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Oct 19 04:37

Welcome To The USSR: The United States Of Suppression And Repression

Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog,

We're all against "fake news," right? Until your content is deemed "fake news" in a "fake news" indictment without any evidence, trial or recourse.

As for housing costs, former Soviet apparatchiks must be high-fiving the Federal agencies for their inventive confusion of reality with magical made-up "statistics." To estimate housing costs, the federal agency in charge of ginning up a low inflation number asks homeowners to guess what their house would rent for, were it being rented--what's known as equivalent rent.

Oct 19 04:29

Complicated Web Of Payments Behind Hunter Biden's $700K Ukraine, China Dealings Untangled

For months it has been reported, here and elsewhere, that Hunter Biden 'made $50,000 per month sitting on the board Ukrainian gas giant Burisma.'

The truth behind payments to Biden is much more complicated, as revealed by the Daily Caller's Andrew Kerr who reviewed bank records submitted in an unrelated criminal case involving Biden's friend and business partner, Devon Archer in which Archer was found guilty of defrauding an American Indian Tribe (a conviction which was later overturned).

So - Burisma did not directly pay Hunter, although the firm's chairman, Alan Apter told the Wall Street Journal in 2014 that Biden (and Archer) would receive a salary for their independent directorship.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh, those privileges which accompany nepotism are things most most of us working folks would never dream of doing, even in our wildest imaginations!!

Use threatened financial geopolitical blackmail to get a top Ukrainian prosecutor fired for his "crime" of starting to lead an investigation into Burisma, where Hunter Biden was one of their executives on the board?!?

NO PROBLEM!!

And Tom Perez and his minions really believe that former Vice-President Biden is a "good call" for a Democratic nominee for President of the United States and leader of the "allegedly" Free World?!?

Tom, Tom, Tom, please, for God's sake; can't someone from your office talk to Biden about how he needs to stand down, and "spend more time with his family"?!?

I mean, isn't that the standard line trotted out every time a politician has actually been compromised with just a little more than a "hint of taint" concerning how they have used their privilege?!?!?

I mean, Biden actually bragged about it, right?!?

Video: Biden brags that he got a Ukrainian prosecutor fired, for one billion dollars in US aid

Now Tom, unless you, and your candidates' handlers are absolutely of one mind in the opinion that all US voters are victims of Adult Attention Deficit Disorder, or/and SMDD (severe memory deficit disorder), and you let this guy run as your Presidential Candidate, you know precisely what Republicans are going to do; they are going to run this video again; and again; and again; so that even the most simple-minded of voters will "get it".

And the "IT" to which I refer, is the reality Biden is one of the worst "con jobs" to have ever taken the Oath of Office as Vice-President, and is willing to do ANYTHING to keep himself, and his family "rolling in influence" (like attempted financial blackmail of a foreign government) to enable them to continue "rolling in the dough".

There is a "V" word that you and the DNC need to heavily contemplate before this next campaign cycle; that word is "Values", Tom.

And when we have a party which desperately tried to impeach President Trump even before he was sworn in, with Russiagate; and now the phone call regarding "Ukrainegate"; and is exploring ways to get him out of office before the next election, using the 25th Amendment to the Constitution before the November 2020 election, what are you saying about Democratic Party Values to the rank-and-file voter with these actions?!?

The short answer is, the Democratic Party has no values at all, except "winning" at all costs, with no moral considerations concerning their actions will do to this country whatsoever.

Is this the way you, and the current configuration of the DNC, really want to be judged by history, Tom?!?

I'm just saying.... please think about it.

Oct 19 03:43

Military Police Deployed As 500,000 Catalan Independence Protesters Shut Down Barcelona

Central Barcelona has reportedly been paralyzed as mass protests which international reports estimate to number over a half-million people are driven by outrage at harsh prison sentences for pro-independence leaders handed down by the top Spanish court.

Protest leaders are vowing "the streets will be ours" as they push for Catalan independence, and as riot police have begun clashing with stone-throwing activists, who are also in some places of the city setting makeshift roadblocks ablaze.

With night fall, reporters on the ground are describing what's beginning to resemble a war zone, with increasing violence against police, as also both far-left and far-right agitators are said to be infiltrating the crowd and engaged in increasing violence and vandalism.

The turmoil began Monday after Spain’s Supreme Court handed out extreme prison sentences to nine politicians who spearheaded the referendum on Catalonia’s independence in 2017.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think that the current government of Spain.... may just have extincted itself, in the way these sentences were carried out for simply spearheading the referendum on Catalonia's independence.

I understand that a "snap election" is to be held this year on 10 November;
Spain to hold fourth election in four years on Nov. 10

I would be phenomenally surprised, if those elements in the current Spanish government which wanted those sentences as "intense punishment" for the perpetrators, get voted back into office.

Oct 19 03:34

America's Road Map To $40 Trillion National Debt By 2028

Watch out! At this very moment, professional economists of all stripes are making plans on your behalf. They’re dreaming and scheming new and innovative ways to spend your money long before you’ve earned it.

While you’re busy at the gristmill, grinding away for clients and customers, claims are being laid upon your life. Your future earnings are being directed to boondoggles galore. Yet these claims are in addition to everything Washington’s already signed you up for.

The reality is the growth of federal debt has been out of control for decades. The solution that’s always repeated for reeling this back is that, somehow, the economy will grow its way out of it. This has yet to transpire despite a variety of policies over the years that have generally involved borrowing money from the future and spending it today.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sorry, but the way many of these "Econonozillas" think, just scares the stuffing right out of me, and has me wondering, very seriously, if they have ever had to balance a checking account.

