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June 20, 2017

Jun 20 07:28

Pa. radio host out after being told he couldn't criticize Trump

Central Pennsylvania radio host Bruce Bond is out at 92.1 WTPA-FM after being asked by management to stop criticizing President Donald Trump.

Bond, a well-known figure on midstate radio since the 1980s, said he made the decision to resign as host of The Bruce Bond Late Afternoon Show after refusing to comply with a directive by the station’s general manager, Tim Michaels, to not “talk disrespectfully” about the president.

Jun 20 07:27

Bear kills runner who texted to say he was being chased during Alaska mountain run

A 16-year-old runner who texted his mother that he was being chased by a bear as he competed in a popular race over mountainous terrain was killed Sunday just south of Anchorage.

Jun 20 07:27

Dangerous Development: Iranian Missile Launch into Syria Against ISIS Puts US in Precarious Position

Yesterday, Iran’s Revolutionary Guard announced that it had fired several missiles at ISIS positions in the Deir Az Zor province in Syria. The reason given for this unprecedented military strike was retaliation for a double terrorist attacks which struck Tehran two weeks ago. Readers should not underestimate the significance of this event.

Jun 20 07:26

Israel implements illegal cuts to Gaza’s power supply

Israel reduced its supply of electricity to the occupied Gaza Strip on Monday morning, in spite of warnings from human rights groups that the move violates international law.

The cuts come despite dire warnings in recent weeks from the International Committee of the Red Cross, the World Health Organization and UN officials that the induced electricity shortage is causing a humanitarian catastrophe, as essential health, water and sanitation facilities cannot function.

In mid-May, the ICRC declared that Gaza was on the brink of “systemic collapse.”



Taboola
Jun 20 07:26

Campaign of collective punishment after Jerusalem attack

Israel imposed sweeping collective punishment measures after an Israeli Border Police commander was fatally stabbed and three Palestinian assailants shot dead outside the Old City of Jerusalem on Friday.

Jun 20 07:25

Report on 'Children' Killed by Guns Hypes Accidents, Which Are Rare and Declining

"Guns Kill Almost 1,300 US Children Annually," says the headline over a CNN story that begins with the case of a third-grader accidentally shot in the stomach at school by another student, describes a baby accidentally shot by his father, and closes with warnings about safe storage of firearms. The story creates a very misleading impression, since nearly four-fifth of the fatalities involved teenagers and most were homicides.

Jun 20 07:24

‘European army is inevitable’ – German defense commissioner

Germany’s parliamentary defense commissioner, Hans-Peter Bartels, has renewed calls for a joint EU army amid concerns about the reliability of the NATO alliance and disorganization and fragmentation of national defense structures.

Speaking to the German Press Agency on Monday, Hans-Peter Bartels, the Germany Parliamentary Commissioner for the Armed Forces, called on the 28-nation bloc’s militaries to unite into a single armed force.

Jun 20 07:22

ISRAEL SECRETLY PAYING SALARIES OF SYRIAN REBELS ON GOLAN HEIGHTS BORDER: REPORT

Israel is secretly supporting Syrian rebels operating near its occupied Golan Heights territory, providing money, food, fuel and medical supplies, according to fighters who claim to receive the aid.

Israel has previously treated wounded Syrian rebels in its hospitals but interviews with rebels conducted by the Wall Street Journal suggest that Israel is directly supporting opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the six-year-long civil war.

Israel is opposed to the rule of Assad and his forces. It also sees militants belonging to Lebanese militia Hezbollah who support Assad’s regime forces as posing a threat to its security on the Golan Heights border.

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Jun 20 07:20

Hiding in secret underground bunkers, eating wild birds and pets and saving secretaries but not wives: How government elites planned to survive a nuclear attack

America built a secret network of remote underground bunkers during the Cold War in case of a nuclear strike by the Russians.

But they were not made to protect civilians - the hideouts were just for top government officials.

In a plan as brutal as it was logical, the President and his inner circle would be saved while tens of millions of ordinary Americans would be incinerated.

Realizing that there was no way to save the population, the conclusion was that 'the government would protect itself and let the rest of us die' writes national security expert Garrett M. Graff.

Jun 20 07:18

The Latest: 6 Central Europe nations vow unity on migration

Defense officials of six Central European countries and the Balkans have pledged close cooperation in tackling migration with all possible means including use of armed forces.

The countries — Austria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia and Slovenia — have created a grouping called the Central European Defense Cooperation and want to be a role model for the entire European Union.

Among the group's goals is that all migrants who want to apply for asylum in EU countries have to do it in centers outside the bloc.

Jun 20 07:16

Van driver dies as he crashes into tail-back after migrants set up roadblock near Calais

A van driver died on the highway to the French port of Calais in an accident caused by a roadblock of tree trunks set up by migrants. Nine Eritrean nationals have been detained in connection with the incident, according to local official.

The Polish-registered vehicle rammed into one of the three trucks which stopped in front of the roadblock, catching fire.

Jun 20 07:16

Put Media Scoundrels Out of Business

The simple way is by ignoring them. Stop buying their publications – newspapers, magazines and other material.

Why waste good money on rubbish. Tune out their fake news broadcasts. Why put up with their antics?

If enough people follow this advice, they’ll wither, die and disappear. They feature managed news misinformation deception, not full and accurate coverage of what’s vital to know.

So far, it’s readily available from reliable independent sources, mostly online. Go there exclusively. Walk away forever from rubbish not fit to print or broadcast.



Jun 20 07:15

Why has Israel embraced al-Qaida’s branch in Syria?

The Israeli prime minister’s crude attempts to conflate ISIS with Hamas should not be allowed to conceal an important truth: Israel aids the forces of “militant Islam” when it is considered opportune to do so.

