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Sep 11 11:28

GOOGLE WAS "WORKING TO GET HILLARY CLINTON ELECTED" WITH "SILENT DONATION" ACCORDING TO LEAKED INTERNAL EMAIL

Tucker Carlson just blew the cover off the 2016 election influence charade, after he read an internal email on Monday night's show from a senior Google employee who admitted to using company resources to make a "silent donation" to a liberal group that was creating ads and donating funds to bus Latinos to voting stations during the 2016 election in key swing states, in an effort to help Hillary Clinton win.

The email was sent by the former head of Google's multicultural marketing department, Eliana Mario, on November 9, 2016.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable, but perfectly predictable.

Sep 11 11:26

ARE NEW YORK’S FREE LINKNYC INTERNET KIOSKS TRACKING YOUR MOVEMENTS?

Since plans for LinkNYC were first unveiled, journalists, residents, and civil liberties experts have raised concerns that the internet kiosks might be storing sensitive data about its users and possibly tracking their movements. For the last two years, the American Civil Liberties Union, Electronic Frontier Foundation, and a small but vocal group of activists — including ReThink LinkNYC, a grassroots anti-surveillance group, and the anonymous Stop LinkNYC coalition — have highlighted the kiosk’s potential to track locations, collect personal information, and fuel mass surveillance.

Now an undergraduate researcher has discovered indications in LinkNYC code — accidentally made public on the internet — that LinkNYC may be actively planning to track users’ locations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Minority Report", writ large; it is sometimes terrifying how quickly science fiction becomes science fact.

Sep 11 11:25

What I Don’t Like About Life in Post-9/11 America

Life in a post-9/11 America increasingly feels like an endless free fall down a rabbit hole into a terrifying, dystopian alternative reality in which the citizenry has no rights, the government is no friend to freedom, and everything we ever knew and loved about the values and principles that once made this country great has been turned on its head.

Sep 11 11:21

BOSTON'S VISION-ZERO EXPOSED: LOWERING THE SPEED LIMIT INCREASES SPEEDING TICKET REVENUE BY 47%

All across the country, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is hard at work convincing cities to lower their speed limits from 30 MPH to 25 MPH.

The national effort to lower speed limits in cities is known as "Vision-Zero."

To date, the NHTSA, NSC and the IIHS have convinced more than thirty cities to lower their speed limits.

Last month the IIHS published a controversial report titled "Lowering the speed limit from 30 to 25 mph in Boston: effects on vehicle speeds." (To learn more about Boston's Vision-Zero program, click here.)

Why is it controversial?

The Newspaper, recently interviewed the National Motorists Association who pointed how the IIHS cherry-picked data to convince the public that lowering speed limit 5 MPH saves lives.

Sep 11 11:16

CIA-BACKED FIRM TOUTED SOCIAL MEDIA SURVEILLANCE OF STUDENTS TO SELL SERVICES TO EVANSTON POLICE

Emails obtained by Lucy Parsons Labs reveal that Geofeedia touted social media surveillance of middle and high school students by its suburban Chicago police customers in an effort to sell their services to Evanston police.

Geofeedia provides law enforcement with tools to monitor social media use by mapping location and other data. It has received funding from the investment arm of the CIA, In-Q-Tel.

The company became infamous after the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) published a report in 2016 on the use of their products by police to monitor demonstrations against police violence.

Geofeedia’s courting of the Evanston Police Department (EPD) goes back to 2013, and as emails show, the company developed a relationship with police at a time when the sale of surveillance technology to law enforcement became ubiquitous.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Color me completely unsurprised by this revelation.

Everything you send, post, tweet is already recorded by every alphabet soup agency this country has to offer, and is swept up in a vacuum of surveillance.

As a Christian pacifist activist, who never advocates violence, but understands I would like to believe I am the least of these agencies' worries. :-)

Sep 11 11:11

PLAINS ALL AMERICAN PIPELINE FOUND GUILTY OF 2015 SANTA BARBARA OIL SPILL

A California jury found on Friday Plains All American Pipeline guilty on criminal charges over the 2015 oil spill near Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County that saw more than 100,000 gallons of crude oil spilled and birds, fish, marine mammals, and other wildlife killed.

In May 2015, the Line 901 pipeline owned and operated by Plains All America Pipeline ruptured near Refugio State Beach, spilling more than 100,000 gallons of crude oil, much of which ran down a storm drain and into a ravine under the freeway, entering the Pacific Ocean.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The only way these spills will stop, is for the executives who signed off on cheap, and sometimes, antiquated, oil leak prevention systems, is that they wind up spending time in jail, and I do NOT mean, in a Club Fed.

Sep 11 11:08

Farmer Lobbying Group Sells Out Farmers, Helps Enshrine John Deere's Tractor Repair Monopoly

The California Farm Bureau has agreed to a toothless version of "right to repair" that was written by tractor manufacturers.

Farmers have been some of the strongest allies in the ongoing battle to make it easier for everyone to fix their electronics. This week, though, a powerful organization that’s supposed to lobby on behalf of farmers in California has sold them out by reaching a watered-down agreement that will allow companies like John Deere to further cement their repair monopolies.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This just ... bites, and is so wrong, on so many levels, that I do not know where to begin.

Sep 11 11:04

INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT UNFAZED BY US THREATS OF SANCTIONS OVER AFGHAN WAR CRIMES PROBE

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has said it will “continue to do its work undeterred,” after US National Security Advisor John Bolton threatened sanctions if the tribunal investigates alleged US war crimes in Afghanistan.
The Hague-based court investigates genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes and is backed by 123 countries - but not by China and the US.

“The ICC, as a court of law, will continue to do its work undeterred, in accordance with those principles and the overarching idea of the rule of law,” it said in a statement on Tuesday.

The tribunal’s remarks came in response to a scathing verbal attack launched by Bolton in Washington DC on Monday during a speech to the conservative Federalist Society.

“Today, on the eve of September 11th, I want to deliver a clear and unambiguous message on behalf of the president,” Bolton began, before launching into the blistering offensive against the ICC.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Look folks; I hate to be the one to break it to you, but post-9/11, but if you are an American citizen, you are a citizen of one country in this world which consistently commits war crimes, and tortures, and does this right into the present day.

Not only does this country torture; it supports other countries which do, like Egypt and Saudi Arabia. In fact, the US government, as I input this, is committing war crimes in the country of Yemen, by enabling Saudi war crimes of assassination and genocide by direct air strikes against children and innocent civilians; creating starvation by assisting the Saudis in blockading Yemen's ports; and spreading cholera (potentially weaponized), as the US has done by assisting their Saudi brethren in destroying Yemen's water infrastructure.

And to John Bolton, who made this egregious statement yesterday, I will tell you this to your face; I am a Christian pacifist activist, who will continue to witness to this country's human rights foul-ups, bleeps, blunders, and war crimes, and will never advocate war as the way to achieve my country's geopolitical goals, which are all about controlling the world's resources, and insuring that those resources are only sold in the US dollar.

You, sir, are that kind of execrable moral deviant who will scream from the rooftops that the horrors of Abu Ghraib never happened, and have never found a potential war you didn't champion, and now, you are screaming that torture in Afghanistan never happened, when you know it did, and that, sir, is just the point.

I absolutely support the ICC in their investigation of war crimes perpetrated by American soldiers in Afghanistan: this never should have happened.

We both understand what torture is meant to do, which is not to extract any actionable information; it is for the sake of extracting spectacular "confessions", with which to further the US government's narrative.

I would like to politely remind you, sir, that during World War II, there was a German interrogator by the name of Hanns Scharff, Hanns Scharff: Wikipedia who never, ever tortured American or British soldiers on his watch; he did the polar opposite, and even invited them out on day passes for cultural events, because he understood that if he could get them at ease, they might let something slip which would be highly useful. He was so respected by the Americans that at the end of the war, he was invited to teach his techniques to American interrogators.

And Mr. Bolton, one last reflection; when the US government and/or military tortures, or signs off on torture, it has done two things. First, it demonstrates, in a way for all the world to see, that the US government honors its alleged commitment to the rule of law, human dignity, and the humane treatment of prisoners of war in the breach, but not in any real moral observance.

And secondly, it gives carte blanche for any country ruler who doesn't particularly like the US, to do the same to both American citizens and military members.

Mr. Bolton, this nation, at the highest levels of its government, needs to come clean on these kinds of horrific practices, like torture, and work steadfastly and diligently to never do them again.

Sep 11 10:30

WANTING IT BADLY IS NOT ENOUGH: REAL PROBLEMS FOR CREATORS DESERVE REAL SOLUTIONS

As the European Parliament prepares for tomorrow's vote on the new Copyright Directive with its provisions requiring mass-scale filtering of all public communications to check for copyright infringement (Article 13) and its provisions requiring paid permission to link to the news if you include as little as two words from the headline in your link text (Article 11), a dismaying number of "creators groups" are supporting it, telling their members that this will be good for them and their flagging financial fortunes.

The real incomes of real creators are really important (disclosure: my primary income source comes from writing science fiction novels for Tor Books, a division of Macmillan). Improving the incomes of the creators who enliven our days, inform, shock, delight and frighten us is a genuine Good Thing.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This law means more money for the really big corporations, and more opportunity to sway public opinion their way, while translating into less and less compensation for smaller players, who may have alternative opinions than the bigger guys, and be absolutely correct in their assessments.

Sep 11 10:26

Some of the Mac App Store's biggest security apps found spying on users' browsing habits

A number of security apps for the Apple Mac, offered via Apple's curated Mac App Store, have been taken down after it was found that they were spying on users' web browsing habits.

Apps by the name of Dr Unarchiver, Dr Cleaner, Adware Medic, Adware Doctor and App Uninstall have all be removed - with the finger of blame for some of them being pointed at security giant Trend Micro. The apps were some of the most popular apps available in the Mac App Store, too, with Adware Doctor also available as a paid-for version for $4.99.

All the apps work in much the same way: first, they trick the user into giving them MacOS home directory access with virus scanning and clear cache options. Once granted, the apps abuse these access privileges to gather browser-history data from Chrome, Firefox and Safari and covertly send them back to a server in China.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

For Mac users, these revelations must be more than a little scary!!