Why, in the name of heaven, is it terrible for a person, or a family, to be in horrific debt, but it is perfectly acceptable for a government to do so, for these folks?!?

Sorry, but "Don't fret about the Debt" is yet more "magical thinking", which will ultimately assist in putting this country right down the economic commode, with one gigantic flush.

Oct 19 03:25

The Chaos Of Baltimore Explained, How The Descent Into Hell Continues

By now, you should already know that Baltimore City is imploding on itself. The housing market has stalled, millennials are trapped in overpriced rowhomes, and widespread violent crime has taken over the region.

The deteriorating situation in Baltimore is nothing new. It started in the late 1950s when deindustrialization began, and white flight of the 1960s/70s/80s sent hundreds of thousands of Baltimoreans packing their bags for the suburbs. From the late 1950s to let's say today, the city's population has collapsed from 960,000 to around 600,000.

The city is a hollow out shell of something that was great, and also is an accurate depiction of our country at the moment.

Violent crime in the city spiked during the 1980s and surged even more during the crack epidemic of the 1990s. But a revival was in the making by the mid-2000s (violent crime dipped and a housing boom began), it was the millennials, who picked up the broken baton and wanted to revive Baltimore.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is a story which pairs nicely with what exists above, from August of this year, and may, potentially, carry some hope for this embattled city:

Baltimore hasn’t elected a Republican mayor since the 1960s. Meet the people trying to change that.

Oct 19 03:14

Economists: Greta Thunberg's Ideal World Would Result In A "Human Tragedy Of Disastrous Proportions"

Whether you were inspired by Greta Thunberg's tearful UN speech...

.... or merely thought it was the year's greatest meme, in which an indoctrinated, emotionally frail child is being preyed upon by adults with a far bigger and more lucrative agenda, you probably do not realize how much your everyday life could change if the world were to follow the advice of climate activists to attain Thunberg's ecological utopia.

To provide some perspective on that question, several economists spoke to RT to share their thoughts out how the proposed changes could affect the global economy and the daily lives of people around the world.

Fossil fuels

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My late first cousin, who was a very smart guy, used to mention that if the US government really wanted to create an alternative fuel which was infinitely less polluting than fossil fuel, it could actually do so, and I think that in the future, this will be possible.

But there has to be a "will" before "a way" can be found to do this, and I would suggest melding the brightest scientific minds in both the university community and the corporate community, with generous grants, and scholarships, with benchmarks that had to be proven before a next round of experimentations could be done, would be an incredible way to go for accomplishing this.


Oct 19 03:04

Why Has There Been A 56% Increase In Suicide Among Young Americans In Just 10 Years?

Authored by Michael Snyder via The End of The American Dream blog,

It is very hard to face the future when you don’t have any hope. Today, our society offers more ways to entertain ourselves than ever before, but it offers very little hope. Most people spend most of their lives wandering from one thing to another looking for meaning and purpose, and of course most of those journeys come up empty. We may have a much higher standard of living than any other generation in history, but we are also have the highest rates of addiction, depression and suicide. As a society, we are deeply, deeply unhappy, and this is especially true for our young people.

How can things get that much worse in just 10 years?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These numbers are absolutely astounding.

Love; structure; and limits are the "three legged stool" that generally keeps kids happy; I have seen that within my own family, and although it is way too soon to predict what these children will do for work when they get older, they will be given encouragement to do something they love, and in which they will excel.

Oct 19 02:58

"Duck, Duck, Doom" - When Big Pharma Decides Who Among Us Is Worthy Of Saving

"When a pharmaceutical company decides who among us is worthy, and who among us is not, we are no longer living in an ethical, moral society. We are playing duck, duck, doom. I pray no one dies."

These are the heart-felt words of Joanna, a 50-year-old Californian woman who faces death within a few short weeks if the drug that she takes to keep her alive is not released from FDA-sanctioned recall, and/or offered to patients by the drugmaker through a "special use" program (at the patients' risk).

The troubles began early last month when Japanese drug-maker Takeda Pharmaceutical pulled Natpara, which was
approved four years ago to treat hypoparathyroidism - a rare endocrine disorder that can lead to heart failure and death.

Takeda recalled the product after learning rubber particles may clog needles in multi-dose cartridges that deliver the solution. However, Takeda did not indicate why the rubber particles were suddenly appearing or how long the problem may last.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I wonder what would have happened, had the drug been of American manufacture, rather than Japanese in origin.

Would the FDA been content to just leave it on the shelves, as they did with the antacid Zantac, an OTC heartburn medication which recently, finally pulled from store shelves as potentially containing carcinogenic materials?!?
Zantac Heartburn Drug May Contain Carcinogen: FDA

And my question for the FDA would be, what was the lead time between making this discovery and pulling the medication off the shelves?!?

But with this nearly "orphan drug" getting pulled off the marketplace in the US, how many people, unable to use this on their own, even with sworn statements that they will hold the drug manufacturer harmless, should something bad happen, will die?!?

Oct 19 02:47

China Bans Exports Of Black Clothing To Hong Kong Amid Escalating Social Unrest

Over the last 24 hours, several reports have surfaced, one from the South China Morning Post (SCMP), and another from Reuters, are now detailing new export bans that Beijing has enacted from mainland China to Hong Kong, which explicitly states shipping couriers and or customs will halt all black clothing and other items used by pro-democracy protesters.