The most egregious example of such aid in recent times has been Israel’s support for Jabhat al-Nusra, al-Qaida’s franchise in Syria, as witnessed by UN peacekeeping forces stationed in the occupied Golan Heights.

Israel’s collusion with al-Qaida has been virtually ignored by the American media, with a few exceptions. For example, The Wall Street Journal reported in March that Israel has been treating wounded al-Nusra fighters and then sending them back into the Golan to battle Hizballah and the Syrian army.

Jun 20 07:14

Israel provides steady flow of cash, aid to Syrian rebels, says WSJ report

Unique military unit oversees assistance to anti-Assad forces in ‘Good Neighborhood’ policy aimed at insuring friendly forces on Syrian side of Golan border, according to Wall Street Journal

Jun 20 07:14

Israel Reportedly Providing Direct Aid, Funding to Syrian Rebels

It's been known that Israeli hospitals have treated wounded Syrian fighters, but Wall Street Journal report uncovers direct support in cash, without which fighters say they 'wouldn't have survived'

Jun 20 07:14

Long Read: Israel’s Quiet Campaign to Gain a Foothold in Southern Syria

Despite its official policy of non-intervention, Israel has taken on a very proactive role in Syria, working to establish an Israel-friendly zone in Quneitra, akin to its strategy in southern Lebanon during the Lebanese civil war.



Owl 1
Jun 20 07:10

Fearing Russia, Australians Decided to Pack Their Bags up and Leave "Anti-ISIS" Coalition

Australian officials made an announcement on Tuesday, saying the country will cease its participation in the US-led so-called “international anti-ISIS” coalition.

The decision comes amid Russian warnings of a possible targeting of the coalition aircrafts, following the illegal US downing of the Syrian military jet that was conducting anti-ISIS raids above Raqqah, on Sunday.

Fearing consequences, the Australians decided to step out of the ISIS arena.

Jun 20 07:06

Execution by Firing Squad: The Militarized Police State Opens Fire

You want to reduce gun violence? Start with the government. -- Except that the government has no intention of scaling back on its weapons. To the contrary, the government’s efforts to militarize and weaponize its own agencies and employees is reaching epic proportions, with federal agencies as varied as the Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration placing orders for hundreds of millions of rounds of hollow point bullets. -- Talk about a double standard. -- The government’s arsenal of weapons makes the average American’s handgun look like a Tinker Toy.

Jun 20 07:01

Why They Are After Trump…Revisited

The narrative is shifting, from collusion to obstruction. Without a crime for the special prosecutor to prosecute, why not? They ignore the overwhelming evidence of the Clinton crimes, former Attorney General Lynch and her visit with Bill, even the leaking admitted to by Comey. -- But the special prosecutor is looking for a Trump crime.... And the collusion with Russia – after one year – is a narrative with no story. They want Trump out because they want their progressive, cultural destroying agenda to crush us all.

Jun 20 06:41

Is Amazon/Whole Foods This Cycle’s AOL/Time Warner – A Sign That The Party’s Over?

Towards the end of the 1990s tech stock bubble, “new media” – i.e., the Internet — was ascendant and old media like magazines, newspapers and broadcast TV were yesterday’s news. This was reflected in relative stock valuations, which gave Internet pioneer AOL the ability to buy venerable media giant Time Warner for what looked (accurately in retrospect) like an insane amount of money.



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Jun 20 05:48

BREAKING: EU and Britain agree to HARD BREXIT on DAY ONE of negotiations!

David Davis and EU rule out soft Brexit on day one of negotiations

David Davis and the EU slammed the door on any prospect of a “soft” Brexit as formal negotiations on leaving the EU finally got underway in Brussels.

Jun 20 05:34

Hillary Told FBI's Mueller To Deliver Uranium To Russians In 2009 "Secret Tarmac Meeting" (Video)

For all the talk about Trump colluding with the Russians, something that has now been thoroughly discredited, many have forgotten that Russian collusion has indeed been going on. Only it’s been done by the Clintons. And a new WikiLeaks cable shows that in addition to the ‘Uranium One’ deal that resulted in Russian control of 20% of our uranium and millions flowing to the Clinton foundation, Hillary Clinton in her capacity as Secretary of State, has also conducted similar under the table deals, and guess who else was involved? That's right; special counsel Robert Mueller. You can't even make this stuff up!

Jun 20 04:41

ALERT: DEM LEADER NOW URGING FOLLOWERS TO "HUNT REPUBLICANS"

Democratic strategist James Devine sent out a disturbing message to his followers, essentially urging them to “Hunt Republicans,” on the same day a gunman opened fire on Republican lawmakers.

Jun 20 04:01

U.S. claims "right to self defense" in Syria as war of words with Russia escalates

A public war of words between Washington and Moscow continued late Monday as The U.S. said it had the right to self defense in Syria near the eastern city of Ragga after Russia said it would treat US coalition aircraft as targets , and condemned the downing of a Syrian jet
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Jun 20 03:25

Trump to meet with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko

Trump to meet with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko — and possibly iron out his stance on Russia

Jun 20 03:18

Disaster! Megyn Kelly's Dis-Info Piece Gets Lowest Ratings Ever

Mike Cernovich joins Alex Jones live in studio to discuss the Megyn Kelly NBC hit piece that aired the night before and expose the deceptions in-bedded within the television host's trick editing.


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June 19, 2017

Jun 19 21:37

JK Rowling Blames Nigel Farage For Terror Attack

Jun 19 21:04

Fatal drug effects demand 'urgent action'

Kiwi researchers have called for urgent action over an antipsychotic drug linked to more than a dozen deaths in New Zealand.