Sep 11 10:25

FRANCE TAKES GOOGLE TO COURT

France is headed to the European Court of Justice to establish whether it can force companies such as Google to de-list search results globally.

France’s data regulator is seeking clarification on whether material removed under the “right to be forgotten” (RTBF) law should only be removed within France or if it should be de-listed on every Google domain.

Sep 11 10:24

TRUMP CAMPAIGN MANAGER: GOOGLE A DIRECT THREAT TO DEMOCRACY & ONLINE FREEDOM

Google poses a dire threat to democracy and online freedom, according to President Trump’s 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale.

In a USA Today op-ed, Parscale laid out point-by-point how Google and other tech giants operate as the “gatekeepers” of online information and as political instruments of the left.

“As the internet has become an increasingly central part of modern life, Big Tech giants such as Facebook, Twitter and Google have increasingly sought to become the gatekeepers of the internet and political discourse,” Parscale wrote Monday.

“Without any sort of democratic mandate, these companies have appointed themselves the arbiters of acceptable thought, discussion and searches online.”

Sep 11 10:23

Syrian state YouTube channels ‘terminated’ amid fears of looming false-flag chem attack

A number of Syrian state and media-linked YouTube accounts have gone dark, as the battle for Idlib looms amid Russia’s warnings of an imminent false-flag chemical attack and Western preparations for retaliatory strikes.

On Saturday afternoon, the channels belonging to the Syrian presidency, the country’s Ministry of Defense, and SANA news all showed a message saying: “This account has been terminated due to a legal complaint,” or “This account has been terminated for a violation of YouTube's Terms of Service.”

The Damascus-based Sana TV's channel on YouTube also appeared to be taken down, with a message reading: “This page isn't available. Sorry about that. Try searching for something else.”

Sep 11 10:22

The War Upon The People: THIS Is Why If The Globalists EVER Regain Control Of America, We'll Fly At Breakneck Speed Down The Same Path Of Destruction As Europe And Canada

It is gradually becoming obvious to many of us that the NWO elites not only want to impoverish, dumb down, morally degrade and enslave most of Humanity and torture and murder their opponents, but that they have literally declared war on the Human Race and on Western Civilization. They intend to destroy Judeo-Christian civilization, which is the finest flower of human achievement and the last, best hope for Humanity, and they intend to exterminate most of the Human Race.

In fact, it seems certain that their ultimate master wants to wipe us all off the face of the Earth, and that each of its underlings hopes that the crocodile will eat him last. To see this clearly, you need only look at the overall pattern of behavior by the leaders of the various Western nations. Since, in the race to the bottom, the ever-so-sophisticated nations of Western Europe are ahead of the US, they are a clear example, and England is perhaps the most obvious.

Sep 11 06:09

Fake News, Fake Money - aantonop


In this talk, Andreas examines the sensationalist debate over "fake news," the rising tide of faith-based nation states declaring bitcoin as "fake money," and alternative mechanisms we can build to fill the void left by retired fact-checking departments & central bank authorities.

Sep 11 05:19

9-11 Research : An Attempt to Uncover the Truth About September 11th, 2001

We all know the official story of September 11th: four jetliners were hijacked by groups of four and five Arabic men armed with box cutters, who proceeded to fly three of the four jets into the Twin Towers and the Pentagon. Subsequently the World Trade Center Towers, weakened by the impacts and fires, collapsed into piles of rubble. The FBI had compiled a list of hijackers within three days, and it was so obvious that Osama bin Laden had masterminded the operation from caves in Afghanistan, that there was no need to seriously investigate the crime or produce evidence. The "retaliatory" attack on the Taliban would soon commence.

Is this story true? Its central assumptions have never been tested by an official government body whose members lack obvious conflicts of interest. There are numerous red flags in the official story, which requires a long series of highly improbable coincidences. Questioning that story is an act of responsible citizenship.

Sep 11 04:48

9/11 War Games


TRANSCRIPT AND MP3: https://www.corbettreport.com/911warg... Little did we know at the time, 9/11 was not a normal day of blue sky aviation. On the contrary, it was one of the busiest days in the history of American aviation, a dense forest of live fly exercises, drills, simulations, fake radar injects and utter confusion. And that was before the attacks even began. This is the story of 9/11 that you didn't watch unfold on your TV that fateful day in 2001. This is the story of the 9/11 War Games.

Sep 11 03:57

911 - Press for Truth


This documentary presents the many-faceted events that led up to, and then scrutinizes, the 9/11 Comission hearings. Massive injustices and mis-representations are brought to light and "exposed" by respected members of the mainstream American media, and from the families themselves in the narrative of events that shaped most greatly our world today; "9/11: Press for Truth" The families present their 2 1/2 year struggle to create an investigation and inquiry into the events of 9/11 -- which was at first heavily resisted and even explicity prohibited by the President and Vice-President. For an example of contrast in funding; the internal disruption of a Clinton-Lewisnki "sex scandal" the event was awarded a budget of 100 million dollars in total. Initially the 9/11 Comission was only alotted 3 million dollars and their time-limit was severly cut beyond the expecations of those who brought it into existence.

Sep 10 17:14

Facial-recognition boarding passes now a reality at one U.S. airport

Facial-recognition systems are now interfacing with travelers digital face prints and matching those passengers to their appropriate flights at Dulles International Airport gates.

Sep 10 15:22

US threatens to arrest ICC judges who probe war crimes

The United States threatened Monday to arrest and sanction judges and other officials of the International Criminal Court if it moves to charge any American who served in Afghanistan with war crimes.

White House National Security Advisor John Bolton called the Hague-based rights body "unaccountable" and "outright dangerous" to the United States, Israel and other allies, and said any probe of US service members would be "an utterly unfounded, unjustifiable investigation."

"If the court comes after us, Israel or other US allies, we will not sit quietly," Bolton said.

He said the US was prepared to slap financial sanctions and criminal charges on officials of the court if they proceed against any Americans.

Sep 10 15:15

Amazon wants to put its workers in CAGES to oversee factory robots, bizarre patent suggests

The patent, titled 'System and method for transporting personnel within an active workspace,' envisions a system that would allow humans to safely enter areas where robots are zipping to and fro, delivering items.

It's described as a 'human transport device' wherein an employee stands atop a robotic trolley, encased by a metal cage.

A robotic arm would be attached to the cage and operated from inside the enclosure, allowing the employee to reach for items, among other uses.

'...U.S. patent number 9,280,157 represents an extraordinary illustration of worker alienation, a stark moment in the relationship between humans and machines,' the study, titled 'Anatomy of an AI System,' explained.

Sep 10 13:17

YOUTUBE BANS SYRIAN STATE-RUN, PRO-GOVERNMENT CHANNELS AMID EXPECTED ESCALATION OVER IDLIB OFFENSIVE

YouTube has banned a number of Syrian state-run and pro-government channels, including ones belonging to the Syrian Presidency, the Syrian Defense Ministry and the news agency SANA. The reason provided was that these accounts allegedly violate “YouTube’s Terms of Service”.

This move can be considered as another attempt to suppress non-mainstream reporting on the ongoing conflict. Some Syrian experts even claimed that these were another sign of preparations for a staged chemical attack in Idlib and then a US-led military strike on Syrian government forces.

Sep 10 11:53

Bolton Warns Next Chemical Attack By Assad Will Lead To Much Stronger Strike On Syria

Update: Trump's national security advisor John Bolton indicated during a speech on Monday that the United States, Britain, and France have agreed that another use of chemical weapons by Syria would be taken "very seriously" and will require a much "stronger" and harsher response.

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Trump’s NSC head John Bolton warns Syria that US, France and Britain will hit Assad harder than last two times if he uses chemical weapons in looming battle for last major rebel stronghold in Idlib.

His remarks came during what's being described as his first major speech since joining the Trump administration at an event hosted by the conservative Federalist Society at a Washington, D.C., hotel.

Meanwhile Turkey has also weighed in regarding the ongoing Russian and Syrian allied assault on Al Qaeda-held Idlib, which began days ago when Russia initiated a bombing campaign ahead of an imminent and massive Syrian Army ground offensive.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When the faux chemical attack is complete in Syria, with lots of sympathetic PR, to underscore what a "monster" Al Assad is, the Trump Administration is not even going to WAIT for the overnight polls to come in to see if the public is buying it or not, but will move ahead quickly with a major US attack in Idlib.

I would like to hope (and pray) that his Advisors have told him that threats by the Russian government... are just as serious as is a heart attack, should he order this to happen.

Sep 10 11:43

Moscow Has Upped the Ante in Syria

September 9, 2018

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MEMORANDUM FOR: The President

FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity

SUBJECT: Moscow Has Upped the Ante in Syria

Mr. President:

We are concerned that you may not have been adequately briefed on the upsurge of hostilities in northwestern Syria, where Syrian armed forces with Russian support have launched a full-out campaign to take back the al-Nusra/al-Qaeda/ISIS-infested province of Idlib. The Syrians will almost certainly succeed, as they did in late 2016 in Aleppo. As in Aleppo, it will mean unspeakable carnage, unless someone finally tells the insurgents theirs is a lost cause.

Sep 10 11:41

Demonization of Middle East Leaders Prior to Invasion and “Regime Change”. Trump’s Iran Policy

1. The US Iran policy aims at nothing but conflict-building followed by economic, political and military violence

From all the remarks made by President Donald Trump and his senior officials, it is clear that the United States is trying to manufacture another regime change in the Middle East, this time in Iran.

It does so by making use of the tried and tested tactic of demonising Iranian rulers and the Iranian people and by finding false pretences and pretexts for implementing their destructive goals.

We have already had an inkling of these tactics by Trump’s withdrawal from the nuclear deal and his allegation that Iran has not been abiding by the terms of that deal, despite clear evidence of Iranian compliance provided by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which is in charge of inspecting and certifying Iran’s compliance.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would suspect, after issuing the entire world a "drop dead date" edict regarding its purchasing oil from Iran, President Trump and the administration have something militarily spectacular planned for that date or thereabout concerning Iran, and that date happens to be Sunday, 4 November; two days away from midterm elections in the US.