Service workers at China's top shipping couriers (STO Express, ZTO Express, and YTO Express) told Reuters this week that China banned bulk shipments of black clothing from mainland China to Hong Kong late last month.

One worker from STO Express told Reuters that black clothing, five items or less, could be shipped from mainland China to Hong Kong, but any more would be considered bulk and would be returned to the sender.

He said bulk items of masks, riot gear, umbrellas, helmets, and sticks, were also on the export ban list.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

For the Chinese government, these actions are like trying to stop a hemorrhage with a band-aid; President Xi understands the presence of a 24/7 news cycle, and it appears that he is desperately attempting to calm the real anger down of those demonstrating, without incidents starting to look like Tianamen Square on steroids, but is incapable of addressing/correcting the actual reasons for this anger.

Oct 19 02:41

Japan To Send Its Own Military Force To Strait Of Hormuz

Ever since the new round of 'tanker wars' began in Strait of Hormuz in mid-June with a mysterious mine attack on multiple tankers, one involving a Japanese-owned ship, Tokyo has reportedly mulled sending a Japanese defense force to the area to help protect vital shipping lanes.

In a rare move, the pacifist nation appears ready to pull the trigger, as FT reports, citing chief cabinet secretary, Yoshihide Suga, who indicated that "the government was planning to deploy forces in a region where a Japanese tanker, the Kokuka Courageous, was recently attacked with a limpet mine."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF the Japanese government does move forward with this action, that moment in time may, most probably, just barely be in front of "excrement hitting the ventilator" at warp speed, in terms of some kind of hot altercation between the US government; Israel; and Iran.


Oct 19 02:34

Terrorized, Traumatized, & Terminated: The Police State's Deadly Toll On America's Children

Authored by John Whitehead via The Rutherford Institute,

“Mommy, am I gonna die?”— 4-year-old Ava Ellis after being inadvertently shot in the leg by a police officer who was aiming for the girl’s boxer-terrier dog, Patches

“‘Am I going to get shot again.’”—2-year-old survivor of a police shooting that left his three siblings, ages 1, 4 and 5, with a bullet in the brain, a fractured skull and gun wounds to the face

Children learn what they live.

As family counselor Dorothy Law Nolte wisely observed, “If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn. If children live with hostility, they learn to fight. If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.”

And if children live with terror, trauma and violence - forced to watch helplessly as their loved ones are executed by police officers who shoot first and ask questions later - will they in turn learn to terrorize, traumatize and inflict violence on the world around them?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF Mike and I had ever had children, the way kids are treated in public schools, is a damned good reason to not ever let them get enrolled in one.

Oct 19 02:31

Office Vacancies In China Hit Decade High Amid Economic Turmoil

A darkening outlook for China's economy continues to materialize week by week.

New data from commercial property group CBRE warns the country's office vacancy rate has just surged to the highest since the financial crisis of 2007–2008, first reported by Bloomberg.

CBRE said the vacancy rate for commercial office space in 17 major cities rose to 21.5% in 3Q19, a level not seen since the global economy was melting down in 2008.

Sam Xie, CBRE's head of research in China, said the recent "spike" in vacancies is one of the worst since the last financial crisis.

Oct 19 02:30

6 Warning Signs That Civil Unrest Is Imminent

Authored by J.G.Martinez D. via The Organic Prepper blog,

This week has been “interesting” in South America. Interesting, indeed, but as in the ancient Chinese curse style.

Here are 6 signs that civilian unrest is impending or already occurring.
The first sign, of course, is bad looks when you walk on the street.

The second sign, perhaps this is more subtle, when you see people that normally would be polite or indifferent, as a minimum, starts to look at you in sort of aggressive manner.

The third sign, of course, is people disappearing off the streets.

The fourth sign is (obviously) Law Enforcement Officials (LEOs) presence in massive amounts in the streets.

The fifth sign in modern times would be (because in the demonstrations the uniforms used it massively to identify potential groups as a target) drones flying close to some blockage or LEOs control point.

The sixth sign, and the last one, is when you start seeing people wearing a single color.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The time you have to think about these kinds of actions happening where you are, should far before they even seem to happening, and learning to make conscious decisions about what you would be comfortable doing, and what you would not be comfortable doing.

Only keep enough money in the bank to pay the bills; think about picking up some food and how you will create potable water, if you are thinking that some civil disorder may be coming, and make sure that you have additional meds, if you and the family are going to need them.

Civil unrest can absolutely go to hell in a handbasket, and breathtakingly quickly.

Find out who in your community you feel you can work with, barter with, and protect you, your family, and theirs, if things get ugly.

Oct 19 02:14

Twitter War Breaks Out Between "Russian Asset" Tulsi Gabbard And "Warmongering Queen" Hillary Clinton

Democratic presidential candidate and Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard - who like Trump was quickly put in the crosshairs of the military industrial complex, the deep state and the pro-war Atlantic Council for her de-interventionist foreign policy - fired back at Hillary Clinton, accusing her of being behind a "concerted campaign" to destroy her reputation and challenged her to stop hiding and enter the 2020 presidential race. Earlier in the day, Hillary Clinton floated a conspiracy theory that the Russians are "grooming" the Hawaii congresswoman to be a third-party candidate in 2020, while claiming 2016 Green Party nominee Jill Stein is "also" a Russian asset.

“Great! Thank you Hillary Clinton,” Gabbard tweeted late on Friday afternoon. "You, the queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption, and personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party for so long, have finally come out from behind the curtain."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

YOU GO, TULSI!!