Clozapine, one of the main treatments for schizophrenia and sold under the brand Clozaril among others, works better than any other medication for about one-third of people, and is the "gold-standard" for treatment-resistant schizophrenia.

But a new study reveals some of its side effects are under-recognised, such as "slow gut", which may lead to severe constipation, bowel obstruction, and even death.

Jun 19 20:44

Ending suspense, BJP picks Ram Nath Kovind as presidential nominee; 'surprised' Opposition to hold strategy meet on June 22

Ending days of suspense over incumbent Pranab Mukherjee's likely successor, the BJP on Monday named Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind as the NDA's presidential candidate – a move that baffled the Opposition parties, which accused the ruling party of taking a decision 'unilaterally'.
Led by the Congress, the Opposition parties, which hesitated to question Kovind's credentials, will now meet on June 22 to chalk out a strategy.



Jun 19 20:37

Here Are All the Ways Sugar Is Actually Killing You

Do you find it nearly impossible to resist the opportunity to devour a cupcake, brownie, or doughnut? You’re not alone. Most of us jump at the chance to satisfy our sweet tooth, even though we know it isn’t good for us. Too many people, however, take an all-or-nothing approach when it comes to junk food, which can make it hard to quit. You don’t have to stop eating sugar completely, but eating less of it could improve and even save your life.

Jun 19 20:17

Social Justice Indoctrination: Colleges To Offer Degrees In SJW Activism

A recent research has concluded that more than 100 colleges and universities are now offering students, both undergraduate and graduate, the option of studying “social justice” as a major or minor degree, or earning a “concentration” or “certificate” in the subject.

Jun 19 19:51

New Maine Law Prohibits State Gun Registries

By Michael Maharrey

Last week, Maine Gov. Paul LePage signed a bill into law prohibiting any type of state firearms registry. The law will not only protect the privacy of Maine gun owners, it will also hinder the federal government’s ability to develop a firearms database and create a climate less favorable to federal gun control.

Rep. Patrick Corey (R-Windham) introduced House Bill 9 (LD9) with a bipartisan coalition of cosponsors in January. The legislation prohibits the creation of a state firearms registry...

Jun 19 19:08

The Illusion Of Declining Debt To Income Ratios

In some states, when a couple enters into divorce, the court may award “alimony,” or spousal support, to one of the former spouses for the express purpose of limiting any unfair economic effects by providing a continuing income to the spouse. The purpose is to help that spouse continue the “standard of living” they had during the marriage.



Jun 19 18:35

Flashback: THE MYSTERY OF THE KAZAKHSTANI SLEEPING SICKNESS

In 2013, dozens of people in Kalachi and Krasnogorsky, towns in remote Kazakhstan, began succumbing to a mysterious “sleeping sickness.” They started passing out at random—at school, at home, on a motorcycle—sometimes for days at a time. Kazakhstani officials announced last week they had an explanation: carbon monoxide drifting out of a nearby uranium mine.

Problem solved, right? Only…maybe not.

The Soviet-era uranium mine, abandoned since the early 1990s, was indeed an early suspect. But its most obvious associated dangers—like radon gas and radiation—didn’t fit the symptoms. Victims who didn’t pass out suffered hallucinations, headaches, and fatigue, while radon and radiation are more likely to increase cancer risk in the long-term.

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Jun 19 18:24

Mueller Adds Prosecutor Who Took Down Enron to Trump Investigation (Video)

To any objective observer properly armed with the facts (something the mainstream media won’t provide), with each passing day it is looking more and more like special counsel Robert Mueller and the team of legal assassins he’s assembling plan on making a run at President Trump! Earlier this evening on Tucker Carlson’s show, even liberal Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz made the case that his Democrat friends working on the "investigation" into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia have become way “too political."

To paraphrase, Dershowitz said that Democrats are so desperate at this point, that absent any legitimate evidence against Trump, they’ve reduced themselves to searching for any statute at all they think they can somehow take a liberal interpretation of, and use to prosecute President Trump. Dershowitz said it is obvious, and it’s getting dangerous at this point.

Jun 19 17:55

DEA must take responsibility for their role Allende massacre

The 2011 massacre carried out by the Zetas drug cartel in Allende, Mexico was a shocking reminder of the brutality of the black market, which thrives under governmental drug prohibition. The war on drugs does nothing to actually reduce drug supply or consumption, but it does keep the police state and cartels thriving, perhaps most notably the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

Jun 19 17:25

Mass protests for victims of the Grenfell Tower fire

Several hundred people have attended a rally to demand “justice” for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire.

Emma Dent Coad, the newly elected Labour MP for Kensington, and human rights barrister Michael Mansfield QC spoke at the rally in a community centre near the tower where at least 79 people died in the early hours of Wednesday morning.



Owl 3
Jun 19 16:37

Why Mainstream Media Represents the View of Billionaires … Instead of Average Americans

Is it any wonder that the mainstream corporate media reflects the views of the oligarchs, and not average Americans?

Jun 19 16:34

Syrian pilot found alive after US downed plane over Raqqah

The pilot of Syrian fighter plane recently shot down by the US-led coalition has been found in the countryside of Raqqah.

According to Sputnik, Captain Ali fahd was found alive and well by Syrian troops in the village of Shuwaihat in southern Raqqah on Monday.

Jun 19 16:33

China sets new record for quantum entanglement en route to build new communication network

IN A bid to build an entirely new kind of internet — completely secure and impervious to hackers — China has pulled off a major feat in particle physics.

Chinese scientists have set a new distance record for beaming a pair of entangled particles: photons of light that behave like twins and experience the exact same things simultaneously, even though they’re separated by great distances.

The principle is called quantum entanglement and it’s one of the subatomic world’s weirdest phenomena. And China has smashed the distance record for quantum entanglement.

