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May 15, 2019

May 15 10:21

Chelsea Manning Issues Dire Warning about Assange's Arrest

Facing the possibility of being imprisoned yet again in the coming days for refusing to testify before a secretive grand jury, U.S. Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning on Sunday warned of the grave threat the Trump administration poses to press freedoms.

“I think that ultimately what they really want is, they want to go after journalists,” Manning said during an interview on CNN when asked whether the Trump administration’s effort to extradite WikiLeaks founder and publisher Julian Assange to the U.S. is a danger to the free press.

“This administration clearly wants to go after journalists,” Manning said. “I think that if the administration gets its way… we’re probably gonna see indictments and charges.”

“Whenever a journalist makes a misstep,” she added, “I think that they’re put on notice now that the FBI and the Department of Justice are going to go after them, on the administration’s behalf.”

May 15 10:20

From Boeing to E-Ring: Shanahan is Industry’s Man in the Pentagon

John McCain is looking down on Washington and he is definitely not smiling.

The late senator had very little in common with the anti-interventionist principles of this magazine, but in the brighter moments of his 35-year career in Congress, he was the Senate’s most vociferous watchdog of Pentagon waste and contractor malfeasance. His grilling of military brass in this area was legendary, and his willingness to dress down an E-Ring four star or civilian executive in front of the C-Span cameras makes today’s congressional slobbering before the military high-hats look pathetic, and sad.

May 15 10:20

Bernie Sanders Delivers Online Address: 'We Must Not Go to War With Iran'

Source: Common Dreams

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday came out forcefully against the Trump administration angling the United States into another costly and unnecessary war of choice in the Middle East—this time against Iran—delivering an online address in which he warned that any military action without approval from Congress would be an "unconstitutional and illegal" breach of office.

"Let me be as clear as I can be: a war with Iran would be an absolute disaster," said Sanders in the roughly six-minute speech. "Sixteen years ago, the United States committed one of the worst foreign policy blunders in the history of our country by attacking Iraq. That war was sold to the American people based on a series of lies about weapons of mass destruction. We should remember that one of the leading advocates for that war was John Bolton."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Bernie, Mike and I are with you one thousand percent on this issue, although there are other issues where we may not agree.

May 15 10:19

Buttigieg Accused Of Anti-Semitism After Calling Out Adelson’s Influence

South Bend, Indiana mayor and Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg slammed casino mogul and Republican megadonor Sheldon Adelson while speaking in Las Vegas on Saturday, using language that led a Republican Jewish leader to accuse him of anti-Semitism.

In a segment of his speech about strengthening democratic norms and voting rights, Buttigieg mentioned, “I know I’m a guest in Sheldon Adelson’s town,” eliciting boos from the audience. “But I know … that real democracy means that the voice you have in our political process is gauged by the merits of what you have to say and not by the number of zeros in your bank balance.”



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May 15 10:18

WhatsApp Users Targeted By Spyware -- Here's What You Need To Know

WhatsApp has patched a vulnerability that allowed attackers to inject spyware onto people’s phones. This was confirmed by both WhatsApp and a spyware technology dealer to the Financial Times, which broke the news.

Discovered at the start of May, the vulnerability would have allowed adversaries to install surveillance software on phones by calling a user via the app’s phone call function. The attack could be performed even if the person didn’t answer their phone, while the calls would often disappear from logs, according to the spyware dealer.

The malicious code was allegedly developed by Israeli company NSO Group, which aims its products at Middle Eastern and Western intelligence agencies. NSO’s flagship product is dubbed Pegasus: a program that can turn on your phone’s microphone and camera, search emails and messages and collect location data.

May 15 10:17

U.S. senators offer bill targeting Russia-Germany pipeline

A group of Republican and Democratic U.S. senators introduced legislation on Tuesday seeking sanctions targeting the Nord Stream 2, a planned gas pipeline from Russia to Germany under fire from the United States and some European Union countries.

The bill introduced by Republican Senators Ted Cruz, John Barrasso and Tom Cotton and Democrat Jeanne Shaheen, seeks to impose travel and financial sanctions on companies and individuals involved in constructing the pipeline.