Sep 10 11:36

How the U.S. Does Propaganda

A typical example was on NPR’s “Weekend Edition Saturday,” on September 8th, when the program-host Scott Simon interviewed the Obama Administration’s diplomat Robert Malley, in a segment titled “What’s Next In The Syrian War: Idlib”.

Simon’s introduction said:

“After this weekend, the last contested region of Syria may come under ferocious attack. After more than seven years of fighting, the end of the Syrian war may come down to Idlib province. … It holds more than 3 million people, many of whom have been displaced. It’s been essentially a kind of dumping ground for those opposed to Bashar al-Assad’s regime and ISIS.”

Actually, there’s a factual problem with Simon’s lead-in there. Though I have seen official estimates of the population of Idlib ranging from 1.5 million to 3 million, I haven’t seen any of “more than 3 million people.” Mr. Simon is always happy to please his CIA minders, and might simply have gotten carried away in this interview.

Sep 10 11:34

Pompeo’s Fingerprints Are All Over Trump’s New Syria Regime Change Policy

The reason given for the dramatic change in policy was the administration’s recent decision to “redefine” its goals in the Syrian conflict, resulting in the emergence of “the exit of all Iranian military and proxy forces from Syria” as the administration’s top priority, effectively overshadowing the U.S.’ long-stated goal of rooting out terror groups like Daesh (ISIS). The shift is part of a broader effort by the Trump administration to target Iranian influence in the region while simultaneously attempting to provoke regime change in Iran through the use of aggressive sanctions and other covert means.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The explosive issue which both Pompeo and Bolton seem to want to ignore here is the following: IF the US maintains its illegally captured space in Syria, and starts attacking Syrian, Iranian, or Russian troops in Syria (remember: the Russians and Iranians were INVITED by the Syrian government, but the US military was NOT), how long before US troops wind up in a shooting war against Russian, Iranian, and Syrian forces?!?

Logic tells me, not too long at all.

So if this "faux" chemical weapons attack happens, I have to wonder just how long it will be before the US declares war on Russia, Syria, and Iran?!?

Logic tells me, not long at all; the US and its allies cannot wait for logic-centric Americans ask themselves the question; why would al-Assad use chemical poisoning against his own people, when he as almost completely gutted the country of US-backed rebels?!? The short, logical answer is, he would not.

For all those who read this blog, who have family in the US military, this question is far from academic.

Sep 10 11:22

Israel Should Not Have to Ask Washington’s Permission for Settlements: US Ambassador Friedman

The US ambassador to Tel Aviv says Israel checks all settlement expansion plans in the occupied Palestinian territories with the United States which never challenges them.

In an interview published in Israel Hayom daily, David Friedman said Israel “shouldn’t have to ask permission from the US” to build settlements in the occupied West Bank.

According to Friedman, Israel is entitled to the possibility even though the Trump administration has never challenged an Israeli construction plan in the West Bank.

US newspapers have said Friedman is unfit to be ambassador to Israel, arguing that he has politicized his diplomatic office and misrepresented US policy on the conflict with Palestinians.

“In David Friedman, President Trump has nominated someone who lacks the necessary temperament to serve in such a crucial position,” the San Francisco Chronicle wrote last March.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation; the policy of Israeli development of Palestinian land is to create a situation on the ground which makes it physically impossible for a contiguous state of Palestine to exist, period, end of discussion.

I'm sure that for Sheldon Adelson, the financier and casino magnate who has purchased Trump's presidency, and for Bibi Netanyahu, who is one of President Trump's BFFs in the Middle East, the nomination and confirmation of David Friedman as US Ambassador to Israel, has worked out just perfectly for them.

Sep 10 11:12

The World Should be Worried About the Uprisings in Basra

The current protests in Iraq are the most serious seen in the country for years, and are taking place at the heart of some of the world’s largest oilfields. The Iraqi government headquarters in Basra was set ablaze, as were the offices of those parties and militias blamed by local people for their wretched living conditions. Protesters have blockaded and closed down Iraq’s main sea port at Umm Qasr, through which it imports most of its grain and other supplies. Mortar shells have been fired into the Green Zone in Baghdad for the first time in years. At least 10 people have been shot dead by security forces over the last four days in a failed effort to quell the unrest.

Sep 10 11:08

New US Navy Military Exercises in Persian Gulf as Regional Tensions Rise

This month, the US Navy is conducting exercises it claims will guarantee freedom of movement through Persian Gulf and Red Sea waterways, as Iran threatens to obstruct shopping through key maritime positions.

US 5th Fleet Theater Counter Mine and Maritime Security Exercise Commander Scott A. Stearney recently told reporters in Manama that the exercises, which involve both regional and global allies, "illustrate that the US and our partners stand ready to ensure the freedom of navigation and free flow of commerce wherever international law allows," Bloomberg reported Sunday.

One of the US Navy exercises is occurring in Djibouti, a known choke point for global shipping at the southern end of the Red Sea.

In early July, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) held large-scale military drills in the Persian Gulf. The IRGC said at the time that they were ready to disrupt other countries' oil shipments through the strait if Iran's own exports were impeded.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is nothing more, or less, than a blatant, "in your face" provocation against the Iranian government, which I hope will have the horse-sense not to respond in kind.

Sep 10 10:57

TWO KILLED AFTER ARMED MILITANTS STORM LIBYA’S STATE OIL CORPORATION HQ IN TRIPOLI

Two workers at Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) have been killed after a militant attack on the company’s headquarters in Tripoli on Monday, according to local law enforcement. They say two of the attackers were also killed.
"The death toll so far is two killed from NOC staff and two attackers," Ahmed Ben Salim, a spokesman for the Special Deterrence Force, told Reuters.

Earlier on Monday, witnesses reported hearing explosions and gunfire, with smoke rising from close to the NOC offices. Security officials said they were attempting to deal with militants attacking the building.

Security forces took up positions around the offices in central Tripoli, while surrounding roads were cordoned off. Witnesses said they saw ambulances leaving the site. A member of staff from a hotel next to the NOC offices said that he had heard around five blasts.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh yes, the assassination of Ghaddafi really stabilized Libya, did it not, chief Advocate for his death, Hillary Rodham Clinton?!?

Sep 10 10:54

REBELS RAMP UP CIVILIAN ATTACKS, INCUR HEAVY LOSSES IN IDLIB

At the request of Damascus, Russia assisted Syrian forces in launching several airstrikes across the territory in the northern Al-Ghab plain starting Saturday morning and continuing through Sunday afternoon.

The Syrian Army successfully destroyed an ammunition depot and armored vehicle belonging to the Al-Ezza brigades in the Kafr Zita countryside as they struck various hideouts and locations of Jabhat al-Nusra and their allies Sunday. According to Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), a state media news agency, the army unit also successfully destroyed shelling launching pads belonging to the brigade, where terrorists would launch shells towards residential areas.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That false flag chemical attack, to be blamed on Syria, is most likely coming, and soon, because the rebels are doing so poorly in holding their ground in Idlib that they cannot get a foothold against Syrian and Russian troops and airstrikes.

The chemical attack, prophesied at the UN by our "Miss Cleo Wannabe", US Representative Nikki Haley, will most likely happen this week.

Russia has already stated, through diplomatic channels, that it intends to hold exercises and attacks very close to where US troops are stationed (illegally) in Syria.

Let me say this again; the US government and military have invaded a sovereign country, which did not ask them to assist in fighting the rebels, (they asked for Russian and Iranian assistance for this), and is looking to establish a "foothold" in the country from which they can plot regime change in Damascus, and control Syria's oil.

The big question is, how long before Russia and the US wind up in direct, hot conflict in Syria?!?

I don't know what the odds the bookies in Vegas are giving on the such a confrontation; my gut is telling me, however, this will be happening very soon.

The Trump Whitehouse wants this country in a major war against....some major alleged "enemy" recently well-demonized in what passes for American "journalism", and Russia will do nicely here, well before the mid-terms.

The American Electorate are very skittish about changing the nature and composition of their government mid war.

And please remember the "drop dead date" by which President Trump has declared to the world that it can no longer buy Iranian oil; Sunday, 4 November, two days before the mid-term elections in this country. I would expect something very dramatic from the Trump Administration against Iran on, or right near, that deadline, and the date of these primaries.

Sep 10 10:36

VENEZUELA PLANS "ANTI-IMPERIALIST" MARCH AFTER REVELATION OF US COUP MEETINGS WITH REBEL OFFICERS

After it was revealed in a weekend New York Times piece that the Trump administration held multiple meetings with "rebellious officers" inside Venezuela's army to consider launching a military coup against the country's socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro, we cited a former Latin America diplomatic official quoted in the Times who aptly described, “This is going to land like a bomb” in the region.

The astounding revelation — though perhaps familiar-sounding when considering the historical string of coups and CIA covert interventions across the 20th century from Cuba to Nicaragua to Chile — comes just over a month after a bizarre assassination attempt involving two C-4 explosive laden drones which detonated near Maduro as he gave a televised speech during a military parade in Caracas.

In the aftermath of the story, Venezuela has announced plans to hold a massive march on Tuesday against Washington's now confirmed attempts to meddle in the country's internal affairs.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Color me completely unsurprised, given Venezuela's vast oil wealth.

And unfortunately for the Venezuelan people, the attempted assassination on August 4th will most probably not be the last time elements in the US government will attempt to take down Maduro by force.

Sep 10 10:32

US AUTHORISES $1.2BN IN MILITARY AID TO EGYPT

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has authorised the release of $1.2 billion in military aid to Egypt, overriding previous human rights concerns that had held up funding.

The figure includes $1 billion for the current 2018 budget year and $195 million earmarked for 2017 which would have been returned to the treasury had it not been spent by the end of the month.

The State Department informed Congress of the move on Friday; congressmen have 15 days to contest the national security waivers allowing the money, known as foreign military financing (FMF), to be delivered.

In July, Pompeo also lifted $195 million in FMF that was originally listed for 2016, but which former secretary of state Rex Tillerson had frozen due to the continuing concerns over the state of human rights under Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Secretary Pompeo, you have cleared the allocation of these fund for the Egyptian government which just did this?!?