In a groundbreaking experiment led by Professor Jian-Wei Pan of Hefei University in China, a laser on a satellite orbiting 480 kilometres above the earth produced entangled photons.

Jun 19 16:33

High Schools Drop “Valedictorian” Distinction Fearing Lower-Ranked Kids May Feel ‘Triggered’

Life is competitive and your relative performance versus your peers will ultimately determine your success in life irrespective of how “triggering” that fact may be. The sooner you realize that fact, the sooner you’ll be able to move out of mom’s basement.



Carambola
Jun 19 16:26

South Carolina Sheriffs Less Interested In Enforcing Laws Than Taking Stuff

It's not like we need any more evidence showing asset forfeiture has almost nothing to do with enforcing laws or breaking up criminal organizations. But law enforcement agencies just keep generating damning data. The Charleston Post and Courier's article on the subject runs under an innocuous title that seems to put the blame on the federal government for the asset forfeiture sins of local police, but the article tells a completely different story. The officers and officials quoted in the story make noises about taking down criminals, but the greedy devil is in the details.

Jun 19 16:22

Four ministers were warned about tower block fire risks

Four separate government ministers were warned that fire regulations were not keeping people safe, in letters that have subsequently been seen by the BBC.

In the leaked letters, experts warn that those living in tower blocks like Grenfell Tower were "at risk".

Jun 19 16:18

Rescue teams 'find bodies of 42 people crammed into one room in Grenfell Tower as they desperately tried to shield from the fire'

A video uploaded on YouTube shows an unnamed man speaking in front of the burned out tower. He said: 'He said: 'I've got a friend who works for the fire brigade here, yeah? Yesterday on the phone he said they found about 42 bodies in one room, all hiding together. No-one knows that.'

'It's only because we know the brother, he's a fireman, that he told us this - but he can't tell you lot that.

'He can't come out because he'll probably get the sack or something. But he said they found 42 bodies in one room, bruv, in one room. From children to old people.'

The number has not been confirmed by police or the fire service.

Jun 19 16:12

Iran warns ISIS of more missile strikes, says op coordinated with Damascus

Tehran has warned ISIS militants that any future attacks on the country will result in powerful strikes against the group. It comes after Iran launched missile strikes on ISIS in retaliation for twin attacks in Tehran earlier this month.

“If they carry out a specific action to violate our security, definitely there will be more launches, with intensified strength,” Gen. Ramazan Sharif of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) said on Monday, according to state television, cited by AP.

Jun 19 16:11

The US Government Clamps Down on Ability of Americans To Purchase Bitcoin

You have to feel sorry for Americans. They are some of the most financially enslaved people in the world.

Jun 19 16:10

Data used by Trump campaign on 198mn Americans found exposed online

A California-based cybersecurity firm found a database of nearly 200 million American voters – along with their preferences and modeling data – left unsecured on an Amazon cloud server by data contractors working on Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential bid.

An analyst working with the cybersecurity company UpGuard was able to access the files on June 12, the company announced Monday. Chris Vickery was able to download 1.1 terabytes of information from the database.

Another 24 terabytes of files were correctly configured to prevent public access. It is unclear whether anyone else had accessed the files before they were secured on June 14.

Jun 19 15:52

Is the DNC the new ISIS?

With Democrats like this… who needs a jihadist?

Jun 19 15:50

Armed Homeowner Captures Two Cop-Killing Fugitives That Escaped Days Before

An alert homeowner saw the two men on his property, and noticed the pair trying to steal his vehicle. That’s when the homeowner called his neighbor, and they both armed themselves and confronted the suspects. Having lost their guns in the crash, the suspects were unarmed and had no choice but to surrender to the two armed citizens. Police arrived shortly after to arrest the murderous thugs.

Jun 19 15:50

Violence Abroad Leads to Violence at Home

As long as the U.S. government’s killing spree in the Middle East and Afghanistan continues, Americans will continue to live in a society characterized by violence. Get used to it. Living the life of the lie will not change that. The only thing that will help restore a healthy, functional society to our land is to bring the troops home without permitting them to kill, injure, maim, or destroy even one more person.

Jun 19 15:47

GRENFELL TOWER LONDON DONATIONS REACH RECORD HIGHS. JUSTGIVING TO TAKE £115,000 FEE

London's fire chief said Thursday that authorities don’t expect to find anyone else alive after the high-rise blaze in Britain's capital early Wednesday and that they "genuinely don’t know" how many people died in the incident.

Jun 19 15:42

198 million Americans' personal data has been leaked

A marketing company working for the Republican National Committee accidentally left sensitive personal details of almost 62% of the US population exposed – reportedly the largest breach of electoral data in the US to date.

Jun 19 15:39

The War on Fathers

Jun 19 15:39

‘When I say cut taxes, I don’t mean fiddle with the code. I mean abolish the income tax and the IRS, and replace them with nothing’

The quote in the headline comes from Ron Paul, and it should be the goal of every conservative lawmaker in the entire country.  When professional politicians tell you that they are in favor of reforming the tax code or reducing taxes a little bit, essentially what they are telling you is that they are perfectly fine with the status quo. 

Jun 19 15:38

Google plans to increase censorship on Youtube

The issue of filtering out content that advocates or glorifies terrorism on widely-used media sites like Alphabet’s YouTube has come under renewed scrutiny since authorities learned that 23-year-old Salman Abedi was radicalized after watching videos of an American preacher posted on the site.

Jun 19 15:36

Democracy Is A Front For Central Bank Rule

Several years ago when the Federal Reserve had its Fed funds rate at zero to 25 basis points (one-quarter of one percent—0.25%), there was a great deal of talk, somehow presented as urgent, whether the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates.