Although I seriously doubt that Representative Gabbard will receive the Democratic nomination for President (and trust me; the Military Industrial Complex will see to that!) ,I am continually amazed at her courage.

Speaking out like this against one of the main purveyors of "geopolitical toxic shock syndrome spreaders", like the Clintons, takes... male attributes to the max.


October 18, 2019

Oct 18 21:46

Democrats Have No Answer for Trump's Anti-War Posture

Maj. Danny Sjursen

I hate to say I told you so, but well … as predicted, in the wake of Trump’s commanded military withdrawal from northeast Syria, the once U.S.-backed Kurds cut a deal with the Assad regime. (And Vice President Mike Pence has now brokered a five-day cease-fire.) Admittedly, Trump the “dealmaker” ought to have brokered something similar before pulling out and before the Turkish Army—and its Sunni Arab Islamist proxies—invaded the region and inflicted significant civilian casualties.

Oct 18 18:34

All the Hypersonic Missile Types Russia’s Massive Kirov Class Cruisers Will Deploy After Refurbishment

A Russian Kirov Class cruiser, the world’s largest class of surface combat ship, is currently undergoing a comprehensive refit and modernisation and is scheduled to enter service in the Russian Navy in the year 2021. The warship Admiral Nakhimov was commissioned by the Soviet Navy in 1988, and while initially deploying a sizeable arsenal of P-700 ‘carrier killer’ long range cruise missiles and an S-300F surface to air missile system as its primary armaments, these are being replaced by a sizeable arsenal of lighter, faster and more modern cruise missiles and a navalised variant of the more advanced S-400 air defence system.

Oct 18 18:28

DeepMind AI beats humans at deciphering damaged ancient Greek tablets

Artificial intelligence is learning to decipher damaged ancient Greek engravings. The AI seems to be better than humans at filling in missing words, but may be most useful as a collaborative tool, where researchers use it to narrow down the options.


Oct 18 18:13

InterBering, LLC BERING STRAIT TUNNEL & RAILROAD CONSTRUCTION INVESTMENT CORPORATION

"The Bering Strait rail and tunnel project can help enhance and expand prosperity for the 21st Century by linking the world's greatest industrial nations with the vast untapped mineral resources of the Arctic.

To the south of Alaska and Canada, stands the continental United States, with the greatest economy on Earth, and it too badly needs resources. Building a corridor, linked across the Bering Strait, will provide access to our Arctic resources of oil, gas, precious minerals of all kinds, and freshwater. This vital link will greatly enhance the prosperity of the world.

Walter J. Hickel was twice elected as Alaska's governor, serving as the state's second governor, 1966-69, and again in 1990-94; he served for nearly two years as President Richard Nixon's first Secretary of the Interior (1969-70).
A Superhighway Across the Bering Strait
Russia is considering a plan to build a superhighway from Eurasia to North America.

Oct 18 18:12

Monkeys beat humans at computer game in groundbreaking intelligence study

The simple game involved recognising geometric shapes, whereby when a player clicked a striped square and then a spotted square, the game would display a blue triangle.

Clicking the blue triangle resulted in a ‘win’ – humans got a simple audio “cheer”, while the monkeys got a little banana-flavoured sweet.

Once the players had got used to the game, the experimenters varied the playing conditions. They would pop up a blue triangle at the beginning of the game – before anyone had clicked any squares.

Most of the monkeys took advantage of the new rules straight away, with 70% of the monkeys going for the blue triangle as soon as they saw it.

Meanwhile, nearly all of the humans stuck doggedly to the original rules and ignored the “free gift” blue triangle. Only one human trial subject out of 56 took advantage of the new conditions.

Oct 18 18:02

NOT N-ICE Antarctic ice sheets ‘still leaking radioactive chlorine’ from Cold War nuclear weapon tests

RADIOACTIVE chlorine from 1950s nuclear weapon tests is still leaking from Antarctic ice sheets, according to worried scientists.

A recent study claims that US nuclear bombs detonated 70 years ago are having a long-lasting impact on the environment and it could continue for hundreds of thousands of years.

Oct 18 17:59

'A grave historic error': Juncker hits out as North Macedonia and Albania have EU bids blocked

Albania is the collateral damage of an intra-EU power struggle, its prime minister told Euronews, after the country's bid to open accession talks was blocked

France, Denmark and the Netherlands opposed beginning EU membership discussions with Albania and North Macedonia, according to an EU diplomat.

The blocking of accession talks was made during the two-day European Council summit, which ends today.


Oct 18 17:57

Russia rehearses global catastrophe in Arctic maneuvers

Russia’s Grom-2019 (“Thunder-2019”) strategic exercise conducted from October 15-17 in the Arctic can be described as “a rehearsal of all-out nuclear war” according to Alexander Golts, editor-in-chief of the Russian online magazine Yezhednevny Zhurnal (Daily Journal).

As reported previously by the Russian Defense Ministry, the exercise involved troops from all four of Russia’s military districts and its Northern Fleet. During the training maneuvers, the Russian military practiced “deploying groups of strategic forces, preparing them to use long-range precision weapons, and providing comprehensive combat support in deployment areas”.

Oct 18 17:38

J.D. Power Survey: “Consumers Terrified of Self-Driving Cars; Tesla and Rideshare Screwed”

By B.N. Frank

The J.D. Power survey about consumer fears was released in August. Since then, an Uber whistleblower revealed AVs are NOT safer than human drivers and that manufacturers are hiding the truth about this. And a AAA study determined that Semi-Autonomous Vehicles can’t see pedestrians and hit child-sized “Dummies” 89% of the time and adult-sized “dummies” 60% of the time DURING DAYLIGHT HOURS AND DRIVING AT LOW SPEEDS...