Egypt Sentences 75 protestors to death after mass trial

Are you simply waiting for those 75 cells to be cleared out, post-executions, so that you can outsource torture to the Egyptian government?!? I understand that, according to HRW, they're pretty damned good at it:

Egypt Torture Epidemic, under Al-Sisi, may be a crime against humanity

The article goes on to state:

"Under President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Egypt’s regular police and National Security officers routinely torture political detainees with techniques including beatings, electric shocks, stress positions, and sometimes rape, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today.

Widespread and systematic torture by the security forces probably amounts to a crime against humanity, according to the 63-page report, “‘We Do Unreasonable Things Here’: Torture and National Security in al-Sisi’s Egypt.” Prosecutors typically ignore complaints from detainees about ill-treatment and sometimes threaten them with torture, creating an environment of almost total impunity, Human Rights Watch said."

So sir, please let me get this straight: you are approving one billion one hundred and ninety-five million dollars for Egypt, when we still have homeless Vets sleeping rough in our streets, and our infrastructure decaying right from under us?!?

The granting of Federal money is always tantamount to tacit approval, and that is precisely what you have done, to a government which tortures with impunity.

Sir, forgive me, but from my perspective, this is a very lousy day to be an American old enough to remember what this country was supposed to stand for, and if I remember my American history reasonably well, one of the values for which it did not stand was for the international support of torture.

Did I blink and miss something here, sir?!?

Sep 10 10:11

PIPELINE SPILLS MORE THAN 8,000 GALLONS OF JET FUEL INTO INDIANA RIVER

A pipeline spilled more than 8,000 gallons of jet fuel into an Indiana river, The Associated Press reported Sunday.

The affected river was St. Marys River in Decatur, which is a town of 9,500 people about 100 miles from Indianapolis.

Cleaning the spill could take weeks, Decatur Mayor Kenneth L. Meyer told the Fort Wayne, Indiana-based Journal Gazette.

The spill was first reported Friday night in a safety warning issued by the Decatur Police Department urging residents to avoid the area around the spill, local news outlet WANE reported Saturday.

Houston-based Buckeye Pipe Line Company, L.P., which owns the pipeline, confirmed the spill to WANE Saturday.

Company officials said there had been a failure Friday evening that had caused the spill.

"One of their workers discovered a pressure drop, went immediately to check on it and immediately shut it down," Allen County Homeland Security Director Bernie Beier told The Journal Gazette.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Would that the oil pipeline owners were just as generous with safety prevention features in their pipelines as they are with political contributions to get those pipelines approved.

Sep 10 09:46

Trump Administration Escalates War On Social Media

Less than a week since U.S. President Donald Trump attacked social media giants (on social media) for being anti-conservative—or, more to the point, anti-Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been scheduled to meet with state attorneys general later this month to discuss those concerns.

“The Attorney General has convened a meeting with a number of state attorneys general this month to discuss a growing concern that these companies may be hurting competition and intentionally stifling the free exchange of ideas on their platforms,” the DoJ said in a statement.

Whoever cries “free speech” the loudest in this battle wins. And this is where media ceases to be media and becomes strictly partisan, with both sides playing the “free speech” card. It’s a battle that no one can win and still live to see the tenets of democracy remain in place.

Sep 10 09:45

China Tightens Internet Controls

the Chinese government has rolled out a new platform called ‘Piyao’, hosted by the country's Central Cyberspace Affairs Commission and state-run media outlet Xinhua.

It’s aim? To take out rumors and fake news disseminated online and control what Beijing considers disinformation.

Sep 10 08:56

Trump admin to shut down PLO office in Washington, threatens ICC with sanctions: Report

The administration of US President Donald Trump is expected to shutter the Palestine Liberation Organization’s office in Washington and threaten punitive measures against any anti-Israeli action by the International Criminal Court (ICC).

US National Security Adviser John Bolton is scheduled to make the announcement in his speech, “Protecting American Constitutionalism and Sovereignty from International Threats,” to the conservative group Federalist Society on Monday, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday night.

“The United States will always stand with our friend and ally, Israel,” national security adviser John Bolton plans to say, according a draft of his prepared remarks reviewed by the WSJ.

“The Trump administration will not keep the office open when the Palestinians refuse to start direct and meaningful negotiations with Israel,” Bolton would say

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sheldon Adelson and Bibi Netanyahu have President Trump precisely where they want him; in a totally submissive posture toward an Israeli policy of genocide and the "disappearing" of the Palestinian people from this earth.

What Israel and the US are hoping to do, by the way their proposals are structured regarding Palestinians, is to prevent the Palestinians from claiming any geographic sovereignty to the land which was forcibly taken from them in the establishment of the State of Israel, and trade the Right of Return for "financial inducements."

And punitive measures against the ICC for any alleged anti-Israeli action, or protest any "unjust prosecution" ?!?

Sorry, National Insecurity Advisor Bolton: these are completely "brown shirt" tactics; this is what one might have expected from the Third Reich, not the alleged "United States of America".

My brother and sister Americans, I know that for some of you this may be a shock; but for decades, and under the watch of various Presidents, your country has been a nation which continually has committed, and still commits, war crimes with impunity.

IF you do not believe me, then please take a look at the US-enabling of Saudi war crimes in Yemen, under both President Obama, and President Trump. Warning: graphic images below:

Yemeni children starving to death, courtesy of US-Enabled port blockades

Yemeni children assassinated, courtesy of US-Enabled bombing runs in Yemen

UN warns: 10 million more Yemenis expected to starve to death by end of 2018, Due to Saudi/US Blockade of Yemeni ports

Now, IF these images bother you (and they should, if you are still some semblance of a human being), we need to start having a peaceful, and logical, national discussion of why we're living in the Assassination Nation of the world, and what has gone so horrifically wrong with America, that these war crimes are allowed to continue, with so damn little public attention to them.

Unfortunately, the Unhinged, Surveilled State of Amerika is, collectively, easily distracted; we can no longer afford for this to be the case.

Sep 10 08:31

US warplanes drop phosphorous bombs on Syria: Russia

American warplanes reportedly drop phosphorous bombs on a village in the eastern Syria province of Dayr al-Zawr.

Vladimir Savchenko, the chief of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Opposing Parties in Syria, announced the development on Sunday, Russia’s ITAR-TASS news agency reported.

"On September 8, 2018, two F-15 warplanes of the US air force delivered airstrikes on the settlement of Hajin with the use of phosphorous bombs. The airstrikes caused heavy fires. Information about casualties and damages is being verified," he said.

“The Russian reconciliations center warned that the use of munitions containing yellow phosphorus is prohibited by an additional protocol to the Geneva Convention of 1949,” the agency added.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF, in fact, these Russian reports are true, (and I find it hard to disbelieve something which can be proven so easily thorough this bomb's chemical signature) welcome to "the new normal", as a citizen of the Assassination Nation, the Unhinged, Surveilled State of Amerika.

Sep 10 08:24

Iran implementing commitments under nuclear deal: Amano

Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano says Iran is living up to all its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal.

"Iran is implementing its nuclear-related commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (the nuclear agreement known as the JCPOA)," Amano said in his introductory statement to the IAEA's Board of Governors in Vienna on Monday, emphasizing that it was essential that Iran continued to fully implement those commitments.

President of the United States Donald Trump withdrew Washington in May from the landmark Iran nuclear agreement, reached between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries in 2015, and decided to re-impose unilateral sanctions against Tehran.

Under the deal, Iran undertook to put limits on its nuclear program in exchange for the removal of nuclear-related sanctions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And yet, even though Amano has made this statement publicly, what do we have in the American press?!?

Yet more demonization of Iran, even though the IAEA has publicly stated that, even though President Trump has withdrawn the US from the deal, that Iran is still complying!!

What's wrong with this picture?!?

Bloody everything.

Sep 09 08:28

YouTube Shuts Down All Syrian State Channels As Idlib Assault Begins

Syrian state YouTube channels have been shut down this morning just as the Syrian Army's ground offensive has officially begun.

This includes the following now terminated Syrian state and pro-government channels: Syrian Presidency, Syria MoD (Ministry of Defense), SANA, and Sama TV. This follows YouTube reportedly closing Syria's Ortas News last week.

Sep 09 08:24

Syrian state YouTube channels ‘terminated’ amid fears of looming false-flag chem attack

A number of Syrian state and media-linked YouTube accounts have gone dark, as the battle for Idlib looms amid Russia’s warnings of an imminent false-flag chemical attack and Western preparations for retaliatory strikes.

On Saturday afternoon, the channels belonging to the Syrian presidency, the country’s Ministry of Defense, and SANA news all showed a message saying: “This account has been terminated due to a legal complaint,” or “This account has been terminated for a violation of YouTube's Terms of Service.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Reminds me of how all those Muslim websites were shut down just before 9-11!

Sep 09 07:23

Twitter exiles Alex Jones to Internet Archipelago as crackdown on American discourse heats up

Today in the US, just arguing with someone can get you banned from social media platforms. We have crossed into a parallel reality, the very Matrix dungeon, where tech companies police not only our thoughts but our behavior.

Sep 09 07:19

Facebook Blocks Account of German MP Over Photo With Late DPR Head Zakharchenko

German lawmaker Andreas Maurer, the chairman of the Left Party's faction in the parliament of the Lower Saxony's town of Quakenbruck, told Sputnik that Facebook had blocked his account after he had published a photo with Alexander Zakharchenko, the former head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR).

"I was blocked for 24 hours because I have published a photo, made in Donetsk, capturing the moment when Alexander Zakharchenko was awarding me with the order of friendship. Facebook appealed to the fact that this was allegedly a photo of a terrorist organization," Maurer told Sputnik.

Sep 09 06:35

Sycophants for psychopaths: 14 minutes of two videos showing purpose of public education (+ corporate media) is creating stupefied work animals for ongoing illegal neocolonial rogue state empire serving .01% lying parasites annually killing millions

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

Everything I have to help, in my comment to Prince Ea’s brilliant 8-minute artistic question and response to “What is school for?” (followed by video):

This is awesome and true. I'm a Harvard-educated, National Board Certified Teacher, credentialed in two subjects, and with two Los Angeles Mayors recognition my teaching was among the best among ~20,000 teachers in Central L.A. My professional conclusion of what school is for: to stupefy children to become work animals for an ongoing illegal rogue state empire that can only exist if the public accepts basic lies. Here's my series of essays to document and prove this: https://washingtonsblog.com/2016/06/us-public-education-bullshit-train...