Jun 19 15:25

HCA failed to do its job at Grenfell Tower that resulted in high bodycount

The Homes & Community Agency (HCA) is the UK state regulatory body for social housing; its job is to monitor the performance, finances and provision of services of landlords. Missing from the media coverage of the Grenfell Tower fire disaster so far is any discussion of what relation the HCA has to this horror story of corporate murder.

Jun 19 15:25

SECRET TECH: Women Discovers Classified NASA Aerospace Docs In Trash Outside Her Home

A Florida woman discovered NASA documents, which included photographs of classified aerospace projects, in trash outside her home, according to Orlando CBS affiliate WKMG News 6.

Jun 19 15:22

Voice of reason: Jeremy Corbyn increases pressure on Tories to do the right thing and house fire victims

Jeremy Corbyn has called on his supporters to “occupy” empty buildings to find homes for victims of Grenfell Tower fire.

The Labour leader upped the pressure on ministers to do more to find homes for families who lost everything in the tragedy in west London.

Jun 19 15:20

URGENT: Syrian Soldiers Expel ISIL from Strategic Town in Raqqa; Resafa Freed

This is the key cross roads on the way to Raqqa! Now it will get interesting.

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army captured the key town of Resafa after fierce clashes with the terrorists in Western Raqqa, forcing a large number of the terrorists to retreat from their positions towards other areas in the province.

Syrian soldiers managed to liberate the important town and the crossroads of Resafa in Southwestern Raqqa.

A military source, meantime, announced that Damascus troops are currently defusing the mines and bombs planted by the ISIL terrorists in the town.

Now that they have captured Resafa, Army troops are able to secure the path to Deir Ezzur as Resafa is the junction of the roads from Raqqa city and Deir Ezzur province.

Jun 19 15:20

Amazon to Slash Jobs at Whole Foods, Dump Cashiers, Switch to Cheaper Products in Price War with Wal-Mart

Here’s something Wal-Mart could do to Amazon, just to be nasty.

Jun 19 15:18

A dangerous mess: The UK's housing crisis

In 1915 in Govan, just south of the river Clyde in Glasgow, bands of women torpedoed flour bombs at creeping eviction enforcers from the towering windows of their tenements. Exasperated by increasingly predacious landlords and the rising rate of evictions for those that couldn’t make their rent, and armed with a sound understanding of the sticky power of flour in the UK’s rainiest city, the women organised. A carefully coordinated eight month rent strike followed, and working class women paved the way for the Rent Restrictions Act 1915, Britain’s first form of rent control.

Jun 19 15:15

Hollywood has a pro-abortion Agenda

You may believe Hollywood touts a strong pro-choice bias. And according to a recent poll, most Americans would agree with you.

Jun 19 15:06

MSM’s Assault on Trump and His Supporters Continues as Political Violence Accelerates

The mainstream media’s assault on the Trump administration and its voters continues. The heated rhetoric has contributed to the rising instances of political violence from the shooting of Rep.

Jun 19 14:56

Sending more troops to Afghanistan isn't the answer

The Pentagon’s likely forthcoming decision to send a few thousand more troops to Afghanistan may not be enough to turn the tide of the increasingly deteriorating war.

Jun 19 14:51

SCOTUS strikes a blow to whiny snowflakes

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled unanimously in favor of the Asian-American rock band The Slants right to trademark its “offensive” moniker after the Patent and Trademark Office refused to register the name on the grounds that it is disparaging to Asians.

Jun 19 14:47

Pulling the Plug (On the legitimacy of the federal government)

Washington has been completely corrupt for well over a century. This is nothing new. Mark Twain wrote about it in the late 19th century. The difference is this: Washington invades every area of our lives today. It is doing what the public generally does not want it to do: interfere. The public wants to be left alone. The public does not want to concern itself with politics. But the breakdown of consensus is pushing politics onto the front pages of the few newspapers that still publish printed editions. We are watching what appear to be preteen boys arguing over marbles in the school yard. The stakes are so low, and the rhetoric is so high, that people who normally don’t pay much attention to politics cannot get away from it.

Jun 19 14:20

Oops! 70% of CNN Poll Say Trump Should Not Be Investigated for Obstruction of Justice

After months of attacks on President Trump and daily conspiracy theories CNN must be very upset with the results from their latest online poll.

CNN asked, “Should Trump be investigated for obstruction of justice?”
Note: They did not even show enough respect to call him ‘President Trump.’

To their chagrin, OVER 70% of 2.6 million Americans say he is innocent the crime.

Jun 19 14:15

NASA video reveals what a black hole does to stars

Likely, in a moment of quiet downtime, you've wondered: Just what would happen if a star, burning bright in the sky, wandered by a black hole? What would that meeting look like? What kinds of cosmic things would go down?

Jun 19 14:10

Washington Post creates more fake news about President Trump being under investigation

It was only a little more than a week ago that the Washington Post dropped their bombshell story alleging that while James Comey might have informed Donald Trump that he was not personally under investigation by the FBI…things had changed dramatically since Comey’s firing.

Jun 19 14:02

Syria Summary - U.S. Attack Fails To Disrupt Push To Deir Ezzor

Our last summary said that the end of the war in Syria is now in sight:

Unless the U.S. changes tact and starts a large scale attack on Syria with its own army forces the war on Syria is over.
There are a few civilian lunatics in the White House who push for widening the war on Syria into an all out U.S.-Iran war. The military leadership is pushing back. It fears for its forces in Iraq and elsewhere in the larger area. But there are also elements within the U.S. military and the CIA that take a more aggressive pro-war position.

Yesterday a U.S. F-18 jet shot down a Syrian air force bomber near the city of Raqqa. The U.S. Central Command ludicrously claims that this was in "self defense" of its invading forces and its Kurdish proxies (Syria Democratic Forces - SDF) within a "deconflicting zone" in the town of Jardin.