The legislation reflects continued U.S. concerns over Russian influence in Europe, but the measure is many steps from becoming law. It would need to pass both the Senate and House of Representatives and be signed by President Donald Trump to go into effect.

May 15 10:17

ONGOING MASSACRE IN PALESTINE

On this day in 1948. over 700,000 Palestines were driven from their homes or fled under threats of violence.

Lee Camp interviews Abby Martin about her recent visit to Palestine.

“It’s worse that you can imagine.”

Apartheid, but not as nice.


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May 15 10:16

ZombieLoad: New critical flaw affects most Intel processors, exposes keys, browsing history & more

Researchers have found another security flaw in the Intel processor chips that power most of the world’s computers, one that can compromise users’ private data – and that can’t be fixed without a major performance drop.
The exploit, dubbed ZombieLoad, is embedded in Intel’s processor chips themselves, meaning even the best-designed software patches can only go part of the way toward plugging the hole without reducing the chips’ performance. The vulnerability may allow attackers to ‘resurrect’ critical data processed by the chip – from browser history and passwords to disk encryption keys and other system-level sensitive data.

Its reach isn’t even limited to the end-user’s computer, according to researchers Michael Schwarz, Moritz Lipp, and Daniel Gruss from Graz University of Technology and Jo Van Bulck from KU Leuven: it “can also be exploited in the cloud.”

May 15 10:16

HOUTHIS STRIKE KEY SAUDI OIL PIPELINE AMID GROWING CONCERN OVER NEARING US-IRANIAN ARMED CONFLICT

On May 14, Saudi Arabia halted pumping on its 1,200km-long East-West pipeline after it had been targeted by suicide unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

The kingdom’s Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Khalid al-Falih confirmed the attack on the pipeline, which carries crude oil from the country’s main eastern oil fields to the Red Sea port city of Yanbu in the western part of the country. He described the attack as “an act of terrorism” and said that it “proves the importance of confronting all terrorist organizations.”

The targeted facilities were located in the towns of al-Duwadimi and Afif. No casualties were reported.

The energy minister stressed that Saudi oil production and exports will still continue uninterrupted. Despite this, global oil prices rose after the incident.


May 15 10:15

Bill Nye Brings Out the F-Bombs and a Blowtorch to Talk Climate Change

Science popularizer Bill Nye told viewers of a popular late-night show that Earth is "on [expletive] fire" while lighting a globe with a blowtorch.

During his appearance on HBO's "Last Week Tonight With John Oliver" on Sunday (May 12), Nye used frank language to talk to millennials about the impacts of global warming on Earth. (Nye's comments are heavily edited here for language; viewer discretion is advised if you watch the video.)

"By the end of this century, if temperatures keep rising, the average temperature on Earth could go up another 4 to 8 degrees," Nye said to Oliver. (Nye was referring to degrees Celsius; the equivalent change in Fahrenheit is roughly 7 to 14 degrees). "What I'm saying is, the planet's on [expletive] fire."

May 15 10:14

Noam Chomsky: "What exactly is the threat of Iran?" When Rest of World Agrees It's the U.S.?

May 15 10:12

Victory! EFF Wins National Security Letter Transparency Lawsuit

Source: Electronic Frontier Foundation

A federal district court in San Francisco has ruled strongly in favor of our Freedom of Information Act lawsuit seeking records of how and when the FBI lifts gag orders issued with National Security Letters (NSLs). These records will provide a window into the FBI’s use of a highly secretive investigative tool that has been historically misused. They will also provide insight into the effectiveness of the USA Freedom Act, the national security reform law passed by Congress in 2015.

NSLs are a form of administrative subpoena that allows the government to obtain basic information about customers of communications providers, banks and credit agencies, and a range of other companies. The defining feature of NSLs, however, is that the FBI can issue a blanket gag order with its information request, preventing recipients from saying anything about them, including the very fact that they have received an NSL.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Congrats, EFF, well-done!!