Oct 18 17:37

US puts new restrictions on Chinese diplomats

Oct 18 17:37

How CNN And Media Are Pushing Democrats Far Left For Ratings



Lockerdome
Oct 18 16:58

Brexit history made today: 1,212 days since referendum MPs to pass deal by just TWO votes

Calculations by the Daily Express show that Mr Johnson could get the deal over the line by just two votes after Labour MP Melanie Onn offered her support last night.

She urged fellow Labour MPs to "use this unique chance to help us move on and get back to helping our constituents".

"The risk of letting this final shot at a deal slip through our fingers is too great.

"Our collective hope rests on brave Labour MPs, and indeed others, who can see that," she said.

Ms Onn is one of several Labour MPs who have signalled they will back the PM.

So far 15 MPs have said they would switch to backing Mr Johnson’s new deal having voted against Theresa May’s doomed withdrawal agreement earlier this year.


Oct 18 15:41

Has Iran Won The War For The Middle East?

The most important historic milestone was not the heavy damage to the Saudi oil installations during the attacks on them on September 14, 2019.

Rather, it was a quiet Ashura ceremony held in the Imam Khomenei Hussainia in Tehran on September 11, 2019. Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamene‘i led the mourning ceremony for the Martyrs of the Tragedy of Karbala on the Day of Ashura1. To Khamene‘i’s left, sitting on cushions on the ground, were, in order of proximity to Khamene‘i, Hojjat al-Islam Sayyed Muqtada al-Sadr, the Shi’ite-Iraqi leader known as “nationalist” and far from being Tehran’s protégé, and then, Qods Force Commander Maj.-Gen. Qassem Soleimani, and the Commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Maj.-Gen. Hossein Salami.

Oct 18 15:33

Drilling Giant Posts $11 Billion Loss

The fracking shale oil boom has about run it's course.

The world’s largest oilfield services provider, Schlumberger (NYSE:SLB), reported on Friday a net loss of US$11.38 billion for the third quarter, compared to a US$644-million profit for Q3 2018, after a hefty pretax charge of US$12.7 billion weighed on the most recently reported results.

“This quarter’s results reflected a macro environment of slowing production growth rate in North America land as operators maintained capital discipline, reducing drilling and frac activity,” Le Peuch said.

As early as the second quarter of this year, Schlumberger warned investors of the weakness on the North American oil services market, as land investment drops because of the cash flow constraints of E&P operators. Competitor Halliburton also admitted then that the North American onshore drilling market has become “challenging.”


Oct 18 15:08

Tulsi Shitting on Hillary

grab popcorn

Oct 18 14:53

flashback -Rice denies being briefed on Steele dossier

Does anyone believe this?


Oct 18 14:38

Chicago Teachers’ Strike Shows Why We Don’t Need Public Schools

By Kerry McDonald

As the Chicago teachers’ strike continues with no end in sight, 300,000 students spend another day outside of the public school classroom. Chicago’s mayor, Lori Lightfoot, says this is damaging to children.

“We need to get our kids back in school,” the mayor said Thursday, CNN reports. “Every day we are out, that hurts our children.”

Really??

Oct 18 12:40

Trump Campaign Vows to Sue CNN for Bias After Project Veritas’ Latest Leaks

President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign has vowed to file a lawsuit against CNN and is seeking a “substantial payment” in the wake of a series of undercover videos showing bias against the Republican president inside the network.
“Never in the history of this country has a president been the subject of such a sustained barrage of unfair, unfounded, unethical and unlawful attacks by so-called ‘mainstream’ news, as the current situation,” Trump lawyer Charles Harder writes to CNN President Jeff Zucker and Executive Vice President David Vigilante.

Oct 18 12:39

Megyn Kelly’s Fox News Appearance With Tucker Draws In Over 4 Million Viewers

Journalist Megyn Kelly’s brief return to Fox News Wednesday as a guest on host Tucker Carlson’s show drew over four million viewers according to Nielsen Media Research.

Kelly’s first television interview in a year and first time on Fox News in over two years made “Tucker Carlson Tonight” the most-watched show on cable, Nielsen Media Research found. Kelly left Fox for NBC News in 2017, and left that network in January after she made comments about blackface and Halloween.

She apologized for the comments and her NBC show was cancelled.

Oct 18 11:47

Who Needs Missiles, Anyway? Bird Takes Down US Navy 'Doomsday' Aircraft

Despite the considerable expenses incurred by this incident, no one aboard the plane was injured, and the aircraft itself has since returned to service.

A E-6B Mercury belonging to the US Navy and assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 20 at Maryland-based Naval Air Station Patuxent River ended up sustaining at least $2 million in damages and was left temporarily grounded after being hit by a bird.

According to Navy Times, the plane, which serves as an airborne command and control post, and which connects US nuclear forces to the president and the secretary of defence, sustained damage after a yet unknown species of avian got sucked into one of its four engines when the aircraft was performing a touch and go landing on 2 October.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The following headline gives one just a little more perspective on the issue:
The US Navy Doomsday-plane, suffers millions of dollars, thanks to bird strike

The $141 million 'doomsday' plane was landing at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station in Maryland when a bird was sucked into one of its four engines
No one was injured in the incident on October 2, but the damage amounted to at least $2million."