Jun 19 14:00

In Major Free Speech Victory, SCOTUS Rules for 'The Slants' and Strikes Down Federal Trademark Restriction

Today the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 8-0 in favor of the Asian-American dance-rock band The Slants, holding that the First Amendment protects the rights of the band's members to register a trademark in their band's "offensive" name.

At issue in Matal v. Tam was a federal law prohibiting the registration of any trademark that may "disparage...or bring...into contemp[t] or disrepute" any "persons, living or dead." The Patent and Trademark Office cited this provision in 2011 when it refused to register a trademark in the name of The Slants, thereby denying the band the same protections that federal law extends to countless other musical acts. Justice Samuel Alito led the Court in striking down the censorious rule. "We now hold that this provision violates the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment," Alito wrote. "It offends a bedrock First Amendment principle: Speech may not be banned on the ground that it expresses ideas that offend."

Jun 19 13:53

The Grateful Dead Saves Bees And Butterflies Through Jerry Garcia’s Memory

Chances are, Jerry Garcia would love that his legacy is living on through the Grateful Dead‘s new efforts to recharge the declining bee and monarch populations by gifting Deadheads. Garcia’s bandmates Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzmann, plus John Mayer, are touring the U.S. this summer…

Jun 19 13:51

Syrian Fighter Jet downed by US Forces whilst fighting ISIS

U.S. Central Command issued a statement saying the plane was downed “in collective self-defense of Coalition-partnered forces,” identified as fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces near Tabqah. It is unclear if these particular “forces” were getting their funding from Saudi Arabia or Qatar.

Jun 19 13:41

Staggering evidence of mainstream media hypocrisy

1. You said nothing when Obama used drone strikes to execute people abroad.

2. You said nothing about Russia for 50 years until Trump was inaugurated.

3. You said nothing about Hillary's campaign manager's brother being paid $175,000 to lift U.S. sanctions on Russia.

Jun 19 13:32

Qatar Today, Saudi Arabia Tomorrow?

As the world watches the rapid transformation of Qatar from wealthy trusted ally in the West’s War on Terror and host to US CENTCOM, the most important US overseas military installation, to having President Trump declare Qatar “… historically being a funder of terrorism at a very high level”, the bigger question is whether Saudi Arabia is next.

Jun 19 13:22

SKEPTICAL ABOUT VACCINES? ITS NOW PUNISHABLE BY 10 YEARS IN JAIL!

Australian nurses and midwives who dare to speak out against the dangers of vaccinations on social media or in person will be prosecuted, the Australian government has warned, urging members of the public to report vaccine skeptics to the authori

Jun 19 13:21

Human Rights Watch claim police officers are groping Indigenous women

Male police officers are strip searching, groping and roughing up Indigenous women in Saskatchewan, according to a Human Rights Watch report released Monday.

Jun 19 13:19

CNN anti-Trump poll blows up in their face

After months of attacks on President Trump and daily conspiracy theories CNN must be very upset with the results from their latest online pol

Jun 19 13:04

Whilst the Fed increases the interest rates, Russia is slashing them again

Not everyone (ourselves included) was convinced the Federal Reserve would increase its interest rates in June, but the FOMC has indeed hiked the benchmark rates by 0.25%. On top of that, it’s now increasingly likely we will also see the Fed starting to reduce the size of its balance sheet although it might take a while before the central bank starts to unload its securities at a more aggressive pace.

Jun 19 12:59

World On The Precipice As Russia Threatens To Shoot Down U.S. Jets, U.S. Refuses To Back Down

By Brandon Turbeville

The world is now perhaps closer to World War Three than it has been in five decades as the situation in Syria is heating up yet again. In less than 24 hours, the United States has attacked the Syrian military, Iran has launched missiles into Syria, Russia is threatening to shoot down American planes, and the United States is digging in its heels and threatening to continue to provoke both the Russians and the Syrians.

While that about sums up the current micro-version of the situation, it’s important to get a rundown of just what led up to the precipice we are all standing on...

Jun 19 12:49

BBC attempts to normalize pedophilia

Nearly two years after the far left publication Salon ended its crusade to normalize pedophilia, the BBC picked up the slack, posting a piece suggesting pedophiles just need “help” not “condemnation.”

Jun 19 12:48

US Moves Jets to Ease Syria Tensions After Russian Threat

The American-led military coalition in Syria said it’s repositioned aircraft after Russia threatened to treat its warplanes as targets in response to the U.S. downing of a Syrian government jet.

While air support to U.S.-backed fighters against Islamic State will go on, “as a result of recent encounters involving pro-Syrian Regime and Russian forces, we have taken prudent measures to reposition aircraft over Syria,” U.S. Army Col. Ryan Dillon, a coalition spokesman, said Monday. Coalition aircraft will continue operations against Islamic State targets “while ensuring the safety of our aircrew given known threats in the battlespace,” he said.

Jun 19 12:48

US Sends Armored Vehicles, Machine Guns to Syrian Rebels

According to information from sources in the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) the United States has delivered a seventh round of heavy weapons and armored vehicles to the forces.

Jun 19 12:46

Study: Governments use social media to spread misinformation

Propaganda on social media is being used to manipulate public opinion around the world, a new set of studies from the University of Oxford has revealed.

From Russia, where around 45% of highly active Twitter accounts are bots, to Taiwan, where a campaign against President Tsai Ing-wen involved thousands of heavily co-ordinated – but not fully automated – accounts sharing Chinese mainland propaganda, the studies show that social media is an international battleground for dirty politics.