Sep 08 23:28

Man Arrested Because Riding a Bike Without a Bell On It Is Illegal in a Police State?

A fairly worrisome video has been shared with the Free Thought Project this week purporting to show a man being arrested after police stopped him for riding a bike without a bell.

Sep 08 10:49

TERRORISTS & WHITE HELMETS MET IN IDLIB TO PREP FOR FINAL STAGE FALSE FLAG CHEM ATTACK – RUSSIAN MOD

The Russian military has obtained “irrefutable” data that terrorist groups, including Jabhat an-Nusra, and the infamous White Helmets met in Idlib province on Sunday, according to the ministry’s spokesperson Igor Konashenkov.
The militants plotted the final scenarios for the chemical attacks that the Syrian army are expected to make in the cities of Jisr ash-Shugur, Serakab, Taftanaz and Sarmin, the Russian military revealed.

“Full readiness of all participants involved in the staging of the provocations is be ensured by the evening of September 8,”Konashenkov stated. He added that the terrorists are to receive a “special” signal from some “foreign friends of Syrian revolution” to launch the operation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OK, folks, today's date... is 8 September, and I would imagine that such a false flag is now imminent, either for tomorrow, insuring its maximum US presstitute coverage into next week, as the "justification" for a US attack, or shortly thereafter.

And when I am more inclined to believe the credibility of a foreign news outlet in English than I am the presstitutes and waresspondents here in the US's alleged "media", it is because I have been lied to too many times by the US media to find it at all credible, except occasionally for the weather or sports events' outcomes.

Sep 08 10:43

SAUDI DISUNITY ON FULL DISPLAY AS KING’S BROTHER SLAMS CROWN PRINCE OVER YEMEN WAR DEBACLE

Signs of a potential rift within the ruling dynasty of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia were apparent this week following comments by a Saudi prince that the horrific violence wrought on the people of Yemen should be blamed on the “king and his heir apparent,” a reference to Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, often referred to by the initials MBS.

In videotaped footage posted online, the high-ranking Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz al-Saud – one of the last of the sons of founding monarch, Ibn Saud – can be heard responding to protesters in London with rare critical comments that hint at a broader disunity in the ranks of Saudi royals.

In his comments, which were transcribed by Qatari-owned, U.K.-based news outlet Al-Araby Al-Jadeed, the 73-year-old prince said:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good on Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz al-Saud!!

However, unless he is able to compel the B.O.Y. (the Butcher of Yemen, AKA Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman) to end this war, this statement is completely useless, and does NOT absolve the rest of the Royal House of Saud from remaining silent, and doing nothing, at this Yemeni genocide.

Sep 08 10:36

US RECALLS DIPLOMATS FROM EL SALVADOR, PANAMA & DOMINICAN REPUBLIC OVER REJECTION OF TAIWAN

The recent recognition of Beijing’s One China policy by three Latin American countries has prompted the US to recall its ambassadors from the Dominican Republic, El Salvador and Panama.
Dominican Republic Ambassador Robin Bernstein, US Ambassador to El Salvador Jean Manes, and Charge d’Affaires in Panama Roxanne Cabral were all recalled “for consultations related to recent decisions to no longer recognize Taiwan,”the State Department said.

The US will now discuss ways in which it “can support strong, independent, democratic institutions and economies throughout Central America and the Caribbean,” after the countries’ governments switched their allegiance from Taipei to Beijing.

State has called back to D.C. the U.S. ambassadors to Dominican Republic and El Salvador, and charges d’affaires to Embassy in Panama “for consultations related to recent decisions to no longer recognize Taiwan” pic.twitter.com/7Db5gG6ubc

— Robbie Gramer (@RobbieGramer) September 7, 2018

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder what else the US government intends to do with these countries which recognized China over Taiwan; sanction them, or invade them?!?

Unfortunately, with this administration, both are imminently possible.

Sep 08 10:25

US MILITARY PREPARING FOR "OPTIONS" IN SYRIA

Events are moving rapidly in Syria as Russian jets pound insurgent positions in Idlib Province and as the Syrian Army readies an imminent ground invasion which Damascus has described as coming in a "phased" approach.

The White House responded to Syria and its allies initiating the bombing campaign by saying the US would respond “swiftly and vigorously” should chemical weapons be used, and a day ago claimed there's “lots of evidence” chemical weapons are being prepared by the Syrian forces, claiming to have intelligence of such activities.

And now America's top general has confirmed the Pentagon is drawing up military options to attack Syria and is in close discussion with the White House over the plans. Marine General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told reporters on Saturday during a trip to India, according to Reuters:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That last bit, about YouTube's shutting down all Syrian government channels as of today's date, is a very distressing sign that things are about to go from bad to worse, and very, very rapidly here.

Sep 08 10:21

PENTAGON DESIGNING ‘GLIDE BREAKER’ INTERCEPTOR TO HIT ENEMY HYPERSONIC MISSILES – MEDIA

The Pentagon’s DARP agency has started to develop a hard-kill interceptor capable of hitting incoming hypersonic projectiles. The move follows news of Russia’s success in building top-class high-speed weapons.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has launched a high-tech project to develop an interceptor to shoot down enemy hypersonic missiles, the Drive reported.

In September, DARPA displayed concept art of the project, named 'Glide Breaker', which depicted features of a hard-kill, kinetic interceptor that is capable of engaging unpowered, high-speed vehicles, the Drive said. The agency’s Tactical Technology Office had previously hosted a gathering to explain the project and its requirements in July 2018, according to the media outlet.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sounds great, but why are DARPA and our weapons manufacturers still trying to play "catch up" with this technology, rather than being ahead of the curve here?!/

That... is the problem.

Sep 08 10:18

IRAQ CLOSES ITS BIGGEST PORT DUE TO PROTESTS

The Iraqi authorities kept the country’s main port closed on Friday due to demonstrations calling for the improvement of basic infrastructure in the city, news agencies have reported. The main gates of Umm Qasr port remained closed all day on Thursday and Friday, said Anadolu, which pointed out that re-opening the port is subject to improved security conditions.

Umm Qasr is 60 km south of Basra. It is the main port for Iraqi imports of grain, vegetable oil and sugar shipments that feed the country. Iraq is more or less dependent on imported food.

Basra has been witnessing widespread protests since 9 July. They escalated this week after the death of 11 protesters, according to the High Commission for Human Rights, an organisation affiliated to the Iraqi parliament.

Iraqis have been protesting against corruption and the dilapidation of basic infrastructure due to which they suffer from serious water contamination and severe electricity shortages.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"But Iraq has been doing BRILLIANTLY since the US invasion/occupation!!!" - official White House Souse.

Sep 08 09:52

Facial recognition touted as ‘user friendly’ system for airports

As facial recognition technology use generates intense scrutiny, a new system unveiled at Washington's Dulles airport is being touted as a "user friendly" way to help ease congestion for air travelers.

Sep 08 09:30

United States Facebook Users Change Their “Relationship” With Social Media

A large part of the population has taken the initiative to revamp their relationship with Facebook and other social media platforms. Whether they are concerned about privacy simply seeking a more peaceful life, Americans are becoming less interested in the dynamics of the social media scene.

Sep 08 09:26

Why the Whole World Should Be Up in Arms About the EU’s Looming Internet Catastrophe

There’s only one Internet and we all live on it. Europeans rose up to kill ACTA, the last brutal assault on Internet freedom, helping Americans fight our own government’s short-sighted foolishness; now the rest of the world can return the favor to our friends in the EU.

Sep 08 09:14

BRIEF EXPLANATION & EXPOSE ON THE WAY THE INTERNET GOT STARTED & THE REASON FOR FACEBOOK & GOOGLE & THEIR CENSORSHIP OF CONSERVATIVES!

This is as clear an explanation as you’ll ever get for why things are happening the way they are happening – it’s what really happened!

Sep 08 09:06

Justice Department antitrust head says big tech isn’t necessarily bad

"Just because somebody is big does not mean they have violated the laws," he said at a conference on Thursday. "Nor should we condemn them because they have succeeded." The statement came in response to a question about whether Amazon should be treated as a monopoly, Bloomberg reports. Delrahim said he supported Sessions' meeting but noted that there needs to be "credible evidence" that companies are engaging in anticompetitive practices before antitrust officials can take any measures to correct the problem. "Is any of their conduct in any way limiting the ability of that upstart to challenge their market position in that market where they're dominating?" he said. "Big is not bad but behaving badly is bad."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In other words, Sessions doesn't have a problem with Google, Facebook, and Twitter blocking conservative content.

Sep 08 08:38

NYT RECONFIRMS U.S. COUP PLOT IN VENEZUELA - ADDS PRO-COUP PROPAGANDA

As the saying goes: "Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied." The above denial confirmed Nicolas Maduro's claim of U.S. coup attempts against the Venezuelan government. A new report reconfirms the plot and reveals some new details of the still unwritten larger story.

Sep 08 07:27

Digital erasure: Apple bans Alex Jones’s Infowars app and 4 others

King of the alternative media and Infowars founder Alex Jones is being digitally erased by the deep state corporatocracy that currently rules America and the attacks are not letting up.

Sep 07 23:46

Democrats are Running on Gun Control in 2018

How the 2018 election will go is still an open question. Those of us who value gun rights still have to remind our representatives that our support for them is contingent on their support for the basic principle of liberty that is at the heart of our national ideals.

Sep 07 13:18

US plan to prevent fall of last terrorist nest in Syria, no concern for civilians – Russian UN envoy

Washington and its allies pursue their geopolitical interests under the guise of humanitarian concerns as they apparently try to prevent the destruction of the last terrorist enclave in Syria, the Russian envoy to the UN said.
The US and its allies have done virtually nothing to contribute to the real peace process in Idlib, the Russian ambassador to the UN, Vassily Nebenzia said, adding that the US particularly did not deliver on its promise to separate the “moderate opposition” groups from the terrorist organizations.