So let me get my head around this, please; the Americans pay $141 million per fighter jet plane, which is engineered to fend of Armageddon, but cannot handle a bird strike?!?

And of course, the company manufacturing this is.....Boeing.

So please, Dennis A. Muilenburg, Boeing CEO, please explain how your staff of engineers can put up something that can withstand a nuclear strike, but not a bird strike?!?

The tax-paying citizens of this country are very keen to know, sir.


Oct 18 11:43

Russia Ready To Seize Control Of The World's Largest Oil Reserves

The Venezuelan government is readying to hand over control over state oil company PDVSA to Russia’s Rosneft, a local newspaper has reported, citing sources from the industry.

Russian TASS reports, quoting El Nacional, that the radical move is being discussed as a way of erasing Caracas’ debt to Moscow. The debt is sizeable: at the end of June this year, money owed to Rosneft alone stood at $1.1 billion. That’s down from $1.8 billion at end-March.

Two years ago, Caracas and Moscow sealed a deal for the restructuring of another $3.15 billion debt to Russia over 10 years with minimum payments over the first six years. Since 2006, Russian loans to Venezuela have reached more than $17 billion in total.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Once this handover has been established, I would almost be willing to bet on one thing; that there will be no use of American funds with which to buy Venezuelan oil, period, end of discussion, anymore.

Oct 18 11:40

Schiff Staffer Flew To Ukraine 2 Months Ago, Met With Impeachment Witness

A staffer for Rep. Adam Schiff's House Intelligence Committee flew to Ukraine in late August on a trip organized and sponsored by the Atlantic Council, where he met with a key witness for the Democrats' ongoing impeachment efforts.

The witness, acting US Ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor, is scheduled to provide a deposition next week as part of Schiff's inquiry into President Trump's phone call with Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelensky, according to Breitbart News.

Trump, among other things, asked Zelensky to renew an investigation into Joe Biden and his son Hunter, who were both paid handsomely by gas giant Burisma Holdings while Biden was Vice President, according to prior reports and a new allegation by Ukrainian MP Andriy Derkach, who says he has proof that $900,000 was funneled from Burisma to the elder Biden.

Oct 18 11:36

3 Polls Show Majority Of Americans Now Support Impeachment As Constitutional Crisis Looms

Authored by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog,

The mainstream media is relentlessly trying to convince the American people that President Trump did something wrong, and to a certain degree it appears to be working.

As you will see below, 3 major polls have found that a majority of Americans now support impeachment. But according to the U.S. Constitution, President Trump cannot be impeached unless he is convicted of a crime.

Article II, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution sets a very high standard for impeachment:

“The President, Vice President and all Civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This guy has absolutely nailed the issue here, so the question must be put to these Constitution-assassinating morons, as to what specifically President Trump has done for which he qualifies for Congressional impeachment.

The short answer, of course, absolutely nothing.

Oct 18 11:30

Tom Arnold Aims JFK Assassination Tweet At Trump

Authored by Paul Joseph Watson via Summit News.

'Actor' Tom Arnold raised the prospect of another JFK-style assassination after Trump arrived in Dallas, Texas for an event at the American Airlines Center last night.

After Trump tweeted a video of the huge crowd that awaited him with the words, “Just arrived at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. Will be out shortly as we wait for more of you to get in! #TRUMP2020,” Arnold responded with a veiled threat.

“Don’t get too cocky traitor. They showed up for JFK too,” he tweeted.

The meaning of the tweet wasn’t hard to deduce given what happened to JFK in Dallas 56 years ago.

Twitter later removed the tweet saying it violated their rules, but Arnold’s account is still active.

Other Twitter users also flagged the tweet to the Secret Service, with one commenting, “This imbecile is threatening the President of the United States.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Tom (probably out of work for him too long to realize the magnitude of the threat he just made against the President Trump) Arnold needs for someone who actually cares about him, to get him some professional help, and pronto!!

Although I have massively, (peacefully) and vocally disagreed with much of what President Trump has done, what Arnold is doing with this very public threat, is make the possibility of this actually happening increase, most probably by some well-programmed (and most likely drugged, or just getting off the drugs), Manchurian candidate who will, of course, be identified as the "lone-nut assassin", but who is anything but.

Oct 18 11:13

Trump Claims European Nations Will Take Back ISIS Prisoners

Following reports that several high-value ISIS prisoners and their families had escaped Kurdish detention facilities during the chaos that has dominated northeastern Syria over the past week, President Trump tweeted Friday afternoon that he had convinced several of his European partners to accept responsibility for ISIS members in the custody of Syria's Kurds.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sorry, but I cannot for a moment believe this, until President Trump has named names of European leadership who have committed to this, and it is then confirmed by their individual press offices.

Oct 18 11:09

Hillary Clinton Pitches Conspiracy Theory That Tulsi Gabbard, Jill Stein Are Russian Assets

Hillary Clinton is still peddling election-related conspiracy theories, this time hinting that 2020 Democratic contender Tulsi Gabbard is being 'groomed' to split the Democratic vote as a third party candidate, thus handing the election to President Trump.

Speaking with former Obama 2008 campaign manager David Plouffe on his podcast, "Campaign HQ with David Plouffe," Clinton said - without mentioning Gabbard by name: "I'm not making any predictions but I think they've got their eye on somebody who is currently in the Democratic primary and are grooming her to be the third-party candidate. She's the favorite of the Russians."

Of course, that's "assuming Jill Stein will give it up - because she's also a Russian asset," Clinton continued.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is rather unfortunate, that this country doesn't have a version of the 25th Amendment for Presidential candidates, allegedly NOT running for Presidential Office, if they are loopy enough to say something like this...