Jun 19 12:29

The secret deal with Russia that Hillary Clinton hopes you never discover

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton facilitated the transfer a highly enriched uranium (HEU) previously confiscated by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) during a 2006 “nuclear smuggling sting operation involving one Russian national and several Georgian accomplices,” a newly leaked classified cable shows.

Jun 19 12:26

Russia to treat US jets in Syria as 'targets' after America guns down first regime warplane

Washington said the jet had dropped bombs near US-backed forces but Damascus said the plane was downed while flying a mission against Isis militants.

Russia’s defence ministry said the suspension of its communication line with the Americans would begin immediately.

The US did not use its hotline with Russia ahead of the downing of the Syrian government warplane, said the ministry, which accused the US of a “deliberate failure to make good on its commitments” under the deconfliction deal.

Jun 19 12:18

US pilots will defend themselves as Russia threatens aircraft over Syria, Pentagon says

U.S. pilots over Syria will defend themselves if attacked by Russians, a Pentagon spokesman said Monday, following a report that Russia will treat U.S. or coalition aircraft as targets if they fly over areas in western Syria controlled by Russia.

The Russian Defense Ministry made the threat Monday after a U.S. F/A-18E Super Hornet shot down a Syrian Su-22 after that plane bombed U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces that are working with the U.S. to defeat the Islamic State on Sunday.

Jun 19 12:18

They know: the Eurozone would plunge into a sovereign debt crisis all over again, only worse this time.

These days it’s easy to tell when general elections are approaching in Germany: members of the ruling government begin bewailing, in perfect unison, the ECB’s ultra-loose monetary policy.

Jun 19 12:15

Megyn Kelly’s ratings way down after Alex Jones interview

Editor’s note: It looks like Megyn Kelly’s interview of radio talk show host Alex Jones has backfired.

All of that free publicity couldn’t push Megyn Kelly over the top.

Jun 19 12:06

Supreme Court To Hear Wisconsin Gerrymandering Case

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear Wisconsin’s appeal of a lower court ruling that found its 2011 state redistricting plan was unconstitutional due to partisan gerrymandering.

The potential landmark case could decide how far state legislatures can go in drawing up district lines for partisan gain.

Jun 19 11:54

Tough Time for Automakers, Great Time to Buy a Car?

Wolf Richter Talks Shop: “Carmageddon” and tips on buying a car.

Jun 19 11:54

Listen to a police chief say that police will steal from citizens to "get toys not in the budget". He calls Civil Asset Forfeiture "pennies from heaven".

They think of themselves as so separate from us that they don't even view this as stealing.. That's what's fucking me up, dude. They don't even think it's stealing, and they arrest people for stealing.

Jun 19 11:54

Petrodollar doomed as Qatar breaks ranks and sells its oil in Yuan

The crisis in Qatar marks a major turning point in the battle against the Khazarian mafia. Ostensibly Saudi Arabia and other oil exporting states decided to try to blockade Qatar “because it was supporting terrorism.” In reaction to this move, US President Donald Trump showed the world he was not in charge of the US by first supporting the blockade and then being forced by the Pentagon to change his stance 180 degrees the next day. What is really going on here is that Qatar reached a deal with Iran to export gas from its massive gas fields not West in exchange for worthless Euros or US dollars but rather East to places like India and China in exchange for their currencies.

The US House of Whores, oops! I mean House of Representatives. reacted to this development by passing new sanctions against Russia that basically amounted to telling Europe to buy expensive American gas instead of cheap Russian gas. The Germans and Austrian reacted by telling the Americans to buzz off.

Jun 19 11:45

Exposed: Israel's secret assistance of Syrian rebels

Earlier, when discussing why the Syrian "rebels" fighting Assad are in "turmoil", we said that as a result of the ongoing Qatar crisis the various Saudi and Qatari supply chains supporting the rebels, both in terms of weapons and funding, had dried up due to the diplomatic fallout involving Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

Jun 19 11:41

Russia vows to target US and coalition planes and drones west of the River Euphrates in Syria after American navy downs regime bomber

Russia has warned US and coalition forces it will shoot down any aircraft or drones encroaching on its area of operations in western Syria.
The Russian ministry of defense said it is now treating any coalition aircraft flying west of the Euphrates as targets following the downing of a Syrian jet.
Russia said it was suspending co-ordination with the US involving 'deconfliction zones' after a US Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet shot down a Syrian Air Force SU-22.

Jun 19 11:40

MONSANTO’S GLYPHOSATE LINKED TO THE DEATH OF OUR OCEANS AND CORAL REEFS

Monsanto’s glyphosate, aka Roundup, is the most heavily used agricultural chemical in history, with some 3.5 billion plus gallons of the herbicide being used in the Unites States alone since its introduction in 1974. Worldwide use of glyphosate is rising fast, in spite of very legitimate concerns that the chemical is causing widespread health problems including liver disease and even cancer in humans.

Contamination in rural areas in Argentina have caused serious public health issues, and the chemical is reported to be found in many products in our food supply, including many common children’s cereals, and even in breastfeeding mother’s milk, although this last claim is vehemently denied by Monsanto.

Jun 19 11:36

Hillary Clinton requested FBI Dir. Muller deliver highly enriched uranium to the Russians in 2009 in secret ‘plane-side tarmac meeting’

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton facilitated the transfer a highly enriched uranium (HEU) previously confiscated by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) during a 2006 “nuclear smuggling sting operation involving one Russian national and several Georgian accomplices,” a newly leaked classified cable shows.