May 15 10:11

Struggling 2020 Democrat Plays Gender Card To Explain Troubles


May 15 10:10

The Lies About World War II

In the aftermath of a war, history cannot be written. The losing side has no one to speak for it. Historians on the winning side are constrained by years of war propaganda that demonized the enemy while obscuring the crimes of the righteous victors. People want to enjoy and feel good about their victory, not learn that their side was responsible for the war or that the war could have been avoided except for the hidden agendas of their own leaders. Historians are also constrained by the unavailability of information. To hide mistakes, corruption, and crimes, governments lock up documents for decades. Memoirs of participants are not yet written. Diaries are lost or withheld from fear of retribution. It is expensive and time consuming to locate witnesses, especially those on the losing side, and to convince them to answer questions.

May 15 10:09

VIDEO: Abortion advocate cries, begs, pleads when college cop arrests her for stealing pro-life sign — and it's a major hoot

Just a few days after a woman outside of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill went berserk and attacked a young male pro-life intern, yet another pro-abortion foot soldier at the campus went on a mission — and paid for her actions with a tearful arrest caught on camera.

May 15 10:09

Trump boxed in on Iran, as Putin holds key to prevent war in Persian Gulf

May 15 10:08

US issues security alert ordering non-emergency staff to depart Iraq

The US State Department has issued a security alert and ordered staff to evacuate Iraq amid escalating tensions with neighbouring Iran. The alert posted on the US embassy in Iraq today read: “The U.S. State Department has ordered the departure of non-emergency U.S. Government employees from Iraq, both at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and the U.S. Consulate in Erbil. Normal visa services at both posts will be temporarily suspended. The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to US citizens in Iraq.”

A US embassy spokesperson is reported by the Financial Times saying that US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, had taken the decision to withdraw because of “the increased threat stream we are seeing in Iraq”. The spokesperson declined to say how, when, or how many staff were leaving, citing security reasons.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Let's take a look at a map, shall we?!?

Map: Iran/Iraq borders

(The Iran–Iraq boundary runs for 1,458 kilometers (over 900 miles, (plus or minus), from the Shatt al-Arab (known as Arvand Rud in Iran) waterway to the tripoint boundary with Turkey at the Kuh e-Dalanper. Although the boundary was first determined in 1639, certain disputes fester, particularly surrounding navigation on the Shatt al-Arab waterway."

IF the false flag is going to happen on land, rather than in the Persian Gulf, somewhere around this border area, would probably be the flash-point.

Even though Baghdad has explicitly stated that it will not allow Iraq to be used against Iran, how, militarily, can they actually prevent this?!?

We most probably have both American and Israel mercs, close to the border, waiting for word about causing the initial damage, to then be be blamed on Iran, and off we go.

Mr. President; I think I speak for my brother and sister Americans, when I say that this government's attempts to "lie us into war", as did your predecessor, President Bush, will demonstrate, that you have thoroughly outsourced US foreign policy in the Middle East to Tel Aviv; and to say "this is not a good thing", is tantamount to saying, "The Titanic hit a little bit of ice."

And yes, there are times when policy issues between the US and Israel do align; this, however, is not one of those times.

In the most peaceful, respectful way I can, I must caution you on starting a war with Iran; this will be another gigantic, quagmire, much as Afghanistan and Iraq, have been. And if Russia and China come in on Iran's side, as well they might, we are dealing with a war which could well go nuclear in a heartbeat.

May 15 10:08

WhatsApp fixes Israeli spyware breach

Users of the messaging service WhatsApp are being urged to immediately update to the latest version of the app.

WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook, released the update to fix a critical vulnerability that allowed Israeli spyware to be installed on a user’s smartphone simply by ringing it up.

“The malicious code, developed by the secretive Israeli company NSO Group, could be transmitted even if users did not answer their phones, and the calls often disappeared from call logs,” according to the Financial Times.

May 15 10:07

UN warns that Gaza food aid about to run out

Every one in two Palestinians in Gaza is food aid dependent, and the largest provider of humanitarian assistance in the territory is warning that it may soon be unable to provide that aid.