Oct 18 10:08

Hillary Thinks She Is Entitled To The Presidency Through Political Inheritance

Hillary Clinton believes since her husband was elected as President of the United States and she helped him get there and by some efforts, helped him run the country with her advice here and there, that she is the obvious choice to pick up the mantle of the Oval Office and lead the country.

Her political blindness has made her a two-time loser, and as you know, America doesn’t tolerate losers for leaders. They might support you in prayer and feelings, but they move on to someone they can look to when the country needs a push forward.

Oct 18 10:07

Revealed: rightwing push to ban criticism of Israel on US campuses

Rightwing activists are attempting to spread new laws across Republican-controlled states that would ban criticism on public university campuses of Israel and its occupation of Palestinian territory.

Oct 18 10:06

Waste in America: Statistics and facts on food & water

According to America's Second Harvest, over 41 billion pounds of food have been wasted this year (www.secondharvest.org).

According to a 2004 study from the University of Arizona (UA) in Tucson (http://www.foodnavigator-usa.com/news/ng.asp?id=56376), on average, American households waste 14 percent of their food purchases.

Fifteen percent of that includes products still within their expiration date but never opened. Timothy Jones, an anthropologist at the UA Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology who led the study, estimates an average family of four currently tosses out $590 per year, just in meat, fruits, vegetables and grain products. Nationwide, Jones says, household food waste alone adds up to $43 billion, making it a serious economic problem.


Oct 18 10:05

U.N. Investigates Possible Chemical Weapons Use by Turkish Forces in Syria

United Nations chemical weapons inspectors announced on Friday that they are investigating whether Turkish forces used chemical weapons in their invasion of Syria, the Guardian reported Friday.

The Kurds have accused Turkey of using white phosphorous during their recent incursion into northeastern Syria. The Kurdish Red Crescent claims that six patients, including civilians and military members, have been hospitalized in the city of Hasakah due to burns from “unknown weapons.”

The organization could not confirm chemical weapons usage, saying it was “working together with our international partners to investigate this subject.” However, a British chemical weapons expert who examined a photo of one of the victims said the burns on the victim were likely from a chemical weapon.

Oct 18 09:57

UK school official suspended after questioning why parents weren't consulted about LGBTQ books



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Oct 18 09:52

The Elite Machine Behind Greta Thunberg

In the matter of a few months, Greta Thunberg went from a lone girl protesting in front of the Swedish parliament to an international phenomenon. Although mass media is making it seem as if this meteoric rise to prominence happened organically, this is simply not true.

Behind Greta is a major machine, one that is controlled by major international actors and backed by major funds. This PR machine has allowed Greta to make the covers of magazines, become the subject of thousands of news articles while being photographed with world leaders and giving speeches at elite organizations such as the United Nations.

Although Greta might very well be genuinely concerned with the fate of the planet, her message is carefully crafted by those who control her to generate a specific response from the youth. In short, Greta is the face of a major marketing scheme – a tightly coordinated international effort to sell global warming through a specific lens: Fear, panic, and urgency.

Oct 18 09:51

Lindsey Graham's war lie: Bigger than Richard Blumenthal's

Long before he was the Senate's most powerful sometimes-moderate who won't support the climate bill he helped draft because of personal pique, Lindsey Graham was just another politician who repeatedly lied about fighting in a war overseas.

According to his (current) official bio, "Graham logged six-and-a-half years of service on active duty as an Air Force lawyer." After he left the active duty force, he joined the South Carolina Air National Guard. During the first Gulf War, Graham was called up to act as staff judge advocate at McEntire Air National Guard Base in South Carolina. As staff judge advocate, Graham's duties "included briefing pilots on the law of armed conflict, preparing legal documents for deploying troops, and providing legal services for family members of the South Carolina Air National Guard. " His service never took him out of South Carolina.

Oct 18 09:50

Lindsey Graham’s Curious Military Career

By all accounts, including his own, Senator Lindsey Graham was a good military lawyer during the six and a half years he spent on active duty in the Air Force before he entered politics.

Since leaving active duty in 1989 and joining the Air Force Reserve, Mr. Graham, a Republican from South Carolina who is running for president, appears to have performed very little substantive work for the Air Force. Yet, he rose in rank to colonel and remained in the service until his retirement in June, which entitles him to a monthly $2,773 pension.

An article by Craig Whitlock of The Washington Post shows that though Mr. Graham did very little in the reserve, it was a mutually beneficial arrangement: He was able to keep the honor of the uniform intertwined with his political life and the Air Force got to keep a lawmaker in its ranks who had stature and sway on Capitol Hill. Mr. Graham, a conservative hawk, sits on the Senate appropriations, armed services, budget and judiciary committees.

Oct 18 09:49

Gov. Newsom’s Executive Order Authorizing Theft of Voter-Approved Gas Tax Money

Through an Executive Order, California Governor Gavin Newsom has redirected gas tax money to fund railway systems and other projects. The gas tax revenue would have repaired and upgraded the state’s broken highways and roads.

Californians pay the highest gas prices in the nation, most of which is taxes.

Of vital concern, Newsom’s latest road plan for California eliminates two important highway expansion projects on vital freight corridors in Central California.

Governor Newsom signed Executive Order N-19-19 September 20, directing the already controversial gas tax money away from fixing local highways in favor of rail projects.

Oct 18 09:48

Huawei Moving on Without Google?