Jun 19 11:26

Snyder Warns: “A Full-Blown Eruption Of The Yellowstone Supervolcano Would Have The Potential Of Being An Extinction Level Event”

Is it possible that the Yellowstone supervolcano is gearing up for a major eruption? If you follow my work on a regular basis, then you already know that I spend a lot of time documenting how the crust of our planet is becoming increasingly unstable. Most of this shaking is taking place far away from the continental United States, and so most Americans are not too concerned about it. But we should be concerned about it, because a major seismic event could change all of our lives in a single instant. For instance, a full-blown eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano would have the potential of being an E.L.E. (extinction level event). That is why it is so alarming that there have been 296 earthquakes in the vicinity of the Yellowstone supervolcano within the last 7 days. Scientists are trying to convince us that everything is going to be okay, but there are others that are not so sure.

Jun 19 11:24

Jerusalem, Nicosia and WW3

How did this came about? How did the Cypriots, who are known to support the Palestinian cause, become a province of the Israeli empire?

An Israel-Europe gas pipeline deal is the answer.

In the beginning of April we learned about a proposed 2,000 kilometer subsea pipeline connecting gas fields located offshore in Gaza and Cyprus with Greece and possibly Italy.

Jun 19 11:16

Syrian "Rebels" In Turmoil After Qatar Crisis

The ongoing Qatar crisis has had an unexpectedly adverse outcome among the Syrian "rebels", in many cases formerly known as al-Qaeda, who expect the crisis between two of their biggest state backers - Saudi Arabia and Qatar - to deepen divisions in the opposition to President Bashar al-Assad. Together with Turkey and the United States, Qatar and Saudi Arabia have been major sponsors of the insurgency, arming an array of groups that have been fighting to topple Syria's Iran-backed president. However, in recent weeks the Gulf support has been far from harmonious, fuelling splits that have set back the revolt.

Quoted by Reuters, Mustafa Sejari of the Liwa al Mutasem rebel group in northern Syria said "god forbid if this crisis is not contained I predict ... the situation in Syria will become tragic because the factions that are supported by (different) countries will be forced to take hostile positions towards each other."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think the proverbial "other shoe" fell yesterday, when the US military downed a Syrian fighter jet. Now, Russia has declared US fighter jets as "fair game" in the war in Syria.

Jun 19 11:13

Israel Has Been Secretly Funding Syrian Rebels For Years

Earlier, when discussing why the Syrian "rebels" fighting Assad are in "turmoil", we said that as a result of the ongoing Qatar crisis the various Saudi and Qatari supply chains supporting the rebels, both in terms of weapons and funding, had dried up due to the diplomatic fallout involving Qatar and Saudi Arabia. "Together with Turkey and the United States, Qatar and Saudi Arabia have been major sponsors of the insurgency, arming an array of groups that have been fighting to topple Syria's Iran-backed president."

We concluded that "the rebellion against Assad now seems moot, which is why the most likely outcome is a continued phase-out of support for forces fighting the Syria government until eventually the situation reverts back to its pre-2011 "status quo."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why am I not surprised?!?

Jun 19 11:10

Are Russia And The Saudis Planning A Natural Gas Cartel?

At the same time, Russia and Saudi continue to give indications of a possible OPEC 2.0 scenario, in which a possible Russian membership is on the table. This would confront the market with a renewed and stronger oil cartel, although the overall strategies need to be adjusted. At the same time, Saudi Arabia, via its oil giant Aramco has openly stated to be interested in global gas investment opportunities, starting in Russia’s Siberian region. While the media still looks at the current discussions as a pure crude oil cooperation strategy, some see another development on the horizon. The real power of OPEC, non-OPEC cooperation would increase if they would not only include a crude oil production cut, but also integrate the other (hidden) cartel, the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF). An OPEC 2.1, including gas exporters, would really block any negative developments in the market, even shale oil and gas.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This certainly could be a game-changer, economically, for both countries.

Jun 19 10:32

Blockade or No Blockade? Saudi Arabia’s ‘Mission-Qatar’ Tumbles Down

Apart from Turkey, whose president Erdogan went to the extent of relating the Qatar-blockade to a “death sentence”, a number of other countries both from Asia and Africa have refused to follow the House of Saud in its footsteps, marking yet another defeat for the king-to-be prince Muhammad bin Salman, who is not only known to have masterminded the Yemen war but also known particularly for injecting a new ideological framework to Saudi Arabia’s regional ambitions, a framework premised upon surgical weakening of countries that have the potential to challenge Saudi hegemony. This is becoming evident from the way people in Turkey have started to point fingers to UAE for spending US$3 billion for funding coup attempt in Turkey, a possible scenario which certainly points to the increasing Saudi dissatisfaction with the way regional politics has tilted to its disadvantage.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks as though Prince Muhammad bin Salman's bid to "isolate Qatar" is falling apart at the seams!!

Jun 19 10:32

VIDEO - How 55,000 Female Veterans Ended Up On The Streets

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The returning heroes abandoned on the streets and left to adjust to civilian life without support.

They're heroes to many in the US, but after the jubilant homecoming parades for those returning from war, what happens next? Well, an estimated 55,000 veterans are now homeless; and that's just the women.

Jun 19 10:27

Democracy Is a Front for Central Bank Rule

Inflation aside, in fact interest rates declined, as my sometime co-author Dave Kranzler reports. http://investmentresearchdynamics.com/has-the-fed-actually-raised-rate...
Despite this publicized “rise” of the Fed funds rate, the 10-year interest rate on Treasuries “has declined 30 basis points this year. Thus for certain borrowers, the Fed has effectively lowered the cost of borrowing.”

Kranzler goes on to point out that

“the spread between the 30-day Treasury Bill and the 10-yr Treasury has declined this year from 193 basis points to 125 basis points – a 68 basis point drop in the cost of funding for borrowers who have access to the highly engineered derivative products that enable these borrowers to take advantage of the shape of the yield curve in order to lower their cost of borrowing.”

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