“Instead, [they] are hatching yet another aggressive plan, which includes false flag attacks involving the use of chemical weapons,” the envoy said.

The Western states apparently “go out of their way to prevent the fall of the last major terrorist stronghold in Syria,” Nebenzia said, adding that such actions serve some narrow geopolitical interests rather than the declared need to protect civilians.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is only a question of when, not if, the US military will be attacking in Syria, potentially engaging the Russians as well.

Sep 07 13:04

Turkey Will Secure Its Energy Supply, No Matter The Cost

Economic problems resulting from US sanctions and the decline in the value of the Turkish lira will increase the already record high trade deficit, currently half of which is related to energy imports. In 2017 it amounted to 77 billion USD, more than twice the amount of 2016. Erdo?an is determined to create a politically dominant state. To this end he needs to ensure energy independence, which can be done through the occupation of the oil fields in Kirkuk, and the acquisition of the gas fields of Cyprus.

The increase in oil prices will affect the trade deficit even more, while 75% of its value will be energy imports. The average annual barrel price in 2017 was 54 USD, and this year the average cost is about 70 USD, and the price will continue to rise. All of this is a drag on Turkish economy. To counteract the negative balance sheet, Recep Erdo?an will take more determined steps to ensure energy independence. This, however, will lead to turmoil in the region.

Sep 07 12:58

Top US Envoy Says "Lots Of Evidence" Assad Prepping Chemical Weapons; Russia Threatens Attack On US Base

While Syria seemed to have dropped from the Western media's radar over the past months as the Syrian Army and its Russian and Iranian allies made rapid gains, multiple huge developments this week have returned the war to center stage in Washington and the dangerous rhetoric of escalation.

In just the last 24 hours alone, we've learned:

Trump has reportedly done a 180 shift, departing from his prior statements of "bring our troops home" made only months ago, and has approved "an indefinite military and diplomatic effort in Syria" according to a bombshell Washington Post report.

Russia has put the US military on notice, telling American commanders that Russian and Syrian forces are prepared to attack At Tanf — a key US garrison along the Syrian-Iraq border.

A top US Syria policy representative says there's “lots of evidence” chemical weapons are being prepared by the Syrian Army for use in its impending Idlib ground assault.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The bovine excrement is being flung explosively, in advance of the US government preparing for an attack against Syria.

I firmly believe that this has to happen very soon, to prevent people from even beginning to think critically about why Bashar Al Assad would use such weapons against his own people, when his, the Russian, and Iranian troops are just on the keening edge of recapturing Idlib from the rebels.

Such a move would make absolutely zero logical sense, which is why, if something like this happens, it is a US/Israeli-generated false flag with which to "justify" and American attack against Syria.

Sep 07 12:51

Shocking Footage Shows Iranian Consulate In Basra Exploding In Massive Blaze

update: Stunning footage has emerged of the Iranian consulate in Basra, Iraq burning after a mob of anti-Iran protesters stormed it near dusk on Friday.

The flames appear multiple stories high and several explosions can be observed amidst the massive blaze.

On Thursday evening Iran's consulate in Basra was placed under siege by a throng of demonstrators after a 24-hour period in which a dozen local Shia militia HQ offices and buildings were torched across the city. Mass protests and riots have grown in the city since Monday.

The same night in Baghdad, regional sources indicate at least three mortars targeted the US embassy in Baghdad's protected 'green zone' landing near the gate but not causing significant damage. The events were part of a worsening sectarian crisis across the country in which pro-Iran Shia forces have vowed to expel "foreign occupying forces" — however in the Sunni-majority southern city of Basra, Sunni groups have been engaged in mob reprisal attacks.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This tragedy should, ultimately, be laid squarely at the foot of the Bush Administration, as a result of the invasion and occupation of Iraq.

Its de-Baathification of the country, coupled with the complete sacking of Iraq's military, led to the horrors of the instability which still haunt this country and its divided religious leadership, so many years after the initial invasion and occupation.

Sep 07 12:32

The Gaza Strip: Funding for Emergency Fuel Needed Immediately to Avoid Catastrophic Breakdown in Essential Services

This week, final stocks of emergency fuel will be delivered to critical facilities in the Gaza Strip, through the United Nations-Assisted Emergency Fuel Program. The Humanitarian Coordinator, Jamie McGoldrick, has written to the donor community requesting immediate support for the program, which provides life-saving emergency fuel to operate standby emergency power generators at critical health centers, and water and sanitation facilities in the Gaza Strip. Funds donated thus far in 2018 have been depleted.

Life-saving services in Gaza currently depend on the UN’s delivery of emergency fuel, due to an energy crisis that leaves the two million Palestinian residents of Gaza, over half of whom are children, with only 4-5 hours of electricity from the grid per day. Based on the current electricity deficit in Gaza, a minimum of $4.5 million is required to sustain these essential services until the end of the year.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel's "Final Solution" to the "Palestinian Problem" is very multi-faceted; the chance of injury and death due to a lack of electricity at medical centers is precisely one of them.

President Trump has just handed more death sentences to the Gazans, courtesy of his withdrawal of US funds.

Sep 07 12:28

Donbass Leader Zakharchenko: A Hero Is Dead. Killing the Minsk Peace Initiative. Kiev Troop Movements Near Donbass

Poroshenko, the NATO puppet leader of the Kiev government in Ukraine openly calls for a military solution to the crisis and has increased the draft in and recently reorganized the Ukraine armed forces command structures to make them more effective in a coming offensive. The US and Canada and other NATO countries have been pouring in arms and ammunition and “advisers” and “mercenaries” in support of the fascist forces, putting additional pressure on Russia with multiple military exercises from the Baltic to Bulgaria, where more tanks have been recently dispatched to “send Russia a message.”

The reality of the situation was stated on the 18th of August 2015, when President Putin stated,

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, the US and NATO want to see just such a confrontation.

That is why NATO and the US have been prepositioning troops and material on Russia's borders with Europe.

The question is, when, rather than if.

Sep 07 12:23

Senator Rubio’s “Taiwan Allies International Protection and Enhancement Initiative”: How Scared is the U.S. of China’s “Belt and Road”?

“Deep States” Join The Silk Road

Taiwan, and by extension the US, was recently dealt a string of defeats after El Salvador became the third country this year to switch its recognition from Taipei to Beijing as the legitimate government of China, which Washington believes was encouraged by the People’s Republic promising it and the other “defectors” generous economic aid and the opportunity to participate in its One Belt One Road (OBOR) global vision of New Silk Road connectivity. That explanation only scratches the surface of the story, however, because the deeper significance in these developments is that China didn’t just “bribe” the leaders of each of those countries like it may have done in the past when similar instances occurred, but actually managed to convince their permanent military, intelligence, and diplomatic bureaucracies (“deep states”) of the wisdom of joining forces to revolutionize the world order through OBOR’s paradigm-changing potential.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In the words of my late Grandmother, "The horse is already out of the barn" on the issue of China's One Belt, One Road; this is way too little and way too late, and appears to be one of the last, desperate death throws of an empire in massive decline.

Sep 07 12:17

Adolph Hitler is “The Torchbearer of Democracy” according to Chairman of Ukraine’s Parliament: No Outrage or Media Coverage by Ukraine's Staunchest Allies. Kiev Regime Speaker of the House "Is Not a Nazi". Ukraine is "A Flowering of Democracy" according t

On September 4, the Chairman of Ukraine’s Parliament (Verkhovna Rada) Andriy Parubiy’s intimated that Adolf Hitler was “the torchbearer of democracy”.

His statement was broadcast on Ukraine’s ICTV channel. Parubiy described Adolf Hitler as a true proponent of democracy claiming that the Führer “practiced direct democracy in the 1930s.” (Tass, September 5, 2018).

“I’m a major supporter of direct democracy,… By the way, I tell you that the biggest man, who practised a direct democracy, was Adolf Aloizovich [Hitler]”. (quoted by South Front)

This controversial statement was not picked up by the Western press. Lies by omission.

Not a single US, Canadian or EU News media took the trouble to cover the story.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable!!

And these... are the US government's "good guys" in Ukraine?!?

Sep 07 12:09

Pakistan will not fight anyone else's war, says PM Imran

Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Thursday that the country will not be part of anyone else's war.

The premier said that he was against the involvement of armed forces in the foreign war from the very first day, while addressing defense day ceremony at the GHQ.

Families of martyrs, members of the federal cabinet, heads of political parties, lawmakers and celebrities were also among the attendees at the ceremony.

PM Imran said that Pakistan Army is the only intact and functional institution of the country.

“The Pakistan army is running at its best because of non-political interference and its priority for merit,” he said. "Political interference destroys institutions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I'd say the guy is off to a good start.

Now, when will he be accepting high-level ministers from India to encourage a permanent end of hostilities between the two countries, and when will New Dehli reciprocate?!?

Sep 07 12:04

Amputee Australian-Lebanese ringleader of plot to blow up an Etihad flight from Sydney to Abu Dhabi is being held in a secret US jail in Iraq

An alleged Islamic State commander who is accused of planning to blow up a plane last year is being held by American forces at a secret military base in Iraq.

As the alleged ringleader of the plot, Tarek Khayat, is accused of conspiring with his three Lebanese-Australian brothers to blow up an Etihad Airways flight as it left Sydney on July 15 last year.

News Corp has investigated into the whereabouts of Khayat, whose family gave him up following their arrests in Australia.

The investigation found that the alleged ringleader has been secretly held in isolation by American military forces at an unnamed base.

Since being there, they have interrogated him in regards to his role as a commander of an Islamic State unit that plotted attacks in the west.

News Corp claim that Khayat has been intensely interrogated by the soldiers, and has since lost a leg, is suffering from lung cancer, and has given up names of foreign fighters and Islamic State members.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: this man has been tortured to the point where he will say ANYTHING in order to get the torture to stop, and these "confessions" may be used as the "justification" for a coming US/Israeli war against Lebanon as well, to insure "regime change" here also, to insure access to Lebanese oil, and that Israel will have full access to the Litani River, which is just 5 kilometers away from the "boundary-fluid" Israeli border.