Huawei’s flagship smartphone, the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro, launched without Google products being available on it due to US restrictions against Chinese companies (and specifically against Huawei itself).

Contrary to what many have speculated, Huawei has not developed its “own operating system” for its phones but is instead simply using an open source version of Google’s Android. This means that Android applications will still be available to Huawei users and they will still use their phones as normal, but they will have to acquire applications through Huawei’s AppGallery rather than through Google Play.

Oct 18 09:48

These Scrubbed Reports Reveal New Secrets Into the Prince Andrew-Jeffrey Epstein Relationship

Yet, since Epstein’s arrest in July, many of these older articles on Epstein and Maxwell, as well as those focusing on the Epstein-Prince Andrew relationship, have disappeared from the archives of several prominent U.K. media outlets that reported on these relationships years ago.

Several of these articles, though largely scrubbed from the internet, were recently obtained by MintPress and a review of their contents makes the likely motive behind their disappearance clear: several articles not only reference Epstein’s connection to both U.S. and Israeli intelligence years before the first investigation into Epstein’s exploitation of minors had even begun, but also reveal surprising aspects of Prince Andrew’s involvement with Epstein that strongly suggest that the Prince partook in illicit sexual activities with minors to a much greater extent than has previously been reported.

Oct 18 09:47

Mumia Abu-Jamal Just One Step from Freedom

In 2020, a new hearing in Philadelphia Common Pleas could be, and should be, free from bias. Everyone knows that Mumia’s trial judge in 1981-1982 was s stone cold racist. A current sitting homicide judge on the Common Pleas Court bench has commented that Albert Sabo was “the most racist and sexist judge I have ever met.”

Here is information that has been suppressed and buried for decades and now could be available for the first time during a new trial.

Oct 18 09:46

Israel to allow Jews to perform their prayers inside Al-Aqsa Mosque soon

Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan stated on Friday that Israel could allow Jews to freely perform their prayers inside Al-Aqsa Mosque soon, Arab48.com reported.

Asked by Makor Rishon regarding this possibility, Erdan confirmed “I am sure this will happen soon, God willing.”

He added “the situation in Jerusalem is heading towards regaining sovereignty and control over the place. We will reach our goal [opening Al-Aqsa gates for Jews] when more Jews express their desire to visit the Temple Mount (Al-Aqsa Mosque). Then there will be an increasing pressure, following an increasing demand. I hope this happens soon.”

Oct 18 09:45

Cartel Gunmen Terrorize Mexican City, Free El Chapo’s Son

Heavily armed fighters surrounded security forces in a Mexican city on Thursday and made them free one of drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman’s sons, after his capture triggered gunbattles and a prison break that sent civilians scurrying for cover.

Security Minister Alfonso Durazo said a patrol by National Guard militarized police first came under attack from within a house in the city of Culiacan, 1,235 km (770 miles) northwest of Mexico City.

After entering the house, they found four men, including Ovidio Guzman, who is accused of drug trafficking in the United States.

Oct 18 09:44

THE UNBRIDLED HOSTILITY OF CNN ON DISPLAY

How loathsome is Anderson Cooper and CNN?

Watch him operate as an attack dog for Big Pharma against a Congressmen whose grandchild was made autistic by a vaccine injury.

Clearly he had come prepared – and hostile – to undermine the credibility of someone asking that vaccine safety be studied and taken more seriously.

Oct 18 09:43

Settlers Raid Holy Sites in Bethlehem and Jerusaelm

Israeli settlers, today, raided the archaeological site of Solomon’s Pools, to the south of the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, under the protection of heavily armed Israeli forces.

Palestinian security sources said that Israeli forces sealed off the area as settlers stormed the pools, where they performed Jewish rituals.

Jewish settlers have recently intensified their raids of Solomon’s Pools, a famous cultural site visited by many tourists around the world, in what Palestinians fear is a prelude to a takeover.

Oct 18 09:27

Google’s auto-delete tools are practically worthless for privacy

By the time Google deletes your activity data, it’s already extracted most of the advertising value.

Oct 18 09:15

Global Crisis Looms as IMF Report Cites Its Own Policy as Dangerous

By Graham Smith

In a new report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) entitled “Global Financial Stability Report: Lower for Longer,” the group gives an overview of the current debt-ridden and precarious state of affairs in global economics. Not lost on some economists, however, is the irony that these modern realities are the direct result of policies historically supported by the IMF itself...

Oct 18 08:51

Trump goes after 'very dumb' Beto O'Rourke at Dallas rally over policies against guns and religion

President Donald Trump singled out one of the Democratic presidential candidates for ridicule at his rally on Thursday in Dallas, Texas.

Oct 18 08:29

Intergalactic wrestling match is caught on camera in digitally enhanced Hubble telescope photo of two galaxies which collided 200million years ago

An award winning image shows an ongoing galactic battle - an entire galaxy being torn apart because it drifted too close to its neighbour around 200 million years ago.

Oct 18 06:54

United States imposes record $7.5 billion in tariffs on European goods

With the blessing from the World Trade Organization (WTO), the Trump administration imposed punitive tariffs on EU goods on Friday in retaliation for the European plane maker Airbus receiving illegal subsidies.

The US measures include duties of 10 percent on Airbus planes and 25 percent on agricultural products like French wine, Italian cheese and Scotch whisky.

French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire criticized the move hours before the tariffs were due to come into effect. "We, Europeans, will take similar sanctions in a few months, maybe even harsher ones — within the framework of the WTO — to retaliate to these US sanctions," he said.

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