UNRWA, the United Nations agency for Palestine refugees, stated on Monday that it must secure $60 million by June to be able to provide food aid to one million Palestinian refugees in Gaza – half of the territory’s population.

Some 620,000 Palestinians in Gaza survive on $1.60 per day. An additional 390,000 survive on around $3.50 per day, according to the agency.


May 15 10:07

Varney Begs For Pity On Poor Monsanto After Massive RoundUp Cancer Verdict

Fox Business anchor Stuart Varney on Tuesday lashed out at a California court after it awarded more than $2 billion to a couple who accused Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer of causing cancer.

In a rant on his Fox Business show, Varney insisted that the cancer victims had been awarded too much money.

“I’m going to call that a travesty of justice,” Varney explained. “Get your case in front of a sympathetic jury and who knows how much money you can walk away with. But is it justice?”“There’s more [Monsanto] lawsuits to come,” the host warned. “The German company which makes Roundup faces absolute ruin.”

May 15 10:06

Eighth Amendment Victory: Federal Court Bars Prison Officials From Subjecting Death Row Inmates to Harsh, Dehumanizing Conditions

In a rebuke to the practice of subjecting prisoners to solitary confinement, a federal appeals court has held that a Virginia prison violated the Constitution’s prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment by confining death row inmates to parking-space sized cells in virtual isolation. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that conditions at Sussex I State Prison were “dehumanizing” and ordered prison officials to make permanent changes mitigating the conditions, including allowing death row inmates to have contact visits with family and opportunities for recreational and religious activities. The Rutherford Institute and American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia filed an amicus brief with the appeals court in Porter v.

May 15 10:05

Europe Electroglides have Passed Climate Alarmism’s Point of No Return

Europe’s petroleum phase-out planners have long been arch-reifiers of the Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming hypothesis. Their enlistment of the European auto industry may prove a coup de grace. Historians may pick 2019 as the year European climate alarmism passed a point of no return.

During the 1970s oil crisis European governments devised stratagems to reduce oil consumption. These involved phasing-out oil-fueled electrical generation; improving public transit; and imposing vehicle fuel efficiency standards. Much hope was placed in bio-fueled, and hydrogen-fueled, vehicles; …in electric vehicles (EVs), not so much.

May 15 10:05

Elizabeth Warren calls for a boycott of Fox News: ‘A hate-for profit racket that gives a megaphone to racists and conspiracy theorists!’

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) encouraged people to boycott Fox News for promoting "racists and conspiracy theorists."



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May 15 10:05

Intel CPUs impacted by new Zombieload side-channel attack

Academics have discovered a new class of vulnerabilities in Intel processors that can allow attackers to retrieve data being processed inside a CPU.

The leading attack in this new vulnerability class is a security flaw named Zombieload, which is another side-channel attack in the same category as Meltdown, Spectre, and Foreshadow.

May 15 10:04

Crazy Not! Much Higher Gold Prices

Egon von Greyerz discussed “3 Dozen Reasons to Hold Gold” and mentioned price targets of $30,000 for gold and $3,000 for silver. Gold sells for $1,310 and silver sells in the mid-$15s. His numbers suggest that gold could increase by a factor of 20 and silver by nearly 200. For perspective, refer to the table below.

May 15 10:04

Destructive Pest Spreads to a Third of China in 4 Months

Chinese authorities recently confirmed that the fall armyworm has invaded 11 of China’s 31 provinces, destroying corn and other staple crops. They estimated on May 9 that the pest will expand to Hebei Province, Beijing, and all other regions of China by this summer.

The fall armyworm (FAW) is native to the Americas, and in its larval stage, can eat through and cause damage to crops such as corn, rice, wheat, sorghum, barley, sugarcane, cotton, soybeans, and peanuts.

There is currently no large-scale solution to get rid of the pest.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) published a foreign agriculture report on April 30 explaining that this crop-eating pest was first detected in China in late January, entering from nearby Burma. It does not have natural predators in China.

If China cannot stop the spread of the FAW, it may destroy this year’s harvests and threaten China’s food security.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Biological warfare?

May 15 10:02

North Korea demands return of cargo ship seized by U.S.