Again, I would like to politely point out that when the US military tortures, or outsources torture, this makes a complete mockery of our alleged reverence for the rule of law, humanitarian treatment of prisoners, and gives countries which don't particularly like the US, carte blanche to do the same to American citizens or military personnel.

Please chew on that last bit for a while, if you think that torture is ever justified.

Also, remember the German genius of interrogation of US and British prisoners during World War II; the guy's name was Hanns Scharff,The Story of Hanns Scharff and he got the information he needed through kindness and interest, never hurting anybody. In fact, he was so revered because of his humanitarian care of the prisoners under his watch, that he was invited by the US military to teach his interrogation techniques to American interrogators.

Sep 07 11:51

Marine Corps F-35Bs Have Arrived Off the Coast of Africa For The Very First Time

For the first time ever, U.S. Marine Corps F-35Bs Joint Strike Fighters are on an operational deployment in the Gulf of Aden, bringing them the closest they've ever been to conflict zones in Iraq and Syria, Yemen, and Somalia. The stealthy jets and their pilots set to join thousands of other U.S. Navy sailors and Marines for a two-week training exercise while they're in the region, but there's still no indication they are headed for actual combat, at least not yet.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I love that last sentence.

Translation; these US troops are being pre-positioned for potential strikes against Yemen, Syria, and Iraq.

A great deal can happen in two weeks; unfortunately, the White House has made a declaration that US troops will be on Syrian soil "indefinitely.

Sep 07 11:41

U.S. targets Syria oil delivery networks with new sanctions

The U.S. Treasury Department said on Thursday it was imposing sanctions on four people and five entities it said facilitated petroleum shipments and financing to the Syrian government.

It said in a statement the sanctions targeted Muhammad al-Qatirji and his trucking company, which it said facilitated fuel trade between the Syrian government and Islamic State militants.

Qatirji has close relations with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government and has worked directly with Islamic State, which has been driven out of much of the Syrian territory it once controlled, to provide it oil products, the statement said.

Also targeted by sanctions was a fuel-procurement network that operates in Syria, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates to secure deliveries to Syria, the statement said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"...murderous Assad regime.."?!?!?

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin, a word, sir: please prove this, irrefutably, with verifiable facts.

Because otherwise, all I hear from you, when you make, or publish, such a statement, is the battle cry before the invasion of Iraq, which claimed to the American people, and the world, that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, which, of course, proved to be a baldfaced lie, to get the American people to sign on to the invasion/occupation of Iraq, to control its oil.

And we have seen just how well that has gone of late; a completely Anti-US Prime Minister has just been elected, Muktada Al Sadr, and we have Shiite militias shooting up the green zone.

On top of that, in terms of Syria, the US presence is perilously close to where Russian officials claim that there will be campaigns to rid Idlib of terrorists.

Secretary Mnuchin, can you honestly sit there with a straight face, and tell the American people that the US is really ready to go to war with Russia over Syria, when you know, or should know, that our Military doesn't have the money, the troop strength, the weaponry or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a war with Russia?!?

I challenge you to say that out loud, Mr. Secretary, for all the American people to hear.

After all, it won't be your kids or grandkids, killed or maimed for life, in order for the US government to control Syria's oil, right?!?

Sep 07 11:29

Navy's F-35C Suffers 1st Major Mishap, Costing Millions in Damages

Two Navy fighter jets were damaged during an aerial refueling exercise off the coast of Virginia late last month, including an F-35C participating in its first round of operational tests aboard an aircraft carrier.

The F-35C was receiving fuel from an F/A-18F Super Hornet off the coast of Virginia on Aug. 23 when debris from an aerial-refueling basket was ingested into the Joint Strike Fighter jet's engine intake, said Lt. Travis Callaghan, a spokesman for Naval Air Forces.

The mishap led to engine damage for the F-35C, assigned to the California-based "Rough Riders" with Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 125. While rare, Callahan said parts of refueling baskets being sucked into an engine's intake are the most common form of non-bird foreign object or debris strikes in the Navy's tactical aviation fleet.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The F-35 was released for service on December 5th, 2006.

And the question I must ask, is why, after 12 years of horrific technical foul-ups, bleeps, and blunders, not to mention cost overruns from here to eternity, can LOCKHEED MARTIN'S engineers not get the damned thing fixed?!?

Is it their very generous contributions to both sides of the Aisle, for Presidential and Congressional races, which hold LOCKHEED MARTIN "harmless and indemnified" over the lack of progress in really, and intelligently fixing the litany of known bugs in the F 35's systems?!?

It is question which We, the American Taxpayers, need to be asking, particularly right now, when it appears that our weapons design and manufacturing companies have blown any overweening competitive edge we might have had, compared to Russia and China's weapons designers.

Folks, this is a dangerously nasty place for the US military to be, particularly in light of the fact that it may be flirting with war with Russia and Iran in Syria in the very near future.

As those of you who read this blog understand, I loathe the concept of war as a solution to this country's geopolitical problems; but when that happens, to protect our men and women in the military, our weaponry manufacturers have an obligation to give them the best they can; Lockheed Martin has failed our military miserably with the F-35, and should be working 24/7 to correct these flaws.

Sep 07 11:17

Adelson’s perfect little puppet ends all possibility of a Palestinian state

Three years ago, it looked like Sheldon Adelson was going to support Senator Marco Rubio for president, and Donald Trump tweeted a lethal assessment:

Sheldon Adelson is looking to give big dollars to Rubio because he feels he can mold him into his perfect little puppet. I agree!

After that, of course, Trump blew Rubio away, and it was Trump who got $35 million from Adelson in the presidential race. The relationship hums along. Lately Adelson and his wife Miriam gave $55 million to Trump’s firewall against impeachment, Republican congressional campaigns.

And Trump’s shrewd assessment could not be more accurate. He is Adelson’s perfect little puppet.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That last big lie by Adelson, is a vast whopper.

Sorry, Sheldon,bubbie; the coinage tells the story here, far more persuasively and eloquently than I ever can:

Images:
Palestinian coinage

Sep 07 11:11

Russia Warns US That Syria Offensives Are Planned Near US Positions. US 'postured to respond' militarily to any 'challenge'

While most of the Syrian War is centered at this point around the Idlib Province, the last major rebel bastion, there is also interest in mopping up some of the smaller rebel positions along the Jordan border, especially where ISIS and al-Qaeda are concerned.

This is a raising a dangerous risk of a confrontation between the US and Russia, because Russia and Syria are very keen to chase some of the Islamists off the border in the near future, and Russia has informed them some of these Islamists are relatively close to US military positions in the area.

The US has long been fine with Islamists on the Jordan border, and is warning Russia against taking any action against them, saying the US would view it as a “challenge” and that they would not hesitate to respond militarily if there is any move into the area.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would love to see both some sanity and some clarity in the US government's position on Syria; unfortunately, what I see unfolding here, is the prelude to an all-out war between Russia, Syria, and Iranians in Syria against the US, and potentially inviting the curse of another world war.

Just because something would be the most pig-headedly, ham-fistedly stupid thing for the US Government to do, is absolutely and utterly no guarantee that it will not do it.

Sep 07 10:11

Corey Booker’s Grandstanding Stunt Backfires

Early Thursday morning Senator Corey Booker (D-NJ) decided that he would violate senate rules and release an email chain from Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh that were labeled “committee confidential.” At the beginning of Thursday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Booker released the emails and claimed, “This is about the closest I’ll ever have in my life to an ‘I am Spartacus’ moment.”

Here’s the problem; Booker claims that he would be willing to risk his career and be kicked out of the senate in order to release this information and “accept the consequences,’ but no classification or confidentially clauses were broken. In fact, early Thursday morning, the emails were cleared to be released by both the republicans and democrats, and Booker knew it. He wanted to be the #resistance hero by causing more unnecessary drama, and instead got caught. His career was never on the line, there would be no consequences, just politics at its worst.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Color me spectacularly unimpressed by these shenanigans; but right now, this is precisely how the Democrats roll.

Sep 07 10:04

DRIVING OUT MILITANTS FROM IDLIB NOW TOP PRIORITY IN SYRIA – PUTIN

Driving the extremists out of Syria’s Idlib province should be the primary goal at this stage of the Syrian peace process, Russian President Vladimir Putin said following a meeting with his Turkish and Iranian counterparts.
The Russian leader once again said that Moscow has “irrefutable” evidence that terrorist groups entrenched in the militant-controlled province are seeking to stage false flag attacks using chemical weapons.

“Our common absolute priority lies in the total elimination of terrorists in Syria,” Putin said, adding that Russian forces had recently helped to liberate the southwestern part of the war-torn country and confirming that Idlib province has become the primary target now. “The presence [of militants] poses a direct threat to the … civilians in the whole region,” the president warned.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The big problem here, is that the US government won't let this happen as naturally and gracefully as it should, as President Trump has made the statement that the US military is going to be in Syria...indefinitely:

DONALD TRUMP BACKS PERMANENT U.S. MILITARY PRESENCE IN SYRIA BECAUSE HE DOESN’T TRUST RUSSIA’S INFLUENCE THERE, REPORTS CLAIMS

US Commits to Indefinite military presence in Syria

IF, in fact, these reports are true, one has to wonder just how soon the US, Russia, Syria, and Iran, will be drawn into a nasty military confrontation here in Syria; I don't know what kinds of odds Vegas bookies are putting on this happening, but my sense is soon, and most probably right before the midterms, in order to "energize President Trump's base about going to the polls and voting the Republicans back into control of the government.

Sep 07 09:55

JOINT STATEMENT ON THE SALISBURY ATTACK

We, the leaders of France, Germany, the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, reiterate our outrage at the use of a chemical nerve agent, known as Novichok, in Salisbury on 4 March. We welcome the progress made in the investigation into the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal, and take note of the attempted murder charges brought yesterday against two suspects. We commend the work of the UK Police and all those involved in this investigation.

