous estimate at $250 billion

The total cost of decommissioning the stricken nuclear power plant at Fukushima and providing compensation to victims has nearly doubled, with a new estimate placing the cost at $250 billion. Five and a half years after the nuclear disaster, the painstaking work of cleaning up the radioactive disaster zone is progressing very slowly. Workers on the site have just finished a two-year project to remove a temporary building that was encasing the number 1 reactor.

Dec 17 09:11

Indian Security Forces Are Blinding Hundreds Of Protesters With Shotgun Pellets

Indian authorities call the shotgun shells filled with hundreds of small metal pellets a “non-lethal” weapon for crowd control, but that does not make them harmless. They’ve inflicted a permanent toll on hundreds of Kashmiris hit by them.

Their faces are scarred. Their eyes are damaged or simply gone, replaced with prosthetics. And their psychological wounds run deeper still.

“What I miss most is being able to read the holy Quran,” says Firdous Ahmad Dar, 25, a Kashmiri man who lost vision in both eyes after being shot with the pellets during an anti-India protest in the troubled Himalayan region.

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If any of India's military chain of command are ordering their soldiers to do this, they should be bloody court martialed, and right the heck now.

India could well have a Kashmiri revolution on their hands, if they don't stop this horrific violence against protesters.

Dec 17 09:07

Pagan priest wins right to wear goat horns in license photo, saying they are ‘religious attire’

It doesn’t matter how many articles of clothing Phelan Moonsong puts on before walking out the door each day: If he’s not wearing his favorite pair of goat horns, the Pagan priest might as well be naked.
Unless the 56-year-old Millinocket, Maine, man is sleeping or bathing, his beloved horns are rarely far from his scalp.

Dec 17 09:07

Apple owes $2 million for not giving workers meal breaks

Apple has been ordered to cut a $2 million check for denying some of its retail workers meal breaks.
The lawsuit was first filed in 2011 by four Apple employees in San Diego. They alleged that the company failed to give them meal and rest breaks, and didn't pay them in a timely manner, among other complaints.

Dec 17 09:07

Did Satellites Expose A Secret American Drone Hangar In A Saudi Desert?

Buried deep in the heart of one of the most barren deserts in Saudi Arabia, and the entire planet for that matter, a commercial satellite happened upon what appears to be a very modern airport that suddenly appeared out of thin air from one year to the next. What makes the airport even more mysterious is the fact that there are no planes on site and no government claims ownership of the facility. So, is this airport a mere "Border Guard" facility, as Google Maps would suggest, or did this satellite just happen to reveal the location of a secret U.S. military airport used to conduct drone operations in Yemen?

And it does seem somewhat odd that such a massive airport, with 3 large hangars, would be required to conduct "border operations."

While we may never know the true owner/function of this mysterious facility, we're almost certain that Russia hackers are behind the leak of it's location.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Way what you will about Tyler Durden at zerohedge.com; the man does have a wicked sense of humour!!

Dec 17 08:45

WATCH: Humiliating TSA body search leaves CNN’s Angela Rye in tears

Firebrand CNN political commentator Angela Rye was subjected to a humiliating body search while trying to board a plane to New York City on Wednesday night.

She posted the video to Twitter and alleged that the TSA employee who searched her twice touched her inappropriately.

Rye said she was singled out for a random search and that she had not set off any metal detector alarms. The TSA called a police officer when Rye asked why she was being singled out. Officials told her she could cooperate or be escorted from the airport by police.

Rye agreed, finally, to submit to the search, which covered every inch of her body, including an uncomfortable-to-watch probing of her genital area.

By the end of the search, Rye was shedding humiliated tears.

“I asked the police officer to film this so I can send to @TSA,” she wrote. “I’m hoping my humiliation will fix the system. #TSAVaginaMonologues”

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Welcome to the world of the "average traveler", at the mercy of TSA, my dear!!

Dec 17 08:42

NSA INSPECTOR WHO CRITICIZED SNOWDEN FOR NOT USING 'OFFICIAL' CHANNELS FOUND GUILTY OF RETALIATING AGAINST WHISTLEBLOWER WHO DID JUST THAT

National Security Agency (NSA) inspector general George Ellard, an outspoken critic of whistleblower Edward Snowden, personally retaliated against another NSA whistleblower, Adam Zagorin reported at the Project on Government Oversight (POGO) on Thursday.