North Korea on Tuesday called the U.S. seizure of a North Korean cargo ship involved in banned coal exports a "robbery" and demanded that the vessel be returned immediately.

The North's official Korean Central News Agency, or KCNA, carried a statement by an unidentified foreign ministry spokesman who accused the United States of betraying the spirit of a summit agreement last June between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump.

Kim and Trump agreed then to a vague statement calling for a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula and improved bilateral ties, but a second meeting between the leaders collapsed in February over mismatched demands in sanctions relief and disarmament.


May 15 10:02

China-US trade war heats up: 3 reasons it won’t cool down anytime soon

The truce in the U.S.-China trade war is in tatters.

China said on May 13 that it will impose new tariffs on a range of American goods in retaliation for President Donald Trump’s decision to raise duties on US$200 billion in Chinese imports.

Although trade talks may continue, for now the trade war that Trump began in January 2018 is back on, which will mean more economic pain for companies and consumers in both the U.S. and China.

As an economist who focuses on international trade, I believe there are three reasons the conflict could continue for a long time.

May 15 09:41

Baghdad won’t let Washington use its territory in war against Iran – Iraq’s envoy

Iraq does not want a “devastating” new war in the Middle East and will not allow the US to use its territory for military action against neighboring Iran, Baghdad’s ambassador to Moscow has said.

“Iraq is a sovereign nation. We will not let [the US] to use our territory,” Haidar Mansour Hadi, the Iraqi envoy to Russia, told journalists at a press conference in Moscow when asked about Iraq’s stance on the rising tensions in the region, fueled by the feud between Washington and Tehran.

May 15 09:41

Classifying Defeat: Hiding Data on the Losing Afghan War

The longest war in U.S. history has cost 2400 American lives and nearly a trillion dollars. Still, the government in Washington conceals the truth and most of the populace yawns. By now there should be no doubt that America has lost the battle for Afghanistan, placing it in good company with the British and Soviet empires that failed to conquer that famously xenophobic country. I just wish the Trump administration – as self-touting “truth-tellers” – would admit it. Seriously, a public acceptance of defeat would be strangely refreshing. But don’t count on it!

Trump and company have a better idea. They’ll just stop telling the American people anything about how this perpetual war is going. Seriously, the powers that be have taken just about all the relevant, measurable data on the war and either stopped tracking it or deemed it classified. How’s that for some Orwellian political spin?

May 15 09:40

SKETCH: BRITAIN…..A MESS OF DIVISION LOBBIES & RADICAL RETICENCE



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May 15 09:40

Putin Tongue-Lashes American Journo Who Criticized Him For "Promoting Stereotypes About America"

May 15 09:39

Russia's Lavrov Puts Pompous Pompeo In Place: What's USA Doing In The Eastern Hemisphere?

May 15 09:36

Iran Reminds of US Lies Before Iraq War, Hints US Official Behind Scaremongering

Relations between Iran and the US have been patchy ever since the 1979 Iranian Revolution, but they took a turn for worse after the United States withdrew from the landmark 2015 nuclear deal and re-instated crippling economic sanctions against Iran last year.

Tehran has laughed off Washington's claims that it posed a threat to the US forces deployed in the Middle East, saying that the Trump administration is using 'fake intelligence'.

"These are all allegations which are being produced by the same people who, in the run-up to the US invasion of Iraq, did the same," Majid Takht Ravanchi, Iran's Ambassador to the UN, said in an interview with NBC News on Saturday.


May 15 09:35

The US-China Trade Scuffle Will Kick Off the Great Meltdown

The be-Muellered, bothered, and bewildered American public may find US-China trade talks about as interesting as a rain delay in an Orioles-Chisox game, but the Friday collapse of negotiations may be marked by historians as the day that the global economy died. The Big Box blue-light-special orgy of bargain shopping ran about thirty years, with China exuberantly pumping out cheap consumer goods to feed the US beast-of-Mammon. Americans happily payed for it all with IOUs based on long daisy chains of previous IOUs. Tom Friedman of The New York Times said it would last forever. Alas….