We also note the UK’s analysis, independently verified by the OPCW, that the exact same chemical nerve agent was used in the poisoning of Dawn Sturgess and Charles Rowley as was used in the poisoning of the Skripals. We urge Russia to provide full disclosure of its Novichok programme to the OPCW. And we encourage those with information about the attack in Salisbury on 4 March, as well as the further poisoning in Amesbury, to come forward to the UK authorities.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Let the total and complete demonization of Russia (for something it most probably did NOT do, as there was utterly no logical reason for them to have done it) continue apace, until the world is whipped up into an absolutely barking-mad dog frenzy against it!! (Official French, US, German, Canadian and British disinfo agents).

Sep 07 09:51

RED ALERT: THREE AIRLINERS, THEIR PASSENGERS, AND CONTENTS QUARANTINED BY CDC OFFICIALS

United States health officials and authorities are on high alert after three passenger aircraft have been quarantined at U.S. airports in the past two days.

It all started on Wednesday when an Emirates airline pilot reported to air traffic control that about 100 people aboard the 500 seat superjumbo jet abruptly fell ill with flu-like symptoms while in route to the U.S. from Dubai.

Once the aircraft arrived at JFK International Airport it was met by hundreds of authorities along with CDC officials which proves the severity of the situation. Especially due to the fact that the current Ebola strain has a mortality rate of over 75%which is by far the deadliest strain ever to culminate.

Astonishingly, hip-hop artist Vanilla Ice a.k.a. Robert Van Winkle was on the tarmac aboard the plane at that time and was able to capture video of the situation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am hoping that, without any more hysteria,the CDC is able to identify the sources of these illnesses, take care of those who are ill, and do their best to protect the American people against whatever diseases they find.

And I am hoping - and praying to God - that this is NOT going to be spun into an allegedly weaponised disease, planted by one or more of the "The Usual Suspects" (Russia, China, Syria or Yemen; take your pick.)

Sep 07 09:46

MEXICO: 166 HUMAN SKULLS FOUND IN VERACRUZ CLANDESTINE MASS GRAVE

Mexican investigators said Thursday they have discovered 166 human skulls in a clandestine burial pit in a central area of the Gulf state of Veracruz.

This is of the largest mass graves discovered in Mexico, and is presumed to be the work of drug cartels.

Jorge Winckler, a state prosecutor in Veracruz, said that for security reasons he would not reveal the location of the site.

Mexican drug cartels often use clandestine burial sites to dispose of their victims' bodies.

At the beginning of August 2018, the Special Prosecutor for Missing Persons managed to identify and obtain testimony from a person who pointed to a specific point in the center of the state of Veracruz where hundreds of people were secretly interred.

Based on this testimony, on August 8, inspection was carried out in the place this person indicated to authorities.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF you were thinking about taking any kind of vacation in Mexico, please don't; this country has become infamously controlled by the drug cartels, and you risk kidnap and/or death by visiting this nation.

Sep 07 08:13

Does Twitter really care about pluralism and free speech? Let’s follow the money

When Twitter first announced that decision in October 2017, it said it was part of its “ongoing commitment to help protect the integrity of the user experience” and admitted that it had made the decision in light of a US intelligence community report that concluded that Russia “attempted to interfere” with the 2016 presidential election. That report was widely panned as being extremely light on evidence, even by journalists who are generally highly critical of Moscow.

To put it simply, Dorsey admitted banning RT from advertising on its platform and then handing the money generated from previous advertising over to US government-funded think tanks. This kind of capitulation suggests that Dorsey believes free speech and pluralism is limited to how he treats Americans of different political persuasions on his platform, but not how he treats everyone else.

Sep 07 08:11

FEMA and FCC to take over all U.S. cell phones and airwaves Sept. 20 in nationwide “test”

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will be taking over all cell phones and airwaves in the United Staes on September 20 to “test” the Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alerts.

Sep 07 07:54

The EU is a Threat to Democracy | Jacob Rees-Mogg | Oxford Union

Sep 07 05:51

NYPD gave IBM access to thousands of public surveillance images that helped firm develop software that can search for people by SKIN COLOR, report claims

From 2012 to 2016, the New York City Police Department supplied IBM with thousands of surveillance images of unaware New Yorkers for the development of software that could help track down people ‘of interest,’ a shocking report claims.

IBM’s technology was designed to match stills of individuals with specific physical characteristics, including clothing color, age, gender, hair color, and even skin tone, according to The Intercept.

Sep 07 01:20

I Wish This Was a Joke : The Left is Now Claiming That Comedy No Longer Needs to be Funny

If comedy is no longer intended to be funny, then how can it even be called comedy? -- Lecturing an audience about the latest ‘right on’ in-vogue social justice obsession is not satire, it’s indoctrination.

Sep 07 00:24

The 11th Hour: 8 Examples Of Mainstream Media Sources Warning Us Of Imminent Economic Disaster

For years, the mainstream media told us that things would get better, and in a lot of ways we did see some improvement. But now the tone of the mainstream media has become quite ominous, and that is definitely not a positive sign. The following are 8 examples of mainstream media sources warning us of imminent economic disaster…

Sep 07 00:01

When The US’s Stock Market Bubble Bursts, Inevitable Disaster Will Follow

Complete and utter disaster will be inevitable and unavoidable when the United States’ stock market bubble bursts. Unfortunately, too many think the high stock market is evidence of a stable economy, but it’s actually an artificial bubble that will end in a disastrous crisis.

Sep 06 23:53

Public school teachers in Portland given “social justice” education guides that praise Islam, communist revolutions and violent social justice groups

Public school teachers in Portland, Oregon, one of the most liberal cities in the country, are being instructed to implement as part of their teaching curriculum the far-left concepts contained in a new teaching guide entitled, “Planning to Change the World – A Plan Book for Social Justice Teachers.”

Sep 06 23:42

Andrew Cuomo’s Record Of Attacks On Your Right to Keep & Bear Arms

By now, you’ve probably heard of Andrew Cuomo’s latest attack on the National Rifle Association – the weaponization of bank regulations to silence this civil rights organization’s voice. That effort has drawn belated criticism from the ACLU. -- Let’s lay it out here – Cuomo’s had a long-running feud with supporters of the Second Amendment and your Right to Keep & Bear Arms.

Sep 06 23:33

Voters in Mid-Term Elections Report Watching Their Ballots Mysteriously Switch to Other Candidate

A rather shocking, but not surprising report this week out of Georgia reveals the unsettling state of America’s election and voting system. Voters in Georgia are now reporting that after they confirm their votes, they watch on the screen as their ballots mysteriously switch to the opposite candidate.

Sep 06 23:27

REPORT: 90% of GOOGLE Employee Contributions Went To Dems…

The findings were astounding, but not at all surprising to those of us who have been paying attention to this issue: "Since 2004, Alphabet employees have contributed a little over 90% of their political dollars to Democratic candidates and causes," GovPredict discovered.

Sep 06 11:28

‘Curating our reality’: Investigative journalist Abby Martin takes aim at US media hegemony to RT

A journalist whose documentary series was shut-down by financial difficulties due to US sanctions on Venezuela, has told RT that the US along with tech giants “are curating our reality” when it comes to independent media.

Abby Martin, who until last month hosted The Empire Files on Latin American TV network teleSUR, told Mike Papantonio’s America Lawyer program that recent Trump administration sanctions had “completely ceased TeleSur’s ability to function.”

“The latest round of sanctions,” argued Martin, has resulted in all contract journalists at the company “unable to receive funds all around the world,” while the ability to send and receive funds through Caracas “have also been completely halted.”

“There’s a reason why people like you, people like me work for outlets like RT, like TeleSur,” Martin told Papantonio.

Sep 06 10:08

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Comments On Why He Shadow Banned Matt Gaetz, Mark Meadows, And Jim Jordan

Sep 06 10:01

"Informational Crime": Saudi Arabia Threatens 5 Years Jail, $800K Fine For Posting Satire

The Saudi government announced this week it is further criminalizing dissent, deeming satire that “disturbs the public order” a crime in what amounts to an escalation of already existing practices despite recent claims the Kingdom has entered an age of reformation.

Sep 06 09:45

US, Turkey Agree 'Any' Syrian Offensive in Idlib 'Unacceptable' - US State Dept

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke on Tuesday over the phone with his Turkish counterpart, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, about the situation in Idlib, Syria.

The statement on the call, attributable to State Department Spokeswoman Heather Nauert, takes a stronger position against than the one taken by US President Donald Trump the day prior.

In this image from video provided by the U.S. Navy, the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) launches a tomahawk land attack missile in the Mediterranean Sea, Friday, April 7, 2017.
© AFP 2018 / FORD WILLIAMS/U.S. NAVY
US Media ‘Conditioning’ Public For Bombing Raids on Syria
"President Bashar al-Assad of Syria must not recklessly attack Idlib Province. The Russians and Iranians would be making a grave humanitarian mistake to take part in this potential human tragedy," Trump tweeted on Monday. "Hundreds of thousands of people could be killed. Don’t let that happen!"

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is, in my viewpoint, "the other shoe" which is about to fall, and we have to wonder; just how are the US and Turkey going to respond to the next military pounding of Idlib by Syrian, Russian, and Iranian military, go in and invade?!?

And here is a companion piece, by Aljazeera.com:
The Scenarios for the Battle of Idlib

I am hoping - and praying - that the US government and military don't do something so ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid, that it paves the way for yet more war in a region so desperately in need of peace.

Sep 06 09:30

Hole in Soyuz MS-09’s hull was drilled when it was fully assembled, says industry source

Roscosmos’ commission is analyzing all possible reasons of the accident, including the one that the damage was done already after docking to the ISS

A hole in the hull of the Russian Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft was drilled when the spaceship was fully assembled, a source in the space industry told TASS on Thursday.

"The hole was drilled when the spaceship was already assembled," he said, adding that the spacecraft's manufacturer, the Energia Rocket and Space Corporation had decided to check all manned Soyuz and cargo Progress spaceships, both those that are being assembled and those sent to the Baikonur space center.

"It is applicable to the Soyuz MS-10 and Soyuz MS-11 manned spaceships that are to be launched to the International Space Station (ISS) in October and December, respectively. The Progress MS-10 cargo spacecraft that is to be launched in October will also be checked," the source said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF this, in fact happened after the unit was assembled, this was sabotage, pure and simple; but by whom, and why this happened, is still a mystery.

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