An intelligence community panel earlier this year found that Ellard had retaliated against a whistleblower, Zagorin writes, in a judgment that has still not been made public.

The finding is remarkable because Ellard first made headlines two years ago when he publicly condemned Snowden for leaking information about the NSA's mass surveillance of private citizens, wherein Ellard claimed that Snowden should have raised concerns through internal channels. The agency would have protected him from any retaliation, Ellard said at the time.

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I love the smells of hypocrisy and irony so early in the morning!!

Dec 17 08:39

Much Of $40 Million In Teacher Bonuses Going To Wealthiest Schools

Teachers in some of the state’s richest school corporations can expect $1,000 or more in bonuses, while many of their counterparts in urban schools will receive far less. The state is required by law to hand out $40 million in teacher bonuses, and, this year, much of that money is heading to Indiana’s wealthiest districts.

Dec 17 08:39

Unarmed 73-Year-Old California Man Killed by Police Was Shot 5 Times: Autopsy

He was holding a crucifix, not a gun

Five bullets struck a 73-year-old California man, killing him, during a fatal encounter with police earlier this week, authorities said.

Dec 17 08:02

President-elect Trump Meets With Judge Andrew Napolitano To Discuss Supreme Court Pick.

I am amazed at how much President-Elect Trump has already accomplished leading up to his inauguration. He is cordial and open with everyone he has invited to Trump Tower. Trump really is a one-of-a-kind human being.

Dec 17 07:57

Americans Think There Are 54 Million Muslims In America. There Are Only 3 Million

Americans and Europeans drastically overestimate their Muslim populations, a new international survey shows, a misperception many say is driven by Islamophobia and growing anti-Muslim sentiment.
Americans think 17 out of every 100 people in the U.S. are Muslim, according to the survey from Ipsos Mori, a U.K. research company. But, according to the nonpartisan Pew Research Center, Muslims account for only 1 out of every 100 people in the U.S.

Dec 17 07:56

Girl Walked Into Police Station in Damascus And Blew Herself Up. She Was 7

A seven-year-old girl wearing an explosives-laden belt blew herself up inside a police station in Damascus on Friday, Syrian state media reported. The explosion in the bustling Midan neighbourhood in south-east Damascus wounded three police officers, said the Al-Watan daily, which is close to the Bashir al-Assad government. "A seven-year-old girl entered the police station, carrying a belt that was detonated from afar," the paper posted on its Facebook page.

Dec 17 06:58

Fed up Kremlin issues stern warning U.S.: Prove it or shut up

It seems Russia is now voicing what we are all thinking about this ridiculous fake news narrative which claims that the Russians hacked the U.S. election.

The Kremlin said on Friday that the United States should either prove accusations that Russia interfered in the U.S. presidential election by hacking Democratic Party organizations or drop the issue entirely.

Dec 17 05:55

What A Difference A Day Makes In FBI Director Comey's Version Of The Truth.

This evening ABC News announced on TV that FBI Director Comey now agrees with the conclusion of the CIA that Russia interfered in the 2016 Election to help Donald Trump.

Dec 17 05:46

Michelle Obama: Americans will miss 'having a grown-up in the White House'

America is now a country without hope, Michelle Obama has said.
Asked by Oprah Winfrey if her husband’s administration had lived up to its promise of hope, the first lady said yes, adding: “Because we feel the difference now. Now we’re feeling what not having hope feels like. Hope is necessary.”

Dec 17 05:46

NSA Inspector Who Criticized Snowden for Not Using 'Official' Channels Found Guilty of Retaliating Against Whistleblower Who Did Just That

National Security Agency (NSA) inspector general George Ellard, an outspoken critic of whistleblower Edward Snowden, personally retaliated against another NSA whistleblower, Adam Zagorin reported at the Project on Government Oversight (POGO) on Thursday.

Dec 17 05:32

10+ Before & After Pics Of Aleppo Reveal What War Did To Syria’s Largest City

The battle of Aleppo is slowly drawing to a close after almost four and a half years of brutal fighting. A ceasefire agreement was recently reached allowing people to leave besieged areas of the city and travel to rebel-held areas in Idlib province, and pro-government forces, who have taken nearly all rebel-held districts in the city, are in the process of evacuating civilians and rebel fighters.

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