May 15 09:35

The U.S. And China Will Never Return to the Ways Things Were. That World Is Over.

Today’s the first day in a long time financial markets appear willing to at least consider the reality of the geopolitical situation on the ground for what it is, as opposed to what most people would like it to be. As I’ve noted for months, the “trade war” is just one battle in a much larger, increasingly unstable struggle between the U.S. and China for global power and leverage to shape the next paradigm of world history.

May 15 09:34

After Destroying It, NATO Says It Is Willing To ‘Help Libya’

NATO is ready to “help Libya” in setting up security structures if conditions are favorable, Alliance Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told a meeting with UN Special Envoy to Libya Gassan Salama.

Stoltenberg held a meeting with Salama on Monday to discuss the situation in Libya, in which NATO helped deteriorate, expressing the Alliance’s deep concern about the situation in Libya and stressed that it will continue to call on all parties to cease hostilities and join to the political process. He made it clear that there is no military solution to the situation in Libya, reported the NATO press office.

In addition, NATO is supposedly ready to help Libya build effective security institutions, including a modern Ministry of Defense and effective security services under civilian control of the government, but it will be done at the request of the Libyan government and only if the security conditions are favorable, he said.

May 15 09:33

FAKE NEWS: Maltese Media Fictionalizes ‘Russian Purchase Of Tear Gas For Venezuela’

Russia’s Foreign Ministry has denied reports last month that Russian diplomats tried to buy tear gas in Malta and then transfer it to Venezuela.

“The Russian diplomatic mission in Valletta works in strict accordance with the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, Russian diplomats do not participate in any secret operation,” said a statement from the Russian Foreign Ministry.

The Russian ministry stressed that the Maltese authorities did not send their comments on the matter to the Russian embassy in Valletta.


May 15 09:33

Chick-fil-A's head of charity issues incredibly godly response to critics and protests — and reveals that charity would work with LGBTQ org

Rodney Bullard, the executive director of the Chick-fil-A Foundation and vice president of corporate social responsibility, says that the company would consider working with an LGBTQ organization if a potential partnership was "authentic," and also revealed that there's more happening at the company than meets the eye.

May 15 09:33

Pompeo Leaves Russia With Arms Control Plan, Hope for Improving Relations

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov discussed a range of security issues during separate meetings in Sochi, including the situations in Iran and Venezuela, and have agreed to take concrete steps on arms control while expressing hope for improving the bilateral relationship.

During his visit to Sochi on Tuesday, Pompeo first met with Lavrov to discuss a wide range of security issues, with arms control topping the agenda. The two diplomats then held a joint press conference before Pompeo sat down for talks with Putin.

May 15 09:33

Rep. Ilhan Omar accuses Liz Cheney of Islamophobia: 'You never met a Muslim you didn't want to vilify'

Freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) accused Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) of "deep seated hate and Islamophobia" Monday, after the Republican lawmaker criticized controversial remarks made by Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) regarding the Holocaust and Israel.


May 15 09:32

Pro-Remain Mag Editor Provokes Rage With Comments About Brexit Party Supporters

The editor of strongly pro-Remain newspaper The New European has been blasted after profanely mocking supporters of Nigel Farage and the Brexit Party, suggesting they were incontinent.

In a since-deleted tweet widely shared online, Matt Kelly posted a picture from a campaign event convened by Farage, mocking the lack of diversity and age of the crowd.

Many quickly pounced on his incendiary comments, with one critic saying his remarks "explain why practically nobody reads" The New European.

May 15 09:32

US-Led Coalition on ‘High Alert’ Over Possible Threats to US Forces in Iraq

The US-led coalition is on high alert as it monitors credible threats to American forces in Iraq, US Central Command spokesman Bill Urban said in a statement.

"OIR [Operation Inherent Resolve] is now at a high level of alert as we continue to closely monitor credible and possibly imminent threats to US forces in Iraq," Urban said in the statement on Tuesday.

May 15 09:31

Police Officers Beat Sputnik Correspondent in Sudan, Break His Equipment

Clashes during a sit-in outside the military headquarters in Khartoum have led to at least six deaths, after gunmen wearing Rapid Support Forces uniforms opened fire on protesters, who gathered to pressure the governing Transitional Military Council (TMC) into ceding power to a civilian government, the Sudan Tribune reported.

Sudanese military police on Wednesday beat up a Sputnik correspondent, Mohamad Al Fatih, when he was reporting from the streets of Sudan's capital of Khartoum.


May 15 09:30

Blair: No-deal Brexit could lead to 'silent revolution'

May 15 09:25

Nigel Farage blasts BBC for being 'ridiculous' and 'ludicrous' on Andrew Marr show

May 15 09:24

Israeli arrested for spitting at Polish ambassador, sparking diplomatic tempest

Poland condemns ‘racist’ attack, summons Israeli envoy in protest; Foreign Ministry expresses shock; suspect apologizes, says he was called a ‘Zhid’ by security guard



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May 15 09:24

Facebook Gags Italian Populists Two Weeks Before EU Elections

Facebook has banned 23 major Italian pro-populist pages with a combined 2.5 million followers two weeks before the European elections, according to Italy's La Stampa.

The majority of the bans were for supporters of the current coalition government; La Lega (The League), headed by Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, and the 5-star movement, M5S, led by Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio. Among them, the most popular Facebook page for La Lega was taken down, right as polls reveal massive support for the party.

Facebook claims that the sites were spreading fake news, "hate speech," and "divisive content" about immigrants, vaccines and Jews, after left-wing "human rights" and environmentalist non-government organization (NGO) Avaaz issued a report on "inauthentic behavior" over Italian Facebook networks.

May 15 09:23

FLASHBACK - WikiLeaks: E-mails Expose Clinton Gun-running to Terrorists

Once-secret e-mails belonging to Democrat Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton expose the involvement of Obama's then-secretary of state in shipping weapons to jihadists, including to terrorists in the Islamic State, or ISIS, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said last week. Speaking to the far-left Democracy Now program, Assange highlighted the fact that Clinton played a key role in funneling weaponry from Libya, which she helped destroy alongside jihadist allies on the ground, to Obama-backed terror groups in Syria.


May 15 09:22

Milla Jovovich shares her own abortion story in wake of Alabama and Georgia's controversial ban: 'I still have nightmares about it'

Actress Milla Jovovich is speaking out against the restrictive abortion ban in Georgia in a passionate post on Instagram.

Just hours after she posted her statement on Instagram, Alabama passed their own law, considered the most restrictive abortion ban in the country.

'I don’t like to get political and I try to only do it if a really have to and this is one of those times. If someone doesn’t want to continue reading, you have been warned,' Jovovich began.

May 15 09:21

Thousands of Palestinians demonstrate to mark 'catastrophe'

Palestinians protested Wednesday for the annual commemoration of what they call the Nakba, or catastrophe, when hundreds of thousands were expelled or fled during the 1948 war surrounding the creation of Israel.

Thousands gathered at various locations along the volatile border fence between Israel and the Gaza Strip, while crowds also demonstrated in the occupied West Bank.

Protests and clashes in Gaza a year earlier, which coincided with the controversial move of the US embassy to Israel to Jerusalem, had seen more than 60 Palestinians killed by Israeli fire but Wednesday's were far smaller.

May 15 09:21

HASBARA ON TOUR IN GERMANY

We should all defend ourselves against such openly publicized manipulations of Israeli propagandists and warmongers in the “public law”!

May 15 09:20

REPOST: Who Killed Seth Rich? The Democrats!

As many of you know my Team has been working almost two years on the unsolved murder of Seth Rich. We have uncovered more than any group in America in this investigation. This is a thread and rundown of our findings to date. With some theories added at the end.



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May 15 09:19

Medical Insurance Companies Can Decide Who Lives and Dies

Whistleblower Wendell Potter says the death of a young woman denied care by the insurance company he worked for was a turning point in his life; he says these practices are still taking place under the Affordable Care Act

May 15 09:19

It's time to restore US-Russia ties, Putin tells Pompeo

Russian President Vladimir Putin told US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that he had the impression President Donald Trump wanted to restore relations between the US and Russia after the Mueller inquiry exonerated him.

“As you know, just a few days ago, I had the pleasure of talking with the US president on the phone,” Putin told Pompeo on Tuesday, as the two met in Sochi. “I got the impression that the [US] president was inclined to re-establish Russian-American relations and contacts to resolve together the issues that are of mutual interest to us.”

May 15 09:10

ZombieLoad: New critical flaw affects most Intel processors, exposes keys, browsing history & more

Researchers have found another security flaw in the Intel processor chips that power most of the world’s computers, one that can compromise users’ private data – and that can’t be fixed without a major performance drop.

The exploit, dubbed ZombieLoad, is embedded in Intel’s processor chips themselves, meaning even the best-designed software patches can only go part of the way toward plugging the hole without reducing the chips’ performance. The vulnerability may allow attackers to ‘resurrect’ critical data processed by the chip – from browser history and passwords to disk encryption keys and other system-level sensitive data.

Its reach isn’t even limited to the end-user’s computer, according to researchers Michael Schwarz, Moritz Lipp, and Daniel Gruss from Graz University of Technology and Jo Van Bulck from KU Leuven: it “can also be exploited in the cloud.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Intel.... just fix the darned flaw, please!!!

This has got to be annoying to the execs here; but I think there are two words which, at this point in time, in the computer industry's existence, need to come about; those words are: product liability.

Because those creating the computers we all rely upon, have been, for far too many years, costing us business, and costing us money, sometimes, big-time.

That has to stop, and right the heck now.

May 15 08:31

DANIEL GREENFIELD: Trump Has Officially Trolled Dems Into a State of Madness.



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May 15 08:29

Mortality Algorithm Can Predict Heart Attack, Death With 90% Accuracy

An algorithm which can predict whether a person will have a heart attack or die with 90% accuracy has been developed by researchers at Finland's Turku PET Centre.

Utilizing similar machine learning functions as those employed by Netflix and Spotify to personalize content, a team led by Dr. Luis Eduardo Juarez-Orozco programmed the LogitBoost algorithm to use 85 variables to calculate the risk to the health of 950 test subjects who were subject to a host of scans and tests prior to being treated via traditional methods.

After patients complained of chest pain, their data was collected and used to 'train' the algorithm, which 'learned' the risks over a six-year period, during which it achieved 90% success at predicting 24 heart attacks and 49 deaths from any cause.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What we need, besides non-GMO food, is prevention, and change of life styles to help in this regard.

7th Day Adventists are ovo-lacto vegetarians; and their general health scores are generally off-the-chart good!!

This is why, any time I know a person who is having health challenges on Oahu, I suggest that they get a nutritional consultation from the local 7th Day Adventist managed hospital; these folks have used food as a weapon for wellness, for decades.

May 15 08:24

Celebrity dramatically details her ‘emergency abortion’ in order to bash Georgia’s new abortion law: ‘I still have nightmares about it’

Actress Milla Jovovich opened up about an "emergency abortion" she underwent two years ago while she was filming a movie in Eastern Europe.

May 15 08:24

Southwest Airlines makes huge gaffe in kicking man off an aircraft for making an innocent joke — but his fellow passengers stand up for him: report

Southwest Airlines reportedly removed a passenger from a flight at Sacramento International Airport in California last week for making a joke about vodka, of all things.

May 15 08:22

WhatsApp: Malicious Spyware Has All The Markings Of “Government Sponsored Surveillance”

WhatsApp has asked users to update their systems after a malicious attack. The cyber attack is complete with all the hallmarks of a “government-sponsored surveillance” attempt.

The messaging and audio app owned by Facebook said Monday that malicious hackers were able to install spyware on Android smartphones and Apple iPhones and is asking users to make sure their security is up to date. But more alarming, is that this looks like the government wants to spy on its own people who use the WhatsApp app. “The attack has all the hallmarks of a private company reportedly that works with governments to deliver spyware that takes over the functions of mobile phone operating systems,” a WhatsApp spokesperson told MarketWatch.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This... is more than a little scary.

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